How To Look In to Yourself And Why It is Important ….


Sometimes you just feel lost. No matter which direction you take a step in it never feels quite right. Pause for a moment and look at the decisions and projects you’ve started over the past month. All over the place, right?

All you have left in your wake are a bunch of unfinished projects, and trails that lead nowhere. You dream of having your next project be your best work. The vision you had for your life was doing work that matters and making a lasting impact. You would love to make decisions that align with the core of who you are. Living a fully intentional life.

Yet, here you are scattered, lost and unfocused. Still left with decisions and actions that never feel quite right.

You Haven’t Taken the Time to Become a Self-Expert

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Today we’re so wrapped up in a culture of doing that we’re rarely ever given downtime to sit and reflect. This constant cycle of doing even plagues us in our sleep. The moment you open your eyes in the morning your mind starts racing and the cycle begins again. Never a free moment from your thoughts and the distractions of the modern world. Even when you try to sit still you can’t help but fidget. It’s either your body or your mind pulling you in a new direction.

We have over 50,000 thoughts a day, over half are negative and over 90% are just repeating from the day before. That doesn’t leave much room for growth and change does it? In Buddhist thought your mind is likened to a drunk monkey. If you don’t take the time to tame this drunk monkey your life might as well be run on autopilot. Never actually acting for yourself, simply doing them out of a conditioned response. There is a way to break free from this societal conditioning, however.

All you need to do is create a little more space. By adding just a little time each day for self-reflection and soul digging you’ll be on your way towards building a wealth of understanding about yourself. The path isn’t rugged or treacherous, but it does take work. Especially, if you’ve spent your entire life wrapped up in seeking behavior, such as, only acting for external rewards, like money, wealth or power. A little more space is all you need to start laying the foundation

Knowing Yourself Isn’t Directly Valued In Our Culture

If you feel lost and confused it’s not your fault. Yes, you’re ultimately in charge of your life. It’s you who needs to play the main character in your journey and start to live a life that’s worth living, but if you’re not there yet just realize that it’s not all on your shoulders. At the core it’s the culture you’ve been raised in.

In the modern world, we place massive value on status and money. We grow up being taught and shaped more by the media and advertisements than the books and teachers we learn from. The reason all boils down to our psychology.

Without going too in-depth here, advertising makes money by selling a certain image. In order to sell that image on a massive scale it needs to address certain psychological triggers. Instead of selling us the message that “we’re already perfect and should love ourselves just the way we are”, we are told that “we need to be fixed, and this product will bring (insert positive thing) into your life”.

We’re constantly wrapped up in seeking behavior. We never stop for a moment to ask why we’re consuming and doing these things in the first place. The values of our culture condition you to become a passive consumer who fuels the current economic model. By keeping within the norms you’ll be safe, comfortable and supposedly happy. If you’ve been through this process for anytime whatsoever, which I’m sure you have. You’re always left with a feeling of emptiness no matter how much money you make, or new objects you buy. It’s time to shake things up.

Take Your Power Back and Use the Art of Introspection

Lao Tzu said it best.

“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich.”

Introspection and reflection are all about getting to know yourself at the core, uncovering your values and then deciding for yourself what’s the best action to take. You take the power away from the way you’ve been conditioned, away from the systems that try to hold you in place and bring your focus of control back to where it belongs, within you.

In doing this you’ll uncover a lot of resistance. Both internally and from family and friends. After all, you’re gracefully bowing out from the way most people process the world. This liberation comes with uncertainty, but also a newfound sense of freedom and purpose. By taking the time to become an expert of yourself first you have the power to make decisions that make you feel good. By cultivating a bond of understanding you bring your dream life within reach. No more stumbling, no more feeling lost.

Even the times of uncertainty will be more secure, as you’re always pointed north towards your purpose. This can also be called living from your center. You become a force of power in your own life. Your actions and work that comes from this point will be able to bring this light into other’s lives as well. This all sounds incredible, how do I start?

Make Some Room For Yourself

The following steps can be done anywhere but, it’s best if you build routines around them. Start small and do your best to build the habit of introspection into your life.

