actuality.log


2013
Jan
2012
Apr
21
Anything for the story
“A few months ago, there was a wonderful episode of This American Life---#454: Mr. Daisey ...”
2011
Aug
20
Experimenting with Google+
“A lot has been going on in my life but I'm finding it difficult getting ...”
Jul
22
I am fine and was at home duri...
“I am fine and was at home during the blast in Oslo. I felt/heard it ...”
May
06
I have a trillion neurons firi...
“I have a trillion neurons firing in my brain. Why should I have a single, ...”
Apr
10
Imitation is the sincerest for...
“Imitation is the sincerest form of creative bankruptcy.”
Mar
14
The time is about: 3.14 15 54/...
“The time is about: 3.14 15 54/60. Happy Pi day!”
Feb
28
"Whatever, just calculate some...
“"Whatever, just calculate something."”
Jan
31
The new year brings along with...
“The new year brings along with it a new lifestyle. Details at 11.”
2010
Dec
03
Probably all in the mind
“This is manifestly par for the course, but I recently found myself starting to retreat ...”
02
I bought my first ever app on ...
“I bought my first ever app on the iPhone: Rage HD. Now if I could ...”
Nov
12
11
Ubuntu is an ancient African w...
“Ubuntu is an ancient African word, meaning "I can't configure Debian."”
08
Getting closer
“Wave after wave of emotion have washed over me these past days. A Skype marathon ...”
07
I talked to my momma
“I talked to her for a long time. I explained to her that she caught ...”
06
Shades of grey
“Long time readers of my journal are no strangers to the fact that my mood ...”
01
I am not sure which sucked mor...
“I am not sure which sucked more, G.I. Joe or Sex and the City 2. ...”
Oct
29
Inebriated introduction
“There is one crucial aspect of yesterday's story that demands a closer look. But that ...”
I went to see Resident Evil 4 ...
“I went to see Resident Evil 4 alone yesterday. Big-breasted women running around with big ...”
28
Getting to know Alicia
“As bleak as things seemed, I was determined to fix the situation. At least to ...”
25
Typing this message from my ne...
“Typing this message from my new and cool iPhone. There is so much I need ...”
I greatly enjoyed a showing of...
“I greatly enjoyed a showing of "The Social Network" last evening. But that doesn't make ...”
22
Drowning in opera
“Stacey's life path has been remarkably different from mine. For instance, she's lived with another ...”
21
Circle of friends
“Well, my great plan to write an entry per day for a whole year lasted ...”
17
One times three-hundred and sixty-five
“It's taken me a long hiatus to realise this, but I need to write. I ...”
12
Today is the day I turn thirty...
“Today is the day I turn thirty. Perhaps now is the perfect time to let ...”
Sep
16
My mom took me to a temple tha...
“My mom took me to a temple that supposedly blesses its patrons with a speedy, ...”
09
If there's one tenet I've pick...
“If there's one tenet I've picked up from my father it's this: "Why know when ...”
Aug
08
06
Spent nearly the whole day hel...
“Spent nearly the whole day helping one of my mom's (blind) students with his Ph.D. ...”
Jul
15
Found a weak wireless signal s...
“Found a weak wireless signal somewhere in the middle of a tropical forest. Just writing ...”
Jun
30
Breaking news
“These past few days have been quite chaotic. Shortly before I landed, my favourite grandma ...”
26
In India now! Now to hatch som...
“In India now! Now to hatch some sort of a plan.”
16
It isn't always easy to tell t...
“It isn't always easy to tell the difference between wanting a girly girl and wanting ...”
13
I just saw the bluest, most ra...
“I just saw the bluest, most radiant eyes I've ever seen. Behind a niqab.”
01
May
26
25
Life with Stacey
“Very much has happened in my life these past weeks, but I've been too busy ...”
01
Apr
27
Seeing a shrink
“"Do you like me as a girl?" "What?" I muttered back in surprise to meet her ...”
Mar
30
It's a pity I don't appreciate...
“It's a pity I don't appreciate people for what they are, but I am quick ...”
Feb
18
The problem with inner beauty ...
“The problem with inner beauty is that it's usually hidden under several layers of outer ...”
15
A failed power adaptor, a dead...
“A failed power adaptor, a dead hard drive (with lost data) and another burnt adaptor: ...”
09
"I have way too much food in m...
“"I have way too much food in my house. If you want to come over ...”
08
It has been noticed that when ...
“It has been noticed that when humming tunes that are rhythm heavy, I involuntarily tend ...”
05
A friend of mine stumbled upon...
“A friend of mine stumbled upon an incomplete draft of my (fake) book beside the ...”
01
"You there, Indian boy! Are yo...
“"You there, Indian boy! Are you from India or are you from Pakistan?"”
Jan
25
I offered to tutor a kid for h...
“I offered to tutor a kid for her GCSEs, and you know what? Teaching kids ...”
24
Avoiding a scene
“I wish I could say a lot of this to your face, but I won't. ...”
I can't believe I asked the wo...
“I can't believe I asked the woman I was with how I should go about ...”
21
Watering them every time you f...
“Watering them every time you feel thirsty: One way to keep your silly little plants ...”
The heat (no, not smoke) detec...
“The heat (no, not smoke) detector in the home I'm staying in went berserk all ...”
18
This entry exists in Spanish w...
“This entry exists in Spanish when you're not looking. (Quantum physics is cool like that!)”
16
One of forty two
“I've begun working on different applications over these past couple of weeks, and I finally ...”
09
Walking like a Japanese woman ...
“Walking like a Japanese woman in a tiny kimono and still falling: The joys of ...”
04
Actually doing something...
“ Teaching kids: Option two out of forty-two!”
2009
Dec
30
Well, the experiment ended in ...
“Well, the experiment ended in success in that I stayed offline for two days, but ...”
28
I'm going to try to spend the ...
“I'm going to try to spend the next 48 hours offline. No e-mail, no www, ...”
26
If I cheat, I might actually f...
“If I cheat, I might actually finish my first book by the end of this ...”
20
Tossing out a bucket of lukewa...
“Tossing out a bucket of lukewarm water onto the footpath outside your home to clear ...”
Ice cream makes you skinny.
“Ice cream makes you skinny.”
17
16
The possibility matrix
“I kinda like it here at the university. After being away from one for over ...”
09
The result was me having perha...
“The result was me having perhaps the best meal I've ever had.”
Walking home famished at some...
“Walking home famished at some ungodly hour, I reluctantly forced myself into a seedy kebab ...”
06
Every year they say it's globa...
“Every year they say it's global warming, but then three months later it gets cold ...”
05
Made my first ever bid at an a...
“Made my first ever bid at an art auction yesterday! Too bad the bidding reached ...”
03
What the deuce?
“I've been spending these past days discussing art history and poetry, and I am now ...”
Nov
27
The instant people hear you sp...
“The instant people hear you speak unblemished English, they assume you're a polyglot. Little do ...”
25
Actual schoolgirls in actual s...
“Actual schoolgirls in actual schoolgirl uniforms. Flippin' sweet.”
Nature wasn't my kindergarten
“One of my very first memories is from kindergarten. To this day, I vividly remember ...”
24
First entry from Cambridge! Th...
“First entry from Cambridge! The trip here was very pleasant, with nothing untoward to report.”
22
The people behind https://laun...
“The people behind https://launchpad.net/ seem to think that writing many how-to documents is a substitute ...”
20
My first impulse when faced wi...
“My first impulse when faced with change is always fear. Never excitement.”
19
I just sorted out my papers to...
“I just sorted out my papers to travel to the U.K. I believe I'm going ...”
15
Growing up
“There's a sweater which, whenever I wear it, never fails to get people fawning over ...”
14
It's officially nippy. So say ...
“It's officially nippy. So say my nips.”
13
I think the reason women spend...
“I think the reason women spend so much time selecting shoes is that they're wired ...”
07
06
Base access, Python style: _te...
“Base access, Python style: _teehee_stop_it_(self, you), __no_really_stop__(self, you), ___im_calling_the_cops___(self)”
Oct
25
Is today Sunday or Monday? Why...
“Is today Sunday or Monday? Why can I not figure this out?”
21
Today, I saw a woman with a ci...
“Today, I saw a woman with a cigarette in one hand and an inhaler in ...”
06
I got a raise today. I do not...
“I got a raise today. I don't know why, but I did!”
03
Do any of you know of a social...
“Do any of you know of a socialist, democratic, developed, English-speaking country?”
Sep
25
Arsenic is edible. Once.
“Arsenic is edible. Once.”
22
Time-shifting wealth
“I'd always been under the impression that the financial system was in the business of ...”
17
Yes, fascism, communism, and s...
“Yes, fascism, communism, and socialism are totally interchangeable... if you don't know what those words ...”
13
Serendipitous bus rides
“"Hope for everyone"? "A loving home for every child"? "Home is where the..."? I was staring ...”
12
I went to see "Inglorious Bast...
“I went to see "Inglorious Basterds" yesterday. I guess expecting Quentin Tarantino to make a ...”
09
Henceforth, I shall start refe...
“Henceforth, I shall start referring to them as the inexpensive made-in-China mugs.”
I just dropped one of those ch...
“I just dropped one of those cheap made-in-China coffee mugs from a height of six ...”
04
I'm out without my glasses and...
“I'm out without my glasses and I can't help but notice how much prettier people ...”
03
After years of swearing by war...
“After years of swearing by warm, gooey chocolate, I've finally come around to appreciating the ...”
02
It took over a year, but I fin...
“It took over a year, but I finally did two things for the first time ...”
01
Perhaps a coin flip
“I barely got any sleep over the weekend, and nearly all my time awake was ...”
Aug
29
Journal news
“I've been spending a lot of time fixing up the journal lately. This effort has ...”
26
Cross a bus and a tram taking ...
“Cross a bus and a tram taking away their best attributes you're left with the ...”
22
I just used my computer's desk...
“I just used my computer's desktop as an analogy to explain why I place things ...”
19
On Jack's vicarious anguish
“It'd been nearly a week and that queasy feeling in Jack's tummy wasn't going away. ...”
18
13
I'm going to be in Sweden over...
“I'm going to be in Sweden over the next few days! I think the plan ...”
12
If underwear had pocket...
“If underwear had pockets, we'd never use pants!”
10
Happiness is overrated
“So here's what I just realised: I'm in an unfulfilling relationship. It took me a ...”
07
Meet the new theme
“Same as the old theme. After some months of idle planning, I finally commenced the process ...”
When you see your gay friend p...
“When you see your gay friend practising his toast for his lesbian best friends' wedding, ...”
Jul
31
"I'm less unhappy with you tha...
“"I'm less unhappy with you than away from you." Why is it so hard for ...”
19
Just returned from the new Har...
“Just returned from the new Harry Potter film. While I must admit it was visually ...”
14
People I gift cameras to have ...
“People I gift cameras to have a penchant for losing them.”
12
04
Nauseously sweet wedding sweets
“I come from a small immediate family, but my extended family more than makes up ...”
Jun
21
Ineffectual
“It was the second, perhaps the third, time that night. I had that sinking feeling ...”
15
Now that my mom's left my home...
“Now that my mom's left my home, perhaps I should resume writing here again.”
04
I just beat the hardest level ...
“I just beat the hardest level of Elite Beat Agents on the highest difficulty level. ...”
May
19
My mom will be here tomorrow, ...
“My mom will be here tomorrow, but my home is still not in a presentable ...”
18
09
A nightlong birthday party and...
“A nightlong birthday party and a friend's choir performance earlier today have ensured I have ...”
06
The old lady syndrome
“I don't know what I did to cause it---I sure as hell don't lift heavy ...”
05
Sticking a "Please don't spam ...
“Sticking a "Please don't spam me" sign on my mailbox actually works in this part ...”
Apr
27
If I spent a third of the time...
“If I spent a third of the time learning a real instrument as I did ...”
26
21
I just received an e-mail from...
“I just received an e-mail from my brother which seemed quite Nigerian-scammy on first glance.”
17
Considering the barber dude on...
“Considering the barber dude only knew five words of English and I only five of ...”
16
Either this is some sort of po...
“Either this is some sort of police exercise gone nuts, or my cutesy-looking neighbourhood houses ...”
14
If something can't be describe...
“If something can't be described by a continuous field theory, it's not really a science. ...”
13
This is just silly. I can't be...
“This is just silly. I can't believe today is a holiday as well! Is the ...”
09
The only cool thing about payi...
“The only cool thing about paying income taxes in more than one country is large ...”
07
If you ever wondered how the g...
“If you ever wondered how the gradient of the vector field formed by the stubble ...”
06
Nepotism. One of the last rema...
“Nepotism. One of the last remaining ways to get an honest day's work in these ...”
03
Nor can I enter my research fa...
“Nor can I enter my research facility to earn some more.”
After months of use, I realise...
“After months of use, I realised in the supermarket today that I'd forgotten all my ...”
02
As I awoke today, the first fe...
“As I awoke today, the first few paragraphs of my as-yet-unnamed book were clear in ...”
01
I recently had my hair chewed ...
“I recently had my hair chewed on by a cat. I decided to save this ...”
Mar
31
29
She's tonguing my coc...
“hlea. I'm having difficulty focusing on the live band. I'm pointing this out only because it ...”
27
I believe I just finished fili...
“I believe I just finished filing my tax return for one country. Now, onto the ...”
26
I saw my first ever truly obes...
“I saw my first ever truly obese person here earlier today. For a second there ...”
24
Perhaps I should revisit my ea...
“Perhaps I should revisit my earlier shelved plan of tinkering with my RFID-based monthly pass.”
After having my tickets for pu...
“After having my tickets for public transport checked just once over six months, I've found ...”
23
25 years after I learnt the wo...
“25 years after I learnt the word, it finally dawned on me why a shoe's ...”
15
As much as I enjoy complaining...
“As much as I enjoy complaining about my new laptop, I have to admit it's ...”
12
Jeg forstår bitte litt Norsk....
“Jeg forstår bitte litt Norsk. (Or something!)”
11
I just returned home from the ...
“I just returned home from the top of the hills to glorious sunshine, a gorgeous ...”
09
Do I pack first, or go over wh...
“Do I pack first, or go over what I want to say during my exercise ...”
I'm going to be spending the n...
“I'm going to be spending the next few days in a place called Voksenåsen for ...”
05
Oh no, my first class was canc...
“Oh no, my first class was cancelled. Oh well, time to get back to one ...”
Her unborn sister
“In the midst of a heart-to-heart, Cecille's mother broke down and sobbingly admitted to her ...”
04
It has to go up from there, ri...
“It has to go up from there, right? (Besides, what do I have to lose?)”
I haven't ever made an investm...
“I haven't ever made an investment, but if the DJI dips below 5000, I think ...”
02
I start my Norwegian classes i...
“I start my Norwegian classes in a few days. Perhaps I can soon go the ...”
