Does “tweet more often” count as a New Year’s resolution?
Happy 2011 you guys.
@andrewlitvak @dkeeghan I swear by @Internode too. Unmatched in all aspects. Happy customer, me.
Love these minimalist package designs, especially Nutella’s: http://www.a2591.com/2010/12/minimalist-effect-in-maximalist-market.html
@rungta Where to?
@emlaurajackson @naomieve @chrisbride @andrewlitvak Might have to glad wrap the entire desk to stop the stench.
Em and @chrisbride putting up ‘The Wall of Same’ #donline http://yfrog.com/h33mizj
@rungta Awesome! Cut them good.
Roads flooded. Seek alternate route. @ Endeavour Hills http://instagr.am/p/oPgc/
@scottreismanis Great news mate. Congrats on making it happen. I realise how much effort it would’ve taken. All the best!
@jessnichols #newTwitter recently started embedding Instagram posts: http://blog.twitter.com/2010/12/now-playing-on-newtwitter-embedded.html
@dkeeghan @andrewlitvak F1 in March. Four-day grandstand tickets for $299: http://www.grandprix.com.au/default.aspx?s=2011-4day-grandstand
@deanfrancis Oops, yes, rookie mistake :p
@deanfrancis You are not allowed to complain about the Narree train, ever.
@andrewlitvak @dkeeghan Leon, Jen, Jonesy, Russell and me. Wanna come? We’re booking tonight cos good seats are selling fast.
@xAbhishek or the new Pac-Man.
@owenhodda LOL, I haven’t heard that excuse before.
@established1987 Awesome and spooky at the same time.
@andrewlitvak LOL. Guess I shouldn’t tweet if it’s not a rant.
This isn’t a rant about the morning traffic. This is about the calming sound of Chicane’s latest, and how it got me through it.
@adriancb Nice work mate. Looking forward to see what comes out of it.
@dkeeghan Haha, proven track record then. Must include in my next set of slides.
@dkeeghan Awesome. That shot of @heikowaechter deserves some credit though :p
@jessnichols Yay, congrats!
@rungta So that’s where you were heading!
@force10x Wish I could’ve stayed longer. Double booked catchups.
Destination Murmur #donline #xmas http://yfrog.com/h0llfcj
#donline #Xmas raiding Union Lane now http://yfrog.com/h2knypj
#donline #xmas preparing to sing carols in public. Embarrassing! http://yfrog.com/gz2i2wj
#donline #xmas Team Ho strolling around the CBD, with hats, looking silly http://yfrog.com/h476vqj
#donline #xmas Team Ho, raiding the trams http://yfrog.com/h4eb3rj
@force10x Dude, that sucks. You missed drinks. Make up for it tomorrow.
@rashmiswamy Oh you have no idea about Hyderabad’s weather.Visit in summer. That said, I love the old city.
@rungta I must’ve traveled on the Brindavan a million times. So many memories, many involving train food (which I used to be able to eat).
“Social media is all about authenticity; real people, real voices – not marketing spin.” – @Green_Dot
Amen to that.
I like how the eye is guided by arrows on http://re-print.me/
@rungta I see your sleeping patterns haven’t changed.
@amolpradhan Haha, yes I have to get one of those. Time to ditch the cheap
@andrewlitvak They’re bubbling up the right information, but it’s too crowded for my liking. More whitespace & I’ll be happier. /cc @NetBank
HATE the new home screen of CBA’s NetBank. Whatever happened to whitespace.
@deanfrancis WOAH, can’t believe this is for real.
R.I.P. Irvin Kershner, Director of the only Star Wars film that was well directed (The Empire Strikes Back).
Spent the morning fixing Dojo framework’s ridiculous CSS. Table-based layouts are so 1995.
.@grahamrb says the Apple TV update is out today. Even better.
@adriancb But design is both form and function. A lot of things are crap in this sense.
Timed my Apple TV purchase well. Video AirPlay is coming as a software update in a few days: http://j.mp/cBjFcZ[+]
@deanfrancis I gave up waiting & just drove to the Glen Waverley line. Traffic was horrible, parking was a shocker, but I finally got in.
@grahamrb Buses have been too few and too packed. Ended up driving to the Glen Waverley line. One hour just to get on a train :(
Still no trains running on the Pakenham line. WTF.
How handy is this? An iPhone app to help with the upcoming election: itunes.apple…519591?mt=8#[+]. Made by our team at @deloitteonline #donline
No! I just updated Instagram to find a less than impressive Holga-style icon. What was wrong with that gorgeous white Polaroid?
Path might have a winner with their “personal network”: http://blog.path.com/post/1576969971/introducing-the-personal-network (via @rjs)
@oddysee Yeah, I was bummed about that.
