Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Welcome President Obama !

I'm so happy right now.

Even though I'm living in a different country at the moment I can feel the positive vibe all over the place. Over here there's a tentative optimism, most of the 'others' I talk to are hoping President Obama is going to do a good job. They can see that he's intelligent and is surrounding himself with intelligent people.

For the Americans I talk to here it's like that relieved breath you take when that aching tooth is finally pulled out. The source of the hurt is out and while you still have a bleeding hole in your mouth you know that the situation is improving and you can get to work rebuilding your wellness.

For my part I don't expect him to solve every problem that exists but I do think he's going to do what he can to make a positive impact. There are some skeptics around who wouldn't trust anyone who's in the office, except that libertarian guy, but they aren't going to dull my good mood.

Instead I'm going to try to live up to the spirit of his call to action. Helping other people, setting a good example, appreciating what I have, not wasting my money on useless crap, saving money, build sound assets to make money, taking responsibility for and ownership of the state of my family's wellness, and promoting positive change in the community.

Good job my fellow Americans, we made something very good happen when we voted him in. But while we should expect President Obama to live up to his word, we'd better live up to our end of the bargain too.

Ok, that's it for the politics.
Peace !

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Richard St. John: Secrets of success in 8 words, 3 minutes

This boils it all down, doesn't it?



One of the comments below the video reads 'if only it were that simple.' And to tell the truth i think it really is that simple. Simple in that the concepts are really easy to grasp. Where people fall i think is that they're looking for the easy way out. Be successful without putting in any effort. I used to teach at a university and the most common way that students would begin a question was "what's the easiest way to..."

While I'm a big fan of keeping things simple, it's really important to be able to come up with the most effective way to do something rather than the easiest.

After all, if these things were easy, everyone would be doing them.

So I read a lot about people who are intensely creative, very prolific, and financially successful and this video is a good way to collect a lot of those thoughts for a sort of concise reminder of the way, the path, the recipe.

Love what you do, think about it a lot, do it a lot, try to improve, try to do some good.

Monday, January 12, 2009

2 Awesome FREE Software Synths for Windows

I'm in the heat of a heated auction for a Novation NOVA and I just might lose.

Luckily there are two options for getting those amazing sounds needed for my various projects that need sound.

SFXR !
http://indygamer.blogspot.com/2007/12/sfxr-sound-effect-generator.html

ANALOG BOX 2 !
http://www.andyware.com/abox2/index.html


DL now !
pew pew pew !