Thursday, August 25, 2011
Sunday, April 18, 2010
In good old days if you needed a web presence you needed a pursuing degree in computer science, to host a webpage on the university server and actually be able to create a webpage itself. Web space was costly and needed efficiency in HTML to create any web site at all. But that changed when free webhosting sites came into existence, e.g. http://www.angelfire.com/. This is where I made my first web site. The web hosting provider would give you certain amount of web space (5-10 MB) to create your web page(s), and you had to bear with the ads they put on your site to compensate for the free web-space. They also allowed direct upload from HTML editors like Microsoft FrontPage. That meant creating a webpage was comparatively easy for people who did not know HTML etc. But then, the whole concept of web hosting meant that the thoughts or ideas are organized, just like a book to make a meaningful website. http://www.googlepages.com/ caters to this market.
Isn’t that I was using twitter for, and before that blogger and before that angel-fire? Now when I come up with an idea that can change the world during my ‘power-nap-in-the-loo’ session, I ought to be confused where to express that. I don’t use websites now since they are passé. But luckily others are linked. When I put a message on my blogger it shows on face-book, orkut and buzz. If I press ‘Like’ on http://www.youtube.com/ while logged-in they show on twitter and face-book. When I comment something on twitter, it shows on www.linkedin.com. Gradually everything is getting linked, and more confusing.
PS: I could not think of a better title for the blog post.
PPS: my twitter handle is Sharma.Goutam, I blog at http://www.gomzyonline.com/ and it has a mirror on http://www.gomzyonline.blogspot.com/
Saturday, April 03, 2010
I visited AMS on the Good Friday. It warm when we began in Dordrecht but became very cold in the way. Once again in AMS it was quite good.
This picture is caused by my shivering hands due to the cold.
EY office in AMS. EY has a special place for me as I was associated for the longest period in any institution apart from primary school and college.
Some of the houses can be very narrow. It seems in the heydays of AMS, land was very prime, and thus such narrow houses. I have seen some houses as narrow as one door.
Friday, April 02, 2010
The above pictures were taken in April during my 2nd visit. Follwoing were taken in Jan'10 during my first visit. Also above pics were taken on a broken SE K790i while the follwoing pictures were taken on a new Nokia E 75. I missed the SE phones then.
Friday, February 12, 2010
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Went to see the York Museum today since I was finished with my work today early. The cab driver was a Pakistani fellow and we spoke in Hindi/Urdu. He advised me to go to York and said it has old type buildings. I decided so be it for the coming Saturday.
The tiger represents India, Indian Sepoys to be precise, the woman with the sword is Britania, and the dead female and child are the innocent English who were murdered by brutal Sepoys. Reality check anyone, One Two Three…
Monday, May 18, 2009
The other reason has to do with my company policy – which was updated recently – not to allow access to blogs and personal networking sites. I while totally agree with the policy, nevertheless not able to find any opportunity to update my blog.
The third reason is to do with saving on my power bills at home. Earlier my home computer would be switched on for almost all the time. But this has caused me to received four digit power bills, more than double what others receive. To curtail on the expenses I have reduced the time my system stay on and in the process not having enough time to do any productive work on my blog. I hope that the situation improves and I spend more time updating my blog.