donderdag 31 december 2009

Digital Art










Note: Click the hidden play button in the foreground to play. Click full-screen button to view full-screen. Click on a picture to zoom in. Click again to zoom out.

Giveaway of the Year

Aneesoft 3D Flash Gallery 2.0

zaterdag 26 december 2009

Share photos on twitter with Twitpic

zaterdag 19 december 2009

zaterdag 12 december 2009

University of the Philippines Diliman Q. C.



Melchor Hall, College of Engineering

Click title to view slideshow.

donderdag 10 december 2009

uSB Stick 4 Gb



Compatible with USB 1.1 & 2.0
(9,99 euros at Kruidvat)

maandag 7 december 2009

Under Painting



Notes: painting was done using only three colours: blue, red, and yellow. Primary colours mixed directly in the canvas. Using a medium-size brush. White is not considered a colour. Black was not used.

zondag 29 november 2009

How To Find Lost Objects

By Professor Solomon. Right-click title and save to download book.

donderdag 26 november 2009

Monumental Dream

Alchemy of Creation

I asked my teacher to supply me with enough clay so I could make something monumental. A minotaur perhaps.

woensdag 25 november 2009

Victory PMP-1018

Victory PMP-1018 MP4 speler 8 GB

• 1.8 Inch CSTN (160*128 Pixel)
• Super Slim Metal Back Casing
• Mp3/Wma/Jpeg/Mp4 compatibel
• ID3 Tag/Lyrics weergave
• Folder beheer
• E-Book ondersteuning
• Tetris-achtig spel
• FM Radio
• Equalizer: Normal,Rock,Jazz,Classical,Pop,Bass,3D,USER EQ
• Voice recording
• JPEG foto ondersteuning
• Certificatie: FCC, CE en RoHS
• USB 2.0 hi speed
• Uitbreidbaar geheugen doormiddel van Micro-SD (tot 2 GB)
• Ingebouwde Rechargeable Li Polymer Batterij
• (+/- 8 uur audio / +/- 4 uur film)
• Afmeting: 82x41.2x7.6 (mm)
• Gewicht: 32 Gram

Price: 24,95 euros at Expert

donderdag 19 november 2009

Mantra

Sylvia was inviting me to one of her group meetings so I could play the guitar while they recite mantras. Self-deprecatingly I told her I'm not really that good. Liesbeth stood up and opened the shiny black piano and started playing the music to the mantra Sylvia just chanted. She was playing by ear. She told me she has very sensitive hearing. I listened and tried to chant the mantra but I couldn't seem to get it right.

Fré the teacher asked me if I was staying longer. He wanted to show me how to do the "bronze finish" on the two blackboard-black figures.

woensdag 18 november 2009

Marianne

I finally met her yesterday. I must have given her the wrong impression. And she told me she didn't know what to do yet. She didn't have the knowledge and experience. She wasn't an expert. But she was willing to help me.

I gave her suggestions. I asked her to call some people up and to find out what she could about the matter. And she did. She told me I was right. She said there was another possibility.

I had called some weeks ago and complained about another matter. I told her some people didn't take me seriously. She probably called the people involved and someone called me up. He tried to listen to me as much as he could and didn't finish our conversation until I was satisfied. He apologized for letting me wait; he said they had a long list. We agreed to close the matter. He was happy I found the solution.

At the door Marianne scolded me for not trusting her. I had warned her that if she didn't come up with the right solution I was going to sleep it off and let things happen. She declared that I was seeing too many problems. She promised to call me up soon.

dinsdag 17 november 2009

Picasso

Today I saw him again, my painting teacher at a local store, where about two years ago I bought a reproduction of Vermeer's the Milkmaid -- I mentioned that to him. He was looking around for some housepaint of the right colour. He and I have always very interesting discussions together. We talk about art, styles, methods, principles, techniques, painters, and just about anything that has to do with painting. In others words just about everything. I told him everything has to do with everything. And he liked the idea. He seems to enjoy our conversation because he listens attentively everytime.

I gathered he had studied at the provincial Art Academy; he mentioned it to me a few times. He just told me he makes his living as a painter doing art exhibits from time to time. (He had told me I could do an art exhibit myself if I painted a lot and long enough.) He just bought an old school somewhere and is turning it into his residence together with his girlfriend.

