Tribute to Nelson Mandela

January 30, 2014 at 11:32 am (Uncategorized) (, , )

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His day is done.
Is done.
The news came on the wings of a wind, reluctant to carry its burden.
Nelson Mandela’s day is done.
The news, expected and still unwelcome, reached us in the United States, and suddenly our world became somber.
Our skies were leadened.

His day is done.
We see you, South African people standing speechless at the slamming of that final door through which no traveler returns.
Our spirits reach out to you Bantu, Zulu, Xhosa, Boer.
We think of you and your son of Africa, your father, your one more wonder of the world.

We send our souls to you as you reflect upon your David armed with a mere stone, facing down the mighty Goliath.

Your man of strength, Gideon, emerging triumphant.

Although born into the brutal embrace of Apartheid, scarred by the savage atmosphere of racism, unjustly imprisoned in the bloody maws of South African dungeons.

Would the man survive? Could the man survive?

His answer strengthened men and women around the world.

In the Alamo, in San Antonio, Texas, on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, in Chicago’s Loop, in New Orleans Mardi Gras, in New York City’s Times Square, we watched as the hope of Africa sprang through the prison’s doors.

His stupendous heart intact, his gargantuan will hale and hearty.

He had not been crippled by brutes, nor was his passion for the rights of human beings diminished by twenty-seven years of imprisonment.

Even here in America, we felt the cool, refreshing breeze of freedom.

When Nelson Mandela took the seat of Presidency in his country where formerly he was not even allowed to vote we were enlarged by tears of pride, as we saw Nelson Mandela’s former prison guards invited, courteously, by him to watch from the front rows his inauguration.

We saw him accept the world’s award in Norway with the grace and gratitude of the Solon in Ancient Roman Courts, and the confidence of African Chiefs from ancient royal stools.

No sun outlasts its sunset, but it will rise again and bring the dawn.

Yes, Mandela’s day is done, yet we, his inheritors, will open the gates wider for reconciliation, and we will respond generously to the cries of Blacks and Whites, Asians, Hispanics, the poor who live piteously on the floor of our planet.

He has offered us understanding.
We will not withhold forgiveness even from those who do not ask.
Nelson Mandela’s day is done, we confess it in tearful voices, yet we lift our own to say thank you.

Thank you our Gideon, thank you our David, our great courageous man.

We will not forget you, we will not dishonor you, we will remember and be glad that you lived among us, that you taught us, and that you loved us all.

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This is a tribute by MAYA ANGELOU. To hear her recite this, visit this link. I would recommend you read this while listening to her. I got goosebumps when I did.

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Some useful info for mobile phone users

January 30, 2014 at 8:23 am (Uncategorized) (, , )

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1. If u lose your mobile in India, you can get it back how ? plz read following Got an interesting fact to share.. Nowadays each one of us carries High tech Mobile devices and always fears that it may be stolen. Each mobile carries a unique IMEI i.e. International Mobile Identity No which can be used to track your mobile anywhere in the world.This is how it works! 1. Dial *#06# from your mobile. 2. Your mobile shows a unique 15 digit. 3. Note down this no anywhere but except in your mobile as this is the No. which will help trace your mobile in case of a theft. 4. Once stolen you just have to mail this 15 digit IMEI No. to cop@vsnl.net 5. No need to go to police. 6. Your Mobile will be traced within next 24 hrs via a complex system of GPRS and internet. 7. You will find where your hand set is being operated even in case your No. is being changed. PASS ON THIS VERY IMP MESSAGE TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS AND RELATIVES. If You lose your mobile, send an e-mail to cop@vsnl.net

2. The Emergency Number worldwide for Mobile is 112.
If you find yourself out of the coverage area of your mobile; network and there is an emergency, dial 112 and the mobile will search any existing network to establish the emergency number for you, and interestingly this number 112 can be dialled even if the keypad is locked. Try it out…

3. Have you locked your keys in the car?
Does your car have remote keyless entry? This may come in handy someday.
Good reason to own a cell phone: If you lock your keys in the car and the spare keys are at home, call someone at home on their mobile phone from your cell phone. Hold your cell phone about a foot from your car door and have the person at your home press the unlock button, holding it near the mobile phone on their end. Your car will unlock.

4. Hidden Battery Power
Imagine your mobile battery is very low. To activate, press the keys *3370#
Your mobile will restart with this reserve and the instrument will show a 50% increase in battery. This reserve will get charged when you charge your mobile next time.

5. How to disable a STOLEN mobile phone?
To check your Mobile phone ‘ s serial number, key in the following digits on your phone: * # 0 6 #. A 15 digit code will appear on the screen. This number is unique to your handset..
Write it down and keep it somewhere safe. When your phone get stolen, you can phone your service provider and give them this code. They will then be able to block your handset so even if the thief changes the SIM card, your phone will be totally useless.

