A blog by iFaqeer
about life, technology and getting by in Silicon Valley

Friday, January 28, 2005


Seen on a number plate frame in Silicon Valley—well, the East Bay, actually:

Don't Tuck With My Fruck

Wednesday, January 26, 2005


Linux To Go!


Tuesday, January 25, 2005


Vot?! No Hobbits?!

Ron Owens over on KGO 810 AM had an interesting comment on the Oscars this morning:
"For the first time since 2001, there are absolutely no Hobbits in the running."

Sunday, January 23, 2005


Any denizen of Silicon Valley worth his or her salt knows how and where to buy electronics--most of the time, anyways: You pick up the Merc and look at Fry's' daily specials. But wait! You don't have to subscribe to a paper just because of that:


Lucky that as US papers go, the Merc's a purty good 'un. Othewise, as a friend of mine put it, most of us would just cancel our subscriptions...

Saturday, January 22, 2005


BTW, gentle reader, you do know about:


right? Honest, it's not porn. If you operate on or aspire to the success of the dotCom'ish side of Silicon Valley—and we all wish we did— you absolutely must go there and check it out. More later.

Friday, January 21, 2005


Have I mentioned this before:


People in other areas can go to http://www.gasbuddy.com

Oh, and this is useful too:


Thursday, January 20, 2005

Free Spyware / Antivirus beta software from MS  

A colleague pointed out some beta Anti-Virus/Anti-Spyware software that is apparently from Microsoft itself! He seemed to be happy with it--and did I mention it is free?


Thursday, January 13, 2005


The concept of "Social Capitalists" seems to be going round:


Comments anyone?

Wednesday, January 12, 2005


This blog hopes to present a view from the trenches in Silicon Valley. Your host is your typical cubicle dweller somewhere in this valley. I was an offshore developer--tech writer, actually--before most people had heard of the word, and before the dotCom boom, actually. I am from the South Asian, Indian if you will, Subcontinent; have worked on the East Coast; been laid off; been a manager;...you get the picture.