You might not believe this, dudes: but I have been away from the computer for
the entire week (I'm actually posting this from a friend's house)! Sorry for the delay and here are the links (delayed a
couple of days!). Happy new year 2003!
Time: Year 2002 in pictures
Video clip: Geeks with a webcam
What would you see if you could fly?
Mind Reader program (Thanks, Mohsen Moeeni!)
WHAT? Are you saying that you have something against
HTML?? (View above page's source!)
Ten reasons why american culture didn't suck
and why it sucked
Cubicle Party at work (Thanks sara)
Turn on your speakers and sing along with this
(What do you want for x-mas?)
Back from the short but fun trip to cold and snowy Tahoe. Well, not quite back
since all of a sudden I decided to keep on driving all the way down to
Terra Bella to spend the christmas with family instead of stopping
in the bay area.
It's been very a fun and relaxing holidays so far: had a great time
with friends in Tahoe, went snowboarding and as always had a great time
with my cousins. Watched
"Two weeks notice"
with Sandra Bullock and Hugh Grant today and recommend it if you
wanna laugh. :-)
Merry x-mas everybody and happy holidays! (And yes, we "will"
have weekly links next weekend!)
Here are some of the links I gathered during the week. I'm gonna go
to Tahoe tomorrow morning and stay there for a few days, so let me quickly
put these links up and go to bed. Happy Holidays!
A lot of calories are burned during
special activities! [Pretty Cool!]
Dear...: Funny flash version of Rodny Carrington's song
Kevin Mitnick is the first most wanted hacker
on an FBI poster.
For a little more technical friends, who says telnet is not cool? Telnet to
blinkenlights.nl and enjoy what you see!
hours in Iran! [Farsi] (Thanks, Mohsen)
For programmers: Visual version of getStringfromObj() method!
It's pretty easy to make this
"Waiting to board my flight from Shiraz to Tehran, with time on my hands, I approached the Tourist Information Desk and, speaking entirely in English, asked the young woman behind the desk if she sold post-cards. She was sorry, she said, but they had none to sell. She added quickly that there was a book she could share with me showing post-cards from all regions of Iran. Given that the wishes of a visitor are often taken very seriously by Iranians, it did not surprise me that her tone of voice and the open, cheerful quality in her eyes conveyed more than a superficial wish to help. She was fully veiled but her eyes were not, and they looked at me with depths of unspoiled innocence that we in the West see only in younger children. Encountering such a look in a twenty-year-old woman back home, a man might possibly interpret it as flirtatious. This being Iran, she only wished to help me."
Play some games this weekend. It's raining here today,
gonna go play pool now! Have a nice weekend!
If anything can go wrong, it will!
Photobooth: Funny photos of celebrities.
Nose picking game:
Are men's noses different from women's noses?
Done with the above test? Can you guess if these dogs
are boys or girls by looking at them?
Seems this is a game weekend! Guess who is behind these
Secret Celebrity Santas.
Make your own Lady Liberty Fireworks.
find the difference.
How come mom is so Religious?
Love this helicopter game.
This is a pretty funny story:
President George Bush is visiting an elementary school and he visits one of
the classes (4th grade).
They are in the middle of a discussion related to words and their meanings.
The teacher asks the President if he would like to lead the class
in the discussion of the word, "tragedy." So the illustrious leader asks
the class for an example of a "tragedy."
Read the rest of the story...
On a separate (but related) note, I would like to attract your attention to the
clear link between
Al-Qaeda and Iraq according to George Bush!
Went to first Google U event last night
at W Hotel
in San Francisco.
Google U is a highly focused introduction to the power of online search-based advertising.
It was a pretty good event overall (especially the food, t-shirt, and $100 credit!).
Two key things I learned there:
1. Relevance is *very important*! It's exactly what google is all about. Choose relevant
keywords and link it to relevant content (web pages).
2. Your ad's position is determined by two factors: maximum cost-per-click and your ad's actual clickthrough rate.
I also talked about the importance of search keywords (not the adwords keywords) and how it can
help the business owners refine and optimize their keywords selection. There is no method to post
the searched keywords to the target URL through a variable (say, $$Q$$) at the moment. I'm gonna submit
this potential development opportunity tonight.
Speaking of Google, have you checked out the new
WebQuotes project? It was launched yesterday.
Happy birthday to me!
Thanks everybody for the cards, e-mails and birthday calls.
I scheduled this to appear saturday afternoon since I'm gonna be
pretty busy for the next few days. Have a nice weekend!
Disney didn't mean to publish this poster!
BBC: 200,000 web sites still blocked in China.
United Airlines used to repair their airplanes using
No wonder they filed for bankruptcy. (Thanks to Nader for the story)
Did anyone want to know what is the
optimum way to lace up shoes? Here's the
You want to see the details of the beer you love? Check out some
of beers from all around the world.
Download a lot of Cool Games and play with M$ Excel!
Do not look into the peephole, Bas****!
anvari.org is very popular now!
Open a blank M$ Word document and type:
Press enter and see what happens!
First parameter is the number of paragraphs you want to
create and second one is the number of times you want to write
"the well-known sentence" in each paragraph.
The "well-known" sentence contains every letter of the English
I'm finally back from Chicago. Had a great time there but gotta deal with lots of unread e-mails
and unfinished tasks now.
ISNA has published
with me regarding e-commerce and online shopping. It's also
pendar and some other Iranian magazines.