Working too much, living too little?

Are you working too much and living too little?

Don’t worry: if you live in the United States, you are working too much and living too little. I know most people are living to little because those same people are overworked doing jobs they don’t love. How can you be living well when you don’t have energy to even care about what unfolds in the daily world let alone your own life? What is the statistic about job satisfaction among American workers? Roughly, 90%+ would leave their jobs for another. Slow down now as you think about this question: when have you set as a directive in your life: I will learn to live well. Have you asked yourself, do I live well? What does it mean to live well? What can I do to help people I love to live better?

Consider this: most people think the other driver on the road is the idiot -that one driver who is always on the cellphone, not using a blinker, backing up without looking, making a dangerous turn, speeding, etc. But, they never stop to think, as a driver, they’ve done all those things -multiple times. And, those drivers also never stop to think just because they’ve driven for X number of years or never had an accident or never been pulled over that they drive supremely well. Yet, those drivers don’t take refresher classes, improvement classes, advanced driving classes, skill assessments, read books on driving improvement, attend lectures on the latest driving techniques, have someone evaluate their driving or ever revisit the skills they learned at 15.6 years of age to see how well they drive now.

What do they forget and perhaps have never learned: unless you actively work at being and becoming better at a task, you could do something for 40,000 years and not be doing any better than when you started doing that task. That by the way is a proper use of then and than -an egregious english grammar error I see more times than I care to count. Unless you think I possess a false hubris, don’t worry, I’m sure there is typo somewhere in my posts and some, verbosity. Mull those questions like veggies in crockpot awhile, while asking yourself: what did I do to improve the lives of others today?

For you are here with no other reason.

Are you medival?

Are you medival?


Don’t believe me? Just watch.

First, my roommate over the summer, Jeremy, shot video of of me with his Casio Exilim . Then I downloaded it to my laptop. (It’s a Dell; I don’t have much to say about their laptops and feel I’ve said enough already since I just admitted to using one.) Next, I converted it to an MPG-1 using FX Mpg Writer . This format is close to universal and smugmug requests you upload in this format. “Requests” is a nice way of saying they prefer to make things easy and converting it with FX was, easy. If you can’t see the video you need: 1) an updated version of Windows Media Player or an updated version of Quicktime. 2) You may need a browser upgrade. If you haven’t yet switched to Firefox, you must. Commence hacking the web after that. And with that said, I still occasionally access something using Internet Explorer -but not by choice.

Check me out; I’m medieval -not a lot of people can say that. I blog and I scythe.


How can you "Hack FedEx Kinko's ExpressPay system SmartCard?"

How can you be sure to ensure you'e not exposed like you don't think you are/?


YouTube - Hack FedEx Kinko's ExpressPay system SmartCard: "The ExpressPay stored-value card system used by FedEx Kinko's is
vulnerable to attack. An attacker who gains the ability to alter the
data stored on the card can use FedEx Kinko's services fraudulently
and anonymously, and can even obtain cash from the store.
Added on March 03, 2006, 01:19 AM by xerohour"


Who are your library users?

Who are your library users? How do you wake-up one day and don't have a job? Can you not see it coming? Are there indications that your life is changing and you're ignoring them? When was the last time you went to the Dentist?

" ...If you're a part of the computing or Internet-related industries, you probably already know that college students are one of the most computer literate and Internet active segments of society. ... The campus is clearly the hub of student computing. The study examines what resources are made available to students and what influence colleges and universities have on student preferences. The study represents the first, independent measurement of students' awareness of specific www sites (both of general interest and sites targeted to them)... "
Student Monitor

How do re-create yourself?

How do re-create yourself? First realize succeeding in your profession is being able to ride the rising tide; this is not being a bobbing cork on the open ocean; this is being a surfer -if you get knocked down ride that turn out and then get back up for the next wave.

Libraries begin uncertain new chapter: "With internet companies such as Google becoming more involved in digitising content, what role does the public library have in today's web-driven society?"

How do you move to make things work?

How do you move content between offline formats to online formats to hybridized formats? Look for examples.

MIT OpenCourseWare | OCW Home:
"Welcome to MIT's OpenCourseWare:
a free and open educational resource for faculty, students, and self-learners around the world. OCW supports MIT's mission to advance knowledge and education, and serve the world in the 21st century. It is true to MIT's values of excellence, innovation, and leadership.

* Is a publication of MIT course materials
* Does not require any registration
* Is not a degree-granting or certificate-granting activity
* Does not provide access to MIT faculty

What can you do with open source software?

How do you ensure transparency? Start projects in Open source software. Use movements that show and uncover your thinking. Ask yourself, "how will this be perceived?" The hard and stiff will fail; the soft and supple shall prevail as it's said in the Tao Teh Ching.

Quoted source:
Open Workbench - Open Source Project Management and Project Scheduling for Windows - Comparing Open Workbench and Microsoft Project

What's your manifesto?


FreeCulture.org: Manifesto: "The mission of the Free Culture movement is to build a bottom-up, participatory structure to society and culture, rather than a top-down, closed, proprietary structure."

How do you take something common like a URL and make it unique?

How do you take something common like a URL and make it unique? Wake-up call for all.

Quick Online Tips: Decoding the domain name del.icio.us: "del.icio.us has become the most popular social bookmarks manager in recent times. Many surfers are drawn to curiosity by the peculiar domain name del.icio.us. It was an ingenious way to register a domain name. I mean it is much better than getting delicious.com or delicious.net etc. A domain search reveals there are many such names and many more subject to domain name availability."