I have upgraded to KDE 3.3 desktop environment. It looks so much better than KDE 3.1 that came as default with WBEL that I was using only a few minutes ago. It’s a nice feeling. Time to explore!
Archive for September, 2004
IBM has broken the supercomputing speed record with it’s Blue Gene/L prototype producing 36 teraflops compared to NEC’s Earth Simulator which chugs away at 35.86 teraflops. Holy! Compare that to India’s 1 teraflop Param Padma which is scalable to 16 teraflops. C-DAC has been offering these on a build-to-order basis too. Quite cheap by international […]
I finally caught up with and am now officially current on all my news feeds. RSS rules.
FlashBlog is a Weblog made in Flash/Php/MySQL. It is an Open Source application and even the Flash source (FLA files) are available. Though in beta, it already does: Front End in Flash Back End Php/MySQL Categories Search WYSIWYG Publisher Multi-users Multi-author “Limitless” vertical stage Function buttons: back/ahead Not a big fan of Flash applications but […]
That’s Jacob Nielsen speaking in his latest Alertbox. It is an excellent article where he talks about how the user experience is so governed by ‘accepted norms’ that a non-standard design implementation will only alienate your users and make them go elsewhere.
Adam Kalsey is a well respected developer in the community. So when he wrote a blog post "Why I don’t recommend Firefox", people sat up and noticed what he was talking about. So did I. Adam makes a strong comment and justfiably so that Firefox is not ready for mass consumption yet. Those ‘average’ users […]
Dancing With Tears In My Eyes – Ultravox Single released 19th May 1984 from the Lament album. Dancing with tears in my eyes, Weeping for the memory of a life gone by. Dancing with tears in my eyes, Living out a memory of a love that died. … 😐
I slept last night. It was fun.
My office sponsored an official outing for the employees by taking us all to see the Indian movie “Dhoom” in Fun Republic, a multi-plex (the only) in Chandigarh. The movie stars Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra, John Abraham, Esha Deol and Rimi Sen. I have no idea why they say that the movie stars Esha & […]
The Age of Essays (Through Karan). A very interesting, well researched and well written essay on essays.
I just caught it on /. that ASF has refused to implement Sender ID. They’ve written an open-letter to MARID IETF Working Group about it. The current Microsoft Royalty-Free Sender ID Patent License Agreement terms are a barrier to any ASF project which wants to implement Sender ID. We believe the current license is generally […]
Go here. Take up the challenge. I failed. 😉
This story on eWeek talks about banks in Japan starting the use of Fujitsu’s biometric vein-pattern recognition technology for authentication. (It) works by shining a near-infrared light on a palm placed about four centimeters above a scanner. The vein patterns illuminated under the skin appear as dark patterns, and it is this information that becomes […]
Mozilla.org got a facelift today. Quite refreshing design though I was taken aback just a little when I saw Firefox being promoted over Mozilla 1.7.2 but I suppose there must be a logical reason to do so. Don’t think Firefox has become the flagship product for Mozilla Foundation yet though it appears that it is […]