Captain's Thoughts
It’s the person who can continually get up after every failed attempt and learn something from their mistakes. They can move forward.

Jason Sosa, founder of IMRSV, one of Time.com’s 10 startups to watch in 2013, shares his thoughts on what makes a person successful. 

IMRSV is the company behind Cara, a software that allows developers to turn any webcam into a real-time video analytics sensor. 

(via fastcompany)

#sonoma #winery #stfrancis #beautiful #day #wine

#sonoma #winery #stfrancis #beautiful #day #wine

I think this is the word that Scar was looking for in this scene of Lion King:
Scar: “I’m surrounded by idiots..”
fastcompany:

Got an emotion that you can’t quite find the words for? The Emotionary can probably help. It’s a website that invents new words for those moments when you just can’t find the right one.
Help us come up with more words that describe modern emotions. Here, a few you’ve submitted so far:
Elacceleration: The belief that pushing an elevator button repeatedly will make it come faster. 
Sarcasmus: Sarcastic + charismatic
Thinkonit: To postpone.

What other modern emotions don’t have words for them?

I think this is the word that Scar was looking for in this scene of Lion King:

Scar: “I’m surrounded by idiots..”

fastcompany:

Got an emotion that you can’t quite find the words for? The Emotionary can probably help. It’s a website that invents new words for those moments when you just can’t find the right one.

Help us come up with more words that describe modern emotions. Here, a few you’ve submitted so far:

  • Elacceleration: The belief that pushing an elevator button repeatedly will make it come faster. 
  • Sarcasmus: Sarcastic + charismatic
  • Thinkonit: To postpone.

What other modern emotions don’t have words for them?

The plausibility of impossibility only becomes a probability with the disappearance of faith…
Unknown Source
Django Unchained
Guy at the Bar: What's your name?
Django: Django..
Guy at the Bar: Can you spell it?
Django: D-J-A-N-G-O... The 'D' is silent.
"Obstacles are not problems, unless you make them."
They could had stopped playing and go home because of so much rain. But they did not! Because the obstacle of heavy rain would only become a problem if they would make it a problem. Since they stood their ground and rocked that concert, the rain was not a problem, it was a solution leading to an unforgettable night for them and the crowd!
I’m back.

Sorry for the gap I’ll try to use this tool much better than the previous one so stay tuned. 

In life we can accomplish great things with only little tools. Not having tools is not an excuse for failure. We need to find ways to succeed with what we have. You don’t really need a $40,000 business education to build a big corporation. You don’t really need a car or plane to go from one place to another, people have been traveling around the world forever without such things. You don’t really need a spoon to eat some ice cream. Tools are overrated. All you need is PASSION for what you do, and you can do it. The next song is a very good representation of this. These guys are using only 4 chords to play all these songs. 

The Axis of Awesome: 4 Chords

LA, San Diego, Las Vegas, Mar 2013. What a combination.

Mexico, Cancun March 2013. 

New York City, Christmas 2012. ‘One day I will live here’

Thanksgiving Weekend 2012 in San Diego.

Yosemite day trip, Nov 2012. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G

First days in SF, enjoying the amazing Golden Gate Bridge

First days in SF, enjoying the amazing Golden Gate Bridge

Alice in San Francisco-Land

"Alice is engaged in a romance quest for her own identity and growth, for some understanding of logic, rules, the games people play, authority, time, and death {…} she then begins to piece together the perfect world of her own while her imagination runs wild. {…} Alice follows the rabbit because she is "burning with curiosity". Soon she finds thing becoming "curiouser and curiouser."

[…]

"Later in the story, she is told the tale of the Curious Oysters by Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum which is about how curiosity can lead to terrible things. This bares a strong resemblance to how adults will often tell children to grow up, destroying a child’s sense of imagination and curiosity.

Talking about Alice…a bit gay? Ah well I’m in San Francisco.

I think my point is clear. But let me elaborate. Everyone asks for news from my life in San Francisco. Well I live in a city where it’s always sunny so far, people are kind, my School is nice so far (represents 99 nationalities, how can that go wrong?), the views are beautiful (an I am a views person), the buildings are inspiring. What can I say for a city where you can just stand meters away from where Apple Inc. is presenting its new products? (geeky I know). Or a city that you just hear on the street that Red Hot Chili Peppers are performing tonight in your neighbourhood? (they were amazing).

How do you think someone feels when he can wake up, go up his building’s rooftop and see the Space Shuttle stuck over a Boeing 747 flying right in front of him? 

Well you’ve got the answer. Even if you are not a techie, this city is (as Tim Cook kept repeating in the iPhone5 launch) ‘Ama-a-a-zing’. Now where does Alice come into the story… Well I am here because I followed that white rabbit. A lot of people have a Tweedle Dee and a Tweedle Dum in their lives. Do not let them destroy your sense of imagination and curiosity.

Follow the f***ing rabbit. Fall into the hole with it. Even if it ends badly, you’ll still have the rabbit. 

Enjoy.. Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit

Magic

mag-ic | ‘majik |

noun: the power of apparently influencing the course of events by using mysterious or supernatural forces

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Do you see ‘magic’ in this picture? Probably not and I do not blame you. According to my macbook’s dictionary definition about ‘magic’, there is nothing in this picture that could have influenced any course of events. What about the next one?

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Still nothing I guess. That is just fine. Magic could be something different for any one of us. For example, when Irene entered Westfield San Francisco today said ‘This is my town!’, so I guess she felt something ‘magical’ at that moment. For someone else, ‘magic’ could be meeting his/her idol. For someone else, ‘magic’ could be swimming with dolphins, being at the concert of his/her favourite artist etc.

It’s one thing to hear about magical thing happening, it’s another thing to read about it, another to witness it. I can tell you one thing for sure. It’s an equally great feeling to be around places that ‘magic’ happened not so long ago. If you just pause and think about what was going on some years ago at the very spot where you are standing today, you can feel the ‘magic’. You feel part of it. You understand that here really happened something that indeed influenced the course of events. When you started reading this blog-post, you saw two random pictures thinking ‘these are just 2 typical US houses with garages on the side’. Well you were right for the most part, however, inside those garages, ‘magic’ happened (and this is not a sexual reference). ‘Magic’ that influenced the course of events and the lives of all of us.

By now you should have figured out that these two houses aren’t just two typical US houses with garages on their sides. For those who still don’t know what I am talking about, the garage in the first picture is where Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak gave birth to Apple Inc. and the garage in the second picture is where Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard founded HP. Any further words are unnecessary.

Magic - try someday to be part of it.

P.S. I feel sorry for those that are now living in Steve Job’s house in Palo Alto. Putting up a sign saying ‘No Photos’ is just an indication of their lack of appreciation with respect to magic.