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Yearbook Pete

As we know, there is a whole load of crap on the Internet, but there is also a whole load of crap that is actually mildly entertaining for 10 minutes before you get bored and move on to the next shiny object. YearbookYourself.com is one of those utterly useless sites that provides you with 10 minutes of low level entertainment before you click away and never visit it again. However, as with all good viral sites, you just have to tell other people about it before you move on ๐Ÿ™‚

The concept is simple, upload a photo, or use your webcam to take a photo and the software digitally inserts your image to a whole range of profile pics from the 1950’s onwards. See how you would have looked through the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. Obviously a whole load of time and effort has been put in to this site, but I just can’t see how it will be anything more than a novelty toy.

Anyway, I wasted 10 minutes of my time to create a “Peter Through The Years Yearbook”. Have a look how the pics turned out below:

Picture of me in 1952 Picture of me in 1954
Picture of me in 1956 Picture of me in 1958
Picture of me in 1960 Picture of me in 1962
Picture of me in 1964 Picture of me in 1966
Picture of me in 1968 Picture of me in 1970
Picture of me in 1972 Picture of me in 1976
Picture of me in 1978 Picture of me in 1980
Picture of me in 1982 Picture of me in 1986
Picture of me in 1988 Picture of me in 1990
Picture of me in 1992 Picture of me in 1996
Picture of me in 2000  

And finally, here are some vintage pics of me from my college days:

Playing basketball in 1968

Being nerdy in 1976

In a rock band in 1986

All these photos were generated on the YearbookYourself.com website, if you have a few minutes to kill the time or are curious as to what you would have looked like in 1960 then head on over, it takes about 10 minutes.

How to spot an Indian

I came across this list on my travels around the internet. Is it true? Speak to your Indian friends ๐Ÿ™‚

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We Indians are easy to identify!

We are like this only So true, lets start the list

1. Everything you eat is savored in garlic, onion and tomatoes.

2. You try and reuse gift wrappers, gift boxes, and of course aluminum foil.

3. You are Always standing next to the two largest size suitcases at the Airport.

4. You arrive one or two hours late to a party – and think it’s normal.

5. You peel the stamps off letters that the Postal Service missed to stamp.

6. You recycle Wedding Gifts , Birthday Gifts and Anniversary Gifts.

7. You name your children in rhythms (example, Sita & Gita, Ram & Shyam, Kamini & Shamini.)

8. All your children have pet names, which sound nowhere close to their real names.

9. You take Indian snacks anywhere it says “No Food Allowed”

10. You talk for an hour at the front door when leaving someone’s house.

11. You load up the family car with as many people as possible.

12. You use plastic to cover anything new in your house whether it’s the remote control, VCR, carpet or new couch.

13. Your parents tell you not to care what your friends think, but they won’t let you do certain things because of what the other “Uncles and Aunties” will think.

14. You buy and display crockery, which is never used, as it is for special occasions, which never happen!!

15. You have a vinyl tablecloth on your kitchen table.

16. You use grocery bags to hold garbage.

17. You keep leftover food in your fridge in as many numbers of bowls as possible.

18. Your kitchen shelf is full of jars, varieties of bowls and plastic utensils (may of which you got free with purchase of other stuff)

19. You carry a stash of your own food whenever you travel (and travel means any car ride longer than 15 minutes).

20. You own a rice cooker and a pressure cooker.

21. You fight over who pays the dinner bill.

22. You live with your parents and you are 40 years old.

23. You don’t use measuring cups when cooking.

24. You never learnt how to stand in a queue.

25. You can only travel if there are 5 persons at least to see you off or receive you whether you are traveling by bus, train or plane.

26. You only make long distance calls after 11 p.m.

27. If you don’t live at home, when your parents call, they ask if you’ve eaten, even if it’s midnight.

28. You call an older person you never met before Uncle or Aunty.

29. When your parents meet strangers and talk for a few minutes, you suddenly discover you’re talking to a distant cousin.

30. Your parents don’t realize phone connections to foreign countries have improved in the last two decades, and still scream at the top of their lungs when making foreign calls.

31. You have bed sheets on your sofas so as to keep them from getting dirty.

32. It’s embarrassing if your wedding has less than 700 people.

33. All your Tupperware is stained with food color.

34. You have drinking glasses made of steel.

35. You have mastered the art of bargaining in shopping.

36. You have really enjoyed reading this mail, and want to forward it to as many Indians as possible!

Why Mac’s Don’t Cut It In Business

Sad Mac Strikes Again

OK, so I was using Apple Macs before they were cool. I even had my very own Performa 630. I grinned and beared when my mates were playing the latest, coolest games and I had, umm, snake? For a few years I was the typical mac fan boy, before anyone had even heard of macs and way before it was ‘cool’ to like them. We’re talking the mid-90’s here.

Anyways. I grew up. I moved on. The Performa was retired to the rubbish tip (33 MHz and 8mb RAM only cuts it for so long, and besides, Snake II was out and needed more power). I got a PC.

And guess what? It did everything that the Mac did. And it played Half Life, Championship Manager and FIFA.

So, it left me thinking, what can a Mac do that a PC can’t.

Fast forward to 2008. My boss is where I was 10 years back. A Mac fanboy, blinded by Steve Job’s polo neck jumpers. He uses a Mac because, well, it’s just cool, isn’t it? With absolutely no logical reason to use a Mac, he insists it can do things that the PC can’t.

Like the ability to be used for…business?

At the weekend we had a large business meeting at the hotel. Aravind was waxing lyrical about his presentation that he was producing in Keynote and how it blew the pants off my Power Point Presentation.

Long story short. What happened when we got to the meeting? The ‘business ready’ Mac was unable to connect to the projector because it didn’t have the right cable port!

PC – 1
Mac’s – 0

(my fullest apologies to the site I ripped the image from. Google Images. What an inspired idea!)

What To Do When You’re Bored Out of Your Mind

For the past week I have been going out of my tiny little mind with an illness that causes me to sleep for 20 hours a day, and think about going back to sleep for the other four. Unsurprisinly, my motivation for anything crashed so I was reduced to trolling stupid sites for cheap kicks.

I came across a very bizarre one the other day called Can I Has Cheezburger. And yes, it really has to be seen to be believed. Here are some of my favourite pictures from the site…

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Wooden Bookcase Murders Woman

In what must surely be a prime candidate for a darwin award, a woman from Florida has been killed by her bookcase.

More on the story here.

The family searched high and low for the missing woman as the mother explains here…

“I’m sleeping in the same house as her for 11 days, looking for her. And she’s right in the bedroom”

The family “had noticed a strange smell from her room but had blamed it on rats.”

Only in America!

My first thought is who is going to be sued in this case? The bookcase maker for not putting a warning sign on the furniture saying “don’t reach behind the bookcase”?!