Sunday, February 28, 2010

Can't You Come Back Baby?

I am living in grayscale,
Cause you are not here.

Can't you come back baby?

Can't you come back
And add
A touch of color
To my Calcutta?

I see people move around me.
I can see myself,
Moving around them.
Where I build
Sidewalk castles,
For Kings with thrones.

I am too lonely,
And blues without you baby.

Can't you come back baby,
Can't you come back to me?

I want to share my
Calcutta with you, I
Want to share my
Monsoon rain,
Those sleepless nights,
And endless coffee stains
On those nameless tables.

Those glittering evenings,
Neons hiding the pain.
Your smile,
Blurring out everyone else.

Those cold drizzle, Walking
In the Calcutta sidewalks
Holding your hands
In mine.
And Phil Collins singing
Love songs for you and me.

Can't you come back baby,
And end this wait, for that
Kiss in the rain?

Can't you come back to me?

Can't you come back to where
I want to share
Me self with you,
And I don't want to share
You with anyone.

[Can I kiss your wings Ms J?]

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

Couples, Love, Valentine
To those who are in love or wish to fall in love, wish you all a very Happy Valentine's Day!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Is Love a Crime?

"Sometimes the fulfillment of love is in it's unfulfilled desires."

Is it a crime to love someone who is already committed to someone else? If not, then why am I in so much of pain?

When I fell in love with you the first time, I knew what immeasurable pain awaits me. I knew that when I will see that you are being loved, touched, caressed by someone else, I would feel like someone has cut off a part of my body, my soul, my life. Cause for some unknown reason which only the stars up above in the sky can comprehend, you have become a part of me. An inseparable part. And to take away that part, one would need to cut it off me.

I knew what pain awaits me. But falling in love with you, it was something beyond my control. I didn't ask you to be so beautiful, I didn't ask you to be so simple. And I didn't, definitely I didn't, ask you to have such lovely eyes. Eyes, in which one can drown and never want to come up to breath.

So why am I in such pain? Can you tell me Princess?

Monday, February 08, 2010

50+ Best Love Quotes Ever

I am down with fever, Love fever! After all Valentine's Day is just round the corner. So this Loveweek, most of my posts would be of the lovey dovey kind. Not that I would stop posting geek stuff, but I won't post them that frequently. So here's the first installment.

This is a collection of some of the best love quotes that you can possibly imagine. Write them down as your status, update them on Twitter, jot them down on your Valentine's Day card, or simply enjoy them while reading. Just don't forget to celebrate Valentine's Day this year, or any year for that matter, even if you are all alone.

So here goes the collection of best love quotes ever.

Love means never having to say you are sorry. ~Love Story

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love. ~Albert Einstein

I don't pretend to know what love is for everyone, but I can tell you what it is for me; love is knowing all about someone, and still wanting to be with them more than any other person, love is trusting them enough to tell them everything about yourself, including the things you might be ashamed of, love is feeling comfortable and safe with someone, but still getting weak knees when they walk into a room and smile at you.

When you smiled you had my undivided attention. When you laughed you had my urge to laugh with you. When you cried you had my urge to hold you. When you said you loved me, you had my heart forever.

When love is not madness, it is not love. ~Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly. ~Rose Franken

You know you are in love when you see the world in her eyes, and her eyes everywhere in the world.

Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. ~Robert Heinlein

The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along. ~Rumi

You know when you have found your prince because you not only have a smile on your face but in your heart as well.

If I could be anything in the world I would want to be a teardrop because I would be born in your eyes, live on your cheeks, and die on your lips.

Love is like dew that falls on both nettles and lilies. ~Swedish Proverb

Love is not singular except in syllable. ~Marvin Taylor

For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul. ~Judy Garland

How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being. ~Oscar Wilde

A true lover always feels in debt to the one he loves. ~Ralph W. Sockman

Oh, if it be to choose and call thee mine, love, thou art every day my Valentine! ~Thomas Hood

When love is not madness, it is not love. ~Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Loving is not just looking at each other, it's looking in the same direction. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand, and Stars, 1939

I don't understand why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine's Day. When I think about romance, the last thing on my mind is a short, chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon.

For you see, each day I love you more
Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.
~Rosemonde Gerard

Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.

Love - a wildly misunderstood although highly desirable malfunction of the heart which weakens the brain, causes eyes to sparkle, cheeks to glow, blood pressure to rise and the lips to pucker.

I claim there ain't
Another Saint
As great as Valentine.
~Ogden Nash

Trip over love, you can get up. Fall in love and you fall forever.

Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart.

You have to walk carefully in the beginning of love; the running across fields into your lover's arms can only come later when you're sure they won't laugh if you trip. ~Jonathan Carroll, "Outside the Dog Museum"

We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.

kisses are a better fate than wisdom. ~E.E. Cummings

Grow old with me! The best is yet to be. ~Robert Browning

We loved with a love that was more than love. ~Edgar Allan Poe

Love is the magician that pulls man out of his own hat. ~Ben Hecht

Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity. ~Henry Van Dyke

Are we not like two volumes of one book? ~Marceline Desbordes-Valmore

What I need to live has been given to me by the earth. Why I need to live has been given to me by you.

