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Blog perambulations - first edition

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Posted on Sat, Sep 15, 2007 at 21:43 IST (last updated: Thu, May 7, 2009 @ 21:38 IST)

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This is something new I'm going to give a try. Whenever I find any interesting articles written by other bloggers that I come across from time to time, either through random searches or through other links, I'm going to link them here. I'll call it blog perambulations, even though the article I link to need not necessarily be on a blog. So without any further ado, here is the first batch of links. Hope you enjoy reading these articles as much as I did :)

I'll begin with an article written by my good friend RT at Untwisted Vortex. RT asks Are You A Serious Blogger? This article does touch upon what you need to do to be taken seriously by other bloggers and how you can attract their attention. Most of what RT writes makes sense to me and I cannot disagree with a lot of what he says. He also has an engaging style of writing which draws you into his ideas quite effortlessly.

UbuntuCat writes about waiters who tip themselves and wonders if it is a new trend, in his article New trend: self-undertipping. Undertipping or not, I know I would be extremely annoyed if that happened to me. I don't know the practices in different cultures, but to me, tipping is about rewarding good service and the waiter/waitress certainly has no business deciding that for themselves.

Max, who's been away for a while is now back with a bang! His new article The Big SMB Problem: Dropping Microsoft Office on why small and medium business prefer Linux as a solution and why there is resistance from employees is quite enlightening. I enjoyed reading it and I hope he continues posting some meaty Linux articles regularly now.

My brother, Teknomancer, doesn't often update his blog and when he does write, he writes very technical programming articles. His latest article on Allocating physically contiguous memory in Solaris is quite a challenging read even if you're a programmer. This belongs to the higher realms of OS and systems programming, so if you find your head reeling after reading it, don't blame me :P Nevertheless he shares some pretty interesting (and sometimes undocumented) Operating System internals which you cannot find anywhere else.

Shrinidhi Hande writes about How Google can make Orkut a better place. I happened to disagree with his idea on this occasion because it just seems a bit much for what is supposed to be a fun, social networking website, but I know where he is getting at. The question of anonymity and privacy versus authenticity is always an issue on the internet. But I cannot see any major social networking site introducing such a system of physical identity verification ever. It would involve *HUGE* costs and would be practically impossible to conduct in a reasonable time-frame with a world-wide userbase of millions.

Hope those keep you busy for a while. If I do this regularly, I'll try to include more articles in the future. Feedback, as always is appreciated. :)

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  1. Thanks for the link and it is a good thing to list good posts...they just get lost otherwise...

    Comment by Shrinidhi Hande (visitor) on Tue, Sep 18, 2007 @ 13:47 IST #
  2. Not a problem, Shri. I always enjoy reading your posts, particularly the ones related to HR and management.

    Comment by hari (blog owner) on Tue, Sep 18, 2007 @ 20:12 IST #

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