Tuesday, December 28, 2010

What if....?


What did the man above, TIME magazine, calls Person of the Year, did to earn him this honor? 

Thursday, December 23, 2010

What's happened to me; could it happen to you too?

I feel like my life went from bottom to top and then back to bottom again.

I wonder if I'll ever be at the top of the "fountain" or will I always be stuck swimming at the same spot "trying" to get back at the 'jet-stream' so that I am back in the game and going up-and-up?!

Let's take a look at my IPPT score from Tuesday, 21st December 2010:


FAILED!

And there was a time, sometime 5 years ago when I think that I'll never become OBESE again and that I'll be able to get IPPT Gold Awards every year. 

Take a look at how I look now: 



And that I looked like this once: 



I thought that I would go through these 3 stages: 

 
Before
After
Even Better

Never did I imagine myself becoming this:



It's like Back-To-The-Future for me. 

BUT... I am determined to make the year 2011 a really GREAT year for me. 

I drew this in my notebook, when I had a quiet time by myself, over lunch, one day, in December 2010:


This is what I was taught about the Ultimate Success Formula by Adam Khoo Learning Technologies Group(AKLTG).


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

John Reese has become a Minimalist.

Friends,




I read with shock that John Reese(the guy pictured above), the Internet Marketing world version of Roger Banister, of the 4 minute mile, has abandoned his Internet Marketer's dream lifestyle to a life of a Minimalist!

His worldly possessions is now packed in this:


I think that white rectangular object below his backpack is his Apple Notebook.

To know a little bit more about John Reese, click here for a short writeup about him.

Here is the email that he wrote to me:

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Subject:
Why I just sold all of my possessions (and killed my Facebook account)
From:
"John Reese" <support@income.com>

Date:Fri, Jul 16, 2010 12:30 am
To:me@aliefhamdani.com

I'll admit it. I'm a bit weird. I always have been. ;)

And maybe you are too, and that's what makes us
"special." Or at least that's what our moms always
told us.

I like doing "experiments" on myself. I think it's
a great way to grow as a person and to learn more
about yourself -- which can help in one's personal
or business life.

I once read how Leonardo Da Vinci slept only
about 3-4 hours a day by taking short 20-45 minute
naps throughout a 24 hour cycle.

Many years ago, I tried my own sleep experiment
after I found myself pulling a lot of "all nighters."

I decided to go every other night without sleep.

So I would stay awake for stretches of 30-35 hours
straight and then crash for 9-12 hours. I got a lot
of work done by doing this.

And I was able to do this for about 3 months straight -
sleeping only every other night.

There was only one problem... it put me in the hospital.

It had weakened my immune system and I ended up
with a bad case of vertigo. Horrible, horrible stuff.
I was basically DIZZY all day, everyday, for about
2 weeks until it finally went away.

So I, obviously, went back to a normal sleep schedule
and refused to pull "all nighters" anymore. I had bad
insomnia for a long time but eventually got over it.

If you're pulling all nighters and going without sleep,
I recommend you don't. It's just not worth the damage
it can do to your health.

But I've done many other "full immersion" types of
experiments on myself over the years, and most of
them didn't have bad health results - thankfully. :)

My point is... you can learn a lot about yourself if
you take yourself out of your normal comfort zone
and really 'challenge' yourself by trying little experiments
and personal challenges.

AND I'M DOING IT AGAIN.

Check this out...

I just finished selling (or giving away) all of my personal
possessions.

Not too long ago my life consisted of a massive 6-bedroom
house (with many rooms I never even went into!) and
5 cars. Yes, FIVE cars. I'm a car guy, what can I say. ;)

I had accomplished what many consider to be the
"American Dream." I had the huge house and all the
toys. The Lamborghini, Ferrari, BMWs, a Rolex
collection, an expensive wardrobe, amazing furniture,
a massive home theater, a 1,000 gallon saltwater
aquarium, the works.

And now I have NONE of it. And I'll explain why in
a moment...

Here are some "quick facts"...

For the first time in over 20 YEARS...

- I don't own a car.

- I don't own any furniture.

- I don't own a TV.

- I don't own any books.

- I don't own a huge closet full of clothes.

AND...

- I don't have a HOME. Not a house,
or apartment, or anything.

By now you're probably thinking...

"John, what the hell are you doing!?"

I decided to do all of this because I wanted
to do a new experiment on myself...

It's a challenge of MINIMALISM.

If you haven't yet heard about minimalism,
or read anything about it, you should. Not
only can it (I believe) improve the quality
of your life but it can also make your business
a lot more profitable.

Minimalism is essentially focusing only on
the 3-4 most important things in your life
(or business) and ELIMINATING THE REST.

There many opinions on minimalism and how
to apply it, and some approach it differently.
Do some Google searches for "minimalism"
and you'll find lots of great blogs about it.

It's really a growing 'revolution' of sorts.

I don't agree with everything he teaches, but a
decent book you can read is "The Power Of Less"
by Leo Babauta; and he's someone with 6 kids.
That will get you started.

Everyone will have their own take on minimalism.
But I'm willing to bet you can benefit from it.

WHAT I HAVE LEFT...

So you're probably wondering, if I got rid of
all that stuff, what the heck do I actually have
left? And how will I live?

Here's a full list of the only things I now own...

