Archive - Mar 2005


March 31st

Mumbai Bloggers' Meet

Mumbai Meet next Sunday!

Date: Sunday, April 10, 2004
Time: 3 pm
Venue: Cafe Coffee Day, near Pritam Hotel, Dadar East (very close to the station and ideal for both Eastern and Western suburbies)

Your once in a lifetime chance to meet the great Yazad Jal, in person! Be there!

Also your once in a lifetime chance to meet the moderately great yours truly, who shall be leaving Mumbai on the 13th and returning to that blazing furnace of city that we call Delhi, btw.


Real Life™

From the iitb newsgroups:

A woman has a close male friend. This means that he is probably
interested in her, which is why he hangs around so much. She sees him
strictly as a friend. This always starts out with, you're a great guy,
but I don't like you in that way. This is roughly the equivalent for the
guy of going to a job interview and the company saying, You have a great
resume, you have all the qualifications we are looking for, but we're
not going to hire you. We will, however, use your resume as the basis
for comparison for all other applicants. But, we're going to hire
somebody who is far less qualified and is probably an alcoholic. And if

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March 29th

miss information

I chanced upon a rather cool project called the Uncyclopedia:

Uncyclopedia is an encyclopedia full of misinformation and utter lies. It's sort of like Congress or Parliament. Unlike Congress or Parliament, however, we do have a sense of humor. Nonetheless, this is one of the only factual pages, before everything turns into a puddle of utter confusion and disarray. Savor it. And for the love of Sophia, we know you like disarray, but stop adding confusion to this page to spite the bowel movement.

The site's done 3500+ articles in just two months - quite an acheivement. I enjoyed all the articles I read, however. I see a problem with the aim of the project: to be completely untrue. The problem with lies is that when you couple a lie with another, it has to fit in perfectly, otherwise a contradiction may arise, invalidating both the statements. For example, "Pigs can fly" and "Flying objects cannot start with the letter P" contradict each other; hence while they are perfect lies in themselves, they cease to be valid when the two are put together.

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March 26th

happi holy!

Wishing all of you a very very happy and colorful Holi!!


March 23rd

it's final now...

The chicken came first.


March 21st

simple, really

Ryan Tomayko: How I explained REST to my wife.:

...Ryan: Yes, it is. Our brains are somehow smart enough to know that the same verbs can be applied to many different nouns. Some verbs are more specific than others and only apply to a small set of nouns. For instance, I can't drive a cup and I can't drink a car. But some verbs are almost universal like GET, PUT, and DELETE.

Wife: You can't DELETE a cup.

I also try to use real world analogies to explain geek things to people.

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Flickr buys Yahoo! :)

Update: Just wanted to add an observation - notice a pattern with these companies(i.e. Pyra, Ludicorp)? They were both bought for their second venture: i.e. something that happened on the side, not something they initially planned out to do. Pyra was working on the next generation groupware solution( which didn't really work out), while Ludicorp initially set out to make Game NeverEnding, a pretty awesome game. (I was on the beta test team of GNE, and it was totally superawesome).

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might as well start a link blog

Things my girlfriend and I have argued about:

Margret thinks I'm vain because... I use a mirror when I shave. During this argument in the bathroom - our fourth most popular location for arguments, it will delight and charm you to learn - Margret proved that shaving with a mirror could only be seen as outrageous narcissism by saying, 'None of the other men I've been with,' (my, but it's all I can do to stop myself hugging her when she begins sentences like that) 'None of the other men I've been with used a mirror to shave.'

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March 20th


A Coder in Courierland:

Once upon a time, I was a coder not unlike yourself. My day consisted of coffee, perl and java hacking, meetings, and e-mail. I had a cubicle with fluorescent lighting, my own bookshelf and two computers. And I traded it all in.

Even before Office Space, white collar workers peered out the window (if they were so lucky) and imagined a more romantic life doing real work out under the sun.

Well, having no children, no great career ambition and no financial obligations more pressing than a crippling student loan, a year and a half ago, I decided to live this dream.

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the latest Chanel clutch bag

Ajax schmajax . It's just javascript, you hype-hungry people!

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