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Sunil J

I write ideas that strike me, sometimes just to remember them later, and just once in a while, you might find something useful. :-)

Logic – An Experiment of evolution

I read somewhere that even if 2% of over 80,000 parts in a Formula 1 car was not working properly, the car will not start. But the human brain can function even if 99% of the body was not working. No two human beings think alike. I guess we should be glad about that. Thankfully, even if we do not think alike, we are still able to reach a mutually agreeable conclusion, more often than not. There are however instances where some people or a group will reach a completely different conclusion which defies logic. Everyone has a tendency to do that to a certain degree. Call it instinct, conviction or what ever you like, but there is a limit where it ceases to be brilliant and becomes insane. There are also people who will listen to all logical arguments and yet come up with an illogical conclusion. There really …

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Homeless & Stray

Wherever you go in India, one of the common sight that you would see are stray dogs. I have had different opinion about it over the years. Sometimes, I felt that the stray dogs should either be neutered or adopted. I always stopped short of killing them. Whether they are stray or not, they are still dogs and I always had a soft spot for dogs. Few days back, I happened to see a dog and a cat trying to find out who will blink first. They were trying to decide who should have the fish that was dropped on the road, but neither were willing to get into a fight. I started wondering who had the right to the fish, the dog or the cat. One thought led to another and soon I was wondering who had the right to live, man or dog. Every creature has its domain; man …

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Matrix

There was a time when all I could think of was flying. It was my dream, my ambition and my fantasy. These days, I am not able to dream, I have no more ambitions and I fantasize being a child again. Has this world broken me? I would like to think not. I may have accepted that my life is no longer being controlled by me, but that does not mean i am going to live my life by laws laid down by the society. Just because I did not have any say in my birth does not mean my life is not my own. If I was asked whether I would like to have a life in this world, I probably would have said no. But now that I am born, I  intent to live life the way I choose. Society, God or any superior being; whoever decided what …

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The Cursed Feed(ers)

The best thing I like about blogs is that they have feeds. There were days when you found a site with interesting content but then forgot all about it because you didn’t bookmark it. With feeds, whether it is Atom or RSS, you don’t have to go to the site, the content will follow you, wherever you are. The best thing about feeds is that as long as you have access to say, Google Reader, you can access it even if the original bog is blocked at your workplace, which is how I spend any spare time I get at work. Sometimes, I come across very interesting blogs, which would mean it would be popular too, only to find that, the blogger has limited the feed to about 250 words. They have valid justification for doing that, people stealing their content, less visitors to their website etc etc. Then there …

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SlideIT Keyboard

Ever since I got my Google Nexus One, I been using my mobile a lot and no, I don’t make many phone calls. Recently I saw someone else using an Android phone, but using the touchscreen keyboard to find and type one letter at a time. There are various softwares available that will help you type faster but the one that I use is SlideIT from Dasur. It is available for Android, iPhone, Winodows Mobile and Symbian. I think that should cover almost everyone I know. If you are still not sure whether it is for you, check this video. (I can type faster than that guy) Some of the other options available are: Swype (Still in Beta) ShapeWriter etc etc. You can download the demo of SlideIT from Android Market or purchase it from Dasur Related articles SlideIT Is a Pretty Accurate Swipe-Based Android Keyboard [Downloads] (lifehacker.com)

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Google Nexus One

My new phone is, wait for it… GOOGLE NEXUS ONE!!! I got my hands on this gorgeous gadget a couple of weeks back, and I am hooked to it. I know I don’t write much, but after getting this phone, I figured I won’t be back got a long long time. But when I found WordPress for Android, I could not resist myself, I just had to write something. Why don’t you enjoy the pictures that I took while I check some of the other features. Related articles by Zemanta Post To WordPress From Anywhere With WpToGo [Android] (makeuseof.com) WordPress for Android Writes and Edits Posts on the Go [Downloads] (lifehacker.com)

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