2010 – Tweet-by-Tweet!

January 21, 2011

Taking inspiration from Ramesh Srivats’ post , here’s a snapshot what my mind coughed up on twitter in 2010 –

JANUARY  –

How about a “Keep as unread” option for missed calls on the phone. Also a “Last called time” for each contact

It is irrational to believe that being rational is right

FEBRUARY  –

your solution is as weak as your weakest assumption..

My name is (guldu) Khan!

Smart and hard working is a deadly combination of personal qualities, but rarely seen together. Plain hard work beats plain smartness anyday

MARCH –

Maybe Murphy _is_ God.

speak your mind. and stay in a place where it doesn’t hurt to do it.

Resilience is the secret of the victorious.

Information overflow is better than information underflow

God lives in the stomach. look no further!

APRIL –

There’s always space for one more quality player. Gmail, Facebook, Iphone,. None were the first to do what they do..

eat to celebrate. celebrate to eat.

It’s fine to make an irrational decision, as long as there is no illusion that it is rational

MAY –

Once people think they know you, they don’t look beyond.

Quality is a culture.

you can’t really argue much with the compiler, can you?

JUNE –

Productivity kills creativity

‘Self-motivated’ is a myth.

JULY –

clear. concise. complete. #meetings_should_be

Amber is not green!! #traffic_rules_for_dummies

AUGUST –

This is what I want. This is the requirement. You can’t change the requirement.. You have to change the product!

short term scheduling. medium term scheduling. long term scheduling. Where should I spend more time?

What you sow so shall you reap; so also what you reap so shall you sow

SEPTEMBER –

Home is where sweet saaru-anna is!

NOVEMBER –

Psychology is harder than Technology.

can I claim life insurance that I don’t “have a life”! 😛

What does time come from?

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TED videos on phone with subtitles

May 20, 2010

There’s subtitles available on the TED website, can i have it offline?

Yes, you can! Superb conceptualization and implementation at – http://tedtalksubtitledownload.appspot.com/

You can get the .srt files from the above url, and merge them into the video file using a free application like Any Video Convertor (which itself is a GUI for ffmpeg)

Super! Now you have it! Really good thing to try, if you also spend 3-4 hrs in commute to work like i do.

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If you haven’t ever watched a Ted video yet, check this out – http://www.ted.com/talks/hans_rosling_at_state.html. It’s one of the best talks I’ve heard on TED. I use miro to download videos from rss feeds. You can directly download from their webpage as well. They give you a direct download button for every talk in its webpage.


QOTD and SOTD

June 16, 2009

QOTD (quote of the day)


It is hardly as if women leaders do not wield real power in India. 255 Lok Sabha seats have been won in the 2009 elections by parties where women are the absolute and unchallenged leaders. In spite of this, we have seen no change in the number of women Parliamentarians. The idea of reserving seats for a group is based on the pectation that when they come to power, they will use it to help other less fortunate members of the group. Clearly that expectation has been definitively belied.

– Santosh Desai writes in “Gender Reservations” under City City Bang Bang, Times of India, Bangalore, Page 8, June 15th 2009.

SOTD (software of the day :P)

VideoCacheView for windows
After watching a video in a Web site, you may want to save the video file into your local disk for playing it offline in the future. If the video file is stored in your browser’s cache, this utility can help you to extract the video file from the cache and save it for watching it in the future.
It automatically scans the entire cache of Internet Explorer and Mozilla-based Web browsers (Including Firefox) and finds all video files that are currently stored in it. It allows you to easily copy the cached video files into another folder for playing/watching them in the future.

Powered by ScribeFire.


Picasa3 from Google

February 12, 2009

Turns out Picasa3 from Google is pretty damn good.

organizes your photos well.

export to html and other few other neat features built-in

creates world-class photo collages – the feature I liked most

one software that meets my usability and quality expectations 😛

download from http://picasa.google.com/ if you don’t already have it, and try out


YouTube registration mishap

February 2, 2009

I tried to create a new YouTube channel today and the only way i could do it was by creating another account. Alright, it’s their service. Use if i like it attitude, i went on to create a new user.

I filled the form, entered the captcha, and viola :

I was greeted with this message –

youtube registration failure

youtube registration failure

I tried again. and again and again. with a new google account once. with strictly strong passwords once.

Then I assumed they are trying to encourage ppl to login with their google accounts, and tried that as well. Totally 10 ( TEN) times.

To no gain.

More irriating is that fact that the error message does not contain any kind of debug information to handle the issue reasonably.

Am I not being allowed to signup because of my name ? my password ? my nationality ? gender ? username preference ? talk to me and i’ll deal with it..

  • #UPDATE – tried clearing cookies and cached content, and it signed up fine. wonder if it is a browser issue or if it is YouTube.

Top 3 Team Names at Inscription

January 25, 2009

Team names that I found the best in today’s event – Inscription (it is an online coding event), part of ENGINEER 2009

1. returnVoid point_of_life() ?
2. pushpendragold Chavanaprash GOLD 😀
3. Skywalker knows his chances 😛

The Overnight Millioniare Scam

January 25, 2009

There are four ways to make a million dollars.

Luck. Patient effort. Skill. Risk.

(Five if you count inheritance, and six if you count starting with two million dollars).

😀

again from seth’s blog