Archive - Sep 2006


September 26th

hopeless people

I have boring friends.


September 23rd

ladies bible study

Ladies Bible Study : Wikipedia entry for a mail storm that happened a few days back at UM.


September 21st

Barenaked Ladies at Ann Arbor

Barenaked Ladies are coming down to Ann Arbor, and will perform at Borders, on Wednesday October 4th, half past noon.


half hearted

(by Hugh at


September 16th


Observations from my playlist:

  • The tune for the title track for the movie “Lakshya” by Shankar, Ehsaan & Loy is a direct copy of the guitar riff in AC|DC’s “Hard as a rock”.
  • A.R. Rahman’s “Thaiyya Thaiyya” seems eerily remeniscent of The Corr’s “Silver Strand”.
  • I have songs from Britney Spears on my playlist, which I don’t delete, just to have them pop up at unforseen moments. My body breaks into spasms, the moment I hear them, which is a great way to stay awake when working late.

moto modding

The RAZR usually shows the T-Mobile logo on the outside screen when the flap is open. Thankfully, the phone has a very nice filesystem inside, which you can access using Moto4lin. This allows me to modify anything inside the phone, including the logo, which is a gif file you can easily replace. Hence, I am no longer a walking-talking advertisement for T-mobile — I’m now advertising!:

Installing MP3s for ringtones is as simple as a copy / delete / reboot, as described here. The requirements on the page seem to be too stringent, my current ringtone is the intro to Joe Satriani’s “Why”, which is available in mp3 form from his website.

The next step is to get this syncing somehow with Evolution, however writing a conduit for such things is usually too complicated for what it’s worth.


September 14th

the internet is for porn


September 12th

overheard on slashdot

/. commentary about how MySpace is better than Facebook: I bet there’s going to be a merger at some point. Coming soon: FaceSpace!


September 11th


Just wrote this in my Facebook status:

Arnab is going to be less annoying from now until end of October.

I guess this is a resolution, let’s see how this goes!


September 8th

6 degrees

I discovered that the president of my university, Mary Sue Coleman is connected to Osama Bin Laden. This is very awesome stuff, in terms of text mining / research.