Thursday, June 21, 2012

Sharing your information

I love writing about new forms of technology and communication, things that make it easier and faster to get information and share this information on your own blog. has come up with a flash player where you can upload information, files, photos, music, videos, podcasts etc and put it up on your space in the form of a widget. All you have to do is to upload the files you want to share, create an account or sign in to your account and voila, you're done! To make it even better, they are offering to host upto 1gb of file for free for you.

an aptitude for music

For some people, music just connects with them from the word go and while with others it's something learned. Like with my daughter, she just gets the music and rhythm instantaneously, regardless of what it is. As adults, we are conditioned to notice and appreciate songs, but she loves music and will start to dance even with a passing siren or even the fire alarm. It's the beat that she understands and moves to immediately.

I'm betting that I'll be needing to invest a lot of time, effort and money in letting her understand and study music and music making, maybe investing in things like Furman power conditioners and meters, surge protectors and so on to encourage her to immerse herself in music. When we were growing up, music might not have been a valid career choice, but now I see just how technical things are, I mean, just look at how specific Furman products are, each one is been created just for musicians and is primed to perform to it's maximum. Musical instruments and their supporting products are increasingly technical and so it makes sense to stick to tried and tested companies such as Furman, who know what they are doing. Plus, since they have the full range of backup products from power conditioners to uninterrupted power suppliers, it makes sense to stick with them.

for lounging around

When it comes to relaxing, for me there's just no comparison to putting my feet up at the end of a long day. I love divans and day beds for this reason and we've always managed to have some sort of arrangement where we can really kick back and relax. We've never had a beanbag although I've used them many times, but when we were out looking at some furniture earlier this week, I was quite intrigued at the thought of getting one. I mean, bean bags are really quite comfortable to sit on, in the way they just ensconce themselves around you, although getting up can sometimes be a bother, but I suppose if you do it often enough, you get the hang of how to do it gracefully!

Saturday, June 02, 2012

buying and selling images online

Which is now called Pictures and Box! I've only recently piqued my interest in taking photographs of subjects other than family and friends, but now that I have, I am completely immersed in this new world of finding and clicking interesting images. If you're not that keen on taking pictures, you might want to consider that you can now sell them online. Pictures and Box uses the world's largest stock image bank to help image buyers find the right images and image owners to sell them, by facilitating payments and archiving licenses. With great features such as multiple parameter search where you can put negative keywords to come up with results appropriate to what you are searching for. Test the process with this sample search for "flowers purple". Previous searches can be saved and you can install lightbox grids and slide shows to publicize your images. To learn more about how it works, you can sign up for a free account and test the process by selecting the type of results you are looking for and installing a lightbox.

gifting for babies

Doesn't it happen to you that all of a sudden everyone around you is having babies? Two of my friends are due in the next 4-5 months and I've been busy trying to find some really nice special gifts for them and the babies. I'm really keen on personalizing a gift or finding unique baby gifts, something that stands out and is memorable.

I think something like making it something like a handprint/footprint gift set, where the paint and canvas comes in a set and you just have to paint the baby's palm/foot and place it on the canvas. I had got one of them for my daughter, and I simply adore her footprints canvas. This kind of gift involves the parents and the child, which I feel is a nice thing to do. I'm also keen on personalized books, like a fairy tale book which is created using the child's name. It's such a cool idea and I wish I had seen them when my little one was littler. Although, really, no harm in getting one for her now, since she loves to go through her books!

skipping summer!

Summer's here nice and proper, and all I can think of is how the next 5 months will go by, since it just gets so unbearably hot outside. Well, actually, 4 months is the tough time, from June to September, since by October it'll be countdown time to good weather again, and one can feel the occasional cool breeze blowing in from the sea. And before you know it, it's going to be time for the holidays again and we'll be sending out Photo Christmas Cards and so on! Yes, if you think about it like that, the whole year just zoomed by didn't it! But it would be nice to skip some of the hotter summer months, wouldn't it! Reminds me of the book and movie Skipping Christmas!