Monthly Archives: May 2012

Supermoon

Supermoon, originally uploaded by Ezra S F.

This is straight out of my point-n-click camera. Another reason I do not play much with my 6+ year old dSLR. (Tempted to go get another one 1/500s.)

dSLR version (cropped) www.flickr.com/photos/sneezypb/2348191039/

from Rants, Raves, and Rhetoric v4

Weekly Round Up May 4, 2012

  • Google Chrome Secure Shell
    • Secure Shell is an xterm-compatible terminal emulator and stand-alone ssh client for Chrome. It uses Native-Client to connect directly to ssh servers without the need for external proxies.
  • Want a promotion? Make friends at work.
    • “Recent research finds that people who initiate office friendships, pick up slack for their co-workers, and organize workplace social activities are 40% more likely to get a promotion in the subsequent two years.”
  • ‘Pay What You Want’ Works by Making People Feel Good
    • “In a second trial, researchers found that attendees at an amusement park paid five times more for a photo of themselves on a ride (such as the one above) under PWYW pricing if told that half the proceeds would go to charity. And in the third experiment, guests at a restaurant with PWYW pricing either paid someone directly for their meal or paid anonymously by slipping money into a box near the door on their way out. Customers paid about 13 percent more when they were anonymous than when they paid someone directly.”
    • Tuesday’s post was about people feeling better when they help others.

from Rants, Raves, and Rhetoric v4

TED Talk: How to buy happiness

If this is right, then money can buy happiness. The problem we create for ourselves is spending the money on expensive things we like. Happiness may come through spending money to help others. Look at charity giving statistics by people in the United States. I hope though as people discover things like Kickstarter, people find funding small projects makes them feel good as well.

http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swf

from Rants, Raves, and Rhetoric v4

Collected Quotes April 2012

When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. — Jimi Hendrix

Your task is not to seek love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. — Rumi

You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. — Maya Angelou

The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof. — Barbara Kingsolver

Thanks to all the friends who shared quotes: Myk

from Rants, Raves, and Rhetoric v4