How time flies!

January 6th, 2009

So, it’s the new year again. And, of course, I haven’t been blogging for the longest time. So I thought it’s useful to use the new year to start again at my beginnings (and never breathe a word about my loss).

This is the start of the last year of the first decade of the new millennium – whew that’s a mouthful! (Although to be pedantic, the first decade may actually end only in 2010.) And where has this decade gone? In war, storms, floods, near famine, recession, and so many terrible terrorist attacks world-wide.

And what do we look forward to? The first African American President of the US or … shit! I can’t think of a single other thing which we as citizens of the world can look forward to in 2009 (and the next decade)!

That is a horrible fact of the world we live in today. The first decade of the 20th century was replete with scientific and technological achievements. There was art and literature. The new millennium had begun well. (Of course, the First World War came along in the next decade and we saw the start of bloodier conflicts than had ever been seen before.)

So I think, that we need to start this new year with a thought for hope. Anindita lead me to this wonderful poem by Sheena Pugh (even with the clarifications!). And here’s another poem which I find thought provoking, this one by Robert Francis.

Eat, drink, make love, be merry, for tomorrow is still uncertain, but today you are alive!

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Sunday! D-day for Lewis!

October 31st, 2008

Aargh! Lewis! Why did you leave it so late? Again seven points!

Okay, okay. For those who haven’t been keeping up with the latest in Formula1 – under which rock have you been hiding? – Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix will be a nearly déjà vu repeat of last years final where Lewis Hamilton with a seven point lead in the championship needed to only come fifth or better to win it from Kimi Raikonnen.

This year is slightly different, mainly because it is Felipe Massa rather than Kimi; but it’s not all that different. Unfortunately – imho, since I am a fan of the Silver Mclarens rather than the Scarlet Ferraris – last year, Lewis blew it big style and failed to win the coveted driver’s trophy.

He was just 22 and in his first season in F1, and of course was the grand F1 spy scandal. But the scary thing is that this year, Lewis has had a few failures that couldn’t be just simply written off as inexperience anymore.

Still, holding on to a slim seven point lead, I am holding my breath, crossing my fingers and doing voodoo dances in the hope that he can become the youngest Formula 1 champion ever.

ps. He’s the first driver since Ayrton Senna whom I admire this much.

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Sometimes I wish this is how I could be…

October 28th, 2008

toothpaste for dinner
toothpastefordinner.com

unfortunately, most times I just fix the computer. Why does everyone think that because I work in IT and am good with computers, it necessarily means I want to fix them all the time, especially when IT’S YOUR OWN STUPID FAULT YOUR COMPUTER IS F***KED UP ANYWAY!*

* I mean who told you to click that link while browsing in Internet Explorer? Didn’t I install Firefox for you the last time I was here?

ps. I like fixing computers, just not under circumstances described above!

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Setting my sights lower

April 1st, 2008

Since I can’t keep up the plan of posting one blog (at minimum) per day, I have decided to post one blog entry per year! Since I have already reached 40-odd posts I don’t need to blog again!

Happy April 1st.

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O blah!

March 30th, 2008

This week has been very very bad for me. Firstly I was working 11 hour days through most of the week, and then had to work on Saturday and Sunday!

So – I didn’t/couldn’t blog for the whole of the week and weekend.

Let me see if next week will be better.

Fingers crossed.

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The Red Queen

March 20th, 2008

So, I’m already off by one day on my self-imposed call to give at least one blog entry per day (since I started blogging again). I’ve done over a week of posts but now am a day late and still haven’t done today’s!!!

Aargh!!! Does this one count???

I feel like Alice’s Red Queen running faster and faster to stay in the same place.

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Moved!

March 11th, 2008

So, here we are – a new home for the blog. Actually, to be verbose, it’s not a new home exactly. It’s more of an update of an old home and a migration from the present rental apartment to the old home!

Of course, all this was done with the hope of getting my blogging back on track – which by past experience we have all seen – rarely happens for long! But one can always hope.

In the meanwhile, please do peruse this blog and my poetry blog (hopefully updates there will happen soon), write some comments, add me to your blogroll or feed reader and keep visiting!

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Suicide is Painless

March 10th, 2008

It’s been two years since my oldest friend committed suicide. Somewhere, I still haven’t gotten over it. It was ironic therefore, that I came across this comic the other day:

Click on the image, the cartoonist has some valid points to make.

And here’s to you Ram: One of your favorite songs, even though I didn’t know why.

‘Suicide is Painless’

Through early morning fog I see

visions of the things to be

the pains that are withheld for me

I realize and I can see…

[REFRAIN]:

that suicide is painless

It brings on many changes

and I can take or leave it if I please.

I try to find a way to make

all our little joys relate

without that ever-present hate

but now I know that it’s too late, and…

[REFRAIN]

The game of life is hard to play

I’m gonna lose it anyway

The losing card I’ll someday lay

so this is all I have to say.

[REFRAIN]

The only way to win is cheat

And lay it down before I’m beat

and to another give my seat

for that’s the only painless feat.

[REFRAIN]

The sword of time will pierce our skins

It doesn’t hurt when it begins

But as it works its way on in

The pain grows stronger…watch it grin, but…

[REFRAIN]

A brave man once requested me

to answer questions that are key

is it to be or not to be

and I replied ‘oh why ask me?’

[REFRAIN]

‘Cause suicide is painless

it brings on many changes

and I can take or leave it if I please.

…and you can do the same thing if you please.


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Back again!

August 5th, 2007

After a really long hiatus, I am back to blogging again. As always, it’s likely that this is not likely to last more that a post or two, but in any case, let’s hope for the best.

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New thoughts

March 6th, 2007

Having created a new blog dedicated to the geek in me, my first post is now available.

Please visit Click Me or directly view my new article on the latest Wikipedia controversy:
Where have all the Wiki’s gone?

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