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I have made for myself a list of the best, I read them everday, and I will share some with you now.
The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it – Michelangelo
For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now? – James Allen
Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else’s hands, but not you. – Jim Rohn
Issue a blanket pardon. Forgive everyone who has ever hurt you in any way. Forgiveness is a perfectly selfish act. It sets you free from the past. – Brian Tracy
Using the right words can sometimes mean everything.
A lot of people I know would agree with motivational or moving words, even though it is not from their mouth.
What I wonder is, can we move towards the better choices which make those words come alive and real?
Simplify the legal print – it’s what Facebook users want and what the social media site is looking to deliver.
The new privacy info page is more visually appealing – the text is larger and simplified for people of all reading levels. But the fine print did not change. So, will users still go for it? (Image Source: Facebook)
A tech blogger for MSNBC says Facebook makes everything much easier to understand.
“Seriously, at a glance, this seems entirely for the better. Take, for instance, the segment titled “How advertising works.” Not only does it explain that personalized ads can be delivered to you based on your location, age and interests, but it actually shows the tool used by advertisers to set their targeting preference — and even lets you try it out.”
And the policy director at the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California tells The Wall Street Journal more companies should be doing this.
“It is very good for companies to actually be making privacy policies easier to understand — but users should be looking for privacy policies that are not only readable, but actually protect their privacy.”
“[Scammers] might be able to impersonate you if they had your phone number … They’re saying, ‘Please give us your phone number,’ but they’re not telling you whether they’ll share it or whether they’ll sell it or use [it] for malicious purposes. In fact, you don’t know who you’re dealing with.”
But the American Morning crew on CNN has a simple answer – don’t post personal info – period.
ALI VELSHI: “The key point–you do have to opt in.”
STEPHANIE ELAM: “You do have to opt in.”
VELSHI: “Okay, so stop blaming Facebook for you putting your information on a free service and then getting all mad that they use it.”
ELAM: “And I do see people who put their home address on there.”
VELSHI: “Yeah, I don’t know why anyone would do that.”
ELAM: “I’m like, take that off. Or my cell phone number, I wouldn’t do that either.”
So, do you think users will like what they see on Facebook’s new privacy page – or is it the same invasion of privacy with a facelift?
In the very near future, I will be purchasing the car of my dreams. However, before I do this, I would like to express some concerns, it amazes me how many people behind the wheel of their vehicles seem to know nothing about driving.
For this reason, starting from this Friday (01/10/10), I will be posting a series of blogs about road safety and the highway code, my hope is to remind drivers about the code, so you think the code is just about road safety? Well let me explain something, whilst to some, a car is just a vehicle by which you travel from A to B; to others, the Machine is an extension of self. When the 3 liter V8 engine of a BMW 530 fires up, it becomes a living breathing beast which has personality and character, if you do not tame all that power, you are wasting valuable life experience (please just donate your car to me, I will love it and caress it on your behalf), you need to feel your car, listen to it, because it has desires and needs. Man and Machine can communicate in ways which cannot be explained, my vehicle lets me know when it needs an oil change, new breaks, new plugs, when it is not well and needs a service, the engine purrs with satisfaction when I let it stretch its legs on the motorway. I can always tell the difference between those who drive for the love of driving vs those who drive just to get from A to B. For those who love driving, every minute on the road is an enjoyable experience and they do their best to spread that joy around. Those who just wish to get from A to B are heavy on the horn and have that “get out of my way” attitude.
So now that I have that off my chest, I wish to extend a warm welcome to all of you wishing to know more about the UK highway code.
I will be explaining the meaning of roadsigns and some unwritten laws such as which are the correct lanes to use on the motorway.
I really do wish to make the roads a much better place, before I buy my dream car. I solidly believe that if more drivers were aware of the code, there would be less accidents, so let’s see if we can make a difference.
And if you are about to take a driving theory test, remember, when you do start driving, you are sharing the road with many walks of life, treat other drivers the way you would wish them to treat you, by this you will fulfill the code and everything in it (erm this does not apply to boy racers).
The Highway Code, starting this Friday, October 1, here at Blog Central…
This week I have been bombarded by iPhone requests, from “when is ICU Online going to have an iPhone app?” to my writers saying “Hey General no worries I can post for Blog Central from my iPhone”.
Then I go to a business meeting which was suppose to be an hour long, 55 minutes was spent looking through the 1001 applications my colleague had on his iPhone (which included a lie detector, a spirit level and the iFart, that’s right, choose the fart sound you want to hear and believe me it sounds real. Excellent if you are in a crowded elevator. The last 5 minutes were spent rescheduling the meeting for another time.
It seems the iPhone is the all in one everything, and a new application seems to be created for it everyday. So the question is now put out there, do you know anyone addicted to their iPhone? Think about it, even if they were, who would notice? Business meetings being taken over by applications, are relationships suffering at home because someone would rather play with their application than to play with the misses? Whilst Apple is moving from strength to strength with the most innovative product of this decade I am thinking of starting the ‘iPhone Anonymous’ to help those who can no longer live without an iPhone. Guys, its only a phone.
The Video “iPhone Addiction” is the excellent work from Brigitte Meuwsen and Havavision Records Dreadlox Holmes. This excellent work perfectly captures the vibe of someone being out shone by their partners iPhone.
