Sunday, February 27, 2005

Tom Peters!

My friend pointed to me this site tonight. (This is really great. People are helping me to put up the best sites for all of you. We are turning into a community!!!). What can I say about Tom Peters. Los Angeles Times calls him the father of the post-modern corporation. I personally haven't read his books. Nonetheless I will recommend his site, as a lot of people I trust have strongly recommended it.

[suggested by svenky]

Raaga - Cool place for Online Indian music

Check out this site if you like to hear hindi, telugu, or malayalam songs. Good collection of songs. If you want to downlaod songs then this is not the site for you. You can only hear music online here. Personally I like it as I rarely download music and it is cool to have an Amitabh channel playing online in the background through the day:) Oh! Before I forget the site is free:) As I always say: Njoy!!!

Update: SVR has given me another link for the Kanndigas out there who are missing the online experience. It also some devotional gems.

Update 2: Added wikipedia links to all the language words so as to give more info about some of the languages which make up India.

Friday, February 25, 2005

The Lost Notebook of Ramanujan

One of my heroes has always been Ramanujan. Especially since mathematics has always been an esoteric art to me, even though I myself have dabbled in graph theory and lattice theory at various periods of my life:)

One more interesting thing about this article is how I came about it. It was pointed in a blog on the Computational Complexity website and the author of this blog himself found it thorugh a Gmail ad in a mail discussing about complexity. So Gmail does help serendipity:)

[Via Computational Complexity]

Shakespeare Remixed:)

"Let me not to the marriage of true minds" the very first sonnet of Shakespeare I ever read. Remixed here and well-done at that. A must-read for all bloggers:)

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Google Blog

Brij liketh this search parameter (Though I am sore that the search for awesome car chases did not returne the Italian Job)

How to use PivotTables, Excel's data tool du jour

The most under-estimated and underused productivity tools ever has to be Microsoft Excel. Thelink is to a good article to help us just that little bit more towards using this unassuming spreadsheet's potential.

The Pilgrim

Was listening to this great number which was recommended by my sis-in-law. Great number. My fav part:
"Life is like a puzzle not pieced yet
Might take a village ever long to see that
Don’t break your ties with my pal compromise
And the kid you wanna be you can be that

Different ways to cook an egg

Was speaking to a friend when she had to pause as dinner was being served. Mention of food made me hungry. So I thought of having hard-boiled eggs. That reminded me to check for the exact instructions. The result - the link above:)

Another interesting site. Reminds of sites I used to do when i was younger, much younger:)

Herb Sutter - The future of Visual C , Part I

This was quite old (actually less than a month old, but seeing how time flies in the blogosphere,it is ancient!!!). I just downloaded the videos (Section 2 is here) Wonderful interview. Good to know that my favourite language is in good hands:)

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

A Byte of Python

Speaking of chilliesandchutney group we have a new member - Swaroop. He has a very active blog here. He is also the one who has written this online book. I am going to download it now, so if youa re waiting for reviews you will have to wait a while:)

[Via ChilliesandChutney messages]

India Food Survey

The tag line of this site is "A comprehensive, independent and unbiased guide to restaurants and bars in India". Quite a helpful site.
Thanks to Ashish from the Yahoo Group - Chillies&Chutneys for pointing out this site.

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Gorilla Foundation rocked by breast display lawsuit

This incident is best quoted by Cleveland zoo's publicist, Sue Allen, who said, 'Those of us in Cleveland would say: 'Only in San Francisco.' '"
What was the whole hue and Cry about. Follow the link to SFGate and read on.

[via JWZ's Live Journal]

Old tetris in narrower dimensions!

This is a 110% must visit site for any Tetris fan. Please, Please, Pretty please do check out the high scores.

[Via Google Blogoscoped]

Orange see Red instead of taking it Easy!!!

"Does Orange own the color orange?" Check out the link above for more details.

[via Engadget]

Adamond ZK1: 2GB Flash Player : Gizmodo

This I would like to have.

[via Gizmodo]

Could Sony Upstage Apple in the future

I have no idea if it will upstage the iShuffle. However it is nice to have a choice. The enjoyable stuff will be watching the two huge giants of proprietary and closed systems slug it out. Will it become a reality? Will Creative prevail? Lets wait and watch.

[Via Gizmodo]

Microsoft and your potential!

Like the falsh demo. Those tablet PCs look look. For more info hop over to the connoisseur's lounge.

Monday, February 21, 2005

A F**King Good Band!!!

