Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Longest .com domain

I was browsing through an orkut group on etymology that I am member of, and came across the word: Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

A google search for the word directed me to Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.com

The site states:
"Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.com is the longest single word (without hyphens) .com domain name in the world. It was registered by Internetters on 21st October 1999.

This Welsh town actually exists and its name translates as "The church of St. Mary in the hollow of white hazel trees near the rapid whirlpool by St. Tysilio's of the red cave".

For brevity, it is understandable that many of the locals simply refer to their village as "Llanfair" www.llanfair.com or "Llanfair PG" or "Llanfairpwll" which, of course, makes for easier typing and is faster to pronounce."

Neat trivia ;)

Monday, May 01, 2006

Reflection can be wonderful!

This picture was taken while getting out of Cilantro's restaurant with despair. (No items in the menu was pleasing to our most refined, sophisticated, palates.)

While capturing the fancy "Texas Midnight" number plate was the main intention to click this snap from my multifunctional, multi utility, MP3-abled, blue tooth enabled (ahem ahem) cell phone, I was surpised to see that I captured most (7/8) in the gang!

Find 'em and name 'em!
Clue: There is a trouser pandy and that is Karthik!

Oh! By the way, it was Ranjith's treat as he is leaving to San Jose to join QualComm on his internship. Thanks a bunch, Ranjith and All the best!

We ended up eating at CaBoose (50th and Slide... Bangan's suggestion... for once was good :P)!

Downside of IT certification

Adverse effects of IT certification. Read it here.

Bright future... Glorious past...

I have been trying to create this post ever since PP and Nemeldi mentioned this to me. At the gym (yeah! I work out.), we were once discussing as to how a person's profile is spoken about.

When a newbie joins, he is said to have a Bright Future...
As he ages, he is said to have had a Glorious Past...

As for the present... well.. he had a glorious past and has a bright future, why worry abt present??