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Democracy TV

Democracy TV is a pretty good video player. Not only can it play many formats, it also has RSS feed subscriptions, podcasts and it also does video blogs. It is also integrated with the video sites like YouTube etc. It also has a built in bit-torrent client. It’s underlying goal is to free up the consumption of media and also …

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Republic Day of India

India got it’s freedom on 15th August, 1947. It is referred to as the Independance Day. The constitution of India was formed on 26th January, 1950. It is referred to as the Republic Day. Both days are national holidays in India. 26th January 1950 is one of the most important days in Indian history as it was on this day …

Amdocs 7

Amdocs’ latest offering is Amdocs 7. When I read about this, I got an instant flashback of the time I spent working in Amdocs. Always on it’s heels, always thinking ahead, prepared well in advance. It was a very good experience. I am glad I am still very much in touch with many of my former colleagues.

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Demystification: GPS and GPRS

[This post talks about the difference between GPS and GPRS. If you already know the difference you may skip it.] As an engineer, I would like to apologize to everyone for confusing acronyms being shoved down normal people’s throats. GPS and GPRS is one such pair of acronyms in the mobile domain which normal people tend to use interchangably. But …

The Ant and the Grasshopper

I may not necessarily agree with this, but it’s an interesting parable of sorts. OLD VERSION The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long building hishouse and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks theant’s a fool and laughs & dances & plays the summer away. Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed. …

Hell in your backyard

There’s a nice little town here in Livingston County and it is called “Hell”. Why is it called Hell? [From Hell’s official Website] The History of Hell Michigan Hell was first settled in 1838 by George Reeves and his family. George had a wife and 7 daughters – no reason to call it Hell yet… George built a mill and …

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Customize Outlook View based on SpamAssasin’s tagging

Read on if you use IMAP and Outlook and your IMAP account is configured to use SpamAssasin and it is configured with SpamBox. SpamAssasin can be instructed to put all mails that it tags as SPAM into a different spam folder. If you use Outlook, you might want to review this folder and check for false positives. Since I get …

Auto Show

I had gone to the auto show in Detroit this weekend. So many cars, and shutterhappy me!

Second Life opens its source code

Second Life has decided to open up its source code to get the open source community to work on it and help rapidly expand and enhance it. “There are lots of handicapped people using Second Life. It’s one of the really inspiring things about it,” Rosedale said. “There are a lot of ways of connecting people to their computers, not …