Sunday, October 26, 2008

Landmark education criticism review

I have heard much about the no-so-popular Landmark education program.

If you don't know what it is - basically a company that gives 3 day seminars; the seminars start at 9 in the morning and end at about 10 at night, for three days straight; Friday, Saturday and Sunday as well as Thursday evening to finish up. They occur once per month and the company spread to many major cities (if you want more info just google them).

What I found hard to understand is how such a general idea can draw on for so long, but even worse is why someone would take it (surprising at how many people show up) - would you like guidance to know what is wrong with your life?

if so I totally think you should take it, otherwise this program is NOT for you. (in my opinion)

I mean it's not a specific program to teach about a specific thing - if you want to know how to do something it will usually be specific.

For example if one would like to know how to drive a car, they would take a driving lesson or go to a driving school and NOT learn how the engine functions or the engineering aspects of the gasoline engine, transmission, etc. If you want to make more money do what you love and think how to monetize it. Granted not always an easy task but it's better than taking a seminar which would be spending more money in the wrong direction, instead maybe invest this money in something else, get a loan etc.

I could not stand the first two hours, had to tell them I'm out and got a refund.

Let me know what you think!

A little different this time

I know that usually this blog is about technological and technical solutions or tutorials, etc. but I realized the name of the blog is EduBoris AKA Educational Blog by Boris!

Since education can cover all topics as long as there is education of some kind :)

Well the mental part of education seems very interesting to me; it is almost never discussed or studies in any secondary or earlier education.

I, of course, am not in the psychological field but still find it very fascinating - looking at priority change in life and it makes me think; why is it we have priorities at some point in our life then change to completely different ones?

Let me know what are your thoughts!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

how to set gmail to allways secure connection!

If you're like me, using gmail for important things over wireless technology... specially knowing how easy it is to see everything being passed over LAN/WLAN connections.

Then you will love this new feature of gmail:

All you have to do is go to your gmail settings ( and scroll to the bottom, there you will see "Always use https" click that and click Save.

Done, now whenever and where ever you may log into your gmail, it will always use HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) instead of the other option (http).

This isn't new - in fact I've been using the secure option for years, what is new is the option to set it for default in the settings.

I just had to manualy type in or saved the bookmark to keep me safe when checking my email :)

Try it and let me know how it goes!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

how to change your DNS (and why)

If your ISP (like mine) is redirecting your searches to their own websites (with their sponsors) the problem is that your DNS is given by the ISP.

This is very easy to change, all you have to do is figure out if you are you using a router.

If the answer is yes, then you will need the router's password and username. Once obtained open a browser and type into the address bar, this should prompt for username and password; enter your credentials and go to "Basic settings" or such and look for "Domain Name Server (DNS) Address", Enter in the primary DNS box and save the settings.

You now have a general purpose DNS (easy to remember IP) and will not redirect to unwanted web sites.

If on the other hand you are connected directly to the internet using your PC, and you are using Windows then do the following:

"Start">"Control Panel">"Network Connections"> find the active interface and right-click "Properties"> double-click on "Internet Protocol(TCP/IP)" then go click on "Use the following DNS address" enter into the "Prefered DNS server" box click OK to accept all the settings.

Otherwise you may be using Linux or Mac; in this case the configuration will be different:

Get to a shell prompt (command line interface) and edit the file /etc/resolve.conf remove the contents and add the following line: