Here is some of the links I collected during the past week. I'm
just quickly putting them online since I hardly use the Internet
here in Chicago. I'll write more when I return to California.
Thanks to Houmi for provding the super fast
Internet connection tonight!
Can you strip that girl? Don't click if you are at work and your speakers are on!
Best inventions of 2002.
Soccer fans: How good can you control the ball? (Roo paayi!)
Sneezing contest in Japan! Click for movies. :-)
Michael Jackson at a Persian party
To realize the value of ten years:Ask a newly divorced couple.
To realize the value of four years: Ask a graduate.
To realize the value of one week: Ask an editor of a weekly news paper...
Just finished uploading some photos of
Negar's Birthday and
Pool Night in Sunnyvale
(taken by Eangelica).
Oh, I have a busy day ahead. Came to work today to finish some of my
unfinished tasks. Thank you all folks for the links. Smile! :-)
The Ultimate Censorship!
The new PDA keyboard rocks because it rolls!
I wish we had one of these Heineken Machines
Golf Wars Episode II Poster: Coming Soon! (Thanks, Mahsa)
US youth can't find
Iraq! [From CNN, thanks to Angela]
New Airport Security: Open and move your mouse around!
[Thanks to Shahin]
ABC: Invisible burglar arrested in Iran! :-)
After Googlism, the service which enables
people to get their answers to their "who is...", "what is..." questions and
Smart Engine, the service that
answers the multiple choice questions,
turn to demostrate the power of google.
GooglePeople shows that with simple, yet effective, text mining techniques, answers to specific questions can be extracted from the vast Google data repository.
Just type your question like "Who was the 23rd president of the United States?" and it
will give you the correct answer. Pretty smart!
Also, I noticed this Random
Pesonal Picture Finder which uses google! Just rename your
digital photos after you take them!
A friend of mine sent these pictures of George Bush looking through his
without uncapping them and another one in which he is reading
a book upside down.
You probably have seen these photos which have been circulating around the
Internet for the past few days. I found them funny, as you did.
Browsing the most popular links on blogdex,
I found a Hoax Photo Test
web site which contains a bunch of those strange forwarded pictures. Always wondering
whether or not they were hoax, took the test. According to the web site, the picture
of Bush reading upside down is a hoax.
I was reading a book named What's so Funny by my previous landlord,
Murray S. Davis yesterday and I think one of the jokes (or maybe a true
story) is related to this subject.
Once, the Nixons were staying at a hotel in Chicago when a fire alarm went
off in the middle of the night. Hundreds of guests, including Richard and Pat Nixon,
were headed into the lobby. Once Nixon realized that it was a false alarm, he
and his wife headed for the elevator to return to their room.
- "Just a minute," said the hotel's security chief. "Everyone stays in the lobby until we get the 'all clear' signal from the Fire Personel."
- "I'm the vice president," Nixon said.
- "Oh," the security chief said. "Sorry. Go right ahead to your room then."
Nixon pressed the elevator button, and the security chief had second thoughts.
- "Vice president?" he asked himslef. "Wait a moment, vice president of what?"
- "Of the United States of America," Nixon answered.
- "Get back out here," the security chief said. "I thought you were a vice president of the hotel." :-)
Before you order a drink in public, you should read this!
Seven New York City bartenders were asked if they could nail a woman's
personality based ON what she drinks. Though interviewed separately,
they concurred on almost all counts. The result:
Personality: Causal, low-maintenance; down to earth.
Your Approach: Challenge her to a game of pool.
Drink: Mixed Drinks
Personality: Older, more refined, high maintenance, has very picky
taste; knows EXACTLY what she wants. Your Approach: You won't have to
approach her. If she's interested, she'll send YOU a drink.
Women: Read it! There is also a section for men there! Thanks to
Mojgan for the personality guide!
Last night was so fun being with Berkeley friends Tekno and Elvis and
south bay friends Eangelica and Serina enjoying Jeff's great live music in Sunnyvale.
Yes, the wait is over! Cool links ar here:
Page not found or
404 porn not found? [blogdex]
Plump? or Bump? Try to guess
which ones of these women are pregnant!
My favorite: Movement Illusion
This californian guy wants to
collect 1 million AOL promotional CDs
sends them back to AOL headquarters! Send him yours if you have any.
If you drink a lot of beer, you probably can answer
Cool halloween custome! (Paental guidance required!)
Omar Al Zabir Portal looks like a new version of windows and
is one of the greatest things ever on the web! Loved it!
Teetering [Link from Reza Nezhadsoleyman]
Gonna go play basketball with Brien and his folks. Have a good weekend!
Finally put up some photos from my trips to
and Santa Cruz.
