Sunday, November 25, 2007

Songbird-Nightly Tips

Get Songbird

For those using the Arch GNU/Linux package of songbird-nightly (or songbird), you might find some of these tips useful:

To run Songbird, use:
$ /opt/songbird/songbird

To launch Songbird into Mozilla's profile manager dialog, run Songbird with '-p' option:
$ /opt/songbird/songbird -p

If your user is not 1000, then accordingly change owner of the songbird directory, with using sudo (or using su or being root):
# chown -R username /opt/songbird
or:
# chown -R username:usergroup /opt/songbird

Profiles are problematic. If you are having a problem with Songbird, check the profiles first. You can delete them:
$ rm -r ~/.songbird1
and:
$ rm -r ~/.songbird
then start Songbird's profile manager:
$ /opt/songbird/songbird -p
and create a brand new profile.

Faster bird!
  1. Enter "about:config" in the address bar.
  2. Leave the tick as it is for the "Show this warning next time".
  3. Click "I'll be careful, I promise!"
  4. Type "cache" in the filter bar.
  5. Right-click "browser.cache.disk.capacity", and choose "Modify".
  6. Type "16384" and click OK.
  7. Right-click "network.prefetch-next", and choose "Toggle", to make its value be: false.
Be careful not to miss around too much with the settings.

To get the mouse back (and forward) button(s) working on Songbird 7.0pre (which is based on Mozilla® Firefox® 3), simply follow the same steps for doing the same on Firefox3.

For Songbird 0.5: if you get a parser error on starting it, try removing ~/.songbird1/

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Strong

بسم اللّه الرحمن الرحيم

The strong is not the one who overcomes the people by his strength, but the strong is the one who controls himself while in anger.
~Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him & his family)

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Grateful

بسم اللّه الرحمن الرحيم

رَبِّ أَوْزِعْنِي أَنْ أَشْكُرَ نِعْمَتَكَ الَّتِي أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيَّ وَعَلَىٰ وَالِدَيَّ وَأَنْ أَعْمَلَ صَالِحًا تَرْضَاهُ وَأَدْخِلْنِي بِرَحْمَتِكَ فِي عِبَادِكَ الصَّالِحِينَ

"O my Lord!
so order me that I may be grateful for Thy favours,
which thou hast bestowed on me
and on my parents,
and that I may work the righteousness
that will please Thee:
And admit me,
by Thy Grace,
to the ranks of Thy righteous Servants.
"

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Is Mozilla Firefox a Free Software?

As for Mozilla® Firefox® being free software:

While the source code from the Mozilla® Organization.. I mean Foundation.. errr sorry Corporation, is indeed freedom-respecting software, the binaries that they release include additional non-free software [1]. That makes it semi-free software.

Also, Mozilla® distributes non-free software as plug-ins [2].

Mozilla® don't comply to standards [3], and they won't comply [4], and they don't even care to comply. Unfortunately some of us care a lot about standards and also not making our own standards.

Mozilla® are being childish and silly, about tiny little irrelevant things, like the name usage and their artwork [5]. I'm fine with such things but they are so serious about it and willing to sue people for this!!

Mozilla® and Mozilla® developers are not the nicest most-ethical people on Earth. They are rude in treating people. And this is my personal opinion.

Here's a thought: you can't use the word 'Firefox' because they want you to give credit to Mozilla®, however, Mozilla® themselves are not giving us credit when they call the operating system incorrectly 'Linux' instead of the correct name 'GNU/Linux'. Why these double standards??? Why ask for credit and not give credit to others who ask for it (and rightly deserving it)?

And their software is not for users who wish to use lightweight software, even though back when the name was Phoenix (the development name of Mozilla® Firefox®), they were trying to make it less-bloated.

Yes, I am a big Debian fan. That does not mean I will take Debian's side. It is wiser not taking sides. However, I have to take side when it is a matter of wrong and right. I must stand by Truth. Mozilla® have yet to prove to me their honesty to help humanity, because last time I checked, they are talking about money, while Debian on the other hand working to give us all our four essential freedoms.

But that's just me.

Happy hacking :)

GNU IceCat - GNU's version of FirefoxPS. For further reading, read the Wikipedia article of GNU IceCat.

1. http://directory.fsf.org/firefox.html
2. http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/faqs/firefox-linux.html
3. http://www.webdevout.net/browser-support
4. https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=289480
5. http://web.glandium.org/blog/?p=97

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Alias in .bashrc

Whenever I use command ls, I use it with the -l option and sometimes also the --human-readable option.

Typing ls -l -h in every instant is not too much for me. The problem is with my memory and remembering stuff. So usually I use ls alone and then remember to use ls -l -h

To fix this,
Edit the user .bashrc file (~/.bashrc) to add an alias: alias lc="ls --color=always". Then give the command: source .bashrc. That will reload .bashrc.

Lc is just an example. Make it whatever you want.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Digital Camera Access Made Easy

There are many ways to use your digital camera with your computer on Arch.