I’m just glad Schumacher’s okay. #f1
What I wouldn’t give to see Vettel and Alonso take each other out on the first lap. Smash! #f1
@rashmiswamy No better way to put it.
My dream finish to the F1 season: Webber 1st, Schumy 2nd, and anyone but Vettel and Alonso 3rd. C’mon @AussieGrit!
@rekharach LOL. That’s part of the act, silly.
@oddysee It was tough! Just the one time this week. I’ll know for sure in a while.
@oddysee Know how you feel, but I’ll bet I feel worse than you right now. Had to start work at 8! That’s a new record for me.
@grahamrb So jealous. Might gift myself one for Christmas.
“The future belongs to the best editors.” — @jasonfried http://37signals.com/svn/posts/2647-the-class-id-like-to-teach
@verma_gaurav Nice day for that. Happy Diwali!
@rashmiswamy It works especially well when you’re on a bus/train holding onto a rail and have only one hand to spare.
Svpply.com is now public. I’ve been testing the beta for a while and it’s great. So, what are you guys waiting for? Sign up!
I’ll never understand people wearing skinny jeans at the gym.
@paulidownunder That’s no good. When will you come back to the Melb office? We need to catchup.
@PGHarrison What a match. Bring on the Ashes!
@playframework Great work, you guys. The new site looks gorgeous.
Generated by something called “Usablenet”: http://www.kungfugrippe.com/post/1442382764/yes-this-error-message-was-generated-and-served
I had forgotten how frustrating it can be to resolve UNIX package dependencies. Rudix saved my day: http://rudix.org/2009/packages-jkl.html
@rungta Great initiative by them. A must-do for my next visit.
@rungta To be at Mahabalipuram is one thing, but to cycle there? Awesome. Hope you took photos as well.
You have to see the new MacBook Air in person. Everything looks thick after trying the 11 inch in store.
@rashmiswamy Thanks! I feel the place needs a shakeup, and therein lies the opportunity. Let’s see.
@rungta @rashmiswamy Thanks, yeah big changes these past three years & hopefully even more at online.deloitte.com.au
Last day at IBM. Can’t believe it’s been three years.
@rungta 7 Days to another Continuum classic. Also can’t wait to hear that Dido track (a Rahman composition).
What does this even mean for 95% of the population? #marketingFAIL http://yfrog.com/1xpl5bj
@rashmiswamy I miss walking around there.
@rungta No better way to describe his music.
@sumitsharan iPhone 4.
For once, I’m enjoying @gruber’s baseball tweets. Angry Gruber going off at Texas is fun to follow.
@rashmiswamy Oh no! Was it the front or back?
Java haters: before you tweet, know that Twitter is powered mostly by Java. It’s more of a server-side runtime than a language these days.
Apple deprecates Java on OS X. Big deal. There’s always OpenJDK.
@rungta Have you heard Dan Cederholm’s interview on The Big Web Show? That’s great too.
@sumitsharan Thanks! More to come.
@sumitsharan Yep, I’ll use Instagram for iPhone when needed.
I’ve started a new photography series on Melbourne’s street life, in which I shoot exclusively with a phone camera: http://bit.ly/9T6RYD
“Caution: Low flying vehicle” http://instagr.am/p/C-pp/
@paulidownunder Cool. I hope it works out.
@paulidownunder Nice, but for work or pleasure?
Smartass University — Taking the piss since 1893 http://instagr.am/p/CsYH/
@adriancb I’d say so. It’s their signature now.
@rungta Arjun’s character was critical. He was the one strand that held the family together somehow, but he was also the real victim.
Yeah, I finally watched Udaan. Yeah, I loved it. Yeah, it’s the best new film I’ve watched all year.
@xAbhishek Holy crap. Hope that’s temporary.
The only thing that excites me about cricket anymore is Sachin. The man’s 37 and still on top of his game: http://bit.ly/9wQ9GE
I’m late to this, but how good are these Engagement Photos by Max Wanger with his mastery of soft tones and whitespace: http://bit.ly/sScv
For those who appreciate Indian Classical: an encore of the Opening Ceremony’s collective display of dance forms http://youtu.be/NNoKHFDYdBc
Finally watched the Opening Ceremony. Liked that it wasn’t about Bollywood. Loved that they showcased India’s great classical dance forms.
@xAbhishek Cool. Is it easy to get tickets?
Not in the name of Gandhiji, please. Not on his birthday. Not for a man whose only religion was Truth and Non-Violence: http://bit.ly/ayoEkR
@rekharach Oh no. You should demand an assistant or two for those special cases.
@grahamrb Sounds perfect. AirPlay is the killer.
