Who is that is I

Still lost in my mind.

Trying to find my purpose,

When there might not be one.

The first thing was writing

Can words truly change anything?

Why should I write,

When there is so much noise

Are you in that house,

Or are you out here.

I will give up now,

This desert is just too vast.

My voice will not reach you,

Is this even a language.

What is music when there is no rhythm.

Why should I write,

When I have nothing to say.

Wrote this poem long time ago, it seems it is still applicable.

A poem by Mir Taqi Mir


Stop crying, this is just the beginning of love.

Hold on and see what will be next.

In the morning, there were voices in the caravan.

Let’s move on and let the sleeper sleep.

On this ground nothing can grow.

Please stop planting seeds of hopes in your heart.

These are marks of true love, they remain forever.

It is not possible to wash them away from your heart.

Time was more important than anything else in my life.

And Mir, I wasted my time foolishly.<br />

This was another college project, I translated this poem by Mir Taqi Mir.

A Poem by Mir Dard

It was a school or temple, or was it Makkah or a church.
We were all guests, only you were the host.

Oh! How sad it is. I found just before death.
It was only a dream, what I saw. It was only a fairy tale, what I heard.

How sad it is that autumn is in the garden.
There was some grass, which was my friend.

This place is getting chaotic with all these people coming and going.
My heart used to be the place for your peace.

It is useless to remember them, try to be happy.
Dard, it is not important if they remember me or not.<br />

Mir Dard was a sufi poet from India. I translated this poem for college project.



I am a dad to two amazing boys. I am married to a beautiful woman, and we have tiny 7-lb dog. We live in Dallas. I am lucky enough to work as software engineer and make living with my hobby.

At one time, I dreamt about making video games. Now I am lucky if I get to play video games.

But I have better and more fun things to do now, that is playing with my kids. Taking them out and showing the world is one of the greatest joy of life.

This blog i sfor them.


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  3. https://www.instagram.com/amerkhalid/
  4. https://www.linkedin.com/in/amerkhalid/
  5. https://www.youtube.com/c/AmerKhalid/featured
  6. https://news.ycombinator.com/user?id=amerkhalid


  1. https://github.com/amer3000


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Side hustles

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A poem by Allama Iqbal

You are neither for earth nor for the heavens.

The world is for you; you are not for the world.

This garden is the place for pain and prayer.

Not for picking flowers or building a nest.

How long will you stay in the rivers of Ravi, Nile, and Farat?

Your ship was built for infinite oceans.

It was nothing, what we have exaggerated.

We made it more, just for our fantasies.

Oneness of Humanity

O my friend, a heart does not need hate. All love good but do not even hate bad. Who does not want the softness of flowers? But do not be afraid of sharpness of thorns. There is same blood in the veins of the thorn. It is brought up by same evening breeze of the spring.

Do not throw away dying flowers. Yesterday, they were the glamor of the garden. Once they were also part of the world of perfumes. O passerby! Do not kick dust on their leaves. Though they are no longer in the feast. They were raised in the laps of same morning breeze.

Living or not living, all are basically one. Earth and heavens, both were made from one. There are millions of idol, but God is one. All hearts are different, but feeling is one. Clothes are same, but shops are different. Meanings are same, but languages are different.

The lightkeeper is also human. And the one who is lost in the dark sea is also human. The best friend is also human. And the worst enemy is also human. It doesn’t matter if you run away from death or life. But, O Human! Never run away from humans.

by Josh Malihabadi

I translated this poem in 1999 for a school project.


Feeling so empty, and hollow inside, Cannot believe I am writing a poem to a cigarette, but I feel so unsatisfied, unfulfilled, like this poem, half-finished.

Once I Fell in Love

In this hot desert heat,

you were a cool breeze

gone in a moment just as you came,

left me behind to wonder if you will ever return

to mess up my hair,

to touch my thirsty lips softly

you were a sweet dream,

vanished with the stars in the morning

leaving me to wake up in the blinding sunlight,

to look for a shade where there are no trees

you were a beautiful song,

which I cannot hear anymore in this noise

I tried dancing to you,

but there was no floor

a wish which cannot be fulfilled, a desire which will never die,

my hope was in vain but I held on to it.

you were a magic happened in a blink of an eye,

just as a shooting star disappears in the night sky

you were a poem written with an ink,

on paper left in the rain, washed away before I could read.