- A small 28L backpack (that holds everything below)

- 5 t-shirts (4 short sleeve, 1 long sleeve)
- 1 pair of jeans
- 1 light jacket
- 2 pairs of shorts
- 1 pair of running/trek shoes
- 5 pairs of boxer briefs
- Assorted toiletries
- Clothesline &  large ziplock bag (for washing clothes)
- 1 MacBook Pro 15"
- 1 64GB Wifi iPad
- 1 iPhone 4
- 1 Livescribe Pen & small notebook
- My passport & credit cards

THAT'S IT. That's all the 'stuff' I own. ALL OF IT.

Here's a photo of my backpack (with everything in it)
except for my 15" MacBook Pro which is in the photo next to it:
http://www.income.com/turnkey/johnbackpack.jpg

But it's also important to note...

I still have all of my money and investments. I didn't pull
a Christopher McCandless ("Into The Wild") and burn all
of my money. This experiment isn't about that. So I still
have all of my businessess (and their assets) as well as
a valuable .COM collection, etc. etc.

But as far as personal "things" go, I currently only have
what I listed above. I'll explain more as to the "WHY"
in a just a second...

WHERE ON EARTH WILL I LIVE?

The answer is... Everywhere.

I am just going to travel the world non-stop for awhile.
It may be for a year or for 10+ years. I don't know yet
and that's part of the adventure. I have structured
things so I can travel the world INDEFINITELY and plan
to do so for a very long time.

As many of my long-time subscribers know, I love to
travel. I've been to every continent in the world except
for Antarctica. (And hope to visit their soon.) But even
as much as I love to travel, I was only taking a few
trips a year. So now that's all going to change.

BUT TRAVEL ISN'T THE ONLY REASON I'M DOING THIS...

Here's what I've discovered about myself...

My level of happiness all comes down to my level of STRESS.

And my stress level is mostly due to having the feeling
of being OVERWHELMED. I had so many possessions
to manage and so many things going on in my life that it
was making me a bit crazy. (More than I already am.)

I found that my CREATIVITY has really suffered because
of this. It's like the brain only has so much available RAM
like a computer, and everything we own and do and manage
takes up that space. It doesn't leave a lot of room left for
creativity.

So essentially, I wanted my brain back.

I wanted to have what I call "Freedom Of Thought." I want to
have so few distractions and things taking up space in my
brain that I'm free to use as much of my brain as possible to
think of exciting new ideas and fully appreciate new
experiences.

* I did also realize that all of that "stuff" that I thought was
the "American Dream" was mostly based on EGO. But
that's a discussion for another day.

As many of my customers already know, late last year I
started a new company to develop Video Games. It's been
a dream of mine for many years and I finally decided to
pursue it. Well, this new business (along with other projects)
really demands maximum creativity from me. So I wanted
to try this new 'experiment' to give myself the best chance
at being able to come up with amazing new ideas.

AND IT'S ALREADY WORKING.

I'm currently on Day 3 of my journey. I moved out of
California about a week ago, then spent a few days visiting
my family in Florida, and then 3 days ago I 'officially' set
out on this "Minimalism Adventure" and flew up to
Toronto, Canada (where I am now) to visit my good friend,
Dean Jackson.

In the first 3 days, I've already come up with some
unbelievable new ideas for my businesses. And this
is only just the beginning.

I would like to challenge you to look at your business (and life)
and see how you can apply the Pareto Principle (80/20 Rule)
and eliminate the things that aren't essential to your goals --
or things that take away from the more important parts of
reaching your goals.

I recently deleted my personal Facebook account (that had
5,000 'friends') and it was one of the best things I ever did.

I was finding that Facebook was one big waste of my time.
I was logging in multiple times a day and it was robbing me
of time I should have been spending on more important
things.

Don't get me wrong, I think Facebook has decent marketing
uses, but I think for most entrepreneurs it's better used
for brands (with Business Page accounts) than as a personal
account. For me and all of the businesses I am involved
with, Facebook does not fall into the "20" part of the 80/20
rule. PPC, SEO, buying media (which includes Facebook Ads),
and other strategies out-produce it by a massive amount.
But that's a rant for another day. ;-)

After recently telling someone about what I am doing
they said...

"But, John, I gotta tell you... it really sounds like you're
just running from life."

To which I replied...

"No, you don't understand, I'm running TO life."

Okay it's time for me to go and pack up my stuff -- even,
though, it only takes me about 5 minutes. ;-)

I'm heading to Europe for a few months tomorrow as I continue
on my journey.

I'll be in touch soon.

Yours For Online Profits,

John Reese
This message was sent by: Income.com, 8815 Conroy-Windermere Rd #415, Orlando, FL 32835



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So, anyway... 

I remembered that I was watching this documentary movie "The Age of Stupid" on Channel News Asia one day and the thought occurred to me that if we have a choice, is there anything that we can do to help the Climate Change situation? 

Already, Singapore has been facing flash floods after many decades of not getting one! Isn't it clear signs that we are heading into troubled waters. 

At the same time, I was reading up on the latest gadget from Apple: iPad and iPhone 4 and I was musing about whether having them and using them could help the world heal? 

Apple iPad(or Apple iTouch retouched?)

Apple iPhone 4.0

I bet I could write a 1000 word essay on this and I'm not going to do it here. I think that it would be another post for another day. 

Imagine a better and cleaner world if we were all to use the iPad and the iPhone 4 responsibly to direct policies to improve on the Climate Change or should I say the Climate Catastrophe that in impending. 

