The site looks good at first glance, it get really cool when you scroll ‘in’.
Video showing how to make ubuntu look just like windows xp (no idea why’d you want to but…..)
Just download the tar.gz file, Right-click it and select “Extract Here”, then run the “InstallXpGnome.sh” by double-clicking it and choosing “Run”!
Today I’m glad to finally announce the beta launch of one of my small side projects: Khabran
Basically it’s a one-stop easy to use single page where you can go and peruse all the latest Sikh Internet buzz. Right now it’s full of Sikh News and some blogs, but if you have any RSS feed you think would be useful to add, either comment here or shoot me an email and I’ll add it if I agree :)
Check it out, please give me some feedback, don’t get too upset if it breaks every now and again as I add features and fix bugs.
A small note about the advertisements: Basically the story is this – I’m broke. If putting up one small set of adverts can help pay my internet bills, I’m inclined to try it. If you know any other way I can get some meager funds (mostly to pay for food, this and future projects, etc.) please contact me directly: email@example.com
Hair… Covering the bodies of every species of mammal, it seems to connect us to the natural world, a reminder of our primate past. But as human beings, with a capacity for abstract thought, we have taken a simple evolutionary adaptation and endowed it with great meaning and complexity. As one of the most important aspects of how others see us, how has our hair become interwoven with issues of race, religion, beauty, and identity?
Good thing us nerds realize that’s not how probability works :) Still funny though
So my buddy Mr. Sikhnet contacted me and pointed me to this intriguing app called Gurbani Anywhere. This App promises to “enable fast and efficient methods to search & display Gurbani, on a truly mobile platform.”
So I registered on the website and waited (not-so)patiently for a several hours to get my membership approved. (Update: they have listened to user requests and enabled email activation rather than manual administrator activation for the website – definetly much easier to get to the download and forums now!)Finally got the download link so let’s have a look!
The app is distributed as a .zip file download from the site containing a terse README and a standard CAB file. Any owner of a windows mobile phone will know what this is and immediately what to do with it. Note: The application and cab file come in at a hefty 66MB so you will definitely want to transfer and install this to a storage card rather than to your phones (or PDA’s) main memory.
So I transferred the cab file over to my phone and installed it to the card. Let’s take a first-look visual tour!
Overall I found this to be a very nifty app, and I’m sure once the developers do some more updates, this will quickly become the defacto standard in Sikh mobile applications. Personally I’ve allready replaced Sikhi To The Max – Mobile on my phone with this, as it’s much better, more stable, has active developers, has more features, and is generally a better product. The various cool features, and addition of SDGS and Bhai Gurdas Vara make it especially compelling. I would strongly encourage everyone with a windows mobile device to run over to the website, register, download, and give some positive feedback to the developers as soon as you can!
Unlike my usual self, I will not mirror the installer here as the developers have asked that everyone please register on their site/forums
Check out this cool website – Gurbani Today that shows you a new shabad every weekday with video,audio, Gurbani, and translation all synced up for your viewing/listening/understanding pleasure. From the about page:
Spend 10 to 15 minutes every day listening, enjoying, and most importantly, understanding and embracing Gurbani, one shabad a day!
Every week day you will find a Shabad video along with English translation.
For weekends, you will find one audio-only Shabad.
In addition, other Nitnem banis and Aasa Di Vaar is available alongside English translation.
Pretty cool stuff, I only wish they had one bar for both videos, so scrolling one would appropriatly bring the other one in sync.
Check out this really interesting article about some science words that actually originated from science fiction.
This was a pleasant surprise:
1. Robotics. This is probably the most well-known of these, since Isaac Asimov is famous for (among many other things) his three laws of robotics. Even so, I include it because it is one of the only actual sciences to have been first named in a science fiction story (”Liar!”, 1941). Asimov also named the related occupation (roboticist) and the adjective robotic.
After you’re done reading that list, check out Technovelgy for over 1500 other things that are now science facts that once were science fiction.
Check out this cool article about IT’s dirtiest jobs. My favorite’s gotta be “Disconnect/reconnect specialist” Could never imagine this to be a real job!
Don’t forget to check out the original article too!
I don’t know about you, but at times I can be very easily amused. That said it’s no surprised that this article on the subject lines of spam emails made me chuckle. My favorite definitely being “The hard friend in your pants will look up into the sky.”
Have you guys seen any funnier ones?