One thing I noticed about him is that he is shy, self-conscious, extremely careful, and very polite. Sometimes apologetic. His posture and body language says it all. Exactly my opposite. I try too hard to be funny or crazy. So it seems. But he doesn't seem to mind: he loves to chat.

At the local painting club they mentioned it. My personal style. And they seem to accept it. Like I couldn't help it. It's just me. One of the members even suggested giving me the honour of thinking of and giving the club its name. As if I could think of the right name just out of the blue. I declined the honour.

I often wonder why people are extremely open towards me. It must be the local mentality.

zaterdag 14 november 2009

Stream

Updream or downstream? Whichever!

Resurrection

Being born again. I am dying and yet I am still living. To live is to die. To die is to live. Life cycle. Don't worry!

Poetry

Dead Art. Advertising. Selling!

Thank God

It's Saturday the Forteenth!

Laziness

Too much time to lose.

Approval-seeking

Money-making. Bad habit learned since childhood.

Jesus

Enemy. Love him!

Wisdom

It's not learning or thinking. It's listening and reading.

E. T.

Extra Terrestale. Eckhart Tolle. Prochristianator!

Taoism

Give up. Give in. Give out.

enLightenment

No such thing. It's light and darkness. Photography!

enough is Enough

I am twittering. Me Twit. You Twat!

Fighting

Teach my children well.

sTalking

Don't waste your time on people who are wasting their time.

barGain

The mistakes are just a barGain compared to what I have learned. Many thanks!

Writing

Staring at a blank Windows.

donderdag 12 november 2009

Flu

Last Monday I was supposed to have an appointment with someone. She told me she had flu since last week and that perhaps we could meet the following day. I was immediately reminded of Mexican flu so I told her I could wait until next week. Which is probably not a good idea as well.

zondag 8 november 2009

Just a thought

Love yourself and others will love you.

donderdag 5 november 2009

On being a teacher

Don't be too eager to teach.

woensdag 4 november 2009

Success is more than external or material show or showing off.
video

zaterdag 31 oktober 2009

Hego

Darkside of the Way

video

vrijdag 30 oktober 2009

Before you can find out what really makes you happy you must do the most important things first.

donderdag 29 oktober 2009

Eletric Guitar

Paul came last week and took my keyboard away. So I decided to buy myself an electric guitar today. I hope to use it to help me become more aware of sound. To help me concentrate.

Shego

woensdag 28 oktober 2009

Self-coaching

I was able to do a lot of work today. Thanks to my new-found motivation. I also called one job recruiter this afternoon instead of waiting for him to call me. He sent me an e-mail with a docx attachment, which I couldn't read, even with the WordViewer 2003.

To be honest I'm really enjoying myself too much to worry about anything. In fact I wish I could keep doing what I'm doing for a long time. Hopefully until it's time for me to retire.

Moreover I just realized why I have the habit of collecting things. I have been a craftsman since I was a little boy and I love to make things myself. Only I didn't have the time to do so until recently.

dinsdag 27 oktober 2009

zondag 25 oktober 2009

Under Painting

zaterdag 10 oktober 2009

zondag 4 oktober 2009

Don't follow the Donkey

Be a leader. Don't be a follower.

donderdag 1 oktober 2009

More tweets

"There's nothing like listening to Belle Perez early in the morning. You just wanna mover it! No?"

"Borat makes fun of people like himself. It's nice!"

"Ajahn Brahm loves to laugh at his own jokes. What do you expect? He spends most of his time alone. Meditating."

woensdag 30 september 2009

Success sucks

"He had his way and his day. They're laughing at him now. But does it matter? He had made many people envious. They can't forget his smile of satisfaction. And his public humiliation. It's on YT."
Happiness is being here now, not later. The way, not the pay.

dinsdag 29 september 2009

zondag 27 september 2009

"Perfection is painful."

zaterdag 26 september 2009

Body and soul

The body is limited. Pride and greed have no limits.

