15 September 2005

Aussie Juggernaut? Not Really!!!

The aces turned into ashes in ashes. What could be the reason? Leave cricket technicalities for a moment. They were not at all thinking about loosing for sometime as winning was their habit. But then came the ICC Super series. AUS Versus World XI. Probably they sensed their chance of being defeated by the Rest of the World. The very thought of defeat could have made Aus weaker. And the Result...Ashes!!!

So never ever think of defeat!!! But isnt required to be prepared for the worst? Don't worry Ganguly will do that

12 September 2005

Totti Jaya

Simbu is back but controlled by someone else. A nice journey I enjoyed... It's a good one from Simbu... He has made a loud appeal... But will the verdict be on his side. To me it looks plumb, hits middle and off. Now I am waiting for his next Bouncer, Vallavan.

Meanwhile S J Surya, this unorthodox Night-watchman is trying to become a regular batsman. The ball hasn't reached Bangalore this week. I would like to have a look at this Douglas Marillier as soon as he plays in B'lore.

Make me the Google CEO

If you guyz wanna destroy the MS empire, jus make me the CEO of Google. I'll release Google Linux beta. Just a desktop based on KDE/GNOME with the classy Gmail look and feel would migrate many people to shift from Windows. Provide many net apps and desktop features only for that platform!!! Why not can I do that now itself... Its got to be a google or MS to be followed by the mass like a religion.[Is it so???]

05 September 2005

Desktop Vs Internet

Who will win? The OS or the WWW?

An article found in rediff.com - bit lengthy... edited
Microsoft CEO vowed to 'kill' Google

Michael Liedtke in San Francisco | September 05, 2005 10:41 IST

Microsoft Corp CEO Steve Ballmer vowed to 'kill' Internet search leader Google Inc in an obscenity-laced tirade, and Google chased a prized Microsoft executive 'like wolves,' according to documents filed Friday in an increasingly bitter legal battle between the rivals.

Lee started at Google the day after he resigned from Microsoft.The tug-of-war over Lee -- known for his work on computer recognition of language -- has exposed the behind-the-scenes animosity that has been brewing between two of high-tech's best-known companies.

Before joining Google, Google CEO, Eric Schmidt was a top executive at Sun Microsystems Inc. and Novell Inc., a pair of tech companies that Microsoft has previously battled.

Microsoft is suing to prevent Lee from leading Google's China expansion, maintaining those duties would violate the terms of a noncompete agreement that he signed as part of his employment contract.

Microsoft alleged Lee's insights helped him win a Google contract worth more than $10 million -- a package that Google itself described as "unprecedented" for the company.

Google paid Lee a $2.5 million signing bonus and promised a $1.5 million bonus after one year, plus a $250,000 salary and options on 10,000 shares of Google stock, according to court documents. If he stays for four years, Lee also will receive another 20,000 Google shares, currently worth $5.8 million.

Lee also demanded that Google pay all his legal fees if Microsoft sued, a request that was granted.