Friday, September 02, 2005

Waraldu Blogu Day

Apparently, it was some kind of World Blogger Orgy Day on the 31st, where we all go around slapping each other on the back, with general expressions of, "Jolly good show, old chap, eh! Tea?" & c. But since we've taken the "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" approach to blogging, we will also mark the occasion.

Look to your right. More lynx have been added. It is a positive infestation of lynx. Some bookmarks, transferred from browser to blog. This, apparently is what is known as a blogroll. Every blog that has been linked to, is like butter. Because its on a roll. Ha ha. Very droll, we are also thinking.
  • Muesli Harmless - Be careful. Take your surgeon friend along. Will be useful when you need to shove your guts back inside and stitch them up, after you are done laughing.

  • A Walk In The Clouds - Another person with a wacko sense of humour [and some thousands (tens of thousands?) of adoring readers, apparently!]. Be warned about the PJs, though. They are all over the place, scattered, like dandelion seeds and shrapnel.

  • Zoo Station - One of the first blogs we bookmarked. Used to be a group blog, with a bunch of friends contributing, but now Reuben fights the good fight all alone. Very very interesting stuff here, almost every day. Lots of information, just the right amount of controversy, and so on.

  • Emergic - Rajesh Jain's writings on "Emerging Technologies, Enterprises and Markets"

  • Deesha - Atanu Dey on India's development. Disagree with many things here often, but always a thought-provoking read.

  • Indian Economy - This one is surely the flavour of the month. A bunch of A-list bloggers (Reuben, Atanu, Amit Varma etc.) present their take on the Indian economy. Interesting (if 'conventional') perspectives, even if one can't agree with them all the time. Or most of the time :-)

  • Sepia Mutiny - Another group blog where you're guaranteed to find something interesting, funny, weird every day. If you absolutely must read something new everyday, go here.

  • Meditations (of the DelphicOracle) - The DelphicOracle has sadly fallen very silently lately, although it used to speak at Zoo Station on many things - computers, Indian history (and the study thereof), the Red Sox...

  • Nanopolitan - Technology, society, more! Teaches at I.I.Sc in Bangalore, and has much to say about many, many things. Is also testing the theory that he is the only Abinandanan in the world. May Popper go with him.

  • Locana - That's not "loca" as in "locate", but locana as in the samskrtam for "eye". Anand writes on a variety of interesting things, and he doesn't know it but we find ourselves in concord very often.

  • Siddharth Varadarajan - Veteran journalist, very professional stuff.

  • Dilip D'Souza - Veteran columnist, writes about many things, with a personal touch.

  • Indianwriting - Uma M-D runs a fantastic blog. Like SepiaMutiny, something of interest every day. Bombay, books, movies, Bombay, people, animals, places, Bombay, issues, and so on. Did we mention Bombay? Well, yes a bit too much of Bombay (but then what would you have a blog about Bombay do?), but absolutely don't-miss-every-day blog.

  • AnandTech - Before you buy any gadget, check out what these guys have to say.

  • Joel On Software - Joel Spolsky's legendary blog, with his take on many many things about software development. He's very opinionated, but that's what makes this such a good read.

So that's that, then. More when we update the list next time.

Ah, it is Friday.

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message He is Dead.
Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.

He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last forever: I was wrong.

The stars are not wanted now; put out every one,
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun,
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the woods;
For nothing now can ever come to any good.


Anand said...

Thanks Ludwig for the link. I noticed your blog some time last week, and by now have more or less gone through your archives. We have many things in common, including Kerala and Hyderabad.

I enjoyed reading your posts a lot. Must say that your range is very wide.

Do you have friends at the UoH?

Anonymous said...

Can't agree with Anand more - that your range is very wide. Have been visiting your blog for a while; this is the first time I am leaving a comment - you write very well, and about a lot of stuff that interests me as well.

Anonymous said...

Great posts dude!! I envy your intellect

Ludwig said...

[Anand] Thanks for stopping by. Am very honoured :) Friends at UoH...I don't think so. UoH alumni, yes.

[anonymous] Nice of you to comment. Wide range = fickle mind. Can't/won't really bother to understand any one thing properly. Ah well...

[anonymous] I envy your anonymity! :P It is more about knowing what to search for on Google, than it is about intellect.

Orcaella brevirostris said...

t'anks for the bogrolling of my 'umble muesli harmless.
more pressure to be funny.
those lil varmints in the blogshop are going to have to work all night for the next post.

very powerful poem, thought so when i saw it in four weddings.. sorry for your loss.

Ludwig said...

[f.y.c] Do you provide surgeons and sturgeons to people who visit? Do.

Hmm... poems from movies. This Friday's list, we are thinking.

uma said...

hello again! what a pleasant surprise, and thanks for the kind words :) i'm linking to you...*sigh* so many blogs, so little time :(

uma said...

and this poem brings tears to my eyes every time i hear/read it.

Megha said...

Thank you for the link love. Me flattered. That be the kindest thing anyone ever said about me blog. Especially the shrapnel part.

And you already know what I think of your writing, so won't tell again. See now, isn't that a clever way to sound nice without actually saying anything nice? Something tells me I'll pay for it on my own blog. Oh well :)

Lovely poem ..