Month: November 2006

This guy has some talent and imagination

Look what a cool video he whipped up with just a marker and a whiteboard. Some one hire him and do something good.

If only I could dream like that and even draw half has good as this guy.

Check out the whiteboard animation here

Make a ring with coin

Really interesting idea if you have some time on your hand.

Go here to see the whole process in detailed pictures.

Its simple to do but quite time consuming would like to do it oneday.

Make ring with a coin

Who says cricket is a gentleman’s game

Read some of the sledging that goes on the cricket field. I have no problem with sledging, when we play cricket on the streets we sledge. So its quite normal to sledge when there is so much at stake at international level.

There is even a book about this called “stiff upper lips and baggy green caps” that was released during the start of the ashes series.

A WORD IN YOUR EAR: The top sledges to swear by

THE COMEBACK

Oh, I remember you from a couple of years ago in Australia. You were shit then and you’re fucking useless now. Mark Waugh to New Zealand wicketkeeper Adam Parore.

Parore: Yes, that was me, and when I was there you were going out with that ugly old slut, and now I hear you’ve married her. You dumb cunt.

THE CHILLER

Now, David, are you going to get out or am I going to have to bowl round the wicket and kill you.

Malcolm Marshall after David Boon had played and missed.

THE LOADED REMARK

Why is it that you bat with a half-sleeve shirt and bowl with a full-sleeved one? Kumar Sangakkara to Harbhajan Singh when his bowling action had just been reported as suspect.

THE STILETTO CUT

Oh dear, is that how you’re going to play Shane Warne?

Matthew Hayden to Ian Bell.

WAUGH GAMES

For Christ’s sake it’s not a Test match. Jamie Siddons as Steve Waugh took his time taking guard in a state game.

Waugh: Of course it isn’t. You’re playing.

PLAIN RUDENESS

I don’t like you, Reeve. I never have. You get right up my nose and if you come anywhere near me, I’ll rearrange yours.

David Lloyd to Dermot Reeve.

THE GENERAL PUTDOWN

Who is your spinner on this tour? Kumar Sangakkara to England fielders while facing Gareth Batty.

From ‘The Sledger’s Handbook’, by Liam McCann (FF&F, £6.99)

like Stiff Upper Lips and Baggy Green Caps by Simon Briggs. It’s the story of a great contest – to see who can come up with the best insults, put-downs and ripostes. What goes on the field, stays on the field, the players like to say, but thankfully this rule is often broken. Briggs’s book is so full of good lines, it almost convinces you that sledging is acceptable.

But which side does it better?

1 Mark Waugh to Jimmy Ormond on his Test debut, 2001: “Mate, what are you doing out here? There’s no way you’re good enough to play for England.”
Ormond: “Maybe not, but at least I’m the best player in my own family.”

2 Merv Hughes to Graeme Hick et al: “Mate, if you just turn the bat over you’ll find the instructions on the other side.”

3 Hughes again: “Does your husband play cricket as well?”

4 Mike Atherton, on Merv Hughes: “I couldn’t work out what he was saying, except that every sledge ended with ‘arsewipe’.”

5 Dennis Lillee to Mike Gatting, 1994: “Hell, Gatt, move out of the way. I can’t see the stumps.”

6 Derek Randall to Lillee, after taking a glancing blow to the head: “No good hitting me there, mate, nothing to damage.”

7 Ian Healy, placing a fielder yards away at cover when Nasser Hussain was batting: “Let’s have you right under Nasser’s nose.”

8 Tony Greig, England’s South African-born captain, to the young David Hookes, 1977: “When are your balls going to drop, Sonny?”
Hookes: “I don’t know, but at least I’m playing cricket for my own country.” Hookes hit Greig for five consecutive fours.

9 Rod Marsh, late Seventies: “How’s your wife and my kids?”
Ian Botham: “The wife’s fine – the kids are retarded.”

10 Bill Woodfull, Australia’s captain in the Bodyline series of 1932-33, responding to Douglas Jardine’s complaint that a slip fielder had sworn at him: “All right, which one of you bastards called this bastard a bastard?”

The Ultimate ashes cricket coverage

Unless you are leaving on another planet or if you just returned from the space station even there you would have known that cricket series between England and Australia is going on in Australia. There is so much history, passion between these two teams. The series no matter how lop sided it is it will always be interesting to watch. This year I think the Australian are too strong for the England team for even a draw. But still it will be interesting to see the series.

So here are the place you can visit for the best coverage of this Ashes.

BBC coverage
Cricinfo coverage
The Australian Coverage
The Age Coverage
Daily Telegraph Coverage
Herald Sun Coverage
Sportinglife Coverage

Podcast

BBC Testmatch Special Podcast
Analyst and Aussie’s Podcast
Timesonline Podcast
Guardian England Hope Podcast

The Columnist you should read are

These guys are so good that they make their words speak. But looking at the columnists you will also see how different my interests are.