Feb
28
If you're looking to establish...
“If you're looking to establish a research lab, the smartest thing you can do is ...”
26
It's kinda hard to write when ...
“It's kinda hard to write when you spend every waking moment of your days playing ...”
22
Oil and water
“It's not too complicated to explain really, at the heart of things it's just that ...”
19
Answering the question "Do you...
“Answering the question "Do you speak Norwegian?" with a "Not yet." instead of a "No." ...”
18
I just stepped out of my first...
“I just stepped out of my first-ever Chinese film viewing experience. It was surprisingly beautiful.”
16
As much as I enjoy taking an h...
“As much as I enjoy taking an hour out of my day to help them ...”
14
Love sings
“(When it transcends the bad things.) I've come to believe there are essentially two kinds of ...”
The screen on the new MacBook ...
“The screen on the new MacBook Pro is so fucking bright, it confounds its inbuilt ...”
13
The next time I make a shoppin...
“The next time I make a shopping list, I think I need to order items ...”
Anyone else find it funny that...
“Anyone else find it funny that Obama pronounces "Pakistan" correctly but enunciates "Afghanistan" like an ...”
12
Someone just told me she's cho...
“Someone just told me she's choosing the more expensive item because the savings on it ...”
10
I think the easiest solution t...
“I think the easiest solution to holding onto my most insightful and humorous thoughts is ...”
If women can have a range of u...
“If women can have a range of underwear for different purposes, so can I.”
08
With the execution of Mr. Gaet...
“With the execution of Mr. Gaeta in this week's episode of Battlestar Galactica, is there ...”
I live in a 2 x 2 square room ...
“I live in a 2 x 2 square room with a washing machine in the ...”
07
Her cookies were delicious...
“and so was she. For she's a real life pastry chef you see---the cutest one ...”
I nearly burnt my power adapte...
“I nearly burnt my power adapter's wire on the stove. How it got there is ...”
05
If I had my home-studio set up...
“If I had my home-studio set up by now, I'd surely have requested her to ...”
I couldn't help but gawk at th...
“I couldn't help but gawk at the most perfect face I've ever seen on my ...”
You know your nails have grown...
“You know your nails have grown a little too long when they begin to impede ...”
04
I haven't once needed to turn ...
“I haven't once needed to turn on the heat in my apartment this winter season. ...”
03
I finally figured out a concre...
“I finally figured out a concrete goal for my Postdoc: To learn how to implement ...”
02
I received my first telemarket...
“I received my first telemarketing call today. It appears there are some perks to not ...”
Ten tips for better writing
“(Can you taste the delicious irony?) From flamewars defending one's favourite publishing platform, to worrying too ...”
01
This is so that I can work on ...
“This is so that I can work on my brother's CV, cover letters etc. when ...”
No matter what computing platf...
“No matter what computing platform I move to, I need to keep a copy of ...”
A failed two-state solution
“If you're still here to read this after my long hiatus, I have to commend ...”
Jan
29
The trouble with the internet...
“The trouble with the internet is that it's not always easy to detect sarcasm. Or ...”
28
My dying phone dies even faste...
“My dying phone dies even faster beeping repeatedly attempting to inform me it's dying.”
26
It's clear to me that wars are...
“It's clear to me that wars are just competitions for resources to maintain wasteful lifestyles.”
25
My toothbrush is beeping inces...
“My toothbrush is beeping incessantly and I don't know how to turn it off. Need ...”
21
If I hear the words "an h...
“If I hear the words "an historic" one more time, things are going to turn ...”
20
Now that we've gotten the inau...
“Now that we've gotten the inauguration out of the way, it's time to focus on ...”
19
As much as I try to deny it, I...
“As much as I try to deny it, I've been Americanised in ways I'm not ...”
I noticed an abandoned bag in...
“I noticed an abandoned bag in the metro on my way to work. Sadly, my ...”
18
One of the many positive effec...
“One of the many positive effects of a financial meltdown.”
Enticing smart people to resum...
“Enticing smart people to resume doing real things as opposed to wasting their time on ...”
15
I wonder what else I was expec...
“I wonder what else I was expecting.”
I tried wiping a droplet of bl...
“I tried wiping a droplet of blue ink I spilt on my shirt with a ...”
13
A hilariously confusing 30 sec...
“A hilariously confusing 30 seconds later, it came to light that she'd asked for my ...”
On my way back home, a girl re...
“On my way back home, a girl requested my help in guiding her park her ...”
12
You'd think we'd have been sma...
“You'd think we'd have been smart enough to figure out interstellar travel before we began ...”
10
Using specific goods and servi...
“Using specific goods and services (like number of haircuts) work a lot better than currency ...”
09
I saw a lovely hue of orange I...
“I saw a lovely hue of orange I didn't realise existed in nature during sunset ...”
08
It doesn't bother me that it b...
“It doesn't bother me that it bothers me that I'm not depressed.”
06
I saw 'Serenity' for something...
“I saw 'Serenity' for something like the seventh time earlier this evening. Joss Whedon is ...”
05
I stepped out of my home, and...
“I stepped out of my home, and for the first time since I've gotten here, ...”
04
I have an obvious tell when I...
“I have an obvious tell when I lie. It's so obvious I'm not even going ...”
02
I guess this faux project cont...
“I guess this faux project contrived to distract me from my favourite pass-time---pondering existential questions---wasn't ...”
I just realised that the scrib...
“I just realised that the scribbles on the pieces of paper strewn around me serve ...”
01
Perhaps I should resume my onc...
“Perhaps I should resume my once-a-day posting schedule. You know, it being the new year ...”
2008
Dec
18
After approximately two months...
“After approximately two months of waiting, I finally received my home internet connection today!”
16
I wish someone were around to...
“I wish someone were around to take care of me; I feel really sick.”
14
Accidentally leaving my 3 mW p...
“Accidentally leaving my 3 mW phone on during the flight didn't mess with the plane's ...”
13
Scratching the surface
“Just peeking out, it's hard to miss the characteristically cheery vocal intonation and the sudden ...”
Stop pronouncing half the lett...
“Stop pronouncing half the letters in every word and most languages begin to sound more ...”
11
Not even a week in France and...
“Not even a week in France and I don't think I can return to plain, ...”
07
Twixt my nethers
“I could've sworn I had some money in Euro lying around the house. I seem ...”
05
I have this formal shindig to...
“I have this formal shindig to attend later this evening. Boy am I glad someone ...”
04
When attempting to format your...
“When attempting to format your drive before installing Mac OS X, the installer only gives ...”
03
Step out onto the snowy street...
“Step out onto the snowy streets right after a shower and your damp hair will ...”
With enough volumising conditi...
“With enough volumising conditioner and subtle combing-over, you can convince most people you're not bald; ...”
02
I can now stand at a corner th...
“I can now stand at a corner there and hum really softly---until it soon builds ...”
My incessant humming led me to...
“My incessant humming led me to stumble across a resonant frequency at a passageway at ...”
If I had to pick between secur...
“If I had to pick between security and liberty, I'd pick liberty every single time. ...”
01
I awoke from a weird dream (at...
“I awoke from a weird dream (at 4 a.m.) with an overwhelming urge to check ...”
Nov
30
I experienced my first major p...
“I experienced my first major purchase (and subsequent painless return) yesterday. Strong consumer-protection rules make ...”
29
Oh that, and Gwyneth Paltrow i...
“Oh that, and Gwyneth Paltrow is kinda cute when light hits her the right way.”
What I learnt from watching Ir...
“What I learnt from watching Iron Man: Many problems can be solved (or created) by ...”
27
From the only anchor desk that matters
“I wish I could be a little less self-centred and show some compassion toward the ...”
25
I just booked a ticket on-line...
“I just booked a ticket on-line, and I couldn't help but notice how much less ...”
24
I just made a call to the U.S....
“I just made a call to the U.S. on Skype running on my cell phone. ...”
Sri Lankan Tamil in itself is...
“Sri Lankan Tamil in itself is amusing. Bastardised further still with decades of evolving in ...”
21
Unless, of course, you relish...
“Unless, of course, you relish being scalded and chilled to the bone by random jets ...”
Never attempt to shower in com...
“Never attempt to shower in competition with your water-hungry washing machine.”
20
My new machine's memory is fin...
“My new machine's memory is fine! It's just that testing tool wasn't aware of fancy ...”
I've been running my new compu...
“I've been running my new computer through a battery of tests as I've been setting ...”
19
I finally received my shiny ne...
“I finally received my shiny new Macbook Pro! I am sure its screen is gorgeous, ...”
I woke up really late this mor...
“I woke up really late this morning. Things are just plain silly when you can't ...”
17
It's one of those things that...
“It's one of those things that sounds great in theory, but requires too much effort ...”
After nearly a month of nurtur...
“After nearly a month of nurturing, I decided to shave off my goatee this evening.”
16
The exceptional outsider
“I am uncertain as to whether this entry has a central point. I'm writing it ...”
13
A lot of humour just doesn't w...
“A lot of humour just doesn't work when the gender of the person involved is ...”
English desperately needs a ge...
“English desperately needs a gender-ambiguous singular pronoun for referring to people.”
12
I got my ticket checked for th...
“I got my ticket checked for the first time on my way to work today. ...”
07
And rather than be excited by...
“And rather than be excited by this, I'm nervous as to how much more I've ...”
As I've been unpacking, I've b...
“As I've been unpacking, I've been finding money stashed into various nooks and crannies.”
05
Winter clothing is for wimps...
“Winter clothing is for wimps. Body fat has all the insulation anyone would ever need.”
04
I finally figured out what the...
“I finally figured out what the Norwegian word for "bag" is. So now, I don't ...”
I've begun to realise that tel...
“I've begun to realise that telling people "people are really nice to me" is a ...”
I can hear my hotel-room neigh...
“I can hear my hotel-room neighbour snore across the walls. Damn my super-sensitive hearing.”
03
I'm spending a couple of days...
“I'm spending a couple of days at Lysebu, which is situated on a hill outside ...”
01
I can't walk in heels. How is...
“I can't walk in heels. How is it that I came to that conclusion? Why, ...”
Oct
30
I'm preparing for a move over...
“I'm preparing for a move over the next couple of days and my tummy's beginning ...”
28
26
I was rudely awakened by this...
“I was rudely awakened by this obnoxious hammering noise. Screw the financial sector, it's carpentry ...”
24
And it took an economic meltdo...
“And it took an economic meltdown to make clear a simple fact us cynical pseudo-intellectuals ...”
"... and the answer is th...
“"... and the answer is that we're not smart enough as people." --- Alan Greenspan”
It's a pity men can't pull off...
“It's a pity men can't pull off dangly things as well as women can.”
23
Slowly sipping my steamy soup...
“Slowly sipping my steamy soup as I stare out into the cold rain.”
22
Sense and sensibility
“I keep working on these in-depth introspective pieces that don't really go anywhere, and never ...”
21
Real America
“ Oh right-wing talk radio, you must be so proud.”
I really need a hair cut. I gu...
“I really need a hair cut. I guess that means I need to ask someone ...”
17
That doesn't mean I'll stop be...
“That doesn't mean I'll stop being the conceited son and stop making fun of my ...”
I just realised that balance s...
“I just realised that balance sheets, derivative securities and other esoteric commercial things are actually ...”
16
Nearly all my day was spent on...
“Nearly all my day was spent on chores. Bah, who am I kidding? All my ...”
15
When in the U.S., I was never...
“When in the U.S., I was never asked once (at 7:45 PM no less) if ...”
I ordered me one of them (ridi...
“I ordered me one of them (ridiculously) shiny new Apple MacBook Pros; 2.8GHz dual core, ...”
14
13
I have that sick feeling one g...
“I have that sick feeling one gets the evening before taking a test they aren't ...”
People think that if they casu...
“People think that if they casually throw around words like "expert," they can get you ...”
12
Dementia
“So much for writing more regularly. You wouldn't believe how many pieces of paper I've ...”
You know you've become really...
“You know you've become really old when you only remember its your own birthday after ...”
10
I've started talking to myself...
“I've started talking to myself again. (Full-blown conversations actually.) That can't be a good sign.”
08
The independent kid leaves the...
“The independent kid leaves the pack to go off exploring on his own... only to ...”
07
Dig out your soul
“This is a forced entry. I haven't had the remotest urge to write here (I ...”
06
If I could be anything, I'd be...
“If I could be anything, I'd be a gentleman of leisure; which is probably British ...”
05
The brand of mouthwash they se...
“The brand of mouthwash they sell around here (not Listerine) doesn't burn my mouth every ...”
04
A beginner's guide to being evil
“Part 1: Short selling Let's say BigWig has 10,000 shares of Apple Corp. (worth, say, $150 ...”
03
I just returned from a delight...
“I just returned from a delightful outdoor-activity-filled evening out. It ended with being served reindeer ...”
After an entire night of pokin...
“After an entire night of poking, probing and (controlled) dropping, my computer boots again. Now ...”
02
My mac (which failed quite spe...
“My mac (which failed quite spectacularly today) made sure I backed up regularly; saving me ...”
01
Why yes, my cellphone does hav...
“Why yes, my cellphone does have one of those clock thingies built into it.”
My watch battery drained the f...
“My watch battery drained the first week I got here. The cool thing is that ...”
Sep
29
You know, so the whole "f...
“You know, so the whole "finding a home" exercise could then become moot.”
It's funny how the support sta...
“It's funny how the support staff (whose help I've enlisted in finding a home) seem ...”
28
I awoke once more from a recur...
“I awoke once more from a recurring nightmare; one in which my mom signs me ...”
27
My mysterious-looking office k...
“My mysterious-looking office keys seem to have gone mysteriously missing. Mysteriously, the rest of the ...”
26
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is th...
“Buffy the Vampire Slayer is the greatest television show ever made. Ever.”
25
I think it's unfortunate that...
“I think it's unfortunate that mouldy cheese has a bad rap. Someone really ought to ...”
24
I've never seen anyone with mo...
“I've never seen anyone with more pairs of shoes than she has clothes before. I ...”
23
I'm spending a couple of days...
“I'm spending a couple of days in a tiny town called Åsgårdsstrand: the home of ...”
22
I actually saw a real life fla...
“I actually saw a real life flame thrower today. It's a pity it was this ...”
21
As I stepped out at 8 pm to go...
“As I stepped out at 8 pm to go see Wall-E (which ended up being ...”
20
Her grand idea of a sweeping c...
“Her grand idea of a sweeping career change was for me to shift my focus ...”
"Abandon solid mechanics,"...
“"Abandon solid mechanics," a strange, disembodied voice whispered to me in semi-sleep.”
17
I'm walking with a limp; I thi...
“I'm walking with a limp; I think my right knee is busted. Perhaps the sports-injury ...”
16
Tabula rasa: If there was a bu...
“Tabula rasa: If there was a button I could push to erase every memory I ...”
