Municator

29 06 2006

At under $150, you can buy it today. Many have compared it to the OLPC project’s $100 laptop and fairly so. Both independently try to close the digital divide. The spec for those who are interested is here.

A demo at CeBIT 2006.

This reminds me of the very first computer I ever used (when the number of years I had spent on this planet was still a single digit (decimal!) number). The dB Spectrum. The whole PC was built into the keyboard. You plug the keyboard to your television and a tape recorder – any programs you wrote ( in BASIC) or any games you played could be stored on a cassette. I remember spending long hours on it with my sister, meticulously typing out programs that would in the end printout some banner on the television screen and playing games with the most original and thrill-inducing(chuckle) names like, bombjack and checkered flag.

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Funeral

9 06 2006

death happens :(

What can you say about a twenty-something guy who died? That he was funny and alive. That he loved Girls and Making Jokes. And Life. And all of us loved him very very much.

A friend of mine – R, went missing last month. And yesterday R’s family claimed his body from the police. His body had been found and buried anonymously, a month back.

R left home one evening and never came back.

Wish I had kept in touch. Wish I knew you would leave so soon.





Photos

8 06 2006

Photogenic:
adj. Attractive as a subject for photography.
Biology. Producing or emitting light; phosphorescent: photogenic bacteria.
Caused or produced by light: photogenic seizures.

“Wow, you look so nice in the picture.”
“Is that really you?”
“If you took better care of your skin, you would look so much better”
“Did you get your hair set for this? It usually looks so wild”

And all along you thought that is how you looked – because you never found/took the time to look in the mirror on your way out.