Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Dreams, Reconfigured.

“Sir, why does man need society? How did the whole concept come into being?”

“Man is a social animal”.

Ever since man was a hunter, men hunted in groups to make up for the lack of size and strength. Each man covered for the others weaknesses. Such was the power of groups that probably we hunted even the Mammoth to extinction.

And thus the foundation of society as we know it was laid.

Then man burnt down forests and settled down. Crops were sown and civilizations spawned. The concept of society grew and consequently its meaning also varied. But at heart it was still a group of men making up for the lack of particular skills in each other. Things were all good.

“Sir whats a Social Stereotype then?”

With man, growth is not linear and limited. Like population and civilization, popular concepts grow exponentially. Until they grow out of control. Like religion. The concept of the all powerful church which lead to the dark ages. And the common factor fueling this growth is always society. Without social support nothing survives.

Any force or organism has the habit of following the path of least resistance. The same holds for man. Most men blindly follow the path of consensus; ‘The democratic way’. Society, or a group of men, decide what is to be considered right. More often than not, it is the path of least resistance.

And so we have a well defined set of rights and wrongs. We might feel otherwise, but we are forced to follow this set. Configured to behave in a set manner. Learn to eat with a fork and spoon even though it hardly matters as long as you have clean hands. Some give in very early on in life and some later, but sooner or later we all do it; for fear of being labled ‘Antisocial’ and ‘Mannerless’. We all have a single color paint coating over our real selves. What differs is the amount of paint we have on.

Society even defines cultural expectations about what a mother is supposed to be. “On the whole in our culture, housewife-mothers are taken as better examples of mothers than nonhousewife-mothers.”

The question is are dreams, feelings and truth subject to consensus? Except in courts, again a social setup, truth is beyond consensus. Why these petty rules to define what a man wants to do in life? Why is the wisdom of others failiures shoved upon someone who has no feelings whatsoever about that path? Why do we want our kids to become what we couldn’t or now a days, what every other person is trying to be? Why are we taught to seek the approval of society for every dream we dream? Wasn’t society supposed to help an individual overcome his shortcomings and come up at whatever he dreamt of? Why have we become victims of the stereotype-revolution dogma? Why do we need a revolution everytime we need a change?

What happens when the paint starts to wear off and leaves behind a man in possession of the shadows of the dreams and hopes he once had?

“A tired man they see, no longer cares.”

Note: This post first appeared on the blog: Blissfully Paranoid. I am the author of the same and since I don't have enough time to update both blogs, I have decided to stick to this one and transfer my posts here. Cheers!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

We Are Sorry. lol

" Expect an update (maybe) sometime at night/tomorrow."

"The blog now will be updated every other day, or even everyday, depends."

The bloddy authors dont deliver here :@. What promises and no posts :S

Okay okay. So on behalf of the "team 0rganis3d Ka0s (LOL)", I apologise. [ As if you actually read all this. :| ]

A lot has been going on and except my labs, I really havn't gotten around to writing/reading stuff.
But to keep anyone who cares updated, all the points I mentioned in the last entry, excepting the vmware one, have been successfully completed. There were a few issues along the way. But those are past now. Ill post some screenshots soon :).

I plan to setup the vmware thing in some days. Tomorrows a holiday, so I guess tomorrow would be the lucky day.

Logged into Windows after many days. Looks and functionality wise it has begun to suck even more. But I have really begun to appreciate the Plug and Play support and the sucky default drivers that Microsoft ships with XP. Plug something in and itll work. Agreed giving less than 10% of its fullest capacity, but still. atleast all hell doesnt break loose.

Still I still feel, Ubuntu Rocks!

ps.: The sweet picture above is Jay on his last birthday :)

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Bah. Still Alive :\

Ubuntu 7.10 - Here Now!

Life Sux :( .

Just when I thought the blog had finally rested in peace; with the grave picture and all; the pesky nuisance Jay rediscovers the writer within himself again :(.

"blog now will be updated every other day" it seems T_T .

And no I am not in the adsense sellout group. This is just an agenda to have me removed from the admins post :@. ( actually my account got deleted :S )

The only high point of my life right now is Ubuntu (I am using 7.04 Feisty Fawn. The latest one is 7.10. Its good. But i don't want to download another DVD just as yet.). To quote a certain someone "It Just Works."
Even if it doesn't, you can just get connected to the internet and download a few somethings to make it work. No "Genuine Advantages" attached.

I am still a linux noob as of now. But I hope to document my adventures on a fairly regular basis here. Right now my priority list features:
1. Get mp3 and movies to play
2. Get fancy effects to showoff
3. Change the default look of the Gnome based desktop.
4. Get a gtalk Alternative to work.
5. Maybe get Windows running parallely using VMware or something.

Some of these I've done. Some I expect I'll to do when I get back from the Lab. (Interestingly, "The Authorities" have decided to turn on the A/Cs a wee bit higher now that the weathers starting to become a bit cold :\) Expect an update (maybe) sometime at night/tomorrow.

Cheers and Stay Alive!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

My Lesson

So i am watching Scrubs in the middle of the night, on my iPod, the next thing i know, there is a rubber kinda thing stuck in my left ear, blocking the whole damn thing, the cool 'in-bass' earphones which i bought for 150, does this to me, was it a sign from Apple saying buy original products only?
or was it 'karma', i so do not believe in Karma, but what the heck, anything can happen, so finally my mom plucked the thing out, with that plucker thing,. sad, funny? NO.
I learnt my lesson, which was never watch Scrubs at 4 a.m :| and also that i need a new pair of earphones, anything but in-bass people!