Friday, March 30, 2007

Driving directions from New York to Dublin

It takes only 29 days and 19 hours according to this map... (includes a real cold swim...)

Friday, March 23, 2007

Stanford magazine on Tufte

This Stanford Magazine article on Edward Tufte makes interesting read...

Jolt awards 2007

Here are a list of finalists and winners...

Are these awards really the Oscars of the Software industry?


Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Eric Schmidt's interview

A couple of Stanford students have an interview of Eric Schmidt up here...

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Cricket scores on Google

If you're part of the Cricket playing nations and wish to find out what the latest Worldcup scores are, just search on Google...

Friday, March 16, 2007

Krish Blogs

Krish Srikkanth has his cricket blog up at which makes a good read, also check out this promo below...

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Microsoft buys TellMe

Here's the deal...

According to the article:

Analysts predicted people would eventually use voice-driven searches on the internet, rather than typing into search engines. Mobile phone based internet search would be an obvious application they added. Software such as Microsoft Office does have basic voice recognition facilities but the deal would "bolster" the firm's capabilities said Microsoft business division president Jeff Raikes.
This is a very interesting acquisition, and a sign of things to come...

Google talk gadget in Flash

The Carrs have been working on this for a while and they have finally released it. Here's the blog post that gives you the details. Also if you're logged in you'll see the embedded version of the gadget below...

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Nice presenation on Web Typography

Ever asked yourself why web typography sucks? Here's the answer…

By the way, that is the first time I used a real ellipsis.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Cricket fever

So over the last few weeks, we've been down with Cricket fever, and that was one of the other reason for sparseness of posts here. But there is something to show for the time that we were down with fever, check out:

Monday, March 12, 2007


Now that was a a rather long absence from blogging and after my trip I got a bit caught up in work...

Now, this is something interesting that caught my eye, rather literally. EyePoint is a project by Manu Kumar, Andreas Paepcke and Terry Winograd at Stanford which uses the user's gaze to augment mouse based interactions. This is something I have found wanting especially when working with design tools on a multi-monitor setup. I usually have the screen set on one screen and the tools on the other and having to move from screen to other does take a long time, if the system were to use my gaze to make predictive cursor movement.

You can check out the website which has a YouTube video on it, and also read the paper on it...