Of Desktops and Effects..........

Before You Read On…..
I’ve been awarded once more!!
By Ayushi this time!! 
 Thanks a Trillion, Ayushi!!!
 Wow... It really is raining awards!!! I'm well and truly Pumped Up.....

Now, On with it...
Here’s a confession:
I’m an Amateur Poet, and also self made Computer Freak. But More than that, I’m a Linux freak. Linux has been my passion ever since I first laid my eyes on it, about 8 years ago. Many People I’ve met have this very wrong misconception that “Linux is for Geeks”.

I beg to differ.

This Tag Post is Incredibly Lengthy, and leans more on the technical side; more than what you guys have come to expect from a poet like me.

So all you guys out there who love to visit my blog and ALSO do have a passion for Linux and Operating systems in general, read on.

And those of you who have probably never heard of the word “Linux” in this lifetime, save a few times some of the “Software Engineers” among you, might have spit it out just to keep face in the society -- (Of Course I’m kidding….. Honest!! ) -- You guys just might wanna stick around and see what you’ve been missing when you spent all that time Banging your head and your fists, and making some Unmentionable hand-gestures at your XP Screen!



Now On with the tag-post!!
The Tag which inspired such a lengthy post is called The DeskTop Tag.
Prashant Sree Tagged me with this one EONS AGO!!, but I couldn’t do it then because I was in Dharwad (North Karnataka) while my pc was eating dust at Mysore (South Karnataka).
Also, Vinay has tagged me with it as he always does….. (No complaints, Vinay; I Love your Tags)
And now that I’ve finally managed to transport my PC to my new place, here goes!!
There are 2 reasons why my post is so lengthy.


The tag asks the tagged soul to take a screenshot of his desktop and write a few words about the DeskTop. But the tag seems to have no provision for us Geeks who have a dual boot set-up of XP and in my case, Sabayon Linux.


While a single screenshot of a Windows DeskTop would be sufficient, the same does not hold true for the Linux OS that I’m mad about, coz the linux desktop is way cooler than anything anyone could ever scratch up with Windows Vista. Interested? Read on!!

And Please do Enlarge the pics by clicking on them... Then only can you clearly see the Screenshots.... Preferably on a 1024*768 screen!

So here’s my Plane old Windows XP DeskTop Screen shot:
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Here you see an “AlienWare” Wallpaper, with a Vista-type ”Sidebar” (Which is, incidentally, the ONLY THING I like about Windows Vista….), A beautiful looking Media Player playing one of my favorite Songs (Summer of ’69)

Yes, I’m a gr8 Prince of Persia Fan, and that’s one game I can’t Live without, along with the icons of my other favorites, like Kasparov Chessmate, Fifa08, etc.(By the way, The Turbo C link, is plainly just to show off .....
And the Time you see in the clock; 2 ‘o Clock, is in the morning!! [Yes, I’m a fruit bat- nocturnal since conception!!]

This is my other Desktop
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This is a screenshot of my Sabayon Linux Operating System. Sabayon is a Linux Based OS, and like almost all other Linux-Based Operating Systems out there, it’s available for free, under the GNU Public License.
In this screenshot, you can see an adorable “Card Captor Sakura” wallpaper.
After batting your eyelids at the cutie up there, allow me to throw some light on my claim: my claim, that Linux is the best Looking desktop till date, (comparable only to Mac OS of course). Take a look at the next ones……

Here is a screenshot of the desktop 3d effect called 3d cube

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You can actually rotate or drag the cube and use all 4 desktops…the sides of the 3d cube!!
I’ve never felt the need to use the minimize option ever since!! Just drag a window to another face of the cube and switch between the faces as u work, just by using the scroll-wheel!!

Check this pic out...

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Here you can see the drag and stretch effects available! The windows, are elastic. When maximised, they can be distorted abd stretched, as shown! The windows seem to be nailed at the corners....

Now for some Video effects....

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As you can see, one of my favorite movies (Tokyo Drift... 2F2F) is on.... (Yes, VLC Media Player is available for Linux too) 
Now, when the desktop 3d cube effect is activated, and the cube is rotated to the opposite side, 
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Viola!! You see a mirror image- video of the Movie.... Awesome na?

I won't bore you guys with more technical / nerdy / Geeky stuff no more!!
Hope You Guys liked the tag.
Anyone who likes to be tagged with this kinda tags can pick it up!!
But I hope Numb, Ayushi (Crystal), Divya, Vinz and finally Trinaa, would try a hand at it


Its been a gr8 week!
I got awarded twice,
Then I blinked and looked,
The twice turned to thrice!!
I feel completely speechless
Its a feeling thats so warm,
It seems that I am wanted,
Awards lie on my palm!
A wonder it now looks like!
Its a promise to my past
I'm now in seventh heaven
My future seems to last!!

