“Writing doesn’t just communicate ideas; it generates them” – Paul Graham
Why is it so rare to find leadership in our elected leaders?
@rungta Yep, it sure is. If it were a cassette instead of mp3, I would’ve worn out the cassette by now listening to the album
‘Every child is an artist. The problem is to remain an artist once he grows up’ – Pablo Picasso
@jymloke All the best with the exam
Citizen community discussions on change.gov gaining momentum: change.gov/p…sshealthcare[+] Powered by the IntenseDebate plugin
Shocked and deeply upset by the terrorist attacks in Mumbai
@rungta Just found out first-hand that google transliterate sucks if copy-pasting sentences. You’ll have to transliterate for me
@jymloke Under settings, there should be a themes tab. It’s slowly being rolled out and I only got mine a couple of hours ago
My gmail interface just lost some blue. Not sure if it’s final but I like the new tweaks.
“Colored background age so much quicker than white backgrounds. A color I liked yesterday bores me 3 days later.White, never” via jasonfried
@rungta What a nightmare! One of those things you think will never happen to you…hope you survived the exam
While the intentions are good for http://change.gov, it lacks the design sense of http://barackobama.com[+]. Hope change comes to its design
Nearly every moment of the long campaign captured in pictures: community.li…obama_daily/[+]
CNN and BBC just called victory for Obama!
Didn’t get much sleep & not getting any work done this morning as I watch every step of Obama’s march to victory
Glad that Native American people & their culture will be supported under an Obama government: youtube.com/…=OWocEgu3bPk[+]
Reluctantly back home after five days in the wilderness. I want to go back to Tas.
Finally purchased an item from my mountaineering wish list: pair of Columbia Omni-Tech boots. Can’t wait to loosen them in TAS next friday
Lack of awareness is almost as scary as the potential pandemic itself: http://www.xdrtb.org .
@jymloke Just curious: why are you woohooing about iFund? I can’t imagine any iPhone app development needing VC funding
Hug a Developer Today: http://tinyurl.com/4kn76d
@paulidownunder Nice! You wont regret the upgrade
Warren Buffett talks sense at a time of economic chaos: video.google…419795681197[+]
Remembering Gandhi on his birthday: “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony”
Matt Damon sums up why the alternative to Obama is scary for the US & the world at large: youtube.com/…=C6urw_PWHYk[+]
Jack Cafferty best sums up Sarah Palin’s stupidity: youtube.com/…=L8__aXxXPVc[+]
Up early for a sunrise shoot with my D40. Happy with results given its minimal features - less time fiddling, more time enjoying the moment
muxtape will never be what it used to be but at least they’re coming back in some form: http://muxtape.com/
Liking the US election page on Twitter: http://election.twitter.com/?c=obama[+]
So, Bush quickly comes up with 800 billion for saving Wall St’s ass but cant spend a bit for environment or poverty. Pathetic!
Pedestrian airbags for the weak and elderly looks wierd at first but sounds useful: http://www.abc.net.au/news/photos/2008/09/25/2373744.htm
@paulidownunder Thanks Paul, yep I’m really looking forward to the scenic drives over there
Planning out our big adventure through Tasmania in Oct. It’s finally happening and I can’t wait!
@rungta Damn fine realignment, although search from /home was an interesting omission
@paulidownunder Do recall those awesome pics you took at NZ and Tas. What model of Nikon is yours?
@rungta Certainly doesn’t. About time I got onboard :)
@rungta Thanks! Feels right so I’m happy. In the end, it’s not
the camera, it’s the cameraman that differentiates, so let’s see…
Just purchased the Nikon D40 before it goes extinct. What a fun, simple DSLR it is! Intentionally under spec’d, lightweight & affordable
@jymloke That’s a good start. Just remember to go easy with HDR - you don’t want nature shots looking overly artificial
Tempted to sneak out of work for Monday arvo’s screening of Satyajit Ray films in Melb
Watching the Paralympians at the velodrome is awe inspiring! I’m all lumped up in the throat
Leonardo Glass Cube is another fine example of modernist architecture: dezeen.com/2…-by-3deluxe/[+]
When opening links in a new tab, Chrome doesn’t just add it at the end of the tab-list, it groups them based on source location. Neat!
@rungta Triggered by an overly photoshopped, HDR’d pic on flickr of essentially a brick. It’s also my broad opinion on other artforms
You know you’re looking at mediocre photography when it’s all about showing-off camera gadgetry & nothing about conveying emotion or message
I’m in a mixed state of emotions after reading through “Days with my father” - http://www.dayswithmyfather.com/
“Fonts are the clothes that words wear” – via http://jstn.cc/post/43830418
It’s raining in Melbourne and we badly need more. Water reserves are at 29% and dropping to their lowest ever: melbournewat…om_graph.asp[+]
@rungta that’s damn good, well done!
I want my very own compressed air car, despite its ugly looks: businessweek…cussed_ssi_5[+]
@rungta I watched it too and thought the same - nicely done entertainer
37signals to drop support for IE6 across all its products: 37signals.bl…-phasin.html[+]
Didn’t strike me till now that Heath Ledger’s character in ‘The Dark Knight’ looks similar to Malcolm McDowell’s in ‘The Clockwork Orange’
Samuel Dass, the brilliant new age sitarist, is coming to Melb. Sample his music at myspace.com/samueljdass[+]
Is there a reason why Firefox 3’s back button is so bright & prominent? It’s distracting more than anything.
“By not taking sides, you have taken both sides” - paraphrasing Roger Ebert on Spielberg’s approach in Munich, and perhaps generally in life
Why does professionalism at work constrain people into being lame, boring and unnatural? Be reasonable but dont stop being your natural self
I’m living life in Technicolor
For those who care: ZFS is confirmed for inclusion in Mac OS X Snow Leopard
Back from my first hike in weeks. It was wet, muddy and a bit risky for my recovering knee but I enjoyed every bit of it out there.
@rungta I’m sure you did better than you think. And, there’s always scaling for algo subjects
Just about a week till the official release of Viva la Vida. Can’t wait!
@rungta that’s a nice collection to have in your head
Took me a while to try it, but now that I have, I just love the redesign for wordpress.org. Next up, I want to try wordpress 2.5
abc.net.au/news is growing on me as my default Oz news site
@rungta yeah pretty much
Indiana Jones 4 was worth the watch but not worth the wait
I finally purchased a flickr pro account after hitting the limit. It’s good to be pro
George Patton had some good things to say: 37signals.co…atton-quotes[+]
@rungta did you make it to that 10am class?
@rungta yeah, a woman was sadly crushed to death by a falling tree.
Traffic jammed, trains canceled, power failures and people killed by falling trees ! This wild weather’s getting worse by the minute…
There’s something in the air and I can’t wait to find out