Tuesday 31 January 2006

Ta-da not just a magician's word

Started using a new web 2.0 based slick app called Ta-da lists. Everything is online so you don't have to install or download anything.

To do list, simple, easy, fast, sharable: Ta-da List

A great way to keep track of tasks you might want to complete. Create unlimited to-do lists. A good way to organize your busy and cluttered life.

Quotes for the day

Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
- Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake.
- Chessmaster Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower (1887-1956)

Monday 30 January 2006

Catalog This

Cool idea becomes cooler creation.

LibraryThing

Awesome page to basically catalog your library.

Bonus : Features tags and supports del.icio.us

Friday 27 January 2006

Quotes for the day

Quotes for the day.

Today's feature is George Gordon Noel Byron, 1788 - 1824, the famous English Poet

But words are things, and a small drop of ink, falling like dew, upon a thought, produces that which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think.

There is no such thing as a life of passion any more than a continuous earthquake, or an eternal fever. Besides, who would ever shave themselves in such a state?

Thursday 19 January 2006

Hitched

No. Not me.

My sister actually. Which is why I'll be out of town for the next week or so...

Hence, no posting for a week. When I come back though, expect to see lot of pics of Indian Weddings on my photo blog.




See ya

Wednesday 18 January 2006

The Wallpapers

No, its not a name of any band.. although that would be cool.

Anyway, a nice collection of some very high quality background images

Veer Ideas Wallpaper


Enjoy

You might need to register to view the full prints.... it is free though.

Tuesday 17 January 2006

The Denial of Perspective

A cool link with some wicked pictures.

Basically this guy paints a room in weird formations and when looked at from a certain angle, it all makes sense.

Just go look at the link if you think I'm not making any sense


Notes on the Denial of Perspective

Blind spots

All about blind spots. Scary.

Blind spots

Last.fm

 Oh and I love the new last.fm


Friday 13 January 2006

Good Friday

Is it really?

Its Friday the 13th; thats for sure.

For info about this day see the wikipedia entry here and see snopes.com debunking the myth here

No more posts today or tommorow as I am going to be out of town for a biz brainstorm/time-out trip.


Let me get a quickie quote for the day:-

Making a wrong decision is understandable. Refusing to search continually for learning is not

- Philip Crosby


Lets make it two. This one on paranoia:-

I envy paranoids; they actually feel people are paying attention to them

- Susan Sontag



Goodbye.

Thursday 12 January 2006

Pretty Huge Deal

The title of the link below says it all.

How to Write a PhD Thesis

This one is for my dad who wants to get a Ph.D someday.

The small stuff

Yes.

The best quotations <= 10 words. Really good stuff.

The World's Best Quotes in 1-10 Words

Happy Reading

Wednesday 11 January 2006

Quote for the Day

A good conversationalist is not one who remembers what was said, but says what someone wants to remember

- John Mason Brown

Inside the Numbers

An interesting link for learning just how to read maths better. I wish I had access to such stuff back in the day.

How to Read Mathematics

Quote:- Mathematics is "a language that can neither be read nor understood without initiation"

Edward Rothstein


Umm.. the above is not part of quotes of the day.

Lend me your ears

From the When in Rome..... department

Great structure and lots of reading material. I will check back on this once I am finished with my current work related activites.


The Roman Empire

Tuesday 10 January 2006

Quotes for the day

Abraham Lincoln -

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.


Jalal-Uddin Rumi, 1207 - 1273 -

You were born with wings; why prefer to crawl through life?

Gin & Juice

Extratasty Get Your Booze On!

Finally a collaborative hub for alcoholics to get together and exchange and archive all those special recipes.

Good stuff..


Time don't let it slip away,
Raise your drinking glass
Here's to yesterday


---Aerosmith

Monday 9 January 2006

Quote for the day

Today's quote

Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance

Rabindranath Tagore, 1861 - 1941

Economic Freedom 2006

Index of Economic Freedom 2006 - Countries

The newly released list does offere some surprises. These include:-

USA at 9
Saudi Arabia at 62
China at 111
India at 121
Iran at 156

Iraq was not graded

Saturday 7 January 2006

I'm lovin it

So busy since 2:00 PM today which was almost 8 hrs ago.

So much confusion

So much running around

But you know what... I'm loving my work.

Quotes of the day

Quotes of the day


Warren Buffett

The only time to buy these is on a day with no 'y' in it.

Voltaire

Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes.

Writer's Block

Science Fiction Writer Robert J. Sawyer: How to Write


Some great tips for budding sci-fi writers.

Friday 6 January 2006

The Enigma Exp

Wow.. what an awesome night.

Just got back from club enigma at the J.W.marriot 10 mins ago... and so buzzed.

Which is why this post might be a little bit fuzzy... so much fun. Went in with Pial and had a blast dancing to some great hip-hop tunes. Met some cool brits from essex and some Indian doctors from Rae Barelli? I think.

Anyway.. good to be pretending to be somebody else for a while and good to be shakin to some of the best r&b/hip-hop tunes this side of Flipside. Hey, that rhymes... anyway... off to bed after I check my bloglines feeds.

Thursday 5 January 2006

Pi Charts

Quote for the day:

A little off course today.

A sentence to remember the value of II. The same value which has the property of tormenting school boys for two-three years.


"How I want a drink, alcoholic of course, after the heavy lectures involving quantum mechanics. All of thy geometry, Herr Planck, is fairly hard...:


3.14159265358979323846264..."

The Food Timeline

The Food Timeline

Quote " Ever wonder what foods the Vikings ate when they set off to explore the new world? How Thomas Jefferson made his ice cream? What the pioneers cooked along the Oregon Trail? Who invented the potato chip...and why? Welcome to the Food Timeline."


Interesting page

Wednesday 4 January 2006

Down with a Sickness

So tired.

Its been a really busy day.

Gearing up for a big presentation on Friday. Also had a lot of misc tasks to take care of around work.

Oh and to top it off, feeling doozy does not help. Sucks cause I had to miss my work out this morning because my whole body was aching and I don't think it had everything to do with my workout yesterday.

Tuesday 3 January 2006

Powerful points

“Let the Good Times Roll” by Guy Kawasaki: The 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint


Awesome ppt tips..

A must check out

Cat Calls

Cat Calls 911 to Help Owner, Police Say - Yahoo! News


Meow.... cool cat

Funny stuff

The Hitchhiker's guide

Quote for the day

Douglas Adams

"You live and learn. At any rate, you live."

Monday 2 January 2006

Finding my religion

Fast Facts on Hinduism - ReligionFacts


Huh... some facts I myself was unaware of. Seems to be a good website.

I'll keep checking in from time to time now that its on my del.icio.us list.

Happy Birthday Asimov

Isaac Asimov was born at Petrovichi, Russia on this day in 1920. One of the finest writers of all time. And thats not even taking into account his sci-fi pedigree.

And on that note, here is today's quote for the day.

Suppose that we are wise enough to learn and know - and yet not wise enough to control our learning and knowledge, so that we use it to destroy ourselves? Even if that is so, knowledge remains better than ignorance.

- Issac Asimov

Million Dollar Page

eBay.co.uk: Own The Last 1,000 Pixels on MillionDollarHomepage.com

What an awesome idea.

Have a million pixels on a page. Sell off pixels at 1$ per... awesome.

Now the kid has put the final 1000 pixels on ebay and as of now as got an offer for 6 grand or something. Bloody Brilliant.

Sunday 1 January 2006

New Year Quote

Quote of the day:


I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity.
- Gilda Radner