I’ve been stumbling around more often these days.  Last night I stumbled upon eyeOS, my first ever contact with something using cloud computing system.

EyeOS is an Internet cloud computing operating system, where your computer is accessible anywhere so long as you have Internet access.  It’s user interface is much like a computer desktop.  You’ll find items on your desktop as you’ve left them when you logged out.  EyeOS has various applications–single user applications, group applications, and file sharing capabilities.

You can host your own eyeOS server, but if you don’t have one, you can sign up at http://www.eyeos.info.  When you get there, you get a login prompt.

login prompt for eyeOS

login prompt for eyeOS

Since you don’t have an account yet, click the new user link.  The login prompt expands to show more fields.  Fill it in as requested and click Create Account.

Create a new account

Create a new account

Once you’ve created a new account, you will be asked to pick a new theme as shown below.

Pick a theme

Pick a theme

Select a theme and you will be asked to login with your new account.  Login, and you will be taken to your desktop.  Since I chose the new theme, my desktop looks like this:

Your new eyeOS desktop

Your new eyeOS desktop

It looks like your typical computer desktop, and it has the following key areas:

  • Menu or tool bar
  • Desktop items
  • Floating menu

I will cover each an everyone of these areas in a more indepth review of eyeOS.

This Internet application is interesting, and has lots of potential applications.

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This blog is dedicated to managing the connection between life and technology.  You will see that there will be various posts in here regarding topics that may not relate, yet it is here because it somehow connects to technology.

If you want to see how you can apply life to technology and vice versa, add this blog to your favorites and come back…come back often…and share it with others.

I have a smart phone that saves video in .mp4 format.  I can play them back on my phone, but when I copy them to my PC, Media Player can’t to play it.  So I have two option–I can find a player for my PC that can play back .mp4 files, or I can find a video file converter which can take a .mp4 and convert it to something Media Player can read and play.  

I opted to get a converter, and I found Free Video Converter 1.0.  With this program, I was able to covert the 10 minute  .mp4 file to a .wmv–problem solved!

For a free program, Free Video Converter comes with a lot of features.  I has the capability to convert almost every known video format, and it is able to do it in a very short amount of time.  For example, the 10 minute video only took less than a minute to convert.

I certainly recommend Free Video Converter 1.0, for something free nothing can beat it.

If you’re like most people, you don’t know nor do you care how the Internet works.  All you need is that your applications and web applications work.  And if you are looking to create a social networking site for your club or any niche interest, and you aren’t too worried about having to buy or own a domain, then Ning.com is for you!  Although I’ve been surfing the net since its boom in the 1990s, I don’t ever remember seeing ning.com.  I heard about it just a few months ago at a technology conference for education where one of the guest speakers established a learning social network through the web services of ning.com.

This platform for a social networks has many potential uses–one of which is a family web site.  I setup my own family website, and because I didn’t want just anyone to see what we have there, I set it to be private.  Thus you have to be invited to get inside my family web site.

If you have a club and want to establish your web presence and also have a means to share with your members, ning.com is perfect.  It is basically a custom myspace.com for your own group.

One very interesting thing with Ning.com is that you can create one account, and through this one account you can setup multiple social networks.

Give it a try.  You got nothing to lose.

These links will take you to our commonly used terms: 

General Terms


 English  Korean
Master Juancho Forlanda  Kwang Jang Nim
Master Jamie Forlanda  Sa Bum Nim
Instructor Mercedes Forlanda  Bwoo Sa Bum Nim
Instructor Jana Forlanda  Bwoo Sa Bum Nim
4th Dan and higher  Sa Bum Nim
3rd Dan instructor  Bwoo Sa Bum Nim
2nd Dan instructor  Kyo Bum Nim
1st Dan instructor  Cho Kyo Nim
Head of Organization  Kwang Jang Nim
Higher belt  Sun Bae Nim
 Lower belt  Who Bae Nim
 Attention  Char Yot
 Begin or Start  Shi Jak
 Stop  Gu Mann
 Yell  Ki Hap
 Turn around  Dee Ro Do Ra
 Studio or school  Do Jang
 Uniform  Do Bok
 Stand up  Ill On Suh
 Hello (How are you?)  Ahn Yung Ha Sae yo
 Goodbye (you are leaving)  Ahn Yung He GA Sae Yo
 Goodbye (you are staying)  Ahn Yung He GET Sae Yo
 Thank you  Kahm Sa Ham Ni Da
 Salute the flag  Kuk Ki Eh Kyong Nae
 Bow to master  Sa Bum Nim Kay Kyong Nae
 Friend  Chin Goo
 Red  Hong
 Blue  Chung
 Form  Poom Sae
 Sparring  Gyoroogi
 Grade (color belt)  Gup
 Degree (black belt)  Dan
 Flag  Kuk Ki
 Belt  Dhee
 Return  Ba Ro
 Sit down  Ahn Ja
 Breaking  Kyok Pa




 English Korean 
 Front  Ahp
 Back  Dwi
 Side  Yop
 High  Eulgool
 Middle  Momtong
 Low  Arae
 Turning Backward  Dwi Ro Dollyo
 Left  Wen
 Right  Oreun
 Outward  Bakkat
 Inward  An
 Downward  Naeryo
 Upward  Ollyo
 Sideways (turning)  Dollyo




 English  Korean    English  Korean
 One  hana    1st  IL
 Two  dul    2nd  YI
 Three  set    3rd  SAM
 Four  net    4th  SA
 Five  dasot    5th  OH
 Six  yosot    6th  YUK
 Seven  elgub    7th  CHIL
 Eight  yodol    8th  PAL
 Nine  ahob    9th  KOO
 Ten  yol    10th  SIP




