Saturday, January 29, 2005

I am nerdier than 87% of all people. Are you nerdier? Click here to find out!

As the alt-text says, this means that I am nerdier than 87% of humanity. (High-Nerd. Somehow, I like the sound of that.)
Radio Paradise is finally available as a AACPlus stream. This means that even a dial-up user should (hopefully) be able to listen to high quality (near CD quality!) streaming music. You will need the latest version of Winamp to listen to this stream. Dragging and dropping the URL into the Winamp playlist should be enough to get things going.

Radio paradise is one of the best internet radio stations out there and introduced me to music like Air, Lemon Jelly, Nick Drake and the Thievery Corporation. And many other AACPlus streams are available at Tuner2.

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

And in honour of my successfully driving home in the snow, without doing something stupid like dying, I shall compose, quite extemporaneously a poem.
Snow, snow, ice, ice.
Snow, snow, ice, ice.

The car skids. Your breath waits.
You push down hard on the antilock brakes.
And pray to the engineers in Toyota who designed them.
And God.

And the car halts. And you drive carefully from there on.

And you don't die. And you don't die. Praise the Lord!

Yeah, that sucked, but who cares! I'm alive, alive I tell you!!

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Philly radio DJ abuses an Indian call center worker on air.
(Full transcript via Return of the Reluctant)

Yeah, stuff like this make me realize I'm definitely not in Mumbai anymore.

In case someone wants to see a good (read: not offensively racist and sexist) parody about Indian outsourcing, check out Conan O'Brian's fantastic skit here. (Thanks to turbanhead.)

Saturday, January 08, 2005

Fuck Hotmail! Seriously, fuck them!

Didn't sign in to one of my older accounts for a while, and they delete all my old emails (including old ones I had saved 'cause they were important.) Fuck them. World's richest damn company, and still stingy as hell with free email accounts. Fucking assholes. Sneaky bastards changed the sign-on once a month policy to a sign-on every 10 days policy. How the fuck am I supposed to know if I sign on only once a month?

Fuck them.

Monday, January 03, 2005

A couple of things.

I saw Swades by Ashutosh Gowariker. Preachy crap but good shots of inside NASA and halfway decent music. (Is it just me or does anybody else also read the title so that it rhymes with 'spades'?)

I taught three more innocent people the fine art of teen patti.

I realized how hard it is to raise a kid. And yeah, the kid was the best behaved little one year old I had seen in ages.

I got me a nasty sore throat again.

I met a lot of old friends and partied into the new year.

I realized that food is an extremely important driving force in my life.

Happy New Year everyone!