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Wednesday, 30 April 2008

F1 Logo

No head injuries or broken bones for Kovalainen

McLaren have established that Kovalainen’s speed was approximately 240km/h when his front-left tyre deflated and about 130km/h when he hit the tyre barrier. He experienced a 27g deceleration.

For Kovalainen to have come out of that horrifying crash virtually unscathed is amazing. It just shows how well thought out the safety precautions and devices in Formula 1 are today.

Sunday, 27 April 2008


What’s that under the title?

Friday, 25 April 2008

LinkedList Updates

I recently updated both my sort–blogroll–using–feeds plugins:

Don’t bother updating if its already working fine for you.

Thursday, 24 April 2008

Spanish Grand Prix history takes a look at the history of the Spanish Grand Prix before this year’s race. Its got an interesting past.

The closest five-car finish in a Spanish Grand Prix - and a spectacular sight - occurred at Jarama in 1981, when Gilles Villeneuve (Ferrari) led home Jacques Laffite (Ligier-Matra at 0.22 sec), John Watson (McLaren-Ford at 0.58sec), Carlos Reutemann (Williams-Ford at 1.01sec) and Elio de Angelis (Lotus-Ford at 1.24sec).

That sure would’ve been an awesome race.

iPhone unboxing photos

By far the best unboxing photos I’ve come across. (Via TUAW)

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Consequences of stupidity

CNN is now selling shirts with headlines.

[…] what’s great is that you can fuck with the URL and generate shirts (complete with the CNN logo) like I Prefer MSNBC or Wolf Blitzer is Hairy or Fire David Payne (senior vice president and general manager of

I doubt they thought getting a good programmer was important.

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Paths and the Pen tool

In the three years or so that I’ve been using and learning Photoshop, I was never able to get a grasp of the Pen tool and thus would always shy away from any drawing related work. Not anymore.

This tutorial made it seem so easy. Highly recommended for amateur Photoshoppers still shy of Paths and the Pen tool.

Funny F1 moments

Couple of funny Formula 1 moments caught on video, over at F1Fanatic.

Saturday, 19 April 2008

The Edge of Greatness book cover

Michael Schumacher: The Edge of Greatness

He [Schumacher] won more Grands Prix, he won more championship titles, he scored more championship points, he appeared on the podium more times, he took more pole positions and set more fastest laps of the race than any other driver in F1 history.

James Allen gives a mostly unbiased account of how and why Schumacher managed such a career in this biography. He takes up the innumerable controversies that Schumacher’s career was dotted with, all of which make for a very interesting read.

I was hooked to the book the moment I started reading it, especially because I was mostly unaware of any Formula 1 history. It made me see the sport in a whole new way. Highly recommended for all F1 fans.

Friday, 18 April 2008

Is hell endothermic or exothermic?

[…] if hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls enter hell, then the temperature and pressure in hell will increase until all hell breaks loose (i.e.,Hell is exothermic).

Of course, if hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls in hell, than the temperature and pressure will drop until hell freezes over (i.e.,Hell is endothermic).

So which is it? […]

Full proof provided, and make sure you read it! (Via Aditya)

“Rockin’ Our Sales” internal Microsoft video

I don’t know which caption goes better — “Seriously, what the fuck were they thinking?” or “Microsoft at its best”. You decide. (Via Daring Fireball)

Thursday, 17 April 2008

Bheja Fry poster

Bheja Fry


I’m constantly being surprised by excellent, short and song–free Bollywood comedies like Bheja Fry. I was a bit disappointed when I read this though:

Bheja Fry is an Indian film and a frame to frame remake of the French movie Le Dîner de cons.

Superb performance by Vinay Pathak nonetheless. (Official Site | Wikipedia)

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Consequences of using Stock Photography

Pointed (and collected) by my Multimedia Programming and the WWW lecturer.

Sunday, 13 April 2008


Perian is a free, open source QuickTime component that adds native support for many popular video formats.

Just incase you’re using a Mac and haven’t heard of Perian (because I just found out that my two best friends hadn’t).

Dinner in the Sky

Crazy! (Via SimpleBits)

Saturday, 12 April 2008

Juno Poster


Totally Boss! Doesn’t even have to try.

What a performance by Ellen Page! I can’t think of a single bad thing about the movie and might as well go so far as to call it perfect. (Official Site | Apple Trailers | Wikipedia)

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

flickr dots

Flickr gets Video!

Only for pro members and with a 90–second limit. Check out the announcement or FAQs for details.

Sunday, 6 April 2008

KM Music Conservatory


The KM Music Conservatory is an attempt to recreate a world–class orchestra for the enjoyment of India’s people. Currently Indian composers must go abroad to find orchestras to record. The vision of KM Music Conservatory is to eliminate this obstacle and provide an exemplary orchestra here in India.

With a long term goal of becoming a music school offering a bachelor’s degree, this is a great step towards the revival of classical art and music in India. Watch the introduction video (part 2). (Via Rakesh)

Saturday, 5 April 2008

1 to 100

100 people, 100 ages, all banging a drum. Very clever!

Gotham Seal

Gotham on the web

That’s quite a long list of viral marketing sites for The Dark Knight, although I wouldn’t be surprised if there were more.

Update: Added ‘Gotham Police Major Crimes Unit’ and ‘Gotham Intercontinental Hotel’ to the list.

Friday, 4 April 2008

Tintin and Snowy

Spielberg + Jackson = 3 Tintin movies

This is great news, and was apparently announced sometime in May last year. I was a big fan of Tintin comics back in the day and I’m glad to know that Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson are going to be behind the movies, because I trust them to preserve the spirit of Tintin creator Hergé.

Thursday, 3 April 2008

Barney is just awesome!

Wednesday, 2 April 2008

LinkedList.wp 1.0.1

Minor update to my WordPress plugin for LinkedList. Mostly cosmetic changes to fit in with WordPress 2.5 (which by the way I think is a great release).

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Lost: A Theory on Time Travel

Intriguing Lost theory based on time travel. (Via Aditya)

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