Lots of activity

31 03 2007

Today I worked very hard on my blog, I made some more individual pages just to organize everything in a more orderly fashion. I am especially proud of my Myanmar page, where I have posted information and some pictures about my experiences while living in Myanmar (Burma) as a Buddhist monk.

I also put some of the things I did in Photoshop on my Portfolio page, and I added a lot of links to the Blogroll. These vary from consciousness and philosophy of mind to GNU/Linux and open source computer science and engineering books online.

There is a page about Citizen Journalism and Political philosophy and Online Activism. I squashed it all onto one page cause the navbar at the top got crowded and was squashed in underneath the present one, and it came out looking really awful. So I just collapsed some related categories into one and now it looks more manageable.

I reflect lot about what to put on the blog, and the best guideline I have used thus far involves putting up posts about stuff that I regularly read about, think about or write about.

So that will be my guiding principle, I hope it makes sense to visitors


pagoda in bagan, myanmar (burma)

14 03 2007

bagan, myanmar (burma)

welcome to oblonski’s

14 03 2007

welcome to oblonski’s

The urge to wanna start blogging overcame me and I had to give in, what can I say? Anyways, welcome to anyone who find themselves here, I hope you will find something interesting to read or mull over. This will essentially be a personal blog, with me putting here pictures and articles and written pieces about what currently is blowing my hair back. Not that I have any hair…

A short introduction: My name is oblonski, 32 year old male. I live in a small village high up in the mountains of the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. I spend most of my time in front of a computer screen, I do graphic design and I’m trying to be good at Photoshop…

Apart from all that I also try different Linux distro’s from time to time, I like PCLinuxOS 0.93a the best and Knoppix 5 and Fedora Core 6 is a close second. I have a Pentium 4, 3.2Ghz, 1Gb RAM dual-booting Win XP Pro and PCLinuxOS 0.93a, which I connect with Sigmatel irDA dongle to my Nokia mobile to get online.

My favourites:


Lord of the Rings Trilogy- JRR Tolkien,

Pi – Daryn Aronofsky, Star Wars (entire series) – George Lucas,

Harry Potter (entire series) – JK Rowling,


Legends of the Fall,

First Knight


Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy – Douglas Adams,

DUNE – entire series – Frank Herbert,

Kim Stanley Robinson – Red Mars, Green Mars, Blue Mars

AA Attanasio – Last Legends of Earth, Radix, The Dark Shore, The Shadow Eater, Wyvern

Raymond E. Feist – Magician, Darkness at Sethanon,

Techgnosis – Erik Davis,

365 TAO: Daily Meditations – Deng Ming-Dao

I Ching – Stephan Karcher (translator)

Photoshop and Dreamweaver Integration – Colin Smith

Photoshop 7 Bible Professional Edition – Deke McClelland

Godel, Escher, Bach – Douglas R. Hofstadter

The Art of Strategy, a new translation of Sun Tzu’s classic, The Art of War – R.L Wing

Healing with Ki-Kou: The Secrets of Ancient Chinese Breathing Techniques – Li Xiuling


Coldplay, REM, Red Hot Chili Peppers, System of a Down,

Psy-trance – Tsuyoshi Suzuki, Prana, GMS, Juno Reactor, Green nuns of the Revolution et al

Drum ‘n Bass – Roni Size, Grooverider, T-Power, ShyFX, LTJ Bukem et al

At the moment I listen to: Buddha Bar vol. VII