Archive for October, 2008

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind is a 2004 movie starring Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet. This movie really touched me and I think that Winslet and Carrey deliver their best performances till date in it. The following review by Rotten Tomatoes best explains this movie:

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind is an unconventional romance told in the abstract, inventive, and comedic storytelling style of screenwriter Charlie Kaufman. Like his scripts for ADAPTATION and BEING JOHN MALKOVICH, this plot works off of a relatively complex idea that is more easily explained through the language of film than through words. In its most basic description, Joel (Jim Carrey) is undergoing a medical procedure to erase the memory of his ex-girlfriend, Clementine (Kate Winslet). However, while he is unconscious and the procedure is underway, he takes a journey through his mind, reliving moments with Clementine for fear of losing her forever. (more…)

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  • Wassup 2008

    This video is really funny and it also sends a message. As the guys posting this video on YouTube describe it:

    Its been eight long years since the boys said wassup to each other. Even with the effects of a down economy and imminent change in the White House, the boys are still able to come together and stay true to what really matters.

    So True!

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  • Why I Bought A New ‘Old MacBook’ Pro

    It’s been quite some time that I have been wishing to buy a MacBook Pro, and I eagerly waited for the October 14 refresh of Apple’s top of the line notebooks.  As expected, the refresh happened on the scheduled date and Mr. Jobs, this time (for a change) along with few of his colleagues wowed us all once again with his expert presentation skills, launching a whole new product redesign.

    So if everything went right then what’s up with this freaking title?

    Actually even though I think that the new MacBook Pros are designed really well, there is not one but two really big problems.

    • Super glossy screen
    • Button-less trackpad

    I had a chance to handle the new MacBook Pro and seriously I couldn’t deal with glare at all. I wear glasses and that much glare really gave me a headache after a long time in front of the screen. I already use a HP dv2519 which is really glossy, but (more…)

    The Dark Knight Meets The Superman

    This one is from CollegeHumor, a real funny video, as Batman faces his toughest adversary yet, real super powers.

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  • Internet – From Then To Now

    From ARPANET to Web 2.0, the evolution of Internet has given communication, commerce and entertainment a whole new meaning. CNET has prepared a list of 50 most significant moments of Internet history which focuses on the events that mattered the most in this epic journey which started 40 years back. This one is a must read.

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  • Lyrics Of The Week – Paralyzer

    This song, Paralyzer by Finger Eleven was the iTunes best selling song in the Alternative genre for a lot of weeks. It has real catchy lyrics for a disco rock song and great vocals.

    Here’s the video of the song.

    Get it from iTunes here.

    I hold on so nervously
    To me and my drink
    I wish it was cooling me
    But so far, has not been good
    It’s been shitty
    And I feel awkward, as I should (more…)

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  • Koders.com is a leading open source code search engine from Black Duck Software. It enables software developers to easily search and browse source code in thousands of projects posted at hundreds of open source repositories.

    These guys have a really cool plugin for Visual Studio IDE that lets the developer search for code directly within the IDE without the need of a browser. What’s even more exciting is that as a developer types in the terms, the plugin performs a SmartSearch in the background, identifies results based on the term, and displays them right in the IDE. To further learn about how the SmartSearch works, watch this demonstration video.

    You can get the Koders plugin for Visual studio here.

    Apple Announces New Macbook Pro

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    After months of my waiting finally it’s here. Yesterday Apple announced new Macbook Pro notebook and I have never been happier. The new graphics offering by Nvidia is a screamer and I am really excited about it. Also, I really wanted DDR3 RAM support on the Pros and Apple didn’t disappoint. Now I plan to buy it as soon as possible. I will give a detailed review covering all the features once I am the proud owner of one.

    Lyrics Of The Week – Extreme Ways

    Jason Bourne kicks ass and nothing suits the movies telling his story than this song, Extreme Ways by Moby. Here’s the music video for the song from the first installment of the trilogy, The Bourne Identity.

    Get it from iTunes here.

    Extreme ways are back again
    Extreme places I didn’t know
    I broke everything new again
    Everything that I’d owned
    I threw it out the windows, came along
    Extreme ways I know move apart
    The colors of my sea
    Perfect color me

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  • Object Oriented Design In Programming

    Problem solving while programming, using object oriented design always starts with the questions like:

    1. What Objects should be created to solve this problem?

    For example, if we are making a project for arranging books in a library, then the objects that come to mind will be the books, the shelves we keep them in, inventory book, the catalog etc.

    2. What are the properties of the object?

    A property is something that defines the characteristics of the object. In our problem, a few properties are, the subject the book is based on, its author, the number of books a shelf can hold in, (more…)