Stars & Moon

This poem was written by my favorite poet Allama Iqbal. I translated it for my English class during my freshman year.

“The view up here is the same as ever.

We are tired of shining and shining.

Our work is to walk, day and night.

Walk and walk and walk forever.

Everything in this universe is anxious.

Peace, whatever it is, does not exist.

Everything is being tortured by time.

Stars, man, trees, rocks, Everything.

Will this journey ever end?

Will we ever see our destination?”

“My friends,” replied the moon,

“O travelers in the field of the night.

Life happens because of the movement.

This is the old culture of this universe.

Time’s horse flies.

Because it is hit by the lash of desires.

On this path, it is not possible to stop.

Because death is hidden within rest.

Those who strove have left us behind.

And those who slept are crushed.

The end of this journey is true beauty.

It begins with true love and ends with true beauty.”

think hard

Other day while putting Ayden to sleep, he looked like as if he was intensely thinking. I asked him, “Are you thinking something?”

“Yes” he replied.

“What are you thinking?” I asked

“I don’t know what car to play with in the morning, baba!”

Simple Man – Lynyrd Skynyrd


Mama told me when I was young Come sit beside me my only son And listen closely to what I say And if you do this it’ll help you Some sunny day oh yeah

Oh take your time don’t live too fast Troubles will come and they will pass Go find a woman yeah and you’ll find love And don’t forget son there is someone up above

And be a simple kind of man Oh be something you love and understand Baby be a simple kind of man Oh won’t you do this for me son if you can

Forget your lust for the rich man’s gold All that you need is in your soul And you can do this oh babe if you try All that I want for you my son is to be satisfied

And be a simple kind of man Oh be something you love and understand Baby be a simple kind of man Oh won’t you do this for me son if you can Oh yes I will

Oh don’t you worry you’ll find yourself Follow your heart and nothing else And you can do this oh babe if you try All that I want for you my son is to be satisfied

And be a simple kind of man Oh be something you love and understand Baby be a simple kind of man Oh won’t you do this for me son if you can

And baby be a simple real simple man Oh be something you love and understand Baby be a simple kind of man

Fast Car


You got a fast car
I want a ticket to anywhere
Maybe we make a deal
Maybe together we can get somewhere
Any place is better
Starting from zero, got nothing to lose
Maybe we'll make something
Me, myself, I got nothing to prove

You got a fast car
I got a plan to get us out of here
I been working at the convenience store
Managed to save just a little bit of money
Won't have to drive too far
Just 'cross the border and into the city
You and I can both get jobs
And finally see what it means to be living

See, my old man's got a problem
He lives with the bottle, that's the way it is
He says his body's too old for working
His body's too young to look like his
My mama went off and left him
She wanted more from life than he could give
I said, somebody's got to take care of him
So I quit school and that's what I did

You got a fast car
Is it fast enough so we can fly away?
We gotta make a decision
Leave tonight or live and die this way

So I remember we were driving, driving in your car
Speed so fast, I felt like I was drunk
City lights lay out before us
And your arm felt nice wrapped 'round my shoulder
And I-I, had a feeling that I belonged
I-I had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone

You got a fast car
We go cruising to entertain ourselves
You still ain't got a job
And I work in a market as a checkout girl
I know things will get better
You'll find work and I'll get promoted
We'll move out of the shelter
Buy a bigger house and live in the suburbs

So I remember when we were driving, driving in your car
Speed so fast, I felt like I was drunk
City lights lay out before us
And your arm felt nice wrapped 'round my shoulder
And I-I, had a feeling that I belonged
I-I had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someoneYou got a fast car
I got a job that pays all our bills
You stay out drinking late at the bar
See more of your friends than you do of your kids
I'd always hoped for better
Thought maybe together you and me would find it
I got no plans, I ain't going nowhere
So take your fast car and keep on driving

So I remember when we were driving, driving in your car
Speed so fast, I felt like I was drunk
City lights lay out before us
And your arm felt nice wrapped 'round my shoulder
And I-I, had a feeling that I belonged
I-I had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone

You got a fast car
Is it fast enough so you can fly away?
You gotta make a decision
Leave tonight or live and die this way

