The concept of internet TV has been around for a while, but how a bunch of web sites, with streaming TV shows suddenly popped out of nowhere is quite surprising. Although I hate surprises, this kind of surprise deserves one of those occasional approvals. As most of these places actually use contents and services from some specific sites, I’d say it’s those “specific sites” that are must check-outs. Anyway, as every friggin day I seem to stumble upon another site with streaming shows, I was actually thinking of making a list of all those sites. But apparently some guy named Miguel Carrasco happens to have already written such an article. You can check his blog out if you are interested as its worth a check.  

Here’s something new and neat: stalkerati.  Just stumbled upon this nifty looking web 2.0 search engine that allows you to search *people*. By people don’t get the idea of long lost friends or better yet, brothers; though the concept of finding your long lost brother sounds pretty appealing at it reminds me of all those numerous Indian films about the same cliché. Anyway, instead of that Read the rest of this entry »

Pottering around!

May 26, 2006

Don't really feel like blogging these days. The excuse? The nice folks at the office make sure to keep both my mind and fingers (and everything in between) under constant workout, so constant that writing is the last thing I feel like doing after I’m back home. Not that I don’t enjoy the stuff I do out there, rather it’s quite the contrary. Just that there are so many things to do and manage all that in such a limited amount of time slot that it’s (almost) confusing as most of the times I end up doing basically nothing. For instance with all the ajaxified web sites fuelled by such slickness and elegance that I was really looking forward to bag a few AJAX tricks during the semester break. It all started off fairly well but later I got myself that day job of mine, and while I was at that I was intrigued by the magic of digital 2d arts, thanking to all the online 2d art communities and some amazingly talented people. Read the rest of this entry »

E3: it’s a wrap!

May 19, 2006

I had my advising done yesterday; just the typical advising with bunch courses that were more like imposed upon for the lack of alternatives and are bound to keep me busy for the upcoming months. As the schedule suggests, my classes start within a week’s time. Apart from that nothing terribly intrinsic happening lately, just been busy treating my eyes with some of the amazing looking visuals ever to grace the screen. I’m talking about the e3 trailers. With everything going next gen and the new consoles from the giants, the e3 this year sure has been friggin spectacular. Read the rest of this entry »

Fair is good!

May 7, 2006

It’s been an interesting semester; interesting in sense that is somewhat ironic to what I’ve been contemplating from the beginning. To begin with, it ended with a sense of abruptness while I expected it to be friggishly long one. And also what I expected to be a dreadful semester in terms of grades turned out to be rather competent. I managed an ‘A’ in MIS, which was pretty much expected as our faculty was (ahem) pretty impressed with my performance throughout the semester. A ‘B’ in accounting wasn’t what I would say satisfactory but considering the fact that she took only three exams and I happened to ditch one of those, its pretty fair. And I reckon my grades in economics were pretty alright too. So, I’m pretty satisfied with the way things turned out considering my faculties and their graceful approach (!) to the courses. Read the rest of this entry »

Resurrection..

May 3, 2006

Did I ever mention how much I hate it to sit around and do nothing? I simply loathe those moments when I just get to lay around. With nothing in particular to do or brainstorm about my mind tends to initiate its own series of silly contemplations and thoughts that leads to nowhere as I find myself trapped in a dead end somewhere inside my mind. As being some sort of a perfectionist I hate those dead ends, be that in a first person shooter or inside my mind. So, I need to do something, make my mind sweat for something and steer clear of all the silly contemplations. Read the rest of this entry »

Irony!

April 22, 2006

Just over 35 years ago, Dhaka was all but devoid of peace and tranquility by what came to be known as the biggest genocide of the history of the country and not to mention the subsequent consequences. 35 years later, the news are much less earth-shattering yet equally agonizing as we stand in the same soil and witness the people who are supposed to gracefully lead the country actually taking sides based on individual ethics and benefits, and continue to play their game of cat and mouse. With one group of people doing ‘god-knows-what’ to the country and another group of people replying the first group with their own version of what I termed as ‘god-knows-what’. And ironically enough, the general people have really nothing to do but to play the dumb witness and the role of the guinea pig as abyss itself spawns it’s root in the base of the country that we came to both love and hate, both for good reasons that is. Anyway, I don’t really feel like go on blabbering about all this political or ethical jargons as I couldn’t care less about the fact whoever is running the country and whoever is not. As long as I get to live a decent life and proudly announce that I’m from this country, all is fine from my side. But I wonder if all the people involved in the cat and mouse game actually realize how the general people are being tormented both organically and psychologically as they continue the chase for the wild goose. Read the rest of this entry »

Exam Blues..

April 17, 2006

It was time; time to tackle the exam blues, to rid the blank papers sitting in front me of the “blank” status and my abysmal grades of the “abysmal” stature. It was time to put the hard-earned knowledge that I gained from the cramming sessions I had to cope for the last few days to some good use and boost my performance to some extent as it was the last possible opportunity to do so. It was time to tackle the exam blues.

I sat there, about 55 feet above the ground, with a body totally still and a mind perfectly void as I contemplated how much I loathed these brainstorming sessions; this endless torment. I sat there, pitying myself for realizing the enchantment of economics just a touch bit late. I spent the whole semester running away from this particular subject and ended up with below average grades as the stalker kept haunting me and compassed my Read the rest of this entry »