@grahamrb Incredible. I’d happily leave it on all day with that kind of consumption.
@grahamrb Not fair. I’m still stuck on #OldTwitter.
@rekharach How sad.
@grahamrb That’s sad. Shows how important a business model is.
@grahamrb Coffee would be apt! I think their name comes from their first blog (Uncrate) which has a Zombie-like crowd following.
I’m adding Zombie Corp to my list of wildly awesome company names: http://www.zombiecorp.com/
@grahamrb Git? (I’m yet to try Git. So far it’s been Mercurial.)
@grahamrb Nope. They all have their pain-points and learning curves, but at least we’re getting out of the “CVS is the only option” days.
Walls are meant for drawing: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kernelpanic/4974377257/
@rungta Haha. Also, whichever lane you change to becomes the slower one.
This is bold: Dictionary.com’s entire background is an ad, but the whitespace makes it work. http://twitpic.com/2rdelg
My derogatory tweet about Samsung (and HTC) earned me followership from @SamsungMobileUS (a verified account). OK.
@rekharach Turn that off, please.
How apt is this new identity for a textile company: http://www.underconsideration.com/brandnew/archives/textile_expos.php
This free Apple bumper feels surprisingly alright. Keeping it for now, but I suspect I’ll go back to caseless once this rubbery thing sags.
In honour of Vignelli Week at @DesignObserver, I’m proud to announce @Vignelli: a Twitter discourse of design wisdom from the Vignelli duo.
“Jhootha Hi Sahi” is Rahman returning to simple, soothing melodies. Vintage, jazz-like, soft sounds, reminiscent of Rahman’s early 90s work.
Sumsung and HTC marketers, take note: you can’t build brand loyalty by introducing new names every quarter. Tweak the design, not the brand.
@xAbhishek The real problem, I think, is the Android market’s inability to build brand loyalty around one name, whatever that name might be.
How ridiculous are these new Android phone names: “Samsung Fascinate”, “Galaxy”, “Desire”…
@grahamrb White iPhone4? I almost forgot about that one. Quite a debacle there.
Hello Hello? Who else is hooked to the JHS soundtrack?
@oddysee Tried Ping. It has potential but its UI drives me nuts. And I keep forgetting about Game Center… must try it one day.
@adriancb Nice. Anyone from our Uni behind that site?
@rashmiswamy All the best, then. I’ll see you at BEL Rd next time :)
@rashmiswamy Packing up for good?
@oddysee Haha. Close your eyes. Take a nap.
Clearly, I’m looking for a new wristwatch: http://svpply.com/rakeshrach/
@sumitsharan Haha, that’s a cheeky name for their kind of audience.
@rungta Yay, now we can talk about all the great little moments in that film.
@oddysee Haha, yes I remember trying their HotDog editor in the early dotcom years. And your name suggestion sure is to the point.
Best startup names I’ve heard all year: “Mysterious Trousers” and “Destroy Today”. Almost beats last year’s best: “Sandwich Dynamics”.
@rungta Haha, I can attest to that. It’ll take you a while to get all the pulp off all the clothes.
Why would Twitter dedicate a third of the iPad screen for a static menu? What’s with the confusing selection modes? MDI overkill.
Twitter for iPad has been my worst experience on iPad. Atrocious.
“Our lives are just a bunch of moments”: http://devour.com/video/moments[+]
Winter, you’re officially over. Why linger?
@manojn I think they’re costing their server-side stuff into the app. If it didn’t have sync and a web interface, then yes it’s too much.
Here’s the actual link from my last tweet for those complaining about 404’s: http://kensegall.com/blog/2010/08/the-different-thinking-iceo/
A week’s backlog of feeds was worth reading through after this classic find: Steve Jobs presenting “Think Different” http://bit.ly/cn54bO
@rekharach Yep, the perfect trip. Only wish you guys were here as well.
Finally visited Belur & Halebidu after years of wanting to see Hoysala Architecture. It’s more beautiful than I could have ever imagined.
@rashmiswamy My house is by BEL Rd as well. Small world. I love this place.
@rashmiswamy We mostly went back to the same areas we frequented as kids (BEL Area, Sankey Tank), and also to some grownup areas like MG Rd.
Spent the day roaming around Bangalore like old times with my best friend from childhood. Much has changed but friendship & memories remain.
@oddysee It was great meeting Uncle. Didn’t know he was an Apple fan as well. We talked about iPhone 4 and iPad for a good while.
I had forgotten how pleasant Bangalore’s climate is.
@grahamrb Haha, yes and free WiFi FTW.
Six more hours of transit in KL. Too long a wait to sit around, too short a time to look around. What to do?
@rungta I can almost picture it from your description. Where are you off to?
