Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Frivolously yours,

You have to watch this!

Compressed 02 from Kim Pimmel on Vimeo.

The write up said the maker had kept a magnet in a dish of soap bubbles and kept some kind of liquid ferro stuff  in the edge... So they would get attracted by the magnet and run in. The capillary action is spectacular! Beautifully captured.. and the food color effects are just awesome..

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Prayer of an Unknown Confederate Soldier

I read this somewhere. Beautiful. It was titled 'Prayer of an Unknown Confederate Soldier'. It is also called the 'Creed of the Disabled'.

I asked for strength that I might achieve;
I was made weak that I might learn humbly to obey.
I asked for health that I might do greater things;
I was given infirmity that I might do better things.
I asked for riches that I might be happy;
I was given poverty that I might be wise.
I asked for power that I might have the praise of men;
I was given weakness that I might feel the need of God.
I asked for all things that I might enjoy life;
I was given life that I might enjoy all things.
I got nothing that I asked for
but everything that I had hoped for.
Almost despite myself my unspoken prayers were answered,
I am, among all men, most richly blessed.

Turning over tables.

I was listening to 'Jealous Kind' by Jars of Clay on my way back after work a couple of days back. It is a beautiful song. On our unfaithfulness and His abounding grace. I should have listened to the song some 70 times before but that evening those lines pounded hard at the gates of the heart.

"While you're turning over tables with a rage of jealous kind"

Yeah, it is a reference to the cleaning of the temple in Mark. 

Mark 11: 15 - 17
15 So they came to Jerusalem. Then Jesus went into the temple and began to drive out those who bought and sold in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who sold doves.
16 And He would not allow anyone to carry wares through the temple.
17 Then He taught, saying to them, “Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations’? But you have made it a ‘den of thieves.’”

He was walking through Jerusalem and He saw they had made a mess of the temple. His temple.
He didn't ignore it and walk past.
He didn't stand teary eyed, looking at it from outside wishing the temple walls would cry out for a cleaning.
He just went inside, walked right through and overturned tables.

Am I not your temple, Lord?
Did we not agree on making my heart your sanctuary that day I finally opened up in response to your knocks?
Well, now, we both know I have made it a den of thieves, Lord. A den of filthy thoughts, dead faith, arrogance, lies and idolatry. 
But Lord, You are the same forever, right? Yesterday - Today- Tomorrow- To eternity  the same, right? So, why don't you just please walk in and turn over the tables? I can't do it on my own, Lord. I don't have the strength to. 
But You can. You did it 2000 years ago... I hope you do it today. Hope you do it now. 

Monday, August 22, 2011

A Song of Praise

Do we sing as much as the birds do?
Yet what have birds to sing about, compared with us?

Think you, do we sing as much as the angels do?
yet were they never redeemed by the blood of Christ.

Birds of the air, shall ye excel me?
Angels of heaven, shall ye exceed me?

Ye have done so, but I do intend to emulate you henceforth,
and day by day, and night by night, pour forth my soul in sacred song.

- Charles Spurgeon

Sunday, August 21, 2011

How well do you know the Bible?

It is Sabbath and I abstain from doing anything non-Godly. Here are some purely theological stuff ( they are from the Bible, for Heaven's sake) that I stumbled upon and am totally convicted to share.

During what season did Eve eat the forbidden fruit?
Early in the Fall.

Who was the greatest financier in the Bible?
Noah. He was floating his stock while everyone else was in liquidation.

Who was the first canning factory run by?
Noah - he had a boatful of preserved pairs.

How do we know Abraham was smart?
He knew a Lot.

Where in the Bible is tennis mentioned?
In Genesis: Moses served in Pharaoh’s courts.

What was the first medical prescription described in the Bible?
When God told Moses to take two tablets and call him in the morning.

Who was the shortest man in the Bible?
Some folks think it was Knee-High Miah (Nehemiah), but actually, it was Bildad
the shoe-height (Shuhite).

Who was the first dog mentioned in the Bible?
Moreover: “Moreover, the Dog came and licked his sores.”

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Love is...

Joy is love exulting, and peace is love at rest;
Patience, love enduring in every trial and test.

Gentleness, love yielding to all that is not sin,
Goodness, love in actions that flow from Christ within.

