June 15, 2009

Microsoft talking about a new form of energy?

Posted in Science, Technology, Work tagged , at 11:51 AM by moxiemuse

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I’m fascinated that Microsoft is promoting one of their stalwart enterprise-oriented products in a space-age (New Age?) kind of way.

Even the description from the New Zealand-based website speaks to me on many levels over and above just performance. Check it out:

“SQL Server enables you to store data from structured, semi-structured and unstructured documents, such as images and music, directly within the database. And it includes integrated services that enable you to query, search, synchronise, report and analyse your data.”

When I read “structured, semi-structured and unstructured”, I instantly visualized fractals, like a Mandlebrot set. As if SQL Server were storing all this different data and when you queried, it displayed the data Photosynth-like with fragments of music and numbers overlaid on the photos. 

Hmmm…I wonder if I momentarily invoked my 3rd eye?

June 13, 2009

Personalized Facebook URL

Posted in Social media tagged at 11:51 AM by moxiemuse

I used facebook/name to make moxiemuse my new facebook url. I even uploaded my moxiemuse artwork so check it out if you are a Facebook user.

June 12, 2009

Trailblazing at a big networking event

Posted in Celebrations, Women's Events tagged , at 10:17 PM by moxiemuse

Tomorrow, I’m attending the 2nd Annual Women’s Empowerment Summit in Seattle, and I’m so jazzed to be sharing with other women my holistic makeover journey over the past 6 months. I shall be part of a panel discussion, moderated by Dr. Pat Bacili, and joined by 3 other fellow makeover particpants.

I’ll post more information after the Summit. For now, here is a sneak peek:

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Holistic Life Makeover Guest Appearances

Sponsored by: Ummelina Spa 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

This past February, The Dr. Pat Show, carefully hand-selected eight amazing women who were willing to take control of their lives from the inside out. As participants in Dr. Pat’s First Annual Holistic Makeover Series, these women were required to confront all areas of their well-being, commit to action, and create a pay-it-forward project.

This twelve-week journey of intense wellness education provided by Dr. Pat and a team of human potential experts, has inspired hundreds of thousands of listeners across the U.S.

Now we invite you to listen to the life-changing experiences and projects these eight powerful women have created in for lives and their communities.

June 10, 2009

45 life lessons from a 90 year old woman

Posted in Philosophy at 9:18 PM by moxiemuse

This is something we should all read at least once a week. My favorites are 16, 22, and 25 🙂

Written By Regina Brett, 90 years old, of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio.

 “To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most-requested column I’ve ever written. My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:

1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.

8. It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.

12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.

13. Don’t compare your life to others.You have no idea what their journey is all about.

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don’t worry; God never blinks.

16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

17. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful, or joyful.

18. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.

19. It’s never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.

20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take NO for an answer.

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

22. Overprepare, then go with the flow.

23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.

24. The most important sex organ is the brain.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: ‘In five years, will this matter?’

27. Always choose life.

28. Forgive everyone everything.

29. What other people think of you is none of your business.

30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.

31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

32. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

33. Believe in miracles.

34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do.

35. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

36. Growing old beats the alternative — dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood.

38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

40. If everyone threw their problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s problems, we’d grab ours back!

41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

42. The best is yet to come.

43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, and show up.

44. Yield.

45. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.

Friends are the family that we choose for ourselves.

June 2, 2009

Cool new experiment for all Twitter users

Posted in Science, Social media, Technology tagged , at 3:46 AM by moxiemuse

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Last week Richard Wiseman announced that he has teamed up with New Scientist to conduct the first scientific experiment on Twitter. Here are the details…

The experiment will examine the possible existence of ‘remote viewing’ – the alleged ability to psychically identify a distant location. Richard says he is pretty skeptical about psychic ability, but the American government spent millions of dollars examining remote viewing and lots of people believe that it is a genuine ability. So, how is the experiment going to work? Well, at 3pm (UK time) each day, he will travel to a randomly selected location. Once there, he will send a Tweet, asking everyone to Tweet about their thoughts concerning the nature of the location. Thirty minutes later, he will send another Tweet linking to a website that will allow everyone to view photographs of five locations (the actual location and four decoys), think about the thoughts and images that came to them in the thirty minutes before, and vote on which of the five they believe to be the actual target location. If the majority of people select the correct target then the trial will count as a hit, otherwise it will count as a miss. There will be trials at 3pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week. Three or more hits in four trials will be seen as supporting the existence of extrasensory perception. In addition to these formal trials, there will be an informal trial (to test the procedure) today at 3pm.

As well as being the first ever scientific experiment on Twitter, I think this is going to be the largest ever test of Remote Viewing, so I am excited about the project.

To participate, simply follow me on twitter at: https://twitter.com/RichardWiseman

Richard needs thousands to take part, so feel free to spread the word.