Monthly Archives: May 2006

World Cup Fever

The World Cup
The World cup is almost here and I cant wait for it to start. Have been following all the news and the views at a few websites. The official site has an indepth coverage of the tournament. There is also this blog which is also quite good and where a lot of behind the scenes news can be read, a interesting one is where a team’s players brought pirated cd’s of unreleased movies to the training ground and were caught.

Champions League Final

It’s the Champions League Final and the match-up is comparable to the one which the tournament produced last year. Its yet another Favorite vs Underdog finale which we will get to watch. Barcelona have been playing some sublime football over the past season and are the overwhelming favorites to beat Arsenal the former english champions who havent been performing all that well in the English Premier league

ronaldinho and henry
The match pits two great footballers of our generation against each other. Thierry He nry against Ronaldinho. Both teams play free flowing football and therefore the match will be great to watch.

My Prediction 2-1 Barcelona

Just360ing

The title of the blog is Just360 and you might be wondering what it is. Well it means “just looking around” as in making a 360 degree spin around. Well that is just what I am going to do on my chair right now—A 360 degree spin.

0D (0 degree if you didn’t get that): I have about 14 windows open on my desktop including the omnipresent chat windows, the outlook and the Windows Media Player one which I didn’t bother to close after watching an old Mallu movie clip sent to me by a friend. The new DART(that is daily activity reporting tool at office…well if you are wondering what it looks like..hmm pretty much like winzip) is also there which looks slightly more “cool” than the old one which looked like…well a slightly uncool version of the new DART. I hope the next DART should support skins like Winamp….we could have Dhoni DART, Sharukh DART,DART classic( I wouldn’t call the old DART skin a “classic” by any stretch of the imagination) and so on

45D : There is the doodle board with the Marker and the duster(do they still call it the duster?…well the markers don’t produce any dust) and what do I have there? There is this Yahoo! Wordracer tutorial made for my friend explaining to him the secrets of the game. If you are wondering what this wordracer is all about its one of those word games on games.yahoo.com where you got to find words from a grid of letters. Upto six players will be trying to do the same and once you get to know the right technique of using the mouse and the enter key a lot of words can be unearthed from the grid. For starters it would be better to play with a fellow starter because out there in games.yahoo.com there will be a lot of experts as well as cheats who use all kind of software to get the words from the grid. Also check out the games Literati and Graffiti on the same site.(All of these are for the “Get-back-home-and-still-stay-in front-of-computer” junta)

60D : Still on my doodle board. I have got the ambigram of my name there. Ambigrams read the same even if you look at it in the “upside-down” mode. This one is my own creation which I feel is much better than the results from ambigram.matic.com a site which gives, or at least tries to give you the ambigram for the word you type in there. Do check it out when you get time and net-access.

Holding my ambigram upon a board is a “cartoon-guy”(A self caricature?? Naa !! I don’t look half as handsome) dribbling a basketball. He is got the Lakers no 8 jersey on. That is my favorite basket-baller Kobe Bryant’s jersey. All this talk of basketball makes me sad because me can’t get to play basket ball here. As Infy is moving into a new campus in the next couple of years there is no use mailing “somebody” asking them for a basketball court.

120D: My friend here is working on his java code that has been driving him crazy for quite some time now. I guess there are a couple of friends of his trying to help him out on messenger. Well not exactly by helping out with the Java but by explaining to him their sad stories about java codes causing them even more trouble.

The errors on his screen will scroll for a couple of minutes if he tries to run his code and he is right now trying to figure some strange patterns from within the scrolling errors which he believes holds the key to the successful debugging of the code. All the best to him for that.

210D: Moving on…. I can see the exit to my cubicle which looked so nice last Friday evening but doesn’t look as nice now. What could have happened to it over the weekend?

From there on all I see is the cubicle partition wall coloured blue and grey. Looks ok! but I like the Orange-ish colour scheme they have upstairs. That looks cooler. Some of the cubicles on this floor still have those decorations they made for Christmas. I have got bored seeing the blue and white day in day out.

How about having cubicle walls which change colours like the ad-boards they have on the grounds for those football matches. Hmm quite interesting!

350D: Almost reached the end of my spin. Ah! Here’s the telephone and my watch says its time for Coffee. I ll check if someone else is free and wants to grab some coffee;Why start dialing ??I have got my “friend at 120D” who is now resting after one of his failed attempts at taming that beast of a Java code. He really needs some coffee.

Well that was the 360. Now you know what Just360 means, don’t you?

Tailpiece:
This was written last wednesday and update on my friend : He is expecting a call from Morpheus because he has found that the scrolling errors are straight from the Matrix