Archive for the 'Personal' Category

My Home

Wednesday, June 29th, 2005

Google just published an API interface to their wonderful maps. This allows you to put their maps on your own webpages and do nifty things with it. Click on the red marker.!! You can zoom in and out and pan seamlessly using AJAX. Totally sweet!!! It has been a long time since I was last [...]

Dreamhost

Wednesday, June 8th, 2005

I moved my blog to dreamhost quite easily. While comparing hosting on the web I came across this deal where they allow you to sign up for 1 year of hosting for just 10$. You need to type in coupon code 777. So I signed up and gave my referral fees to wordpress.org. After the [...]

del.icio.us

Thursday, May 26th, 2005

I have decided to post URLs that I find interesting at http://del.icio.us/sameerd. If you use Firefox to navigate to the link above, then you should be able to see this icon on the bottom right corner of the browser. (It will probably be different if you do not use the default theme.) If you click [...]

Mastercard Extended Warranty

Wednesday, May 25th, 2005

Several friends have had problems with their apple laptops. Some within a year of purchase and some just after. Is this “planned obsolescence” by Apple or because the laptops are using components at the beginning of their product life cycles? Maybe a bit of both. About a year after purchasing my powerbook G4, the dvd [...]

Links

Wednesday, May 11th, 2005

Here are three links that are worth mentioning. The first was from Hemanshu and the other two I came across while reading other blogs. Tiny little houses meant for one person. Check out the location of S-House and Elemeno House. I want a house in a place like that. Online gallery for the Art of [...]

Saturday, April 30th, 2005

I installed Tiger – MacOSX 10.4 today. It looks sweet – especially Dashboard. I can now get rid of my cpu-hogging Konfabulator widgets but I really want to have my dashboard widgets flush with the desktop. My laptop had a broken DVD drive so I had to use partiboi’s laptop and connect my laptop to [...]

Sunday, March 27th, 2005

Tomorrow is the first day of the Spring quarter. The registrar says that I have 15 students. 15!! I wonder how many the Qow has. Speaking of the Qow, I discovered a strange correlation between my staying awake and watching the Test matches and the amount of yackity yak in the room. Further investigation is [...]

Sunday, March 27th, 2005

It has been almost a year since I created this account in an effort to get a google invite to their new BETA gmail email service. I have decided to see what all this blogging fuss is about. I am sure I will stop this in a few days / weeks / months. BTW in [...]