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Today Salesforce.com announced Database.com at Dreamforce.  I realized that many could be wondering why they decided to do this and more so, why now?

The answer is Data Gravity.

Consider Data as if it were a Planet or other object with sufficient mass.  As Data accumulates (builds mass) there is a greater likelihood that additional Services and Applications will be attracted to this data. This is the same effect Gravity has on objects around a planet.  As the mass or density increases, so does the strength of gravitational pull.  As things get closer to the mass, they accelerate toward the mass at an increasingly faster velocity.  Relating this analogy to Data is what is pictured below.
Services and Applications can have their own Gravity, but Data is the most massive and dense, therefore it has the most gravity.  Data if large enough can be virtually impossible to move.
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This time its Shozu

May 9, 2008

I continue my tryst with software testing. This time its Shozu and its mobile. Installed it on my friend’s N95. Does a great job of uploading photos to a ton of providers. For me it’s Flickr. Chack out my Flick stream.

This is one pic in our college cafeteria.

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Testing BlogJet

May 9, 2008

I have installed an interesting application – BlogJet. It’s a cool Windows client for my blog tool (as well as for other tools). Get your copy here: http://blogjet.com

“Computers are incredibly fast, accurate and stupid; humans are incredibly slow, inaccurate and brilliant; together they are powerful beyond imagination.” — Albert Einstein

There comes a point in time where we want to improve our website’s interface or provide a captivating experience that our users will remember.We have three main options (from hardest to easiest): write the scripts ourselves, use a JavaScript framework such as jQuery or mootools (which will make coding easier), use a pre-made script that works with existing JavaScript frameworks or that the author has developed from scratch. This article’s for the individuals who chooses to make things a bit easier and those who don’t want to re-invent the wheel.

Here’s a collection of 10 powerful yet easy-to-implement — AJAX effects to supplement your web page’s interface. These were picked using a “bang for your buck” methodology; meaning that these effects were chosen specifically because they provide high-impact effects with very little effort in installing and using them. Read the rest of this entry »

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If you have to stare at something for 8 or more hours a day, why not make it something interesting? Sure there are tons of places to find wallpaper on the web … but a lot of them are hard to navigate and highly disorganized. Divided into five helpful categories, with introductory descriptions and sample screenshots, here are over twenty of the best collections, communities and other resources on the web for finding excellent desktop wallpaper. Read the rest of this entry »

This is bad

March 15, 2008

Today, Hulu opened to the public, and its real sad that i cannot watch a video sitting here in India(unless ofcourse, i use some kinda proxy). Anyways, i’m highly impressed by the amazing site design. Well Hulu is an online video on demand service that is also expected to offer video sharing, born as a result of the marriage of NBC and NewsCorp. It is one such service I think will revolutionalize the web-content industry. With my favorites Simpsons, The Family Guy already on Hulu, let me just wait for it to come India.

Bloggies ‘08

January 3, 2008

Yes these are the Emmies for all the blogs around. It’s stupid but cant help it that i nominated myself in the ASIAN BLOG CATEGORY. Without the tiniest chance of getting somewhere. I plead my readers to nominate me in asian blogs category and even the best design category(if its worth). Also put up wordpress for the best app and Engadget in tech category. I am totally a fan of these. There are more to name but that will be too much of asking. Thanx