Jaana Nyström2011-11-22 11:03:39
Happiness and success?


1. Marry the right person. This one decision will determine 90% of your happiness or misery. (Or stay unmarried if you wish :-)
2. Work at something you enjoy and that's worthy of your time and talent.
3. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
4. Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.
5. Be forgiving of yourself and others.
6. Be generous.
7. Have a grateful heart.
8. Persistence, persistence, persistence.
9. Discipline yourself to save money on even the most modest salary.
10. Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated.
11. Commit yourself to constant improvement.
12. Commit yourself to quality.
13. Understand that happiness is not based on possessions, power or prestige, but on relationships with people you love and respect.
14. Be loyal.
15. Be honest.
16. Be a self-starter.
17. Be decisive even if it means you'll sometimes be wrong.
18. Stop blaming others. Take responsibility for every area of your life.
19. Be bold and courageous. When you look back on your life, you'll regret the things you didn't do more than the ones you did.
20. Take good care of those you love.
21. Don't do anything that wouldn't make your Mom proud.

Source: From a very old email:
This is not meant to be taken too seriously or literally.
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  • Jaana Nyström2012-12-09 15:58:28
    :-)
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  • Jaana Nyström2011-12-05 15:30:27
    Thoughts of change:

    - Go on that trip. Don't postpone it.
    - Say those words. Don't let the moment pass.
    - Do what you have to, even at society's scorn.
    - Write poetry.

    - Love deeply.
    - Walk barefoot.
    - Dance with wild abandon.
    - Cry at the movies.
    - Take care of yourself. Don't wait for someone to take care of you.

    Go for the win.

    (Pic: Career planning in 60 seconds - a recreation by +Simon Kemp from orig. by Bud Caddell)
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  • Jaana Nyström2013-05-03 09:52:07
    YAY!

    It's #Friday  !
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  • Jaana Nyström2013-03-08 05:53:35
    To all the ladies in the Circleverse

    #WomensDay  
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  • Jaana Nyström2011-11-28 18:00:57
    The origins of punctuation marks we use in everyday life:


    Question Mark ?
    Origin: When early scholars wrote in Latin, they would place the word questio – meaning “question” – at the end of a sentence to indicate a query. To conserve valuable space, writing it was soon shortened to qo, which caused another problem – readers might mistake it for the ending of a word. So they squashed the letters into a symbol: a lowercased q on top of an o. Over time the o shrank to a dot and the q to a squiggle, giving us our current question mark.

    Exclamation Point !
    Origin: Like the question mark, the exclamation point was invented by stacking letters. The mark comes from the Latin word io, meaning “exclamation of joy.” Written vertically, with the i above the o, it forms the exclamation point we use today.

    Equal Sign =
    Origin: Invented by Welsh mathematician Robert Recorde in 1557, with this rationale: “I will settle as I doe often in woorke use, a paire of paralleles, or Gmowe [i.e., twin] lines of one length, thus : , bicause noe 2 thynges, can be more equalle.” His equal signs were about five times as long as the current ones, and it took more than a century for his sign to be accepted over its rival: a strange curly symbol invented by Descartes.

    Ampersand &
    Origin: This symbol is stylized et, Latin for “and.” Although it was invented by the Roman scribe Marcus Tullius Tiro in the first century B.C., it didn’t get its strange name until centuries later. In the early 1800s, schoolchildren learned this symbol as the 27th letter of the alphabet: X, Y, Z, &. But the symbol had no name. So, they ended their ABCs with “and, per se, and” meaning “&, which means ‘and.’” This phrase was slurred into one garbled word that eventually caught on with everyone: ampersand.

    Octothorpe #
    Origin: The odd name for this ancient sign for numbering derives from thorpe, the Old Norse word for a village or farm that is often seen in British placenames. The symbol was originally used in mapmaking, representing a village surrounded by eight fields, so it was named the octothorp.

    This comes from a book named "Uncle John's Supremely Satisfying Bathroom Reader" http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/09/the-origin-of-everyday-punctuation-marks/
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  • Jaana Nyström2012-08-07 05:09:46
    Cheer up!

    If you are sometimes feeling a little useless, discouraged or depressed; 
    Just remember that you were once the fastest and most victorious little sperm out of millions...

    Enjoy the little things in life that are free!

    Like this is free: So many helpful tips on using Google+

    http://googleplushelper.blogspot.fi/
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  • Jaana Nyström2012-03-01 09:40:19
    What if men made the rules for relationships? :-) - Anything we said six or eight months ago is inadmissible in an argument. All comments become null and void after seven days.

    - If you don't want to dress like Victoria's Secret girls, don't expect us to act like soap opera guys.

