Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentines Day Sonnets

Here are Shakespeare's Sonnets 116 and 29, enjoy... and do have a great day...

Sonnet 116:

Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come:
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.

Sonnet 29:

When, in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes,
I all alone beweep my outcast state
And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries
And look upon myself and curse my fate,
Wishing me like to one more rich in hope,
Featured like him, like him with friends possess'd,
Desiring this man's art and that man's scope,
With what I most enjoy contented least;
Yet in these thoughts myself almost despising,
Haply I think on thee, and then my state,
Like to the lark at break of day arising
From sullen earth, sings hymns at heaven's gate;
For thy sweet love remember'd such wealth brings
That then I scorn to change my state with kings.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Identity Theft - Internet


A selection of Internet Safety Advice, with guidelines on how to enjoy surfing the web safely and tips on dealing with the nastier side of the Internet.

The advice is punctuated by photographs of look-a-likes in the Animal Kingdom.

Music backing is performed by Bobby McFerrin.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Google for Christmas

35 Essential Computer User Google Links

The greatest advent of Google is that you are always connected wherever you go and able to access your account via the omnipresent Google cloud.

The list has been broken down into several sections to make it easier for those beginning their Google experience and those who want to augment their abilities.

Google has many well-known and some lesser-known products that everyone who uses Google should be familiar with. Whether you are practicing social networking as an Internet user, or as a professional you will need to know Google well to share information and continue to get others involved as Googlers.

These are just some of the Google Products that are designed to make your surfing of the Internet more enjoyable and productive for you. Many of these products are very useful aids for helping you to keep up to date with your postings on the Internet.

Google Basics
  1. Google Account - Signing-up once here and creating a single Google account will give you access to all of Google's products, features, and services.
  2. Google Mail or Gmail - For sending and receiving email.
  3. Google Top Searches - More search options to help you research more accurately
  4. Google Hot Trends - With Google Trends, you can compare the world's interest in your favorite topics.
  5. Google Blog Search - Blog Search is Google search technology focused on blogs.
  6. Google Web History - Keeps a record of your Internet use while logged into your account.
  7. Google News Search - Need more information on a theme or topic? News Search will look for you.
  8. Google News Archive Search Allows you to search and explore historical archives.
  9. Google Image Search -Need an image for your project? Image Search will speed up the search for you.
  10. Google Reader - Google Reader constantly checks your favorite news sites, RSS feeds, and blogs for new content.
  11. iGoogle - Your own personalized Google user interface page that promotes searches and your selected content.

Google Intermediate
  1. Google Video - A collection of 'User Videos' that may or may not be on 'YouTube.' And also a place where users can host their videos.
  2. Google Alerts - Email updates (web, news, etc.) based on your choice of query or topic.
  3. Google Calendar - A very useful aid that effectively reduces scrap paper and never gets lost, use it in combination with other Google products.
  4. Google Docs - Create and share documents on-line. This product allows the creation of documents similar to Microsoft Word and Excel. Very easy to use and permits users work together at the same time despite time zone differences.
  5. Google Custom Search Engine - Create your own custom search engine for your external hosted website.
  6. Google Sites - Allows users to create and host their own website.
  7. Google Talk - Instant communications, a simple fast chat and messenger program.
  8. Google Chrome -Google's browser software, its fast, simple and secure.
  9. Google Adsense - Google AdSense matches ads to your site's content, and you earn money whenever your visitors click on them.
  10. Google Earth - Google Earth lets you travel almost anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, and terrain.

Google Advanced
  1. Google Gadget Ventures - Google Gadget Ventures is a new Google pilot program dedicated to helping developers create richer, more useful Google Gadgets.
  2. Google Grants - The Google Grants program supports organisations to help the world in areas such as science and technology, education, global public health, the environment, youth advocacy, and the arts.
  3. Google Code University - Provides tutorials and sample course content so CS students and educators can learn more about current computing technologies and paradigms.
  4. Google Ad Words - Display Ad Builder for website advertising.
  5. Google Analytics - Google Analytics is the enterprise-class web analytics solution that gives you rich insights into your website traffic and marketing effectiveness.
  6. Google Data Protocol - The Google Data Protocol is a REST-inspired technology for reading, writing, and modifying information on the web.
  7. Google Maps API -
  8. Google Base - Simply describe your items on Base to make them as easy as possible for people to find when they search.
  9. Google Research - Google’s mission and the enormous scale of Google’s operation lead to fundamental questions in Computer Science and Engineering; the technical excitement of this, and the real and practical benefit we can bring to Google’s users through our integrated approach, all contribute to the excitement of doing research at Google.

