Requirements

Once you thought that you needed everything; Thick books, best-selling novels, complete colored pencils, big screen TV, and more. The older you get the fewer things you need. Even at work.

Once I thought high-end machine would suffice my needs but then I realized it doesn’t. One would gradually understand their needs and thus make even more careful plan of purchasing. Why spending money on something unnecessary?

Requirement is a tricky question and your answer only refines with age. Getting old doesn’t simply getting wiser but experience accumulates with age. That’s for sure.

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Fresh Ideas

Daily Prompts has become a place to which I come when inspiration runs dry and it has been dry since the beginning of this year. It’s sad to see that no more new word published on the website to set me back on writing course.

What they said on the website is true. You can always find inspirational word from the archive. it must have been huge to have catalogued prompts for so long. While it’s true that archive has contained a lot of word, life should have even more. While routine provide a canvas for you to draw, interaction gives you color with which you can color your canvas, make patterns, and realize that how peculiar your life is.

Maybe, the absence of Daily Prompt could, at least, force me to go around the road again; to encourage myself to get better gear, better reading list, and thus produce better writings. Be it imaginary or non-fiction, life is a realization between the two.

So long, partner. Thank you for having provided me fresh idea to write all this time.

Journey

Because a journey is everyone’s destiny. Enjoy.


This song is not mine. Credit belongs to the artist.

Ruinous Atmosphere

Just like shattered mirror would show it’s cracks, broken self would also bear scars. Shattered mirror, even after you put the pieces together, won’t give you single perfect reflection but smaller images instead. Broken self might never be as same as the original but it has richer experience than before.

While ruinous atmosphere brings about discomfort and changes. But it has the eye on which you can sit and watch the whole thing from different perspective. That’s why the best spot of watching the storm is on the center, on the eye. To sit and watch how different gentle, harmless winds form a single chaotic current and brings about destruction, will there any better experience?

Instead of cursing the pieces, why not try forming them into single puzzle and see if it becomes something new. Not all broken things is broken. They might just begin to evolve into something more.


An attempt to respond to Broken.

Ubuntu on Windows

It seemed weird at first but it works now. Please kindly refer to this article or this article. In short, you’ll need to enable Windows Subsystem for Linux feature, go to Store, pick your desired distribution from available choices, then install. After several minutes of downloading the application, you can run your Linux on Windows like normal application. It’s on terminal, though.

Ubuntu on Win10

It seems to cover basic terminal operation such as directory management, file archiving, archive extracting, and downloading something using wget. It also allows you to install things. I haven’t tried on something with GUI such as web browser or games, for that matter. At least I can try python for now. Go ahead and type your usual command.

$ apt-get install python

Ubuntu on Win10 2

Cheers.

Ancient

When a book uses the word old, it might refer to something of the past we might still recognize from our memory. Be it from your grandparents, old memento of some honorable figures, or architecture at which you look and feel amazed by their age.

When a book uses the word ancient, it might refer to something even older, something of the past we know only from the remnants such as ruins, potteries, unrecognized languages without any speaker left, or some drawings on some distant caves.

But then when you said archaic, I always know that you refer to something in existence but have no proof as base to explain. I would love to define the word as it is written in our latest edition of dictionary. But somehow we picture it different.

I guess for us archaic refers to a certain time span in which civilization existed and thrived but now it is no longer here and we are clueless about its existence. Not because it has neither remnants nor ruins but because we are unable to tell it.


In response to Archaic.

Assumption

Assuming that our time frame is correct then we might proceed with our plan. Resource we required might have been, or should have been provided by third party. If the slots are limited, we might ask said party to inform us the available resource and ask them if we can regulate such resource to meet our needs. We might get a reasonable result.

We make our plan based on condition we are today and, sometimes, without consent of other people’s situation. It could be averted if we make a proper chitchat with proper listening and responding. Such harmony, however, can only be a dream if one decides to veto when one shouldn’t have to.

Hard-headed people are sometimes fun to argue because usually they have solid background study on their arguments. Sometimes they can also be pain in the a**e because they want everything their way without considering other’s consents.

Assumption sometimes doesn’t simplify things. It often makes things even more complex than they are supposed to be.


In response to Assumption.