@oddysee It uses the system calendar underneath, so it syncs with whatever iCal can sync with.
Trying out @calvetica. So far, so good.
@xAbhishek @rashmiswamy I doubt Apple would deliberately keep people waiting when Android is gaining market share.
@xAbhishek Windows 7? Disabled? Good.
Desh Ka Salaam: http://rahmanse.com/post/956187756/desh-ka-salaam
@xAbhishek Haha, did you sleep well on it?
Two weeks on, there’s still a queue for iPhone 4 at Chadstone. http://yfrog.com/2cqq3vj
@rekharach Haha, what happened? What was the trick?
Saturn’s moon, Rhea: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nasa-jpl/4882937672
@rashmiswamy Worth watching. It’s not perfect but I can see why it inspired many to become filmmakers(Ray, Ratnam, Kashyap…)
@xAbhishek Yep, Reeder shines on the iPad. It could do with more intuitive icons, but otherwise it is brilliant.
Have any of you seen a better climax to a film than that of Bicycle Thieves? I haven’t, and I don’t think I ever will.
@paulidownunder Great series. I’m getting through season 3 now and it keeps getting better.
@rekharach I only taught you what I was taught :) Two spaces was the convention before the digital era, but not anymore en.wikipedia…_a_full_stop[+]
Embarrassed to admit I still put two spaces after my fullstops occasionally. Old typewriter habits die hard. (I learnt to type on those.)
If you’re going to make a Bollywood song, you may as well go all out like the outrageously giddy “Gal Mitthi Mitthi”: youtube.com/…=FUvXHTmTYxY[+]
@grahamrb Perhaps you can still eBay your 16GB and make a profit like last time :P
@grahamrb EPIC FAIL.
@ohnoir Sounds like an interesting film to watch (and listen to). On my list.
Aparajito may just be my favourite film sequel ever.
@adriancb Haha, good point. I hadn’t noticed till you mentioned it. I’m nodding away now.
People at work are ordering iPhone 4 in droves and accusing me of “incepting” them. Thanks guys, I’m flattered.
First time for everything: Mum approves of us kids buying the latest gadget (iPhone 4), thanks to FaceTime. Live cooking tips ahead.
Marion Cotillard (of “Inception”) and her documentary film: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pil25JfjmY8
@rungta This might interest you: http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2010/jul/30/information-beautiful-india-cameron
@rekharach LOL, so you heard back from them.
In memory of Dorothy Stowe: http://blog.rakeshrachamalla.com/post/865253694[+]
“Please keep the door closed! Please don’t use Comic Sans.”
@oddysee Ok, you guys have to make this next time you come over.
@rekharach How nice. Did you take a photo?
“I’m not arrogant. I’m just better than you”:
I want more days like this where I’m particularly happy for no particular reason.
@grahamrb That’s a massive data centre. What else could it be for?
Inception this Friday. Can’t wait.
@grahamrb let’s hope!
@grahamrb Greenshot looks handy indeed for the ThinkPad. Worth remembering.
@oddysee Looks crap, yes. I’ll stick to their prepaid plan, which is great: http://www.telstratips.com/pre-paid/ (Graham’s website)
@grahamrb Yay. It look gorgeous.
@grahamrb Sweet Lord, that’s a thing of beauty.
These Miami Uni. girls performed a cappella version of Dil Se Re: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tv242qOnHJA
This is how my desktop looks, thanks to my friend @rungta’s http://complainingissilly.com
@rashmiswamy Congrats! Going by the long queues and delays, it’ll be some time before Aus. gets iPhone 4.
GoGo: “Pehle maal le, phir maal de”
@rungta All that laughter made me miss my station on the train back home. Didn’t bother me a bit because I kept laughing on the train back.
@AndazApnaApna94 Soja beta soja, nahin to Gogo ajayega.
@ohnoir Uncontrollably laughing as I read through @AndazApnaApna94
@rekharach This one’s for you: http://twitter.com/AndazApnaApna94/status/16868856937
@rashmiswamy Gorgeous redesign, right? Expected nothing less from Flickr.
Bittersweet victory for the Socceroos. Proud of them. #worldcup
So glad I woke up at 4am for the Socceroos game. C’mon Australia! #worldcup
@rashmiswamy Ha ha. I’m sure some of his longtime fans wrote the bad reviews, but only because they face the most getting used to.
Never again will I watch a film at Hoyts Chadstone. Only after seeing Raavan a second time elsewhere did I realise how poor their sound is.
Raavan is Mani Ratnam’s first film that took a second viewing for me to fully understand & appreciate. Now I want to watch it a third time.
@scottreismanis Nice work on IndieDB. Will Indies be allowed to sell their work directly from the site in future?