I can't believe it took me two weeks to organize and upload them...
(taken in Santa Barbara)
(taken in Capitola) are my favorites as well as the
Chocolate Ice cream picture.
Didn't take that long to take my revenge from Gagic tonight after losing the Tennis match
to him 2-0 two nights ago. I creamed him in pool, just to be even!
See you in court next week, man! :-)
In 2003, twin Mars Rovers will be launched towards the Red Planet. Once on the surface, the Rovers will be able to travel significant distances and use several instruments to help scientists determine the climate and water history in Mars' present and past.
Type in your name and send it to Mars. Once you have done this you will receive a "Success" page where you will be able to print a commemorative certificate and bookmark it for later viewing. All the names collected will be recorded onto a small DVD disk that will be attached to the lander that will travel to the surface of Mars.
Hurry! This ends Nov. 15. Image from Nasa.gov.
Alright, I'm gonna put a lot of cool link this weekend since
I was out of town last weekend and didn't write any weekly links.
Enjoy, and as always, have a nice rest of the weekend!
Industorious Clock: Your computer time in flash
Evil Clown Generator: Make your own evil clown!
The Mummy Maker: Try to make
a mummy without any mistakes! [From G-7 BBS]
This is what I *Really* want: A talking Homer Simpsons Beer Opener (No, really, what else do you need in life beside the Simpsons and some beer?). And this one is what I really hate to see:
304 Firbidden Thong!
Soccer match ended 149-0!!
Singing Horses [Flash, through Nasim]
The "f" word is no longer offensive in Australia!
Dr. Mohammad Ala
has written an article titled
in response to my previous article about
Both articles are published on The Iranian.
Went to the pocket PC conference today at Microsoft campus in Mountain view.
The guy who was talking
about software development on Pocket PC was pretty
confident and showed some exceptional demos of his simple programs.
I have never been a fan of Microsoft products, however, their new
technology (the whole dot net thingy) looks pretty cool. Basically, a lot
of dot net classes are useable in Pocket PC codes, i.e. sharing the
same classes to create dialogue boxes, buttons, doing mathematical
stuff or database access! Interesting, eh?
Second seminar was mostly about the whole UML and how it integrates
with visio to build the business model and generate custom code. Pretty
But the third guy from Microsoft was so technical and had great things
to talk about! You can find his powerpoint presentations on their
(which doesn't work right now, frontpage crap). Seems these guys are
now doing some real work to beat Java's ass up.
These guys really know how to talk and they are totally influenced
by Microsoft mentality of being #1 in the market. At one point, he
was talking about their new technologies and how it made programming
expereince much easier and he mentioned the usability of the
method. He quickly added: "as long as you are on the Windows platform".
Not a surprising phrase from a M$ employee!
The sweetest part of the event was of course the MSDN DVD-ROMs
and other promotional stuff! Go Microsoft! Gotta run, the Simpsons
is starting in a few minutes!
Yesterday morning around 10:00AM, Google started updating its index and
populating the new results onto www2 and www3 servers.
Anvari.org seems to be "a little"
(5%) bumped down in the search results for
its keywords. PR seems to be still the same. Not very satisfied with
the update this time, but obviously less than the guys who
for bumping them down in the search results!
I was reading this article about how people really lose/gain money (I'm
talking about *a lot of* money) when they get listed/delisted on google or
their ranking changes for any reason. Google drives much more traffic
than other search engines although it has less market share than them so far.
Google index has been updated automatically and the page ranks are
determined by their PageRank (tm) algorithm, however, there always
has been some manual edits,
excluding controversial sites
which happened last week, penalizing searchking a few days ago and
deleting offensive sites which they get notified about every now and then.
According to Google Terms of Service,
would consider on a case-by-case basis requests to remove the link to that site from its indices. However, if the operator of the site does not take steps to prevent it, the automatic facilities used to create the indices are likely to find that site and index it again in a relatively short amount of time.
As a google fan, I think its power may shoot Google in the foot. Why? Did you
hear the story of the company that was #4 in the result page for a certain query
and lost the business by 30% when it was removed from the index?! Being listed
and top-ranked in Google index has become more and more important specially
since a month ago when Yahoo! also switched to Google index for its category results.
Google does not have enough people to answer the desperate webmaster's e-mail, whose
web site has been dropped or disappeared from the index without any notice or
explanations. The "could" make the index dirty, google spam (like what happened
a few weeks ago with all the search result pages indexed) and a huge amount of
information (keywords) which could only be used to drive traffic from google to
keep the business alive. It not only makes it difficult for them to grab and
organize the data, but makes the web experience more commercial and confusing.
I'm gonna be in Santa Barbara/Santa Cruz tomorrow. Will be back next week.