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[31 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 46 views]
My 2013 quotes

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On Dec 31st, the last day of 2013, let me post various quotes I made in the year of 2013. Yes, I still am doing it — making random snarky quotes that is!
Happy Dec 31st! Enjoy!

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[31 Dec 2012 | 3 Comments | 144 views]
Year 2012 in [Lim's] Quotes

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Here are some quotes I wrote in 2012.
On trashing: In today’s world people don’t throw trash away. They make it to tv shows, facebook status updates, and twitter.

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[11 May 2011 | 8 Comments | 2,189 views]
Caffeine is my shepherd

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Not Psalm 23
Caffeine is my shepherd; I shall not doze.
It maketh me wakeful through the day
It leadeth me beyond the snoozy land
It restoreth my psyche:

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[18 Feb 2011 | 10 Comments | 1,918 views]
Object-Subject Loop (2)

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Remember the Object-Subject Loop (1) I posted here (and I repost below)?

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[10 Feb 2011 | 13 Comments | 2,579 views]
Violence, possession of truth, and being human

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Something I wrote after reading that very upsetting news ….. This essay is published by the Jakarta Post on February 11th, 2011. Below is the original text.
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Only days after Indonesia was being mentioned by various Western media as an exemplary of the possible future trajectory for Egypt (and other countries in Arab world) , we heard horrible news from Cikeusik. In the country that Thomas Carothers (CEIP) refers as “the largest democracy in the Muslim world [where people are] enjoying economic growth and actively supporting democracy”, innocent people of Ahmadiyya community got …

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[5 Jul 2010 | 7 Comments | 2,472 views]
Fireworks, Life & Ephemerality

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While I have been living in the U.S. for nearly five years, for some reasons, I was never around on July 4th, I was either in Asia or Europe. This year, I had gotten to taste the American experience in celebrating the Fourth of July weekend in a beautiful town of Burlington, VT. Good time with family and friends, barbecue dinner, summer picnic, and, of course, the splashiest and most thrilling part of the celebration: fireworks.
Every evening of the Fourth of July (and nights before), Americans gather at downtown or waterfront …

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[27 Jun 2010 | 2 Comments | 2,236 views]
Lotta updates… but first, new quotes

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Lots of updates since my last posting: J had his successful concert with students at Indian Oasis Elementary School of the Tohono O’odham Nation (it was awesome);  my 2nd phase of the Ford funded field research will soon begin; my collaborative research (with computer science dept) on Blogtracker (Analyzing Social Media for Cultural Modeling) just got grant (yay!); with these two projects up and running I decided to create the Participatory Media Lab at ASU (the website isn’t launched yet, but here is the link); I was in Germany for 3.5 …

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[31 Mar 2010 | 13 Comments | 1,709 views]
Object-Subject Loop (1)

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Let’s take a look at the drawing I made (while listening to Janet Napolitano’s lecture) a couple days ago. What kind of drawing is it? What did I draw?
pens?
hands?

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[15 Jun 2006 | No Comment | 1 views]

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Having tried various operating systems, here is my conclusion:

Unix is user-friendly. She is just selective about who her friends are.
Linux is user-friendly. She is just too shy to make friend with non-geeky users.
Macintosh OS is user friendly. It is just not many people know how to be her friends.
Windows is a user friendly wannabe. He does it by crashing his friends and feeding them viruses.

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[14 Jun 2006 | No Comment | 1 views]

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Why do men chase women they have no intention of marrying?
For the same reason dogs chase cars they have no intention of driving.