Wealth Lab Pro Earning Play Screener

This is a quick script that I use to find options to buy or sell.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Text;
using System.Drawing;
using WealthLab;
using WealthLab.Indicators;
using Community.Components;

namespace WealthLab.Strategies
	public class MyStrategy : WealthScript

		protected override void Execute()
			DataSeries maFast = EMAModern.Series(Close, 50);
			DataSeries maSlow = EMAModern.Series(Close, 200);
			DataSeries maFast_1 = EMAModern.Series(Close, 10);
			DataSeries maSlow_2 = EMAModern.Series(Close, 50);
			DataSeries ma = EMAModern.Series(Close, 10);
			DataSeries maFast_3 = EMAModern.Series(Close, 10);
			DataSeries maSlow_4 = EMAModern.Series(Close, 50);


			//for(int bar = GetTradingLoopStartBar(201); bar < Bars.Count; bar++)
			int bar = Bars.Count - 1;
				if (IsLastPositionActive)
					Position p = LastPosition;
					if (p.EntrySignal.Contains("Group1|"))
						if (CrossUnder(bar, maFast_3, maSlow_4))
							SellAtMarket(bar + 1, p, "Group1");

					if (maFast[bar] > maSlow[bar])
						if (maFast_1[bar] > maSlow_2[bar])
							if (Close[bar] < ma[bar])
								if (EarningsDate.InWindow(this, bar, "earnings per share", 7, 0))

									BuyAtMarket(bar + 1, "Group1|");


Old bookmarks

This is slightly a mess, basically various links my bookmarks are here.

