The very highly anticipated Google
Instant Messaging software is finally out: Google Talk.
Some of its useful features include:
- High-quality voice chat that works even behind our firewall at work!
- Close/Open little chat windows only by clicking on their title bar
- Consolidate last message by one person, which is good and bad. It's good since it saves chat space, and it's bad because it doesn't have a separator for each individual message.
- Works over XMPP protocol. Neat.
Of course, there are bad things like:
- No "Remove from Taskbar when Minimized" option.
- Its user interface still needs some work.
Oh, and I finally graduated today! Yay!
The space shuttle Discovery began the return journey to its Florida home port from its landing site in California on Friday, riding piggyback on top of a modified Boeing 747 jumbo jet.
Overheard in New York is an interesting
weblog... (Thanks, Hoder)
Here is the first part of
Sean Penn's Report
from Iran. Interesting report.
Well, looks like this
is next on the list.
"Sure, I was surprised."
said the 92-year-old man living in the park for 70 years after seeing the waterfall.
"I've been all around that place, I never seen 'em.
There are plenty of natural wonders out there for everybody.
They're going to have find it themselves".
top news headline
on Google news
was on Iran's nuclear fuel cycle technology (from
Tonight's top headline was also about Iran's nuclear
technology, but from a different source.
will soon enjoy the processing power of two dual-cpu servers -
thanks to Eangelica and Ken from EyeMine
for donating the servers.
I'm goint to replace the 4 old servers that have been
classifying the news headlines and calculating their rankings
through complex mathematical algorithms soon.
Current servers have been working constantly - day and night. They
have been moved around the bay area 3 times during the past 3 years.
One of the new servers weights about 40lbs, while they other one
is about 60lbs. The big one has been used as a side-table for the
last few months.
Just got back from the beautiful (and "strenuous", as my
co-hikers described it) Half Dome hike.
We hiked a little over 15 miles both ways and went from
4000 feet to almost 9000 feet in about 5 hours. It started
raining when we were at the top of half-dome having our
sandwiches; so we had to climb down as soon as we could
to avoid the slippery rocks. In a nutshell:
"We looked death right into the eyes, and dared him to
come and take our lives."
Of course, swimming by the Nevada fall on our way back
and having New York steak in the camp site
were the real fun activities of the day.
Planarity: A very cool and interesting game (Thanks, Tekno)
50 coolest web sites of 2005
Off to Yosemite national park now... Have a good weekend!
The blogosphere is continuing to grow, with a weblog created every second, according to blog trackers Technorati.
Current population growth rate of Iran is:
That means 885,960 people are added to the Iranian population this year
i.e. One person is added to Iranian population every 35.71 seconds. That means that the population of
weblogs is growing 35 times faster than the population of Iran (of course, considering that blogs don't die).
Weblogs are taking over the world...
Sweet. Nike is going down big time.
Reebok CEO, Paul Fireman and wife worth US$800 million in that deal.
Reebok was a small British shoemaker when Fireman, formerly in the sporting goods business, spotted some Reeboks at a Chicago trade show in 1979, liked what he saw and bought the U.S. rights for the brand.
When the popularity of aerobics took off in California in the early 1980s, Fireman capitalized on the trend by offering specialized aerobics shoes that became big sellers, laying the foundation for later growth in basketball and other sports and the company's initial public offering in 1985.
Just received an email from Yahoo! that the long-awaited
Yahoo! Publisher Network
is out for a test-drive by invitation only.
I think it's now time to sell your little
Microsoft comes up with its own content-related ads.
The infinite flickr is a really
fun project. Take a picture of you and your monitor with a flickr picture on it and someone
will do the same with your picture.
It'll produce a cool picture in
picture in picture... video. (Thanks, Tekno)