Monthly Archives: November 2007

Online Nicknames Google better than Real?

From slashdot-

An anonymous reader writes:

“I was recently laid off, and during several of the interviews looking for a new job as a mid level IT manager, I was asked “So, I can just Google your name and find some of your work?” The answer is “yes”, but searching for my name doesn’t really bring up many results compared to searching for my online nickname which I have been using for about a decade. I am very tempted just to put that nickname on my resume. Is the professional, albeit technical, world ready for this step? Where should I put it? At the top or somewhere in the body?”

And the other problem- how hard will it be to get a job when your nickname is something ridiculous. Boy I wish I would have thought of that in 95 😉

Love at First Sight; with Online Help


Here’s a story that might bring a smile to the face of even the most hardened cynic.

And the place where it unfolded is one you’d least expect — the Big Apple.

It was admittedly love at first sight for New Yorker, Patrick Moberg (21), a Brooklyn-based Web designer, when he saw the pretty young woman on the crowded subway train.

She continued writing in her journal, oblivious to the loving gaze of the young man who by now was certain he had found the girl of his dreams.

As they both stepped off the train, he tried to find her – but in vain. The next thing he knew — he set-up a Web site dedicated to finding his mystery woman, and named it “”.

On the site, he drew a picture of her — blue shorts, blue tights, and Red flower in hair. He posted his cell phone number, his email address, and an appeal for help in finding the love of his life.

Interestingly, the whole thing worked. New Yorkers, otherwise known to be a pretty cynical bunch, rallied in order to help Moberg.

Within hours of the young man’s appeal, his inbox was flooded with emails, and his phone hardly ever stopped ringing. Finally, a friend of his mystery love contacted him, and sent him a picture so that he’d be sure it really was her.

A joyous Moberg wrote on his Web site, “Found her, seriously!” He announced that they’d been put in touch, and that they would see what happens.

The woman, now identified as Camille Hayton (22), works as an intern at the BlackBook magazine, and is also from Brooklyn. All that Hayton could say was, “this is crazy, and i cannot believe it’s happening’.

Meanwhile, job done, Moberg has lost no time in pulling down the shutters on his hitherto much publicized romance. Which leaves New York with little else but guessing games as to what happens next on this one?

RIP Ma’am

My class 12 class teacher and most beloved teacher from my entire school life passed away in a fatal car crash. I shared a special bond with her, and I’m sure so did most of the other students she taught.
May her soul rest in peace.

Her daughter is still fighting for her life, please pray that she gets well soon.

The Boondock Saints

Rated as one of the most “bad-ass” movies of all time, Boondock Saints is an out and out action movie, set in the 90s Boston. The movie opens with a church sermon, talking about the murder of Kitty Genovese in New York (read more abt it here), asking people to take a stand against the crime happening around them. Two brothers take the task upon themselves, and become vigilantes cleaning up organised crime.
Willem Dafoe plays an FBI agent investigating the killings, in one of the most unique and unforgettable roles of all time.
The movie went unnoticed on its release, which badly coincided with the Columbine high school massacre, which had striking similarities with the plot of the movie with the killers being on a “mission of God”. Made on a budget of 7,000,000 USD, it grossed less than 30,000 USD, thus becoming one of the biggest commercial failures in the history. But later with circulation of videos, it has become a huge cult hit, spawning a lot of online fan clubs. A sequel is rumoured to be in production lately.