Monday Mayhem – 21st August 2017

The weekend is over, you’ve finished your personal reflection over the past week, and you’re ready to get back into the thick of things.

But before you start crushing it again like an absolute boss, have a look at today’s Monday Mayhem. We’ve got a massive gallery of ladies and motorcycles to help kickstart your week. Enjoy!

Lazy Sundaze – How to Change Your Life

“You will never change your life until you change something you do daily.”
Mike Murdock

Start with a simple statement: what do you want to be?

Are you hoping to someday be a writer, a musician, a designer, a programmer, a polyglot, a carpenter, a manga artist, an entrepreneur, an expert at something?

How do you get there? Do you write your intention on a piece of paper, and put it in a bottle and launch it to sea, hoping it will manifest? No. The universe isn’t going to make this happen. You are.

Do you set yourself a big goal to complete by the end of the year, or in three months? Sure, but that doesn’t get the job done. In fact, if you think back on most examples in your life, setting big long-term goals probably doesn’t work very often. How many times has this strategy been successful?

I’m going to lay down the law here, based on many experiments I’ve done in the last 7 years: nothing will change unless you make a daily change.

I’ve tried weekly action steps, things that I do every other day, big bold monthly goals, and lots of other permutations. None of them work except daily changes.

If you’re not willing to make it a daily change, you don’t really want to change your life in this way. You only like the idea of learning to draw/speak Japanese/play guitar/program in php/etc. You don’t really want to do it.

So make a daily change. Let’s dig into how it’s done!

How to Turn an Aspiration Into a Daily Change

Let’s name a few aspirations:

  • Lose weight
  • Write a book
  • Stop procrastinating
  • Fall in love
  • Be happy
  • Travel the world
  • Drink more water
  • Learn Spanish
  • Save money
  • Take more pictures
  • Read more books

How do you turn those lofty ideas into daily changes? Think about what you could do every day that would make the change happen, or at least get you closer to the goal. Sometimes that’s not always easy, but let’s look at some ideas:

  • Lose weight – start walking every day, for 10 minutes at first, then 15 after a week, then 20 … once you are walking for 30-40 minutes a day, make another change — drink water instead of soda.
  • Write a book – write for 10 minutes a day.
  • Stop procrastinating – I can already hear the ironic (and original!) jokes about how people will deal with procrastination later (har!). Anyway, a daily action: set a Most Important Task each morning, then work on it for 10 minutes before opening your browser/mobile device.
  • Fall in love – go somewhere each day and meet/social with new people. Or do daily things that make you a fascinating person.
  • Be happy – do something each day to make the world better, to help people.
  • Travel the world – save money (see next item). Or start selling your stuff, so you can carry your belongings on a backpack and start hitchhiking.
  • Save money – start cutting out smaller expenses. Start cooking and eating at home. Sell your car and bike/walk/take the train. Start looking for a smaller home. Do free stuff instead of buying things.
  • Drink more water – drink water when you wake up, then every time you take a break (once an hour).
  • Learn Spanish – study Spanish sentences in Anki and listen to Pimsleur tapes 10 minutes a day.
  • Take more pictures – take pictures at lunch (but dear jeebus, not of your lunch) and post them to your blog.
  • Read more books – read every morning and before you go to bed.

You get the idea. Not all of these are perfect ideas, but you could come up with something that works better for you. Point is, do it daily.

New Technology – Ockel Sirius B is a pint-sized Windows 10 PC

The Ockel Sirius B is a pocket-sized Windows 10 computer, and its size is comparable to a smartphone or portable hard drive. And take note: like the GPD Win handheld gaming device, the Sirius B doesn’t use a watered-down version of Windows 10; it uses the same full 64-bit Windows 10 that a regular desktop PC runs.

But unlike the pricey GPD Win (which costs upwards of $400), the Sirius B can be purchased for as low as $190.

Ockel Sirius B Specifications

Here are the specs of the device:

  • Operating system: Windows 10
  • Processor: Quad core Intel Atom Bay-trail Z3735F processor (Up to 1.83GHz)
  • GPU: Intel HD Graphics (16 @ 350 – 1350 MHz)
  • RAM: 2GB 1333MHz DDR3
  • Storage: 32GB eMMC Flash extended
  • Storage support: Micro SD card (max 128 GB), 2 USB hard drives
  • Video supported: 1080P, AVI/MOV/MP4/RMVB/FLV/MKV
  • Audio supported: MP3, WMA, RA, OGG, WAV, APE, FLAC, AC3, DTS
  • Image format support: JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TIF
  • HDMI 1.4a output up to 1920×1080 60Hz
  • 2 USB 2.0 ports
  • Micro SD card slot
  • MIC input 3.5mm jack
  • L/R stereo 3.5mm jack
  • DC in jack
  • Power: DC 5V 2A
  • Dimensions: 123mm x 79mm x 11mm
  • Weight: 120 g
  • Certificates: CE/FCC/RoHS
  • WiFi card: 2.4/5.0GHz
  • Bluetooth 4.0