  1. http://nautil.us/issue/45/power/against-willpower
  2. https://ubiquity.acm.org/article.cfm?id=3310318
  3. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/26/style/phones-children-silicon-valley.html
  4. Ask HN: Developers with kids, how do you skill up? - https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=13816627
  5. Ask HN: How can I learn how to paint? - https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19375624
  6. Children aren’t born smart. They’re made smart by conversation. - https://slate.com/technology/2013/09/childrens-language-development-talk-and-listen-to-them-from-birth.html
  7. Maker Faire and Science Education: American kids should be building rockets and robots, not taking standardized tests. - https://slate.com/technology/2012/06/maker-faire-and-science-education-american-kids-should-be-building-rockets-and-robots-not-taking-standardized-tests.html
  8. https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2018/06/21/621752789/a-lost-secret-how-to-get-kids-to-pay-attention
  9. On Parenthood - https://blog.codinghorror.com/on-parenthood/
  10. reddit: parenting reading list - https://www.reddit.com/r/Parenting/wiki/reading
  11. Resistance Training May Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk: Study - https://www.menshealth.com/fitness/a26799275/moderate-strength-training-diabetes-risk-study/
  12. Everything You Wanted to Know About STEM for Toddlers - https://preschoolsteam.com/stem-activities-toddlers/
  13. Plano Is the Happiest Place in America - https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2019/03/plano-is-the-happiest-place-in-america/
  14. Good Vibes Are Contagious - https://www.outsideonline.com/2391572/send-good-vibes
  15. Teens and Young Adults Are More Depressed Now Than in the Mid-2000s - https://gizmodo.com/teens-and-young-adults-are-more-depressed-now-than-in-t-1833295562
  16. How Inuit Parents Raise Kids Without Yelling — And Teach Them To Control Anger - https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2019/03/13/685533353/a-playful-way-to-teach-kids-to-control-their-anger
  17. Expert Says Don’t Teach Kids to Code - https://hackaday.com/2019/03/14/expert-says-dont-teach-kids-to-code/
  18. The Longevity Research Institute - https://thelri.org/blog-and-news/melatonin-s-effect-on-skin-and-hair/
  19. https://yourkidstable.com/about/
  20. When Ancient Societies Hit a Million People, Vengeful Gods Appeared - https://www.livescience.com/65039-punishing-gods-rise-with-complex-societies.html
  21. A morning fitness routine that’s good for your brain, too - https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/21/health/fitness-routine-brain-morning-exercise-mansour/index.html
  22. Teaching Children to Walk Independently! - One of the first reassurances I can give families is that Motor Milestones exist on a continuum. Each child achieves these skills at their own time, in their own way. Though we learn motor development from textbooks positing neurodevelopment theory to explain skill acquisition and motor patterning, the manifestation of this progression takes on distinct characteristics when we look at each child as a unique creation. - http://blog.dinopt.com/independent-walking-kids/
  23. Posture Power: How To Correct Your Body’s Alignment - https://www.bodybuilding.com/content/posture-power-how-to-correct-your-body-alignment.html
  24. Best Camping Near Me | Hipcamp’s Interactive Map of Private and Public Land - https://www.hipcamp.com/discover/texas/cedar-hill?lat=33.0304&lng=-96.8777
  25. How to increase serotonin in the human brain without drugs (2007) | Hacker News - https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19482241
  26. Scientists have also administered cognitive tests right after exercise—for example, measuring the flicker fusion threshold (the rate at which a flashing light begins to look like it’s steadily glowing) and found the same thing: After exercise, one’s senses are heightened and thus can detect the flashing at a higher frequency than before exercise.Taken together, these findings indicate that “people see more clearly and immediately after exercise,” Maddock says. “They can make finer visual distinctions; their perceptions are sharper.” - https://www.outsideonline.com/2186146/your-brain-exercise
  27. https://theweek.com/articles/830490/rise-snowplow-parenting
  28. How do I ensure my only child isn’t socially isolated? - https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/on-parenting/as-my-only-child-grows-what-is-my-role/2019/03/25/12b18e26-4a57-11e9-b79a-961983b7e0cd_story.html
  29. https://www.wellandgood.com/bodyweight-vs-weights-workouts/
  30. Atomic ML | Resources to help you learn data science and machine learning. - https://www.atomicml.com/
  31. https://metroplexsocial.com/2019/03/16/best-playgrounds-in-dfw-to-take-your-kids/
  32. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/04/magazine/how-asmr-videos-became-a-sensation-youtube.html
  33. A five-minute workout called Inspiratory Muscle Strength Training (IMST) lowers blood pressure in middle-aged to older adults; it also improves artery function and scores on memory tests, according to new research. - http://www.sci-news.com/medicine/inspiratory-muscle-strength-training-blood-pressure-brain-07077.html
  34. https://aeon.co/essays/how-to-live-a-values-driven-life-in-the-face-of-dark-emotions
