Of simple things, and silly joys,
Not diamond rings, but playful coys
Grasping how such instant bliss
Came upon me with your teasing kiss!
In carnations, and in roses searched,
Amidst poems my longing eyes were perched,
But then you came and blinked your eyes
Your lashes caught my smitten sigh
Withered feelings of loss and pain,
Aint no sunshine, stormy rain…
When life was really looking down,
You picked me up, off the ground!
Blue skies, breezy summer waves
Made way for shades of grey
So foggy and blinding, he couldn’t say
In his mind, t’was a cloudy day
At first he was enticed;
Almost smitten! by new found space
Blinded, he never realized,
The Parasite was setting base.
Patterns intricate, he saw
Of crochet, delicately laced
Never stopping to stare and squint
Cobwebs, in his mind were being placed.
Of crawling spiders, soft and slow
And webs that blocked his path,
Of poisoned creepers that gently grew
Intertwining the aftermath.
An aftermath of misfortune
and winds that whirled so fast
Shaking, breaking, spinning around
The day when trust was lost.
Lost in the battle of the foggy mind
Paranoia found its way
Breaking his sanity little by little
Friendship walked away.
Creepers crowding more and more
And webs intertwining them all,
They now crept into his helpless heart
Love had taken a fall.
Covered in numerous shades of grey
Emptiness to take him through,
Broken bonds and a battled crew
The sinister Parasite grew.
Im posting this because I spent a lot of time trying multiple things to get vnc4server up and going on the Ubuntu 11.1 system. Most people suggest using x11vnc, which does work out of the box but does not support multiple users.
vnc4server is great, and up and running finally!
Here are the steps:
- Install vnc4server
sudo apt-get install vnc4server
- Install gdm
sudo apt-get install gdm sudo apt-get install gnome-panel
- When asked to choose the default session manager, choose lightdm
- When you launch vnc4server for the first time, you will be asked to set a password and a /home/<user>/.vnc/xstartup will be created for you.
- We need to change the contents of xstartup to get things working properly.
- Contents should look like this:
#!/bin/sh # Uncomment the following two lines for normal desktop: unset SESSION_MANAGER unset DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS #exec /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc #. /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc gnome-session --session=gnome-classic & [ -x /etc/vnc/xstartup ] && exec /etc/vnc/xstartup [ -r $HOME/.Xresources ] && xrdb $HOME/.Xresources xsetroot -solid grey vncconfig -iconic & #x-terminal-emulator -geometry 80x24+10+10 -ls -title "$VNCDESKTOP Desktop" & #x-window-manager &
What’s changed and is important is this:
- unset SESSION_MANAGER : Gets rid of any errors like “Coud not acquire name on session bus “
- /usr/share/gnome-session/sessions will have a bunch of .session files. You may use any of these in your xstartup file. For example:
- gnome-session –session=gnome-classic & gives your classic gnome
- gnome-session –session=ubuntu-2d & gives you Unity
- gnome-session –session=ubuntu & does not work!
- gnome-session & will not work because the default session is “ubuntu”
Standing at life’s crossroads, A triad of directions to stare The right, the wrong, and the duty A dilemma of choices unfair? Paths cross, roads meet… While a dawdling thought trickles How did I land here? I wonder, I was … Continue reading
This is what happens when two poets chat, yes this was a chat conversation between me and a friend! Im naming the characters as Christine and Raoul after “Phantom of the Opera” and saving this amazingly poetic conversation that sounds so much like its straight of the play.
Raoul: how have you been my love
Christine: very good, and how have you been my lovely love
Raoul: i’ve been happy, but I’ve missed you sorely
Christine: why so?
Raoul: but now that you’re here, my heart is full of cheer,
and I don’t need to fear, all that’s new to me
cos you”ll be by my side, and i’ll be by yours too
one step at a time, loving naturally
Christine: Oh my darling, you’re so dear,
So far away, yet so near…
Your love to me is crystal clear…
In a special way, my life you steer…
Raoul: i’m glad I’ve been your guide, in the special way you know..
but in guiding you i’ve fallen, for you’re loving tender glow…
I try to touch your face, when you come into my dreams,
but all I hear is your whisper, telling me you love me…
i wish you were here, oh how i madly wish you were here!
Christine: To listen to this, my ears have longed…
Your love so gentle, yet so strong…
I can hear you whisper silently,
And you visit me in most special dreams…
Your touch can spin my life around,
your voice fills my life with musical sounds..
Come to me and forever stay..
In every breath Ill sweep you away…
Raoul: swept away, im swept away,
and I cannot bear the burden no more,
i’m coming, i’m on my way and when I reach,i’ll forever stay..
and in your loving embrace , live or die, a beautiful promise of a wonderful life…
i’ll hold you close and closer still…and only my heart beating hear you will..
to tenderly reassure and keep you safe..close to me..forever, now..and forever more…
Christine: Oh my life has blossomed now..
Like roses and tulips I smile away…
As you enter my life like a shiny beam,
I pinch myself to make sure its not a dream…
Its not a dream, I say to myself…
And from today, life’s going to go so swell…
A knight has come to rescue me,
With a shining armor and a sword so keen..
As I ride along with him by me..
Into heavenly bliss I break free…