Hmmm, well thinking about it, the iPhone wont argue with you, wont stand you up and will always keep you entertained. I might just pop down to the Apple Store and sign myself up.
Download this track from the iTunes store.
Well, Summer is through and I am well rested, after a busy, fun bank holiday, taking part in Nottinghill Carnival 2010, I needed two weeks to fully recover! Check out my special appearance in the Coca Cola TV advert 50 days of summer (I am in full costume with pink and black hair!)
It was a great experience and a pleasure to be involved in such a internationally unified event. Which to my surprise turned out to be even better than last year, I managed to get through the whole parade without being mixed up in any real trouble or negative vibes. Everyone seemed to be having a real good time which is what it is all about!
Felt so proud to be apart of the parade Palaaaancing! Jumping up and all the rest of it. I absolutely love Socca Music and I think this year the tunes seriously represented the vibes without a doubt. It makes everybody happy and you can not help but smile and whine!!
The other highlight of the day was having the opportunity to showcase once again my new material live on stage, with what turned out to be the most hyped receptive crowd I have had the chance to perform to yet! I was so well received which did actually surprise me, the response they gave me was fantastic. I have Mastermind and Curtis Walker to thank for that who support me to the fullest and keep me motivated to do great things.
I do hope I achieve all I want this year and even it I do not? Well I shall make the goals smaller and achieve poco a poco (little by little).
Kbitradio has been a great opportunity for me to showcase the best music in my opinion from up and coming signed and unsigned artist both nationally and internationally. It is something that I talked about doing for almost 2 years ago now and funny how the opportunity follows. I do believe, no, let me rephrase, I am a VERY strong believer in vision, followed by action, followed by opportunity. In order to gain what you want from live you must envision it in your minds eye then take action, for envisioning alone will not bring what you want, it’s the putting it in you mind first and then looking for the relevant opportunity which if you take action your mind helps you to find anyways. I will leave the example of how it has worked for me for the next article.
Moving on from there though, I always get to interview interesting people and last week I had the pleasure of interviewing a new comer to the music scene T. Amore who had plenty to say about positive thinking and how music plays a powerful part in influencing peoples thoughts, feelings emotions and life! Imagine that? Yet it is so true the subconscious is a sponge, takes everything in particular, music, music would be the equivalence to the water no in fact the sea, and our subconscious soaks up everything involved in it, melodies lyrics etc. T.Amore has release an album called “How to Overcome Mental Barriers”. The material is all positive and like a type of guide of self help poetry like a book. I am privileged to have a hard copy as it contains the lyrics which are like affirmations, which I feel are important in leading a successful life or at the very least a life you want. Well to check out T.Amore and other artist alike check the SRT Show group page and join on Facebook, also check me every Friday live on www.kbitradio.com from 9.30pm.
Till next time mucho love xx
Double R aka Rain.
Man and machine become one:
Recently I had the opportunity to test drive the Mazda MX 5, all I can say is wow. I had been an auto technician for over 15 years (before turning my trade to media) and in that time I can say I have driven almost every make and model car there is, Except Lamborghini and Ferrari, but when I do drive them it will be all over ICU Online, believe me. So with the exception of the Lambo and Ferrari I have quite a lot of experience to run a comparison to.
Now a decent 2nd hand MX 5 will set you back about £5K – £7K about 4 years old with about 40,000 miles on the clock. I can honestly say the MX-5 is by far the best little 2 seater sports car you can buy for that money. This little roadster in my opinion was more enjoyable to drive than the more powerful BWM Z4, Porsche Boxter, Mercedes SLK, and the Crysler Cross fire which all cost twice as much as the Mazda if not more.
The experience starts as soon as you sit in the car, as the door shut I immediately felt the car was a part of me, the driving position is absolutely perfect, I have never been more comfortable in the drivers seat of a car. And everything seemed to be exactly where it should be, except will all Japanese cars the indicator is where the windshield wiper should be and vise verse, so every time I indicated to turn left my wipers would come on, but you soon get use to that.
The Mazda MX5 is not a powerful car, it is not about power and speed, but more about control and quality, you feel one with everything you do, changing gear, steering around corners, even changing lanes just all seemed more fun in this Mazda than in any car I had ever driven.
I could not explain why it was so much fun to drive, so I researched what other car enthusiast had to say about the MX5 and conclude rather than go on and on, I will share with you exactly what the top gear and 5th gear guys have to say about this beautiful, beautiful machine. This car is now at the top of my wish list, I will get the Audi RS4 a little later in life now.
This is what Richard Hammond from top gear had to say about this beautiful machine:
Ok so Richard Hammond has the same opinion about this car as I do, but this car is also female friendly, if there are any lady car enthusiast out there and you are looking for a real driving experience this is the car for you.
And here is Vicky Pollard from 5th Gear testing the same car:
In conclusion, if buying a two seater is just a status symbol the buy all means get a BMW Z4, or the Porsche Boxter or the Mercedes SLK, but if it is for the love of driving the Mazda delivers everything these other cars do for half the money. And if your worried about top end speed or acceleration? the Mazda is actually built practically for real world use, I have never met anyone who has driven a performance car to its limit on UK roads who still holds a valid drivers license.
A 2005 Mazda MX5 2.0 liter standard (as opposed to sports) with approximately 50,000 miles on the clock is worth £7,400.
If you love driving, it is worth every penny.