Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Birds of prey

Today, I saw an eagle with a pigeon in its claws. The pigeon, being held against the ground, with nowhere to go, fluttering in despair, knowing the inevitable was imminent. In that moment, everything just turned into one big pile of nothingness, everything just lost meaning. The question - Am I going to have anything to eat? Worse still, am I going to be eaten???

Friday, October 26, 2007


My RadioBlogClub player

This is one the the best things that has been brought to my notice. Thanks to a geeky friend.

I am a big fan of Pandora - what I like about it is, based on the artists/songs added to your profile, it will figure out other pieces of work you would be likely to be interested in. Thats adds an element of surprise, to discover new music. However, due to legal issues they cannot let you jump to a specific song. How it goes is, you say - 'Hey I like this song'; they say, 'Ok, you cant have that right now, but say we try this other one!'

Radioblogclub overcomes that - looks some what unsophisticated and shady, but Hey!- it works! Type in any artist and you will not be disappointed. Make up a play list and have your music collection accessible whenever you are on the wire. To me that is better than good enough.

What I think would be awesome is to combine the two and keep them songs playing.
Good find!!


My Pandora Playlist
My RadioBlogClub Playlist

Friday, October 19, 2007

Fortune cookie quote

Paradoxically, things will improve when you move beyond judging what's happening as good or bad

Midnight run

The duke: "You have two forms of expression, Jack: silence and rage."

Ref:Quotes from Midnight Run

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Whats a movie thatss worth watching?

One that makes you think in a way you have never before..

Thursday, October 11, 2007


Do you sometimes feel that you have a great impatience towards stupidity?? Does seeing a crappy meaningless status/personal message make u rip your hair off in disgust? A stupid forward telling how mass forwarding of spam can yield a fortune? Does it irritate you, annoy you, or fill you with anger?

What does what you feel make you? Are you too freaking good? Should you not overlook people's stupidity and not let it bother you? When you are in an okish mood, you tend to be understanding and do no more than turn a blind eye, when you're in one of your crappy moods, you are simply infuriated. What does that make you? Where does that leave you?

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Bowling 101

Its been a few times bowling now and I was annoyed by the fact that I didn't really know the rules, didn't know what I was doing. So this was an attempt to at least look up the terminology and the scoring for the game.

Source: Wikipedia

Rules and terminology

Strike: an X symbol, first throw knocks down all 10 pins.FNO!
Names of sets of strikes thrown in a row: strike, double, turkey; four-bagger (all other strikes are followed by bagger), thanksgiving turkey (perfect game)
Spare: a / symbol, first throw knocks down 0–9 pins, second throw knocks down the remaining pins.
Open: The player fails to knock down all 10 pins with both throws.
Foul: The approach to the physical lane contains a foul line. When you step on or over the foul line on any throw, you get a 0 pin count for that throw.
Gutter Ball: When the ball goes in the gutter. If a ball bounces out of the gutter, any pins it hits do not count and must be reset.
Split: A difficult combination of pins that involves pins separated by at least one space and does not involve the head (number 1) pin. A well known split is the 7-10, involving both outside corners. Another example would be the baby split: 3-10 and 2-7. However, a washout (1-2-4-10 for righties, 1-3-6-7 for lefties) does not count as a split because the head pin is still standing.

If a player throws a strike (all ten pins down on the first attempt), they are awarded 10 pins plus the total of the next two balls.

If a player throws a spare (all ten pins down in two attempts), they are awarded 10 pins plus the score of the next ball thrown.

The maximum score for a single game is 300, and has been achieved many times