Sunday, April 8, 2012

Close-to-complete Ideology and Religion Shit List

It's been a while since I posted something here. And I found this gem lying around somewhere on my hard drive. Not an original work of mine though. Found bits and pieces on the internet. Maybe there's more.

* Taoism: Shit happens.
* Confucianism: Confucius say, "Shit happens."
* Buddhism: If shit happens, it isn't really shit.
* Zen Buddhism: Shit is, and is not.
* Zen Buddhism #2: What is the sound of shit happening?
* Hinduism: This shit has happened before.
* Islam: If shit happens, it is the will of Allah.
* Islam #2: If shit happens, kill the person responsible.
* Islam #3: If shit happens, blame Israel.
* Catholicism: If shit happens, you deserve it.
* Protestantism: Let shit happen to someone else.
* Presbyterian: This shit was bound to happen.
* Episcopalian: It's not so bad if shit happens, as long as you serve the right wine with it.
* Methodist: It's not so bad if shit happens, as long as you serve grape juice with it.
* Congregationalist: Shit that happens to one person is just as good as shit that happens to another.
* Unitarian: Shit that happens to one person is just as bad as shit that happens to another.
* Lutheran: If shit happens, don't talk about it.
* Fundamentalism: If shit happens, you will go to hell, unless you are born again. (Amen!)
* Fundamentalism #2: If shit happens to a televangelist, it's okay.
* Fundamentalism #3: Shit must be born again.
* Judaism: Why does this shit always happen to us?
* Calvinism: Shit happens because you don't work.
* Seventh Day Adventism: No shit shall happen on Saturday.
* Creationism: God made all shit.
* Secular Humanism: Shit evolves.
* Christian Science: When shit happens, don't call a doctor - pray!
* Christian Science #2: Shit happening is all in your mind.
* Unitarianism: Come let us reason together about this shit.
* Quakers: Let us not fight over this shit.
* Utopianism: This shit does not stink.
* Darwinism: This shit was once food.
* Capitalism: That's MY shit.
* Communism: It's everybody's shit.
* Feminism: Men are shit.
* Chauvinism: We may be shit, but you can't live without us...
* Commercialism: Let's package this shit.
* Impressionism: From a distance, shit looks like a garden.
* Idolism: Let's bronze this shit.
* Existentialism: Shit doesn't happen; shit IS.
* Existentialism #2: What is shit, anyway?
* Stoicism: This shit is good for me.
* Hedonism: There is nothing like a good shit happening!
* Mormonism: God sent us this shit.
* Mormonism #2: This shit is going to happen again.
* Wiccan: An it harm none, let shit happen.
* Scientology: If shit happens, see "Dianetics", p.157.
* Jehovah's Witnesses: >Knock< >Knock< Shit happens.
* Jehovah's Witnesses #2: May we have a moment of your time to show you some of our shit?
* Jehovah's Witnesses #3: Shit has been prophesied and is imminent; only the righteous shall survive its happening.
* Moonies: Only really happy shit happens.
* Hare Krishna: Shit happens, rama rama.
* Rastafarianism: Let's smoke this shit!
* Zoroastrianism: Shit happens half on the time.
* Church of SubGenius: BoB shits.
* Practical: Deal with shit one day at a time.
* Agnostic: Shit might have happened; then again, maybe not.
* Agnostic #2: Did someone shit?
* Agnostic #3: What is this shit?
* Satanism: SNEPPAH TIHS.
* Atheism: What shit?
* Atheism #2: I can't believe this shit!
* Nihilism: No shit.

* And of course we must add...Alcoholics Anonymous: Shit happens-one day at a time!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Change is Intriguing

Why do people change? Could it be because they want a new lifestyle? Could it be because they don't like their old lifestyle anymore for whatever reason? Could it be because they gain more understanding into the human being?

One will never know, but life is full of shit. Seriously, the worst fucking bullshit you'll ever live. How much ever people say they love their life, there is always something they'd want to change, because no one's perfect, and nothing is ever perfect. There's always something that gives people enough reason to want a change.

This is inevitable. When it comes to the case of best friends, there's always something that's so radically different that its BOUND to change someone or the other. That doesn't go to say that your best friend will ditch you should something untoward happen, its just that they just won't be the same.

No one ever will be. Lets take a look at me. I'm in my final year of my BCom, Banking and Insurance and it took me two whole years to pick up my socks and start getting decent marks. I always used to be an A+ student, but since I got to college, I decided to let up a bit on being uptight about grades and all that, and decided to enjoy. But then I realized, that this was my final year, and this warranted a change. A change from my time-wasting self to getting back to my old self where I had the motivation to get good grades finally.

It is not normal for a topper to just drop grades to such abysmal levels that he has to pick up after himself and really work hard.

After all, moving to India was quite a bit of work and I had to change quite a bit in order to accommodate the lifestyle here. I used to be the kind of person who would, like any other regular kid, study the day before the exam. Its not exactly a bad thing to do, but functions well if you attend lectures and youre just refreshing before the exam. Over two years, that wasn't the case. I'd be seeing new shit for the first time right before my final exams.

However, for my 5th semester exams for the primary part of my final year, I decided to pick up my socks and study a month in advance for all my exams. This took a lot of dedication and willpower especially for someone like me to want to study and understand all the content of my courses to the point that I want to get amazing grades in the exams. I knew I had to pick up my writing and calculation speeds for all my respective subjects. The best part was, after doing all this, I actually felt like I accomplished something in relation to my exams. All my exams went very well, and I couldn't be happier.

At this point of time, a month and a half after my exams, I have no worries about when the results will come because I'm sure mine will be great. I'm not sure I can say the same for the rest of my class.

