Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Offline Ramadan Greetings :))))

I just got this from a friend and I was laughing my head off when I read it ( he is a guy ), but it is sweet right ? so I think its worth sharing maybe somebody else could put it too good use :)))).

يادانه في البحور يازهره بين الزهور أهنيك بقرب رمضان زينة الشهور ... السنة تمشي وتـدور ويجي احلى الشهـور ونقول لاغلى القلـوب كل عام وأنت بصحه وسرور

Monday, September 10, 2007

Ramadan Mubarak Everyone

Given my busy schedule ( I know it's hard to believe :P ) and the fact that its Ramadan I won't be posting as frequently as before ( if I post at all ), so I would like to apologise in advance and wish you all a blessed and happy Ramadan.

Liberal vs Conservative Brain Activity

According to a research paper just released by a joint team of researchers at the university of New York and the UCLA, which was reported here and here, it seems that the idealogical differences between liberal and conservative leaning people is a result of differences in the way their brains process information .Of course only subscribers to the Nature Neuroscience journal have access to the original paper, so my opinion is based on the two articles I've linked to above.

To sum it up it seems that liberal minded people act less habitually, are more accepting of new ideas and are more tolerant of ambiguity, which was induced from the increased brain activity ( compared to that of their conservative counterparts ) they exhibited before making any decision in the experiment they were put through; when faced with a conflicting situation . If you want in on the details of the experiment you should read either one of the above articles, here are some excerpts from the LA Times article I liked the most :

"The results show "there are two cognitive styles -- a liberal style and a conservative style," said UCLA neurologist Dr. Marco Iacoboni, who was not connected to the latest research."

"Liberals had more brain activity and made fewer mistakes than conservatives when............"

"Frank J. Sulloway, a researcher at UC Berkeley's Institute of Personality and Social Research who was not connected to the study, said the results "provided an elegant demonstration that individual differences on a conservative-liberal dimension are strongly related to brain activity.""

""There is ample data from the history of science showing that social and political liberals indeed do tend to support major revolutions in science," said Sulloway, who has written about the history of science and has studied behavioral differences between conservatives and liberals."

" would be a mistake to conclude that one political orientation was better. The tendency of conservatives to block distracting information could be a good thing depending on the situation......."

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Adding a Java/HTML script to your blog

Recently I noticed maya was having a problem adding a ticker from to her blog and I also noticed that rosebud added a website counter to her blog as a post, which would render it ineffective once that post was archived or if a reader accessed another post directly without going to the blog's main page. So I thought it would be best to make a post to address the issue of Adding HTML/Java scripts to a blog, if even small one.
If we were to take maya's ticker script as an example of a script we want to install on a blog, we would basically start by copying the script from the ticker webpage after customizing the ticker ( use CTRL+A to select the whole code and CTRL+C to copy it ).

Now after copying it from the ticker webpage we have to insert it into the blog . To do that we go to the Dashboard and pick "Layout" from the options presented, then we will be led to the "Page Elements" page as shown below.

In it we can see the blog's layout, from which you choose were you want to insert the ticker ( in our example ) and you click the "Add a Page Element" link at the top of that section, after which you will be presented with the following pop-up page.

Now all you have to do is click the "HTML/Java Script" "ADD TO BLOG" button and you will get an empty box in which you paste the previously copied code and then press the "SAVE CHANGES" button in the subsequent page and you should be done. If there is no problem with the script all should be well and in tip-top shape, and Maya should have her Birthday ticker going :P.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Rich Beggar

These are a group of photos, of a beggar, a friend sent me from another forum ........... In the first the beggar is own his way home with his wheelchair .......

The poor thing is still struggling to get home .............................

Lucky guy seems he has a car, and what a nice car it is too ............................ :P

Wait a minute I thought you couldn't stand ???????? Maybe he is only leaning on the car maybe thats all ?????

Oh boy he can walk ......................

and there goes our rich beggar after another hard day's work ............. :)))))))))))))))