You were born a Billionaire

You already were given 3,153,6000 million heartbeats for every year you were going to live.

On average, 2.5 billion heartbeats in a lifetime.

How will you spend them?
Will you spend them living your own life – up to your own potential – or spend them dreaming of living someone else's life?

2017/06/19 21:21 · skysigal

Raw deal

Saw this in a thread today…

Someone posted:

“There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.” – George Sand

And someone responded:

“Happiness is dependent on other people holding up their side of the bargain? You have to have luck as well as effort, in order to be happy? A grim thought.”


2017/06/18 23:37 · skysigal


Never noticed that…Cute! :-)

2017/06/13 08:31 · skysigal


Somedays … I wish for the return of CeeFax.

2017/06/12 21:39 · skysigal


You're not here to face fate. You're here today to make fate.

2017/06/12 17:47 · skysigal

University Fees will rise accordingly

They will cite how cheap they are compared to prisons:


2017/06/06 21:58 · skysigal


Lots of Violent Emotions.


2017/06/06 15:46 · skysigal

80,000 Hours. Only

You have 80,000 hours in your career. That's it.

Try to make them count.


2017/06/01 10:13 · skysigal

Respect your own work

“I am persuaded that no one ever achieves anything worth-while in this world unless he has so great a respect for his work that he compels all other men to respect it.”


2017/05/26 20:54 · skysigal


“To succeed in politics, it is often necessary to rise above your principles.”

Encountered the above quote reading last night Kennedy's Profiles in Courage (he was not advocating it…)

2017/05/25 08:35 · skysigal


“The gentleman is conversant with righteousness, the small man is conversant with profit.”


2017/05/23 20:09 · skysigal


Amazes me that in two+ centuries, Postal Codes remain reliant on human interpretation and have not progressed to include encoding of CountryId + PostalCode + StreetId + StreetPosition + BlockId + UnitId, and instead remain reliant on human error prone parsing.

Probably cutting straight to encoding X,Y,Z (for apartments) coordinates of the letterbox would have to be too precise (and useless after an earthquake).

A Postal Guid…?

2017/05/20 12:10 · skysigal


[He] is without subtext…If you want to know why he’s doing something, you just ask him — in an open congressional hearing, in a news conference, in the Q. and A. at a speech at a college. If it’s appropriate to talk about it, he’ll tell you. He doesn’t lie. He doesn’t answer cagily. And … he explains his thinking. He answers questions about it. He releases documents.


2017/05/14 09:17 · skysigal


“I think the most important thing is to be your own inspiration. People wait for something else or someone else to inspire them to take that first step.

“I am my own inspiration. I did it. I am my own hero. Once you become your own inspiration it comes from within you.”


2017/05/13 12:02 · skysigal

Leisure time

“A few years ago, everybody was saying we must have more leisure, everyone's working too much. Now that everybody's got more leisure time they are complaining they are unemployed. People don't seem to make up their minds what they want.”

Src: Prince Philip

Other choice pieces:

“Do you know they have eating dogs for the anorexic now?” To a wheelchair-bound Susan Edwards, and her guide dog Natalie in 2002.

“People think there's a rigid class system here, but dukes have even been known to marry chorus girls. Some have even married Americans.” In 2000.

2017/05/05 13:19 · skysigal


“There are no great men, just great challenges which ordinary men, out of necessity, are forced by circumstances to meet.”

2017/04/30 14:54 · skysigal


"The first copyright statute in the United States, passed in 1790, was called An Act for the Encouragement of Learning. Copyright terms were to last fourteen years, with the option to renew for another fourteen, but only if the author was alive at the end of the first term. The idea was to strike a “pragmatic bargain” between authors and the reading public. Authors would get a limited monopoly on their work so they could make a living from it; but their work would retire quickly into the public domain."


2017/04/24 18:26 · skysigal

Speed limit

“We need to think about the speed limit as a limit rather than a target.”


2017/04/18 09:19 · skysigal


As opposed to a half-assed approach.

2017/04/12 15:35 · skysigal