Archives for the month of: December, 2005

Exercise is important for both physical and mental health. I know this because I haven’t had a normal routine of it for 2 years simply because I’ve been too busy. So why is it that U.S. Presidents seem to find the time to exercise so consistently once they get into office. And I mean consistently! Bush is in China and the clips we get are of his misplaced bravado on a bike, riding with the locals. Prior to obtaining the presidency most do not (or am i wrong?). Of course, every president comes out of office with significantly grayer hair so I doubt they find it that relaxing.

On another note… how far away is 2008? You know, in every other democratic nation if a leaders approval rating drops below 40% the opposition moves to dissolve the current government to give way to early elections. Why can’t this happen in the US?

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Wikipedia is the 35th most popular site (according to Alexa). Over 120 servers all over the world, over 100million hits a day, god knows how much bandwidth. Most fascinating is that it is run with only 2 full time employees (see 2005/Q4 budget reports). What this says is that if your idea interests enough people you can rely on them for essential contributions that would be required to keep it running.

My g/f ask “But they are not making any money”. I do not think that the people involved have much to worry about. They have created one of the most complicated Internet sites in existence today. They will find a secure future.

This just tells me again, think of ways to change or make a positive impact on the world and do not worry about the hurdles until you’ve sold yourself on the idea.