Effects of humans on the planet ushers in the new epoch “Anthropocene”

Major changes to the planet are underway even as we speak. And our role in the rape of this piece of rock we call home has made an indelible mark so much so that the scientists saw fit to name an epoch after the fact. “Anthropos” is greek for “man” but sadly “Anthropocene” is not coined in recognition of humanity or at least not in any positive light. Starting from the 19th century onwards man started to leave huge carbon footprints all over the place, violating nature like a cheap whore. How long before she fights back and kicks us in the teeth? Not long, thats for sure.

To end on a positive note, as Peter Schwartz pointed out in Wired, if we have created this mess we should also be smart enough to reverse the damage. The healing starts with you!


Malaysian doctor does her country and colleagues proud

13.jpg I have had a few occasions to come in contact with Tan Bee Hooi and found her to be both professional and efficient. Death has added a new dimension to her for me; that of a beautiful human life. She has given me no choice but to forever remember her as such.

EVERNOTE invites available

12.jpg For those who don’t know Evernote is a web-based placeholder for that idea or pithy remark that pops up out of the blue uninvited and unexpected. Instead of writing it down on small pieces of paper or worse still on body parts, just type it down and zip it off to their server for later reference. The desktop application also comes with handy screen capturing capacity for that stunning website or image that you may come across during casual web-surfing. They are currently in beta and looking for testers. I have 10 invites. Just comment to this with your email and I will hook you up.

1o ways the internet have changed me

  1. I no longer buy audio CDs
  2. I no longer sit in front of the TV
  3. I no longer have to read or purchase printed media
  4. I no longer need to indulge in real life social interactions – having this option is liberating
  5. I can now conceivably live from within my room
  6. I no longer need the phone to communicate with people I know
  7. Being alone no longer means being lonely
  8. Distance is now so yesterday
  9. I now have a lighter skin hue and probably less calcium from the lack of solar exposure
  10. My head now holds more junk then it ever did or was made for

Squat toilets

This, believe it or not, is the top 3 searches on Yahoo.

It reminds me of the time my pager fell into a squat toilet at my work place and I had to use my bare hands to retrieve it. Not a high point in my life. For the lowdown go here.

Bob Dylan vs The Pussycat Dolls

“Don’t you wish your girlfriend is hot like me?”
The Pussycat Dolls circa now.

“The ghost of electricity howls in the bones of her face”
Bob Dylan circa the 60’s.

Time has been unkind to our generation’s artistic faculty. On one hand we have a bunch of scantily clad, anorexic airheads spewing vacuous nonsense and on the other the words of a musical prophet who gave voice to his generation. 40 years separate the 2 and what does it say about our times? Makes me just want to pull the covers over my head and go back to sleep.