@oddysee @rekharach Sounds like a nice way to rest before your flight back. Can’t wait to hear all the stories.
Thrilled by this morning’s surge of new followers for http://wellwrittenweb.com/, our new blog about the web’s finest copywriting.
I like the constraints of a soft keyboard because it makes my writing brief.
@rekharach I wouldn’t be surprised if sleeping in was the highlight of your trip.
@rekharach @oddysee Glad you guys had clear weather for Milford Sound. Take lots of photos.
@ohnoir Can’t wait!
@oddysee That looks warm. How was the skiing?
Overwhelmed with 90s R&B nostalgia. Remember “I Will Get There”?
@oddysee @rekharach Oh well, enjoy the winter sights at least. You can save activities for a summer trip.
@oddysee So sad. Extreme weather? If you do go on your way back, be careful, please.
A good filmmaker is a good thinker. This new interview of Mani Ratnam should prove it: bangaloremir…ners….html[+]
@oddysee Good luck. Worst case, you could try on your drive back, perhaps?
@oddysee Oh no. Is it on tomorrow?
My parents wanted nothing more than every kind of Puri for their Anniversary: Pani Puri, Sev Puri, Bhel Puri, Dahi Puri…We’re all so full!
@oddysee That’s a nice way to start your holiday. Also, Mum & Dad got your wishes and they say “thanks!”
@xAbhishek They probably bought Palm for its patents.
“They aim for your heart”: http://smarterware.org/6190/lessons-from-apple-on-advertising-and-aesthetics
I’m no New Yorker, but I can relate to @bobulate’s “The city that is a goal”: http://bobulate.com/post/673229870/the-city-that-is-a-goal
Here we go again with these Yes/No phone feature comparisons. Where’s the tick-box for simplicity?
@PGHarrison In Kashmir, near the disputed border of India and Pakistan.
Qazinag National Park should be a model for resolving other disputed areas: turn them into wildlife sanctuaries and let nature claim it.
Too cold to be cycling, so I spent the Sunday morning playing my Tabla: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakeshrach/4672723739/
@rungta Yes, and I suspect there’s more to it: Sa, Si, Ra for melodic instruments and Ta, Dha, Na for percussive ones? chandrakanth…ruments.html[+]
Surely it’s not coincidental that all of my favourite Indian stringed instruments start with “S”: Sarod, Santoor, Sarangi and Sitar.
@grahamrb WWDC deadlines are a priority perhaps.
Public donations (mine included) fund the first billboard for @replacehzlwood campaign: http://flic.kr/p/86CLZ7[+]
@xAbhishek Definitely. iPad when I’m sitting down, iPhone when I’m moving around (walking, driving, standing in crowded trains, etc.)
@PGHarrison Ever since they’ve been designing the best products :P
In other words, MacBook is best for creating content, iPad is best for consuming, and iPhone is best for checking things on the go.
@PGHarrison iPhone for checking things on the go.
MacBook for design & development, iPad for reading & entertainment.
On the couch with an iPad, reading my mail, checking my feeds, browsing the web, and writing this tweet.
@rekharach Excuses, excuses. You sleep that much in summer too.
@oddysee Thanks. No way, I was up till late and I woke up early.
What the Dell?
@rungta @rashmiswamy @xAbhishek Thanks guys, and apologies in advance for my flood of iPad related tweets over the next week.
Want to use my shiny new iPad but scared of pulling it out on the night train.
@PGHarrison The UI is optimised for the larger form factor and the reading experience is fantastic. I can type surprisingly well on it too.
@rekharach Yeah, I can’t believe it myself.
iPad purchased: http://yfrog.com/5dzzebj
I’m oblivious to all this morning traffic, thanks to Fanshawe (by El Ten Eleven) playing in my car.
@marcoarment Thanks for explaining. You could target WebKit’s increasing presence & leave Flash for the rest, but I realise the constraints.
@marcoarment Please tell me Tumblr are working on HTML5 support. It hurts when audio/video uploads render as Flash objects.
GOD I LOVE THE BIG CAPTION: http://thebigcaption.com/
@rekharach LOL, I dare you to suggest that to VicRoads: http://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/Home/HaveYourSay/ComplaintsHandling/
@rekharach I’ll just have to believe you :) Well done (seriously).
@rungta Haha, I’m curious now of the data that triggered your tweet.
@rekharach that doesn’t sound hard.
I’m supporting http://www.replacehazelwood.org.au/
Beautiful day to be cycling: http://yfrog.com/6pachj
@oddysee Also, what’s that wall art? Looks intriguing, whatever it is.
@oddysee Woah, that’s quite a sight. Love that high ceiling and natural light.
@rashmiswamy @rungta It’s incurable.
