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Redbus.in’s long weekend reminder mail
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ sathya
I’ve been a huge fan of redbus.inΒ ever since I first used their site back in 2007. For someone as lazy as me, the idea that I could sit on my ass, check for all available tickets & book them at the comfort of my air-conditioned room was pretty awesome. Didn’t hurt that they had a very nice, clutter free UI. Off late, they have been sending these long-weekend emails.

Fresh new look for My World
· β˜• 2 min read · ✍️ sathya

If you’re a regular reader ( and not reading this in a feed reader) you would have obviously noted a change in appearance of my blog. - It’s been a while since I last refreshed my blog . My World had been running on the absolutely gorgeous (well, IMO anyways) SoDelicious2 theme. I even had a mini “contest” to decide who would get the spots for the gallery links. So why the change then ?


SaveMyLanguage.org – An Online GSB Konkani Dictionary
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ sathya
I’m not sure how exactly this conversation came about but @prolificd casually tweeted me, asking me If I’d heard of savemylanguage.org I replied no, and checked it - and it turned out to be an awesome site. Its got quite a lot of articles, a wordlist of Konkani words in Devnagiri script, with meanings in English, and also an English To Konkani and Konkani to English translator. Unfortunately the translator didn’t quite work, even for a relatively simple ‘how are you doing’ phrase.

How weird are you?
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ sathya
Ever think you’re a weird person? Want to know how weird you are? I found this site while surfing, and according to it, My score is: 89 Of all the weird test takers: 76% are more weird, 9% are just as weird, and 14% are more normal than you! So 76% are more weird than me? COOL! 9% are just as weird? Hmm So I guess I'm a relatively "non-weird" person eh?

The My World β€œComment And Win” Contest!(Well, Sorta)
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ sathya

Couple weeks ago I’d changed my theme to sodelicious2 and that put me in a spot of bother, as there was a gallery-which showed some pics and each were linked to, and was wondering what to do with them. Manan suggested that I could show off my gadgets, but then again, apart from my P1i, Inspiron 1520 and the HBH DS 970, don’t have anything else. Ashwin came up with the idea of posting blog pics of highest commentersΒ  here, liked it and so I’m gonna implement it!

Was wondering how to find the highest commenters, since I know a little bit of SQL I came up with a short query and here are the β€œresults”:


Opening Shortly!
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ sathya
No need to describe anything. The picture says it all!

My World Gets Spiffier
· β˜• 2 min read · ✍️ sathya
Yup, if you’re reading this you obviously must have noticed the new theme for my blog, My World. I’d been using a slightly modified version of Seven theme, since the inception of My World. I really liked the theme, but it was kinda broken, and with AdBlock Plus addon my blog had a rather bland appearance. Santosh told me its about time I changed my theme but I wasn’t getting enough time to search for a decent theme, as I’ve been facing rather strict deadlines off late.

Some of The Most Embarrassing Moments
· β˜• 3 min read · ✍️ sathya

Another email forward that I’d got today. Absolutely awesome stuff. Direct copy paste from the mail.

There was a World wide survey of "Most Embarrassing Moment in human life" and the final three incidents are ….

Third Place

It was the day before my eighteenth birthday. I was living at home, but my parents had gone out for the evening, so I invited my girlfriend over for a romantic night alone. As we lay in bed after making love, we heard the
Telephone ringing downstairs. I suggested to my girlfriend that I give her piggy-back ride to the phone. Since we didn't want to miss the call, we didn't have time to get dressed. When we got to the bottom of the stairs, the lights
Suddenly came on and a whole crowd of people yelled "SURPRISE!? My entire family, uncles, grandparents, cousins and all of my friends were standing there! My girlfriend and I were frozen to the spot in a state of shock and embarrassment!
For what seemed like an eternity. Since then, no-one in my family has planned a surprise party again.