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Selecting affiliates

Selecting affiliates

Learnt the hard way that selection of affiliates is something that should be carefully done. Especially on the web, where not many sites have a clear business model. Why is the business model of the affiliate important for us? Should we not choose the one that costs us less, yet has good features? The answer [...]

The iPad

The iPad

Okay this blog has just received the distinction of having been authored using three different classes of devices – a cellphone, normal PC and an iPad. So far I love the iPad – here are some key notes (after upgrade to 4.2): Much to my pleasant surprise, the indic text renders excellently on Safari. Many [...]

The Golden Temple

The Golden Temple

The Golden Temple, at Amritsar, India is the seat of Sikhism. Built by the fourth and the fifth Sikh Gurus, there is history seeped into each step of the Temple. I recently visited, sharing some photographs. Click on the photographs to enlarge, or move into the full screen mode:

Of dreams and clouds

Of dreams and clouds

Of Dreams I dreamed last night of having received a new kind of laptop. One that looks like a harmonium (see photo)! The front panel (the one which is pushed to play the harmonium) extends upwards to double as a screen for the laptop! The USP of the entire thing was that the laptop could [...]

The Ballad of Father Gilligan

The Ballad of Father Gilligan

Another beautiful poem that I recall from my school days is the Ballad of Father Gilligan, especially the last stanza: The old priest Peter Gilligan Was weary night and day; For half his flock were in their beds, Or under green sods lay. Once, while he nodded on a chair, At the moth-hour of eve, [...]

Wrenched back a hacked email account: and lesson learnt

Wrenched back a hacked email account: and lesson learnt

I always advised people to enter random text in response to lost password questions – and keep the password written somewhere safe so you never forget. This incident changed my view point. Read on… This incident happened to a friend of mine a couple of days back. He woke up one morning to find himself [...]