  35. Notably, most improvements in GI symptoms were maintained, and autism-related symptoms improved even more after the end of treatment. Important changes in gut microbiota at the end of treatment remained at follow-up, including significant increases in bacterial diversity and relative abundances of Bifidobacteria and Prevotella. Our observations demonstrate the long-term safety and efficacy of MTT as a potential therapy to treat children with ASD who have GI problems, and warrant a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial in the future. - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-42183-0
  36. Anything you can do to keep from packing up your shit and leaving is called love. - http://a.co/7cPPwc2
  37. It is hard sometimes to keep in mind the growth-promoting potential of the mismatches between parent and child goals because the parents’ empathy for the child can make them feel as if it is their fault that they cannot fulfill the child’s wishes. - http://a.co/cbhTMiO
  38. The basic premise of attachment theory is that toddlers can grow into happy and competent children if they can rely on at least one adult who makes them feel safe and protected. From this basic feeling of security in relationships grows the impetus to explore how things work in the world and to try out new skills. - http://a.co/1QjXVtb
  39. Toddlers walk through life like we all wish we could: confident, demanding, and 100 percent positive that they are the center of the universe. - http://a.co/7nddWp3
  40. http://www.optionstrading.org/strategies/a-z-list/
  41. Ask HN: What is your money-making side project outside programming? | Hacker News - https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19712057
  42. https://www.cbc.ca/parents/learning/view/parenting-isnt-that-hard
  43. https://discover.dc.nihr.ac.uk/content/signal-000711/aerobic-exercise-is-an-effective-treatment-for-depression
  44. https://www.wellandgood.com/good-sweat/power-in-fitness/
  45. It has been said that children need to take 3,000 steps or cover 24 foot ball fields before they can learn to walk by themselves. Lets just say they need to do 100’s of steps/day -best if it is in a condensed period of time- to learn to walk. - https://maryevanspt.wordpress.com/2016/12/14/how-to-get-your-baby-and-toddler-to-walk/
  46. https://blog.usejournal.com/things-you-learn-after-1-year-of-day-trading-for-a-living-a97bbc8d19fa
  47. Trading and Data Science - http://www.algonell.com/blog
  48. https://algodaily.com/lessons/solving-the-health-problems-of-software-engineers
  49. https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/why_attachment_parenting_is_not_the_same_as_secure_attachment
  50. The dangers of over-parenting - https://www.valleynewslive.com/content/news/The-dangers-of-over-parenting-509683601.html
  51. Evidence-based parenting: how to deal with aggression, tantrums and defiance - https://theconversation.com/evidence-based-parenting-how-to-deal-with-aggression-tantrums-and-defiance-95439
  52. No matter what you accomplish, achieve or do, somebody is always up to something far more epic than you are if you live your life through the lens of your Facebook news feed. - https://medium.com/the-mission/why-excessive-consumption-limits-your-creativity-6e925dd66daa
  53. https://www.macstories.net/stories/beyond-the-tablet/
  54. https://www.optionsprofitcalculator.com/
  55. https://seekingalpha.com/article/4254004-rentals-vs-reits-best-way-invest-real-estate-practical-case-study
  56. Ask HN: Should I quit my job? | Hacker News - https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20024943
  57. https://www.learning-mind.com/only-child-syndrome-signs-effects/
  58. Ask HN: What is the real Value of Real Estate Agent? | Hacker News - https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=14301230
  59. Do you ever get that feeling when listening to a great song that makes all the hairs on your arm stand on end? - https://www.indy100.com/article/music-goosebumps-some-people-science-research-emotions-psychology-study-harvard-7926781
  60. The key to physical fitness isn’t exercise, it’s movement — Quartzy - https://qz.com/quartzy/1641863/the-key-to-physical-fitness-isnt-exercise-its-movement/
  61. https://www.aaii.com/journal/article/a-comparison-of-backtesting-tools
  62. How to Automatically Backup a Linux VPS to a Separate Cloud Storage Service | Hacker News - https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20146648
  63. How to parent more predictably (2018) | Hacker News - https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20173675
  64. It also appears that belonging to the London cluster made writers substantially more productive. Mitchell finds that the average writer in London saw their productivity go up by 12 percent. By comparison, writers in smaller clusters, in Dublin, Edinburgh, Oxford, and Cambridge, saw no such gains. Furthermore, being part of the London cluster increased the likelihood of an author having their work published in any given year by 24 percent. - https://www.citylab.com/life/2019/06/british-irish-writers-london-clustering-dickens-woolf/590884/
  65. Research led by the University of Exeter, published in Scientific Reports and funded by NIHR, found that people who spend at least 120 minutes in nature a week are significantly more likely to report good health and higher psychological wellbeing than those who don’t visit nature at all during an average week. However, no such benefits were found for people who visited natural settings such as town parks, woodlands, country parks and beaches for less than 120 minutes a week. - https://medicalxpress.com/news/2019-06-hours-week-key-dose-nature.html
