Wednesday, October 24, 2007

John, Johnny, Janardan - SRK style

Making of the song Deewangi from the latest blockbuster from the team of ShahRukh Khan and Farah Khan - Om Shanti Om where they bring together 31 of the biggest stars from the Indian film industry in one song.

Monday, October 15, 2007

The Last Lecture ...

Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch, who is dying from pancreatic cancer, gave his last lecture at the university Sept. 18, 2007, before a packed McConomy Auditorium. In his moving talk, "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams," Pausch talked about his whole life, his perspectives and things he has learned and seen, and gave advice to students on how to achieve their own career and personal goals.

It's highly inspiring....and there's lots of intelligent talk. He is pretty smart too!

The video can also be downloaded from his site (255MB).

Here's a clip from an appearance by Randy Pausch on Oprah

Here's an article by Bob Evans of InformationWeek. Do we nurture creativity and enthusiasm, or squash it?

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Mute button for email?

Official Gmail Blog: “M” is for…mute:

Just like you, I get a lot of email. Much of it requires my reply, some is simply FYI, and some is the result of overactive mailing lists, like the one for Google’s San Francisco commuters. I take the shuttle to work, so I need to stay on top of announcements about route and schedule changes. But when there’s an alert about a route on the other side of the city, or a co-worker’s comment spurs a long thread about bus etiquette, I use the “m” shortcut key to mute the conversation and spare my inbox. As new messages are added to the same conversation, they bypass my inbox. If someone puts my email address directly on the To: or cc: line, the conversation immediately re-appears; otherwise, irrelevant messages sent to the mailing list are archived. That way I can refer back to them when I really need to find out about changes to the route when there’s a Monday night game at the 49ers stadium, or want to revisit the debate about dogs on the bus. To use the “m” shortcut key, first click “Settings” in the top right corner of Gmail and select the option “Keyboard shortcuts on.” Then, when you’re reading a conversation you want to mute, just press “m.”

This sounds awesome, but will I ever use it?