Archives

Blake Ross is an inspiration

As a Firefox Campus Rep, I get a box of Firefox goodies to use while promoting Firefox on the USC campus. A few days ago, I received a box for this year. It contains a book called Firefox for Dummies, by Blake Ross. I have to be honest. I’ve always been a little hesitant to…Continue Reading…

Being Thankful

Here’s a wonderfully optimistic thought: Greet the day. I love being able to get up, and greet a wonderful new day. I suggest creating a morning ritual that includes saying thanks for your blessings. I’m inspired by the Dalai Lama, who said, “Everyday, think as you wake up, ‘today I am fortunate to have woken…Continue Reading…

Facebook is an inspiration for me

I’m inspired by Mark Zuckerberg. Is that a bad thing? [Zuckerberg] began messing around with computers early on, teaching himself how to program. As a high school senior, at Phillips Exeter Academy, he and D’Angelo built a plug-in for the MP3 player Winamp that would learn your music listening habits, then create a playlist to…Continue Reading…

You’re Not Smart Enough

My roommate tells me nearly every day: “I’m dumb.” Sometimes he uses variants, such as: “I’m stupid.” I disagree, but that’s beside the point. Clearly, this kind of perspectives are a matter of opinion. But I do have a point I want to make: every time I hear him say something to the effect of…Continue Reading…

Publish your book online

Leo Laporte and Amber interviewed Scott Sigler on [email protected] episode 17, “There’s something wrong with the sheep.” This really inspired me to someday publish a book online, and I think you should definitely do it right away if you have the time to do so. And let me know if you do! I’d be happy…Continue Reading…

Lewis in Meet the Robinsons (in 3-D)

Tonight I went to a midnight showing of Disney’s latest computer animated movie, Meet the Robinsons (G). It was a 3-D showing– with 3-D glasses, dual projectors, etc. I was very impressed, and not just because of the superb presentation. It’s also a compelling storyline, and it’s told in a very entertaining way. Academic types…Continue Reading…