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Nov 27, 2009 - general


Just noticed that my last 3 posts (and now this) start with “Happy” in their subject. 😮

Nov 27, 2009 - general

Happy Eid!

Happy Eid-ul-Adha to those celebrating, God Bless :-). Interesting how close Thanksgiving and Eid are this year, always a good thing, and not just from a holiday viewpoint :P.

Nov 26, 2009 - general

Happy Thanksgiving!

For those celebrating, Happy Thanksgiving! And more importantly, please don’t get killed on Black Friday :P.

Aug 23, 2009 - general philosophy software dev

Happy 40th Birthday, Unix!

This year (and some say this month specifically?), the Unix operating system celebrates its 40th birthday. Here are some links:

This blog entry is also categorised under and tagged as ‘philosophy’ because Unix does have an elegant philosophy underlying it :-). Probably the best I’ve read on the “Unix Way” is, The Art of Unix Programming1, by Eric S. Raymond (esr)2

1 Available for free from that page, find the link. I could have provided a direct link but that page is a better start, and acknowledges the author more clearly in my view.

2 Of The Cathedral and the Bazaar fame, an authoritative piece on open source dynamics, why it works, etc.

Aug 22, 2009 - philosophy poetry



Moment built upon moment

Of units measurable and not

Of events uncountable

Continuous and discrete

Apparent eternity

And a fleeting whisper

All at once.

How it comes, how it goes

Wow, how it goes

An all-encapsulating fabric

Seemingly ever-folding

Never unraveling

Ever-consuming manifesting events

Never to return

Each merged as a read-only datum

Accessed only by Mnemosyne’s will

With Divine accordance


Dimension sublime.

— Kamal

Aug 21, 2009 - arts

“Alone”, Heart

I’ve heard various versions of this song (well, okay, maybe more like 2), but this version is a nice listen – the acoustic touch on live stage is awesome. Youtube video, enjoy. Apparently it’s live in Seattle, 2003.