Productivity Technology

A better console for Windows

Are you a Windows command-prompt power user? Console is nice tool that sits on top of the windows command-prompt and adds some funky features and eye-candy; for starters, I love to see the wallpaper in the background rather than a plain colour. Then, there are tabs and transparency options!


Console for Windows


The Future of Rails and more

Is WS-* the future of enterprise computing? David Hansson thinks not. A very interesting interview by Hansson at InfoQ, the creator of Ruby on Rails, especially his focus on “simplicity” (caution: bit blunt at times). Personally, I think a core subset of WS-* will be part of our future, but likely not all of it.

David H. Hansson on the Future of Rails

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Is it a flat world?

An interesting interview by globalization guru Thomas Friedman re: The World Is Flat at Wired. Also known as “flatman” by some critics, for example, But the world’s still round. Personally, I’m somewhere in the middle, agreeing and disagreeing with both on various issues.

Why the World Is Flat


9 truths of innovation

Tips from world famous Guy Kawasaki. Fascinating. My favourites –

“Innovation is not an event. It’s a process.”

“Let a hundred flowers blossom.”

The Art of Innovation

Productivity Technology

Try before you install a CMS

Looking for a Content Management System (CMS) for your website and not sure which one is best for you? OpenSourceCMS is an innovative site that let’s you try real installations. It works by taking images of full software stacks, and automatically restoring them periodically. Neat!


Social Technology

The IT Professional Outlook

An interesting excerpt from a report:

By 2010, IT professionals will need to possess expertise in multiple domains. Technical aptitude alone will no longer be enough. IT professionals must prove they can understand business realities – industry, core processes, customer bases, regulatory environment, culture and constraints. Versatility will be crucial.


World University Rankings for 2006

Times World Univeristy Rankings 2006, released 6th October 2006. Oxbridge dominates top three 🙂

Times World University Rankings 2006

Meta Technology

Are we living in a computer simulation?

First I thought this is simply like the Matrix theme – what’s new about it!?! But then I realised there is more. It’s intriguing. I didn’t quite understand p2 col 1 – “If we work out the numbers, we find that there would be vastly many more simulated minds than nonsimulated minds”. Last paragraph in the document is nice.

Do we live in a computer simulation?

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Entreneurship opportunities in IT

Really liked this perspective!

Entreneurship opportunities in IT



Leonardo: A socially alive robot

MIT Labs have developed a robot called Leonardo that interacts with humans and learns through such interactions. It is able to learn and apply its knowledge to similar tasks. Apart from carrying out complex visual and auditory tasks, it even looks remarkably like a living being. MIT Labs has many demonstration videos, though this one is my favourite.