15
If I spend any more time in my...
“If I spend any more time in my bathtub, I'm going to have to consider ...”
13
Everyone lies, including soup...
“Everyone lies, including soup. First she claims to make you feel all better, then she ...”
11
It's gotten a lot colder (and...
“It's gotten a lot colder (and wetter) in the week I was away, and it's ...”
08
I arrived home safe and sound...
“I arrived home safe and sound to be greeted by my first ever salary statement. ...”
07
bahn dot de
“I spent all of last week in Germany---my maiden trip out exploring Europe since I ...”
06
Just woke up after a delightfu...
“Just woke up after a delightful evening out. Need to pack and such and hop ...”
Aug
31
After probably one bus ride, t...
“After probably one bus ride, two train rides, one plane ride, three more train rides, ...”
29
I spent most of my evening loo...
“I spent most of my evening looking for a bag to use on my upcoming ...”
27
Got drenched on my way home. C...
“Got drenched on my way home. Can't believe I forgot my umbrella in Ann Arbor.”
I woke up snickering to my own...
“I woke up snickering to my own comedy routine in a dream. Now that was ...”
25
Broke my first glass at work...
“Broke my first glass at work. It's a good thing only everybody was there to ...”
22
Of course, that emotion was sp...
“Of course, that emotion was sparked by an enchanting-little woman, but what isn't really?”
For a moment last evening, I a...
“For a moment last evening, I actually regretted leaving Ann Arbor. Actually, it's strange that ...”
Screams in the night
“I was rudely awakened from a horrific nightmare a few minutes ago to the even ...”
20
Stripping for cute nurses is a...
“Stripping for cute nurses is always fun!”
19
Yesterday, I left a bunch of u...
“Yesterday, I left a bunch of useful books at home. Today, I forgot my computer's ...”
17
It's Sunday evening already? T...
“It's Sunday evening already? There's never enough time to do all the nothing I want.”
If I watch or read anything ev...
“If I watch or read anything even remotely evocative right before going to bed, I ...”
16
Oh, did I say repeatable? I me...
“Oh, did I say repeatable? I meant it happened once.”
Finally arrived at a repeatabl...
“Finally arrived at a repeatable system to cook fluffy, tender, non-mushy rice without making too ...”
15
I believe I just opened a bank...
“I believe I just opened a bank account. Now to work my way out of ...”
14
Faking it everyday. It's the m...
“Faking it everyday. It's the modern way.”
13
If I had to pick just one of g...
“If I had to pick just one of green, red or yellow apples, I'll have ...”
Guess I'm working from home to...
“Guess I'm working from home today; completely drenched from both earlier attempts to head to ...”
12
I suck at pool. But changing t...
“I suck at pool. But changing that scenario is what post-docs are for.”
I just found out my travel exp...
“I just found out my travel expenses to Oslo are being reimbursed. Happy happy joy ...”
Found out what Bergamot is, an...
“Found out what Bergamot is, and why it makes my tea delicious.”
11
It looks like it's going to po...
“It looks like it's going to pour. Should I chance it?”
I managed to shave without cut...
“I managed to shave without cutting my face. I should have bought one of these ...”
10
Buffy the Vampire Slayer on Hu...
“Buffy the Vampire Slayer on Hulu. There is reason to live again!”
I believe it's time for breakf...
“I believe it's time for breakfast, and it's nearly noon. Maybe I should be waking ...”
09
I think I just worked in this...
“I think I just worked in this stream into my web site!”
@jackdaw Sweet!
“@jackdaw Sweet!”
Probably need to work this Sat...
“Probably need to work this Saturday, considering I spent most of yesterday on chores around ...”
I signed up. Am I one of the c...
“I signed up. Am I one of the cool kids now?”
08
Dripping dropping people drop of a hat
“I'm quite convinced the problem with my brain is that it's not dead---it's actually capable ...”
Jul
Jun
30
Dim monitors
“Nuzzling into this soft orange couch with my warm glass of cocoa this lazy Friday ...”
26
The city never sleeps
“Greetings all from (now) ever-sunny Oslo! Things have been remarkably pleasant so far. Most of my ...”
23
Evil baggage
“I'm nearly done packing my bags. They're heavy and uncouth, snickering at me knowing how ...”
15
Tentative steps
“Condensing your life's possessions down to two small suitcases is quite a daunting task, but ...”
04
Globe trot
“It's been a while. I'm uncertain as to whether I can even do this any ...”
May
27
Planning conversations
“A starving scientist marrying a starving artist doesn't make much business sense. It makes good ...”
19
07
The war of art - I/II
“It's strange how things worked out, but almost as if it were planned, my extremely ...”
Apr
23
A different journey
“I've lived in various parts of the world and travelled to numerous others. Ever since ...”
17
Bohemian neurosis
“My fingers are refusing to type this; they've been numbed by the cold outside. But I ...”
08
Dipping toes
“I awoke last night in a cold sweat. Actually, I awoke once many nights ago but ...”
Mar
26
Good news, everyone!
“I just did something exciting that I have to share. But before I get to ...”
22
Moving... forward?
“It seems that these past few months have satiated my yearning for wallowing in my ...”
12
Miserable as usual, thank you
“I wonder why people ask you how you are when they aren't really interested in ...”
09
08
Grinding to a halt
“The entries on this journal have been noticeably sparse because I have had little to ...”
Feb
24
Cognitive dissonance
“Maybe it's having too much time on my hands, or maybe it's just my ultra-negative ...”
22
16
14
Of candy and hearts
“ It wouldn't be fair if I completely ignored the today's date now, would it?”
13
All the facts
“"But do you feel she's pretty?" I push on, knowing fully well I can't implicitly ...”
09
Tones of grey
“Everything seemed so much simpler and clearer as a child. I saw the world in ...”
06
In God we trust
“ The obvious question: Do I even want to immigrate to this country?”
Jan
28
Respectable whores
“Through a sequence of events that aren't particularly significant in themselves, I've been pondering the ...”
22
17
That little town
“In a little town far far away, I once tipped a waitress more than what ...”
14
The muddy waters
“Ever since the end of December, I've done little but laze around the house---eating like ...”
08
The myth of normalcy
“This might seem strange coming from someone who claims to be a scientist, but I'm ...”
06
04
Crazy hippie talk
“Why doesn't he talk to us anymore? Does he no longer love us? Doesn't he ...”
2007
Dec
31
To the future
“I have a feeling that the next year will turn out better than the current ...”
21
19
What sustained you
“now makes you weary. I'm disappointed to report that the group funding my Cambridge gig has ...”
15
Women don't snore
“Do they? Life becomes more amusing once you've reconciled to dying alone.”
12
Mellow dramatics
“Hobble into a room with a cast on your leg, and everyone will eagerly await ...”
10
Enter, stage left
“I woke up today to a message on my phone. From my mother. Telling me she's going ...”
04
Deus ex machina
“Stepping out after a long, hot shower all wrinkley and pink, I hope I can ...”
Nov
26
High as a kite
“Against the advice of most people, including my aghast parents, I resorted to Plan B. ...”
22
The non-story so far
“As if it even needs to be stated, I'm an extremely negative person. Sitting outside ...”
20
Unforeseen facsimile
“I've spent most of my day with this woman whom I can only describe as... ...”
17
15
Pens and needles
“The pen in my hand stares nervously at me, anxiously awaiting what I have to ...”
10
With the flow
“If you are expecting this entry to be some sort of misguided rant on the ...”
09
04
Portraiture glass
“Around the birthday+finishingupPhD period, I bought myself a slick lens. This optical wonder is fast, ...”
02
India and the OLPC
“Read. Moved. Perhaps the direction my life ought to take is not so unclear.”
Oct
31
Screw the sciences
“More often than not, the people around me tend to get very defensive when I ...”
29
26
Learning from the classroom
“Much of the recent silence you've been noticing is because I've been busy tying up ...”
21
Crisscross
“If you think I'm odd, then you haven't met some of the people I hang ...”
19
14
This should be a thrill
“But it feels like a drill. It's curious how easily a habit so carefully inculcated over ...”
12
When it rains, it pours
“After ages of not having much news to report on, here is another juicy tidbit: ...”
10
Done with the defence!
“Onto trivial changes to the document and voilà---Dr. Me!”
07
Sep
27
If you're in Ann Arbor...
“and you're interested in what I've been doing for the past half-decade, stop by: On Wednesday, ...”
17
More writing news...
“you don't care about. By some time last week, I had thrown together over 160 pages; ...”
12
Dead ends
“After much futzing around, I finally managed to schedule my final defence. It's on October ...”
09
Do you game?
“Progress in qualitative terms (number of pages per day?) has been slow. But there is ...”
Aug
31
On the work front
“A majority of the entries on this journal are first penned on paper before slowly ...”
29
Things I love about GNU Emacs
“ Emacs is Free Software. My hands stay put in their touch typing positions. Always. Emacs is its ...”
Things turning out
“ It turns out, unsurprisingly, that "Hey, where did you meet your wife? I'm looking for ...”
26
Moving pains
“The silence you've been noticing lately? Here's the scoop: I've moved to a new home, and ...”
21
No fast moves
“My hand is still quite sore, but at least it's regained functionality; which means I'm ...”
18
I have a huge TV...
“ and two fully functioning hands. Correction, I had a huge TV and two fully functioning ...”
17
Bulleted lists
“I'm alive and well. So well, in fact, that I seem to lack the urge ...”
10
Reading Elaina
“It wasn't hard to understand the confused glances I was receiving from Elaina on the ...”
06
Another's point of view
“Ed. Note: And now for a slight deviation from our regular programming. If you feel ...”
02
Waltzing along by
“We're polar opposites, him and I. While I choose my academic path based on who ...”
Jul
26
Travelling blues
“(The only real benefit of hotels is that with the wonders of housekeeping, you get ...”
25
In California
“I didn't bring this up earlier, but I'm spending the week in San Fransisco. Internet ...”
22
19
Been on the shelf too long
“If I'd penned this the instant the feelings washed over me, this would have ended-up ...”
17
Whiffs of reminiscence
“A sweet dash of lavender and a hint of fresh lemon—it's a fragrance I can ...”
15
Flying the coop
“And the day has nearly arrived. While not entirely unexpected, I'm sure it must still be ...”
13
Unascertained captivation
“A couple of fleeting glances followed by a "Hey, don't I know you from somewhere?" ...”
06
Selective intimacy
“I've been chuckling to the thought of this ever since I observed it during lunch. Making ...”
01
Jun
26
Nasal spray
“In case you're wondering, I'm updating the journal a lot more frequently of late because ...”
23
Can't see
“Would the pedophile in you like to see a little middle-eastern boy masturbate? What if ...”
22
The lure of the wounded gazelle
“I'm uncertain if this stems from something primal---like a hunting instinct instilled deep within---but I ...”
19
This might hurt a little
“If you're American, I'm going to insist that you take a couple of hours from ...”
18
Avoiding calls
“I know I don't have a right to, and it's not technically their fault, but ...”
15
Staring agape
“It doesn't happen often. In fact, I only recall it ever happening one other time ...”
09
Formative experiences
“For every little boy growing up, learning to shave is a special father-son bonding moment. One ...”
06
Bipartisan politics
“As surprising as it sounds, I've been paying attention to what the numerous presidential candidates ...”
03
01
May
26
23
Wouldn't it be interesting if...
“... a random woman down the street walked up to you and told you she ...”
17
Black, or white?
“Have you ever had that sickening feeling when you know you don't want something, but ...”
15
Beautiful people
“I know we've been through this a few times, but don't you think that after ...”
10
That guy's wife
“I noticed her as she was emerging from yoga class---mat rolled up underarm and tight ...”
08
Recent happenings
“With work taking up more and more of my time of late, I'm finding it ...”
04
Life proceeds
“I know I've not been saying very much lately, but things have been going on. For ...”
Apr
27
Locks and keys
“The software that I use to maintain this journal has a feature that supposedly allows ...”
26
Shades of blonde
“It turns out, like most people, I'm hyper-sensitive to rejection. So when I was turned ...”
23
Much like ducks
“Often times, I wonder why we're so reluctant to casually float down the stream of ...”
17
14
Undone taxes due
“Panic becomes apparent. Is that something new?”
10
Marriage news
“There is this kid from my part of the world who entered graduate school here ...”
08
Lacking space
“Yes, I could have loaded the dishwasher and forgotten to turn it on. No, I didn't ...”
02
Mar
28
Lacking threads
“Wearing black makes you look slim. If you're thin. Toward the onset of fall, I take ...”
27
26
Moving on?
“I've been missing writing about my life, and my (lack-of-)visitor-access-logs seem to indicate you've missed ...”
24
22
Tripitaka
“During the course of navigating your way through life, you'll be required to play numerous ...”
13
The inside story
“I haven't done this in ages. Judging from the relatively static appearance of this web site ...”
12
Tit for tat
“I normally stay clear of the yapping about current affairs on this journal because it ...”
11
Dash to the finish line
“This is it people; this is what I've been waiting for. Not very different from that ...”
09
Of riots and rejection
“Fuelled perhaps by events I've disclosed recently, I've been persuaded to "put myself out there" ...”
05
Arm-twisted acquiescence
“You know the conversation is taking a really wrong turn when your mother---somewhat formally---prefixes a ...”
Feb
27
26
25
24
23
14
Random day in February
“All the pretty girls I saw around town were walking around with the prettiest ...”
03
02
My way's better
“... and it took less time. A most curious thing happened to me a short while ...”
Jan
31
30
26
Flights of fancy
“It's probably one of those things you fantasise about your entire life---getting to sit up ...”
16
I don't want to be angry
“For just a few days of my miserable existence, I don't want some nonsensical thing ...”
08
Being lonely is hard
“But are relationships harder? I know you've missed me over these past two weeks, and you're ...”
2006
Dec
25
Knowing Amelie I/III
“(Ed. Note: This is one of the only posts on this journal that has not ...”
23
I ain't good lookin'...
“but I'm someone's child. This has been a week that's brought about some changes. For one, ...”
21
Beyond tired
“Not to sound narcissistic or anything, but sometimes I just wish that the world would ...”
18
12
The orgasm is
“(A) paramount. It's the only reason I make love! (B) delightful. I enjoy them immensely, but ...”
06
Street-crossing old ladies
“(This post will seem somewhat hackneyed, but that's only because it is.) I did a good ...”
05
The girl in the black boots
“There's this girl with a soft, pretty face (and gentle smile) I run into often ...”
04
The girl in the white socks
“(This is a true story from a bus stop. Well, mostly true.) (To set the scene, ...”
03
Reading the signs
“There's a teeny black thong with a teenier red bow tied to it hung on ...”
01
Sickly silence
“I'm going to keep this short because the harsh glow of the screen annoys me. ...”
Nov
25
Gaining my religion
“(As you're painfully aware, I've been unable to do this for a long time. I ...”
