Tuesday, March 30, 2004

FREE Performance Monitor for SQL Server

Idera's SQLcheck quickly investigates, organizes and explains critical information about your server’s hardware, operating system and SQL Server. With SQLcheck's performance dashboard, you can quickly view detailed explanations and receive recovery suggestions. Get the information you need to efficiently manage your SQL Server environment. It also operates as a secure screensaver.

Monday, March 29, 2004

HTML Help and Tutorial for Kids

Lissa Explains it All is a colorful and fun approach to learning HTML for Kids and the young at heart. With this tutorial, kids and beginners learn step by step how to make their own Web page and publish it on the Web.

Break Reminder

A Physiotherapist recommended this to my friend, who was suffering from Carpel tunnel Syndrome,Break Reminder has a small program interface that discretely runs in the background. It can monitor your computer use, and reminds (or can force) you to take a break to user chosen settings.

I'm sure there are several out there. But something is good than nothing.

Saturday, March 27, 2004

Email files upto 1GB

YouSendIt allows you to email files upto 1Gb to your friends. The files get stored on the YouSendIt server and recipient receives a link to file stored on the server. File is deleted after seven days. Pretty simple.

Friday, March 26, 2004

Online Game: Reflections



From Metafilter,
Can someone help me figure out what this site is about? ni9e

Thursday, March 25, 2004

Old Japanese photos

From Metafilter
Nagasaki University is hosting some very old Japanesephotos from Bakumatsu-Meiji Period (1860-1899).

Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Safe Saw

From Boing Boing,
A Circular Saw that can tell a difference between wood and finger. Check out the amazing video.

Tuesday, March 23, 2004

Viewing emails in Plain Text in outlook

From Lockergnome Technology News
PocketKnife Peek is an Outlook add-in for screening your e-mail as plain text before opening it in Outlook. The add-in can be used to view all Outlook message formats, but is aimed particularly at averting the threats lurking in HTML mail. A convenient tabbed view lets you easily examine the: Message in plain text, HTML source (if any), Internet header, and attachments…. PocketKnife Peek is a COM add-in that works with Outlook 2000 or later.

Why cant MS think about such features?

The 213 Things Skippy is No Longer Allowed to Do in the U.S. Army

SGT Shawn Stanford From Avalanche Company's Blog writes about The 213 Things Skippy is No Longer Allowed to Do in the U.S. Army

Once upon a time, there was a SPC Schwarz stationed with the Army in the Balkans. SPC Schwarz was either very clever or very bored; but probably both, since he managed to attempt or be warned about 213 things he wasn't allowed to do. He collected those things into a hillarious list and posted them to the web.
A couple favorites:
2. My proper military title is 'Specialist Schwarz' not 'Princess Anastasia'.
23. Must never ask anyone who outranks me if they've been smoking crack.
26. Never tell a German soldier that 'We kicked your ass in World War 2!'
89. Must not refer to the Commander as ‘Dad'.
142. 'Calvin-Ball' is not authorized PT.

Monday, March 22, 2004

Flavouring your medicines

FLAVORx™ We make medicine a lot less yucky! :)

Flavorx's mission statement reads To develop appealing flavors that can safely be added to liquid medications to make them go down easier; so people of all ages - from infants to the elderly - can take the medicine they need to live happier, healthier lives.

Flavorx has 42 basic flavors and any combinations there of. Some of flavors include Pina Colada, Orange Cream, Raspberry sugar cookie.
You can request your pharmacist to add flavour to your child's (or your ) medicine at a nominal cost.

Now I just need a prescription :)

Wednesday, March 17, 2004


From Ned Batchhelder,
ArtRage is a painting package designed to provide a realistic and fun simulation of using paint on a canvas, along with pens, pencils, crayons, and other tools. You can run ArtRage on a normal Windows machine with a mouse, but it works particularly well if you have a graphics tablet. Even better, running ArtRage on a TabletPC takes advantage of the unique interaction of pen and screen to produce a realistic painting feel.

Monday, March 15, 2004


Today I came across numerous sites from boing boing to practise your origami skills,

From 1st Boing Boing post, Free Paper Toys
2nd Boing Boing post, building paper submarine
3rd Boing Boing Post, building Japanese Robots (no I dont read Japanese, Just keep going until you see Adobe PDF icon)

link to my dec post on building Paper bikes

Friday, March 12, 2004

Eye Candy

A Beautiful Photograph of earth

Wednesday, March 10, 2004

Cable modem hackers conquer the co-ax

SecurityFocus HOME News: Cable modem hackers conquer the co-ax: "A small and diverse band of hobbyists steeped in the obscure languages of embedded systems has released its own custom firmware for a popular brand of cable modem, along with a technique for loading it. It gives users almost complete control of their cable modem.....makes it simple to change the modem's configuration file -- the key to uncapping, and, on some systems, to getting free anonymous service using "unregistered" modems"

Skins for your laptop

Dont like those ugly Dell Inspiron XPS snap covers. For the same price you can get much better and definitely cool skins for your laptop here.
PolyGFX's product is reviewed here

All Look the Same

From Viral Marketing Blog
Can you can tell the difference between Chinese, Korean, and Japanese people by looking at them. Wait until you try out the test here

Tuesday, March 09, 2004


You must have encountered sites which demand registration in order to access any content. BugMeNot.com provides a services which allows you to maintain your anonymity.

