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Monday, May 31, 2010

I can't believe that its been almost a solid 2 weeks since I last wrote on this.. I was supposed to post some pictures.. I believe I still have them..

Of course, I'm not expecting myself to do that because I'll be forgetting about it later...

As expected...

Monday, May 17, 2010

Earth as seen from Voyager I, approximately 3,762,136,324 miles from home..
Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every ‘superstar,’ every ‘supreme leader,’ every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there — on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.
The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds.
Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.
The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.
It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.
          --- Carl Sagan

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Ok, my bad..

I was supposed to put up pictures of my new desk.. I have it.. it will be uploaded but not now..

Went to my niece's baptism last Saturday.. pictures of that will also be posted...

I was supposed to chronicle the meal after the baptism.. had my camera at the ready... but I totally forgot to snap pictures as soon as the food came.. what can I say, I was hungry..

I will totally post the pictures.. I wanna see how the panoramic shot I took pans out..

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Surprised that when I clicked on the "Next Blog" link on top of my blog, the next blog was about MUFC... Ha!

Just sayin...

Anyway, I'll post a picture of my new "workstation" tomorrow... My boss loves saying that word in reference to my little place in the office... It just sounds too formal...

My new Sharks jersey!!!

San Jose will face Chicago at the Western Conference Finals.. Go Sharks!!

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Today is day 2 of me quitting Facebook!!!

I am not missing it at all.. I have to wait for 13 more days before FB really deletes all my data, but I can wait...


Sunday, May 02, 2010

Pictures of our big truck, the Peterbilt..

Almost forgot to upload this.. View from my desk.. Its a work in progress, but when the cabinets and desk come in, it'll look better..