25 Ultimate Tips For A Better Life!

September 27, 2012

1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day and while you walk, SMILE. It is the ultimate antidepressant.

2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.

3. When you wake up in the morning, Pray to ask God’s guidance for your purpose, today.

4. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.

5. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, broccoli, and almonds.

6. Try to make at least three people smile each day.

7. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control.
Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.

8. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.

9. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.

10. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Forgive them for everything!

11. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

12.You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

13. Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present.

14. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

15. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

16. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: ‘In five years, will this matter?’

17. Help the needy. Be generous! Be a ‘Giver’ not a ‘Taker’.

18. What other people think of you is none of your business.

19. Time heals everything.

20. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

21. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

22. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

23. Each night before you go to bed ,Pray to God and Be thankful for what you’ll accomplish, today!

24. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.

25. Fwd this to everyone on your list to help them lead a happier life.

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Twitter’s New Policy

September 21, 2012

I use IFTTT (https://ifttt.com/wtf) a lot to automate my online chores. This morning I received an announcement that Twitter (http://twitter.com) has made new policy changes that affects how applications and users can interact with Twitter’s data. I’m not delving into the details of the policy changes nor the effect it has on IFTTT as both of which are briefly explained in the newsletter below:

Dear Hadramie,

In recent weeks, Twitter announced policy changes* that will affect how applications and users like yourself can interact with Twitter’s data. As a result of these changes, on September 27th we will be removing all Twitter Triggers, disabling your ability to push tweets to places like email, Evernote and Facebook. All Personal and Shared Recipes using a Twitter Trigger will also be removed. Recipes using Twitter Actions and your ability to post new tweets via IFTTT will continue to work just fine.

At IFTTT, first and foremost, we want to empower anyone to create connections between literally anything. We’ve still got a long way to go, and to get there we need to make sure that the types of connections that IFTTT enables are aligned with how the original creators want their tools and services to be used.

We at IFTTT are big Twitter fans and, like yourself, we’ve gotten a lot of value out of the Recipes that use Twitter Triggers. We’re sad to see them go, but remain excited to build features that work within Twitter’s new policy. Thank you for your support and for understanding these upcoming changes. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at support@ifttt.com.

Linden Tibbets

*These Twitter policy changes specifically disallow uploading Twitter Content to a “cloud based service” (Section 4A https://dev.twitter.com/terms/api-terms) and include stricter enforcement of the Developer Display Requirements (https://dev.twitter.com/terms/display-requirements).

I don’t know how much Twitter’s new policy will affect my social media activities. I certainly hope nothing is greatly affected so that the transition will be smooth. If ever there was any disparity between Twitter and IFTTT, I believe the latter will make due changes effortlessly.


Countdown to Ramadhan 1433

July 11, 2012

9 Days to Ramadhan 1433

Today is Wednesday, 11 July 2012/21 Sha’ban 1433H—9 more days to the Holy month of Ramadhan.

George Carlin – Excellent Motivation

February 29, 2012
George Carlin – Excellent Motivation

This is a master piece. If you have not read it, take the time to read it now. If you have read it take time to read it again!




Isn’t it amazing that George Carlin – comedian of the 70’s and 80’s – could write something so very eloquent… and so very appropriate.

A Message by George Carlin:

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much or too little, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life. We’ve added years to life not life to years. We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We’ve done larger things, but not better things.

We’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We’ve conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We’ve learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom.

Remember, spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.

Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.

Remember to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn’t cost a cent.

Remember to say, ‘I love you’ to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.

Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.

Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.


Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

— George Carlin


Stay safe online

November 3, 2011

… tips and advice for staying more secure on the web

There are so many fascinating things to do and explore online, but there are also times when the Internet can be a little bit scary. Just like in the offline world, it’s important to keep yourself safe and secure. Whether you’re a new Internet user or an old hand, it’s good to stay updated on the best practices when it comes to sharing your data online and browsing safely. Here we give you advice for staying more secure on the web and an overview of some of the security tools that Google offers.

5 tips for staying safe on the web

Reference: Stay safe online

Practically link together “everything” you do online

October 13, 2011

IFTTT (still in beta release) helps you link together almost everything you do online via its Recipes. Create your own recipe or freely use any of the hundreds pre-written by others made available to you.

Example 1:

All my Foursquare check-ins are captured for tracking purposes in my Google Calendar.
The simple recipe I used is “if {{Any new check-ins on Foursquare}} then {{Quick add event to My Google calendar}}”. Voila!

Example 2:

All my new Tweets with #fb hashtags are now displayed in my Facebook’s news feed.
The recipe is “if {{New tweet by you with hashtag #fb, by @Hadramie then {{Create a status message on my Facebook account’s news feed}}”.

Some of the recipes (currently 4632) in use are:

  • Everytime you are tagged in a photo on Facebook, it will be sent to Dropbox.
  • Bring/donate umbrellas for #OccupyWallSt events if it rains.
  • Creates an Evernote every time you “star” an item in Google Reader.
  • $AAPL new high price to Boxcar

Mind you this is just a tip of the iceberg. The possibilities are enormous. Go concoct your own recipe right now at http://ifttt.com/recipes.

Using Diigo

September 21, 2011

Diigo aims to dramatically improve your online productivity.   Building upon the strengths of award-winning Diigo V4, widely regarded as one of the best and most popular social bookmarking, web annotation, collaborative research services,  Diigo V5.0 has added additional data types (screenshots, pictures, notes, etc) and platform support, such as Chrome, Android, iPad, iPhone, etc.  With Version 5.0, Diigo moves one step further towards its vision of providing the best cloud-based  personal information management (PIM) service that enables users to collect, highlight, access and share a variety of information, on a variety of devices.

Since Diigo started as a social bookmarking service four years ago,  a major update was released every year for the past four years, each taking Diigo to a new height in terms of enhancing productivity for collecting and consuming digital information.

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.