June 11, 2009 0

WolframAlpha … Epic Fail

By Deepak in Random, Web

Ok, so perhaps the title is a bit of a hyperbole, but WolframAlpha really does suck. Anticipating this of course they don’t call themselves a search engine, but rather a computational knowledge engine on the pretext that they don’t provide links but rather facts. Considering this I really expected them to at least provide the basic LIBOR values … Google, Bing and Yahoo can link me to it in the first three results … Wolfram; nada. But then I guess this is the best you can really expect from it … I guess they are entitled to be as crappy as they want to be, but the tipping point for me was its results for ‘what is Wolfram Alpha’ and ‘what is a computational knowledge engine’ that loop back to each other.

May 12, 2009 0

A few thoughts on MiFi

By Deepak in Networks, Random

I recall being totally convinced that high bandwidth wireless internet would be ubiquitous by the time I graduated, when learning about 3G and wimax back at university. Now three years later on, nothing revolutionary has yet arrived. Of course this may have something to do with me being in Mozambique, but still … both technologies [...]

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April 18, 2008 3

Episodic Content

By Deepak in Games

Reflecting on one of my many random conversations with Tony, talk on a recent one landed on Mass Effects release of a few missions over Xbox Live, and well episodic content in general.
First things first; Mass Effect, brilliant game that it is, really doesn’t lend itself to episodic releases considering the scope of [...]

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January 8, 2008 0

Pownce : Initial Impressions

By Deepak in Web

In between recovering from an early morning tennis game and all the oats I had for breakfast I decided to register an account and explore Pownce. Even though it has been available since June this year, I only read about it after googling a funny word I saw in the Twitter timeline. Despite all this [...]

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January 2, 2008 0

My first post

By Deepak in Random

Well after a few months of leaving this site idle, I’ve decided it’s finally time to get it off the ground. The real reason for the delay was that I wanted to build it entirely from scratch based entirely on REST and a front-end built with only PrototypeJS but sadly work and the post-work lethargy [...]