Its an honor, guys, to be presented with awards like these!!
Its a very elated feeling that I feel as i write this!
Thanks to 
for the Brilliante Weblog 2008 Award!!
And Thanks To 
for the Blogger Friends Forever Award!!
Since I was already Given this award by Diana, I wont Nominate people again!

But for the Brilliante WebLog 2008 award, I nominate The following Eight!

A new Dawn

I see you wake, in the morning rays

I see you shake, your head sideways!

Then you welcome me, with open arms,

You’ll be my sweet; I’ll be your charm!

On your way to work, I see you smile!

What joy I bring; just lasts a while,

Yet your smile lasts long, it’s a lively bright!

How blessed be I, to have seen this sight?

What Warmth you spread, throughout your way!

Your smile lights up darkest of days,

Your pleasing sight lights every eye!

Like the morning rays break through the ice!

And the sun goes down; it leaves a frown

For my dream day’s done; So’s My Wishful Crown!

But a day that’s begun will have an end

It’s the rule of life, which none can bend!

I’ve seen your ways; I’ve been your day

Right through my stay, Oh! It’s been so gay!

It’s my lasting dream; it’s a dreamer’s fare,

Open are my eyes, though a dreamy glare!

This is actually, a tag post

Mampi , I thank you for this

Coz it reminds me of my old ways

Ways that I sorely miss!

As tradition demands, I need some ‘Bakras’!

It’s time to tag, not time for ‘Nakhras’!

So for Once I tag, some guys I know

Who love to tag and tag some more!

List of the tagged ones:

Trinaaaaa (Heh Heh)

Gagan (I request a poetic reply from you, Bro, In light of your l8est post!)

Prashant Sree (Told you You’re next in line!!)

The Listener (Wanna see you speak! And this time, I’ll listen!)

Diana Sahoo (I’d Love to see your reply to this Tag! So plz do accept

My Message to Y’all!!

You will like this, it’s not a miss

Take up this tag, with a hug and a kiss,

You all I tagged, for a reason; see?

I just want to know how your day will be

If you got the chance to choose the way

To Choose the way you spend your day!

I love To Rhyme!!

The King Exiled...

He Strikes a poise, a hardened glare
Induced by test of time
His glance is sharp; a worried stare,
Into the darkest night;

He's older now, a youthful old,
With shadows of his past,
His eyes do shine with bloodshot gold,
His mind wants not to last,

Memories, like rays of light,
fall upon his heart,
He tries to push them far off sight,
But they just linger past

In his minds eye, he sees a pair,
with loving eyes they stare
His own free self, a frolic there,
He finds the solstice fair

He feels the love they have, to share
With him they mean to be;
But twisted fate and time combined,
to end his happy spree

One moments grace, was all it took,
For fate to intervene
He turned around and heart his shook
At what God made him see!

There they lay, in natures lap
Their eyes had turned to stone
He called to9 them, he cried out loud
His Pleas were heard by none

He shook their forms, for one time last,
He hoped against all hope
But both lay still; they smiled not once,
Bound by deaths own rope

His life ripped out; his heart did bleed
For loss of both he loved;
His papa strong; His mom so fair
Were now beyond despair!

His will still strong, struggling with fate
He tries to bear the gale
The creatures vile, with thunder-sticks
Still on his white-hot trail

He's  fight hard to stay alive,
His life is on the line
He's 'bout to fall, his death awaits
In Our Hands Lies his Fate...


There are a few websites that are working for this cause.
Also, visit Riddhima's post on the dwindling tiger population, 
To contribute to the Noble cause,
Please visit the WWF-India Donate page
The Save the tiger fund website.
Do whatever you can. Every Little Gesture Counts.

Pic Credits: Google and WWF

Call of the BloggerHound!!

The Tag hound just does not want to let me go!!

Anyways, Here's the tag from  Diana!

This is The quotes Tag.

"....... Life will have many setbacks. People close to you, will Hurt you. But you don't break it off. You don't hurt them more.You try to heal it. Its a lesson not only to you, but our country needs to learn ..."

- "The 3 Mistakes of My Life" by Chetan Bhagat

"..... it goes on to show, that the best of us, must sometimes eat our words"
- Dumbledore in "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" by J.K. Rowling

".... Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery"
- Dumbledore in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" by J.K. Rowling

"..... Remember, Chiyo, geisha are not courtesans. And we are not wives. We sell our skills, not our bodies. We create another secret world, a place only of beauty. The very word "geisha" means artist and to be a geisha is to be judged as a moving work of art."
   - Mameha-san in "The memoirs of a Geisha" by  Arthur Golden

".... When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it..."
 - From, "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho

And I tag,

The Call of the Bloggerville!

