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Bespin

Say hello to Bespin from the house of Mozilla.
It is an online code editor and much more.
I can easily say that this is one of the best innovative ideas I have seen in some time.

Check out the screen cast from the developers

Twitter4j

Getting hit by the Twitter bug, decided to play around with the APIs.
The Java API called Twitter4j , which is a wrapper around the Twitter API is pretty good. Its as simple as calling an update method for updating your twitter status..

Check out
Twitter4j
and follow me on Twitter : Ajay George on Twitter

Burn After Reading

Sat Night: Absolutely no job..

Some one suggests, how about a movie ?.

Yeah! we are on..

Basically 4 choices..

1. Righteous Kill (dropped for the not-so great reviews, though I personally wanted to see the legends share the screen).

2. Burn After Reading (Coen brothers!)

3. Lake View Terrace (somebody doesn’t like Samuel L Jackson).

4. Tropic Thunder (a bit old now)

So after the usual deliberations and rounds of discussions, a semi consensus was formed.

Since it is a Burn after Reading article, no prizes for guessing.

As the tag-line goes “Intelligence is relative”, the movie revolves around .. No spoilers sorry..

Watch the movie if you are a Coen Brothers fan.

Else there is every chance you are gonna end up crying “What an arbit movie?”.

Though Fargo did not impress me, No Country was a revelation..

So I could identify with their style of film making. Go for it if you have a taste for dark humour and wanna catch Brad Pitt pulling off some awesome expressions, as well as Clooney and Malkovich coming up with some good performances..But my vote goes to Frances McDormand for her potrayal of the gym instructor who badly needs money for her cosmetic operations, since she is ‘ a people person’ .

At one level, it makes us think of our basic human folly : We need something badly and the kind of things we are ready to do to achieve it. Its not that we willfully pursue those actions, but at one point we feel it is the right decision even if it compromises the rules of honesty and integrity.

This was the second movie I watched on the big screen in US after the epic Dark Knight on Imax.

Going by the box office results, this movie is on the top of the list, therefore must have easily covered the production cost.

I am forced to add this : The views represented here are those of the author and is not anyway related to a public review. If it changes your view on this movie, the author shall not be held responsible.

Tales from the Wall St


What a weekend it had been.

Two of the major investment banks are out.

Lehman filing a chapter 11 petition for bankruptcy, and Merril getting sold to BofA.

The week started with lots of surprises..

AIG getting taken over by the Gov and the other major investment banks GS and Morgan coming out with their 3rd quarter results with clear plunge in profits..

Damn those short sellers who are bringing down the Wall St.

There was a scramble for Gold and Cash today..

Its Happening!

So, you are reading the words of ‘The Happening’ Contest winner.

Yeah, I am one among the 25 who won the contest.

The Happening

Download Day 2008

from the firefox site :

Set a Guinness World Record
Enjoy a Better Web

Sounds like a good deal, right? All you have to do is get Firefox 3 during Download Day to help set the record for most software downloads in 24 hours – it’s that easy. We’re not asking you to swallow a sword or to balance 30 spoons on your face, although that would be kind of awesome.

By the way, the official date for the launch of Firefox 3 will be posted here soon – so check back! Join our community and this effort by pledging today.

Recently came across a decent site which contains some good video tutorials.

Showmedo logo

ShowMeDo is about learning Free and Open Source by watching it get done, the programming languages which build it, the tools that make those languages more productive and fun to use, and of course the software and applications that mark its achievements. We aim to provide a free, clean, ad-free environment wherein members of the Open Source community can show the cool stuff going on.

We’re here to help address the need for good documentation and tutorials, the lack of which, we believe, prevents some great software from gaining the popularity it deserves. If you want to contribute, just join-up and submit a video. It’s a great way to give something back. Read more in the FAQ.

I was going through their Introduction to Shell Series, which is very lucid and will definitely help a beginner.

I am yet to go through their programming tutorials. Any of the visitors here, has visited the site or will be visiting the site and found it useful do share your experience here.