In The Age of Stupid, the message was clearly stated that if we don't change our current lifestyle by 2015, it would be too late!

So, does John have a solution to this madness? Or is John doing this for another reason? 

Think about it. 










W. A !

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

VistaPrint Name Cards!

Friends,

If you can get 250 pieces of FREE biz cards like this:


from the internet, would you want one?

I ordered mine and I got 500 pieces of them all for FREE + I got a flashy metal card case also for FREE.

Here are some pictures of the un-boxing of my FREE biz cards:






And here is the proof of order plus the exact amount of money i invested:


I paid something like SGD9.75.

So, if you want some FREE biz cards, order them now yourself at this website:


Take note to go to the Singapore website as opposed to the UK one!

Cheers!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

The 7-Day Mental Diet Challenge

Friends,

Today is the 1st of July, 2010 and it is the first day of the second last quarter of the year.

Today is going to be the day where I will be more focused on achieving my short term goals(within 3 months) like:

1. Health - I'm committed to develop a 6 pack abs.
2. Financial - I'm committed to be able to save $1,000.00 per month.
3. Personal Development - I'm committed to be a Certified NLP Practitioner.
4. Business - I'm committed to build a successful education and people development business.
5. Family - I'm committed to spend more quality time with my beautiful wife and daughter by going back to Malaysia 2 times a month.

Also, part of successfully achieving point number 3, is to complete the 7-Day Mental Diet Challenge that is developed by Adam Khoo of AKLTG.

It is a 3 part process and one of them is to read aloud the Success Creed:

I have the power to choose. What I choose in life is what I get.
What I think is what I get. I move in the direction of my thoughts.
I think I can, I can. I think I cannot, I cannot. 
I think big, I become big. I think small, I become small.
I think positive, I become positive.
I think negative, I become negative.
I think hate, I become hateful. I think love, I become lovable.
I become what I think about. The me I see, the me I will be. 


For things to change, I must change first.
Whatever I can conceive and believe, I can achieve.
If it is possible for others, it is possible for me. It is only a 
question of strategy.


I focus on my goals and take action towards them constantly. 
There is no failure. There is only feedback. 
I will change my strategy and do whatever it takes to succeed.
I will make today much better than yesterday. 


I shall pass through this world but once. Any good thing that I 
can do, or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let 
me do it now and not defer it for I shall not pass this way again. 


Part 1: I an committed to take 5 minutes to read my goals aloud and with passion.

Part 2. I am committed to take 5 minutes to read my personal mission statement and the following statements will magnetize my mind towards achieving success.

A good friend coach of mine has added these statements that will help me further:

I love and approve of myself and I 
trust the process of my life.
I life in the present moment, joyous and free. 


Step 3: I am committed to only entertain empowering thoughts that put me into a resourceful state. The moment I have a negative thought/question, I will:

a) Re-frame it into something empowering.
b) Ask a powerful question to focus on the outcome/solution.
c) Change the sub-modalities/physiology.

These are things that I am committed to do and I feel that more better opportunities are going to present itself from this time forth and that I only have to simply make an informed choice of what would be the best path to go to.

If I could not do the above, then the 7-Day Mental Challenge will reset and I will have to start all over again.

Cool!










W.A!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

14 yrs old Millionaire!

Friends,

Anyone heard of someone who became a millionaire at the age of 14?

He calls himself a Reallionaire.

Check it out:



Can something like this happen in Singapore?

It is like a mother's dream, right?

To bring up a child who made a decision to change his life of poverty to

a life of plenty.

W.A!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Was I King Leonidas Once?

Friends,



Just a "whym" and "fancie" that I write this.

As I went through a 'participative' session of Patterns Of Excellence(POE) as opposed to a 'coaching' version, I found out that my true powers were still very latent and that I simply need to go let it "flow" that there is enough energy left in me since the "dawn of time" that I can influence change in just about anything or anyone with awareness.

What a whole bunch of 'gunk' above eh? Ha ha hah....

During my own Time-Line Re-imprinting, I saw that I was King Leonidas.


I found out that if I were to go to this "place" I saw that I was on a gold colored road to a building that looked like the Greek's Acropolis, and that the surrounding was a golden stretch of wheat, ready to be harvested.

Acropolis

It was like a scene from the Gladiator movie where The Gladiator was walking home to his wife and son.

Mine was similar, but my building was a huge one with greek pillars supporting it's heavy roof; just like the Greek Acropolis.

When I walked up to it's heavy oak doors, it automatically opened and I saw inside my 300 Spartans all in gear but with their helmets cradled by their sides and all eyes looking at me intently.

I was so touched by this vision that my current body could not take this and it convulsed with tears and soft weepings.

In my time-line, I felt brave and proud of my 300 and my Captain; Artemis, calls out to me:

"Welcome home, oh, our King!"

More tears and convulsions racked my mortal body.

I walk towards them and I saw them smiling and nodding their heads with approval as I came closer, and as they part to let me walk through, I was shown my throne made of gold and comfort. The seat, crimson red of unknown origin.

I walked up to this imminent chair and turned to look at my 300. My brave 300. My lions!

No need for words as our minds simply linked somehow and we all nod with approval.

Smiling our appreciation of where we are.... Finally.

Then I decided to turn towards my Queen's chamber and my 300 went to their own women.

My Queen and my child. My "Omega" and my R.

Enough said. Here is where I stop... for now.



Reflecting upon this experience, I felt that my "Symbol" has changed into a Warrior. 

