Monday, 27 February, 2006

Quotes for the Day

Today's quotes courtesy qotd.

Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts ... perhaps the fear of a loss of power.

Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them and pretty soon you have a dozen.

John Steinbeck, 1902 - 1968

Saturday, 25 February, 2006


Yet another saturday in the office sweating it out. Well not really cause the cooling here is great.

Another plus today is the fact that one of my co-workers has got some great music playing the past few hours.

He had just finished playing some Radiohead when Stairway to Heaven came up. It ended and I thought, 'You know what would be great right now? Hotel Cali' and surely, the song played next was the old Eagles classic.

Aah, goodness.

Thursday, 23 February, 2006

Quotes for the Day

Today's quotes have no theme:-

"Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung."
- Voltaire (1694-1778)

"I am become death, shatterer of worlds."
- Robert J. Oppenheimer (1904-1967) (citing from the Bhagavad Gita, after witnessing the world's first nuclear explosion)

The Gang of Eight

8 types of meeting attendees

Awesome. The true 8 types of people who show up for meetings.

Which one are you?

Wednesday, 22 February, 2006

RSS Guide

Guide to RSS

Bravo. A great guide written for the newbie trying to get into the whole RSS thingie.

Go read it and follow it.

Hitting it


Going for at least one general non topical post every day. Lets see how long I can keep it up.

Hit the gym hard today. Actually just got back from there. I started working out again after quite a long break last week-end. Hope to keep this non-stop for the foreseeable future. Granted that I don't quite know where I'll be in six months let alone a whole year.

I would also like to do sort of a group blog with people around the world soon... so if anyone is interested in trying out blogging or just wants to write a bit, drop me a line.

p.s any cousins out there reading this..  wanna try?

Tuesday, 21 February, 2006

Dear Diary

I really have to apologise to my blog for not updating it often. If you go into the archives and see what the first year's entries looked like, it was basically about my life. The things I did everyday. What I ate, what I studied, what I played.. basically sort of like a personal diary of sorts. Since then my entries have been about things I find interesting. These range from my Quotes of the day series to my frequent tech and sports related news linkings.

I really need to start posting some more stuff of my regular and not so regular activities.

It was so easy back then though. I was in college and we were always doing something exciting, fun and stimulating every single day. I firmly believed in Carpe Diem - Seize the day.

But now that I am in the grind - albeit not the regular 9 - 5 but the 2:00 till whatever-the-hell-time-I-get-off routine, fun activities have gotten scarce.

But I guess that what RL means. I just hope I can Carpe some weekends

More to follow:-

Monday, 20 February, 2006

Quotes for the Day

Today's Quotes :-

Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face, the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited, and the wealth and confusion man has created.
- Edward Steichen, 1879 - 1973

Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment; photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure.
- Tony Benn

Friday, 17 February, 2006

Quotes for the Day

Today's quotes

Wit is educated insolence.
   - Aristotle (384-322 B.C.)

My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you'll be happy; if not, you'll become a philosopher.
 - Socrates (470-399 B.C.)

Spam Rant.

What the hell is going on with Blogger lately?

Every day I get at least three spam posts here advertising everything from Viagra to Swiss Watches.

C'mon guys, fix up the system here.

Thursday, 16 February, 2006

Quotes for the Day - Bonus

I realized a few moments ago that I forgot to post quotes yesterday. Which is why I will be posting six today. 2 for today, 2 for yesterday and 2 as a bonus.

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance  -  Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.  - Jimi Hendrix

A witty saying proves nothing.
    - Voltaire (1694-1778)

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
    - Will Durant

If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough.
    - Mario Andretti

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
    - Henry Ford (1863-1947)

Wednesday, 15 February, 2006

The Skipping Stones

The mystery of the skipping stone

Cool stuff to know. The Physics behind one of the worlds most popular ways to kill time - skipping stones in water.

Tuesday, 14 February, 2006

A Fuller Life

Great stuff. Found a whole new world today. Comics based on one of my all time fav games : Half-Life 2

And not just silly comics. Real funny and well made comics.

Another case in example is the very well made Concerned

Aah... something to surely keep me busy for the next few days.

