Saturday, December 26, 2009

Merry Winter Solstice

 





Nut Buster Cake.... it was good than I had anticipated while purchasing :)

 

Thursday, December 24, 2009

New Tab

Lot has been happening in browser UI. Chrome is the one which has got the elegant design as of now with Firefox & Opera catching up. IE doesn't about it anyways. One feature that is common in all these browsers (including Safari, on windows it's a crap) have is the placement of new tab button.

Not an UI designer myself but I want menu & button to be easily accessible. So, what's the easiest way to open an new tab using mouse? Ctrl + T is obviously the simplest but weren't going to consider it because 80% of the browsing time there's no need for keyboard.

Look at the below screenshot,
new-tab-apple-chrome.png

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

To blame or to praise?!

Thought behind this topic is simple, when we succeed in life should we consider ourself lucky or to be talented or destined to or its an supernatural phenomena(God's blessing) which is behind the success?

Common example, where we never got first rank in school which every parents expects.(I even got last rank at times) But, there is always a kid who gets the first rank. So, that brilliant guy in the guys praises the GOD for blessing him to be the best in the class which means GOD is someway or rather responsible for his success. The problem is, 'Is GOS responsible for other 50 kids in class not able to get first rank or pass all the subject'? And someone who gets 10th rank blame god for not able to get the top rank or praise god for what he gets? What about the poor guy who gets the last rank?

Are bad luck & god reasons we give for our failures? If so where god fits in? If we have to to praise god for our success then he's suppose to be blamed for our failures as well!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

How much TIME really left?

World focuses on Global warming and the Copenhagen submit. Our leader pitching to reduce CO2 emissions and even discuss who should contribute more to save the Planet and human species.

Are they really saving planet or their people? If we are sure world is gonna end in 100 yrs, will we debate who is responsible to save and make the sacrifice? Survival is more important. Then why in the hell these politicians all agree green house gases are bad but don't want cut if off at the earliest. Stock market is the only thing that's gonna fell. Nothing else.

Remember watching an dicovery channel documentary about Antarctica have green trees & plants and no ice thousands of years back. Is that global warming too.

The real positive of all these things, we get an unpolluted world. Looking at things world is not really gonna end.

Lets go green no issues and be good for goodness. But, what's the real agenda and who is gonna benefit?

P.S: The only beneficiary might be people with Gold. Better be gold man rather god man. Why Saudi had to oppose global warming?

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Google Matrimony – Why Not!?

Google had been busy eating up companies related to data from GPS navigation to DNS servers. Google does have an Indian HQ and matrimonial services looks to be ever green area to make money. So, why not Google enter matrimonial market.

All Indian youngsters are part of Orkut or have an Google mail and have their full profile data with Google. Well, few more info may be required though - Indian customizations. That should be more than enough to search for an bride or groom.

Google can make revenue from ads. Photo ads too. Paid profiles? May be paid profiles can be shown in ads. Google will suggest your partner based on Orkut profile, scraps and type of community joined.

Google connecting HEARTS.....

P.S: Had anyone searched any matrimonial site for Atheist/No Religious Belief bride/groom?

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Thoughts on Social Networking – 3

Continnuation of my previous post on Tumblr......

Ok, let me recollect how exactly I have used Orkut & Facebook. I try to find old friends out there on these networks or they find me and we add to each other contact list. That's it. Orkut & Facebook are like dynamic contact book, no matter if someone change their email id or phone number. Facebook phone book is exactly what we need. Not many use it and most don't want to share their phone number. Strange. This is the only real use Orkut/Facebook has, to publish our whereabouts.

As an addition to the above, we spam out friends with links, videos & photos. Yes, it's true most of us spam. One or two of status update is what I really read out of the hundred's of updates. And facebook apps are real spam, especially the game one - farmville, fishville, mafia wars. Looking at facebook feed, only thing I can conclude is people want to kill their time and want everyone to know about it. Yeh, I do spam a lot in the form of links via Google reader, Videos from YouTube and now combined via Tumblr.

Does all of these updates matter to all in my(and yours) friend list? I think NO. If I share video about Iluminati, it's gonna be handful of people in my friend list who would read it. So, Social networks provide another solution Facebook Group or Orkut Community to meet people who matches our taste. Back to square one. There are forums to discuss with like minded people and Orkut/Facebook isn't required at all. The only use is one login for all forums!!

When someone don't have Orkut/Facebook account, I find it strange. But, now I'm rethinking on this. Twitter explains people behavior a lot. Ppl just want to keep updating no matter if someone is gonna read it or not. Internet world gives this convenience, we never know if our friends really read our updates & spam!! Who cares anyway!!!

To conclude, social networking is full of noise (97%). Fortunately most of us just put it on mute but keep making noise ourselves.

Happy Spamming.