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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

PRESIDENTIAL DECREE No. 1563 (Mendicancy or another fancy way of saying begging)

I find it highly unpractical and unusually cruel to be impassive, so dense and without soul, to leave behind fellow men in the streets.

I once argues over this with a man on a jeepney I won the argument as he could not name this decree. I named the human rights. It's particularly distressing how in my argument human rights won over for the mendicant. I was utterly surprised when beggars weren't allowed to beg, and just die in the streets because they're "so useless." They're no useless. They're opportunity-less. They lack what every other "human being" who has a job, callused to mankind's true plague, mindless and drones on with life without a tarry for the other man "on the job." They lack the power of governance over their lives that the government was supposed to be for them. The goverment was supposed to help them. They're fellow men were supposed to be fair to them and give them chances and help them recind their ugly ways. Ugly. Ways of man's rebuttal to man's cruelty.

I'm beginning to understand why I hated them. So much. I was sure humanity deserved better. I was. Now, I don't know who's "human" anymore.

Insanely me ;)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

New Reading List for 2011

I cannot believe that I did not notice the freakin' list. I mean, come on! I made the freakin' list! This list would be fulfilled this year. I'm planning on buying these things throughout the year starting with the first one on February. February 15th, to be precise! Yosh! Imma save for it!

The Practical Guide to Drawing Techniques
Peter Gray
Format:: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Arcturus Publishing Ltd.
ISBN: 1848372779
Weight: 0.19 kg

The Art of Pixar Short Films
Amid Amidi
Format:: Hardcover
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 0811866068
Weight: 1.15 kg

The Practical Guide to Drawing Animals
Peter Gray
Format:: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Arcturus Publishing Ltd.
ISBN: 1848372736
Weight: 0.19 kg

This list needs more books... Let's add some more! :)

This January: Gastronomique for my BFF! :D:D:D:D and, if I would be able to sneak in: Code Complete and Code Complete 2.0 by Steve McConnell.

Don't Make Me Think by Steve Krug -- A Book on Usability

The Mythical Man-Moth (Second Edition) : Essays on Software Engineering by Fredrick P Brooks, Jr

Rapid Development by Steve McConnell

Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams by Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister

The Design of Everyday Things by Donald A Norman

The Inmates Are Running the Asylum : Why High Tech Products Drive Us Crazy and How To Restore The Sanity by Alan Cooper (FTW! Godfather of GUI)

About Face 3: The Essentials of Interaction Design by Alan Cooper

GUI Bloopers: Do's and Don't's for Software Developers and Web Designers by Jeff Johnson

Programming Pearls by Jon Bentley

The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master by Andrew Hunt and David Thomas

Mastering Regular Expressions by Jeffrey EF Friedl

Designing Web Usability by Jakob Nielsen

Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative by Edward R Tufte

The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, 2nd Edition by Edward R Tufte

The Dynamics of Software Development by Jim McCarthy and Denis Gilbert

Beginning Japanese: Your Pathway to Dynamic Language Acquisition
by Michael L. Kluemper, et al

Insanely me ;)