Sunday, March 27, 2005

succesful video blogging

from a post by Andrew Baron of on
the yahoo videoblogging list about what makes a successful video blog.

The three most important things that we planed and discussed as being
the three most important things - the three things that are in fact
the most important to us in this area - are: (1) a regular schedule,
(2) we are purposefully trying to be entertaining to an identifiable
niche audience and (3) short and concise.

Friday, March 25, 2005

podcasting - video

video blogging -,1412,65925,00.html
With the success of podcasting -- a recent technology that lets anyone subscribe to and play back audio feeds on an iPod -- the natural next step is technology that can do the same with video.

video blogs -
this is the future !!!
The Global Home for Grassroots Media -
We provide free storage and free bandwidth for your videos, audio files, photos, text or software. Forever. No catches.

video blog clients - is an aggregator for videobloggers. It lets you subscribe to videobloggers and tag videos. It's free.
video blog client for macs
Videora is the first personal video downloading program. Utilizing BitTorrent and Really Simple Syndication, Videora automatically and intelligently finds and downloads video you want to watch. With easy to use features like Want Lists and Season Tickets you will be able to watch your favorite video, no matter where you are in the world.

discuss -

special thanks to -

Thursday, March 24, 2005

paul graham essays

I thoughly enjoyed these

He also has an interesting program
for incubating start-ups

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

flash india

Monday, March 21, 2005

india opens up to wi-fi

my friend tarun( found this government form
about making the 2.4gz range commonly used for wifi part
of the unliscensed spectrum here in india.

buying property in india

my dad found this link with some information about foreigners interested in buying real estate in india

Friday, March 18, 2005

arriane madison arseneaux

my brother's baby pictures

pop's response


Your SDLC blog has a bad anchor tag originating in a repeated "http://"

_lifecycle.htm">Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)

Aside from that, I don't know if I agree with Bruce Bahlmann's template for
software development, particularly if it endorses anything approaching the
waterfall approach to software development. Typically both customers and
developers learn too much during the course of development for them to be
satisfied with their initially agreed upon plans. This is particularly true
with new products with more up front uncertainties, both respect to
requirements and development. Frequent updates to established products can
get around this problem by giving both customers and developers belief that
their new ideas can be incorporated in the near future.

I also worry that Bahlmann's template seems to call for software developers
to estimate time to completion for projects before they understand the
problems or solutions well enough to make accurate estimates. In my
experience, developers are always encountering subtasks where the estimated
times to completion are bimodal; either your original hunch works or you
have to find a whole new strategy. There is always enormous pressure to use
the optimistic estimate as both managers and project management tools (e.g.
Gantt charts) have difficulty integrating subtasks with bimodal distributions.

I personally favor development environments that encourage early development
of prototypes. I favor continuous refactoring, often a hard sell to management because the strategy seems like an invitation break a working system without adding new functionality. Conceptually I like the idea of test driven development, but have never developed a serious project under that philosophy.

Respectfully and with love,


Wednesday, March 16, 2005


Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)

looks like a pretty rational approach to the software development lifecycle process

Sunday, March 13, 2005

with eternal gratitude to nice for puting the pictures up
the incubator

Saturday, March 12, 2005

play your cards here

project management
video -
open source migration, support, apphosting ...
real estate development

for some reason there's a sense of peace i get
looking at this list. this sense that all the
pieces are there, nothing is going anywhere.

it brings me back to my reason for being here.
finding a place where i can hold space and let
the universe guide me into what i should be

the more 'out there' i get, the more i start
talking and thinking in mystical terms like
being in the flow, going thru the door thats
in front of you, and reading the signs.

the signs seem particularly relevant to me
right now. in this universe of utter freedom
i've been fortunate enough to find myself in,
i spend a fair amount of energy wondering what
i should be doing. the signs say things like
low cost development happens in india
in india video production happens in mumbai
try to play the low budget video production card

Monday, March 07, 2005


the collaba market internet cafe rocks !
its 12:30am and im still here and its like
50 cents an hour.

ive been here long enough to start to know
some of the kids hustling here. is interesting
getting to talk with them alittle bit.

last time i was in delhi i was blown away
by the intelligence of the street kids.
less than 8 year old kids standing toe to
toe with grown americans bartering hard in

i came away from that thinking that at age 10
these kids are incredibly well developed but
because of descrimination, racism, and other
educational skills like reading and writing -
there is almost a complete lack of opprotunity
to break out.

language really is humanizing.
there's something deep about listening to
someone tell you about their life and how
they're struggling to pull in a dollar a

its different than the un statistics that
tell you half the worlds population makes
less than $2 / day.

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

free market

my preferred internet cafe is next to this street market here in colaba, mumbai. is a fairly crowded and well established market - i think its mentioned in the lonely planet. as i was milling about today waiting for the inspiration to go online i heard a shout and the market turned to instant chaos with people throwing all their goods together and trying to vacate. within 60 seconds the vast majority of the vendors had left and the ones remaining were frantically picking their carrots and papayas off the street. a large military cargo vehicle roled into the market followed by a smaller ambassador car with a siren. some older police guys with sticks got out and followed by laborers. they seized everything that was left in the market and and loaded it into the cargo van. large baskets of papaya's, carrots, banannas ... everything. this looting went on for about 10 minutes then they left and people started creeping back in. when i went back to the cafe several hours later everything was back to normal tho many of the street vendors had 1 awkward bunch of bananas in their baskets rather than their usual cornucopia.