Saturday, November 9, 2019

Friday, November 8, 2019

How much is that eh? $744m -- Do you still think I'm crazy eh? Just for your whims, passing fancies and pseudo, false prestige? Your ego fodder?

A sale of post-war and contemporary art at Christie's in New York has generated sales of $744m (the highest total in art auction history, according to the auction house), with many pieces smashing their estimated values.

Rs. 1,100 CAN FEED ONE CHILD FOR AN ENTIRE SCHOOL YEAR


https://www.businessinsider.com/biggest-art-auction-ever-2014-5?IR=T
https://www.akshayapatra.org/feed-a-child

Thursday, November 7, 2019

My journey: From Modem to Wi-Fi

From technophile to technophobic. From BBSes to the Internet. Have I come a long way? No. I didn't gain monetarily: Neither six-figure salary nor chief technology officer job. An intrepid futurologist to clumsy-with-gadgets conservative.

To be continued...

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

in a nutshell: People you're friends with...

People you know: Not necessarily VIPs like Sultan of Brunei or Mayor of Birmingham. No. It can be a peon at a court or a chap who works for your ISP. The point I'm trying to drive home is: Be friends with everyone; and keep the relationships fair and symbiotic -- as far as possible. Have a happy Buddy Day! Do we celebrate a day like this -- already eh? LOL
  
friends in high places: 
people who are powerful and important and who will help you

have friends in high places:
to know important people who can help you get what you want


people a person knows who have social or political influence or power

Could we ever fathom this?

There's no earth -- nor heavens -- God's throne was upon the water -- My question is where's that? -- what place? Could we ever fathom this?

Muslim (2653) narrated that ‘Abd-Allaah ibn ‘Amr ibn al-‘Aas said: I heard the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) say: “Allaah wrote down the decrees of creation fifty thousand years before He created the heavens and the earth.” He said: “And His Throne was upon the water.”