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You CAN, you SO CAN!

Reblogged from the “INTJ: Break-the-Chain” blog.

INTJ:Break-The-Chain

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(In a world of “I can’t”, be Michael Jordan)

Now, how many of you have said the phrase “I can’t”, followed by an excuse.

Or better yet, how many have you just always said “I can’t”. There is no excuse to follow because you truly believe that you can’t do something.

I have, and I’ll always end it with an excuse. That was the old me…the younger me that never really tried to question why I can’t do the things that I said I can’t do.

Nowadays, I’ll try to test just about anything to really see if I really can’t or incapable of doing certain things. What is interesting is that, I will always find myself capable of doing certain things that are what I thought my weaknesses. The only thing is, I find that I am below shite at certain things and that is okay.

I’ll still push…

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Our culture’s obsession with money: killing our soul as well as the planet?

Reblogged from “Beyond The Dream” blog.

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“Money is the root of all evil”. That’s a truism that isn’t technically true. Money itself is neither good nor bad — it’s neutral. And, in spite of what we tell ourselves, it has NO inherent value other than that which we ascribe to it. It’s just a dirty old scrap of paper or a lump of metal that we all pretend has some special worth and so we devote our lives to acquiring as much of it as possible.

Many people become so hardened by their relentless pursuit of wealth that they cease caring who or what they have to trample on to get it. People are actually willing to KILL in order to amass money, and frequently do. I recently read about a British guy who was selling fake bomb-detectors to countries like Iraq. He knew they actually didn’t do anything, and he surely must have known that…

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What I have been up to

Hey everyone,

There has been quite a bit of a gap since my last post on here. I have been busy working on something that I thought to make after running into an issue with twitter.

For those that use it will know that twitter has a schedule feature where you can schedule to tweet out a tweet. BUT that scheduler never had the ability to make it recurring (at least not one I could find). Now while my solution may not be as elegant in looks, it is still quite functional.

I have been working on a Java application with the integration of Twitter4j library to create a program capable of sending out tweets in bulk.

Why design this?

To simply save me time. When my list of tweets was small, it was bearable to copy and paste them all in. Or even schedule them every week. But now that the list has expanded, it is clear that individually scheduling them every week or copying and pasting them every time is not going to be efficient.

The program is quite simple in design, but powerful in its main focus of bulk tweeting. Once I have ironed out the more finer details of the program, I may release some screenshots and maybe a written demo on here for any curious programmers out there. Maybe this is something then you could make yourself as well.

Don’t know yet if this is something I will actually be able to release to the world since I will have to look at any potential legal ramifications. But hey, if I release a written demo here, it will be a starting point for any other programmer to make their own bulk tweeting software :).

~ Mohit

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Check out my other blog here: LightExistence.


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UPDATE: Lack of Postings

Hey everyone,

This is just a quick update to let those that read on my blog know that I won’t be posting on here for a while.

I’m currently working on a little animation project for my YouTube channel. I may post updates about it here, but once I think it is ready to be unveiled, there will be a post about it here.

Mohit


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The Spiral that is Life

People sure have created a rather interesting and complex world. I wonder if this was their intention from the start when they first began to civilize. Of course, I say that now but I’m sure the human world will become only more complex with the passage of time.

Within this complex human world, we’re expected to take up certain roles in society for the sake of our own livelihood and to help the fragile and easily exploitable monetary system known as the economy, to keep on flowing.

Recently I was presented with the question, “What do you want to do with your life?”

To that I can only come up with two answers to which I’m not even completely sure of.

world-1452288Answer #1: Do something grand and meaningful that affects the world as a whole. To help push society in the right direction, decrease violence and increase prosperity not only for humans, but other animals on this planet as well. This role I suppose falls under that of a politician. Either that or a non-profit organization perhaps. But if my vision is to remain intact, then the only true way would be to go through the private sector, a more difficult path to walk on.

But I suppose that this answer really stems from some of my inherent thought processes as an INTJ. We are after all known to be constant logical thinkers on such philosophical topics.

small-shop-1230321Answer #2: To move to a small town, that has all the needed facilities without the need for a car or anything of that sort. Live my life in peace in that small quiet town perhaps running a small shop. That shop could be anything, from a cafe to a more service oriented business like a computer repair/setup shop.

But of course this would require a greater deal of personal monetary investment for which I’m not in a position for right now.

See what I mean by interesting world? The way people before me, and those before them have set up the world is where one things speaks the loudest, MONEY. Money is power in this world, with money you can do anything allowed within legal means. But money is also a constant source of greed and distortion in the world.