One easy way is via gphoto2
sudo pacman -S gphoto2
gphoto --auto-detect
you'll get something like this (with the camera plugged-in):
Model Port
----------------------------------------------------------
USB PTP Class Camera usb:
USB PTP Class Camera usb:003,002

Now simply use that information above:
/usr/bin/gphoto2 --port usb:003,002 --get-all-files
Walla! That'll get all your photos downloaded in no-time! Plus it's CLI.

A second way is:
/usr/lib/libgphoto2/print-camera-list > /etc/udev/rules.d/90-libgphoto2.rules
? sudo
chown username /usr/lib/libgphoto2/print-camera-list
? sudo
chmod 755 /usr/lib/libgphoto2/print-camera-list
/usr/lib/libgphoto2/print-camera-list udev-rules-0.98 group camera mode 0660 > /etc/udev/rules.d/90-libgphoto2.rules
and then reboot


A third way is to set Udev properly to detect the camera. I'll try posting other ways too.

See: http://gphoto.org/doc/manual/permissions-usb.html#usb-on-linux-udev

Friday, July 20, 2007

Elive 1.0 Gem Repos

This is the /etc/apt/sources.list of Elive 1.0 Gem:

### Do NOT use another extra repositories on Elive, not use Debian SID or UBUNTU
### repositories, NOT ARE COMPATIBLE WITH ELIVE, if you use any EXTRA repository
### than those, you can broke your system, USE IT ON YOUR OWN RISK


### Elive repositories (select one). Important to are Elive the first of your list
deb http://repository.elivecd.net elive main efl elive



### Debian repositories (select one)
# Do NOT use other repository than this one, if you want to use testing or unstable of debian, you need to know to you can broke your Elive system and apps don't works in the same way, use it at your own risk!
deb http://ftp.fr.debian.org/debian/ etch main contrib non-free
#deb http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian etch main contrib non-free
#deb http://ftp.cl.debian.org/debian etch main contrib non-free
#deb http://ftp.fr.debian.org/debian etch main contrib non-free
#deb http://ftp.it.debian.org/debian etch main contrib non-free
#deb http://ftp.is.debian.org/debian etch main contrib non-free
#deb http://ftp.br.debian.org/debian etch main contrib non-free
#deb http://ftp.es.debian.org/debian etch main contrib non-free
#deb http://ftp.hu.debian.org/debian etch main contrib non-free
#deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian etch main contrib non-free
#deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian etch main contrib non-free

### Another repositories for Debian
#deb-src http://ftp.fr.debian.org/debian/ etch main contrib non-free
#deb http://security.debian.org/ etch/updates main


### Marillat repository, special multimedia
#deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org etch main
deb http://mirror.home-dn.net/debian-multimedia etch main

Taking Screenshot in E17

To take a screenshot/snapshot of enlightenment 17 (e17), use scrot in terminal.

Consistency

It doesn't matter what you do once, twice or ten times.

What matters is what you do often..

What you do most of the time.

Consistency.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Tomboy on KDE

Tomboy icon

Trying to run Tomboy on KDE, using Kmenu, does nothing. Tomboy doesn't start nor does it produce any error messages.

Running tomboy from konsole works fine however.

To fix this, just edit the Tomboy entry in Kmenu --> Utilities --> Tomboy (right-click) --> Edit item

Now in 'KDE Menu Editor', just change the 'Command' line from 'tomboy --search' to 'tomboy' only and save it.

On OpenBox (and other WMs), you can use the same idea. Just run 'tomboy' without the '--search' argument.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Play RealMedia in Amarok

Update: The following tip might no longer work, so be responsible.

Amarok iconHaving some realmedia files in my music library, I've been wishing for a way to be able to play them within my current music manager Amarok.

The necessary codecs have been installed, yet it produces an error message everytime I double-click on one of those files.

The solution is in the file ~/.xine/catalog.cache as follows:
  • cp ~/.xine/catalog.cache ~/.xine/catalog.cache.backup
  • kedit ~/.xine/catalog.cache
  • Search (Ctrl+f) for "realadec"
  • Change "decoder_priority=" from whatever number it is (it was 7 for me, might be 5 for you) to make it "decoder_priority=10"
  • Save it.
  • Go play some .rm files!

GNOME Custom Hotkey for Application Launch

Steps for creating a custom hotkey to launch any application in GNOME:

  1. Open Applications --> System --> Configuration Editor (gconf-editor) as the user as you're logged in in GNOME
  2. Go to "apps" --> "metacity" --> "keybinding_commands"
  3. Double-click on e.g. "command_1"
  4. Type in the name of the application you want to launch, e.g. "gnome-terminal", the GNOME terminal, or "gcalctool", the GNOME calculator..
  5. Go to "apps" -> "metacity" -> "global_keybindings"
  6. Double-click on e.g. "run_command_1"
  7. Type in e.g. t
  8. Note the < and > for the special function keys
  9. Done! Close the gconf-editor and press Ctrl+Alt+Shift+t and the terminal should come up.
  10. If you're using KDE, right-click on the application in the K menu, click on "edit", press on the "None" button on the lower-right and press the keyboard combination that you want (Ctrl+Alt+Shift+t), click OK, and save your settings.
  11. Using Beryl on GNOME makes you lose the settings above, so launch the Beryl-manager-settings --> General Options (top) --> General Options (left) --> Commands tab (right) --> choose a command#, enter a command like gnome-terminal --> Shortcuts tab (right) --> commands --> choose the run_command# and type the shortcut like: t