    - If we say something that can be interpreted in two ways, and one of the ways makes you sad or angry, we meant the other way.

    - Let us ogle. If we don't look at other women how can we know how pretty you are?

    - Don't rub the lamp if you don't want the genie to come out.

    - Don't fake it. We'd rather be ineffective than deceived

    - You can either ask us to do something OR tell us how you want it done - not both.

    - Whenever possible, please say whatever you have to say during commercials.

    - Christopher Columbus didn't need directions and neither do we.

    - When we're turning the wheel and the car is nosing onto the off ramp, you saying "This is our exit" is not necessary.
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  • Jaana Nyström2013-01-19 13:05:20
    Familiar with these? :-)

    Cat Tales Tails

    #Caturday   #Cats  
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  • Jaana Nyström2013-02-23 10:51:11
    Have a happy #Caturday  !
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  • Jaana Nyström2012-10-30 07:01:06
    Food for thought...
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  • Jaana Nyström2012-04-22 09:32:44
    Cheer up!

    If you are feeling a little useless, discouraged or depressed;
    Just remember that you were once the fastest and most victorious little sperm out of millions...

    Enjoy the little things in life that are free!
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  • Jaana Nyström2013-07-06 17:38:26
    Just in case...
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  • Jaana Nyström2013-03-06 13:04:54
    Hah! :-) 
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  • Jaana Nyström2013-07-27 15:39:47
    #Saturday  

    My BBQ's on fire, the sun is shining, flowers are blooming and I've got something nice and cold in the fridge...

    Just to annoy you even more, here's something for the #Caturday   :-)
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  • Jaana Nyström2013-07-04 14:41:31
    Happy 4th of July!

    All who celebrate:

    One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, One Nation evermore! 
    ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

    America is much more than a geographical fact. It is a political and moral fact — the first community in which men set out in principle to institutionalize freedom, responsible government, and human equality. 
    ~ Adlai Stevenson

    In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved. 
    ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

    Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.
    ~ Thomas Paine

    #independenceday   #fourthofjuly   #Celebration   #America  
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  • Jaana Nyström2013-03-25 23:09:40
    Whatever the changes:

    Still, I'm going to bed.
    Good night my dear Circleverse! :-)
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  • Jaana Nyström2012-12-30 07:51:20
    One of Hewlett Packard's first ideas was an automatic urinal flusher

    Close, right?

    #Sunday   #Fun  
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  • Jaana Nyström2012-08-11 12:11:58

    Top 9 Comments made by commentators at the 2004 Olympics

    Here are the top nine comments made by NBC sports commentators  during the Summer Olympics that they would like to take back:

    1. Weightlifting commentator: "This is Gregoriava from Bulgaria. I saw
    her snatch this morning during her warm up and it was amazing."

    2. Dressage commentator: "This is really a lovely horse and I speak
    from personal experience since I once mounted her mother."

    3. Paul Hamm, Gymnast: "I owe a lot to my parents, especially my mother
    and father."

    4. Boxing Analyst: "Sure there have been injuries, and even some deaths
    in boxing, but none of them really that serious."

    5. Softball announcer: "If history repeats itself, I should think we
    can expect the same thing again."

    6. Basketball analyst: "He dribbles a lot and the opposition doesn't
    like it. In fact you can see it all over their faces."

    7. At the rowing medal ceremony: "Ah, isn't that nice, the wife of the
    IOC president is hugging the cox of the British crew."

    8. Soccer commentator: "Julian Dicks is everywhere. It's like they've
    got eleven Dicks on the field."

    9. Tennis commentator: "One of the reasons Andy is playing so well is
    that, before the final round, his wife takes out his balls and kisses
    them... Oh my God, what have I just said?"

    Here are more excellent accidental jokes from sports commentators:
    http://bit.ly/MMiYBa

    #Sillyness
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  • Jaana Nyström2012-09-01 05:53:47
    Good #Caturday morning from Finland!

    Any special plans for the weekend? :-)
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  • Jaana Nyström2012-04-10 06:30:16
    I do remember... :-)
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  • Jaana Nyström2011-12-13 08:49:30
    Have a nice day, Circleverse!
    Rush Hour 3 - He is Mi and I am Yu
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  • Jaana Nyström2013-05-06 15:55:58
    I need this now.
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  • Jaana Nyström2013-06-09 18:30:57
    This. :-)
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  • Jaana Nyström2012-08-03 10:49:00
    Please tell me that this is not happening...

    It's a hoax, right?


    EDIT:
    It looks like to be real.
    Read more:
    http://www.11points.com/Books/11_Eye-Opening_Highlights_From_a_Creationist_Science_Textbook

    http://www.amazon.com/Science-Christian-Schools-Teachers-Edition/dp/0890845697

    No offence to anyone but really, is this in a curriculum today?

