Tuesday, October 31, 2006

More than a good new a good idea

All of us have periods when is needed to be alone. At least that happens to me.

When I came to live in Murska Sobota one of the first things I made was to go and buy 2 bikes, 1 for Tatjana and one for me. It was great thing! after some time we got 2 kids and the normal life made us to use the bikes each time more for "need" than for "fun". Between winters, diseases, bad weather and of course many priorities, to go out with the bikes is a challenge. In my case there is another factor: a huge resistance for changing the comfort of being at home.

But today I needed to be alone, sun is shining, the wind is fresh, the colors of the fall are amazing and more than that! I was able to break with the "comfort" and I went out for some hours.

I took my MP3 player, an audiobook loaded, my mobile just in case and I went to see the nature and to see within my self while listening a wonderful book. Now I'm feeling better!

Sunday, October 29, 2006

A new way of sharing pictures in your Blog!

I'm building the new web site for the Prazniki.net season for 2006!
That is our yearly Christmas competition on the web for our great slovenian kids... and of course great slovenian adults as well.
The past year we received close to 1000 letters to Santa! and many many visits to the web site. For this holiday season we wish to show a part of the great material from the past year! I think I found the solution! Slide.com

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Chile and Peru in real efforts to get closer

Like a peruvian I can tell that the relationship between my country and Chile weren't good after the war both countries had at the end of the XIX century.
Chile is showing to the world an interesting economic development. Peru is still fighting against corruption and a deep social crisis. Peru is a resourcefull country that can be a strategical partner for Chile and that is a strong reason for both nations to try to get a strong and fruitful relationship. Especially because Peru is showing economic growth and good political signs for the past 5 years
I'm personally very glad to see the first steps of that cooperation, where both countries are agreeing to share militar information and to start a process for a new militar force of peace. To make both countries to trust is essential.

SoapBox promotion

I just received a message from Andrej about a new promotion for using the SoapBox video service from Microsoft.
Even it is only for US citizens.. I think it is a gooood new for my readers because you could win a Video Recorder.. Why not to give it a try?
Click here

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

The Time Capsule

I saw this web site some time ago, but I just found a time to go deeper into it. The Time Capsule is a service from Yahoo and the goal of it is to share information about us. Yes about you and me. About all of us interested into let a message to the world and to history.
The interface looks wonderful and it is easy to use. Go to http://timecapsule.yahoo.com/ and start your adventure. I advise you to see first some samples of what the rest of visitors are writing, saying or even how they look like.
The gooood news are that the service has so many beautiful messages or "contributions" that I think is a great opportunity to remember who we are like Humans and to understand a bit more about ourselves.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Purple tomatoes?

Yes! Exist the possibility that soon you will have a great salad of purple tomatoes in your favorite table.
The gooood news about it is that they are not only looking different! They are healthy for you! Because they contain anthocyanin and that means that can work like anti-oxidant. The pigment is responsible for that.
Tomatoes are the second most used vegetable in the world (After the potato)!
Read more here and on CNN

October 24th Is Take Back Your Time Day!

I didn't know that there is a day for the "Time"... Until today when Andrej told me about.
When someone says something about the importance of the electricity and how it helped millions of students to be able to study at night... We should also think that electricity and hundreds of modern discoveries also contributed to extend the time we are busy. I mean... Not having time for many important things like the family, the friends and of course for self improvement and entertainment.
The idea of the "day of the time" is good! Because it makes us remember that we should take back our time and enjoy of the "other things we know we have to do... But we have no time.
So I'm better going to sit down with my kids and wife to play something together!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Goood news for the world of science!

Before reading... see the manuscripts from Darwin...click here

"The complete evolutionary works of Charles Darwin have gone online, including the stolen notebook he carried in his pocket around the Galapagos Islands." Reuters

It is an amazing web site because it includes scanned documents. It is a really interesting site. It is a bit slow now.. (probably because of the big amount of visitors) but is really worth! http://darwin-online.org.uk/

From the site:

"Most of the editions provided here appear online for the first time such as the first editions of Journal of Researches [or Voyage of the Beagle] (1839), The descent of Man (1871), The Zoology of the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle (1838-43) and the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th editions of the Origin of Species. There are also many newly transcribed and never before published manuscripts such as Darwin's Beagle field notebooks. Also appearing for the first time online are complete images of Darwin's early notebooks on geology, transmutation of species and metaphysical enquiries. "

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Do you need free pictures for your web site or PowerPoint presentation?

If yes then I have a good new for you!
My friend Boris wrote a post in his Blog about the web site I will talk about for the next few lines. The web site is: http://www.sxc.hu/index.phtml

There you will find a lot of pictures! But not all are free. In any case you need to register first. But before you can try to search for something interesting for you. To do it first you must click on the menu option: Advanced Search.
Then you must be sure to select the option "no" in the selection box named "Restricted". Of course you need to add your search criteria. That's it! If you are registered you will be able to download the images and work with them!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Jim Collins web site

In my search for articles I found a great web site. It is www.jimcollins.com and there you will find articles in text and audio format. This web site is good for all persons interested in business knowledge.
Jim Collins is a known writter. Clich here to learn more about his books.

Say thank you to all the world!

Today Boris sent me a super link! For sure it is a good new for all of us that enjoys to have contact with people from all the planet. Do you want to say "thank you" in Quechua? or maybe in Aguaruna?... well you can find many languages and translations!

Friday, October 13, 2006


Gooood news again from Apple!
The IT industry is making some efforts to contribute to the efforts to solve problems that concern to all human kind. In this case Apple and Bono are offering to the market a special version of the iPod Nano, a red colored Nano.
What is particular here is that Apple will forward 10$ from each one of the gadgets sold to the Global Fund to fight AIDS in Africa.
I think that if you are willing to get an iPod, this is a great chance to choose a product for the christmas season that will bring double satisfaction. Check more about.