Quotes for the Day

I actually have a theme today. What else but love?

While I personally am not a fan of Valentines Day as I see it as nothing more than a corporate shenanigan, I do love the quotes I am about to post.. hence the theme.

There is time for work. And there is time for love. That leaves no other time.
- Coco Chanel, 1883 - 1971

Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so.
- David Grayson

Monday, 13 February, 2006

Quotes for the Day

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
- Antoine de Saint Exupery

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.
- Isaac Asimov

Friday, 10 February, 2006

Quotes for the day

All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusion is called a philosopher.
- Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered; an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered.
- Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936)

The ADDvantage

Adult ADD Strengths » Top 10 Advantages of ADD in a High Tech Career


Dunno, I might just have ADD cause everything mentioned seems to fit me.

Email Lifehacks

An awesome series of articles over at 43 folders. How to master something that has become such a big part of our lives namely email.

Recap: Becoming an Email Ninja | 43 Folders: "Becoming an Email Ninja"

A must read for all netizens out there.

Wednesday, 8 February, 2006

Out of time

So busy. Haven't had such a hectic day at work in months.

No chance to post anything useful today.

Tuesday, 7 February, 2006

Quotes for the day

So busy today... no posts other than these quotes which is why I'll be posting 4 for today.

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
- Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931)

Maybe this world is another planet's Hell.
- Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

Black holes are where God divided by zero.
- Steven Wright

And my fav out of these

We didn't lose the game; we just ran out of time.
- Vince Lombardi

Monday, 6 February, 2006


Good stuff from

Five good things to absorb while you’re still young

1. a lot of hippies are selfish, unpleasant, and not particularly funny
2. people who argue well aren’t necessarily right
3. cars are kind of a weird thing to spend a lot of money on
4. people will do things for you if you ask them as a favor
5. angry waiters totally do things to your food



Did you know?

That 'Facetious' is the only word in the Oxford English Dictionary where all the vowels appear in alphabetical order.

That 'Almost' and 'Effort' are the longest words in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.

Quotes for the Day

He who has a 'why' to live, can bear with almost any 'how'.

- Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters.

- Frank Lloyd Wright (1868-1959)

Saturday, 4 February, 2006

Saving made simple

A really good read on how to save some money by following some really simple tips.

Enjoy the savings

All about Black Holes

A very good compilation of FAQ's concerning Black Holes.


Everything you wanted to know but found difficult visualising.

Friday, 3 February, 2006

For Starters

Marked with a Toread tag in my bookmark collection was this little gem:-

100 Best First Lines from Novels

You can really tell a lot about a book maybe not by it's cover but by it's very first line. As such, the first line has to be able to draw you in and keep you interested for the rest of the novel.

Click on the link above for a sampling of the best. Its also a good tool for budding writers.

Quotes for the day

Today's quotes:-

Fame is vapor, popularity an accident, riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.

The illusion that times that were are better than those that are, has probably pervaded all ages.

- Both by Horace Greeley, 1811 - 1872

Thursday, 2 February, 2006

Quotes for the Day

Talent does what it can; genius does what it must.
- Edward George Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873)

The difference between 'involvement' and 'commitment' is like an eggs-and-ham breakfast: the chicken was 'involved' - the pig was 'committed'.
- Unknown

Space Time

Don't be scared off by the title of the link below

Relativity, Quantum Physics and the Universe

Some things are good to know despite your inhibitions.. and this is one of those things.

Go ahead and learn something intelligent for the day.

The Two Things - Intro

For every subject, there are really only two things you really need to know. Everything else is the application of those two things, or just not important.

The Two Things about the Two Things

1. People love to play the Two Things game, but they rarely agree about what the Two Things are.
2. That goes double for anyone who works with computers.

The Two Things about Innovation:
1. Innovation is inversely proportional to organizational strength.
2. Organizational strength increases with time.

If you have the two things for your area of expertise, drop me an email at the following address :-

ruman dot a at gmail dot com

Wednesday, 1 February, 2006

Quotes for the Day

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is.
- Jan L.A. van de Snepscheut

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.
- Thomas Jefferson

Small window after all

A nice little app that converts all open windows and apps into small windows allowing you to hover and open the app you want.


Cool concept