Archive for February, 2012

Google Doodles for 22 Feb

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on 2012/02/22 by rmolby

OK, as promised two posts ago, I would start looking at Google Doodles and commenting on them. I have decided I will add some commentary on historical events to my discussions here in addition to the Google Doodles.

I have always been a history buff, and I think we can all learn something from history. A well rounded education consists of little bits and pieces of history that round out our knowledge, and by extension, our personality. A well rounded personality makes us a better person, and also makes us less gullible, and turns on your BS meter, and finally also should cause you to be more curious about the world around you.

Here we go:

2012 – Google Doodle – Celebrating Heinrich Hertz‘s 155th birthday.

Heinrich Hertz Birthday

2011 – History – An earthquake measuring 6.3 in magnitude strikes Christchurch, New Zealand, killing 181 people

2010 – Google Doodle – A rather plain but descriptive doodle portraying the figure skating of the Vancouver Olympics.

2010 Olympics

2009 – NONE

2008 – NONE

2007 – NONE

2006 – Google Doodle – A rather simple doodle, depicting alpine skiing as the honored sport of the day at the Torino Olympics.

2006 Olympics

2005 – NONE

(to be continued)

Values Test Results for Feb 2012 and discussion of Value #1

Posted in Health, Liberty, Politics, Spirituality with tags , , , on 2012/02/22 by rmolby

From time to time I like to go to http://www.douglaswagoner.com/ValueTest.php and build a list of values that are important to me.

Now all I have to figure out is how I should act upon these values/feelings/emotions…!

Here are the results of today’s values test ranked by importance:

1. Liberty (16 votes)
2. Privacy (13 votes)
3. Imagination (12 votes)
4. Serenity (11 votes)
5. Self-reliance (11 votes)
6. Sexuality (10 votes)
7. Financial independence (10 votes)
8. Realism (9 votes)
9. Craftiness (7 votes)
10. Prosperity (7 votes)
11. Vitality (6 votes)
12. Perseverance (6 votes)
13. Frugality (6 votes)
14. Comfort (5 votes)
15. Economy (4 votes)
16. Honor (2 votes)
17. Making a difference (1 votes)

So, maybe I can try to address some of these over the next few days, and maybe I can set some goals to accomplish those goals or act upon those values.

Let me address #1 – Liberty, right now:

I choose to live my life according to my own free will. I don’t care what other people think and do, as long as their actions and choices do not infringe on my own life, liberty and pursuit of happiness (LLPH)!

The United States Constitution protects my right to LLPH, but does not grant it. No one can grant one the right to LLPH, it is given to you at conception by the love of your parents, and reaffirmed by the pains of your mother throughout maternity, and the efforts of your parent(s) to raise you to become a responsible human being.

Some people think that god, the almighty creator, or whatever they believe in, gives you that right, but that is just a bunch of crap. You are born with the right – it’s greedy, spineless humans that try to take this right from you with laws, religion, or any other such contrivance(s).

So the right, the freedom, the liberty to choose to do whatever you feel like without infringing on someone else’s right to the same is what I am after.

The biggest thing I hate is when people feel the need to convince me of something. If I am interested in a subject, that is fine and I will be glad to discuss it with you, but don’t tell me what to eat, how much exercise to get, what to believe, or not to believe – I’m fully capable of making my own decisions, and research myself any subject I’m interested in.

So, basically, leave me be and all is good 🙂

Yikes

Posted in Fun Stuff, Internet, Misc, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on 2012/02/14 by rmolby
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Wow, it’s been over 7 months since my last post!

Well, I’m going to try to resume posting a little more reliably. I will start back up with little trivial things I find on the internet.

Today, I will start with a cool find I got from Google. I performed a “I’m feeling lucky” search  with no search queries, and ended up on http://www.google.com/doodles/finder/2012/All%20doodles

Google Doodles are pretty cool. They are those enhanced Google logo graphics that show up for special occasions. Anyway, I think I will look those up, and if there is/was once for that day of any year, I will check them out and comment about the subject matter a little. Anyway, not much time for that right this second since I’m at work, but I will revisit this a little later today.

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