Monday, March 08, 2004

World's First Notebook with Two Displays

First Notebook with Two Displays
The laptop code-named Vela will be launched sometime in Q4 2004 and will be based on Intel's next-generation mobile platform internally called Sonoma.The innovative Vela notebook will feature 15.4" main display, just like an ordinary mobile computer, but will also come equipped with a 4.4" by 2.4" display on the front side of the case. The secondary screen will allow performing tasks typically done on PDAs, such as email checking, appointments planning and other of the same kind.

Wood That Works

Wood That Works

Each of kinetic sculptures is a wooden machine powered by a constant force spring which must be wound. While visually interesting sculptures when still, they become truly fascinating when in motion. After a simple winding they entertain with motion and soft sounds for varying lengths of time. Increasing run times has always been a goal. Some will run for 1 1/2 hours while others keep moving for up to 15 hours!

Must See.

An Autopsy Of Dead LCD Pixels

Tom's Hardware Guide has an excellent article on dead pixels in LCDs display including overview of warranty policies of various companies. Read An Autopsy Of Dead LCD Pixels

Friday, March 05, 2004

Ergonomics Guidelines

CUergo: Computer Workstation Ergonomics Guidelines: "Ergonomic Guidelines for arranging a Computer Workstation "


MessagEase is a new keyboard technology for entering text on small electronic devices. It provides a fast, intuitive and convenient way for entering full text on Tablet PCs, PDAs, cell phones, TV remote controllers, wrist watches, car navigating system, or basically any device where text entry is required by real estate is limited.
MessagEase's keyboard has fewer but bigger keys. For a Tablet PC it appears as a compact, resizable on screen keyboard that you can use for entering any character you can enter using a regular keyboard, even the ALT and CTRL combinations. You enter the nine most frequent letters with a single tap and the rest of them with a single drag or slide of your stylus. Since the keys are both bigger and fewer, they are easier to find and hit. The combination of tap/drag on larger and fewer keys added to MessagEase's optimal letter assignment makes it very fast.

Thursday, March 04, 2004

Most advanced Andriod

From Lockergnome Tech News

Valerie is the most advanced android in the world having more degrees of freedom than any android shown up to now. She uses the AT&T speech synthesizer giving the most human-sounding voice available today. She is also easily the most anthropomorphic android available. She will have a high degree of artificial intelligence due to our proprietary AI software - and a generalized interface to the internet (the only existing super-intelligence).

ORMapper for .NET

Wilson ORMapper for .NET

Wednesday, March 03, 2004

Jargon universe

TheManageMentor's Jargon universe tool is a translator for jargon, slang, and lingo from the worlds of HR, manufacturing, marketing, finance, law, and technology.

Portable Computer

MaxVision gives a new meaning to portable computing. They have combined desktop PC in a briefcase with a LCD panel.

A Car Designed by Women

Volvo Reveals Car Designed by Women and ends up with car requiring Oil change only once every 31,000 miles (~ 50,000 km).
The vehicle doesn't have a hood — the whole front end lift ups for easy access by a mechanic, since the designers didn't envision doing much engine work themselves. You fill up the tank using a roller-ball valve opening, like many race cars have, because it's simpler and less messy than removing a gas cap.

The engine is a low-emission, gas-electric hybrid.

Gull-wing doors allow easy access to space behind the driver's seat. The bottom of the rear seats fold up, similar to theater seating, providing more storage space. The car also has dirt-repellant paint and glass, exchangeable seat covers with matching carpet and sensors that guide the driver for easier parking

I would love to get my hands on this one.

If Simpsons were Indians?

This little flash animations imagines the Simpsons if they were Indian. hilarous

Tuesday, March 02, 2004

New Blog.

While this blog acts more like a list of bookmarks, I felt a need for a personal blog. I'm in the process of creating one. Please visit http://blogs.abhigore.com/abhi and let me know your feedback. Remember Its not completely done yet.

How to make Russian Tea

A very elaborate guide on How to make Russian Tea

The Best of Hubble

The Best of Hubble is a Flash presentation showing some of the pictures it has taken.