Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Remaking a classic? My advice? Stop, think

When I was a kid, the only television channel was doordarshan. In 1988, there was a national integration video produced called Mile sur mera tumhara.

The national integration video was intended to instill a sense of pride and promote unity amongst Indians, highlighting the different linguistic communities and societies that live in India -- India's unity in diversity, so to speak.

This video was really done well, and in my perspective, it did achieve some of its goals, and if not anything, it still feels good to hear the sound.

Now, someone tried to make a sequel of this, and it has gone horribly horribly bad. Here is the link for part 1 - 8 mins, yes there is another part - totaling 16 minutes. Not all 16 minutes are a total waste of time, but the overall production quality sucks big time.

Could not understand many things:
1. Salman Khan in his undershirt
2. Deepika Padukone in skimpy clothes
3. Really bad music at a lot of places
.. and the list goes on.

Why remake a classic? You know you can't beat it. Have you run out of ideas? JUST PLAIN STUPID.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Weave - best plugin firefox ever had

Almost everyone I know have a work computer, and a home use computer or a laptop, and the problem of synchronization is too well known.

You are looking up something at work, go home, and can't remember the url? The bookmark on your work computer is not available on your laptop at home?

Mozilla Weave solves the problem for us. It can synchronize and merge your bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, preferences and more across one or more of your profiles on the same computer or across computers. All you need is a weave-account and the extension installed on all the profiles that you want synchronized.

It has simplified my browsing life more than I could imagine. Try it out for yourself. 


Mozilla Weave enables you to have incredibly rich, personalized experiences across the web.

As the Web continues to evolve and more of our lives move online, we believe that Web browsers like Firefox can and should do more to broker rich experiences while increasing user control over their data and personal information. Weave is a Firefox add-on that is aimed at exploring this opportunity.
Some of the key functionality enabled by the Weave add-on includes:
  • Synchronization engine - securely transports your browsing experience across all your devices
  • Cryptographic engine - provides default client side encryption for all your data
  • Weave server - a secure storage location for all your encrypted data
  • APIs - extension interfaces for 3rd party developers
The initial release will provide extensive support for your browser meta-data (bookmarks, stored passwords, history, tabs, preferences, add-ons, personas).
Future releases will support other types of data and functionality.