    Thanks +Christian Schlobach and +Hayo Jongbloed 
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  • Jaana Nyström2013-02-17 13:59:27
    Peptalk of the day:

    #NeverGiveUp  
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  • Jaana Nyström2011-12-21 09:27:09
    Time zones on hovercard / profile / posts

    Dear +Google, I have a wish.

    I would really like if you integrated everyone's time zone into the profile and showed it on our hovercards and posts. It would make life very much easier for engaging with people from around the world.

    Planning meetings or business Hangouts would be more efficient.

    Also for us non North America dwellers it's not so clear, what time is 2 PM EST etc.
    GMT is used all over, wouldn't it be easier to use that instead?

    My time zone is GMT +2 or Helsinki, Finland time.

    http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/

    Shout out to +Vic Gundotra and +Google Developers

    ...or is there an app for it? :-)
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  • Jaana Nyström2013-06-15 18:02:51
    Good points.

    #Caturday   #Kissantai  
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  • Jaana Nyström2014-04-05 13:57:20
    Know your cat: Tail messages!

    This is interesting and revealing...

    #Caturday   #Messaging   #Pets  
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  • Jaana Nyström2013-02-24 16:27:21
    Pi. Pie.
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  • Jaana Nyström2012-01-16 12:50:35
    Life's guidelines:


    - Don't associate with people you can't trust.

    - Don't cheat. Don't lie. Don't pretend.

    - Don't dictate because you are smarter.

    - Don't demand because you are stronger.

    - Try to walk a mile in someone else's boots... Remember empathy.

    Be nice.
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  • Jaana Nyström2012-05-06 07:01:10
    Click on the pic to enlarge!
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  • Jaana Nyström2012-02-15 13:51:24
    What is Google+ (Google Plus) and do I need it?

    If you haven't see this video, take a look.
    And then share it in Facebook... :-)
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  • Jaana Nyström2013-06-08 18:31:07
    Happy #Caturday all!

    See you tomorrow; Sauna is waiting!

    #saturdaynight  
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  • Jaana Nyström2013-02-22 09:29:43
    Food for thought: Never give up!
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  • Jaana Nyström2012-01-08 09:03:51
    My computer has Spartans...

    Customer: “Hi, my son says that I have Spartans on my laptop and I should bring it to you guys.”

    Tech Support: “…Ma’am? Spartans?”

    Customer: “Yes, I called my son at school and told him that screens keep popping up all the time, and he said that I have Spartans.”

    Me: “Oh! You mean Trojans! That’s a possibility; let me run this analyzer on your laptop real quick and we’ll see what’s going on.”

    Customer: “Young man, my son is in college and he says it has Spartans. You just stand here in a little uniform and make minimum wage. I think my son knows what he is talking about.”

    Tech Support: “You’re right ma’am. I was hoping to run a diagnostic and find out that it wasn’t Spartans, but just by looking at the login screen, I can tell that you probably have about 300 of the little guys running around.”

    Customer: “300?! Is that bad?”

    Tech Support: “It’s horrible. They cram themselves into a bottleneck and kill wave after wave of data, until there is a wall of dead programs blocking any more traffic through your computer.”

    Customer: “Oh, that just figures. I’m going to go buy a new computer.”

    Tech Support: “Ok, ma’am, I think that would be best.”



    Thanks to +Jeff Jockisch for this hilarious post!

    more: Can't Fix Stupid: Ridiculous Tech Support Quotes http://chach.ee/sLy1vc
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  • Jaana Nyström2013-03-23 08:41:22
    Let's rock on the #Caturday  !

    Here is a kindle of kittens:
    What else can a lot of cats be called?

    Read more:
    http://piperbasenji.blogspot.fi/2011/06/how-many-cats-does-it-take-to-make.html
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  • Jaana Nyström2012-04-15 08:59:50
    Choices and solutions
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  • Jaana Nyström2013-06-25 19:54:25
    Hmm. :-)
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  • Jaana Nyström2013-03-09 16:06:28
    This. :-)
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  • Jaana Nyström2012-09-18 19:07:02
    I'll be joining these angry nerds...

    Feeling definitely grumpy tonight.

    Sauna and bed, then rise and shine tomorrow! :-)

    Good night my dear Circleverse.
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  • Jaana Nyström2013-08-30 21:13:13
    What? Is it weekend already?

    That explains the silliness.
    Can you hear Homer whooping? I can.

