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April 30, 2010

Jane, you ignorant slut

Filed under: life — Tags: , — zproxy @ 7:16 am

[…] Critics are the ones telling you they still love you and care”. If the person didn’t care at all, one wouldn’t even have provided the feedback, would one?

  1. Pause first; Don’t react.
  2. Understand what the person’s concerns are
  3. Assess if the feedback is true.
  4. Reply to the person in kindness
  5. Recognize receiving negative feedback is a positive thing
  6. Learn from the feedback

More: See also Devaltalati’s post.

See also: To Deal With Negative People by Celestine

It is always also important to be able to give constructive negative feedback yourself as outlined by Lyndsay and John.

[…] Giving negative feedback is never easy, but if done properly it isn’t unpleasant.



April 29, 2010

Super Mario Crossover

Filed under: games — Tags: , — zproxy @ 9:35 am


Thanks Jay Pavlina for the awesome crossover game!

April 27, 2010

Microphone not working

Filed under: tech — Tags: , — zproxy @ 8:22 am

Did you install Skype? Do you have Vista? Did you mute your mic in Skype?

Was I able to record audio in Audacity this morning? No!

After reinstalling my Sigmatel audio drivers I noticed Skype was able to read my mic. So after I disabled the Exclusive Mode my Audacity was yet again ready to be used. It only took me half a day. Thanks Vista for hiding these options from the tasktray icon 🙂

PS. sndrec32.exe still seems to not be working …

Note to the developers: Less is more. I do not want to click around. I want it to work. I do not care about the details. If I click record, please do troubleshoot any issues on behalf of the user [me].

April 23, 2010

Your client is a resource to you

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Slide31 in How To Successfully Educate Your Clients On Web Development

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April 22, 2010

Crystal Reports – This field name is not known

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This field name is not known.

Error in File

Error in formula .

Crystal Reports download

You redefined a formula in your Crystal Report? It did not work? No worries I already figured it out:

You should drag the dependency database fields into a hidden group on your report.

April 21, 2010

Hidden Cores

Filed under: life — zproxy @ 1:04 am

PC Building: Hidden Phenom cores unlockable but not guaranteed

No. They ruin the core’s self esteem. They tell it, “You’re not good enough to work with the others. Just turn off and sit there and stay out of everybody else’s way.”

Then one day, a gamer comes by and turns it on. But the core is thinking, I can’t do this! This is graphics processing! It’s intense! I can’t keep up with the other cores!

But the gamer, having faith in the little core, turns him on. And low a behold, the little core can do it, but not without being picked on by the other cores. No! They still tell the little core that he’s just not good enough. He can’t keep up. But the little core hangs in there to fulfill his duty to the gamer – feeling less than every one else.

One day, the gamer upgrades, and the other cores are scared. They can’t keep up. The clock is mad now. He screams, “Come on cores you need to keep up!” The little core comes in and takes up the slack, showing the other cores that he indeed can keep up. The other cores shout, “You did it! You can do it! Come and join our click!”

The little core responds, “No, I’m having lunch with the master clock and by the way, he’s promoting me to be your boss. You’re my bitches now!”

That’s how it happens.


April 20, 2010


Filed under: life — Tags: — zproxy @ 7:34 pm

Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself!

[…] Happiness is waking up feeling optimistic and expectant about the day you get to live. Happiness makes it hard to stay in bed once you awaken. – Steve

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April 14, 2010


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PS. Video parameters “&w=800&h=500&fmt=18″

April 6, 2010

Goodies and BENGINE voxel engine

Filed under: tech — Tags: , — zproxy @ 8:24 am

Bruce has been buzy 🙂 I like the voxel tech. Voxels are the future! Anyone porting Descent?


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April 4, 2010


Filed under: life — Tags: — zproxy @ 1:51 am
  • Opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the back, and instead of bleeding, he sings.
  • There is no difference between a wise man and a fool when they fall in love.
  • The fight we had last night was my fault, my wife asked me what was on the TV and i said dust.
  • Any woman that thinks the way to a mans heart is through his stomach is aiming just a little too high.
  • They call our language mother tongue, because the father seldom gets to speak.
  • How many letters in the Alphabet? 19, because, ET went home on a UFO and the FBI went after him.
  • A free lunch is only found in mousetraps.
  • I hate when women say their body is “shaped like a Coke bottle” and fail to mention that bottle is a 3 liter.
  • Why is phonics not spelled the way it sounds?
  • I’m a mover and a shaker. When I move, I shake.
  • A baby first laughs at the age of four weeks. By that time his eyes focus well enough to see you clearly.
  • Age has its advantages. Too bad I can’t remember what they are…
  • I had an “hour glass” figure, but unfortunately the sand shifted.
  • I’m a Queen because my pantyhose say I am.
  • Early to bed, early to rise and your girl goes out with other guys.
  • College is a fountain of knowledge…and the students are there to drink.
  • Give a man a job and you have an employee. Teach a man to shift blame and you have a manager.
  • If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat?
  • Nothing makes a person more productive than the last minute.
  • The major cause of auto wrecks is a screw loose in the nut behind the wheel.
  • What do you call a sleeping bull? A bulldozer.
  • Whenever my wife sings I have to go outside. Not to get away from her, but to prove to my neighbors I’m not beating her
  • There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and real estate listings.
  • If you learn one useless thing every day, in a single year you’ll learn 365 useless things. -Ashleigh Brilliant
  • Why do we wash bath towels? Aren’t we clean when we use them?
  • Eskimos have 83 words for snow. Women have 83 words for no.
  • POLITICS: Poly meaning many, tics meaning those little bloodsucking bugs.
  • An economist is someone who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn’t happen today.
  • If a judge loves the sound of his own voice, expect a long sentence.
  • Why do ‘overlook’ and ‘oversee’ mean opposite things?
  • The Doctor: “I’m going to prescribe something that works like aspirin but costs much, much more.”
  • If you give a man a fire, he’ll be warm for a day. If you set a man on fire, he’ll be warm for the rest of his life.
  • What is an astronaut’s favorite place on a computer? The Space Bar!
  • It’s terrible how many cable channels are filled with nudity. And how few of those channels come with basic service.
  • Life is a sexually transmitted disease.

