News, Reviews & Resources   October, 2008
In This Issue ...
Hand reaching for gems

In the downloadable pdf this month you'll find the following gems:

  • The story of James Nachtwey's One Wish to Change the World. Be moved and inspired!
  • Several website resources on domestic violence
  • Youth Central and the The Red Cross Youth Ezine
  • Information about the Australia Business Arts Foundation (ABaF)
  • Making Schools Work for Everybody. A Squidoo lens and a great resource!
  • Food for Thought. A story of spoons. :)
  • Chicken Tai Chi. This last item is from Chris. Don't miss the chicken feet. ;)

Thank you to Starlink readers Bruce Argyle, James Evers, Michael Hynes and Jane Knott who contributed some of the above items for Starlink this month.

And last but, from our point of view anyway, certainly not least.... the news of an exciting new venture for us. The launch of our online shop. We hope some of our readers will decide to browse. :)

Jonathan Field of Relative Systems was a great help, as we took our first steps into the mysteries of Zen Cart. Thank you Jonathan!

Sue & Chris
BJ Seminars International

Wisdom - The Book
Wisdom Book

If you haven't already heard of Wisdom by Andrew Zuckerman, do yourself a favour and visit the Wisdom website.

It is a wonderfully inspiring place to visit! Lots of information and several great movies to watch.

Inspired by the idea that one of the greatest gifts one generation can pass to another is the wisdom it has gained from experience, the Wisdom project, produced with cooperation from Archbishop Desmond Tutu, seeks to create a record of a multicultural group of people who have all made their mark on the world.

Fido Puzzle Solved!
Fido Puzzle

In last month's issue of Starlink Extra, we included a link to the FIDO puzzle online. We asked anyone who could unravel the puzzle of how it worked to send us an email - and one of our Starlink readers did exactly that. :)

Julia Roberts of Cadro Pty. Ltd. sent us the answer. Here is her explanation:

When you swap 2 digits in a number, you change its value by a multiple of 9. For example when you change 37 into 73 you add 40 (30 into 70) and subtract 4 (change 7 to 4). Or if they are separated by a digit the difference is a multiple of 99 and so on.

Shuffling numbers can be represented as a sequence of such swaps so the resulting difference will be a multiple of 9.

When you add up the digits of a multiple of 9 you get a multiple of 9. E.g. 8672 - 2876 = 5796 whose digits add up to 27.

Therefore if you add the digits you were left with and subtract the total from the next higher multiple of 9, there is the answer. For example if you chose 5 above, the remaining digits add up to 22 which is 5 less than 27.

Thank you Julia! Mystery solved. :)

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