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Don’t Google Chuck Norris!

February 21, 2010 Leave a comment
I actually tried this and was surprised at the result that I got.

1. Go to Google and enter "Where can I find Chuck Norris".
2. Click the "I’m Feeling Lucky" button.

You’ll be amazed at what you get. Seriously.

 
 
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Categories: Entertainment

Never Wait

February 21, 2010 Leave a comment
Although there are many good things to be said about waiting, it’s also true that waiting will not always be in one’s best interest. 
If one is waiting for the best time to do something, then one will be waiting forever and nothing will ever get done.  We live in an imperfect world, and there will never be a “best time” for anything.  It’s either one does what needs to be done now, working with whatever is currently available at one’s disposal, or one does not do anything at all. 
Never wait to do what needs to be done, especially if it needs to be done NOW. 
In every moment of daily life we have the opportunity to do something. 
There always seems to be something “needful” that has to be done.  May God help us all as we spring into action. 
 
 
Jesus, King of Mercy, I trust in You! 
 
 
Categories: Ideas and Philosophy

Do Not Despair 2

February 21, 2010 Leave a comment
Fear makes the wolf look bigger.
 

There are many things in this world that can cause one stress and worry.  It’s very easy to give in to fear of seemingly insurmountable obstacles. 
Do not let fear paralyze one’s enjoyment of freedom and peace for in so doing one allows the challenges in life to win. 
Fight back!
Fight back by carrying on with life.  Do not change your lifestyle to workaround your fears. 
Fight back by putting one’s faith, hope and trust in God. 
Fight back despair – continue to live! 
Above all, trust in Him. 
 
 
Jesus, King of Mercy, I trust in You! 
 
 
Categories: Ideas and Philosophy

Top 25 Most Dangerous Programming Errors for 2010

February 21, 2010 Leave a comment
This is guidance that needs to be socialized to all programmers in the industry at large.  Check this out from CWE:
 
2010 CWE/SANS TOP 25 Most Dangerous Programming Errors – http://cwe.mitre.org/top25/
 
 
 

Beauty Fades

February 21, 2010 Leave a comment
Here’s something I got from a forwarded e-mail from a colleague.  Whether this is actually true or not (I’m inclined to think the latter), the perspective shared has some truth in it.  This is quite an interesting read!
 

This is an interesting situation of a 25 year old girl (presumably beautiful) seeking to get married to a man whose annual income exceeds US$500K….. Awesome but really practical analysis of this "trade," good for all to read — parents, young ladies, single guys and even grandparents !!!
Subject: An awesome reply from CEO of J.P. Morgan to a pretty girl seeking a rich husband.
A young and pretty lady posted this on a popular forum:
Title: What should I do to marry a rich guy?
I’m going to be honest of what I’m going to say here.  I’m 25 this year. I’m very pretty, have style and good taste. I wish to marry a guy with $500k annual salary or above. You might say that I’m greedy, but an annual salary of $1M is considered only as middle class in New York. My requirement is not high. Is there anyone in this forum who has an income of $500k annual salary? Are you all married? I wanted to ask: what should I do to marry rich persons like you? Among those I’ve dated, the richest is $250k annual income, and it seems that this is my upper limit. If someone is going to move into high cost residential area on the west of New York City Garden (?), $250k annual income is not enough.
I’m here humbly to ask a few questions:
1) Where do most rich bachelors hang out? (Please list down the names and addresses of bars, restaurant, gym.)
2) Which age group should I target?
3) Why most wives of the riches are only average-looking? I’ve met a few girls who don’t have looks and are not interesting, but they are able to marry rich guys.
4) How do you decide who can be your wife, and who can only be your girlfriend? (My target now is to get married.)
 
An awesome reply from CEO of J.P. Morgan:
Dear Ms. Pretty,
I have read your post with great interest. Guess there are lots of girls out there who have similar questions like yours. Please allow me to analyse your situation as a professional investor. My annual income is more than $500k, which meets your requirement, so I hope everyone believes that I’m not wasting time here.
 
From the standpoint of a business person, it is a bad decision to marry you.
The answer is very simple, so let me explain.
Put the details aside, what you’re trying to do is an exchange of "beauty" and "money": Person A provides beauty, and Person B pays for it, fair and square… However, there’s a deadly problem here, your beauty will fade, but my money will not be gone without any good reason. The fact is, my income might increase from year to year, but you can’t be prettier year after year. Hence from the viewpoint of economics, I am an appreciation asset, and you are a depreciation asset. It’s not just normal depreciation, but exponential depreciation. If that is your only asset, your value will be much worse 10 years later.
By the terms we use in Wall Street, every trading has a position, dating with you is also a "trading position".
If the trade value dropped we will sell it and it is not a good idea to keep it for long term — same goes with the marriage that you wanted. It might be cruel to say this, but in order to make a wiser decision any assets with great depreciation value will be sold or "leased".
Anyone with over $500k annual income is not a fool; we would only date you, but will not marry you.
I would advice that you forget looking for any clues to marry a rich guy. And by the way, you could make yourself to become a rich person with $500k annual income. This has better chance than finding a rich fool.
Hope this reply helps. If you are interested in "leasing" services, do contact me.
Signed,
J.P. Morgan CEO
 
Categories: Ideas and Philosophy

The Woman In Your Life

February 21, 2010 Leave a comment
Here’s a blog post I read that is worth sharing. 
 

