Color Quiz

03.08.2007  in BumpedUpon

BLUE You give your love and friendship unconditionally. You enjoy long, thoughtful conversations rich in philosophy and spirituality. You are very loyal and intuitive.

Find out your color at QuizMeme.com!

I could never even imagine that I’m associated with Blue. :(

Update #0: Score: 0/2. This quiz is definitely busted. See Roopa’s comment.



  • How can a theist protect his/her privacy?
  • Someone worked to define rest as change of work. The rest of the work by others just change the definition.
  • A Humming Bird finds its food from the Spider Webs. Makes me think how spiders are so music savvy!
  • Theres no reason why we shouldn’t write “eavesdropping” as “evesdropping”.
  • Friends are temporary, your relatives aren’t.

Refresh with me

18.07.2007  in BackTrace

Lemme freshen you up with some updates:
- “Thinking Blogger Award” from Nithya & Nirek. Details here & there. Thanks gals fellas. :) - Got myself a Dell Inspiron 1520. Its Ruby Red, fat & ugly. - Currently in love with Georgia. A year before it was her. - Movie watching didn’t subside. ParuthiVeeran was good. - There is no man in this world without being tormented by a woman. I saw it & I continue to see it. - People get reminded of a comedian/child catcher/villan when they see me. Their thoughts needs refinement. - Comedy can be more entertaining when people grow it by questioning/commenting/giving examples/relating with unrelated things. Basically, by dragging it. - My mom called me up & warned me about the on coming 7 & half year war with Mr. Saturn. I need fairness creams, the ravens here are scary. - Girls never disappoint me. They keep repeatedly proving this. - Finally, Contestipate is ready to serve with no constipation. Tipping is most welcome. >:O)

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Steve Jobs to Wall Street Journal:
> “When we looked at 3G, the chipsets are not quite mature, in the sense > that they’re not low-enough power for what we were looking for. They > were not integrated enough, so they took up too much physical space. > We cared a lot about battery life and we cared a lot about physical > size. Down the road, I’m sure some of those tradeoffs will become more > favorable towards 3G but as of now we think we made a pretty good > doggone decision.” more.

Titbits:
- Jobs has concerns about the connection speeds with GSM networks & feels that can be better. Ripping off the iPhone, one can see the Radio circuitry is being implemented on a separate daughter card. This makes easy for the iPhone’s evolution interms of mobile networks. - Unlike to my belief, the storage comes as a Flash & not as a magnetic disk. - Apple’s business is Samsung’s business. Atleast 2 chips from Samsung Semiconductor has gone into the phone; the app processor & the storage media. Could be more. - This guy has 128MB of SDRAM & a 650 MHz CPU. - Although there isn’t any mention about 3D graphics hardware, there is something sneaking inside. - The total cost of build material is about 250 USD for a 8GB model. However its sold at 599 USD.

Disclaimer: All info in this post has influences from various iPhone resources, I have some across.


The Big America

21.06.2007  in WriteThings

Every bloody thing in America is bigger than the sizes I’m used to.

Roads: No explanations.

Direction Sign Boards: They are so big & very clean with big letters.

Traffic Speeds: People in freeways travel here at big speeds; the near max would be 120 mph. Yep, you got it! Thats 193.12128 kmph.

Trucks: They are really huge & travel at about 65 mph. The only things that’ll scare you on roads.

Parking Space: Everyone owns a 4 wheeler & to make them come to your shop, you gotto to offer a space for their vehicles. The parking spaces spans acres of land even when the shop is just about 50x50 feet.

Days: They are longer too. Theres daylight even at 8:30pm in the place I live. The sun gets up early by 5 am.

Moon: Some 2 weeks back, we had a full moon. You won’t believe, the moon here is about 20% larger than what I had seen. Did they do something to the Moon when Apollo landed? Weird.

Crows: Its very uncommon. Even if you spot one, you’ll see the difference. Its the all-black (is it male?) one in a XXL size. Its the Raven here.

Living Spaces: They are never cramped. And the communities are very spacious.

Burgers: When I buy them, I specially instruct to cut into two halves. One enough for the lunch & other for the dinner.

I’m just thinking, does India have anything majestic/adorable/to-be-proud-of apart from what our ancient kings had built?

Update #0:
Tomatoes: They are like apples. You know how the onions & potatoes will be. Yes they are. :)

People: Both the White & Black are huge.

Land Spread: Should be the only country to have more than 4 time zones. Keep aside the confusions because of it.

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Assorted Names

19.06.2007  in BackTrace

Creating mashup names is fun. Lemme remember what I have done with them.