1. Create Quiet Space

This can come in many forms. For some it may be taking a quiet walk through the woods. For others, it might be grabbing a cup of tea and sitting at the table. For some, it might even be taking a few extra moments to lie in bed in the morning. The crucial element is to make sure no one is going to interrupt you. This has to be some serious you time! No one else allowed, except maybe your dog or cat.

I’ve found it really helpful if you make it the same time everyday, whether it’s immediately before breakfast or right before bed. It’s easier to in grain a habit if you do it consistently, same time, same place.

2. Ask Deep Open Ended Questions

Now that you’ve created this space for yourself. Make sure it’s very peaceful and relaxing for you. If it helps take a few deep breaths. Really try to follow your breath, in and out. Let the sensations lull you into a relax state. Once you’re there now comes the fun part, the exploration.

Use the following questions if you’d like:

  • What is my deepest passion?
  • What sets my soul on fire?
  • If I had all the money in the world how would I spend my time?
  • What do I love most about myself?
  • What are my deepest values?

That should be enough to get you started. Ultimately the real fun comes when you begin to craft your own. If you want to start digging with your own questions, just start by asking yourself “what would I love to know more about?” Give yourself permission to roam. Remember, you’re trying to uncover who you really are.

3. See What Comes Up With No Judgement

Make sure you hold your heart and mind wide open to any potentials that may arise. If this is one of your first times doing this you may be shocked or amused with what you find. Remember, nothing is to outlandish, don’t judge whatever comes out. It’s all a part of you. Sometimes there are parts of ourselves that haven’t been given time to shine.

When you start to give yourself space, the deeper passionate and playful parts of yourself all seize the moment and do whatever they can to come out. Enjoy the ride, and hold space.

4. Take Notes

This can be done either mentally or with pen and paper in hand. Personally, I love to write down my thoughts and reflections. It makes it easier to track themes that keep occurring and give me something to look back on. It all depends on the situation.

Sometimes I like to ponder one of these questions while walking around in the woods, letting my thoughts drift and the insights come and go. Other times I’m all about recording and will ask a question and write until I feel the answer.

If it’s your first time I recommend having something by your side to record your insights. Think of it as a search for gold, you might want a map to document your experience.

5. Reflect and Repeat

After you’ve gone through this process let it sit with you and see how it feels. The more often you ask yourself these questions the more clarity you’ll get. Think of it as practice. You’ll never become a master of your craft if you only do it once or twice. Make it part of your routine and reap the massive rewards of self-knowledge. Slowly, but surely you’ll build the tools to become captain of your own inner universe….

Why Day Dreaming Leads To Greatness and Why It is a MUST …


You get a bad rap if you daydream, but people who write off your wandering mind shouldn’t be so quick to judge.

If your thoughts often drift to far off places, you’ve probably been lectured quite a bit over the years. People have told you to take your head out of the clouds and focus on sensible things. “Get your mind right and stop thinking about nothing,” they’d say, rolling their eyes. “Focus on what’s important.”

But you were focusing on important things. They just didn’t realize it, and it’s possible that you didn’t either. Maybe you still don’t.

You may remember moments when spending too much time in your own head didn’t end well. Was there a situation where you got chewed out by a parent, friend, or significant other for not listening? Failed a test because you didn’t pay attention to a lesson? Cut yourself preparing food because you were distracted? Zoning out did more harm than good back then.

But you shouldn’t dismiss your daydreams, despite their drawbacks, because they can transform your life. Take a look at what John Tierney, a New York Times science writer, wrote about daydreaming in his article Discovering the Virtues of a Wandering Mind:

“Sometimes daydreaming is counterproductive, but sometimes it fosters creativity and helps you solve problems.”

He also claimed that it helps you achieve long-term goals. Daydreaming could be the key to a whole new level of lifestyle improvement.

And fortunately, life provides daily opportunities to seize your hopes and fantasies. North Carolina researchers found that human minds wander 30 percent of the time they’re awake, so you’re always just a few thoughts away from personal greatness… if you’re ready.

Those stray thoughts don’t seem so pointless now, do they?

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1. Daydreams Are a Mental Canvas

Wandering minds can lead people to amazing places.