Anyhow, the point is, why or how do people change? I know that my best friend is changing because she tends to understand things now differently and sees everything in new light. What she understands is beyond the scope of discussion but nonetheless she visualizes that understanding and the problem is, this new understanding is making her change. Can I stop it? No. Do I want to? Maybe. But then, that would imply that I'm not appreciative of her for who she is, and I don't approve change. Now, I love change, but then, if she changes as a person, how can I be sure that she won't change some more later for the worse?

The human psyche is a very complex environment and to screw with it is like screwing with God Almighty himself. Anything could go wrong. But now people change, so how does one deal with it? I just claim that people change cuz shit happens. For example, how can someone change to give more privacy to two people knowing that he matters to both of them equally? Its not fair to others who don't get the opportunity to change.

Sometimes, change from the normalcy of life is so extreme that people change to such an extent that they can't handle the change. They're just not used to this kind of stuff. Psychological bullshit I say.

It is always possible for anyone to handle change. Thats how people live to get old. There has been wonderful change in my life over the past week or so, and I'm loving every single bit of it. At certain points, its almost like burdens are lifted and one can continue living their present instead of their past. Trust is an important part of change. Nowadays, its very hard to find people who are trustworthy and who can understand and give you a definitive viewpoint on a certain change and most important of all, will stick by you with all that change.

The world changes everyday and we're all a part of it. If we didn't have trustworthy people to share that change with, we'd be insecure and unappreciative of change. But those of us who CAN change learn to deal with the past, and live in the present, and make decisions knowing the implications of what could happen in the future.

Sometimes, it helps to think logically.

If you've read this far, you mustve fallen asleep twice halfway, cuz.. Lets face it, no one really wants to read the random ramblings of a deranged, but psychologically stable Indian.

Good night.

Installing Android Applications from PC Directly on your Phone


Here comes another simple guide on how to install your Android Apps directly from your PC onto your phone. We all know how much of a pain it really is to install applications that you download from the internet. Many betas release their apps in the form of APKs and what the general public usually does is transfers the file to their phone and then they install it using a File Manager.

Well, now its not necessary. All this requires is a little ingenuity and ADB.

Now, what people don't realize is that Android Debug Bridge ( commonly referred to as ADB ) has this capability to install a file onto the phone directly if hooked up. There's no need to transfer the file anymore.

The ADB command usually goes like this..

adb install -r xxxx.apk

And this is perfectly great if you have opened a Command Prompt window in that particular folder where your APK is located.

Or you could be like me, and create a batch file.

In any text editor, put the following one line

adb install -r %*

And save it as ADBInstall.bat ( use whatever name you want =/ )

Now, what you have to do, is put this batch file somewhere where you're not likely to touch it. The C:\Windows folder would be a good place to start.

Next what you have to do.. is make all APK files open with that batch file by default. This is accomplished by right clicking on the apk file, and selecting "Open With".

In the resulting window, click on the "Browse" button. Now you hunt for that batch file and select it.


Now you can install applications directly to your phone by just double clicking the APKs.

However, there is one caveat of course. Your phone has to be hooked up with USB Debugging Enabled :).


An Interesting Point to Note

I just wanted to convey a few single point about all my guides.

Almost all of them use the Android Debug Bridge at some point of time or the other. While I know that this is inconvenient to users who live pretty much on their cellphones, I feel that having a fullsize keyboard and mouse is very productive and can help the Android work get done faster, since my phone's already hooked up.

I prefer using ADB because I can copy paste commands over straight without having to type them out over and over again. Also, since I can type at approx 90-94WPM on my keyboard, I'd rather type everything out on the keyboard than use the phone.

Hence I see ADB as a VERY important tool and will continue using it in all my guides. Besides, there's nothing better than opening a command prompt window and doing stuff to your phone to give you the placebo of being a programmer or a hacker. I like that feeling.

So if you don't like my guides that use ADB, well, they ain't for you then. They're for the people who like to get their work done quickly and efficiently via the computer.


How to mount the SDCard in Recovery Mode

More than often if you like messing around with your phone, chances are you want to take backups and have them transferred to your PC.

Or maybe, you've screwed up your phone, so you want to transfer your Nandroid backup image to the SDcard since you don't automatically have it on there.

In that case, have no fear. It is very possible to have your phone's memory card show up in Windows as external storage so you can move files to and fro as much as possible.

There are multiple uses that this could have. Personally, I looked around for this and found the answer on XDA because my phone would reboot if put into Mass Storage Mode.

Now, the trick is, to use the adb shell to get into the phone, and then mount the sdcard as mass storage.

The commands are..

echo /dev/block/mmcblk0 > /sys/devices/platform/usb_mass_storage/lun0/file

..for mounting the sdcard. This will allow you to see the sdcard in Windows exploder. To unmount the card after safe removal ( cuz I've had quite a few bad experiences :S ), the command is..

echo "" > /sys/devices/platform/usb_mass_storage/lun0/file

So since I could mount and unmount the sdcard as I wanted, I figured it would just be easier to run batch files without touching the phone as opposed to selecting mass storage mode.

So now to create batch files, the commands are just a wee bit edited.

For mounting, the command to be put in the batch file is

adb shell "echo /dev/block/mmcblk0 > /sys/devices/platform/usb_mass_storage/lun0/file"

And for unmounting, the batch file command is..

adb shell echo ^"" > /sys/devices/platform/usb_mass_storage/lun0/file

Now I'm sure anyone who's tech savvy enough to read this blog will know how to create batch files, but for those who don't know what batch files are, theyre text files that execute commands and their file extension is .bat

Good luck.