Wednesday, 30 November, 2005

Old School

Aah, the classic site filled with goodies from the past.


Because as the site says, "newer is not always better"



Head over there and find the right version for you

New fox on the block

Its finally here.

The all new updated Firefox Version 1.5 with tons of updates and new features.


Go download it right now and change the way you browse.


Tuesday, 29 November, 2005

New storage media


People have been talking a lot lately about the next thing in storage - Holographic Versatile Disc or HVD's. Remember that name as you will be hearing a lot of it in the future.

Storage ultimately possible of 1.6 terabytes, the drive will debut in Nov 2006 with storage of 300 gigs and with access speeds more than double that of the fastest blue-ray disc.

Can't wait. My mom asked me who could possibly have use for this much storage. I told her that I currently had 320 gigs worth of storage in my gaming rig and then some more via dvd's.


Imagine the ease of storing everything on a single disc.

The amount of time and space saved.

I know I will surely be tracking this technology for a while...

The Tech behind HVD

Friday, 25 November, 2005

Running for cover

Here comes Google...


Ushering in a new era in technology and optimization.


Anyone worried? Everyone apparently.


Who's Afraid of Google? Everyone.


Awesome read

Thursday, 24 November, 2005

X BOX 360

Yes

Justification for my interest in X-Box 360. As anyone who knows me well will tell you, I love consoles... but I swear by my pc. However I knew when I read abt the 360 that things were gonna change. I read the specs and I was hooked. Hopefully sometime in the nearby future, I will be able to save enough to get this piece along with some games.


Now on to this post.

I love winsupersite. I believe no one covers windows quite as well as Paul Thurrott.

And he has a huge review of the x-box. Even if you are not a fan of gaming or consoles in general, check out the review just to read abt the sheer awesomeness of the technology behind the x-box. I know this thing has its detractors as well, but then so does everything.


Xbox 360 Review
As some of you may have noticed, my posts have not been upto their regular frequency.

This is because I am in a process of sorting out my content. There seems to be a lot of stuff I wanna blog about and instead of doing a masala mix as I have been doing the last 2 1/2 years, I am going to operate x number of blogs as per x type of content.


Hopefully, I can get the show on the road soon.. till then... expect probably one interesting link a day or something in that range.

Wednesday, 23 November, 2005

A haunting prophecy

Could this guy actually be telling the truth?


And I wonder if that Wired post he mentions written 10 years ago was based on netscape or yahoo? Or maybe Microsoft?


Chronicle of a corporate death foretold.

Tuesday, 22 November, 2005

The First View

First major review of the 360 is out. Ironically, its by PC Mag.

Anyway, bottom line is good.... so skeptics can calm themselves.


XBOX 360 review

Wiki Hacks

This guy is on fire.


Now he's got 10 hacks for everyones fav information source : Wikipedia

Ten Wikipedia Hacks


I hope he keeps the good stuff coming....

Monday, 21 November, 2005

Enemy of the state?

Is this where paranoia takes you?

Lets talk about Google


Me personally, I think these are the nice guys. And I certainly hope they're sticking around for a while.


Sure, Google owns my life. They host my mail, this blog, my pictures and my searches. But hey, I'm not complaining.

Saturday, 19 November, 2005

Tips on blog posts

A good article that gives a blogger who is stuck in a rut ideas to do some good posting.


10 Killer Post Ideas

Friday, 18 November, 2005

Office 12

No witty captions needed for this one.


First screenshots and reviews and previews of the Office 12 beta are out.

The one stop shop for everything : Wikipedia

Thursday, 17 November, 2005

Nob and Nobility

A great page for information on the British Monarchy


Royalty has always fascinated me and since yesterday when I came across a great article over at HowStuffWorks, I began hunting for information and my first stop was obviously wikipedia.

Whether you agree with the concept or not, you have to admit it is intriguing.

Courtesy Wikipedia

The net showdown

A huge clash went down last night.

Somehow there was a control crisis between the US and other parties in regards to the control and maintainence of the internet.


Deal struck


And yet, there seem to be some elements of anarchy.

Dead or Alive

A good article exploring the recent media circus of scepticism surrounding Microsoft's plans for Windows Live



Courtesy : InformationWeek


Quote "The Microsoft doubters are at it again. Skeptics are questioning Microsoft's ability to deliver on the "Windows Live" strategy outlined recently by Bill Gates and Microsoft CTO Ray Ozzie. If history is a lesson, however, it's a mistake to underestimate Microsoft, a company that has repeatedly shown an ability to catch up to competitors when it falls behind, as it often does. And Microsoft has advantages in the world of Web software that even Google may find hard to match" EndQuote




Wednesday, 16 November, 2005

The seeds of science

New website going high on the web's pop charts


Seed Magazine


Definitely wanna check it out

The 360 View


Oh sweet moses,

Its here


First pictures of the X-Box unpacked

Tuesday, 15 November, 2005

Hyrbid Theory

A fascinating article on the effectiveness of hybrids.


A must check-out


From OmniNerd

Tales of the Crypt

Cryptology.


A very secretive art defined and explained in a really neat way


Overview of Cryptology

Monday, 14 November, 2005

In who do we trust?

How Stuff Works - Converting currency into gold bullion


A good stub of information.


Just imagine how easy it is for money to lose its value.


Monday Blues and some Reds

Another monday afternoon in the office.

