Tuesday, November 30, 2004
Monday, November 29, 2004
Friday, November 26, 2004
Thursday, November 25, 2004
Tuesday, November 23, 2004
Togadia wants the Kanchi seer case shifted out of Tamil Nadu. Mr. Togadia wants the case to be transferred to Gujarat, where he feels there can be a fair trial! He can't get more funnier than this, can he?
Posted by Krishna at 8:21 PM
Monday, November 22, 2004
Sunday, November 21, 2004
Monday, November 15, 2004
Going to Chennai today. Will be there for a day and then to Trivandrum. Its always nice to go home after 5 long months, and that too on a 7 day vacation!
Posted by Krishna at 9:19 PM
The war between free email services is getting more interesting. Yahoo has rolled out email search, address auto-complete, and a few other enhancements to Yahoo! mail. Gmail already has a very useful search mechanism on archived mails, so this feature addition was expected of Yahoo. Now what will Hotmail do? Anyway great time for end users. Now one question creeps in my mind. Why would anyone want to pay money for email services, when you get all these great features for free?
Posted by Krishna at 2:00 AM
Howard Stern has listed down the 50 states by their average IQ and how the states voted for the 2004 Presidential election. Out of the top 25 states in average IQ, only 6 states voted for Bush, while the all 25 states at the bottom of the average IQ list voted for Bush. See the trend?
Posted by Krishna at 12:42 AM
Sunday, November 14, 2004
Noticed this while using Firefox 1.0 on Windows and Linux. In the Windows version, browser preferences are under the 'Tools' drop down menu with the name 'Options'. While the Linux version, its called 'Preferences' and is in the 'Edit' Menu. Dont they use the same codebase for Windows and Linux? Or is the GUI code alone totally different? So Firefox on Windows follows where IE places its Options, while Firefox on Linux follows where Netscape/Mozilla used to place the 'Preferences'. Interesting!
Posted by Krishna at 2:19 AM
Friday, November 12, 2004
Finally was able to try out MSN Beta Search, after a full day after it was announced. It was just spewing out errors yesterday, but now it looks all the initial hiccups have been fixed. Lots of reviews have already flooded the internet. Most seem to a little biased against Microsoft.
Personally i felt it interesting. Most of my searches were spot on, and gave me what i was looking for. The $100 million invested on this looks like well spent. But how much this will be a competition for Google remains to be seen.
Forrester Research has a positive review: MSN Search--just good enough.
Posted by Krishna at 8:05 AM
Wednesday, November 10, 2004
Moved to Firefox 1.0 on my linux box as well my windows machine. Both installations rock. One major annoyance i had with each and every firefox upgrade is that my themes just stop working. I had to download the theme again every time i installed a new version. I had guessed that issue would go off with 1.0 , but the problem still persists. This problem is present in both my Linux and Windows machines, so what i doubt whether its my configuration thats the root cause of the problem. May be its just my favourite themes, but still its pretty nasty when i end up everytime having to search and download my favourite theme.
Posted by Krishna at 8:40 AM
Sunday, November 07, 2004
Thursday, November 04, 2004
Twenty Reasons Why You Shouldn't Post Your Picture On The Internet. Absolutely hilarious!
Posted by Krishna at 12:52 AM
Wednesday, November 03, 2004
Kerry has lost!
The blogosphere in general, is in a highly depressed mood with the Bush win. Some weblogs are drawing solace on the fact Nixon also got reelected a second term, but he was impeached during that term. I genuinely and honestly hope that would happen soon. One thing that strikes me most though, is the fact while the 70-80% of the blog world wanted Kerry to win, while more than 50% of the American public thought otherwise. God bless America.
The main issue with the Bush win is that, Bush might consider this as an acceptance of his foriegn and domestic policies by the American public, which i believe is far from the truth. This is more of the Democratic party's inability to utilise the momentum against Bush to its advantage. Lets just hope Bush returns to more civilised ways, wins back support of the rest of the world, stop thinking about more invasions, gets Osama, cleans up his Iraq act, revs up the economy, gives better health care to Americans, revitalizes the intelligence community, and starts thinking more about the environment. I know thats a tall ask given Bush's reputation during the last 4 years, but whats wrong in hoping? Its hope that has and will save this world!
Posted by Krishna at 8:00 PM
Tuesday, November 02, 2004
Techcentral runs this story about people in Malaysia buying pre-loaded linux boxes from the vendor, only to run pirated versions of Windows when they get home. Same is true here in India, where i have seen multiple instances where people bought a preloaded linux box, which costs less by about Rs 3000 (~$60), when compared to a windows box, and then quickly installing WinXP as soon as they got home. As long as piracy rules and linux does not give a similar out-of-the-box experience as Windows, most of the linux desktop adoption numbers will not make much sense.
Posted by Krishna at 7:24 PM
Monday, November 01, 2004
Microsoft's new security initiatives seems to be showing a lot of promise. In a html mangling test conducted by Micheal Zalewski, IE that ships with Windows XP Service Pack 2 was the only one to withstand the test, well..., not completely, but that was the best of the lot!. Coverage at Newsforge.
Posted by Krishna at 7:36 PM