Archive for December, 2007

Happy New Year

Published on Dec 31, 2007 in personal

I celebrated 2007 three and half hours earlier and now I am celebrating 2008 ten and half hours later than usual. But no complaints though. 2007 has seen me through lot of personal and professional changes, I got married, moved to a house in Thiruvanmiyur, purchased a small house for my bro in Hyderabad, got […]

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Economics of commission

Published on Dec 31, 2007 in wonder why

Here is a question for all you game theory enthusiasts Imagine you are planning to rent an apartment from PACiM (Popular Apartment Complex in Madras). Since the PACiM lease office is nice they give reference commission to any tenant who brings a new person for renting a house there. The good thing is you have […]

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Lakdi Ki Kathi

Published on Dec 30, 2007 in personal

“Lakdi Ki Kathi”, that is probably the first song that I have ever heard, at least its the one that I can vividly remember hearing. On one sunday (or some such holiday when I didnt have to go to school) my dad played this song on our cassette player, the kind with a speaker and […]

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Comedy Movies – Must Watch

Published on Dec 28, 2007 in Movies-Books

I like humor in any form. I must have spent countless hours watching old telugu classic comedies (made by Vamsi, Jandhyala et al), reading numerous books, watching tons of episodes of friends, simpsons, seinfeld, so many cartoons and animation stuff. I have rarely spent a day without laughing out hard watching something or reading something […]

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How NOT to do Online Advertising – Lessons from Rediff

Published on Dec 26, 2007 in advertising, wonder why

Rediff seems to have taken a full leap from the standards of online advertising and web layouts when they realized that lots of people are going to click on day 1 scorecard link for IND-AUS first test match. The result is nothing short of user disgust and anger. See it for yourself. There seem to […]

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Moved to WordPress from Blogger

Published on Dec 23, 2007 in blogging, hacks, technology

4 days of Christmas break without a thing to do. The first thing that came to my mind is to revamp my blog. I have been thinking of upgrading the blog (yes, thats right, upgrading) to wordpress from blogger for a while now. Since my blog is hosted on another site through ftp, there is […]

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Proud Owner of iPod Nano

Published on Dec 14, 2007 in personal

I have been wanting an ipod for almost two and half years now. Somehow the need vanished after I got my Walkman phone. Even then I came close to buying one at several occasions during my duty free shopping spree. I almost paid with traveler checks for an ipod at Changi airport sometime back. Somehow […]

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My life in a mini-feed

Published on Dec 10, 2007 in america, personal

My life in a mini-feed – face book style. (you need to read it from bottom) PS: inspired from facebook mahabaratha at Jalsa & Jilpa. Also refer to Javascript trick to edit a web page. Also read: Recipe of my life | getLatestUpdates() | my life in xml

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Please enter todays date to continue …

Published on Dec 7, 2007 in america, wonder why

… that is exactly the message I get when I try to submit my repair estimate form from Cord Camera’s website. Whoever designed the website must be expecting camera repair requests from mars or read too much on special relativity theory, whatever is the case here is the jewel of a web form:

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Software or Strictware ?!?

Published on Dec 4, 2007 in business, technology, wonder why

A quiz for all the techie folks who visit phd. What is the software that has the below features (apart from other)(1) The software will issue innumerable warnings if it ever occurred to the software that it is not genuine(2) The software would give users a time limit of 30 days to validate their copy […]

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