the painted veil
«Lift not the painted veil which those who live or will i? did i?
Call Life: though unreal shapes be pictured there,
And it but mimic all we would believe
With colours idly spread,
—behind, lurk Fear And Hope,
twin Destinies; who ever weave
Their shadows, o’er the chasm, sightless and drear.
I knew one who had lifted it—he sought,
For his lost heart was tender, things to love,
But found them not, alas! nor was there aught
The world contains, the which he could approve.
Through the unheeding many he did move,
A splendour among shadows, a bright blot
Upon this gloomy scene, a Spirit that strove
For truth, and like the Preacher found it not.»
~Percy Bysshe Shelley
Labels: Life, Poetry
has issued a security update
for Quicktime 7.1.6.
the vulnerability of the quicktime version in question allows attackers to entice users to a website with a maliciously coded java applet and then run attack code on a compromised machine.
drug-proof staph infections rising
the associated press reported today the results of a study indicating that drug-resistant staph infections have spread to the urban poor, rising almost sevenfold in recent years in some Chicago neighbourhoods.
researchers discovered that the crowded living conditions in public housing and jails may speed up the person-to-person spread of infection and that these superbugs, first seen mainly in hospitals and nursing homes, have turned up recently among athletes, prisoners and people who get illegal tattoos.
but... how does one catch germs? the graphic below provides some answers.
read more at MSNBC
Labels: Health, Science
cinco de mayo
finally! the real meaning of this faux holiday!
Labels: Commentary, Humour