Entry: August 30th 2008. Sat About last Sun and a few days after that....I think.
"He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which keeps its place and all the stars turn towards it" ~Confucius
"I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand" ~ Confucius
"By nature, people are nearly alike; by practice, they get to be wide apart" ~Confucius
"When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves" ~ Confucius
"Study the past if you would define the future" ~ Confucius
"Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart" ~Confucius
"The superior man, when resting in safety, does not forget that danger may come. When in a state of security he does not forget the possibility of ruin. When all is orderly, he does not forget that disorder may come. Thus his person is not endangered, and his States and all their clans are preserved" ~Confucius
Entry: August 28th 2008 Thursday. Busy Boy...
I eat hardy food from the homeland, Cuban; Spanish. I eat along with good company, whom which prefer to be nameless at this time. Nameless, much like how I will treat this entry not about my company but about other things.
I eat, and I eat with felling, a bit annoyed and flustered about current events in my life, so I wash it away with Paella and Sangria. Up and down, so sudden with the stranger than fiction.
"Win together, lose together, play together, stay together"
'Work and self-worth are the two factors in pride that interact with each other and that tend to increase the strong sense of pride found in superior work teams. When people do something of obvious worth, they feel a strong sense of personal worth"
Entry: August 26th/27th 2008. Tues/Wed
its hard to come by, still, its beats any game anyone has to offer.
My stubbornness’ to submit to a hopeless battle is what causing my headache and heartache.
It is getting hard to sell and buy into the propaganda when you know the truth.
Out in the desert of ten thousand distractions, these ten words can be the path to get you back home:
"Stay the most true to what is the most you"
~Laura Teresa Marquez
It's winding down. Seasons are coming to a close. I laid back, I let things happen as they naturaly may without making much of a fuss about the results. This was an interesting season. I learned, and that is always a good thing, as long as you learn something, but when you learn something you sometimes have to make an effort to remember it when you need to. What is even better than learning something, is, discovering. Discovering sticks, to discover goes right to the instinct, meaning, there is no need to try and remember when you discover, that's a rare.
"First, be worthy of trust, live with honor and integrity, be honest, keep your promises, and do what's right even when it costs more than you want to pay"
~The Six Pillars of Character 550.5
Entry: August 23rd 2008.
"You are driving in your car, and there are two things in front of your eyes, a dead bug on your car windshield and the road, so, what are you looking at? Cause you can only choose to look at one of those things at time"
Jeanette Lee, Rolando Aravena (reflected off of the corner) of Thorsten Hohmann's picture-frame of fame...
All I can be familiar with, is…
I’m not going to remember how I got it in the hole. I am not going to remember how I missed getting it in the hole and I am not going to try and recollect as I am shooting, what I am doing.
I’m just going to try and be in the moment, not beat myself up, or pat my self on the back, or wonder with the would of could of should of as I am trying to do the best I can at the moment.
Try and remember these important guiding principle of your match William, and with a little luck... along with your opponent giving you an E8, S8, S8; everything should be cherry:)
A (Tom), the supervisor and in charge of management of a league. B (Joe), a player from another league, and C, (Harry), a player moving from one league to another cause he’s not happy in his current league.
B: Hey Tom, Harry is too good to be in your league, you shouldn’t let him play in it.
A: Hey Joe, can I get the phone number to where you work?
B: Why do you need my work number?
A: So I can give you a call and tell you how to do your Job…
Anna and the King of Siam
Anna: Thank you for seeing me Your Majesty.
I was told by your prime minister that this matter was none of my concern.
King: It is none of Mem's concern.
And King is seeing you now to tell you same himself.
Anna: Forgive me Your Majesty…
King: I do not wish for you to talk more on this, Mem.
To king or anyone else.
Anna: I was only trying…
King: Tuptim broke law!
Anna: By loving someone? "Sacrifice your life for truth?"
"Persecute no man."
Are these not the teachings of Buddha?
King: I am King. And I say enough!
