Sunday, December 31, 2006

Internet speed readings

The figures seem to be good especially after having used the lower bandwidth options:
56Kbps dial-up till 2004
256kbps from 2005 starting - 2006 end
2Mbps since dawn of 2007

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

கருவாச்சி காவியம்

I am back in pre-independence days @ Sokkathevanpatti. 150 pages away for back home.

New year routines

It's time again for predictions. This is the season when people make predictions for the new year and invent reasons for the failed predictions of the year - A lot of them are already floating around.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Being open is good

The Opendocument format used by the OpenOffice.org suit has become an ISO standard. As always microsoft is creating its own standard based on xml called the Office XML. I really hate it when people fork things at least when there is no significant difference in the goals - It's mere waste of energy - now somebody has to provide the Office XMl to/from ODF converter. I appreciate that this time around M$ has at least placing their specifications open. Only last week I was blaming about their proprietary formats which made it unfit for batch processing. Life is more fun when things are open - World, Open up!