    #Friday  
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  • Jaana Nyström2013-12-24 12:18:53
    "It was the night before Christmas and all were asleep
    No one made a noise, not even a peep...
    With the snow falling gently in the house
    Still no-one stirred, not even the mouse  cat..."

    #Christmas     #Cat     #AutoAwesome  
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  • Jaana Nyström2012-08-24 05:56:37
    Did you ever stop and wonder...
     
    Why the sun lightens our hair, but darkens our skin?

    Why women can't put on mascara with their mouth closed?

    Why toasters always have a setting so high that could burn the toast to a horrible crisp which no decent human being would eat?

    Why there a light in the fridge and not in the freezer?

    Why you don't ever see the headline: "Psychic Wins Lottery"?

    Why "abbreviated" is such a long word?

    Why Doctors call what they do "practice"?

    Why you have to click on "Start" to stop 'Windows'?

    Why lemon juice is made with artificial flavor, while dishwashing liquid is made with real lemons?

    Why there isn't mouse flavoured cat food?

    #Sillyness   (From an old email)
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  • Jaana Nyström2013-08-12 04:59:10
    The most popular web browser in 2013

    No surprise there: It's Chrome.

    Read more from +The Economist:

    http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2013/08/daily-chart-4?fsrc=scn/gp/wl/dc/webbrowser

    #Chrome   #Web   #Statistics  

    h/t +Moritz Tolxdorff 
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  • Jaana Nyström2011-12-07 07:07:44
    What to share in Google+?

    What I’ve enjoyed most in Google+ is the lack of status updates like ‘I had an omelet for brekkies’ or ‘I became Mayor of Thingummybob in Be-Square’.
    The standard of posts is very high, ranging from politics to religion, humor to science and all sorts of news.
    But the best bulletins to me are various opinions that the Plussers write on almost any theme possible.

    Don’t try to please anyone on Google+ but be yourself:

    Write about the things that interest you, share links and videos that you find amusing or intriguing. Post stuff with good content, as those posts people like to read. Google+ is what you make of it.

    The annoying side to sharing is someone posting or sharing too often. I don't mean posting even 20 posts per day when they are well spaced: Firing 5-10 posts one after another is not the best way to attract circlers.
    For instance,when sharing photos, please don’t inundate the stream by publishing several single pictures in separate posts at one go, but rather publish one album. If you want just your nearest and dearest to see the latest baby/dog/cat/holiday pics, use your own circles share or even +name to share with just certain persons.

    Let's keep signal to noise ratio balanced! :-)


    Sharing to Circles and Notifying

    Now here’s a hot potato of a subject! When you share something, please don’t notify anyone unless you know them personally and are sure that they don’t mind. +Michelle Marie even wrote a post about this. Try searching ‘Notify’ in Google+ and you’ll see what I mean.

    Many of you have asked about how to control who can send you notifications, so Google has rolled out an option in Google+ settings: “Who can notify you.” They really do their thing well, don’t they, and always listen to us!

    You can update your settings here: https://plus.google.com/settings/plus

    #Jaanatip  
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  • Jaana Nyström2012-10-18 10:25:44
    Good grief!

    Listen to this audio clip:

    Why the deer crossings are on high traffic areas?
    Can't the deer cross on smaller roads?  Please move the signs.

    #stupidityhasnolimits  
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  • Jaana Nyström2013-01-26 13:04:34
    There's a party going on...

    Happy 64th Republic Day India!

    Great photos:
    http://dawn.com/2013/01/26/indias-64th-republic-day/

    Read more about it:

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/republic-day/eventcoverage/11375954.cms

    #India   #indiarepublicday  
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  • Jaana Nyström2012-08-15 09:34:39
    To all my Indian friends:

    Happy Indepedence Day!

    #india   (I know, this was done for the Republic Day, but still... :-)
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  • Jaana Nyström2012-08-18 09:25:59
    Different uses of Google+

    There are so many individual uses to this Circleverse of ours:
    Someone may be looking at the platform through professionalism and marketing, others are just having fun and being social.

    No-one is telling you how to use it:
    However, when well-meaning people give advice on different aspects in how you could use Google+, please respect their suggestions. That's what they are: Suggestions and examples.  Especially for those of you who'd like to grow your circles base.

    If you don't agree, that's fine. But please refrain from berating the poster and others who might welcome those tips.
    Some people might find the advice suited to their situation and needs.

    No one is forcing anyone to do anything on G+ against their will, so pass on if the advice is not for you.

    Let's keep G+ positive!
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  • Jaana Nyström2013-02-28 13:13:41
    I'm angry hungry.
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  • Jaana Nyström2011-11-12 14:45:30
    Have you seen this? Perhaps yes, but it does not really matter as the big question is

    have your FB friends seen this?
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  • Jaana Nyström2013-03-12 08:29:52
    :-)
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  • Jaana Nyström2012-09-09 04:34:24
    Two down, one more to go...

