Mobile phone batteries – how to charge them (Li-Ion)

Come one, you definitely have heard of this – let the battery run all the way down, and then you charge it back up to 100 percent. You probably still do something of the sort. Bad news people, That’s wrong. Just  because someone does that, doesn’t mean it’s right. Let’s get to the beginning when we put a phone on the charger.

The first stage of charging.
When we first plug it in, we start what’s actually the first stage of charging. Constant current charging is, as the name suggests, a constant flow of power, back into your phone until it’s at about 70 percent.

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Helsinki – Before and After the Cold

Helsinki, just a 2 hours ferry ride from Tallinn but the two do not look alike. Definitely wished had more time there and possibly go up to Lapland. Not this year.


Pictures captured using my HTC M9

Estonia – Modern and Medieval Adventures

Estonia, an absolutely beautiful country. Old Town in Tallinn is gorgeous with it’s medieval buildings and towers.


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London – Beautiful City

London
Just random images from my 1 week stay in London.  Definitely a great vibe to the place.


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resentment

Resentment is being petty. Let’s change that.

It’s been a strange journey from playing the victim to where I am now. I’ve always thought of myself as being open but how wrong I was. My experiences from the past years affected me more than I cared to believe. Yes I did grow in some ways but I didn’t realise I closed up other parts of my life for instance my spirituality.

Resentment.
That’s a word I know off but never really looked at. Have most of us?

It’s a word used quite commonly in AA circles (just to clarify – I’m not a member – I’m not a fan of organized religion and anything that resembled a cult or has some Big Book that you keep referring to. That smells like a cult to me. But  it proves a point that you can learn things from places you least expect and I’m bloody grateful for that). It started with promising to be more open. Lo and behold, it got me looking closer at myself and what I’m resentful of and where did that it come from. And believe me, being aware is a beautiful thing (we’ll get into Action after being aware later). It’s like turning that frown upside down. Heads up, I was resentful at the universe for the shit luck I had and the bad experiences I had. I always thought that I always tried to be good to people so why did bad things always happen to me?

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Four Agreements Don Miguel Ruiz

The Four Agreements

I’ve recently read “The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom” by Don Miguel Ruiz. It uncovers some basic truths based on ancient Toltec Wisdom which I definitely feel is relevant today. It seems so basic yet, most of us will find it hard to do it on a daily basis. But when you can, it will definitely be life changing and in my opinion, makes life much simpler.

Be Impeccable with your Word: Speak with integrity.
Seems simple enough. But do we always say what you mean? Whatever we say does affect other people. My mom used to say that whatever you say is actually a prayer – so  if you speak bad things about others, you are praying for bad things for others. The Word is such a powerful thing.
Often enough, when we say something enough times, it becomes our reality – it becomes someones’ truth. Imagine someone being told that they are ugly in the midst of an argument, it hurts and sometimes it’s embedded deep in their psyche. Even when its absolute untruth and their rational mind says otherwise but it’s already in their subconscious.
Even advanced athletes use words and imagery to make themselves better. We should avoid using the Word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use it to empower ourselves and others.

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Stop Being So Fat with Stan Efferding – SuperTraining TV

It’s always keeping it simple. The world’s strongest bodybuilder giving his thoughts.

Key takeaway:

What’s the best exercise?
The ones you like to do

What’s the best diet?
The one that you will follow.

Solution remains the same: eat less, move less. and finding a way of life that’s sustainable for you.

Definitely a must-watch Rhino’s Rant

The problem with the calorie

caloriesSo it was supposed to be this simple. Calories eaten less calories burned is the simple formula for weight loss or gain. But for most of us who have experimented with multiple diets, we know that it is absolutely not true. Ask any bodybuilder, even from the 50s, and they will say it’s not true. Finally science is trying to catch up.

Recording the calories your consume through Fitbit and quantifying calories based on the information on food packaging is may seem like an exact science but it is not. They are just best guesses. Worse yet, as scientists are increasingly finding, some of those calorie counts are flat-out wrong.

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Sulaiman Ismail Strongman Singapore Zen with Atlas Stones

The Line Between Zen and Zeng

Sulaiman Ismail Strongman Singapore Zen with Atlas StonesWhat’s “zeng”?
A term we coined at SG Titans where you are fully revved up. Easiest way to tap into it is to get into rage. I see it a lot when training with the youth. I did it myself when I was a lot younger.

Zen on the other hand is a sense of peace and calm.

They are on opposite ends of the spectrum but strangely, i believe they are the same. Being “zen” is great but that flame is not enough with the big strongman events. You’ll still have lots of energy throughout the day though.

On the other hand using anger and being “zeng” is like a really intense flame  that will die really quickly. You bleed energy and that is wasteful.

Hence finding that fine line between the 2 or knowing how to switch between the 2 quickly is a skill that everyone should try to harness. It’s a difficult but once you can master that, it’s definitely level up time.

Internet of Things (IOT)

Internet of Things 2016

The Internet of Things revolves around machine-to-machine communication. It is built on cloud computing and networks of data-gathering sensors. It’s mobile, virtual, and instantaneous connection. But It can be so much more. Sensors can be in cement in buildings to detect torque on buildings in areas which are earthquake prone and the residents or smart traffic and smart cars. #IoT

The 7 Cs Of The Internet of Things
http://www.forbes.com/sites/adrianbridgwater/2016/01/12/the-7-cs-of-the-internet-of-things/#2715e4857a0bad8a9859f4e6

Latest MS updates
http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-updates-windows-10-for-pcs-iot-to-build-10586-63/

Google details its vision for the IoT
http://www.networkworld.com/article/3021820/internet-of-things/google-ubiquity-summit-iot.html