 English  Korean
 front kick  ahp chagi
 roundhouse kick  dollyo chagi
 side kick  yop chagi
 crescent kick  bandal chagi
 ax kick  nareyo or chiko chagi
 back kick  dwi chagi
 hook kick  huryo chagi
 push kick  mireo chagi
 stretch kick  ahp ollyo chagi
 outward swing kick  bakkat chagi
 inward swing kick  an chagi
 target kick  pyojeok chagi
 twist kick  bitureo chagi
 spinning wheel kick  dwi dolryo chagi




 English  Korean
 closed feet stance  moa seogi
 ready motion  joonbe seogi
 parallel stance  naranhi seogi
 front stance  ahp koobi
 walking stance  ahp seogi
 back stance  dwi koobi
 horse riding stance  joo chom seogi
 front cross stance  ahp kkoa seogi
 back cross stance  dwi kkoa seogi
 crane stance  hakdari seogi
 left-hand stance  wen seogi
 right-hand stance  oreun seogi
 riger stance  beom seogi




 English  Korean
 down or low block  arae makki
 high block  eulgool makki
 inward block  an makki
 knife hand block  sonnal makki
 middle block  momtong makki
 X block  otgoreo makki
 outward block  bakkat makki
 palm heel block  palm heel block
 scissors block  kawi makki
 twisst block  bituro makki
 wide open block  santeul makki
 spreading block  hechyo makki




 English  Korean
 reverse punch  bandae jireuki
 straight punch  bahro jireuki
 middle punch  momtong jireuki
 round punch  dolryo jireuki
 side punch  yop jireuki
 hook punch  dollyo jireuki
 downward punch  naeryo jireuki
 vertical fist punch  got jan jireuki
 upper cut punch  chi jireuki




 English  Korean
 inward knifehand strike  sonnal an chigi
 outward knifehand strike  sonnal bakkat chigi
 downward hammer fist strike  me chu mok naeryo chigi
 palm heel strike  batangson chigi
 back fist strike  palkup chigi
 ridge hand strike  sohn nal doong
 bear hand strike  gom sohn


Meaning of the term Tae Kwon Do


 English  Korean
 TAE  a system of  foot techniques
 KWON  a system of fist techniques
 DO  behavioral intuition obtained through mental and physical experiences of the system of fist and foot techniques

The origin of Tae Kwon Do dates as far back as the existence of man himself on earth.  With the passage of time, it had been streamlined and gradually formalized, then developed into a positive and perfect level due to the necessity for social life as simple human life became more complex and diversified.
Although Tae Kwon Do had survived through the long and adverse periods of Korean history as a component part of traditional culture, only a few murals in the underground chambers of Tumuli depicting Tae Kwon Do were found.

There are evidence of Tae Kwon Do in the murals of the Kakjeochong, Mooyongchong and Samsilchong Tombs of the Kogooryo era.  The tumuli of this era located at the former capital of the kingdom, present murals that are undeniable evidence of the existence of Tae Kwon Do in that period.  The murals show the original features of Tae Kwon Do.

Twenty years after the Kogooryo era, the Silla Dynasty was founded.  The warriors of Silva enjoyed various sports including archery, hunting, and Tae Kwon Do.

Other historic documents prove that there were also martial arts called by different names in the territories of Silla, Kogooryo, and Baekjae.

The entire nation of Baekjae enjoyed the sports of horse riding, archery, and Tae Kwon Do.  In fact, the whole populace were warriors well trained in martial arts.

The Baekjae nation was eventually conquered by Koryo where Tae Kwon Do was widely propagated as a national sport.

As far as Tae Kwon Do is concerned, Korea is the master country.  Historically, authentic records of Tae Kwon Do illustrate a large part of the Korean nation.  Handed through the Kogooryo, Silla, Baekjae, and Koryo, it was deeply rooted in the Joseon Dynasty era and scientifically systematized.

After the decline of the Joseon Dynasty, the Japanese invaded Korea and the Tae Kwon Do devotees often the the struggle against the invaders.

Today, modern Tae Kwon Do stresses on the scientific mobilization of human force and its application; the most important factors of which are stability, support, balance, elasticity, agility, and flexibility as well as mental and nervous concentration.

  1. Children shall greet their parents with “Hi, Mom! and “Hi, Dad!” when they enter the home and tell their parents “Goodbye!” when they leave.
  2. Children will always be respectful of their parents, teachers, and elders.
  3. Children will be kind to their brothers and sisters.
  4. Children will keep the household neat and clean.
  5. Children will keep their hair, body, and teeth clean  daily.
  6. Children will not interrupt adult conversations.
  7. Children shall fix The Recipe for Straight ‘A’s Daily!
    • When you come home from school, open the refrigerator and have a glass of milk or juice. 
      Open your book to review what you studied today.
    • Do your homework.
    • Preview what you will study tomorrow.

I realize what the spirit of Tae Kwon Do represents, and I will obey the instruction of the teachers placed above me.

I will demonstrate the spirit of Tae Kwon Do within my daily life and will have a strong sense of justice.

I will, to the best of my ability, try to develop my mind and body and will keep faith in my fellow students.

I will obey my parents, volunteer dedicated service to my country, and will strive to be a productive member of society.

These are specific rules you should follow to help you become a better martial artist and person.

  1. Loyalty to your country
  2. Respect your parents and elders
  3. Faithfulness to your spouse
  4. Respect your brothers and sisters
  5. Loyalty to your friends
  6. Loyalty to your Do-jang
  7. Respect and trust your Instructor
  8. Behave correctly, in all means
  9. Stand for what is right
  10. Always finish what you start