Friday, October 21, 2005

What to look for in present and future cellphones

What to look for in the present day phones?
1. Good UI with all the basic applications
2. Good ringer volume & speaker voume
3. Good signal reception
4. Good battery capacity
5. Good number of connectivity - USB, bluetooth, IrDA
6. Lot of goodies like Music players, FM tuner, Camera
7. Good storage capacity - Internal & External(MMC, SD, TransFlash)
8. Small form factor and a very jazzy look

What to look for in the future phones?
This is your space to fill in. Feel free to comment no matter how crap & stupid they are. Like,
1. Should be a good paper weight
2. My personal anger manager, whenever I feel like banging my head I shud be able to hit it hard against the wall.
3. Should have a good vibrator ;-)
4. In-built makeup kit with powder puff and mirror?

A baby named Google

This is funny. A swedish couple named their baby as Google. The baby even has his own website complete with photos and a blog. They also thought of his siblings - Boogol, Giggol and Gaggol.

I name this baby “Google”

Sunday, October 09, 2005

15th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony

I love these guys :)

Winners for this year awards include,

PHYSICS: John Mainstone and the late Thomas Parnell of the University of Queensland, Australia, for patiently conducting an experiment that began in the year 1927 -- in which a glob of congealed black tar has been slowly, slowly dripping through a funnel, at a rate of approximately one drop every nine years.

LITERATURE: The Internet entrepreneurs of Nigeria, for creating and then using e-mail to distribute a bold series of short stories, thus introducing millions of readers to a cast of rich characters -- General Sani Abacha, Mrs. Mariam Sanni Abacha, Barrister Jon A Mbeki Esq., and others -- each of whom requires just a small amount of expense money so as to obtain access to the great wealth to which they are entitled and which they would like to share with the kind person who assists them.

ECONOMICS: Gauri Nanda of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, for inventing an alarm clock that runs away and hides, repeatedly, thus ensuring that people DO get out of bed, and thus theoretically adding many productive hours to the workday.

Winners of previous years too are as much hilarious as this years.

Winners of the Ig® Nobel Prize

Monday, October 03, 2005

One way? No way!

A road near my home is made one way from Saturday morning and on Sunday morning 0735 hrs I could see 1. a sand loaded truck, 2. a TVS 50, 3. a Toyota Qualis, 4. a Mitsubishi Lancer & 5. a TVS centra violating the rule in a span of 1 minute. If in a minute 5 vehicles violate the rule how the govt can enforce this as a permanent solution?