Free eBook: Best Speeches Of Barack Obama

Are you an Obama fan? Here’s a free download that you would love. This is a eBook version of a paper back that sells for $30. They are giving this book away to promote their print edition, the download is a PDF which is approximately 7MB, so be patient while it downloads.

WordPress, Six Apart Movable Type, Which Is Better? Who Cares…

wordpress vs six apartThe “Smear Campaign” has started. No we are not talking about the US presidential race, we are talking CMS! Have you visited Planet WordPress lately? For a new comer, it will look more like a Movable Type blog than WordPress, and if that were not enough, the MT folks can’t seem to keep their egos in their pants and try endlessly to add fuel to the fire.

For the sake of history, here’s how the events unfolded.
First there was Movable Type
For what it is worth, Movable Type is responsible for the popularity of WordPress. The licensing debacle of MT resulted in defectors opting …

Olympic Medal Count Fluid Bubble Chart Online Map

Here’s a fluid bubble chart of the Olympic medal count, the coolest online map ever. Move the scale on the top to get a feel of how powerful this flash powered application really is.

One interesting note in the geopolitical context is how in 1980, USSR, the eastern block, Cuba and all the communist governments dominated the show (in the absence of US), but China, which we believe was strongly influenced by USSR, did not medal at all.

As for this year, the larger dots are mostly represented by developed nations, with only a few exceptions.

Idiosyncrasy of an Idiot

According to one news report, microbiologist Bruce Ivins carried out the deadly Anthrax attacks against “select” Senators who differed from Ivins pro-life ideology. “Killing” someone because they are not pro-life! Does that even make sense? If you cared so much about the life of an unborn child, shouldn’t you be a little more considerate towards fully developed adults? Oh, the irony is, Ivins killed himself.

Midwest Flood Updates on Red Cross Site

The June 4th floods have raged for over 2 weeks now, and Bush finally made time to get there. In the mean time, Red Cross Midwest has set up a site on to provide updates, at some 240 posts over 10 days, this site provides updates that are brief and some very detailed instructions to those in the affected region.

Baba The Storyteller Story: The Fool

I worked on a site a while ago for a famous West Coast Kora Musician and Master Teller of Tales, Baba. Yesterday, out of the blue he sent me a nice piece of story which I thought I should share with the world. With everything that is happening around us, the war and our economy, this story offers a welcome break and a much needed dose of wisdom, wit and wonderful storytelling all in one; so without much ado, here’s the story.
Visit Baba at for more.

The Superest is Super Fun

Here’s a super fun-tastic super hero super game. The Superest offers hours of entertainment as you follow the trails of superheros, their triumphs and eventual defeat by a new hero. The objective is not to determine who wins, because in this game, just like in politics, eventually everyone is defeated.

Who Would You Like to be the Next US President? Unscientific Poll

We are running a poll on our site, we have a candidate in mind that we would like to endorse and promote. We would like your opinion to help us figure out if we are all on the same wavelength (or not). What will the outcome of this pool mean for our reader? If the majority of the readers support the same candidate as us, we will promote heavily as we did in the past, if not, we will limit it to occasional posts. Why would it matter? Because we do not want to distance our readers for any reason, our primary interest is in your servicing you. So go ahead and poll, don’t wait!

Bush vs. Hillary

CNN projects that Nevada will go to Hillary. I thought it would never come to this, but I must say this to get it off my chest. I rather have Bush run this country down the toilet than Hillary, I am not sure what I dislike about her, I guess everything. Anyone but Hillary please! Tell us who you would vote in the polls.

Medical Myths

Will reading in dim light ruin your eyesight? Should we drink at least eight glasses of water a day? Do we use only 10% of our brain? Does hair and fingernails continue to grow after death? Shaving you hair causes it to grow back faster, darker, or coarser! Find out.