Saturday, May 27, 2006

One shot. One moment.

"One minute was enough, Tyler said, a person had to work hard for it, but a minute of perfection was worth the effort. A moment was the most you could ever expect from perfection."
-Chuck Palahniuk.

The quest for that minute continues. Raise the bar. Push harder. Make life hard for yourself. Harder than it really needs to be. Try to be everything you ever wanted to be. Then some more . And some more after that. Wear three different hats at a time. Juggle half-a-dozen balls while wearing them.

When you drop the ball, and all of this comes crashing down around you? Start over. Again.

One minute is enough, Tyler says.

Monday, May 22, 2006


The past few weeks have gone by in a flurry of activity. There's only so many simultaneous demands on your time and mindshare that one can tolerate. I learn every year that this number is flexible and keeps on increasing.
Every such crunch time, I decide, "This is it. After this, it's all smooth sailing. I'll kick back and relax for a bit." Glutton for punishment that I am, that is never the case.
*Sigh*. This, too, shall pass...

Thursday, May 18, 2006

A Fortune cookie

I'd sounded off a while back on paid news sites, and how shifting to a different model of some sort would make more sense for them.

I'm no business expert, but the fine folks over at Time-Life (who bring us Fortune and Business 2.0) have seen the light. Let the link goodness begin.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Tragic irony is when you hear a prodigy call another phenomenon by the name of an icon. All three of whom died young.

Bravery is him then going on to sing a cover version of Yeh Jo Halka Halka Suroor Hai. In Urdu with only his guitar for accompaniment.

Genius is the fact that he actually pulls it off.

“Nusrat?– He’s My Elvis.” – Jeff Buckley, Live at Sin-e.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Word to Blog

So, Word in the new Office 2007 supports blog publishing. Being on an internal-only beta, I’ve decided to give this a shot.

Testing – 1,2,4 ..Mike leak ho raha hai kya?


Monday, May 08, 2006

A clean break

Clean breaks from the past are good. Bad habits are let go of, unpleasant memories left behind and an attempt is made to start anew. New places, new place of living, new job all afford this opportunities. I've made a few of these in the past year or so to varying degrees of success.

All this is fine and dandy. But it seems my laptop got the wrong signals. I meant excising bad habits, not my entire music collection, photographs and sundry other data that I may deem important a few years down the line. Efforts with partition tables, boot records and live CDs have all been pointless. My data is hosed and I've been condemned to digital hell.
Re-building a system, installing software. So much time wasted that could have been used more productively.
Moral of the Story: Always back up your data. Frequently. And frequently is not once a year.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

It's happening...

Roger Waters to play Seattle's Key Arena. It has been heard the entire Dark Side of the Moon is on the program.

So you thought you might like to,
Go to the show
To feel the warm thrill of confusion,
That space cadet glow...

In the interim, Joe Satriani's next week. There are no other acts that I'm super-keen on seeing this summer (except Dave Matthews Band). Sasquatch has some interesting acts lined up, but they are on different days, and I'm wary of driving all the way to watch just one act.
On the movie front though, things are definitely more interesting. X-Men III, M:I-3, Spiderman 3 and Superman are all hitting the marquee this summer. Fun comes.