WordoPhile

I am on a vocab enriching  journey, I would like if you too participate in it.

I would be regularly posting polls with words as options. tick the ones you know.
Additionally  you can post sentences in comments.
After a few days i will post meaning of all the words and sentences.

Viscko, Camphor Cube, Focus : Time Sublimes

Earlier i used to write on a local wordpress blog named Viscko.
Due to some problem in accessing, i had to unistall wamp.
Yesterday i re-installed WP locally and imported viscko’s posts from  sql dump.

Here is an article from that blog:

Another week has evaporated like a camphor cube.Lots of things had to happen, a lot has happened and a lot has not happened.Lots of things is a vagueness which engulfs specifications and vast differences in motives which each of these possess.Which is a reason due to which I feel at times that i have not reached anywhere, that i am still where i started.It is not a good feeling.The reason is clear: not being focused. It is like forces acting on a single point in all directions, therefor making for net zero force.

Focus that is needed.It will bring clarity alongside.

Or lets start with clarity of purpose it will bring Focus alongside.

Yes I know camphor sublimes not evaporate but that is what i had written then.
If you have ever burnt a camphor cube, you will know how fast it burns but while burning it produces brilliant falmes, way hotter than the cold white cube it used to be.
The point i am trying to make sublimation of camphor and fleeting of time is analogous.

Time is going to sublime anyway, so why not focus and produce flame!

Share this if you find it inspiring or useful by Reblogging .

Have a great day ahead!!

Adding WordPress Widgets

Today i thought of giving my blog a makeover by changing themes.
I was about to start browsing when i noticed “widgets”  and started browsing through the available widgets.I tried all of them one by one was pretty impressed by WordPress’s features.
It is quite straightforward to add widgets to your WP blog you go to [yourBlogName].wordpress.com/wp-admin/widgets.php.
You can see the description of widgets below their name.Drag and drop them in the sidebar saying “sidebar1”. Customise the widget and click Save. Repeat this for all your desired widgets. You can change their order by picking up and arranging them.

If you are not OK with drag and drop thing open this page in accessibility mode by going to: [yourBlogName].wordpress.com/wp-admin/widgets.php?widgets-access=on
Now there will be an add button next to each widget, which will add them to your site.

You can notice the few widgets that i have put on the left hand side of the screen.

Tonight Project:Analysing Twitter Stream

Today i logged on to twitter after long time.
Though i don’t use twitter much, i follow many people (about 100) none of them are from my friend circle.
I could see many tweets by a few people especially @Ladysaying.
I have this idea of finding how many tweets a particular person has made during last 24 hours for each of the person i am following.
Heading to dev.twitter.com.

Update 1:
Set up an application named Tweetlys; Twitter does not allow Twitter to be part of application name.
Generated Oauth tokens and secrets.
Using boilerplate code for getting data.
Succeded in getting my live stream working on number of tweets that i get.

use https://api.twitter.com/1.1/statuses/user_timeline.json
to get the stream.Optional parameters may include efficient retrieval methods.
#issue limiting / fetching the tweets upto 24 hours.

Update2 :
Finding the user data is quite simple, set up two dictionaries for storing user information based on the userid.
increment the value in the dicitonary if find the user id second time.

Update 3:
Will set up gui tommorow.
Here is the list of last 400 tweets
It is working good for an overnight project.
Here are the results of my analysis.
The following are list of [userid, tweet count,display name,,link] sorted by number of tweet counts

256495314 24 firstpostin http:/www.twitter.com/firstpostin
612528708 18 Ladysaying http:/www.twitter.com/Ladysaying
78941611 15 bhogleharsha http:/www.twitter.com/bhogleharsha
221005474 11 inspirefirst http:/www.twitter.com/inspirefirst
18538525 10 awryaditi http:/www.twitter.com/awryaditi
70652594 10 BollywoodGandu http:/www.twitter.com/BollywoodGandu
14112296 9 designtaxi http:/www.twitter.com/designtaxi
56039856 9 abhijitmajumder http:/www.twitter.com/abhijitmajumder
113352671 9 deespeak http:/www.twitter.com/deespeak
87118217 8 warne888 http:/www.twitter.com/warne888
145125358 7 SrBachchan http:/www.twitter.com/SrBachchan
6297852 6 warrenellis http:/www.twitter.com/warrenellis
24705126 5 ShashiTharoor http:/www.twitter.com/ShashiTharoor
22256645 3 GreatestQuotes http:/www.twitter.com/GreatestQuotes
92332298 3 kenghosh http:/www.twitter.com/kenghosh
38617902 3 RangitaNandy http:/www.twitter.com/RangitaNandy
59983585 3 ajaymaken http:/www.twitter.com/ajaymaken
15093629 3 shekharkapur http:/www.twitter.com/shekharkapur
15736190 3 smashingmag http:/www.twitter.com/smashingmag
1440641 2 nytimesarts http:/www.twitter.com/nytimesarts
17241895 2 chasejarvis http:/www.twitter.com/chasejarvis
17636405 2 DesignerDepot http:/www.twitter.com/DesignerDepot
5520952 2 paulocoelho http:/www.twitter.com/paulocoelho
128155589 2 TheVijayMallya http:/www.twitter.com/TheVijayMallya
56304605 2 sardesairajdeep http:/www.twitter.com/sardesairajdeep
68668384 2 Garimakumar7 http:/www.twitter.com/Garimakumar7
636129507 2 QuotePsychology http:/www.twitter.com/QuotePsychology
67554021 2 CyrilSebastian http:/www.twitter.com/CyrilSebastian
17717614 2 vikramchandra http:/www.twitter.com/vikramchandra
1504011 1 swissmiss http:/www.twitter.com/swissmiss
25940364 1 designsponge http:/www.twitter.com/designsponge
290664461 1 TaimurAbdaal http:/www.twitter.com/TaimurAbdaal
69914008 1 FarahKhanAli http:/www.twitter.com/FarahKhanAli
60025762 1 Todd_McFarlane http:/www.twitter.com/Todd_McFarlane
76294950 1 AnupamPkher http:/www.twitter.com/AnupamPkher
778242986 1 AvckPandey http:/www.twitter.com/AvckPandey
15608761 1 ariyahidayat http:/www.twitter.com/ariyahidayat
517984200 1 Maverick_3 http:/www.twitter.com/Maverick_3
19929890 1 BDUTT http:/www.twitter.com/BDUTT
41553 1 abduzeedo http:/www.twitter.com/abduzeedo
31606867 1 UniformCritics http:/www.twitter.com/UniformCritics
282100055 1 AppsAlliance http:/www.twitter.com/AppsAlliance
15238124 1 thecoolhunter http:/www.twitter.com/thecoolhunter
9313022 1 Behance http:/www.twitter.com/Behance

