I am forgetful. I got busy and totally forgot about the Lord of the Rings trilogy screening. I should have gotten tickets for it a long time ago. It’s actually showing in a number of theaters in the area, one in New Brunswick really close by. But I forgot and what a big mistake it… Continue reading No LOTR Marathon
I am going home (New Jersey) for the holidays. I’ll be there for 3 weeks. Blogging will continue regularly on weekdays while weekends will be spent away from the computer with Amber.
Flying Chairs is hosting the first Asia Weblog Awards. Categories include best weblogs from a number of Asian countries and also by subject. You can nominate weblogs as well as vote for existing nominations. Phil has put in a lot of effort and is doing a great job organizing this. So, thanks, Phil. One of… Continue reading Asia Weblog Awards
Congratulations to Conrad Barwa for the 1500th comment. Also, my weblog now has had visitors from 100 countries. (Probably not technically accurate since I determined that by the top-level domains in DNS lookups of the IP addresses.) The latest two countries: Guyana and Sri Lanka. Some time in the last month or so, I also… Continue reading Blog Milestones
California is where you should live. Unless of course you lied on the quiz which would be stupid. It’s crowded as balls there but the weather is perfect, except for the occasional earthquake. What State Is Perfect For You? brought to you by Quizilla Via Virginia Postrel.
Reading the post on Muslims Under Progress (about American Muslim tilt to the left and how that is wrong because of the left’s support of among other things gay rights) as well as several posts on Alas, a Blog, I was reminded of a discussion Amber and I had recently. No, I am not going… Continue reading Gay Marriage
December is an important month in my life. I got married on December 1 and got engaged in the same month as well. But a long time ago, I was born in the same month on Pearl Harbor Day at 11:15am Pakistan Standard Time (1:15am Eastern Time or 6:15am UTC/GMT) in Wah Cantt, Pakistan, a… Continue reading December
This is my last time grading, as a TA that is. I might have to grade stuff for the rest of my life if I join academia. Anyway, for now I am happy that this is the end of grading. Make that I’ll be happy by Monday. The class project I have to grade will… Continue reading Last Time Grading
There have been some positive developments in two major conflicts recently. I am not sure whether these will amount to much as a little progress is often followed by a lot of backtracking. But may be I’ll be proven wrong this time. In the Kashmir conflict between India and Pakistan: Moderate Kashmiri separatists of the… Continue reading Hope in Conflicts?
Brian Ulrich has a very good and idealistic post explaining his endorsement for the Presidential election next year. One day a couple of summers ago, I was wandering with some friends through the streets of Madaba, Jordan, looking for a hotel. We met a man who told us we were on the wrong side of… Continue reading An Impressive Endorsement