Category Archive for 'General'

Comment Spam

Friday, October 22nd, 2004

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

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 […]

On Essays

Friday, September 3rd, 2004

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

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.

Amusing Crazy Developers

Sunday, August 29th, 2004

Kitten-Fight. – By way of Alex King

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 […]

h6315: Future Phone

Monday, July 26th, 2004

C|Net’s has a story about HP’s h6315, co-developed with T-Mobile, which not only is a regular tri-band GSM phone, but switches over to Wi-Fi when it’s available, has GPRS, bluetooth, a built-in camera, a detachable keyboard and can store and play MP3s. Nokia 9500 Communicator is a similarly able phone but that’s not planned […]

Stinking Office

Sunday, July 25th, 2004

Whenever we open the office, it stinks of pigeon shit thanks to about 50-60 pigeons living on the false roof of my office. We sometimes encounter bugs and other little crawlies that have somehow managed to crawl between the fixtures and fallen down in the office. My boss says it’s the responsibility of the landlord […]


Monday, July 19th, 2004

I suffer from N.A.D.D.

Man Learns He’s Dead

Saturday, July 17th, 2004

Life never ceases to amaze me with some rather bizarre incidents popping up every now and then. “I thought, ‘I hope they didn’t bury me on my birthday’,” Lunkov told the Moscow Times after visiting his grave in southeastern Moscow. “But it turns out they did.” 😀 Update: Some other miscellaneous ones. Spider catches a […]

Happy Birthday Mozilla Foundation

Friday, July 16th, 2004

Mozilla Foundation turned one this week. I have been a Mozilla/Firefox user for a long time and have been a fan of Bugzilla since the first day I used it more than a few months ago. The entire project, and their products are simply amazing! Happy Birthday.

DVD Pirate Tries To Sell To Police…. Caught!

Thursday, July 8th, 2004

In the story Police keelhaul world’s thickest DVD pirate, The Register reports on how an Essex man walked into a Chelmsford Trading Standards office and tried selling to the gobsmacked staff. Peter Martin, Essex County Council’s Trading Standards supremo: This incident will become part of Trading Standards folklore. Okay! I had a feeling that the […]

Mobile Computing of Third Kind

Saturday, June 26th, 2004

When you mod your bike, how much do you really do it? A few internal changes perhaps. Most of us end up with plastic surgery mostly — everything superficial. But this guy has modified his bike in a rather interesting manner. Cosmetic changes aside, the hardware maestro has installed a computer on his bike, complete […]