Thursday, January 27, 2005

SATHI, Simputer, Linux, Param & India..!!

Guess where Linux is taking India to?
Growth & Self reliance.
Bridging India's digital divide with Linux

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Yet another google beta

Search recent TV programs online using Google video.

Sunday, January 23, 2005

Height of competition - Fwd from Rajasekar

Nice read to start a week :)

Four insurance companies are in competition:
One comes up with the slogan, "Coverage from the cradle to the grave."
The Second one tries to improve on that with, "Coverage from the womb to the tomb."
Not to be outdone, the third one comes up with, "From the sperm to the worm."
The fourth insurance company really thought hard and almost gave up the race, but finally came up with, "From erection to resurrection."

Thursday, January 20, 2005

Haloscan is bad :(

The Haloscan commenting is very unreliable. Suddenly the comments section in my blog is gone ;(

An alcoholic drink a day may keep dementia away

A research says that the women who take one or two alcoholic drinks a day age better(decrease the risk of cognitive decline) than those who don't take alcohol.
One Drink a Day May Stop Mental Decline

I thought the following was just a joke going around the world until I read the news today.

Survival of the fittest brain cells

A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo, and when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back of the herd that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole herd is maintained or even improved by the regular killing of the weakest members. In much the same way, the human brain can operate only as fast as the slowest brain cells through which the electrical signals pass.

Recent emiological studies have shown that while excessive intake of alcohol kills off brain cells, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. Thus, regular consumption of spirits helps eliminate the weaker cells, constantly making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. The result of this in-depth study verifies and validates the causal link between all-weekend parties and job-related performance. It also explains why, after a few short years of completing university studies and then getting married and settling down, most professionals cannot keep up with the performance of the new graduates. Only those few that stick to the strict regimen of voracious alcoholic consumption can maintain the intellectual levels that they achieved during their university years.

So, this is a call to arms. As our country is losing its technological edge we should not shudder in our homes. But get back into the bars and pubs and quaff that pint! Your company and your country needs you to be at your peak, and at your best, and you shouldn't deny yourself the career opportunities that you could achieve through excessive alcohol consumption. Take life by the bottle and be all that you can be! And remember a good cold beer will kill those bad, useless brain cells that are slowing you down and it will make the necessary room needed to get the good brain cells up front and at the top ready to perform at their best. So bottoms up, down the hatch, look out brain it's coming fast!

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

blog - Urban Dictionary

1. blog
Short for weblog.
A meandering, blatantly uninteresting online diary that gives the author the illusion that people are interested in their stupid, pathetic life. Consists of such riveting entries as "homework sucks" and "I slept until noon today."
Source: Urban Dictionary's top meaning for blog.

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Who will be the next Newton?

Apple unveiled 2 new products in CES 2005. They are Mac Mini(a new, small desktop PC) & iPod shuffle(Music player). Both are at a very good price. Lets see who is going to be inspired next by these tiny apples.

Happy Pongal/Sankaranthi to all.

Friday, January 07, 2005

Mysterious Caps Lock key

I found this Caps lock key to be different from every other key in my QWERTY keyboard. Only 4/5th of the key is raised to other keys level. The remaining 1/5th of the key is not accessible to fingers. I searched in google to find out why. I found lots of people who have hatred towards that key and wants that key to be removed from the keyboard. But I could not find any info why exactly the 1/5th of the key is lowered from mean key level. Anybody know the reason?

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Compsceez in air!!

REC Trichy Compsceez 1998 - 2002 subset. This pic is taken by Priya. The pic in a bigger size can be viewed at

Sunday, January 02, 2005


I was walking through the crowded Brigade Street when I read this ad banner by adidas showing Sachin Tendulkar.

Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It's a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.