At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet. ~Plato

True love stories never have endings. ~Richard Bach

Love is missing someone whenever you're apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you're close in heart. ~Kay Knudsen

Soul meets soul on lovers' lips. ~Percy Bysshe Shelley

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired. ~Robert Frost

Love is the poetry of the senses. ~Honoré de Balzac

Everything is clearer when you're in love. ~John Lennon

You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams. ~Dr. Seuss

You know you are in love when you see the world in her eyes, and her eyes everywhere in the world. ~David Levesque

True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked. ~Erich Segal

When I say, "I love you," it's not because I want you or because I can't have you. It has nothing to do with me. I love what you are, what you do, how you try. I've seen your kindness and your strength. I've seen the best and the worst of you. And I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are. You're a hell of a woman. ~Joss Whedon

Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination. ~Voltaire

You can't stop loving or wanting to love because when its right, it's the best thing in the world. When you're in a relationship and it's good, even if nothing else in your life is right, you feel like your whole world is complete. ~Keith Sweat

The most important things are the hardest to say, because words diminish them. ~Stephen King

She learned to say things with her eyes that others waste time putting into words. ~Corey Ford

Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow; Don't walk behind me, I may not lead; Walk beside me, and just be my friend. ~Albert Camus

You May Be One Person To The World But You May Be The World To One Person.

Hope you enjoyed these. If you want to have a good laugh, you can also check out the 50+ Funniest Quotes Ever. And don't forget to subscribe to my RSS feed. Have a Happy Valentine's!

Sunday, February 07, 2010

For you, My Princess

I don't pretend to know what love is for everyone, but I can tell you what it is for me.

Love is knowing all about someone, and still wanting to be with them more than any other person, love is trusting them enough to tell them everything about yourself, including the things you might be ashamed of, love is feeling comfortable and safe with someone, but still getting weak knees when they walk into a room and smile at you.

This is what I have for you my Princess, and this is how you always make me feel.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Live Wallpaper Tips

With the introduction of live wallpapers in Android 2.1, you can now enjoy richer, animated, interactive backgrounds on your home screen. A Live Wallpaperlive wallpaper is very similar to a normal Android application and has access to all the facilities of the platform: SGL (2D drawing), OpenGL (3D drawing), GPS, accelerometers, network access, etc. The live wallpapers included on Nexus One demonstrate the use of some of these APIs to create fun and interesting user experiences. For instance, the Grass wallpaper uses the phone's location to compute sunrise and sunset times in order to display the appropriate sky.

But if you are not satisfied with the default wallpapers provided, then you can always create your own. And in case you are wondering how to do that, here are some tips.

Creating your own live wallpaper is easy, especially if you have used SurfaceView or Canvas. To learn how to create a live wallpaper, you should check out the CubeLiveWallpaper sample provided with the Android 2.1 SDK; you will find it in the directory platforms/android-2.1/samples/CubeLiveWallpaper.

A live wallpaper is very similar to a regular Android service. The only difference is the addition of a new method, onCreateEngine() whose goal is to create a WallpaperService.Engine. The engine is responsible for handling the lifecycle and the drawing of a wallpaper. The system provides you with a surface on which you can draw, just like you would with a SurfaceView. Drawing a wallpaper can be very expensive so you should optimize your code as much as possible to avoid using too much CPU, not only for battery life but also to avoid slowing down the rest of the system. That is also why the most important part of the lifecycle of a wallpaper is when it becomes invisible. When invisible, for instance because the user launched an application that covers the home screen, a wallpaper must stop all activity.

The engine can also implement several methods to interact with the user or the home application. For instance, if you want your wallpaper to scroll along when the user swipes from one home screen to another, you can use onOffsetsChanged(). To react to touch events, simply implement onTouchEvent(MotionEvent). Finally, applications can send arbitrary commands to the live wallpaper.

Currently, only the standard home application sends commands to the onCommand() method of the live wallpaper:

* android.wallpaper.tap: When the user taps an empty space on the workspace. This command is interpreted by the Nexus and Water live wallpapers to make the wallpaper react to user interaction. For instance, if you tap an empty space on the Water live wallpaper, new ripples appear under your finger.
* android.home.drop: When the user drops an icon or a widget on the workspace. This command is also interpreted by the Nexus and Water live wallpapers.

Please note that live wallpaper is an Android 2.1 feature. To ensure that only users with devices that support this feature can download your live wallpaper, remember to add the following to your manifest before releasing to Android Market:
* <uses-sdk android:minSdkVersion="7" />, which lets Android Market and the platform know that your application is using the Android 2.1 version.
* <uses-feature android:name="android.software.live_wallpaper" />, which lets the Android Market and the platform know that your application is a live wallpaper.

If you do create your own Live Wallpaper, don't forget to let me know through the comments here. And also, don't forget to subscribe to my RSS feed.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Did Twitter Change Your Password?

Today, blogger Andrew Girdwood pointed out in his post that Twitter is forcing its users to change their passwords. According to Andrew, these users have received an email containing the following message: “Due to concern that your account may have been compromised in a phishing attack that took place off-Twitter, your password was reset,” together with a link for resetting the password.

Now although these emails looks suspicious, and after taking a look at these emails I would not blame them either, they are genuine. It seems that Twitter is trying to prevent any attacks from an undisclosed/unknown source.

The Next Web writes about unconfirmed reports from Twitter users that this might be in regard to a user account @THCx. A thread on Twitter’s support system recommends that users change their passwords immediately if they are currently following that specific Twitter account. @THCx, supposedly a tips/tutorials service, has managed to gain access to over 42000 user accounts in a matter of days and doesn’t appear to be following one.

The screenshot below shows that it’s possible, if @THCx is the culprit, that they may have gained access to users via NutshellMail, a service that lets you access and reply to Twitter messages as you would email. So if Twitter asks you to change your password, look at the link in the email, right click on it and click on copy link location (if you are using Firefox), then paste it on the Notepad. Then check the actual URL on the Notepad and see if it begins with http://twitter.com, if it does then it is a genuine email. In that case, go ahead and follow the instructions.