    Hahhahhaaa! :-)
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  • Jaana Nyström2013-03-16 08:03:44
    Happy #Caturday ! :-)
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  • Jaana Nyström2013-04-22 03:53:44
    Happy Earth day my dear Circleverse!

    We can all chip in by: 

    - Recycling
    - Not wasting food or water (use the freezer)
    - Walking & bicycling more instead of driving.

    http://www.earthday.org/2013/

    #earthday2013   #Earth  
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  • Jaana Nyström2013-01-03 12:02:50
    Good tips for Google calendar management:

    Whether you're a scatterhead blonde or the best timekeeper ever, there are some great shortcuts and advice in this article!

    #Calendar   #Googletips   #Business  
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  • Jaana Nyström2013-01-26 10:50:59
    It's that day again...  #Caturday!

    Honoring the Olympic Games

    Catgames...  :-)
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  • Jaana Nyström2014-01-11 16:34:00
    Hey, I almost forgot...  (Sorry peeps!)

    It's #Caturday   :-)

    I did not post last week, so no grumbling please...
    Besides, this just happened.  Again. Several times.

    Original: http://tompreston.deviantart.com/art/SYAC-No-Work-For-You-201890563
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  • Jaana Nyström2014-03-23 01:21:50
    RESHARE:
    Interesting!
    This image has made the rounds on the Interwebz, but I thought it was photoshopped...

    #Photography   #Kayaking  

    Reshared text:
    The true story behind this shark photo

    When this photograph was first published in Africa Geographic, BBC Wildlife and later in Paris Match and the Daily Mail (London) it resulted in a flurry of e-mails, phone calls and letters from around the world asking if the image was a fake. The image became the most talked about of shark photograph ever.

    The photograph is real, no photoshop, no digital manipulation, no nothing, in fact it was shot on slide film Fuji Provia 100 using a Nikon F5 Camera and 17-35 mm lens. For those conspiracy fans who still doubt its authenticity please read how I took the photograph...

    - Thomas P. Peschak

    Learn more at http://bit.ly/1ft66Tn

    #Sharks #Kayaking #Research #Photography
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  • Jaana Nyström2012-10-15 05:47:40
    This is interesting!

    Presentation points

    Understand your audience...

    #presentation   #talk  
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  • Jaana Nyström2014-02-08 19:18:16
    Right? What?

    There's a slight mistake I think:
    People who hate Caturday will come back as mice in their next life.

    #Caturday  

    :D
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  • Jaana Nyström2013-09-01 14:08:29
    Enjoy the Sunday my dear Circleverse!

    #Sunday  
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  • Jaana Nyström2011-11-23 15:17:16
    FOCUS

    Maintain perspective. When life starts to feel out of control, remind yourself of the positive things in your life and how lucky you are.

    Define what happiness means for you. Don’t worry about what other people define as happy, find what makes you happy and go for it.
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  • Jaana Nyström2013-12-31 16:19:14
    Hoping for a better treatment of our planet...

    We've only got one.

    #NewYear  
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  • Jaana Nyström2013-06-17 06:56:35
    Create a RSS feed from your Google+ page or profile

    There are a few possibilities:

    Gplusrss
    http://gplusrss.com/home/how_to_create_rss_feed_google_plus

    From +Luc Suy: Feed+ ! http://goo.gl/ZaGaw 

    Feedly
    http://www.feedly.com/

    Google Plus RSS Feed from Magenta River: http://magentariver.com/google-plus-rss-feed


    Chrome app:
    http://www.labnol.org/internet/google-plus-rss-feeds/25557/

    Feed+ for Chrome:
    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/feed%2B/eaiadkmgpppkonfodnepmoknpaphnlij/related?hl=en


    From +Rahul Roy:
    Step1: Visit http://zipl.us/ 
    Step2: Choose a nickname and enter 21 digit number of your Google+ profile URL 
    Step3: After creating short url for your Google+ profile at zipl.us just use http://zipl.us/yournickname/feed to distribute your public feeds

    Any others you know?

    #RSSfeed   #Googleplus   #Jaanatip  
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  • Jaana Nyström2014-03-25 00:40:45
    A nice and very productive day on Googleplex!

    Some of us Google Top Contributors are in Mountain View for extra training, so that we'll be able to help you, the Google+ users, better.

    California sunshine for a few minutes between meetings, woohoo!
    :-)

    #Googleplex   #Googleplus   #TopContributor  
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  • Jaana Nyström2012-11-16 12:58:59
    I have no words...

