Monday, October 24, 2005

A must see video from RedHat.

Check out venky's blog for more here:

Official Google Blog: Guess what just turned 34?

Just a tag for myself. This is the "Gmail Engineer's" post on the 34th anniversary of the '@':)

Friday, October 21, 2005

Gypsy kings - Vo La Re karaoke

As the name suggests this is a karoke of a Gypsy King hit. I absolutely love this number - and so will you!!! A not-to-be-missed-link.


Thanks to Joshi Kaka for the link.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

[JoelOnSoftware] Set Your Priorities

"Custom development is that murky world where a customer tells you
what to build, and you say, 'are you sure?' and they say yes, and
you make an absolutely beautiful spec, and say, 'is this what you
want?' and they say yes, and you make them sign the spec in indelible
ink, nay, blood, and they do, and then you build that thing they signed
off on, promptly, precisely and exactly, and they see it and they are
horrified and shocked, and you spend the rest of the week reading up
on whether your E&O insurance is going to cover the legal fees for the
lawsuit you've gotten yourself into or merely the settlement cost. Or,
if you're really lucky, the customer will smile wanly and put your
code in a drawer and never use it again and never call you back."

This is what came into my inbox from Joel - the leader for his latest
article. As usual well worth a read - just jump to the following url.

Unsupported versions of RedHat of Spetember 2005.
Just a bookmark for meself:)

Red Hat Linux from Colgate to Shrike
Red Hat Linux 9 (Shrike)
Red Hat Linux 8.0 (Psyche)
Red Hat Linux 7.3 (Valhalla)
Red Hat Linux 7.2 (Enigma)
Red Hat Linux 7.1 (Seawolf)
Red Hat Linux 7 (Guinness)
Red Hat Linux 6.2 (Zoot)
Red Hat Linux 6.1 (Cartman)
Red Hat Linux 6.0 (Hedwig)
Red Hat Linux 5.2 (Apollo)
Red Hat Linux 5.1 (Manhattan)
Red Hat Linux 5.0 (Hurricane)
Red Hat Linux 4.2 (Biltmore)
Red Hat Linux 4.1 (Vanderbilt)
Red Hat Linux 4.0 (Colgate)

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

This is the new site put put there by Chris Pirillo. Check out more about the site here.

I like it!!! Why you ask? I just like the interesting idea of having the search put there directly in the url. Real time and money saver when connecting to the web via a mobile device.

For. eg. checking for brijwhiz, specifically in blog means that I access the url:

A default search on my name would be :

(the search itself is more like askjeeves - a collection of searches from most search engines.

Very Very interesting idea. Brij Liketh!!! Check it out!

{btw if you did not grok the title gada sounds like the hindid word for donkey!!!}

Yahoo! Podcasts

A place to search and store podcasts. Very very interesting! Gotta watch this site:)

US, Israeli game theory duo win economics Nobel

Interesting article.

Thanks to HImanshu for the link.

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Mallu Catholic Names...the Formula

Hey matey's,
One more viral mail which was just too hilarious. Good sense of humour is a compulsary requirement to proceed.

"Kindly pass this to others
No Offense Intended

how to name your kids as if you were a Mallu Christian

Statutory warning: If you are not South Indian it might be pointless reading further
Extra Statutory warning: If you are a mallu with the pride of Kerala in your loins DON'T read any further

It has been a well kept secret for eons, shrouded in mystery and mazes of
deceit, but finally Itty Boben Jacob Elias Kuruvilla from Pazhookaville,
near Thelmasherry, Kerala has consented to let us publish this classified
mallu formula, on the naming of mallu christian kids.

1. Select a combination of both the mother and fathers names. Eg: Suresh and Sharon = Susha or Joseph and Beena = Jobi.
2. The addition of a 'mon' (meaning son) or 'mol' (meaning daughter) is optional. eg: Sushamol, Jobimon
3. To attach a modern anglicised feel to the names, the mol or mon can be replaced with boy or girl. eg: Jobiboy, Sushagirl.
4. For the politically correct keralite family, mol and mon can be replaced by the universal 'kutty'(child), which can be used for both boys and girls!
Eg: Jokutty, Susikutty

Even parents having combination names can still give their children suitable names eg: Libi and Jobi = Lijo

However, in the scenario where the parents already have combination names that cannot form more comprehensible child names. Eg: Itty and Amukutty, would produce only Itam (which doesn't even sound like a name) or Amit (which is like Northie and stuff !!!), then
a. use an English word like Baby, Merry, Titty, Pearly, Smiley, Anarchy,etc.
b. use a combination of two English names that you think sound cool (but never cool enough) like Meredith + Gina = Megi, or Sharon + Darlene = Sharlene
c. Use a name from the Bible (and not Nebuchadnezzar ! Use one that even velliammachi can pronounce !) like Jacob, Sam, John, Joseph, Mathew, or Jijo!
d. Use a name that sounds like a cuss word but isn't. Eg: Boben, Prussy, Shagi, JustinTimberlake etc.

Note: The use of the letter 'j' is useful in the naming of sibling where names that sound alike are a novelty. Eg: Ajji, Sajji, Majji, Bhajji and Nimajji, or Sijo, Lijo, Jijo, Anjo, Panjo, Banjo.

UNIX Branching diagram

So you thought Unix was just one bright thought and one bright beam of light, huh! Well I think even Amsterdam railways will be simpler than the roots of present day *nix :)

via a dude from the PLUG

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Lazer Trip Alarm

If only I had this during my jerking days;)

via TPCU55

Star Wars Chronicles

"In the Star Wars Chronicles, fr. Roderick takes you to a galaxy far, far away to explore the mythology, the philosphy and the religious themes underneath the surface of the Star Wars movies. Messianic hope, vocation and celibate, fall and redemption, betrayal and fidelity are some of the many themes that George Lucas has woven into the tapestry of his epic saga, and this podcast explores them all."

I like Fr. Rodericks's take on Harry Potter. Will be checking out this set too. Really like this podcast. And I am in good company;):

Steve Has

The new viral mail in town

Bush would be happy with the viral mail making the rounds here with the following images. Normally they go direct to my junkpile. However these images are important at times if only to remind us that soldiers are humans too.

Maryamie: Things That Go Beep Beep Early In the Morning

No - this essay is not about the RoadRunner:)
This is the an essay from the blog of Maryam. A young blog - but well written. Tihs article was especially funny, in a creepy same-thing-happens-with-me kind of way:)

check it out!!!