All articles with 'america' Tag

Photographic Fridays #3 – Daisies

Published on Jul 5, 2008 in america, personal, photographic fridays

same flower, another angle, originally uploaded by Chandoo. We went to near by Scioto River park last weekend to spend some time without any noise. But we didnt know that there was a concert going on there. So we walked out of the park to surrounding Dublin residential area and I spotted few nice flowers […]

Continue »

Get Stock Quotes in Excel

Published on Jun 24, 2008 in america, hacks, Learn Excel, technology

While trying to spell check one my sheets I have learned this cool trick to fetch real time stock quotes without any webqueries or vba or anything. First enter the stock code in a cell (this works for US stocks only), for eg. AAPL for Apple, MSFT for Microsoft etc. Then ALT+CLICK on that cell, […]

Continue »

Photographic Fridays # 1 – Ground Zero

Published on Jun 20, 2008 in america, photographic fridays

WTC site – ground zero, originally uploaded by Chandoo. This is the first of a new series of posts I am planning, “Photographic Fridays”, Every last weekday I will post a photo I have taken for your review / comments. I want to be a better photographer and all your comments are going to help […]

Continue »

App. idea for iPhone developers (for other location aware phones as well)

Published on Jun 11, 2008 in america, business, ideas, technology

Now that iPhone is going to have GPS built in, here is an application idea any of you iPhone app developers out there. The idea is simple, whenever the phone-holder is driving, this app would automatically answer calls with a pre-recorded message (that can go like, “Hi.., I am driving right now, please leave a […]

Continue »

Brooklyn Bridge in the night

Published on May 29, 2008 in america, pics, travels

During our recent visit to NY I have been to the famous Brooklyn Bridge and I clicked photos till my fingers itched. Here are some of them, let me know if you have any review comments 🙂 I couldnt carry my tripod though, some of the pics became real blurry at original resolution.

Continue »

Road Rage on Memorial weekend

Published on May 23, 2008 in america, Humor, personal, travels

We are going to big apple on this weekend, its going to be a really long drive, almost 1000 miles both ways put together, I will see if I can post something while resting, but don’t hope to see anything here for the next 3 days. You have an excellent weekend, drive carefully – more […]

Continue »

Get crazy CNN headlines on your t-shirt

Published on May 22, 2008 in america, Humor, media, wonder why

Rat rides cat, cat rides dog, that rides on your t-shirt I am just numbed seeing this outrageous hilarity in the name of news making and selling on CNN, apparently you can buy t-shirts for some of the hand picked news items on CNN by clicking the t-shirt icon next to headline link on their […]

Continue »

Here is a free idea for Starbucks

Published on May 14, 2008 in america, business, ideas, wonder why

A significant amount of my job work involves drinking copious amount of coffee while looking out the window. Ok, I am kidding 🙂 I wish my job involved all that, but I still drink a cup of coffee every workday (Weekends are obviously reserved for good old Filter Kaapi). Unfortunately I am forced to buy […]

Continue »

Shootout @ Hocking hills state park

Published on May 12, 2008 in america, personal, pics, travels

We went to Hocking hills state park during the weekend, hiked a few miles, had tons of fun watching waterfalls, caves, cliffs, rare plants and infinite greenery. The trip has been thoroughly grinding with almost every place looking spectacular and lengthy. We couldn’t really visit all the attractions as both of us were feeling totally […]

Continue »

Purnography on the lake – trip to Ashtabula county, put-in-bay

Published on Apr 28, 2008 in america, personal, pics, travels

A bunch of us went to Ashtabula county and Put-in-bay island over the weekend; beautiful lake Erie beach locations on the northern side of Ohio. We started off from Columbus on Saturday early morning, the weather wasn’t perfect as it started raining. After nearly slipping out of the ramp, I managed to get the car […]

Continue »

Focus on customers, not on your brand

Published on Apr 10, 2008 in america, business, ideas, pics, wonder why

Last night while looking for chocolate chip ice-cream, I couldn’t help but notice this perfect example of a “brand blinding the eyes of the manager so much that she neglects customers”. Take a look at the graters ice cream cups. Can you identify vanilla from chocolate chip from strawberry when all cups look like this. […]

Continue »

Car gets PHD, nobody is hurt

Published on Mar 19, 2008 in Charts and Graphs, Humor, personal, pics

Well folks, we have finally purchased a car, a toyota camry that is, ah! typical dvd (Desi in ViDesh) choice you may say, well, I have nothing to respond for that. I dont have permanent license yet, so you can roam around freely on columbus roads for few more days, walk all you want. [click […]

Continue »

Red is new black … or what?

Published on Mar 5, 2008 in advertising, america, Humor, pics

I am moved to stage 3 of desi migration to ishtates. That is I traveled here, applied for SSN and now ready for a car. So for the last 2 weeks or so I am spending most of my time of craigslist looking for a prospective set of wheels that could hold me for the […]

Continue »

Nationwide Paintbucket Guerrilla ad – nicely done

Published on Feb 12, 2008 in advertising, america, Humor

On my way to office I have spotted this nicely done guerrilla campaign by Nationwide insurance. The concept is nice and execution is perfect. See it for yourself. (Btw, the picture is not mine, thanks to Hojimoto)

Continue »

Subliminal Soup Ad from Potbelly

Published on Jan 23, 2008 in advertising, america, business, food and drink, ideas, travels

We have been to Potbelly sandwich works in Washington for lunch and the restaurant instantly became my favorite. Its the kind of place with a soul of its own, you can feel the passion the shop people have shown in every aspect. Of course the food was excellent, I had a chicken salad sandwich, veg […]

Continue »