Friday 31 March 2006

Quotes for the Day

Today's Quotes:-
 
 
Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.

In order to improve the mind, we ought less to learn, than to contemplate.

Divide each difficulty into as many parts as is feasible and necessary to resolve it.

Dubito ergo cogito; cogito ergo sum. (I doubt, therefore I think; I think therefore I am.)

An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out?
 

     - All from RenĂ© Descartes, 1596 - 1650
 
 
gracias QotD

Thursday 30 March 2006

Our thing

 
Attribute this to my current mafia fascination as I am reading Mario Puzo's The Godfather.
 
 
 

Wednesday 29 March 2006

Quotes for the Day

 
Today's quotes are by Voltaire:
 
 
Paradise is where I am.
 
Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy, the mad daughter of a wise mother. These daughters have too long dominated the earth.
 
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: "O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous!" And God granted it.
 
A witty saying proves nothing.

Tuesday 28 March 2006

Quotes for the day

Today's Quotes. The theme is possessions.. Thanks again to QotD
 
 
My riches consist not in the extent of my possessions, but in the fewness of my wants.
     - J. Brotherton
 
 
Why grab possessions like thieves, or divide them like socialists, when you can ignore them like wise men?
     - Natalie Clifford Barney, 1876 - 1972

Monday 27 March 2006

Quotes for the day

 
Its amazing how reading something obscure on Wikipedia led me to these quotes and I just had to post them.
 
Today's Quotes:-
 
Say not, "I have found the path of the soul." Say rather, "I have found the soul walking upon my path." For the soul walks upon all paths.
 
Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.
 
The reality of the other person lies not in what he reveals to you, but what he cannot reveal to you. Therefore, if you would understand him, listen not to what he says, but rather to what he does not say
 
I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.
 
 
All these wonderful quotes are by the poet and artist Khalil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Free your mind...

..... and your time.
 
Not far from the sagely wisdom put forth by Morpheus in The Matrix comes a good and quick read on how to extend your daily quota of hours.
 
I need to start practicing this stat.
 
 
 
I bet Jack Bauer could certainly use this.

Standing tall

Amazing pics here.
 
 
15 of the worlds best skylines. I pine for the day Bombay's skyline makes this list.
 
 

Thursday 23 March 2006

Lights, camera and lots of action

 
Unbelievable link here. This guy has to have loads of money to build a very detailed Paris 1920 themed theatre UNDER his house.
 
 
Amazing.

Tuesday 21 March 2006

A fact is forever

 
The Truth and not a diamond lasts forever.
 
 
All women need to read this link.

Quotes for the Day

 
Here are today's quotes. I just realized I haven't posted these in quite a while.
 
 
It is well that war is so terrible, or we should grow too fond of it.
 
- Robert E. Lee

Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half the time.

- E. B. White

History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives.

- Abba Eban

The thing I hate about an argument is that it always interrupts a discussion.

- G. K. Chesterton

 

Monday 20 March 2006

Seven myths about Islamist Terrorism

 
A good read. Thanks to Foreign  Policy
 
 
 

Friday 17 March 2006

Awesome pictures

Great stuff from this Argentinian family.
 
Check it out.

Thursday 16 March 2006

MBA Relevence

 
A well written article on how relevant a MBA is in today's world.
 
See here
 
 

The Table

Ok.. people officially have way too much time on their hands.
 
This guy built a big, larger than life periodic table with storage space to store actual samples.
 
 
I wonder how the heck will he get uranium and plutonium in there.

Monday 13 March 2006

The Game

 
Watched history being made last night. Without a doubt the greatest game of cricket I have ever seen or perhaps even the greatest game ever played.
 
Words won't do justice to the game which is why I'll refrain from describing it.
 
What I will do is link to the scorecard so you can read the analysis for yourself and be in awe.

Friday 10 March 2006

TGIF

Turning out to be an interesting Friday. First off I realized that during a nasty shake two nights ago at 12:30 am in pitch black darkness, as my car went over a sharp stone it somehow damaged my gearbox... dammit.
 
 
Anyway... took my mom's car to work and what a day its been so far. Added couple of people to the design team and then indulged in some cricket for a while.
 
We're all gonna stay here for a while. Make a night of it. Play some cricket. Intake some food and beverages... basically make a party of it.
 
 
This is how all Friday nights should end.

Wednesday 8 March 2006

City of Joy

 
Woweeeeeeee....
 
 
I have been drooling at the news that Caeser IV will finally be released later this year and also looking at screens of an until-now-unheard-of game City Life
 
 
Its a good time to be a gamer.
 

Time to be a geek

 
Awesome find. Top ten watches for Geeks. Geeks are usually people obsessed with technology.
 
 
Man, so many great selections. Can I have one of these?

Tuesday 7 March 2006

Quotes for the Day

Today's Quotes:-

I write down everything I want to remember. That way, instead of spending a lot of time trying to remember what it is I wrote down, I spend the time looking for the paper I wrote it down on.
 
- Beryl Pfizer
 
Science is nothing but developed perception, interpreted intent, common sense rounded out and minutely articulated.
 
- George Santayana
 
Fish is the only food that is considered spoiled once it smells like what it is.
 
- P. J. O'Rourke
 
Reminds me of my safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days we had to live on nothing but food and water.
 
- W. C. Fields
 
 

 

 

 

Monday 6 March 2006

Must see movies

A list of movies I really want to see:-
 
Crash
Syriana
Capote
Munich
Goodbye, Goodnight
 

Quotes for the Day

Today's Quotes
 
 
Albert Camus - Philosopher
 
A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.
 
Abstract Art: A product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.
 
At 30 a man should know himself like the palm of his hand, know the exact number of his defects and qualities, know how far he can go, foretell his failures - be what he is. And, above all, accept these things.
 
It's a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.

 

 
 

 
 
 

Friday 3 March 2006

Pirates of pretty much everything

An excellent article on how online piracy works.
 
A must read.
 
 

Thursday 2 March 2006

Max on Max off

Cool.
 
I have to say this certainly is cool. I've been trying out the hot underground browser Maxthon for the past few hours and I can guarantee that this thing works.
 
Think of it as a uber-browser. Its overload on most features but my fav thing about it is the amount of memory it occupies. Very VERY less. About 80,000 K less compared to my usual session of Firefox.
 
 
I am actually considering switching (or at least having Maxthon) with Firefox on my pc at work and at home.

Tired

Just got back from work. Its 2 AM.


Dripping with exhaustion


How will I attempt to relax? A couple of rounds of Tiger Woods Golf 2005 on my pc.



Wednesday 1 March 2006

Quotes for the Day

Today's Quotes


People who count their chickens before they are hatched, act very wisely, because chickens run about so absurdly that it is impossible to count them accurately.
- Oscar Wilde, 1854 - 1900

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
- Albert Einstein, 1879 - 1955