Financial Express

The end of another financial year. Bank balance is back to where it belongs, double digits! Its been a fast year for me. Cannot believe the fact that it was the last march 31st that my mother retired from service. Also, the fact that I have completed over 18 months on my job and could be called a senior!

Time passes us like an express train. Most probably not run by Indian Railways!

What is it we gain as time passes?

A bigger paunch (read beer belly!)?
A fatter paypacket (recession looming!)?
A thinner hairline (*heaves a sigh of relief*)?
A thicker beard? (*checks 20 day old beard with pride*)?
A nothing post (with brackets in every line!)?

Its that and a lot more. Life provides us with lessons everyday. Its up to us to identify the lessons. Sieve the out the consequential from the inconsequential. Learn from them. Apply the learning. In school we were taught that technology is the application of science. Without application, science is pretty much about some crazy men talking shit. In the same manner, lessons identified from life are shit unless its applied.

There concludes my end of the financial year bullshitting.

Oh yeah! As part of my learning, I have decided to start my own technology-business blog.
*trumpets blowing* The Scribe.
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P.S: If you see strange symbols as my last words either you are not a malayali or your browser sucks. If you saw the beautiful malayalam words and didn't get what its all about, you need to come down to Trivandrum and tune into the FM stations.

Enid Blyton Turns in Grave

Famous Five is coming back!
From the Times of India

According to published accounts, the villain is a phoney environmentalist running a pirate DVD racket. He has embedded bootleg DVDs with subliminal messages that brainwash children into craving Fudge Fries candy.

God! Phony environmentalist? DVD Pirate? I smell the work of Evil Corporations!

'No Virgin Mary in the Sun!'

From DNA India


At least 50 people in Kottayam district have reportedly lost their vision after gazing at the sun looking for an image of Virgin Mary.


Sheer stupidity.


And a funny comment from Digg regarding the same:


rhinopig by rhinopig 6 hours ago

"Though alarmed health authorities have installed a signboard to counter the rumour that a solar image of Virgin Mary appeared to the believers, curious onlookers, including foreign travellers, have been thronging the venue of the ‘miracle’."

So let me get this straight, they put up a sign that said "Do not look into the sun! There is not an image of the virgin mary in the sun. Nope, definitely no virgin mary in the sun." And now they are surprised people are looking for virgin mary in the sun?

Installing a board is stupid. Who doesn’t know starting at the sun is damaging to the eyes? These people stared inspite of knowing, trusting the propagated “faith”.

Open Robots!

Sourced from Slashdot


"One of its immediate goals is to build 10 robots and make them available to university researchers as a common platform that can be tinkered with and improved. Willow Garage will also supply 'an open-source code base integrated from the best open-source robotics software available,' President and CEO Steve Cousins said. In Cousins' video presentation, the first version of the robot could be seen vacuuming, picking up toys off the floor of a living room, taking dishes out of a dishwasher, and most importantly of all, using a bottle opener to crack open a cold, refreshing brew."


Reminds of the prelude to Matrix animation. Atleast, these are opensource. We can find a way to kick their ass when they revolt!

From Times Now


According to Congress sources, Rahul has himself chosen this economically backward Sinapali area in Orissa to launch his countrywide tour to remind the local people that his father had visited them 20 years ago.


To remind them of what? 20 years and nothing has happened? The bloody irony!

Call of Duty!

Refer the comments of the previous post! I just hope I don't do the same when someone calls me to bed in future! ;-)

From XKCD. They do have some great thought provoking webcomics, published thrice a week.