for those who would like to escape the quaint simplicity of the iris!
You can even have them personalized! (Look at the bottom of the page)
I received a copy of Bay Nature
magazine in mail today. They have published a photo of
that I took from the bay bridge a few months ago! Pretty cool stuff!
In case you are interested in hiring George W. Bush, you should check out his
McEs writes live from
Linux Symposium, Ottawa, Canada.
A woman walking down a residential street, noticed a little old man rocking in a chair on his porch. She called out to him as she passed.
"Hello there! I couldn't help but notice how happy you look. What's your secret for a long happy life?"
"I smoke three packs of cigarettes a day," he replied. "I also drink a case of whiskey a week, eat nothing but fast food, and never exercise."
"Wow!" The woman was amazed. "How old are you?" she asked.
"Twenty-six," he replied.
Convert your images to Text!
Have you ever felt like God?
Now you think flash isn't cool? Check out the Press Tube! :-)
If you still don't believe in the power for flash, check
out and play with it for a while! (Move your mouse and click on it)
Estonia is the winner of
Six Perfect Sideburns in 5 Minutes! :-)
Are these spinning
Online Maze Generator
to fill up your free time.
A video clip in Persian.
"Have you ever needed an email.. NOW? Have you ever gone to a website that asks for your email for no reason (other than they are going to sell your email address to the highest bidder so you get spammed for ever (and ever (and ever)))?"
Mailinator is a new kind of mail service. Why is it new? Because you don't need to sign up. Any email name you can think of already exists at mailinator.com. Want email@example.com? You got it. Want to be superguy? Happyjoe? fredinpants? No problem. They all already exist just waiting for you to check your mail.
It's perfect for the services that send you a confirmation e-mail or they just need a valid e-mail address to sign up for the service. It has a perfect simple interface, through which you can check your e-mail by only entering the e-mail address! It's kinda simple, but sweet!
My friend Joe pointed out a very sad but interesting fact:
The U.S. is spending almost $4 billion a month to occupy Iraq, more than
$130 million every day - that's $5 million every hour. Remember these
numbers when the government says there is no money for education and
healthcare, or libraries, firehouses, childcare or vital social programs.
Google may be our new god, but it's not omnipotent.
Examples of Googleholes are
"All Shopping, All the Time",
I don't agree with them all; however, some of them do make sence. There is also
an interesting discussion on
"Digging for Googleholes".
Ali Rafat, former reporter and current blogger who publishes
makes about $60,000 - $80,000 a year in advertising/sponsorship.
Sweet, isn't it? Work from home and make 80k a year!
"I live in a small flat in East London in an area called Leytonstone.
I don't drive. I have never owned a car. I don't even have a license.
I don't have a lot of free time. I read a lot.", says Ali Rafat, in an
interview with Wired.
WN: Do you have an editor?
Ali: No. I became used to not having an editor at the Silicon Alley Reporter, when I was the "managing editor" and writing (and) editing everything I did.
(NOTE: As the sole staff member on the Silicon Alley Reporter newsletter, Ali was able to choose his own title).
Among co-workers, he's known as the king of instant messaging. Of the hundreds of employees
Kordestani oversees globally, he personally reviews each hire, making sure they pass his "airport test," which means: "If I'm stuck in an airport with one of these employees, I want to enjoy my time and have an intelligent conversation if I can't fly for a couple of hours."
Omid Kordestani is the
Senior VP of Sales at Google, who believes maintaining the quality is more important
than getting a considerable amount of revenue from a customer who would stay with you for a short time only.
Revenues from paid searches could fetch Google $1 billion by year's end, analysts estimate.
It's a very big number for a software company that doesn't physically sell anything.
I had a lot of problems with my Internet Explorer at work today. One (or more)
windows pop up once I open any site. I uninstalled literally everything and
stopped all the processed by they kept popping up, besides, I lost my Microsft
outlook during the removal process! I think I'll have to reinstall windows as
soon as finish this part of the project. I use
Eudora as my mail application for now...
Speaking of replacing Microsoft Outlook by Eudora, you might want to
take a look at a bunch of
replacements for Microsoft products!
(Link via Iranetsol Blog)
was a pretty good movie!
Here are the links for this weekend! Enjoy!
The world-record tumor
weighted 17.6 pounds before it was removed!
is gonna pay for itself if you don't stop at a red light or speed once!
The future SUV!
Internet Squeegee Guy
will wash the inside of your monitor screen for spare change.
Since you guys liked Europe vs. Italy link, here's another animation
by the same director:
Mr. Otto goes to Olympics!
Now, these are a bunch of *REALLY*
Another cool idea and a weird game:
Guess my name!
Dumb Bumpers is
dedicated to the observation and documentation of strange, unusual, and of course
humorous bumper stickers found around the world.
The Mercury News:
Looking like a local is a tricky concept [in the Bay Area]. The Bay Area is full of diverse styles from the geek-chic of Silicon Valley to all-black of San Francisco club-hoppers to the mullets of Antioch. How can an out-of-towner fit in?
Via Nature Freak.
Buon giorno and happy Friday!
Have you ever wondered why the
Italians are so different from the rest of Europe?
[Flash Animation by Bruno Bozzetto]
(Thanks Iman for sending the link to me)
Try this soon, before Google fixes its site:
1) Go to Google.com
2) Type in (but don't hit return): "weapons of mass destruction"
3) Hit the "I'm feeling lucky" button, instead of the normal "Google
4) Read what appears to be a normal error message carefully.
The Iranian twin sisters, who were joined at the head
in a hospital in
Singapore yesterday within 90 minutes of each other. They were 29 years old and
both were law graduates.
Here's a letter
they wrote before their operation. (Thanks, Pouyan)
Story from CNN.
Alan Cohen: "If I can operate Google, I can find anything...
Google, combined with Wi-Fi, is a little bit like God.
God is wireless, God is everywhere and God sees and knows everything. Throughout history, people connected to God without wires. Now, for many questions in the world, you ask Google, and increasingly, you can do it without wires, too."
Read more on why some people think that the Internet is shit...
It's the 4th time I'm moving during the past two years:
twice in Berkeley and now twice in Sunnyvale. I like it
here, especially the ready high-speed Internet signal
I got before setting up my wireless router!
Now, this is how Silicon Valley is supposed to be! :-)
I'm back from a 10 day trip to Madison... It was a great trip,
the three-day drive back to California was a little too long though!
The only problem was the fact that I didn't have any access to the
Internet whatsoever (except the one night I emptied my mailbox through
a slow connection to avoid overflow).
I'm starting to write again. Keep reading! Happy forth of July!