Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Reading, How I miss thou.

As I grew up I was big into fiction. Hardy Boy for mysteries and Animorphs, even before that I was so much into reading that I would go into the children section and max out my library card, fifty books and be done before the end of the week, before it was time for my parents to take me again in the summers. Reading competitions in class? I killed them, I destroyed the other kids, my teacher wrote a letter to my parents to make sure I actually read all the books they signed that said I read. Fun times, ahh, Goosebumps were the books to read back then, especially the ones where you would choose your own future. They were these interactive books, I was very into to them for a few months. Then there was the non-fiction books, about dinosaurs and medieval times, the weapons, castles and moats. Books on guns, and my favorite books to read: Books on flying and airplane. I worshiped the F-16 Fighting Falcon.

It is uncanny really now that I think about it, books were the only things that tamed me, normally I am outgoing, energetic, loud mouth can't be still kind of guy. Normally I have a extremly short attention span, that is why I do my blogs very quickly. I usually have another idea I want to write about and want to get this over with. Like right now I want to right about How and Why to Piss People Off.But back then reading calmed me down, I sat eight hours straight to read Hairy Potter Goblet of Fire from beginning to end. I mean I can go on about how literature is great and it helped me in the academic field, because it did help me, a lot. But I am not here to do that. Reading back then was magical to be quite honest. It was the closest thing I have to experiencing magic, because imgination back then was way better than TV. I hate the movies that come out after books, I go to watch them because I can't will myself not too. But movies spoil books for me, they ruin the pictures in my mind and just kill the whole magical aura of the book.

I want to address how literature, gave me a imagination. I did not care about TV or movies. I wanted to read, gain knowledge and escape. My mother would actually tell me to stop reading and watch TV or do something but read because it consumed my world. It's now a joke in the extended family, when someone reads and isn't paying attention to what is going on around him/her, oblivious to the world. My extended family says, " Stop reading like Mubashshir, and do this...".

I really miss it, maybe its my childhood I miss. But from my childhood, my fondest memories are of reading. I remember when I read the first Harry Potter book wow. Or Silverwing books by Kenneth Oppel who I met by the way in elementary school. Its funny because I still remember the day perfectly, I said a wrong fact about the book when asking a question and embarrassed myself.

Currently, I don't read much. But I am a fan of Karen Lowachee, she wrote these three books, Warchild, Burndive and Cagebird. Warchild is the best but its cool to follow up what happens afterwards by reading Burndive and Cagebird. Hopefully she releases more with the same characters.

I will do some good reading over the summer, that is my goal now.


OMG I ALMOST FORGOT: ROALD DAHL and my favorite book of his The Witches. I mean this man is a genius, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator.

By the way who wrote the book about the Cricket in the match book? Was that Roald Dahl?

Another Plane Crash

READ BBC

Another plane crash killing nine this time. What is going on?

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

If I find you asshole at Dell I will kill you for wasting my day.

OK STEP ONE: if you certificates are being revoked or failing, you can not go to simple sites like gmail. Programs will not install or they will install and stop working, you are getting runtime errors, your drivers install fine but simple things like adobe dont work. CHECK YOUR DATE: the time might be fine, but the YEAR may be messed. read on...


So my computer stops working, I really could care less why, I knew I had to format. So I did, I formatted to back to Windows 7. It gave me problems, would not let me install anything, I spent a few hours trying to problem solve, nothing.

I decide maybe, it is because, I formatted after February 14, the last day to download Win 7 that is why a error is occurring. I know that does not make sense since I have a Win 7 key so it should work, because with a BETA you can screw up so you need to format multiple times. But just to because I could find no answers, and was sick of surfing forums, I went back to 32 bit Windows Vista.

Same problems, no program would install. Drivers worked fine, but programs would not work, sites would give me problems because the certificates were not valid. I was pissed, especially because windows update was not working on a legal copy of windows. But I decided to format again, to humour myself. Maybe I had screwed up. Same problem again.

So I call Dell.

Dell Guy: blah blah intro stuff

blah blah intro stuff reply


Dell Guy: How may I help you

I post above story


Dell Guy: OK, ...