Getting Nautilus Back

Nautilus

In using GNOME, Nautilus is the default file manager. So browsing a floder, one would expect to get Nautilus. In my last GNOME installation, everytime I browse a folder, its opened in pcmanfm (or in some cases Thunar) instead of Nautilus.

To restore Nautilus as the default:
  1. Launch Nautilus
  2. Right-click a random folder on your filesystem
  3. Click "Properties"
  4. Click "Open with.." tab
  5. Choose "File Manager" (or "Open folder")
  6. Click OK
You can use scripts too, among other ways.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Linux Mint Repos

This is my /etc/apt/sources.list on Linux Mint 3.0 Cassandra (Feisty Fawn):

## UBUNTU REPOSITORIES
## -------------------
##
## Feisty (Ubuntu 7.04)
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu feisty main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu feisty main restricted universe multiverse
##
## Proposed Updates
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu feisty-proposed main restricted universe multiverse
##
## Bug Fixes
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu feisty-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu feisty-updates main restricted universe multiverse
##
## Security Updates
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu feisty-security main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu feisty-security main restricted universe multiverse
##
## Backports
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu feisty-backports main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu feisty-backports main restricted universe multiverse


## LINUX MINT REPOSITORIES
## -----------------------
##
## Cassandra (Linux Mint 3.0)
deb http://www.linuxmint.com/repository cassandra/
##
## Romeo (Linux Mint Unstable)
## deb http://www.linuxmint.com/repository romeo/


## OTHER REPOSITORIES
## ------------------
##
## Canonical (RealPlayer10, Opera, DesktopSecure etc...)
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu feisty-commercial main
##
## Medibuntu (Codecs and extra applications)
deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ feisty free non-free
Everything is default, except for the Medibuntu repo, because they have changed the address since the release of Cassandra.

If you are using Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn, and want to get the Mint menu (or other Mint packages), simply adding the repos to sources.list and apt-getting mint stuff doesn't work.

Ricardo (sistemico on UbuntuForums.org) wrote:
I download the mintdisk package browsing Bianca repository:
http://www.linuxmint.com/repository/bianca/

I installed mintdisk*.deb, then you should use synaptic again and mintmenu would be installed.

(I'm Feisty Fawn user).

It works for me, Good luck!
I've yet to test that.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Faster Mozilla Firefox

Getting Mozilla® Firefox® faster and faster:
GNU IceCat - GNU's version of Firefox

  • Limit RAM usage. If Mozilla® Firefox® takes up too much memory on your computer, you can limit the amount of RAM it is allowed to us. Again, go to about:config, filter “browser.cache” and select “browser.cache.disk.capacity”. It’s set to 50000, but you can lower it, depending on how much memory you have. Try 15000 16384 if you have between 512MB and 1GB ram.
  • Reduce RAM usage further for when Firefox is minimized. This setting will move Mozilla® Firefox® to your hard drive when you minimize it, taking up much less memory. And there is no noticeable difference in speed when you restore Mozilla® Firefox®, so it’s definitely worth a go. Again, go to about:config, right-click anywhere and select New --> Boolean. Name it “config.trim_on_minimize” and set it to TRUE. You have to restart Mozilla® Firefox® for these settings to take effect.
  • Use Swiftfox® Swiftweasel: a pre-compiled Mozilla® Firefox® for your processor.
  • Use Swiftfox® Swiftweasel + Fluxbox Openbox on Arch GNU/Linux, ...

Bon Echo IceWeasel

Bon Echo logo

On Arch GNU/Linux, the "Mozilla Firefox" application is called "Bon Echo", just like it's called "IceWeasel" on Debian GNU/Linux. They also use different icons.

The reason for these various re-branding names/icons is because of the Mozilla Foundation, umm I mean Corporation. They've started insisting that no one uses the name Firefox for Mozilla Firefox if it didn't come as it is from their source/binary.

Their point is, if you take the source and change it and do something bad with it, then package it as Firefox, other users may get confused and think that the bad stuff came from Mozilla.
This has to be done because a distribution may only use the name "Firefox" and its artwork if there are no unofficial modifications (i.e. no custom patches).
(from Arch Wiki)
Yes, they now have a good name to keep its reputation, and while this is fine in general, it produced a war between Debian and Mozilla.

Now if you are using one of those re-branded versions, here are two tips to call it Mozilla Firefox back as it should:

A. The useragent:
  1. Open the following address: "about:config"
  2. Type in the Filter bar: useragent
  3. Look for: general.useragent.extra.firefox
  4. Replace "BonEcho" with "Firefox".
Thanks to IceRAM on Arch Forums for this tip.

