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How to have a year that counts

Had to share it here. Thought provoking advices.

This part clearly stood out,

It is no accident that the word passion arose from the Latin word for suffering. When we treat suffering as merely pain to be escaped, we sacrifice passion in the process. In a world where so many want to feel passionate about their lives and their work, very few seem willing to suffer. But you can’t have one without the other.

Suffering is the fire that melts the glass of the person you must leave behind. Suffering signals the price of growth; and we can never learn the worth of growth if we are afraid to suffer.

Do read the full article, it is just brilliant.


How to: change Send &Receive settings in Outlook 2010

My wishes to you all on this New year 2010.  This post is just to help my fellow beings on this earth to change a few settings in Outlook 2010. Since the beta release, I have been enjoying the new outlook 2010 (of course with out any glitches 🙂 ). It so happened that I had do a fresh installation of Office 2010 and had to reconfigure my settings (my previous installation had the outlook profile from 2007). Since this time I  was forced to create a new profile, I created one as per instructions and every thing went well, till I got struck with getting outlook to do a send receive for every 5 minutes. It nearly took  15 minutes  (had to go through each menu item thoroughly) to figure out the hidden menu.  Basically the option to configure the Send & Receive settings has been moved  and is now found under the FILE menu , OPTIONS and then Advanced items. Here is a screen shot of Send /Receive option.

Outlook Settings

Also do note that majority  of the settings(Signatures,Fonts, styles, Calendar formats, etc)  are configurable from this options menu. Its a pretty important menu, but just that its not visible right away. Feel free to share the experiences you had with the software.

Bookmark Sync-Now on chrome too

Bookmark sync has been an advanced web user feature for a very long time now. It started probably with Firefox’s Xmarks. To briefly sum it up for those who didn’t know about bookmark sync, its a way of sharing the same set of bookmarks across various computers. This might not seem that important for a newbie, but for those advanced geeks, its pretty much something which they cant live without. The good news is that the chrome team has officially implemented bookmark sync on the dev channel. Getting it to work is all the more easier than getting extensions to work on chrome.  Just grab a copy of the latest chrome from the dev channel and launch it with “–enable-sync” command-line flag.


If you are interested to explore using the extensions on chrome, check out my post on enabling and using extensions from here.

That’s a cool feature to have on your browser, but what i am waiting for is a sync like Weave for firefox. What other features would you wish for on chrome?