Technology Category

Came across this funny comparison of organization charts in various technology companies. Amazon seems pretty old fashioned. Google seems very matrix. Facebook … well I don’t know what to make of it. And Microsoft …well that explains why there is a popup for new security updates every 2-3 days.

Open Source Weapons

In: Technology

All you techies out there, watch this and think about it! And for all you fools who take open source lightly, think again.

Came across this pic on All Things D. Just 2 days ago when I decided to try out Google+ I got the message that it was under testing with limited invites. And then in about 20 mins I got an invite and went ahead to invite most of my contacts and today it looks like [...]

YouTube Insights

In: Fun Times, Technology

I came across this very interesting “Insights for Audience” section on YouTube. Basically it’s an interactive dashboard where you can query on gender, age, location and interests and then interactively drill down and play with the data. Very cool indeed. I guess its always good to know what other people like you are looking for [...]

Chocolate Printer Anyone?

In: Food, Technology

Came across this article through Bayt & Creativity Online. This could be the best ever invention of all time. Design your own chocolate and then print it. No more struggling with cones and other baking paraphernalia. I love the concept of 3d printers and using chocolate is just genius.

Keyboard & Mouse Statistics

In: Technology

Last week Miss L and Mr G at the office were cribbing about how loud and fast I type. Loud caz my beautiful “natural” keyboard insists that it should be so. Fast, caz I’m super Mario. We all use the keyboard and mouse so much but never really keep track of its usage. I decided [...]

I came across this ninety-ninety rule for projects today and it put a big smile on my face. “The first 90% of a project takes 90% of the time. The remaining 10% will use up the other 90%.” To some extent it seems to be true. I can relate to it first hand since a [...]

Ro needed some sound editing for a Christmas tableau her team is working on. Some overlaying, some cropping, noise reduction and other magic. Audacity is the best software I’m aware of that’s free, easy to use and gets the job done. There is a 1.3.12 Beta version which I’ve found quite stable actually. It supports [...]

Building a Computer with Legos

In: Technology

Came across this article on CNET where an Apple engineer recreated the oldest scientific Computer (known as The Antikythera Mechanism) using Legos. This device can precisely calculate the next solar eclipse (among other things I presume). Isn’t that something!

Wallpaper Switcher

In: Technology

I like my desktop wallpaper to change every minute and I keep separate wallpaper collections for different times of the year… especially for Christmas …2 sets . Makes for a more lively desktop environment and also seems to get everyone excited during demos and  presentations. Windows 7 does this out of the box. However XP [...]

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