Friday, June 27, 2014

The Golden Mean

Recently I have come across a reading comprehension passage in “Trishna’s Supercourse in English Language Comprehension and Reading comprehension” book. It reiterated what mybrainstock was emphasising as one of the important traits of leadership. It is nothing but the “Balance Factor”. If you are confused about what I am talking about, then read my article on “Balance Factor” before going ahead.

Now, I will share you the passage given in the book which talks about the “Golden Mean”, which is similar to what we call “Balance Factor”

“The chief condition of happiness of man, barring certain physical pre-requisites, is the life of reason. Virtue or excellence will depend on clear judgement, self-control, symmetry of desire, artistry of means; it is not the possession of simple man, nor the gift of the innocent but the achievement of fully developed man. Yet there is a road to it, a guide to excellence, which may save many detours and delays; it is the middle way, the golden mean. The qualities of character can be arranged in triads in each of which the first and the last qualities will be extremes and vices, the middle quality a virtue or an excellence. So, between cowardice and rashness is courage, between humility and pride is modesty.”

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

How To Record Your Voice In MacBook

Mac OS X is bundled with a cool feature of recording your voice with ease and converting it to your desired format.

To record your voice,

1. Launch QuickTime player from LaunchPad.
2. Select File -> New Audio Recording
3. Click the Record button (Red circle) to start recording your voice.
4. I am using MacBook Pro with Retina Display and in this Mac I don't need an external microphone to record my voice. Mac has an inbuilt microphone doing the job for you
5. It is also smart enough to minimise the noise and distortions around you.
6. Once you complete recording, click on the Stop button (Green square button).
7. Go to File -> Save and save the file at your desired location.

How To Convert A Pages File To MS Word, PDF or ePUB File In MacBook Pro

I am always delighted to work on my MacBook Pro and amazed on the power of Mac OS X. One of the cool features of Mac OS X ( I am using Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks) is the conversion of a 'Pages' file created in Mac to be converted to a Word, PDF or ePUB file. It is like a cake walk in Mac.

Here are the steps,

1. Create a New Document in Pages
2. Type the content
3. Click File -> Export To
4. Select your desired format.
5. Select the quality if applicable.
6. Click Next and choose the place to save your file in the desired name.
7. Click 'Export' and that's it

Enjoy using Mac!!!