Monthly Archives: October 2005

Continuation on the Airlines Post

Another mail which gave a bit of a laugh! Again, I cannot verify it’s authenticity!


Here are some conversations that airline passengers normally will never hear. The following are accounts of actual exchanges between airline pilots and control towers around the world.

Radical Phone design?

Ok this is radical design. No I dont think it is an official Nokia design but who knows if someday they might create a phone like this.

Not only does it look supremely cool, it would be fun to play around with it as well :-D
Of course, it should be robust enough to handle daily and a bit of rough use, though I can’t see many guys using this one. Would probably be considered as too girlish by the Macho Men ;-) :-P

The phone concept is viewable here. And dont forget the watch the animation!

Nokia 888

Why Linux sucks and why it can’t beat windows yet!

I know it’s a very controversial post and I am sure if any of the Linux evangelists find it, they will flame me. But please I want no flames. I only detail what I have experienced here and what I have gone through using Linux :-(

Which Sci-Fi character are you?

Which Fantasy/SciFi Character Are You?

James T. Kirk

An impassioned commander with more respect for individuals than for authority, you have a no-holds-barred approach to life and its obstacles.

I don’t believe in the no-win scenario.

James is a character in the Star Trek universe. STARTREK.COM has his Starfleet record.

Rules for piloting an airplane

Received this a mail forward. Some of them are a nice laugh ;-) There is a lot pilots have to take into account when hauling your behind across the sky…

  1. Every takeoff is optional. Every landing is mandatory.
  2. If you push the stick forward, the houses get bigger. If you pull the stick back, they get smaller. That is, unless you keep pulling the stick all the way back, then they get bigger again.
  3. Flying isn’t dangerous. Crashing is what’s dangerous.
  4. It’s always better to be down here wishing you were up there than up there wishing you were down here.
  5. The ONLY time you have too much fuel is when you’re on fire.
  6. The propeller is just a big fan in front of the plane used to keep the pilot cool. When it stops, you can actually watch the pilot start sweating.
  7. When in doubt, hold on to your altitude. No one has ever collided with the sky.
  8. A ‘good’ landing is one from which you can walk away. A ‘great’ landing is one after which they can use the plane again.
  9. Learn from the mistakes of others. You won’t live long enough to make all of them yourself.
  10. You know you’ve landed with the wheels up if it takes full power to taxi to the ramp.
  11. The probability of survival is inversely proportional to the angle of arrival. Large angle of arrival, small probability of survival and vice-versa.
  12. Never let an aircraft take you somewhere your brain didn’t get to five minutes earlier.
  13. Stay out of clouds. The silver lining everyone keeps talking about might be another airplane going in the opposite direction. Reliable sources also report that mountains have been known to hide out in clouds.
  14. Always try to keep the number of landings you make equal to the number of take offs you’ve made.
  15. There are three simple rules for making a smooth landing. Unfortunately no one knows what they are.
  16. You start with a bag full of luck and an empty bag of experience. The trick is to fill the bag of experience before you empty the bag of luck.
  17. Helicopters can’t fly; they’re just so ugly the earth repels them.
  18. If all you can see out of the window is ground that’s going round and round and all you can hear is commotion coming from the passenger compartment, things are not at all as they should be.
  19. In the ongoing battle between objects made of aluminum going hundreds of miles per hour and the ground going zero miles per hour, the ground has yet to lose.
  20. Good judgment comes from experience. Unfortunately, experience usually comes from bad judgment.
  21. It’s always a good idea to keep the pointy end going forward as much as possible.
  22. Keep looking around. There’s always something you’ve missed.
  23. Remember, gravity is not just a good idea. It’s the law. And it’s not subject to repeal.
  24. The four most useless things to a pilot are the altitude above you, runway behind you, gas back at the airport, and a tenth of a second ago.
  25. There are old pilots and there are bold pilots. There are, however, no old, bold pilots.

No 25 is my favorite along with no. 23. What’s yours? :-D

The first 100 web-domains ever!

This is a list of the first 100 domains ever registered! Imagine an Internet where almost all domain names you can think of are available! :D ….

Surprising thing to note is Intel, IBM, Apple, HP etc are all registered but microsoft is not!

The original post is here

Better times? Where?

Ok, today has been one of those bad days which people wish would not happen. It started right in the morning when I was late for work because it was pouring heavily. I hate rain, period.

As I get in and login to my system, it would not connect to the network. I started up the browser and found that it all it’s buttons, for some reason had disappeared. So I tried to logout, and it would not log me out but instead froze the machine. Great!

I’m still alive

Yes, I am alive. It’s been far too long, much longer than I hoped since I last posted. But its been in part because nothing too interesting has happened in life and in part because of my laziness over the past coule of weeks.

And I hope to change that soon :-D

I’m BACK :-)