Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

The first book of Richard Bach that I read this week. Its a small book with a lot of pictures. The message the book gave was very strong and effective. I loved the indirect way of inspiring people to do what they want. Its amusing how the names of people given to the seagulls do not sound weird. I actually picturized the seagulls in the flock talking and fighting :) It sounds funny now...

I definitely feel the pictures added a great value but could have been more effective. The copy I read had them blurred and in greys.

I also found out that there is a mobie on this. Need to watch it...

You can read the book at:http://lib.ru/RBACH/seagullengl.txt

My Rating: 3.5 stars

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

The first book of Richard Bach that I read this week. Its a small book with a lot of pictures. The message the book gave was very strong and effective. I loved the indirect way of inspiring people to do what they want. Its amusing how the names of people given to the seagulls do not sound weird. I actually picturized the seagulls in the flock talking and fighting :) It sounds funny now...

I definitely feel the pictures added a great value but could have been more effective. The copy I read had them blurred and in greys.

I also found out that there is a mobie on this. Need to watch it...

You can read the book at:http://lib.ru/RBACH/seagullengl.txt

My Rating: 3.5 stars

Monday, May 29, 2006

To cut a long story short

The last post was on May 17, 2005. So, a new post after a year :) Pretty obvious, I have been busy. Its not thatI have all the time in the world now, but I at least did something interesting that I can blog about...almost sounds like brag about :)

Now that I have changed my job and I started working in San Francisco, I have to be in a train every day for 35 minutes. Needless to say, the books came to my rescue. I read a 'non-technical' book after a long time and loved it. It was the short story book by Jeffrey Archer - To cut a long story short. Each of the stories has a completely different subject, even though most of them are in Europe. There are love stories, betrayals, love triangles, jealousy, coincidences and much more. Its factastic!

The one I liked the most was too many coincidences... just too good. I cannot imagine someone planning things so far and making sure that they happen that way! I also liked the one Chalk and Cheese.

This one was definitely better that The twelve red herrings and I hope to grab another one of his short story collection soon.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Saleen S7

Wow.That was my first reaction and then I was speechless for a while

Isn't she a beauty?
This is how Forbes.Com describes it:
" Exotic supercars are extreme in every sense. But what to make of this claim: According to the Saleen S7 press release, its aerodynamic ground effects are so effective, and create so much down force (what holds a car to the road at high speeds), that even if you drove the S7 upside down at 160 mph on some sort of Hot Wheels roller-coaster track that exploded into real-life scale, the car wouldn't lose its contact with the road. Of course they didn't explain how they know this, and, sorry, we're not volunteering to test out the theory.

Meanwhile, the S7 power plant is decidedly less outlandish than its ground effects. The motor is derived from a Ford Mustang, then deeply modified. It's made entirely of aluminum, has stainless-steel valves with titanium retainers, and a high vacuum dry sump and stainless-steel exhaust. It breathes through roof-mounted intakes and is mated to a six-speed manual transmission. Power output is a claimed 550 horsepower, with performance of less than four seconds to 60 mph and a top speed in excess of 200 mph. "

"The S7 can look beyond super--it can look cartoonish. "
I kinda disagree....

"And the S7 has some fairly clever components: a video monitor instead of a rearview mirror (since how could you see anything aft via a conventional mirror, anyway?), and a removable steering wheel to ease entry and exit into the tight-fitting cabin.

But we still have to ask: With a new Lamborghini on the market, as well as a new Ferrari 575M Maranello coming, who wants a Ford-powered supercar?"


Wow....

Friday, May 13, 2005

Which one is better...

The new Comcast connection provides more than 100 channels. I usually end up watching TBS though. "Very Funny" as they describe it! I whole heartedly agree with them. It is indeed very funny. SeinFeld, Everybody Loves Raymond, Friends, Sex in the City... they all come in a row. One of my friends, Varun, is a BIG fan of SeinFeld and watches all possible episodes every day. I bet he dreams about "the Kramer" every night (or every day?)! I started watching it with a bit of a reluctance since I didn't want to get out of the 'Friends Fever'. I ended up watching it for a couple of times and I would say its OK! Elaine overacts and she kindof gets on my nerves :) George is good. SeinField and Kramer haven't made any impression on me as yet! I guess I need to watch it more frequently or just stop watching it :)
I like EveryBody loves Raymond better that SeinFeld any day! Marry is the cutest old lady ever. She is weird but witty, aggressive but helping, selfish but honest. She and her husband make a perfect pair! Isn't it?
I watched Sex in the City and don't think will dare to do so again! Unless its the last thing remaining on the earth to do :) Too much fashion, too much sex, too much makeup! I can't take it.
So, whats the conclusion....

******** FRIENDS ROCKS!! ********

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Call me crazy!

Call me crazy, but its true. I have practically googled for all my friends' name. This includes my school friends, college friends, colleagues and many more. This is my favorite time pass! And its amazing that how I find out various things about them in no time. Is it weird?

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Budday...

This one was a good one. since mom was with me for my birth day after two years it was definitely a special one. We had a little party at home on 24th night with my friends here. Mom made a delicious dinner after a 7 hour effort. Boy, I am not sure if I can do that...ever! She made a lot of stuff, "vada-pav", "Pakatali puri" and "Green Rice" were the highlights. Thank god I haven't started counting calories yet :) I guess soon I will...
There was a creamy chocolate cake, candles, the birthday song and so on... We also had a small "Mafia" game where the mafias played it very smart :) It was a good break from "Settlers of Catan" after a long time. The party lasted till aroung 12:45 and then everyone realized that Monday started!! Then you know how it goes....
So, I worked the whole day Monday and went out for dinner with Mom, Sush and Varun. This is an Indian hotel in Bellevue called "Moghul". I had a HEAVY dinner.....again!! All in all it was a great birthday.

So, why was it special?

It was my last "single" birthday.....

Sunday, March 27, 2005

Angels and demons

Too long... that would be my first reaction. I started reading the book just because it is a prequel of Da Vinci.. But that is not unusual for me. I usually read part 2 of any story, like it and then part 1. Its funny but it works.
This book has the same Robort Langdon, a professor of symbology at Harward and solves all the mysteries. However, the clues this time lacked novelty. It was the same funda of killng the cardinals and branding the illuminati symbols on them. I got hooked up to the book for the first two days and then lost the enthusiasm. I finished it in around a month after that. Just because I kept postponing my reading. The last 50 or so pages have too much information, I feel. There are three to four twists to the story in the end. Thats a bit too much..
All in all, I would say its a 3.5 star!