Archive - 2006

February 14th

happy birthday!

To me. Twenty three. Yikes.

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February 12th

my mom would be proud

…or infuriated. I walked back from my department yesterday dawn at around 6am, which felt a little funny, I thought it was because Newport jeans aren’t really very good insulators. Apparently, I had walked through a -15.5 degree celsius cold wave. Nice.

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February 11th

on the lameness of valentines

me: so, are you sending roses to her?
me: or do you think V-day is lame?
friend: sending roses is lame
friend: mp3 encoder is lame
friend: another thingy for ur poem
me: 3 legged dog is lame
friend: thats the same lame as sending roses
friend: hmm, maybe i should send her a 3 legged dog

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goodesktop 3

If I were you, I would stay away from Google Desktop 3. The EFF’s worries are a little far fetched, but not unplausible at all. To be very honest, this combined with personalized search, Google Talk archiving, and GMail Talk are really worrying me. It’s like incubating a dinosaur egg. It might be a brontosaur, but it might also be a T-Rex.

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February 11th

free fallin'

Free Fallin’, Tom Petty and the Heart Breakers:

She’s a good girl, loves her mama
Loves jesus and america too
She’s a good girl, crazy ’bout elvis
Loves horses and her boyfriend too

It’s a long day living in reseda
There’s a freeway runnin’ through the yard
And I’m a bad boy cause I don’t even miss her
I’m a bad boy for breakin’ her heart

And I’m free, free fallin’
Yeah I’m free, free fallin’

All the vampires walkin’ through the valley
Move west down ventura boulevard
And all the bad boys are standing in the shadows
A ll the good girls are home with broken hearts

And I’m free, free fallin’
Yeah I’m free, free fallin’

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google mumbai, google delhi

Google opens sales offices in Mumbai, Delhi. Total tally: an R&D center in Bangalore, an engineering center in Hyderabad, and 2 sales offices.

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February 9th

wise brouhaha

Superstar Thread about the NLD10 release, the controversy, and open-source development philosophy. Read the whole thing; if not, then atleast the initial emails.

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February 9th

switch

From “Greg”:http://glinden.blogspot.com/2006/02/motivating-switching-from-google.html:

As Mike points out, one way to get people to switch is to be obviously better. That’s what Google did to Altavista to steal the crown.

No, that’s not true. The real reason Google is popular is because Yahoo! switched from Inktomi(in a way, AV) to Google as their search engine, complete with “powered by google” signage. So you have the #1 website on the Interweb telling everyone that Search = Google. Then, when search became important (because the Internet exploded in terms of content, and hence usefulness of web search), people had no trouble to switching from a huge portal to a dedicated search engine they already used.

February 7th

analogousness

From a friend:

“…that GPA of 4.0 and Virginity are two analogous things..Once you lose them, you cannot get them back!”

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soapepsi

When I was a kid, I remember agreeing with my dad that Pepsi tasted like soap water.
It still tastes like soap water.

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