10
Native tongues
“(There is nothing yours truly enjoys more than taking a random personal observation, warping it ...”
07
04
Regular programming will resume
“I know I've been lax about updating the journal, but I have to let you ...”
Oct
29
Of pimps and hos
“It's halloween season, and apparently, dressing up as a whore seems to be a wildly ...”
24
Winds of change? - II/II
“Let's pause for a second, so we can all catch our breaths and recall what ...”
23
22
Winds of change? - I/II
“I had an epiphany of sorts earlier today. Because of the kind of lifestyle I lead ...”
21
Not so generally distracted
“I really wasn't kidding (571 kB Ogg Vorbis File; Particularly interesting around 35 s) when ...”
20
Conjectured Tethers
“It's funny how "specialists" get paid a ton of money to disseminate a lot of ...”
19
Oooh oohh oh!
“I'm writing this to let the world know I am alive. I know you all ...”
07
Related notes
“As lonely or desperate as they may sound, wet dreams are remarkably enthralling and gratifying ...”
03
Being an educator
“This sort of argument crops up all the time: A student in a western system of ...”
02
Toward a case for arranged marriages - I/III
“As a young child of maybe two or three, I distinctly recall having many burning ...”
Sep
27
Under a lucky star
“My brother hasn't been home in a few days. He's been living at a friend's place. "I'm ...”
21
Japanese women
“What is the deal with Japanese women and their need to dress like they're 20 ...”
19
On tolerating Jack
“I'm not sure why Jack didn't realise this earlier---narcissism perhaps?---but it just dawned on him ...”
15
The joys of the meta-do
“meta-do (med·ə dÅ«, n): Information about doing something. This word is defined in a manner similar ...”
13
Likely possibilities
“This is another query to the women in the audience. Are you capable of discerning ...”
09
Enter, Piquant
“My body is so sore as I sit down to type this, it's not even ...”
03
Boiling blood
“I am not an inherently violent or emotional person at all. Of late however, I've ...”
01
I've been meaning to ask
“If you were to pick between being delightfully gorgeous, lewdly gawked at, mostly worshipped like ...”
Aug
29
Breaking his silence
“(or, on the road to it, anyway.) I haven't done this in a while, so my ...”
27
24
19
Minor recognition
“I know I've been silent lately, but there has been much going on. Trust me ...”
16
13
10
04
I have grown up
“You know you have to buy a new belt (or tighter pants) when they're down ...”
02
01
Jul
31
Through the looking glass
“People who know Jack think they know a lot about Jack's life. For instance, they'd ...”
29
Spontaneous composition
“I have probably not harped about this often enough on my journal, but I am ...”
28
26
Of babes and babies
“During a recent flight, I came across, arguably, the hottest mom ever; and I really ...”
24
22
20
The joys of aviation policy
“What were the geniuses who formulate aviation policy smoking? On the first leg of my journey ...”
19
18
On classifying people - II/II
“You did read my earlier take on things, didn't you? Now: I'm writing this on a ...”
17
On classifying people - I/II
“This style of post is an interesting first for me. Actually, it's more of a ...”
16
12
06
Recent changes
“However I try to sound in these parts, I've gone about my life in a ...”
02
Public Service Announcement: Med
“If you're ever in Colorado and plan to check out Boulder (which is way more ...”
Jun
29
The evolution of actuality dot log
“This was supposed to be a post on sexual tension and an inability to masturbate, ...”
26
Position tracker
“For the stalkers in the audience, I'm now in a college town in Colorado. The ...”
24
23
Of crayons and sniffles
“I'm writing this with Crayola sleeping peacefully on top of me. I call her Crayola you ...”
20
Geek love
“Now that the title has got your attention, I think it is only fair to ...”
17
15
Who were the castrati?
“As a reward for having angelic voices, hundreds of young boys were castrated to prevent ...”
10
Of trysts and tête-à-têtes
“If you haven't noticed, my takes on a lot of topics are warped and generally ...”
06
04
Enough with the lip service
“After nearly a quarter decade of being passive, I've finally decided I'm not going to ...”
03
Misplaced concerns
“After quite a bit more pondering, I think I'm ready to articulate why this was ...”
01
Nuddhism
“The bastard child of Gautama Nuddha. I went back and forth for a bit on this ...”
May
28
Aural log 2: Knights and Princesses
“Yes, more audio goodness, just like the first time. Click the link you fancy below ...”
26
Aged Cheekiness
“I'm putting this up here because it's a symbol of me growing up. The older ...”
24
Questions we all have - 4
“Along the lines parts one, two and three of this series. At how many hours of ...”
23
On being a snob, not
“Not to come-off as some sort of snob, but ever since I moved to the ...”
21
19
18
Not a PETA PITA
“I just got this e-mail with a subject that went something like, "Love isn't just ...”
14
The joys of spring - II/II
“Where were we before we were rudely interrupted by that post about Jack? Ah yes, ...”
12
On Jack's crippled existence
“Out of the blue, a woman approached Jack earlier today and asked him if he ...”
09
The joys of spring - I/II
“Looking around, you can't help but notice the first sightings of the much-missed hemline. And ...”
06
Women's entertainment? - III/III
“(Not to get into anything technical, but I'm writing this from a new computer. And ...”
05
Women's entertainment? - II/III
“As sick as she is---gross blood-spewing and everything---the wife is still remarkably perceptive; so she ...”
04
Women's entertainment? - I/III
“On occasion, I'm overly drawn into a program on "Lifetime," a woman's entertainment channel. And ...”
01
First generation woes - II/II
“My beef with all of this exists on so many levels, but on the most ...”
Apr
30
First generation woes - I/II
“If you're even a remotely frequent visitor to my journal, you'd have realised by now ...”
25
Sandwich illustrated
“Overheard; a guy describing his sandwich: Guy1: You know, it had this, like, big, big... Guy2: Slices ...”
21
Lacking functional teats
“No matter how much you're concerned for your friendly neighbours and would love to give ...”
15
Weird phases
“Fight Club is the quintessential "man movie." You know that as well as I. The reason ...”
14
Subliminal classification
“The number of unanswered e-mails in my in-boxes has been steadily growing for quite a ...”
12
Drowsy pep rally
“In a message that was quickly flagged as spam by my mail client (probably since ...”
11
Yinning the yang
“Sometime in the middle of last year, I realised that good hair days and good ...”
09
Uncherishables
“Site note: I hope that you're adequately satisfied by the new underage-deterrent link on top ...”
07
Brace yourselves
“Though the last post started-off as some April fool's joke gone totally wrong, I realised ...”
01
On Jack's ruined karma
“Alice is one fat fuck. You know the kinds; the morbidly chubby chick who's unfortunately ...”
Mar
30
Of laptops and women
“I am right here, alive and well. I've just been remarkably unmotivated to write (or ...”
22
On being Jack
“Today's post might seem totally random, but it's a question that has been irking me ...”
21
Falling Fortresses
“You might know that I spend a good chunk of my life in coffee shops---kinda ...”
19
Homogenising responses
“For the longest time (the past few years anyway), the range of my reactions to ...”
18
Oh the horror
“You and I know that I have a penchant for dropping expensive electronics. But usually ...”
16
15
I'm a natural philosopher, damn it
“People seem to underestimate (misunderestimate?) how introspective I am. One of the perks of living ...”
14
In response to meanness reported elsewhere
“The following is a "trackback" to a post on another journal. This is my first ...”
12
09
Things left unsaid
“When they say, "Shake well before use" on a bottle of juice, what they really ...”
04
Bovine transitions
“I'm proud to announce some recent life changes; as proof that you don't always need ...”
03
Nukular issues
“I don't often get into political affairs, not because I'm apolitical, but because I'm apathetic ...”
02
Why I don't write for the NY Times
“From the opening paragraph on their review of the Macbook Pro: "Remember the famous five ...”
01
Why T60p over MBP?
“With those objective differences out of the way, now onto the more touchy-feely issues I ...”
Feb
28
I feel sick
“:( A number of factors contributed to this, but: Thank you for contacting the Apple Store. ...”
25
The triviality filter
“Today's post was fuelled by comments on the last one. I'm currently in my fourth year ...”
23
Stoking the fire
“Alright people, it so happens that my life has (and I have) been sort of ...”
18
Silence partially explained
“Unlike most men who tend to brag about even their most minor exploits, I tend ...”
15
A case for GNU/Linux on my MacBook Pro
“(I'd written up a version of what I paste below to present to a Mac ...”
14
13
Aural artery
“I know exactly what you're thinking. Just what sort of music could the pundit have ...”
11
From reviews to life
“Have you ever wondered whether the grand dreams you had for life were akin to ...”
10
08
Where could the pundit be?
“He could be busy. He could be playing Metroid Prime 2. He could be slacking ...”
05
04
Thinkpad T60 vs Macbook Pro
“I spent a lot of time scouring the intarweb trying to find decent specification comparisons ...”
03
01
Responsibly irresponsible
“Though I had resolved not to, my appearance is "perpetually shaggy". Unkempt hair, odd shirts ...”
Jan
31
I'm actually rather busy
“Which is a first. So here's the thing people; I was trying to write up an ...”
29
27
Just don't
“Do not click the red link.”
25
24
23
When geeks aren't geeky enough
“This is a geeky post. Sorry. Maybe if you scroll down really quickly... I was trying ...”
22
21
Overheard on my commute
“(Yeah, really.) Woman 1: "So, are you going out tonight?" Woman 2: "Oh, I don't know. I ...”
19
Is ignorance in the wrong?
“This earlier post got me to thinking about being ignorant about other cultures (and just ...”
18
A collection of sorts
“OK, this is just an ad, and for long-time readers/fans/foes, this is nothing new. But ...”
Homophobiaphobia
“Like I've said time and time again, it's hard enough to find someone who cares ...”
15
Various hues of idiot
“actuality dot log—Now cool enough to rip itself off™. (This is like one of those ...”
14
On falling trees and eavesdropping
“I don't usually get into current affairs on my journal, because I don't keep myself ...”
11
Where do I begin?
“Is it possible to confuse some sort of deep respect for someone's intellect with a ...”
After some thought
“So here's what's going on. My biggest beef is not with the masses who are ...”
10
News and excuses
“This is getting ridiculous. I'm not making this up; another one of my friends just ...”
07
Waits aren't futile
“I am extremely pleased I waited (for the first time, ever). Over the past day ...”
06
Do I look like I fancy you?
“Premise: Being rather socially stunted, I'm not always aware of the signals I'm giving out ...”
05
Oral Innuendo
“The scariest things in a little kid's life usually involve the hair-raising monster under her ...”
04
03
01
Stolen from e-mail
“In response to my earlier post on lacking companionship, I received this via e-mail; from ...”
2005
Dec
31
Same old, same old
“After years of torture and abuse, my computer is now officially "quite fucked up". It ...”
29
27
Lacking companionship
“It was all going so well; my life I mean. It's strange how the most ...”
25
Ms. Stillaman's cake tips
“One of my cousin's birthdays coincides with Christmas, but that is not central to this ...”
Season's Greetings
“From Clear Channel Radio: "To all the rap fans out there, Merry Christmas, to all the ...”
24
A movie review that isn't
“I saw Munich earlier today. It was quite awesome—moving, intense and all that. Given the ...”
23
Baby lust
“It's that time of year, and I've been getting a ton of (obviously last minute) ...”
Gargantuan egos
“The following describes events in my life over the past few days. It attempts to ...”
20
On a programming note
“While I'm licking my wounds and nursing myself, here is some breaking site news I ...”
17
The ever-widening gap
“Keeping with the sort of back-to-basics drive initiated a few days ago, this post purports ...”
Killing trees for nothing
“Every week, I get a letter from my cellphone service provider—T-Mobile—to upgrade my service (for ...”
16
15
On unscientific tests
“I am really glad I came here to study. Just the pleasure of running into ...”
14
13
Biochemistry, or just frustration
“Being more-than-slightly embarrassed, I'd been toying with numerous ways of framing the following sentence, but ...”
12
09
Everyone's a snob
“Come on, admit it. You'll feel much better. Warning: The following is a severe test of ...”
08
Tanking up
“Isn't it about time we refilled that section of the karma pot? I write: Hello Amanda, I found ...”
07
Sweeping apologies save time
“People usually don't like it when I copy and paste something I wrote elsewhere. But ...”
06
As a follow up
“For all my bitching, I think it's ironic that the new image thumbnails you see ...”
05
The plague of the meta-bloggers
“I absolutely hate the fact that there is an entire meta-blogging industry out there run ...”
On extended stays
“"Though intellectually stimulating, working on fundamental theories can often feel like a thankless task. Results ...”
04
03
I'm not at home
“And we all know that I can't write when not on my computer. So eye ...”
02
01
The last few pages
“When I was a kid, I was a huge fan of science fiction literature. Books ...”
Nov
30
Questions we all have - 3
“Along the lines of parts one and two of this series. I was at dinner with ...”
29
On the quest for foxy nurses
“I had a couple of semi-serious posts typed up which tried very hard at being ...”
28
The Iaudio X5L: A Review
“Remember this? I've owned one for a few months now, and here are some terse thoughts. I ...”
27
Self inflicted woes
“Before I proceed, here are a bunch of ads: 1. eye is less lax about updating ...”
25
Thankful? Hah.
“I have been trying to keep my posts somewhat-short for a while now. This was ...”
The digit count number generation game
“This is something I learnt as a toddler and has provided innumerable hours of amusing ...”
22
21
20
Rules? More like guidelines
“I live my life by a set of principled rules formulated based on my notion ...”
19
Times have changed
“As you can see, this is continuing a trend to keep posts somewhat-short, so people ...”
18
Random acts of brilliance
“Sometimes, you come across something and you wonder, "Why the hell didn't I come up ...”
17
16
I had a dream
“It was bring-your-daddy-to-school week, and there I was in my daughter's kindergarten class. I distinctly ...”
14
While explaining arranged marriages
“Going out to lunch or whatever with people in this country often results in conversations ...”
10
Now playing at speakers near you
“Aural logs. Yes, I'm finally part of another mindless trend. Click the link you fancy below ...”
08
It's a woman's world
“You now why? Because they've got breasts, that's why. No, it's not what you're thinking—the goal ...”
07
I ooze testosterone
“Being the manly man that I am, I decided to take a bunch of baking ...”
05
Life replayed
“I don't ever remember dreaming as a child. No, I am not referring to the ...”
04
My stance on separate issues
“The following is the large block of boring text the previous post was seeded off ...”
Oct
31
Of race and blue-eyed blondes
“Disclaimer: This post is potentially disturbing. If in doubt, don't read it. In my pre-defence, ...”
28
Public service announcement
“Before you wear your seriously low-riding butt-hugging pair of jeans that don't leave much of ...”
26
Bohemian rhapsody
“People have referred to me in various ways—non-conformist, bohemian, mildly-eccentric, socially aloof, original—when they're trying ...”
