Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Coffee Coffee Coffee…

Just wondering how would you like your coffee to be? Do you like your coffee to look nice just like the above picture? Or do you like your coffee to smell good? Or do you like your coffee to taste good? Maybe perhaps you like your coffee to look good, taste good and smell good all together. I think different people have their own way of having their coffee. As for me I like my coffee to smell good and taste good, but not necessary have to be good looking. In fact I think the combination of smell good, look good and taste good does make the coffee enjoyable. Take for an example, you’re walking on the street and looking for a coffee shop to have your favorite cup of coffee. First thing that attracts you definitely the smell of coffee. You will then track down where this coffee smell comes from and locate the coffee shop. Then you’ll order a cup of coffee after browse through the list of menu. If you’re lucky the owner of the coffee shop might draw a leaf or a rabbit on top of your coffee. After checking out the color and the drawings above the coffee finally you’ll take a slip. The taste of a hot cup of coffee in a cold early morning definitely wakes you up completely. Now that’s the way to enjoy a nice cup of coffee.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Holiday Gifts for this New Year Season

Christmas and New year, it’s the holiday and gifts seasons all around the world. Economic around the world is not doing so well but still celebration must go on. We don’t have to look at the results to celebrate. It’s not a necessary reason but we must celebrate the effort that we put in throughout the year. Dinner, gifts and party is the way to celebrate. As for the gifts we don’t have to get expensive stuff but simple, useful and affordable will do. Personalized holiday gifts can be considered simple and useful stuff for many people. Things like pen and pen drive are couple of things that needed always. These are couple of things that we normally use doing our daily job. In addition many people carry along pen and pen drives in their daily work. Perfect as gifts of encouraging. A gift from someone special that states “Thank You” or “Happy New Year” sure is heartwarming.
During this period of time, a useful gift is better than gifts that put on shelves. Even a gift of toilet paper is better than a photo frame. A useful gift is what most people hopping to get. Giving out gifts is good for encouraging and creating smiling faces. It doesn’t matter what gifts that is giving out. The important thing is that the gifts serve as an encouraging and support to continue work hard in the coming year.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

FedEx and Espresso

Honestly I really don't understand this commercial at all. What does FedEx got to do with Espresso? One thing for sure about this commercial is that the quality is good.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Smell the coffee

What’s the best part of having your favorite coffee? Is it the smell, the taste or the kick after drinking it? Personally I like the taste of the coffee after having a couple of slip. If you’re into the smell of the coffee right after the hot water hit the coffee powder, then you might be interested in this product. Well, that is if you love only the smell of coffee. It is call the coffee candle. That’s right, light it up and you’ll get the coffee smell all over the room. For those that love to drink more then 1 cup of coffee each day, this might be the thing to help control the consumption of coffee. Instead of drinking lots of coffee the whole day, why not just light a coffee candle continuously. Beside if you try to quit drinking coffee, here’s a good way to do it. Light the coffee candle nonstop for few months in your house day and night. After having the same coffee smell for few months I’m sure either you never going to smell another cup of coffee or you won’t be turn on by the smell of coffee.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Speed up your work with Windows 100 keyboard shortcuts

