Friday, October 19, 2007

Ubuntu tips and tricks

Watch out for some kewl Ubuntu tips n tricks here!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

An Idea! - Does it really change ur life?

This is the latest Idea Cellular Ad featuring Abhishek Bachan...

Abhishek Bachan shown as a Village's "Mukhia", solves a feud between two families( with different surnames)..the solution is to change the name of each member of the village to an individual Idea Cellular mobile number...
Now, that means every one will be referred to with their mobile numbers than names...
but isn't the most basic fundas of this world that human beings are prone to remember names better than numbers?
If numbers were to replace names, what is the point of this complex DNS system holding the complex web of internet together?
If that ever happened (which in all probability will not be allowed by intelligent ppl me :) ) for me, that would be going back to the Digital Stone Age!

P.S. The numbers in the ad as pointed by YouTube user community are actually 8 digits! ;)

Saturday, July 21, 2007

The PotterMania!!

Finally!!..after a long waiting..the seventh and supposedly the final Harry Potter book is out!!
I don't remember me ever watching a movie's morning show on the day of release.
But, today I did it! I was the fourth person to the get book from the book shop!! ( not the fourth in the world, but definitely earlier than the people in Europe or the Americas)...
Yes, I bought the HP and the deathly hallows!!
I'm reading through it...One piece of advice, the supposedly 7the HP book that had been available on the internet for some time is now confirmedly a fake one! I'm really happy, I didnot go through reading the fake one

I woke up at 4:45 a.m(!!), freshened up, took out my Yamaha Gladiator and drove away to Koti at 5:30 a.m; I was at the book shop ( I booked the book about 2 months back) on the dot of 6, By 6:20 a.m, the owner drove in by a Ford Fiesta, which contained the books..
I was actually half expecting a frustrated book seller who had to probably sit through the night guarding the books...but, though the man appeared not very well slept...there was a genuine smile on his face, when he was giving the HP7 books............
So far, the reading has been very exciting, interesting and throwing in some insights and some very good twists!

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Did I predict the future?

See my previous post for the prediction I made almost an year ago!!


Sunday, June 24, 2007

Did you read these books?

I got this link from the TIME magazine's website which lists the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to 2005 (this article is from 2005!; Some body can point out if there is a latest list :) )
I got off to starts with "Gone with the wind", "Lord of the Rings" & "Catch-22", but never got to finish them off! :(

Now, I know, what I'll probably read over the next couple of.................................

What did YOU read from the list and what are YOU going to read?

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Some good photography!

A couple of weeks back, me 'n' my gulti frnz have been rajahmundry to attend dear Rajesh's marriage; after attending the ceremony we went to vizag..that was my first visit to a beach...and it was real fun..we had two digi cams along with us. Here are some gud pics from the journey frm Hyderabad-Rajahmundry-Vizag-Hyderabad.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

History - A very different perspective

Lately, I've been reading a lot FF ( Fredrick Forsyth). Now, I'm thankful to Sandeepan, Pranabesh and Amit Sharma who lent me the novels when we I was in college...
I've always had a special place for HISTORY in my areas of interest....but my knowledge had been limited to my text books that I read until my class X.
Now, when I read FF, I'm seeing history being unveiled to me with a very different perspective..Nobody told me (not even the text books) mentioned some of the very important things that happened in the history of mankind.To say in a few words,
"No body had put history to me in that way"..
Though the plot of the stories is mostly good..the incidents of history that are described take me to a different level...
Now that I know something, I feel it is important for me to read more and know more history...may be pass it on to others too.....