B. Title of the application and About:
  1. cd /opt/mozilla/lib/firefox/chrome
  2. sudo unzip -q en-US.jar locale/branding/brand.*
  3. sudo sed -i "s/Bon Echo/Mozilla Firefox/" locale/branding/brand.* [Instead of "s/Bon Echo/Mozilla Firefox/" it can be whatever you want, like: "s/Bon Echo/Firefox/" or "s/Bon Echo/Foxy/" etc...]
  4. sudo zip -q -0 -u en-US.jar locale/branding/brand.*
  5. sudo rm -rf locale/
Thanks to Firmicus on Arch Forums for this tip.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Husn al-Dhann

Husn al-Dhann (Arabic: حسن الظن) is a very beautiful Islamic teaching. It means in other words:

  • Avoiding suspicion as much as humanly possible
  • Giving the benefit of the doubt.
  • Thinking good and positively, despite what it might look/sound/feel like.
  • Not jumping to conclusions, or making assumptions.

If we treat our brothers & sisters as we would love to be treated, and also practice the principle of Husn al-Dhann; we will lead a better life and have less misunderstandings.

There is a saying about thinking of seventy-somethin' excuses for our brothers & sisters before even beginning to judge them.

When was the last time I personally thought of even seven excuses before misunderstanding others?!

Allah said in Qur'an:

049:012 O ye who believe! carefully avoid suspicion; verily, some suspicion is a sin. And do not play the spy, nor backbite each other; would one of you like to eat his dead brother's flesh?--why! ye would abhor it! then fear God; verily, God is relentant, compassionate.

Chapter 49, verse 12 - Palmer English translation.

Read: http://www.islamonline.net/arabic/Purification/moral/2006/09/01.shtml



~MJ, April 29th 2007 CE

Friday, April 20, 2007

I Can

I believe I can.

Money

Money is a hard concept to get, when one is focused on how to have it.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

I Know You

I know you.

I do.

You are the choices you make/take.

You are what you eat.

You are what you read.

You are your dominant thought.

You are what you focus on the most.

You are the actions you take.

You are what you keep talking about.

You are as smart/wise/intelligent as the people you're associated with.

You are what you write.

You are the words you choose to use.

You are a fellow human being, just like me, with organs just like me, and heart and mind just like me.

What Book

Careful what books you choose to read.

They speak volumes of you.

Books you choose tell me about your interests. About your focus. About how wise you are in choices.

You are what you read.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Sabayon 3.3 Installation Error

I'm trying Sabayon 3.3 (x86 full DVD edition), and trying to install it on my hard disk by clicking on Install on Disk (meaning anaconda) on the desktop.
  1. I get the Welcome to Sabayon Linux message, and I click Next.
  2. In Language Selection I choose English (English) which is the default, and I click Next.
  3. In Keyboard Configuration, I pick the default which is U.S. English.
  4. Clicking Next here gives/generates two messages, one of them says "Searching for Sabayon Linux Installations..." and the other one is the following:
Exception Occurred
An unhandled exception has occurred. This is most likely a bug. Please copy the full text of this exception or save the crash dump to a floppy then file a detailed bug report against anaconda at http://bugs.sabayonlinux.org

And here is the full text:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/opt/anaconda/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 867, in nextClicked
self.dispatch.gotoNext()
File "/opt/anaconda/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 140, in gotoNext
self.moveStep()
File "/opt/anaconda/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 208, in moveStep
rc = apply(func, self.bindArgs(args))
File "/opt/anaconda/usr/lib/anaconda/upgrade.py", line 40, in findRootParts
id.rootParts = findExistingRoots(intf, id, chroot)
File "/opt/anaconda/usr/lib/anaconda/upgrade.py", line 69, in findExistingRoots
upgradeany = upgradeany)
File "/opt/anaconda/usr/lib/anaconda/partedUtils.py", line 665, in findExistingRootPartitions
relstr = getReleaseString(mountpoint)
File "/opt/anaconda/usr/lib/anaconda/partedUtils.py", line 475, in getReleaseString
if distribution_release_path is not None:
UnboundLocalError: local variable 'distribution_release_path' referenced before assignment

It occurs regardless of using graphical installer, text installer, or installing after booting normally.

Any help would be appreciated. This been fixed by updating anaconda.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Jim Rohn Quotes

"Asking is the beginning of receiving..."

"Miss a meal if you have to, but don't miss a book."

"Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else's hands, but not you."

"Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better."

"Make measurable progress in reasonable time."

"Failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day."

"Either you run the day or the day runs you."

"Giving is better than receiving because giving starts the receiving process."

"Ideas can be life-changing. Sometimes all you need to open the door is just one more good idea."

"Better understated than overstated. Let people be surprised that it was more than you promised and easier than you said."

"Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment."

"Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming."

