Saturday, December 02, 2006

Divide to rule? Interesting piece ...

From Dr Dobb's Portal (CMP)

Embrace, Extend, Exterminate?

Over at, Shashwat Chaturvedi has written a long and insightful backgrounder and analysis of the Microsoft/Novell pact, and what it means for global open source, and for the prospects of
open source in India.

Chaturvedi is a good thinker who knows his history and reasons well from premises. And he's interviewed some of the inheritors of Raymond Noorda's mantle, here, who add significant insight. Worth a read

The Nokia 888 communicator changes shape on demand

Nokia recently unveiled a new concept phone (the Nokia 888) that changes shape on demand. The product took home first place in Nokia's Benelux design contest, thanks to a number of innovative features - such as liquid batteries, a flexible touch screen, and speech recognition - that make traditional mobile phone keys obsolete. The product even has a great tagline - "Perfect form does not exist... Form follows you." The Nokia 888 has the ability to transform how people think about mobile communication devices:

"A personal mobile communication device which lets you be free and fun. It is light, simple and carefree. You can change its form according to your needs during the day. You don't have to carry it in your pocket or on your wrist. You can carry it anywhere, in any form. You can roll it, bend it, put on your clothes like a clip. It also makes some form changes that makes it more ergonomical, i.e. when you want to talk on the phone, the body form turns into the form of the good old telephone. You can personalize these forms and record them. So it fits you the best in the way that you have chosen. Also e-motions let you send forms to other 888 users: i.e. you can send a heart shape to your girlfriend or a dancing figure to your friends to call them to the party tonight. This way you can talk without words."

The phone was designed by Tamer Nakisci for Nokia. Anyway, check out the comments on the Yanko Design site - people are calling the new phone "mind blowing," freaky," "really unbelievable" and "amazing." And, of course, there are the naysayers, who claim the phone is a "fake" (perhaps because a really annoying and really intrusive poker & casino advertisement pops up whenever you try to find out more about the Nokia 888 phone). It looks like there is a ready market for the phone if Nokia is able to move it from concept to mass-market commercial product.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

A New Day for Business Virtual Pressroom

2007 Microsoft Office System
Inbox Attachment preview in Microsoft® Office Outlook® 2007
(2007 Microsoft Office system)
Save as PDF function in Microsoft® Office Word 2007
(2007 Microsoft Office system)

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2007 Microsoft Office System Logo

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Table formatting in Microsoft® Office Excel® 2007
(2007 Microsoft Office system)
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Slide design in Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® 2007
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Monday, November 27, 2006

Jog Falls India

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Jog Falls, view from the bridge
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The water falls is about 100mts from here... if you observe carefully, you will see that the flow kinda ends... that's where the falls are...

Video of Jog Falls in late monsoon

This is another tall waterfall that runs amok during monsoon season, exceeding even Kaieteur Falls in Guyana in terms of height and volume. This video was taken during Monsoon..

River Sharavathi splits up into four different tracks which are named in accordance with their perceived trajectories. Going from left to right respectively in the picture, the names and the reasons for naming are:

* Raja (King): Named so because of its apparently 'dignified' and 'serene' fall.
* Roarer: This stream appears out of a mass of rocks, making a tremendous amount of noise.
* Rocket: Consists of a large volume of water streaming out of a small opening at a very high speed.
* Rani (Queen), also called Lady: The stream has a winding, twisting trajectory, said to resemble the movements of a female dancer.

Update: has put the link to this post on their site...

Steve Ballmer's (CEO, Microsoft) Monkey Dance

Looks like he just woke up from dream where he bought google.. LOL :-)))))