Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Shoaib Malik thinks Pakistan represents all Muslims!!

...Or thats what he proclaimed during the presentation ceremony of the ICC Twenty20 World Cup 2007 finals. In his own words:

"First of all I want to say something over here. I want to thank you back home Pakistan and where the Muslim lives all over the world."

So. obviously he wants to thank the Pathan brothers and every other Indian Muslim cricketer in the team for making them lose?! *snicker*

So do we have teams based on nationality or religion?

On a lighter note:

Knock Knock

Who's that?


Misbah who?

Mis bah 5 runs!!


Please share your opinion on this post in the comments section.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

BMW M3 Challenge - Free official game for download

BMW is making available a FREE PC game for download from their website. The game has been developed to highlight the features of its all new M3 Coupe. You will have to first register with the website before the game is made available for download.

From the home page of their website:

BMW M3 Challenge takes the thrill of driving to new heights. BMW M3 Challenge, which is the official game to BMW´s all-new M3 Coupé, features the original high detailed BMW M3 in all its available exterior colours and the original Nurburgring GP-track in a hyper realistic racing world. BMW M3 Challenge will allow you to experience the new BMW M3 Coupé right there where it was born and developed - on the race track.


  • Stunning simulation of the all new BMW M3 Coupé
    • Choose from 4 different driving perspectives: Cockpit, Bonnet, Bumper and Chase-Cam
  • Configure your own M3 Coupé by selecting the colour and the rims.
  • 4 game modes, including:
    • Test Drive
    • Time Trial including ghost car
    • Race Weekend with up to 15 AI-drivers and three difficulty levels
    • Multiplayer Race with up to 15 human opponents via internet and LAN
  • Original Nurburgring Grand-Prix track and "Sprint" short-bound.
  • Replay-function
For screenshots and game download visit:

Please let me know your opinion on this post in the comments section.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Happy Feet and Shake that ass with me

A video and song that really get me going...

The death of home desktop Linux

Here's a reply I posted to Giri's post on "The Linux Desktop".

The biggest mistake that people do is to mistake the end with the means. Our purpose of using a computer is to improve productivity. I have been trying Linux flavors since the time when red hat used to make desktop variants eight years ago and I still have my Suse 6.3 lying around somewhere, but as I try Ubuntu now the increase in end-user friendliness is minuscule. I don't want to spend an hour learning how to install a program nor do I want to spend the same time in searching for a driver for my hardy web cam. For a home user, Linux is still retrograde that only hampers productivity. 8 Years is a long time and not one company has utilized that time to come close to the user friendliness that behemoths of Microsoft and Apple offer. Hell, even the big two seem to be collaborating now for the sake of their end users. If Linux companies are happy earning their bread and butter from the server space then so be it. I think Red Hat had sense when they bailed out of the desktop space, someone must have realized that Linux is just not going to make the cut in the home user market. Mind you, it's not the product I have my doubts about, it's the companies who still seem to be stuck in the rut of pleasing the advanced techie. As far as the home desktop is concerned for linux it's either shape up or ship out!

Sakura in a Bikini

For all you Sakura fans out there. Spy pictures of Sakura looking hot while frolicking in a bikini on a white sandy beach of Crescent Moon Island. What big forehead??

P.S. These are shots from the rolling credits of Naruto The Movie 3 - The Animal Riot of Crescent Moon Island

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Go Giri...

That's for my best buddy who's blogging tech and love ballads out of his guts. Check him out at:


P.S. You need a Windows Live account to be able to view the blog

Friday, September 07, 2007

Review of the day at Mouthshut

My review on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows scored the "Review of the Day" at www.mouthshut.com . My two lines of html code to fame!!

