Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Top 20 goals:

Playing basketball on a spring board:

Diamonds Suck! A Personal Essay on the Virtues of Moissanite & Why You Should NEVER Buy a Diamond

Diamonds really suck.

Read more at diamondssuck.com/

Official Google Video Blog: Movie Trailers on Google Video

Movie Trailers on Google Video.

Read more at googlevideo.blogspot.co...

Crazy Hockey Brawl - Google Video

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Read more at video.google.com/videop...

Mac On Stuff: Scan to PDF in Ubuntu, with Beagle Searchable Meta Data

Scan as PDF and search with Beagle on Ubuntu.

Read more at maconstuff.blogspot.com...

Omar Chowdhury » Blog Archive » How to win at Yahoo! Chess (or any online chess game) 100% of the time - guaranteed!

How to win at Yahoo! Chess (or any online chess game) 100% of the time - guaranteed!

Read more at omarchowdhury.com/2006/...

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

LiveScience.com - The Most Important Exercise Tip

BEnefits of excercising.

Read more at www.livescience.com/hum...

PocketMod version 0.3 beta

The PocketMod is an interesting way to keep yourself organized. With the PocketMod, you can carry around the notes and keep them organized in any way you wish.

Read more at www.pocketmod.com/app/i...

Get ready for the Vista/SUSE smackdown!

so far, OpenSuSE seems to be ahead of Microsoft Vista.

Read more at desktoplinux.com/articl...

iTWire - Ultimate Vista and Office 2007 at an ultimate price

Microsoft's new software, whatever you end up getting is going to cost you heaps -- $679.

Read more at www.itwire.com.au/conte...

GovTrack: Your Settings

This is a very interesting site that "allow you to keep a careful watch over the government. Representatives, bills, subjects, committees, and votes can be tracked using monitors — but you have to tell GovTrack what you want to monitor."

Another site is http://flexyourrights.org

Read more at www.govtrack.us/users/a...

Honda Worldwide | ASIMO | History

The Evolution of Honda's Asimo Robot.

Read more at world.honda.com/ASIMO/h...

THE HISTORY CHANNEL - Memorial Day

maps of where American fought wars.

Read more at www.historychannel.com/...

Slashdot | New Enterprise-Level Ubuntu Due This Week

New Enterprise-Level Ubuntu Due This Week

Read more at linux.slashdot.org/arti...

Monday, May 29, 2006

» Gmail to get prices | Googling Google | ZDNet.com

Looks like Google is planning to integrate prices (froogel) with Gmail.

Read more at blogs.zdnet.com/Google/...

Download of the Day: Gmail Remote Command - Lifehacker

This looks pretty neat.

Read more at www.lifehacker.com/soft...

One-Third of U.S. Adults Diabetic or Pre-Diabetic - Yahoo! News

One-Third of U.S. Adults Diabetic or Pre-Diabetic.

Read more at news.yahoo.com/s/hsn/20...

A look at how the PS3 got to be $600 - Joystiq

Interesting piece on how the PS3 got to be $600

Read more at www.joystiq.com/2006/05...

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Images by Year

Amazing storm pictures.

Read more at www.extremeinstability....

Slashdot | Nokia Opens the S60 Browser Source Code

A lot of companies are realizing the benefits of Open Source.

Read more at hardware.slashdot.org/a...

Slashdot | Microsoft Claims OpenDocument is Too Slow

Seriously, the big question is: Who takes Microsoft seriously. More importantly, who cares what they say?

Read more at slashdot.org/articles/0...

Slashdot | France Considers Anti-DRM 'iPod Law'

At least someone has the courage to take the bull by the horn.

Read more at politics.slashdot.org/a...

Friday, May 26, 2006

Google Releases Picasa For Linux

Google has given a big boost to Linux by releasing Picasa. This is great stuff. It runs wonderfully on my Ubuntu. Now I am waiting for GDS to be released for Linux. And eventually Google Earth.

Read more at digg.com/linux_unix/Goo...

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Picasa

I've been waiting for this now for months. Picasa for Linux is now out.

Read more at picasa.google.com/linux...

Keeping your GMail Inbox size under control » Digital Inspiration: Productivity Tips, Technology, Software, Screencasting, Downloads, Reviews

Keeping your GMail Inbox size under control.

Read more at labnol.blogspot.com/200...

Free CRM Adds Google Gmail Support: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance

FreeCRM adds support to Gmail.

Read more at biz.yahoo.com/bw/060523...

dragdropupload :: Mozilla Add-ons :: Add Features to Mozilla Software

Very simple and very useful Firefox extension.

Read more at addons.mozilla.org/fire...

