Archive for September, 2004

KDE 3.3

Thursday, September 30th, 2004

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!

36 Tflops! Holy!

Wednesday, September 29th, 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 […]

Caught up with Feeds

Tuesday, September 28th, 2004

I finally caught up with and am now officially current on all my news feeds. RSS rules.


Tuesday, September 28th, 2004

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 […]

Web is like an anthill built by ants on LSD

Monday, September 13th, 2004

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.

Firefox is *NOT* Recommended?

Wednesday, September 8th, 2004

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

Wednesday, September 8th, 2004

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. … 😐


Tuesday, September 7th, 2004

I slept last night. It was fun.

“Dhoom” Through Office

Sunday, September 5th, 2004

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 & […]

On Essays

Friday, September 3rd, 2004

The Age of Essays (Through Karan). A very interesting, well researched and well written essay on essays.

Apache Software Foundation Refuses To Implement Sender ID

Friday, September 3rd, 2004

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 […]

Hillarious Beyond Words

Thursday, September 2nd, 2004

Go here. Take up the challenge. I failed. 😉

Vein-Recognition Security System

Wednesday, September 1st, 2004

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 […] Gets A Facelift

Wednesday, September 1st, 2004 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 […]