Ease of Use

However, there’s a small catch: to use the Sirius B, you’ll need to first plug it into an HDMI display, keyboard and mouse, and a power outlet. So instead of a handheld device that you can use on the go, think of it as a really small desktop computer that can easily replace a bulky PC tower.

We think it works particularly well when you need to give presentations. Instead of lugging around a laptop to a remote location, you can load your files into the Sirius B and connect it to the venue’s equipment with no hassle as it works with any standard desktop gear.

The Ockel Sirius B is actually powerful enough to replace a netbook or even a standard laptop (though not by much). The convenience, connectivity options, and affordability make it a viable portable computing alternative.

Cook Like a Boss – Chocolate Lava Cake

If you don’t like baking, then this chocolate lava cake should change your mind. Why? Because it’s laughably simple but more importantly, it tastes so damn good. Here’s how to make one:

Chocolate Lava Cake Ingredients

  • 1 box of chocolate cake mix
  • 1/3 cup of oil
  • 1 cup of water
  • 3 of eggs
  • 2 cups of heavy cream
  • 16 ounces of dark chocolate
  • Cocoa powder for coating the cake

Steps

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit or 175 degrees Celsius.

In a large bowl, combine the cake mix with the water, eggs, and oil, and then stir until the mix is evenly combined.

Transfer the cake mixture into a well-greased bundt pan (it’s a round-bottomed tube pan). Bake the cake mix for about 35 to 45 minutes. To find out if it’s done, poke the cake with a clean toothpick. If the toothpick comes out clean, the cake’s ready.

Heat the heavy cream in a small saucepan until it’s just about boiling.

Video Game Release Dates for 2017

Star Wars Battlefront II

It can be tricky to follow video game release dates, especially in the latter part of the year when so many titles are coming out. To help you keep track of the games you’re interested in, here’s a comprehensive list of all video game release dates for 2017.

Take note that the information in this list may change as release dates are updated.

Note: if you wish to pre-order/purchase a game, simply click the corresponding link. We receive a commission if you decide to buy using the link.

August

  • The Long Dark (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – August 1
  • Tacoma (Xbox One, PC) – August 2
  • Ark: Survival Evolved (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – August 8
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (PS4, PC) – August 8
  • Lawbreakers (PS4, PC) – August 8
  • Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – August 8
  • Sudden Strike 4 (Linux, Mac, PC) – August 11
  • Agents of Mayhem (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – August 15
  • Cities: Skylines (PS4) – August 15
  • Matterfall (PS4)August 15
  • Sonic Mania (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) – August 15
  • Sudden Strike 4 (PS4) – August 15
  • The Escapists 2 (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – August 22
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Episode 3 (PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS3, Xbox 360, iOS) – August 22
  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (PS4)August 22
  • F1 (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – August 25
  • Madden NFL 18 (PS4, Xbox One) – August 25
  • Absolver (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – August 29
  • Everybody’s Golf (PS4)August 29
  • Hello Neighbor (Xbox One, PC) – August 29
  • Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle (Switch)August 29
  • Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition (PS4, Xbox One) – August 29
  • Warriors All-Stars (PS4, PC) – August 29
  • XCOM 2: War of the Chosen (PC) – August 29
  • Yakuza Kiwami (PS4)August 29
  • Life is Strange: Before the Storm (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – August 31

September

  • Knack II (PS4)September 5
  • Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth (PS4, Vita) – September 5
  • Destiny 2 (PS4, Xbox One) – September 6
  • NASCAR Heat 2 (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – September 12
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 (PS4, Xbox One, PS3, 360, PC) – September 12
  • Divinity: Original Sin 2 (PC) – September 14
  • Dishonored: Death of the Outsider (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – September 15
  • NBA Live 18 (PS4, Xbox One) – September 15
  • NHL 18 (PS4, Xbox One ) – September 15
  • Metroid: Samus Returns (3DS)September 15
  • Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – September 19
  • NBA 2K18 (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) – September 19
  • Pokémon Gold/Silver (3DS) – September 22
  • Pokkén Tournament Deluxe (Switch)September 22
  • Project Cars 2 (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – September 22
  • Blue Reflection (PS4, PC) – September 26
  • Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony (PS4, Vita) – September 26
  • Cuphead (Xbox One, PC) – September 29
  • FIFA 18 (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PS3, Xbox 360, PC) – September 29
  • Gundam Versus (PS4)September 29
  • Total War: Warhammer II (PC)September 29

October

November

Call of Duty WWII

December

  • Steep – Road to the Olympics (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – December 5
  • Fire Emblem Warriors (New 3DS, Switch) – December 31

Noelle Foley is absurdly hot

Noelle Foley is wrestling legend Mick Foley’s absurdly hot daughter. She’s an actress, occasional YouTuber, a television presenter for World Wrestling Entertainment, and aspiring model.

