7 Ways to Work Faster on Slow Connections

This week MS article provides nice tips on how to work faster with slow connection, especially for the kind of connection at my place.
7 Ways to Work Faster on Slow Connections

This article will show you how to increase your productivity when your connection is slow. Many of these steps are also good tips for how to increase the speed of browsing and sending and receiving e-mail.
  • Send Multiple Files Faster by Compressing Them
  • Speed Browsing by Turning Off Graphics in Internet Explorer
  • Send E-Mail Using Distribution Lists
  • Work Offline Using Cached Exchange Mode in Outlook
  • Reduce E-Mail Size With Simple E-Mail Signatures
  • Browse Offline By Saving Web Pages on Your Computer
  • Open Web Pages Faster by Increasing Your Cache

I do #1 90% of the time,
#2 never try that in IE but sometime in firefox,
#3 and #4 do not apply me cos' I hardly use outlook at home,
#5 sure, I dont even put any signature sometime
#6 not really effective cos I want to visit new sites, not just same old, same old
#7 hmmm could try.

Top 9 Hollywood Babes

Relating the news of pop star Britney Spears gave birth to her first child, a baby boy on Wednesday afternoon September 14, 2005 and name the baby "Preston Michael Spears Federline" (what a long name!), I thought you might want to know other expecting celebrity babies as well.
Check the following article for more detail.
Celebrity Pregnancies: "Top 9 Babes of Summer - Hollywood Gets Pregnant Summer 2005"

  • Britney Spears and Kevin Federline
  • Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck
  • Heidi Klum
  • Holly Hunter
  • Michelle Williams and Heath Ledger
  • Melissa Joan Hart
  • Nicholas Cage and Alice Kim
  • Benjamin Bratt and Talisa Soto
  • Jennifer Beals

8 Mens Fashion Mistakes to Avoid

Men fashion tips here.

Men's fashion - We all make fashion errors now and again, but some fashion mistakes made by men are just unforgivable.
  • Socks with Sandals
  • Novelty Ties, Shirts, Boxer Shorts, Etc.
  • Blaring Designer Labels
  • Backpacks at the Office
  • Chunky Shoes
  • Shiny or Glittery Shirts and Suits
  • Clothes That Are Too Loose Fitting
  • Unflattering Colors

More: Men's Fashion - 8 Men's Fashion Mistakes to Avoid by Daniel Billett

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Straw Art


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Originally uploaded by mayvelous.
Some nice straw art work here: Straw Art" I dont understand a thing it says there. :-(.
Wish they provide instructions on how to do those (in english).

Father's Lesson

A boy asks his father to explain the differences among irritation, aggravation, and frustration.

His father picks up the phone and dials a number at random. When the phone is answered, he asks, "Can I speak to Alf, please?"

"No! There's no one called Alf here," says the person who answered the phone.

His father hangs up. "That's irritation," he says.

He picks up the phone again, dials the same number, and asks for Alf a second time. "No-there's no one here called Alf. Go away. If you call again I shall telephone the police," the person says.

His father hangs up and says, "That's aggravation."

"Then what's frustration?" asks his son. The father picks up the phone and dials the same number a third time.

"Hello, this is Alf. Have I received any phone calls?" he asks casually.

How Long Will you Live?

You wanna know how long you gonna live? The following site implemented a life calculator which gives you the answer. Dont ask me, i dont wanna know how long me gonna live so i didnt try that calculator out. I just looked at the figures here and the calculator form and got lost. But if you wanna check that out be my guest. Link as follow.

Predicting life expectancy is a very important tool to enhance life itself. It brings greater accuracy and efficiency to calculations of insurance premiums, economic forecasts and societal developments. Above all, it allows us to optimally plan our life.

How Long Will you Live?

According to Thomas Alva Edison:

"Genius is ninety nine percent perspiration and one percent inspiration"

The following article describe how to think like genius.

  1. Look at problems in many different ways, and find new perspectives that no one else has taken (or no one else has publicized!)
  2. Visualize!
  3. Produce! A distinguishing characteristic of genius is productivity.
  4. Make novel combinations. Combine, and recombine, ideas, images, and thoughts into different combinations no matter how incongruent or unusual.
  5. Form relationships; make connections between dissimilar subjects.
  6. Think in opposites.
  7. Think metaphorically.
  8. Prepare yourself for chance.

Qualities of a true genius

  1. Curiosity
  2. Playfulness
  3. Imagination
  4. Creativity
  5. Wonder
  6. Wisdom
  7. Inventiveness
  8. Vitality
  9. Sensitivity
  10. Flexibility
  11. Humor
  12. Joy
About the Author Runel Cagro was a criminology student of the University of Mindanao, and he likes to observe the quality of an effective student — especially a true genius.

Leonardo da Vinci: Qualities of a Genius and How to Think Productively