Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Watched Movie List: October 27, 2005

  1. The Longest Yard (1.9/5.0)
  2. Hostage (2.0/5.0)

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Watched Movie List: October 23, 2005

  1. Disney's "The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow" (2.5/5.0)
  2. Flightplan (2.7/5.0)
  3. A History Of Violence (2.1/5.0)

Monday, October 17, 2005

Rant: October 17, 2005

  1. I had a very long and vivid nightmare last night. It had me scared and running through the whole night. When I woke up this morning, I was very exhausted, mentally drained, and all shook up. Whenever I dream, I never seem to recall anything of what I had dreamt as soon as I wake up. But, this time the nightmare was clear and literary very creative. If some how I manage to write it down into a book then I think it might make the best seller list, that's how creative and horrifying my last night's dream was. It will make Stephen King look like a wimp, as if he is not one already. When I woke up, I couldn't believe the level of creativity and originality of it. Then a few minutes later it struck me that it was probably inspired by a "Night Visions" episode(A View Through The Window) I had seen a few months earlier. Wow! Last night was some trip!
  2. I downloaded season 4 of Smallville, the whole 22 episodes. I've been watching two or three episodes everyday for the past week and I haven't even got down to episode 15 yet.
  3. There is a new WB show that is beginning to grow on me --Supernatural. It has a nice premise but the creators could do a whole lot better with it. I mean the third episode was so lame!
  4. There are a couple of shows that I watch punctually, which are House MD, Lost, Smallville, and Supernatural. While the rest of the shows on TV are crap that I don't care for.
  5. Some how I feel that the makers of Lost are just trying to milk the show by stretching one episode into three. Seems to me that Lost is a kind of show that should have not exceeded one season. They should have ended the show in the first season.

Friday, October 14, 2005

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Help The Victims Of The South-Asian Earthquake

An Earthquake of a 7.5 magnitude struck the northern part of South-Asia. Thousands died instantly, the current death toll is 40,000 dead and rising. The people of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmir, and India need your help. Go to the 'Network for Good' website and please donate to your preferred charity organization with open hearts.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Watched Movie List: October 10, 2005

  1. Mangal Panday (3.5/5.0)
  2. Kung Fu Hustle (4.6/5.0)

Friday, October 7, 2005

Saudi Arabia Blocks Blogger!

I just found this out from blogger Sinn Reaper in Saudi Arabia that has been blocked on their so called national ISP of Saudi Arabia. This means that no one can access any of the blogs on from within Saudi Arabia.

The Royals and the Fundamentalist of Saudi Arabia are only delaying the inevitable --the fall of the "House of Saud".

Wednesday, October 5, 2005

Rant: October 5, 2005

  1. Ramadan is here. The first three fasts are the hardest. After three days, your body gets used to the routine. It's like giving up smoking, the first three days are the hardest then after that your good.
  2. This blogger plugin for MS Word is useless. What is the point of it if you can't upload pictures with it?
  3. Yesterday I went to relieve myself in the library restroom. I got in the stall and locked the door. After I was done, tried to unlock the door and the handle came off. But the door was still locked. I tried pushing and it didn't work. Frustrated, I kicked the door two times lightly. Not realizing my own strength, the third time I kicked, it broke the door off from the hinges and fell down on the restroom floor. No one else was there to see it so, I just walked out without telling anyone. That door had it coming anyway.
  4. I feel mentally drain now a days.
  5. I have to study and CLEP a course by the end of this month and I haven't even started studying for it.
  6. I have to read a book called "Unequal Protection: The Rise of Corporate Dominance and The Theft of Human Rights" by Thom Hartman and write a five paged book report on it by the end of this month. I haven't even finished reading half of the book yet. The author is some big shot I guess and has his own syndicated liberal radio talk show on Sirius.

Ramadan Mubarak!

Ramadan Mubarak!

Monday, October 3, 2005

Play List: October 3, 2005

  1. Rob Thomas - This Is How A Heart Breaks

To Podcast Or Not To Podcast

I hardly have time to blog now days and most of the things on my mind that I want to say never end up in textual form. It might be because I lack the skill to convert complex thought into written form or it may be that my first language is not English --the only language I know how to read or write in. You’d think for someone who scored the highest points in his high school English (CBSE)exam should not have such a problem, but I do. By the way, I scored an 80/100. Thought I throw in that detail just for the sake of gloating.

So, I’ve been thinking seriously about starting my own podcast. I have a few concerns or rather limitations with podcasting.

  1. Language: The language that I dream and swear in entirely is not either English or Urdu. It’s actually a hybrid of English, Urdu, and also in various dialects of the two. I can’t talk entirely in one language for more than 10 or 15 minutes, I get all stressed and begin to stutter. So, I’m thinking of podcasting in my everyday spoken language, which is a mix of both. Those who understand English and Urdu will be able to understand my podcast and henceforth be the default audience. And those who understand only English, lets hope I unconsciously make a transition to English entirely.
  2. Sound: I have come to realize that I talk too much from the nasal cavity and I can’t help it. So, that is how I will sound and so bare with me.
  3. Technical: Because of the one microphone, I only have the technical capability to have just one speaker and that is me. I wonder how other podcasters solved this problem without spending any money.
  4. Format: I’m not sure what kind of a format to go with. I’ll start with some freestyle and hope it develops into some kind of a consistent structured format. Another thing is that I can’t seem to keep the flow in a monologue. Only in a dialogue I’m able to maintain the flow in a conversation. Since, it’s going to be only me on the only one microphone so, the idea of bringing another speaker to have a dialogue is technically impossible at this point.
  5. Web host: I can’t seem to find a web host that will host my podcast files without a heavy charge. If some podcaster knows how to get around this problem then please let me know. In the mean time, I’m thinking of hosting my podcasting files on my PC and allow people to download them using a BitTorrent software like Azureus.

So, there you have it folks! May be I'll transcribe my podcasts completely in English on this blog.