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April 28th, 2007

Some Stupid Travelers near Mt. Everest

Maybe you read about these student protesting in front of the Chinese near Mount Everest. It appears that they were protesting on the Chinese side of Mt. Everest.

Not a smart move

Here are some of their quotes:

“The entire thing was fairly traumatic … not sleeping for over 30 hours, being denied food and water for over 14, basically being psychologically terrorized,” Service said Saturday in Katmandu.

and

During the interrogation, Service said a Chinese guard threatened her, saying: “If you don’t tell the truth, you will sleep in this room and harm will come to you.”

“I asked her if she threatened me; she nodded yes,” Service said. “I became very afraid for my own safety and the safety of my friends.”

Hello. China is not a democracy you idiots. What did you expect to happen when you did this? Yes, you got all this media attention and are on Yahoo’s homepage for a few hours. So well done on that front.

Most savvy travellers know that you don’t go into a communist country that is not your own and protest stuff. Wake up young folks. 30 hours of no sleep. I weep for you. Harm was almost done to you since it was “fairly” traumatic, but not quite. You put yourself in that situation. Don’t come crying about it now.

Stories like this crack me up a little bit. It seems like a scripted thing happened and they got the outcome that they wanted.

April 10th, 2007

San Jose, California

May 18th, 2007

April 10th, 2007

Happiness and Success

What is happiness? What is success? Tough things to define for everyone. For some success = money. Others is might be time. What does it mean to by happy? Are you happy?

Been readying a lot of articles lately on both of these topics. I reckon being happy and being successful are correlated. Just read this article this morning on being a good designer

Here are the 7 things needed from the above article:

# Work quickly. Produce a lot.

# Attend to details.

# Be versatile.

# Make an effort to learn.

# Anticipate problems.

# Set goals.

# Display a positive attitude.

I’d say that this list is also applicable to anyone that works on a team or in a team environment. I have worked with all sorts of people over the years – and the most important attribute on the above list in my opinion (though all are) – is to Display a positive attitude. There are so many reasons why this is so important. Not having a positive attitude, colors all the other attributes in a negative light and reflects poorly on the team you work with.

Smile. Even if you fake it, a real one often follows shortly thereafter to brighten an attitude and the folks around you. With a positive attitude – the 7 habits above are much easier to integrate.

April 2nd, 2007

NCAA, Hotels, Books and other stuff

  • Watching the NCAA championship. Ohio State vs Florida. Reminds me that I sorta liveblogged Uof I vs North Carolina at the airport on the way to travelling around the world. Florida up by 11 with a few minutes left in the 1st half. Doesn’t look like they have a chance.
  • We are still re-launching and re-designing legacy parts of BootsnAll. Last week we got the Hotels section sorted. We think it is way more user friendly than previous versions.
  • Been reading a tonne of books lately. I’ll try to write up little reviews about them shortly.
  • There are 32 Offside Soccer Blogs now. Wow. This community of bloggers is fantastic, interesting, and addictive to readers like me.
  • We didn’t do an April Fools joke this year for the 2nd straight year after doing it for 4 of the previous years. Skobb pulled a quickie on the Boards though. Well done.
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