Saturday, December 10, 2011

Raising Children - A Poem

Raising a good kid

Everyone has an opinion about how to raise a child
Those who have had a few believes their method
Is the ideal and can't be bested

I don't have kids, haven't raised one
But definitely have an opinion
on how to raise good children!

It is futile to carry the child who can walk
or speak for the kid who can can talk
or impose your thoughts on the kid who can think

Don't build a wall of opinions around a child
Let him/ her see the world innocent eye
And form his/ her own opinions on the world

Set the child free both in body and spirit
Let them take flight from a solid foundation
composed of education, knowledge and truth

The child grows only when they are allowed to go
out to seek their fortunes and manage their ego.
They may trip and fall, get wounded and buruised...

It is as much necessary
As the sharp strokes of an awl
are needed for a rock to become a work of art!

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

LG Doubleplay - the ultimate cellphone for talk, text, and data!

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Modern cellphone technology has taken communication and internet access to a new level. With these brand new cellphones it is possible to talk, text, browse the internet, manage bank accounts, update twitter and facebook status, within seconds. With the wide array of cellphones available in the market it is very difficult to arrive at which one would best suit our unique needs. Even though each one of us have varying needs there are few cellphones that can fulfill all of our unique needs and offer us more.

I recently came across the new LG DoublePlay™, a unique phone for people who prefer to multitask like me. Equipped with the Android™ 2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system, this phone empowers users like no other. Offering seven home screens and nine touch screen shortcuts this is one of the coolest phones I have come across. It is so cool that it offers a dual customizable touch screen : a 3.5-inch main display and 2.0-inch sub display. The cellphone lets you manage the screens independently or in tandem as per your wish.

I particularly love this phone because of its full slide-out QWERTY keyboard and Swype®. Thanks to these features I can still send 200 texts a day and my fingers wont feel tired. Like I said before this is one of the few true multitasking phones I have come across. You can browse the internet, check your email, send text messages, and update facebook at the same time. Moreover with its multiple text facility I can use the cloud text, and group text features to check my messages on my PC or tablet. These features make it much faster for me to manage communication with my team at work or with my friends outside.

I would say this is a great tool for social networking on the go. The phone would let me be connected 24/7 and I can update all the time. I don't have to use the cumbersome laptop every time I try to access the internet. This phone is available only for T-Mobile users and subscribers. So if you are into social networking and text be sure to check this out, if you don't you may get left behind.

As far as more cool factors the LG DoublePlay™ is packed with features. A 5-mp camera with LED flash, with a 720p HD video recorder.

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Tuesday, December 06, 2011

US Presidential Race 2012 getting crowded

Everyone is aware that America is going to elect a new president/ commander-in-chief in 2012. What most people don't know is that there 40 candidates in the fray to become the president. These people represent both the parties and come from varied backgrounds and have entered the fray for reasons of their own. I read about the primaries that are going to take place early next year in today's Wall Street Journal and was surprised to know that even in a two party democracy like America it is possible for so many candidates to be in the fray.

According to the news report there are 30 Republicans and 10 Democrats running to become the respective party's nominee for the presidential race that is going to take place next year. There is an engineer who is promoting alternative technology, then there is the war veteran who currently is a UPS pilot who wants to implement better benefits for servicemen and eradicate homeless. Then there is the home builder who wants to tour each of the 3,143 counties on a mobile home and campaign for his election.

Of course in the national focus are four Republican candidates Mitch Romney, Neut Gingrich, Rick Perry and Herman Cain. On the defending side there are no candidates on national focus except the incumbent Obama. I wonder how many of these 40 candidates will actually become nationally famous let alone become republican nominees. Time will answer the question, but for now New Hampshire primary voters have a truly wide choice in terms of the candidates.

Monday, December 05, 2011

Technology Security - A Vital Need For All

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Norton Small Business by Symantec for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

New Message-494Information Technology and Internet have come to be ranked among the basic human needs of this era. It is unthinkable for anyone to live in an advanced economy like America without depending on technology. With advancement in technology and ease of internet access comes the perils of data security compromise, identity theft, hacking, malicious attacks by viruses, worms, and other malware. In these circumstances it is vital that everybody has adequate protection in the form of a reliable antivirus software program.

It is specially relevant to small businesses who have begun to depend on technology more than ever before. The best way to protect your Small Business from the latest online threats is to have in place great antivirus program such as the Norton Small Business by Symantec. This program not only protects your computer from viruses but also checks your emails, chat and all the sites you visit. It neutralizes the threats even before they come close to you. If you are a small business owner and want to keep your business safe from attacks I would encourage to check out the latest offerings from Norton.

Internet security is paramount for everyone, specially for small business. Norton has a fine solution for protecting your computer against online attacks. The Norton Internet Security 2012 is the finest tool to protect your enterprise against malicious spyware, malware, viruses and other online threats. Norton acts as your digital army to fight against online dangers and boosts your PCs performance.

One of my favorite products from the Norton is the Norton 360 which is a complete suite of protection for your computer, data and internet. Launched this past September along with Norton Internet Security 2012 this suite has been ranked No. 1 in online protection. There are a number of features including identity protection, parental controls,  online backup and storage. That is not all, Norton 360 makes your computer run faster. It optimizes your disk space by fixing problems, discarding cookies, temp files and other things that bog your computer down. 

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Sunday, December 04, 2011

Beading Designs

I am preparing for my final exams and of course what is the best way to take breaks. Create some new beading patterns which I might or might not implement in beads. I sure hope I will have the time and inclination to create them in beads/ seed beads during the winter break from school. For now here are the designs for evaluation by all my blog visitors and readers.

Fresh Brewed Coffee at the Office

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NEW Tassimo Pro logo.jpg (2 documents, 2 total pages)There is nothing like having a good cup of coffee between meals at work. A freshly brewed cup of coffee invigorates and makes me more productive. This is the opinion several of my colleagues at work also share and it is not surprising to see everyone walking into the office with a large cup of coffee from one of the popular stores every morning. It is not like we don't have a coffee machine at work, but it simply doesn't provide us the freshly brewed coffee that we love to drink and enjoy.

I recently came across the Tassimo Professional brewer which delivers high quality coffee-house style drink right in the office. The machine affords the possiblity of being able to prepare a Cappuccino or even a Latte using real Gavelia espresso and real milk creamer. The machine offers a wide array of beverage possibilities which will satisfy everyone's taste and preference. Thanks to the Tassimo Pro it is possible to enjoy Gavelia, and Suchard coffees and Twinings tea at your office. All you have to do is to convince your manager to install it at work. If your manager is worried that great coffee like this will be prone to pilferage by unscrupulous employees tell him that the double bar codes on the Tassimo Pro T Discs prevent it from being used in home brewers.

The best thing about the Tassimo Pro is the ease and speed with which one can get his/ her favorite brew. The one touch operation and beverages take less than two minutes to make. The machine is so easy to maintain that there is a LCD display on which prep and cleaning instructions are shown. Anyone can use this machine to prepare fantastic beverages.

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