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Wednesday, 30 September 2009

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Note & Point

Filling the gaping void of inspiration for those of us who use projectors.

Great gallery of slides both for their design and the presentations’ content. No points for guessing where I drew inspiration from for my ‘Accessibility & Usability on the Web’ slides.

Saturday, 19 September 2009

India’s tree planting guru

The BBC reports on an ingenious scheme started by one SM Raju under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act:

“I told the villagers that they would get 100 days employment in a year simply by planting tress and protecting them. The old, handicapped and widows would be given preference.”

Let’s hope this is replicated by states all over the country.

Thursday, 17 September 2009

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Road, Movie

The trailer makes me impatient, but if that’s not reason enough (no kidding), how about a director who reads Daring Fireball, run’s a blog with posts dating back to January 2004, and *drumroll* uses Vimeo instead of YouTube.

I hadn’t heard of Dev Benegal before Sumit’s tip, but now I can’t wait to watch all three of his movies.

By the way, the film’s website has some great content so do venture beyond the home page glance.

Friday, 11 September 2009

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क्या अाप iPhone पर हिन्दी एवं मराठी, ગુજરાતી वगैरा में लिखना चाहते हैं?

Well look no further. Great compliment to my web based हिन्दी Transliteration, courtesy of Karan.

Saturday, 5 September 2009

Kaminey from Kaminey

Once you get past the, uh, monetization efforts of the blogger, what follows is a nice analysis of Gulzar’s mastery behind Kaminey’s title track.

Such songs are quite like one of those old cities. Its buildings and monuments at once enamour the casual visitor. Yet the deeper one ventures, the more they discover. The more time one spends at and explores the place the more one learns about its inhabitants, its history, and the greater is the aura cast by the ages past.

Become conscious of a song’s composition; the instrumentation, its orchestration; the vocals, their lyrics, their meaning; the context, and feel the blood surge through every last vein on your body as you listen to a work of art. The experience is, in two words, truly magical.

[Tip o’ the hat to Rashmi for help with the metaphor.]

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard: the John Siracusa review

An enjoyable twenty-three pages.

For the unfamiliar, John Siracusa is the authority when it comes to Mac OS X reviews.

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