Did you know? – @tobuscus

Did you know that cashews come from the fruit?

Here’s the proof: plucked at the backyard.


This post is dedicated to Tobuscus go subscribe his youtube channel

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QIK is shutting down.

Qik a video sharing & live broadcasting mobile app from Skype is closing its service. & You have no choice but see your videos being deleted.
In past, I had tested this app for performance, quality & lag. I livestreamed it on qik.com and uploaded directly on youtube without editing. (Switch captions-ON if you dont understand my accent)

As you can see in above video, it doesnt have any noticeable time-lag, also it never crash on me. It had many features & ‘was’ pretty stable app. The app is no more available in the app-store & the service will be terminated by 30th April 2014.
This is very disappointing to hear the news. I was a fan of QIK because I found the app quite useful broadcasting quick messages and announcements & because there’s no better alternative to such service… you cannot livestream/broadcast your video directly from mobile. The mobile app from livestream.com is ridiculous & is only made for consuming the content.


There’s no option to download on left side. nor you can upload the video on youtube.

Although they’ve suggested in FAQ, that you can download your files or upload to youtube directly. I do not see the option in my dashboard. I should download/move my video files before they discontinue the service. [click on the image for detailed view] There’s no download option nor share on ‘youtube’ option is active. Qik was acquired by Skype which is acquired by Microsoft. You can guess who to blame here. But must thank Skype as they brought qik on iOS app-store. But keeping all doors shut when house is burning is totally unfair. I wish I’m wrong, I should investigate further.

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As Microsoft’s new drive to promote their re-branded Skydrive cloud storage service OneDrive, they are offering 100GB of extra storage space for first users of OneDrive. Also you’d receive additional ‘camera roll bonus’ of 3GB & referral bonus of 0.5GB/user.

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Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupidĀ - Albert Einstein*

That sums the current state of the educational system of universal design for instruction and assessment.


Assessing everyone using same test and scale proves totally unfair.

The examiner in pic says:

For fair selection everybody has to take the same exam: Please climb that tree.

I dont want this measurement to be used in my company. We dont have dedicated HR department for assessment and sometimes it’s convenient to use universal design. But that will unfair for some. #justsaying. I’m currently reading this thought provoking book called Maverick
- related to HR and work culture.

*P.S. I cannot confirm whether the quote used above is Einstein’s or not but it conveys my point with the illustration below.

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