Life

An Interstellar Guy

Today, I found out about a cool thing that NASA are doing. If you sign up, they’ll put your name onto (presumably) a file on a microchip, and this microchip will be carried to Mars with the next Mars rover. How cool is that? Well, I thought it was cool. Read more…

By GaProgMan, ago
Life

White Limo

I’ve not been on here much these past few weeks. That’s mainly due to my ISP having cut my off for no apparent reason for a week and a half. Nice, eh? Most of my posts since the beginning of March have been typed up while I’ve been out and Read more…

By GaProgMan, ago
Creativity

Conflicting Emotions

Note: this post was delayed by one day on account of my Internet connection going down Happy Returns? Today was my 25th birthday. One quarter of a century has past since I was born. One score and five years ago, I came forth into this world. All right, enough of Read more…

By GaProgMan, ago
Life

A Short Update

Just a short selection of updates from me, today. Mainly because I’m still finishing off editing a long post. Literature So, I’m getting on very well with my Kindle. I’m yet to find an eBook file format that it can’t handle. Comic books aren’t that clear, but that’s down to Read more…

By GaProgMan, ago
Life

忍者 or “Ninja”

Japan Think about Japan. I’m willing to bet a lot of money that one of the first thing that came to your mind was either a Samurai warrior, a geisha girl (or a boy, as there were male geisha) or a Ninja. Ninja – The Public One of the most Read more…

By GaProgMan, ago
Life

集中力 or “Concentration”

Concentration So, I’ve been thinking about concentration a lot today. Mostly, because I’ve noticed that when talking, we all have a tendency (sometimes) to only talk about what WE want to talk about at the moment. For instance, imagine that you’re talking to someone about a video game. They’re telling Read more…

By GaProgMan, ago
Life

臆病 or “Cowardice”

The Buddhist priest Tetsugyu (not sure on the Chinese characters that spell his name, as I could only find this story in English) once said of Buddhism and cowardice: The Chinese character for “cowardice” [臆病  read おくびょう or Okubyõ] is made by adding the character for “illness” [病 read びょう or byõ] Read more…

By GaProgMan, ago
Life

The Way

Although seemingly going against almost everything I believe in, I thought that I’d share this story with you. It seems that, over 400 years ago, a retainer of Matsudaira Sagami no kami had taken a trip to Kyoto. Whilst there he’d heard that some of his lord’s men where involved Read more…

By GaProgMan, ago