Think Differently and Positively

17 09 2008

Another inspiring story across in my life (via mail :D) . And here is the story.
Quote1 A blind boy sat on the steps of a building with a hat by his feet. He held up a sign which said: ‘I am blind, please help.’ There were only a few coins in the hat.

A man was walking by. He took a few coins from his pocket and dropped them into the hat. He then took the sign, turned it around, and wrote some words. He put the sign back so that everyone who walked by would see the new words.

Soon the hat began to fill up. A lot more people were giving money to the blind boy. That afternoon the man who had changed the sign came to see how things were. The boy recognized his footsteps and asked, ‘Were you the one who changed my sign this morning? What did you write?’

The man said, ‘I only wrote the truth. I said what you said but in a different way.’
What he had written was: ‘Today is a beautiful day and I cannot see it.’

Do you think the first sign and the second sign were saying the same thing?

Of course both signs told people the boy was blind. But the first sign simply said the boy was blind. The second sign told people they were so lucky that they were not blind. Should we be surprised that the second sign was more effective? Quote2

We should Think Differently and Positively so we could achieve our goal in our life whatever they are. 😀 I hope you guys bless by this story and share it with everyone you want 😀 .

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Experiencing The New Google Chrome

6 09 2008

I’m so excited when I heard there’s a new browser on the net, and it’s Google’s. Yeah, Google Chrome looks like an interesting browser when I see it on its site.
I’m gonna write down my own experience with The New Google Chrome (Beta).

  • The Installation
  • For me the installation quite straight but rather “annoying”. Why it’s annoying? Because it’s an online installation, so I have to connect to the internet if I want to install Chrome.

  • First Impression
  • After successfully install it on my laptop. I directly try it. And when I see the browser, I was so shock and fall in love with its simplicity. So clean and neat. The color is ease in the eye. Looks like I don’t open any browser but only a site. 😀
    And it’s so fast.

  • First Use
  • Without knowing the feature just yet, I try it like an ordinary browser. I type an address and press Enter, “boom” it’s said DNS error. I don’t know why but right now I cannot produce the bug again.

  • “Omnibar”
  • The address bar also provide as search bar. We could directly type in our search term or address at that bar. When first time using it, I don’t know how to change the search engine. Apparently we have to right click and choose Edit search engines and make one of the search engine to default and then we could searching using that search engine. Which is the entire process is less quicker compare to Firefox. Well maybe I don’t know how to change the search engine quicker. Any help? I will find about it later.

  • Bookmarks and History
  • At the first glance there is nothing special for the history except for the good looking timeline history. 😀
    The bookmarks is good looking too. The first time I use it, I cannot find the bookmarks bar except if I’m in a new window, tab or new incognito. Looks like there is option for that (didn’t see it at the first place :p). We could always show the bookmarks bar (CTRL+B).

  • Odd Appearance on Checkbox and Radio Button
  • Looks like the checkbox and radio button inheritance the same shape to me which is not good. Google should fix it on the next update.

  • Orange Focus Rectangle
  • Like Safari did, Google Chrome has a focus rectangle but in orange which is less visible then Safari’s (blue one).

I’m looking forward the next update to Chrome. And I’ll write more about Chrome based on my experience. That’s all for now folks. 😀

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Pidgin 2.5.0 New Custom Smileys. Advantage or Disadvantage?

1 09 2008

Since the first time I use Pidgin, I fell in love with it. It so simple and light yet powerful. And there are the portable version too for Pidgin.

I was so excited when Pidgin release version 2.5.0. I found one function that attract me immediately. Pidgin 2.5.0 has custome smileys, so I could put my own smiley there. Awesome isn’t it. 😀

I try it directly and it works perfectly for me. I put some custome image and put a shortcut for it.
For example like this image : and I put “unknown” as the shortcut (without quote).
But what happen if I type the shorcut five times? It should be like this.

And could you imagine what happen if someone or you type the shortcut hundreds of time or even thousands?
Pidgin 2.5.0 Custom Smileys. Is it advantage? Or disadvantage? Thanks to my friend I realize it directly. It surely annoying if you have to receive so much image especially for dial up connection or limited broadband connection.

Well then, if you found your chat window going to load images, just close it and it will cancel the process and your chat window will be fill with the shortcut text. 😀

So is it advatange or disadvantage? It’s up to you and Pidgin 😀

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