work hard, be happy http://tedx.amsterdam/2014/03/ted-happiness-work-hard-be-happy/
Each new release of Sailfish OS is named after a lake in Finland. You may wonder, if developers may run out of names soon? Nope — because there are ~190.000 lakes in Finland. (: It’s often called the land of lakes.
There is a Finnish legend about this. Some hero have stolen Happiness from some monster (I think it was obviously wrong decision). Then the monster sent bandits to find him and return the Happiness back. Hero was fighting with courage, but he somehow dropped the Happiness. It fell on the ground, and shattered into thousands of pieces.
Each piece became a lake.
#lake #finland #happiness #jolla #sailfish #legend #tale
this might relate to Diaspora, and any other social network.
the actual research paper
#facebook #internet #social-network #happiness #study
The most miserable Brazilian is happier than the happiest Iranian.
#money #happiness #income #nigeria #brazil #mexico #usa #russia #britain #germany #france #japan #italy #india #china #iran
Well, Tom and Dick, American citizens knew how to code but have not been able to find a job. Tom failed the drug test. Dick didn’t know how to write the algorithm for identifying douchebags while working for a dating site. He was let go. Raj was hired in his place, who copied snippets of 4 different algos from stackoverflow and somehow made them work by putting in 24 hours of straight work. Dick wanted work life balance. Raj thought work was life. Steve, Raj’s boss still didn’t like him because of his poor communications. He fored Raj and hired Harry, who had great communication skills and wrote ninja-level code. However, Harry was an expensive resource but the company needed him, so they let Steve go and hired Raj back in, because they had too many Project Managers not doing anything and they needed more coders. Raj was happy to have a job, great money, Green card in processing and two cute kids. What Raj didn’t have and what he wanted was the drop dead gorgeous blonde that lived next door. But the blonde wasn’t into Raj so Raj was sad. Blonde loved Steve and once made out with Harry, but Steve and Harry were sad because they didn’t have the money that Raj was making. Mark, owner of facebust had money and girls but he got married way to early and his company had recently acquires Wazzup for 18 billion so he was sad for not being able to monetize it. The founder of Wazzup up was sad as he thought he should have put a bigger sale price on the Table.
The point is, no one is happy. Life isn’t fair. Grow a pair. Work withw what you have. Be the best in what you do. And you will have a job. No matter what the H1B cap is. 10 years ago, most of these valley jobs in social media and such didn’t even exist at this scale. And if you’re really particular about made in usa policy, take your clothes off as I bet your wrinkly ass, your clothes are from Bangladesh and that laptop you work on was made in china. Globalization suckers. We all are a victim of it. and Beneficiaries. Live with it.
#life #happiness #globalization #visas #america #wazzup #blonde #job #work #green-card #programming #h1b #silicon-valley #bangladesh #beneficiaries #marriage #stackoverflow #algorithms