"It doesn't matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You cannot make progress without making decisions."

"Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins."

"There are only 3 colors, 10 digits, and 7 notes; its what we do with them that's important."

"When you know what you want, and want it bad enough, you will find a way to get it."

"I wish for you a life of wealth, health and happiness; a life in which you give to yourself the gift of patience, the virtue of reason, the value of knowledge, and the influence of faith in your own ability to dream about and achieve worthy rewards."

~Jim Rohn

Focus

Tell me what you focus on the most, and I'll tell ya about your future.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Wake Me Up

What's the secret word to retain full control over our conscious & subconscious?

I wanna wake up! I need to wake up.

If I know my potentials and the amazing possibilities, what's it that's stopping me??

Is it fear? It's always about fears.

Is it that I don't know my potentials nor the amazing possibilities? It's like when I always say that you don't know something unless you do it and feel it. If you don't do it and feel it, then you don't know. You don't know.

Is it that I'm reading the wrong books? I'm reading all kinds of books. Good books, bad books, crappy books. Yet mostly are well-selected actually.

Is it that I'm waiting for someone to save me?

Can I blame illness? The weather? Etc..?

Is it that I don't have enough courage to face what we refer to as reality?

Is it that I was not given the manual of living?

Is it because I had no one to help with so many things, and the ones who are there did not know shit either?

Could it be that I'm living in my own world, which I created over the years in my head? My truths? The things that I focus on?

Is it that I'm simply lazy, or not pushing myself enough?

Is it that I followed others in turning more and more away from GOD? My origins? My identity? My true self? The really real me? The human angelic pure innocent me?

Is it my lusts? My desires? My fantasies?

What would it take to wake me up??

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Meaning of Life

What is the meaning of life in my opinion?

Life is a big test on how I control my thoughts/emotions/etc..

It's about how I perceive things and how I react..

It's about beauty..

SSDN Theory

It is my theory, that there are so many concepts/truths/ideas/etc which are basically and essentially the same (to me), and they are simply given different names, and expanded upon sometimes differently and according to the philosophy of each culture..

I coined the term SSDN for it for short.

It stands for: Same Shit Different Name

It can also politely said: Same Stuff Different Name

Monday, March 26, 2007

Wake Up Mankind

Wake Up Mankind (Part 1) is to me an excellent article.

I agree almost entirely, and especially about the main point.

The sacred books said all that hundreds of years ago, and in much better form with accuracy and superior logic, as well as an explanation on the afterlife.

Who cares nowadays to read though? And if they ever read, they ignore the words of GOD and they read Harry Potter!

Reading

How can I not promote the act of reading, when my Goth culture has its roots in literature?

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Original or Not

Original is being genuinely you..

Not faking anything..

Not just saying things..

Not imitating someone else..

It's you.

Real genuine you.

Being true to the moment.

"The class of those who have the ability to think their own thoughts is separated by an unbridgeable gulf from the class of those who cannot." ~Ludwig von Mises [source]

"There is no such thing as a new idea. It is impossible. We simply take a lot of old ideas and put them into a sort of mental kaleidoscope. We give them a turn and they make new and curious combinations. We keep on turning and making new combinations indefinitely; but they are the same old pieces of colored glass that have been in use through all the ages." ~Mark Twain [source]

Friday, March 23, 2007

Purpose

"The man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder -- waif, a nothing, a no man. Have a purpose in life, and, having it, throw such strength of mind and muscle into your work as God has given you." ~Thomas Carlyle

"The purpose of man is in action not thought." ~Thomas Carlyle

"Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it." ~my buddy Buddha

"Every person above the ordinary has a certain mission that they are called to fulfill." ~Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

"My life is my message." ~my buddy Gandhi

"The soul which has no fixed purpose in life is lost; to be everywhere, is to be nowhere." ~Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

"The great and glorious masterpiece of man is how to live with purpose." ~Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

"To forget one's purpose is the commonest form of stupidity." ~Friedrich Nietzsche

"If we don't stand for something, we may fall for anything." ~(unknown)

Friends

Where I come from, friends accept each other.

Where I come from, friends care to listen and allow each other to talk freely.

Where I come from, friends don't try to change one another.

Where I come from, friends care when one decides to grow.

Where I come from, friends grow up together, and get wiser together.

Where I come from, friends wish all the best to each other.

Where I come from, friends feel safe with each other, and not fear.

Where I come from, friends would do anything for each other.

Where I come from, friends are humble, real and genuine, and they don't bullshit about being interested if they're not.

Where I come from, friends love each other for what we are, and what we want to be. Far beyond our physical bodies.

Where I come from, friends appreciate each other.

Where I come from, friends create harmony between them, because they always bit on the good intentions of each other.

Where I come from, friends care about what we do along with what we say.

Where I come from, friends talk about the universe and how amazing it is, or whatever name you like to call it.

Where I come from, friends don't mind it one bit when we are being ourselves, and talking about what's important to us.