George de Mestral, an inventor, noticed seed hooks sticking to his clothes and his dog’s fur after a hike in 1948 and came up with the idea for Velcro. Google used to encourage employees to spend 20 percent of the workday thinking about whatever they wanted so they could dream up awesome projects. Many professional writers jot down ideas that pop up throughout the day so they won’t forget them later.

In these cases, random thoughts paid off even though the subjects probably weren’t sure bets at first. Google workers didn’t always know if their projects would work out and writers don’t always know if their sporadic notes will lead to publishable articles and stories. And who knows if de Mestral was certain in the beginning that his Velcro idea would be accepted and mass-produced?

Big thinking is risky, but you should do it anyway. Sure, the idea of spending hours pondering an idea that could fail isn’t appealing, but a lot of great concepts sound iffy in the beginning. You’ll just have to be brave enough to see if that weird concept you think about all day actually works out.

2. Daydreams Help You Process Information

By now, you’ve realized that daydreams are useful for developing great ideas, not just wondering about what you’ll wear when you go out tonight.

But they also mean that your head’s functioning properly and that you’ll remember important things.

Consider this — a 2012 study conducted in part by the University of Wisconsin claims that:

“The mental processes underlying a wandering mind reports a role for working memory, a sort of a mental workspace that allows you to juggle multiple thoughts simultaneously.”

Daydreaming gives you room to prioritize. When you’re spacing out, all these thoughts and mental tasks float around in your brain, which means that the logical, factual stuff — remembering to take out the trash and buy eggs from the grocery store before it gets too late — are drifting right alongside the other stuff — fantasies about how much money you’ll make someday, your memories of your first date, and the concept for that new blog you’re launching later this year. This is your working memory in action, and it allows your mind to access the right thoughts at the right time.

It’s also how you tell what you really want in life. If you’ve daydreamed about mastering the guitar or owning your own business everyday for the past month while you were playing with your kids, analyzing that spreadsheet at work, or watching your favorite TV show, then your daydreams are sending you a message you shouldn’t ignore. Start planning to make these goals a reality now.

3. Daydreams Keep Your Goals in Focus

Everyone has goals they daydream about, including you. Do you daydream about being better at something and mastering a skill? Do you envision having new experiences, a new standard of living, or starting a new career? If you do, daydreams are essential to long-term success.

They keep your goals in front of you constantly. If your mind wanders, chances are it wanders right toward the goal you’ve set for yourself — and it probably stays there a while

That’s a good thing.

Twentieth century poet Pamela Vaull Starr summed it up perfectly with the following quote:

“Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.”

Your dreams increase your hunger to achieve what you want because they don’t let you forget how badly you starve for it. They motivate you to do whatever it takes to make those fantasies a reality.

If your eyes are the window to your soul, as the old English proverb claims, then your dreams are the light that shines through that window to make your soul shine. If you dream, you’ll never lose sight of what keeps your soul alive.

So in order to keep living, you have to keep dreaming.

Pay Attention to Daydreams

Never write off your stray thoughts. Many of them are wishes you have the power to make come true.

Start by trying this little exercise: When you finish reading this article, think long and hard about the daydreams you’ve had today, and what they actually mean. In fact, you’ve probably already thought about a few of them between now and when you started reading. People often daydream no matter what they’re doing, even if it’s something they enjoy… that’s how powerful your deepest desires are.

So stop, stare off into space, and get to work. Your mind is sending you a message, and your soul is waiting for you to receive it.

what are the most important tools for a computer science student ?


so basically every computer student thinks they know what are the tools required as they think that the required tool are the subjects they have in their course or the programming languages they come across in their course so if you are one of them then for a little while forget all that for a moment