Anna: You asked me to always tell you what I think.
King: What you think and what you do…
and how and when you do them are not the same thing.
If you believe I wish to execute this girl.
But now, because you say to court you can tell king what to do,
I cannot intervene as I had planned.
Anna: Intervene? After they're tortured?
King: Yes! But you, a woman and a foreigner,
have made it seem king at your command.
You have made me appear weak.
And impossible for me to step in and not lost face!
Anna: But you are the king.
King: To remain such, I cannot undermine ability to command loyalty,
which I must have to keep country secure.
Anna: You have the power
King: Now is not the time to change the way that things are done!
Anna: Well if not now, then when?
How many more people must die so that you might save face?!
King: Go home, Mem. You help enough for one day.
"What you think and what you do… and how and when you do them are not the same thing. If you believe I wish to execute this girl. But now, because you say to court you can tell king what to do, I cannot intervene as I had planned"
~King of Siam
Entry: August 20th 2008. Wed.
The last few random days...
More Tropic Thunder
Mexicans in Alaska dont mix
What happens when a warm front meets a cold front?
Thunder and Lightening... This is third grade science ya-know.
What happens when William And Eddie eats Ice cream while digesting hot Mexican food?
Cold front, eating Ice cream after eating hot mexican food... This is first grade eaters ya-know.
Gina couldnt predict this one; ugh...
Wasbi flavored Ice cream
Entry: August 17th 2008. Sunday.
About Tropic Thunder ...
But this is not Gails first glass of wine.
Just to let all you know, That is Gails first chocolate coverd raisin..
"The measure of a man's character is what he would do if he knew he never would be found out" ~ Baron Thomas Babington Macauley.
TROPIC THUNDER. Very Funny Movie. The characters-characters in this movie were very, I cant find the words. Anywho, I recommend you go see it, with a little extra something to better enrich the experience.
They like the Juice
Cho is hard core
"Character, not circumstance, makes the person"
~Booker T. Washington
"Character is an essential tendency. It can be covered up, it can be messed with, it can be screwed around with, but it can’t be ultimately changed. It’s the structure of our bones, the blood that runs through our veins"
"No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character"
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The best index to a person’s character is (a) how he treats people who can’t do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who won't push back" ~ Abigail van Buren
"What a man’s mind can create, man’s character can control"
~ Attributed to Thomas Edison
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us" ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses and avoids" ~Aristotle, Greek philosopher (384-322 B.C.)
"You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him"
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"Why are we surprised when fig trees bear figs?" ~Margaret Titzel
"Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, riches take wing, and only character endures"
~ Horace Greeley
Entry: August 15th 2008. Friday. About Last Wed Night.
...The PG-13 Version...
"It's been all rumor and innuendo for the most part. People are trading this. A lot of people have already positioned for what they think will be the next move.... It's nice to see a little bit of livelier action"
"We want to be forthright and make sure the process is based on proof and not rumor and innuendo. As you've seen, the process is dynamic!"
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TONY!!!
JEN, BUN IN THE OVEN...
"People do not see the world the way it is but rather as they are" ~ Henry M
Its tricky, or its simple? Whatever, these things are gonna happen no matter how you treat it. So whaDaYa-gonna do.
I'm not trying to teach anything..... I'm not a teacher.... What I am doing is trying to stay sane... Exposing, too anyone interested, what I've known, with out trying to inflict it.
Sometimes when people come across-or-are presented with something they do not understand, they ether run away from it, let someone else deal with it or destroy it.
"You will always be judged, if you play in a manner that is highly admired or loathly undesired" ~WF
"The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part; the essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well"
~ Pierre de Coubertin
Entry: August 12th 2008. Tuesday.
About Monday Night. Boom 798.