My W. has 7 things to do his work: 
  1. A shield,
  2. A spear, 
  3. A sword, 
  4. A helmet,
  5. A red cape,  
  6. A red loin-cloth,
  7. A pair of shoes. 
All these are to annihilate dis-empowerment.  

And to annihilate dis-empowerment from a person, he/she must wear the 7 things. 

More on the 7 tools in a later blog as more important things have to be done now. 

Cheers! 

W. A!


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

After my time at AKLTG.


Friends,

Imagine that you had to get up at 5:30am everyday and you had to reach work by 7:30am and work ends at 1:00am or 2:00am, everyday. 

Would you still continue doing the job?

Imagine that you have only 5 - 10 minutes lunch or dinner and food and water is prepared in plastic lunch-boxes plus boxed soft-drinks.

Would you still continue doing the job?

Imagine that you have to stay back after the participants of the event would go home till 1:00am or 2:00am so that you and the other coachs can discuss in what manner of way can we help them be aware of their de- limitating patterns and how to approach them most effectively so that they will find it within themselves to change. 

Imagine that when you did this job, you would have touched the lives of many people in attendance where they will have learnt from you skills that will benefit them in society; for example Speed Reading Skills or  Whole Brain note taking strategies or Power of State.

Would you still continue doing this job? 

Imagnine that there would be some participants who, no matter what you did will always return back to their old patterns. 

Would you still continue doing the job?

Imagine that you will get very tired, frustrated, hungry, sleepy etc etc in this environment and that may make you want to quit.

Would you still continue doing the job?

Imagine that many participants of such an event would come up to you and thank you for being their Coach of Excellence and that their journey has brought them many learnings and realizations and that what I did, makes a difference in other people's life. 

How would you still not do this job?

Today is 8th June 2010 and I have just survived a week of the above mentioned (ie) 2-3 hours of sleep every day since 27th May 2010 until 4th June 2010; which ended at 1:00am. 

I had just completed a successful I Am Gifted (IAG) - Junior (Age 7 - 12) Camp at Adam Khoo Learning Technologies(AKLTG) Pte Ltd, and I am feeling so fulfilled and empowered. That at the instant I allow myself to go back to any one of the times that I was there, I would tear.

AKLTG is like a second home to me and I consider it as the "safest place on the planet". 

It is SANCTUARY to me. 

I wish that every man, woman and children would get a chance to enter it's doors and step out an improved person. 

Me & Adam Khoo

Me & Stuart Tan

A person that makes a difference in other people's lives. 

My mission in life is to improve the quality of other people's lives through acts of courage that is aligned to my childhood dream of becoming a fireman(Captain) when I grow up. 

One of the most important values of a fireman is to save as many people's lives when in time of crisis. To allow people closest to death to get a second chance in life. To show them a ladder of opportunity when the building they are in is engulf in flames. 

I see myself as that warrior-of-fire where I slice through ignorance, dis-empowerment, and chaos. 



I AM WARRIOR FIRE, WARRIOR A! W.A!

Pehaps that is why when I went thru my time-line re-imprinting, I see through the eyes of King Leonidus and in front of me was my Spartans of 300. 

My "teacher" says that that 'dream' was just my representation of what was the real: that is I was The S.A.W. and my 300 was the companions. 

That gave me goosebumps!

So, back to the real, I am going to attaract opportunities where I can masterfully serve my abilities to mankind so that they see the path and walk on it boldly and towards the truth. 

I must do this and I will begin it with me being at peace with the within and so will the without also be at peace. 

Question: Who is with me to build a million dollars a year business by end of this year?

W.A!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Remember Michael Jordan?

I just saw a very inspiring video on youtube about one of MJ's commercial.

Here it is:



And one of his favorite quotes:

"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." - Michael Jordan"

So, the lesson here is that in order for one to succeed, one sometimes MUST encounter failures. 


And that one must re-frame failures as feedback or learning experience(s).

Sometimes some "Lions" gives really good advice to their "cubs" isn't it?

More interesting videos in the upcoming post!

Cheers!

W. A!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Here's Steve Jobs' "Thoughts on Flash"


 After having read Steve Jobs open letter to the public concerning FLASH, i have a better understanding about the subject and my greatest respect for Apple and Steve Jobs and the iPad and my humblest apology for my negative ramarks about the iPad.

Here is the letter:

Apple has a long relationship with Adobe. In fact, we met Adobe’s founders when they were in their proverbial garage. Apple was their first big customer, adopting their Postscript language for our new Laserwriter printer. Apple invested in Adobe and owned around 20% of the company for many years. The two companies worked closely together to pioneer desktop publishing and there were many good times. Since that golden era, the companies have grown apart. Apple went through its near death experience, and Adobe was drawn to the corporate market with their Acrobat products. Today the two companies still work together to serve their joint creative customers – Mac users buy around half of Adobe’s Creative Suite products – but beyond that there are few joint interests.

I wanted to jot down some of our thoughts on Adobe’s Flash products so that customers and critics may better understand why we do not allow Flash on iPhones, iPods and iPads. Adobe has characterized our decision as being primarily business driven – they say we want to protect our App Store – but in reality it is based on technology issues. Adobe claims that we are a closed system, and that Flash is open, but in fact the opposite is true. Let me explain.

First, there’s “Open”.