(tells me to do some normal checks)

ME: listen I have tried all this stuff... its not a hardware issue


Dell Guy: Sir, I think I know what the problem is, but I will transfer you to software support

ME: OK


Dell Guy Software: Welcome to dell blah blah blah

ME: blah blah blah this is my problem

Dell Guy Software: Well sir I think I have the solution but it will cost you a one time payment of $49.99 or you can pay for a whole year of software support for $249.99.

ME: Wait, I formatted my computer, I haven't done anything. I used your computer and the CD for Vista that you provided. How could I have screwed up the computer. It is a simple security error and you know it, just tell me the solution is it my registry?

Dell Guy Software: Sir, Im sorry, I can't help you, you are not covered for software support.

ME: Can I talk to your manager? I am not going to pay for this, Its a problem in the computer that I did not cause... so cover it

Dell Guy Software: Sir, you are not covered for this call, you need to pay before you can talk to us.

ME: (Fuck this isn't a fucking 1-900 number so i ain't paying you) OK man, w.e. BYE

So i go and format again to windows ultimate. maybe this will fix the problem...

NOPE:

Some how I accidentally clicked on my time date and realized that the god damn computer clock was set to the perfect time but the year 6449. So drivers worked because they have no time limit. But all the programs and windows was expired.

So the asshole at dell wanted to charge me money for telling me to change my time to 2009.
I wasted my whole day working on this. So now I'm too lazy to change from my copy of vista to windows 7. I have a day wasted.

Anyone who thinks I should have paid the guy? I mean come on, I'm sure other people have had this problem just tell me. Sure if he was going to make me do tests, or because I screwed something up I would be fine. But this is just wrong. I used to like DELL.

BUT FUCK YOU DELL! ARGH THIS PISSES ME OFF!


Monday, February 23, 2009

Reading, How I miss thou.

As I grew up I was big into fiction. Hardy Boy for mysteries and Animorphs, even before that I was so much into reading that I would go into the children section and max out my library card, fifty books and be done before the end of the week, before it was time for my parents to take me again in the summers. Reading competitions in class? I killed them, I destroyed the other kids, my teacher wrote a letter to my parents to make sure I actually read all the books they signed that said I read. Fun times, ahh, Goosebumps were the books to read back then, especially the ones where you would choose your own future. They were these interactive books, I was very into to them for a few months. Then there was the non-fiction books, about dinosaurs and medieval times, the weapons, castles and moats. Books on guns, and my favorite books to read: Books on flying and airplane. I worshiped the F-16 Fighting Falcon.

It is uncanny really now that I think about it, books were the only things that tamed me, normally I am outgoing, energetic, loud mouth can't be still kind of guy. Normally I have a extremly short attention span, that is why I do my blogs very quickly. I usually have another idea I want to write about and want to get this over with. Like right now I want to right about How and Why to Piss People Off.But back then reading calmed me down, I sat eight hours straight to read Hairy Potter Goblet of Fire from beginning to end. I mean I can go on about how literature is great and it helped me in the academic field, because it did help me, a lot. But I am not here to do that. Reading back then was magical to be quite honest. It was the closest thing I have to experiencing magic, because imgination back then was way better than TV. I hate the movies that come out after books, I go to watch them because I can't will myself not too. But movies spoil books for me, they ruin the pictures in my mind and just kill the whole magical aura of the book.

I want to address how literature, gave me a imagination. I did not care about TV or movies. I wanted to read, gain knowledge and escape. My mother would actually tell me to stop reading and watch TV or do something but read because it consumed my world. It's now a joke in the extended family, when someone reads and isn't paying attention to what is going on around him/her, oblivious to the world. My extended family says, " Stop reading like Mubashshir, and do this...".

I really miss it, maybe its my childhood I miss. But from my childhood, my fondest memories are of reading. I remember when I read the first Harry Potter book wow. Or Silverwing books by Kenneth Oppel who I met by the way in elementary school. Its funny because I still remember the day perfectly, I said a wrong fact about the book when asking a question and embarrassed myself.

Currently, I don't read much. But I am a fan of Karen Lowachee, she wrote these three books, Warchild, Burndive and Cagebird. Warchild is the best but its cool to follow up what happens afterwards by reading Burndive and Cagebird. Hopefully she releases more with the same characters.

