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The Muse

May 12, 2005


Check out Garageband, which is a "new type of music company that discovers, promotes, and distributes the bands identified by the will of music lovers like you. So when you review music at GarageBand.com, you help decide the fate of tens of thousands of new bands". Amazing talent out there!

Came across this old link from Forbes asking readers to rate the best blogs. If you are an avid blogger [or if your eyes are glazing over looking at code], go through the various links, provided by category.

Ok, now this is creepy.If you enter the eye colors of your parents and your partner's parents, then this calculator from the The Tech Museum of Innovation will give you the probability of various eye colors for your child. Of course, this is something everyone must take into consideration before even thinking of having a child.

Sothebys', the premier auction house did decent business on Tuesday, estimated sales of $68 million. $12.6 million was paid for a square portrait in acrylic and silkscreen ink of Elizabeth Taylor by Andy Warhol, titled "Liz."

The Holocaust Memorial was opened in Germany - a nation facing up to its dark past, as reported by the International Herald Tribune. The BBC has some quotes from the opening ceremony.

I strongly recommend watching this episode of Strange Days on Planet Earth on PBS. This one dealt with the erosion of the Lamar river and the disappearance of aspen trees from the Yellowstone Park. It was fascinating to observe how two such disparate occurences and separate research teams worked towards a common cause hypothesis, which of all things, turned out to be an absence of wolves!

Don't forget to update Firefox - Mozilla reports that the updates are "extremely" critical.

And check out the very funny Fark blog.

Later people! And that's me in the photo with my cousin bro' when I was in India earlier in the year.

Death is nothing!

Beautiful and strong lines:

Death is nothing at all

I have only slipped away into the next room

I am I and you are you

Whatever we were to each other

That we are still

Call me by my old familiar name

Speak to me in the easy way you always used

Put no difference into your tone

Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow

Laugh as we always laughed

At the little jokes we always enjoyed together

Play, smile, think of me, pray for me

Let my name be ever the household word that it always was

Let it be spoken without effect

Without the ghost of a shadow in it

Life means all that it ever meant

It is the same as it ever was

There is absolute unbroken continuity

What is death but a negligible accident?

Why should I be out of mind

Because I am out of sight?

I am waiting for you for an interval

Somewhere very near

Just around the corner

All is well.

Nothing is past; nothing is lost

One brief moment and all will be as it was before

How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!

-Canon Henry Scott-Holland, 1847-1918, Canon of St Paul's Cathedral