Saturday, 31 December, 2005

The New Year

Wishing everyone a truly memorable start to the new year.


Plan to get hammered tonight.


Cheers.

Friday, 30 December, 2005

The History of the Universe in 200 Words or Less

The History of the Universe in 200 Words or Less


Woo-Hoo

Always thought of doing something like this. Good job. And as a bonus there are links to the rest of history as well.

Thursday, 29 December, 2005

The Wall

India builds a 2,500-mile barrier to rival the Great Wall of China - Asia - Times Online


The writing is certainly on the wall for all the illegal immigrants who try to cross over into India every year.

Although I personally think this is an extreme measure but sometimes drastic change is required.


I bet this makes the US wish they shared a land border with Cuba... Much easier to patrol.

Find what you love

Bravo.

Very moving. A must read for recent or future college graduates. You know what? A must read for anyone who wishes to be inspired by greatness


'You've got to find what you love,' Jobs says



on that note. the quote of the day

Greatness consists in trying to be great. There is no other way.


- Albert Camus



Get up. Stand Up

Neverlate 7-day Alarm Clock


Nice.

About time we see some innovations in time management and clocks.

10 Weight-Loss Myths

Cool read.

I used to believe in about 6-7 of those myths


MSN Health & Fitness - 10 Weight-Loss Myths: Don't Be Fooled!:

Wednesday, 28 December, 2005

Quotes of the Day :-


Russell Baker

"People seem to enjoy things more when they know a lot of other people have been left out of the pleasure."


Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I...I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.


Man on the Moon

A good quicky on why man is trying to goto the moon again


hint : "science, inspiration and resources"

Tuesday, 27 December, 2005

Quote of the Day

C. S. Lewis - We are what we believe we are.







Creme de la tech

Impressive list.

The 50 Greatest Gadgets of the past 50 years



Quick Highlights:-


Ipod in at 2 Atari in at 7 PS2 is 11 Blackberry is 14

Gameboy is 26th ?????


Go read the list for more

Friday, 23 December, 2005

Analyse this..... and that

Been the most productive Friday I can remember in a long long time.


Spent the early part of my work time analysing a whole lot of tech companies for this financial research paper I am doing for my company.


It was really overwhelming at first but then slowly I got the hang of it and now 4 hrs later, I have finished the analysis of 6 different sectors in the IT industry from Microsoft to Seagate; from ebay to Google (my personal fav)


Anyway... now after this post, I'll be heading back to staring at a long & wide spreadsheet with lots of dollar signs and even more percentages...



Wish me luck.

Thursday, 22 December, 2005

In the city..

A cool Flickr page where people have gotten together to post about the transit strike in nyc.

Some are really nice photos.

A must check out

Wednesday, 21 December, 2005

A google holiday

Happy holidays from Google.


Google decided to be generous (again) and post some great tips on more uses for their search engine.


I did not know this but Google has made it very easy to track down toll-free numbers for a lot of major companies. So if there is a problem with any of your gifts, you know where to call.


Google Holiday Helper

Tuesday, 20 December, 2005

A good quote I heard on the way to work today.


" Nostalgia is like an grammatical sentence. You find the present tense and the past perfect. "


No taste

I figured out why exactly I did not post any links yesterday. It as due to the fact that one of my most favorite sources, My Del.icio.us was down due to power outage.


Anway, the service is back and so am I.

Its all Elvish to me...

No not Elvis..

I am talking about Elvish, the made up language of the Elves in the Lord of the Rings Universe.


Here is a guide to write your name in Elvish in 10 mins apparently.


Worth a look

Monday, 19 December, 2005

Monday

And yet another slow Monday.


Nothing much happening today.


Even though I know this is just the calm before the storm which will be coming in January... still I cannot wait for the next 10-15 days to be over already.


Thursday, 15 December, 2005

The Dead Zone

Wow... fascinating study being done near the tsunami epicenter and the findings are weird.. very weird.

"People found the area around the epicenter to be completely devoid of life"

Shocked scientists find tsunami legacy: a dead sea

Origins

A very interesting link which provides history of the naming of a lot of tech companies.

These include Google, Yahoo, Microsft, Apple, Intel, Cisco etc.


Company Names - Do you know this?


Cool.

Wednesday, 14 December, 2005

Tuesday, 13 December, 2005

Freq Updates

Discover a very easy way to routinely upload my latest bookmarks from del.icio.us to my blog.


Hope to automate this feature in the near future


Edit : Fixed the location to appear on the side bar below my links and above my bloglines blogroll.

Cool stuff

Elementary

Ah yes.

Without a doubt my favorite fictional character of all time.

The one and only - Mr. Sherlock Holmes

Monday, 12 December, 2005

Delicious

A very productive day so far.

managed to import my firefox bookies from work into my del.icio.us account.

Check it out

del.icio.us - tallguy171

Friday, 9 December, 2005

A perfect solution?

Good info on the legendary math problem called Fermat's Last Theorem.


And about the guy who cracked the 300 year old problem.


Damn Interesting

Thursday, 8 December, 2005

Biz Sins

Good writeup on the journal. The Wall Street Journal That is.,..


The Five Deadly Business Sins

.............We have a problem

Wow.. A few hrs I am away from the blogosphere and something just HAS to go down..


Proof of the power of social networks... somebody dugg the shooting of a flight passenger by an air marshal and within a few there was a complete wiki ready.


Man, things move fast in cyberspace.


Wednesday, 7 December, 2005

Say Cheese

Some good tips for budding shutterbugs everywhere...

Top 10 Tips for Great Pictures


Now time to start implementing the same.

Tuesday, 6 December, 2005

Wizards of the coasters

Aah... Goodness...

Labeled as the greatest roller coaster in the world... Awesome pictures. Check out the last two pictures.. hahah hilarious.


Pics from Greatest Coaster

Monday, 5 December, 2005

The road ahead - I

You Should Get a PhD in Liberal Arts (like political science, literature, or philosophy)

You're a great thinker and a true philosopher.
You'd make a talented professor or writer.



Well, glad got that one out of the way.

Mr. Greenbags


This one is actually a link incase my dad wants to catch up with his econ..


Anyway, not a bad link for anyone else to check out as well. Econ explained in a very different way... almost philosophically.


One lesson in Economics

Coke n Rum

Haha..

Not all urban legends are simply legends..


Thank you Scopes once again.

Drug Money

Saturday, 3 December, 2005

Nev n Dave » Top 10 tips for effective blog reading - part 1


Cool tips for reading blogs...


The guys recommend Bloglines as an aggregator.. so do I as it is very easy to use and you'll be addictied just like me.

Friday, 2 December, 2005

Live from the crime scene

HowStuffWorks.com Now presents .. drumroll : : How Crime scene investigations work.


Pretty informative stuff.


Don't try this at home... naah kidding... go ahead... just don't go around looking for a dead body.

Thursday, 1 December, 2005

Deep Impact

Another good link doin rounds around the block...


Some good pictures of bullets hitting things captured in slo-mo... good stuff

Survivor

How do you survive?


Now presenting excerpts from some worst case scenario handbooks.


Pretty good info to know for anyone and everyone.

Worst Case Scenarios