It's the year of Ox. Don't buy any bullshit

Posted 21 Jan 2009 at 12:25 UTC (updated 4 Feb 2009 at 07:29 UTC) by badvogato Share This

Humptie dumptie sat on a wall
Humptie dumptie had a great fall
Harry said it's NOT his fault,
and it's not your job to mend the wall.

Some people create fire Other people built firewall I can hear the screams who's playing -- a Chinese fire drill!

y'all, watched this 'Kinsey: Let's talk about sex' last night. The picture's got 3 Golden Globe nominations for best drama. The most dramatic and moving moment, IMO, is when Kinsey interviewed his preacher father to contribute in his research on American sex life. Kinsey says I haven't yet known one case among all the males we've interviewed that didn't touch himself in his adolescence years. His father says: 'well, you are looking at one now!'. At the end of the scene, Kinsey says 'I am so sorry. Father'.

Yesterday was the Obama no drama day. I shouldn't bring up anything other than 'race and sex'. His speech was profound: to care and not to care. So how much should I care about a fucked-up 'private' interface on a new internet portal in violation with this gentle agreement ?

So if a Chinese porn site's internal IPs are assigned Obama whitehouse's 'official' IP#, and on a fine day, a chin-chin router took a leak on the wild wild west, are we sure what is going to bend at where?

So how many of you have that weight on your mind that your internals are taking someone else's end and can sleep tight at night because those you work with all take the stand 'it's been like that for more than ten years. no worry. you are not accountable for anything.' I don't know which part scares me more.

In that Kinsey movie, Mrs. Kinsey said "I heard that Rome fell because people took too many baths in a day".

By the end of the day, what will you do besides throw up your hands and pray:

I do not hope to turn again
I do not hope to turn
desiring this man's gift and that man's scope
I no longer strive to strive towards such things
Why should the aged eagle stretch its wings
why should I mourn the lost power of the usual reign.

Because I know "Increscunt animi, virescit vulnere virtus"?

[editorial]... weight control ought to be the next we care more about?

btw, I do have a problem with this good neighbor of mine's report on 'Building Asset Based Telecom in the Shadow of Mt. Everest. Throught out his report, he couldn't tie any name but the devil 'Maoist' who "blew up repeater tower between Jiri and Lukla cutting off Namche (elevation 3446 meters) from communication with the rest of the world'. And his hero, by the name of Tsering Gyaltsen Sherpa reconnected Namche with the Rest of the World."

That is a biased coverage, I can smell it by the naming protocol alone.


A poison Tree'

I was angry with my friend, I told my wrath, my wrath did end; I was angry with my foe, I told it not, my wrath did grow.

And I water'd it in fears, Night and morning with my tears; And I sunned it with smiles, And with soft deceitful wiles.

And it grew both day and night, Till it bore an apple bright; And my foe beheld it shine, And he knew that it was mine,

And into my garden stole When the night had veil'd the pole; In the morning glad I see My foe outstretch'd beneath the tree.

-- William Blake

* Triple Bronze

The Infinite's being so wide Is the reason the Power provide For inner defense my hide For next defense outside.

I made myself this time Of wood or granite or lime A wall too hard for crime Either to breach or climb.

Then a number of us agree On a national boundary. And that defense makes three Between too much and me.

-- Robert Frost

My new PGP sig:
Every Chinese man wears his Confucious cap, his Taoist's robe and his Buddist's sandals. What you've got under your pants?
scar tissue.

bad, posted 21 Jan 2009 at 18:21 UTC by atai » (Journeyer)

really bad

supersizing Jira, posted 26 Jan 2009 at 02:20 UTC by sye » (Journeyer)

Scarlet: clustering for Jira . What's the BIG deal in view of other mature clustering solutions out there?

bad enough to love, posted 1 Feb 2009 at 18:06 UTC by lkcl » (Master)

ahh, i bask in the light of the sheer... overwhelming multi-directional aspects of another badvogato barrage...

reconcilation and peace within, posted 2 Feb 2009 at 20:24 UTC by sye » (Journeyer)

I can't reconcile two translations of the Latin phrase quoted.

"Increscunt animi, virescit vulnere virtus"?

1. "True beauty is always subtle, just a hint upon the tongue, just enough to want more....."

2. spirits increase, courage becomes greater through a wound

Until I read John C.H. Wu's translation of Chinese Classic text "Tao Teh Ching (translation) (New York: St. John's University Press, 1961) [Dao teh jing (New York: Barnes & Noble, 1997)] (Boston: Shambhala, 2003)

Classic Chinese was all about forms. Meanings and Forms are inseparable. Modern Chinese language adopted Western Grammar that is at the very heart of backlashes in China, IMHO.

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