Saturday, December 05, 2009

Country’s leading paper

I’ve reminded myself why I don’t read printed papers anymore. I  happened to get the latest weekend edition only to see how little space is dedicated to actual content. I don’t even refer to commercials, which take up to 70% of the printed space. The rest, very much reminds of children picture books, where you get a few lines of text and a large drawing above or below.

That is a country’s leading paper.

Friday, November 13, 2009

eviL swodniW

I keep getting disturbing messages from Microsoft about this mysterious "eviL swodniW".
Apparently Microsoft are unable to send an email correctly when using RTL.

Apparently is it a bug in Windows Live Mail desktop application.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Some things do not change

Taken out of context, 101 years old, yet true as ever:
They just used to skedaddle off to work--I've seen hundreds of 'em, bit of breakfast in hand, running wild and shining to catch their little season-ticket train, for fear they'd get dismissed if they didn't; working at businesses they were afraid to take the trouble to understand; skedaddling back for fear they wouldn't be in time for dinner; keeping indoors after dinner for fear of the back streets, and sleeping with the wives they married, not because they wanted them, but because they had a bit of money that would make for safety in their one little miserable skedaddle through the world. Lives insured and a bit invested for fear of accidents. And on Sundays--fear of the hereafter. As if hell was built for rabbits!
H.G. Wells. The War of the Worlds (1898)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

What’s the fuss about bing?

Seriously, what is the fuss about bing?

What are the killer features that could sway customers from using Google? I can’t see a single one.

Results accuracy is quite similar, search features, I think are better at Google, with a little nicer visual design at bing.

Will bing become a Google killer, or Microsoft great success? I really doubt that.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Symbolic indeed

"It is very symbolic, that president of Iran has chosen Russia for his first first to a foreign country after his reelection", said Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov. "We view it as a sign of active development of relations between Russia and Iran".

I say that it is symbolic indeed, that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad comes to Russia, while his country is torn apart by allegations of rigged elections, elections that he is being accused of rigging, due to Russia's great experience of rigging elections.
Perhaps Ahmadinejad should have come to consult with Vladimir Churov before the elections and not after, since the rigging din't go too well in Iran.

However Chinese representative to the summit in Russia, could instruct him on how to handle the opposition and the civil unrest.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

A must read

A Minority Report from the West Bank and Gaza
I'm not even going to quote parts of it, even thou there are a lot of thing I could quote from the article. I suggest you read it whole, for it's entire length.