Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Typhoon Maysak also known as Chedeng

Typhoon Maysak is moving towards the Philippines with at least 215 kph wind. It is estimated to hit Luzon land mass on Saturday, April 4.

Below. An astronaut's view from the International Space Station of Typhoon Maysak.



It is rare for a typhoon to visit the Philippines during the summer season, April.




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How to Think

Studying the sciences and mathematics are important. Learning how to think is equally important. Nothing prepares the mind in that area than the humanities.

We should learn how the box works and what it's made of. Equally essential is moving the box, modifying the box and thinking outside the box. What prepares us to accomplish these is a general education, comprehensive education.
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Sunday, March 29, 2015

GNOME 3.16 Is Out

It's GNOME 3.16 everybody!

http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.gnome.announce/12087
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Friday, March 27, 2015

Reply To The One Who Wished Me An Unhappy Birthday

I'm sorry you wished me a rainy day today
You wished me an unhappy birthday
You said I am evil and that I should die now
I'm sorry you feel that way about me.

You called to wish me an unhappy birthday
I searched my head why? of all days,
You called to wish me an unhappy birthday
I am hurt beyond words, I don't know what to say.

I liked you but I didn't dance with you
You said I lied
Strange but I liked you.

You called to wish me an unhappy birthday
Strange but I listened 'til I cried
The tears come to kiss me.

(This poem was inspired by the song
Unhappy Birthday by The Smiths)
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Just A False Alarm

Listening to "Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me" by The Smiths.
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Somebody Else's Total Eclipse

Europe was watching the sun get blocked by the earth's moon yesterday. I watched the video clip from the BBC. I faintly remember experiencing a solar eclipse when I was a child in the 70s. I live in Southeast Asia. It was weird and awe inspiring because my science teacher had explained everything to us about planetary motion, light and shadow, before hand. I would later in my high school classes learn about geomety and algebra and the mathematical equations that govern physics and motion. It doesn't lessen the awesome power and wonder whenever the heavens show its intricate presence.

 It's 2015 and we have sent machines to land on the moon and the planets. We still have to stand on the surface of another planet. How can we not want that? How do we stay still while so much lay undiscovered? We will always ask questions. We will want answers. Someday we will all conclude that the answers can only come if we go.

When I go out into the woods, I carry my old boys scout compass. I like to play lost but sometimes I do get lost. Knowing what to do when one is lost doesn't lessen the sense of adventure, it only makes it more satisfying. 

Monday, March 23, 2015

Waiting For Libreoffice 4.4


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