Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Guidelines

The guidelines ...

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Dinelie's email (1st)




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Not bad for a 4 month old :)

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Pneumatic Organ at Floriade 2009

This organ is totally mechanical/pneumatic. No electronics.

The organ along with its operator, proudly showing the music sheets...

video

More of the organ ...

video


And this is what it looks like from the front ...

Aborigines sing Carols - Australian National Museum

video

Monday, August 3, 2009

Our very own Sri Lankan Ubuntu Mirror!

Though I've never used it, it was a pleasure to know from Supun Rathnayaka that we have a Sri Lankan Ubuntu Mirror.

More details at http://www.schoolnet.lk/index.php?lang=en&for=default&page_id=37#ubuntu


Here is the complete discussion at the lug talk email list.

http://groups.google.com/group/lug-talk/browse_thread/thread/1b581d53cf4efa41

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Written By Regina Brett, 90 years old, of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio

"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most-requested column I've ever written."

My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.

8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.

12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.

13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.

16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.

20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.

23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.

24. The most important sex organ is the brain.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?'

27. Always choose life.

28. Forgive everyone everything.

29. What other people think of you is none of your business.

30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.

31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

33. Believe in miracles.

34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.

35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood.

38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.

41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

42. The best is yet to come.

43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

44. Yield.

45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."



Its estimated 93% won't forward this.

(I didn't - I blogged it ;-)


Remember that I will always share my spoon with you!

Friends are the family that we choose for ourselves.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Huge Sri Lankan bird

Bird



These are pictures of a huge bird, seen in our my backyard this morning at Kelaniya.

The bird was almost 1.5 feet tall (the distance between the holes of the barbwire post to the right of the bird are roughly around 9 inches - the bird spans about three of these).

Looking forward to some comments and feedback from someone more conversant on Sri Lankan birds - I have no idea what this one is called.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009