I just read online, most bar punching bags have different calibrations. So it is not an accurate score comparison from one bar punching bag machines to the next, comparing punching level scores. The highest one in this particular electronic punching bag is 1000, like most. But the calibration in this one is tuff, maybe being it is in an irish pub and drunken men don't feel much pain with adrenalin induced whisky in there blood. Back in my heydays, @ fort apache, I was clocked at 1200, but back in the 70's and 80's steroid usage in boxers were just getting started. I would imagine a level 700-something then would probably be a 900-something today. I am almost sure if I got back to the gym I can do 1200 again, but as far as my stamina goes.....never. 50 is 50, a worn 50 at that, I still feel good though. | Download Quicktime version
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High score 798.
Team Get In the Hole, Monday Night...
Theres nothing weird going on here...
Entry: August 10th 2008. Sunday.
I’m not a big fan about talking/writing about the weather, unless it is told by one of my buddies, like Gina; lol.
Anyway, what I wanted to write about was, this last week, here in New York City, has had the most gorgeous weather all year, its been really nice, not its usual hot August Indian summer mugginess’.
And all I have done about it was, be indoors. Sleep all weekend, stare at Olivia Munn on G4, and then during the course of the week I do technical management of computers, people, played some pool (not much) and laundry. I need to go to Mexico, or some place far away, with new sun and a new air.
I was going to go to Vegas this week but I might not, I need to save up for…. Something…. I don’t know what, but I’ll know one day.
"Be not disturbed at being misunderstood; be disturbed at not understanding" ~unknown
Entry: August 7th 2008. Sat Morning.
About the last few day...
"Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity" ~St. Augustine
"The Gap between skill and professionalism is what you make"
There is a gap between skill and professionalism, that gap is so deep and so wide it needs a bridge, your bridge; and that bride is what you make it.
Principles, that is your medium, the paint on a pallet, the sticks and stones, the sweat and bones to make that bridge. Some bridge’s are strong, others, sway and rock in inclement weather.
~David Starr Jordan
"Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it"
"The easier it is to do, the harder it is to change" ~Eng's Principle
"Men's natures are alike; it is their habits that separate them" ~Confucius
"The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken" ~Samuel Johnson
"Habits are at first cobwebs, then cables" ~Spanish Proverb
Entry: August 7th 2008. Friday Morning.
August, always a time of change, always, or at least in the last three years of my life. Easy, Hard, It flows smoothly from the lips, but you feel it hard above the hip, in your gut; tiny, tiny steps. That all I can say, that is all you can do. One day at a time, that’s how you make your moves, when you feel the weight of your own heart beating slower and slower as the days of wonder go by. Walking in the dark under the moon lit-clouds. You look up and move forward and hope and wait, easier said than done I know, time has taken away and given me.
“Courage is going from trial and error to trial and error without losing enthusiasm.” ~ Winston Churchill
"Success is peace of mind that is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you gave your best effort to become the best of which you are capable" ~ John Wooden
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So, I’ve been there done that, like lots of my comrades. It has always been in my experience, when a team sits together, congregates together, give the other team an impression of strong links in the chain. This usually daunts the opponent on some level. It is little subtle nuances outside of the skill thing, which give a team their strength. Skill alone is not enough, though recently I have seen some celestial imbalances this season so far concerning team positions. Even a missing teammate can cause a small lack of correspondence in your squad’s synergy. Sitting apart, showing up late, anxiously wanting to play early for no real good reason other than rattled nerves, and I love this one “play me now or I’m going to leave”. These things happen, and it's ok, once in a-blue. But in my experience, if this happens every week? Well, you know what they say. Anyway, I’ve been here, done that, lost it, and won that. First place can be a blast but last place can happen real fast if you start with the whole me thing. This whole thing is not new to me. But, It is always good to be reminded once in while what the other side was like. Error 404.0
"Do not look back in anger, or forward in fear, but around in awareness" ~James Thurber
Entry: August 7th 2008. Thursday Morning.
Just and thought.
I’ve been code'n a lot lately, developing, Java scripting, CSS-ing, XML-ing, MySqual-ing and all kinds of data basing Internet crap. So, I have come to a decision. I am going to develop, the sexiest and most shark proof handicap application.
