Monthly Archives: March 2006

On fast bowling

Vedant, the cricketing blogger posts another post on fast bowling:

India has tended to use its fast bowlers mostly for two roles, one as stock bowlers bowling 10-15 overs in a spell or otherwise as the bunny who bowls the first few overs and roughs the ball up for the spinners to then step up and bowl their stuff.

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Online Communities and Sexual innuendos

Banished soul writes:

“Are you free and frank? ” : I do not know why, but the moment a guy who Ive never known in my life ask me this question 2 minutes into a conversation, I delete him from my friends list and block him. Got good reason to : one guy who used this line on me eventually starting abusing left and right.

And there are the IDs. Some are brutally frank. An ID like “stylish fucker? doesnot leave any doubt about your intentions and gives one the freedom to just block it out of existence. Some are subtle. But when you do reach their page, you find only gals as friends, and the scraps are all variants of either
“excuse me? Do we know each other? “ or high level flirting.

Google and Wikipedia – Twins?

Wikipedia’s mission:

Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. That’s what we’re doing.

Google’s mission:

Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.

The problem of global warming

Seth Godin has a marketing post on maybe the reason why so many people seem unaffected by the threat of Global warming.

The muted reaction to our impending disaster comes down to two things:

1. The name

2. The pace and the images

Inundated by email?

This is a new initiative from the LinkedIn Bloggers forum.

We’re going to highlight a different blog on a regular basis to help bring awareness to the topic.
Check out Email Overloaded.

It offers good tips on how to manage your inbox every day. I know lots of people (yours truly included!) who could be better off managing their time and therefore their business if they knew the tips!