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The Parity Bit 4

Here’s an interesting mind bender for you (do note that this question is used in a lot of job interviews) - A warlord has captured 1000 villagers, and has decided to put their wits to test. He has put 4 different coloured hats (say Red, Blue, Black and White) on these thousand villagers and arranged ...

WordPress Theme! 1

Wordpress Theme!
Created or rather tweaked my first WordPress theme ever. Have taken the Magazine theme and with the help of Angad worked out a flashy new theme for our latest blog at work. Interesting to note that many people do only this for a living and some of the themes fetching a whopping $200 per piece. ...

Gartner Hype Cycle 2009 3

Gartner Hype Cycle 2009
I first came across the Hype Cycle in 2008, immediately, I posted about it here. Back then, the Web 2.0 and SOA was considered to be a market failure. Everyone who was anyone in the web development arena was claiming to create “Web 2-point-oh” applications, without knowing what that term meant. I know about an ...

Web 4.0: The Enabling Web 5

Web 4.0: The Enabling Web
Forgive me, this post is going to be a long one. In the brief span of its existence, the web has evolved at such an alarming rate, that it outstrips evolution of any living organism. Even as Indian web users and web development companies are creating (and using) Web 2.0 platforms, the more developed nations ...

Changing Communities through Vector Algebra 8

This is a follow-up post of my previous post on Perspectives and Co-ordinate geometry. Each individual’s perspectives form the different axes on which the individual perceives the world – and judges the world, so you have (happiness-sorrow axis, good-bad axis, moral-immoral axis, ethical-unethical axis, and so on). Each of these axes define who you are, ...

Shaadi 2.0 4

No, its not about collaborative marriage over the web :-). Amol gave me this crazy idea. We were discussing the Indian SMS site, Vakow which enables us to push normal SMS into a web-based RSS/Atom feed. There are about a gazillion applications for an RSS feed. Well, this is just one such mashup between a ...

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