Archive - Mar 2006

March 29th

child's play

For a while, little Tommy had it all: enough toys to swim in, his own castle with a robotic arm, and a large number of curious bystanders taking pictures of him.

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March 29th

pardesi bahu

This craigslist entry reminds me of all those ABCD movies I’ve watched where the Indian Software Engineer marries the bitchy-but-hot American Girl.

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March 28th

bus schedules

MagicBus tracks UofM buses in real time using GPS and plots them on a Google Map.

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emphasizing the world in WoW

PhD student Ge Jin at UCSD is researching the growing gold farming industry in China.

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black people

Well, black people love us.

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cheeky typos

The Typography of Girl’s Asses, by Alexander Cheek. Ironic last name, Mr. Alexander. Also take a look at dottedlinegirl’s tribute to conformity. Ass-print tracks are one of the few good innovations America’s produced in the recent past. However, this is one trend I would not like to have copied, cloned and passed on to the rather differently endowed hep auntijis of my beloved country. To imagine Mrs. Prabhakar on her early morning walk, wearing the latest ripoff Guchchi pants proclaiming “CUT PRICESS” (cute princess, get it?). Oh, the horror.

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meat market

The Bangalore Torpedo analyses the Indian Marriage market.

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March 27th

maintainers wanted

Today, I woke up and decided that I will give my drupal modules away, in the hope that they will be better maintained. If you’re a Drupal developer who would like to take over the Captcha, TextImage and Similar modules, please contact me. Note, I’m not unmaintaining them, I’m only looking for a person who has more time and energy than me to work out the kinks and make the modules work for every Drupal version and not bloat the features and prefers to make things more efficient. If I do not find such a person, I’ll just keep sporadically maintaining them like I was. Interested? Just send me your drupal.org username, and what module you’d like to take over.

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Google's BigTable

Jeff Dean talks about Google’s Distributed Semi-Structured Data Storage solution. (video)

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March 26th

selection zoom in Google Maps

Raj Kaimal has an implemented demo of zoom by area selection. Very neat.

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