@oddysee Photos, please. I haven’t ventured in those buildings before.
Glad someone’s keeping a photo archive of Old Hyderabad: http://wah-photos.blogspot.com/2009_10_01_archive.html
Respectable new record from Francis and the Lights: http://itllbebetter.com/ I’m hooked to ‘In a limo’ and ‘Tap the phone.’
@oddysee What a character. Hope his acting was worth it.
Google’s “Everything…and More”: http://www.kungfugrippe.com/post/590194972/everything-and-more-this-strikes-me-as-a
So proud of Greenpeace: our campaign against Nestle’s ties with rainforest destruction worked! Kudos to Nestlé. greenpeace.o…estle-170510[+]
@coolkidsdoit Final points: all major browsers support HTML5 actually, and nobody’s forced to use an iPhone anyway: there is a choice.
@coolkidsdoit Majority doesn’t make it right. Change is hard but someone had to take a stance for web standards & browsers without plugins.
@coolkidsdoit Web content can’t continue being trapped in containers/plugins. Websites should switch to HTML5 & fallback to Flash for IE.
@coolkidsdoit Flash had its time. HTML5 is the future, it’s truly open (ratified by W3C) and technologically superior. Why not HTML5?
@rungta I like the new line.
@grahamrb I’m starting to like the new look over the 3GS. It looks simpler and timeless.
“If I could never remove features, I’d never add any”: http://www.marco.org/595644480
Some of my favourite writing on the web, summarised on @fchimero’s Text Playlist: http://blog.frankchimero.com/post/594165220/text-playlist
@grahamrb I’m warming up to the new look, but I’m hating all these leaks.
Looking forward to Mehra’s next film, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. “Zindagi se bhago nahin, zindagi ke saath bhago” bollywoodhun…4/index.html[+]
@coolkidsdoit Nice video, Nick. Congrats!
Flickr friends, I’ll have to re-add you to my new account. Sorry about the move — your comments will be lost, but not my memory of them.
It used to be that I kept different photos in different places. Not any more: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakeshrach/sets/
Good to see Webber smiling again.
God I’m loving this Button-Schumacher duel in Spain. Much like the days before Ferrari’s dominance.
Mothers Day dinner at Gujjus. Delicious Pani Puri and Bhel Puri for the first time in 10+ years. So good.
@grahamrb Oh yeah. It’s about time.
@rungta Yeah, it was charming and sophisticated at the same time. Nonlinear screenplay put to great use.
Watched ‘500 Days of Summer’ for the first time, in Autumn. That’s some coincidence.
@rungta Congrats on the public launch. It has the potential to be Twitter’s version of http://ihardlyknowher.com
RT Facebook is for people you went to school with. Twitter is for people you wished you went to school with. (via @valdiskrebs)
Satyajit Ray on sounds and scores: http://www.backgroundscore.com/2010/05/satyajit-ray-on-sounds-and-scores.html
@amolpradhan haha, yes, mmmm…
@rungta /page/2 looks right to me, perhaps because it’s a familiar convention. I’d default to 1 If the number is left-out.
Hindi folk, watch this: Gulzar and Rahman perform an as-yet unreleased Raavan track LIVE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRkmNl6L4nI
@grahamrb Nice. I’ll pick one up tomorrow.
@grahamrb Perfect timing. I’m running low.
I love music when it’s multilayered.
After waiting three years for the next AR+Mani release, you’d think another hour won’t hurt. But it does.
@oddysee Good memories. Rekha actually introduced me to Alaipayuthey. We listened to the tape non-stop on the train to Delhi & back.
Re-watched scenes from #Alaipayuthey over dinner. Ten years on, I still remember this film is why I’ve got a thing for cinematography.
@rekharach I will for the second trailer. The first one is short, so I managed to download it after a long wait.
My favourite director, composer, cinematographer, writer and actor, in one film and its poster: http://www.raavan-thefilm.com/poster.html
@grahamrb Yeah, cant take this any more. Netspace perhaps.
Official site and posters for Raavan are out, but my bandwidth is capped. Torture.
@rungta Haha. In my case, the anticipation is killing me. It’s been a long wait.
@oddysee Or Magenta. Old habit calling it purple.
@oddysee Same here. Special feeling when purple flashes.
@jaigs Responsiveness has been the consistent reaction. This comes from prioritising user experience over features checklists.
Few things irritate me more than devious journalism. The Age headlined iAd as: “iPhones and iPads to be plastered with ads.” How so?
@rungta Great find. How good was the artwork from that era.
@PGHarrison Long way indeed, but it’s the only way forward. Apple has taken the first step: http://www.apple.com/environment/
@PGHarrison When materials and their manufacturing process become fully clean & recyclable, we’ll have environmentally friendly materialism.
