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Struggle within

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The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals.
The struggles within yourself — the invisible, inevitable
battles inside all of us — that’s where it’s at.
– Jesse Owens

Yep! Today my struggle is … PS3 or XBOX 360.

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June 6, 2007 at 6:47 pm

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Luck ?

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 “Luck is when preparation meets opportunity”

– Seneca [Roman dramatist, philosopher, & politician (5 BC – 65 AD) ]

Nice Quote .. and very true ..

Note : writing something .. just for fun .. one api a night !! 😉

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March 20, 2007 at 6:13 pm

My contribution to the Mallu slogan

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I got lot of friends from kerela.. and every mallu dude says with pride " wherever you go you can see a mallu" … So here goes …. my contribution to one of those slogans …

"Close your eyes, spin in a circle and no matter where you are or what time it is, when you look again, you'll see a Mallu" 🙂

 — Adapted and modifed from "The Altman Code"

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May 19, 2006 at 3:04 am

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Get Things Done Prayer

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Source :

 Get Things Done (GTD Prayer)

Our lifehacks, which art in contexts,

Inbox zero be thy aim.

Thy Kinkless done.

Thy Mind Sweep fun, in @work as it is in @honeydo. Give us this day our next action.

And forgive us our open loops, as we forgive those who delete our email.
And lead us not into web surfing.
Deliver us from IM.
For thine is the Moleskine, the Project and the Due Date
For someday/maybe,

Also take a look @ Linux Prayer : 

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May 1, 2006 at 12:04 pm

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Job in Novell

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Well… Finally after two rounds of technical interview i got into Novell. My dream job… [Linux + OSS + C ] … I'm happy 🙂
I still dunno when i will be joining…  ( should be sometime in may)

A GNOME Hacker (hmmm sounds good) 

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April 19, 2006 at 12:28 am

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“Limits exist only in the mind”

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As usual me and my buddy Joewin went for our usuall (not exactly usuall.. its kinda occasionall) run. This time we head towards siruvani… Usually i give up at the end of our run… 

But joey kept on pushing and  encouraged me to run with him (with a steady increase in pace ) …

And at that moment i realised this

   “If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is compromise.”

“There are no such things as limits to growth, because there are no limits to the human capacity for intelligence, imagination, and wonder” 

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April 3, 2006 at 1:39 am

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The wait

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"The Wait" by Metallica.. 

Motives changing
Day to day
The fire increases
Masks decay

I look at the river
White foam floats down
The body's poisoned

Got to sit tight

The wait
The wait
The wait

After awakening
The silence grows
The screams subside
Distortion shows
Mutant thoughts
Of bad mouthed news
It's just another birth
Of distorted views

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March 31, 2006 at 11:55 am

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I am Okay

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“I am Me. In all the world, there is no one else exactly like me. Everything that comes out of me is authentically mine, because I alone chose it — I own everything about me: my body, my feelings, my mouth, my voice, all my actions, whether they be to others or myself. I own my fantasies, my dreams, my hopes, my fears. I own my triumphs and successes, all my failures and mistakes. Because I own all of me, I can become intimately acquainted with me. By so doing, I can love me and be friendly with all my parts. I know there are aspects about myself that puzzle me, and other aspects that I do not know — but as long as I am friendly and loving to myself, I can courageously and hopefully look for solutions to the puzzles and ways to find out more about me. However I look and sound, whatever I say and do, and whatever I think and feel at a given moment in time is authentically me. If later some parts of how I looked, sounded, thought, and felt turn out to be unfitting, I can discard that which is unfitting, keep the rest, and invent something new for that which I discarded. I can see, hear, feel, think, say, and do. I have the tools to survive, to be close to others, to be productive, and to make sense and order out of the world of people and things outside of me. I own me, and therefore, I can engineer me. I am me, and I am Okay.

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March 21, 2006 at 6:46 am

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Press On…

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“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “press on” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race”
Calvin Coolidge quotes (American 30th President of the United States, 1872-1933)

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March 21, 2006 at 6:43 am

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