24
I'm shallow like that
“Whenever people (and it's usually clueless newbies who do) ask me the question "but why ...”
22
All I want is leisure
“I know we've been through what I'm going to get into a few times, but ...”
21
Blurring the lines
“I have a ton of unfinished posts, and they're all crap. Apparently, good posts are ...”
17
Palatableness of changes
“I'd been toying with the idea of becoming vegan for a short while. Over the ...”
16
Tragicomical state of affairs
“I am not a major fan of politics or current affairs, but I have been ...”
13
God, are you out there?
“Can you hear me? Being omniscient and all, you know this recently arrived in my inbox. Please ...”
10
I'm aging
“We go through this year after year, but this time I thought I'll jump the ...”
09
08
Soliciting comments
“I'm working on the style of the new photo page. What say you? The thumbnails themselves ...”
07
Where are the damsels in distress?
“No, seriously, do they even exist? Most of, if not all, the women I know can ...”
05
02
Women issues
“I've been trying to type this up for a while, and it's only now that ...”
Sep
27
25
Squandered Opportunities
“(That's oppOrtunities for you Northies in the audience. Sorry, just HAD to throw that in ...”
22
Filler post while I organise my thoughts
“I'm currently working on a bunch of ideas I am trying to write up. It ...”
19
And we're done
“I now assume I am a full fledged candidate. Or something.”
14
12
Black and white hats
“The line between 'white hat' hacker and 'black hat' hacker is a surprisingly easy one ...”
10
Barter-able
“I'd been thinking of this just recently and I got the following e-mail in my ...”
09
Stop it, god damn it
“I know this is going to piss off a lot of people, but I absolutely ...”
07
Yellow matter custard...
“dripping from a dead dog's eye. I didn't talk about this earlier because I was concerned ...”
02
Aug
30
Penile Penal Affairs
“Update: This article is now in an easy to read and print PDF! This is probably ...”
25
Decor Opinions
“(This is not one of those hit-generating stunts. I promise. We all know how well ...”
23
Compiling and running Quake III on GNU/Linux
“This weekend was good for the pseudo-intellectual amongst the gaming community. The source code for ...”
22
21
Curvy women and ripped men
“For any society that isn't shrouded in a reality distorted by mass media, the notion ...”
20
Avani Avittam
“Or however it's spelt. Marking this and the other related-religious-event that is the "Gayathri Japam" (or ...”
19
18
Four weddings and a funeral
“Except that they're comedy shows and an album instead. But first. It took me a really ...”
17
16
Penile humour
“I normally resort to penile and other technically-lewd means when I'm unable to elicit laughs ...”
15
The deal with this country - Reprise
“In response to an earlier comment. Because you might as well reuse what you type. Let ...”
12
The deal with this country
“Judging by the kinds of topics I frequently bring up, one would hastily tend to ...”
09
Swaying women, and pee
“Since I'm having difficulty coming up with topics of conversation—where by "conversation" I mean a ...”
06
05
Silences aren't awkward at all
“After all my travels and what not, I've returned home actually motivated to get some ...”
03
Where could he be?
“Is he dead? Is he missing? Is Texas really as bad as everyone imagines it ...”
01
Jul
30
26
Abstinence, for common good
“I have stuff to say, but for now I am content with driving traffic elsewhere. ...”
24
I found it!
“I was scrounging through PhD Comics to find the strip that best represents my current ...”
23
On the road again
“I'll keep this short, and informative. I leave early tomorrow morning on yet another trip, ...”
22
21
20
Four of five or so, done
“I'm finally home. I'm leaving again in 3-4 days to Austin, but at least I'm ...”
17
Why not?
“(Anywho, for those curious, it's girlfriend and not friend. And they live together and not ...”
16
14
12
We? Ours? Our stuff?
“The darshan in Manchester completed, I finally wobbled back to London late the next afternoon. ...”
10
08
07
06
An additional day
“I know you're all eager to hear about the gig, but that's still being typed ...”
05
04
Jun
29
Fcuk ups
“Due to "weather trouble" (read god damn incompetence at United Airways), my holiday begins tomorrow, ...”
28
Another trip
“But this time it's supposed to be fun. I'm heading off for the UK tomorrow. Plans ...”
27
Teachers from the past
“In a remarkably odd sequence of events, I ran into a math teacher of mine ...”
24
21
Nipplenose
“My face has been, oh, what's the technical term for it?, breakoutey since just before ...”
20
Fucking details
“Thank you for your E-mail. Your Visa will cover the UK, i.e. England, Scotland, Wales, Northern ...”
19
18
Two of five or so, done
“As you might expect, an elaborately worded, picture filled, profound exposé evoking much emotion and ...”
12
Leaving, again, tomorrow
“There has been much confusion over the past few days. (Apart from being randomly assaulted ...”
09
Questions we all have - 2
“You probably want to read part 1 of this monologue. » What is the appropriate course ...”
Apples and oranges
“My family is around, and my tiny home surprisingly fit everyone for a few days. ...”
05
Most recent talk uploaded
“Not like you care, but as usual, I've uploaded my talk slides, as well as ...”
May
31
Recent Developments
“Here is a roundup of recent occurrences that I've been meaning to write about, but ...”
26
Geek Humour
“I think I am choosing an opportune moment to post this, as I've gathered that ...”
22
21
20
The resident coquette
“On occasion, just for a fleeting instant, your mind begins to conjure up evanescent ideations ...”
19
Re: Your UK Visa Application @ Chicago
“Your application has been approved and the visa has been issued. This is an automated message ...”
18
Then, and now
“I've been meaning to bring up each of these at different times, but I decided ...”
15
NitendoON
“The revolution is near. I don't oft partake in memes or take pleasure in speading delightful ...”
14
13
Questions we all have
“If you find yourself checking out guys, does that make you gay? Is it acceptable if ...”
11
07
Weary Traveller
“And his journeys haven't even yet begun. If you haven't noticed, I'm having a bit (OK, ...”
04
Kind strangers
“I bitch about living in a small town, oh, only every single day. Having always ...”
03
Comments on comments
“Firstly, I've finally replied to all recent comments. You are free to scroll down all ...”
01
Personal Interventions
“I've been a student longer than most people I know. Definitely longer than any of ...”
Apr
28
Umm..
“alright.”
22
Well, Fuck
“Everytime you begin a new term, you look for classes. During this process, you occasionally ...”
19
Snippets
“o For a guy who doesn't drink, I end up spending an awful lot of ...”
17
Guilty Pleasures
“(I have all sorts of other posts partially typed up, but I am unable to ...”
14
It's that time of the year
“Relevant Simpsons excerpt, paraphrased from memory. Lisa: Dad, it's the 15th, you've got to file your ...”
Not-really-humour Purge
“It's some 2 AM, I've wasted all day and now I'm unable to sleep.. I ...”
11
Another ad
“And so, entropy begins to live. This time, I'm going to actually finish what it ...”
10
Sponsored Link
“Are you in grad school? Are you constantly being bothered by random kids asking you the ...”
09
Realizations
“I just got back from pretty much an all night bar/club hop. Some observations: 1. Most ...”
06
Changing Formats: Singlearities
“I quite enjoy tweaking my medium of delivery. It is surprising how subtle changes can ...”
03
01
I give up
“After much thought over the past few months, it is clear I am not bright ...”
Mar
30
Substantial and Original - 2 of 2
“For those not tuning in often enough (you bad reader you), you probably need to ...”
28
Substantial and Original - 1 of 2, or 3
“As you have undoubtedly noticed, there has been a marked drop in quality and quantity ...”
23
Mandatory Update
“(Real life details resume soon.) For those interested, I've almost gotten my computer to a state ...”
18
Not just an expensive clock
“I, apart from being a certified sociophobe, am also what you may call a phonophobe. ...”
17
I'd written up two other posts
“partially. But there have been semi-major data losses (including said posts) with the whole computer ...”
13
Deja vu
“A few months ago, my computer sort-of-hung as it was booting into the windows partition. ...”
10
In response
“Stuff I wrote elsewhere, in response to: You see, science requires proof and rational explanation behind ...”
08
Thing that bugs me
“A ton of things bug me, some more than others. This is just one of ...”
05
I, Hacker
“Finally returning to our much famed "In grad school..." series. You view life from extremely warped ...”
04
Blank
“This post exists "just because". You have no idea how hard I've had to push ...”
Feb
25
Preferences and such
“This friend of mine, she has a really odd way of looking at the world. Let ...”
24
What's going on
“There aren't many reasons why I've been silent, there's just one. I've been swamped. I cannot ...”
19
About a girl
“I've been having difficulty putting this in words, and what you're reading right now is ...”
17
Window Shopping
“Aside: Responding to all comments and e-mails relating to recent changes, I still haven't figured ...”
16
Stuff's being updated
“Bear with random brokenness. Update: I was, as usual, trying to revert back to the old ...”
14
Many Movies
“I don't really talk too much about it here, but I've been watching a ton ...”
13
The virginity complex
“Either you're a prude, or a slut.*   Yes, life's a bitch. *A most insightful article title ...”
11
Like a British born Indian
“Except Filipino, and not born in Britain. As I've said, I recently saw Bend it like ...”
09
08
I think this is it
“I've not been posting regularly, but that's not because I haven't been writing. Some random ...”
04
Familial Confusion - II
“This post is a continuation of yesterday's. If you haven't read that one yet, you ...”
03
01
Two in one
“With all that talk about Indian things, I went home that evening having this weirdly ...”
God damn it
“I bought some new hardware for a computer at work. Said hardware needed some random ...”
Jan
30
Caste systems and arranged marriages
“When you're Indian, and in grad school (or anywhere else in a foreign country for ...”
29
28
Quests, Princesses and all that
“When you've been in grad school long enough, like some people I know (hint hint), ...”
27
The task and the drone - II
“There was some confusion earlier as to what I was trying to say in those ...”
24
The task, and the drone
“Click here to read. It's funny. If you don't find it funny, you're not smart ...”
23
21
Not going to end well
“I'm staring at my potential schedule over the summer, and I'm tired already. - Sometime end ...”
20
17
Probably Racist
“(This is a guest opinion piece. Whose? It doesn't matter. I may or may not ...”
16
2004's Bests
“Filtering out the noise, so you don't have to.TM 2004 has been gone for about two ...”
15
People call me antisocial
“I beg to differ; I am a sociophobe. I don't hate social events or gatherings ...”
14
It's the end of an era
“Today, I got my hair cut. And this time, it was "for real". Here it ...”
13
Alien Retards
“During this recent break, you know the one we had for winter, I saw a ...”
11
10
Ads
“Stuff I wrote elsewhere. And rationale behind stuff I wrote elsewhere. Semi-interesting reads for people ...”
08
Hair Wars
“Not to be ignorantly insensitive about the N. Korean scheme of doing things, but hey, ...”
07
Bought Love
“It recently dawned on me that I am not a kid anymore. Bluntly put, I'm ...”
06
Funny (but rather large) clip
“I've been extremely ... I don't know the word. It's like, my mind can't keep ...”
05
02
New year, same me
“There haven't been updates recently because I've been doing stuff. My new years eve was ...”
2004
Dec
29
It's that time of year again
“If you look carefully at the word resolution, it just means "resolve to do something". ...”
28
Near negative bank balance
“Since I don't understand the concept of self restraint, or bankruptcy, I now own this.”
27
26
Extended weekend together
“I'm so glad this happened. I was having some issues with her weight and general friendliness. ...”
Serious news
“An earthquake of magnitude 8.9 on the Richter scale (read insane panic and horror) hit ...”
25
24
THIRTY-SEVEN SECONDS
“I know you are probably waiting all eagerly for the conclusion of my earlier science ...”
23
22
21
20
A science history lesson - Part I of II
“Or I'm broken beyond repair - Part I of II. Take your pick of post title, ...”
19
No news
“Or nothing I actually plan to expend energy boring you with. So I'll bore you ...”
17
Anger is inspiring
“I don't ever think there will be a time when I'll be one of those ...”
16
14
13
10
Edu things
“I did almost nothing this entire term. Which was good, for all the time I ...”
07
Some conversation excerpts
“Except they aren't really conversations as much as they are eavesdropping. And they're really more ...”
05
Effin' genius
“Boring flights induced verbage.    You hear tales of great success everyday. If you pay close ...”
02
Boredom induced sight seeing
“I don't usually get bored out of my skull when I'm at places where intellectual ...”
01
Well, minor updates anyhow.
“- The 'theatre districts' of most parts of the country shut down on Monday. Why?, ...”
Nov
30
No updates
“There haven't been (and probably won't be) any real updates to delineate or actuality as ...”
28
Prince of Persia: Sands of Time
“I have absolutely no self control, and that sucks for a variety of reasons. But ...”
27
Trip Announcement
“I've not been able to write too much recently. I have at least 4 unfinished ...”
26
25
First Snow: YACE*
“Sometime early afternoon, yesterday. arbitrary person: Dude, it is going to snow soon. me: Quiet down foo, ...”
24
Arbitrary linkage
“- Site 1 - Site 2 - Site 3 I had at least 3 more, but I've forgotten ...”
Since we were on gaming...
“This is probably the funniest thing I've seen on slashdot in ages. It's a picture ...”
23
I now own
“And have felt, touched, and started using: - this camera body - with this lens - storing images ...”
diff resident_evil grim_fandango
“Recently, I've been playing quite a bit of Resident Evil. I mean, I've been playing ...”
22
21
20
19
Classes of People
“You come across a variety of different sorts of people everyday. That's not necessarily a ...”
A conversation excerpt
“(Since everyone loves them.) me: and what do you think you're doing?she: oh, nothing. i'm just ...”
18
Guess who
“just spent 2.5 grand on "impulsive" camera related purchases. Guess who doesn't feel all that ...”
17
Move along, there is nothing to see here
“No one will wonder or particularly care about this subtle change, but I just made ...”
16
15
Geek in a government office
“ACT I - Ensures his place in hell A geek was at a government office earlier ...”
14
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12
11
10
09
08
Arbitrary life notes
“- It turns out that the hole in my ear, though not visible, could be ...”
07
Haircut Causality
“My mom has frizzy and curly hair which she's sort of artificially conditioned to appear ...”
06
05
Fun planning's fun
“As is blatantly obvious to even the most casual observer of my life, my life ...”
It is coming
“WoW. And oh my goodness. Related hilarity!”
It's 1:35 A.M
“I just got back from a bar I'd been in since some 9 in the ...”
04
Status: iPod
“The following is an excerpt of a converstation between a random guy at my street ...”
03
02
01
Don't misunderestimate your vote
“First, a totally random and off-topic observation. I saw a 2 year old at lunch ...”
Oct
31
Recent News
“Since my earring was beginning to come off, and I didn't fancy it falling anywhere ...”
