2013 – Silence of the Blogs

My most silent year yet on the blog. Though I’ve put up a flimsy excuse of a reason on the sub-header of the blog title, it is just that – a flimsy excuse. Several other factors preclude that…but that’s for another blog post 😉

As they do every year, the WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. So it goes…

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 20,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 7 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Vector – The Game

For those of you who’ve been wondering what was keeping me away from writing more often on the blog, the answer is pretty obvious: Work. And for those of you who don’t believe that, I’ve got another answer: Play

Amongst others, one game that I’m majorly hooked onto nowadays is a Parkour-styled run n’ escape game called Vector. Yes it is the one of the umpteen keep-running games like Temple Run or  Subway Surfers but for me it is slightly better than those two. I prefer the horizontal running style as compared to the linear one in TR or SS, maybe it was all those years of playing Contra for 50 bucks an hour at Relax Parlour behind St. Vincent’s!

Vector iPhone

As with any game, there is quite a backstory to this one: you escape from the prison-esque situation of being in a controlled environment where an unseen force manoeuvres you each step of the way with neural sensors. And what do you do after escaping? You run, of course! You run across rooftops, penthouse offices, construction cranes et al with a combination of freestyle running and neat parkour styled combo moves. See the video after the jump.

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New Year Wishes

Wishing you all a Very Happy & Prosperous New Year! May 2012 not end as soon as the Mayans predicted… :mrgreen:

Happy New Year 2012

P.S: If you didn’t read my ‘Old’ New Year Poem yet, suggest you head over here and check it out.

New Year Wishes…

Happy New Year 2011

I bid a fond farewell to the bygone year
2010 is gone and 2011 is here

Long and hard did I sit and think
But in the end I just edited the link

A good poem had I last year penned
Dunno if all you who read it sneered

Words may be new but the feeling is the same
May the New Year bring you happiness and fame

The decade ended and the year even
Wishing you all a Happy New Year 2011

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We can haz Reblog! (via WordPress.com News)

Tired of copy-pasting or including a link to a blogpost you liked and wanted to share with your own readers? Ever thought of a process by which you can share some amazing content with others with just a few clicks? And not simply via, ahem, a cumbersome *Retweet* button?

Fret not. The folks at WP have extended this awesomeness into a feature called “Reblog”. This, my friends is the “Retweet” of WordPress. “Reblog”. How original, huh!

We All Like to Reblog Have you ever come across a blog post that you enjoyed so much you wanted to easily share it with the readers of your own blog? Sure, you can copy and paste the link and perhaps even a snippet of text with your own comments, but overall it’s not a particularly enjoyable experience. We wanted to change this and make sharing other posts with your readers as easy as posting to your blog. Today we’re introducing a new like and reblog feature enabled … Read More

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Mysore Mini Trip – Pics

The guys at WordPress are genuises! Otherwise how’d they figure out I had a bunch of pics ready to be posted and to save me trouble of putting them up at some 3rd party sites like Slideshare, launched their nifty li’l images-as-a-slideshow feature?

I’d been to Bengaluru and then to Mysore on a whirlwind short trip with folks and below are some of the snaps taken with my phone.

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There’d been much more than just these pics if it were not for some dumbo (ahem…who some say was me!) had not forgotten the digicam in the back of the car as we returned from a tiring trip!

New Year Wishes…

As the old rolls out and comes the new
Hope it brings cheers and joy anew
Let the sorrows and hardships of the year last
Be long gone and something that’s left in the past

Usher in the new year with friends and family
Spread the happiness and celebrate ordinarily
A close gathering is best of the lot
Coz opulence and gaiety are soon forgot

Newer challenges and goals are that lie ahead
Chuck the failures and put them to bed
Cast your net afar and wide
The new decade will turn the tide

Be true to what you believe and cast away your fear
Rue not the sorrow that brought you a tear
Keep your friends close and so too your near and dear
Remember that I’ve penned this to wish you a Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year 2010 

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