Apple screws up

All my friends know that I am an Apple fanboy (who doesn’t own any apply product btw!), and one of the fiercest defenders of their policies.

But I guess that this time, they have gone over board and have truly screwed up. Think Secret is gone, and so is a source of free publicity for you, and more juice. Also, connects you with what people think about proposed changes and their needs. Sorry guys. I think you fucked up!

Daily Roundup

I have pretty busy over the past many weekends, and this one was no different. Debo was in town and it was nice spending time with him.

Anyways a few interesting nuggets from the web.

  • Upgrade to XP from Vista says CodingSanity – I agree. Too many warnings. Let me use it please. I not a effing retard you know. [Link via FSJ]
  • Vicky Nanjappa asks Scorpions if they would introduce hip hop into their music. Yes. And they are also thinking of hiring Anu Malik as their composer and Himesh Baba as their lead singer. [Link via India Uncut]
  • For the IP Geeks – Espacenet is thinking of allowing download of search results in XML/CSV format. Good going folks. I remember having given a similar suggestion to Google Patents team. But they seem to have gone into hibernation.
  • Finally, Apar has great series going on here. Must read.

Delhi meet

Ankit, Misra, Thax, Bansal and me had a small get together in Gurgaon. Here is small round up of the trip.

Bansal ka burger, Rahul’s snoring, Freshie waiter – Bruschetta, veg or non-veg?, Hindi number plate – Bulandshahr psenti, Bansal ka music system, Dada’s century, Dus Kahaniyan – Gubbare, Police ne mujhe ek naya naam diya hai, Paranthe wali gali, Bansal eating one parantha, Rahul and Ankit snoring in sync, Khoya Khoya Chand, Maine aap ko hi de diya, Thax ke dost (seriously!!), Sleepless in Gurgaon, Dinner at Park Plaza, Sudeep and Thax ki boat snap, Thakur ke sambandh, Sudeep ne bataya Dinner wali story, Abhi kuch nahi hai (read aage ho sakta hai), Thakur blushing – BIG TIME, Good lunch, Gulab Jamun at Om Sweets, Thax ka bad  luck hi kharab hai, Kela at Delhi Metro, Finally station pahunch gaye.

PS: Misra and me are the only people to be there for all meets. Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Gurgaon.

Post of the day..

.. comes from the big bad Microsoft Corporation (that too from the IE folks!) It discusses the various suggestions for the name of IE8. I guess this stems from the gazillion different versions of the Vista.

IE Desktop Online Web Browser Live Professional Ultimate Edition for the Internet (the marketing team really pushed for this one 😉 )

Update: Asok, the lone Indian in Dilbert, has been killed off in the comic by Scott Adams. Fare ye well mate. RIP.