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May 31, 2011

GTA – Google Street View

Filed under: games — Tags: — zproxy @ 10:09 am

Wow. GTA as google street view. I think it’s awesome. Next step would be to use GPS and accelerometer to see the game feed in realtime. By walking on the road one could just look into the game world. It could serve as a portal from the real world to the virtual. Oh, and one more thing. Forget about your android phone. Let’s just use those new 3D glasses 🙂

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May 28, 2011

Leadership lessons

Filed under: life — Tags: — zproxy @ 12:01 pm

[…] “He says the secret is that you should look at abstract patterns like clouds in the sky or smoke emitted from fire,” Gelb said. “Let your mind go free and you will see in these an infinity of things — divine landscapes that you may then reduce to their complete and proper forms. He’s saying generate first, use the right hemisphere, get way out of the box, then step back and think about how it fits together and how it really applies to your practical situation.” by Michael

May 25, 2011

Hurry up and wait

Filed under: life — Tags: , — zproxy @ 11:28 am

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs

Have you ever dropped someone off just to wait them to return?
… did you atleast have something to read?

Have you ever launched a long running task on your computer?
… did you atleast made yourself a sandwich?

Such are the times you know when it’s time to start looking at other tasks during the wait.

Sometimes you have to wait. It’s how you spend that time that makes the difference.

Craig has put together extensive list of things to work on while waiting.

  1. Plan for the Wait
  2. Always have materials on hand
  3. Tasks suited to the Wait
  4. Review your calendar and Todo list
  5. The power of 10 minutes not watching TV
  6. Return calls
  7. Your computer in your pocket
  8. Reading
  9. Rest – let your mind relax
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May 24, 2011

be irresistible

Filed under: life — Tags: , , — zproxy @ 8:21 am

irresistable: charmingenchantingfascinatinginvinciblelovableoverwhelmingpowerfulseductivestunningtemptingunavoidable.

Don’t give up on a single one of your dreams or goals, if they are true dreams and true goals.

Christopher has prepared a list of how to be irresistable:

  1. Learn from nature – patience, trees
  2. Be still – “not doing” can actually increase our creativity
  3. Be persistent – unconquerable spirit never grows old
  4. Value little moments as much as big ones – celebrate the joy and spontaneity of life
  5. Love balance –  only the strong can be gentle
  6. Be interested in other people – If you can find out what makes someone excited or happy – their eyes will glow and friendship will flow.
  7. Be kind 
“It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.” – Oscar Wilde
Wikihow knows how to be charming:
  1. Improve your posture
  2. Smile with your eyes – if you look at someone and then smile, it instantly charms them.
  3. Remember people’s names –  The more you say a person’s name, the more that person will feel that you like them and the greater the chance they’ll warm up to you.
  4. Be genuinely interested in people
  5. Take into account topics that interest those around you
  6. Praise others – mention something you like about that person
  7. Issue compliments to raise others self esteem – find a creative way to say it and say it immediately
  8. Accept compliments –  enjoin this with “I’m glad you like it” or “It is so kind of you to have noticed.”
  9. Control your tone and voice
  10. Listen
  11. Assume rapport
  12. Use kindness with respect
  13. When you greet someone, make them feel like they are the most important person to you.
[…] Being a leader gives you the charisma – Seth
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May 13, 2011

Building Aggressively Compatible Android Games

Filed under: games — Tags: , — zproxy @ 11:56 am
  1. Check your assumptions!
  2. Follow the rules!
  3. Manage your spec!
See also: Game Mechanics
See also: Android development lecture
See also: Interview with Terry

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