Nothing much has happened today.. and looks like thats the way its gonna be for the rest of the day as well.

Oh and shout out to my dad who turned 53 today.


Friday, 11 November, 2005

The force of the force

Pretty cool idea

Proves that free time and boredom does result in something productive and interesting once in a while


Basically, this guy decided to compare the star wars movies by watching all of em at the same time...

Don’t believe me or make sense of anything, check out the link here

When you wish upon a blog

Fantastic stuff


If you had to make a wish, what would it be?

Be anonymous, that’s the idea. Wish what you want, when you want.

Houston, we have a solution

I wanted to learn how to build a paper airplane... cause I have never done this before in my life.

Perfect website found.

Thursday, 10 November, 2005

X-treme control

If anyone was gonna do it, it was gonna be Msoft...

And now they have.

A controller for X-Box AND for the PC

Indie movie list

Cool list

50 greatest independently made movies of all time



I just love compiling such lists in my firefox bookmarks


8mm

Cool Tips for you all to take better pictures

Courtesy of Kodak





Wednesday, 9 November, 2005

Risky Business

A twist on the old classic


Risk via Google Maps

Monkey Business

Finally, the age old question has been answered

If an infinite number of monkeys were at an infinite number of typewriters, would the work of Shakespeare eventually come out?

Answer over at askphilosophers



I always did think it was possible… just never bothered to sit down and compile a proof.

Around the world in 80 seconds

Phew…. What a head rush!!!!

Check out the link below to see some of the most famous sites around the world via Google maps.

Pretty cool stuff

Tuesday, 8 November, 2005

360 Degrees

Nice

Awesome package; if this does not entice ps3 fans, don’t know what will

X-Box 360 bundles

Sleepless

And just when I was thinking of trying out a nu-age sleep cycle, I come across this article.

The Consequences of Excessive Wakefulness

Obviously, college students are exempt from this problem.

Slick Deals

The title says it all.

Excellent website for the latest and coolest deals

Slickdeals.net
[Listening to: Beautiful Day - U2 - Best Number One Singles In The World Ever (4:07)]

Monday, 7 November, 2005

Great balls of fire

Is this a hoax?

New source of seemingly unlimited energy found


For the sake of mankind’s future, I hope not



Flashback

Forbes presents: Time Capsule


Now you can send an email to anyone including yourself after a long delay.

Write about your life, your friends and get the ultimate flashback even twenty years from now.

Got to think of something creative to write… somewhere along the lines of Back to the Future

Monday again..

Crazy week-end.. with music, food, drinks and some X Files


Oh, and new pictures on the photo blog


Saturday, 5 November, 2005

Its been a while..

Finally, after five long months, my computer has returned to its sanctum sanctorum..

Expect pics definitely more often now....


Quote - A long life

Great Quote by I. F. Stone
"If you live long enough, the venerability factor creeps in; first, you get accused of things you never did, and later, credited for virtues you never had."

Tube takin a beatin

Breaking news: People choose computer over television

Hmm… I wonder why?

The Poll as reported on The Shifted Librarian



Friday, 4 November, 2005

Philosophize this!!

Wow, are you kidding me?

Where was this site (Ask Philosophers) hidden all this time? People who say I get too philosophical at times are right; I will certainly be lurking around here.

Watch this space for excerpts soon….

Star Works

No way could this link wait for some other time.


How the Death Star works


This post goes out to my buddy Justin – one of the craziest star wars fans I’ve met.

Template change

The title says it all.

I decided to change the template today as the last one was a bit too much on the eyes... or thats the feeling I got earlier today.


Plan on changing the template for the pictures blog as well sometime this week-end. I have a template already selected which will debut with the next batch of pictures to go online.


Drop me a line if you like the change....


The Science of Sudoku


Really fascinating stuff


I like to solve these regularly at work to get my mind going

The Sudoku Wiki

The Desktop Wars

Will be interesting to see how this one plays out.

I mean, can Google wrest control of the Desktop away from Microsoft in time for Vista?

Google Desktop 2 Blog

Flight Plan

Cool.

Flight patterns observed to create visual gratification

Flight Patterns - Traffic as seen by the FAA



Thursday, 3 November, 2005

Audiophile

HilariousAudiophile : The Truth

Video-Star

More goodies from google... the new santa who delivers 365 days a year

Google Video Goodness

What a chase!

Fantastic game and an awesome performance.


India wins in style.


Got Glue?

I am going linky happy here today.. being back after a nice break does that sometimes.. anyway this one is the old classic.


If you ever want to know how to glue one thing to something else, don't go any further.


I trust some of my cousins and buddies can find some lets just say "devilish" ways to use this info.

This to that

Living Colors

Awesomeness once again from somewhere on the web.. and once again my job to find it and brink it to you.

Now this beauty is all about finding the right color combo... be it for a house wall or for a website..

Use it and have fun..

Color Scheme Generator


The above link is for the FAQ... navigate for the online app or download for offline use from same link above.




Great Pyramid of ?

Cool website which generates population pyramids (graphs that show the distribution of population by age and sex) for most of the countries in the world.


Do check it out

IDB Population Graphs



Happy Diwali

Wishing everyone a truly happy Diwali

Had a blast in Indore where I have been going to spend Diwali since time immemorial.


Hopefully post some new pictures this week-end. (fingers crossed)