Thursday, December 28, 2006

Happy Holidays!

Just back from a quick tour of Kerala - God's Own Country. We have a small Suzuki Alto Hatchback that delivers 21 kmpl on the Highway, and the entire drive - 1265 km on the odometer - was fun.

Kochi is Hot, humid, and full of festive lights. The real surprise was Munnar - that place is warm! And the mercury dipped below 2 degrees here at this time last year...

Everyone out there - Happy Holidays!

Jay, from Bangalore

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Seth Godin offers six free tips to build Org 2.0

And five of them apply to profit oriented companies as well.
  1. Put yourself on You Tube
  2. Get found on Technorati
  3. Measure your traffic. Free.
  4. Tap the Blogs.
  5. Donations with Squidoo
  6. Digg it!

Download the Seth Godin Article Here.

Jay, from Bangalore.

Open 2.1 is out

Improvements include:
  • Multiple monitor support for Impress
  • Improved Calc HTML export
  • Automatic update notification

Download Open 2.1 here.

11 ways to promote your blog

Fast Company offers 11 thoughtful tips to promote your blog.
Good for you, good for your "Audience"!
  • Enable comments on your blog.
  • Leave someone a note.
  • Reciprocate!
  • Use Trackbacks
  • More...
Get the 11 Fast Company Tips here.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Adobe Reader 8 is out...

This one is fast,convenient, and free! It’s easier now to access attachments and view comments, plus there is the “Read Out Loud” option.

The new Adobe Reader supports Windows Vista, Windows 2000 SP 4, Windows XP, Mac OS X, Solaris 9 and 10, AIX 5.3, HP-UX 11i v1 and v2, Debian and LSB 3.1, Red Hat, SUSE, Turbolinux, and more. But no support for Windows 98 and ME, which Foxit Reader 2.0 has.

Download Adobe Reader 8 here.

Lifehacker has an interesting post about using the Adobe Reader 8 as an RSS Reader

Cick >View > Review Tracker . In the Subscriptions window, click the RSS button. Then click the Subscribe button to add a feed.

The download size of Adobe Reader 8 is about 20 Mb, which is not a big handicap in the days of TB storage and broadband connectivity. But the Foxit Reader is only about 2 Mb.

Jay, from Bangalore

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

The master teacher

Seth Godin remembers his master teacher.

"You can't say you can't play!"

"He understood that kindergarten wasn't third grade for little kids. It was an important step in beginning the process of becoming someone who could learn without stress, forever. And he taught them this motto, "You can't say you can't play."

Seth had Lenny Levine. I had a kind nun called Rosalio. A nun who taught us the true meaning of compassion. A teacher who insisted on visiting her students every year, even after 30 years.

Who's yours?

Jay, from Bangalore.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

1 in 3 American Adults have heart disease

Coronary heart disease is America's No. 1 killer. 1 in 3 American adults has some form of cardiovascular disease, and prevention is obviously better than cure.

Tips for a healthy heart.
Tips for Heart Healthy Holidays.
Warning Symptoms.

Jay, from Bangalore

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Laws of simplicity

"Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious, and adding the meaningful.", says John Maeda. Read the Ten "Laws of Simplicity" here.

Jay, from Bangalore