SoundingBytes:
Its my final year project, I did it in college. Its about a new way of data communication using sound. We took a lot of inspiration from the works a professor named John from Univ of Florida & his team. We implemented this at a data rate of < 5 kbps. Feeling very stupid about it, now.

SawtoothLicks:
Supposed to be the name of my creative media company. Did a lot of stuff with Photoshop & Flash, again in college. Sprouted because I loved that thing. Had even a catch-line, “Green out of Blue”. :) Does it suck?

BetterButter:
Named something with a lot of hopes that it’ll help & better my life. Later, it turned out to be a BitterButter. The butter just melted away. But the bitterness stays.

SparklingSpikes:
Spike is my wannabe nick name. And the sparkles here just adds glamour to it. :)

BornToAmaze:
This was my kinda brand which lost its branding now.

ScreamCast:
My 1st blog had this name. Its about screaming & casting.

TracePoint:
Another blog, I started to save my daily activities. One can pin point what I did at a particular day of a week. If I could re-run my life in Debug mode, TracePoint would be its possible output. Now its gone, untraced.

BufferCache:
Some digital electronics. Some embedded software. Something to Save & Store. Now its all empty.

FullTank:
Sort of a personal wiki. The pumpset isn’t functional yet.

BigBucks:
A knowledge reserve to reap big bucks. The knowledge here is just like a few molecules of sand from the shore, I hold it in my hand.

On a not-so-related note, when I was in school, my uncle had his 1st child, a boy. He came & asked me about a name, he could give his son. That time, I had two Sathish-s in my class & they both were my friends. I smiled at my uncle & said, “Sathish”. Now the boy is “Sathis”. Hey, the missing “h” got into my name. >:O)

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Hope you guys are doing great. Last weekend was so lonely that I had no mercy in seeing movies. Yep. Sort of a weekend movie marathon. I think, I watched these:
- Big Mama’s House - Slither - Unnale Unnale - Chennai 28 - The Birds - Crank - Swingers - The Black Dhalia - Vertigo - Some ARR Videos in YouTube. - A few Home Videos.

Looking forward for the next weekend. >:O)

Update #0: Left out 2 other movies in the above list:

* This one is a little grouse movie. A happy living couple being tormented by an Alien incidence. The husband tries out a larger-than-life caterpillar in his garden. It in turn, throws up a stent like object which gets imparted on to the guy’s brain. After which he gains lot of liking towards meat. He gets infinitely hungry all the time, for meat & flesh. So, eats off the cows, dogs & kittens found in the locality. He also affects the people in the neighborhood by injecting some sort of yucky solution, making them hungry as well. A sick movie, in total & I don’t even remember its name. >:O)

* The other one was Mozhi. Archana was right in her thoughts. Nope. Not about the children stuff. But about her inability to appreciate music, very unfit for a musician’s wife. Karthik gets blind with love & goes behind a dumb mute/deaf girl. Meanwhile, Viji made the full use of the opportunity & marries Sheela. The matches were like a Test match & a One day match; but the game is very much the same!

Update #1: dumb/deaf -> mute/deaf. reason is here. Thanks Sen.

Update #2: In the middle of the night, i get this faint thought of the movie, I missed out. Its the Next.

Nicolas Cage stars as a Magician & helps out to track down a nuclear attack. He sees future upto 2 mins. Good one.

Ho Man! How cud I miss this? The irony is, I forgot something happened in the Past about the movie Next. :)


Salty Sugar

25.05.2007  in IntelliSparks

“Sugar Free” things will be Sweet, actually. Just like this.
“Salt less” things are really Tasteless. Just like this.



In a haphazard order:
- BCCed Emails. - Chatting with people who stay invisible.
- Quoting articles without proper attribution. - Blogs without contact info. - Replying to a thread with the subject edited.
- Blogger.com’s commenting system.
- Anonymous Blogging. - Girls having the pics of actresses in their Orkut profiles. - Littering in Public places.
- Cross commenting. - Emotional blackmail. - Blog posts running in pages. - Passive smoking.

Do we have something in common? Do let me know. :)


SpiderMan 3

14.05.2007  in WriteThings

[SpiderMan][] is my favourite super hero, nevertheless, the 3rd in the sequel is real sad.

A few goof ups:
- Spidey loves to percolate tears. - The super-hero fails to save himself. - MJ looses herself to the bad guy. :P - No mind boggling stunts. - All three Villans are meek & they subdue themselves. - Parker’s & MJ’s trademark lip lock gets imitated with someone. - The story line is full of stories.

Its better to save some time & clear the spider webs in your house, than watching the movie.