I was creating a library of the stuff in back-up CDs when I came across this great pic by Storm Thorgerson created for Pink Floyd. The backup date is June 2004 and I have hardisked the image sometime in 2003.
Dont remember though how it came into my collection of amazing pics Anycase, it's a simple download from Pink Floyd Online, but what I have is a 1024. hmmmmmmmm.........
It would be nice to have more babes featuring all the PF albums :]
Thanks Naani mon for Book Tagging me and thanks again for telling me what it's all about :]
Total Books I own
Around 200 and 1/3 of that includes National Geographic and Chip/Digit Back issues.
Last book I bought
It's a Magical world (Calvin & Hobbes collection by Bill Watterson)
Last book I read
Freeware by Rudy Rucker (1997)- A crazy novel by The Godfather of Cyberpunkers.
Books that mean a lot to me
Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
Johnny Got His Gun - Dalton Trumbo
The Real Frank Zappa Book - Frank Zappa and Peter Occhiogrosso
Miss Shumway Waves a Wand - James Hadley Chase
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - Robert M Pirsig
I've been a member of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) project since 1999 and ever since I had my own computer, run the program as much as I can.
SETI@home is a scientific experiment that uses Internet-connected computers by running a free program that downloads and analyzes radio telescope data. With more than 1.5 Lakh members from 211 countries.
Recently, SETI became a part of the BOINC (Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing), a software platform for distributed computing using volunteered computer resources.
When I migrated to BOINC, I had completed 385 SETI@home classic workunits and had put in CPU time of 5174 hours. D. And this is the Certificate that I recd from SETI. BOINC runs a software on one's computer and different projects can be added and the work allocated accordingly.
I've recently added the Einstein@Home project which searches for spinning neutron stars (also called pulsars) using data from the LIGO and GEO gravitational wave detectors. Einstein@home is a World Year of Physics 2005 project supported by the American Physical Society (APS) and by a number of international organizations.
There are many tips on how to write resumes. But how about this for a
resignation letter...(Supposed to be an actual letter sent by a fed up
U.S employee in Port Huncliff, NewEngland)
As an employee of an institution of higher education, I have a few very
basic expectations. Chief among these is that my direct superior shares
an intellect that ranges above the common ground squirrel. After your
consistent and annoying harassment of myself, and my co-workers during
the commission of our duties, I can only surmise that you are one of the
few true genetic wastes of our time.
Asking me, a network administrator, to explain every little nuance of
everything I do each time you happen to stroll into my office is not
only a waste of time, but also a waste of precious oxygen. I was hired
because I know about Unix, and you were apparently hired to provide
amusement to myself and other employees, who watch you vainly attempt to
understand the concept of "cut and paste" for the hundredth time.
You will never understand computers. Something as incredibly simple as
binary still gives you too many options. You will also never understand
why people hate you, but I am going to try and explain it to you, even
though I am sure this will be just as effective as telling you what an
Your shiny new iMac has more personality than you ever will. You walk
around the building all day, shiftlessly looking for fault in others.
You have a sharp-dressed, useless look about you that may have worked
for your interview, but now that you actually have responsibility, you
pawn it off on overworked staff, hoping their talent will cover for your
glaring ineptitude. In a world of managerial evolution, you are the
blue-green algae that everyone else eats and laughs at. Managers like
you are a sad proof of the Dilbert principle.
Seeing as this situation is unlikely to change without you getting a
full frontal lobotomy, I am forced to tender my resignation, however I
have a few parting points.
1. When someone calls you in reference to employment, it is illegal to
give me a bad recommendation. The most you can say to hurt me is "I
prefer not to comment." I will have friends randomly call you over the
next couple of years to keep you honest, because I know you would be
unable to do it on your own.
2. I have all the passwords to every account on the system, and I know
every password you have used for the last five years. If you decide to
get cute, I am going to publish your "favorites list", which I
conveniently saved when you made me "back up" your useless files. I
believe that terms like "Lolita" are not usually viewed favorably by
3. When you borrowed the digital camera to "take pictures of your
mothers b-day", you neglected to mention that you were going to take
pictures of yourself in the mirror nude. Then you forgot to erase them
like the techno-moron you really are. Suffice it to say I have never
seen such odd acts with a ketchup bottle, but I assure you that those
have been copied and kept in safe places pending the authoring of a
glowing letter of recommendation. (Try to use a spell check please, I
hate having to correct your damn mistakes.)
Thank you for your time, and I expect the letter of recommendation on
my desk by 8:00 am tomorrow, not ONE minute later. One word of this to
anybody and all of your little twisted repugnant obsessions will be
open to the public. Never f*ck with your systems administrators,
because they know what you do with all your free time.
I was in the process of creating a NewMedia presentation for my pal, David for his Event Management company, when I came across this video of a great performer. The vid bit below is just a small part of the other astounding feats that he does.
- Get his name from David
That is Suresh and he lives in Chennai. Freaks out with snakes. Kisses them, dances with them, wears them like a necklace. I liked this part, cos he converts the snake into a sax..
Great guy...Great Talent...
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