Friday, September 30, 2005
Thursday, September 29, 2005
Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Brian Viner writes about the frenetic pace of the current Ashes series and wonders what happened to Test cricket as he knew it"
I was ROTFL after reading this quote. Reminded e of the good old days when day listened to Vijay Merchant's show:)
Sunday, September 25, 2005
Don't know if I blogged this before. Great pic of work. More interesting as the link which pointed me to this called it the "Walking Decrypter" Kind of an apt name:)
Saturday, September 24, 2005
iPods and Fat Clients (Windows) are "historical oddities"… by ZDNet's David Berlind -- ...according to Dan Gillmor's account of an interview of Sun CEO Scott McNealy done by D co-host Kara Swisher. As I've written elsewhere, I agree on the iPod (Can Sun capitalize if that's so?). But the fat client? I wouldn't write the obituary just yet.
As I pointed out earlier - I really like the fat client. I always find fat client applications ahve a certain polish which I do not find in thin client applications.
via Scripting News.
P.S: Personally I still love stand-alone OS's to Web based applications:)
Friday, September 23, 2005
Google's lacklustre Blog Search
Google: the tale that's wagging the blog?
link obtained from latest newsletter of www.experts-exchange.com
Thursday, September 22, 2005
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Something that worries me at times.
Consider the following:
"All in all, in some cases open source may have more eyeballs on it. Are those eyeballs looking for security problems, though? Are they doing it in a structured way? Do they have any compelling incentive? Do they have a reason to focus dozens or hundreds of hours on the problem to approach the level of effort generally given to a commercial audit? The answer to all of these questions is usually no. A good deal of software doesn't get examined for security at all, open source or not. When it does, commercial software tends to receive much more qualified attention."
For more read the article.
How did I reach here? O'Reilly again. While persuing their site for some books I repeatedly saw this word as a link for many books and thought I would check it out.
As usual my curiosity was piqued and I wanted to find out more. My initial feeling was that it was a lemur. However I was wrong and in the process found out about a completely different animal - a tarsier.
A day well spent!!! :)
The main link of this article will send you to the article of the lady who started this trend.
Also visit this link for info about why some of the O'Reilly book do NOT have animal covers.
Monday, September 19, 2005
Interesting article. Gives me an impetus to learn some more languages so that I can come up with a list of my own:)
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The circumstances was the death of one of the co-drivers Michael Park. If he had not taken the penalty he would have won the series as the rest of the stage ahad been cancelled. Pretty decent of him to not win in these circumstances.
This is one of the great things about Rallying. Competition more often than not is with oneself and not the kill em' all attitude that other sports require. Now if only the showcasing of Rallying was made better:(
Thursday, September 15, 2005
Wednesday, September 14, 2005
Thursday, September 01, 2005
Well things have changed and more often than not the songs nowadays seem to complement the video:)
Check the most expensive of these videos.