Archive for August, 2004

The New iMac

Tuesday, August 31st, 2004

The new iMac makes me drool. This story at C|Net broke the news to me. My first impression was, “That’s it? What’s so special about it?” as if I was expecting something radically geeky. But then, thinking about it — it is radically geeky! Minimalism is surely in and the new iMac gives the aesthetic […]

Ode to the Breast Pocket

Tuesday, August 31st, 2004

Dan Cederholm writes a hillarious ode to the Breast Pocket, or BP. It comes with a nice graphic illustration just in case you had any doubts about what he’s talking about and lists the difference from … ahem … the 4-sides sewn version. 😉 Readers follow up with equally amusing comments.

sIFR: Scalable Inman Flash Replacement

Tuesday, August 31st, 2004

Ever wonder how to deliver custom typefaces to people who don’t have them installed without using graphics? It’s quite a catch-22 isn’t it? You use graphics and your search engine ranking goes down and in some cases, the page simply doesn’t show up since all the good stuff is in the images. If you don’t […]

X-Chat Win32 Goes Shareware…

Monday, August 30th, 2004

… and causes an uproar. The official thread on the topic on forums is nothing compared to the fiery stuff at IRC Junkie. Almost everybody is saying that GPL is being broken and those who contributed code are wondering about the licensing of their code. This open letter to Zed, the core developer of […]

Amusing Crazy Developers

Sunday, August 29th, 2004

Kitten-Fight. – By way of Alex King

Another Step Forward

Saturday, August 28th, 2004

For the first time, I compiled and installed a software directly instead of finding RPMs.

Feed Aggregation on Linux

Thursday, August 26th, 2004

When I shifted to Linux, I was using FeedDemon on Windows which unfortunately did not run on wine’s default installation. I looked around and came across Straw which sounded and looked almost like a Linux-avatar of FeedDemon. Unfortunately, no rpm of Straw existed and I managed to track down the SRC on Dag’s Apt/Yum RPM […]


Tuesday, August 24th, 2004

My good friend Gagandeep decided to treat me on his birthday. A dinner and a day later, I had food-poisoning while the ass himself was enjoying another party. There was blood in my vomit. Scared the birds out of my parents too. I’m better and getting better by the minute. If nothing else, it was […]

Going Further (A look back)

Friday, August 20th, 2004

I have been away a few days. A lot has happened meanwhile: I have shifted to Linux. Karan advised me to use Whitebox Linux. Since my only experience with Linux dates to ’99-’00 when I was managing a 27-node cybercafe with 24 machines running Caldera, and he’s not touched Windows in a *long* time, I […]

Another Year.

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2004

I completed 26 years today. Happy birthday to me. Happy birthday to me. *toot* *toot* … *sigh*