Sunday, October 15, 2006

Soldat Movies: Physics Centered Games

Soldat Movies: Physics Centered Games:

A good article whih points to a lot of web games which are centered around Physics.

Punch Ice Walls - stylishly

I really loved this one. All about clicking at the right time. Check it out. Real fun.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

The Package

Like the first part of Speed. Had a lot of fun with this one. And fyi I escaped :)

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

chaos: Your Personality Is Like Heroin

chaos: Your Personality Is Like Heroin

The reason why I ended up with all the quiz stuff:) Blame it on \n!!! :)

Blogthings - What Superhero Are You?

Blogthings - What Superhero Are You?: "
You Are Batman

Billionaire playboy by day. Saving the world by night.
And you're not even a true superhero. Just someone with a lot of expensive toys!

Blogthings - What American City Are You?

Blogthings - What American City Are You?: "
You Are New York

Cosmopolitan and sophisticated, you enjoy the newest in food, art, and culture.
You also appreciate a good amount of grit - and very little shocks you.
You're competitive, driven, and very likely to succeed.

Famous people from New York: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Tupac Shakur, Woody Allen

Blogthings - What Color Should Your Blog or Journal Be?

Blogthings - What Color Should Your Blog or Journal Be?: "
Your Blog Should Be Blue

Your blog is a peaceful, calming force in the blogosphere.
You tend to avoid conflict - you're more likely to share than rant.
From your social causes to cute pet photos, your life is a (mostly) open book.

Blogthings - The World's Shortest Personality Test

Blogthings - The World's Shortest Personality Test: "
Your Personality Profile

You are dependable, popular, and observant.
Deep and thoughtful, you are prone to moodiness.
In fact, your emotions tend to influence everything you do.

You are unique, creative, and expressive.
You don't mind waving your freak flag every once and a while.
And lucky for you, most people find your weird ways charming!

What Sort of Artist Should You Be?

Blogthings - What Sort of Artist Should You Be?: "
You Should Be a Painter

You have the vision, patience, and skill to bring your unique visions to canvas.
And you're even tempered enough not to cut your ear off in the process!

What Should You Major In?

Blogthings - What Should You Major In?: "
Your Scholastic Strength Is Deep Thinking

You aren't afraid to delve head first into a difficult subject, with mastery as your goal.
You are talented at adapting, motivating others, managing resources, and analyzing risk.

You should major in:

Foreign language

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Weebls Stuff - Shout N Dodge

Shout to control the ship - Neat flash game

Thinking ...: A night in San Francisco#comments

Great Balls of Fire;) 'Nuff said.

The Command and Control Management Method

The latest from Joel and as usual it is wonderful. I completely agree with his idea that a military style management funda will never work in the IT industry.

Zen Puzzle Garden - Miniclip Games - Play Free Games

A very relaxing game

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Temple employees issued religious diktat - - News on Temple employees issued religious diktat

Me hate this.

Imagining the Tenth Dimension - A Book by Rob Bryanton

As usual two pea-brained 11th and 12th dimension denizens were bickering over rocket science (for a 11th dimension denizen rocket science should be the equivalent of an electrons fart for us). I just thought the link I am posting may help give some understanding to the more ordinary among us:)

[Thanks to Chris Pirillo for the link]

India UncutWe're all monkeys. Messed-up monkeys

A must-watch You Tube video. Hop over to amit's post immediately...Hey why are you still here???

Bullet an endangered specie?- The Economic Times

Hey all you MBAs with Bullets - HELP!

Thursday, July 27, 2006

MacGyver Tip: Ziploc your stuff at airport security - Lifehacker

Real interesting and useful clues on how to make passing Airport security easier. i really need such hints as I alwasy end up with myraid stuff in my pockets when i reach the security - no idea how that happens:)

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

mThorN - Why I Don't Pay For Music

A pretty good reasoning for going in for subscription services. I never do listen to a lot of music - but for those who do this post is worth a read.

I Digg these games

10 seconds: Beautiful - simple and fast - my personal best - 6206

3D Logic: interesting but got tired after level 16

ClickDragType - Really love this one - still playing it = need to figure out the minigames on your own:)

cubefield : reminds me of the gmes of yore - especially when the speed increases and there is the night mode. My first try score was 272710


Worms So you thought worms was too easy for you ... thought you could just squirm around and have fun ... think again. I could not get past the second level.

digg labs

The site says it best:

"Digg Labs: A broader (and deeper) view of Digg
Digg moves very quickly, and has a great many stories submitted every day, so good material can sometimes fly by before you even know it. These interactive visualizations look beneath the surface of the Digg community's activities. "

I especially like the swarm - it almost seems like news is coming in organically.

A special request to Rahul D and karan to check it out, if they already haven't - that is.

Design Concept: Illume Display Shelf - Gizmodo

I realy like this concept for 3 reasons:
1. It is a beautifully simple concept.
2. Has the potential to be scaled for various purposes.
3. the design student is from my pal's univ.

Nuff said

Turning the web into 'sushi belts'

This link was from Dave's article that i posted earlier. I agree with Dave that it is quite a good explanation.

