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World’s first Internet Election in Estonia

February 28th, 2007 · No Comments

Estonia is all set to be the first country in the world to allow voters to vote over the Internet in a public general election! The system was tested recently where people could “vote” to choose the king of the forest from among 10 animals. They did not disclose the results, so we don’t know [...]

Tags: politics · routine-order · technology

How to Blog Anonymously and Independently on the Cheap

February 26th, 2007 · 3 Comments

This blog is anonymous. You might want to know why, and more importantly, how.
I did have another blog which is way more popular, and older, and respected. I still blog there, but increasingly this is my “preferred blog”.

Photo Credit: Anonymous Blogger by zivpu
Fear of getting fired is not the only reason why someone would [...]

Tags: about · living · reviews · routine-order · technology

Wikipedia for Dunces – Simple WikiPedia

February 22nd, 2007 · No Comments

I came across simple.wikipedia.org. Just like en.wikipedia.org and de.wikipedia.org, the “simple” wikipedia aims to explain things in a “simple” language. But saying you want to explain something using simple English doesn’t create a new language called “simple”, folks!

Also, maybe due to it’s immaturity, you can now find gems like, “Electricity is the flow of positive [...]

Tags: education · language · routine-order · technology

Fran Allen is the first woman to win the Turing Award

February 21st, 2007 · No Comments

Fran Allen wins the Turing award, becoming the first ever woman to win the prestigious ACM award worth $100,000. Frances Allen, (not to be confused with the first woman of New England birth to become a nun ) was a computer scientist at IBM, an IBM Fellow, who worked on compilers, program optimization [...]

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Why I Unsubscribed from Gizmodo and Engadget

February 17th, 2007 · No Comments

I unsubscribed from Gizmodo and Engadget today. While I don’t expect this to change the internet, I wish it did.

Let me try and explain why I unsubscribed in the hope that you see my point, and you too unsubscribe:

They are not blogs any more
They are more like dedicated newspapers that cover the latest shiny “bling” [...]

Tags: reviews · technology

Robert Adler, TV Remote’s Inventor Dies

February 16th, 2007 · No Comments

Man who glued TV watchers to the couch dies – CNN.com

Robert Adler, who won an Emmy Award along with fellow engineer Eugene Polley for the device that made couch potatoship possible, died Thursday of heart failure at a Boise nursing home at 93, Zenith Electronics Corp. said Friday.
The man to blame for my zillion wasted [...]

Tags: technology

That Multipointed Web 2.0 Badge Thingy Has a Name!

February 13th, 2007 · 1 Comment

You know what I am talking about… If you don’t, here are some prime examples:

You know how difficult it is to search for something when you don’t know what it is called, but you can describe it. I am talking about google here – it is impossible to end up with the right results if [...]

Tags: art · technology

‘Madame Wikipedia’ runs web giant from village HQ – Yahoo! News

February 12th, 2007 · No Comments

‘Madame Wikipedia’ runs web giant from village HQ – Yahoo! News
“It’s quite simple, I spend all my time running around.”

A peek into the life of Florence Devouard – the chairman of the board of directors of the foundation that runs Wikipedia.
She lives in a village in France and was elevated to the top position mostly [...]

Tags: technology

Glen Murphy’s Projects

February 8th, 2007 · No Comments

Stumbling upon Glen Murphy’s Projects is like finding a treasure trove of ideas that are complete and yet can be expanded a lot further!

Check out Sproutliner – a web-based outliner made in the finest tradition, then check out his timeline tool. When you are done, marvel at the ingenuity behind trip. Absolutely amazing! Have to [...]

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XvsXP.com, Mac OS X Compared to Windows XP

February 8th, 2007 · No Comments

“We pride ourselves in offering some of the most comprehensive comparisons between Apple and Microsoft’s operating systems on the Internet.”
Quite a commendable goal – will make deciding between Windows and OSX much easier. Or more difficult, if you are the kind who is confused by your brain, and prefer to decide with your “heart” instead.

This [...]

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