Don't sell your body and soul to the Gods.

vrijdag 25 september 2009

Belle Perez - Amame

"The (only) purpose of writing is to wake up. To understand things (more) deeply."

woensdag 23 september 2009

zaterdag 19 september 2009

donderdag 17 september 2009

What you resist persists.

dinsdag 15 september 2009

"The art of suffering is wanting things to be different."

- someone, not the one who who got the copyright for writing it down.

zaterdag 12 september 2009

"90% of the universe is dark matter. It is there but no one knows what it is."

woensdag 9 september 2009

If you think it's not true, why believe it? Can't you think for yourself?

maandag 7 september 2009

Spoilt Bitch

Excitement is the anticipation of pleasure. After the pleasure the gossip.

donderdag 3 september 2009

Don't be a walking disaster

Practice walking meditation.

woensdag 2 september 2009

Suffering leads to liberation thru awareness.

zaterdag 29 augustus 2009

Overdiep Appingedam

video

8e Bie Daip Shantyfestival Appingedam

Les Souillés de Fond de Cale, Bretagne.

Blurtit

What did Jermaine say to Michael just before he died?

"You don't deserve it. You're black and you're ugly."

What? Did he really? Is there a clip where he says it? Deserve what? The fame?

He wrote a derogatory song about michael and recorded it...it was never published however.

"No, but I think he meant it."
To be or not to be. That's not a question.

zondag 23 augustus 2009

Ik leef niet meer voor jou - Marco Borsato

video

Don't ask, beg, or supplicate. That's about the lowest you can go. It's like raping yourself.

donderdag 13 augustus 2009

dinsdag 11 augustus 2009

All the world's a stage

All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players:
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages. At first the infant,
Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms.
And then the whining school-boy, with his satchel
And shining morning face, creeping like snail
Unwillingly to school. And then the lover,
Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad
Made to his mistress' eyebrow. Then a soldier,
Full of strange oaths and bearded like the pard,
Jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quarrel,
Seeking the bubble reputation
Even in the cannon's mouth. And then the justice,
In fair round belly with good capon lined,
With eyes severe and beard of formal cut,
Full of wise saws and modern instances;
And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts
Into the lean and slipper'd pantaloon,
With spectacles on nose and pouch on side,
His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide
For his shrunk shank; and his big manly voice,
Turning again toward childish treble, pipes
And whistles in his sound. Last scene of all,
That ends this strange eventful history,
Is second childishness and mere oblivion,
Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.

--Shakespeare

zaterdag 25 juli 2009

Shadow

a hidden shadow creeps;
the white waterfall
on a quiet water.

the small shadow
under a misty breeze
a river sleeps.

donderdag 9 juli 2009

Be what you think you are.

woensdag 8 juli 2009

Teach me the way

Teach me how you sing
when you're alone
as silently as
the descent of a star
just to prove you can.
While we share a smile
all the things
we've talked about
tumble across my vision.
Yet we are the world.
Touch my hand
and live forever.
We thought everything was all about us.

maandag 6 juli 2009

Yoga Nidra

zaterdag 4 juli 2009

Read-only Attribute

To remove the read-only attribute from a file:
Right-click the file that you want to change, and then click Properties.
On the General tab, click to clear the Read Only check box. Click OK.
To remove the read-only attributes of all files in a folder, just right-click the folder and do as above.

vrijdag 3 juli 2009

CCleaner

A freeware system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. Crap cleaner. Very good!

donderdag 2 juli 2009

Congrats!

Graduated.

donderdag 25 juni 2009

Shadow Dancing

woensdag 24 juni 2009

Promises

As my eyes close tight
in the sunlight
promises of summer
signal an end
to the nightmare.
Look into the streets
ands see the children.
Ask someone for a cigarette
with your dying breath
whenever we stand
on the edge of an abyss.
Our dreams predicted this.

dinsdag 23 juni 2009

Mindless

Roll up your sleeves
and get started, she said.
Do it without eyes.
Do it mindlessly.
While the night grows still
the agents of destruction
whirl around our feet.
But I don't remember my name.
Do you understand our dream?

maandag 22 juni 2009

After

donderdag 18 juni 2009

woensdag 17 juni 2009

dinsdag 16 juni 2009

donderdag 4 juni 2009

Laughing with God



No one’s laughing at God
No one’s laughing at God
No one’s laughing at God
We’re all laughing with God


--Lyrics

woensdag 3 juni 2009

Laugh at yourself

And you will laugh at the world. And you will be happy.

dinsdag 2 juni 2009

Perfectionism

We all make mistakes.
And we can't forget them.
We think they are very important.
Because we worry about the future.
We think we need to keep remembering
our mistakes to learn from them.
And we can't forgive ourselves and others.

maandag 1 juni 2009

The root

Why worry
about not getting
any readers?

