Sunday, May 25, 2008

mr. brooks

mr. brooks is a very well made psycho killer movie. kevin costner and his alter ego william hurt have done a superb job! their conversation is brilliantly written, just pay good attention to it!

great movie! :)

Sunday, May 11, 2008

the good and the evil

the good and the evil are nothing but the two strong and prevalent states of the mind:
the romantic and the realist.
the war continues and will continue for ever because they live under the same roof, in very close vicinity. they are bound to clash. they will keep switching their identities and fight to occupy the mind. it cannot be stopped or prevented because the territory they want to occupy itself is bound to topple them in turns... ah, the fickle mind!

Friday, May 09, 2008

the dark corner

there is somebody in that dark corner,
i never go close to it because i am afraid of darkness.

from a distance it looks familiar,
the silhouette reminds me of somebody.

sometimes it just looks dead,
but it does move the other times.

it doesn't want to attract my attention,
it just wants to live in those dark corners.
it is me who wants to attract it.
is it my past, my memories?
is it me, who pretends to stay in the darkness?
who is it?

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Is Hibernate really productive?

The more I try to learn Hibernate, the more I get repulsed. It started with a noble idea. But like J2EE, things soon started to get out of control. Now, I see so many contradictions in Hibernate. I think these tool designer should know where to stop. Hibernate is a tool not a language, the learning curve is curvy and full of "can be done in multiple ways". Well, a tool should stick to one way and not try to behave like a language.
How can a tool be really productive if you are supposed to study a book of 900 pages! Yes I am referring to the book written by Hibernate's author...

Monday, May 05, 2008

rediscovering wheel

i keep hearing it during my weekdays that i should not rediscover the wheel. that instead of rediscovering the wheel i should just take its wheelness for granted and apply it to design better solutions!
to be honest, i don't understand this approach. without rediscovering the wheel how will i genuinely appreciate its wheelness? my applications don't look convincing because i know that the building i am erecting doesn't have sufficient ground. it is not going to rise high...

Sunday, May 04, 2008