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Steve Jobs 1955 2011

October 6, 2011  |  Odds and Ends  |  No Comments

“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life” – Steve Jobs

Thank you Steve Jobs for everything you have contributed to mankind and the generations to come. You are truly irreplaceable ! I am uploading this video – which sums up almost everything about him in his own words and life experiences. I found this video to be very touching and moving. I hope we all can absorb something from it.

“The world rarely sees someone who has had the profound impact Steve has had, the effects of which will be felt for many generations to come.” Bill Gates

How WIDE is your love?

September 25, 2011  |  Odds and Ends  |  No Comments

So here’s the story: it’s 1728 and you live in Amberg, a little Bavarian town somewhere north of Munich. You and your lady friend really, really want to get married, but there is a little snag; the council laws permit only homeowners to marry, and you’re still stuck renting a place. But all is not lost! You pick up a little strip of empty land between two other buildings – just 2.5 meters wide. You run up a quick wall on the front, another on the back, slap a roof on top, and presto – you’re a homeowner. The council falls for it, and allows you to get married.

But now what? Well, it’s not liveable, so you head back to the rental place to live, but you recoup your investment by selling the Eh’häusl (Little Wedding House) to the next couple with the same problem. And so on, and so on …There is no reliable record of how long the practice continued, but the building survived, and in 2008 it received a complete refurbishment, transforming it into a luxury hotel. Total size? 56 square meters. Maximum number of guests at any one time? Two. [Google street view]But there’s more! According to an old legend told by the locals, couples who spend their wedding night at the tiny hotel are guaranteed* to live happily ever after and never get divorced

Link : The Smallest Hotel in the World

 

Chocolate’s Dark Side

September 20, 2011  |  Odds and Ends  |  1 Comment

A study shows that 97% of women and 68% of men experience food cravings with chocolate being one of the most craved foods. This I can personally vouch for ,having gone through a couple of bars of chocolate in one sitting knowing fully well how many calories I am consuming and yet not attempting to stop myself.

Having said that, after reading this morning’s article on “The human cost of chocolate” I find it shocking that the chocolate we enjoy could come from the hands of children working as slaves.

I feel guilty now!! It’s sad to see the children who should be enjoying the sweet and the smooth texture of chocolate, have to slave away in the making of it 🙁

Link:  The Human Cost of Chocolate

Ikea Hackers

September 13, 2011  |  Odds and Ends  |  No Comments

IkeaHackers.net is a site about modifications on and repurposing of Ikea products. The hacks may be as simple as adding an embellishment while some others may require power tools and lots of ingenuity.

Link : Ikea Hackers

Link : My Favorite Hack

PostSecret

September 11, 2011  |  Odds and Ends  |  No Comments

PostSecret is an ongoing community mail art project in which people mail their secrets anonymously on a homemade postcard.

Select secrets are then posted on the PostSecret website, or used for PostSecret’s books or museum exhibits.
The secrets, sent in on postcards reach levels of genuine beauty, cover all subjects, from covert family rivalries, to hidden misdeeds, longings and weighty personal failures, to fears, desires and regrets.
I have all the PostSecret books and if I had to describe it only one word comes to mind – Beautiful.

Link : PostSecret

Finally something to save for

September 10, 2011  |  Odds and Ends  |  No Comments

A self-contained slice of heaven on earth…
Located in the heart of the yachting paradise of the Exumas in the Central Bahamas, the 38-acre isle is enveloped by aquamarine and turquoise waters. Island buildings and amenities include luxurious manor house with wide verandas offering sweeping views, separate club-style dining and entertainment building with stylish lounge and top-of-the-line fitness center, a charming chapel built of hand cut stone, infinity pool. The property includes a working lighthouse, staff village, mechanical support system buildings, heliport and deep draft docks plus extended dockage for smaller vessels and seaplane.

Link : For Sale – Private Island Paradise

All for just – KD : 20,548,875 – Now where did I put my piggy bank  ? 🙂

Stereomood

September 8, 2011  |  Odds and Ends  |  No Comments

Stereomood is a free emotional internet radio that suggests to you the music that best suits your mood and your daily activities.

It’s much more than an online radio, it’s a tool to create playlists for every occasion, a tool to share my emotions through the music.

Link : StereoMood

Bet You Never Knew

September 6, 2011  |  Odds and Ends  |  No Comments

A beautiful short film

:-(

September 4, 2011  |  Odds and Ends  |  No Comments

That’s it – Nothing more to add today.

Koi Fish can live for centuries

September 3, 2011  |  Odds and Ends  |  No Comments

One famous scarlet koi, named “Hanako” was reportedly 226 years old upon her death in 1996

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanako_%28Koi_Fish%29#Keeping