Learn more about PRODUCT RED.

Solar chargers!

Gooood news for environmental friendly persons!
I just discovered an innovative product. It is a foldable solar panel that lets you charge your notebook, mobile phone, iPod using solar energy. There are many models for different power needs. Check them here.
As you will see there are many accessories like battery chargers, sattelite phone chargers... really interesting. Even in case of natural disasters.

The Nobel Peace Prize 2006

Click here to visit the official page of the Nobel Foundation.
Mohammed Yanus and the Grameen Bank (Rural bank) received the most "wanted" price in the world. They were helping millions of poor people using micro credits in Bangladesh.
You can read more in: BBC News, CNN.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Small business against big companies?

Today returning from Ljubljana, (capital city on Slovenia), I was listening to some podcasts. Like always I was my imagination working full and creating new ideas. None of them very good yet...
But something I think is a really good new is something I've listened about a small company threatened by a big one. The real story plus some salt and pepper (from my side) is something like that

" There was a very small town in the center of a small country where people used to go to buy some nice cloth in a small and warm boutique. Development started on the town and big firms hungry for new markets started building their big malls.
The small boutique was unable to compete with prices and with the amount of products offered by the competition. The owner started thinking on closing the store..."

I also hear that the "problem" is the mother of "creativity".

"... But suddenly one idea came to life and the owner said: If I can't compete with those low prices then I have to offer big prices. After that she closed the store but she offered an exclusive service that was bringing to the customer's home their complete collection and a fashion advisor. The owner of the company and their team of professionals lived happy ever after!"

So what we can learn is that the difference is not in the price... Is in the value added and the target group. Both components should be dynamic as the needs of the market are.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Are you a mother or father and you don&t know what else to do to keep your kids in 1 place?

Well, here I have some links that will help you to keep them learning... and busy!
  1. Origami models: like airplanes, dinosaurs, flowers, boats...
    Other link:
    - http://www.origami.as/home.html
  2. Coloring pages: This one is to teach kids to color online!
    Other links:
    - http://disney.go.com/magicartist/coloring/
    - http://www.janbrett.com/activities_pages_artwork.htm
  3. Video trailers: I advise you to first check which trailers to show them...

Gooood luck!

(The image comes from Meet the Robinsons)

Waking up after 22 months!

It is so nice to see a young boy to play after having a 22 months coma. Certanly it is a good new for him, his family and all of us that enjoy with the miracles that life brings.
Check the CNN video clicking here.

Bio plastics!

I'm very surprised to see each time more places on the internet about how to improve our environment. I just subscribed or registered to "Ideal Bite" and I received my first newsletter.
So I discovered a bit more about "bioplastics" and its application in our daily life.. like mobile phones and scaners. Check the article
Those bioplastics are made with corn!
Check more on Wikipedia

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Helping our kids to know more

The weather this weekend was perfect! We went out each day and we were enjoying of our Wonderful World. We were on Saturday on the harvest of the vines in a small town named Bogojina (Slovenia). Today we were with some friends on a special Catholic happening in other town named Beltinci. All of them in a natural region called "Prekmurje" or "over the Mura". Mura is the river!
If you are not already bored with my introduction... I want to give you a link where you will find excelent information about Geography, culture of the world, music and all designed for parents and educators trying to teach kids. It is just a wonderful place! Visit the web site on: http://www.mywonderfulworld.org/index.html
I advise you to check the web site and then ask kids to join you in the exploration! Good luck!

More ECO friendly technology!

Our Good News Blog is getting "green" and I'm very happy for that.
There is a company that is introducing a fantastic idea: "to solve the energy requirement for kids toys". Actually all of them are using batteries that we all know are not friendly with the environment. The company, Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies, is using small fuell cells and hidrogen power stations! Like the car on the picture. Read more about it: http://www.horizonfuelcell.com/edu_hydrogen.htm

Friday, October 06, 2006

Captivating Mars

One of the most beautiful experiences Humans are sharing for generations is the knowledge that our sky is able to offer.
Many great moments of our personal existence are happening when watching the dark sky in contrast with the shining stars.
Mars is still captivating Human imagination and inspiration.
We are living in a wonderful era when to see mars is not anymore impossible. We have a vehicle roving the surface of the planet and over Mars there is an Orbiter getting wonderful photos from the surface. Wow! That's great to be able to enjoy from home the view of Mars and to enjoy what Human knowledge and technology is able to discover for all of us.
Do you want to see more? just click here.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Improve your contact with friends and family using "voice" emails!

I'm a peruvian citizen living in Europe. It means that I have many important persons far from me. Actually the distance problem is partially solved because I use MSN Messenger to communicate with them using video and voice.
But my family or friends are not always online at the same time with me. So the perfect solution would be here to send them email messages with voice!
I found a free service that helps on that task.. and I really like it! It's name is SpringDoo
But I should not forget to say that it also include the possibility to add video!
Give a check on their demo
The service is not for commercial use. So give a check on their terms of use.

Monday, October 02, 2006

2 New Nobel prizes

"For their discovery of RNA interference - gene silencing by double-stranded RNA"

"Americans Andrew Fire and Craig Mello won the 2006 Nobel prize for medicine on Monday for their groundbreaking discovery of how to "silence" genes, which has opened up potential new paths to treating disease." News.com

A wooden WV Camper! what a great idea!

Wow! I love the idea!
If they will produce it I think they have on me a first customer!
CHeck more on http://news.com.com/2300-11389_3-6121227-1.html?tag=ne.gall.pg
I like very much that the companies are wearing the "green" t-shirt... making more awareness on nature and environmental care is just positive.