17.11.16

Photos of Celebrities when They Were Younger

Over the weekend, I have been surfing the net and searching for stuffs that would somehow get myself out of boredom. Since I like watching Hollywood movies, I was thinking of watching photos of celebrities when they were kids and up to the present. As it turns out, I've found pictures of sexy celebrities being compared to how they look when they were younger. Here are some of the photos...

Angelina Jolie

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9.7.16

How to stay happy and young...

I was browsing the net this morning and came across a site that features tips and how-to articles. Then, when I opened my mail and tried to check the messages, I still came across another how-to paper. This time it features a practical piece of advice about life and staying young. I thought it might be useful to keep a list of simple things that could have a great impact on our lives. So I'm posting it here...

Here's a list of tips offered on how to stay young and happy...!

1. Keep only cheerful friends.
2. Keep learning.
3. Enjoy the simple things.
4. Laugh often, long and loud.
5. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person, who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.
6. Surround yourself with what you love...
7. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.
8. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.
9. Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. So. let's enjoy every moment.......

30.5.16

How to Stay Anonymous online...

In a world of information technology, people tend to use and put everything in the web. Personal data and even private details are being posted on social media and on their websites or blogs. Yet, placing all these data, even with the most difficult passwords, may not be safe and secure enough for they can still be tracked and monitored by others.

Someone, somewhere, has the ability to track not only our medical, purchasing, employment, credit, etc. information but also watch and track our every move. This led me to wonder: Is this what is happening in our society? Is there something we can do about it? Well, the answer is definitely ‘yes’ and probably ‘no.’ Privacy is a thing of the past. Monitoring is everywhere. If you are looking at this online, I am sure that lots of information has been stored and linked to you about that action. Nevertheless, at least we can try to play with ‘their’ minds and surf the web anonymously.

5.3.16

No Webcam? Use Your Phone Instead

Cellphones are very useful nowadays. Not only can you use it for texting, making and receiving calls, snapping photos, videos and facebooking. You can also use it as an accessory for your PC, specifically a web camera.

That's absolutely right. You can use your cellphone as webcam for video calls or chats on Skype, Google hangouts, etc. You can even use it as security camera. You don't have to worry about replacing a broken webcam or getting a new one. You just have to use a software and configure the setting.

There's a bunch of apps out there that you can use to set up your phone as webcam. The most commonly used ones are DroidCam and IP Webcam. I have tried and used both.
To begin with, download Droidcam app both in your pc and phone or tablet.
For Windows client, get it here. For your mobile phones, just go to Google Play.

Once downloaded and installed, you can now use your phone as webcam either via wireless connection or USB mode. However, configuration of the settings is required.
Here's how to configure both.

29.2.16

A Quick and Easy Fix for Overheating NEO Laptop


Is your laptop screechy and overheating after a few minutes of using it?
Well, now is the perfect time for you to get that fixed. Otherwise, you’d see blue screens displaying on your laptop and it would just shut down by itself.

Forget about the "I'll fix this later" or "I'll pay someone to repair that later" mentality. Next thing you know, the motherboard gets burnt-out and you lost the data that you so dearly care about. You just have to deal with the overheating problem now. And, the good thing is, you can even do it yourself, like I did. 

I am not an expert of fixing laptops nor am I an experienced technician or repair man. But I do have a habit of researching for solutions and watching other people do the fixing on youtube.

When I opened the rear panel of the laptop, I found the culprit -- dust, a bunch of them.

29.1.16

Stress Reducers

Everyone of us is experiencing or has undergone stress. People at work or in the office, students at school, parents at home, and even those who are on vacation still do experience stress.

According to TheFreeDictionary.com, stress refers to the worry experienced by a person in particular circumstances, or the state of anxiety caused by this. There are many signs of stress overload identified by psychologists. A few signs people who are experiencing stress overload may notice include: anxiety or panic attacks; a feeling of being constantly pressured, hassled, and hurried; irritability and moodiness; problems sleeping; drinking too much, smoking, overeating, or doing drugs; and sadness or depression.

I have been working remotely at home for over 5 years. I always thought that working at home is stress-free for you can work any time you want without the wary eye of your superior or manager. But, I was wrong. Or maybe I was right. It's just the way how I manage my time working at home and spend it with my family. I guess I just have to find ways to reduce or manage stress.

When I enter the word stress to any search engine, it yields vast results and lists a number of information and articles regarding stress management, its causes and effects, symptoms, treatment and prevention, and so on. Reading them all and familiarizing the ways or tips on reducing and managing stress may even lead you to stress. Writing them down perhaps would be a good way to remember them. Thus, this is what I intend to do here, to put down a list of stress reducers. Not all of them though because some stress reducers or tips may not be applicable to me but to someone else.

Here's a list of stress reducers I got from the Hope Heart Institute of Seattle, Washington.
  1. Procrastination is stressful. Whatever you want to do tomorrow, do it today; whatever you want to do today, do it now. Hard work is simply the accumulation of easy things you didn't do when you should have done them.
  2. Organize your home and work area so that everything has a place. You won't have to go through the stress of losing things.
  3. Write things down: don't rely on your memory. (Trying to remember not to forget is stressful.)
  4. Plan ahead. Schedule a realistic day.
  5. Relax your standards. The world will not end if the grass does not get mowed this weekend.
  6. An instant cure for most stress: 30 minutes of brisk walking or other aerobic exercises.
  7. Make friends with nonworriers.
  8. Everyday find a time for solitude and introspection. Seek out quiet places.
  9. Say "No, thank you" to projects you don't have the time or energy for.
  10. For every one thing that goes wrong, there are 50 to 100 blessings. Count them.
  11. Do nothing that, after being done, leads you to tell a lie.
  12. Put brain in gear before opening your mouth. Before saying anything, ask yourself if what you are about to say is (1) true, (2) kind, and (3) necessary. If it's not all three, K.M.S. (Keep your Mouth Shut).
  13. If an unpleasant or difficult task faces you, do it early in the day and get it over with.
  14. Do one thing at a time. And do at least one thing you really enjoy.
  15. Get enough sleep. Use an alarm clock to remind you to go to bed, if necessary.
  16. To relax instantly, breathe as if you were trying to inflate an imaginary balloon in your stomach. Inhale slowly to the count of 10. Then exhale slowly to the count of 10. Repeat.
  17. Practice labeling situations differently. Resisting the temptation to exaggerate the situations, and labeling situations with the appropriate word, can reduce stress.
  18. Be kind to unkind people - they probably need it the most.
  19. Remember that the best things in life aren't things.
  20. Using the TV or radio for background "company" can be surprisingly stressful. Learn to enjoy quiet.
  21. Stop worrying. If something concerns you, do something about it. If you can't do anything about it, let go of it.