A few quick updates

July 25, 2006


Express Post: Quick Updates
Here we are again! And like always, you too must be having a tough time at your workplaces (I have seen a few speedbreakers, recently). I am so, so glad that we have this place where we can sit together and blabber nonsense for hours, never waiting to ponder whether somebody's listening or not. Anyway, it's more like a relay race out here at Metamorf. And it's because of all the folks that come together to Jam and Rock the place!

We have tried figuring out each others' mailbox sizes, tried scouring flickr to figure out what our names look like and done a zillion other hyper-zealous stuff to unwind.

Srinivas is the one who has consumed his GmailBox the least (12MB! Why did you ever need a Gmail account? :^D) and no points for guessing who consumed the most ;^).

I'll leave it to all of you to decide whose name looks best on flickr.

We had a few quirky polls too, and for those of you who missed the action, we have some amazing results!

POLL RESULT: Out of 58 people, 23 said they'd like to see more Lifehacks on Metamorf, 3 Went in for Podcasts, 8 for ponderables, 9 for MetaToons, and a surprising 15 wanted to talk about relationships.

POLL RESULT: When 66 people were asked how their first love was like, 30 said they couldn't come out of it, 13 said it was just a crush, 8 were ditched by their partners, 9 still wonder what love is, and it worked out for a mere 6 people.

ONGOING POLL: Out of 26, 8 would die for a friend, and a Whopping 18 would watch a friend dying! Let's watch what wins—friendship or practicality.

Back to Bloggin' Action!

July 21, 2006


Express Post: Blogspot ban lifted
The blogs went down. And pretty bad at that.

And slowly, they are springing back to life. The ISPs were pretty fast at pulling the blogs down, but they are (competing with snails at) being slow when it comes to put them back in action again. Even after the go ahead.

I use Airtel, and I got my blog back again today and I didn't have to use a bypass to get to it!


Gametime: Face the Name

July 12, 2006


Express Post: Fun with Flickr
Okay, what I actually meant to say was "Add a face to that Name!". Hmmm, that's on a pretty hyper fun-quest, and I just invented this one to figure out what we all would come up with!

How to play the Game?

1. Go to http://flickr.com.

2. Use your first name to search photos.

3. Right click on the first image that you see, and get the URL.

4. Paste the URL in the comments. Add your first name as well! :)


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Add me up!

July 10, 2006


Add me Up
Well, are you on ryze, orkut or linkedin?

If so, then we should connect and network!

My orkut scrapbook awaits your scraps. And so does my Ryze page. Then, if you prefer being LinkedIn, look for Amit Deshpande, and add directly by using amitdeshpande at gmail dot com.

For all you people who don't use the aforementioned, add your URL to the comments section of this page. Not only for me, but for all other Metamorfers to be able to reach you! Shoot me an email to say hi, if that works best for you! :^)


When Sufi meets Jazz

July 08, 2006


Express Post: Brook's Qawwali Party
Inspired by recordings of the late great Sufi singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Brook Martinez founded Brook's Qawwali Party in 2004 as an experiment. What would happen if New York jazz musicians were to play and improvise around the melodies of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan? From this idea, Brook's Qawwali Party was born. BQP consists of fourteen musicians: five horns, three percussionists, guitar, acoustic bass, harmonium and three designated clappers. The exuberant sound of BQP has been enthusiastically welcomed in New York City and across the globe.

Job Hunt: VC++ Developer

July 04, 2006


Express Post: Opening for VC++ Developer
VC++ Developer - BANGALORE

Developing products and services that make online computing safer and more secure. Should specialize in or have a strong inclination towards Spyware Technologies, Anti Virus / Spam / Mail Solutions.


Education: Candidate must possess at least a BCA, BE/ B.Tech , MCA, M.Sc (Computer Science) or equivalent.

Skill(s): MFC, VC++, TCP/IP, COM/ DCOM

At least 1 year(s) of working experience in the specified field is required for this position.

Focus on Internet Security issues and any candidate would have to have a understanding of the developments in the field. Candidates familiar with Antispy/Spyware technology, Spam/Mail solutions are preferred.

Please shoot your resumes to amitdeshpande at gmail dot com with the subject SECURUS.


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