Wednesday, December 22, 2004

A peach flavoured hookah!

We had a great evening tonight, with a team dinner at Carnival!. For me there was "a first" -- My first hookah puff!! While it was a harrowing experience to begin with, I guess I ended up having fun, just like everyone else. I've just put up the album of the dinner pics here for anyone who is interested in knowing what happened!

The eye of the tiger

The Rocky series is my favourite series of movies. They've been an inspiration to me whenever I have felt weighed down by the pressures and the challenges that life has thrown up. Hell, I even have the entire set lying on my movie shelf. I guess I identify a lot with Rocky himself. I am as vulnerable as he is, and as determined as well. I have had a "Mickey", in form of my dad, who has always protected me. I thought I had an "Adrianne", but I guess I was mistaken. But I do have an "Apollo", in form of Subhankar, my best friend. We are all in place, just in entirely different situations, entirely different struggles.

The movie gives me the strength to renew the hunger with which I chase my dreams, on every passing day. It gives me the strength to fight for the right reasons. It makes me keep in sight the pot of gold at the end of the horizon, that I have always been chasing. It makes me realise that there will be bitter rivals that one faces every day. But when you have fought well enough, you can turn those rivals into your best friends by earning their respect. Winning is fun, but what's most important is that one believes he is in the fight for all the right reasons. October 2002 was possibly the deepest trough of my life. But it was that period that made me realise that nothing is real until the time you believe in it. And I guess that has been the turning point of my life. And I guess that's when I got the "eye of the tiger" back for my ownself...

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Some Good news

Pat Volkerding seems to be feeling much better after his recent illness. Guess Slackware current would get faster updates now that he is back home in California.
More news from KDE dot news. KDE 3.4 would have inbuilt speech synthesis support. Looks like the KDE3.4 feature plan would have quite a few of us salivating!!
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