Quick Notes on Noelle Foley

Name: Noelle Foley
Social:         
Description: Noelle is an obsessive Funko pop collector, actress, and aspiring model, among other things.

The TL;DR version is that she's hot, and she's the daughter of wrestling icon Nick Foley.

Measurements: 34-26-37 inches
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 140lbs


 

Yes, you read that right – she’s Mick Foley’s progeny (he’s not a bad looking chap under all that hair). Having a gorgeous mother certainly helps!

Bad news for her dad though: Noelle shared last year that she’s open to posing for Playboy.

Until that happens, we’ll have to get by with some of Noelle’s most stunning Instagram shots we’ve seen. Check ’em out.

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Thirst-Day – How to make a perfect Negroni

A Negroni cocktail is a classic beverage made of equal parts gin, vermouth Rosso (a red, semi-sweet fortified wine), and Campari (an alcoholic liqueur), then garnished with orange peel. It’s perfect for drinking after meals to help settle the stomach.

History of the Negroni

The cocktail’s origin varies, depending on who you ask. The most known account was that the drink was first mixed in Florence, Italy in 1919. Count Camillo Negroni asked the bartender there to strengthen his Americano cocktail with gin instead of soda water.

The bartender then garnished the beverage with an orange, which was unusual as cocktails typically use lemon.

While Camillo’s status as a count was questionable, his grandfather Luigi was truly one.

Descendants of a certain General Pascal Olivier de Negroni say he was the actual Count Negroni who invented the cocktail in 1857 in Senegal. A translated Corse-Matin article dated February 2, 1980, claims the general invented the drink around 1914.

Boss Basics – How to Jump Start a Car

It’s important to know how to jump start a car. Any person (e.g. a really pretty girl) with a stalled vehicle might need your help and if you don’t know how, it’s embarrassing if the only thing you can do is call roadside assistance.

So here are the basics:

How to know if your battery is dead

Before you even try to jump start a car, you need to find out if the battery is the culprit. If you turn the ignition and hear the engine cranking, it’s not the battery.

If you turn the ignition and the car does nothing, it’s likely that the battery is dead so you’ll need to jump start it.

How to jump start a car with cables

  1. Position both cars close to each other, then pop their hoods open.
  2. Take out your jumper cables. Protip: make sure you always have a set in the trunk of your car. Otherwise, you need to find someone who’s willing to help – and ideally, they have jumper cables. Otherwise, go to the next section below.
  3. Place both vehicles in Park or Neutral, turn off the ignition in both cars, and then Engage both hand brakes.
  4. Connect one end of the red clips to the positive terminal of your battery. It has “+” or “POS” on it, and it’s usually larger than the negative terminal.
  5. Connect the other red (positive) clip to the positive terminal of the functioning car’s battery.
  6. Attach one of the black clips to the negative terminal of the functioning car’s battery.
  7. Connect the other black clip to a clean, unpainted metal surface under the disabled car’s hood. Consider using the metal strut that keeps the hood open or the engine block itself. Do not connect the black clip to the negative terminal of the dead battery.
  8. Start the functioning vehicle and let the engine run for 2 to 3 minutes.
  9. Try to start your vehicle.
  10. If your car doesn’t start, double check that the cables are properly connected and ask the person helping you to run their engine for five minutes. Then try to start your car again. If it still won’t, you may need to get your battery replaced.
  11. If your car starts, don’t shut off your engine. Disconnect the cables in reverse order of how you connected them. Drive around for at least 15 minutes to recharge your battery. If the car won’t start the next time you use it, either your alternator or battery is busted, and either needs to be replaced.

Boss Royal Weekly Eye Candy – 16th August 2017

Each week, we gather a gallery of photos that will blow your mind. Last time, we looked at breathtaking vistas. This week, we look at vintage cars, gorgeous ladies, and other cool stuff.

Here is the Boss Royal August 16th Weekly Eye Candy Gallery. Enjoy the view!