Saturday, June 30, 2012

A Cul-de-sac of Life

They are pouring on their best mind, tactics and everything, but the thing does not seems to move even an inch. No progress at all or, too little progress is being made.

Impasse [ im passe æmˈpɑːs ˈæmpɑːs ɪmˈpɑːs ˈɪmpɑːs]. The origin is from French word. It means a road of passage that having no exit, a cul-de-sac.

Often it is refers to a situation that is so difficult that no progress can be made; a deadlock or a stalemate: reached an impasse in the negotiations. It can be anything, such as in business negotiation, political decision making, in a war and also, in an emotional relationship.

A husband feels he can’t do anything to salvage his family. A wife thinks her husband does not care anymore. A then loving couple can’t get along any longer or, a flirt lost the charms in a midway. In an impasse situation, normally the parties are trying the hardest, with the best possible option. They are pouring on their best mind, tactics and everything, but the thing does not seems to move even an inch. Still, it bears no progress at all or, too little progress is being made.

It is a hectic, tiring, frustrating thing to experience with. And as far as the focus, the mind usually broken into pieces.

In short, a cul-de-sac.

So, what is the most likely result of an impasse?

A business negotiation cul-de-sac - A stiffer competition like Coke and Pepsi.

A political cul-de-sac - A devastating war.

A cul-de-sac in a life of a husband and wife - Try harder, if possible.

A cul-de-sac of a new relationship? Retreat. Know your limit. And go somewhere else.


Irna • 15 Jul 2012
Sgt bijak berkata2. Experience u sndri ke?

mie4life MOD • 17 Jul 2012
Sangat pandai memuji juga. I hope this link still works >

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Go Sojiro, Keep on Smiling

One day you may find yourself get stuck in petty things and daily inconveniences and your grim face becoming the Grinch that stole Christmas.

Well, whatever transpires beneath you aren’t the concern of the entire world. Keep all the sorrow, pain, sadness within the boundary of your microcosm, at least that is what Sojiro thinks. Because up there in the entire world, all sentient beings too, are busy managing their own business.

So, you are practically all alone by yourself and therefore, you gotta cheer yourself up. here, I give you some kick starts.

Dr. Seuss - Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.

Louis Armstrong - When You’re Smiling

Cmon, Smile. Just keep on smiling. Like Sojiro.

But who the heck Sojiro is?

Ok I admit. I was the avid fan of japanese manga until not-so-long time ago. One of my all-time favorites is Rurouni Kenshin, or Samurai X in English.

Sojiro [Seta Sojiro] appears to be a jovial person, polite, and above all, constantly smiling. But all this manners actually stem from his tragic past. He is the the right hand of Sushio Makoto, the main antagonist character in Rurouni Kenshin. An illegitimate child that forced to then lived with the father’s family. There, the whole family were badly mistreated him. Sojiro built a defense against all the hardships by put on a smiling face, and endured the torture until they got tired of beating him and left him alone.

See? Just Smile. Smile and the world smiles with You.

And by the way, this is the work of the great Jalaluddin Rumi on smile.

A Smile and A Gentleness

There is a smile and a gentleness

inside. When I learned the name

and address of that, I went to where

you sell perfume. I begged you not 

to trouble me so with longing. Come

out and play! Flirt more naturally.

Teach me how to kiss. On the ground

a spread blanket, flame that’s caught

and burning well, cumin seeds browning,

I am inside all of this with my soul.

From Essential Rumi by Coleman Barks

And the Sojiro’s tragic story of the past doesn’t simply ends there. He actually killed all of them, I mean his father’s family, shortly before he became part of Sushio’s army.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

I Believe I Can Fly

Just a short break before I move on something today.

Words sometime can be fascinating, like this one. It all started with the word “I believe …”, and it can be anything from there. Here’s some of them

R. Kelly (1006): I Believe I Can Fly

Obama: I Hope You Still Believe In Me

Katy Perry: I still believe in love

Charlie Sheen: I don’t believe in rehab

In Daily Mail: I believe I am Hitler’s grandson

George of The Jungle II: Shep the elephant that believes she is actually a dog.

