Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Peace, world peace or no peace?

If you have been tuned into the proceedings in the recent weeks, you must by now be wondering like a mute spectator about where it is headed. If you are indeed wondering, you are a cricket fan and if you are not feeling irritated, you are "the" cricket fan.

Then, after all the "peace talks" and "compromise formulas" worked out between the two nations, being amazed, when Cricinfo reports about Australian team's displeasure over Harbhajan's let-off, would be an understatement.

Oh come on, all that was needed was a mild charge on the Indian off-spinner which could keep all the market-players content and kicking. When you see India going full-frontal on the issue and even going to the extent of threatening a pull-out, Australia was expected only to acquiesce.

But these Aussies always seem to have surprises in store!

Monday, December 31, 2007

Tim O'Reilly at Berlin Web 2.0 Expo

Check out this interview given by Tim O'Reilly for on the sidelines of Web 2.0 Expo at Berlin.

O'Reilly talks about Social networking platforms, Google, OpenSocial and lots more.

Sunday, December 23, 2007


...with a new template for the blog and worked on customizing it. For lack of time, couldn't finish the work, and so am reverting to the current template. The new template should be up in a few days.

Have added Snap Shots to the blog. Should you decide this is not for you, just click the Options icon in the upper right corner of the Snap Shot and opt-out.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Jason Fried on collaboration..or the lack of it!

It ain't a very recent talk but do check up what Jason Fried of 37signals has to say about collaboration in the workplace.

Basic Ideas:
1. Smaller teams
2. Increased Interaction only decreases productivity
3. Meetings should be rationalized
4. Physical separation of employees may lead to better output for all


Thursday, November 29, 2007

Want to Spock yourself?

Intended to be the people search application, Spock has its robots crawling the net to find out from 'trusted' sources (read LinkedIn, Blogger, Wordpress and like), information about individuals and presents them to the user. Additionally, it also provides a truly Web 2.0 feature of letting users tag other individuals.

Its limitation in being unable to track commoners effectively has been cited by some experts, mentioning that Spock would be most helpful in case you are searching for celebrities.

What caught my eye was a Spock banner I found on an Indian music site. Interestingly, the banner features Aishwarya Rai and the catch-line says 'Click to see tags and pictures'.

Now that is a big departure from the basic function of Spock - To search for people!