The programming languages we come are essential tools but they are not everything and you’ll be shocked but they are just about 40 to 50 % important when it comes to reality …yes you can learn all the languages but i can guarantee you that even though you know all of them you wont be guaranteed 100% job or success and that is why a few tools which everyone needs to have according to my own experiences and research ..they are
1)confident body language : yeah you must havr heard this a thousand times but it’s true but what exactly do we mean by confident body language …it doesn’t mean being proud and keeping your chest high always and anything like it nor does it mean being in the corner waiting for your chance …it means that pulling your self from nervousness and not being rattled when you are under pressure trust me it’s tough but if you practice you can master it.
2)communication skills : yeah communicationa skills I don’t mean only english but nowadays its necessary but what i mean any language you speak ..speak without stuttering and speak without embarrassment coz i have seen people who speak english and at some other time they speak English coz they are too embarrassed to speak their native language if you are free enough with your seniors or higher ups or bosses try speaking in native language which he understands and i can guarantee you he will notice your respect to your native languge
3)practical implementation : what i mean is you may be a perfect dictionary on theory of subjects or even problem solving but as long as you don’t have a project (any project) then your knowledge wont be given much importance comparitively
4)smile : yup smile smile as if you are getting money each time you smile .smile as if you have time travelled and sh*t why? Just because i’m kidding i have a reason it gives of a friendly vibe which makes other people comfortable around you
5)don’t be a nice guy: wait what does he mean by dont be a nice guy yeah i said it ..coz there’s a difference between nice guy and good guy ..a good guy will help you no matter what and doesn’t care but a nice guy tries to make everyone happy around ..you must have heard these words ..nice guys finish last and if you’re a friend to everyone then it means your a friend to no one …sadly this is true because what are you saying when you tell you are a nice guy and you make everyone happy it means that you are a chameleon and change into different identities when you are presentes with a challenge and also you dont have your own identity which is really a very bad attribute so be passionate about what you want people find it more appealing
6)Trust your instincts with your knowledge: yeah what i mean is consider you have learned some language and are so perfect with it and remember every part of it like you remember your gf’s phone number or something and while telling you on a project or a class or any such occasion whosoever it may be teacher ,your boss, your senior anyone …if you know that they are telling or teaching anything wrong then point it out yes and i mean yes surely you are going to get hate but it’s the good kind of hate which will help elevate your respect and character …or else there is ni use in you studying all those languages and not be able to do them justice by not fighting for your own side …

So i think that’s it this article doesn’t tell you any cool tricks in computer science but after seeing many programmers who have become puppets without speaking their mind is far too high …so on that note this is dR19 signing off …

ANDROID OR IOS ?? The Biggest debate which keeps going on .WELL now the ANSWER is HERE


First of all let me just kick it to you right now nowadays im seeing a lot of fights or internet rage going on over who’s the best ANDROID or IOS..hehe a  little update on whatsapp or google and that little spark is enough to turn into a virtual bloodbath .seriously guys/gals Calm the F@#k down ..
To really see who’s the best we need to come from the origin let’s compare

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1)WHICH IS THE OLDEST ?? OR WHICH WAS RELEASED FIRST ??
well to all the android users shouting we have been here for a century sorry that’s just a myth IOS was the first to be released on july 29th,2007 and later ANDROID came out on september 23,2008 

2)THE INVENTORS/DEVELOPERS OF THOSE AWESOME MOBILE OSes ??
ANDROID was developed by google and IOS was developed by apple ..both awesome internet tech giants in technology both have changed the way we perceive mobile phones or any other handy communication both have been battling it out since the microprocessors were practically implemented so that’s a draw there too

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3)THE ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH THEY WERE/ARE DEVELOPED IN ??
ANDROID is developed or written in C,C++ and java and it belongs to the os family of linux (yeah !!! fan here ) and IOS is developed or programmed in c,c++ and objective c and it belongs to the os family of Unix/osx….so if you look at it both are written with the same programming languages but the os family is the one that matters and linux is as linux users know is one of the most reliable families and even military grade softwares use linux that has been known which is the sole reason it makes ANDROID much more preferable to IOS .

