Tuesday, May 31, 2005
An exception was an article this Sunday on the Royals of Gwalior- the Scindias. The article began with a comparison with the Kennedys, the ups, the downs and the misfortune attached. The article touched all aspects, the political associations of the familys, the family feuds, the silence between the mother and son, the era during emergency. It had nothing new that you wouldn't have known about and yet was written in such a flowing style that it was a worthy read.
Saturday, May 28, 2005
Friday, May 27, 2005
Thursday, May 26, 2005
So Lara Croft is about to get a make over of some sorts. The reason for this, they say, is that the last game was a completely bombed affair. It may have bombed, but it certainly made all the noises. Now lets see if ths new Lara can again be the phenomenon that she was once. What changes would I like? I really dont care. I haven't really played Lara Croft all that much. The only time I laid hands on the game was when they bundled a small demo with some computer magazine and that was years ago, when I was just a kid dazzled by the wonderful things Microsoft Paint could do.
Sunday, May 22, 2005
Tomorrow, I begin work on the latest project- development of an online learning management system. And I am not yet decided whether to use Turbine for it or not. Anyways, I'll be posting the progress here from time to time.
And yes, the new Yahoo Messenger Beta is real cool!
Tuesday, May 17, 2005
Friday, May 13, 2005
Friday, May 06, 2005
But I very seldom come across a Spaces address in my RSS feeds. What are these 7 million people doing with their MSN blogs? If no one reads a blog, how can you sell ads against it?
Now, I feel he's missing a very important point here. Just because not many Spaces figure in subscribed RSS Feeds of people the world over doesn't mean that no one visits these Spaces. Spaces is not actually a pure "Public Blogging" service. What Spaces provides is more of a private Internet space to its members enabling them to express their thoughts, share images and other stuff within their circle of family and friends who are the people frequenting the Space. Thus the audience set of a Space becomes the people you know.
You perhaps won't find any Space that is hugely popular garnering millions of hits, but with seven million Spaces out on the Net today, it IS a huge audience base.
How does it work? From Mauricio Melo: Ideally there are two devices even though one device can work fine. You set one up at home somewhere where it can be seen by any of your family members and plug it to your home network. Set the other one at your office location and plug it to your office LAN. At any given time during the day, press one of the icons and your home device will reflect your current mood state sharing it with your other significant or a family member. If there is only one home device, it can be accessed through a regular webpage or cell phone.
Thursday, May 05, 2005
Tuesday, May 03, 2005
So we have a dangerous hacker bitchchecker and the one being hacked and we have Elch.
From Total Illusions
Elch: You're a real computer expertThat's one real smart hacker!
bitchchecker: shut up i hack you
Elch: ok, i'm quiet, hope you don't show us how good a hacker you are ^^
bitchchecker> tell me your network number man then you're dead
Elch: Eh, it's 22.214.171.124
Elch: or maybe 127.0.0.1
Elch: yes exactly that's it: 127.0.0.1 I'm waiting for you great attack
bitchchecker: in five minutes your hard drive is deleted
Elch: Now I'm frightened
bitchchecker: shut up you'll be gone
bitchchecker: i have a program where i enter your ip and you're dead
bitchchecker: say goodbye
Elch: to whom?
bitchchecker: to you man
bitchchecker: buy buy
Elch: I'm shivering thinking about such great Hack0rs like you
* bitchchecker (~firstname.lastname@example.org) Quit (Ping timeout#)
So what does it do? On first impression, it lets you do all sorts of thing like managing to-do lists, ideas, notes with files and pictures. But there's something new here: the concept of a page.
A page is just another leaf like in your notebook. Add your to-do lists, notes, even relevant images and files on it. So your backpack can become a collection of multiple pages on different topics with complete information about those topics in the form of notes, lists, links, images and files. These pages then can be shared and also updated via email. In many ways resembling a wiki. However, I feel there should've been a WYSIWYG editor atleast. Right now Backpack allows Textile reference.
I am not too sure if it'll be all that handy but I'll try it for a while with the "free"version, which unfortunately does not get you access to pictures and file upload.