    The eclipse from a different angle

    Amazing diver photographer Stuart Ireland from Calypso Photography takes a once in a lifetime shot of the Solar Eclipse from Moore Reef with Sunlover Reef Cruises.

    Folks, this is real, not photoshopped.

    Thanks to:  
    +Stuart Ireland 

    #Nature   #Eclipse   #Divers   #Scuba   #underwaterthursday   #underwaterphotography   #naturephotography  
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  • Jaana Nyström2014-04-03 15:19:32
    The origins of punctuation marks we use in everyday life:


    Question Mark ?
    Origin: When early scholars wrote in Latin, they would place the word questio – meaning “question” – at the end of a sentence to indicate a query. To conserve valuable space, writing it was soon shortened to qo, which caused another problem – readers might mistake it for the ending of a word. So they squashed the letters into a symbol: a lowercased q on top of an o. Over time the o shrank to a dot and the q to a squiggle, giving us our current question mark.

    Exclamation Point !
    Origin: Like the question mark, the exclamation point was invented by stacking letters. The mark comes from the Latin word io, meaning “exclamation of joy.” Written vertically, with the i above the o, it forms the exclamation point we use today.

    Equal Sign =
    Origin: Invented by Welsh mathematician Robert Recorde in 1557, with this rationale: “I will settle as I doe often in woorke use, a paire of paralleles, or Gmowe [i.e., twin] lines of one length, thus : , bicause noe 2 thynges, can be more equalle.” His equal signs were about five times as long as the current ones, and it took more than a century for his sign to be accepted over its rival: a strange curly symbol invented by Descartes.

    Ampersand &
    Origin: This symbol is stylized et, Latin for “and.” Although it was invented by the Roman scribe Marcus Tullius Tiro in the first century B.C., it didn’t get its strange name until centuries later. In the early 1800s, schoolchildren learned this symbol as the 27th letter of the alphabet: X, Y, Z, &. But the symbol had no name. So, they ended their ABCs with “and, per se, and” meaning “&, which means ‘and.’” This phrase was slurred into one garbled word that eventually caught on with everyone: ampersand.

    Octothorpe #
    Origin: The odd name for this ancient sign for numbering derives from thorpe, the Old Norse word for a village or farm that is often seen in British placenames. The symbol was originally used in mapmaking, representing a village surrounded by eight fields, so it was named the octothorp.

    This comes from a book named "Uncle John's Supremely Satisfying Bathroom Reader" http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/09/the-origin-of-everyday-punctuation-marks/

    The elephant is trying to make a point:

    #Punctuation #Writing   #Grammar  

    Would you like to add something? :-)
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  • Jaana Nyström2012-09-17 04:30:53
    The truth is out there...

    Are you more honest than a banker? Under what circumstances would you lie, or cheat, and what effect does your deception have on society at large? Dan Ariely, one of the world's leading voices on human motivation and behaviour is the latest big thinker to get the RSA Animate treatment. 

    #Truth  
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  • Jaana Nyström2012-08-27 13:46:55
    Are you bored? Hate Mondays?

    Join the gang on Monday stream!

    This is something Facebook cannot provide. Random laughter and making you feel better, hopefully...  :-) Perhaps you might accidentally learn something, too!  Hahhahhaaa!

    This is just one example of the fun stuff Google+ search has to offer:
    Try your favorite hobbies, pets, books or games...  Circle like-minded people and enjoy the freedom to choose who you want to follow and what topics you'd like to see posts about, by searching with hashtags like #funny   #floralphotography   #F1   #freepussyriot  or #farming  

    For now: Click under the pic or just search for Monday and choose Google+ posts. :-)

    #mondaymotivation  
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  • Jaana Nyström2013-09-03 08:34:42
    RESHARE:
    Way to go Finland!
    Welcome to enjoy the clean food...  :-)

    Reshared text:
    Food produced in Finland is the cleanest in Europe!

    According to the European Food Safety Authority's report, Finland has the least pesticide traces in the produced food in Europe.

    70.8% of the food produced in Finland did not contain any traces of pesticides.

    Read more: http://ow.ly/jd09A 

    Find out what is Finnish Wild Food: http://ow.ly/jd0kj 

    Get Finnish recipes: http://www.foodfromfinland.com/recipes

    #Food   #Finland   #Nature   #Wellbeing  
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  • Jaana Nyström2013-05-11 10:16:43
    A teaser about my forthcoming trip to Malaysia:

    Kuala Lumpur - Terengganu - Langkawi

    Great tours and lots of photo ops.