Faith is love's eyes opened the living Christ to see;
Meekness, love not fighting, but bowed at Calvary.

Temperance , love in harness and under Christ's control,
For Christ is Love in person,
and Love, Christ in the soul.

Dr. Kenneth Moynagh.

Valiant Spaceman Spiff

Oh Calvin, Oh Calvin! I really cannot decide who I love more. You or Hobbes... or Garfield.


Friends, Romans, Countrymen, Programmer-wannabes

Check this out :

They say that this is a fun way to learn programming. Looks like you get points, rewards, trophies (and Ribbons?? ) when you're done with a level and you get to share your achievements with your friends . You don't need to sign up till they prompt you after a few lessons. And well, it's only after you sign up that the sharing features work, I presume. So, probably, it will more like playing farmville than doing a boring programming tutorial, and that sure should be fun. If you ask me for a personal opinion, er.. I haven't tried it. :P
I just tried the start-up lesson. It only took a few minutes. And by the looks of it, It should be really good. Maybe you should check it out after all.

Oh, and did you notice that new option that YouTube has come up with so you can directly start the watch-together video hangout session? Much easy, right? Given that I haven't even done a regular hangout before! What kind of friends do I have!!

Somewhere inside the mind, in Megan Fox voice : You know, that start a google+ hangout thing was a pretty smooth move.
* Oh dang! YouTube and google+ are siblings, aren't they?*

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Let the games begin

Let the games begin
So, Google+ has lit the torch and the games have begun. Has it been there from the morning or yesterday? I only checked now.

Right now my page shows 9 games... including Angry Birds(yoohoo! even though it sucks the non-touch way on PC's) and Zynga Poker. Sure they're thinking of adding much more. I think I recently read something about Google planning on bringing in Sudoku and other games too. And that is it nicer than the way facebook handles game apps. Google+ lets you control your gaming activities separately, in the Games page. That way your stream doesn't get flooded. As if it is now!

I like that. See, organized, minimal, typical Google. That's one reason I always love Google.

Lemme go back and look at my Google+ games page, which I can bet all my money, has no activity right now.  =/

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Lately, I have been listening to 'Restless' by Jon Foreman. On repeat. For hours together. It is a lovely song and trust me, the song's really very deep. 

Confession : I don't know what it means when they say a song is deep. But they say it all the time when a song is very good and worth listening repeatedly for 3 continuous hours everyday. I am just recycling.

So, it is a very deep song that will come out in the album 'Vice verses' this September. Switchfoot is one of my most favortite bands and they've got that je nei sais quoi that makes them and their songs totally awesome. When we are all in heaven, I think God'll organize switchfoot concerts every full moon, no moon and fourth Sabbath. 

When foreman makes songs, it isn't just with words and music... He makes it with life and soul. It is such a beautiful union when the life and soul of the song meets the life and soul of the listener.
Aha! I have used 'life and soul' three times in 2 sentences. And I feel like a music critic there. Bravo!

So, This is Jon singing 'Restless' with his singer Sister-in-law, Sarah Masen. 
No doubt you'll play it on repeat too.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

I'm watch

I am a computer engineer, and if you have read atleast one other post of mine, you would know I hate it. But five years along the road, and only now I am realizing that technology has been one of my turn ons. And though I hate my job, regret doing an engineering degree, I think i shouldn't let that overshadow my interest in nice-y, cool inanimate concepts and things. Hence this post, and hence a new category to blog about.

I stumbled upon this mighty cool gear, and my wishlist just got a bit longer. And though I don't know why you would want an old android version OS running phone like thing which isn't actually a phone tied to your wrist, I'm watch is awesome.
Can i be a little girlish now and say, "Awww, look at those colors!"?

You can call, email, comment on miserable pictures of your miserable friends (who don't have this cool smartwatch) on FB by connecting it with your smartphone (which you probably bought for the same price as the watch) via bluetooth. And... well, that's it I guess. Oh hey, hang on, it also shows time.

The phone that I have right now is cheaper than the watch and my brain has already come up with 280 reasons* why I should not buy I'm watch. But if any of you secret admirers want to send me a gift, ummm, I think I like the green one.

This is i'm watch's website and they let you preorder

* Reasons 1 ~ 279 : You don't have the money, dang!
   Reason 280 : Your pa is so not giving you money for that.