Date A Boy Who Travels

nice read 🙂 though i dunno how much i agree 😛

A Travel Blog

Since I solemnly declared yesterday, Lena Day, as the result of an overwhelming week, I urged each of you do some something that you love! I found myself in a Starbucks, inspired and whipped out this little ditty. You may have read, “You Should Date An Illiterate Girl” by Charles Warnke or the response “Date A Girl Who Reads” by Rosemarie Urquico, so I thought I’d bring you something same, same but different. Enjoy!

Date A Boy Who Travels

Date a boy who travels. Date a boy who treasures experience over toys, a hand-woven bracelet over a Rolex. Date the boy who scoffs when he hears the words, “vacation”, “all-inclusive” or “resort”. Date a boy who travels because he’s not blinded by a single goal but enlivened by many.

You might find him in an airport or at a book store browsing the travel guides – although he “only…

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Life’s Instructions

By someone very wise and not me.

Nevertheless love it!

Have a firm handshake.
Look people in the eye.
Sing in the shower.
Own a great stereo system.
If in a fight, hit first and hit hard.
Keep secrets.
Never give up on anybody. Miracles happen everyday.
Always accept an outstretched hand.
Be brave. Even if you’re not, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference.
Whistle.
Avoid sarcastic remarks.
Choose your life’s mate carefully. From this one decision will come 90 per cent of all your happiness or misery.
Make it a habit to do nice things for people who will never find out.
Lend only those books you never care to see again.
Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all that they have.
When playing games with ! children, let them win.
Give people a second chance, but not a third.
Be romantic.
Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.
Loosen up. Relax. Except for rare life-and-death matters, nothing is as important as it first seems.
Don’t allow the phone to interrupt important moments. It’s there for our convenience, not the caller’s.
Be a good loser.
Be a good winner.
Think twice before burdening a friend with a secret.
When someone hugs you, let them be the first to let go.
Be modest. A lot was accomplished before you were born.
Keep it simple.
Beware of the person who has nothing to lose.
Don’t burn bridges. You’ll be surprised how many times you have to cross the same river.
Live your life so that your epitaph could read, No Regrets
Be bold and courageous. When you look back on life, you’ll regret the
things you didn’t do more than the one’s you did.
Never waste an opportunity to tell someone you love them.
Remember no one makes it alone. Have a grateful heart and be quick to acknowledge those who helped you.
Take charge of your attitude. Don’t let someone else choose it for you.
Visit friends and relatives when they are in hospital; you need only stay a few minutes.
Begin each day with some of your favorite music.
Once in a while, take the scenic route.
Send a lot of Valentine cards. Sign them, ‘Someone who thinks you’re terrific.’
Answer the phone with enthusiasm and energy in your voice.
Keep a note pad and pencil on your bed-side table. Million-dollar ideas sometimes strike at 3 a.m.
Show respect for everyone who works for a living, regardless of how trivial their job.
Send your loved ones flowers. Think of a reason later.
Make someone’s day by paying the toll for the person in the car behind you.
Become someone’s hero.
Marry only for love.
Count your blessings.
Compliment the meal when you’re a guest in someone’s home.
Wave at the children on a school bus.
Remember that 80 per cent of the success in any job is based on your ability to deal with people.
Don’t expect life to be fair

Amazon Support! take a bow :)

We had bought a Kindle DX for my father three years ago. But he fell unwell and never used it.

Last time we used it was 10 months back for a few hours.

On a Thursday we realized that the kindle was not working, by that I mean, it was not getting charged. And hence it was not switching on.

We decided to give a AmazonSupport a shot. Had only heard of things like they ‘replace the Kindle’ :p

The person we spoke to was Erik(if anyone from amazon is reading this, he is good :))Initial 3 minutes he did the verification. It went smooth.
Then he asked us for 2 minutes. We waited …

And then he said that they will be sending us the Replacement Kindle soon. But we had to send the old kindle back. And they would ‘maybe’ pick up the courier charges.

Also they took a credit card guarantee, this would be charged, if in case we would not send the kindle back. we where like .. o.o

Anyway, he concluded by saying that we would receive an email of the details of the kindle, the order number etc.

– the call lasted for 8 minutes in total.

after 15 hours we received an email saying that we would receive a Kindle DX soon.
after another 6 hours, we got another mail, saying that we don’t have to send the old kindle back and that, the new kindle has been shipped 🙂

-On Monday afternoon, the new kindle was in my hands. I was blown away with their service.

Amazon have setup such high standards for support. To get even half way there, is appreciable.

Loyalist to Amazon till death 🙂

“The seed has sprouted but you are still looking for the seed. The seed has renewed itself but you haven’t renewed your perception of it. The bud has already bloomed but you are still thinking of it as a bud. Then you miss the flower. The caterpillar has transformed into a butterfly but you are still searching for the caterpillar. Your child has grown into a man but you are still advising the same old child. The team player has matured into a team leader but not your perception of him. The thief has evolved into Valmiki but my old perceptions of him blinding me from seeing it.”

This is an excerpt from InfinitThoughts, sept 2012 edition

Django Discover Runner not discovering my tests!!

I ran into this problem and it took me a long time to figure out the solution.
my directory was like /projects/settings/test_settings.py
/projects/myapp/test/tests.py

in test_settings.py I had

from os import path
import sys

TEST_DISCOVER_TOP_LEVEL = path.dirname(path.dirname(__file__))
TEST_DISCOVER_ROOT = path.join(TEST_DISCOVER_TOP_LEVEL, ‘test’)
TEST_RUNNER = ‘discover_runner.DiscoverRunner’

if ‘test’ in sys.argv:
DATABASES[‘default’] = {
‘ENGINE’: ‘django.db.backends.sqlite3’,
‘NAME’: ‘test.db’
}

Solution: in /myapp/test/–>there had to be __init__.pyfile. So please create __init__.py and it works!!!