  66. The difference a dad can make - https://www.evoke.org/articles/june-2019/Data-Driven/Fresh_Takes/the-difference-a-dad-can-make
  67. Ask HN: Has anybody successfully changed their career to become a writer? | Hacker News - https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16495718
  68. Ask HN: Have any former developers successfully changed careers? | Hacker News - https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20318965
  69. Ask HN: How do I get into electronics from scratch? | Hacker News - https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20300037
  70. Ask HN: If you were a coder who successfully changed careers, what do you do now? | Hacker News - https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=14847646
  71. Ask HN: What do I tell my students about starting Freelancing? | Hacker News - https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20304980
  72. so you want to be a writer? by Charles Bukowski: https://poets.org/poem/so-you-want-be-writer
  73. The 10 books that changed my career as a software engineer: https://storyforj.com/s/dk79PY
  74. In May 2012 I made a commitment that changed my career: A simple task, completed every day, that skyrocketed my blog and allowed me to make over $30,000 in 6 weeks: https://nathanbarry.com/commitment-changed-career/
  75. What is the Average Profit on a House Flip? - https://investfourmore.com/average-house-flip-profit/
  76. How This Real Estate Agent Made $100,000 In One Month From His YouTube Channel - https://www.forbes.com/sites/jrose/2019/07/15/how-this-real-estate-agent-made-100000-in-one-month-from-his-youtube-channel/
  77. Vonnegut: Can you believe this guy? He makes more money in a single day than we’ll make in our entire lives. And you wrote Catch-22! > Heller: Sure, but I have something he’ll never have. > Vonnegut: Yeah, Joe? What’s that? > Heller: Enough: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20436934
  78. Books for Quants – Towards Data Science - https://towardsdatascience.com/books-for-quants-1b0f51dd7745
  79. The deliberate dog body language of curving is used in polite greetings, negotiation, or as a calming signal. A head-on, frontal approach can be seen as confrontational. The curving could be the curving of the dog’s body (which makes a slight c-shape), or a directional curve in the path the dog walks on approach. Some have described it as a ‘banana walk’, an easy descriptive way to imagine the direction of walk, due to the shape of the path taken by the dog. — https://www.silentconversations.com/dog-body-language-curving-silent-conversations/
  80. These writers got their start after age 35—there’s still hope for you: https://theamericanscholar.org/35-over-35/
  81. 6 Alternatives To Freelancing For Engineers – https://medium.com/@AndrewPierno/6-alternatives-to-freelancing-for-engineers-f6e56d20f793
  82. How Long It’s Safe to Leave Food Unrefrigerated - https://www.thekitchn.com/how-long-can-you-leave-cooked-foods-unrefrigerated-kitchen-facts-218225
  83. Anxiety Looks Different in Men – https://www.wsj.com/articles/anxiety-looks-different-in-men-11564494352
  84. The $61,392 Book Launch That Let Me Quit My Job: https://adamwathan.me/the-book-launch-that-let-me-quit-my-job/
  85. “The most important emotional accomplishment of the toddler years is reconciling the urge to become competent and self-reliant with the simultaneous and sometimes contradictory longing for parental love and protection.” — The Emotional Life of the Toddler by Alicia F. Lieberman - http://a.co/ahiuBee
  86. The Essential 6 Month Calisthenics Workout Plan - http://www.barbrothersgroningen.com/calisthenics-workout-plan/
  87. Pop culture lionizes the dazzling brilliance of money managers on the autism spectrum. Reality rarely measures up: https://www.institutionalinvestor.com/article/b1gq9tqwk8z108/They-Get-Fired-All-the-Time-And-They-Have-No-Idea-Why
  88. “It is neither possible nor desirable to be always attuned and responsive to the moods and wishes of children.” — The Emotional Life of the Toddler by Alicia F. Lieberman - http://a.co/fwr0A4E
  89. Most knowledge worth having comes from practice. It comes from doing. It comes from creating. Reading about the trade war with China doesn’t make you smarter—it gives you something to say at dinner parties. It gives you the illusion that you have the vaguest idea what is happening in our enormously complex world: https://tjcx.me/posts/consumption-distraction/
  90. “but the often observed increased involvement of fathers in the toddler years may be linked to findings that fathers as a group are more likely than mothers to promote the adventurous exploration and challenging play that toddlers are now ready to join.” — The Emotional Life of the Toddler by Alicia F. Lieberman - http://a.co/89HPMXr
  91. “One study, for example, found that children who showed a secure attachment to their fathers by seeking them out for comfort when feeling stressed had fewer behavior problems and showed more competence in school and peer groups than did those who had an insecure relationship with their fathers.” — The Emotional Life of the Toddler by Alicia F. Lieberman - http://a.co/5KTWPMl
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I Took a Pill in Ibiza


