Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Email Time Capsule

Forbes has come up with an interesting functionality a time capsule on email, Well i am sure going to try it here

I plan to put in 4 Capsules! 3,5,10,20 yrs. Now i need to decide what i am going to put down in each one of them

First thoughts

1 Years.. I plan to put down the immediate objectives i have set out for my self.

5 Years ...More long term plans, Life flow ...where when kinds.

10 yrs My current state - Detailed

20 More on My Current State.

Any interesting ideas?

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Your Calendar...Your Priority

You = Your Calendar. Your true priorities are “given away” by your calendar. YOUR CALENDAR NEVER LIES. What are you truly spending your time on? Are you distracted? Focused?

* Tom Peters Slides

I really like this quote it makes so much sense to me!, I just reviewed my outlook calendar and realise my days have so many items which are just not priorities to me. How is it with you?

Web 2.0 Company Characteristics

1. Less Capital
2. Mode focus on Customer
3. Open Business Model

Eg. Myspace / Flickr.

Source: Building Better Boom


Googles upcoming plan:

The probable answer lies in one of Google's underground parking garages in Mountain View. There, in a secret area off-limits even to regular GoogleFolk, is a shipping container. But it isn't just any shipping container. This shipping container is a prototype data center. Google hired a pair of very bright industrial designers to figure out how to cram the greatest number of CPUs, the most storage, memory and power support into a 20- or 40-foot box. We're talking about 5000 Opteron processors and 3.5 petabytes of disk storage that can be dropped-off overnight by a tractor-trailer rig. The idea is to plant one of these puppies anywhere Google owns access to fiber, basically turning the entire Internet into a giant processing and storage grid.

While Google could put these containers anywhere, it makes the most sense to place them at Internet peering points, of which there are about 300 worldwide.

Two years ago Google had one data center. Today they are reported to have 64. Two years from now, they will have 300-plus. The advantage to having so many data centers goes beyond simple redundancy and fault tolerance. They get Google closer to users, reducing latency. They offer inter-datacenter communication and load-balancing using that no-longer-dark fiber Google owns. But most especially, they offer super-high bandwidth connections at all peering ISPs at little or no incremental cost to Google.

Sounds damn interesting.

Source: Cringely

Monday, November 21, 2005

Having Problems with Opera (the browser)

I have spoken well about on many ocassions on my blog, check it out Here & Here, this time i am going to complaint, For one some sites dont work on it, Second its slow, very slow on many occasions...Third it just hangs. I need to open a new window to get it to start working.

Is there any place, i can provide this feedback to opera?

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Internet Services Disruption

Windows live's progress needs to be tracked closely given the now very famous Bill Gates email and Ray Ozzie Memo, Available here.

HTML Format of Bill Gates Email
Word Document of the Memo

Cross Posting from CIO Weblog

Thursday, November 03, 2005


Blogging was light as the Festival of Lights took over, Had a small meet up of people at home, Was great fun.

Wishing you all a happy belated diwali.


Freakonomics - Completed
Crossing the chasm - Started
Maverick - Half Done.