June 29, 2005

Love

In their early passions women are in love with the lover, later they are in love with love.

-Francois de La Rochefoucauld, writer (1613-1680)

Posted at 01:23 PM

June 28, 2005

More quotes

You are the light, You are the reguge, There is no place to take shelter but yourself
- Inscription over the Buddha's Ashes
I have always known that at last I would take this road. But yesterday I did not know it would be today.
- Narihara
Having no destination I am never lost
Ikkyu
When both body and mind are at peace, all things appear as they are: perfect, complete lacking nothing
Dogen
Posted at 11:17 AM

June 27, 2005

Conflict

Conflict is the original meaning of being-for-others.

Jean-Paul Sartre
--Being and Nothingness

Posted at 02:31 PM

June 25, 2005

Communism

Amazon.com: Books: Communism : A History (Modern Library Chronicles)

Finished it this week on the audio edition. I only drive about 16 miles a day but its amazing how quickly I was able to finish this one.

Posted at 03:59 PM

June 21, 2005

Cross Unix Tricks

nixCraft: FreeBSD > Display information about the system :: Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris Tips & Tricks

Finding CPU Information:

Solaris: /usr/platform/sun4u/sbin/prtdiag | grep 'System Configuration' | sed 's/.*(\\(.*\\) .*)/\\1/'

Linux: cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep '^model name' | sed 's/.*: //'

CPU Speed:
Solaris: psrinfo -v | grep MHz | awk '{print $6 $7}'

Linux: cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep '^cpu MHz' | sed 's/.*: //'

total Disk Space:

Solaris: /usr/sbin/df -kF ufs | grep -v Filesystem | awk '{print $2,$6}'

Linux: /bin/df -kl -x tmpfs | grep -v Filesystem | awk '{print $2,$6}'

Total Physical Memory
Solaris: /usr/sbin/prtconf | grep Memory | sed 's/.*: //' | awk '{print $1*1024}'

Linux: cat /proc/meminfo | grep '^MemTotal' | sed 's/.*: //' | awk '{print $1}'


Posted at 04:39 PM

June 20, 2005

Laundry and Ecstacy

After the ecstacy, the laundry

Zen Saying

Posted at 01:37 PM

June 16, 2005

Fashion

Fashion is something barbarous, for it produces innovation without reason and imitation without benefit.
George Santayana, philosopher (1863-1952)
Posted at 04:09 PM

June 15, 2005

Accidental Nirvana

Gaining enlightenment is an accident. Spiritual practice simple makes us accident prone

Zen Saying

Posted at 08:55 AM

June 14, 2005

Austrian viewpoint

The truth is that capitalism has not only multiplied population figures, but at the same time, improved the people's standard of living in an unprecedented way. Neither economic thinking nor historical experience suggest that any other social system could be as beneficial to the masses as capitalism.
Ludwig von Mises

A counter point


Not every problem someone has with his girlfriend is necessarily due to the capitalist mode of production.

Herbert Marcuse
--The Listener

Posted at 11:16 AM

June 08, 2005

Freedom of common sense

It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence to practice neither.

-Mark Twain, author and humorist
(1835-1910)

Posted at 06:07 AM

June 04, 2005

Financial Industry Terms


Prime Brokerage: A brokerage offering to customers who need specialized services - such as hedge funds

Fixed Income: Typically another way of saying bonds.

Equities: Security (Stock)


prime brokerage

Posted at 06:33 PM
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