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Types of Questions

Open Questions Open a subject. “How do you feel about…?” Closed Questions Gather and confirm specific facts. “Do you want me to…?” Focusing Questions Focus on a topic that has been raised. “You mentioned… earlier. What is the best way … Continue reading

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What Makes Technology Popular?

It is easy to assume that technology becomes popular simply because it is better than the competition. But as the saying goes, “that ain’t necessarily so”. In fact, the history of innovation is replete with examples of inferior technologies capturing … Continue reading

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.Net Conditional (Tenary) Operator

C♯ 1.0 C♯ 1.2 C♯ 2.0 C♯ 3.0 C♯ 4.0 ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ VB.Net 7.0 VB.Net 7.1 VB.Net 8.0 VB.Net 9.0 VB.Net 10.0 x x x ✓ ✓ The conditional operator  takes three operands. It tests the result … Continue reading

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Windows Textbox Shortcuts

Form Navigation Tab Move to the next input area on a form Shift + Tab Moves to the previous input area on a form Moving the Caret Right Arrow Moves the caret one character to the right Left Arrow Moves … Continue reading

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Design Starters

Sometimes you need a theme for a web site, a game level or a poster. Here are a few ideas to get the juices flowing: 80s Retro Ancient Egypt Animals Aztec Castles City Dinosaurs Electric Pink Garden Monsters Night Sky … Continue reading

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Connections

The 3 areas: Up = God In = Myself Out = Others

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Politeness

Two simple ideas: Please = a sign of respect Thank you = a sign of appreciation

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Responsibility

Two thoughts: Not to take responsibility is to sign away any power to change. Respobsibility = emowerment. If everyone would sweep his own doorstep, the whole world will soon be clean. Let everyone sweep in front of his own door, … Continue reading

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ZSD: Timing for Pranyama Breathing

When I practiced Karate, I was taught the following timing for breathing excercises: Meditation breaths / minute = 7.5 (naturally, breathing will be quicker during practice sessions) Count 1 for in-breath, count 4 for out-breath

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What Was That?

A dialog: “What was that?” “What was what?” “That.” “That what?” “That noise.” “What noise?” “That noise back there.” “Back where?” “Where the noise was!” “What do you think it was?” “Would I be asking if I knew?” “I don’t … Continue reading

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