Check out the sound clips. Not bad; not bad at all. Good lyrics too. Check this out from their song "Soul Corporations":
"Behold the soul corporations, the spiritual supermarts…
Dispensing salvation with a price tag.
Mocking the truth that resides in our hearts…
Paralysing the human concience, with practiced art."
Doesn't hurt that they are from Kerala:D
Check it out mates. I am sure you will not be disappointed. If you do, hey, I am always here;)

Knoppix helps restore Windows partitions:)

Hey! I absolutely love the Knoppix idea. However I must confess that it just did not strike me to look at it the way Scott Granneman did at The Unofficial Microsoft Weblog. The link for this article is his recommendation.

Update: OOps I did not mean 'restore partitions'. I meant to say that you could recover your files. OOPS again:)

[Via theunofficialmicrosoftweblog]

Windows more secure than Linux????

Read it and flame on:) My two bits. I still think that for the lay consumer a windows machine is really better and more secure than a Linux machine. Of course i have no idea of how Mac fits in the equation.

Saturday, February 19, 2005

Bill Gates interviewed on ABC news

This is the transcript of Bill Gates interview by Peter Jennings for ABC news. I found the interview quite interesting. Its funny how when I was a kid IBM was the big bad wolf and Bill Gates was the hero (face it! all of us were ga-ga about how microsoft scored one over IBM). Then into my college life Bill Gates became the Big Bad Wolf. However from the time he has become the Software Architect I am liking his direction again. Mind you i am not a fanboy, and I guess i will never be, but hey it ain't that bad either. Guess we will have to make a call on Microsoft policies on an issue-to-issue basis.

[Via "TheUnofficialMicrosoftWeblog"]

Friday, February 18, 2005

I am confused, what about you?

Hey dudes, what do you think? Is it an optical illusion or just a moving .gif. Help me out here!

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Ash on Letterman

A 13 Mb wmv file. For people who are interested. Thanks to Sarat for sending the link.

Update:Just checked the video out. Not too bad actually, though I was put off slightly by the accent.

A must watch video from DEMO

This was a classic piece of marketing according to me. Just stopped short of being cheesy. i can visualize this happening in between all the dry presentations:)

[Via Scobelizer]

Why I Like Scoble & the Fox hits a new high

This is the reason I like Scoble He says it straight as he thinks it. However he is not blunt to the point of stupidity. Just another practical and honest man! Brij like! I love Firefox too. In the past month i have come to know that it is not as liked or used in my immediate surroundings as I would like. The fact that most intranet sites and bank sites are set up sepcifically for IE does hurt it. Well! To each his own! I love it and am happy it is doing well. Will I go a far as to help evangelize it in this manner? I don't see I think that is a tad too rude:) What say you?

Update: Check out Mark Hughes post for some flip-side comments on Scoble. personally I think that it sounds like a raving lunatic. But hey! I am just a lay developer.

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Cool commentaries on the MP3 market

Hello dudes. I left my workstation in the hands of my friend and when I came back I found this site open. Found it to be a cool site so decided to tag it here. njoy!!!

A visit to a connoisseur!!!

Hey folks, one of my mates has put up a new blog. Please pay him a visit at the above site. About this guy, he is passionate, highly opinionated and good with words. Good enough reason to pay him a visit, don't you think?

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Shoe Lacing Methods

So you thought that there were only one or two ways to tie your shoes? Think again!

Monday, February 14, 2005


Ha ha ha ha ha ha...I cannot stop laughing. Can't write any more ...just go to the site:)
[via Adam Curry's site]

Sunday, February 13, 2005

Color Picker

Got this one either from an Endgadget feed or a Gizmodo feed or both. Really Really Cool. You have to see it to believe it. Will this be the future of our searches?

Saturday, February 12, 2005

An interesting take on a classic.

I saw the link at scripting news. So I thought it fair to point you to scripting news (a site whose link one MUST have. Just click on the link where Dave speaks about what makes him smile:) Well worth the effort!!!

About the Chief Humanising Officer

This was an article in The Economist. Scoble has gone ahead and humbly spoken about how he is not 'the one' but rather one of many. Awfully decent of him to do that. However the main story in this report is the fact that the blogosphere is indeed a medium of relations and contacts and trust and it does put a human face to a cpmpany when the face being presented is human enough. Trust as usual is an interesting idea but one that can be severly misused(like the McD ads concerning the Lincoln Fries - just google that one as I do not have a link handy:)). Yet there is hope :)

Thursday, February 10, 2005

IT Conversations - a real kewl site.

Hello matey's,
I have been thinking of getting one more blog (in addition to my normal blog - "... a glitch in the matrix") to put up links that I like and wanted to share. Blog rolling would not be enough. An analogous site to what I am trying to do here would be Scoble's link blog.

Anyway I wanted to start the blog with a plug for one of the best sites I have visited - ITConversations (Doug Kaye's baby).

This site is into podcasting...and they have great interviews and conference notes in both mp3s and aac modes.

Nuff said...go there right now:)