I will do some good reading over the summer, that is my goal now.


OMG I ALMOST FORGOT: ROALD DAHL and my favorite book of his The Witches. I mean this man is a genius, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator.

By the way who wrote the book about the Cricket in the match book? Was that Roald Dahl?

Sunday, February 22, 2009

"Taxi to the dark Side" didn't hit me that hard.

I saw Taxi to the Dark Side yesterday, it's a good movie. It won a Oscar, and It deserved it, very good documentary. I am not here to review it, there are many people who could do and have done a better job of that. So go Google it.

The reason I am madposting is that as I watched the movie and saw these horrific acts being done to humans, I was not angered. I just accepted it, as if these things happen in the world. I thought, well this is bad, poor guy. That was it, when I first saw the pictures of Abu Ghraib I was pissed, disgusted, horrified. I demanded justice, I wanted someone to pay. But as I saw more movies, and saw the pattern continue, and as I continue too see torture condoned and the definition of torture twisted. I begin to accept it. Just as I have accepted death and murder in third world countries as a every day occurrence.

A few years back in my life, I used to support torture to an extent. But as I see these video's and as I see how rules are bent. I don't think I could ever accept it. I think its really sad my brain works this way, it is almost like i have given up. But it is true, we are powerless to stop torture, it does occur everyday, and overtime we stop caring. Innocent prisoners can go into the category of it happens, along side of starving children, mines in playgrounds and all the other stuff that happened in the last century that I don't remember anymore. Kind of sad that I can't even think of it, but natural.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

If Izzy Leaves! I LEAVE!

So according to Dr. Webber, Izzy and George are going to be leaving Grey's Anatomy soon. I could care less about George, but if Izzy leaves I am going to stop watching. She is my favorite character, not to mention the hottest character on the show. Maybe the hottest (looking) actor on tv right now. Hmm now that I think about it who is betting looking, either Izzy or Kate from Lost... or Thirteen for House :P

I use TV show names, because people who watch the show should understand and if you don't too bad. Google it.

Source : Tv.com

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Kashmiri Sweets.

Many people know what East Indian Sweets taste like. But you just can't compare Canadian made to the original stuff. My grandparents came home from Kashmir on Tuesday and they gave me these sweets today. I guessed exactly the store it was from in Kashmir. Mind you I haven't lived there since I was seven. I visited once when I was in grade six for two months, and then another two months in grade nine.

Also, I am not one for sweets, I don't really life East Indian Sweets, because they are too sweet. Like Jalehbi, soo sweet. But yeah, there was not much of the sweet to go around, so now I'm craving it bad. I'm so proud of my self for guessing the place you can get them at too. :D

TV shows all Guys should watch.

OK, men. From this day on you shall watch Entourage. If you already don't, and if you are of the few that don't. If you like nice cars, hot women, a good storyline watch this show. Now I could explain what happens and such. But there are much better reviews and such than I could ever write. I am here to inform, also I am a lazy person.

TV show number 2. Watch Weeds. This is not really a manly show in some areas, but man, the main actress is hot! The storyline is great!

Other shows I enjoy: Actually the list is very long so Ill do my favorites.

Heroes, House, Lost, Smallville, Grey's Anatomy, How I Met Your Mother, Dexter, and the two posted above are my favorites.

If you disagree, well you got your own opinion. If you think I wasted your time, your a moron, you wasted your own time. Just like I'm wasting my own time dissing an event has not occurred and the person who has not caused it to occur yet. I'm sure that's the wrong wording, but i don't want to pay attention to what I am writing because I am watch Fringe!

No editing allowed poetry of the top of my head.

This sleep is incurable.
It's need is inevitable.
It is the only achievement I despise to achieve.
It is the only trophy I loathe to leave.

In this never ending race I shall lose.
If I had the choice, to run, I would not choose.
I lack words to describe this feeling.
This insomniacs, drooping eye's, are not great, but this appreciative feeling.

I hate it, I love it, it makes me think.
It slows me down, it hurts me to blink.
As you noticed I could not think of a word to rhyme with blink.
It was something, a situation, my brain could not think.

This is freestyle, but I will not rap.
My arms are tired, soon my nightly defeat will relapse.
I will leave you tonight, as I am now ready.
Sleep here I come, good night.

