:: 10 kebiasaan yang dapat merusak otak ::

Hasil dari googling 10% otak. eh gak taunya dapet ini… dari sini. Semoga berguna untuk menambah wawasan.

1. Tidak Sarapan Pagi
Mereka yang tidak mengkonsumsi sarapan pagi memiliki kadar gula darah yang rendah, yang akibatnya suplai nutrisi ke otak menjadi kurang.

2. Makan Terlalu Banyak
Terlalu banyak makan, apalagi yang kadar lemaknya tinggi, dapat berakibat mengerasnya pembuluh darah otak karena penimbunan lemak pada dinding dalam pembuluh darah. Akibatnya kemampuan kerja otak akan menurun.

3. Merokok
Zat dalam rokok yang terhisap akan mengakibatkan penyusutan otak secara cepat, serta dapat mengakibatkan penyakit Alzheimer.

4. Mengkonsumsi gula terlalu banyak
Konsumsi gula yang terlalu banyak akan menyebabkan terganggunya penyerapan protein dan nutrisi, sehingga terjadi ketidakseimbangan gizi yang akan mengganggu perkembangan otak

5. Polusi Udara
Otak adalah konsumen oksigen terbesar dalam tubuh manusia. Menghirup udara yang berpolusi menurunkan suplai oksigen ke otak sehingga dapat menurunkan efisiensi otak.

6. Kurang Tidur
Otak memerlukan tidur sebagai saat beristirahat dan memulihkan kemampuannya. Kekurangan tidur dalam jangka waktu lama akan mempercepat kerusakan sel-sel otak.

7. Menutup kepala saat tidur
Kebiasaan tidur dengan menutup kepala meningkatkan konsentrasi zat karbondioksida dan menurunkan konsentrasi oksigen yang dapat menimbulkan efek kerusakan pada otak.

8. Menggunakan pikiran saat sakit
Bekerja terlalu keras atau memaksakan untuk menggunakan pikiran kita saat sedang sakit dapat menyebabkan berkurangnya efektifitas otak serta dapat merusak otak.

9. Kurang menstimulasi pikiran
Berpikir adalah cara yang paling tepat untuk melatih otak kita. Kurangnya stimulasi pada otak dapat menyebabkan mengkerutnya otak kita.

10. Jarang berkomunikasi
Komunikasi diperlukan sebagai salah satu sarana memacu kemampuan kerja otak. Berkomunikasi secara intelektual dapat memicu efisiensi otak. Jarangnya berkomunikasi akan menyebabkan kemampuan intelektual otak jadi kurang terlatih.

:: Pocahontas – Colors Of The Wind Lyrics ::

I like this song very much, first time I heard this song when I was still in elementary school. Here’s the lyric :

Pocahontas Original Sound Track
Colors Of The Winds
Vanessa Williams

You think I’m an ignorant savage
And you’ve been so many places
I guess it must be so
But still I cannot see
If the savage one is me
How can there be so much that you don’t know?
You don’t know …

You think you own whatever land you land on
The Earth is just a dead thing you can claim
But I know every rock and tree and creature
Has a life, has a spirit, has a name

You think the only people who are people
Are the people who look and think like you
But if you walk the footsteps of a stranger
You’ll learn things you never knew you never knew

Have you ever heard the wolf cry to the blue corn moon
Or asked the grinning bobcat why he grinned?
Can you sing with all the voices of the mountains?
Can you paint with all the colors of the wind?
Can you paint with all the colors of the wind?

Come run the hidden pine trails of the forest
Come taste the sunsweet berries of the Earth
Come roll in all the riches all around you
And for once, never wonder what they’re worth

The rainstorm and the river are my brothers
The heron and the otter are my friends
And we are all connected to each other
In a circle, in a hoop that never ends

How high will the sycamore grow?
If you cut it down, then you’ll never know
And you’ll never hear the wolf cry to the blue corn moon

For whether we are white or copper skinned
We need to sing with all the voices of the mountains
We need to paint with all the colors of the wind

You can own the Earth and still
All you’ll own is Earth until
You can paint with all the colors of the wind

