Archive - 2003

November 25th

multiproject boredom syndrome

Kasia Trapszo writes:

... I suppose programming is much like running a long race.. you start out all excited and full of joy, sweat through the middle, force yourself to keep going towards the end and always manage to find that little push to finish looking strong. After that it's just all joy and pride and happy, good feelings...

I find it both uncanny and reassuring that there are people on the other side of this planet with exactly the same kind of thoughts and experiences as me.


November 25th

[this is cool]

Search Engine Decoder: gives you the skinny on the who's-feeding-who dynamics of the search engine world. via Ev


November 24th


mozCC extension:

mozCC is an extension for Mozilla-based browsers, including Mozilla Firebird, Mozilla and Netscape, which provides a convenient way to examine Creative Commons licenses embedded in web pages. When license RDF is detected, mozCC does two things. First, it scans for license information pertaining to the current web page and places relevant icons on the status bar...

It's pretty useful, but I'm not too fond of the CC logo it adds to my navigation toolbar (you can remove that by right clicking and select

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November 23rd


CAT Exams Cancelled: The IIM entrance examination was cancelled today after the CBI busted a paper leak racket. My sympathies to all my friends who worked so hard preparing for it. Since the news was out only after the exam was conducted, all these poor souls had spent three hours of a wonderful Sunday morning toiling over something that they thought was the most important thing in their life! I guess they should view this as the ultimate simulated practice test: everything was exactly like the real thing!

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Arnab's Potato Peeling Algorithm

I've been using this method for a while now, and thought it would be nice to OpenSource it. It's great for peeling any amount of potatoes, and is much less wasteful than the conventional potato peeler method. Arnab's Potato Peeling Algorithm is licensed under the GPL. For best results, use fresh potatoes.

  1. Take a clean pad of your favourite abrasive based utensil cleaner (I use ScotchBrite). Make sure it's not the same one that your maid used to scrub the greasy dishes at home, or your potatoes will have that funny, soapy, smelly flavour. Trust me, I speak from experience.
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November 22nd


A Techie Dude journals his application process to the top B-schools in the United States.


November 20th


Added RSS 2.0 Syndication and a new buttonset to the sidebar. If the buttons aren't showing properly, you might have to refresh your cache for the new stylesheet: press ctrl+F5 or something.


November 19th


Break Up Letter Generator: Hmm, this should be useful someday.

update: a wonderful reader pointed out that the link is dead. As a public service, here are some more websites you can use to to say goodbye.


November 16th

brand new day?

Microsoft seems to be flaunting a new attitude, one that says "Yes we're evil. Now let us try to become good". Rob Scoble is almost 100% of the time using this as his basic evangelistic premise; new language technologies ASP and .Net support unix-friendly PerlScript; and the open-source-like pre-pre-pre-alpha release of Longhorn is full of this apparently positive approach.

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