Monthly archives: August, 2007

Memories of My Melancholy Whores

Memories of My Melancholy Whores (2004) is Gabriel Garcia Marquez‘s first new novel in 10 years after Of Love and Other Demons (1994). This is my first Marquez book, although I had a brief stint with One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967) which ended after 3 pages. I intend to read it in full, of …

Monster Attack

Well, it is not actually a monster-attack, but an attack on Monster.com by hackers who stole 1.6 Millions records of user data. Several phishing attacks trying to gain more user information, like bank account number and password, were reported. The emails were very realistic because they contained the user’s actual personal information. Read more of …

Comments are back

While moving from my blog on WordPress, I thought that I had lost all the comments. But actually it was a problem with my theme. I loved the old newspaper theme (Breaking News 1.0) but sadly I will have to move to another theme. I might try to fix the theme on my own but …

India decides against OOXML

As per this Economic Times article, India will vote a ‘no’ against Microsoft’s Open Office Extensible Mark Up Language (OOXML) standard at the International Standards Organisation (ISO) in Geneva on September 2. There was no need for a voting as only Infosys Technologies and CSI supported Microsoft.  Microsoft said it respects the government’s decision. “There …

Moving my blog again

I moved my blog. Again. I love wordpress but hosting it on my own server gives me more control in trying out a lot more themes and plugins. Then there is the lure of putting Google Ads (and an early retirement). Soon I would be cashing in on the big traffic I get on this …