Adobe’s Flash products are 100% proprietary. They are only available from Adobe, and Adobe has sole authority as to their future enhancement, pricing, etc. While Adobe’s Flash products are widely available, this does not mean they are open, since they are controlled entirely by Adobe and available only from Adobe. By almost any definition, Flash is a closed system.

Apple has many proprietary products too. Though the operating system for the iPhone, iPod and iPad is proprietary, we strongly believe that all standards pertaining to the web should be open. Rather than use Flash, Apple has adopted HTML5, CSS and JavaScript – all open standards. Apple’s mobile devices all ship with high performance, low power implementations of these open standards. HTML5, the new web standard that has been adopted by Apple, Google and many others, lets web developers create advanced graphics, typography, animations and transitions without relying on third party browser plug-ins (like Flash). HTML5 is completely open and controlled by a standards committee, of which Apple is a member.

Apple even creates open standards for the web. For example, Apple began with a small open source project and created WebKit, a complete open-source HTML5 rendering engine that is the heart of the Safari web browser used in all our products. WebKit has been widely adopted. Google uses it for Android’s browser, Palm uses it, Nokia uses it, and RIM (Blackberry) has announced they will use it too. Almost every smartphone web browser other than Microsoft’s uses WebKit. By making its WebKit technology open, Apple has set the standard for mobile web browsers.

Second, there’s the “full web”.

Adobe has repeatedly said that Apple mobile devices cannot access “the full web” because 75% of video on the web is in Flash. What they don’t say is that almost all this video is also available in a more modern format, H.264, and viewable on iPhones, iPods and iPads. YouTube, with an estimated 40% of the web’s video, shines in an app bundled on all Apple mobile devices, with the iPad offering perhaps the best YouTube discovery and viewing experience ever. Add to this video from Vimeo, Netflix, Facebook, ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, ESPN, NPR, Time, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Sports Illustrated, People, National Geographic, and many, many others. iPhone, iPod and iPad users aren’t missing much video.

Another Adobe claim is that Apple devices cannot play Flash games. This is true. Fortunately, there are over 50,000 games and entertainment titles on the App Store, and many of them are free. There are more games and entertainment titles available for iPhone, iPod and iPad than for any other platform in the world.

Third, there’s reliability, security and performance.

Symantec recently highlighted Flash for having one of the worst security records in 2009. We also know first hand that Flash is the number one reason Macs crash. We have been working with Adobe to fix these problems, but they have persisted for several years now. We don’t want to reduce the reliability and security of our iPhones, iPods and iPads by adding Flash.

In addition, Flash has not performed well on mobile devices. We have routinely asked Adobe to show us Flash performing well on a mobile device, any mobile device, for a few years now. We have never seen it. Adobe publicly said that Flash would ship on a smartphone in early 2009, then the second half of 2009, then the first half of 2010, and now they say the second half of 2010. We think it will eventually ship, but we’re glad we didn’t hold our breath. Who knows how it will perform?

Fourth, there’s battery life.

To achieve long battery life when playing video, mobile devices must decode the video in hardware; decoding it in software uses too much power. Many of the chips used in modern mobile devices contain a decoder called H.264 – an industry standard that is used in every Blu-ray DVD player and has been adopted by Apple, Google (YouTube), Vimeo, Netflix and many other companies.

Although Flash has recently added support for H.264, the video on almost all Flash websites currently requires an older generation decoder that is not implemented in mobile chips and must be run in software. The difference is striking: on an iPhone, for example, H.264 videos play for up to 10 hours, while videos decoded in software play for less than 5 hours before the battery is fully drained.

When websites re-encode their videos using H.264, they can offer them without using Flash at all. They play perfectly in browsers like Apple’s Safari and Google’s Chrome without any plugins whatsoever, and look great on iPhones, iPods and iPads.

Fifth, there’s Touch.

Flash was designed for PCs using mice, not for touch screens using fingers. For example, many Flash websites rely on “rollovers”, which pop up menus or other elements when the mouse arrow hovers over a specific spot. Apple’s revolutionary multi-touch interface doesn’t use a mouse, and there is no concept of a rollover. Most Flash websites will need to be rewritten to support touch-based devices. If developers need to rewrite their Flash websites, why not use modern technologies like HTML5, CSS and JavaScript?
Even if iPhones, iPods and iPads ran Flash, it would not solve the problem that most Flash websites need to be rewritten to support touch-based devices.

Sixth, the most important reason.

Besides the fact that Flash is closed and proprietary, has major technical drawbacks, and doesn’t support touch based devices, there is an even more important reason we do not allow Flash on iPhones, iPods and iPads. We have discussed the downsides of using Flash to play video and interactive content from websites, but Adobe also wants developers to adopt Flash to create apps that run on our mobile devices.

We know from painful experience that letting a third party layer of software come between the platform and the developer ultimately results in sub-standard apps and hinders the enhancement and progress of the platform. If developers grow dependent on third party development libraries and tools, they can only take advantage of platform enhancements if and when the third party chooses to adopt the new features. We cannot be at the mercy of a third party deciding if and when they will make our enhancements available to our developers.

This becomes even worse if the third party is supplying a cross platform development tool. The third party may not adopt enhancements from one platform unless they are available on all of their supported platforms. Hence developers only have access to the lowest common denominator set of features. Again, we cannot accept an outcome where developers are blocked from using our innovations and enhancements because they are not available on our competitor’s platforms.
Flash is a cross platform development tool. It is not Adobe’s goal to help developers write the best iPhone, iPod and iPad apps. It is their goal to help developers write cross platform apps. And Adobe has been painfully slow to adopt enhancements to Apple’s platforms. For example, although Mac OS X has been shipping for almost 10 years now, Adobe just adopted it fully (Cocoa) two weeks ago when they shipped CS5. Adobe was the last major third party developer to fully adopt Mac OS X.

