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Cool stuff

Free Rice- 20 grains of rice donated for every correct answer

Free rice website logo

…FreeRice has two goals:

  1. Provide English vocabulary to everyone for free.
  2. Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free.

This is made possible by the sponsors who advertise on this site.

Whether you are CEO of a large corporation or a street child in a poor country, improving your vocabulary can improve your life. It is a great investment in yourself.

Perhaps even greater is the investment your donated rice makes in hungry human beings, enabling them to function and be productive. Somewhere in the world, a person is eating rice that you helped provide…

I absolutely urge you to visit this website. It throws a word at you after which you’re supposed to select the right synonym. For every answer you get right, 20 grains of rice are donated to the UN which go to people who require it the most. Rotating ad banners pay for the rice.

When I first played this game around a month back, I think you got ten grains donated and ten points for every correct answer. I kept the browser tab open for two days two days and made 2000 points before I closed it. It’s rather addictive.

A really cool feature added is that you can now click on the ‘Options’ link available in the global navigation, located at the top, and set the website to remember your score/ grains donated. While this is an interesting feature, I believe that having a descriptive link to this feature in the global navigation would be more effective in letting people know that they can save their score and come back to continue from there, thereby increasing the usability of an otherwise well implemented website.

As quoted above, the rotating ad banners pay for the rice. A pretty neat concept.

Mo betta vocab= Mo betta karma

Eye-Fi- Wireless memory card for your camera

Eye-Fi packaging. Wireless memory card for your camera

Currently available with up to 2 GB of memory. It takes care of connecting, resizing snaps, logging into your favorite social networking site or blog and uploading them.And it cover a good number of popular networking sites such as Facebook, Flickr, Picasa, ShutterFly and Snapfish among others.

Yes, there really is Wi-Fi inside that tiny little card. We think it’s going to change the way people take, save and share photos.

The Eye-Fi Card comes with everything needed to make it simple to set up and connect to your home Wi-Fi network. After that, pop the card into your digital camera and start capturing those memories. It stores pictures like a regular SD card no matter where you are, and uploads your photos automatically as soon as you return to your home network. All you have to do is turn the camera on.

Link: Eye-Fi website

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Red Interactive Agency – An immersive Chat Environment

Screen shot of the chat feature on Red Interactive Agency's website

Very beautiful and slightly surreal. Customizable character’s too.

Red interactive Agency

AUDIO tape VISUAL archive

Image of psychedelic Happy Sound and yellow AGFA Ferro Color audio tapes

Currently with 128 tapes online… Get back memories of when music was tape.

Lifecycle of a human being- an animated gif

An animated gif depicting the lifecycle of a human being
(size: 280 kb)

This animated gif shows in a few frames the circle of life- A very poignant portrayal of the human life.


Killer Deal- Adobe Production Suite and Quadro 1500 FX for Rs 30,000!

Can you imagine getting the Adobe Production Suite (Adobe After Effects 7.0 Professional, Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0, Adobe Photoshop CS2, Adobe Audition 2.0, Adobe Encore 2.0 DVD 2.0, Adobe Illustrator CS2 ) which is otherwise available for a lakh and the Leadtek NVIDIA Quadro 1500 FX (worth Rs24,000 to Rs. 28,000)for a price of Rs. 30,000 plus taxes?

It’s true. What an awesome deal and there are no catches. I got it a week back.

Quadro 1500 FX plus Adobe Production Studio bundle Info

Mongolian Shoe BBQ by Puma

Mongolian Shoe BBQ by Puma splash page image

What better way to find out about this than to create a virtual shoe or even better create a language in which teenagers can design their shoes and see what they design.

Philip Evans, Senior VP, Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Co-author, Blown to Bits

You design your own shoes and then buy them online. Every now and then, a Puma model’s supposed to be pulled from the past for you to get dirty with on the table.

Cocktail Database

The Cocktail database– for all the cocktail recipes you want.

10 common copyright myths

While done in college, this article served as a good refresher and included some points I didn’t cover there.

10 Big Myths about copyright explained

My favourite splash page – thehappycorp

If ever I want an unforced smile on my face i check their splash page out. The best designed splash page in the whole world. I love it. Light as hell in size and just wonderful. Check out their splash page.

A usability and accessibility note. I’d recommend that they use the noscript tag in order to display atleast an image or text for users who don’t have Flash installed on their systems and who don’t want downlad it from the Macromedia website so they can make their way into the happycorp!