Monday, June 30, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
My good friend, from the M.Sc batch [UoM 06] - Chandana Saparamadu became a Buddhist monk, on last 18th, as Chanda Rathana thera.
He was an Architect at Exceltech-lanka prior to that and also a bright M.Sc student – who completed the M.Sc on time.
Yesterday – we had the convocation – but Chanda Rathana thera did not turn up for the event.
Chandana’s mother was suffering from Parkinson for a long time and ultimately died about four months ago.
Chandana is a great son – who did his best to help his mother recover. He did not marry – just because he had to look after his mother and also finally he resigned from his job to be with his mother fulltime.
I am really proud to have a very good friend of this nature.
It requires enormous courage to be a Buddhist monk.
All of us understand the truth. All of us know the truth. But… only few go after it.
Chandana’s seat was next to mine – in yesterday’s convocation.
Why didn’t he turn up for the event?
I can remember he was studying hard Operating Systems, Advanced Algorithms, Distributed computing… and many other subjects – flooding lecturers with interesting questions.
He also worked hard for his research project and he desperately wanted to complete it on time – because he wanted to attend this year’s convocation.
But… his seat was empty – yesterday…
On the day – Chandana became a monk – once we asked the question, whether he’s attending the convocation – he treated us with a laugh – a laugh full of emptiness.
Chandana: once again I am proud of you – you have set the correct example.
It’s a matter of a simple calculation – ‘How much pain, you require, to know the living is painful? ’.
Once reached the threshold – people try to find answers in different ways.
Some try to suicide and get rid of the pain – they only get rid of the pain just during that life, others like you – try to get rid of the pain forever.
Wish you all the very best Chandana… I am still… learning the life.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
HealthVault is a hub of a network of Web sites, personal health devices and other services that you can use to help manage your health. HealthVault lets you store the information in one central place on the Web.
Sean Nolan, chief architect of Microsoft’s HealthVault talks here about adding OpenID support to HealthVault.
Initially it's going to accept OpenIDs only from Verisign and TrustBearer.
Currently HealthVault uses Windows Live ID for login.