Our motivation is simple – we want to provide the most advanced and innovative platform to our developers, and we want them to stand directly on the shoulders of this platform and create the best apps the world has ever seen. We want to continually enhance the platform so developers can create even more amazing, powerful, fun and useful applications. Everyone wins – we sell more devices because we have the best apps, developers reach a wider and wider audience and customer base, and users are continually delighted by the best and broadest selection of apps on any platform.

Conclusions.

Flash was created during the PC era – for PCs and mice. Flash is a successful business for Adobe, and we can understand why they want to push it beyond PCs. But the mobile era is about low power devices, touch interfaces and open web standards – all areas where Flash falls short.

The avalanche of media outlets offering their content for Apple’s mobile devices demonstrates that Flash is no longer necessary to watch video or consume any kind of web content. And the 200,000 apps on Apple’s App Store proves that Flash isn’t necessary for tens of thousands of developers to create graphically rich applications, including games.

New open standards created in the mobile era, such as HTML5, will win on mobile devices (and PCs too). Perhaps Adobe should focus more on creating great HTML5 tools for the future, and less on criticizing Apple for leaving the past behind.

Steve Jobs
April, 2010

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Trustworthiness vs Scammer

Friends,

The other day, I went to visit my cousin who has been hard at work with his Plan B income stream after he saw my Pablo and Bruno video:




And he shared with me his experience following a system of a very well known internet marketing guru whose name I shall not reveal for ethical purposes but I'll call him EC.

He said that he was so keen on EC's system of making him passive income that now, after a couple of months, he has given up because EC's system is so complicated.

I empathized my cousin's position because I have been there and done that and regrettable am still being here and doing it. That means to say that I've been following so many internet marketing gurus and am still stuck!

It is like how my cousin puts it, it is like all of them are scams.

And that is killing the Internet Marketing industry. It is so very sad.

Then comes someone with an agenda for the truth and honesty and he launched a system called:

http://www.imade500.com 

I mean think about it, if you can make an income of USD$500 once, do you think that you can do it again and make more in the future by escalating what you have done?

And with just a start-up cost of USD$100, would it not entice you to just go take a look at his free videos where already he is giving some hints on how to earn your first USD$500?

Come on guys! Just invest some of your precious time to watch his free videos and learn his usable techniques. I kid you not!

Cheers!

A!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Top Internet Marketing Guru Became Bankrupt?!

OMG!

Can you believe it that one of the Internet Marketing Guru, Anik Singal, is bankrupt?!



Is this true or is this another hype to get people to respond to him?

The truth is that it is not true and he is just hypothetically "bankrupt" and he is going to prove to disbelievers how he is going to make his first $500.00 when he is bankrupt.

Go here to find out more:

http://www.imade500.com

A!

iPad Sucks! Part Deux!

I just found out that you can solve the 2 current biggest issues about the iPad:

  1. No in-built camera and
  2. No Acrobat Flash support in its Internet Browser application.
 Solution to the camera:



Solution to the Flash:



So, okay... the above solutions are not the most perfect but at least we should give credit to the guys at c|net for their courage to give it their best.

In my humble opinion, i think that the iPad still needs an in-built camera in front and at the back and the Safari Mobile should support Adobe Flash.

Just my 2 cents worth.

A!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Johnny the Bagger.

I hate reading emails.

Do you too?

But once in a while, an email comes my way that makes my life feel like it makes perfect sense.

Here is a link i got from my email from www.simpletruths.com that it felt like it is my God given duty to share it with you.

It will bring you to a 3 minutes movie that'll inspire you about the story of a person with Down's Syndrome who works at his neighborhood grocery store and what he does every day that makes a difference to other people's lives.

Not to mention the ever increasing profits that he brings to his employer.

Click here to go to the movie.

Enjoy. And remember to always do things from the heart!

A!

My Apple iPad Unboxing!

Ha ha ha....

Got you there didn't I?

Nope, I didn't get the iPad and film the unboxing and the narration etc. but I saw this really cool "... voyeuristic and vicarious ..." version on YouTube that I felt compelled to share it with you.

BTW, this video could be inappropriate for youngsters or youngsters at heart because of its "... voyeuristic and vicarious ..." nature. It means that there will be the use of the word "porn" and "pornographic" etc.

So, if you are uncomfortable with "... voyeuristic and vicarious ..." theme's please sip the video.

For those who are adult enough to process such tiltilations please proceed.

It is all in good clean fun anyway.



You see, this version pointed out something really significant at 3:45 mins of the footage where unlike most computers in the market, the Apple iPad needs to be synced with your iTunes account!

If you don't have an iTunes account and/or have a computer (PC or Apple) to sync the iPad with, you won't be able to use it.

BUMMER!!!

So, to add to my previous post about what I think about the iPad: iPAD SUCKS?!

  1. Where is the camera for video conferencing or SKYPE-ing?
  2. Where is the SD card slot? 
  3. Where is the USB port?

  4. Why is there no multitasking?
  5. Why iPad's internet browser(SAFARI mobile) doesn't support Flash?
  6. Why I can't use the iPad straight out of the box but that I need to sync it with iTunes via a PC or Apple computer?
I bet that Apple would have a current solution/response for points 2, 3, 5, and 6.

