Curb your caffeine addiction at work

How about a new year resolution to curb your Caffeine addiction at work.
Here are five ways to stay on top of everything at work without overloading yourself with caffeine.
1. Drink lots of water
Keep a bottle of water with you and sip it throughout the day. Dehydration can leave you feeling sluggish and sleepy.

2. Have a good breakfast
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Avoid greasy, sugary and carb-filled food. Opt for fruits, wholegrain bread and yogurt.

3. Take a walk 
This can boost energy levels and decrease fatigue. Making this a daily habit can also add seven years to your life. To stay wellwalk for 30 to 45 minutes nearly every day. Do it all at once or in chunks as short as five to 10 minutes. Aim for a brisk pace of three to four miles an hour, but remember that you’ll get plenty of benefit from strolling at a slower pace as long as you stick with it.

4. Listen to music 
This can increase your concentration levels, keep you awake or even give your mood a boost. Studies  have shown that 9 out 10 people worked better when they were listening to music!

 5. Power nap
Search for a quiet place at work to lay down. Consider stashing a pillow and blanket in your drawer if you plan to nap in your office to help relax you. Keep naps short. Aim to nap for only 10 to 20 minutes. The longer you nap, the more likely you are to feel groggy afterward.

GitHub Flow

what is GitHub Flow?

  • Anything in the master branch is deployable
  • To work on something new, create a descriptively named branch off of master (ie: new-oauth2-scopes)
  • Commit to that branch locally and regularly push your work to the same named branch on the server
  • When you need feedback or help, or you think the branch is ready for merging, open a pull request
  • After someone else has reviewed and signed off on the feature, you can merge it into master
  • Once it is merged and pushed to ‘master’, you can and should deploy immediately

That is the entire flow. It is very simple, very effective and works for fairly large teams.

So, let’s look at each of these steps in turn.

#1 – anything in the master branch is deploy-able

#2 – create descriptive branches off of master

#3 – push to named branches constantly

#4 – open a pull request at any time

#5 – merge only after pull request review

#6 – deploy immediately after review

To read the full article by Scot Chacon please click here.

8 Ways Technology Is Improving Your Health

I came across this excellent article by KAREN REED at Positive Health Wellness and have summarize it as below, to read the full article please click the link given at the end of the summary.

 

We hear all the time about how technology is bad for us. Since the introduction of computers, we spend more time sitting at a desk than moving around at work. We have created this sedentary lifestyle that is causing havoc in our overall life.

What if I were to tell you that technology has produced benefits? Would you believe me if I said that technology is good for your health?

Most of you wouldn’t look at first. Well, you may be able to think of a couple of ways that the computer has helped, but you are still stuck on all the negatives that ‘experts’ have shared in the past. The problem with the ‘experts’ is that they are only focused on the negatives. They haven’t looked at so many of the benefits.

So, that’s what we’ll do today. We’ll consider all the ways that technology improves our health. We’ll discuss just how it has boosted results in certain areas of healthcare and what it does for us daily.

  • Technology Is Everywhere in Medicine
  • It Pushes Us to Do More Activity
  • Better Ability for Communication Between Doctors and Patients
  • More Ability to Do Research into Problems
  • There Are Devices That Keep the Body Working as It Should
  • Better Treatment Options for Various Ailments and Diseases
  • Improved Prediction of Diagnosis and Life Expectancy
  • Faster and More Accurate Diagnosis of Conditions
  • Technology Improves Recording of Information in Real Time
  • There Are Two Sides to Technology

Conclusion:

Don’t just write technology off. This is something that really can improve our lives and our health. It just must be used in the right way.

 

To continue reading the full article, please click the link given below.

8 Ways Technology Is Improving Your Health

WAKE UP PARENTS

Saw this nice post “Wake up Parents” and couldn’t restrict myself from sharing it.

Years back, poor illiterate parents produced
♦ Doctors,
♦ Engineers,
♦ Scientists,
♦ Accountants,
♦ Lawyers,
♦ Architects,
♦ Professors.., whom I will refer to as Group ‘A‘.

These Group ‘A‘ Children struggled on their own after Primary 6 or Grade 12, to become notable personalities. Most of them
♦ trekked to school barefooted
♦ went to farms
♦ fetched water and firewood
♦ cared for domesticated animals
♦ did some work including trading after school to survive.

Now Group ‘A’ ,who have now become Parents themselves are producing Group ‘B‘ Children

These Group B children are
⇒ pampered
⇒ helped in their homework or home assignments from nursery school through secondary schools to higher institutions.
⇒ chauffeur driven to very expensive schools or are sent abroad to study.
⇒ they can watch movies from morning till dawn after school.
⇒ they are treated like baby kings and queens.
⇒ they don’t do any household chores.
⇒ Food is put on the table for them,
⇒ their plates are removed and washed by parents or house maids.
⇒ They are given expensive cars and clothes,
⇒ not forgetting big pocket money to be wasted !!!.
⇒ Their parents help them in doing their assignments.
In spite of all these, only few can speak or write correctly.

Group ‘A‘ Parents cared for their own parents and children, Group ‘B‘,their Children are still struggling to find their feet at age 30+.‼
They find it difficult to do things on their own because they are used to being helped to think and doing things by Group ‘A‘. So they can’t help themselves, their parents or the society.

⊗ THEY ABANDON THEIR PARENTS IN THEIR BID TO ACQUIRE THE WORLD

Where do you belong
Reduce the pampering and the unnecessary help you offer your children.
Let your children grow in wisdom, intelligence and strength.
Let them face the truth and the realities of life.

Teach them to grow to become independent adults.
Teach them to ♥ fear God, ♥ respect others and ♥ develop confidence in themselves.

Parents, discipline your children to become disciplined adults, useful and not useless.

Ultimate Boot CD

Ultimate Boot CD is completely free for the download, or could be obtained for a small fee.

You need the Ultimate Boot CD if you want to:

  • Run floppy-based diagnostic tools from CDROM drives. More and more PCs are shipped without floppy drives these days, and it is such a royal pain when you need to run diagnostic tools on them.
  • Free yourself from the slow loading speed of the floppy drive. Even if you do have a floppy drive, it is still much much faster to run your diagnostic tools from the CDROM drive, rather than wait for the tool to load from the floppy drive.
  • Consolidate as many diagnostic tools as possible into one bootable CD. Wouldn’t you like to avoid digging into the dusty box to look for the right floppy disk, but simply run them all from a single CD? Then the Ultimate Boot CD is for you!
  • Run Ultimate Boot CD from your USB memory stick. A script on the CD prepares your USB memory stick so that it can be used on newer machines that supports booting from USB devices. You can access the same tools as you would from the CD version.

You can download the latest version of Ultimate Boot CD by clicking the image below.