cogito ergo vagus

February 25, 2006

Hollywood “via” Bollywood

Filed under: about me,movies,rants — vagus @ 7:24 am

Why do I keep breaking my promise to myself to avoid watching Bollywood (Hindi) movies? When will I learn that pretty much every one of these movies I’ve seen has plagiarised content? And the ones I’ve watched and/or don’t know about… well, I don’t know yet whether or not they’re rip-offs.



February 24, 2006

Instant Messenger and E-Mail Etiquette (and Flamewars)

Filed under: computers,humour,microsoft,software,tech — vagus @ 2:41 am

Saw this post on the “mobile help” (John Kennedy) blog. Doesn’t mention those cute emoticons. ;-p
The comments has a link to some 25 e-mail etiquette rules.

Reminded me of a recent article on why flamewars happen.

February 16, 2006

Writing horror

Filed under: about me,scobleizer — vagus @ 5:11 pm

I saw the getting into coding horror post which points you to that blog. The latest post there is Fear of Writing which points you to some writing tips and hints for revising.

I knew I was being extra-Latinate with a title like “cogito ergo vagus” hehe. I think I’ll keep teh t1t1e 4 n0w.

Microsoft, Scobleizer and Channel 9

Filed under: channel 9,microsoft,scobleizer — vagus @ 11:46 am

I think about the same time I got “broadband” around Nov or Dec 2004, a 512 kbps DSL connection with a 5 GB per month data transfer limit, I started to find out online about the whole idea of Microsoft starting conversations with it’s customers, trying to become friendlier.

For those who don’t already know, like me new to the whole blogosphere concept, “Scobleizer” is Robert Scoble, Technical Evangelist at Microsoft, used to be called Microsoft’s “Chief Blogging Officer” hehe. (more…)

Introducing the 2007 Microsoft Office System

Filed under: microsoft,office,software — vagus @ 10:24 am

Saw this blog post today… Yep, Office “12” is now officially Office 2007!

Press materials at

February 15, 2006

SN v2.0 Works With PFX Files

Filed under: microsoft,security,software — vagus @ 2:03 am

A Whidbey tidbit about the strong name tool

I just found out that SN v2.0 Works With PFX Files and you can create private key (self signed digital certificate) .PFX files (PKCS#12) in Microsoft Visual Studio.NET 2005 from the same place you create .SNK files. (more…)

Impress people with your mouseless command of Microsoft Office

Filed under: microsoft,office,software — vagus @ 1:11 am

This post on the Office UI blog has a time-saving compilation of resources for keyboard shortcuts.

“Now you’re ready to impress friends, family and co-workers with your mouseless command of Office.”

You’ll also be prepared for that day in office when all the mouses/mice stop working…

February 14, 2006


Filed under: open source,software — vagus @ 10:49 pm

I recently installed RSSBandit (“news aggregator”) and subscribed to a bunch of blogs (RSS Feeds) and saw a blog post today about the Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society‘s OSSWIN CD. (more…)

The history of mathematics and astronomy

Filed under: crypto,security,software,tech — vagus @ 9:49 pm

While on my daily web surf I stopped by the 2006 RSA Conference (running Feb 13-17) site to see the keynote agenda. A portion of the entry for one of the speakers, Dr. Subhash Kak, caught my eye:

he has also researched the history of mathematics and astronomy. He is the author of 15 books that include “In Search of the Cradle of Civilization”, “Computing Science in Ancient India”, “The Astronomical Code of the Rgveda”, and “The Architecture of Knowledge”. (more…)

The brrreeeport report

Filed under: microsoft,scobleizer — vagus @ 7:25 am

Scobleizer is messing with da man

Vagus is brrreeeport ing for duty!

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