Entry on March 11, 2007
I installed this service about six months ago because I could not find certain results on search engine and tried “random walks” in “something”. I like the idea: instead of finding a particular thing yourself, let the crowd and randomness pick it for you. However I don’t use it much 🙂
+ social network (global and friend)
+ diversified content eg video
one that I use usually:
+ Ctrl-T open new Tab
+ Ctrl-W close a Tab
+ F11 full screen
+ Ctrl-R or F5 reload
Learn and life off work
– I am reading a book “The thinker toolkit” from the list of Mr Tien.
– I read the book “Visualization Map” to see the process however most of them I found in classes that I took e.g control system. I need to think of ways to apply some maps.
I am surprised that most folks use Mindjet software. I use Mindmapper version 3.5, a similar application with beautiful design, convenient features and much less resource consuming. Microsoft is behind Mindjet though.
This will be the skill that I need much work on. I have been better after looking at some books and listened to audio books on my car, such as “The psychology of selling“, “Who’s pushing your button” and over talks with my friend who used to be a psychologist about change.
However, I still find it difficult to change “structured (close)” minded people. It requires persistence and often frustration. I usually have no communication problem with western friends. Give me some suggestion, will you?
I saw an article which quotes an Arabian proverb:
The words of the tongue should have three gatekeepers:
a) Is it true?
b) Is is necessary?
c) Is it kind?
-> a) Are we right? What are the assumptions? Are we open-minded?
-> b) Is is necessary?
– Is our approach of practical help?
– What are the person’s real problem?
– Is change necessary? The person is happy in his/her comfort zone now and work well for his/her goal.
– Is it worth our effort? Cost and benefits?
-> c) Do we make the person feel good?
Foods and sports
I have experimented and qualify new food recipes (for me) the last two weeks.
+ Marinated fish (ca kho)
+ Marinated pork (thit kho)
+ Mixed lettuce with vinegar
So that I can cook for myself better and can treat friends.
And I motivated myself for doing more exercise and spending more time to sleep. Aikido and soccer. Last Friday we lost 4-1 in soccer. I scored the goal but was responsible for two lost goals.
It’s getting warmer. I will ride the bike around.