Work Desktop

Well, I wanted to share what my work desktop looks like. I like everything to be in its place which might explain the minimalism. Everything I need is in Stardock's Objectdock. I am also using Yahoo Widgets for the calendar, clock and the swimming shark distraction. The taskbar along with the desktop icons are hidden. I am unable to get rid of the recycle bin due to workplace restrictions otherwise that would have met its end as well. Do share your comments and if possible your desktops as well.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Smelly Cat

Here are some perfumes that I have used over the years :

360º by Perry Ellis

360 degrees was one of my first perfumes and I really loved it.The smell of fresh fruit and citrus makes it a great summer perfume. Also, its one of the long lasting ones. I like perfumes with the least notes and this one has 6 in total. Citrus and Juniper Berry as the top note; Sage, cardamom and lavender in the middle followed by sensual woods as the base note.

Emporio Armani (He) by Giorgio Armani

A very surprising perfume as the base notes take their own time to come out but once they do you can make out the absolute difference. The scent has a moderate strength and is very woody. Its great for an evening out. Top notes are Yuzu, Sage and Cardamom; Vetiver in the middle and finally the full deal in the base with Cedarwood, Guaiacwood, Sandalwood and Musk.

L'eau Bleue D'Issey Pour Homme by Issey Miyake

Issey Miyake is the king of the strength game. His perfumes last the whole day and makes women go weak in the knees. Okay I made that one up, but L'eau Bleue D'Issey is a very magnetic scent. If L’Eau d’Issey was unusual by most standards then this one branches out furthur on its own. You have rosemary, lemongrass, ginger, anise and lemon fighting for your attention in the beginning until they give way to a bit of floral and rose bouquet in the middle. In the end its just a clean fresh soapy albeit heavy scent that follows you around all the time to the point of being oppressive at times. However, it remains my favourite by a big margin.

Bvlgari Pour Homme Soir by Bvlgari

What? Where did it go? That was my reaction half an hour into the application. Skin types notwithstanding this is the fastest disappearing perfume I have had. Infact had I not bought it from Changi Duty Free, I would have almost believed myself to be cheated with a fake imitation. Said to be the richest and most sophisticated amongst the Bvlgari pour homme collection, this one is a complete bummer.

Boss Soul by Hugo Boss

One word. Spice. A recent purchase after the disappointment of Bvlgari, I couldn't be more satisfied. It is quite complex unlike my tastes but I find myself liking it a lot. Opening with Mandarin, Bergamot, Black pepper, Anise and Cardamom which collectively give the spice rush, they give way to Nutmet blossom, Lavender, Coriander Seeds and Cinnamon in the middle. Maybe that explains my affinity for it, cause I can't resist cinnamon in any form. The perfume lasts long and it finally settles down to strains of Vetiver, Vanilla, Tonka, Amber, Musks and Tamboti Wood. In addition to everything else, it lasts long, really long, and I like that in a perfume.

Probable Future Acquisitions:

Echo by Davidoff

Body Kouros by YSL

Pictures of Note - Malaysia

Second series of some pictures of note from my recent trip to Malaysia. For the entire set jump to my Picasa WebAlbum

Cable Car, Genting Highlands, Malaysia

Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur (KL)

Suria Shopping Mall, Kuala Lumpur City Centre

Petronas Tower, KL

City Lights, KL

Petronas Towers Skyline, KL, Malaysia

Batu Caves, KL

Stalagmite Formation, Dark Cave, Batu Caves

The Old and the new, KL

KTM Building, KL (CST, Mumbai??)

Old Railway Station Spire, KL

China Town, KL

Maybank, Sky Tower, Petronas Towers, KL

Sky Tower, KL

City, KL

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Pictures of Note - Singapore

A few pictures of note from my recent trip to Singapore. For the entire set jump to my Picasa WebAlbum

Sunset at Sentosa Beach, Singapore

Merlion at Sentosa, Singapore

Siloso Beach, Sentosa, Singapore

Underwater World, Sentosa, Singapore

Dolphin Lagoon, Sentosa, Singapore

Fountain of Wealth, Suntec, Singapore

Merlion, One Fullerton, Singapore

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