    I've been to Malaysia many times, visited 15 of the 16 states / territories.
    Labuan is on my bucket list for diving...
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/States_and_federal_territories_of_Malaysia

    So you'll be seeing and hearing more about this fantastic country:
    Also via +martin shervington's Luxury Travel hangout where I'll be on 12th May:
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/114918475211209783081/posts/PS79qWB2pmF
    Just added more photos there!

    I wonder how many pics I'll take this time...  :-) Just taking the Canon G12 with me. Compact but good.

    #Malaysia   #Travel   #Tourism   #KualaLumpur   #Langkawi  

    Langkawi sky bridge:
    This curved pedestrian bridge is 2000 feet above sea level at the top of Mount Mat Cincang in Malaysia. Tourists who want to walk across the 400-foot long structure must ride up to it in a cable car. 
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  • Jaana Nyström2013-09-02 12:14:36
    Yes.

    - Jaana, Entrepreneur.
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  • Jaana Nyström2014-03-31 15:34:26
    I love my Chromebook!

    It has replaced my tablet and my Windows laptop, totally.
    I have the cheap Samsung, but I don't mind, still love it.

    When I'm on the move...

    - My CB fits in my handbag
    - My CB is light -> does not ruin the handbag
    - My CB fires up in seconds
    - My CB shuts down when I close the lid.
    - My CB battery lasts for at least 7 hours
    - My CB is the Interwebz


    When I'm at home...

    - My CB is in the bedroom for night-time reading
    - My CB is in the kitchen for recipes
    - My CB is in the toilet... ???  Hey!
    - My CB is in my son's room
    - My CB is at school with my son.

    Hello, iMac.


    #ChromeOS   #Chromebook   #Jaanatip     #Google  
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  • Jaana Nyström2012-08-12 08:01:53
    "The Quitter"

    Fate handed the quitter a bump, and he dropped;
    The road seemed too rough to go, so he stopped.
    He thought of his hurt, and there came to his mind
    The easier path he was leaving behind.


    Oh, it's all much too hard, said the quitter right then;
    I'll stop where I am and not try it again.
    He sat by the road and he made up his tale
    To tell when men asked why he happened to fail.


    A thousand excuses flew up to his tongue,
    And these on the thread of his story he strung,
    But the truth of the matter he didn't admit;
    He never once said, I was frightened and quit.


    Whenever the quitter sits down by the road
    And drops from the struggle to lighten his load,
    He can always recall to his own peace of mind
    A string of excuses for falling behind;


    But somehow or other he can't think of one
    Good reason for battling and going right on.
    Oh, when the bump comes and fate hands you a jar,
    Don't baby yourself, boy, whoever you are;


    Don't pity yourself and talk over your woes;
    Don't think up excuses for dodging the blows.
    But stick to the battle and see the thing through.
    And don't be a quitter, whatever you do.

    - Edgar A. Guest
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  • Jaana Nyström2012-01-07 10:40:52
    The kids have all their little SMS codes...like BFF, WTF, LOL etc.
    So here are some codes for the seniors:

    ATD - At the Doctor's
    BTW - Bring the Wheelchair
    ... FWIW - Forgot Where I Was
    GGPBL - Gotta Go, Pacemaker Battery Low
    GHA - Got Heartburn Again
    HGBM - Had Good Bowel Movement
    IMHO - Is My Hearing-Aid On?
    TTYL - Talk to You Louder
    WAITT - Who Am I Talking To?
    GGLKI - Gotta Go, Laxative Kickin in!
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  • Jaana Nyström2013-07-19 20:46:23
    YAY! It's #Friday  !

    Enjoy the evening, night, day etc...  :-)
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  • Jaana Nyström2012-08-02 18:17:20
    Hahhahhaaaa! This is hilarious! :-)

    Big Bang actors having fun

    Good grief!   #sillyness  
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  • Jaana Nyström2013-12-14 16:35:30
    There's no app for that...

    Winter is here.

    #Winter     #Snow   #Shoveling  
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  • Jaana Nyström2013-07-07 19:09:29
    I'll just leave this here...  :-)
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  • Jaana Nyström2014-03-21 17:13:51
    No comment.
    I'm a shy Finn.
    But others said I must make this public.
    Sorry, and thanks a million!
    (Well, half.)

    Thanks for the fish? 42.
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  • Jaana Nyström2012-01-31 07:31:42
    Programming

    Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots.
    So far, the Universe is winning.

    - RICH COOK

    For all the clever guys and gals who make code! :-)
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  • Jaana Nyström2013-05-12 08:45:37
    Very happy Mother's Day

    - to all who celebrate today.

    Mother's Day math:

    24 x 7 x 365 = Mom


    #mothersday   #mother  
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  • Jaana Nyström2013-04-15 12:11:10
    I didn't know that...