Oh @Ladysaying you are second tweet more.
Or maybe my data set is too small.

Where did my time go?

It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might has well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.”
Joanne Kathleen Rowling

Making decisions is a hard job for everyone, but we have to.
Delaying decision making is at the root of most of the procrastination generated in this world. There are many times when we have a lot to do and we have to choose one to start with.
So we make a list of all the todos and start choosing process.
Thinking, evaluating, judging, masticating, maybe over-thinking, thinking about something else, and something else, someone else.. browsing SNS,chatting, stalking…..
And when we come out of that cycle due to slammed door or alarm clock..poof..times up!
We end up not doing anything, which is catastrophic, as JK Rowling above describes it you have failed by default.
Here is my two cents to solve this problem:
Its better to start with something which is independent of other tasks and get started.
By the time you are midway and are worrying about something other on your list ask yourself :
Can it wait till completion of the current job?
If No : Can the current job be paused? if No, then continue with your current job till it reaches a position where it can be paused.Then start with the other one.
If Yes: Continue with what you are doing. If it is difficult force yourself to do it, you are building your concentration muscles.

Starting something will keep you away from the above mental-cycle initially, but you will have to constantly fight the urge to switch between tasks.With practice it wont bother you.
Sometime there is a temptation to multitask. Multitasking is not for humans due to overhead of switching time.Please avoid it.
Crossing out items from a todo list is very satisfying experience. If you have not done it lately, try it  and let me know how it went.

On a different note that is somewhat similar to how our laptops/mobiles CPU schedules tasks to perform.

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The Zen of Python, by Tim Peters

Beautiful is better than ugly.
Explicit is better than implicit.
Simple is better than complex.
Complex is better than complicated.
Flat is better than nested.
Sparse is better than dense.
Readability counts.
Special cases aren’t special enough to break the rules.
Although practicality beats purity.
Errors should never pass silently.
Unless explicitly silenced.
In the face of ambiguity, refuse the temptation to guess.
There should be one– and preferably only one –obvious way to do
Although that way may not be obvious at first unless you’re Dutch
Now is better than never.
Although never is often better than *right* now.
If the implementation is hard to explain, it’s a bad idea.
If the implementation is easy to explain, it may be a good idea.

Namespaces are one honking great idea — let’s do more of those!

Robert Frost’s The Road Not Taken

 

The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I marked the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

– Robert Frost

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“You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.” – Mary Pickford

So getup and take up things head on. Life loves you but you have to put in more efforts, more than you think are sufficient.
Yes life is hard and we all agree with that.

And they broke off

“When things break, it’s not the actual breaking that prevents them from getting back together again. it’s because a little piece gets lost — the two remaining ends couldn’t fit together even if they wanted to. The whole shape has changed.” – David Levithan

If you have learnt how friction takes place in real life physics, then you will agree more with David Levithan. Molecules come together make bonds: weak or strong and then due to some external force they have to break; off. It happens all the time, even when you where scrolling your fingeres on the touchpad or moved the mouse, and your fingers have lost a few atoms…

When applying this wisdom to culture you will find that the same happens with people. People enter your social circle, a bond forms, strengthens with time and then one day it has to break due to some force.
The force could be external or internal. But the breaking is ineluctable. Even lifelong relations are broken in the face of death.
But this separation also ensures that some part of us , conscious or subconscious , has been affected by them.Same happens with the other person.
The whole shape has changed.
But unlike things people can again come together and they might fit in snugly.

Unlike the above two ,Political Organisations are ready to defy all the rules at any time.
They can make alliance. They can break alliance.They can do it over and over again.

PS: this might come as somewhat incoherent but i have allowed myself to type directly.

Love Life

Cherish it more than anything, because it is a great opportunity for you.
An opportunity to enjoy with senses, to create with senses, and even go beyond senses.
Be courageous, cross the limits, shed the baggage of knowing too much.
You are larger than any situation.
You are too innocent for any sort of guilt.
Let them go.
Let them or force them to go.
Never whine.Never.
Believe in your greatness.
Be light and become the light.

Going beyond senses is something i have only heard of.
I would like to go beyond it.

Transcend the situations and live.
Let us love life.