30
Defences falling in place
“I've done all I can at the moment to minimize spam. - All "linkdumpable" files have ...”
Hmm...
“Eminem's new video - Mosh. Surprisingly "activistey" and informed.”
Much better
“Because the other style (wordpress' default) made me want to gauge my eyes out, I've ...”
29
28
Eeek!
“Ok, you can calm down now. While changing a ton of journal related 'backend' ...”
27
26
I ♥ I ♥ Huckabees
“Where do I begin? Ah yes, due to an unfortunate turn of events in her ...”
25
Comments are back!
“Well on the inside anyway. I just cleared up 192 MB of spam and brought ...”
24
Comments Troubles
“I have an SQL database size limit of about 100 MB on my host, and ...”
23
22
Fresh Muffins
“One of my nearest neighbours has extreme baking skills. I mean, she is extremely capable ...”
WTF
“Mean, but what're you going to do. "hello sir my name is obfuscatedforsavingface , my gre ...”
21
20
Bits from another analysis thingy
“This time, a handwriting sample. Here are some random (scarily correct) bits. wahgnube is sarcastic. This ...”
19
Way too much excitement
“Way too. I had trouble with my credit card's magnetic strip a while back on this ...”
18
Awww
“I just ran into this. Thank you, Wayback Machine! Ages ago (circa v0.0.4) Today (v0.2.2) Emphatically static.”
For some reason...
“Amazon keeps thinking I am this post-breakupal woman and constantly recommends books of this sort ...”
17
Dazed coffee hatred
“I woke late. But I've been feeling tired all day. It's like, you're in this ...”
16
15
Home sweet home
“ It feels nice to be at home and in my own bed again. I got back ...”
14
Pimping
“If you have nothing to say, you express yourself in other ways.”
13
12
Depressing Evaluation
“It's funny how things change. As a kid, birthdays were happy times. Plenty of presents ...”
Notes
“ My talk's done. In order to commiserate my aging process, my folks got me a GameCube ...”
I'm officially old (TM)
“To steal lines from one of the greatest classics of all time, Sally sobs, "I'm going ...”
11
Notes
“- I wasn't kidding when I said this place has absolutely nothing. I walked around ...”
10
Random thought
“I just got back from dinner with three women. Now the conversation kept veering toward ...”
First thoughts
“From Lincoln, NE. Everything seems larger. Everyone's larger and more-fully clad. And much whiter.”
Travels and tribulations
“- You shouldn't start packing for a trip at 12:10 after your ride calls and ...”
09
08
My Big Mouth—Reprise
“ My second pass at this. The "let's try to make some sense" variant. Men and women ...”
My big mouth
“ I went out to dinner to this fancy place, the Bella Ciao, with a friend ...”
07
06
05
Home Alone
“I kinda like living alone. I get to shave myself in weird places of the house.”
04
Lime green tops
“If you see someone wearing a cute (lime green no less) top, you compliment the ...”
03
02
01
Pimpin'
“I now present to you Fastlane. It's the first picture that's made it into delineate ...”
Sep
30
29
28
27
I'm retarded.
“I just loaded a fishing drink dispensing machine with the required number of quarters for ...”
26
What's up with that?
“ You're a male. You're alone. By "alone", I mean nothing more (or less) than you ...”
25
24
23
22
21
20
19
18
17
16
You can never win.
“Or is that I. So you see this lady across the street trying to get into ...”
15
Cheese
“It was cheese, or the lack of it actually. When I slammed the door (for ...”
14
13
Fish, fish
“If there is something such as arbitrarily directionless pure anger, I'm experiencing that state right ...”
12
E-mail works again!
“There was some left-over cruft from some extension (enigmail to be specific) that Thunderbird thought ...”
Lil green men and dirty lil secrets
“You probably already know I am not a big fan of competition. This is especially ...”
11
Karma, the balance law
“I have a very strong belief system. Though I consider myself an annoyingly rational person, ...”
10
Egads!
“My computer is quite screwed up. Currently, it "runs" windows. By which I mean, I ...”
09
08
Blasphemy!
“There have been a bunch of rumours going around which I hope to clear up. ...”
07
06
05
04
03
02
I can't do this
“I've really got nothing to say. Being annoying-roommate-free is good, but being unable to afford ...”
01
Aug
25
Weak me
“This is from a café close to my new home, because I don't have an ...”
I am not a good son
“Well, not good enough anyway. Did I say good? I meant strong, yes strong, that's it.”
24
Moved to my new apartment!
“You'd be surprised - How much crap a poor grad student can accumulate. - How weak a ...”
23
And so it begins
“Well, not really. It is still horribly broken and there is a lot more to ...”
22
Some more hacking
“After some more work, delineate's beginning to look a lot more like that picture I ...”
20
Coding up delineate
“After much thought, I decided iteration 6 was as good as I wanted it to ...”
19
Little by little
“We the people fight for our existence We don't claim to be perfect but we're free We ...”
17
Marriages — Moms' eye view
“Not so recent background: I was talking to my mom when I was back home ...”
16
Cruelest street reality
“This sort of occurred to me when I was in India for the holidays, but ...”
Talk times and roaming charges
“What's come over me? I'm looking at *gasp* cell phones and I've nearly decided on ...”
And so it begins
“I just received my first ever thank-you-style positive feedback for releasing the work site's style. ...”
15
I'm going nuts
“I've been trying to be busy all weekend and not do anything related to the ...”
13
OSWD
“I was browsing everyone's favourite design rip-off inspiration site when I came across this. Go ahead, ...”
12
Solitude.. in a bit
“A bunch of things. Over the past few weeks I've gotten rather obsessed with this ...”
11
Catching up to an imagined present
“BFTP* I've been going out of my way to sort of "catch up" on all that ...”
10
09
Things that annoy me to no end...
“the language edition. 1. People who misspell "definitely". "I must defnately be stupid." 2. People who mispronounce "congratulations". "CONEgratulations ...”
Unsolicted Ad
“Since there is absolutely no way you can be tired of this sort of thing, ...”
07
European Advertisements
“You've gots to love dem. Foxy nurse. - Schiesser, apparently of their underthings fame. Tidy up. ...”
06
Hashing design plans
“I've oft been accused of posting random pictures "just because" instead of actually exerting myself ...”
04
03
02
Your body as a canvas
“I morphed myself into this teenager yesterday and ended up watching a couple of hours ...”
Jul
31
30
(South Asian?) Movies and Reality
“BFTP* Now, you've all seen movies haven't you? I'm pretty certain a good chunk of you've ...”
Dream analysis
“It's funny how brains (well, my brain anyway) seem to process information while we're asleep. ...”
29
Advertisement
“In a bold and daring move to eliminate the backlog in pictures I've taken but ...”
28
27
Correspondence
“The new and improved grad school FAQ is up. I've already gotten feedback from one ...”
26
Sniff
“I cut out the section of the recently released History of Doom video that ...”
Exhausted, in a good way
“Last week was awesome, in an almost-tedious sort of way. I had something (arguably fun) ...”
24
23
22
D'oh
“I just made a most embarrassing goof up involving mistaking the reply button for the ...”
21
Sarees, zari, pallus and such
“And so it begins. I'm finally making the time to upload pictures taken during my ...”
20
Happy, at work
“Pretty much spent the whole of my afternoon-evening out with S and J arbitrarily hanging, ...”
19
Tattoos and people
“And there I was, sitting doing whatever it was when I happened to notice one ...”
Japanese women, horses and free software
“From the register. Microsoft can roll out countless studies that point out how proprietary software is ...”
18
Goodbye grades, grad school
“In what could best be described as an attempt to pamper myself, I've decided to ...”
17
I'm baaack
“Well I have been here for a while, and besides theatrics, the title doesn't serve ...”
15
14
I just walked in
“Well, not just. I reached a while ago and it's taken me a long time ...”
13
Headin' home
“Not to sound like FOX or anything, but details at 11. Can't wait? OK, I am heading ...”
06
05
04
02
01
Jun
30
Decisions, and sticking to them
“I've been trying very hard to make and reason out a bunch of decisions. It ...”
Mom day
“Spent most of my day with my mom (except for the little while I spent ...”
29
Apparently
“I'm also cushiony. Yes folks, that's 21st century PC speak for fat. In a good way? :D”
24
Articulate.. hands
“Apparently, I have soft hands. Apparently, they can talk. Apparently, I am very expressive. And that feels ...”
23
The letter to the airline people
“that made me rich. Well, richer. Dear Sir/Madam, My journey originated at Detroit Metro (DTW) (on flight ...”
22
21
20
Six more invites to spare today
“gmail's gone nuts. I've been getting like 3/6 invites to give away each day for ...”
19
18
16
I am alive and here
“And actually quite well. I'm home. It's just, with all the delays, missed flights, lost luggage ...”
13
Get your stalk on
“For the stalkers in the audience, who have to know my every move, here is ...”
Figured it out
“It is all beginning to make sense now - my agitation I mean. For those who ...”
12
Fishing furious
“I have no idea what's come over me. I'm just.. angry. You know those days ...”
Pretty much wrapped up work work
“I cannot believe I am going to be home in a couple of days. *Points to ...”
09
Gmail Invitations
“I have a couple of gmail invites left to use. Would you like one? All requests ...”
08
Insom(a)niac
“Totally weird stuff going on. I've had this annoying twitch in my right eyelid that ...”
07
06
Liberties, accents and languages
“Ahh yes, what's the fun having new housemates if you can't crib about them? Life, ...”
05
04
Welcome
“I was pleasantly surprised to see this in my email inbox this morning. "May I use ...”
03
02
Work and addictions
“I was talking to H a while ago and kept (proudly?) harping on the fact ...”
01
Roomies and begging
“I need to run in a bit, so I'll make this quick. And by run ...”
May
31
30
Relatively classy begging
“Except it's not classy. I might as well get all these out of the way, because ...”
29
Sshh
“There aren't too many reasons I fail to update this thing. Either there's "too much ...”
27
Sigh
“I feel fishing horrid. I am deficient. And it's not something that can be cured by ...”
26
Life as a guy
“You have to watch this. For the lower-bandwidth skeptics among the crowd, you have my ...”
25
24
23
22
Resting a little too much
“I've been finding it hard to get out of this "read cool things for the ...”
21
So much for the afterglow
“It's like, I finally get it now. All that time I was cribbing about intellectual hurdles, ...”
Electrical storm, again
“You'd assume that large research institutes won't be bothered by a few bolts of lightning ...”
Fedora Core 2
“I've been meaning to migrate from my aging (and slowly beginning to get too kludgy ...”
Pretty flashes
“There is this extremely huge electrical storm? going on outside right now. Muuuusstt sttanndd oouutt ...”
20
Clueless
“I wouldn't consider V particularly sensitive or incisive. I don't even usually give him credit ...”
19
I win
“I rock. It went ... very differently from what my nightmares had portrayed. Fortune favours the ...”
18
Sigh
“Will the world love me any less if I screw up tomorrow?”
17
I'm screwed
“Or on the brink anyhow. This is madness, I just hope I don't do something ...”
16
I've been busy
“I've been afraid and tense. Very. Which in my world seems to be the only ...”
13
Groan
“I don't feel so good. As in, I don't really know. I'm pretty sure it's ...”
11
Ah ha
“I've finally been cracked. Apparently showers are where I get most of my thinking done. I ...”
09
TV, runs and kids
“Damn I hate marathons. No, not the kinds in which people run insane distances just ...”
08
It's about time
“I would just like to let the world know I was finally able to force ...”
Learn to fly
“Today was, well, quite awesome. The feeling of being abandoned is slowly being morphed to ...”
06
Ok, something needs to be done
“I was up late last night all alone fishing around with colour tables trying to ...”
05
Music, and peace at last
“I was planning to put something else down, but now all of it is a ...”
03
Ack
“For the first time ever in my life, I decided to do something waaay before ...”
Shopping
“I spent all my day shopping, for other people. Bought a lot of little (and ...”
02
Groan..
“Remind me the next time. Just because there's a channel with a South Park marathon ...”
01
Apr
30
Couldn't really sleep
“This is a blast from the relative past. I have this system where I pile ...”
29
Awwww
“All together now, awwwww.”
Argggh
“I've got this final exam test tomorrow. And since I'm this self proclaimed bastion of ...”
27
26
25
Imminent redundancy
“I've tried really hard to avoid writing about this, but I'm apparently not the king ...”
24
23
Spring!
“Or something like that. It does go to something like 40 degrees at night at ...”
21
Wonder of wonders
“aggreg8 is actually beginning to fall in place. Woohoo!”
Lashing out, because I've been hypnotised
“Music today is not always nice and happy. Never go to sleep with one angry ...”
Not good
“The term is almost over. Which means obvious end term pressures, but I've got a ...”
19
You lose some, you lose some
“What's the deal with lose lose situations? I was at this restaurant at lunch, and this ...”
Broken email?
“Sorry, but I have to use this journal as a (low tech) way of clarifying ...”
18
17
Hmm
“I was just informed that because I don't talk in Tamil, have longer than usual ...”
16
Finally
“Went home to sleep after a few days. Warm, comfortable beds are good. 12 hours ...”
15
This close
“It's some 3 AM and I am THIS CLOSE to breaking down on all levels. *Crushes ...”
14
12
Arggh
“I made time for the tax thing and the software on the site that's supposed ...”
Life sucks
“Hmm. Dozed off at work for something like an hour. Just woke. That hasn't happened ...”
11
Amzaing
“Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers ...”
I'm alive
“And I'm well. Well, relatively anyway. It's not like I have run out of photos ...”
10
09
New photo page
“The new photo page is live. Most albums have been enhanced or expanded. And new ...”
08
Bash scripts
“After mucking around for a very long time with ORIGINAL and Gallery, I decided to ...”
07
06
Hmm
“SCIENTISTS say, size does matter. How cold should a place be to be called "cold dwelling" ...”
05
Uncharacteristically ecstatic
“I know I said I wouldn't let what she said/didn't say be the only determinant ...”
04
03
02
Changes. Living. Alone.
“Alone. That word is beginning to bug me. I do feel pretty alone. And the ...”
01
Hmm...
“Spending two out of the past three nights at work isn't fun. No it isn't. :/”
Mar
31
30
29
My biological clock
“Imagine the (ultra cute) Marissa Tomei in My Cousin Vinny stomping on a hard wood ...”
28
27
Social stuntedness? continued
“Ahh yes, an update on my inherent lonerisms and consequent lack of social skill. There ...”
Inherent or necessitated? self sufficiency
“Today was amazing. I've felt this way after a very, very long time, and I'm ...”
24
It's embarrassing
“When people think your writing is so cool that they should periodically check in (aka ...”
23
Decisions decisions
“I hate times like this. I love choices usually, but am quite annoyed by the ...”
22
My head hurts
“For whatever reasons (and I think I do know them, but will stick with a ...”
