29 September 2009

WolframAlpha

Now that I am on the topic of search engines, I'd like to mention a new generation of search engines which are more sophisticate than a tool finder. They are called computational knowledge engine or as I would like to call them, they are search engines which are using semantic web algorithm to locate information. WolframAlpha is one of them and I believe it will have a lot to offer. One important aspect of these search engines are their capabilty to undrestant natural language. For example, go to WolframAlpha and type this question - Where am I.

Google

Google has been the most brilliant multi-faceted tool of our century. It acts as a powerful search engine to locate webpages, it has useful special features, collaboration tools, Google Books, and many more added value features. Now, one of the latest impressive tools added to this collection are transliteration labs. Today, I learned about Google Persian Transliteration lab. Although I was happy with Behnevis.com, it is good to see Google also got involved with Persian language.

28 September 2009

A time for reflection

I should think of myself as a work-in-progress. I'm learning new things everyday and still a long way to go to get to the place I wish to be. There are many advices that have been carved in my brain by those who I can truly call my mentors. And then, there are other stuff... It is scary when I see poor social behaviour in others and realize that I did that one time! There are those things that no one would ever point them out to you but you have to figure them out by yourself. I regret doing those (unconsciously) and I hope I don't repeat them ever again.

25 September 2009

Here is an idea for those fantastic storytellers out there; there is a Postcard Story Contest announcement by GEIST Magazine. I am thinking of entering the contest too. I don’t have any story or a postcard in mind yet but I think it would be fun thing to do.

22 September 2009

Some friends are like sunshine

Dear S,

Today, I found the sweetest surprise in my mail box. As I was reading your gold/green handmade card, I was overwhelmed with joy. Yes, you got the colour right and may I ask how you do remember these things? Thank you so much for the CDs. I loved the pictures. It reminded me of all those good memories. … And I’m going to listen to all the music you sent me and I am sure I will love them all because they are you favourites.
… I know that I am very fortunate to have some people like you as my friends even thought we are miles away from each other but I know we will see each other soon.

miss you,

Daisy

p.s. This is just part of an email I sent to a friend. I wanted to post it here because it meant a lot to me.

20 September 2009

one more...

The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. - by Allan K. Chalmers

p.s. I don't really want for my blog to be only a collection of inspiring quotes. I want it to me something more. I must come back and write more often.

17 September 2009

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass.
it's about learning to dance in the rain!" – maybe by Mac Anderson

9 September 2009

For a better life

Do whatever makes you feel better about you. Hang out with those who bring out the best in you.