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enough

No, you change the way you talk to me
I don’t care what you think or what you see in me
I’m done with your logic, “truths” and philosophy
I think it’s time you own up to your hypocrisy

Has it ever occurred to you that you might be wrong
that your drivel disgusts me but you go on and on
I’m not the one who needs the saving:
it’s not my friends, it’s you who’s depraving

I don’t care how and with what you justify
there are some things that you just can never hide
your scheming ways need to be laid to rest
you want ME to be sorry? it’s time YOU confessed.

You jumped the gun, and you took your turn, so
Go ahead beg mercy, go look for someone
to save you. But they’re probably parade you
in front of their kin, their near-to-heart
to show them how bad it gets
to exemplify what vilification begets

you’re probably beyond recognition now
stupidity has trapped you in its shroud
your conscience is now a battered sieve
that mind of yours has ceased to live

may this world be spared from your insanity
i hope some part of you faces reality
and looks it in the face to see
the monster you have come to be.

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soothsaying bricks

Just so that everyone recognizes that I predicted this : Apple will launch a glorified iPod touch with a large capacity hard drive and fast networking, that is expected to be your “Personal Computing Device”, much like the Intel Personal Server

Suppose you’re traveling on business and carrying your personal server. You could sit down in front of any PC that has the necessary wireless capability and a small icon representing you would appear in a corner of the screen. When you clicked on the icon, it would expand to a much larger window, perhaps with a set of documents and applications that you are currently using, and you could access them in the same way as if you were sitting at your own computer.

Personal servers already exist in the market. The idea of a “shell” app on any Mac / PC that lets you use your iPod anywhere is pretty tempting to me — we finally have a world with all the infrastructure to support this. Well, maybe Apple wont. But someone really should — the time is right for this sorta stuff.

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one day she will find this funny

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taste we can believe in

I try to stay away from politics on this blog, but this was too yummy to avoid sharing:

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daily cute

Sculpted Beastlies by webcomic artist and sculptor Leslie Levings.

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fountainhead review

Coreyc reviews for The FountainHead:

By the time you’re twenty, you should know that you can only disclose your affair with this book to select people. You should also know that people who think this book has anything to do with actual philosophy or politics are people you should back slowly away from while telling them it is a wonderful book. You should learn to separate your enjoyment of this book from your utter disdain for those Ayn Rand people, because they are scary and they didn’t read it for the plot. You should also have learned that you will have to apologize to anyone who knew you in the vicinity of reading this book, because you were probably a self-righteous, Principled, selfish asshole for at least two weeks after (and possibly during) the completion of this book.

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tired, busy and writers-blocked

To quote lonelysandwich :

Sometimes it takes me three or four drafts to get to that magical place where I realize I have nothing to say.

Although I do have this gem of an image to share with you guys — this is a bizzare sign Akash and I encountered outside ABC (a local microbrewery/watering hole) yesterday:

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12 famous logos

SvN talks about 12 iconic logos created by graphic designer Saul Bass:

He is more renowned for his groundbreaking work in movie title sequences, including Alfred Hitchcock’s North By Northwest:

r.i.p. lehman and morgan

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more animals

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Magic Bus for the iPhone

The Magic Bus project at our school enables students to track all the buses on the university bus system in real time, using GPS. They have a really cool Google Maps mashup, with little blue buses crawling around Ann Arbor’s map. Since these interfaces are quite detailed and javascript heavy, they don’t really lend to a great user experience on the iphone (actually, i dont even know if the mashup works on the iphone).

Enter Magic Bus for the iPhone, available at

http://arnab.org/mbus

This web-app simply takes the Magic Bus data feed and reformats it in an iPhone-friendly manner. Each route is listed in a section with its stops, and the number of minutes until the next bus (and the ones after them) at that stop.

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Tap on “prefs”, and you can pick and choose only the routes and bus stops you are interested in, since it’s a little unwieldy to see 43 bus stops and 9 routes at the same time. (This also makes the load times faster)

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Ironically, I wrote this almost a year ago; I just didn’t have the time to document it and tell people about it. Hopefully, people will use it now!

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