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I should right more

October 5, 2015

The brain is a muscle, exercise it!

But, but I don’t even exercise my muscles…

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Sometimes I have stare matches.

December 9, 2012

Usually I win. I’m the champion at it. Especially with him. These epic battles can take hours. Neither side budging. Each equally obstinate, both purposefully determined, everything at stake. Stuff of legend. But eventually I’d win. Nine times out of ten I’d emerge victor. It started becoming easier. Too easy. The challenge dwindled to nothing. And I’d win by default half the time. The taste started to feel bitter. What is a champion, if the enemy doesn’t even bother putting up a fight? Why bother? Work, you win this time.

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Cindy James

November 13, 2012

what is your name there?


do you plan to remember my name?

and then visit it later?

you’ll only forget, cindy james




and wish you’d wrote it on paper


i will write it down


of course, said the cat with an upside down frown

but it won’t help you remember

for a paper, doesn’t feed into the computer

and what use of it later?

when the bed

and the water,

drips on his head

and the ends of the rainbow

come tumbling pon the steady


ok  you lost me






do you want me to look when i go on




you can find me where I sent you

when you get there sign the guest book

or are you afraid?

of heights?

of wondrous nights?

and a thousand and one stories to tell them



what about that other place?



I don’t like that one

we can safely ignore that

use this

it’s much better


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Surrounded by people

August 25, 2012

and still completely alone.

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The thing with procrastination…

August 5, 2012

We never really like doing things ‘right now’, because we’re always busy doing something else. So we tend to put things off til tomorrow. The thing with that, though, is that tomorrow eventually becomes now. And you see tomorrow approaching, and before it truly becomes now, you reschedule it for the next day, because you can’t possibly do it now, what with all the other things that you have to do that popped up between when you needed to do this thing and now. Of course, more things will pop up between now and when you need to do it next, so you’ll reschedule again, ad infinitum. That’s how things never get done.
I’m planning to move this blog over to rails. I’ve been planning that for a while. Maybe tomorrow.

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The World << EOF

January 25, 2012

It’s 2012. The world ends this year. Let’s see how that works out.

Edit: It’s now April. Things look good. So far.

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Fluid App for Mac not working with gmail

October 16, 2011

If you’ve been using fluid app to make gmail it’s own little app, then you might have noticed that it stopped working when google introduced their new sign in page. When you hit “Sign In”, instead of signing in and showing you the gmail page, it’d open up a google sign in page in a tab in your browser, as if you were opening a new link.

What you need to do is go to your fluidapp’s “Preferences” window and click on “Advanced” in the application section. Depending on how much you’ve messed around with your fluid preferences, you should see a list of URL patterns that are allowed for browsing. You need to add this line to it:


and gmail (or calendar or whatever google app) should now work with fluidapp again.

I reckon it would also work if you “allowed browsing to any URL”. But I’m too lazy to try.

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Rails warning: already initialized constant WFKV_

October 6, 2011

Rails suddenly kept spitting out this warning everytime I tried to do rake, or rspec or whatever:

marinara:sample_app fadhil$ bundle exec rspec spec//Users/fadhil/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p290/gems/rack-1.3.4/lib/rack/backports/uri/common_192.rb:53: warning: already initialized constant WFKV_

The problem has something to do with rack v 1.3.4, so if you really must get rid of this warning (some OCD types might get extremely annoyed at this sort of nonsense), update your Gemfile to use rack 1.3.3. Add this line to your Gemfile:

gem ‘rack’ , ’1.3.3′

No more warning. yay!

Edit: You can find more of an explanation of the problem here.

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Disabling email notification in Drupal 7

July 27, 2011

Drupal is stupid sometimes. You have to do weird magic that nobody really explains to you. In order to disable that annoying PHP Mail error message that pops up when you’re running a localhost installation of Drupal7 (this happens because you probably don’t have a Mail Server), you need to change some settings in “Configuration->People->Registration and Verification” (specifically the ‘Require E-mail’ setting) and then add this line to the very bottom of your settings.php file:

$conf['user_mail_register_no_approval_required_notify'] = FALSE;

No more stupid PHP Mail error.

Stupid Drupal.

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I just remembered

May 28, 2011

I have a blog! Yay! I really should write here more often.

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