Thursday, August 27, 2009

ABC tag

Ok, I didn't plan to write another post so quick but was pleasantly surprised that Harumi had decided to tagged me... thanks Harumi! :)

The Tag

1. A – Available/Single? are they both the same? :S I am 'single and loving it!'... ;)

2. B – Best friend? that Fascist/Communist/Monarchist buddy of mine that I talked about on twitter... lol ;)

3. C – Cake or Pie? Chocolate Cake! :D

4. D – Drink of choice? I guess right now, It'd be Pineapple Juice! ;)

5. E – Essential item you use every day? haha need I answer this? the PC by far man! :D

6. F – Favorite color? Dark Blue and Sea Green

7. G – Gummy Bears Or Worms? haven't eaten either, I think! :D

8. H – Hometown? Colombo

9. I – Indulgence? Gaming? :D

10. J – January or February? hahaha August man! Kite season!!! :D

11. K – Kids & their names? it sure as hell ain't gonna be 'Albus Severus'! lol ;)

12. L – Life is incomplete without? my parents! :)

13. M – Marriage date? the day I give up my freedom! NOOOOOOOOO!!! :(

14. N – Number of siblings? nada! only child... :)

15. O – Oranges or Apples? (pine)apples? :D Avocados!!!

16. P – Phobias/Fears? heights and snakes... :|

17. Q – Quote for today? "Live and Let Live!" :)

18. R – Reason to smile? I dunno, I like smiling! I smile a lot! :S

19. S – Season? Rainy season? KITE SEASON!!! YAY! :D

29. T – Tag 3 People? open tag, as always! :)

21. U – Unknown fact about me? I was a monarchist too when I was 13! :O

22. V – Vegetable you don't like? Broccoli! *pukes*

23. W – Worst habit? my (slight?) evilness! :(

24. X – X-rays you've had? once... :|

25. Y – Your favorite food? Gotukola and Wattakka? :D

26. Z – Zodiac sign? Aquarius (and according to mom it justifies my laziness! lol) ;)

The Rules

1. Link the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Share the ABCs of you.
4. Tag 3 people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs.
5. Let the 3 tagged people know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website.
6. Do not tag the same person repeatedly but try to tag different people, so that there is a big network of bloggers doing this tag.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

random post #59

random post #57 can be found here
random post #58 can be found here

I didn't have much to write about recently, well I did, but I chose not to on the blog, since the whole thing is kinda a fluid situation. Once it resolves itself (peacefully I hope! lol) I'd be really happy about it and then forget about it really fast as well! :D

Ok, I know that paragraph didn't make any sense but I'll keep it anyways for future reference... ;)

since this is a random post, it doesn't really have any topic, but looking at the last random post, I dunno, I feel like it's gotta have one, so here goes:

Blogger is finally growing up!

My favorite blogging service turned 10 just 3 days ago, and it's rolling out some impressive stuff to celebrate its birthday. Already we've seen hubbub (an impressive new feature that will turn your RSS feeds into real time streams! or in non-geek language: deliver your blogposts to your blog's readers lightning fast!), one click sharing of your favorite posts on Google Reader via blogger or twitter, and a new label cloud feature, but non of them have been as impressive as I anticipated. Plus, my flash based moving tag cloud (does anyone over at have this? no? hoo hoo! :D lol) makes the label cloud redundant...

So here are my bets on what they're going to roll out in the next few weeks (or rather what I want to see them roll out!) -
  • static pages (w00t! w00t!)
  • better (ok ok Wordpress-style then) comment moderation (not that I'm going to use it! I don't delete comments... EVER! - unless they're spam)
  • nested comments
  • aand greater Google Analytics incorporation (something like a traffic info gadget...)

A complete list of suggested improvements can be seen here.

This was a useless post, but I'm going to publish it anyway! ;)

Footnote: just found out that the people who first created Blogger at Pyra Labs, went on to create Twitter... interesting! :)

Saturday, August 15, 2009

I dunno what to call this...

OK, I just woke up early morning and this was twirling in my head and I just had to put it out there:

dude let's overthrow the government!

OK, now I know that your either laughing, closing this tab (DOOOOON'T!!!) or calling the Army HQ to tell them about a possible Coup attempt or something... :S ok I really don't wanna be dragged away in a white van so I'd keep this short and in-(or un-?)subversive as possible...

So I assume everybody's watched at least one movie about America's "War of Independence" right? It was one of those grassroots movements where people of all castes and creeds and professions (from the fancypants New York lawyer to the farmer from Virginia) got together, took their muskets along and overthrew the colonial government. After they did that, they wrote the most perfect constitution in recorded history... how perfect you ask? it has been amended only 27 times in the USA's 233 year existence. (in comparison ours, which is only 32 years old, has been amended 17 times already!)