Where I come from, friends have these rules between them that no matter what happens, they stick to them because everything in life works according to beautiful systematic equations and universal laws, that we just know that we have to respect and show respect to each other.

Where I come from, friends decide on stuff, and they commit to them, and move on and come to middle grounds between them.

Where I come from, friends would do so much and give so much for each other.

Where I come from, friends create pleasant experiences for themselves and for each other, and joy and happiness and all them good things some of us humans really like.

Where I come from, friends are always honest to each other.

Where I come from, friends avoid the things that cause hurting to one another, so much so, that they feel the hurt they're causing.

Where I come from, friends don't say so many things they like, when it confuses one another.

Where I come from, friends work on understanding each other.

Where I come from, friends work on exploring each other.

Where I come from, friends give each other the chance to be nakedly, honestly and truthfully who they are.

Where I come from, friends might repeatedly ask for that chance to get to know one another. they even spell it out clearly few times.

Where I come from, friends focus on what's important

Where I come from, friends show love and act out of love, more so every day.

Where I come from, friends can draw back when their help keep sounding sometimes like it's not welcomed, even though their techniques work so well on everyone else and especially themselves.

Where I come from, friends like motivating each other and being motivated.

Where I come from, friends help each other being themselves more, and love each other for who they are.

Where I come from, friends build memories together, and memories are key. Some interesting friendships include writing them things down just so they save the memory.

Where I come from, friends forgive the hurt after hurt that they get, and they thank you for the gifts you sent.

Where I come from, friends don't blame you and they don't tell you to change, and instead they give you more chances to be true to yourself and one another.

Where I come from, friends actually like it what the other have to say, if they ever talk, and they give them all the time in the world as they deserve.

Where I come from, friends don't touch on sacred things which are so important to one another.

Where I come from, friends don't mean to hurt one another, and they put down on paper all the things that can cause any hurt, even remotely, because they just don't wanna go there.

Where I come from, friends say they like things when they like things.

Where I come from, friends are important to keep and appreciate.

Where I come from, friends work on getting themselves healthier and more focused and clear and whatever it takes just to be there for one another.

Where I come from, friends know about the problems of one another, and they feel them, and send them all the positive thoughts and energy there ever is available within their power.

Where I come from, friends mean a lot of things, and it is something of great importance to me.

What I did today, is I chose three people again to make them happy by simply being me and shining and being with them. As usual, they value me so much and they know just how beautiful it is being in my humble presence.

I talked to them about what's important to me, and my ideas and thoughts and beliefs and they did the same. We ate lovely food, thanked our GOD for all this bliss that we have and each other, and thanked each other for being ourselves.

I had another great day, and did my job of getting more people happy, and excited and motivated. I even touched lived of a stranger, and I loved it all. I smiled a lot and smiling now for just thinking and remembering all that.

We all had our troubles, and after listening, we got over ourselves, and helped each other, and together created lovely experience.

We grow up together one step forward today.

~MJ, Mar. 16th, 2007 CE

How Am I?

I'm doing alright.

I'm doing lots of stuff that I needed to do for a long long time.

I'm waking up more to my reality, and I have changed much in these few months.

I'm doing what I love to do. Doing more than I used to talk before.

I'm getting closer to GOD. I'm so much happier now. Truly happy.

I don't bother myself with many things.

I'm not in a hurry to respond to messages and e-mails, etc... I take my time, and respond days later.

I'm discovering myself more, finding out the reasons why I do things and why I used to behave in this way and that way. I'm discovering the truth to how to live my life fully.

I have purpose now. And nothing's going to stop me except death.

I am writing more now, and might write another film script!

I'm finding the joy that I wanted all my life. The unconditional love. The real respect. The credit. The extraordinary way of living. The contentedness. The oneness. The fullfillment. The coan.

I'm loving every moment of this life.

I'm thankful for so many things. Thankful for having you to share this with you.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Even Less Stumbling

I won't die stumbling. I've decided to stumble even less than I do nowadays.

My buddy Henry David Thoreau said: "Be not simply good; be good for something." [source]

If you're here for me, this blog is my real blog (UnbreakableMJ.BlogSpot.com)

I'm striving for extraordinary life, and I don't see stumbling helping me much.

I'm looking for much greater challenges which push me and stimulate my mind to go even further with my purpose.

"Why do I not seek some real good; one which I could feel, not one which I could display?" ~Lucius Annaeus Seneca [source]

~MJ, Mar. 22nd, 2007 CE

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Life Goals

We can always put our life goals on hold.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Black Sheep

I used to sing the black sheep song, until I realized that we're all sheep after all.

Who's Smart?

Tell me who you consider smart, I'll tell you how smart you are.

Can You?

Just because I say I can, it doesn't mean I'm saying you can't.

It's very likely that you too can. It's very likely I'm trying to motivate you without saying you too can.

Smartness

It's not very smart to talk a lot about being smart.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

My Ultimate Challenger

I keep asking for challengers.

GOD was all along my best and greatest challenger.

HE challenges me every single day, with every choice I make.

