Friday, June 20, 2008

I got my macbook last Tuesday. I haven't gotten so excited about any electronics in a while. When I started out on Tuesday, it was a little bit frustrating. Realized that seven years of using Microsoft has dampened my intuition for these kind of things. Played with the shell today. Nostalgic about my programming days years ago. 
I am curious to find out how I will look at mac OS a few months or years down the line. Will I be one of those mac fanatics who wonder how their caveman ancestors lived their life without mac or will I detest making the change? I will quite never be a fanatic. I don't seem to miss computers or mobile phones all that much: quite the contrary. As for the latter it needs to be found out!
On a different note! Sometimes I wonder with all these electronics born to make life faster we still leave work at 530 (being optimistic). What's all the fuss about?

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

When NASA began the launch of astronauts into space, they found out that the pens wouldn't work at zero gravity (ink won't flow down to the writing surface). To solve this problem, it took them one decade and $12 million. They developed a pen that worked at zero gravity, upside down, underwater, in practically any surface including crystal and in a temperature range from below freezing to over 300 degrees C. And what did the Russians do...?? They used a pencil.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

I just discovered facebook a month or two ago. Guess what! it's the next big thing. Yahoo has offered 900 million USD, but they refused to budge. They have got a offers from google, microsoft too. Speculators think the company will go public, in which case it would be worth 3.5 to 4 billion dollars!! The deal with facebook is that people who use them are stuck to it more so than other such social networks like My space or orkut. It even has its own toolbar (have not checked this out yet!), which I heard comes in pretty handy. What's the big deal with these networks? I don't understand. How do they make so much money from a simple concept. By the way, the CEO of facebook is 23 a year old harvard drop out.
Hello everyone, People who have visited my blog (the few who have) would have noticed that i deleted all my picture blogs. Please visit my gallery for pictures. I will post some pictures which are interesting together with some information about them.