Thanks Jalaj!

  • I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn’t work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.
  • Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.
  • I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my grandfather.. Not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car.
  • Sex is not the answer. Sex is the question. “Yes” is the answer.
  • The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it’s still on the list.
  • We live in a society where pizza gets to your house before the police.
  • Women might be able to fake orgasms. But men can fake a whole relationship.
  • Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
  • If I agreed with you we’d both be wrong.
  • Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.
  • Men have two emotions: Hungry and Horny. If you see him without an erection, make him a sandwich.
  • We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.
  • War does not determine who is right – only who is left.
  • Children: You spend the first 2 years of their life teaching them to walk and talk. Then you spend the next 16 years telling them to sit down and shut-up.
  • Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Having sex is like playing bridge. If you don’t have a good partner, you’d better have a good hand.
  • Politicians and diapers have one thing in common. They should both be changed regularly, and for the same reason.
  • My mother never saw the irony in calling me a son-of-a-bitch.
  • The early bird might get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
  • Evening news is where they begin with ‘Good evening’, and then proceed to tell you why it isn’t.


[…] Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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April 3, 2010

Think of your history and your past

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April 2, 2010

how to make your startup “ship” software that rocks customer’s lives

Filed under: tech — Tags: — zproxy @ 10:27 pm

Thanks Robert and Eric!

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April 1, 2010

Your Ignore List

Filed under: life — Tags: , , — zproxy @ 1:41 am

[…] Why do we find this word so hard to say?  Probably because people are not used to being denied their wishes, we are not used to putting ourselves first in any situation and we want to be liked.

Thanks Dawn!

List 1: Your Focus List (the road ahead)

What are you trying to achieve? What makes you happy? What’s important to you? Design your time around those things. Because time is your one limited resource and no matter how hard you try you can’t work 25/8.

List 2: Your Ignore List (the distractions)

To succeed in using your time wisely, you have to ask the equally important but often avoided complementary questions: what are you willing not to achieve? What doesn’t make you happy? What’s not important to you? What gets in the way?

  1. Say “no” to the things you say “yes” to out of guilt.
  2. Say “no” to the impulse to check your email or your Twitter account every fifteen minutes.
  3. Say “no” to people who are always asking for your help and then are always unavailable when you need help.
  4. Say “no” to buying things which you don’t really need and which you can’t afford.
  5. Say “no” to incoming streams of information that are not furthering either your enjoyment of life or your ability to get things done.
  6. Say “no” to nonessential tasks so that you can free up space and time to focus on what you really want to accomplish in life.
  7. Say “no” to commitments that are interfering with your ability to spend more time with your loved ones.
  8. Say “no” to projects and tasks that are not aligned with your yearly and life goals.
  9. Say “no” to senseless time-wasters such as watching too much television or pointless internet surfing.
  10. Say “no” to letting others dictate how your day will go instead of taking control.
  11. Say “no” to scheduling so many things into your day that you become stressed and fatigued and feel out of control.
  12. Say “no” to high pressure tactics from others to get you to commit to things which you would rather not do.

List 3: When to pull the plug.

  1. When to let someone on the team go
  2. When to stop offering a program
  3. When to extract from a partnership
  4. When to exit a business
  5. When do you give up vs. plunge past a barrier

Thanks Marelisa! Thanks Peter! Thanks Melanie!

PS. If you do not know the answers to these questions you can cheat and check over here!


Need an oracle to tell you Yes or No, here it is!

Time Facts by Tara:

FACT: A fact is something true regardless if you believe it to be true or not.

FACT: You are in control of the most powerful computer ever made. Your brain is capable of solving ANY problem at a speed (I believe to be) greater than the speed of light. Your hands, your eyes, your ears, your organs, are the most high-tech machines ever made. There is nothing faster, nothing smarter, and therefore nothing more valuable than the things you are in possession of at this VERY MOMENT. Therefore you are worth more than the contents of the entire universe -period.

FACT: Time is the only thing you and I have AND it is simultaneously the only we do not own, therefore time is a gift. What we believe we can do with our time is the direct result of how we value this gift. There are only two perceived values of time and neither can be paid for. Your time is either priceless or worthless. One of these values is your time’s true value. The other value is a LIE.

FACT: Your time is priceless, because what you are able to do with your time is priceless (see fact #2). Your time is worth so much that no one -not even you- can afford it. You will never be paid enough, because there is not enough stuff to pay you with.

FACT: The only reason we choose to believe in the false value of our time is simple… we forget.

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