4)CUSTOMIZABILITY AND ADAPTABILITY ??
this is where the winner is decided because let me explain in a world so fast changing and cruel and if anything is not up to the speed it gets sidetracked so the adaptation to new things and evolving and learning from those things that’s what matters in technology these days and let’s start the discussion
ANDROID’s customizability is off the charts let me tell you as an android user to death you can add widgets ,you can add a map in a widget anything ANYTHING and it’s OPEN source which means it’s free it’s for the public to change how they want and to their requirements exactly but IOS doesnt have that feature it’s not open source well it is to a very small extent i.e notifications etc and that’s it it has a predefined set of rules to tell you its like a dictator os but android is like democracy ….for the people ,by the people ,to the people ( i know it’s not in the right order and i dont care ) and Obviously since android is open source its defintely more adaptable because we can change anything in android ..you cant in ios

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CONCLUSION : 
Don’t get me wrong ,you may be thinking since im an android user there iis a conflict of interest here ..nope i have even used ios and let me tell you its smooth and fluid but android is smooth not that smooth ,
And to all the ios users who say “yeah we are a special breed hence the few numbers compared to android ” my answer is please ok its simple we dont like to be followed by someone we want to make a change ourselves and dont need permission from others so no doubt many people are android users and its not about we are cheap or not elite its not about the money because apple started it ,coz in the beginning do you know even apple was open source and didnt need permissions and sh*t ,the ITUNES and ICLOUD idea was a genius idea which revolutionized how we perceive our memory but to be honest apple got greedy and turned it’s technology into a market product instead of bringing in about a change it forgot it’s roots where as android and google may have got greedy definitely but they didnt forget why they started in the first place and that’s what makes a difference and to summarize ANDROID is better than IOS not because it is much cheaper and lasts longer due to its adaptability instead of adding one new feature which has been in android for many years and selling it for ridiculously high prices and then they add a couple more features and sell it again with an even higher price and you know the worst thing is peopla fall for it and are falling for it and if any other ios user says well they put so much care into it and detail so that they create a high end device and android keeps crashing much more ..that’s a myth ios crashes 40% more than android check it out if you want and let me remind you that there are 60% more android users than ios and are more active than ios and still we dont get our servers crashing as occasionally as ios so yeah that’s the end

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oh and i 4got to say one thing AND THAT IS  ………………….ANDROID ROCKS …B-\ and i have proved it and 
this is dOcToR19 signing off 

similarities or differences?? ur choice …..


nowadays we have become so judgmental that we are focusing on our differences than our similarities and by similarities i dont mean “yeah we are human ” some people do say that and to people who say that .. but dats it nothing more well have you ever looked at the time and dont remember it and u see it again and u still dont remember the time wat are you F’ing stupid ;)

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and have u ever listened to some random song and u just keep humming the song like an idiot the whole day ….and have you ever expected another step while climbing stairs and just jump in front and then you have to keep doing it so that people think it is what you do normally and that thing in between your eyes which u just cant seem to catch it but it’s there and what about ice creams and cold drinks we eat ice cream too fast and we get brain freeze and make a retarded face and after a while we come back to normal and what do we do next we eat it again …really are we seriously stupid or what and little things like that which matter but we dont consider anymore so dont live life just for living sake pay more attention and u will be surpised at wat u see …. and on dat note this is

#dR19 signing off(inspired by George Carlin R.I.P sir u Truly are a f**king mix of wit and knowledge)

How to Install Google App Engine On Linux Using terminal


To install google app engine on linux and get it up and running  :

things to have :

1)pc/laptop

2)linux(ubuntu)

3)internet(DuH!!!!)

4)time ..obviously and some interest and passion otherwise it’s waste to do it…..

first open the terminal (if u dont know how to …then go to start on top left and press terminal u’ll get it ) it somewhat looks like this

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then to install you need to have google app engine sdk and the platform on which you’re doing your projects/applications like python or java etc

i used python because i’m still a beginner and the web development course on udacity uses python ….

to install google app engine of your choice go to https://developers.google.com/appengine/downloads

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after downloading it you need to install python ,well by default the python is installed in linux but its an older version to get a new one

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sudo apt-get install python

after which it asks your password then some files are extracted for a few minutes….python is installed

now put you’ll have a GAE(google app engine ) zip file in downloads …take it from there and put it anywhere like desktop and create a folder GAE and paste the zip file inside it and extract  it (press right click and press extract here) you’ll get a folder

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now most of the work is done ,but to start you need to sign up for google app engine … you can do it at

here ……..>   https://developers.google.com/appengine/

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now sign up with your gmail account and after that you’ll get a dashboard with “applications(0) -you have 10 applications remaining”

which means you dont have any applications so create application here as below

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after creating application (it asks for details of your id and etc enter them)

