Kunaal Ramchandani

Kunaal Ramchandani

I'm a recently graduated Computer Scientist, who has been working as a developer for a while now. This blog (as the name suggests) is where I will post my scattered thoughts.

Baby Names Explorer

Came across this link via lifehacker. The NSW government has created the Baby Names Explorer. It uses the NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages to chart the top baby names over the past 100 years. Its pretty cool, unfortunately, ‘Kunaal’ has never seemed to be a popular name in NSW, I wonder why? 😉

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Google Chrome

Google announced it’s own entry into the browser wars with the release (tomorrow) of Chrome. I realise that they(Google) will be making sure that google and google related sites render very well, and their talk of getting it to multithread make things sound interesting, but how well will it perform when it comes to the more important (to me atleast) topics of web standards, also, how will this affect Google’s relationship with Firefox? Chrome on Wiki.

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WTF?

Am I reading this right?? Microsoft have just patented ‘page up’ and ‘page down’. I cannot believe that they even considered applying for a patent for this!

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Mozilla Labs: Ubiquity

The Mozilla Labs blog is quickly becoming one of my favourite blogs to read. After their earlier Aurora Concept series, they have just announced an “alpha 0.1 prototype” release of Ubiquity. Its described as “An experiment into connecting the Web with language.” It basically is a way to control the browser using language based instructions to create on demand mash-ups. For example, if I am writing an email and want to embed maps, reviews etc, instead of going to various…

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Top 25 Free iPhone Web Apps

iPhone Toolbox had an interesting write up on the Top 25 free iPhone web apps. There are some amazing apps in there, however my favourites would have to be 1. Remember the milk 2. Google docs mobile 3. Zinio Mobile News Stand Unfortunately, using the iTouch does not quite give you the same experience (no connectivity without a wireless connection remember) I am surprised however, that Google Reader did not make the list. Its iPhone interface is one of the…

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Css Variables: An opposing view

A little while back I wrote about a proposal put forward to have variables in CSS (here). Today I came across an essay by Bert Bos titled ‘Why variables in css are considered harmful‘. I can sort of understand his point of view, but I don’t agree with him in this instance. I do not think that adding basic variable support to CSS is harmful, infact I still strongly believe that this would actually make css easier to write and…

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Aurora: Future of Web Concept

While visiting the Mozilla Labs blog today, I came across an article about Mozilla proposing a concept series. They are asking people to write ideas and create videos/images/prototypes xiof what they think the future of the web will be. They started by linking a few videos, and the one that really caught my attention was the Aurora concept video created by Adaptive path. Have a look at the videos if you get a chance, 2 have been released with another…

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When Life Gets in the way

Finally back online! the past month has been crazy hectic, what with me moving into my own apartment, getting my basic furniture, appliances set up and finally getting my new laptop and internet connected, I have barely had time to breathe. (phew!) Now, however, since most of the hard work is out of the way, I can get down to relaxing in my own place and setting up my things exactly how I want :). The thing that I have…

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