Youngest kid of six with an inferiority and black sheep complex, but determined that God saves not just his soul to heaven but the remainder of his manic-depressive life, so others won't say he became a Christian and remained a jerk.


On identity
i won't be transparent before i'm opaque. and you'll get to know me starting from the small things: who my favourite bands are. what kind of movies i like. who are my heroes.

On Christianity
I’m convinced that when confronted with sincere, real love, the Jesus factor will become obvious. But let’s not plant the cross before we carry it. I’m not trying to con you.

On dreams
Some dreams are meant to be achieved. I know that. But maybe other dreams are meant to drive us, privately. Never known to anyone but ourselves.


On melancholy
It is a sadness that, when choosing between crying and sighing, will choose sighing. I'd almost say that melancholy is being sad about sadness itself.

On memory and nostalgia
It saddens me when life moves forward and people decide that certain things are worth forgetting.

On language
I've learnt that the word irregardless is filed as a non-standard word in the English language. That's a lexicographer's way of saying it's not a real word.

On politics
Crowds are fickle things. So when we stand in the thousands and cry against the present government, do we know who we're actually crying for?

On society
People always want the best for themselves. But I want to sometimes take second or third or fourth best, just so that the loser down the road doesn't always have to come in last. It must feel like shit to always come in last.

On growing old
Leasehold property make me feel sad. It doesn't matter how old the family photos are that you put on your wall. It's your family but it's not really your wall.

On philosophy
I ask you, if God loves everyone, and if God is also incapable of loving evil, how can there be such a thing as an evil man?

On a daily basis
One line quips, like this.


Friday, February 20, 2009

Today is word processor day. i've done nothing today but compare online reviews about word processors for macs. how did it start?

thay's got a mac friend called leroy (yes, mac people have cool names like leroy) and leroy asked her today if she'd like to be one of five people sharing iWork and iLife. when i caught wind of this, i knew immediately that i needed to dig to the bottom of the iWork well and see how Pages (the iWork version of MS Word) stacks up against the other word processors in its weight division. so here are the challengers.

ms office for mac
the most poweful, the most expensive but also the most familiar of all word processors. what constitutes power in a word processing world of course is beyond me. maybe it can lift trucks while accepting track changes. point is that office is the tried and true and if you're not up sticking one of the pasar malam versions into your virginally white macbook, then it's either look elsewhere or pour a gazillion dollars down bill gates' throat to go with the other gazillion dollars that you've previously poured in.

so if gazillion dollars of dollars matters to you, then welcome the open source rivals. openoffice, originally dredged up by sun microsystem geeks is about as plain and straightforward as they come. it's used across platforms, which made it hard for me to find good screencaps of it running on osx. which sucks. on to the next one.

neooffice is built on openoffice but fitted to work best on osx, which makes it a very dandy option indeed. it looks quite alright and supposedly integrates well with other mac programs. i tried this once myself, and actually have the dmg file on salvador. unlike the ms office or iWorks, it's one program from which you launch your word processors and spreadsheets, etc. compact. best thing is, like openoffice, this one is open source, which means it's free. if you can access my blog and read this, you can download it completely.

showoff. ok fine. i have no idea why i ended up rooting for all the underdog open sourced word processors because a true machead will fall in love with iWork and for good reason. it's prettier than scarlett johanson, it's got templates that make me want to use templates and best of all, you can drag in songs from itunes, pics from iphoto and videos from imovie to add to your iWork document. you can do this even on Numbers, which is their version of Excel. showoff. i know.

so that's how it's stacked up. one whole day researching on word processors when the one word processor that i'm supposed to be using (epic editor) has been left on idle since morning. my verdict? if you can find the money, go iWork. if not, open source. actually no. if you don't have the money, how da heck have you afforded a mac in the first place?

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