Friday, October 26, 2007

Lists Ahoy!

I finally uploaded Khasi's latest Wishlist.... Sorry for the delay dude!!

If you want to put up your wishlist online, so that you can look back at it later send it over to me. There is just one catch...

These must be things that money can buy.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

What do you say?

If you know me personally, you probably know that I am a closet geek. You probably even took technical advice from me at some point of your life...whether you had asked me for the piece of advice and the outcome of it is another matter altogether.

Coming to the point, I frequently bump into new and cool bits of tech, ranging from web sites, web services, gadgets to 'hidden' features in everyday tools. I would like to write about them on the blog. You know, like tell you about one cool website or a really easy way to separate first and last names in Excel or how to start up your PC instantly.

What I can't decide is, should these posts be in the same blog (vixdom) or should I be starting a new blog which is focussed on that. Here are my views:

Starting a new blog (PoV will remain the way it is)

1. Vixdom is about 'nothing in particular'. And I like it that way since it gives me the liberty to post just about any piece of crap I come up with.

2. Starting a new blog which is focussed on tech might be a good idea since it tells the readers exactly what to expect.

Posting about tech thingies in PoV now and then

1. People would not have to another blog.
2. PoV will have the combined 'viewership' of tech readers and nonsense readers
3. I might not have time to come up with material for PoV which might die down :-(

What's your opinion? Should I start a new blog focussin on tech tips and reviews? Take the poll alongside.

Monday, October 08, 2007 - An Experiment in Nudity: Top 10 Female Names on Google

Source: - An Experiment in Nudity: Top 10 Female Names on Google

We’ve taken the 10 most popular female names in America, plugged them into Google Image search, and rated the results according to how naked they are. It’s like rating your classmates yearbook pictures, only your class is the size of the whole world, and the yearbook committee is surprisingly tolerant of pornography.

Yes, we ran out of things to do at the office.



First Result:
Margaret “Dink” Nolan, the Bond girl from Goldfinger. A Bond girl at No. 1! That’s promising ...

Overall Front-Page Strength:
... And, then there's a whole bunch of professors and school teachers, including that physicist lady in the first row who studies asteroids. Seriously, this is like a feminists' dream, here. There's six Ph.D.s and zero thong models. That's ... progress we guess.

Porn Index:
Turning off Google's SafeSearch adds a single image of an almost-completely clothed Margaret Lee to the front page.

Seriously, Google, where is that pic not considered "safe?" Iran? Are you worried about the children? The children see more scantily-clad women in a Hanes commercial. Otherwise, nothing.

Overall Ranking (On a scale of 1 to 5 Google Boobs):
1 out of 5 Boobles. Margaret is a respectable woman, but she's no damned harlot. Moms, you want to keep your girl off the stripper pole, name her Margaret.

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Sunday, October 07, 2007

Beat the IVR

Remember the good old days, when you could call customer care and talk to a person who would resolve your problem? Neither do I. But I hear that a certain phone company in Bolivia actually has a customer care number with a humanoid being on the other end.

The rest of the world of course, talks to the best invention since elevator music. Press 1 to know what the invention is, press 2 to bomb Djibouti. Press 3 sensuously to turn me on.

You know what am talkin about....

And just when you learn to navigate through the myriad menus to reach a primate, those @$$#0|3s go ahead and change the entire thing. Those maternal copulating meanies!!! Their dream, a day when none of their customers bother them with a call, but shrivel under their desks (or kitchen counters) and quietly pay their bills.

We can't put up with this. To quote the greatest American president, Bill Pullman ( He kicked alien ass in ID4 dude!!)

"We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight! We're going to live on! We're going to survive! Today we celebrate our Independence Day!"..

As a first bullet, I am giving below a secret map... the key... to reach an actual homo-sapien in Airtel Mobile customer care.

Please use it to the fullest. And spread the word around. And if you can get more such shortcuts to beat the shit out of these IVR systems.... I will gladly publish them and publicize them.