Gorgeous print design for World Dialogue, by Paul Fox: http://www.paulfoxdesign.co.uk/index.php?/project/world-dialogue/
Nothing connects like a hand-written letter: washingtonpo…010033004292[+]
Finally got around to writing my little report on Schumacher’s performance in Melbourne: http://thereturnofschumacher.com/
So, I wasn’t imagining that minor earthquake: theage.com.a…31-rbwn.html[+]
@rekharach At home.
@rekharach I wish it was just that, but we were all sitting down. Weird.
The building just moved, and I wasn’t the only one to feel it. Minor earthquake, perhaps.
@rungta Good move indeed. Let them calm down and get some perspective — it’s Hyderabad, people.
@grahamrb First to break the news for me. Updating now…
What a race.
@PGHarrison Congrats! I bought the TDI hatchback last year and love it.
@rekharach YouTube junkie.
Glimpses of the Rain Master from my office window. Can’t wait to see Schumacher up-close on Sunday.
The old man’s on a flying lap!
@oddysee Good for the price: waterproof, leather upper, breathable. Main thing it lacks is ankle support (not a must for casual hikes)
“The final look of anything is the by-product of the clarity (or lack of it) during its design phase.” — Massimo Vignelli
@jaigs It’s not perfect, but it’s a huge improvement over the status quo. Millions more will finally have healthcare — can’t deny that.
@oddysee Haha. Tough call, but I tend to agree. I liked the graphical representation more than anything.
So happy for Obama right now. Energy policy’s next!
@oddysee I thought the obsession was over, until I watched the movie. Perhaps now I should watch ‘Karthik Calling Karthik’ as a remedy.
@rungta Gorgeous that. Even funnier reading it a second time.
@rekharach It was surprisingly good. Loved the cinematography particularly, and the background score of course.
I’m possessed by Aaromale. Watched the movie, heard the soundtrack (again) and keep coming back to that one Malayali track: Aaromale.
Now this is more like the fired-up Obama I remember from the campaign. Aggressively fighting for the right: whitehouse.g…-whats-right[+]
Dear Nestlé, I love your KitKats, but I’m holding out until you stop clearing the last Indonesian rainforests: http://greenpeace.org/kitkat[+]
How awesome are these Paralympians: http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/03/2010_winter_paralympics.html
@scottreismanis Good to hear mate. Yeah, still kicking on, though we changed directions. Beta launch shortly.
@scottreismanis Yay. Hope the pitch went well.
Reflecting on Gandhiji’s enduring words, spoken 80 years ago today, on the eve of his 390 km Salt March to Dandi: gandhi-manib…/speech4.htm[+]
I don’t use spreadsheets enough to rethink its design, but I’m sure someone does and can.
Getting used to Tweetie’s condensed UI. I miss Birdfeed, but refuse to use the acquired, renamed and defaced version that is Brizzly.
@rekharach He could be a radiologist, you know.
Storm’s subsiding. Eye witness photos are coming in: theage.com.a…06-pph5.html[+]
Crazy hail storm in Melbourne. Glad I cancelled this weekend’s hike. http://yfrog.us/j9fzxz[+]
@rungta Every contribution deserves credit. Well done!
Hans Zimmer’s studio is freakishly good: stuckincusto…s-the-world/[+]
I’m generally forgetful, except I can remember every little detail of things I care about.
@oddysee Next time I switch on the TV, it’ll be to watch Crash :p
Prompted by @grahamrb, I’ve been re-watching the Intel Rockstar ad, and cracking up all over again: http://youtu.be/jqLPHrCQr2I[+]
Why did I wait this long to watch ‘Up’? I’m overcoming my guilt by watching it several times over.
@paulidownunder Wishing you well.
@paulidownunder what happened this morning?
@PGHarrison I’ve been well, thanks. We should get the old CToF crew together sometime.
@PGHarrison That’s so nice. Congrats Pete!
Say what you will about Microsoft, but you have to admire Bill Gates’ renewed focus on Zero Carbon Technology: ted.com/talk…l_gates.html[+] #TED2010
Illustration love: labpartners-…logspot.com/[+] (via @fchimero)
@rekharach wow, you’re actually tweeting!
@oddysee Haha, yes, it would’ve been distrubing at work. Big day out explains it all.
@oddysee Is this at your workplace?
The only thing that excites me about cricket is a Tendulkar hundred. I’m doubly excited.
Winter Olympics is a joy to watch. Wish I were in Vancouver right now.
Torah Bright is adorable. Her smiling after a horror first run, and her ‘so what?’ attitude in the second run to win gold — very inspiring.
@rungta Spanish? Why?
