Everything that has a beginning

October 22, 2006


The End
...has an End!

Metamorf with some others is breathing it's last few.

Soon, they'd go up in flames, and their ashes would become one with the rest of the online world.

Long live the change.

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Enshrine Mediocrity

October 19, 2006


Enshrine Mediocrity
Have you ever taken part in a handwriting competition run by illiterates? Even after knowing that the judges don't like the fact that you know how to write? And that too beautifully?

Even if you know they'd admire a scrawl by a two-year old and render it a masterpiece against yours?

No, there's no doubt about how good your writing is, but would you still go ahead and participate when you know that they don't like to see you winning?

And you ask yourself why?

In Ayn Rand's words, "Enshrine mediocrity—and the shrines are razed."

Reasons are not far away.

Another quote by Ayn Rand goes "Mediocrity doesn't mean average intelligence, it means an average intelligence that resents and envies its betters."

Sorry for the long break. But I was a little caught up watching some Shrines being razed. Boy, mediocrity is in!

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Careless Mistake

September 19, 2006


Express Post: Careless
You burnt the midnight lamp. You watched your every move. You decided that you will not follow. You decided to lead no one. You peered long into the distance both sides, and then crossed roads. You caressed flowers ever-so-slowly so as to not wake them up. You dreamt cautiously and never told anybody. You made your own rules. You defied gravity. You walked roads people never knew of. You indulged in finesse even at a premium. You knew no limits, and pushed those you knew. You urged the feeble to go against the flow. You day-dreamed of a blissful tomorrow. You enthused the sober, and tamed the wild. You schemed a plan that worked the way you wanted. You made everything to work just as you wanted.

And then, a small mistake. Just one small mistake.

And you realise how small you are.

And your whole life whirlwinds around you in staccato bursts, and reveals a different meaning everytime it goes around. Notes that you never heard before. Notes so alien, that you don't know if they make a cacophony or a symphony.

And then, you settle to believe, that you should take it in your stride. Or maybe, misTake it in your stride?

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Corporate Cannibalism

September 13, 2006


Corporate Cannibalism
Their backbones are supported by high-backed chairs,
They just can't justify the position they weild,
A trooper you are and will always remain,
For these are the people who run the guild.

Their weapons are not steel, and they don't shine,
They don't hurt your flesh, and no red trickles,
They'll still hurt you worse, and make you whine,
For their remarks are stones, and insults sickles.

Each single trooper, yearns climbing up the ladder,
But then each crab watches, and never let's go,
Nobody escapes and the world gets madder,
And the top of the heap watch the premiere of the show.

They cover their faces for they don't want to be known,
And hide behind emails, and wage a war guerilla,
Seven wonders of the world, they would have themselves flown,
But then for nothing, why rake all the moolah?

And then I ponder alone, time and again,
A day should arrive, and render all as equals,
Even if it means losing everything in vain,
Just turn everything to dust and make no sequels.


Harry met Sally

September 06, 2006


Express Post: Harry met Sally
And he finally meets her.

She is the one, he knows.

She doesn't.


Just around the corner

August 16, 2006


Just around the corner
He had always expected something around the corner. Something that his fantasies and imagination drew for him to ponder. What would he come across the next corner?

And then around one of them, the innocent corners, he found life. He was overjoyed, but soon the joy faded in intriguing miserable confusion. Where was he? Was he confronting life, indeed?

As he watched jaw-dropped, the apparition drew a sickle, and it was red. But not with rust. The next moment he found himself incapacitated, his arm twisted, his joie de vivre muffled, and life swiped the sickle. His throat sprinkled the last justifications, but he could not explain. He could not explain to himself why life was so unjust.

Something that had been always so incomprehensible—the pain, the agony, the politics, the you-have-to-do-this-for-no-reason-whatsoever, the you-have-to-explain-your-moves gagged him.

"Why do I have to be like everyone in the herd? Why can I not prowl alone?"

His quest continues...


A few quick updates

July 25, 2006


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Here we are again! And like always, you too must be having a tough time at your workplaces (I have seen a few speedbreakers, recently). I am so, so glad that we have this place where we can sit together and blabber nonsense for hours, never waiting to ponder whether somebody's listening or not. Anyway, it's more like a relay race out here at Metamorf. And it's because of all the folks that come together to Jam and Rock the place!

We have tried figuring out each others' mailbox sizes, tried scouring flickr to figure out what our names look like and done a zillion other hyper-zealous stuff to unwind.

Srinivas is the one who has consumed his GmailBox the least (12MB! Why did you ever need a Gmail account? :^D) and no points for guessing who consumed the most ;^).

I'll leave it to all of you to decide whose name looks best on flickr.

We had a few quirky polls too, and for those of you who missed the action, we have some amazing results!

POLL RESULT: Out of 58 people, 23 said they'd like to see more Lifehacks on Metamorf, 3 Went in for Podcasts, 8 for ponderables, 9 for MetaToons, and a surprising 15 wanted to talk about relationships.

POLL RESULT: When 66 people were asked how their first love was like, 30 said they couldn't come out of it, 13 said it was just a crush, 8 were ditched by their partners, 9 still wonder what love is, and it worked out for a mere 6 people.

ONGOING POLL: Out of 26, 8 would die for a friend, and a Whopping 18 would watch a friend dying! Let's watch what wins—friendship or practicality.

Back to Bloggin' Action!

July 21, 2006


Express Post: Blogspot ban lifted
The blogs went down. And pretty bad at that.

And slowly, they are springing back to life. The ISPs were pretty fast at pulling the blogs down, but they are (competing with snails at) being slow when it comes to put them back in action again. Even after the go ahead.

I use Airtel, and I got my blog back again today and I didn't have to use a bypass to get to it!


Gametime: Face the Name

July 12, 2006


Express Post: Fun with Flickr
Okay, what I actually meant to say was "Add a face to that Name!". Hmmm, that's on a pretty hyper fun-quest, and I just invented this one to figure out what we all would come up with!

How to play the Game?

1. Go to http://flickr.com.

2. Use your first name to search photos.

3. Right click on the first image that you see, and get the URL.

4. Paste the URL in the comments. Add your first name as well! :)


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