Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Google energy savings?

Google.com has been my homepage for years. Now this guy posted an interesting article on how we can save more energy if google's background was black:

Black Google Would Save 750 Megawatt-hours a Year

Turns out that while this may be true for Crts, its not for Lcd monitors. Still, I got to looking around and found a cool plugin for Firefox, Stylish. This pulgin makes many sites look much cleaner.


Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Private Folder

I haven't tried this but it looks it might be interesting if I need to ever share my laptop.

Microsoft Private Folder 1.0

Monday, January 22, 2007

1 Week

I was gone for a company summit that was intense and yet very fun. It got my passion going again for what I'm working on. Although, it didn't give me much time to blog or probably I just chose not to. Oh well.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Want and need

I read those financial blogs now and then. They speak of various way to become rich or just solve your financial problems. They talk about the difference between rich and others. Like that the rich only buy what they need.

So I try my best to separate between my wants and needs. Because they say that the rich only buy what they need. Or that the rich only buy things that appreciate in value.

Well, I know I don't need a new remote control but dammit, I want this one:

Harmony 550

I'll see how long I can hold out.

Btw, don't they also say that many rich folks are unhappy? Could be if they had this remote then they would be happier. :-)

Friday, January 12, 2007

Tennis channel contest

Tennis channel has a contest to pick who will win the Australian open. So for fun, you can see my picks here:

Tennis Channel Contest

Funny car note

EDIT: Well this was a funny note but it appears missing now from flickr.

Let this be a lesson to you double space parking hogs.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Meaning of Love?

This is a great post about answers from kids when asked what Love means:

What does love mean?

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

iPhone looks good

Have you seen the iPhone from Apple yet? I haven't, except for on the web. But it looks very cool, sleek, sexy and innovative. As you can tell, envy has already set in. Must resist temptation to get one.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Early Riser and Joe's Ok

So I'm still using Joe's Goals and I had question which I sent him and he responded in a few hours. Nice.

The goals that I have been wanting half heartedly are now becoming clear that I need to adopt, accept and change my ways. As you can tell from the title of this blog. I have trouble sleeping. Thats fine, I mean I can live with that but lately, its totally thrown off my cycle.

So I am going to try these suggestions from Steve Pavlina:

Early Riser

Early Riser Pt.2

Get up when alarm goes off...

I enjoy his writing. But there is so much to read that I get caught up reading every other article and I feel like I'm wasting time or something even though its for personal development.

Anyways, lets see how it goes.

Here is his: Best of...

Monday, January 08, 2007

Chile Spiced Mango... mmm!

These are a great snack.

Chile Spiced Mango

Friday, January 05, 2007

Redoxx AirBoss

Well, in a swift (and maybe foolish) click, I bought the Airboss.

You see I'll be doing lots of travel this year and I love the concept of traveling light: OneBag.com

Well after my own travels, I've learned a good bag can be key. So I'm going to give this one a try:


Juding from it popularity with the traveling crowd, it should be pretty good. Price, however, is not on budget side.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Goals and a new home page

I like the in your face look of this goals site so I made it my homepage for now.

Joes Goals

Wednesday, January 03, 2007


Looking for new music based on music you listen to now?


Simply following the easy menu.

If you haven't seen this, then check it out.

Paypal Virtual Cards, Amazon and Roomba

This is a great idea that I've reading about but haven't used until today:

Paypal Virtual Debit Cards FAQ

Basically, its a Mastercard that is good for 1 day with $150.00 spending limit on your paypal account. Great!

So I thought I would try it on a Roomba that I've been eyeing:


Unfortunately, its not so obvious where in paypal you might click to get to so check out this post. It contains a link there to point you to the specific place for the virtual cards whether they are paypal approved or not.

Buy with Paypal Virtual Cards