Extremely sorry for the delay again!

Lots of catching up to do….and so less time to do it in…story of my life!


Firstly, check out Brij’s link blog if you haven’t already. He’s been active when I wasn’t, and has a lot to offer… (I especially liked the Doom 3 mod link.)

Then I missed mentioning the new competition to iPod Shuffle…the flash player from Sony (this link is a list of their line up actually) about which you would have no doubt heard already. It was so extensively mentioned by the media that that was more of a surprise than the product itself. Not that the product is nothing different! It claims to have what shuffle hasn’t… nice options to choose from in small increments ($20, I think) of price…FM tuner, voice recording, OLED display. Yes, all are optional. The price is a bit more, but the power consumption is supposedly 50-70hrs with a 3min charge equal to 3 hour play time!  

This should seriously spruce up the other products, Apple especially! The mp3 players’ sales are climbing.


Now Sony seems to have a corporate level competition. Samsung is going the sony way. They also released a massive 7 MP camera phone at CeBit. Others are catching up. Story.

The other day I was seeing the interview Scoble had conducted about Microsoft’s Windows XP Media Centre (that I had downloaded aeons ago, but didn’t find time to actually view). You should be able to find it on his site. Just gives a glimpse into our future. It featured a cool portable video player from Samsung. Also, check out the Media Centre community known as TGB aka the green button.


News abound! Yahoo is launching a blog site called Yahoo 360°. So is Amazon, with its tie up with 43 things. (Source CNET). Supposedly, Yahoo has already launched a blogs (beta) in Japan and Korea. Read the full story. I am very curious (read: exited) about Yahoo blogs… surely, they’ll be combining the best of all the worlds…Launchcast, photos, mail…everything Yahoo has developed in the past decade, and has to offer in the future, all at one place!

Add Dave Winer’s new pet project (following brij’s link) to this, and you have the future right here right now.


Finally, the scoop of the …well since it is an old site, I don’t know if it’s the scoop of the month, or year or what.

Check out and see for yourself how people can profit from emotional blackmail online! (Source tho’ I forgot where I found the link to Kunal!)

Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2005 at 05:25 pm by connoisseur
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Mixed Bag

Sorry for the delay…was lost up in many activities that make up our lives.


I’ll post here some links that would be good pastime over the weekend, so enjoy your weekend (while I attend the Mark Knopfler concert).

 Most have come via email:

An optical illusion to get you started.

Go on to see this amazing ad.

Then maybe, you could spend some hours knowing yourself via some surveys and questionnaires (what else) though, keep in mind that these are completely an(n)onymous unlike those featured on emode… (Obviously, since the purposes are different)

Cnet news and wired both have reports on Steve Fossett’s successful completion of his circumnavigation around the globe.

Want to make yourself famous? Why not have a planet named after you? You’ll need to volunteer first.

Or you can be a DJ- using HP’s new toy that enhances the music experience started by Apple.

But perhaps the news that would shock you the most: the media-invisible giant who is right in front of you. Read how behemoths battle as Yahoo! celebrates its 10th anniversary by giving out free ice cream (Source: CNET) and if you want to track the 10 years through 100 photos, you’d need to head here. (If you had read my Misc blog, you’d have known where it got the inspiration from!)


So long then…till next post, enjoy the weekend!

Posted on Friday, March 04, 2005 at 08:01 pm by connoisseur
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Apples and Oranges

Shuffle has new accessories, says this nicely titled article on CNET.

But what makes the Shuffle tick? Supposedly it has dual chips making the music. Details say that it is running at not even half the power it is capable of!

Another one tells us what I already knew (no bragging here). They have some ideas, but nothing “schemes” as we have in Windows. Imagine not having different colours for different seasons, moods, occasions…etc. Even the cheapest mobile phones have profiles!

Moreover, those who want to customise iPods will do so, whether Apple likes it or not, as Francis Hwang has done. (Source: Wired)

It’s a tradegy that Jef Raskin, the pioneer of Mac and User Interfaces passed away, not fully appreciated, last week. (CNET and Scobleizer). Coincidently, last month was also the 20th anniversary of the Mac. Related article on wired.


In the rest of the world, Google’s AutoLink has been featured on news too, though those of you who are regular here had already read about it earlier (So sorry about the mismatched name. I meant AutoLink where I have mentioned it as AutoFill)


Finally, check Steve Rubel’s post combining Apple and AutoLink.

Posted on Monday, February 28, 2005 at 05:11 am by connoisseur
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Media Xplosion…continued.

Scoble’s link blog has an article about a new audio system.

Posted on Thursday, February 24, 2005 at 09:01 pm by connoisseur
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Apple ‘Shuffles’ prices

Apple guys have done it… It’s official.

Full story on CNN and various other sites. CNET has some related stories too

Suddenly, 1GB Shuffle has become expensive as compared to the $199 4GB mini.( though it has no power adapter…accessory comes at $29!)


Posted on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 at 08:30 pm by connoisseur
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