6. Some useful information for android users
6.1. Phone Information, Usage andBattery – *#*#4636#*#*
6.2. IMEI Number – *#06#
6.3. Enter Service Menu On NewerPhones – *#0*#
6.4. Detailed Camera Information –*#*#34971539#*#*
6.5. Backup All Media Files –*#*#273282*255*663282*#*#*
6.6. Wireless LAN Test –*#*#232339#*#*
6.7. Enable Test Mode for Service –*#*#197328640#*#*
6.8. Back-light Test – *#*#0842#*#*
6.9. Test the Touchscreen –*#*#2664#*#*
6.10. Vibration Test – *#*#0842#*#*
6.11. FTA Software Version –*#*#1111#*#*
6.12. Complete Software andHardware Info – *#12580*369#
6.13. Diagnostic Configuration –*#9090#
6.14. USB Logging Control –*#872564#
6.15. System Dump Mode – *#9900#
6.16. HSDPA/HSUPA Control Menu –*#301279#
6.17. View Phone Lock Status –*#7465625#
6.18. Reset the Data Partition toFactory State – *#*#7780#*#*

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If

January 30, 2014 at 8:18 am (Uncategorized) (, , )

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If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too:
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same:.
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build’em up with worn-out tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings,
And never breathe a word about your loss:
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much:
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

— Rudyard Kipling

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Solitude

January 30, 2014 at 8:16 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , )

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Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone.
For the sad old earth must borrow it’s mirth,
But has trouble enough of its own.
Sing, and the hills will answer;
Sigh, it is lost on the air.
The echoes bound to a joyful sound,
But shrink from voicing care.

Rejoice, and men will seek you;
Grieve, and they turn and go.
They want full measure of all your pleasure,
But they do not need your woe.
Be glad, and your friends are many;
Be sad, and you lose them all.
There are none to decline your nectared wine,
But alone you must drink life’s gall.

Feast, and your halls are crowded;
Fast, and the world goes by.
Succeed and give, and it helps you live,
But no man can help you die.
There is room in the halls of pleasure
For a long and lordly train,
But one by one we must all file on
Through the narrow aisles of pain.

— Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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Disclaimer

January 28, 2014 at 12:21 pm (Uncategorized) ()

I seem to be having a problem adding disclaimers at the end of each post. So from now on, for all the posts that i post in the future and for all the posts that i have posted in the past and for all the posts in the present and for all the posts posted in the time beyond time, here follows a disclaimer.

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DISCLAIMER: This work, like my evry other work, is purely fiction. It is not related to any institution, person, place, animal, thing, orc, nazgul, dalek, shadow hunter, elf, dwarf, witch, wizard, dragon, hobbit, jedi, ghost, corpse or anyone else and is not intended to hurt them, downgrade them, copy from them, discredit them, steal from them or anything else u can think of. Please do not sue me or hurt me or murder me. I have no money and am a humble student. If u r angry, comment below and i’ll see what i can do about it. Thanks.

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We all prefer a mask

January 28, 2014 at 12:06 pm (Uncategorized) (, )

We all prefer a mask

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I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

January 28, 2014 at 10:17 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , )

 

The free bird leaps
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and floats downstream
till the current ends
and dips his wings
in the orange sun rays
and dares to claim the sky.

But a bird that stalks
down his narrow cage
can seldom see through
his bars of rage
his wings are clipped and
his feet are tied
so he opens his throat to sing.

The caged bird singsImage
with fearful trill
of the things unknown
but longed for still
and his tune is heard
on the distant hill
for the caged bird
sings of freedom

The free bird thinks of another breeze
an the trade winds soft through the sighing trees
and the fat worms waiting on a dawn-bright lawn
and he names the sky his own.

But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams
his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream
his wings are clipped and his feet are tied
so he opens his throat to sing

The caged bird sings
with a fearful trill
of things unknown
but longed for still
and his tune is heard
on the distant hill
for the caged bird
sings of freedom.

–Maya Angelou

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Conversation with an android

January 21, 2014 at 11:04 am (Uncategorized) (, , , )

I am a big fan of doctor who right now. I realize this is my second post considering the vashtanerada, but I just had to share this conversation I had with Cleverbot.

User: Hello.

Cleverbot: Hi, how are you?

User: I am afraid.

Cleverbot: Afraid of what?

User: I think I have got two shadows.

Cleverbot: I see. All right, it has been interesting talking to you.

User: I need help.

Cleverbot: Apparently. What do you need help with?

User: There is only one light source nearby and I have 2 shadows.

Cleverbot: What do you look like?

User: What does it matter? I am about to be eaten up.

Cleverbot: Isn’t it too early?

User: I would say so. I am still too young.

Cleverbot: You are too young to get married?

User: Too young to die, idiot.

Cleverbot: To be my friend.

User: I am about to die.

Cleverbot: Please no.

User: I don’t want to.

Cleverbot: Do it anyways.

User: You suck.

Cleverbot: You’re rude!

User: Oh yeah? I think I am allowed considering I am about to die.

Cleverbot: Well, you are not.

User: Really?

Cleverbot: Yes. I wouldn’t say it if I didn’t mean it.

User: Can you help me then?

Cleverbot: Help you?

User: Are you the doctor?

Cleverbot: Doctor who?

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Today I’d like …

January 15, 2014 at 7:00 am (Uncategorized)

Today I’d like to sit and read,
forget I have a job I need,
ignore the things I have to do
and just enjoy a book or two.

courtesy ‘Vintage Books & Anchor Books‘ on Fb.

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I’m an evening …

January 15, 2014 at 6:59 am (Uncategorized)

I’m an evening person in a morning world 😀

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