Archive for January 13th, 2008

Top Ten Myths of Entrepreneurship

Column written by Scott Shane found via Guy Kawasaki’s blog.  Interesting statistics and myths about Entrepreneurship.

Melinda Gates

Melinda Gates is the wife of Bill Gates and helps head the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She has definitely been overshadowed in the past by Bill and has chosen to stay out of the limelight, but with Bill’s departure from Microsoft and focus switching to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, she finds herself taking on a more public face.

Fortune magazine had a great article on Melinda Gates. Definitely worth a read and it also gives a great glimpse into Bill and Melinda’s regular life.

HP m7088d Power Supply LED blinks green

In case there are other Hewlett Packard computer owners that are unable to turn on their computer and are experiencing a blinking green LED light on their power supply, you may not have to buy a new power supply.

There are situations where there is “leftover” power or an electric charge still in the power supply. You need to find a tool to discharge that power. Once it has been discharged, when you plug the power cable back into the computer the power supply will emit a solid green light and you will be able to power back on normally again.

I don’t know what the tool is to discharge the power supply – a technician did it for me. Alas, weeks later, after fussing with the insides of my computer some more I have managed to get it back in a state where the green power supply light is blinking again and I am unable to power up my computer. Wish I had one of these tools…

Lots of the help messages in response to people with this same issue are telling them to just buy a new power supply – that may not be necessary.

Update:
I found an article on how to discharge the capacitor in switch mode power supplies. I don’t know if I’m willing to try these suggested methods however…

Cheating

The Straits Times has a fortnightly advice column by “relationship gurus” Allan and Barbara Pease.

In today’s edition, a wife wrote in talking about her cheating husband. Excerpt:

MY HUSBAND has cheated on me but he doesn’t want a divorce because his parents are still alive. He is not discreet and does not feel guilty. I have found a condom in his car and he goes for massages with extra services…” (it goes on to say how she is on medication for depression, sleeps in a different room from the husband, and how she hates him – plus he goes to China for 2 months at a time on work trips).

The advice given:

Barbara says: It is devastating when someone you love cheats on you. It is not surprising that this loss of trust is making you feel frustrated and is taking its toll on your relationship.

You need to take care of yourself first, especially since you have previously suffered from depression. Seek the help of a professional psychologist to help you work through these feelings of frustration and hatred.

Once you have worked out what you want and need from your marriage and life, talk these through with your husband and see if an outcome can be reached.

Allan says: Ask your husband why he is cheating on you. Be prepared to hear things that will hurt, but honest communication is essential in order to discover what he is seeking and why your marriage is having problems.”

Am I missing something?? Why don’t the relationship gurus suggest a separation? ADVICE: DIVORCE. So what if the husband doesn’t want a divorce because his parents are still alive.