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Entries from January 2007

Apple’s New Airport Extreme – The Unsung Hero

January 9th, 2007 · No Comments

So macworld expo is on, and the iPhone has been getting its share of very well deserved coverage.
One little other thing has me interested.

It is the Airport Extreme. It is a wireless networking hub that makes it real easy to share. Share your Printer or USB Hard Drive effortlessly in your network. Sounds like a [...]

Tags: technology

Can I Have it Please?

January 9th, 2007 · No Comments

Dear fencinggerbil,
Can I have weblog.org please?
Pretty please?

Tags: technology

India’s shopkeepers brace for Wal-Mart

January 9th, 2007 · No Comments

Walmart’s Entry to India should NOT be smooth, and hopefully, there should be no Walmart in India, ever. The reason I say this is, unlike in the US, employment and livelihood is a lifelong commitment for most. In the US, if you lose your job which was flipping burgers, you can move on to trimming [...]

Tags: economics

Dark Side…

January 8th, 2007 · No Comments

And more…

Tags: art · music

What is the Lazyweb and How Can I Use It?

January 7th, 2007 · No Comments

Time and again you might have seen people start posts with “Dear Lazyweb” on their blogs requesting help with their problems. The wikipedia defines the lazyweb as:
LazyWeb is the idea that if you wait long enough, someone will implement that wacky idea you had… (or already has!) Alternatively, that if your blog or other publishing [...]

Tags: technology

How to Convince an Agnostic – from Economist.com

January 7th, 2007 · No Comments

The Economist list of the top books of the year 2006 is interesting in itself, but what really got my gut was the following description of Richard Dawkins‘ latest book, “The God Delusion,” — as a wavering agnostic myself, maybe I should grab the book, and give it a half-chance of swaying me either way. [...]

Tags: books · lists · reviews

Know Which Seats are Good on Any Airline!

January 6th, 2007 · No Comments

Gosh, I wish I had find seatguru.com much, much earlier. I did recently, thanks to boing boing.
The site tells you which are the cool seats, and the bad seats on all airlines. It also tells you what amenities are provided on different airlines. Information about the airlines… man this is cool!

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Use Google to Bypass Most Web Browsing FireWalls

January 5th, 2007 · 2 Comments

This trick amazes me when I think about it – oh why did it not occur to me sooner!
You can translate a page from one language to the same language using Google. For example you can translate this website from English to English! – Here are the results.

The URL, if you notice it is:
http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en|en&u=routineorder.com
The “en|en” [...]

Tags: technology

BookSwim: NetFlix for Books

January 4th, 2007 · 4 Comments

BookSwim promises an online book rental service that works like Netflix does. I am wondering if it will get off the ground, as much as whether it will be successful.

Books have a much lesser audience these days
There are a lot more books than Movies released every year
Readers have pretty specific tastes, especially when it comes [...]

Tags: books · reviews · technology

The Pleasure of a Long Hunt

January 4th, 2007 · No Comments

Through Anil Dash, I ended up on this post at sylloge.com about a John Adams quote, the original version of which seems to be:
The science of government it is my duty to study, more than all other sciences; the arts of legislation and administration and negotiation ought to take the place of, indeed exclude, in [...]

Tags: art · books · education