    Wow.   #Productivity   #Science  
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  • Jaana Nyström2013-12-25 16:43:29
    Ready to eat - again: And reveal my top 10 Google+ peeps for this year!

    Cheers, my dear Circleverse, and thank you for all the lovely things I've learned from you this past year!

    I will name my 10 most important Plussers for 2013 here:

    + The best ever Google+ friend from another country
    +The Google+ tutorials bloke(s)
    + The fellow Top Contributor(s)
    +The Search and Blogger and Authorship guy(s)
    + The Foreign dudes / dudettes
    + The Googler(s)
    + The lady Googler(s)
    + That funny profile and cats
    + That engaging G+ Page(s)
    + The best Social Media advisor on the Plus
    + The Best ever Google+ user from where ever(s) who follows my stuff

    I hope you circle them all and have fun!

    Enjoy the holidays season and Plus on...

    Cheers, Jaana

    #2013   #Googleplus     #Jaanatip  
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  • Jaana Nyström2013-09-13 16:16:53
    Our late cat Pasha: (APR 2013)
    Pics I have missed taken by my husband...

    I was driving my 86-year-old mom today past the cemetery where she has a plot booked.
    She's been a bit under the weather and started talking about how nice it would be just to rest in the grave.

    I wanted to cheer her up and suggested that the ashes of Pasha (her favorite cat!) could be put in the grave with her and then he'd wake her up by meowing...

    She was immediately thrilled and uplifted! We spent the drive speculating how Pasha would wake her and interact, purring, bringing her ghostly moles...
    It made my mom laugh out loud and cheered her up!

    Even in death, my darling Pasha, you are a comfort and a joy.

    Thank you.  I miss you so much.

    PS: I wonder if half your ashes will do for my mom as I want the rest... So that I won't feel lonely.

    #Comfort   #Cats   #Caturday   #Life   #Companion  
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  • Jaana Nyström2013-03-24 17:44:53
    YAY for Bart! :-)
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  • Jaana Nyström2013-08-31 11:52:50
    Do you? :-)

    #Bicycle   #Cycling  
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  • Jaana Nyström2012-12-03 05:23:46
    It's here!

    From +5° C to -25° C in a week

    The winter has taken over Finland.  Woke up this  morning to -8° F.

    Brrr.  Good morning my dear Circleverse:  I need hot coffee!  And a fire.
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  • Jaana Nyström2012-08-18 06:11:08
    Can you guess?
    Yes! It's #Caturday  again...

    Good morning from sunny Finland, my dear Circleverse!
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  • Jaana Nyström2014-03-14 11:03:53
    Happy International pie Pi Day!

    14th March
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  • Jaana Nyström2013-12-22 17:21:24
    My computer has Spartans...

    "Customer: “Hi, my son says that I have Spartans on my laptop and I should bring it to you guys.”

    Tech Support: “…Ma’am? Spartans?”

    Customer: “Yes, I called my son at school and told him that screens keep popping up all the time, and he said that I have Spartans.”

    Me: “Oh! You mean Trojans! That’s a possibility; let me run this analyzer on your laptop real quick and we’ll see what’s going on.”

    Customer: “Young man, my son is in college and he says it has Spartans. You just stand here in a little uniform and make minimum wage. I think my son knows what he is talking about.”

    Tech Support: “You’re right ma’am. I was hoping to run a diagnostic and find out that it wasn’t Spartans, but just by looking at the login screen, I can tell that you probably have about 300 of the little guys running around.”

    Customer: “300?! Is that bad?”

    Tech Support: “It’s horrible. They cram themselves into a bottleneck and kill wave after wave of data, until there is a wall of dead programs blocking any more traffic through your computer.”

    Customer: “Oh, that just figures. I’m going to go buy a new computer.”

    Tech Support: “Ok, ma’am, I think that would be best.”


    Read more:
    Can't Fix Stupid: Ridiculous Tech Support Quotes http://chach.ee/sLy1vc

    #spartans   #IT     #Tech     #PostingNonsense  
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  • Jaana Nyström2013-01-14 11:46:47
    Same with your circles, when sharing stuff...

    Please don't choose "Your circles" and then tick the "Send also email to" -box

    Getting notifications from total strangers about whatever: That is YOU spamming.

    Read more about notifications and control:
    http://googleplushelper.blogspot.fi/2012/10/google-red-box-syndrome-deal-with-it.html
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  • Jaana Nyström2013-07-11 09:45:22
    Google+ new Community Manager for +1 highlighted posts team

    Getting ready for the Feedback...

    #PlusOneAllThings   #Plusones  
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