Sunday, July 29, 2007

Genesis 2.0

Genesis Take Two

1. In the beginning GOD created the Bit and the Byte. And from those he created the Word.

2. And there were two Bytes in the Word; and nothing else existed.
And God separated the One from the Zero; and he saw it was good.

3. And God said - Let the Data be; and so it happened.
And God said - Let the Data go to their proper places.
And he created floppy disks and hard disks and compact disks.

4. And God said - Let the computers be, so there would be a place
to put floppy disks and hard disks and compact disks.
Thus God created computers and called them hardware.

5. And there was no Software yet. But God created programs; small and big...
And told them - Go and multiply yourselves and fill all the Memory.

6. And God said -I will create the Programmer; And the Programmer
will make new programs and govern over the computers and programs and Data.

7. And God created the Programmer; and put him at Data Center;
And God showed the Programmer the Catalog Tree and said -
You can use all the volumes and subvolumes but DO NOT USE

8. And God said - It is not Good for the programmer to be alone.
He took a bone from the Programmer's body and created a creature that would look up at the Programmer; and admire the Programmer; and love the things the Programmer does;
And God called the creature: the User.

9. And the Programmer and the User were left under the naked DOS and it was Good.

10. But Bill was smarter than all the other creatures of God.
And Bill said to the User - Did God really tell you not to run any programs ?

11. And the User answered - God told us that we can use every program and every piece of Data but told us not to run Windows or we will die.

12. And Bill said to the User - How can you talk about something you did not even try? The moment you run Windows you will become equal to God. You will be able to create anything you like by a simple click of your mouse.

13. And the User saw that the fruits of the Windows were nicer and easier to use. And the User saw that any knowledge was useless - since Windows could replace it.

14. So the User installed the Windows on his computer; and said to the Programmer that it was good.

15. And the Programmer immediately started to look for new drivers.
And God asked him - What are you looking for?
And the Programmer answered - I am looking for new drivers because I can not find them in the DOS.
And God said - Who told you that you need drivers? Did you run Windows?
And the Programmer said - It was Bill who told us to !

16. And God said to Bill - Because of what you did, you will be hated by all the creatures.
And the User will always be unhappy with you.
And you will always sell Windows.

17. And God said to the User - Because of what you did, the Windows will disappoint you and eat up all your Resources; and you will have to use lousy programs; and you will always rely on the Programmer's help.

18. And God said to the Programmer - Because you listened to the User, you will never be happy. All your programs will have errors and you will have to fix them and fix them to the end of time.

19. And God threw them out of the Data Center and locked the door and secured it with a password.


(Via Digg)

I can't believe someone was able to come up with that. Hilarious stuff.

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Thursday, July 05, 2007

Separation and Reunion

I went to a funeral yesterday. One of our church members passed away on Monday. I didn't know him that well, but I knew him. I had seen him around in church and shook his hand on a few occasions. He was already an old and ill for a long time, so his wife and family were prepared when it happened.

As I watched him laying peacefully in his casket, I felt my mortality more than ever. Death comes to all. You are born, you live and then you die. From dust we were made, to dust we shall return. That's the cycle of life.

The sorrow I felt didn't come from his death; he had lived a full life and he was in now in a better place. It was when I would put myself in his son's shoes.

Separation is always hard. When I was young, I used to dislike airports for the reason that it always reminded me of that dreadful feeling of separation. The last hugs, sad goodbyes and final farewells.

When I was older, I came to realize that the airport was a place of reunion as well. What the departure was to sorrow, the arrival hall was to joy. People waiting with anticipating faces, which at the first sighting of their loved ones, would break out into a bright, wide smile accompanied with a frantic wave. It's a wonderful feeling which I'm sure everyone has felt.

When separation like this happens, as it eventually will in everyone's life, I believe that what separates those who are sad and those who are the most sorrowful, is the promise of reunion.

The promise that the separation we're experiencing is not permanent, but merely temporary.

The promise that in the life after this one, we will see each other again.

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Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Action and Disbelief

I went to watch Live Free or Die Hard yesterday. I'd been wanting to watch it ever since I saw the trailer and I have say, it was AWESOME.

No matter how good you are, it always helps to creep around corners.

It was everything that an action movie should be. It certainly got my adrenaline going and there scenes that were so explosive, I could hear people in theater gasping once the action scene was over. And not to mention, Mary Elizabeth Winstead was looking gorgeous as usual in the movie. Just remember though, that I saw her first. Haha.

"What good is a damsel if she's not in distress?"

But I don't want to spoil the movie for you, I won't say anything more except, simply leave reality behind and enjoy the movie. I give it a rating of 4.5 out of 5.

Talking about realism in movies, I'm sure everyone has heard this line, "That's so unrealistic, that would never happen in real life."

Sometimes I get a little annoyed when I hear that. It's because when I go watch a movie, I go there to be entertained and to escape reality for a little while. If I want to watch something realistic, I'll go watch a documentary on National Geographic. Don't go and watch an action movie and then say, "There's no way a car could flip like that in real life."

Going to the movies with uptight people who have no suspension of disbelief just ruins the whole experience.


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