HopStop.com - Subway Directions and Bus Directions for New York City (NYC)

Below is a like to Website that helps you get subway directions in NYC, DC, Boston and SF.

Read more at www.hopstop.com/

OLPC - a photoset on Flickr

This $100 MIT Linux laptop looks much better than I had expected. I hope some of the developing and underdeveloped countries realize the benefits of this and adopt it. Below is a like to some photos.

Read more at www.flickr.com/photos/p...

Salesforce CEO champions Microsoft-free e-mail | The Register

Salesforce.com announced today that companies should dump Microsoft's email and start using Google's Gmail. It makes sense because Gmail is a better email, has much better calendaring function and it's much cheaper than Outlook.

Read more at www.theregister.co.uk/2...

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

LeeAnn Prescott - Hitwise US: Google Calendar Gaining Traction

Google Calendar gaining traction.

Read more at weblogs.hitwise.com/lee...

Ivan Multescu » Blog Archive » Google, Yahoo, eBay.. Next Acquisitions

companies google and yahoo could acquire

Read more at multescu.wordpress.com/...

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Following the Dollars: Map Political Campaign Contributions in Your Area

Google Map and Political contributions.

Read more at www.cs.indiana.edu/~mar...

Slate - The Dismal Science - Aug. 13, 1998

Baby-Sitting the Economy -- Paul Krugman.

Read more at web.mit.edu/krugman/www...

Intelligent Life 2006 | From A to Zzzzz

How much sleep do we really need?

Read more at www.economist.com/intel...

New Scientist Breaking News - Pigeon-brained birds can think in logarithms

Birds can think in logarithms

Read more at www.newscientist.com/ar...

Monday, May 22, 2006

What is OpenLaszlo, and what's it good for? | Don Hopkins

What's the Future of OpenLaszlo?

Read more at www.donhopkins.com/home...

Slashdot | What is OpenLaszlo, and What is it Good For?

What is OpenLaszlo, and What is it Good For?

Read more at developers.slashdot.org...

Sun flirts with Ubuntu | Tech News on ZDNet

Ubuntu on Sun Server. Now when do we see a major hardward maker selling desktops pre installed with this terrific Linux distribution?

Read more at news.zdnet.com/2100-351...

NewsForge | DebConf6: Hot, spicy, and working hard to satisfy Debian users

Nice write up on Debian and Ubuntu.

Read more at business.newsforge.com/...

BBC News | In pictures | Three Gorges Dam | Introduction

Amazing photos of China's mighty dam.

Read more at news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared...

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Ubuntu Dapper Drake 6.06 Guide - KrazyPenguin.net

A very thorough guide on Ubuntu Dapper.

Read more at www.krazypenguin.net/Ub...

Saturday, May 20, 2006




Criss Bliss performing an amazing juggling performance.

Google Trends: Nokia 770

Looks like Nokia is doing a terrible job in marketing its 770 in the United States. Still, I think the new addition of Google Talk feature should imporve its sales worldwide. I am personally waiting for the price to come down a bit before I buy it.

Read more at google.com/trends?q=Nok...

Yahoo Tops Google In Mail News Finance

Yahoo may not be that bad of an Internet player after all. Very interesting findings.

Read more at www.webpronews.com/topn...

The Republic of Tea - A rare selection of premium white, red, green, black, Oolong and chai teas.

WHite tea is healthier than Green or Black tea.

Read more at www.republicoftea.com/p...

Friday, May 19, 2006

Marketing Babylon » Blog Archive » The top 12 sins of Marketing Gurus (and their books)

The 12 sins of marketing Gurus

Read more at www.marketingbabylon.co...

Google Maps + Fast Food

Google Maps and fast food

Read more at www.hardtoremember.org/...

Bill Tancer - Hitwise US: Google Properties - Understanding the Breakdown

Google Properties - Understanding the BreakdownLeveraging the custom category capability of Hitwise, I've created a category of the top 20 Google domains in order to understand the popularity of Google's varied services. The table below details the percentage market share that each property accounts for in relation to all visits to the top 20 Google Domains.

Read more at weblogs.hitwise.com/bil...

CNN.com - Reclusive Linux founder opens up - May 18, 2006

Very good interview of Linus Torvalds.

Read more at edition.cnn.com/2006/BU...

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Cornell Note Taking Method

Cornell Note Taking Method.

Read more at www.westshore.edu/webs/...

Map Of Digg Traffic

Map of Digg Traffic using Google Maps.

Read more at www.digitalpoint.com/~s...

Treehugger: It's Getting Harder to Hate Wal-Mart

It's Getting Harder to Hate Wal-Mart

Read more at www.treehugger.com/file...

zefrank.com :: if the earth were a sandwich data visualization find my opposite tool

If a dugg a hole in Earth, where would you end up?

