Monday, October 30, 2006

Technical: Optimizing Page Load Time

Some nice tips on optimizing the time that it takes for your web application's pages to load.

Link: Optimizing Page Load Time -

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

The Worlds Biggest Container Vessel

Look at the size of this thing !! Humongous !!


Linux Crash Top 10 Images

Even Linux crashes. And so, we have a site that lists top 10 images of a Linux system crashing - from within aeroplanes to even at a Linux rally :-).

Link: Miguel Carrasco's Real World: Linux Crash Top 10 Images

Thursday, October 12, 2006

How to Paint as Bob Ross with Photoshop

A nice tutorial that could make decent artists out of people like me who have absolutely no artistic talent ...

code404 - How to Paint as Bob Ross with Photoshop

Timeline for the end of man's traces

If all of mankind died today, when would all traces of our existence on Earth disappear completely?

This picture shows the estimated timeline for the final end of our traces on this planet. We really do pollute this planet badly :-(

(Click on the image for bigger version)

Original link: image

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Google's forgotten (secret) pages

Some interesting pages on the Google website that not many people know (at least, I didnt ...)

Link: Google’s 56 forgotten (secret) pages, part two -Cristian Mezei

World-Wide Sushi Restaurant Reference !!

Ahoy ye Sushi eaters !! Here is a list of restaurants all around the world where you can enjoy your fill of Sushi...

Link: Welcome to the World-Wide Sushi Restaurant Reference!

Here's why you hate Mondays

The answer to the age-old question : Why do we hate Mondays so much???

Here's why you hate Mondays - National -

Great Buildings

Some great architectural wonders ... look and you may like

Link: Great Buildings Online - Master Buildings List 2006.1010

Monday, October 09, 2006

10 reasons people make stupid decisions

A thoughtful article on why people behave the way they do, especially when it comes to making decisions ....

Link: Bad Analysis: 10 reasons people make stupid decisions

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Top ten geek business myths

A nice article about the Top ten geek business myths. You may or may not agree with it, but it is  definitely worth reading.

Link: Rondam Ramblings: Top ten geek business myths

A Pale Blue Dot

A Pale Blue Dot. That's what the Earth looks like from space. And so much bloodshed just to be the masters of a dot. Makes you think ...

Link:  A Pale Blue Dot

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Google crawls into source-code search

Google searches will now give you source code directly !!. No need to code.
"Programming is waste, do only copy-paste" !!

[print version] Google crawls into source-code search | CNET

Some quotes I like --> Part 2

These are some of the quotes that I like. This is part 2 because I have posted some by Winston Churchill already .

So here goes:

  1. "What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find out, which is the exact opposite."
                    -- Bertrand Russell, "Skeptical_Essays", 1928

  2. Majority, n.:
            That quality that distinguishes a crime from a law.

  3. It is said that the lonely eagle flies to the mountain peaks while the
    lowly ant crawls the ground, but cannot the soul of the ant soar as high as the eagle?

  4. Conscience is a mother-in-law whose visit never ends.
                    -- H. L. Mencken

  5. People often find it easier to be a result of the past than a cause of the future.

  6. An idea is an eye given by God for the seeing of God.  Some of these
    eyes we cannot bear to look out of, we blind them as quickly as possible.
                    -- Russell Hoban, "Pilgermann"

  7. The law will never make men free; it is men who have got to make the
    law free.
                    -- Henry David Thoreau

  8. Cherish your visions; cherish your ideals;
    cherish the music that stirs in your heart,
    the beauty that forms in your mind,
    the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts,
    for out of them will grow delightful conditions,
    all heavenly environment;
    of these if you but remain true to them,
    your world will at last be built.
                                         - - - James Allen

  9. Nothing is faster than the speed of light ...
    To prove this to yourself, try opening the refrigerator door before the light comes on.

  10. Politics is like coaching a football team.  You have to be smart enough
    to understand the game but not smart enough to lose interest.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Windows: Open command prompt via Windows Explorer and other tricks

A bunch of tips and tricks for Windows. One of my favorite ones is where you can get a "Open Command Prompt here" menu option via Windows Explorer.


how do you change the default location for the command prompt?

A: The best way I know of to do this is just to open the prompt from
within Windows Explorer. The following Reg changes will cause an open
command prompt here message to appear in the right-click menu.

REGEDIT[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\DosHere]. ...@="Command
&Prompt Here"

@="C:\\WINNT\\System32\\cmd.exe /k cd \"%1\""


Link: Windows XP Tips and Tricks

10 Things That Will Make Or Break Your Website

A very nice article that anyone who has a website, or codes web applications should read.

Link: 10 Things That Will Make Or Break Your Website