10 Things to learn from Japan

Its not that we have no good examples, but this is not from an individual/s. It is the entire population and all elements within that showed collective learning.

1. THE CALM
Not a single visual of chest-beating or wild grief. Sorrow itself has been elevated.

2. THE DIGNITY
Disciplined queues for water and groceries. Not a rough word or a crude gesture.

3. THE ABILITY
The incredible architects, for instance. Buildings swayed but didn’t fall.

4. THE GRACE
People bought only what they needed for the present, so everybody could get something.

5. THE ORDER
No looting in shops. No honking and no overtaking on the roads. Just understanding.

6. THE SACRIFICE
Fifty workers stayed back to pump sea water in the N-reactors. How will they ever be repaid?

7. THE TENDERNESS
Restaurants cut prices. An unguarded ATM is left alone. The strong cared for the weak.

8. THE TRAINING
The old and the children, everyone knew exactly what to do. And they did just that.

9. THE MEDIA
They showed magnificent restraint in the bulletins. No silly reporters. Only calm reportage.

10. THE CONSCIENCE
When the power went off in a store, people put things back on the shelves and left quietly

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Blogging at Posterous

Finally managed to find a little time to write something and post it for #postaweek !

This time its about www.posterous.com , Interesting the staff at posterous has made life so easy so that you don’t even feel like you are posting to a blog.  Its more like sending an email.

Yes that’s exactly what you will be doing, you will compose a mail and just send it to a specific address which will in return do the gimmicks and have your mail posted as a blog post, which includes pictures too.

Now when we discuss about finding time to post a new blog or write something, isn’t this a easy idea, just compose a mail send it and come back and edit or transfer to your actual serious blog. Specially since its just a matter of sending an email. Can everyone send emails? I m sure everyone can. Hence, well posterous can be used as an easy way to blog and as and when they learn more things and use more features they will gradually be able to go on to a WordPress or any other blogs, but hey, wait a second, why not you maintain your posterous account in the side while still maintaining your WP account. Of course you can post to both at the same time with one emails isn’t it. So its writing just once and publishing in many pages / sites. In fact just like Blogger or WordPress you can create multiple pages as well.

Other than that unlike WordPress or any other account you don’t have to keep thingking of how to work out the theme etc. In this you can just start blogging and as time goes you can change accordingly and the data would remain as it is, I presume. On the other hand, the most beautiful features are not having to worry about sending pictures, sound clips or movie clips and then later having to worry about if everyone can see it. You just have to email and the rest is taken care by the good guys at posterous team. Of course you are not limited to just one type of file and you can upload anything and everything thats the best part of it.

I really like and appreciate the feature where you can send any amount of pictures and posterous making it into an album including thumbnails on its own and making life easy and really saving your time.

Well now do you have any reason to stay away from it? nops. Unless you really want to create excuses just for the sake, well if you managed to then that might not be a real excuse when someone tells you two or easy steps to follow to achieve it. For me I have been casually blogging for a while on Blogger and recently at WordPress. The funniest thing is that I set a target to myself of writing one article a week before I got into shared hosting / self hosting. Well did I achieve it? Regrettably not done yet. But to think of it, this was just like sending an email didnt have to think much. In fact I wouldn’t even read this for the second time, may read at some other point of time and edit. Probably! Cheers, Deen 2010

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