Music-related #TIL. Did you know the beginning of Seville by Luiz Bonfa was sampled in the very famous Somebody I used to know By Gotye?
On that note, I’m totally grooving to this old school tune.
Happy Saturday, guys!
Reading this article on the vulture inspired me to watch Garden state. 9 years after it ushered indie into mainstream and after everyone first loved it and then hated it.. I finally got down to watching it.
And I don’t care what popular opinion about it is now, but it got me right in the feels. Sad, funny, bloody weird — all at the same time.
Anyway, If you’ve watched the movie, read the article I linked to. Actually, even if you haven’t watched it, read it anyway. To put it briefly:
How our hatred of hipsters and emotional men made us hate a movie we once enjoyed.
I wrote my first Ruby script today. Just a few lines, nothing fancy.
It parses an XML file using Nokogiri and then spits out a CSV using fastercsv.
I’ve been meaning to get started on this whole ‘learning Ruby’ thing for a while — so even though this is pretty small, I’m quite pleased.
Thank you, Internet. I’ve been waiting for this since Sunday.
Yes exactly. Thank you, Internet.
1. DRY Heat, dust, dirt. Ah..Feels like home.
2. Disconcerted by the lack of Chinese faces around. What the hell is wrong with me? I’m getting too used to being away from home.
3. Intermittent internet access. Holiday started with a bit of FOMO and desire to check email. It’s totally dead now! I get about ~20-30 mins of internet a day spread over my 15 waking hours. It’s glorious.
4. HOME FOOD.
5. Bonding with the cousins. I kept feeling my third youngest cousin was still 12. She’s turning 18 this year! Holy shit, they grow up fast.
Coming back home is always about family. Noisy, crazy, weird family, but one that I love a lot <3
Gnite, world. I’m off to read some Tintin comics and pretend I’m 12 again.
You’ve got to be able to hold a lot of contradictory ideas in your mind without going nuts.
I feel like to do my job right, when I walk out onstage I’ve got to feel like it’s the most important thing in the world. I’ve also got to feel like, well, it’s only rock and roll.
Somehow you’ve got to believe both of those things
This feels so very true irrespective of what your job is.
You’ve got to believe it’s the most important thing in the world and pour your heart and soul into it. At the same time you need to remember that it’s just a job. And it’s only a part of what defines who you are. There are other important things in your life.
I’m quite sure I’ve gone nuts trying to believe both things. How do people do it? Must you always pick one?