Najib : A superstitious Malaysian who believes in number one, #1, numero uno. 

He is the 1 who takes credit of all the absurd programs such as 1Malaysia, BR1M, KR1M, Salam 1Malaysia and the likes. 

How about someone who wish to start anew in life?

Would you believe that? Of course you may, or you may not.

Just think like the story of the olden days when a king decided to abdicate the throne and becoming a derwish, leaving everything he posses behind. Siddartha Gautama is the classic example.

It is about the willingness to explore a new life, with lots of uncertainty, pull and push, but fresh, nevertheless. I mean a total reboot, just like a computer. Unshoulder all the burdens, or unburden oneself totally just like a newly-born baby.

Unshoulder and Unburden. Hence, here’s the last catch. I Believe I Can Fry :)

Thursday, June 21, 2012

When They Want To Write Off This Old Fossil

The machine in my room has been there since 2008.

And thinking about getting older, ehh? If only it is alive, no one understand it better than this computer. It, and I mean all computers, they will die before celebrating the second birthday. I mean years. Two years is the death on natural causes in computer life cycle.

Maybe their  lifecycle is extendable via hardware upgrade. But even so after 5 years, there is nothing much you can get out of it, except much of frustation, unbearable waiting time and lots of pissing off eventually.

I was happily browsing and working with it two years ago.

Was happy with Office 2007 suite, but with 2010 version it  becomes a turtle.

Was considerably good with OpenOffice.Org 2.XX, but with LibreOffice 3.XX it becomes a turtle.

Was happy with Firefox 3.x, but with Firefox 12, it becomes a turtle.

Was happy with GIMP 2.6.x, but with GIMP 2.8.X, it becomes a turtle.

So with Chrome, Chromium, Seamonkey, Opera, Safari and so forth. All gecko based, trident based and webkit-based browsers variances. You name it, I tested most of them on this fossil and bring the same result.

Turtle. Turtle.Turtle.

Processor seems ok, but the memory is too tiny by 2012 standard. So its is now equivalent to a 200 years old turtle.

I gonna talk to my boss about this. But I know that he is also a turtle. Too bad that he is an equivalent of 201 years old turtle.

Getting Old, Ehh? The PC in my room does.

This is actually a turtle dilemma. The slower they are, the longer they live.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Please, You Even Called This 'Hacking'? :P

It all started with direct twitter messages, via persons that are in my followers list. The messages were interesting enough, saying “Hello someone is posting nasty things about you” and “Hi someone is saying horrible rumors about you”.

When someone says that, then it is only natural for us to know what it is all about. Then the clicking begins. The URL links forwarded from one shortener ( to another ( and, finally the trick is presented before your eyes.

Hold on. First, put on your glases and read. It is ‘tvvitiler’ not ‘twitter’ despite of all the striking similarities.

Here, you are prompted to fill up the ‘twitter’ username and password. And therefore, I filled up mine.

A mock username of course, as the dumb is for the dumb.

After you click the ‘sign in’ button, it will be diverted back to the real twitter page. And of course, twitter complaints that your action was a no-go. There, you have been tricked and now time to weep. In a few minutes your account gone bye-bye.

But this is not hacking, it is called phishing. The trick works only if you aren’t careful. Or maybe, your glasses are misplaced somewhere.

This technique has great flaws in order to get me because I assigned different passwords with certain allogarithm and encryption to every account. Plus, I never touch a keyboard to fill up any login sessions for years.

C’mon, just ask my twitter username and password if you want. But, I don’t even memorize what my password is, so, try harder next time.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Chrome The Leading Browser, Android The Leading Smartphone OS

It is the time to redefine your computing skill. Google Chrome now is the leading internet browser with around 37% of global market share. Firefox is second and Internet Explorer, the third. Google chrome is based on chromium open source, an open initiative also set up by Google Inc.

Comes the Android. Also of Google’s, now conquered around 60% of the smartphone market.

So it is about Google and google. With others trailing closely from behind.

How about Google + Facebook + Twitter? RockMelt, a chromium-based browser is definitely worth trying.