@oddysee Pushpak was my favourite comedy as a kid. I’ll never forget its poignant ending.
@rashmiswamy Love that movie too.
@oddysee Insightful article. I couldn’t find that exact line you quoted though. Is it in the published paper?
@rashmiswamy Love that song.
@oddysee Hardware this, Android that. Where’s the emphasis on simpler software & even better user experience than iPad? Good luck to them.
Leadership Lessons from Dancing Guy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fW8amMCVAJQ
@paulidownunder Interesting. Hadn’t heard of Open Movie. Thanks for the link.
@amolpradhan Worst order of all time! I was robbed of that 8 bucks.
@amolpradhan Taking it from the Ticket Inspector: http://yfrog.com/37o87jj
@oddysee Why 8 a.m?
The guy next to me is wearing his shirt inside-out. Should I tell him?
“Climbing is meditation. I’ve long since realized this is why I’m drawn to this kind of activity.” — @craigmod craigmod.com…na_moonrise/[+].
‘Karthik Calling Karthik’ has been growing on me all weekend, both as a soundtrack and as a film to look forward to.
@amolpradhan Agreed, but iPad (like iPhone) will still be a hit among those who value simplicity over features. Less, but better.
@amolpradhan USB, camera, etc, would be nice to fit in, but it’s a v1.0. Atleast they’ll be shipping, while other companies do nothing new.
@jaigs Sad day indeed. Thankfully, Sun open-sourced a lot of its technology, so the open stuff will survive if not thrive.
“He’s not just another composer from India. He is India’s composer.” – Gulzar on Rahman’s double Grammy win.
@rungta With UK’s lead, I hope it will screen at IFF2010 in March, but the program list isn’t out yet. Lucky you, @rashmiswamy
The greatest ever keeps getting greater. Well done, Federer.
I like Federer, but I’d like Murray to win.
@wilshipley A leaner approval process (unbiased, transparent & quick) is worth fighting for. Unsigned apps invite other problems for users.
Leonardo’s resume: cenedella.co…ncis-resume/[+] (via @kottke)
Obama’s Q&A with the Republicans was a masterclass on debating: huffingtonpo…_442423.html[+]
Clear, decisive and reassuring. That’s how I’d sum up Obama’s 2010 State of the Union Address: whitehouse.g…middle-class[+]
Wouldn’t it be great if independent writers could publish direct to the iBooks store?
The difference that matters: iPad extends the mobile (iPhone) experience, while tablets (and netbooks) shrink the desktop experience.
@amolpradhan I can’t believe you’re wanting one.
‘iPad’ doesn’t sound right at first, but iPad and iPhone complement each other.
#iPad may not look revolutionary, but it is the first tablet device that doesn’t suck.
@oddysee Ha ha. He’s got a good view now I bet.
I’m all nostalgic after watching an episode of my childhood favourite, ‘The Jungle Book’, in Hindi. And now, I’m reading The Jungle Book.
Whatever we think Apple’s upcoming tablet will do, it will likely do less, and better.
A year on, and despite all the setbacks, I still believe in Obama as America’s best hope for change.
“Scientists say we must. Technology says we can. Politicians say we won’t.” @kuminaidoo on the status quo of climate action.
Australian Government urges its citizens to ditch Internet Explorer: http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/01/19/2795684.htm
I’ll never forget experiencing this live at Sydney Festival: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PL00SCVBZE
Rahman’s rocking it!
A chilled out, picnic atmosphere, while we wait for A. R. Rahman Live at Sydney Festival. We’re right up front: http://yfrog.com/32yiwj
@oddysee I’ll add that racism & crime in general needn’t be rampant in order to be addressed seriously. My point is about reporting facts.
@oddysee Agreed, but officials on both sides are at extremities. Racism exists, but it’s not rampant - report & address it as such.
On recent student attacks in Melbourne: call to increase security but don’t call out a nation entire. Generalising is not good journalism.
@PGHarrison I’m dreading Monday already: 41 degrees!
@oddysee I didn’t miss much then.
Adoring the wall art as I climb the many stairs to Campari, a rooftoop bar on hardware lane: http://yfrog.com/3lm67ej
Apple naysayers: at least credit them for leading in environmentally friendly design - loopinsight….h-companies/[+] and http://apple.com/environment[+]
@rashmiswamy Glad you liked it too.
@oddysee If I couldn’t relate to the story, I would’ve said the same thing. Action scenes and special effects are a turn-off for some.
I would’ve liked Avatar regardless of all that CG and 3D. The story, to me, was the film’s best special effect.
My first album purchase of the year: Breathing Under Water. Loving the Indo-Western fusion by Anoushka Shankar and Karsh Kale.