Archive for October, 2004

Mexican Waves

Friday, October 29th, 2004

I sent out a small one liner in the office about starting a Mexican Wave. I received many responses and ended up on this particular page: Mexican Waves (Laola) – A quantitative analysis of the propagating human wave. Good stuff.

Mystery IBM Death Star Crash

Friday, October 29th, 2004

I found this documentary of looking into a IBM Death Star crash and further making things confusing, very very interesting. Look at those platters! Wow!


Saturday, October 23rd, 2004

Pluto (my Boxer) had a small incident today where he went limp, eyes glazed, jaw locked and could not breathe for a few seconds. I’ve now been told by helpful people in a very awesome Boxer community called Boxerworld that he could have Aortic Stenosis. I’m going to get this information to his vet and […]

Comment Spam

Friday, October 22nd, 2004

Today I received 5 comment spams on my blog. My first blog spam!

BlackBerry in India

Tuesday, October 19th, 2004

Looks like BlackBerry is in India through a tie-up between Research in Motion and Airtel, part of India’s largest telecom conglomerate, Bharti Enterprises. The wireless service is designed to forward customers’ e-mails from a desktop to a mobile device and synchronize changes between the two. RIM will offer three BlackBerry wireless devices–the 7730, 7230 and […]

Numbers I Miss

Saturday, October 16th, 2004

I miss three numbers: 9 14 21 Don’t think anybody can figure out the meaning of that cryptic message though. :-/

Coming to Office

Saturday, October 16th, 2004

I hate coming back to office in the morning when I’ve left for home early morning. I want to sleep like Pluto. *sigh* Feeling patently tired.

Low-Level Hi-Tech Hardware

Wednesday, October 13th, 2004

Came across the story India Emerges as Innovation Hub on Wired today. It highlights 4 technologies in development in India that are aimed at rural/backward areas of the country and which could find widespread use in the so-called Third World countries: Script Mail (a regional language handwriting recognition & mailing system) – HP Research Centre, […]

Mac Through The Eyes of a PC Die-Hard

Wednesday, October 13th, 2004

Anand has written a 16-page article about his one month use of a Mac. Written pretty objectively, he’s done a marvellous job of pointing out the small nuances and the big issues — from software to hardware — and what makes what click. A must read.

My Yahoo! Search

Saturday, October 9th, 2004

I checked out the My Yahoo! Search beta today. From the 5-10 minutes I spent looking around, I liked what I saw and will return later to explore it further.

“Coming Back To Life”

Friday, October 8th, 2004

Coming Back To Life – Pink Floyd From The Division Bell (not Dark Side of the Moon as stated earlier — thanks Sergio). Where were you when I was burned and broken While the days slipped by from my window watching Where were you when I was hurt and helpless Because the things you say […]

“Student Of The Month”

Thursday, October 7th, 2004

My neice got the “Student Of The Month” award!

Just Me Being Me

Wednesday, October 6th, 2004

Karan puts it into words what I have been struggling with for a long time. Amen to that.

BPO in News

Tuesday, October 5th, 2004

My friends at UCIL got interviewed and published on Sunday in Hindustan Times. I’ve been associated with them for over 4 years now. My first decent job (and the second in total) was at the cybercafe UCIL’s CEO Anuj and his elder brother Amit had started way back in ’99. We were the first cybercafe […]

Supercomputing in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Tuesday, October 5th, 2004

According to C|Net, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics in Kolkata just bought a 96-processor XD1 supercomputer (datasheet) from Cray. The specifications page does’t list a 96-processor unit but from the looks of it, it should be around 500 Gflops. That makes me wonder why they didn’t purchase a supercomputer from C-DAC which is making and […]