HE throws at me the best challenges designed specifically for me.

When I separate myself from my feelings & emotions, I realize HE's testing me.

Universal Harmony

GOD created me for a purpose.

My purpose is to contribute to the universal harmony, especially between humans.

And I'm willing to die for that.

Genuine Interest

To me, it's very rude and totally disrespectful to ask someone and show interest in what they have to say, yet not let them finish a single thought.

If your interest is not genuine, why waste time of others as well as yours?

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Going Forward

Eliminate things/actions/ideas that doesn't help your goal.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Three is a Lot

I spent my day causing happiness to three people in my life, along with myself. Now I'm going to bed happy.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Rockin'

To rock is cool, but to do it alone, that ain't cool.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Hope

To me there's always hope. Without hope, life is nothing in my opinion.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Short Stories

I got asked: "What do you like in a short story?"

A short story is many things, like a chance for me to look at things differently and from another angle, a window to learn something new and expand myself, can be a reality-check sometimes, a wakeup call or just a harmless entertainment on some idle Monday :) These are things I like in a short story. Thanks for asking.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Say & Mean

I say what I mean and mean what I say.

I shall have that no other way.

Reaching People

To reach people, you need to speak the language of people.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

No Assuming

I shall not judge.

I shall never assume.

Price for Everything

There's a price for everything. Mind the price.

There's a price for having my cup of coffee.

There's a price for not using your mind fully.

There's a price for sweet love and having great relationship.

There's a price for not eating right, loving my junk food, or not doing my daily exercises.

There's a price for anger and there's a price for happiness.

There's a price to be great.

There's always a price.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Question It All

Questioned everything.

Especially when you're so certain, cut your head off.

Make sure you ask the right question(s).

Never take anything for granted.

Don't end up skeptic of everything though, for a man of no believe is a dead man.

Just make sure of what you believe. And then act on what you believe. With little room of changing always.

Do reality check.

Choose carefully who you listen to. Are the media a good friend? Is this guy? Is that guy?

Check with those who share your logic or a similar logic. Those who share your beliefs. Those who you decided are good. Those you tested before.

Trust your instincts. They're there for a reason. Just make sure you read them right.

What You Want

It's not what you want; it's what you have.

Bertrand Russell Quotes

  • "No one gossips about other people's secret virtues."


  • "Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty - a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture."


  • "The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution."


  • "Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination."


  • "Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom."


  • "A stupid man's report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand."


  • "Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise."


  • "I think we ought always to entertain our opinions with some measure of doubt. I shouldn't wish people dogmatically to believe any philosophy, not even mine."


  • "If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence. The origin of myths is explained in this way."


  • "In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted."


  • "Passive acceptance of the teacher's wisdom is easy to most boys and girls. It involves no effort of independent thought, and seems rational because the teacher knows more than his pupils; it is moreover the way to win the favour of the teacher unless he is a very exceptional man. Yet the habit of passive acceptance is a disastrous one in later life. It causes man to seek and to accept a leader, and to accept as a leader whoever is established in that position."


  • "Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric."


  • "The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time."


  • "Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom."


  • "Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones."

Day & Night

There must be a reason for the Sun to go up and down everyday. Today I think of letting the light to come in.

Ants

I learn beautiful lessons from ants.

Being Sure

To be sure of something, is to take your time slowly going in that direction collecting the stuff that helps you along the way.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Locking Oneself

You lock yourself by your own limits.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Dunno My Friend

I don't know what I'm doing on this planet.
I smoked 6 cigarettes on a roll today.
Can't express stuff correctly.
I keep dying all over again
now that I have to deal with people
and face my youth problems..
my weaknesses,
and what a shame I feel.
I dunno my friend...
I just dunno anymore.
I am torn.
I cry.
I'll give anything
to be able to sleep.
To have a perfect body.
It's her, oh, who cares.
She is dead,
and was dead
before she died.
And I am dead
and dying
and will die.
And the question
is why?
What the fuck am I?
A robot?
A joke?
Dunno.
Wanna have friends,
wanna rule the world.
I walked outta my job.
Just couldn't handle the pressure,
the lack of chances
for me to grab
and the useless criticizing
of my weaknesses.
Blah,
who cares anyway
And I wish to go back,
to impress them
a lot more
this time around.
To show them
what I am made of.
Considered giving up
my salary of the month
just to get a chance.
Though I kinda need the money,
and I hate it that I do.

MJ, Jul 6th, 2006 CE
Modified Nov 15thm 2007 CE

Monday, February 05, 2007

Useless Thoughts

Why waste time talking/discussing stuff that don't matter (to us)? Silly stuff? What others think/say/might do?

Instead of focusing more on what matters the most? It's a waste of mind power. I'd much rather use my mind fully in doing good and stuff that matters to me.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Conflicts

Resolve all/any conflicts/confusions in you.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

How to Enjoy

Did you know that it was up to you to enjoy everything and anything in this life?

