Archive for December, 2004

Online Wanderings

Monday, December 27th, 2004

Internet surfing will be tracked by the FBI with a non-intrusive method. Sing it to you Painting – Pure Talent SnowDays is my favourite. And a cousin called Snowflake Maker The Flathead Calendar 883 Paint.Net – A MS Paint replacement developed in association with Microsoft in .NET. Google 2004 Zeitgeist Commercial Cat Cloning Windows XP […]

Link Dumps – Individual Vs Regular Consolidated Lists

Monday, December 20th, 2004

Going through my blog today, I noticed many of my posts are nothing but individual link dumps—suggesting a link blog. It’s not one and will never be. Individual link posts are useless. They get lost in the clutter. Nobody remembers the posts, and the title/description used could be witty enough to be something that has […]

Name Modified

Thursday, December 16th, 2004

I have changed the title of my blog. Why I did it and why I did what I did.

The Soothsayer Effect

Monday, December 13th, 2004

One thing that I’m finding increasingly happening on blogs and something I just don’t get is the need to make predictions. You go anywhere and somebody is either predicting or pointing to such a prediction either agreeing or disagreeing. I call this The Soothsayer Effect. But really, what’s the point? It’s so darned easy to […]


Monday, December 13th, 2004

I came across GUIdebook in one of my random link-followings. This is a fascinating resource for anybody who’se interested in User Interfaces (like me). A website dedicated to preserving and showcasing Graphical User Interfaces. Tons of stuff in the archives — enough to keep anybody busy for hours on end when put to good use.

LEGO Grandfather Clock

Friday, December 10th, 2004

Man! This guy has serious time on his hands. He’s completed a seven feet high grandfather clock made entirely out of Lego blocks. 100% mechanical too. The clock keeps accurate time, runs for 13+ hours before a weight reset is necessary, and all gears and such are 100% LEGO elements. Lots of photos with closeups […]

Yeti Sports!

Wednesday, December 8th, 2004

Ari sent me over to Yeti Sports. Amazing Flash online games. I love Orca-Slap best for the originality of idea though almost all of them are very fresh concepts. Snowboarding game is pretty cool too.


Tuesday, December 7th, 2004

All of a sudden, I’m finding more and more people using the term ‘Bangalored’ to mean something that has been outsourced. Statements like “They’re Bangaloring it to Asia” and “More IT jobs are getting Bangalored to China than to India now”. Dunno who coined the term but it’s picking up fast. Turns out (and I […]

Tata Ferrari … Ferrari Tata!

Monday, December 6th, 2004

Ferrari‘s pit in the 2005 F-1 season will have a few familiar faces. Familiar because they’ll be Indian. BBC reports that TATA has signed a deal with Ferrari to not only provide information technology services (through TCS) but also engineering services for the car itself! It this cool or what!?

Blog – Word of the Year

Monday, December 6th, 2004

Since this is a week old news, I’m sure everybody who has a blog knows by now that according to BBC, blog is the Word of the Year.

Yale Plays A Prank On Harward

Saturday, December 4th, 2004

This is funny. Watch the video. Precious.

Disabling Comments

Saturday, December 4th, 2004

I’m getting way too many comment spams at the moment and am disabling the comments since I really don’t have the time to look into this. Probably on this Sunday or maybe next…

Patent Insanity

Saturday, December 4th, 2004

More patent insanity. This time it’s for landing pages that appear when users initially start their browser at public hotspots to enable them to log on, select items such as bandwidth and billing options, etc. Recently Jim Rapoza also wrote about two stupid patents on eWeek as well. This is getting pretty ridiculous.

Vini-S – New Blogger!

Friday, December 3rd, 2004

My good friend Vinish is also a blogger now. Check out Vinish’s Blog.

MSN Spaces (beta)

Thursday, December 2nd, 2004

The beta of the recently oft-spoken blogging tool by Microsoft is out and contains all the necessary features of a blog. The blogs look nice too so I guess MS scores on the looks department. But then, it appears it is noticeably slow for many users. Check it out. I’m stick with WP here of […]

Nokia: Manufacturing in India

Thursday, December 2nd, 2004

Nokia, the world’s biggest mobile phone manufacturer, is to start making handsets in India. I wonder if this means cheaper Nokia sets. πŸ˜‰

The Honeypot Experiment

Wednesday, December 1st, 2004

Arstechnica gives a nice summary of an article in USA Today about an experiment involving ‘monitoring six “honeypot” computers for two weeks β€” set up to see what kind of malicious traffic they would attract.’ Less than four minutes from start of the test, an intruder breaks into Windows XP SP1. Wow. Kids, start using […]