Ever since I read about how Arif Vakil uses a "My World Mindmap" to organize his life, I started using mind maps. It is such an utterly simple concept but yet I still find it fascinating. If you don't know what a mind map is, think of it as writing a single topic idea on … Continue reading Mindmaps
About six months ago, I had stopped reading all RSS feeds because I wasn't managing my information input well. Over the past few months I was slowly creeping back into the same RSS habit and I didn't like it. The biggest problem for me was seeing that unread count number*. It was intimidating and I … Continue reading From Google Reader to MyAlltop
Note: I no longer work with IonLab since Nov 12 of 2009. Vikram has written an interesting post on whether the name of a brand matters which got me thinking. I don't think it's that simple. I believe that Company name doesn't matter. Product name matters. This is because the product's name is not just … Continue reading What's in a name, indeed?
I had grown up among engineers, and I could remember the engineers of the twenties very well indeed: their open, shining intellects, their free and gentle humor, their agility and breadth of thought, the ease with which they shifted from one engineering field to another, and, for that matter, from technology to social concerns and … Continue reading Thought for the Day
If you want to find out what jobs are available in startups in India, then there are myriad resources to check: VentureWoods Pluggd.in 'coffee' forum Pluggd.in ecosystem section Hello Intern Sutra Jobs Indian Jobs board at 'Joel On Software' Barcamp Mumbai Startup Jobs section NEN Startup Jobs section Startup Lunches, part of proto.in Startup Dunia … Continue reading Where to find startup jobs in India?
I had a great time at BCB8. Even though I had ranted previously on the tech focus this time, the planners made it clear that all topics are welcome and Barcampers kept the same familiar atmosphere going. To be honest, I don't go to Barcamp for the sessions per se, it is mainly for the … Continue reading Barcamp Bangalore 8
Warning: The following is a rant. Please feel free to skip if not interested. What I was trying to do: I had only Ubuntu Linux installed on my laptop, no dual-boot with Windows. The DVD drive stopped working, so I contacted Dell support. They asked me to upgrade the drivers, I said I couldn't because … Continue reading Why Vista (Still) Sucks
Prof. Sadagopan has an interesting take on how the mobile phone is evolving and how he views its relationship with the PC: In the GSMA World Congress in Barcelona during Feb 16-19, 2009, Acer (the laptop manufacturer) launched four (mobile) handsets under the brand name “Tempo” Last week Nokia talked of linux-based Laptops to be … Continue reading Mobile phone is half the PC