Archive for June, 2004

Bush In 30 Seconds

Monday, June 28th, 2004

Driven by the lack of fresh talent involved in creating political ads, Laura Dawn, David Fenton, Moby, Eli Pariser, Lee Solomon, and Jonathan Soros launched Bush In 30 Seconds. [Bush in 30 Seconds is] an ad contest that’s intended to bring new talent and new messages into the world of mainstream political advertising. We’re looking […]

Open Source Paradigm Shift – Tim O’Reilly

Monday, June 28th, 2004

Progress is evolution–of thought, processes, pinciples, social order, etc.–but major and significant changes are sudden and swift, labelled paradigm shifts. The evolution of IT industry is no different; in parts incremental and dotted with a few paradigmatic shifts . Tim describes how the software industry should take a look in the past when a paradigm […]

Mobile Computing of Third Kind

Saturday, June 26th, 2004

When you mod your bike, how much do you really do it? A few internal changes perhaps. Most of us end up with plastic surgery mostly — everything superficial. But this guy has modified his bike in a rather interesting manner. Cosmetic changes aside, the hardware maestro has installed a computer on his bike, complete […]

Spiderman – Reborn in India

Saturday, June 26th, 2004

The Times of India reports that in light of Marvel Comics’ plan to indianise the superhero to take advantage of the popularity brought on by the two motion pictures, “Peter Parker of Queens, the hero under the classic Spiderman mask, will be replaced by a young, Indian boy named Pavitr Prabhakar” from Mumbai (Once upon […]

Infectious Web Sites

Friday, June 25th, 2004

A story on ZDNet reports that “online organized crime groups are breaking into Web servers” and installing code there that takes advantage of two unfixed flaws in Internet Explorer to install a program that “takes control of the user’s computer.” The most significant paragraph of this story is: Researchers believe that attackers seed the Web […]

Stung or Kissed?

Friday, June 25th, 2004

I got stung (read kissed) by a yellow indian wasp while coming to my office. It’s quite painful on the neck. But what about it makes it interesting enough that I must put it here? Notice how the sting has swelled up into a beautiful shape. My first reaction was, “Saturn… nice!”. This image was […]

AOL worker arrested in SPAM scheme

Thursday, June 24th, 2004

A story on CNN/Money reports that AOL worker, Jason Smathers has been arrested for stealing AOL’s subscriber list and selling it to a spammer (Dunaway) who used it to promote his own Internet gambling business. Then, Dunaway sold the list to other spammers for $52,000. With all the ruckus going on about SPAM and privacy, […]

Email Quota Increases!

Monday, June 21st, 2004

Gmail started it all by announcing 1000MB storage for free. Lycos soon followed suit. Recently Yahoo! Mail increased its quota from 4MB to 6MB (depending on where you are and when you signed up) to a across-the-board 100MB account for free and 2GB for the premium service Mail Plus. Now, the Indian company Rediff has […]