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Sunday, 30 September 2007

Vijay Mallya on his plans for ‘Team India’

Not sure how I missed this seeing as its been out since September 11th, but here’s what Mallya’s got to say:

The real excitement with an Indian-owned team will be the 200 million new fans that India will add to the Formula One community.

He’s also going to have the word ‘India’ in the team name and make the tricolour a part of the team logo. Overall this deal (which has now been approved by the shareholders) is going to, like he says, significantly boost Formula 1 interest back home.

Thursday, 27 September 2007

Grimmy gets Lost

Sadly, there’s no way of getting the fourth season anytime soon.

Sunday, 23 September 2007

40 iPod Nanos

Gotta say, they (both the Nanos and the photographs) look superb! (Via TUAW)

What a comment stream would look like in a meeting

So true!

Saturday, 22 September 2007

Design Can Change

Noble cause, beautiful design, stunning photographs!

Friday, 21 September 2007

Will Pearson: London Photography

Beautiful panoramas. (Warning: The website maximizes your browser window.)
(Via Aditya)

The Titanic sinking report from the New York Times archive

Very interesting. Accessible to all now that they’ve got rid of their paywall. (Via thru Daring Fireball)

iPhone & iPod: contain or disengage?

Wil Shipley on recent Apple trends such as buy–twice–to–make–it–a–ringtone, buy–again–to–game–on–the–new–iPods, AJAX–apps–are–better–than–sliced–bread etc.:

But Apple has to always remember that simply making money CANNOT be its point of existence. The point of any company should be to make customers want to give it money, NOT to get money from customers. It’s a subtle distinction that is the difference between good and evil.

International Smartphone Market Share Distribution

Interesting indeed. (Via Daring Fireball)

Thursday, 20 September 2007

Yuvraj Singh shows what he's made of

So it’s the end of the 18th over of a Twenty20 world cup match between India and England, the Indian batting innings. Some words are exchanged between Andrew Flintoff and Yuvraj and we see the umpire telling Yuvraj to back off. Then it was just pure AWESOME as the Punjabi munda hit 6 sixes in the six balls of the 19th over. Boy am I glad I watched this innings.

Update: Found a video of the six sixes on YouTube.

Wednesday, 19 September 2007

New Minimalism in web interface design

Shouldn’t come as a surprise that I’m a fan of minimalism when it comes to design. (Via

Panic's Steven Frank on Windows vendors

Having just set up XP in Boot Camp again over the weekend, I’m amazed again by how much better the experience is than using a Windows box built by an actual Windows box vendor.

You just install Windows from a retail disc, install the Boot Camp drivers from a second disc, let Windows Update reboot about 20 times, and you’re set. The resulting system is really fast and all the hardware works.

Although he’s just talking about his experience with a Sony VAIO, I’m yet to come across a single Windows vendor who has the common effing sense of bundling all their drivers into a single installer rather than 50 odd individual downloads.

Google Apps gets Presentations

Presentations joins word processing and spreadsheets as part of Google Docs.

Sunday, 16 September 2007

The 10 most polluted places on Earth

Two Indian towns land the 3rd and 4th positions on the list. What’s worse is that the report claims ‘virtually no attempts’ are being made to clean up.

Josh's iTunes Album Art Grabber

Unencrypted hi-res artwork from the iTunes Store is back! Just copy the album’s url from iTunes, paste it in the input field, hit ‘go’ and enjoy up to 1425x1425 1500x1500 pixels of album art goodness. You can also search for the album directly. (Via TUAW)

The micro compact home [m-ch]

Apparently the few students who lived in them have all extended their stays for the entire year. (Via Rakesh)

Monday, 10 September 2007

Breathing Earth

Watch as we continue populating the Earth and making it less sustainable.

We (Indians) have really got to get our act together. For starters, we need to get rid of stupid politicians who are hell bent on banning sex education in schools rather than increasing public awareness about the seriousness of the issue.

Designer talk: I’ve come across similar simulation websites but none so beautifully designed and logically implemented. Not a coincidence that my ‘Website Authoring’ lecturer was the one who showed it to us during today’s lecture.

Vienna 2.2 Icon

Vienna 2.2

Better search and a refined UI amongst other changes in the latest version of the feed reader that I use.

Friday, 7 September 2007

Google Reader gets Search


Tendulkar is NOT retiring anytime soon

“I am batting brilliantly at the moment. Even the thought of retirement has not crossed my mind,” Tendulkar said.

“I am still enjoying the game very much and want to play for as long as I can. Cricket means a lot to me,” he said.

The media just luuvs blowing things out of proportion, doesn’t it?

Thursday, 6 September 2007

Be Afraid

Awesome! (Via Daring Fireball)

Wednesday, 5 September 2007

David Pogue: “It was a joke, dude.”

This is just sad.

“Tomorrow, Dreams Come True”

I hope they do (and that would mean no fat nano)! (Via Daring Fireball)

Monday, 3 September 2007

Mallya and Mol set for Spyker takeover

Sounds like its a done deal!

Sunday, 2 September 2007

Vijay Mallya bids for the Spyker F1 team

This can only mean good news for the scene of Formula 1 in India and if successful, will definitely make an Indian Gran Prix seem more realistic.

The Original Macintosh User Manual

With sections explaining things like scrolling! Like the author, I find it strange though that all the pictures feature only men using it. (Via

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