QOTD September 19 2014

September 19th, 2014 on 11:51

Victor Hugo: “What a grand thing, to be loved! What a grander thing still, to love!”

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QOTD September 18 2014

September 18th, 2014 on 21:08

Eleanor Roosevelt: “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”

 

QOTD September 17 2014

September 17th, 2014 on 19:58

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: “Nothing is worse than active ignorance.”

QOTD September 16 2014

September 16th, 2014 on 12:48

Irma Kurtz: “Givers have to set limits because takers rarely do.”

 

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QOTD September 15 2014

September 15th, 2014 on 20:20

Max Frisch: “Time does not change us. It just unfolds us.”

 

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QOTD September 14 2014

September 14th, 2014 on 10:07

Anais Nin: “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”

 

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Toilet rolls

September 13th, 2014 on 23:16

Quite a revelation; ‘How to change a toilet roll’, an instructional video…ROTFLMAO!

 

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QOTD September 13 2014

September 13th, 2014 on 11:23

David Lloyd George: “Don’t be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps.”

Apple’s Keynote; iPhone 6, Apple Watch, Apple Pay, U2

September 12th, 2014 on 23:07

Hard to miss, once again Apple managed to keep ‘the world’ busy by releasing/announcing new goodies during their Event last Tuesday. The highlights:

– iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus; bigger screens, a design that goes back to the original iPhone having round corners yet thinner than any other smartphone, full specs though not too shocking improvements (the innovation curve is not as steep as it was 6-7 years ago), to be released in Norway pretty soon, on September 26, yay! And yes; iWant! And iNeed as the battery of my ‘old’ iPhone 5 is extremely bad…I actually qualify for a battery replacement but that process means I am without a phone for some weeks which is (professionally) a no-go. Get the iPhone 6 (-Plus), then have the iPhone5 battery replaced and use it as my dutch phone sounds just fine for me! :)

– Apple Watch; I am not a watch person, and unsure if this is for me. That said, it seems as an amazing product which seems to raise the bar considerably for the tech wearables industry. Other attempts in this category don’t come close to what the Apple Watch will bring…do we need it? Will it be the next cornerstone for Apple’s business? Not sure about that, only future can tell…as long as they are able to ‘solve’ the battery-life challenge it might…

– Apple Pay; Finally, Apple’s first steps into becoming a bank which is not strange as they have been sitting on 500 million creditcard accounts for years…from the demo it seems a HUGE improvement in the way we will/can do payments, yet it won’t be for me soon, as this will be US only for some time

– U2 album give away; Apple gives all its iTunes Store customers the new U2 album ‘Songs of Innocence’ for free!! This can very well be seen as *the* major thing from last Tuesdays event. And with the cash Apple has, this is actually an easy one for them while generating a lot of attention and traction towards iTunes. It can also be seen as ‘proof’ that Apple fears its iTunes business model is failing and needs adjustment (in the direction of Spotify-like services).

 

For the ones who are really interested in the full background on the announcements: watch the full  Keynote speech here!

The event started with an inspirational video called ‘Perspective’ which is too beautiful not to have it on the blog…Here’s to those who have always seen things differently…Njoy!

 

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QOTD September 12 2014

September 12th, 2014 on 12:27

Maryanne Radmacher-Hershey: “May your walls know joy; May every room hold laughter and every window open to great possibility.”

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QOTD September 11 2014

September 11th, 2014 on 10:23

Saint Francis of Assisi: “Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is doubt, faith.”

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QOTD September 10 2014

September 10th, 2014 on 15:08

Ralph Waldo Emerson: “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”

QOTD September 9 2014

September 9th, 2014 on 11:15

Mahatma Gandhi: “I want freedom for the full expression of my personality.”

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A lovely weekend

September 8th, 2014 on 23:17

Oh my, how I love my little angel…we had a fantastic weekend; loads of fun, craziness and enjoying outdoor life! The pictures below say it all! :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

QOTD September 8 2014

September 8th, 2014 on 12:47

Norman Vincent Peale: “Think enthusiastically about everything; but especially about your job. If you do, you’ll put a touch of glory in your life. If you love your job with enthusiasm, you’ll shake it to pieces. You’ll love it into greatness.”

QOTD September 7 2014

September 7th, 2014 on 09:29

Epictetus: “First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.”

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Introducing the bookbook

September 6th, 2014 on 21:28

Just days before the much anticipated and hyped Apple event this coming Tuesday, when ‘the world’ will finally see Apple’s new iPhone and perhaps the iWatch, IKEA comes with a brilliant persiflage of a new product release video, Apple style; the release of the IKEA bookbook TM!!

“At only 8mm thin, and weighing in at less than 400g, the 2015 IKEA Catalogue comes pre-installed with thousands of home furnishing ideas”…ROTFLMAO! Perhaps something for you? :)

 

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QOTD September 6 2014

September 6th, 2014 on 14:11

Jonathan Swift: “It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into.”

QOTD September 5 2014

September 5th, 2014 on 15:37

Holly Lisle: “Actions have consequences…first rule of life. And the second rule is this – you are the only one responsible for your own actions.”

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QOTD September 4 2014

September 4th, 2014 on 10:26

Jessie Sampter: “Simplicity is the peak of civilisation.”