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Not giving a fuck

Tim Ferriss tweeted and I retweeted this great post titled, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck.

It has so many f-words in it but it is a great post I read today and I am glad I read it. So please don’t get offended or distracted by the overdose of f-words and try to understand the point it is making.

If I have to remember only one thing from this post, it is this:

Because when we give too many fucks, when we choose to give a fuck about everything, then we feel as though we are perpetually entitled to feel comfortable and happy at all times, that’s when life fucks us.

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Habits Random Thought Thoughts

Adventurous Life

You don’t have to jump off the planes or cliffs to be adventurous. You can also live an adventurous life by not accepting the status quo, not giving in, not listening to cynics, and not stopping to learn.

All it requires is the belief that anything you don’t like at any stage in your life can be changed and a daily dose of action to back that belief.

Besides the hardcore stereotypical heroics, these other “soft” kind of life adventures can also get your adrenaline rushing and give you that sense of achievement.

There is nothing sanctimonious about either of them. All it matters is to be adventurous one way or the other.

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Tech

Twenty Fifteen custom CSS

I spent a fair amount of time on my blog’s CSS when I switched the color scheme of the Twenty Fifteen theme to aqua. But I always had a feeling that blue text on white background is not nice to the eyes and perhaps nothing beats the black text on white background for readability.

I am finally changing the text color to black and what is a best place to save the CSS than this blog itself. WordPress.com maintains the CSS revisions, but for what it is worth, here is the Source Code Shortcode in action.

[code language=”css”]

/* 31/Dec/2014
Links style
*/
.entry-content a,
.entry-summary a,
.page-content a,
.comment-content a,
.pingback .comment-body > a {
border-bottom: 1px solid #55C3DC;
}

/* 12/Dec/2014
Remove page title
*/
.page h1.entry-title {
display: none;
}

/* 15/Dec/2014
Align post titles to center
*/
h2.entry-title, h1, h4 {
text-align: center;
color: rgb(85,195,220);
}

/* 15/Dec/2014
Landing Page: Background color
Landing Page: Align text to center
*/
.post-353, div.site-info {
background: #e9f2f9;
text-align: center;
}

/* 15/Dec/2014
Contact Page: Submit Button color
*/
input.pushbutton-wide {
background-color: rgb(85,195,220);
}

/*16/Dec/2014
Color of WordPress.com credits
*/
.site-info a {
color: #55C3DC;
}

/*16/Dec/2014
Add WordPress genericon
*/
.menu-item-336 a:before {
content: ‘\f205’;
}

/*17/Dec/2014
Change text and link colors to blue #0085BE;
*/
.site-content, a, a:hover, a:focus {
color: #55C3DC;
}

/*16/Dec/2014
"More about me" button styles
*/
a.btn-default, a.btn-default:focus {
color: #55C3DC;
background-color: #e9f2f9;
border: 2px solid #55C3DC;
padding: 10px;
border-radius: 15px;
}

/*22/Dec/2014
"More about me" button styles hover style
*/
a.btn-default:hover {
color: #55C3DC;
background-color: #ffffff;
border: 2px solid #55C3DC;
padding: 10px;
border-radius: 15px;
}

/*
4/Jan2015
Site footer background
*/
.site-footer {
background-color: #E9F2F9;
}

[/code]