Friday, December 31, 2010

2010

Goodbye. It was a good year - a very good year.

There will not be another 2010 - good bye.

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

To Entertain & be Entertained

That is what it really boils down to. I mean, after our most basic (animal) of needs are satisfied - what we need of each other is entertainment.

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Monday, December 20, 2010

Declaration of Independence

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Friday, December 03, 2010

Measuring Productivity

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

It's Nice to be Important
But it's more Important to be Nice

Someday you will need someone to be nice to you too.

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Too Connected

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

TiVo Your Dream

Awesome idea - but how comfortable would we be to share our dreams with somone else? Some of our dreams "we" ourselves might not be so comfortable learning about.

Years and years of civilization has tought us, if nothing else, to "control" how we behave. Some would argue that it even goes so far as to tell is how to think, believe and react.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

BD beat NZ in 3rd ODI by 7 Wickets

Bangladesh leads the Series 2-0 (2nd ODI was washed out). The 4th ODI is scheduled for the 14th and the 5th (last) ODI is set for the 17th.


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Monday, September 27, 2010

Organizing

Starting with my home office

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One of the indictments of civilizations is that happiness and intelligence are so rarely found in the same person.
To be great is to be misunderstood.

Friday, September 24, 2010

A True Friend Reaches for Your Hand and Touches Your Heart



A True Friend Reaches for Your Hand and Touches Your Heart

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Paraprosdokian

EXPLANATION: A paraprosdokian is a figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected in a way that causes the reader or listener to re frame or reinterpret the first part. It is frequently used for humorous or dramatic effect, sometimes producing an anticlimax.
  • I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn't work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.
  • Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.
  • I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my grandfather. Not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car.
  • Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.
  • The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.
  • Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
  • If I agreed with you we'd both be wrong.
  • We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.
  • War does not determine who is right - only who is left.
  • Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • The early bird might get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
  • Evening news is where they begin with 'Good evening', and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.
  • To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research.
  • A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station.
  • How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?
  • Some people are like Slinkies ... not really good for anything, but you can't help smiling when you see one tumble down the stairs.
  • Dolphins are so smart that within a few weeks of captivity, they can train people to stand on the very edge of the pool and throw them fish.
  • I thought I wanted a career, turns out I just wanted pay checks.
  • A bank is a place that will lend you money, if you can prove that you don't need it.
  • Whenever I fill out an application, in the part that says "In an emergency, notify:" I put "DOCTOR".
  • I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.
  • Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?
  • Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the street with a bald head and a beer gut, and still think they are sexy.
  • Why do Americans choose from just two people to run for president and 50 for Miss America?
  • Behind every successful man is his woman. Behind the fall of a successful man is usually another woman.
  • A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
  • You do not need a parachute to sky dive. You only need a parachute to sky dive twice.
  • The voices in my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!
  • Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won't expect it back.
  • A diplomat is someone who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you will look forward to the trip.
  • Hospitality: making your guests feel like they're at home, even when you wish they were.
  • Money can't buy happiness, but it sure makes misery easier to live with.
  • I discovered I scream the same way whether I'm about to be devoured by a great white shark or if a piece of seaweed touches my foot.
  • Some cause happiness wherever they go. Others whenever they go.
  • There's a fine line between cuddling and holding someone down so they can't get away.
  • I used to be indecisive. Now I'm not sure.
  • I always take life with a grain of salt, plus a slice of lemon, and a shot of tequila.
  • When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water.
  • You're never too old to learn something stupid.To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target.
  • Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
  • Some people hear voices. Some see invisible people. Others have no imagination whatsoever.
  • A bus is a vehicle that runs twice as fast when you are after it as when you are in it.
  • If you are supposed to learn from your mistakes, why do some people have more than one child?
  • Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.
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P.S. I got this from a friend of mine (Ali Erteza Khan) and just had to archive it for the future.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Content, [Intelectual] Property etc Ownership

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The Ultimate Addressbook

One that is never out-of-date and needs no updating.

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Sunday, September 05, 2010

Family Physics, This American Life on NPR - Sep 5th, '10

I was on my way to Costco to get

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Thursday, September 02, 2010

A cynic is not merely one who reads bitter lessons from the past,
he is one who is prematurely disappointed in the future. 
When one's expectations are reduced to zero, one really appreciates everything one does have.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

It's Time

To move on, to try something new. For new challenges, for new environment.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Twilight of a Mediocre Career


I'm sure no one wants to think of it as such, but that's where most of us land.

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Monday, August 09, 2010

Online, The Net and Us

With more and more tools available everyday it is more important than ever to be aware
  • Web Site
  • e-mail
  • Instant Message / Chat
  • Social / Professional Network
  • Blog
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Friday, August 06, 2010

From iPad

Hmmmmm . . .

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Do not let perfect be the enemy of necessary

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

If you take a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man...
A human being has a natural desire to have more of a good thing than he needs.

Monday, July 12, 2010

iPhone 4 vs HTC Evo, HTC Evo vs iPhone 4










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Thursday, July 01, 2010

Never tell anyone that you're writing a book, going on a diet, exercising, taking a course, or quitting smoking. 
They'll encourage you to death. 
Traditions are group efforts to keep the unexpected from happening.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Do Over

If you "could" - would you really want to "do over" some of your life?

The problem with a "Do Over" to fix a problem is that it also un-does some of the things that didn't need fixing.

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Wimbledon 2010 - Nicolas Mahut vs John Isner

John Isner wins the match 6-4, 3-6, 67-79, 77-63, 70-58. Checkout the complete match stat.

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  • John Isner USA
  • Nicolas Mahut FRA

Monday, June 21, 2010

Federer Comes Back

From being down 7-5,6-4, 4-4 (15-40) to eventually win the first round of Wimbledon 2010 5-7, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (), 6-0.

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Friday, June 18, 2010

World Cup Champions
  • 2010 @ South Africa -
  • 2006 @ Germany - Italy beat France 5-31
  • 2002 @ Japan & South Korea - Brazil beat Germany 2-0
  • 1998 @ France - France beat Brazil 3-0
  • 1994 @ USA - Brazil beat Italy
  • 1990 @ Italy - Germany beat Argentina
  • 1986 @ Mexico - Argentina beat Germany
  • 1982 @ Spain - Italy beat Germany
  • 1978 @ Argentina - Argentina beat Holland
  • 1974 @ West Germany - West Germany beat Netharlands
  • 1970 @ Mexico - Brazil beat Italy 4-1
  • 1966 @ England - England beat
  • 1962 @ Chile - Brazil beat Czechoslovakia 3-1
  • 1958 @ Sweden - Brazil beat
  • 1954 @ Switzerland - West Germany beat Hungary
  • 1950 @ Brazil - Uruguay beat Brazil
  • 1938 @ France - Italy beat Hungary
  • 1934 @ Italy - Italy beat
  • 1930 @ Montevideo, Uruguay - Uruguay defeated Argentina 4-2
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  1. in penalty shootout

Monday, June 14, 2010

A Rose by Any Other Name

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

You Cannot Fake Sincereity

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Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Just because it's NOT there doesn't Necessarily Mean it's Gone

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Monday, April 12, 2010

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Should I?

Or, the question should be:
  • Must I
  • Do I need to
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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Too Excited to be Scared, Too Scared to be Excited

When I was much, much younger

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Tuesday, January 05, 2010

2010 Resolutions

None. At least none to share.

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