Apple's imaginary response to:

Question #2 & #3 (Where is the SD & USB card slot?):

There is an adapter that you can buy to convert the iPad Dock connector to SD, USB and even VGA for projectors or flat screen TVs. 

Either get the iPad Camera Connection kit: 
    Or the iPad VGA Adapter: 


    Question #5 (Why iPad's internet browser(SAFARI mobile) doesn't support Flash?):

    That's because Apple supports a new industry standard that will beat Flash called HTML 5.

    Question #6 (Why I can't use the iPad straight out of the box but that I need to sync it with iTunes via a PC or Apple computer?):

    That's because there could have been a new software/OS or vulnerability patch that was not included before the iPad was boxed. 

    Question #1 & #4 (Why no camera and no multi-tasking?):

    Because of the low pricing policy of Apple to let many people afford the iPad, the camera and multi-tasking capabilities were stripped away and multi-tasking processes always drains more battery that would shortened the 10 hour long battery life.

    If the price to performance ratio of camera and multi-tasking procesor were to improve, future iPads would definitely come with built-in cameras and multi-tasking processors and more longer lasting batteries.

    Ok, folks. That is all I have for today's post.

    Till, next time!

    A!

      Tuesday, April 13, 2010

      The Pipeline VS Bucket System.

      I found a very elegant video on YouTube about how we should build ourselves another source of income rather than to depend solely on the main source that is usually converting our time + effort = income. I believe that it is possible to create autonomous systems = our initial time + effort taken to build that system.

      Take a look:



      Now, the question is what can we do to be like Pablo who took his smarts and creativity to build his pipeline system.

      If I were to go through some points, would you agree that our own Pipeline system would:

      1. Not take too much time to build,
      2. Not be too expensive to build,
      3. Not too difficult to do. 
      I know of a businessman who gave me a formula that he follows closely for any new projects to improve on his cashflow:

      1. How much to spend?
      2. What is the work?
      3. What is the returns? (Risks?)
      One method that I've seen so far is using the internet to earn an income. There is this term that is used called Internet Marketing.

      One system that is I am showing a lot of interest is this:


      If you can't press the button to go to my Pipeline System website, click this:

      http://powerof4system.com/alief

      Just go straight to the self-playing video, spend a few minutes of your precious time and understand how it is possible for you to build your own version of Pablo's Pipeline System.

      More to come....

      A!

      iPAD Sucks?!

      I've just read a review by Engadget on the Apple's new toy: iPAD.



       You can go here to read the review yourself:

      http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/03/apple-ipad-review

      Here is my gripe about it:

      1. Where is the camera for video conferencing or SKYPE-ing?
      2. Where is the SD card slot?
      3. Where is the USB port?

        Then Engadget reported that the iPAD's Safari software doesn't support websites with Flash support.

        Here is the excerpt:

        "It is without question one of the best browsing experiences we've encountered. But is it the best? Well, not really.

        Why, you ask? Well that answer is simple and extremely complicated at the same time. Currently, there is a web standard called Flash, developed by a company named Adobe, which allows for the easy insertion of rich media into webpages. That's everything from streaming video and audio files, online gaming, to entire websites made using its broad and deep development tools. The penetration percentage for Flash on PCs around the world is something like 98 -- that's almost everyone -- and many, many sites employ the standard on their pages. When we say many, we mean most if not all of the pages you typically visit use Flash to display some of their content. The iPad browser doesn't support Flash, and won't support Flash, perhaps ever. Apple has not only turned away from what is the industry standard for rich media in webpages, but it instead is pushing a newer standard called HTML5. Apple has been very successful thus far in moving its agenda forward and bringing websites into the fold of HTML5, but we're talking maybe, say, one percent of websites on the internet. Probably way less.

        So what does this mean for an end user? Well it means that when you visit a site like Hulu, HBO, NBC, Lala (which ironically, Apple just purchased), Engadget, Gizmodo, or many, many others, you will have a broken experience. That means there will be certain elements of these sites (in the case of HBO, the entire site itself) that simply won't work. Now, we're geeks. We get it. We know what's going on when a site shows the broken plugin icon, or says we need Flash. But to the wide world of "everyone" that Apple wants to sell this product to, this will result in a confusing and frustrating experience... a broken experience. That may be fine to Apple, but it isn't fine to us, and shouldn't be fine to the rest of the world. As an aside, we've been surprised other iPad reviews have not been more forthcoming in pointing this problem out -- this is not a small thing; it's is a major deficit in the iPad's browser. Now keep in mind we're not saying we love Flash and want to marry it -- in fact, we'd love to see a less CPU intensive format take its place -- but HTML5 isn't that format, at least not yet. It's important to understand that a lot of users will see the lack of Flash as a drawback, even if Apple doesn't like the standard, and even if Safari on the iPad is a brilliant experience (which it frankly is)."

        One thing that makes me give a lot of respect to Engadget is that they point out that they've "been surprised other iPad reviews have not been more forthcoming in pointing this problem out -- this is not a small thing; it's is a major deficit in the iPad's browser. "

        Kudos to Engadget.

        So far, there are no other internet browser like the Firefox and IE that'll work on the iPAD because it is using the iPHONE OS.

