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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. :-)

Blog Reboot 2013

It is that time of the year. After ignoring my blog for months, I come back and is instantly dissatisfied with the theme, the content, pictures.. pretty much everything . So after spending about 7-8 hours, most of it spent searching for a new theme, I present before you the same old wine in a new bottle. This blog has always been and will always remain a work in progress. It looks prettier than its previous incarnations over last 9, 10 years. But the sloppy work I did then is showing up with each new theme I try. I would have to go through each post, all 190 published and 30+ unpublished checking for mistakes, setting a “Featured image” for each post and updating/removing links. The picture of Jupiter (above) and Venus (brighter) was taken over a years back on my D5000 with standard kit lens. f/3.5 ISO 800 30 Sec Exposure Date: Aug …

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Daily Roundup May 19, 2013

Windows Windows 8.1, previously code-named Windows Blue will be available for public preview from June 26th, but the final release date has not been confirmed. http://www.engadget.com/2013/05/14/windows-blue-details/ Google Glass You really can’t expect me to hold off buying one after seeing this reaction, can you? Storage bump 15 GB now shared between Drive, Gmail, and Google+ Photos. These changes to Google Drive storage will roll out over the next couple of weeks All Access (Paid, US Only) If you are in US, you might want to try All Access from Google Music. It is similar to Spotify and most people seem to think it is better than Spotify. Being in India, I can’t use the service without making quite a bit of changes in how my computer connects to the internet, but you might want to check it out. At least use the 30 day trial. If you sign up for …

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Daily Roundup May 12, 2013

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Daily roundup is a summary of interesting news and articles I read with or without my opinion. You might find it interesting or you might want to skip it altogether, but ever since I cut down my Facebook usage, I have been using my blog to catalogue interesting pieces of information that I find. Google/Android Expect some improved gaming experience. New leaked APK suggests multi-player gaming, leaderboard and more on Android. Via AndroidPolice Gaming Rome: Total War is available from Greenmangaming for $2.49. Use the coupon GMG20-GGN5D-FC3NA for 20% discount (Effective price $2.00). And yes, you need Steam to download and play the game. If it makes any difference, I bought it. Referral Link Direct Link Strange News Science, Space and everything Geek WHERE ARE THE VOYAGERS? http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/where/index.html Location: Voyager 1 and 2 are currently in the “Heliosheath” — the outermost layer of the heliosphere where the solar wind is slowed by the …

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Daily Roundup May 11, 2013

Daily roundup is a summary of interesting news and articles I read with/without my opinion. You might find it interesting or you might want to skip it altogether, but ever since I cut down my Facebook usage, I have been using my blog to catalogue interesting pieces of information that I find. And The Mountains Echoed The Kite Runner and A thousand Splendid Suns author Khaled Hosseini‘s new book is out and the reviews are great. His books are worth reading just for the description of Afghanistan. Android Are you thinking about buying a tablet? If you are looking at Android options, then you might want to wait for a week before making your decision. Google is expected to make an announcement at Google I/O 2013 about the upgraded specs for Nexus 7. According to “leaked” information, the following should be expected 7-inch LTPS display with 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) resolution …

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Good bye Fakebook

Fakebook

I logged out of Facebook, not just closed the tab, but logged out. If I need to check Facebook, I have to log back in instead of just opening the page. Facebook is a place where you meet fake friends and I’m tired of all the people who doesn’t care about me. I know, I’m a lonely person. Any idiot can have opinion on anything. I know, because I have. But on Facebook, even those idiots who are incapable of having a coherent thought can copy half-baked thoughts from someone else, a photoshopped picture would attract those mindless nitwits faster than honey attracts honeybees. I wouldn’t mind it so much, if they had the ability to listen to reason and correct themselves. Those handful of people who I consider friends don’t need Facebook to contact me and I don’t need facebook to remember their birthdays. I would probably log in …

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Corporate Responsibility – Google Style

Google

I am not a management guru, but I did learn something about management and corporate responsibilities. Recently on Facebook I came across a post from Robert Scoble about how US market is the market that counts. He was talking about an article which reported that the iPhone 5 sales have helped Apple to take climb up the sales chart atleast in the US. I agree with him on the point that US market is one of the major market there is and being the leader there counts for something. But I would like to take a look at the bigger picture. According to reports, the the individual parts of iPhone costs less than $200, yet it is sold at over $600 unlocked. Is that a 300% markup? Probably not. Though $200 is not the exact price and Apple would obviously get more discount based on the fact they are ordering …

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