30 years of Windows, condensed into a single infographic

31 Jul Featured Image -- 1485

Originally posted on BGR:

Windows is no longer the dominant force it was in the 1990s but it’s still by far the most widely used desktop operating system in the world, and that’s not nothing. To celebrate the launch of Windows 10 on Wednesday, MicrosoftTraining.Net has put together a terrific infographic that shows us Windows’ long evolution over the past 30 years.

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23 People Who Became Highly Successful After Age 40

30 Jul Featured Image -- 1483

Originally posted on TIME:

For the more neurotic among us, a birthday can be a reminder of how another year has passed and our loftiest aspirations have faded further into the distance.

There are plenty of examples, however, of successful people across many industries who prove that you don’t need to have it all figured out by the time you turn 30.

We’ll take a look at some of them, from renowned fashion designer Vera Wang, who didn’t design her first dress until she was 40, to writer Harry Bernstein, who authored countless rejected books before getting his first hit at age 96.

Get inspired by those who show it’s never too late.

  1. Stan Lee created his first hit comic, “The Fantastic Four,” just shy of his 39th birthday in 1961. In the next few years, he created the legendary Marvel Universe, whose characters such as Spider-Man and the X-Men became American cultural…

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By the time her song was over all anyone could talk about was Jennifer Lopez’s incredible dress

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The 10 Most Livable Countries

28 Oct

Originally posted on 24/7 Wall St.:

101482836Based on the most recent release of the Human Development Index by the United Nations Development Programme, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the most and least livable countries. Data from the Human Development Index is based on three dimensions of human progress — having a long and healthy life, being knowledgeable, and having a good standard of living. According to the index, Norway is the most livable country in the world, while Niger is the least livable.

One factor that influences a country’s development is its income. The U.N. used gross national income in its calculation of the Human Development Index to reflect the standard of living in a country. In the most developed countries, gross income per capita is generally quite high. All of the world’s 10 most livable countries had among the top 30 gross national incomes per person. The top-rated country, Norway, had the world’s sixth highest gross…

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Seed Stage Entrepreneurs Hiring Consultants to Raise Money

14 Sep

LodRose:

Increasing chances for success.

Originally posted on David Cummings on Startups:

Just this week I’ve encountered two separate consultants that help seed stage entrepreneurs raise money. Of course, I’m very suspect when someone tells me they help entrepreneurs with little-to-no revenue raise money from investors. In each case I asked if they were a broker-dealer that gets a placement fee and they said ‘no’, it’s an hourly rate or project fee to consult.

Preparing a longish pitchbook (e.g. a business plan) with comprehensive financial models requires a tremendous amount of imagination for a startup with a couple paying customers. Financial models can be built to paint any desired picture, especially when there’s almost no historical data to draw from. As an investor, I’d prefer to see the entrepreneurs spend the $25,000 validating the market or signing 10 more customers, instead of hiring a fundraising consultant. Intellectually, I understand that an entrepreneur who’s struggled raising money would resort to getting help from someone…

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Approvals Windows 8 tablet app

14 Aug Featured Image -- 1474

Originally posted on OrganicAX:

This is a quick overview of the Windows 8 table app for approvals that can be used with Dynamics AX 2012. This is one way to allow a mobile workforce respond to notifications from workflow.

There are other ways for employees to get access to these notifications. For example in the AX Windows Client, on the role center, via email. Email approval can be done via any email client. This was a feature introduced around the Dynamics AX 2012 R2 timeframe.

Cheers

Lachlan

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Growing up, old & beyond with Papa’s Love

15 Jun

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Pardon if I go extra mushy today. I realize my gift of freakingly accurate rememberance is somehow compromised lately due to either old age, new ideas, taking in fresh concepts, details of new experiences and processing them to make sense on future dealings ( i.e Expanding Muiltiverse).

The need to document the lessons learned and awesomest memories, especially those from my father, who we physically lost last 2008) seem imminent so I will need to go back and forth to this post for updates and stories behind those lessons.

Lessons Learned from Papa:

Reconciling the JOMO (Joy Of Missing Out) with YOLO
Silence when Sober
Alcohol helps dillute the Pain
The  rationale of discipline by the Belt
Enjoying Photography
Formal Outside, Kooky Inside
Chilling Out
Sense of Entitlement – A legit sense of spoiling as a reward or punishment
Freedom and Limits
Religion and Spirituality

Just reaffirming how I love and truly miss Papa – while I’m having tons fun now, can’t wait for the day we’ll get to catch up again IN PERSON.

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To All the Fathers out there, Biological or Functional (The Single Moms, The Breadwinners, The Decision Makers), hats off to you all :-)

You’re Not a “Plan B” Kind of Girl

12 Jun Featured Image -- 1467

LodRose:

Never settle.

Originally posted on The Messy Life:

DeathtoStock_Spring7You deserve better than someone who is afraid to commit to you. It may seem like enough for now. You’re just taking things slow. Oh, how I know those little phrases of “one day” and we just need time.

You believe them.
And I’ve believed them.

But you’re not a plan B kind of girl.

You need to know that you’re not the invisible one standing in the back who gets chosen last.

You’re the girl who the team captain will be frantically hoping doesn’t get picked by someone else before he gets a turn. You’re a first-pick kind of girl. And no one worth having sits back and lets those girls wait around.

‘Cause every good man knows that the good ones get gone fast.

He should be jumping out of his skin in anticipation to call out your name and say “I pick you.”

“But he’s…

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Insisting to put the Make Up On

3 May

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This is quiet time for me these days. No wonder I dread it so.

I wonder when I would be able to genuinely smile again.

30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself

8 Jan
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