100 keyboard shortcuts

CTRL+C (Copy)
CTRL+X (Cut)
CTRL+V (Paste)
CTRL+Z (Undo)
DELETE (Delete)
SHIFT+DELETE (Delete the selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin)
CTRL while dragging an item (Copy the selected item)
CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an item (Create a shortcut to the selected item)
F2 key (Rename the selected item)
CTRL+RIGHT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next word)
CTRL+LEFT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word)
CTRL+DOWN ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph)
CTRL+UP ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph)
CTRL+SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Highlight a block of text)
SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text in a document)
CTRL+A (Select all)
F3 key (Search for a file or a folder)
ALT+ENTER (View the properties for the selected item)
ALT+F4 (Close the active item, or quit the active program)
ALT+ENTER (Display the properties of the selected object)
ALT+SPACEBAR (Open the shortcut menu for the active window)
CTRL+F4 (Close the active document in programs that enable you to have multiple documents open simultaneously)
ALT+TAB (Switch between the open items)
ALT+ESC (Cycle through items in the order that they had been opened)
F6 key (Cycle through the screen elements in a window or on the desktop)
F4 key (Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
SHIFT+F10 (Display the shortcut menu for the selected item)
ALT+SPACEBAR (Display the System menu for the active window)
CTRL+ESC (Display the Start menu)
ALT+Underlined letter in a menu name (Display the corresponding menu)
Underlined letter in a command name on an open menu (Perform the corresponding command)
F10 key (Activate the menu bar in the active program)
RIGHT ARROW (Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu)
LEFT ARROW (Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu)
F5 key (Update the active window)
BACKSPACE (View the folder one level up in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
ESC (Cancel the current task)
SHIFT when you insert a CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive (Prevent the CD-ROM from automatically playing)
Dialog Box Keyboard Shortcuts
CTRL+TAB (Move forward through the tabs)
CTRL+SHIFT+TAB (Move backward through the tabs)
TAB (Move forward through the options)
SHIFT+TAB (Move backward through the options)
ALT+Underlined letter (Perform the corresponding command or select the corresponding option)
ENTER (Perform the command for the active option or button)
SPACEBAR (Select or clear the check box if the active option is a check box)
Arrow keys (Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons)
F1 key (Display Help)
F4 key (Display the items in the active list)
BACKSPACE (Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box)
m*cro$oft Natural Keyboard Shortcuts
Windows Logo (Display or hide the Start menu)
Windows Logo+BREAK (Display the System Properties dialog box)
Windows Logo+D (Display the desktop)
Windows Logo+M (Minimize all of the windows)
Windows Logo+SHIFT+M (Restore the minimized windows)
Windows Logo+E (Open My Computer)
Windows Logo+F (Search for a file or a folder)
CTRL+Windows Logo+F (Search for computers)
Windows Logo+F1 (Display Windows Help)
Windows Logo+ L (Lock the keyboard)
Windows Logo+R (Open the Run dialog box)
Windows Logo+U (Open Utility Manager)
Accessibility Keyboard Shortcuts
Right SHIFT for eight seconds (Switch FilterKeys either on or off)
Left ALT+left SHIFT+PRINT SCREEN (Switch High Contrast either on or off)
Left ALT+left SHIFT+NUM LOCK (Switch the MouseKeys either on or off)
SHIFT five times (Switch the StickyKeys either on or off)
NUM LOCK for five seconds (Switch the ToggleKeys either on or off)
Windows Logo +U (Open Utility Manager)
Windows Explorer Keyboard Shortcuts
END (Display the bottom of the active window)
HOME (Display the top of the active window)
NUM LOCK+Asterisk sign (*) (Display all of the subfolders that are under the selected folder)
NUM LOCK+Plus sign (+) (Display the contents of the selected folder)
NUM LOCK+Minus sign (-) (Collapse the selected folder)
LEFT ARROW (Collapse the current selection if it is expanded, or select the parent folder)
RIGHT ARROW (Display the current selection if it is collapsed, or select the first subfolder)
Shortcut Keys for Character Map
After you double-click a character on the grid of characters, you can move through the grid by using the keyboard shortcuts:
RIGHT ARROW (Move to the right or to the beginning of the next line)
LEFT ARROW (Move to the left or to the end of the previous line)
UP ARROW (Move up one row)
DOWN ARROW (Move down one row)
PAGE UP (Move up one screen at a time)
PAGE DOWN (Move down one screen at a time)
HOME (Move to the beginning of the line)
END (Move to the end of the line)
CTRL+HOME (Move to the first character)
CTRL+END (Move to the last character)
SPACEBAR (Switch between Enlarged and Normal mode when a character is selected)
m*cro$oft Management Console (MMC) Main Window Keyboard Shortcuts
CTRL+O (Open a saved console)
CTRL+N (Open a new console)
CTRL+S (Save the open console)
CTRL+M (Add or remove a console item)
CTRL+W (Open a new window)
F5 key (Update the content of all console windows)
ALT+SPACEBAR (Display the MMC window menu)
ALT+F4 (Close the console)
ALT+A (Display the Action menu)
ALT+V (Display the View menu)
ALT+F (Display the File menu)
ALT+O (Display the Favorites menu)
MMC Console Window Keyboard Shortcuts
CTRL+P (Print the current page or active pane)
ALT+Minus sign (-) (Display the window menu for the active console window)
SHIFT+F10 (Display the Action shortcut menu for the selected item)
F1 key (Open the Help topic, if any, for the selected item)
F5 key (Update the content of all console windows)
CTRL+F10 (Maximize the active console window)
CTRL+F5 (Restore the active console window)
ALT+ENTER (Display the Properties dialog box, if any, for the selected item)
F2 key (Rename the selected item)
CTRL+F4 (Close the active console window. When a console has only one console window, this shortcut closes the console)
Remote Desktop Connection Navigation
CTRL+ALT+END (Open the m*cro$oft Windows NT Security dialog box)
ALT+PAGE UP (Switch between programs from left to right)
ALT+PAGE DOWN (Switch between programs from right to left)
ALT+INSERT (Cycle through the programs in most recently used order)
ALT+HOME (Display the Start menu)
CTRL+ALT+BREAK (Switch the client computer between a window and a full screen)
ALT+DELETE (Display the Windows menu)
CTRL+ALT+Minus sign (-) (Place a snapshot of the active window in the client on the Terminal server clipboard and provide the same functionality as pressing PRINT SCREEN on a local computer.)
CTRL+ALT+Plus sign (+) (Place a snapshot of the entire client window area on the Terminal server clipboard and provide the same functionality as pressing ALT+PRINT SCREEN on a local computer.)
m*cro$oft Internet Explorer Navigation
CTRL+B (Open the Organize Favorites dialog box)
CTRL+E (Open the Search bar)
CTRL+F (Start the Find utility)
CTRL+H (Open the History bar)
CTRL+I (Open the Favorites bar)
CTRL+L (Open the Open dialog box)
CTRL+N (Start another instance of the browser with the same Web address)
CTRL+O (Open the Open dialog box, the same as CTRL+L)
CTRL+P (Open the Print dialog box)
CTRL+R (Update the current Web page)
CTRL+W (Close the current window)