I sure have spent many years of my life not knowing it.. and leaving it in the hands of others.. and if it was like this it would've been better.. then you get it the way you wanted it, and you still don't enjoy it.. maybe because you don't know how to!

Some blame their parents, if you had any, and some blame their teachers, while others blame the weather!

Tell me this.. have you ever appreciated sickness?

Treating Myself

I've just bought myself something I wanted.

Usually, I'd just open this delicious chocolate and eat it, the second I want to.

Never minding anything, or my health at that point.

But today, I'm doing something different..

I'm putting it in a place where it screams my name to eat it..

And I'm not gonna even touch it, unless I do two things I've been wanting to do since a while

I'm talking about changes.

I'm gonna treat myself only if I really pull a great job, and do what I wanted to do.

Otherwise, I ain't gonna touch it

I'm not gonna accept half-ass jobs

And not gonna take excuses.

I could've waited and wrote of it if it worked or not

But you have to get this very clearly:
I'm in full control, and it is up to me
It's not what's gonna happen.. it's what I'm doing this very moment
Taking control, making a decision, and sticking to it.

Monday, January 29, 2007

To Find

You would have to have lost something in order to 'find' it. Otherwise, you maybe 'saw' something or 'stumbled' on something, etc...

Saturday, January 27, 2007

SelectedFew

SelectedFew is about topics/issues that concerns me. It's me and others writing in one place. Rule of thumb:

  • If it's just about me, or too personal, or does not concern anyone, etc.. then it's to be posted on my own blog (here).
  • If it has to do even remotely about me and my Wendy, it's about beauty, shinning, love and such, then it's to be posted on GenuineHearts.
  • And last, if it has to do with bigger issues, and concerns others beside me, then it's to be posted on SelectedFew.

Man Who Writes About Himself

"The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time." ~George Bernard Shaw [source]

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Living Outside of the Norm


"Not a morning person? Take solace -- new research suggests that "night owls" are more likely to be creative thinkers.

Scientists can't yet fully explain why evening types appear to be more creative, but they suggest it could be an adaptation to living outside of the norm."

I mean for years I wanted to be normal, beautiful, happy and to fit in, until I started to understand that darkness is essential to being human, and since I'm so not perfect, thus perfectly imperfect, then I too am a human. Dealing with what's unpleasant is damn important. The world is changed by those who dare to be different. The hell with pleasing others, or givin' a damn about what people might say. What they're gonna do? Show their ignorance by calling me Gothtard? Or perhaps burn me with books?


Solitude



MJ, Jan 19th, 2007 CE

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

GOD

When I was alone, and had nothing

I asked for a friend to help me bear the pain

No one came, except GOD

When I needed a breath to rise, from my sleep

No one could help me.. except GOD

When all I saw was sadness, and I needed answers

No one heard me, except GOD

So when I'm asked.. who I give my unconditional love to?

I look for no other name, except GOD



© Lyrics of "GOD" by 2Pac.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Sometimes It's What You Don't

Sometimes it's not what you see/say/hear/do; sometimes it's what you don't. ~MJ

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Heartbreaker


My second webcomic!



"I thought I saw a man brought to life
He was warm, he came around like he was dignified
He showed me what it was to cry
Well you couldn't be that man I adored
You don't seem to know, don't seem to care what your heart is for
But I don't know him anymore
There's nothing where he used to lie
My conversation has run dry
Thats what's going on, nothing's fine I'm torn

I'm all out of faith, this is how I feel
I'm cold and I am shamed lying naked on the floor
Illusion never changed into something real
I'm wide awake and I can see the perfect sky is torn
You're a little late, I'm already torn

So I guess the fortune tellers right
Should have seen just what was there and not some holy light
To crawl beneath my veins and now
I don't care, I have no luck, I don't miss it all that much
There's just so many things that I can't touch, I'm torn

I'm all out of faith, this is how I feel
I'm cold and I am shamed lying naked on the floor
Illusion never changed into something real
I'm wide awake and I can see the perfect sky is torn
You're a little late, I'm already torn. torn.

There's nothing where he used to lie
My inspiration has run dry
That's what's going on, nothings right, I'm torn

I'm all out of faith, this is how I feel
I'm cold and I am shamed lying naked on the floor
Illusion never changed into something real
I'm wide awake and I can see the perfect sky is torn
I'm all out of faith, this is how I feel
I'm cold and I'm ashamed bound and broken on the floor
You're a little late, I'm already torn
"


Real Ignorance


My very first comic!

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Beauty of a Dead Bug


I've been asked:

MJ, what do you see in, say, a dead bug on the ground?

Well it's a cool question.. tells me that I'm talking to someone's interesting. Normal people don't bother thinking of such stuff..

First I look at the bug, and compare it to other bugs like it.. you know, when you notice one bug is a bit different that the others??

Then I wonder where this bug have been..

If it's a bee for example, how many flowers did it touch..

How many hearts did it break..

This world is so full of beauty..

Sometimes I can't take it all at once..

It is so overwhelming.

And there goes again, another rare smile of mine...