[Thanks to StLyrics.com for lyrics]

:: Jaunty Jackalope on Mortred-laptop ::

Akhirnya, setelah sekian lama (baca: proses backup harddisk dan beres-beres dokumen); saya pun menginstall Ubuntu 9.04 a.k.a Jaunty Jackalope, saya menginstallnya awalnya adalah untuk proses remastering, namun karena terbiasa bekerja di sini (Jaunty Jackalope) akhirnya keterusan deh. Beberapa bug yang saya ketahui telah diperbaiki, antara lain bug ketika Open Office memanggil shortcut, misalnya saya menekan Ctrl-A, tapi yang muncul dialog open file, ketika saya menekan Ctrl-O, yang terjadi adalah tulisan yang diketik tercetak miring, hehehehe… aneh banget kan?
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:: Origin of Famous Company Names ::

There are many companies/brands/products whose names were derived from strange circumstances.

Mercedes
This was actually the financier’s daughter’s name.

Adobe
This came from name of the river Adobe Creek that ran behind the house of founder John Warnock.

Apple Computers
It was the favorite fruit of founder Steve Jobs. He was three months late in filing a name for the
business, and he threatened to call his company Apple Computers if the other colleagues didn’t suggest a better name by 5 O’clock.

CISCO
It is not an acronym as popularly believed. It is short for San Francisco.

Compaq
This name was formed by using COMp, for computer, and PAQ to denote a small integral object.

Corel
The name was derived from the founder’s name Dr. Michael Cowpland. It stands for COwpland REsearch
Laboratory.

Google
The name started as a joke boasting about the amount of information the search-engine would be able to search. It was originally named ‘Googol’, a word for the number represented by 1 followed by 100 zeros. After founders- Stanford graduate students Sergey Brin and Larry Page presented their project to an angel investor, they received a cheque made out to ‘Google’

Hotmail
Founder Jack Smith got the idea of accessing e-mail via the web from a computer anywhere in the world. When Sabeer Bhatia came up with the business plan for the mail service, he tried all kinds of names ending in ‘mail’ and finally settled for hotmail as it included the letters “html” – the programming language used to write web pages. It was initially referred to as HoTMaiL with selective uppercasing.

Hewlett Packard
Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard tossed a coin to decide whether the company they founded would be called Hewlett-Packard or Packard-Hewlett.

Intel
Bob Noyce and Gordon Moore wanted to name their new company ‘Moore Noyce’but that was already trademarked by a hotel chain so they had to settle for an acronym of INTegrated ELectronics.

Lotus (Notes)
Mitch Kapor got the name for his company from ‘The Lotus Position’ or ‘Padmasana’. Kapoor used to be a
teacher of Transcendental Meditation of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

Microsoft
Coined by Bill Gates to represent the company that was devoted to MICROcomputer SOFTware. Originally christened Micro-Soft, the ‘-‘ was removed later on.

Motorola
Founder Paul Galvin came up with this name when his company started manufacturing radios for cars. The popular radio company at the time was called Victrola.

ORACLE
Larry Ellison and Bob Oats were working on a consulting project for the CIA (Central Intelligence
Agency). The code name for the project was called Oracle (the CIA saw this as the system to give answers to all questions or something such). The project was designed to help use the newly written SQL code by IBM. The project eventually was terminated but Larry and Bob decided to finish what they started and bring it to the world. They kept the name Oracle and created the RDBMS engine. Later they kept the same name for the company.

Sony
It originated from the Latin word ‘sonus’ meaning sound, and ‘sonny’ a slang used by Americans to refer
to a bright youngster.

SUN
Founded by 4 Stanford University buddies, SUN is the acronym for Stanford University Network. Andreas
Bechtolsheim built a microcomputer; Vinod Khosla recruited him and Scott McNealy to manufacture
computers based on it, and Bill Joy to develop a UNIX-based OS for the computer.

Yahoo!
his book ‘Gulliver’s Travels’. It represents a person who is repulsive in appearance and action and is
barely human. Yahoo! Founders Jerry Yang and David Filo selected the name because they considered
themselves yahoos.