Let's ask what RSS is?

Dave almost takes on the techies again:)

Seriously - this is a good post cause I am often asked this and find it difficult to explain since I have seen it grow organically and never learned a specific definition for it.

Do pursue the links!

Famous logos as perceived in Web 2.0 land

Really beautiful work. Check it out.

Are Motorola execs hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobic?

Just liked that word:) neat post too.

And what is hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobic?

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Me want them pads.

Will surely help during the conf calls and the"other" calls;)

Now that's what I call cranking up the laptop:)

Now that is really cool. A realistic way to get computing to the hinterlands.

Monopoly ditches cash, goes plastic

Now that's called moving with the times.

Device uses waves to “print” on water surface

[via TechMeme]

Monday, July 24, 2006 :: Work/life Balance in the Law Firm

Very interesting article - quite connected to what I do - being in services industry myself:)

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Star Trek v/s Star Wars

This is one really fun video.
Thanks to MadMan for the link.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Picky Google

Absolutely hilarious [pun intended]
To quote Phillip :
"I think if Google would be were a person, it would be incredibly obnoxious"

Web 2.0 What is it and more...

This is a very good article. Follows its links for some clear idea on what Web2.0 is all about.

Monday, July 17, 2006

One hot bike this.

I really like this bike

[via Gizmodo]

Geeking with Greg: Starting Findory: The series

An interesting post - a series I intend to follow. I am also reading his amazon series at:

Dead2.0 » 11 Suggestions For Not Being a Dot-Bomb 2.0

Continuing from the Web2.0 game read the post that pointed me to it. A good realistic(albeit a cynical) look at Web 2.0.

Cerado's Web 2.0 or Star Wars Quiz

You think you kow your Web2.0 companies. Think again!!! - BTW I got 36 asright

Sagags » Cooking Breakfast On A Macbook

Now that's hot mate! I mean, Mac!!!
[via Engadget(]

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Friday, July 14, 2006

Fantasy EPL: Cultural Sensitivity

Fantasy EPL: Cultural Sensitivity

This is one really really funny take on the Zidane incident. A post worth visiting. Check it out.

{thanks to Nikhil from $group for the link.}

Monday, July 10, 2006

Some soft techie posts

First off I really like this definition from Guy Kawaski's Blog
Blogger. n. Someone with nothing to say writing for someone with nothing to do.
He goes on to teach us about the The Art of the Layoff

Next up are the Ten Insane Ideas for Microsoft by jledgard

Another interesting post was this old one titled The Corporate Weblog Manifesto. I really like this one.

Finally Anil Dash speaks about Making Something Meaningful


Thursday, July 06, 2006

Local Maximas are never a good idea - especially in urban planning

All of us know that Flyovers in Bangalore are a joke. For a more detailed example hop over to the MadMan's domain.

Turnips - a faux pas!?!

Check out Raoul's post for more. Personally I prefer eating potatoes:)

Monday, June 19, 2006

Google videos watched this weekend

The first video I watched was really really sick - I mean absolutely obnoxious - BIG WARNING - Do NOT Watch - the video is called PepsiGirl-Super Burp

Mario-Live - A MUST WATCh. The LIVE in the title does not refer to online(as in XBOX Live) Instead it actual means what it says - Live as in Alive. Check it out. Full marks for imagination and effort. Reminds one of the Ping Pong Matrix.

Football Skills One more compilation of football - well worth a watch in the present World Cup context.

Another MUST WATCH - a comedian showing dance styles froms th e60's to recent times - The Evolution of Dance

And finally got the chance to watch the trailer of The Inconvenient Truth.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

The mathematics behind tying the knot around your neck

No no no calm down - you will not find the logic behind the institution of marriage here:)
This is the mathematics behind tying the necktie.
For another interesting site on the same business hop over to:

Theory of tie knots

And to just learn:

Thursday, June 15, 2006

The science of World Cup soccer

A really cool article within the World Cup context.

Thanks to Sibin for pointing out a link to Wired:Elsewhere.

A Ring Tone Meant to Fall on Deaf Ears

Now this is just too cool:) If this leads to younger teachers I would not mind reattending school ;P

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Some links from Coding Horror's site

A mail I had sent my team-mates - may be useful to you too.

"Hello folks,

Spend what free time you have to peruse through these posts. Some may seem irrelevant but they are all useful. The third and the fourth are the most important.

Programmers and Chefs

Code Smells

Egoless Programming: You Are Not Your Job

The Ten Commandments of Egoless Programming

Power, Influence, and Copywriting

Writing, Speaking, and Programming

And now for some comic relief:

A Setup Conundrum


Saturday, May 27, 2006

Philipp Lenssen's list of 10 things you might not know about Google.

Of special relevance to me was his point 9 quoted below:

"9. Google comic book search.
While Google doesn't have its own comic book search engine, you can still achieve good results by going to Google Images, setting the file size to "Large images", and then searching for [comics]. Using this setting, you can also search for an artist's name, like ["john byrne"], ["john romita jr"], ["frank miller"] or ["daniel clowes"]. You might even have some fun adding your own speech bubbles to the comic book pages you find (use a free font like WebLetterer for best results)..."

