January 30th, 2007

Morning times

In the auto to office today morning the reality that winters have definitely gone.

Even in the past week mornings to office meant a chill in the air, which though not terribly cold, was definitely sharp. The air was purposeful and steely, cutting through your clothes in the morning time. There would through the course of the day emerge a warm feeling, but that was the sun heating up the sedentary air, the breeze was still cold.

Today however, the atmosphere was definitely warm. There was a slight coolness in the air, but that was the residual of the night cool. Pleasant temperature air, blunt, with a hint of coolness to it does not jolt you into fresh wakefullness before a long day at work.

The office A/C starts feeling good and the morning coffee is more important wrt the coffee content, not the heat.

Wow, the British sure did leave us with one thing - the ability to yak about the weather! Now, I shall wait for my sweetened thickened milk ridden concoction these people insist on calling coffee.
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The world and I

Choices and Decision Trees

So RexzillaRexzilla wrote about the movie Deja Vu and his corresponding thoughts - what would you change from your life? Not a very new question I agree, but it has been something to which there is an ever changing answer, if at all.

What does it show? That you either dont want to see what all you would have done differently for a probably better today, or is it that you would rather not analyse your past life at all thinking whats done is done?

Whatever the case may be, at least once in a while it may be fun to consider the actions which could have prompted a different present.

So, here goes:
1. What is the one thing in recent past (6 months or so) that you would have done differently?

2. What is the one thing in the past 4/5 years that you would rather have done some other way?

3. Think of one major event in your life for which you would have chosen different course of action, in retrospect.

Like mentioned, let us not get into causality arguments, and just see it from a 3rd person view point. it should give you a lot of thinking matter.

Now you can be absolutely true to yourself, and not post your responses, or you can be absolutely true with yourself and post your responses.

This time the choice is yours, and its not that major a one ;)

Ill think of my answers before I think about posting them.
Climb the Summit

technological changes in us

While using the laptop touch pad, I found myself thinking about the tip of my forefinger being constantly used to navigate through the different documents.
Which brought me to the startling and happy thought that at least what it has done, is alleviate the symptoms of RSI/CTS. The dark mark on the underside o fmy wrist has lightened to almost invisible, and my wrist aches have definitely subsided (touch wood!)... in fact I only remember them now.

All educated indians I think will have one mark though on their hands. We have all studied using the faithful paper and pencil followed by pens. In most cases the writing instrument rested on one of our fingers. In my case, on the middle finger of my rigth hand...thereby  leaving a a mark where the pen used to rest after hours of writing. Well developed wrists and a mark on the finger - assured if you have studied and made faithful notes in calss.
The mark is much lighter now, just a dark brown spot, rather than the dark indent it was at one point of time. And to write more than two pages continuously is a painful exercise now. My wrist starts aching!

We use our hands so much, dont we? They say feet are the most ignored parts of our bodies, I wonder if hands and fingers come in next.

And to top it, these are body extremities that get lower doses of oxygenated blood... will use of computers change the body shape by evolution? Make fingers longer and easier to type and scroll through, probably develop another blood pressure builder, smaller than the heart but somewhat similar in action near the hands? Make our legs weaker and smaller for better seating and reduced movement? Make our eyes larger for better assimilation from a single webpage? Develop a film over our eyes somewhat similar to the nictitating membrane to continuously keep moisture on eye surface without blinking and save them from constant light barrage?

Interesting creatures. How many centuries I wonder?