Princess hSirah
“Allegories - Now with 100% less animal analogies! As a result, no horsies were harmed in ...”
21
Hah!
“Elmer Fuddized webpage. Clickey! Update: Not really updated or related, but Google has opened an R&D ...”
Even more changes
“"Back" to large (or small) bodies of boring text, for a bit. Most of my ...”
20
New(er) site things
“And now, the new (hopefully) permalinks (aka tentative sitemap): intro: wahgnube.org/ - primary intro wahgnube.org/fluctuant.html ...”
19
18
Finally, a LBB(?)T*
“ATCGW*! or something like that. If you haven't already noticed, I've avoided a semi serious post ...”
17
Hmm
“Why am I not home at a 10 to 2? wahgnube.org - Tables cleaned up and 137 ...”
16
Notice me
“Large blocks of boring text return in a bit. I'm starting to fashion an idea in ...”
Break all the HTML Validation
“And post a bunch of test results. DisorderRatingParanoid:LowSchizoid:Very HighSchizotypal:ModerateAntisocial:LowBorderline:LowHistrionic:LowNarcissistic:LowAvoidant:LowDependent:LowObsessive-Compulsive:Low-- Personality Disorder Test - Take It! -- Thanks ...”
15
14
13
10
Change, The
“Today was huge. One of the hugest days of my life. A few days earlier, ...”
09
Curses
“The Second Annual FSF Associate Membership meeting will be on Saturday, March 27, 2004, from ...”
08
07
Mystic River (between pangs)
“Try this. Next time you're, say, in the shower don't think of, say, Eskimos, and ...”
06
Good hair day
“I seem to have lost the drive and inspiration to do anything. I've slowed down, ...”
05
I'm alive
“And I do have stuff to say. It's just, my head is killing me right ...”
03
02
Life, tv, reality
“Now at various points in your life, a smart teacher would have handwaved her way ...”
01
First day (of the rest of my life?)
“Today was rather nice I must say. It wasn't too different from my usual day, ...”
Feb
29
Life and all that
“Looking back at the past pattern, you know the, HAPPY sad HAPPY sad HAPPY sad...., ...”
Guess who
“Guess who was handed a codebase that was at the time capable of handling ~9 ...”
27
Lines crossed
“Baby's got blue skies up ahead But in this I�m a rain cloud You know she needs ...”
26
Day off
“I fished up. Big time. I feel horrid. My tummy is all quesy. I really ...”
24
Whee!
“Today was an exceptionally amazing day. Oh my god am I happy. But you do ...”
22
Screaming into nothingness
“I will keep coming back to this at different points of time because screaming into ...”
21
Insane me
“What is it with me huh? I am the most rational guy I know. I ...”
20
19
18
Tech trials
“One of those days again. The feeling of loss with never real gain days. They ...”
17
Still here
“Hmm. This isn't so bad really. I am more than used to it by now. ...”
15
(Lifelong?) Improvement projects
“General cluelessness and stupidity warning - IAJAG*. I think a woman and a guy can be ...”
14
My ears, and head, hurt
“I listen to people. People know I listen to them. Now this is all fine ...”
13
Work pages can have equations!
“For some reason, I remembered the work pages that have been left in limbo for ...”
FUCKING PHONE
“It rung. It was apparently for me. I got up to pick it up, and ...”
12
Pampered worker
“The past couple of days have been nice at work. And by nice, I obviously ...”
10
08
Back home
“Back home. To wireless broadband! Which is actually not all that it is cracked up to ...”
07
Hakuna Matata
“(Yes, that is about as much Swahili? as I know.) The world seems like a lot ...”
06
House hunting
“For whatever reason I can't stand dull old north campus anymore. Not like I am ...”
Dogs
“Designers of FORTRAN should be shot. GOTO users should be shot. Fish them and a whole lot ...”
Inherent badness
“I "went to sleep" at some 10ish last evening. Spent all my time tossing and ...”
05
The move is imminent
“I have been trying real hard to get something down here today. I want to ...”
04
Boo
03
Still here
“:|”
02
I am not an evil person
“Usually. I do love mocking things. I am not talking about "point and jeer kicking sand ...”
01
Jan
31
30
Ok, this is a bit much
“I know I get very comfortable when I sit in a chair. I slouch, beyond ...”
I'm the bravest guy in the world
“Of course, I feel like the bravest guy in the world, but you'd realize what ...”
29
28
Be good to me day
“Today was the first "be good to me" day. It was all about me, and ...”
27
The usual reality tv beef
“So here's the thing. I was (unfortunately?) home early enough to catch the show last ...”
26
Bodhisattva
“'nuff said.”
25
Divergent curves
“Parenting style has a great impact on what kinds of people their children grow up ...”
24
Furious... to laughing so hard
“Watching OTHER people enjoy the benefits of blazingly fast connections at home just sucks. I ...”
22
Hmm
“This is irritating. Picked arbitrary sources with different xml feed formats to test aggregate, but ...”
21
Sleep is good
“Got things done to a decent enough level (as judged by someone who'd gone for ...”
Curses
“Apparently non-engineers need sleep. The library where I was at closed for the "night" at ...”
Ah yes
“In more moments of mind blowing side tracking, I just came across some words (some ...”
20
Whee!
“Does the unhappy happy dance. Except he isn't in the frame of mind or physical ...”
This is awesome
“No, not really. It's 3:55 or some such in the morning and I am unable ...”
19
It's changed
“I just stood there in the cold, reliving the evening and staring at it. I ...”
18
17
16
Hmm.
“Ah yes, I don't normally do this, but I am lazier than usual today. Here's ...”
From the horse's mouth
“Except it is some system and not really a horse. I will go on and ...”
15
Conned man
“Not to get into details because it's depressing me, but these modded lyrics should capture ...”
14
Camel-fish
“Woke at a decent hour, 7ish. In the shower by 7:12. Reached late for a ...”
13
Less annoying reality tv
“Ahh yes, I've been using the computer an awful lot less, and that is a ...”
12
I don't know what it is
“I feel like I'm going all out to prove that I can make a professionalish ...”
11
Sighs
“This is just a bit too weird. I mean, I am old enough to understand ...”
10
Tis sad
“I "know" none of these people, and haven't met any of them. But I have ...”
09
Change
“First, rush here: http://umich.edu/~hnarayan/ Back so soon? It's a template for a non-existent 'professional' site. I'd ...”
08
Bunches of things
“Losing your computer can hit you on so many levels. Apart from the obvious work ...”
07
06
05
Hmm...
“I have the strangest feeling a new roomie (I'd say housie, but that sounds more ...”
04
New (old) bike
“Today was rather interesting. Showed off the home to more (rather nice) interested (and prospective ...”
03
Where the fish
“Was this side of the contry a year or so ago? I am probably a lot ...”
Movies and glasses
“Having no computer at home has some perks. Like getting to squeeze some quality TV ...”
02
01
Haven't slept this whole year
“(Yes, there is something about new years jokes.) Being home has not been as much fun ...”
2003
Dec
31
30
Resolutions, and marketing
“If you're wondering what those two halves of the title have in common, don't bother. So ...”
29
Can't escape it
“Tech toys I mean. Spent most of the evening getting this Cannon photo printer working. ...”
Just another year
“Ahh yes, it's that time of year again. Your brain tells you it's just a ...”
27
Me unplugged
“Shipped my notebook away to be worked on and it's going to take 2-4 weeks ...”
25
Broken machines, and holiday issues
“Ok, I think I finally did it. I stopped my laptop from booting up. Now ...”
24
LOTR
“Hmm. I just returned from the Lord of the Rings---The Return of the King. Sure, ...”
Finally done
“Ok, the term is kinda sorta officially over. There was this rather insignificant incident near ...”
23
Ok, this is too much
“For some reason, this group, the HackER "defacement" TeAM or some such have decided that ...”
21
wahgnube, the little story teller
“Except he's not little, nor tells stories. No points for guessing whose eyes have been on ...”
I can't wait for Monday
“Ahh yes, the evil term hasn't ended yet. You just freaking know the longer it's ...”
19
Not again
“There must be something wrong with me. I just saw the movie again. Don't I ...”
Hmm
“Contrary to what I expected, my semester isn't going to be done until Monday, and ...”
Sigh
“Aww fish it's 3 already.”
18
Whiney
“This term is almost done, but there is just so much more to do. Things ...”
16
Todo todos
“You know things aren't going entirely according to plan when your mechanisms for handling TODO ...”
15
Metalog
“Hmm. This is weird. I want to type something out, but just because. There is ...”
Muhahahahhahahah
“It saddens me to see how so many people underestimate how much our minds can ...”
14
Geeky things
“So here's the deal. I decide to work, but then I decide to check email. ...”
Almost working
“Finally left home for a bit. Spent the last couple of days preparing myself to ...”
12
Hmm
11
10
09
08
Weak, and furious that I am
“I am a weak weak human being. I'm so much more than weak, it's pathetic. My ...”
07
06
05
04
03
02
01
Nov
30
29
Megatokyo!
“Generally uneventful day. Been reading a lot of Megatokyo. Of course, it wouldn't be complete without ...”
28
Cheese.. and split ends
“It never dawned on my that there could be something as too much cheese. Unfortunately, ...”
27
Start of a long weekend
“Spent of most of the morning organizing and sorting things. Threw out some 1.5 Kg ...”
26
Prepare to be amazed
“mmmaybe's up. Cough up the comments and insightful advice.”
25
Disclaimers, and life
“Ok, before I say anything else, might as well go through the motions and release ...”
Brrr
“Yesterday was all nice and in the 50s. The sun was shining, people jogging in ...”
24
Shameless plugs
“Tidied up everybody's favourite document and I proudly release v0.0.4 today. It's getting there. I ...”
23
Disclaimers and all that
“After a good deal of hacking, I have reached the 3rd iteration of the Disclaimer ...”
Weekend... life blues?
“Ahh yes, back at the uni and at my computer again. I doesn't really bother ...”
22
Pig
“I've been a bit of a pig, or is that hog? over the past couple ...”
21
Consumed by the uni
“I mean literally. I finally went home last evening after a couple of days. I ...”
19
Site news
“Extreme changes. Moving to a new domain and the journal now resides here Too many ...”
actuality.wahgnube.org
“reality, in the eyes of a wannabe. Downtime's good. I had more time to actually do ...”
17
Feeling a lot better
“As expected. I mean, if the pattern so far has been sad happy sad happy ...”
16
Planet gloom
“Disclaimer: What follows below is a bit more than a bit disturbing. At least for ...”
Teary eyed smile
“Feeling strangely peaceful at the moment. It's this mix of sadness and happiness and all ...”
Sniff
“I just got back after seeing Moulin Rouge. I have to say it was one ...”
15
14
13
Damage assessment
“For now, it seems I had over reacted. I don't seem to miss anything unrecoverably ...”
Site related things
“This is just a bunch of notes to self. about . rewrite fluctuant with intj input to ...”
YAB
“Yet Another Blackout So here's the thing. You come all wide eyed and excited (or unmoved ...”
11
More TV, geeks, me
“Hmm, I can't help it. Since I saw an episode of the show, I've been ...”
Reality, and reality tv
“Been at a library all day. It felt good. Not that that's news in itself ...”
09
08
Eclipses, ponytails and geekisms
“Been staring at the moon at different points of time over the past few hours. ...”
07
Tests, BAH!
“Ok, I've idled and tried to avoid this long enough, now to get back to.. ...”
04
Hmm...
“Is it just me, or after one too many South Park episodes I've started talking ...”
Rats
“Guess who, just guess who is on a spanking new 2.6.0-test9 Linux kernel. Where the fish ...”
My thoughts on Fedora
“A couple of people have asked me about this and I've essentially typed up the ...”
03
Planning on working hard, for a while
“In order to avoid the drama that was caused due to skipping sleep for a ...”
02
Cats
“Just got back from Sarah's place. A relatively fun filled 3+ hours of watching Simpsons ...”
01
Forgetfuler
“While I was out today, I observed the strangest thing. Well, it's not really that ...”
Oct
31
Early bird
“Fridays are usually sleep-in days. Not today though. For no real reason I was up ...”
30
29
Free your music
“Today was quite decent. Got quite a bit of stuff done, for a change. And ...”
28
Searching for that switch on my brain
“I left work and got home in the afternoon today. I wasn’t getting anything terribly ...”
Movies, and little else
“Yes, that's like the only way I can describe last evening. Reached home rather earlyish ...”
27
Not oddly different or anything
“Been reading up some more on my "psychological profile". What can I say? They've all ...”
26
And a LOT more
“I don't think I am going to stop reading up on this for a bit. ...”
25
Is it wrong?
“Last night, I was smiling so much. After the usual overdose of Dew, and indewsing ...”
24
Unnecessary nonsense
“I really am curious. Just how do you deal with these people who, for some ...”
23
Just another Thursday
“The university news paper rocks on Thursday. It totally does, and as a result, is ...”
21
Don't read me
“Disclaimer: What follows below is a bit more than a bit disturbing. At least for ...”
I like meeting deadlines
“I mean literally. This thing isn't due for another hour or so, and I still ...”
Still here
“I need a nap.”
Work, bah
“When people give you three weeks time to do something and keep hinting that it's ...”
19
Sniff
“What people I don't know and 3 million miles away say about my baby. And ...”
Idle, laugh, pant
“Oh my god. Yesterday was one of the most funnest days I have had in ...”
18
Unproductivity, at its finest
“Today was one of the most unproductive days I have had in ages. Slept in. I ...”
17
Freakily close to my reality
“I read random stuff each day. Usually it's just normal and not terribly insightful or ...”
16
Technology is evil
“I'm sad right now. It's technology's fault. Technology is evil.”
Coffee
“Riding back up to north campus, I was continually greeted to the strong aroma of ...”
14
Just returned from the banquet
“Oh my god. I'm almost in tears. (In a moved, happy sort of way). This ...”
Totally random thoughts and events
“(If you're seeing this and wondering what's the cause of this blog weirdness, there is ...”
12
The weirdest things
“Here I am, tralla lalla laaa'ing my way down to the uni (to finish up ...”
"Happy" Birthday, to me
“Gah! I just realized I'm almost THIRTY. Yes, 7-8 years is not a really long period ...”
11
Site update, not
“Well, I guess I lied. There were no "frequent updates". There however, has been an ...”
Weee. Still the same, I think
“Thinking about my 'not entirely high energy' state for a while, I decided to try ...”
10
Just tired
“I am not doing too much. Rather, I feel I am doing a lot and ...”
08
It lives!
“Did something cool last night. I need to document it before I forget how to ...”
07
I am not dead
“I am alive. Last "weekend" was pretty hectic with all the working as a labourer ...”
04
03
Hmm...
“Tommorrow's the Graduate Student Symposium. And I'm beginning to get irritated because for the past ...”
Decisions decisions
“It's that time of year (couple of months?) again. I really want to buy something. ...”
