Words For The Weekend – Paulo Coelho

Some great words from one of my favorite writers, Paulo Coelho.

Avoid those who believe they are stronger than you, because they are actually concealing their own fragility.

Stay close to those who are not afraid to be vulnerable, because they have confidence in themselves and know that, at some point in our lives, we all stumble; they do not interpret this as a sign of weakness, but of humanity.

Avoid those who seek friends in order to maintain a certain social status or to open doors they would not otherwise be able to approach.

Stay close to those who are interested in opening only one important door: the door to your heart. They will never invade your soul without your consent or shoot a deadly arrow through that open door.

Friendship is like a river; it flows around rocks, adapts itself to valleys and mountains, occasionally turns into a pool until the hollow in the ground is full and it can continue on its way.

Just as the river never forgets that it’s goal is the sea, so friendship never forgets that its only reason for existing is to love other people

From: Manuscript found in Accra

Great “Hidden” Feature in iOS – Reminders Based On Locations

It was just a month ago when I had lunch with an android user who showed me a great app where he could set reminders based on location. I searched for a similar app within app store, but I couldn’t find anyone good enough.

While I was looking i came across an article that were describing the same feature, in a native iphone app. Bingo!

So, what is this feature all about? For instance, you can set a reminder when you enter a store, and the have your shopping list right in front of you when you enter. Launch a specific reminder when your phone is connected to your car, call home when you leave work and so on. It may sound like a small thing, but actually it helps me a lot every day.

So how do you use it?

Start “Reminders”, (“Påminnelser” is the Swedish word for that)

Click on the + sign, and write your reminder – in this case “Pick up dry cleaning”

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Then, click on the small (i) sign

In the third row you will find “Remind me on a specific location” (Påminn mig på en plats). Toggle that button, and “location” will appear. Click it.

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Now you’ll find a number of suggestions on where you want to be reminded. You can choose to be reminded when you enter, or when you’re leaving.

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I hope you find it as useful as I do! A great feature, not so well-known in iOS.


A New Era in AI Has Begun

Lee Sedol had seen all the tricks. He knew all the moves. As one of the world’s best and most experienced players of the complex board game Go, it was difficult to surprise him. But halfway through his first match against AlphaGo, the artificially intelligent player developed by Google DeepMind, Lee was already flabbergasted. AlphaGo…

via Google’s AI won the game Go by defying millennia of basic human instinct — Quartz