In a materialistic society, we are taught that greater the financial earning, the greater our success. But personally I don’t believe that to be true. Once you are dead, what good is that money? In fact, you will probably leave behind more debts than money to pay it off with, again thanks to the current system (and perhaps also due to any manageable debt that you did not pay off that you could have).

Knowing all this, leaves me at a very unknown location still asking, “What do I want to do with myself in the future?”

decisions-decisions-decisions-1188729On one hand, there is that desire to be the conductor for change. But on the other hand, there is that desire to lead a quiet, peaceful life in a small town somewhere, away from the city and the materialistic culture that blankets them.

But I also know that the future is very uncertain. What I do, what I say can help decide paths for me. But I will never have complete knowledge of where those paths lead, not knowing that is both scary and exciting.

We humans certainly do continue to create a more complex world with every passing day. We may think with certain policies, laws and new inventions we are improving life, but is it really?

This truly is a complex world we have created.

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Thanks for stopping by and reading.

~ Mohit


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LightExistence App Blog

Hey everyone,

After finally finishing the free motivational LightExistence Android app, I prepared a new blog to help promote it as well as discuss some topics on there that I won’t on here.

The topics I’ll talk about on there will relate to mental health and motivation primarily as the goal is to help those who are in need of motivation. To help those who feel empty inside, find that they have difficulty again finding the passion they once had.

It would be fantastic if you would take a minute or two to pop on over there real quick and perhaps drop a follow. Not only will that help the blog grow but also help grow the awareness for my free app, and potentially help more people that way.

Link to LightExistence blog: https://lightexistenceblog.wordpress.com/

Thanks,

~ Mohit


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Android App Dev: Thoughts on Android App Development

Hey everyone,

This post is more geared towards those who may wonder what Android App Development is like. You may have questions such as:

  • Is it easy to get into it?
  • What sorts of hurdles are there?
  • Can I just pick up my laptop and get started?

I’ll take my time in answering these questions later on down the post. But first my own opinions. Android App Development like any software development can be time consuming and sometime even costly depending on the resources you need. For example: If you’re creating a social space app, you’ll most likely need servers to store user information and display information. Renting those servers can cost quite a bit of money, the amount can only increase depending on the popularity and number of users within your app.

The costs can also play a role in hiring developers if you are not able to code and design the app yourself. But keep in mind that with developers it is not a fixed cost all the time, it can vary from person to person. Sometimes the cost may also scale up as the work goes on. And if you plan to run any paid promotions for your app (marketing is important), then that will factor into the costs as well. So unless you plan to design and develop an app yourself, and use free marketing tools, you better be loaded on a pretty reasonable budget for your app idea.

Now to answer the questions I asked before.

Q: Is it easy to get into?

A: The development bit, yes. The bit where you try to make money from it, not really unless you are sitting on a goldmine idea. There are loads of app on the Play Store, meaning loads of competition. Pretty much every trending category has been saturated from what I’ve observed. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make any money, just don’t go in expecting trucks to drive up to your house with boat loads of money.

Q: What sorts of hurdles are there?

A: This depends on your competency with app/software development. If you’re comfortable designing and programming your own app, then congrats you’ll save some money! But you’ll also be able to work on your own schedule and keep on track more easily.

If you’re comfortable with marketing, great you’re another step closer to having your app reach out to many people. If not, either do your best or hire someone to do it for you which will only add to the costs. But social media is powerful and free to use (unless you run ad campaigns), so utilize it.

The major hurdle that may stand in your way is publishing the app. You need to get a developer’s account and setup a merchant account (if you monetize your app). However setting up a merchant’s account from my experience so far has indicated that Google really wants to cater to those who are in it for the long run, who are serious about this and treat it as a business. But that doesn’t mean that an independent developer can’t make a few bucks on the side. There are always ways to overcome hurdles.

Then of course another hurdle would be submitting your app for review and hope it gets through. But that is something everyone has to go through, so it is more like part of the procedure than a hurdle.

Q: Can I just pick up my laptop and get started?

A: Yes, the great thing about Android Studio (development environment) is that it will work on Linux, OS X and Windows. It is not restricted to one OS unlike XCode (iOS Development). So as long as your laptop or computer is capable of running Android Studio, and optionally an emulator to test your apps on the computer (else you’ll need a physical Android device), you should be good to go!

Every platform has its pros and cons and Android is certainly no exception. But I’ll say from personal experience, Android seems to be more open as far as entry barriers go. Hope this post helps someone out. Catch you all on the next one!

~ Mohit