Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Microsoft (re)designs iPod Packaging

Found this very interesting video about Microsoft (re)designing iPod packaging.

If you have seen Windows XP packaging and have seen iPod or powerbook packaging, you would know what this guy wants to say.

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Monday, February 27, 2006

I bought myself a flickr account :-)

Here is a link to My flickr.

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I saw Memoirs of a Geisha today. ET has been recommending it time and again.

I liked the movie. Zhang Ziyi did look beautiful but its was just her eyes that I liked. I still haven't developed a taste for chinese actresses. They don't look as beautiful as indian actresses/models.

After the movie was over, Shanks wanted to know if the movie won any Oscar. He also claimed that the movies that he didn't understand always won an Oscar.

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Sunday, February 26, 2006

While writing my previous post I was thinking about another aspect of the whole witness stuff. I have seen (in movies) that witnesses are required to take an oath with hand on GEETA. There are other holy books for all major religions and those books might be used for people of those religions.

What happens when an Atheist is called for a testimony? What is the 'holy' book that used for them? Gera might know the answer.

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Saturday, February 25, 2006

Vivek asks his reader what they would do in given cricumstances. Will I choose to become a Hostile Witness?

Lets say that you are a key witness in a murder case. You saw the accused kill the victim right in front of your eyes. The facts of the case are absolutely clear to you, and fresh in your memory. Now, your testimony is up for tomorrow. You get a call during the night before the fateful day. The caller threatens to kill/harm either you or your wife/your kids/someone-very-dear-to-you. Alternatively, the caller could make you a different offer - that of money. Say Rs. 1 Crore (a little over $200,000). You know for sure that the accused can indeed shell out that much money. The condition is obvious. You must become a hostile witness. What would you do? And why?

In short.. For the money No.. For the loved-ones.. Yes.

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Saturday, February 18, 2006

Scott Adams recently asked his blog readers to ask him questions in comments and he answered the question in this post

Interesting read.

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Sunday, February 12, 2006

I recently borrowed the book Rahul Dravid, A biography by Vedam Jaishankar from a colleague. Rahul Dravid and Abhishek Bachchan are the most popular celebrities among girls (in India). I had not touched a book in nearly two months and this book was a good start.

I am not a big cricket fan. But biographies are always inspiring. The only 'bad' part about them is they leave a sense of inferiority complex or underachievement in me.

I plan to wash of this feeling by immediately starting with a Wodehouse book.

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Friday, February 10, 2006

Google cache

I was reading somewhere that google cache was declared legal by some court, somewhere ;-)

Is it possible that google is ignoring a potential revenue opportunity in google cache. Only google can tell the actuall statistics but I think a fairly large number of people use google cache because its often faster than the original sites.

Google can start a program similar to adwords where these sites allow google to put advertisements on the page where there cached copy is displayed and they can share the revenues (in this case only google will have revenue reconcillation capabilities). Does Google even have to share the revenue? They can show the ads anyway.

Just wondering !!

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Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Epica Awards

Some really interesting advertisements.

Carnivore

Mahatma Gandhi

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Another reason to Switch to Apple; beginning of this article got me thinking on another line. For the lazy ones a snippet of the article is below.


In 1984, Apple Computer ran a still-talked about Super Bowl ad. It is often credited for starting the annual competition for best ads during the championship game. Twenty-two years later, I’m finally getting Apple’s message. I guess some of us are just a little slow.


Now if you don't know about 1984 Super Bowl ad, you should find it on net and watch it. You might like to watch the whole Macintosh launch video. And the transcript of the launch and ad is also available on many websites including FolkLore.

But I digress, what I was thinking is that Apple can still use the same ad and tell the people that they are the only company that can 'free' them from the IBM PC compatibles and Microsoft monopoly.

Of course, my opinion is biased.

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Thursday, February 02, 2006

I need some free time from work to be able read and blog.

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