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Friday, September 19, 2008

You Can Search For Any Nonsense And Still Get Results!

I don't mean a page with 5 results. With results containing thousands of pages!!

Try these Google searches:

asdf

abcd

jkl;

eeeee  (weirdest)

nonsense

:-)
Ok ok... The "Nonsense" search can be justified since it's a word. It's just to sum up my reaction to the other queries.

Monday, September 8, 2008

The Best Online Joke Ever

Watch this video. Its hilarious to the core. ;)


I lifted it from D Rat. :P

Kanimozhi

I too contribute to Kanimozhi now. Kanimozhi has taken a blog avatar and continues to provide usefull information about GNU, free software and copyrights among others.

25 Years Of Software Freedom


GNU project celebrates its 25th birthday this month. FSF has kick started a month long celebration and has released a video featuring Stephen Fry. The video is available for download from here.

GNU project was started with the vision of providing a free(as in freedom) operating system and to uphold the ideals of the knowledge sharing. It was an answer to the nondisclosure agreements - that the companies required you, the users, to sign- which prevented the knowledge sharing.

Stallman said
The easy choice was to join the proprietary software world, signing nondisclosure agreements and promising not to help my fellow hacker. Most likely I would also be developing software that was released under nondisclosure agreements, thus adding to the pressure on other people to betray their fellows too.
He chose the harder but a more moral choice. GNU  was born.
This article describes the history of GNU briefly. Do read it. Here is the initial annoncement of GNU project.

Friday, September 5, 2008

QOTD

I read this quote in Ben Casnocha's blog.

It is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who has given us the freedom to demonstrate. It is the soldier, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial. It is the soldier, who salutes the flag, who serves under the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag.

-- Father Dennis Edward O'Brien, USMC

I like this quote very much.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Google To Launch A New Browser, Google Chrome: I'm Thrilled.

Google has decided to build a a new web browser from scratch and named it Google Chrome. According to the official Google blog entry, a beta for Win platform will be launched soon followed by Linux and Mac versions.

I hope the browser will be good, but no comments until i use it. Anyway, I'm thrilled at what they might offer new. For a peek look at this cartoon put up by Google chrome people.

UPDATE(4 sep): I used it this morning. The new browser has interesting and innovative features. But there are also many flaws. I'm not dissappointed though, considering the fact that this is still in beta and that its from scratch too.