Most people
don't care anyway.

We all want readers
but have no time to read.

That's the root
of our problems.

Lesson: It is more blessed to read than to write.

Addiction comes in many forms

What we feed grows.

vrijdag 29 mei 2009

woensdag 27 mei 2009

maandag 25 mei 2009

vrijdag 22 mei 2009

woensdag 20 mei 2009

zondag 17 mei 2009

The Da Vinci Code

Sophie : You're saying the Holy Grail is a person? A woman?

Leigh : And it turns out, she makes an appearance right there.

Sophie : But they are all men.

Leigh : Are they? What about that figure on the right hand of our Lord seated in the place of honor? Flowing red hair. Folded feminine hands. Hint of a bosom. No? It’s called scotoma. The mind sees what it chooses to see.

Sophie : Who is she?

Leigh : My dear, that's Mary Magdalene.

-- from the movie script

zaterdag 16 mei 2009

Right brain

Right thinking. Right here. Right now.

donderdag 14 mei 2009

We are human beings

Not human doings.

dinsdag 12 mei 2009

Most people seek pleasure

as an escape from the pains of life.

zondag 10 mei 2009

That's what human beings do

That's what humans are like. What do you expect?

vrijdag 8 mei 2009

Be still

Let things be. Don't waste your energy.

donderdag 7 mei 2009

woensdag 6 mei 2009

Bridget Jones' Diary

Seeing Bridget Jones' Diary on RTL 5 now instead of The Riverman.

dinsdag 5 mei 2009

maandag 4 mei 2009

Hey there, lonely girl

Dementor

Seeing Harry Potter 3 on DVD,
Sitting in a 3-legged chair,
Drinking a big cup of coffie,
I can hardly walk for days;
My right big toe is suffering.
Damn it, what's happening?
It must be a Dementor.

zaterdag 2 mei 2009

vrijdag 1 mei 2009

Not always so

donderdag 30 april 2009

Koninginnedag

"A speeding car hurtled towards an open top bus carrying the Queen of the Netherlands today before smashing into a crowd and killing five people who were watching the royal parade."

-- Times Online

woensdag 29 april 2009

The mind is not free

The mind is addicted to its thoughts and feelings.

dinsdag 28 april 2009

Craving produces fear and fear increases dependence

Craving: grasping, clinging, wanting, needing, thirsting, attaching, depending, etc.

maandag 27 april 2009

zondag 26 april 2009

Knowing and understanding oneself

takes away ignorance and sorrow thru right thinking.

To control or suppress fear does not overcome it

One must discover its cause or source.

donderdag 23 april 2009

woensdag 22 april 2009

Actually

you are related to the other person's image, or to the experience you both had, or to the pain, or the hurt, or the pleasure.

dinsdag 21 april 2009

Thoughts

I tried to meditate in the evening. But I just kept laughing all the time. It must be the energy.

zondag 19 april 2009

Freedom

The ending of attachment is the ending of sorrow.

zaterdag 18 april 2009

Mystery

There remains something subtle, intangible and inexplicable. Veneration for this force beyond anything that we can comprehend is my religion.

-- Albert Einstein

Don't apologize for being yourself

Except when you hurt another.

Everyday I wake up to realize that I've done things in the past that were harmful and hurtful to others and to myself. And I'm trying to make up for my mistakes.

vrijdag 17 april 2009

Some definitions

Love is wishing others to be happy.

Compassion is wishing others to be free from suffering.

Attachment is neediness, dependence, or addiction.

Thoughts breed fear and sorrow

donderdag 16 april 2009

You don't have to go to Asia to meditate

You can meditate anywhere.

woensdag 15 april 2009

Where there is attachment there is fear

Where there is fear there is sorrow.

