Saturday, June 30, 2007

xkcd

I have been reading back issues of xkcd quite a bit whenever I get time ...
(I would recommend going to the first page and start from there.)

Some of them are really funny - in a geeky way, while some of the others are really melancholic ... sometimes I get reminded me of Calvin - though not in the same way actually.

And ... of late I am guilty of this ... deserve the stare :-(

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Blogger V said...

I like xkcd too.

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Saturday, June 23, 2007

Flight of the Concords

Vivek posted about Flight of the Concords, and /me been trawling youtube for more on them !
And boy are they fun to listen to :-D

Check these out :
Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros
She's so hot...BOOM!
Issues
Business time
Jenny
The humans are dead
Bowie song
Check this out too.

Hope you have fun :-)

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Should I get this ?

Details :
Apple MacBook Pro 15.4”
Specifications:
• 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor (Santa Rosa)
• 4MB shared L2 Cache running at full processor speed
• 800MHz frontside system bus
• 2GB (2x1GB) 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM- (PC2-5300) supports up to 4GB
• 120GB Serial ATA; 5400-rpm HDD
• Slot-loading 8x SuperDrive (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
• NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT Graphics with 128MB of GDDR3 SDRAM and Duallink DVI
• Built-in iSight camera, Full-size, Illuminated keyboard with ambient light sensor
• 15.4 - inch (diagonal) LED TFT widescreen display, 1440 by 900 resolution
• One FireWire 400 and one FireWire 800 ports
• Built-in AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi (based on IEEE 802.11n draft specification)
• Built-in Bluetooth 2.0+ EDR ( Enhanced Data Rate) module
• Apple Remote, 85W MagSafe Power Adapter, AC wall plug, power cord, lithiumpolymer battery
• One year Warranty
Included Software:
Mac OS X v10.4 Tiger (includes Spotlight, Dashboard, Mail, iChat AV, Safari, AddressBook, QuickTime, iCal, DVD Player, Xcode Developer Tools) iLife !06 (includes iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie HD, iDVD, iWeb, Garage Band) Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Test Drive, iWorks (30-days trial), Big Bang Board Games, Comic Life, OmniOutliner, and Apple Hardware Test.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds nice except for the HDD speed (assuming you're concentrating more on performance than on portability and life)
and the warranty (3 years is safer and usually worth it).

6/19/2007 12:15:00 PM  
Blogger Manoj M said...

I thought the speed was good considering it was a SATA? Anyway go for it, no better machine can you get :).

For your high performance graphics stuff, Parallels is going to support heavy graphics games soon in 3.0 I heard.

And definitely go for 3 year Applecare. Everyone I checked with (non apple folks) said it was worth it.

6/19/2007 01:17:00 PM  
Blogger aadis said...

As a laptop, Macbook is one of the best I have ever used. Everything just works, from wifi to power management.

I'm using a TP T60+xp today, and it just feels so clunky :D

I'd say vmware fusion is the vm app to watch out for. It can already support DirectX games inside the VM.

Or do you want to wait for the next hardware revision along with Leopard (Oct?). As always take a look at http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/#MacBook_Pro and don't buy in India!


All said, highly recommended.

6/19/2007 04:21:00 PM  
Blogger Moonjungle said...

Why Not?

6/20/2007 07:13:00 AM  

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Sunday, June 17, 2007

Brilliant speech

Have you read "aliens cause global warming" ?
It is totally brilliant, and worth reading simply for the intellectual exercise - even if you do not buy what is said (I do buy it btw :) ), it is very though provoking.

Update: I have not read of the works of Michael Crichton, but he seems like an very well read & intelligent person. Check this interview out.

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Saturday, June 16, 2007

Redhat's subversive tactics ?

Its been well over 5 years since I looked at NSS/JSS, and while recently visiting devloper.mozilla.org I found it weird that most of the NSS/JSS related documentation seems to be 'geared' towards Redhat !
How are both of these related to redhat products in any way ?! They are infrastructure frameworks & libraries and other products depend on them (as do a lot of other products including many from Sun).
So documentation on how to use and configure NSS/JSS within the context of a specific companies offering should naturally be hosted in that companies documentation site, not in developer.mozilla.org

Look here for some examples [1], [2]. These pages are talking about introduction to SSL & PKI - why the hell should they mention RedHat ?
It smells of 'taking over' documentation and cheap advertising to me ... sucks.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Check these pics out

Anoop visited Bali and the pics he has taken are simply amazing. Check them out here.


Btw, just saw Heung joh chow heung yau chow (turn left, turn right) on HBO.
I dont like mush movies (except for rare exceptions), but somehow this one was different ... story is not really unique, but the movie was 'interesting'.

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Blogger Manoj M said...

Need to watch that one. Most of the stuff I took from your place are done, will return them this week.

6/14/2007 09:28:00 AM  

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Monday, June 11, 2007

Mr. Lee CatCam

Vipin pointed me to this site recently - and I must say, it is something even I have wondered a lot !
What do cats do ? :-) Now you know !

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Blogger Manoj M said...

Sometimes I wonder, what do I do today - well... that was long time back. :)

Who is worried about cats? I thought Vipin would be worried more about Cows ;)

6/12/2007 09:21:00 AM  

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Friday, June 08, 2007

Depressing stuff

Just finished watching Ran, amazing visuals and really depressing movie.
I dont remember King Lear, but this is an adaption of the shakespearean play by Akira Kurosawa ...
Amazing portrayal, the movie is too good.



And for some fun, check this out.
And when you are done, check this and this out too. Each should get a smile to your face ... for different reasons :-)
If you want something more funny stuff, though disturbing (to some apparently) it seems, check this out.

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Blogger Unawoken said...

I have watched Ran, and for some reason didn't like it very much. It is definitely depressing, but the characters seem to strive extra hard to not connect to one another. Strange. Perhaps not in the cultural context. In any case, super dry. Not really my kind of movie..

6/09/2007 03:00:00 AM  
Blogger Mridul said...

@vinay

Dont get me wrong, I totally loved the movie ! The story and potrayal was depressing, but still it was too good and enjoyable in its own way.
From all the movies I have seen of Akira Kurosawa, this is one of the best imo.

6/09/2007 11:08:00 PM  
Blogger Unawoken said...

Hey, no I did get that you liked it. And I see the single-minded focus on the graveness that it maintains throughout. And I do like a lot of depressing movies myself. What I didn't like about this movie is that the characters do not connect to one another at all. Very macho and offhand. That is not a bad thing, just makes it hard to get into it for me.

6/10/2007 04:10:00 AM  

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