Monday, May 21, 2007

The inevitable is here

The results are upon us. The 25th day of May (sounds funny) is judgment day. At 8:00 AM, we shall have our collective asses kicked.

I knew the results would be announced some time, but I didn't figure it'd be so soon. Time flies, as they say (I don't know who 'they' are, so don't ask me)

It's like being jerked out of a restful slumber. You're snoring your butt off and some weirdo comes and jabs you in the ribs and says "AHA!".

Recently, I've noticed that the most of my posts are labeled "Random". It makes me wonder whether I'm an extremely random person or awful at writing descriptive labels. Maybe both, but I'm going to change that w.e.f the next post.

P.S. Why is judgment spelled without an 'e'?

Friday, May 18, 2007

Don't name your dog 'Robin'

Call your dog Robin Hood. Or Robin Uthappa.

No, I'm kidding. Those names are plain stupid (for a dog, that is). But you can still be creative in naming dogs.

For instance, podcaster Mohit Taneja named his dogs Mac and Ubuntu (for those who don't know: they're both names of Operating Systems).

Food for thought.

Friday, May 11, 2007

What do you think?

Quick question: Which URL do you guys think is better?

Assistance will be greatly appreciated and I shall forever remain in your debt, eager to do you a good turn (seriously, guys, help out a confused guy!).

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Five strangely named websites that made it big

Finding a great domain name doesn't necessarily translate to a popular website; quite often, strangely named websites have struck gold. Here's a list of 5 such companies

1. Google
It doesn't get any stranger - or bigger - than this. This Mountain View-based search giant's name is seemingly based on the word 'googol' which, btw, has as little to do with search as google does. But who cares? It's the world's most popular search engine.
2. Yahoo!
Once again, what has the name 'Yahoo!' got to do with any of its services (or anything at all)? Nothing.
3. Youtube
Probably one of the world's most popular websites, this video-sharing site. Another strange name, but who cares? (I repeat myself, but that's the whole point behind this post: the name doesn't matter!)
4. Digg
Although Digg is often used as both a noun and a verb on, the word itself has no inherent meaning nor does it serve any purpose, as such.
5. Flickr
Okay, arguably flickr does mean something (i.e. Flicker) but it's totally unrelated to the site. And that's the list. 5 weird names. Extremely successful, despite the names.

The success is ofcourse due to something: innovation. All these sites brought something new to the table and established themselves, their brands and got away with some strange names. But then, that's life.

The list of such companies/sites is endless. Reditt, Odeo, Kanoodle, Zoomr, etc.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Google doesn't think too highly of female inventors. Search for "she invented" and Google says "Did you mean He invented?"