Thursday, May 27, 2010

Trust…

How do I or we accept friends request on social network?
1. Anyone we knew has already accepted the person?
2. Does profile photo look familiar?
3. Does personal information looks acceptable?
4. Is the person the one WE really knew?

In most cases I had to go with pt #1! If one person in friends list is fool makes me fool as well!. Is twitter or buss way of public profile simpler than FaceBook or Orkut?

Twitter gives feeling of secure rather than safety, when compared to FaceBook. Whatever goes online remains online.
Personally I happy to follow more people or have more followers in Twitter/Buzz than in FaceBook/Orkut mainly because  share stuff which I'm happy o share thoughts I'm open to.
And people/friends on Twitter are more open than on FaceBook/Orkut.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Being Social…

Having used all major social networks Orkut, Facebook, Twitter and now Buzz, are these really useful?

Orkut
Does what it's meant for. Not too much of sharing. Privacy level is great. Days where anyone's scraps can be viewed is gone. It's not actively developed or it has reached an point there aren't room for sharing. Google prefers twitter way of doing things, being public.

FaceBook
Has better UI than Orkut. As it turns around, FB want's to be God of all social stuff, which brings down the comfort level. And too much of sharing. Looking at the default news feed, it's all spam i.e. basically stuff I'm not interested in. Especially crapville games were annoying. Overall it has got big, there can only be downfall.

Twitter
Doesn't care about our personal information. All the links and thought we share matters. Simple. Real social network of all. It's not about friends but about interest.

Worst of All
Applications that link these so called networks. Specially hate apps that tweet in FB/Buzz. And hate sharing news in these networks. Better use Google reader.

My Pick
Twitter to be social. Orkut/Google to share with friends & relatives.

To address if these networks are useful or not, Gmail & Picasa gets the job done at the moment. For all public stuff Twitter is the best.

Friday, May 21, 2010

An week with MAC

I'm an MAC, I don't have BSOD!! Can MacBook pro be better than Windows/Linux pre-loaded ones? Lets see.

MacBook pro is my second Apple product after the iPhone 2G. iPhone had always been great though restrictive. Still remember how much fun it was to jailbreak and unlock the iPhone. No such fun with MBP. Why not mobiles be in the same way as their big brother.

Having used Windows & Linux before, one thing I expected out of Apple was better software and hardware compatibility. True, laptop works great but laptop froze once on very first day watching an movie and had to do an hard shut down. So, problem exists on all platform. Apple is no exception.

Trackpad & screen where outstanding. The best I had used. Mac OS is great. Installing application was the simplest of all. Keeping software updated is another story more of windows, Linux wins hands down.

Bundled Apple applications works great and is well integrated. As like any platform, 3rd party apps have compatibility issue as well. Tweetie, the popular twitter app for Mac has trouble with new MBP. With tweetie on, MBP runs on nVidia graphics card consuming more power. Hope twitter, new owner of tweetie fixes it at the earliest. Chrome has similar problems, any web page having an flash as will trigger nVidia. Safari & Firefox works great. Settled with Safari as default browser though Chrome is my first choice. Will wait for chrome to fix nVidia graphics trigger.

Ctrl key has been one of most used in Windows/Linux. It's the opposite in Mac, it's all MAC/Command key. There is no home/end button, what the heck? Yet to figure it out. And there is one delete button which works same way as 'backspace' key. Delete button?

Next one is interesting. Closing applications doesn't actually quit the application. It's like firefox runs but without any window. I don't mind this approach.

The bad thing about Mac is about finding free software to use. Most software available for Mac are paid stuff. The best free software I could find include TextWrangler,  Adium,  Cyber duck, Growl & Double Twist.

Overall I'm happy with the Laptop. It works but costs much.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Here comes 2012… Next is 2060

2012.. Mayans had definitely made this year so special. So many documentaries.. people coming up with their own interpretations... religions using it to fit their own agenda.. 3D movie..

Like any other year, 2012 comes and will go by as another year is history. So, what's next? 2060! Looks like Newton is helping out this time. Unknown.. unread Newton's prophecy pops out miraculously out of nowhere and here we have it.

As like any other prophecies, 'past' events where prophecised correctly here as well but were understood only now. Only unfilled prophecy will happen in 2060. How simple? No question asked!
Crap! Anyways it's an good time pass to watch it

http://www.youtube.com/v/voVnP8NcG5M&hl=en_US&fs=1&