20 Questions



I've been tagged, by Vinay, As usual,

1. What have you realized recently?
That life can be goo when you have a supportive shoulder to lean on.

2. Have you given your first kiss away?
Yes. But its not what you really think!!

3. If you were to be stranded on a deserted island, who are the 11 blog buddies you would take?
Blog buddies? I'd rather be worrying about food, water an a phone!!

And anyway, I cant choose even if I ever faced such a calamity!!!

4. Where is the place you want to go the most?
Cairo, The city of The pharoahs

5. If you have one dream to come true, what would it be?
Me learning to fly an Airbus A380!

6. Do you believe in seeing the rainbow after the rain?

7. What are you afraid of losing the most now? 
A friendship which has been on the rocks for the last 6 months

8. If you win $1 million, what would you do?
Spend it all in Travel and Flight lessons!

9. If you meet someone that you love, would you confess to him/her?
Depends on the sharpness and height of the heels she's wearing!

10. List out 3 good points about the person who tagged you

1. He is a gr8 and supportive friend
2. He is a Master Poet / Writer
3. He has a great eye for detail. (That's why I always get him to choose the templates for me.)

11. What are the requirements that you wish from your other half?
Ahem. Next question, please!

12. What type of people do you hate the most?
The type that assume one personality in front of you, and carry a negative one behind ur back.

13. What is the one thing you can't live without?
My Sony Ericsson W580i.!!

No, I'm not a phone-aholic!

14. If you have faults, would you rather the people around you point out to you or would you rather they keep quiet?
Its better to face it, than have it do the rounds behind my back, where its sure to get blown out of proportion.

15.(some text missing)

16. Are you a shopaholic or not?

17. Find a word to describe the person who tagged you

18. If you have a chance, which part of your character you would like to change?

19. What’s the last shocking thing you've seen or heard?
My exit from Engineering. It Hurts.

20. Would you rather have love but no money or money but no love?
No idea abt that!

 Thanx Vinay, for this one!

And i tag:

Blogging Friends Forever!!!

I have Been Awarded!!!
This is My First Award Ever!!
And for this award, I'd Like to thank,
 For Nominating me!!
Really, Diana, I can't thank you enough!
for Introducing me to the wonderfull world of blogging!
You're one of the best poets i've known, dude!
Keep Rocking!
My Sony Ericsson w580i Phone
How can i Ever thank you enogh?, oh brilliant gadget of mine?
almost all my posts and every one of my comment, you've delivered safely to the great world of bloggerville!
Here are the rules for the Blogging Friends Forever Award:

1. The winner may put the logo on his/her blog.

2. Put a link to the person you received the award from.

3. Nominate 5 blogs.

4. Put links to the blogs.

5. Leave a message for your nominees.
Now, its time to nominate....
You see, I love reading 17 blogs from my blogroll a lot more than the rest. But the rules state that I am allowed to nominate only 5.
So I, along with Vinay, Have come up with a nice plan. Vinay and me; We seem to have similar tastes in many areas. Blogging is one of them.
So to make sure that none of our favorite bloggers get left out, we've decided to pool our nomination lists. He will nominate 5 and so will I, but ALL 10 nominees are actually our Favorites!
Nice Plan na?
So Here's The list!!!
This is the guy who introduced me to blogging, and persuaded me to post my old and new poems in Silent Recollections!
A master poet, who is one of my best friends from college days of yore, who always states that he writes best on nature based subjects, But writes damn well on every other subject on the planet!
How you escaped from this award till now, is beyond me, dude, But you're getting it now.(Ha!)
[ sorry, Trinaa, Couldn't resist the extra a's!]
One hell of a potential Poetess. If her first attempt at poetry was that good, I get sweaty palms just anticipating her future works!!!
Her Blog: A Simple Life

A poetess who churns out beautiful works everytime she swishes her magic pen! Loved her poems.
Her Blog : The Inner Journey of a Dreamweaver
A wonderfull poetess, who's poems i never fail to read, and enjoy.
Keep Rocking, Nan!
Her Blog : Nandhini Speaks

This one is the author of a blog which never ceases to interest me. I love his blog a lot. A wonderful person. Wish i could have met him, when he comes to mysore, But, sigh, I'm relocating.!!:( Sorry, Gagan!
Thanks Everyone, For Ur Great Blogs!!
The other 5, are in Vinay's nxt post. Keep ur eyes Peeled!