April 30, 2006

You got a friend
A song from the Jan 18th Greater Boston Intergenerational Chorus Concert at the First Parish in Watertown...

A video I noticed in YouTube. Nothing exceptional. Not crazy. Just liked it.

Can newspapers do blogs right?
Top online journalists weigh in after two major newspapers embarass themselves with staff bloggers' misbehavior.

Journalism is getting less and less important
It’s not often that TJ S George speaks his mind on journalism. At least, not in public.
Founder-editor of Asiaweek magazine, editorial advisor to the New Indian Express group, and the author of numerous books ranging from music (MS), to words (Enquire Dictionary), George is the ultimate wordsmith but also, paradoxically, a man of few words.

April 29, 2006

The Next 35 Sexiest Designed Websites You've Forgotten
Last time the CSS Reboot came to town, in November, I had included both this site (philrenaud.com) and Mixtaping.com (which is entered, coincidentally, again), and had a major problem finding inspiration in the days before the big launch date.

April 27, 2006

Couric grills Viswanathan, world cringes
For once, we actually missed a moment of the Today show yesterday, specifically the moment in which Katie Couric grilled Harvard sophomore Kaavya Viswanathan about the numerous passages in her book that seem to be plagiarized from the novels of Megan McCafferty.
Much ado about blogging
There’s a lot of chatter about the blogosphere this week. Here are some of the best quotes and ideas laid by the mainstream press about the medium some consider threatens its own business.

Airlines to cram more butts with standing room?
Airbus has been quietly pitching the standing-room-only option to Asian carriers, though none has agreed to it yet. Passengers in the standing section would be propped against a padded backboard, held in place with a harness, according to experts who have seen a proposal.

April 26, 2006

Advice for Paranoid Reporters
How to report stories when the government is out to get you.

April 19, 2006

The worst commercials on Indian television
A few months ago, I would have told you that the Pan Masala ads were the worst since they target the wrong people.

April 18, 2006

This Guy Filled His Gmail Account... In 24 Hours!
I was bored so I decided to see if I could fill my 2.7 GB of storage in my Gmail account...
How Indians drive
Oh my God. It is awesome! I think the adrenaline in the traffic is very high. All those bikers and cars are driving with their own rules. Watch the white car.
Understanding turbans
Sikh men commonly wear a peaked turban that serves partly to cover their long hair, which is never cut out of respect for God's creation.
Ten things every Microsoft Word user should know
Most people use word processors like MS Word like they would use a typewriter — manually making section headers bold and centered, inserting hard breaks between paragraphs, etc.
Top 10 Best Designed Blogs
When you’re looking for the next leader in web 2.0 blog design, Hicks starts to look a little too plain, Santa Maria wicked-worn out, and Zeldman like something you might print out, not read online. Where are the leaders of modern blog design?
Firefox Bus
While coming from Mysore, we suddenly saw a big Firefox logo pasted on a bus. We stopped the car and and stopped the bus which was about to leave and took these photographs. I wonder if the artist knew where the logo came from :)

April 17, 2006

Wooden motorcycle
This wood motorcycle popped in the suggest a site mail box -- don't know anything about it, but it looks great. (www.makezine.com)

April 13, 2006

Why Yahoo can't deliver eEmail
Have you ever wondered why senders complain so much about Yahoo Mail's poor delivery? So did Email Battles.

The End User: Where are they now?
What ever happened to ... the Simputer? The Minitel? Or other hot technology ideas and products that once grabbed all the headlines?
HT ropes in Wall Street Journal’s Raju Narisetti
Hindustan Times Media to launch business daily…
What do you do when someone steals your content?
Having been the target of copyright thieves, and working with writers, authors, and photographers on copyright protection and laws for over 25 years, I thought I’d talk a little about what to do when someone steals your content.

April 10, 2006

Why I won't live among Hindus
As a rule I would not stay in a Hindu locality. It is not that I dislike Hindus or anything like that -- some of my closest friends are Hindus -- but the Mumbai riots of 1993 made me realise for the first time that we Muslims in India are different from Hindus, says Syed Firdaus Ashraf.
Webaroo offers mini-search
While Google, Yahoo and Microsoft are busy building legions of data centers to capture the contents of the Web, a fledgling company has decided that it will squeeze the essential Internet onto a single laptop.
Google brain drained - but he'll be back
It has been a big few weeks for Ori Allon, the University of NSW student behind the you beaut internet advanced text search algorithm that Google has secured the rights to develop.

April 07, 2006

Calendar Girls grin and bare it
Six members of the Rylstone and District Women's Institute, who tastefully posed nude six years ago to raise money in aid of Leukaemia Research, have done it again.

April 01, 2006

IRon -– Steam Iron With IPod
By now, you have seen a plenty of crazy iPod accessories, but the craziest of them all is surely going to be the iRon from Gear4.
10 best internet spoofs
"It must be true. I read it on the internet." Au contraire, mon frere. Internet hoaxes have been around for as long as the internet itself, and we never run out of people willing to fall for them.
Also read: The best of 2006.