Now to go over to google and try this.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Bluetooth (& Wi-Fi) tutorials.

Pretty good tutorials. Thought I would give a last try before I will disturb Sujith:)

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

"Raison d'être to Love British Summer"

A great "welcome to the summer" post by Piscean as he is happy with the advent of the British Summer.
Similarly Annon was quite thrilled with the advent of spring in the East coast of US. A philosophical day for him.

Mise à nu . 2005 . Reynald Drouhin

Nudes - ***** TOTALLY UNSAFE FOR WORK!!! *******

10 Things Teenage Writers Should Know About Writing

Very well written article. I think it is useful for everyone not just the teenagers.
Now can somebody please send this link to Kavya Madam.

Friday, March 10, 2006

The Dilbert Blog

The Dilbert Blog:
"Now all I had to do was convince my doctor(s) that I wasn’t nuts and that I had a very rare condition. As you might imagine, when you tell a doctor that you think you have a very rare condition, that doctor will tell you that it’s very unlikely. Your first impulse might be to point out that “very rare” is a lot like “very unlikely,” but you don’t do that, because doctors have wide latitude in deciding which of your orifices they will use for various medical apparati. So you go with the protocol which involves systematically eliminating all the things that are more likely."

That's classic Scott Adams.

Check out another of his gems that resonates with me:
...but I couldn’t speak in most situations. My entire personality depends on being witty and charming. Relying instead on my good looks isn’t a good Plan B. I learned that loneliness is only solved by speaking, and not by listening.

Check this post and the rest of his blog.

Thursday, March 09, 2006


Was Netaji in USSR after his supposed death? Why the secrecy over his life after 1945? What is the secret that the government wants to suppress. For this info and more hop over to the link above.

[Thanks to Hemant for the link]

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Oops...I discovered something:)

Wired 14.03: START: "The Best: Accidental Discoveries" - the common link between Viagra, Penicillin and Potato Chips:)

Free Games Online - Play Action Games Online - Download Cool Game Demos

"Man who can catch flies with chopsticks can accomplish anything"

- Mr. Miyagi

So do yout hink you are such a man. Try it out by clicking the link above. Fun flash game - called FlySui.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Shit happens

A wonderful wonderful T-Shirt message - I agree with the Rastafarians :)

Minority Report anyone?

This is a very kewl video regarding multi-touch screens. Me want:)

Monday, February 27, 2006


Hey I did not know "The Swami" was on the net. Kewl!

B'lore techies the best paid in India- The Economic Times

Very interesting article - especially wrt a lot of things that are going through my mind right now. The most troublesome statement for me is the following:
The study also noted that, for IT professionals, a management background may not hold good against post-graduation with technical background when it comes to earning the big bucks. An engineer armed with a technical masters degree garners annual average CTC of Rs 8.62 lakh per annum while an MBA candidate’s CTC stands at Rs 6.33 lakh per year.


Thursday, February 23, 2006

What is SOAP

No no no I ain't talking of Dove, Lux, Life Buoy or Chandrika. This is SOAP over HTTP stuff. No idea? Well then this link is perfect for you:)

The Eight Fallacies of Distributed Computing

Very Very Very important for everyone to read this at least ones. It applies to Distributed Computing but could equally well apply to any part of Computing, or for that matter any Engineering.

Good reference for Unix IPC/Socket/Multithreaded programming in C

This site is really good.

Some other good sites are:
1. Unix Multi-Process Programming and Inter-Process Communications
2. An Advanced 4.4BSD Interprocess Communication Tutorial

ashes and snow

This link was sent by Maggi's sis some time ago. Her mail quotes:

The Installation

Gregory Colberts Ashes and Snow is an ongoing project
that weaves together photographic works, three 35mm
films, art installations and a novel in letters.

Colbert collaborated with architect Shigeru Ban to
create the Nomadic Museum, the permanent home of the
exhibition as it travels around the world.

None of the images have been digitally collaged or
superimposed. They record what the artist himself saw
through the lens of his camera.

While Colbert uses both still and movie cameras,
the images are not stills from the film. These mixed
media photographic works marry umber and sepia tones
in a distinctive encaustic process on handmade Japanese

The artworks, each approximately five feet by eight feet,
are mounted without explanatory text so as to
encourage an open-ended interaction with the images.

Worth a dekko

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Domain Maximus: Sidin's guide to the greatest Indian cricketers of all time especially that period between 4 and 6 pm last week

The Mallu is back. After what was admittedly one of the most rib tickling post ever (was tired of writing funniest after seeing it appear in many posts) Sidin is back with his latest jaw-wrenching laughaton. Unluckily for Raoul this is what he says about Sachin;)
"Sachin Tendulkar: No one makes fun of Sachin. Not even me."

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Google Recipe Search

Google Recipe Search
Yup just what I wanted;)

Got this link from here

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Friday, January 27, 2006

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Recycling, Homesteading Style

Recycling, Homesteading Style

real interesting - it seems to have got bigger. need to check out more about this.