Following the footsteps of a lot of musicians (Nine Inch Nails), the UK based band has decided to offer a free download of their latest single “Violet Hill” for free download from their website for a week. (Got this from Facebook.) We’re very pleased to announce that Coldplay’s new single, Violet Hill, will be available as a free download exclusively from for one week starting tomorrow, Tuesday April 29th, at 12.15pm UK time. This is a full week ahead of the single’s conventional paid-for digital release, on Tuesday May 6th. Way to go guys! Good music – that too for free, legally that is. Awesome! Also, they have announced a couple of free gigs in UK. Ojas, you might[…]

The Times of India had an article today on how the IPT TV ratings have slipped after an initial bang. Was it unexpected? Not really. The IPL is supposed to be modeled after the league structure in soccer. However, there remain major differences between the two. Soccer is a sport where club rivalries have been established over decades, with most major clubs being more than five to six decades old. The international matches are few and far in between, with only one major international tournament every two years (the World Cup and the Euro Cup/Copa America). Therefore the level of interest in the club as well as the international matches remain very high. One the other hand cricket has since[…]

It seems like a nice little battle is brewing between Jeff Atwood (of Coding Horror fame) and Matt Mullenweg (creator of WordPress). Jeff has just posted an analysis of the WordPress CPU usage which he feels is unreasonably high and wonders why the WP-Cache has not been integrated into the core structure of WordPress itself. And I agree with his points. I have seen a number of instances where servers (and websites) running WP crumble upon being Dugg. I am waiting for Matt’s response. Should be an interesting show 🙂