Susan Got Talent

Susan Boyle: Follow Your Dreams
Susan Boyle: Follow Your Dreams

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Watch brilliant performance of Susan Boyle on UK talent show Britains Got Talent 2009.
48 years old Susan becomes an international star after this performance in the auditions and she could be a millionaire soon by winning this title.

Wonderful talent and a clear proof that one needs to follow one’s dreams.

Lyrics

I dreamed a dream in time gone by
When hope was high,
And life worth living
I dreamed that love would never die
I dreamed that God would be forgiving.

Then I was young and unafraid
When dreams were made and used,
And wasted
There was no ransom to be paid
No song unsung,
No wine untasted.

But the tigers come at night
With their voices soft as thunder
As they tear your hopes apart
As they turn your dreams to shame.

And still I dream he’ll come to me
And we will live our lives together
But there are dreams that cannot be
And there are storms
We cannot weather…

I had a dream my life would be
So different from this hell I’m living
So different now from what it seems
Now life has killed
The dream I dreamed.

Appraisal Quotes

Evaluate what you want — because what gets measured, gets produced.
James A. Belasco

We are constantly invited to be who we are.
Henry David Thoreau

Appraisals are where you get together with your team leader and agree what an outstanding member of the team you are, how much your contribution has been valued, what massive potential you have and, in recognition of all this, would you mind having your salary halved.
Guy Browning

How you measure the performance of your managers directly affects the way they act.
John Dearden

When your work speaks for itself, get out of the way.
Thomas ‘Wayne’ Brazell

How to Capture Screenshots from Windows Media Player?

Grabbing a screenshot from Window Media Player is not as easy as it seems. Yesterday I tried to use the extremely useful screen capture by ‘Print Screen Key’ to try to capture a WMV running file on my Windows Media Player Classic V10.

Every time I tried to use the print screen, a blank image was captured from the Windows Media Player. Then I thought maybe the running video was creating a problem with capturing a frame. So I paused the movie and tried the print screen method. But I still got a blank screen.

Then I tried to capture paused and running movies in full screen using ALT+ENTER but again had no luck. So I decided to try some advanced options of Window Media Player but still had no luck.

I searched the internet whole day and found the solution for this problem. Here it goes.

Simple way to capture Images from Windows Media Player

1. Open Window Media Player
2. Then go to Tools > Options > Performance Tab > Advanced Button
3. Uncheck “Use Overlays”
4. Click Ok and you are ready.

Now run your movie in any size or screen resolution. Use the standard “Print Screen Key” Method as described and you have captured a snapshot from your favorite movie on windows media player without using any special multimedia software. Enjoy!

Another way to Capture Screenshots from Windows Media Player

As an alternative of the Print Screen Method, try pressing “CTRL+I”. This pops up a save as window after capturing the screenshot.

1. Open Window Media Player.
2. Go to Tools > Options > Performance Tab.
3. Reduce the “Video acceleration” from the default FULL to NONE.
4. Click OK and then close down media player.
5. Open the file you want to take a still using the Print Screen method
6. Press ALT and the “Print Screen Key” to copy an image from the movie to the clipboard.

WARNING: OFFICE POLITICS AHEAD!!!

Politics of some Project Managers in IT Companies

Are you ready?
Are you ready?

If you ask these project managers, they will refuse to believe but the fact is that most of their time is spent playing a game of office politics. These are often guys who are holding an excess amount of power within the office and who will blame others for their mistakes or will try to demoralize the efforts and abilities of others to make them feel better about themselves.

These guys are expert at exploiting other person’s honesty against them. The only way they could take advantage of you in the first place is because of your honest attitude. So, here in fact your troubles come not from your weakness, but from your good qualities.

These guys always work in group and go strictly by the process, writing the process if necessary. They silently lay the trap long in advance, using right measures to do it. You did not notice it coming, but it was long in coming.

There are several ways we can surpass these actions
Firstly, don’t be afraid of them, they are often more friendly to people who aren’t scared by them and more eager to listen to alternative ideas. If somebody tries to demoralize you in a meeting, do not get drawn into a heated argument. Simply be bold and confident, but not aggressive, when making your points and if their behavior continues, peacefully take your leave and if you are asked why you did that later, just say that you found that the meeting was becoming more negative.

Your only other option is to just give up and I am not a quitter, how about you?