Friday Linkfest

Been a while since the Linkfest … well, I’ve been travelling and have been kinda busy. Here is the collection of links from what I’ve been reading this week.

Business Rober Scoble has been travelling in China this week and he’s amazed by the speed of development in there and the way business is conducted in that country. He posted about it earlier this week.

China makes, the world takes: The Atlantic’s excellent article on China.


I’m a Mac, I’m a PC

And I’m Linux, losers


Build your own Wall-E: This dude is awesome !

Yahoo officially introduces their new Open Strategy

The Best way to tether your iPhone to your laptop … for free – Unlike AT & T, which is going to charge $30/month for this basic facility. Boooo AT & T !!

Friday Linkfest #3

Welcome to the Third edition of the Friday Linkfest. Read on for the best of the web 🙂


World’s top 10 trekking destinations

The adventures of Wan

Must read for anyone who likes to ride on two wheels.

Roopkund Trek

Flickr stream of a friend who just came back after completing the Roopkund trek.


10 insanely useful Django tips

Amazon Kindle 2 in the wild ?

OpenSource you can use

Install boxee or xbmc on an Apple TV


Bollywood – a misleading model for contemporary cinema

Deal Sealed

Friday Linkfest #2

Welcome to the second edition of the Friday Linkfest. A week sure passes by quickly ! This post is to share with you guys some of the cool stuff that we’ve been reading here at NomadicRider. 

Open Source

16 Free tutorials for top open source applications

OStatic’s firefox superguide

Old and evergreen posts from OStatic. Lots of good stuff there.

GNOME 2.24 released 

The latest and greatest release of the Open Source GNOME Desktop. Read the release notes for a glimpse of all the cool stuff the GNOME people have lined up for us.

The browser arms race/

Nice collection of links and thoughts on the (renewed) browser wars.

building a custom Lifestream website with Sweetcron

Build your own lifestreaming website with this awesome Open Source software.

Iron browser – A port of Google Chrome

A port of the Google Chrome browser for the privacy junkies. Iron removes all code which makes Chrome go back to Google with information about you, your machine or browsing habits. The site is in german but the folks at Incomplete News Project have a translation up. So, in short, Iron is Google Chrome without all the snooping and that should please a lot of folks.


The aam sutra

Best geek quotes



London loses worlds most expensive title to Monaco/

Monaco is now officially the world’s most expensive property market. As if we didn’t know that already !

Finally !

London’s best indie bookstores

If you’re in London, make sure to check out these.


Alternatives to apple spaces

The Apple blog lists some really nice alternatives to Mac OS X’s Spaces feature.

Kosmix eschews the needle delivers the haystack

A nice review of the Latest search engine to hit the Internet. This one (like all others) promises to be different. Well, atleast in theory it is.

Friday Linkfest #1

So, I’ve been reading a lot. Two thousand seven hundred and ninety seven items in the last month, or so Google Reader tell me.

While I’m at it, I decided that I might as well share some stuff with you guys. After all, reading is a good thing, right ?

Here is a round up of some stuff that I’ve been reading from around the web.


Close shave with insurance

Sarcastic and Funny account of a person’s struggle to get a medical checkup done to get an insurance.


Experiencing an Asia beyond China and India

Experience Asia in the Big Apple.

Post-Olympics Beijing To Traffic: “Welcome Back!”

The olympics are over and the traffic and jams are back to this large Asian metropolis.


What would I do if I was Steve Balmer

Interesting thoughts on helping Microsoft get on the SaaS bandwagon.

Yet Another MSI-Wind review

Those netbooks have started to look really interesting. Read on for a 10-week review of the Akoya Mini aka. MSI Wind.

Email is Dead and the Counter-Argument

Ah !! The age old debate. Question to all reading this: Does anyone of you think that Email is dead ?


Terrorism in India – Paying the Price for Long Time Complacency

Well thought out post on the problem of terrorism in India.

Cola wars are out …

There is something about watching prime time television. Even if the programs are crappy (which they usually are, wonder why they call them prime-time !), you can still smile looking at the advertisements.

Some of my favorite ones are the Hutch ads. It’s a good thing that even after buying over Hutch, Vodafone has kept the tradition of simple and to the point advertising !

• “You and I in this beautiful world…”
• The Pug…
• Canada walle Chacha jee,amrica walli mausi, benaras walle mausa jee and so on.. ab rishton ko millon mein napna chod do..
• Chota Credit with a drop of ink goes a long way during exams…
• Help! The pug licking the stamp…

I think all the Hutch ads stand out as there is some serious application of creativity in each one of the series. The AirTel ads featuring Madhavan and Vidya Balan have come out really well too. The cola wars are a thing of the past. The best advertisements are in the telecom industry now.

Unfortunately the same can’t be said for the series of ads being done by Apna Aamir Khan… Samsung, Monaco, Tata Sky have nothing memorable. The Monaco Aamir Khan Adv … the ‘Dimag ki Batti Bhujadey’ concept is done to death. Personally I think they need to jallo a new batti. One would expect more from such brands and Aamir Khan.