Branded Products Owned by Google

  1. Blogger -Access thousands of blogs and search through them for useful postings - Or, start your own.
  2. Youtube -A collection of 'User Videos' that may not be on 'Google Video'.
  3. Picasa - An off-line | on-line tool for organizing and editing your photos and images.
  4. FeedBurner - Great program to creating, directing and making feeds and blogged information go all over the place.Supports RSS 2.0 and Atom and more.
  5. Gears - Gears is an open source project that enables more powerful web applications, by adding new features to your web browser:

Friday, October 15, 2010

This is what love is all about...

Forwarded by email to me this morning.

This Is What Love Is All About...

It was a busy morning, approximately 8:30 am, When an elderly gentleman in
his 80's, arrived to have stitches removed from his thumb. He stated that he
was in a hurry as he had an appointment at 9:00 am. I took his vital signs
and had him take a seat, knowing it would be over an hour before someone
would to able to see him. I saw him looking at his watch and decided, since
I was not busy with another patient, I would evaluate his wound. On exam it
was well healed, so I talked to one of the doctors, got the needed supplies
to remove his sutures and redress his wound. While taking care of his wound,
we began to engage in conversation. I asked him if he had a doctor's
appointment this morning, as he was in such a hurry. The gentleman told me
no, that he needed to go to the nursing home to eat breakfast with his wife.
I then inquired as to her health. He told me that she had been there for a
while and that she was a victim of Alzheimer Disease.

As we talked, and I finished dressing his wound, I asked if she would be
worried if he was a bit late. He replied that she no longer knew who he was,
that she had not recognized him in five years now. I was surprised, and
asked him. "And you still go every morning, even though she doesn't know who
you are?" He smiled as he patted my hand and said. "She doesn't know me, but
I still know who she is."

I had to hold back tears as he left, I had goose bumps on my arm, and
thought, "That is the kind of love I want in my life."

True love is neither physical, nor romantic. True love is an acceptance of
all that is, has been, will be, and will not be.

"The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they
just make the best of everything that comes along their way."

-- Author Unknown --

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Pedestrians Roulette

- This photovideo is was made this morning (15/05/2010) from 230 still photographs shot yesterday (14/05/2010 at 21:51 GMT+2) following utter disgust that motorists show for human life whilst pedestrians are crossing the road.

- Friday the 7th May 2010 a brilliant 23 year old student was killed on such a crossing, the image being made public is designed to pervert the law stating that both driver and victim were both crossing on a Red Light according to a Police camera.

- Even worse followed... Tuesday 11th May 2010 2 sisters aged 12 and 13 years old at 20:00 on a crossing outside the library, both badly injured by a couldn't care less motorist in a BMW driven by a 19 year old.

- The photovideo has been slowed to half speed of 0.63secs per picture from 0.31 seconds.

So far this year in the County of Cluj... 109 serious road accidents, 32 killed and a further 90 seriously injured.

- The Police dedicated a whole 6 hours to sorting the daily carnage out, not one is to be seen on the streets today, the whole 6 hour period they swarmed everywhere.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

You know you live in 2010 when...

You know you live in 2010 when...

1. You go to a party, sit down and take MySpace pics.

2. You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years.

3. The reason for not staying in touch with your friends is that they don't
have AIM/LiveJournal/MySpace/Facebook etc.

4. You'd rather look all over the house for the remote instead of just pushing the button on the TV.

6. Your evening activity is sitting at the computer.

7. You read this list, and keep nodding and smiling.

8. You think about how stupid you are for reading this.

9. You were too busy to notice number five.

10. You actually scrolled back up to check if there was a number five.

11. And now you're laughing at your stupidity.

12. Put this in your profile if you fell for it.

Admit it, you know you did.

Passed on to me by a fellow Travian player