Friday, August 31, 2007

Understanding Computers as a gateway to overcoming madness

What is madness afterall, but the conscious act of getting lost exploring the limitlessness of their own minds? They forget their senses. They neglect their appearence and walk around having conversations with the ghosts in their heads and "sane" people refer to them as "talking to themselves."

Madness has been a close companion with each of the more advanced thinkers throughout our evolution as one kind of creature, that is, Yuman Beens.

The way out of madness is, of course, "by way of blackboard, bootstrap and bottle." But computers and learning about them makes things quite a bit easier - and - even more fulfilling. Unless of course you're one of those folks who is never satisfied. Then you'd say, "well now that I understand computers I'm less likely to get lost in my mind, but, I'd be so much deeper if I'd just followed the "three Bs" without a roadmap.

But let me give you an example of understanding computers and its beniefits.

Let say you start to think about something deep. For example, you ask yourself, if my eye is a camera, the who's watching its TV? You might get stuck looking at the TV, asking "what would it be like to open a Meth lab in Tehran, where crank goes for ten times it's US selling price?"

Before you know it, you'll have scaled the mountains and touched the sky!

But back to computers. You may be reflecting on all the choices in life and the limited time you have and what others think of you what - if anything! - should happen to you after you die. You worry that heaven will reject you. You just hope that hell will not.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Turkey awaits!

Thanks to the power of attraction - or perhaps just to Lucia's determination - we will, after all, go to Turkey. Lucia found low-priced charter tickets from Budapest to Bodrum, Turkey. We will travel from Bodrum to Butterfly Valley and stay there for 5 or so days where Lucia will teach Yoga and I will take Yoga and we will all have fun. What's more we will swim in the Med sea, climb on the rocks and hang out with hip folk from all over. Who could ask for anything more?

Eldar will be certain to enjoy himself playing in the waves as he has on our two previous visits. Of course, more time could have been nice, but the deal with the ticket only allowed for 10 days. So we accept it as a gift.

Meanwhile, I press forward with a study of banking in an unnamed country with the largest population of Jews of any Mid-eastern country outside Israel. This has already been paid for, which is nice. Beyond this, I have been moving forward with a proposed real estate project on the Danube Bend, where I went with an Irish architect yesterday and with underground coal gasification here in Hungary. Both projects hold much projects. Both are still some distance from producing any money. But hope springs eternal.