Read more at www.zefrank.com/sandwic...

haha.nu - interesting findings over the net » Blog Archive » Seamless pictures

Seamless pictures

Read more at haha.nu/2006/05/17/seam...

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Google Notebook

The best note taking software.

Read more at www.google.com/notebook...

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Geek to Live: List your life in .txt - Lifehacker

Lifehack: Creating todo list using .txt and some unix commands.

Read more at www.lifehacker.com/soft...

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Slashdot | Nokia to Put Google Talk on its Linux Tablet

Slashdot discussion on Nokia to Put Google Talk on its Linux Tablet

Read more at hardware.slashdot.org/a...

How to install ANYTHING in Ubuntu!

How to install ANYTHING in Ubuntu!

Read more at monkeyblog.org/ubuntu/i...

20 Things You Didn't Know About Leonardo da Vinci

20 Things You Didn't Know About Leonardo da Vinci.

Read more at http://www.discover.com/issues/jun-06/features/aaa-davinci/

Saturday, May 13, 2006

John Battelle's Searchblog: Another Hitwise: MySpace Sends 8.2% of Traffic to Google, Implications

Check the posting, Assuming these numbers are accurate, look at at this way:Rupert Murdoch bought Myspace for $500 million. Google bough 5% stake in AOL for $1 billion.Now, AOL accounts for about 5% of Google's search traffic. MySpace Sends 8.2% of Traffic to Google.So, the big question is: Was Google smart by acquiring 5% in AOL or should they have bought the whole of Myspace for half that price?

Read more at battellemedia.com/archi...

Top Web Domains - (washingtonpost.com)

Looks like Microsoft is loosing -- or growing slower than the industry average -- visitors on all of its portal except MSNBC.

Read more at www.washingtonpost.com/...

Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog @ SeattlePI.com - Ballmer talks Google, eats peanuts

There he goes again -- Ballmer on Google.

Read more at blog.seattlepi.nwsource...

Animusic-Pipe Dream - Google Video

I need to check this video.

Read more at video.google.com/videop...

Friday, May 12, 2006

Report: Google and Nokia to offer Wi-Fi phone | News.blog | CNET News.com

Google Talk is one of my favorite instant messenger with voice capabilities. I am glad that it's going to be bundled with the new Nokia 770. Can't wait to get my hands on the new gadget.

Read more at news.com.com/2061-10812...

Thursday, May 11, 2006


One of the feature requests I had submitted to Google a long time ago was to allow users to offer people their own personalized Zeitgeist. I am glad they finally did. I stumbled upon this idea when I wanted to gauge trends in Open Source usage. A friend of mind wrote a Python script that uses Yahoo API that pulls the number of times a keyword appears on the Web, News and Podcasts. But I think the number of time a search is performed for a particular keyword may be a better indicator.

Finally we have a product – Google Trends that details graphs and breaks down searches by region and languages. I am still not sure how to pull the number of times a search is performed. As one can see, Linux and Microsoft are neck and neck.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Journal Ranks Top 25 Unanswered Science Questions

Top 25 Unanswered Science Questions.

Read more at news.nationalgeographic...

Saturn Moon Has Seas of Sand, Images Reveal

When scientists first began using powerful instruments to peer through the dense atmosphere of Titan, Saturn's largest moon, they found sprawling dark areas—regions that looked remarkably like oceans.Now the latest images from a close flyby last October by NASA's Cassini probe reveal that these dark areas are seas of sand, complete with vast complexes of startlingly Earthlike dunes.

Read more at news.nationalgeographic...

OilPoster.org

Chart of the World Oil Production 1859-2050.

Read more at www.oilposter.org/poste...

Printable Maps - Reference

The National Atlas has prepared reference and outline maps of the United States that you can print or use online. The reference maps display general reference features such as boundaries, cities, capitals, major highways, rivers and lakes, and terrain. Outline maps showing county boundaries, State boundaries, capitals, or other basic features are also available. Maps without labels are included for students and teachers of American geography. The maps are in color, but will also print or copy well in black and white.

Read more at nationalatlas.gov/print...

Why do we say 'um', 'er', or 'ah' when we hesitate in speaking? | The Register

Linguists are still not sure why we use these fillers.

Read more at www.theregister.co.uk/2...





Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Aaron Swartz: The Weblog

Another blog on the Shangrila diet

Read more at www.aaronsw.com/weblog/

Creating Passionate Users: The strangest, easiest way to lose weight

Interesting blog on diet and losing weight

Read more at headrush.typepad.com/cr...