Showing posts from September, 2006

The rumor mill

I a new situation in my workplace occurred Thursday morning. I cannot discuss the details. But its the kind of situation where some people thrive in as they enjoy spreading the lies the they make in the form of rumors.

To them of course its just a mechanism whereby they can gather pieces of information from people. They would tell you a complete lie that they just made up in hopes that you would respond with some relevant information that was not previously known.

What they do not know however, is that some other people of their same sort would take those lies unknowingly and add some lip service into another crowd. Before you know it, the original source receives new information that is in reality their original lie deformed and updated by way of more lies and misinformation.

Everyone seems to have all on a reliable source. From now on, I will only listen to unreliable sources!

Stupid Vista broke my XP

I installed Vista RC1 on a separate drive in my machine that I use mainly for OS trials. All of my Linux distros, WinXP MCE and Vista trials go there.

When I logged into the pretty Vista and looked in "Computer". I found the drive that holds my Windows XP installation (my main OS) was empty, all 114GBs of it. Stupid Vista!

Russle Peters again

Russle Peters again, this time from YouTube.

موعد في المدينة -- عمر الفرا

This is my way of responding to Tags. I will not directly answer a tag, but I will provide some interesting read and I will reference the person who sent the tag who is in this case TeaLover in this comment.

قصيدة للشاعر العبقري عمر الفرا

وبقيت منتظرا متلفتا قلقا
قد فات موعدها
وعقارب الساعه، تمشي على مهل
واقول في صمتي
هل من هنا تأتي ام من هنا تاتي
ولعلها نسيت
ولعلها شغلت
ولربما سخرت مني بموعدها
ولربما قصدت غدرا ولن تأتي
هل من هنا تأتي ام من هنا تأتي؟

ولمحتها والقلب جن وطار بي
هل ممكن ان لا تجيء لموعدي؟
يا ايها العقل الغبي؟!!
كم كان ظني سيئا
سأضمها وبلا عتاب. هل ها هنا وقت العتاب؟
سأذوب في احدابها
سأموت في اشواقها
فلقد يأست من الحياة بدونها
ولقد يأست من الغياب

وأفقت من حلمي!
لا، لاأظن، بل ممكن! لا مستحيل!
هل يهرب الإنسان من مقدوره؟
يا خيبتي، ليست هي!

وقفت بقربي ترقب المجهول مثلي
وتلفتت وتأوهت
والساعة الكسلى تمشي على مهل
مثلي انا، في وقفتي، في حسرتي
في لهفتي وتلفتي
وأظنها كانت تقول بسرها
هل من هنا يأتي، ام من هنا يأتي؟

How do you center? (I)

First off, this picture has nothing to do with the article, I just like it and thought you would like it too. Plus, the article is a little dry, so this should make it easier to bear.

I've always had a great deal of concern on this idea: "Does absolute right exist?" and if it does, how do you find it?

These questions always plagued me for as long as I can remember, and I know the events in my life that made me think about these things. By now, I've come up with my own theory regarding this, but let me first share the problem.

Ask any two people about their idea of right and wrong and you are more than likely to get two minimially overlapping answers, the common part being about general concepts of good, and morality and fairness. Get down to details and you start seeing even those overlapping ideas interpreted in differnet ways.

It gets more complex when you get to implementation detail of things that touch daily life of people in general.

A good example would be the issu…

Abdoun Bridge?

Is this called Abdoun Bridge?

I was surprised by the look of dowwar 3abdoun when I got there. It was the first time I see it empty and construction-ee like.

I found my self back in 2000, the trials of driving round and round the dowwar hoplessly trying to figure out the point why people do it. I could never do it, nor get it. I would eventually end up confused and a little nauseous from all the twirling, and sitting a coffee shop paying waaay too much for a double turkish.

*Why do people do that?* Neither myself nor a friend (AbuShreek) could tell, really.

Now about the bridge, I imagine it would be great once finished, and would take some load off of the 5th. I wonder if it would be finished by the time I go to Amman next summer.

More photos here