Geoffrey Boycott is the best cricket analyst around he will tell truth no matter what and his commentary is the best around his righting too is the best, read his columns at Geoffrey Boycott

He is the best car journalist out there period. Read his Columns to find out how good he is Clarkson. Yes he is the same guy on who is on top gear.

He still recently was in the running for united nations secretary general post. He is from India and write columns for an Indian newspaper called the Hindu which come publishes his columns on Sunday special, you can also read the same columns on his site here Shashi tharoor

John C. Dvorak he sees things that no one else see. That makes a lot of people really mad. He has predicted that apple will stop its OS and start using windows lets see if this comes true. read his columns here John C. Dvorak

If there are other i should read let me know.

Nokia, Motorola give some of these guys jobs in your company

Some of these mock ups are so cool. That if some big companies hired these guys they could have really cool phone on the shelf’s. Here is a blog that is dedicated to apple mobile mockups. How will the real apple phone look like, god know. If they look even half as good as these, apple can give other companies run for their designs. appleiphone mockups

If this doesn’t stop celebrities and politicians at the award ceremony, god help us.

What am I talking about. I am talking about the recent events at the ICC cricket champions trophy final where the Australian players pushed the BCCI president aside to take the picture after receiving the cup. There were quite a few replay of this event on news channels. Should we be crucifying the BCCI chief for wanting to take photos with the team that knocked his team out out the championship. If you look the clip that is being replayed on the TV you will see that the whole Aussie team waits for the cup when the cup is not presented to them only then ponting asks for it. After receiving the cup the BCCI chief try to get in between them to take a photo, or acts as if so. I think he didn’t know what to do and how to do it. So someone at BCCI should have told him that you give the cup and move away. Not stay in their way. Even if you saw the fifa world cup as soon as the cup is handed to the winning team the official moves quickly away. It happens in all the sports even in formula 1. So are Aussie to be blamed for a ignorant official. In other countries the official comes to thank the players and the crowd for their participation here noting like that, they just wanted to be in the pictures so that they could come in the next days paper.

If you want to crucify someone crucify BCCI chief for going for a photo op with the team that eliminated his team from the championship.

Sync itunes with any thumb drive, mp3 player, mobile etc.

itunesagent

Here is a cool program that helps you use sync itunes music, podcast, movies etc to any thumb drive, mobile or even and external memory card. If you have the Sony Walkman series phone the settings are already there. But if you have some other mp3 player or mobile that shows up as a hardrive on your system. You can sync it with itunes. Just go here and download iTunes Agent. Once installed when you open this program it will auto launch itunes. Add a new profile with the same settings as shown in the picture. And make a folder called “ITAGENERIC” on your player. Once you make the folder itunes agent automatically recognizes your player or thumb drive or memory card. Create a playlist on itunes and give the name “Generic Player” you can select any parameters for that and it will sync this playlist with your player. Now you left click the icon in the task bar and sync it. Remember its only one way, so you can replicate what’s on your itunes. If you want to delete something just do it on the itunes and it will be reflected on player when it syncs next time. It quite a bit of work but once you set this up next time just connect the device and click sync and it sync, its that simple.

Do the speedtest I am pretty fast while cruising the net

speedtestHow fast can your computer go around the world. Mine goes at 733kbs. This is the coolest way to test your internet speed. Rather than just showing numbers it shows you a flash animation and a speedometer like in your car and the meter goes up as you receive the file and once its done it will show the download and upload speeds. See the picture for my speeds. Go here to do your speedtest

Install firefox for rest of the world and your mom

change icon

We geek’s know which browser is the best, its hard to explain that to our aunts, uncles or even our mother. So here is an easy way to make them switch to firefox. They biggest problem with the novice is that they don’t want do anything different to change to something new, if it works like before they don’t mind a change.

1.So the most obvious change is the icon on the desktop they have to click so what do you do. Change the firefox icon into Internet explorer icon. Just left click on the icon and select properties and from their click change icon. And it show you three different firefox icons rather than choosing them click on the address in the look for icons in the folder and delete the entire address and click okay. Then windows pops that window again but this time it shows the windows standard icons. If you slide the bar to the end you can see the Internet explorer icon, select it and click okay. Now you have something that they usual click. So no need to ask them to click on the firefox icon anymore.

2. Open the browser and go to some sites and remove all the alerts that pop up and from the options menu choose to open a new page in a new window. And disable the pop up blocker alert. Also remove the unnecessary icons from the toolbar and remove the live bookmarks toolbar too. Now it looks like Internet explorer

3.Set the firefox browser as the default browser and remove the automatic updates.

There you have it in three steps you have made their computer 80% safer. Now you can go home and sleep happily knowing that another Internet explorer user has been converted. And you don’t have to explain to them anything just tell them to use the Internet as they were using.

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