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after that you’ll get a new application for eg (mine is newproj19)

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but as you can see to the right of the application newproj19 i have running but you dont have it so to activate and run your application

you’ll have a basic program in your google app engine folder go to

as i mentioned [ desktop > GAE > google_appengine > demos >python > guestbook ] (that’s your program) cut and paste it in google_appengine (coz u don’t wanna go to all that every time you need to change the code)

so when you open this you’ll find all these files

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ok but out of them the most important are app.yaml file and guestbook.py file

where guestbook.py is the main code html or wateva which shows your page and app.yaml is the linker which

links the project to your application online

anyway

go to terminal and go to the dir of google_appengnine ( by using cd to enter the directory and cd .. to go back a directory and ls to view what documents are there in the folder)

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after you’re in the google_appengine folder in your case you should have the guestbook in BLUE color when you enter ls

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now we need to type some commands to start this Sh*t ……

type (in your case —>  python old_dev_appserver.py ~/Desktop/GAE/google_appengine/guestbook(~ indicates from home folder)

python old_dev_appserver.py ~/vishnu/google_appengine/guestbook

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after entering you get

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now if you get the above then it executed correctly ,and you don’t need all that the only important is the last two sentences named INFO go to INFO 1 where you have Running application you have a link 8080:http://localhost:8080

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right click on it and press Open link you should  get the below pic and when you press ” hi ” and sign

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ahaaaa if u got the above pic then you killed it you’re awesome 90% of it is done but yeah there’s just one problem Yup it’s not online yet i.e yes it’s opening in a browser but its not running on GAE

so go to the guestbook folder and open app.yaml folder ,do u see application:guestbook on the first line

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well jus change the name to your app-id i.e the name of your application id you created on google engine and save it

mine is newproj19

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now go to terminal and press [Ctrl+C] because the server is still running and you need to deploy it (you may hear update,make it online etc all these mean the same thing)

so to deploy you need to enter

python appcfg.py –email=your_name@mail.com update ~/vishnu/google_appengine/guestbook/

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press enter you’ll get

it’ll ask for your password and starts deploying

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now go to browser and type

your_application_id.appspot.com  you should get

the guest sign in page again but now its online thats all

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that’s it your GAE is up and running so to change the project to any of your applications ,just change the application in app.yaml to your your own app_id

thank you this is dr19 signing off

 

 

 

Be content with what you have ??


“Be content with what you have” you  may have heard this saying by ur parents,elders or others who u haven’t met in your life but what does it really mean ?? just think about it 

that – i should be satisfied with what i have ,really ? i say that’s a very bad example because if the early man was satisfied with what he had then he wouldn’t have seeked satisfaction from his female version (if u know what i mean) and we wouldn’t have fire ,we wouldn’t have wheels,we wouldn’t have the clothes, wouldn’t have the education for god’s sake and why we wouldn’t have all these …… yes because we were satisfied so i always try and even tell to others don’t be satisfied with what you have that’s what makes you prosper (even though people say i’m happy with what i have they are always trying to  get a better job,trying to make their children study harder ….why?? because they are not satisfied but they can’t accept the truth )

                                     so never be satisfied with what you have because when that happens you’re screwed you’ll be stuck in a rut and can’t come out and if that means being greedy let it be ……greedy is not a bad thing but there should be a certain balance which you will get only by experience (i.e when you make mistakes cos you’re mistakes might as well be your own rite ;) ..) but i can tell you this “too much of anything is a bad thing” good or bad coz  “change is flow and flow is life -swami vivekananda ” without any change our earth would be a just a big lifeless stone so since we were derived from earth  we too carry the same basic instincts yes yes we are evolved but our primary instinct is the same we are just covered by a  lot of masks thats all !!! , and be greedy always ,…..

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be greedy for friendship,

be greedy for love,

be greedy for knowledge , thats when you’ll be really satisfied ….. bunk a few classes with your class mates , spend some time ( and money obviously) on the girl you like and spend some passion to be the best .. and on that note this is dR19 signing off….