“To approach perfect practice, there is no way other than to accept yourself.”
“I would buy a Mac if I didn’t work for Microsoft”
James Allchin, Windows development chief
Windows development chief: ‘I would buy a Mac if I didn’t work for Microsoft’ computerworld.com 11. december 2006
Life for the average Iraqi is now worse than under the regime of Saddam Hussein.
United Nations Secretary General, Kofi Annan
UN chief tells of Iraq war sorrow BBC 2006
I CELEBRATE myself;
And what I assume you shall assume;
For every atom belonging to me, as good belongs to you.
I loafe and invite my Soul;
I lean and loafe at my ease, observing a spear of summer grass.
Houses and rooms are full of perfumes—the shelves are crowded with perfumes;
I breathe the fragrance myself, and know it and like it;
The distillation would intoxicate me also, but I shall not let it.
The atmosphere is not a perfume—it has no taste of the distillation—it is odorless;
It is for my mouth forever—I am in love with it;
I will go to the bank by the wood, and become undisguised and naked;
I am mad for it to be in contact with me.
US forces should be able to “disrupt or destroy the full spectrum of globally emerging communications systems, sensors, and weapons systems dependent on the electromagnetic spectrum”
The unthinkable is thinkable after all.
US plans to ‘fight the net’ revealed BBC 27. januar 2006
Nansen said: “Mind is not Buddha. Learning is not the path.”
Mumon’s comment: Nansen was getting old and forgot to be ashamed. He spoke out with bad breath and exposed the scandal of his own home. However, there are a few who appreciate his kindness.
When the sky is clear the sun appears,
When the earth is parched rain will fall.
He opened his heart fully and spoke out,
But it was useless to talk to pigs and fish.
Sometimes, a hug is all what we need. Free hugs is a real life controversial story of Juan Mann, A man whos sole mission was to reach out and hug a stranger to brighten up their lives.
In this age of social disconnectivity and lack of human contact, the effects of the Free Hugs campaign became phenomenal.
As this symbol of human hope spread accross the city, police and officials ordered the Free Hugs campaign BANNED. What we then witness is the true spirit of humanity come together in what can only be described as awe inspiring.
In the Spirit of the free hugs campaign, PASS THIS TO A FRIEND and HUG A STRANGER! After all, If you can reach just one person…
Bruji have invented a nifty little Mac OS X application to all book lovers, bibliographic maniacs and information perfectionists that easily manages your english book collection. Bookpedia is not the only application around the digital book shelves, but as far as I know its the only one that gets the job done with no fuss. Check it out here: Bookpedia bruji.com
Is the so called self-defense by the Israeli Government against the Hizbollah kidnaping of two Israeli soldiers on the northern border of Israel and Libanon just an excuse for a thorough and preplanned attack against Lebanon? Is the Israeli attack against Lebanon just a prelude to a major US attack and war against Iran?
Stanley Kubrick’s sensational and hilarious dark satire “Doctor Strangelove” from 1964 with Peter Sellers shaping three protagonists in a nuclear race of “hot war” against the Russians is still relevant with all the war maniacs around today in 2006; people (leaders of countries) who really think and thoroughly believe that they can solve the problems of the world with the instrument of war.
Here are some quotes from the “War Room” with the Cabinet of maniacs including the US President on the usage of the Doomsday weapon against the Russkies:
[Strangelove admits that he investigated making such a machine]
Dr. Strangelove: Based on the findings of the report, my conclusion was that this idea was not a practical deterrent for reasons which at this moment must be all too obvious.
Dr. Strangelove: Sir! I have a plan!
[standing up from his wheelchair]
Dr. Strangelove: Mein Führer! I can walk!
Dr. Strangelove: It is not only possible, it is essential.
[Strangelove’s plan for post-nuclear war survival involves living underground with a 10:1 female-to-male ratio]
Dr. Strangelove: Regrettably, yes. But it is, you know, a sacrifice required for the future of the human race. I hasten to add that since each man will be required to do prodigious… service along these lines, the women will have to be selected for their sexual characteristics which will have to be of a highly stimulating nature.
Dr. Strangelove: Of course, the whole point of a Doomsday Machine is lost, if you *keep* it a *secret*! Why didn’t you tell the world, EH?
Dr. Strangelove: It would not be difficult, Mein Fuhrer. Nuclear reactors could easily provide power for several… Im sorry, Mr. President…
I almost forgot about this wonderful image from my black belt graduation in Daitoryu Aikijujutsu this spring. Sensei Seigo Okamoto from Tokyo, Japan visits us twice a year in Roppokai Copenhagen – Sensei has done that in a period of over 20 years. Ole and I have spent many wonderful hours in and out of the dojo here in Copenhagen. I look forward to every single training session! This is a tribute to Ole my local hero in Cph.
Nuclear powered vacuuum cleaners will probably be a reality within 10 years.
— Alex Lewyt (President of the Lewyt Corporation,
manufacturers of vacuum cleaners), quoted in The New York
Times, June 10, 1955.
This morning when I opened my terminal on my local computer a new tcsh shell popped up with this strange thought provoking cookie! “Fortune” is a well known little nifty Unix app that servers the cookies. You can find fortune cookie files all over the net. And you can easily write your own cookie files with your own profound sentences and make them into .dat files with “Strfile” that is readable with “Fortune”. Take a look at the man fortune and man strfile. Unfortunately not all Unix systems today comes with the fortune app out the box – but then go and hunt for it!
Btw I found some profound quotes at the goblogua yesterday that I have compiled into a goblogua.zip file for download for use with the Fortune app (Right click to download – both files are used and remember to leave the .dat part out i.e. just Fortune goblogua ).
Knowing others is wisdom;
Knowing the self is enlightenment.
Mastering others requires force;
Mastering the self needs strength.
He who knows he has enough is rich.
Perseverance is a sign of willpower.
He who stays where he is endures.
To die but not to perish is to be eternally present.
Reference: Lao Tzu Tao Te Ching XXXIII ( Trans. Feng & English )