Friday, March 30, 2007

I've been making use of long hours of sitting in a hotel to catch up on TV viewing.

Specifically, the shows, US created 'Heroes' and Robin Hood from the BBC.

I find it interesting that the two shows are diametric examples to the usuall stereotype of 'American' and 'English' dramas.

Heroes consists of complex and multi-layered story arcs while Robin Hood is made of simple and one dimensional tales.

I like Robin Hood, but the BBC with all its resources could had done so much more with such a rich and powerfull mythos.

I think AJAX is as bright and shiny as the next guy, and this is actually a good idea and a nice piece of software. However, the name, OpenAjax Hub, seems a little misdirected.

When I think of a Hub, I think of something that data of some sort passes through, this is more like a primitive Javascript O/S.

Also the style of prose used on the site is unfortunate, attempting to sound 'corporate and officious' with the result being offputting to me at least.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

So, here I am in Chennai, for a work trip, and I find myself watching quite a bit of Indian TV.

Two people I knew of but didn't have much of an opinion of I have seen discussing topics of interest and they have impressed me significantly.

Rahul Bose and Kapil Dev. Both surprised me with the well thought out comments they delivered on the matters they were discussing. An actor and a sportman impressing me, what next, a sensible politican? :-)

I think India could not do much better than making Kapil Dev the new coach of the Indian Cricket team.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

If I ever studied Psych, I'd label my Thesis, "The Psychology of passive consumption", which sums me up to a T.

I'd slurp a whole lot of useless information from the Net rather then doing some non-passive creative activity.

Psych is also the name of a very funny TV show.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Cool Pic

Saturday, March 17, 2007

So anyway, I'm sitting in a 5 star hotel in Chennai India, getting a little tired on Auto Rickshaw rides to shopping centres, cable tv, newspapers, books and TV on my laptop my mind understandably started wandering, pondering and such.

Imagine if Jesus was alive today, how would God communicate with us?

Unlikey to be 'Angels', thats a message format from a long past era.

Maybe it would be via anonymous email that passed through our Spam filters? Is that paranormal enough? Would anyone listen? Does anyone really care about the spiritual in this age?

I once had a thought that people who dont believe in God dont have Souls, they are sort of Automatons, looking like humans but not really. But I'm allways thinking about my beliefs, and why I might have them. All we know for sure is what Descartes said, but I've been reading a book called 'Phantoms in the Brain' mostly by V.S.Ramachandran which has a very interesting chapter called 'God and the Limbic System' wherein he describes people who have suffered damage to a particular area of the brain ( temporal lobe ) and subsequently have hightened religious experiences.

Not enough to convince me, but thats the beauty of my beliefs, built-in resilience to any scientific advances.
Robert Anton Wilson died recently. There is still alot of his work I want to read. One less cool, interesting person left on the planet.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Looks like the Whitestripes are jumpin aboard the ole EccyThump bandwagon.

Hail to the King Baby!

( I'm surely the first person online to have a Goodies and Evil Dead reference in the one post!!! )