02
Facts
“Some things that have dawned on me in the recent past: Fact: Diet colas suck. No-name ...”
01
Serendipity
“For some reason, as I was googling for something, I typoed and arrived at Ram's ...”
Sep
30
It's not supposed to be freezing so soon
“It's also not supposed to be so late. Second night in a row I'm planning ...”
Thank goodness
“This would have been one of the saddest things, ever.”
29
Numerical methods... Bah!
“I should be working on some numerical methods right now. I don't feel like it ...”
28
27
Not just another day
“I normally don't steal too blatantly from other places. But this is important to me, ...”
26
Unnecessary events
“Fridays are usually quite good. Good in the sense of less stressful. In the sense ...”
25
A paper and pencil kind of guy
“That's who I am. Ok, I've slowly evolved to a computer and mathematica kind of ...”
My eyes..AHH my eyes!
“Just saw Coupling a while back, the American version. God awful. The show is so ...”
24
Feeling better
“Coolness. I am doing better today. Almost fine actually. It's insanely cold and wet and ...”
23
22
Hahaha
“Random browsing can lead to the most interesting things.”
Bad, but not too bad
“I had been quite smart yesterday and outsmarted me by leaving my computer at work. ...”
21
Yuck
“Everything tastes horrid. Woke late and decided to, gasp, warm my milk for cereal. Either cold ...”
20
Weirdness
“I had planned to not use my computer after I got home. The deal was ...”
Yes, I'm not feeling ok
“   .oooO    (       )      \    (     Oooo.         \_)    (       )                  )    /  GNOME   (_/”
Sick, I think
“I just realized I've been spending waay to much time at the uni. I mean, ...”
An obligatory Arrr!
“I'm too tired to do too much more. Just had to, it being International Talk ...”
19
Guilty
“Things aren't supposed to be like this. Now I'm all guilty. I kind of sort of ...”
18
And the moment you've been waiting for
“Here they are, my answers to Anita's interview questions. ATCGW*! I have shuffled around their order, roughly ...”
17
Living a little
“Just got back from a party at Aarons. It was good fun. I need to ...”
Site news
“A myriad of small changes forces a version number bump to v0.1.5b. The beta tag ...”
Tired
“Not been near my computers for a while. I mean, I have been, but not ...”
14
13
Weekends
“I remember a time when weekends meant no work. I mean literally. Wake whenever, do ...”
11
Actually
“Yesterday wasn't so bad. It's not like I spent the entire day staring at a ...”
10
I am going to cry
“I just spent the WHOLE day building GNOME. Like I said, I had to move ...”
It's late, I'm awake and
“I don't know what it is That makes me feel alive I don't know how to wake The ...”
09
Hmm...
“This is not good. I've dropped things quite a few times. Things seemed normal so ...”
08
Rankings are evil
“Cleaning up hard drive days are so interesting. You'd never realize what tidbit that'll show ...”
Muahaha
“Due to, I assume, lack of entrants, this week's "Picture of the week" is mine. ...”
07
Tennis and all that
“Hmm.. I watched some more of the US Open today, and it felt weird, very. ...”
06
Crash and Idle
“This is the fastest I've ever burnt out, ever. Actually, I don't remember ever burning ...”
05
Web stuff
“Ahh yes, another hectic day. Didn't do too much besides the ordinary worth talking about. ...”
04
It's 4:30 in the morning and ...
“Here I go, still scratching around the same old hole My body feels young but my ...”
03
I am timeless
“Well, that's not entirely accurate. What I meant to say is, I am without a ...”
02
Yes, it's probably just me but
“I was looking into some of last month's site statistics and here is something interesting, ...”
Fall
“It was cold today morning. No, I don't know how cold. I don't want to ...”
Aug
30
Bonding, Arrr!
“Today was fun. Left all the (now settling) chaos at home to spend some time ...”
29
Fun life
“Life's been.. oddly fun. After galavanting around doing very little in terms of real work ...”
28
Un Reality.. oh the pain
“Are you a reality tv fan? Whose reality is it? Do people behave/talk/dress/... like that ...”
gaim and all that sort of thing
“I boot up, load everybody's favorite messenger, gaim, when all hell breaks loose. I get ...”
26
Bits from the book - 2
“Continuing what I had started a few days ago, here are the rest of the ...”
25
Stolen link
“I normally don't steal from /. (but do from other less popular places :P of ...”
Plain Hinglish!
“Read and laugh, child. And you thought Malayalees sounded funny. And a link to a screeny, the ...”
I hate windows
“Yes, it's official. I hate it. Until now, I was a free software zealot because ...”
24
g00gle 0wnz j00!
“Check out some of the geekiest features, ever. Rock on. And let's see what google fight seems ...”
Bits from the book - 1
“And here they are, as promised, in small doses. The italicized stuff are the quotes, ...”
Diversity is good
“The recent sobig.f worm rampage has left most people with painfully slow networks and resulted ...”
23
Daily happenings
“Ack! This is just a post to get this blog to feel like the actuality.log ...”
Blast from the past
“This post has been stolen from an earlier blog of mine. The post itself is ...”
22
Hmm..
“I'd taken a break from this for a while and a lot of stuff's happened ...”
19
Resolution?
“It's odd. As I had mentioned earlier, housing issues have been quite chaotic over the ...”
18
Busy
“And in an unexpected turn of events, I am actually busy today. Not so busy ...”
I
“During some hard core site update time, I actually read through the stuff on some ...”
17
Bah
“Put in a lot of work on the stupid site today. My god, this horrid ...”
Absurdity
“Recently there was a mail on an FSF India mailing list from a person looking ...”
16
Geeky things
“I suddenly remembered about it and thought I had missed "Mars Earth come closest in ...”
Dull day
“I mean literally. The sun never really did come out. It's been drizzling lightly all ...”
15
wahgnube ununplugged
“Power's back. Woohoo! :D But I shouldn't be celebrating should I? The damn thing shouldn't have ...”
14
Housing Chaos
“Ahh yes, it's that time of year where housing plans (uncertainties?) cause unnecessary confusion in ...”
13
Democracy, sweet democracy
“Professor to two students: Ahh yes, I say we vote on whether we meet tomorrow. Students ...”
AHHH!
“ Google is not pinging. Noooo... UPDATE: Oh, it must have been some problem at my end. ...”
12
Adaptive Goals
“I was talking to someone earlier today, and some really stark, not so nice, realizations ...”
11
Geeky odds and ends
“In major (enough) life news, I appreciated the opportunity to become a TA, but (I ...”
10
I might be getting MARRIED soon
“OK, now that I have your attention, let's look carefully at that statement above: "I ...”
09
Conversation log
“Here is an excerpt from a conversation I had with a person a long time ...”
Drop zone
“Been extremely butterfingery over the past month or so. Dropped stuff too many times to ...”
08
HAVE to have
“this book. I read portions of it at Amazon and boy does it seem dead ...”
Minor site changes
“Removed some of the "ad-style" linkage. Removed the 3Dwm link and moved it to the ...”
Life is Beautiful
“I just finished seeing Life is Beautiful (the English dub). I was happy. It started ...”
07
Primate Programming
“Gah! Is this what we have been doing all along?”
0-/-< 0-|-< 0-\-<
“Guess who got selected to be a TA, also. Now I choose. Muahahahah. Muahahahahahahaha. ;) I ...”
All groggy today morning
“But it is so worth it. Was on the phone all night long :D. God, ...”
A cheap imitation of the Albuquerque.triplog
“I maintained a thought log of events in Florida, thinking that I will get back ...”
05
Albuquerque pictures
“Back from another trip to a conference at Albuquerque, New Mexico. A few pictures ...”
Permalinks
“When this all began a long long time ago, I didn't expect my posts to ...”
04
03
I want it, just what is it?
“I start typing this not knowing whether it'll end up as a blog entry, an ...”
Blog/Journal Names
“It's very late. I've been clearing up some old files on my computer and see ...”
Metrosexuals
“Just who are these queer creatures? Find out.”
02
Vegetarians
“I was at this Brazilian bar/grill on my last trip, and of course when it ...”
Random Quote
“Hate is what you resort to when you're too old for violence. - BPH Evil doesn't ...”
01
Back home!
“Back home, like finally. Still stuck on Albuquerque (or however it's spelt) time. Which is ...”
Jul
26
Ack, Pi
“Using some 1337 hacking skills and code-fu, I had (on a weekend I was far ...”
25
Incompetence
“Anger and such. Makes you less productive, just nags and... doesn't solve anything. Firstly, I need ...”
19
Art Fair!
“Went to the Art Fair at central campus last evening. Good fun. Here are some ...”
15
Generally Wasteful
“This is the sort of thing that bugs me. Society here is in general a ...”
04
M.I.T pictures up
“Back from my trips to M.I.T and Miami. Fun, but tiring experiences. Using free time ...”
Jun
21
Trip home
“Woke around 6:00 AM. As I had done most of my packing the previous night, ...”
20
The Freedom Trail
“I had a hard time deciding which was more enjoyable, (I guess, in the end, ...”
19
My talk at M.I.T
“The big day had arrived. I practically knew what all I had to say by ...”
18
Not entirely eventful
“This I guess would be the least eventful day. It was basically a repeat of ...”
17
M.I.T Museum
“Woke the next day, around 7:00 AM or so, thinking that should be early enough ...”
16
Off to Boston
“The deal was to start typing this before I got home. There, there are other ...”
11
Chop Chop
“I actually had a haircut today :P. Ahh well. it was more of a trim but ...”
02
Picture and art page updates
“Some more pictures added to the picture page. Working on some new art too in ...”
May
29
"Free" fragging, Free software
“Well, free as in beer anyway. This is amazing news. RTCW was an awesome game ...”
28
Camera covers
“erm bags. People here don't know / don't like using the word cover. They need ...”
27
Nice.. some recognition
“I posted the links to my artwork on Linkin Park's forum and the responses so ...”
mmm.. Video Cards
“From being an insane addict, I have managed to remain sober for about a year. ...”
26
Music Weekend
“Ahh the joys of ripping newly bought music. Became a member of two music "clubs" which ...”
24
Art n stuff
“Worked on the Linkin Park art some more and uploaded two seemingly decent pictures onto ...”
Life, and site updates
“Life goes on. 3-4 weeks of German completed. Working on my first publication. Working on ...”
23
Need sleep
“Overdose of dew, loud guests, people with breathing "problems" around all add up to a ...”
02
Scared n excited
“Dogs. Damn, greedy, dogs. That's one of the reasons (besides my inherent stupidity) I lost ...”
Apr
30
Errands, plans and time-tables
“Ahh well, the morning after, my first language class that is :). It was pretty ...”
29
Sunshine, glorious sunshine
“This is a most exhillarating experience. I am, for the first time, just sitting down ...”
05
Picture page lives
“The first real update to the picture page just happened. Check it out now.”
Mar
26
GOT MY CAMERA
“Finally got my camera :). Watch out for updates to the picture page. Still figuring ...”
24
Work gets better
“Success, in a way. Got the "Shooting method" working for solving the differential equations. Now ...”
23
DMCA Felon.. not.
“Pretty event filled week. Most importantly, my computer was charged with a DCMA violation, for ...”
16
Shady stores
“Ahh yes, finally ordered my camera yesterday. I had to do some stuff like stoop ...”
Feb
24
Slow life documentation
“Life has been pretty slow recently. With some minor upgrades, such as the password protection ...”
15
Sweet movies are... sweet
“Saw 'Harry and Sally' again yesterday. That has to be one of the sweetest movies ...”
08
Spending goes on
“More shopping. Books and techy geek toys. Woohoo, getting paid is fun.”
07
I have an office space
“Travelled far away to get my keys for an office space. Yes, I am now ...”
05
Newegg rocks!
“Purchased my mouse on Newegg. Extreme service. I like, very much.”
04
02
Free stuff! or hallucinations?
“It was weird, found a LARGE monitor outside an office in Dow. But I had ...”
01
Nature's beautiful. (Read: I need a camera)
“My walk home last night had a wonderful experience in store for me. I was ...”
Jan
30
My first paycheck
“Got my first pay check today :). In other news, worked on some code for ...”
28
Disconnected
“Disconnected desi? Is that a good thing? I think yes. I should have been here ...”
27
Classes finalized.. I think
“Not entered anything for the past 10 days or so. Nothing major happening. Had last ...”
19
I, the researcher
“Site's moved out of beta and the transition seems complete. Now I'm officially a GSRA ...”
17
Disheartening realizations
“Fridays are good. No classes no nothing. Not really nothing, but pretty much. Had my ...”
15
Work and such begins
“Haven't had the time to updated this in a while. Decided to do it while ...”
11
The good... and the not so good
“Told amma and appa about the suddenly improved financial situation. They seem very happy. But, is ...”
10
Horribly over-powered cleaning fluid
“Saw this dialogue on a sitcom yesterday. Have to add it to my "safe", it ...”
09
The news trickles out
“Told my roomies the news last night. I had to, it came up in a ...”
08
Ray of light
“Already missed one day on these journal updates. Yes, I'm a busy man. Getting all ...”
06
Site broken
“My second sem begins at the U of M. Taking the initial weeks of low(er) ...”
Another term begins
“First day of my second semester here at the U of M. It wasn't as ...”
05
Decisions Decisions
“Another slow day. Spent most of the day messing around with the college of engineering ...”
04
Back to reality
“Back in college. Writing this from the (not so) famous grad. lounge (a room, but ...”
03
New years resolutions !
“Finally convinced myself to attempt to maintain one of these again. It's a new year, ...”
2002
Dec
02
Guestbook has a hit!
“The guestbook is finally out of beta and the site moves on to v0.0.5. ...”
01
Art update
“Added a new image to the artwork page named "Origin." Also added some thumbnails for ...”
Nov
19
Minor site updates
“Some more minor changes to the site. Added some contact information and changed the footer ...”
09
Unstaticing the static site
“Started making the site a tad "dynamic". The news is now stored in a common ...”
08
Smileys
“Made some subtle changes to the site layout. Added links to a non existent journal, ...”
01
Took my first class!
“Took my first ever class today (ME 211). I was substituting for the regular teacher. ...”
Oct
06
Valid code!
“Cleaned up the code and now the pages are valid html 4.01!”
Sep
28
Resume page
“Finally rewrote my resume using LaTeX, updated the resume page and uploaded an easy to ...”
12
New site launch!
“Launched an all new web site wasting even more space on the web.”
Aug
14
Activity Activity Activity!
“This entry into my journal is almost fully shamelessly ripped off from a mail I ...”
12
First thoughts from here
“First post from here. 8) I finally made it here yesterday after more than a ...”
10
Last post from here.. home
“I'm leaving home tomorrow. This will probably be the last article/post/anything I type from this ...”
Jul
28
Even Earlier Archives
“I've maintained sites and journals piecewise continuously since the end of high school. Which in ...”

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