On attachment

"I have killed all of you before.
I was chopped up by all of you in previous lives.
We have all killed each other as enemies.
So why should we be attached to each other?"

-- The Buddha

dinsdag 14 april 2009

Love and suffering

Unless we find out what love is not and what it is, we will suffer desperately.

maandag 13 april 2009

zondag 12 april 2009

We say too many things

we don't really mean. And we hurt ourselves.

Love is not flattery, attraction, attachment, and mutual exploitation

vrijdag 10 april 2009

Love is space

Love is probably the space where the thoughts interact. When the thoughts are loud, the love is passive. When the thoughts become silent, that's when love becomes active.

donderdag 9 april 2009

People aren't looking for love

They are looking for pleasure.

woensdag 8 april 2009

dinsdag 7 april 2009

Thoughts are not love

Because thoughts are often false, wrong, nonsensical, confused, selfish, and self-centered. Love is real and true. Love is there when there is no vanity, fear, hatred, envy, suspicion, distrust, jealousy, anger, violence, etc.

zondag 5 april 2009

To die to the past is to live in the present

Don't dissipate your energy thinking about the past.

zaterdag 4 april 2009

Love doesn't give a damn

what you think about love. It is simply there.

vrijdag 3 april 2009

Are thoughts love?

Thoughts are not real. But they hurt. Love is real. And love does not suffer.

donderdag 2 april 2009

How can I be sure?

The mind is always seeking certainty.

dinsdag 31 maart 2009

V

Most thinking is worrying

Trying to get rid of sorrow

you remain in sorrow. You can't end sorrow by reducing it or running away from it. Thru relationships, drinks, drugs, pleasures, activities, beliefs, fantasies, dreams, etc, etc, etc. Grieve!
Don't seek relationships that are harmful.

maandag 30 maart 2009

Love is being a good friend

And knowing when to listen.

zondag 29 maart 2009

How to have peace of mind

Teach your children well and trust them.

zaterdag 28 maart 2009

Dream

The past was a dream.
Today is a stream
of memories of you.
Tomorrow never comes
but dreams come true.
And I love you!

donderdag 26 maart 2009

Is it possible to be free of self-interest?

No, I don't think so. I think therefore I am. Or: I think therefore I am not free.

Love is not self-pity

Be brave. Be strong. Be happy.

woensdag 25 maart 2009

To understand fear is to be free from fear

Really? Well, you have to find out for yourself.

So many fears

So many escapes.

dinsdag 24 maart 2009

An idle mind is afraid

What is fear?

maandag 23 maart 2009

Love is not fearful

There is no fear in love.

zondag 22 maart 2009

zaterdag 21 maart 2009

Love is not resentful

It does not keep a record of wrongs.

Can one be hurt deeply by an insult?

Does an insult have any absolute significance?

Is it possible to live without a self-image?

And not be hurt again? What is the value of a self-image that one does not respect anyway?

donderdag 19 maart 2009

Love is not self-seeking

Not self-centered. Not selfish.

woensdag 18 maart 2009

dinsdag 17 maart 2009

maandag 16 maart 2009

Looking at what is

Does it have meaning? Or is it meaningless?

zaterdag 14 maart 2009

Is it possible to be free from attachment?

Which is not the same as detachment.

vrijdag 13 maart 2009

Love is not ...

donderdag 12 maart 2009

dinsdag 10 maart 2009

You were everything

I was not.

Seeking, seeking, seeking

What is loneliness?

What brings isolation and loneliness about?

zondag 8 maart 2009

The end

the beginning

When love is gone

To be empty is to be free. Emptiness is freedom.

A thing called love

Can you sacrifice your pride and your reputation for the sake of love? Or is there love at all?

zaterdag 7 maart 2009

Let it shine

The sun is shining again.

vrijdag 6 maart 2009

Is there such a thing as eternal love?

How to stop hurting

Forget and forgive. Or forgive and forget.

Is there a motive behind true love?

Can one love without motive? Without expecting anything in return?

woensdag 4 maart 2009

Understand it

Don't try to escape from it.

