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Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Encyclopedia of Life

Comprehensive, collaborative, ever-growing, and personalized, the Encyclopedia of Life is an ecosystem of websites that makes all key information about all life on Earth accessible to anyone, anywhere in the world.

More on BBC News.

Staircase Bookshelf

Very clever, both for saving space and providing easy access to the books. (Via Signal vs. Noise)

Thursday, 21 February 2008

DoubleTake Icon


Great shareware app for stitching photos and creating panoramas. Easy to use and yet powerful enough to let you be in control. Highly recommended!

Check out the panorama of the Charminar area that I created for my latest photoblog post using DoubleTake.

Monday, 18 February 2008

Bye Bye Appu Ghar

India’s first amusement park—Appu Ghar—amused people for the last time on 17th Feb, 2008. I remember calling all amusement parks “Appu Ghars” back when I was a dedhfootiya.

Ah well, the old must make way for the new, and I’ve heard tell that a Disneyland is on the cards for Delhi. (Via Rohit Nag)

Friday, 15 February 2008

iWoz Paperback Cover


Just finished reading Steve Wozniak’s autobiography. Along with being very insightful and funny, it was also one of the most inspiring books I’ve read in a long time. A must read for engineers(surprised?) and computer science students. (iWoz on Amazon)

Thursday, 14 February 2008

Only 1,411 tigers left in India

Makes me sad.

Sunday, 10 February 2008

Big Ideas come out of Big Pencils

Very clever interface for an ad(??) agency’s flash–based website. (Via Nimit)

The important thing

From a book by Denyse Schmidt:

[This book] isn’t intended to be a comprehensive guide to quilting, and I certainly wouldn’t say that my way is the only, or the “correct” way to do things. Once you’ve developed a healthy obsession with quilting, you’ll want to explore many other approaches. The local library, quilt guilds and stores, bookstores, and the Internet are all great places to look for information and inspiration.

The important thing is to begin.

So, what’re you waiting for?

Friday, 8 February 2008

Google Spreadsheets now supports forms / surverys

Great feature and sure to be a time, effort and frustration–saver when one needs multiple people to fill out a form. (Via Daring Fireball)

cameron i/o

Cameron Hunt’s beautifully designed tumblelog. It’s been popping up in a lot of places recently so I decided to head over and check it out, and I guess you should too.

Thursday, 7 February 2008

LinkedList WordPress plugin

It’s here, finally! WordPress users, there’s no excuse to have a static, standard blogroll anymore. Give it a life!

Monday, 4 February 2008

Yahoo/Microsoft marraige

Dowry offered – $44.6 Billion.

Personally, I hope the deal does not go through because I agree with Siracusa that:

…Yahoo, for all its problems, is just one good CEO and a few years away from a reemergence as the strongest real competitor to Google. A takeover by anyone—but especially Microsoft—makes the hopes of such a recovery quite dim.

Geometry of the Mint logo

Porn for designers! Yet another reason to love Mint. (Via Daring Fireball)

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