Now let me get to the point. The people who wrote that document were the same that had fought in the war. And they were basically everyday people, who understood the problems that everyday people go through. That's why the constitution was begun with a "We the people" not "We the Barons" or "We the Noblemen" or stuff like that... And that's why the constitution itself provides Americans with freedom from government and basic rights that nobody can take away from them. It emphasizes "Individual Freedom" over "Government Intervention" and that instills that "I don't want the government messing with me!" attitude that ordinary Americans have, and makes America the "Land of the free", the world's most Libertarian country...

Now compare the situation here. We were basically a feudal society till 1505 (1815 in the Kandyan Provinces) and when the colonial powers took over they continued with that excising framework of control... basically why fix something that's been working for like 2000 years right? And when they gave us Independence in 1948, they gave it to a bunch of Elitist Noblemen. Who's the biggest savior of the peasants? Bandaranaike? oh didn't you know, he was like the richest and most powerful of them all! and the man who wrote (or should I say enacted?) our present constitution (which gives downright dictatorial powers to the Executive President I should add) was a part of that government that got us independence in 1948... man! like how cool is that??!

Now that you've got the background, here's what we're missing out on: citizens who give a damn about their rights, and who'd take it up with the government if they thought that their freedoms and way of life were at threat. And what have we got in this country? peasants who just go "Keep your head down son and the government will fix everything someday"! I hate it! I want a proactive citizenry who'd have tea parties and demonstrations, who'd ask tough questions from their Senators at their local town halls! I want a freaking government that UNDERSTANDS that it's only in power as long as the people consent to it and is hence kept in check. Is this all too much to ask for?

Yeah, you may go ahead and dial the Army now... :P

Friday, August 14, 2009

Assumption Song

this made me ROFLMA(?)O :D

also: 50th post! a big thank you out to everyone who kept me blogging by taking time to leave a comment! THAAAAAAAAAANKKKKK YOUUUUUUU!!!! :D

I also noticed that I haven't written a proper post (like about what's going on around here... not that anything interesting ever happens! lol) in almost a month... should do that again sometime... :)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


My favorite Twittebrity @Pseud0random tagged me and so here's the wordle of my tweets:

Wordle of my tweets via

Interesting Stats:
  • I have 26 twooshes (tweets where all 140-characters have been used)
  • My top five words are: lol, rt, good, hehe, haha. (I'm a happy fellow no?)
  • My top five hashtags: #pakcricket, #t20, #xkcd, #internetbeatles, #stupidthingsido.
  • I have tweeted exactly 2222 times in the month of July! :D
Complete stats can be viewed here

So I'm going to take a leaf from 'Ze Book of Dili' and not tag anyone... coz it's way too much work to do the whole thing (tweetstats, then wordle, then screenshot, then upload) but if you think your up to the challenge, then consider it an open tag... ;)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

For Harumi

I almost forgot! :D sorry about the delay... :)

Taken at Thanthirimale Monastery, February 6, 2004

Friday, August 7, 2009

I will never love you more!

I like SoKo... something about her makes me want to... I dunno, it's complicated. She's cute!!! :D (and somehow reminds me of John Mayer! hmmph)

If you prefer the live video:

I will never love you more than the drummer of flaming lips
I will never love you more than Woody Allan movies
I will never love you more than the White album of the Beatles
I will never love you more than God only knows

I will never love you more than DVD's night with my girlfriend
And we talk about stupid things like feelings and men
I will never love you more than my boyfriend when I was 14
Even if he's now an asshole, I will never love you more

And you say, you love me more than everything
And compared to me everything is nothing...

I will never love you more than meeting Paul McCartney
And we asked him to play a song on my Ukulele
I will never love you more than Scandinavian Tour
Which was more than paradise we shall remember it too

I will never love you more than dancing to Phil Spector
I will never love you more than my Casiotone keyboard
I will never love you more than Daniel Johnston himself
For me he's more than God, I will never love you more

And you say, you love me more than everything
And compared to me everything is nothing

Ohh this is sweet, I just wonder what it means

You say you love me more, than all the girls you have before
Even more than music, even more than yourself
Even more than everything, but it's just a lie
So I will never love you more, than anything

I will never love you more than singing in the shower
I will never love you more than my Mac computer
I will never love you more than having a daughter
I will never love you more than peanut butter

I will never love you more than kisses all day
I will never love you more than cuddles all night
I will never love you more than kissing girls lips when they're really pretty

I will never love you more
I will never love you more

p.s. twitter should stop going down like this! curse the idiot behind these attacks! :@

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Never Forget...

...the great responsibility that comes with great power...

Hiroshima, August 6, 1945

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


as some of you may know, my PC died. but stuff like that or the fact that I'm on Firefox 1.5 on this amazing machine aren't going to stop me from uploading crappy photos, is it? :D hehe

there, taken with my trusty Sony point-and-click held at the end of a refracting telescope... really sorry for the crappy image quality, the cam didn't focus properly... :(

p.s: I don't think I'll be able to comment for a while, hopefully my old machine is repaired by Friday... :/