Monday, March 31, 2008

Olympic Torch Relay

Aamir Khan should as well

Youngistan and Jashan Mana Le

The youngistan ad by Pepsi is definitely better than Coca Cola. May be by virtue of triple star power crammed in 30 sec slot, or the funny alien impersonation, or just the plain irreverence of it. On the other hand, Hritik's Jashan Manale ad for Coca Cola tries to play it cool and ends up being indifferent.

BTW, did anyone notice the neon blinking SRK (Supermarket sign is malfunctioning and only blinking the letters S R K). Smart.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

MapmyIndia buggy ride

MapmyIndia is getting better by the day. But seems it uses some weird algorithm to arrive at the route to travel between two points on the map.

I tried a route starting from Kandivli East to Dadar East

and here is what it calculates to be the optimal path.

The path goes through Aarey Colony, Filterpada and Powai Naka, which are big bootlenecks to quick transit. Even on the parameter of distance, the route is longer, compared to the most suitable one - Take the Western Express Highway till Bandra, then through Dharavi onto Sion, Matunga, final stop Dadar.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


Litun (She was known something else then :-) used to work in the same account as me. She was generally in the world of her own, which was remarkable coz people in IT have no world of their own. I am not sure she was cut out for the technical drudgery (I am so cut out for it, they have invented the neologism IT drudger especially for me), and good thing, she's gone on to do her MS.

Anyway, if you are not satisfied with the incoherence on this blog, go patronize her blog.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Commmunist Left are Chinese cronies

Left is silent in the face of Chinese atrocities. What conclusion can one draw apart from the fact that they have been pimped by China

They never protest when China sells arms to Pakistan, when Chinese intrude into Arunachal Pradesh, and claim parts of India to be theirs.

It's obvious that their loyalties are only with the Chinese (may be they get kick-backs).

Update - Also opposing the India-US 123 nuclear deal

Friday, March 14, 2008

If it hadn't been for cotton-eye joe

The ground split the day Cotton (Kapas) Gill was born. He was the child of the netherworld. But the devil didn't want him, so dumped him on earth. Cotton was found with a hockey stick up his ass. The sun doesn't shine in the whole of the netherworld, so no one noticed the violation while he was there.

Yes, Cotton Gill was a man who was violated from his birth. It tormented him during his childhood, and his adulthood. No girl would dare come close to him due to the stench of blocked crap. He was full of it.

He decided to take revenge on the poor hockey stick. But what did Cotton know? The hockey stick was getting all knotted up, cursing the heavens for having to suffer such wretched ignominy.

In his quest for vengeance, Cotton started destroying everything related to hockey in all of India. He systematically side-lined good players, removed good coaches, neglected all facilities irreversibly destroying them, installed his cronies in important position.

He bled hockey to death.

He pilfered huge sums of money meant for development of facilities, training and equipment. He had heard from presidents of other sports associations that money relieved constipation. He tried, but the blockage remained. He swallowed more cash, but still, no relief. He tried Eno, but now he was regurgitating crap

With each passing day, the hockey stick ensconced itself firmly inside Cotton and kept travelled north.

A day came in 2136, when the stick struck his heart and tore through it. The aorta ruptured with a dreadful noise. His lungs turned red and blood started cascading from his tongue.

Cotton withered away. India rejoiced. It got hockey back after almost 60 years.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Firefox add-ons - Piclens, Tab Effect, Febe

Piclens is like a photo viewer that hovers in the background and activates when you are browsing pictures on Firefox. It allows to view them as album with a slideshow and full screen. Slightly large in size (1 MB) but a fantastic utility nevertheless.

Installed another recommended one - Tab Effect . It adds effects when a current tab is changed. But it got a bit boring after a while. Have disabled it now.

The baap of all is FEBE backup add-on. The brilliant thing about it can back up all the add-ons, themes, preferences, bookmarks, history, permissions. I have configured it to backup just my add-ons, so I can install them on other desktops that I use. The restore can be done with one click of the button.

Here is the status report at the end of the back-up.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Sage works well

The Firefox addon Sage works beautifully. The sites that were inaccessible due to the megalomanic proxy bot are now accessible. Indiauncut for one

Only thing remains is to get RSS feeds of other banned sites plugged into Sage.