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.


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.”