Archive - Apr 2006

April 30th

hilarious commentary

I would be shocked to know this isn’t a parody, but you can expect anything these days:

And guess what software Osama Bin Laden uses on his laptop?

If you guessed it was Linux you would be 100% right. Osama uses Linux because he knows (it was) designed to counterfit DVDs, curcumventing the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, and defraud companies like Disney.


April 28th

how a blog is worth 10K

How a blog is worth over 9000 a month. Of course, the assumption is that Google Adwords is a realistic price estimate of things, which I feel is a slightly specious standard.


April 27th

yahoo babelfish

Yahoo Babelfish, from the acquisitions past. This one will take a while to register in my mind — everytime I think of the babelfish, AV comes to mind.


eiffel tower on google maps

These are the things that make you go “Oooh, niiice”. Notice how the long line of people waiting to get on to the tower is still in the picture since it was moving so slowly, that the image processing could not detect it as people and left them in (moving things like people and cars are usually removed).


google is building the metaverse

Here’s a set of comparisons between the big G and things from the book Snow Crash:

What next? Take a look at Second Life, and the talk they gave at Google NY — I’m not quite sure of the implementation itself, but this does seem like the next piece in the Snow crash puzzle.

… and then we’ll soon have Google merging with the Library of Congress, and Yahoo, Amazon, MS, and eBay merging with the mafia, and the picture will be complete.


April 21st

spring cleaning


And a rock feels no pain;

And an island never cries.


call center movie

Call Center Movie. A little contrived, but funny nonetheless.


April 20th

illegal use of public spaces

Kiss in public space, get fined Rs. 500. Hmm. Is that Rs. 500 total, or Rs. 500 per kiss?


screwed up memories

Funny how the mind works. I was taking a trip down memory lane, recollecting old times, friends, and incidents. And all of a sudden, a part of my brain asks,

“Dude, you’re a fairly nice guy… How come you didn’t have any female school friends when you were a kid? All your earlier friends seem to be boys! A total nobody with the girls, eh?”

To which another part of my brain, accustomed to such insightful queries, replies nonchalantly:

Maybe it’s because you were in a all-boys school, genius.


April 19th