Ben Nadel
On User Experience (UX) Design, JavaScript, ColdFusion, Node.js, Life, and Love.
I am the chief technical officer at InVision App, Inc - a prototyping and collaboration platform for designers, built by designers. I also rock out in JavaScript and ColdFusion 24x7.
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Smita Samal

Member since Mar 18, 2011

Recent Blog Comments By Smita Samal

  • The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die By John Izzo

    Posted on Nov 10, 2011 at 2:21 AM

    @Randall, Your comment regarding the link is hilarious. Tell me about going to bed at 9:00 pm, I would be happy if I can maintain 9:00 pm west coast time while living in east coast...:) It's 2:00 am and I just got done with some of the work stuff to finally get a chance to write this comment..:) I... read more »

  • The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die By John Izzo

    Posted on Nov 9, 2011 at 9:21 AM

    @Ben, That's right... the difference between physical rules of engagement that must abide by law vs rules for our souls which is above any law. For example, In reality the person who commits a crime is punishable by law. But morally both the person who commits and the one who thinks of committing a... read more »

  • The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die By John Izzo

    Posted on Nov 7, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    Sorry - left an open italic tag Hope it's fixed now!... read more »

  • The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die By John Izzo

    Posted on Nov 7, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    If anyone interested, here is a mantra that I say it aloud to calm myself down and feel better. This is an ancient sanskrit hymn. This reminds me that each of us individually can't be happy and content until everyone is happy and content. Makes me feel good to pray for everyone than just for myself.... read more »

  • The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die By John Izzo

    Posted on Nov 6, 2011 at 6:38 PM

    @Ben, The more I think about 'become love', the more i come up with positive thoughts. It's like "if you smile, the world will smile with you." It's truly a mantra... I'll have to remember to say it to myself when I get annoyed or irritated by anything...:) I like @WebManWalking's sugges... read more »

  • The School Of Practical Philosophy: Love - Week Four

    Posted on Oct 25, 2011 at 4:03 PM

    Lol.. all these mentions of "lie" now has the song "Strong Enough" by Sheryl Crow stuck in my head...:) It has a line "Lie to me. I promise I'll believe" ~ love that song. @Ben, About touch, I remembered how I miss my first yoga teacher and haven't found someone like ... read more »

  • The School Of Practical Philosophy: Love - Week Four

    Posted on Oct 20, 2011 at 1:07 AM

    @Ben, What an amazing TED talk. Thanks for sharing. They should have all the doctors watch this. I'm yet to find a doctor for me who is really compassionate. So far only one I have met who is very old and he is one of my son's pediatricians. The worst are the obgyn in my experience. When I was pr... read more »

  • The School Of Practical Philosophy: Love - Week Three

    Posted on Oct 19, 2011 at 5:52 PM

    @Brian, Lol... whatever works for you...:) Don't think I even enjoy any sort of virtual games. Not into video games either...:) Best!... read more »

  • The School Of Practical Philosophy: Love - Week Three

    Posted on Oct 19, 2011 at 3:53 PM

    @Ben, Finally got a chance to read this post...:) Think you had talked about it in brief earlier. Thanks for sharing the GF anecdote. I feel most of the times more than fear we are affected by lack of trust. She actually finally got to know you to the point she trusted to share the past which may h... read more »

  • The School Of Practical Philosophy: Love - Week Two

    Posted on Sep 28, 2011 at 8:19 PM

    @Ben, That's a great quote of Rumi. Hadn't heard this one before. Like your current interpretation of it. I'm going to steal it ...:) Thanks!... read more »

  • The School Of Practical Philosophy: Love - Week Two

    Posted on Sep 28, 2011 at 3:13 PM

    @Anna, Actually I wanted to elaborate more last night, but my thoughts were all scattered and bouncing off all over the placeā€¦:) So by "self dies", I meant soul. Since I believe in each of us if we are truly connected or even if not-so connected with ourselves; our conscience and soul fee... read more »

  • The School Of Practical Philosophy: Love - Week Two

    Posted on Sep 27, 2011 at 8:53 PM

    @Ben, I think you have truly flipped selfless love on it's head to prove it's possibility or attainability...:) Love it! I recently read a quote: Weak thoughts and feelings often feel strong but remember, real strength is never anxious, cruel, or punishing. ~ Guy Finley For me this explains how... read more »

  • The School Of Practical Philosophy: Love - Week One

    Posted on Sep 16, 2011 at 4:17 PM

    @Anna, What you have mentioned about settling out of desperation doesn't come in the realm of love. It may fall under pseudo love... But the irony is that love is so complex and powerful that a pseudo love can turn to real love with time and seemingly true love may turn out was nothing but a pseud... read more »

  • The School Of Practical Philosophy: Love - Week One

    Posted on Sep 16, 2011 at 3:42 PM

    @Ben, I love how you brought up 'Timeless' to define love. Because trying to define an unconditional love becomes conditional in one way or other ... the definition somehow confines it. Also unconditional and selfless love is best defined to be mother or father's love for a child. In romantic terms... read more »

  • A Billion Wicked Thoughts By Ogi Ogas And Sai Gaddam

    Posted on Aug 31, 2011 at 12:16 PM

    @Sharon, That's pretty revealing... and true I think...:) I think all sorts of porn would be stimulating to various extent, hard to think anyone would be immune to it. But there must be a difference as to what feels good and what just makes you feel uneasy. Anyway all porn makes me feel pretty unea... read more »

  • A Billion Wicked Thoughts By Ogi Ogas And Sai Gaddam

    Posted on Aug 31, 2011 at 1:02 AM

    @Ben, I first got a glance at your tweet this morning and didn't have time to read your blog.. my initial thoughts were "some women may get turned on by gay sex and I wouldn't consider myself one of them"... and now just read your blog.. and it does resonate with me that it's enchanting t... read more »

  • The Sexiest Thing A Woman Can Say In An Elevator

    Posted on Jul 20, 2011 at 3:30 PM

    @Anna, I love all Alba products. There are ranges of these in whole foods. We have something called Whole Earth by us. But I pretty much go to whole foods on weekly basis, sometimes twice a week. Trader Joes also carry some cool organic stuffs also. I have used the alba lavender deo before. Yea it'... read more »

  • The Sexiest Thing A Woman Can Say In An Elevator

    Posted on Jul 20, 2011 at 11:26 AM

    @Ben, Have you tried Cowboy Natural Deodrant? You can get it in whole foods. For work out sessions Mitchum is also pretty good. @Anna, There are also body sprays and body mists and organic fragrance oil for the ones who don't like perfume/deodrant. I usually get lost around those aisles at whole... read more »

  • An Experiment In Using An Embedded Apache Derby Database To Power ColdFusion Query-Of-Queries

    Posted on Jul 8, 2011 at 2:23 PM

    @Ben, You are right! I tested before posting my comment..;)... read more »

  • An Experiment In Using An Embedded Apache Derby Database To Power ColdFusion Query-Of-Queries

    Posted on Jul 8, 2011 at 1:52 PM

    @Ben, This is actually a useful test. I used to use QOQs quite a bit when I was coding in CF5 and used to manipulate using QuerySetCell and QueryAddRow etc. But had faced few weird errors after migrating to MX. So lately I rarely use QOQ. So I have moved on to arrays of structures instead. I partic... read more »