Category Archives: General

Web Dev Hand Tools Revisited

Before I start prototyping some of the ideas I’ve been kicking around, I need to decide which tools I’ll be working with, making choices that’ll haunt me for months to come, as usual. Language At SafePage, we started with the … Continue reading

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Ads in PDF

Adobe has concluded that ads in PDFs don’t work (via TechCrunch). I agree that normal ads don’t work but the general idea still remains largely unexplored. One variation I think has more merit augments PDFs and e-books in general with … Continue reading

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Trader’s Ring Finger

I just noticed that my ring finger is longer than my index finger. Hmm. In a study of 44 London traders, the most successful tended to have longer ring fingers than index fingers, a ratio linked to high prenatal exposures … Continue reading

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I’ve been meaning to use as permanent URL for this blog but lazyness held me hostage until now. So, there you have it. Tata!

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OAuth Alternative for Twitter

The obvious solution (pun intended) to Twitter auth problem is OAuth. As Biz wrote, OAuth won’t prevent hacking but should reverse increasingly common practice of third-party software and services asking for Twitter credentials. However, OAuth is a disruptive change, one … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

I would like to wish all my friends a happy new year. 2009 is looking to be a tough year but I am hoping this year will become a landmark year. Fingers crossed. If I had to make some predictions, … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

Not much to be merry about but it’s the tradition so let’s be merry anyway. I tend to like end of the year because I tend to get moody and reflective which usually leads to creative thoughts. Reading I am … Continue reading

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Facebook Disconnect

Launch of Facebook Connect is a perfect example of how amazingly forgetful tech media can be. Despite regular appearance of phishing related news, there is no alarm being raised about glaring phishing vulnerability in Facebook Connect, just the usual armchair-general’s … Continue reading

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November Update

I haven’t had much mindshare to blogging lately but I feel that some updates are owed so here we go. Investing I think we are finally at the ‘bottom’, bottom not in the sense of a pit or valley but … Continue reading

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Obama! Wow!

Acceptance speech by Obama was simply the best I’ve witnessed live and at par with John F. Kennedy’s Ask-Not speech emotionally. Wow. He wobbled a bit after opening whomp but, boy, he piled it on and on. So good that … Continue reading

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