Let It Be Forever

It’s rare to find Russian song like this. In life, there is always one moment we wish to last forever. Because of that, the title Давай Навсегда can never be any clearer. Here I thought that bridge is just right. But, again, being temporary is the main reason why we are grateful of what we have today and why we treasure our experience.

Быть с тобой до конца,
Меньше слов, взгляд в глаза,
Мы хотим получить ответ,
Но его между нами нет,
Быть с тобой до конца,
Меньше слов, взгляд в глаза,
Чтоб из них ни одна слеза

Lyrics is provided on here. Enjoy.


Shades of White

Is that really the question? One would normally thought that world is divided into three colors; black, grey, and white. Some would consider two; black and white without things in between.

During the journey one has been through, one eventually came across a type of figure whom possess ability to convey message with subtle opportunity to bend the message to one’s will. Once the message is conveyed, one would be still in control and at times could change the message without the listener questioning the integrity of the message. Because everything about it is true and being false is just another perspective.


Where Is the Binary?

There is one of many questions regarding how Linux works:

Where is the binary files stored in Linux?

There is a command we are all familiar to use, such as these.

$ sudo yum install <package name>
$ sudo apt-get install <package name>

When using sudo, is the application installed on currently active user only, or is it usable by other users as well? After looking around, the binary is found under /usr/share instead of /home.

I know this is stupid but as someone who rarely use Linux unless it is absolutely emergency, I couldn’t help it. It is revealed to me that if I want to configure my own environment, I have to create my own application folder structure. i.e. Application under /home/<username>/ and then later download every package I need and put them all on PATH. After that, I need to figure out how to make my PATH automatically set every time I start my computer. Seems a lot of work.

Casual Gaming Entry #1

Welcome to Lion’s Arch. It’s been a while since the city was last visited. Wonder what to do this time.

Command Line Interface

The funny thing about command line interface, or CLI, is that most people I know tend to stay away of this and prefer using graphical user interface, or GUI, to do their job. There’s no one to blame actually since today’s GUI is so pretty and intuitive. That, however, makes me wonder of several points.

Working on laptop means limited computing and storage capacity. After years of funny experience of expanding memory and storage, I may have come to a conclusion that GUI takes space much more than CLI. The processing power required to operate GUI is also more than those of texts.

When you’re using Git, for example, using GUI such as Tortoise Git is a good idea. It allows to to basic stuff easily, such as commit, remove, pull, push, merge branch, even solving file conflicts. But then, I realize that I have to install Tortoise after installing Git. That makes up space.

The other example I have come across is of remote access. I usually use Putty. It makes thing simpler, of course. You can choose your desired server address on your already-saved list, your public key to get access, and so on. Using CLI could mean that you have to remember all those things and where you put them in filesystem.

So, in this era of storage abundance, do you still need to compress your GUI? Some might say yes but I prefer to say no. GUI makes things easier even though you still need to make some clicks and see loading screen instead of typing as fast as you can and see if you make a typo or two. CLI is still necessary, however. You still see that when accessing Linux servers. I haven’t found anyone who use Remote Desktop Connection in such servers. If that’s available, I would gladly give it a try.


SLI : Between Needs and Desires

One question asked when buying a new card: why would you want to buy that one instead of another?

Let us just see. The main concern of SLI is either heavy workload or heaving gaming, which also implies heavy workload, which for those who play casually, won’t need something that fancy.

Another main concern is that of electricity bill. Multiple cards require more powerful PSU and 400 Watt won’t cut it. If using 1000 Watt could multiply your productivity and thus enable you to pay your bill, then go for it. If not, then why bother?

But of course it’s your money and you can anything about it. Why bother listening to what I’ve said?

Law of Motion

When experiencing changes, one must remember which basic law applied to the structure, such as below.

A static object with no net force acting on it remains at rest or if in movement it will maintain a constant velocity

The same thing may apply in social structure. i.e. One would expect to see the tendency of how things move inside the structure. A single mistake might sincerely abort the whole system altogether.

Since time immemorial certain group of people would gladly decide things without even a single concern of how the others behave and their idea of how things would benefit them. Then when things go south, who gets the blame?

In response to Motion in text.