Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Motorbikes in San Francisco

Motorbike riders having fun at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco.

Monday, April 23, 2007

L'esprit de l'escalier

How many times you've met someone and then later on when you're alone you think of telling them something that you wish you had said at that moment? Oh such a strange feeling of helplessness.

Why can't I have a time-turner!?

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Calvin's Philosophy

If you feel like doing some work, sit down and wait until that feeling goes away!!
- Calvin

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

The Inhumane Act

There's probably a hundred things to do on my tasklist, but my mind can't stop thinking about it. Restless mind knows things are not OK at the other end of this land. I start a prayer, and can't finish it. And I'm trying to imagine how much distracting it will be for the people whose lives have been affected by this tragedy. The news from all over drives you crazy and leaves you confused. I've stopped reading the news now. Hope I can stay away from it until I click on that link yet again. http://ntcoolfool.livejournal.com/

My God give courage to those who are weak, and strength to those who are affected in these difficult times.

Om Shanti.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Art in Easter eggs

I personally don't celebrate Easter, but have quite a few coworkers who do. My Bulgarian coworkers not only dye(color) the boiled eggs with different edible colors but also play the egg-fight game. So what do they do in this egg-fight? Well, everyone picks out a colored egg from a basket that they dyed earlier with colors. Then people hold the egg in their hand with egg securely inside the soft grip of their fist, and tap the top of the egg to another egg that's in the hand of the other person. This goes on until one person is left with an unbroken egg. Eventually, everyone but one person is left with both ends of the egg broken. The winner is supposed to have good luck for entire year. The eggs are colored using edible dyes - some are multicolored and some are single colored - and left to dry. After the egg-fight, people usually peel, and eat the boiled egg with salt sprinkled on it or the way they like. This year I got an opportunity to capture a couple of dyed eggs on film! Btw, the traditional Easter bread they make is out of this world!

Friday, April 06, 2007

No scroll in VB 6

Unbelievably enough MSFT forgot to put this feature in Visual Studio 6.0 VB6 IDE. Kind of funny when you think about it but it was getting so annoying to not being able to scroll using mouse wheel. Finally... found out they have fix for it! :D

Mouse wheel events do not work in the Visual Basic 6.0 IDE

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Unanswered Questions

Why do we always remember God almighty when we are down or sad or sick? Brought me back to the words I've heard many times from elders while discussing prayers and their importance. As Sant Kabir says:

Dukh mein sumiran sab kare
Sukh mein kare naa koi
Jo sukh mein sumiran kare
Dukh kahe ko hoy

Why do we forget about the sufferings when we are happy? What is it that takes over our minds at that time? Is goddess Yogmaya so powerful that she makes us forget our own struggles? No wonder all those param bhakta of Gods always ask for eternal bhakti, because that is the hardest thing to do in this mrityulok. When good times come, we forget about the bad times and also forget to appreciate them.