Oct 28, 2011

I applied for graduation today. Maybe, maybe, it is too soon.

I will definitely miss going to UofM. If only the fucking tuition weren't this high.

Oct 21, 2011

As of today, one square foot of land in Islay belongs to me. Such a nice feeling.
There is too much rage and angst in people of my generation and the worst part is all of it is on display on internet forums. Whatever said, one CANABSOFUCKINGLUTELYNOT call the English cricket team "Fucking bastards" and ask them to "suck indian balls" just because they beat us 5-0 in England. 

Oct 12, 2011

anyone lived in a pretty how town

anyone lived in a pretty how town
(with up so floating many bells down)
spring summer autumn winter
he sang his didn't he danced his did

Women and men(both little and small)
cared for anyone not at all
they sowed their isn't they reaped their same
sun moon stars rain

children guessed(but only a few
and down they forgot as up they grew
autumn winter spring summer)
that noone loved him more by more

when by now and tree by leaf
she laughed his joy she cried his grief
bird by snow and stir by still
anyone's any was all to her

someones married their everyones
laughed their cryings and did their dance
(sleep wake hope and then)they
said their nevers they slept their dream

stars rain sun moon
(and only the snow can begin to explain
how children are apt to forget to remember
with up so floating many bells down)

one day anyone died i guess
(and noone stooped to kiss his face)
busy folk buried them side by side
little by little and was by was

all by all and deep by deep
and more by more they dream their sleep
noone and anyone earth by april
wish by spirit and if by yes.

Women and men(both dong and ding)
summer autumn winter spring
reaped their sowing and went their came
sun moon stars rain


I always loved anarchy in poetry. New favorite, this.

Oct 11, 2011

Corporate fun

It's the season of interviews, and I seem to have the pick of the lot, in a way.
i) Timezone mismatches postponed one
ii) One missed the signup deadline with the university.
iii) One gave wrong dates to the university and no one ended showing up.
iv) One cancelled and rescheduled a slot.

Can't wait for more!

Oct 6, 2011

Observations of society.

We have the privilege of living in a time which will see many, if not all, of the pioneering software greats, the idea-men, die and the aftermath of it all. I am of course referring to the founders of Google, apple, Microsoft and the likes of them. Though there are others equally big, whose losses will mean as much as to the community, they are not as famous as to evoke the kind of response that these would, out of the world's people.

Today Steve Jobs died of pancreatic cancer. Millions all over the world mourned his death. Photos were shared and messages were posted. Old videos were re-watched and old speeches re-read. People whored news of his death for online karma using spin-off jokes. Others waited for the apple share price to crash (Guilty on this count. Forgive this poor soul.). The man had a brilliant vision and some luck as well, and even though he was given a launchpad by xerox, he did make it to where he is. He worked with Pixar and NextSTEP, though unknown to general population. His work with Next is one of the major reasons for where the macOS is today. 

He seems to matter more now, than when he was alive. Years from now, there could be people saying 'If only Steve Jobs were alive..' whenever apple does something wrong. People moved from cussing him for  the iPhone 4S release to mourning him like family. This will form the subject for an interesting study, strictly academically speaking. I would like to know how much of apple's policies, decisions and ideas were influenced by jobs in the recent past. If my guess that he had a part to play in everything, is indeed right, we will most probably see some changes in Apple's future. Will there be a slide again?

Today Steve Jobs died of pancreatic cancer. I was never fond of the mac OS. However, I am a fan of the iPod and the hardware that the Mac-books come with. Steve jobs was a smart man, and his death is a loss to the community. I won't "miss" him though, as much as I respect him for this -
"None of this had even a hope of any practical application in my life. But ten years later, when we were designing the first Macintosh computer, it all came back to me. And we designed it all into the Mac. It was the first computer with beautiful typography. If I had never dropped in on that single course in college, the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts. And since Windows just copied the Mac, it's likely that no personal computer would have them. If I had never dropped out, I would have never dropped in on this calligraphy class, and personal computers might not have the wonderful typography that they do."
 Here's to you, in Helvetica.

Oct 4, 2011

I cannot seem to title anything nowadays. 
4 am in the morning, and tiny pulses of electricity surge through my left foot. The tingling feeling slowly subsides as I adjust my position, having finished an assignment which could have been finished long ago.

I lay awake to the numerous unfelt tiny pulses of electricity from so many things which I could have done so long ago. How much ever I twist or roll, these don't go away.
October will be an interesting month. Subway offers foot-long sandwiches at a dollar off, fall colors will be better than ever, the music/theater season will intensify, Michigan will attempt to surprise people by turning colder earlier and I will also have a niece at the end of it.

October will be incredibly fast. By the time I read this again, October will be over.