This is a beautiful article:
The woman in your life…very well expressed…
Tomorrow you may get a working woman, but you should marry her with these facts as well.
Here is a girl, who is as much educated as you are; who is earning almost as much as you do.
One, who has dreams and aspirations just as you have because she is as human as you are.
One, who has never entered the kitchen in her life just like you or your sister haven’t, as she was busy in studies and competing in a system that gives no special concession to girls for their culinary achievements.
One, who has lived and loved her parents and brothers and sisters, almost as much as you do for 20-25 years of her life.
One, who has bravely agreed to leave behind all that, her home, people who love her, to adopt your home, your family, your ways and even your family name.
One, who is somehow expected to be a master-chef from day 1, while you sleep oblivious to her predicament in her new circumstances, environment and that kitchen.
One, who is expected to make the tea, first thing in the morning and cook food at the end of the day, even if she is as tired as you are, maybe more, and yet never ever expected to complain; to be a servant, a cook, a mother, a wife, even if she doesn’t want to; and is learning just like you are as to what you want from her; and is clumsy and sloppy at times and knows that you won’t like it if she is too demanding, or if she learns faster than you.
One, who has her own set of friends, and that includes boys and even men at her workplace too, those, who she knows from school days and yet is willing to put all that on the back-burners to avoid your irrational jealousy, unnecessary competition and your inherent insecurities.
Yes, she can drink and dance just as well as you can, but won’t, simply because you won’t like it, even though you say otherwise.
One, who can be late from work once in a while when deadlines, just like yours, are to be met.
One, who is doing her level best and wants to make this most important, relationship in her entire life a grand success, if you just help her some and trust her.
One, who just wants one thing from you, as you are the only one she knows in your entire house – your unstinted support, your sensitivities and most importantly – your understanding, or love, if you may call it.
But not many guys understand this……
Please appreciate HER.
 
Categories: Ideas and Philosophy

You Will Find Him In My Heart…

February 17, 2010 Leave a comment
I got this from a Facebook post and thought that it was worth sharing.  Enjoy!
 


You Will Find Him In My Heart…
by Author Unknown
 
"Tomorrow morning," the surgeon began, "I’ll open up your heart…"
"You’ll find Jesus there," the boy interrupted. The surgeon looked up, annoyed.
"I’ll cut your heart open," he continued, "to see how much damage has been done…"
"But when you open up my heart, you’ll find Jesus in there."
The surgeon looked to the parents, who sat quietly.
"When I see how much damage has been done, I’ll sew your heart and chest back up and I’ll plan what to do next."
"But you’ll find Jesus in my heart. The Bible says He lives there. The hymns all say He lives there. You’ll find Him in my heart."
The surgeon had had enough. "I’ll tell you what I’ll find in your heart. I’ll find damaged muscle, low blood supply, and weakened vessels. And I’ll find out if I can make you well."
"You’ll find Jesus there too. He lives there." The surgeon left.
 
The following day the surgeon sat in his office, recording his notes from the surgery, "…damaged aorta, damaged pulmonary vein, widespread muscle degeneration. No hope for transplant, no hope for cure. Therapy: painkillers and bed rest. Prognosis:, " here he paused, "death within one year." He stopped the recorder, but there was more to be said.
"Why?" he asked aloud. "Why did You do this? You’ve put him here; You’ve put him in this pain; and You’ve cursed him to an early death. Why?"
The Lord answered and said, "The boy, My lamb, was not meant for your flock for long, for he is a part of My flock, and will forever be. Here, in My flock, he will feel no pain, and will be comforted as you cannot imagine. His parents will one day join him here, and they will know peace,and My flock will continue to grow."
The surgeon’s tears were hot, but his anger was hotter. "You created that boy, and You created that heart. He’ll be dead in months. Why?"
The Lord answered, "The boy, My lamb, shall return to My flock, for he has done his duty: I did not put My lamb with your flock to lose him, but to retrieve another lost lamb."
The surgeon wept.
 
The surgeon sat beside the boy’s bed; the boy’s parents sat across from him. The boy awoke and whispered, "Did you cut open my heart?"
"Yes," said the surgeon.
"What did you find?" asked the boy.
"I found Jesus there," said the surgeon.
Categories: Ideas and Philosophy