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Friday, August 18, 2017

What Advice I Would Give The 16 Year Me If I Could Go Back In Time

What Advice I Would Give The 16 Year Me If I Could Go Back In Time




What if time travel was possible?  Would you change the past?  Would you enjoy going back to watch history in person?  Would you travel to the future?

Let's ponder for a moment what you would tell your sixteen-year-old self.  At sixteen you could understand what your future-self was saying.   At sixteen you could remember what you have learned from living in the future.  

This is what I would tell myself.

"The future is going to be amazing!  Computers and networks are so fast that you can do things on them like watch any movie you want, read any book, listen to any song and learn anything you want with videos, photos, and text.  You will know where you are at within a few inches with GPS, anybody is only a few clicks away or a phone call away.  Oh yeah, everyone has a portable phone with them at all times!  Yep, it's true!  They have small batteries.

Keep on playing guitar, you are going to be a pretty good blues and rock player.  Also, you are going to love playing piano too, so go ahead and get a head start that.  You will not need to read or buy guitar magazines to learn songs,  they will have the TABs and videos on any song you want to learn.  That's the way you will learn how to play Boogie Woogie piano by the way.  That four-track cassette recorder you have will be obsolete, you will be able to use any computer as a full recording studio!  You don't need fifty amps, you can have them all on your computer and even your phone.  That's right, you can use your phone as a computer.  Some people don't even have computers anymore, they only use their phones.   And your phone will have 'apps' so you don't need a tuner or a metronome either.  They are right in your phone!

Also, sometimes things in the world will look bad.  Like the world is going to be over.  It won't.  Humanity goes on, no matter what happens.   You will wake up, go outside and the sun will rise.  Take a deep breath, look around and be happy that you are alive.  Living is the best gift humanity has, do not waste it!  News is twenty-four hours day, so watch only a few minutes of it a day and go outside for a bike ride.  Yeah, they still have bikes in the future.  Also, work out a lot and give up white bread and eat more roughage.  

Do you know how you love sci-fi films and television shows.  Well, no one watches TV anymore and know one watches films on VHS tape, or later DVD or Bluray, everyone watches them on computers connected to their High Definition TVs.  That's right, the resolution is four times higher and having a 50-inch television is normal and cheap.   A 50-inch TV is small in the future.  Most people don't go to the movies anymore since they can what a movie at home at any time.  But you have to go to the theater if you want to watch them in 3D.  Yeah, save your money and watch them in 2D, that 3D stuff isn't that good. 

Oh, by the way, you have over 4000 videos on the 'web' and you will use future technology to make a sci-fi feature film with robots!  That's right, in the future, anyone can make a film and be a celebrity.  I don't want to give too much away but you will be known as 'The Internet Legend' and everything you do 'does compute' and 'rock and rolls'.  Yeah I know you don't get it yet, but you will.  Oh and 2012 is like five years ago, so you can stop saying that.

The future is going to be great.  Once you get there, the next thirty years will be amazing too!  Remember to enjoy the ride!  And in the future, there will be a film series called Transformers that looks cool, but what ever you do, DON'T GO WATCH THEM!"

I know that this has happened since to this day I have never seen a Transformers movie.  Thanks, future-self!  You Rock and Compute at the same time!





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Monday, July 31, 2017

Have You Made A Difference Today?

Have You Made A Difference Today?



Here is a question for you.  Have you made a difference today?  Think about it.  What have you done to make the world a better place?  Have you made a difference today in someone's life?  In society?  In general?  In the world?

If not, why?  Were you too busy?  Didn't care?  Oblivious to the world around?  You're not alone.  So many times we're so busy that we don't take the time to enjoy what we have when we're living it.  One day, it will be gone.  Perhaps then, you'll look back and wished you did more when you had the chance and the time.

Do you need to write a novel, create art, compose a symphony or make a sci-fi robot film to make a difference in the world?  No.  Helping someone with a technology problem, help someone mow the yard, give up your seat to someone else and more and more.  Funny how the little things can add up.

Imagine if everyone in the world would be positive with others.  If everyone would be kind to others.  If everyone would be happy for other's successes and helped them with their failures.  What a wonderful world this would be!

Go out there and make this world an amazing place!

Computed!



Playing Guitar to make the world a better place!




Smile to make the world a better place!




The world in 360!  A better place!


Seeing the world as a place to make better.

Building a better world, together!


Friday, June 30, 2017

How You Live Your Life Is How You Face Death

How You Live Your Life Is How You Face Death

Death.  Dying.  Gone forever.  It's hard for most of us to think about this.  We all know that one day, we will no longer be here on Earth.  As you get older, you realize this more and more.  When you are young, you have too much living to do to think about death.  The young understand death in a small scale.  Not global.  Even if they had a close loved one pass away, it is hard to truly understand when you are young.

No one wants to die.  You have no control over death, one day we will all face it.  One day you wake up and realize that you have fewer days on this Earth than you have lived.  Perhaps you want to share your knowledge with others.  Perhaps you just want to live in peace during your last remanding days.


Once you have died, would it not be better to celebrate your life than to mourn your death?   Living a life that is worth living means that you will have plenty of stories that others will share about you.  Make sure you have stories to share with the world.  Once you are gone, make sure your loved ones smile and laugh at what you have done once their tears have dried up.

Enjoy your life.  Do what you want to do in your life.  Take chances and don't be afraid to fail.  Love your family.  Love your friends.  Help those that need it.  Care for the ones that you love.  Share your life with others.  And don't forget to smile and laugh as you live an amazing life.  Life is a great gift we were giving.  Please don't squander it.





Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Real Texans Don't Need Air Condition While They Drive

Real Texans Don't Need Air Condition While They Drive

I've been a Texan all of my life.  The years that I didn't live in Texas, I lived like a Texan.  When I have travel abroad, I lived like a Texan.  If you are born in Texas, you are a Texan.  However it is how you live your life that makes you a Real Texan.

Today it is common place for everyone to drive their cars with air condition.  Of course at one time there wasn't air condition in cars, or if they had it, it really didn't work well until the 1970's.  All we had was two windows down driving at 55 MPH for air to cool us down.  When standing still at a stop light, we had to deal with the heat.

Did that make us tougher not using air condition?  I would say yes.  In Texas it is hot.  If you live here, you need to be able to survive the heat.  Why live in a place that you can't walk or drive in?  Does that make any sense?

Most people that I know in Texas or other places, have to get their air condition fixed as soon as it gets broken.  It is like their car is now unusable.  In Texas, or the South for that matter, try selling a car without air condition.  That is how dependent people have gotten on air condition in their cars.

I would challenge you all, fellow Texans and others, to drive with the windows down.  Get some fresh air, let the wind on your face.  I bet you will like it.  If you sweat, then you know you are alive and normal.  You walk from one air condition house to another, you could go a few minutes driving without air condition.  It will make you tougher.  We could use more tougher and people of true grit in this world.

However you are talking to the guy that wears a suit while biking.  Not many have the grit and strength that I have.  Perhaps you have it in you.  I believe in you.  You can tough it out, you don't need air condition while you drive.  Be a Real Texan with me!



A Real Texan Doesn't Need Air Condition While Driving.





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