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Monday, October 1st, 2007

a beer can make me smile

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Wanted to write on Ram thing. The news was interesting me. Only a short rant here.
C’mon folks. Face it. Its a story.
If you want to believe in the god concept, well, please do it in your personal space.
I never cry when you say god exists. I don’t have problems about your doing all your god things.
Then why do you cry when I say god doesn’t exist.

Best someone has put about atheism : “God made me an atheist. Who are you to question?”.
No. Really!
I had this idea and wanted to put in words, but it was already there in this nice sentence.

Some ass ruled that atheism is a religion. Fk u! It is not.

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Wanted to participate in shaashtra ohc. But no time. They have put up really nice problems. If anyone is participating, I will love to discuss the problems. I might be of some help. Mail me.

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Wordpress 2.3 ? Have customized the blog so much that it scares me to upgrade.
Following are the changes I did -
- theme, width increased
- can choose the category of the post to use in static url. Random url freaks me.
- categories list.
- a few plugins. Will they work ? Esp FAlbum, Page Links To, PHP Exec, Top Cat
The current version is good enough. I can stay forever with it. Is it worth an upgrade ?

PS : see ya next, if the blog is not demolished by some no-work-no-brain-no-thinking activists.

Do we like the same books?

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

No we fucking don’t.

Finally had to create an account to disable all sort of mailing.

But how dumb can one be to give gmail/yahoo account details, and then send invites to _all_ contacts.
And gmail keep adding contacts from all mails, making me more prone to such invites.

Wah Taj!

Friday, July 20th, 2007

Taj Mahal did make it to the New Seven Wonders of Wrold. How Great.

The selection was done by voting from all over the world. There were about 100 million votes cast. I also heard that 13.5% ie about 13 million of votes were from India. ( But some say that the votes from India are 3 crore. ) Interestingly, from Jordan 14 million votes were sent, while the population is only about 6 million. I am pretty much confused about the vote count, mainly because NOWC never cared to release any facts.

And here is my wild guess about voters of Taj Mahal
90% haven’t seen Taj Mahal.
99.99% haven’t seen other contenders which they voted against.

If people voted for Taj just because it is in India, then thats not a good enough reason for it to be in the New Wonders. I am sure this also applies to many other New Wonders, and thats why the New Wonders are not justified.

The problem with democracy is that, I am at par with Woz, and any douchbag is at par with me. This is what democracy is supposed to do, but i don’t understand why so.

I’ve been there twice, but haven’t seen anything like vista in it, i mean the wow effect. Its’ surely beautiful, but nothing wonderful. When I was 12 or so, I wanted to buy a beautiful table size replica of Taj, worth 22K then, from the money that i will win from the lottery ticket i had bought. I was too hopeful.

Its is a symbol of slavery, stupidity and inefficiency. How will you react if some prime minister announces that he is going to build a Taj Mahal for his wife. 20,000 workers for 20 years. 400K man years, or 146 million man days. Spend 1 billion man hours and what you get is a grave.

And yea, next time there will be reservation for this from India. And phones and laptops will be distributed to the supporters to help them participate. And i will be paying for it.

Also read : Height of Democracy by Nir

The Great Indian Mantra to get a Million Signups

Monday, July 9th, 2007

The Great Indian Mantra to get a Million Signups in a website is : Free Gifts

Yaari.com : Free iPod to ourmost popular yaars!
Guruji.com : Search and Win Singapore Trip, Bike, iPod, shuffle, mp3 player, etc.
Ibibo.com : Win money in cash for blogging.. oops crapping
ZapakMail.com : Check you ZapakMail Inbox and Win.
I sure am lucky not to know the rest of the likes.

Give gifts worth Rs 1K(average) to 1% of signups, and give 10000 such gifts. Get a milltion signups for Rs 10 Million and a bonus word of mouth spamming. That is all you need to push it to a self growing state, and for proudly announcing some big figure. Also, its way too cheaper than advertising on tv and print.

But, what happens after the scheme is over. Does the signup graph keep up after the free lunch. I wonder.
Oh boy, signups for free gifts don’t take the site anywhere, a killer idea do. Ok, no one needs a killer idea, only a not so sucking and original idea. Get a USP atleast. I guess I’m making it too complex, just throw some money and get going.

No one’s fault. Its just a great fit to the great Indian mentality. Show us discount/free-gift and we will go for it, even if its not that good a deal actually.

But why do I cry? I made good amount of money from these stupid offers. Long live the free gifts.

I’m going berserk seeing the number of websites appearing on travel and social networking. Count all of them to me and I will surely add atleast one more.

For you Khare; I didn’t, but this might help : hey people click here

Coming up next : Whats so wonder-ful about Taj (a rant).