So yeah. That was weird. But I should sleep now. Almost three am. I guess this thing does help after all. Well maybe not. I would be getting sleepy by now anyways. But writing is better than movies. I learned something about myself, but that's to be discussed another night. I also learned a meaning of a phrase. Deja Vu though, I am pretty sure I knew what it meant, I had Googled it before.

to be or not to be that is the question

Has anyone wondered where that comes from? Probably. Most people know that it is from Shakespeare. What does it mean? I did not know until now.

First of all its from Hamlet. Haven't read it probably should get on that, probably won't do it. So many books I want to read before it. Anyways, from the great and accurate knowledge of most websites on the web (HA!) the general consensus is:

Is it better to live or to die?

Seriously, that is the meaning. Kind of makes sense.

I have actually wondered about that. Like if if i died today so what? Ill be dead. This is non suicide of course. I'll go to heaven, hopefully, god willing, Inshallah. See, god? I'm not a heathen I do remember you, in my own way. In blogs... to make a weak point... moving on.

The only thing is I just think about the amount of pain it would cause my mother, I mean aside from all the other people it would hurt. I think I just could never wish to hurt my mother that way. I honestly don't fear death. If I die, I die. Can't do much about it. But is it better to die than to live sure if its your time, but if it causes people I love pain then no. It is not better. I can talk about this for hours and give different situation. As I'm sure you are thinking. HA HA.

I just realised YOU MIGHT not exist. This is first night and I have no readers.

Anyways. But ya. If death is a state of nothing, then who cares if you die right. If death is a state where you brain slows down time, and makes you feel really good and you subconscious kicks in and if you think you go to heaven you go to your version of heaven great. If you think you go to hell and you go to your own version of hell, sucks to be you. Or it could be that as you die your brain slows down time infinity and you just feel surreal and like when you wake up it feels good. Like the perfect morning.

I should really get to bed. Getting up at 6:30 am will suck. But waking up, all groggy feels good. Know what I mean imaginary reader?

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Mommy, girls confuse me. (Homework Edition)

Ladies? Where does all this time come from? Should we as men be asking you too cook more? I mean something is going on you have too much free time... Well let me back up or move to the future. Its confusing. I'm typing this paragraph after the blog because what was written here was extremely sexist, it was a joke but worse then the joke I posted above. Yes, the above is a joke, kind of. :P

So I screwed up my Math midterm worth 20% and screwed up my Physics worth 8% and I studied for those two. Guess how the Sociology class I never studied for or took notes for went? I sit in class groaning at stupid feminist comments all the time. Thinking If I don't ace this class, I'm a moron. Yeah, so you can probably guess I aced that midterm (hopefully). I think so at least, its nothing to be proud of though, kind of sad.

Note I said "stupid feminist comments," it actually isn't that bad. ( I'm talking to men right now, I'm sure women are still fuming about that. I like to assume a lot.) Sociology is very interesting and it makes a lot of sense, the Sociology class I am taking is about family relations and it touches on roles people play in the family and how it changes over time and why they are the way there are. Anyways that's not the story... Now back to things that are sad.


Whats more sad then me not getting an A in that class is the amount of time girls put into studying. Let me rephrase that, the amount of time girls put into studying is commendable and impressive. However, it scares me and makes me wish the class is not scaled. But I will explain why it can be considered sad.

Here is a example we had a homework question, WORTH NO MARKS. It was a sentence long question, so I answered it with a few sentences. A few point form answers. When I handed it in, I felt like not doing it at all. Some girls wrote three page essays. Yes I tend to exaggerate at times, do not regret it and will do so in future blogs. But this is not a exaggeration. I say multiple girls with three pages of paragraphs. Why three pages? BECAUSE I saw them flip through it looking for mistakes. For a assignment not worth anything. Now i know all girls don't do this, but this was a nice chunk of the class. It was kind of scary.

So if lets say I get a A on this test and many of the kids get a A+. This is bad for me, if the class is scaled. I'm pretty sure it is not scaled so it should be all good. Anyways peace out.

I really need to fall a sleep and this isn't helping. This is the second post on the first night of the blog. I'm still 100%.