        This release of the iPAD is like the first release of the iPhone where later, there were people complaining about it's many problems. But like how Apple always listens to their customers, they improved the iPhone with the iPhone 3GS. A definite iPhone beater!

        I think like what most smart techies out there would do is that I'd probably wait for the version 2 of the iPad to come out before I spend good money on it (unless I have a life or death need for it).

        A!

        Monday, April 12, 2010

        2 Passport Pages I Shan't Forget.

        Folks,

        I would like to present to you 2 passport pages that I shall not forget:

         25th January 2008


         5th April 2010

        This is because on 25th January 2010, I made a decision to leave Singapore and make a mark in history to build a career in Malaysia. 

        On 5th April 2010, I made a decision to leave Malaysia to make a mark in history to rebuild my career in Singapore. 

        It is one that I have to do it because I was losing my mind staying in Malaysia. 

        I hope that God is with me on this decision because I intend to redo what I left behind. 

        I really want to achieve success and I'll do it; whatever it may cost!

        A!

        Thursday, April 1, 2010

        Todays thoughts.

        Folks!

        I believe that there are a few things that a successful businessman has that makes him successful and one of it is DISCIPLINE.

        The other one is FOCUS.

        I have this new philosophy of reaching my life's successes by behaving like a Millionaire Warrior. More on this in a later post.

        Now's posting is about DISCIPLINE + FOCUS = GOAL.

        My goal is to earn USD1,000.00 by end of April 2010 and I am going to achieve it mostly by this on-line program called Infinity Downline.

        I believe it is my calling to share this system because I have seen a lot of people (especially in Malaysia) who is earning 4-5 figure income per month.

        "If they can do it, why can't I? Or why can't you?"

        I believe that it is the dream of many to be able to earn an income of their dreams even without him/her "working" at it after it has gained momentum.

        I believe that it is the dream of many to be able to be free to do whatever that they want as long as it is:

        1. Legal
        2. Ethical
        3. Morally right.

        I believe that it is the Millionaire Warrior's duty to live a life of Masterful Servanthood.

        Before I explain what this program is, let me share the important aspect of BELIEF.

        If one's BELIEFS is at 100% that whatever one is doing is right, then the rest of it is simpler.

        For example, there are many who thinks that Multi-Level Marketing(MLM)/Network Marketing(NM) is not a right way of doing business.

        This is where I want to prove that it is not wrong to do MLM/NM, just as long as one is clear of one's intention to do it and that the program is one that is not only just to make a profit but to help the "little guy" make it.

        Let me introduce to you Billy Riggs whose lecture I've heard many times about Network Marketing that everyone who is not at 100% believing that it is the best way to market a service and/or product should really listen to him.

        I'll see how I can post his lecture legally and share what I learn about Network Marketing.

        Or, simply go to his website to check him out:

        www.billyriggs.com

        Other than Billy, here is a Youtube video of Robert Kiyosaki who shares what he thinks is the Perfect Business.



        Ok, folks. Let's not waste any more time and commit to make our financial success become a reality.

        Go here now and just DO IT!

        www.powerof4system.com/alief

        Cheers!

        A!

        Tuesday, March 30, 2010

        Power of Four System

        Folks,

        By April, I am moving my Internet Marketing focus on Power of Four System(PO4) because I feel that we need to do something urgent and it has to be now and it has to be PO4 System.

        Just go to my PO4 link and make THE decision to live a life in Masterful Servanthood!

        Click here: http://www.powerof4system.com/alief

         More on this at a later post.

        A!

        Friday, March 5, 2010

        My Birthday: 25th February 1972

        Folks,

        I wanted to post this blog on 25th February 2010 but as you can see, I was so busy in Singapore with my business activities that I just only managed to do it now.

        It is 1:50am in the morning and I just had this painful realization that I am running out of time and that I don't seem to have enough time to do all of the things that I want to do!

        On that day, I did write down on a piece of paper what I wanted to write on my blog:



        =========================================================================

        Bismillahirahmanirahim                       150210

        Folks,

        Today is my birthday according to the Western Calendar. I never felt that today is my birthday because (today) I feel that my birthday is "a Big secret no one should (know)". A very auspicious date according to the Islamic calendar. 

        But... 

        I am 38 today. And what does that mean? What does this mean? 

        25th February 1972 - ____________

        What does the "-" (dash) mean? 

        I want my "-" to mean something and what the late Jim Rohn (once) said: 

        "To succeed, one must help enough other people succeed first!"

        So my mission in life or my "-" (dash) would be to 

        "Help as many people to achieve success first; so that I may achieve it too. "

        I want my life's goal to be:

        "I am dedicated to transforming the quality of people's lives!"

        And so, how do I do this? 

        Teach people H.E.A.L.T.H.
        vs
        Teach people "_______" health.

        Rasulullah (S.A.W.) was the perfect man of his time. I want to be someone (like Samad Ar-Rais?) similar in my time:

        25th Feb. 1972 - ____________ .

        Insyallah,
        Alief Hamdani

        =========================================================================

        Just a moment ago, I passed some documents to my next door neighbor which, I felt, contains information that would be useful for his business. 

        He is an amazing fellow because even with his limited time doing the business, because he has shift work, he still manages to "close" a good number of people. His group is growing very well indeed. This guy is awesome!


        On a final note, I wish that I can really and truly update this blog at least twice a week. 

        I hope that I can put very useful information here so that other people can make use of it and thus lead to their success. 

        I hope that my wish will come true!

        A!