High kicks

I just realized that doing high kicks regularly is one of the better ways of keeping myself warm, fit, and strong, and of improving my balance. Without leaving the safety and comfort of my place. Just don't overdo it or you won't have enough energy left for other things.

Addiction

The more you get it the more you need it.

dinsdag 3 maart 2009

Relationship

To be is to be related. Nobody can live in isolation.

zondag 1 maart 2009

There's only One Way

It's called No Way. Wu Wei for those who speak Chinese. Negation of the Way. There's no Authority in heaven or in hell. Just beware of your neighbor's dog.

Don't seek the truth

Be truthful. Observe yourself. Experience yourself. Know yourself.

More or less

That's why I have a manager so I don't become jobless or pennyless.
It pays to hire one.

zaterdag 28 februari 2009

donderdag 26 februari 2009

Dream

There's no such thing as security.

zondag 22 februari 2009

EWWW!!!

video

You can't change people

And you can't change yourself. It just happens.

maandag 16 februari 2009

Don't assume anything

If you can't.

zaterdag 14 februari 2009

Assumptions

To live without assumptions is to live without conflict.

woensdag 11 februari 2009

Fragmentation

We are divided. That's all we know.
-- whoever said that

zondag 8 februari 2009

Sorrow

"Most wretched men are cradled into poetry
by wrong,
They learn in suffering what they teach in
song."
-- Shelley

woensdag 4 februari 2009

Keep believing in yourself

Don't let people tell you what to think.

zondag 1 februari 2009

How to stop

Just sit up or stand straight. Observe. Listen.

Looney Tunes

"I have no message for mankind."

--U. G. Krishnamurti

"Good, then try karaoke."

--J. Tourist

zondag 25 januari 2009

Following

Why beliefs lead to stupidity and slavery.

Look good

Rid yourself of any insecurities. If your shoulders are slouching and you have a scared look on your face you will look bad even in a Gucci & Manolo shoes.

-- Beauty Tip of the Day

zaterdag 24 januari 2009

How to exploit the present

Sell the Presence.

What is

That's you and me. And them. Objects in consciousness or unconsciousness.

It is

Life is here and now.

woensdag 21 januari 2009

Guitar Pro-wess

Well, at least the computer can read notes and is not sloppy.

dinsdag 20 januari 2009

Stairway to Heaven

video

"This is rumored to contain backward satanic messages, as if Led Zeppelin sold their souls to the devil in exchange for "Stairway To Heaven." Supporting this theory is the fact that Jimmy Page bought Aleister Crowley's house in Scotland, which had become a well known Satanic church and was known as "The Toolhouse." In his books, Crowley advocated that his followers learn to read and speak backwards."
Songfacts.

maandag 19 januari 2009

The Power of Suggestion

The effectiveness of suggestion has been demonstrated over and over again in every field of medicine and human behavior. In fact, in practically every instance of research on drugs with humans, suggestion has been proven effective, In many cases it was more effective than the pharmaceutical being tested!
-- Henderson, Self Hypnosis for the Life You Want, p. 170

zondag 18 januari 2009

The Power of Greed

Why Bad Beliefs Don't Die

And why bad beliefs are replaced by worse beliefs.

Google translations

Oprah is a false prophet!

zaterdag 17 januari 2009

Cultivation

Virtue, like humility, cannot be cultivated.

vrijdag 16 januari 2009

Enlightenment

Life is suffering.
-- Siddharta

Life is impermanent.
-- Adam

Suffering is impermanent.

How to practice

Just be aware. Don't complain. Endure.

zondag 11 januari 2009

Rest (Thrash)

video

vrijdag 9 januari 2009

Sunset

woensdag 7 januari 2009

dinsdag 6 januari 2009

Play (for Elmo)

video

Relax (Intro)

video

zondag 4 januari 2009

Cold

Cold for the body;
Warm for the mind.
Not enough energy
For every activity!

zaterdag 3 januari 2009

Don't be lukewarm

When cold be cold.
When hot be hot!

vrijdag 2 januari 2009

How to avoid mistakes

Practice! Practice! Practice!

How to learn

Avoid making mistakes. Learn from stupid people's mistakes.

donderdag 1 januari 2009

Aflame