illusions

Ah, that old classic, friend of my youth, still so wonderful to read (yes I read it just last month – the paperback version)

Here you can get a pdf thats for educational purposes only. As the link says, if you like this book, buy a paper copy and give it to someone who does not have a computer.

Without further ado, my rendition of letting go – from the beginning of the book. Words can be had here
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my first jsfiddle – a password meter

http: //jsfiddle.net/6h3ptxrv/

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Favorite things – senior version

For her 69th Birthday, Julie Andrews sang this version of My Favorite Things – the adult version that talks about aging.

When the joints ache, when the hips break,
When the eyes grow dim,
Then I remember the great life I’ve had,
And then I don’t feel so bad.

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Sri Aurobindo and The Mother – Symbols

Sri Aurobindo‘s symbol

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Sparrow – Simon and Garfunkel

Who will love a little sparrow?
Will no one write her eulogy?
I will, said the Earth
For all I’ve created returns unto me
From dust were ye made and dust ye shall be

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cleanup gmail mailbox

 

Here’s how you can get started:

  1. Create a copy of this sheet in your Google Docs account.
  2. A new Gmail Menu will appear in the sheet after about a minute. Select “Reset Canvas” from the Gmail menu to initialize your sheet.
  3. Accept the authorization screen and then choose Grant Access to let Google Docs access your Gmail Inbox. This is completely safe because your own Google Docs account is requesting access to your own Gmail account (see source code).
  4. Once the permissions have been granted, choose “Scan Mailbox” from the Gmail menu to start the scanning process.

Sit back and relax as the last step may take time depending on how big your Gmail mailbox is.

Grace a: http://www.labnol.org/internet/sort-gmail-by-size/21191/

group consciousness affects RNGs

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_Consciousness_Project

The project monitors a geographically distributed network of hardware random number generators in a bid to identify anomalous outputs that correlate with widespread emotional responses to sets of world events, or periods of focused attention by large numbers of people.
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O Captain, my Robin!

In lament, for Robin Williams who took his life on 11th August 2014.

Oh, Weeping woman try to smile; Like the coming dawn; Most of us are sad it’s true; Still we must go on – Eagles

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O_Captain!_My_Captain! (as popularized by Dead Poets Society 1989)

O Captain! My Captain! our fearful trip is done;
The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won;
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring:
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QGen Lite

QGen uses string.format to generate code. It can be replaced with T4 but still has its own charm.
I rewrote it today stripping it to bare essentials. You can also see it on gist.github.com
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The object of our yoga

The object of our yoga is self-perfection, not self annulment.

There are two paths set for the feet of the Yogin, withdrawal from the universe and perfection in the universe; the first by acetism, the second is effected by tapasya; the first receives us when we lose God in Existence, the second is attained when we fulfil existence in God. Let ours be the path of perfection, not of abandonmentl let our aim be victory in the battle, not the escape from all conflict.

Buddha and Shankara supposed the world to be radically false and miserable; therefore, escape from the world was to them the only wisdom ^1. But this world is Brahman, the world is God, the world is Satyam, the world is Ananda; it is our misreading of the world through mental egoism that is a falsehood and our wrong relation with God ^2 in the world that is a misery. There is no other falsity and no other cause of sorrow. Read more »