10/9/08

Yet standing!

Extremely hard! I could not imagine how college can be that hard in my country.
I don't mean the subjects but the mental pressure that I'm facin'. All friends are studing as much as 10 hours a day. But I, only 2 hours!

10/2/08

Spiritual Dumbness!

Differential Calculus, physics & English.
The first day started with all these junks. Getting ready for the university entrance exam , I should choose a new lifestyle because in addition to the hardness of the exam itself, the competition is extremely ubiquitous.
I don't think about an option other than software engineering because I have really felt in love with that already. Yes, there are other subjects that I like but I cant select them such as politics & literature.
But there are some important obstacles that make me not to study such as my recent projects . But I plan to complete them and stick on that nonsense. Damn!

8/6/08

A cup of tea(Zen Story No.1) --یک استکان چای (داستان شماره یک ذن)ـ


Nan-in, a Japanese master during the Meiji era (1868-1912), received a university professor who came to inquire about Zen.
Nan-in served tea. He poured his visitor's cup full, and then kept on pouring.
The professor watched the overflow until he no longer could restrain himself. "It is overfull. No more will go in!"
"Like this cup," Nan-in said, "you are full of your own opinions and speculations. How can I show you Zen unless you first empty your cup?"


نانین، استاد ژاپنی در دوره ميجی، يکی از استادان دانشگـاه را که می خواست از او در مورد ذن سوالاتی بپرسد، را پذیرفت، پس از زمانی مباحثه، نانین چای را در استکان مهمان خود سرازير کرد و همانطور به ریختن ادامه داد، استاد دانشگاه که استکان چای را در حال سرازير شدن می ديد نتوانست ساکت بماند و گفت: "استکان پر شده است، ديگر جايی ندارد"، نانین به او گفت: همانند اين استکان، تو نیز از اعتقادات و تفکرات خویش پر شده ای، اگر ابتدا استکان خویش را خالی نکنی، چگونی توانم ذن را به تو نشان دهم؟

How to Eat a Pomegranate

A nice blog post about how to eat a pomegranate. That's fantastic!
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Wikipedia, the Addictive Drug

The most addictive drug I've ever seen is definitely en.Wikipedia.com . If you get into the business of wikipediaing!!!(the verb i thought coined today but later realized that it is present.See), you'll find yourself stuck on that.
If you have not joined the wikipedia editors community, Do It Today.You'll love it.

8/1/08

حرکت جدید

تا به حال چندین بار وبلاگ درست کردم و آن را در گوشه ای وانهادم. از طرفی دوست داشتم به انگلیسی بنویسم و از طرف دیگر زبان نامادری مشکلات خاص خویش را دارد.نتیجه وبلاگی شد که تنها به زبان نامادری است و سال به سال به روز نمی شود.
از امروز و با مدد جستن از نظری که دخیل بودن کورش کبیر را در این وبلاگ محتمل دانسته بود، تصمیم بر آن شد که تابوی بلاگر را بشکنم و به فارسی نیز بنویسم.

6/14/08

I think I should do it!

After almost six months, I decided to write in my diary. I am doing it because I read “la nausée” by Jean Paul Sartre where Antoine Roquentine declares a good diary as an essential part of everyday life!

Yes, I am moving to a new paragraph as J.D. Salinger accentuates paragraphs and the importance of proper paragraphing! Today, we took chemistry exam, the last of the final exams. There are two more non-final exams that their grades are not used as a criterion for university entrance: Computer and History. Today, I found out the damned essence of NH3 when dissolves in water and creates a weak electrolyte and not a non-electrolyte. Damn! Damn! Damn!

After the exam, three of the schoolmates and I went to drink something. I wonder why I ordered “carrot juice and ice cream” while I liked to drink a cool non-alcoholic beer. I do not know why I did that. Maybe because I think that I should order carrot juice and ice cream whenever I can make a selection (It is exactly like when I order hotdogs while I like hamburgers). The drink was good and refreshing, incidentally!

5/6/08

Theocracy, Ups and Downs

As we look over our daily life, we see there are many interesting subjects to blog about. Personally, for me, there are many subjects per day. However, sometimes, it is hard to get yourself on computer and write. Today, I could finally do it and write about a subject that I wanted to write about for a couple of weeks: Theocracy.

First, let us inspect the definition of Theocracy. Theocracy is originated from the Greek word Theokratia. It refers to a system of government ruled by religious officials in the name of God or a god.

The important point, surely, is that Theocracy does not occur when there is a religious government but occurs when “Religious Officials” rule the government.

Apparently, there are some downwards with this type of government, especially in the modern eras.

Let me clarify the subject by giving some examples. If a theocratic government believes itself to be originated from God, having assigned divinity, it is clear that the main point and the root of this government are disputed. Because all of important religions believe there is not a direct representative of God in the earth. For example, in Christianity, Messiah is not present now. Moreover, in Islam, Mahdi is not obviously among Muslims.

About two or three weeks ago, I went to Barack Obama’s website and downloaded a PDF. In a part of that document, there were some notes about separation of church and state. It was saying that when the church and state are not separated, then there would be some politic works in the name of religion, thus, affecting the divinity of religions.

I do not want to write about secularism or separation of church and state in this post. By mentioning that document, I just wanted to give an example to clarify that whether intentionally or not, when there is not a direct representative of God, there would be some misuses from behind irresponsible and pretentious politicians.

Consequently, I believe that Theocracy would not answer in the modern world but there should be strict religious adherence and respect towards religion among politicians. In addition, I should mention that in some countries such as Sweden or China, in which more than 80 percent of people are irreligious, subsequently, the above method (adherence and respect) does not work.

2/25/08

KToolbar is Removed from Wireless Toolkit

After a couple of months delay, I decided to start blogging again. Today I want to write about KToolbar.

What is KToolbar? KToolbar was (!) a part of Sun Java™ Wireless Toolkit for CLDC. We used to compile and test our MIDP applications by KToolbar. As far as I know, KToolbar was present until before the release of WTK 2.5.2. When I downloaded the latest version of WTK, I realized that the lovely KToolbar is REMOVED from WTK! Actually they simply renamed KToolbar to "Wireless Toolkit".

Following the change of J2SE to Java SE, J2EE to Java EE and J2ME to Java ME, They removed the odd-named KToolbar. I think that Sun is simplifying the names of its products in order to become more community-applicable.

Recently, I felt in love with politics. So I'll write more about politics soon.