Monday, August 23, 2004

Breaking news!

Scientists and researchers at the Valentino Research Institute (VRI) of Marhartwyle in Australia have found that love is the leading cause of heartache and pain in both men and women all over the world. The statistics uncovered by the research is alarming as there is no known cure for the decease which is believed to be caused by the sting of an arrow of a blind and mischievous saint.

The research indicate that hugging pillows and daydreaming, adoring the pictures of the object of their love and an irregular heart-beat in the presence of their sweet-hearts are among the early symptoms of the decease which may lead to a life-long bondage called 'marriage' in terminally infected victims. Previous studies including some of the oldest pieces of literature ever known to civilization claim that “love is eternal” suggesting the possibility that the decease could remain in its victims even after death. The data collected in this lifetime remains inconclusive regarding the perpetuity of love and further testing is planned – during the researchers’ after life.

Researchers also warned that there is yet to be found a testable vaccine for this decease, even though the study has found that the natural immune systems of a handful of totally insensitive people have successfully repelled the infection in their hearts. They emphasised that a cold heart and hanging out with losers and desperados will reduce the possibility of "falling in love" while listening to love songs and watching romantic movies could artificially induce few of the early symptoms of love in some rare (nut) cases.

If you think you are "falling in love" or if you know of someone who has been recently infected, celebrate the immaculate birth of love in its new abode and be inspired by its power. Trying to cure the decease by keeping your feelings suppressed or breaking up other peoples romances is NOT recommended. (Watching horror movies or listening to heavy-metal music doesn’t help either… trust me!)

Power Switch

The magic button that makes everything work.

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Troubled times

God give me strength to know my weakness
And even in pain to taste life’s sweetness
To know my heart and love’s true greatness
And see the light through mist and darkness

Let me hold on steadfast to my course
Even though the circumstances may oppose
Help me smile and bear life's joys and woes
A beautiful melody that they may compose

Monday, August 16, 2004

A prayer

Monday 16th August - 11.58am (AEST)

When you went to bed last evening
And closed your eyes to dream
I was missing you so dearly
It felt like I wanted to scream

It’s been a while since that foregone day
When you and I had to part our way
While through the night in sleep you lay
I whispered a prayer for you today

Did you know when you rose again
You’ve been in my thoughts all day
In your quest to find happiness and peace
When you take on the world today

As you stepped out with the morning sun
To start a new chapter in life
I closed my eyes and whispered a prayer
That your strength may win over strife

This is just a good luck charm
With best wishes for the coming years
To let you know we'll forever be friends
Till the sun and moon disappears

Friday, August 13, 2004

When the wind blows

When the gentle wind is in the trees
And the sun hides behind the haze
When dreams have floated far away
My frozen heart is set ablaze

When the gentle wind is in the trees
I run outside and ask the blow
Did you see that lovely girl?
Her jet black hair dancing in the breeze
Her gentle ways and eyes that glow
In her heart a precious pearl…

Did you carry that sweetest voice?
Tell me did she breathe you in?
Did she have a message for me?
Was she thinking of me deep within?

I hear the murmur of the leaves
As they whisper in my ears
And soft dew drops kiss my face
Are they heaven’s tears?

Maybe the wind is trying to speak
But its voice I cannot hear
Why does my heart leap out in joy;
And then is gripped with fear?

The gentle wind that crossed the seas
It can never wipe the memories past
But it will blow away my pain
Blow yet stronger my gentle breeze
And carry me over the oceans vast
Where tears will blend with rain

Do you?

Is there anybody who believe in 'Angels'?

Thursday, August 12, 2004

I am surprised

I am NOT surprised to see how people invest their wealth in stocks, bonds, banks and property, but I am surprised at how much we underestimate the importance of investing an encouraging word, a kind gesture or any sort of help in another person.

Is that because the dividends of such investments are much more difficult to measure? How can we keep account of the number of smiles we cause in our lifetime or how a life has changed by one kind word uttered in a ‘hush’? How to measure the warmth of a hug?

We need a political solution... seriously!

Computer operating systems are designed to manage the hardware resources of a computer efficiently and cost-effectively, providing every program running on the machine equal and fair opportunities to do their job productively. The OS does not take bribes from processes to give them more CPU time, it is not corrupt and is flexible when it comes to changes in hardware and other system changes.

Has anybody thought of writing a computer program (something like an OS) to replace a government? I mean… think about it! Given the new Software development techniques such as object oriented methods that allow real world processes and entities to be more easily replicated/duplicated within a computer, and given the fact that the functions of government are not prohibitively complex, it sure seems like a good idea to me… give or take a decade or two for the software to be developed and consider the advances in technology that will make the idea more feasible in the future… just imagine having a computer system as the government of a country!!!

Am I reducing human beings to mere diodes and capacitors? Well, metaphorically that may be the case; just to illustrate my point. But I concede without hesitation that managing a country is far more complex than managing a computer - thus the suggestion to take a good decade or two and produce a modular, bug free system that can be easily updated.

And dwelling more on the technicality of the idea, “government” consists of a legislative, an executive and a judiciary. I don’t suggest that it is possible or rational to assume that the legislative or judicial functions can be automated just yet – not with the present technology. We need advanced artificial intelligence for that (with all due respect to the honourable MPs and the honourable judges, it seems apparent that we need artificial intelligence even in the present system, but that is another matter).

But surely, most of the executive functions can be automated? With a few exceptions like the armed forces and the police, most executive functions can be totally automated. I am talking about automating the whole process; not using IT to aide the functions of government officials – like for example; installing IBM black-boxes to suffer the abuse of incompetent users at the department of immigration and emigration. I am talking about using IT to actually cut down on the bureaucracy. Take away the fertile ground where corruption and waste prosper.

Doesn’t that seem like a bright idea to you? If not, tell me why…

Friday, August 06, 2004


Money comes from machines stuck on walls outside banks and shoping malls.

Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Sunday, August 01, 2004

First thought of the day

The worse thing a wicked senseless prick could do to you is to turn you also into a wicked sensless prick!