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Wednesday, February 23, 2005

What's trackback

Trackback is a means for one Web page to let another Web page know that it's been linked to. If that sounds simple but confusing, here's an example usage. Let's say Wendy writes a post on her Web site and enables Trackbacks** on that post. In essence, what Wendy has done is said, "ok, I've said something and now I'm listening." Fred reads Wendy's post. He writes a post on his site that links to Wendy's post. Fred can then send Wendy's post a Trackback ping that contains information about Fred's post. In essence, Fred is saying, "hey Wendy, I heard what you said and here's my response." Since it is Trackback-enabled, Wendy's post is then modified to include a link to Fred's response. In this way, Wendy can aggregate responses to her post, people who have read Wendy's post have a way of letting her know they've responded, and anyone who reads Wendy's post can click through and read those responses. There are a few more options that complicate matters (I've left out those details), but that's the gist of Trackback.
From kottke.com

Monday, February 21, 2005

A break from my column

I asked my editor for a break with the column Not Scientific Science because "I have been drained up these last few weeks." Hope she gives me the 2 weeks off that I asked for.

I got it... finally

Yes! The Charmed DVD arrived last thursday and I already watched 3 episodes. I never watched them before. I got hooked to Charmed in the 2nd season. And the packaging is really good.

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Fun with font size

Increase the font size and decrease them can be fun! Only if you have FireFox. Posted by Hello
Note: I'll edit this post!

What's this?

So what's this pic?

The skeleton of a radiolarian, one of a group of single-celled sea creatures with skeletons made of silica, a glassy material. Radiolarians have evolved into a dizzying variety of shapes in their 600 million-year history. This photograph, whose original source we have been unable to determine, was processed by Dr. Sinan Canan of Baskent University, Turkey, who added color. (All scanning electron microscope images, as this one is, are in black-and-white). Despite their geometric structures, radiolarians are related to the blob-like amoebas often studied in high school biology classes. Most radiolarian skeletons comprise an intricate network of holes and spines that regulate pseudopods, limb-like outgrowths used to capture prey. The skeletons contribute to the so-called radiolarian ooze, a deep-sea deposit found in the Indian and Pacific oceans.

Some websites are so... euh!

Look at facsimilation magazine for example. Oh my god. Not updated since last year and here's their stinking message.

We're back. You can expect more frequent updates and new features blah blah blah. Enjoy!

Heading to be a laureate

I decided that I would try to get a schoolarship next year for my A level. Why? Why not? I did well enough at O level so I have to at least try. Plus the schoolarship is really great; and so it the pride.

Sunday, February 13, 2005

Cole back on Charmed is...

A fluffy of emotions really. Although I only read the spoilers, it's still sort of depressing if you know what I mean. And it really looks as thought the seventh season of Charmed is going to be the last one. Dammit.

Saturday, February 12, 2005

New notebook

Of course notebook is 'laptop'. It's pretty cool but as it's a completely new one, all my internet websites are not in the bookmarked section! By the way it has 60Gb Hard Disk Memory space.

Friday, February 11, 2005

Saturn's blue heaven

The Cassini spacecraft has sent back some Saturnian snapshots of a different color, tinged with a heavenly blue rather than the typical butterscotch yellow.

Diamonds world

The inner planets in our solar system are largely made of rock, which are formed from silicon. But in a different solar system, with a different distribution of minerals, planets could be mostly formed from carbon instead. Inside these planets, where the heat and pressure are intense, this carbon would form layers of diamonds. Small versions of these planets fall to Earth all the time, in the form of carbonaceous chondrite meteorites, which contain different carbon compounds, such as carbides, organics and occasionally even diamonds.

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Charmed website

Well got an email today, through the Yahoo! Charmed Group. A guy is doing a charmed website and wants some help. So naturally I emailed back and told him I'd like to hlep out with the editing and contents. We'll see. Anyway Amazon.com already let me know that the Charmed DVD would arrive between the 10 Feb and 10 Mar. So I guess it's on its way, right NOW.

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

New and first favicon

My new favicon!!! Posted by Hello

Galaxies might exist without stars!

Should they be called galaxies then?

Engineers have outfitted the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Arecibo Observatory telescope with a new instrument that could help it discover galaxies that have no stars - so called "dark galaxies". The instrument is called ALFA (for Arecibo L-Band Feed Array), which is essentially a seven-pixel digital camera, which allows the radio telescope to receive data seven times as fast. Researchers will explore groups of galaxies, and determine how fast they're converting gas into stars. It should be able to discover if there are gas-rich regions, invisible to optical telescopes, which can be detected by their hydrogen signature. - Universe Today ---

Everything you need to know about Blogger

Updated about once a week, it features news about blogs and Blogger in the blog type of writing, which we like so much.

Google Image search just got better

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Google Image Search is now worth 1 trillion, 187 billion, 63 million words. Yes, that's right, math majors; we've updated our image index, and now offer users precisely 1.18763 billion newly updated images. - Radhika Malpani, Tech Lead, Google.

Friday, February 04, 2005

What's this pic?

So what's this pic? Ans: A snapshot taken by the Thermal Emission Imaging System on NASA's Mars Odyssey probe shows a satellite view of what appears to be a cartoon rabbit. It's actually a confluence of Martian valleys. - MSNBC

2 great sites just discovered

Well yeah I visited 2 super great website. And I wanted to share it with you.

A cool ezine about many things. exponentiation ezine is a publication dedicated to eternal truths, art, heroism and joy. by Alan Boyle and it's updated daily.

Thursday, February 03, 2005

50!!! MAN 50!

I now have 50 GMail invites. So if you want any, just ask.

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

3rd most POPULAR column at backwash

My column is the 3rd most popular at backwash and it's a science column!