Tuesday, September 13, 2005

A great idea for podcast search in "INFANTILE" stage

Here is a great site for particularly searching podcast's on the net.

I don't know what speech recognition technology they are using but it basically works by you/me typing in a word listed in the dictionary and then podcast searches for those words on the available podcast's on the net.
A list of those then pops up and you can listen to the sample to be sure it's the podcast you actually were searching for.
Frankly, it's not very accurate in it's search (which is not surprising since speech recognition technology is still developing) but it's a great idea and a great effort.

Do you want to publish things without the hassle ?

I listened to the TWIT podcast and came across on of the interviews with Bob Young
Creator of RedHat Creator of RedHat

Bob Young has got his website called www.lulu.com

You can publish for FREE (obviously) if you are an author or even a movie and www.lulu.com will market it in it's website with their respective pricing.
They are also working on DVD releases for any independant film-maker, if you have a made movie that you or your firends have made it and are hunting for a studio company to release it, no worry's you can just upload them for free at www.lulu.com and get it ready for sale.

Just Click Bob Youngs's Site: www.lulu.com

Monday, September 12, 2005

ADSL USB Breakdown

I have recently been having problems with my AOL connection.

The connection seems to die out and get automatically disconnected which really annoys me and so today after finishing my test I went on a hunt for information about the problems.

I always knew that those expensive ADSL modems with routers were better but did not know how and even thought those PCI-ADSL modems are better than the one I had.

But to my views ahd to change after knowing that the routers are better because of their independence, i.e, they have their own power source and are not reliant on the the cpu.
So obviously, both the USB-ADSL and the PCI-ADSL use the cpu performance and hence give poorer performance.

Though we all know about the limited performance and breakdown of USB ports it just amazed me how much computer resource these ports pull.
Just imagine I have the occassional blue screen with my USB-ADSL even if I have a 4GB RAM ;-)
That says alot about not only on the USB-ADSL performance but also on the performance of any USB devices. Looks like firewire will surely take over USB's :-)

Click these thumbnails to get a very basic overview about these 3 types of modems (advantages and disadvantages) it's only for novices :-)

And those who want to know more about the BUGCODE_USB_DRIVE blue screen just click the link. This one's detailed though it's from a forum.

Sunday, September 11, 2005


I am in a hurry :-) so I won't be typing much this time, because I have got a test tomorrow.........

Here's a great link to know about the latest gear's tested:

Friday, September 09, 2005

A Great Free Rhythm & Blues Video

I just came across this gem of a movie at Archive.Org which is not sruprising that this ite has it because it's one of the best open source media sites. I used to visit this site mostly for archive books and videos of maths and computer stuffs.

However, I was just playing some tune with my guitar and reading an encyclopedia on blues and jazz ("Jazz is a white term to define Black people. My music is Black classical music." - Nina Simone) when it just clicked me that I could just search for any blues or Jazz videos at this site. This is when I came across this great videos which any classical black music lover (blues & jazz) will love and cherish it after they download it.

Rhythm and Blues Revue (1955)
Rhythm and Blues Revue is a musical variety show filmed at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York City featuring a cast of popular African-American performers:
Willie Bryant, Freddie Robinson, Lionel Hampton, Count Basie,

Faye Adams, Bill Bailey, Herb Jeffries, Amos Milburn,

Sarah Vaughan, Nipsey Russell, Big Joe Turner, Martha Davis,

Little Buck, Nat 'King' Cole, Mantan Moreland, Cab Calloway

and Ruth Brown.

Here's the link for download
You can also view Thumbnails
The video is 1 hour 12 minutes long, and pretty good in quality with some lip sync problem but it's not a problem, unless you are very meticulous.
The options available for viewing are:


For watching the streaming video at 64 Kbps for Dial-Up Click here (Dial-Up)
For watching the streaming video at 256 Kbps for Broadband Click here (Broadband)


For downloading 64 Kbps quality MPEG-4 Click here (83 MB)
For downloading 256 Kbps quality MPEG-4 Click here (187 MB)
For downloading as MPEG-1 file Click here (695 MB)
For downloading as MPEG-2 file Click here (3.5 GB)

I personally have downloaded the 695 MB MPEG-1 file, and let me tell you it's quite decent in quality.
This movie has also been listed in IMDB, though there's nothing much written or commented about the movie except for the full list of casts.

2005 Nationwide Mercury Awards

I just got back from my couch after watching for an hour of British Nationwide Mercury award show which frankly is a great show for the upcoming musical talents in the U.K without the usual media frenzy of the present popular music scene (I know most of us know about that, by now......)

Well, this show gave nominations to 12 bands most of which were independant. Most because Cold Play was amongst them, probably because they too started out as an independant band and had been nominated since their first album and hence this was their third time for their third album.
And unlike most other awards this particular award handed out an award statue for each and every one of the nominations, and of course a seperate one for the winner (including the one he/she gets as a nominee.

I thinks that's enough of beating around the bush, here are the 12 nominees

Bloc Party

Antony And The Johnsons
Maximo Park
The Magic Numbers
Hard Fi
Seth Lakeman
Cold PlayPolar Bear
K.T TunstallKaiser Chiefs
Go! TeamM.I.A

And the Winner is.............................
Antony And the Johnsons

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Hooke Magazine Back Issues

Reading Science magazines !!!!

Hooke's Magazine Back Issues

Here are some of the back issues that might interest some.....

Issue 16Issue 17Issue 18Issue 19Issue 20Issue 21Issue 22Issue 23

Free Books Links

Here's a link of the website that has the full books on Molecular Biology.

Book Details
4th edition
Bruce Alberts, Alexander Johnson, Julian Lewis, Martin Raff, Keith Roberts, and Peter Walter.
Garland Publishing
Lots moreFree Medical Books

Here's a link for Computer Programming Books

Here's another link for the free ebooks mostly on computers
WARNING !!!! Some of these books are in Russian but they also include English

One of my favourite books "Concrete Mathematics"

Download the 2 parts, Links: Link-1 and Link-2

A book on understanding the "Timing for Hand-drawn Animations"

Now here's a books that boasts with its "Read Less Learn More" attitude

Links of the book :Link-1, Link-2 and Link-3

Need to know more about "Bioinformatics"

And yes, how can I miss out on providing a link for book on

Wednesday, September 07, 2005


Well well well, I am finally blogging.

I actually already have one at http://www.myspace.com/lungsi

But I wanted a weblog dedicated to jot down my understanding about anything I come across in simple plain language.
Which is not surprising........as Richard Feynman has been my "imaginary mentor".

So, if you have already visited my weblog first of all thank you, and wellcome.
But let me warn you that I intend to describe my thoughts about anything (mostly science) and so the blogs will be quite lengthy.
I apologise in advance for that.