Very interesting, and I tend to agree with both volker and Duke : the current tools are not adequate enough to let you discover all of your music in a large music collection, and when you are mobile, most of the time you only want to listen to a subset of your music, well, at least I prefer so.
Grumpy Gamer has a nice article about copy protection, as well as a solution to the problem 😉
The title says it all : a good buddy of mine is on a trip to check out Japan and New-Zealand, with the option of staying in NZ.
What is the difference between you and one of those legendary historical figures who did have such an impact? You both had many of the same fears. You both were born with talents in some areas and weaknesses in others. The only thing stopping you is fear, and the only thing that will get you past it is courage. What you do with your life isn’t up to your parents, your boss, or your spouse. It’s up to you and you alone.
Yes. I’ve gone through a period in my professional life that I consider to be ‘less’ than what it could have been, but accepted it because of several reasons : new life to take care of and a don’t-rock-the-boat,we’ll-take-care-of-you mentality that I believed. But in the end, even with the best of intentions, it’s me that has to decide what I want.
It’s only now that I have made a change myself in my professionnal life that I realise again that I have the freedom to do what I want and that it is that that I need.
It’s me that does the deciding, not anybody else.
I love this. Next time I get a telemarketer on the line for the latest new sofa, I’m gonna try this.
Quite a good essay and something that I’ve been trying to ‘live’, with varying success.
“With all the time you spend watching TV,” he tells me, “you could have written a novel by now.” It’s hard to disagree with the sentiment — writing a novel is undoubtedly a better use of time than watching TV — but what about the hidden assumption? Such comments imply that time is “fungible” — that time spent watching TV can just as easily be spent writing a novel. And sadly, that’s just not the case.
Time has various levels of quality. If I’m walking to the subway station and I’ve forgotten my notebook, then it’s pretty hard for me to write more than a couple paragraphs. And it’s tough to focus when you keep getting interrupted. There’s also a mental component: sometimes I feel happy and motivated and ready to work on something, but other times I feel so sad and tired I can only watch TV.
If you want to be more productive then, you have to recognize this fact and deal with it. First, you have to make the best of each kind of time. And second, you have try to make your time higher-quality.
More a note to myself than anything else, this is a collection of some good psp links :
- PSP Fanboy : they do a good review of the new stuff that arrives for the psp, both official and homebrew.
- DC Emu UK : a uk site that has some very good psp forums. The one for homebrew gets updated regularly by the site owner, wraggster.
- PSP Magazines : for when you just want to read some jpeg-based magazines. Download them here.
- Fanjita : this is guy who made it possible to load homebrew software on a psp with firmware 2.0.
Steve Jobs tells 3 stories. Excellent FFT (Food For Thought) !
I found this on the website of Dan from Hawai – if he reads this, he should upgrade to the latest version of WordPress, his rss feeds are broken.
Update : Dan seems to have moved back from Hawai to Japan – and his website has disappeared as well. Pity. I liked reading about their way of life.
Found this website by chance : Designers against Ikea. I don’t know if it is a spoof or not, but it is Excellent !
Update : no proof, but I think it’s a spoof.