As usual this is one of the good stuff that I found during my surfing hour – Windows 100 keywords shortcuts. I found this info from elakiri forum. After going through the 100 keywords shortcuts, I realize that I only knew 2 shortcuts. That is CTRL+C (copy) and CTRL+V (paste). That’s the 2 shortcuts that I use almost every day. Does it necessary to learn up as many shortcuts? Seriously, if we depend on Windows or a PC to do our work daily then the answer is yes. It’s between knowing the way to do it and knowing the quicker way to do it. When we start out learning Windows, we start from the basic. After we understand how it works and able to operate it normally, we need to speed up the process. It’s about doing things effectively and efficiently. Getting things done correctly is just not enough nowadays. We have to do it fast too. Especially in the cyber internet world, speed is everything.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Pictorial Guide to the Coffee Proast Process

I just found a site that shows details to the coffee roast process. The picture shown above is from It seems that the roast process can be separated into 16 process. The site really has the details on the coffee roast process including the time and heat temperature. It's one step on knowing how coffee is make.

Friday, December 12, 2008

A house is not a Home

“A house is not a home” I forgot where I got this but this words has been in my mind for a long time. Having a house to stay is not the same as having a home. A house is just a place for us to take shelter and a place to sleep. You can have a big house with lots of rooms or even a mention, but still it might not be a home. When you feel that there is no difference when staying in hotel compare to staying at your own house, then that might not be a home. What makes a house a home? In my opinion people are the ones that make a house a home. Specifically a home doesn’t have to be a house. It can be a workplace, labs, office or any place that you spend most of your time. When there is a place that you need to return as there are somebody waiting for you or there are some faces that you need to see, basically you can call that home. Some people make their work place as their home because they spend most of their time there. Some office or company even provides all the daily necessary like gym, shower, bed and kitchen. The house is just a place for them to sleep and to put their stuff. The only place that they are not alone is during working hour. It’s a bit sad but that’s what actually happens when people are too much into work. The time that you spend with your colleague is more than anybody else. Sometimes the feeling of home is much more in a corner of an office then in a house, especially in a big city. How many of you celebrate festival seasons at home? Christmas is close. Where will you celebrate Christmas this year, especially those of you that are working in big cities? I suppose a Christmas party at a club, a pub, restaurant or maybe in the office where you work. It doesn’t matter as long as you’re happy and feeling like a home.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

How much do u know about coffee?

How much do you really know about coffee? Here's a link to test how much you know about coffee - Coffee IQ Quiz. I took the quiz myself and turns out that I only knew how to drink coffee. 1 to 2 cups of coffee everyday is what I know. That's fine for me as you don't have to know that much to really enjoy coffee. Sometimes knowing too much might not improve the flavor. A simple cup of coffee is just nice to get me ready for the work of the day.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Getting own domain and web hosting

It is said that if you really into earning money online, getting your own domain and web host is a must. That’s because you’ll have full control and flexibility on your blog or web. The blog or site will then be unique and different from others. So, which web hosting should I choose? There are so many web hosting services out there and which should I go for? Well, here’s a site that you can check out before making your decision – Web Hosting Geeks. You can find some web hosting reviews and rating on the site before deciding which services to sign up. The price for hosting a web or blog is not much difference. The important thing that you need to consider is their services and server stability. You may read on the reviews and find out how customers judge and comments. It will gives you an idea on how good their services. Even big company like yahoo not necessary has the best services. Amount the top 10 web hosting services listed on the site, BlueHost should be the most familiar name. There are also some other info on web hosting that you can find in the site for example best budget hosting, best blog hosting, best forum hosting and many more. It gives you an idea on which hosting services to choose base on what type of site you plan to create.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

What else? Definately about the coffee

It's all about coffee. Nothing better then the coffee. It's always will be the coffee. The only thing that matters is just coffee. Finally all we want and will be talking about is just coffee. No doubt it's coffee...

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Online Diagramming Software Gliffy

Gliffy is an online diagramming software that I found when surfing.Gliffy enable users to create flowcharts, diagrams, floor plans, technical drawings and more. There are some examples that are done using Gliffy that you can check it out in the site. Gliffy is free to use under basic features but there are limitation. If you like it after trying, you may upgrade it to Gliffy premium for full package. The price is reasonable as it is only $5 per month for individual usage. The thing that I like about this online platform program is that you can use it anywhere in the world as long as you can find a computer with internet feature. That means you don't even have to carry your laptop. It's very convenient. One good idea that you can make full use of this online platform is that you can create a sample work and store it online. You can show the work that you have done during job interview. I'm sure this will add points to your performance and helps you get the job.At this stage I think you still can't do much with online platform but things will become better as technology improves.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Alternative way to have your coffee

It’s not a surprise that finally we can have coffee directly as shown above picture. It will definitely keep us awake and let us do our work properly. A fresh new day starts after having a cup of coffee or shall I say a dose of coffee.