I took a pill in Ibiza
To show Avicii I was cool
And when I finally got sober, felt ten years older
But fuck it, it was something to do
I'm living out in LA
I drive a sports car just to prove
I'm a real big baller 'cause I made a million dollars
And I spend it on girls and shoes

But you don't wanna be high like me
Never really knowing why like me
You don't ever wanna step off that roller coaster and be all alone
You don't wanna ride the bus like this
Never knowing who to trust like this
You don't wanna be stuck up on that stage singing
Stuck up on that stage singing
All I know are sad songs, sad songs
Darling, all I know are sad songs, sad songs

I'm just a singer who already blew his shot
I get along with old timers
'Cause my name's a reminder of a pop song people forgot
And I can't keep a girl, no
'Cause as soon as the sun comes up
I cut 'em all loose and work's my excuse
But the truth is I can't open up

Now you don't wanna be high like me
Never really knowing why like me
You don't ever wanna step off that roller coaster and be all alone
You don't wanna ride the bus like this
Never knowing who to trust like this
You don't wanna be stuck up on that stage singing
Stuck up on that stage singing
All I know are sad songs, sad songs
Darling, all I know are sad songs, sad songs (hey)

I took a plane to my hometown
I brought my pride and my guitar
All my friends are all gone but there's manicured lawns
And the people still think I'm a star
I walked around downtown
I met some fans on Lafayette
They said tell us how to make it 'cause we're getting real impatient
So I looked 'em in the eye and said

You don't wanna be high like me
Never really knowing why like me
You don't ever wanna step off that roller coaster and be all alone
You don't wanna ride the bus like this
Never knowing who to trust like this
You don't wanna be stuck up on that stage singing
Stuck up on that stage singing
All that I know are sad songs, sad songs
Darling, all that I know are sad songs, sad songs

Be As You Are


Virginia Woolf and poetry
No one seemed to notice me
Being young was getting so old
Cheap beer and cigarettes
Life was like a movie set
And I seemed to be given no role

But in times of trouble
I can turn to my mother
And I know that she gon' understand
So at age 18
I cried to my mother
And she told me, "young man"

"There are moments when you fall to the ground
But you are stronger than you feel you are now
You don't always have to speak so loud, no
Just be as you are
Life is not always a comfortable ride
Everybody's got scars that they hide
And everybody plays the fool sometimes, yeah
Just be as you are"

They played me on the radio
And everything was changing, so
I thought I was all the way grown
But I can still remember in that cold November
When I realized I'm all alone

But in times of trouble
I can turn to my mother
And I know that she gon' understand
So at age 22
I cried to my mother
And she told me, "young man"

"There are moments when you fall to the ground
But you are stronger than you feel you are now
You don't always have to speak so loud, no
Just be as you are
It doesn't matter if you become some star
Life is better when you open your heart
You don't always have to act so hard, no
Just be as you are"

"There are moments when you fall to the ground
But you are stronger than you feel you are now
You don't always have to speak so loud, no
Just be as you are
It doesn't matter if you become some star
Life is better when you open your heart
You don't always have to act so hard, no
Just be as you are"

Oculus Quest 2 Review

I was debating between PS5 and Quest 2 (Affiliate link), and yes it is like comparing apples and oranges, but in the end Quest 2 won. I will likely buy PS5 at some point though. But before I buy PS5, I need a new TV with 4K and HDR. It seems pointless to play PS5 on 1080p TV from early 2010s.

Quest 2 is not my first experience with Virtual Reality. I tried PSVR about 2-3 years ago but the mess of wires really turned me off with the idea of VR. When I found out that Quest 2 is completely wireless, I got interested in it again. I was not very excited about needing Facebook account to use it though.

This review is from the perspective of someone who gets easily motion sick.

Luckily, the games with no forward motion does not cause any nausea; games like Beat Saber, Thrill of Fight are perfect for me. These games are rated as Comfortable in their Comfort ratings.

I tried a few games in which there was a walking motion, and those games made me almost throw up.

One of technical complaint I had read was that Field of View is narrow on Quest 2. If you look for it, yes it is really narrow. But when I am in the middle of game, I hardly notice it. It is very immersive experience and narrowness of FOV is not really a concern.

As for workout, the two games I bought, Thrill of Fight and Until You Fall, are probably providing enough cardio. My heart rate goes pretty high. But as I sweat, it fogs inside. I wear glasses and I think it mostly my glasses getting fogged. I ordered VirtuClear prescription lenses, and will see if they perform any better.

A lot of people complain about standard straps but I haven’t had any issues.

VR videos tend to make me motion sick, especially if there is any camera movements. Videos with stationary point of view are okay. I wish videos had similar Comfort level ratings and you can filter them. Really hate it when a video starts out good but then there is sudden camera pan that makes me want to throw up. VR certainly will change how movies are directed in the future.

There are also interactive game like video experiences. These are interesting and tend to have no camera movements. Notes on Blindness is pretty good.

There are a lot of videos and apps for facing your fears like height and insects. Some of them have cartoon-like graphics but still trigger fear response like trying to cross bridge in one of Quills animations.

Another thing I love about Quest/VR is just chilling in relaxing environments. Like I literally sit, enjoy scenery, and do nothing. Immersion is great if you are not pixel peeping as they say in photography world.

Overall, I think Quest 2 is great, and VR has come long ways in last 2 years. It does provide immersion and should only get better.