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[3 Jul 2014 | 4 Comments | 208 views]
Objectivity vs Neutrality

[terjemah bahasa indonesia di bawah]
Nobody can be free from bias, but as a scholar I should always exhibit a bias toward objectivity. Being objective has always been the goal.
Objectivity, however, should not be confused with neutrality. One should not hesitate to be partial and in fact it is imperative to be so, if after a careful investigation of the facts one can conclude that truth lies on one side or one simply is a better choice.

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[31 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 64 views]
My 2013 quotes

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 | 149 views]
Year 2012 in [Lim’s] Quotes

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 | 10 Comments | 2,211 views]
Caffeine is my shepherd

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 | 1,920 views]
Object-Subject Loop (2)

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

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[10 Feb 2011 | 13 Comments | 2,580 views]
Violence, possession of truth, and being human

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.
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 | 2,473 views]
Fireworks, Life & Ephemerality

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 | 2,239 views]
Lotta updates… but first, new quotes

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 | 1,711 views]
Object-Subject Loop (1)


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?

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[15 Jun 2006 | No Comment | 1 views]

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.