ha!, mis-guiding media

March 21, 2008

the very-recently posted link on “Open XML” is not the open office ODF that i confused it for but the MIscrosoft’s OOXML

Here’s a better link –
India to vote against Microsoftโ€™s OXML, against wishes of IT cos
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/India_to_vote_against_Microsofts_OXML/articleshow/2885776.cms

wonder how better. if the previous one took a Microsoft’s perspective (okay recent troubles in management is no excuse) this one only talks about two other companies that would prefer Microsoft’s OOXML. what about all the thousand small companies  and future innovators and the academia and and the general public, the future users. Sad.


a few ppl might jump in and mention the TOI quality showing. it’s not that. what’s CNET doing. it’s not even about that. If information is power, what’s the validation for it?


answering the few “potential” statements- other media players won’t even probably give a damn. they’ll probably have news tomo of the prime minister celebrating holi and that in tamil nadu there was joy all over. haha. it’ll never cover this. probably not even when OOXML is voted out, or in .


okay, fine. what really matters?  ( in the universal namespace ๐Ÿ˜‰
worth a thought. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Hey, look

March 21, 2008

Look where. look out.

today, a silent yet eventful Friday. happens to be holi. and several other festivals co-incidentally. also, it rained here. lightly.

the day started with a rather “spontaneous” march to the Director’s house at 1 am in the morning – about 150 ppl walking for a cause – “Secure basic needs of living”. Anyway, let’s see if http://thenitknumbskulls.wordpress.com/ will cover it. or maybe someone else. (btw, a bloggers meet being planned. let’s see how it does if it happens)

lots of news going around. several items came up today.

From Taslima to Tibet, India proves Chicken – Jug Suraiya
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/From_Taslima_to_Tibet_India_proves_chicken/articleshow/2885952.cms

Indian governmentโ€™s failure to protect Indian workers – forced Indian laborers at US
http://www.hindustantimes.com/StoryPage/StoryPage.aspx?id=06d72387-b8d1-49f8-83ef-f491b394b31c&ParentID=ff3b865f-8ded-400a-a730-221f23261b2a&&Headline=Indian+workers+begin+satyagraha

and India still thumbs-down to Open XML
http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9899839-7.html?tag=nefd.top

whatt ? hah. yea. what thou say?


yea, long time since last post. will comment on the dynamics of the frequency of posting and many other things later. currently “wiser” than 1-post-per-day.

reminder to talk about triviality of things, water conservation advice, habbits on keyboard, usability of gadgets. bugs in software, and maybe umbrella shopping!!

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Huge tasks

March 13, 2008

http://qntm.org/?destroy

[ref: chandan rao] delivered to a filled-in-spam orkut messages inbox.

Another website where you can’t guess the content by the url name. But thats not the reason for referring that ๐Ÿ˜‰

long time. reasons for not-writing involve high overhead for blogging than content itself, internet connections that vouch to transfer at least about 2^03 bits per second. and the coordinates of the nearest power generating station from here.

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Get offline.. get peaceful..

March 8, 2008

The topics need not make sense. but in this case, it almost does ๐Ÿ˜‰
Hadn’t posted for yesterday. had been offline for most of the time the past two days.

It is relieving to the bloggers soul, should i say, when he does not write one day and yet the world does not go to war !! ๐Ÿ™‚

what i’d like is a number to call through a phone and speak the contents i wish to put on my blog. The system should automatically perform the required voice recognition and post the stuff into my blog. not too hi-fi, should be possible soon.

meanwhile, get offline , get peaceful..

PS: i know things are getting sad. we’ll see how it goes ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Usual ways of Life

March 6, 2008

Today happened to have so many things not going according to (assumed) norms.

water shortage, power cuts ( added with non-functional essential ๐Ÿ˜‰ electric equipment ) and no internet!!
and a special lecture class that reverses today’s holiday status

yet, life seems normal!
whaaaaatttt??

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Usual ways of Life

March 6, 2008

Today happened to have so many things not going according to (assumed) norms.

water shortage, long durations of power cuts ( added with non-functional essential ๐Ÿ˜‰ fixed electric equipment ) and no internet!!
and a special lecture class that reverses today’s holiday status

yet, life seems normal!
whaaaaatttt??

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what to write in today’s blog

March 5, 2008

am wrinting because of the policy i had made for myself to write everyday.
let’s see. it is an inadvertent doubt at some stage in most amateur bloggers, if is it correct to write, to keep up such policies even with compromised quality.

i rather think it should be thought about at the time of framing the policy and setting the target frequency than at runtime at which time the writer, does not have the big-picture view of his mission. good strategies, as Louis V. Gerstner Jr says in (currently reading book) “Who says elephants can’t dance?”, are long on detail and short on vision.

PS: one can always make up stuff like this to push through ;). not quite with a compromise in quality, i think.

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