Friday, August 31, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
By the way, clicking on this badge takes you to Indiblogger.in, the latest in a series of adventures taken up by the err, drunken monks. This site is for now, a directory of blogs by people of Indian origin. We have a lot more in store for the future. But what you can do right now is to click the above badge, register your blog on the site and best of all, pick one of the badges to proudly display on your site!!. Like we say, "Feed your blog often or it will die".
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Wikipedia mentions in its article - "By spreading questionable information about the drawbacks of less well known products, an established company can discourage decision-makers from choosing those products over its wares, regardless of the relative technical merits. This is a recognized phenomenon....."more here.
Its kinda disgusting to see that this is an accepted business strategy and well, part of business ethics. Ethics as in, its an accepted practise!!. Well, its also quite ironical to see that though IBM was accused of starting this practise, it itself was at the receiving end when SCO launched a series of FUD attacks against it!!.
Well, how can I talk about Open Source and FUD and not mention Microsoft in the same sentence? Hehe, I just did it!!. Also reading up on this incredible book - "Open Sources - Voices From The Open Source Revolution" and some information on the web (more like Wikipedia), I came across the Halloween Documents. These were a series of internal memos and whatnot that Microsoft was circulating amongst its staff about Linux and the Open Source Movement. Its kinda funny that though Microsoft is so derisively dismissive of Linux et al in the open, its actually a little worried about the inroads that Open Source is making!!. These documents have been comprehensively ripped by Eric S Raymond and he has done a great job of it.
You can read up on Eric's article here and the Halloween Documents FAQ here.
Want to join the bandwagon? Be part of the FOSS Exhibition in December this year!!.
Monday, August 20, 2007
Since 1997, the GNOME project has grown from a handful of developers to a contributor base of coders, documentors, translators, interface designers, accessibility specialists, artists and testers numbering in the thousands.
As the leading user experience platform for Open Source and Free Software operating systems, GNOME has received massive commercial adoption and support among distributors such as Novell, Red Hat, Sun Microsystems and Ubuntu, and software vendors targeting those platforms such as Eclipse, Google, Mozilla and VMWare.
Friday, August 17, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Another interesting aspect of Payperpost is the fact that you get to meet other people doing the same thing on their site. You can exchange tips and other tidbits of information.
I am looking forward to having some fun and getting paid for it..
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Click here to read the official Nokia Press Release....
And click here to check if your mobile is in this list and check the serial no of your battery....
Monday, August 13, 2007
usage : tr.v., -at·ed, -at·ing, -ates.
1. To cause to become unfriendly or hostile; estrange: alienate a friend; alienate potential supporters by taking extreme positions. See synonyms at estrange.
2. To cause to become withdrawn or unresponsive; isolate or dissociate emotionally: The numbing labor tended to alienate workers.
3. To cause to be transferred; turn away: “He succeeded . . . in alienating the affections of my only ward” (Oscar Wilde).
4. Law. To transfer (property or a right) to the ownership of another, especially by an act of the owner rather than by inheritance.
The standard, Five-in-one Card Reader supports CF/XD/MS/SD/MMC cards. In addition, there is also a USB 2.0 connection for maximum compatibility. With the built-in stereo speakers, you don't need any extra cables to plug an external speaker. However all products have 1/8'' headphone out for more private use. The infrared remote control (included with the price) offers an easy access to the settings and preferences of your photos.
Wow, I think I'll lay my hands on one of these.
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Friday, August 10, 2007
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Leave my phone machine by the radar range
"Hello it’s me, I’m not at home
If you’d like to reach me, leave me alone!!"
Click the above link to listen to this song and others by her.
Got this off DownloadSquad. My all time favourite tech blog!.
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Interesting. In this time when they have handed out umpteen death and life sentences out to various people of the Mumbai bombings, I was reminded of the Gujarat pogrom. A systematic, well-planned massacre that took place in Gujarat some years back. I don't think anyone has been convicted. Hmm, some even have offices of position these days. Aah, the irony.
Incidentally, that picture is of Qutubuddin Ansari, a tailor who was pleading with the mob at the time this picture was taken. He is now living in West Bengal at the behest of the government there.
Just an excerpt from Harsh Mander's writeup.... " What can you say about a woman eight months pregnant who begged to be spared. Her assailants instead slit open her stomach, pulled out her foetus and slaughtered it before her eyes. What can you say about a family of nineteen being killed by flooding their house with water and then electrocuting them with high-tension electricity. What can you say?"......
Read more on that here....
Got this nifty bit of information from SeoBlackHat.
Monday, August 06, 2007
Friday, August 03, 2007
Just scroll video forward to 1:42...Randy Rhoads would have been proud...
Thursday, August 02, 2007
Click to read the complete story in Alternet.