Lifehack: Creating a website name take #2

>> Wednesday, January 21, 2009

What's in a name?

We had such a great response to our last post on creating a URL name that we turned over more rocks to find some additional inspiration and muses for your next great domain name.

Check out some of these cool naming tools

http://noemata.net/nbng/
http://www.wordlab.com/tools/t_index.cfm
http://name.noemata.net/band-names/
http://www.rhymer.com/naming.html
http://www.randomainer.com
http://www.jodyshipley.co.uk/namer.html
http://name.noemata.net/business-name/
http://www.icdomains.com/domain-name-generator.shtml
http://www.namereactor.com/
http://www.surf7.net/product/tools/domaingenerator.php

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Stuff of Life: All I Really Need To Know I Learned at a Funeral

>> Sunday, January 18, 2009

We watched some friends of ours bury their only child today. He was 17 and according to his friends, brilliant.

What struck me as we listened to his classmates recount their memories of him was how much this bright young man "got it". He seemed to have a joie de vivre beyond his too short years on this earth.

The eulogies reconstructed stories of how he served community service for some untold infraction but stayed on after his stint because he enjoyed it. Of how he would play with the younger siblings of his friends all the while his parents thought he hated small children. Of how he never left the house without telling his mom "I love you". Of his ability to look at both sides of any argument and question "why" no matter the authority.

Asked about his trademark Mohawk, it was thus, he explained - that some teens get piercings, some get tattoos but he thought those were far too permanent and he might regret them later. The kid had a point.

His sense of humor and unwillingness to take things too seriously were lauded by many. Calvin and Hobbs musings were credited several times... “I think we dream so we don't have to be apart so long. If we're in each others dreams, we can be together all the time.”

A pile of crafted taco shaped pennies were left for family and friends at the church door as token reminders to always look at both side of the coin as this teenager was so fond of doing. The B-52's "Roam" played as the service ended.

Some of us take a lifetime and death knell to realize that, like Tolstoy's Ivan Illych, we may have squandered all our lives trying to do the "right" things at the expense of, well...living our own legends. Some individuals seem to embrace life from the moment they can walk and never stop running. There was so much about living taught and retold in this boys short saga - we should all have a life so rich.

8 Lessons to take home:

Keep asking "why? no matter the authority

Be open to change but know that some choices are irreversible

Make sure someone can attribute a Calvin and Hobbs quote to your life

If you haven't been the recipient of a least one detention...you haven't lived.

Make sure your last words are "I love you"

Never loose the ability to look at both sides of the coin

Befriend a brilliant teenager - they might have a point

Roam, if you want to...

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