This system will have a rock solid calculated algorithm of ones win/lose percentage. Stemming from ones win/lose history, from every handicap he or she has ever been. It will be visual thru the use of shapes and patterns, lines and circles, how, many times the person has won/lost as a C, how many time this person has won/lost as a B and so fourth.
The color red meaning lose, the color green meaning win, familiar patterns of win lose against other players win lose patterns. This system will be graphic, it will expose if this person was raised or lowered due to win lose percentage or by verbal request.
No algorithm for feelings ... Or is there?
Requesting to ascend or descend your skill level outside of historical numerical facts can offset the very often complaints about other players skill levels. One who request to be raised after having a losing record is fine and dandy for ones bleeding ego, but this damage control should never spill over to another players handicap skill level without an algorithm being considered first. Even ones luck will be calculated.
If you made the request of having your skill level raised, and your still losing at your new requested skill level, complaining about lower ranked opponents beating you at your requested new skill level is a viral request to any calculated mathematical system.
“Requests” have no arithmetical sum to it. Its existence is sometimes from lazy considerations and personal-preferred patronage, meaning; there is a person behind the unintentional or intentional miscalculations. Players should not rotate other players around there ability but that of a factual win lose stats first, then comparison second.
This system will accurately expose whom, what, when, how and why ones skill level is what it is and why it is up or down for whatever reasons using Visual Math.
Manipulating the system.
Timing is critical. But, timing and visual patterns can expose sandbagging. Patterns of winning and losing will be calculated in this system thru schema-means.
Win lose percentages of those who you win and lose against will also be calculated in this application. The bigger your history the clearer your skill level will be premeditated.
Members whom, with a low win percentage record, that make request that their skill level be raised will also be-flagged as a viral pool player.
Considerations of ones skill level outside of the summing up of ones calculated skill level would also be recorded from the time of the request.If one makes a decision with out careful consideration, then this can make matters worse in the long run
Not That I am patronizing gambling … but.
It is ok; to make a request to have your skill level raised or not be lowered after a massive amounts of losses. Some people believe that doing so, will improve ones game. I for one, do not believe this wholly, still, jeopardy works, jeopardy always works.
It is the nature of the competitive, inquisitive man/women, to be at his best when things are at there worst, and when your game, you feel, is at its worst, putting something in jeopardy will bring out the best in you. Example: Holy Cow, I just bet my rent, And if i dont win How am I going to pay it?
Below is ruff draft.
Entry: August 4th, 2008. Monday Morning.
About Last Monday, Tuesday and Thursday...
"So wretched is man that he would weary even without any cause for weariness from the peculiar state of his disposition; and so frivolous is he that, though full of a thousand causes for weariness, the least thing, such as playing billiards or hitting a ball, is sufficient to amuse him"
~ Blaise Pascal
"When it comes to money nobody should give up anything"
~ Anthony Trollope
"Give up the feeling of responsibility, let go your hold, resign the care of your destiny to higher powers, be genuinely indifferent as to what becomes of it all and you will find not only that you gain a perfect inward relief, but often also, in addition, the particular goods you sincerely thought you were renouncing"
~ William James
Entry: August 3rd, 2008. Sunday.
About Saturday Dark Night.
Its all true
"One's personality can be understood from the people they mingle with"~ Kazi Shams"
Maya likes her Knight, Dark.
Entry: August 2nd, 2008.
2:48 pm Saturday 2008 at home. Yeah I know. I’m slow on the updates again. Been kind of busy doing things, living life, mostly, sitting back and regrouping, my, self; I guess. The summer is almost over, and I have yet still to do so many things I want to get going on need to get done. It’s all-good. My knee is killing me though, along with my back and my body. I think with time, I am starting to notice, when changes happen, whether it is you or the people around you, the foundation of all, is still the same if you look deep enough, if you still remember enough, I guess this is what web-log entries are for, to help you remember, to remind you were you came from; and were you came from is from a lot of different times, allot of different moments, all with the same foundation.
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