Sunday, August 27, 2006

Alien?

tactified says:
The will inside your body should drive you to do amazing/powerfull things, and make you exceed to to have different/weird abilities normal people dont seem to posses. Inevitably people may call you weird or other oddities, but in the end result youve just become something entirely different from them, in a better more positive note.
 
I remember Richard Bach's MESSIAH. There is this village of fishes - all of which cling to rocks and weeds to save themselves from getting dragged along with the flow of river.

One of the fishes is tired of being stuck at the same place all the time and leaves the weed. It bounces on the rocks, gets thrashed with the corals but then eventually is lifted high by the flowing water. And when it passes over some other, similar fish-village, its called a MESSIAH.

People cling to the things tried and told to them by older generation. And when someone refuses to live by the same game-rules and plays his life himself, he's called a miracle or probably an alien these days.

--
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."
-Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss)

Friday, August 25, 2006

Take Pluto In



My Very Earnest Mother Just Sent Us Nine Pickles,
To IAU, the presence of Pluto Tickles.
My Very Earnest Mother Just Said Us No,
Why does IAU do this, I dunno.
Take Pluto in - a request of mine,
Eight isn't better, make it nine.
Either change the definition,
Or give it an exception.


Sadly, we now have only 8 planets and Pluto along with Charon, Ceres and Xena is a dwarf planet

"My Very ..." are the mnemonics to remember the names of planets in sequence.

Untitled Time Pass



Rains and shines,
Sky,now, is a cloudmine.
See a moment later to
Watch sun do a peek-a-boo.

Its golden for one
Moment and later silvern.
Greedy's treasure,
Skies are seldom azure.

Tin roof 'n a pour,
Lured to a shower.
Got drenched often,
Down with flu - gone all fun.

Showed cravings a limit,
Took all fun-bit by bit,
Got in a cage-well knit,
Now I wanna break it.

Wild and carefree,
Will my heart be,
For not long, monsoon's here,
Can't kill fun out of fear.

Monday, August 21, 2006

:-(

Very weary days pass,
Life is not as clear as glass,
Dear one's death,
White wreath,
Soon, on grave, will be grass.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Yet another Open CourseWare, this time in mp3 format

Ohio State University astronomy professor Richard Pogge has made MP3
recordings of his astronomy class lectures available to the general
public. They are available at the website

http://www.astronomy.ohio-state.edu/~pogge/Ast162/Audio/


Regarding copyright and usage of these lectures, the website is quoted:
"All recordings are Copyright © 2006, Richard Pogge, all rights
reserved. You are allowed to make personal copies for your own
listening, but you may not share or otherwise distribute these audio
files to others. If others are interested in listening to them, please
point them to this URL."


You can subscribe to and download the lectures by putting the above
URL into your MP3 software, or just go to that website
to download individual lectures

MIT OPEN COURSEWARE

http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Physics/index.htm

Thanks to Abhay for sharing this.