It has been long since I won anything in some contest or the like, so the last fortnight unveiled few pleasent surprises for me. First the Microsoft Wireless Optical desktop that I won at a competition at Bhasha India (stupid courier walas managed to do a vanishing trick on the 4 batteries though) and second a book on JFC Swings at Javaranch's giveaway. Wish the spree continues!
- The horizon for outsourcing seems to be expanding by the day. Slashdot reports that Builder.com is now pondering outsourcing some of their writing jobs to India. Salshdot, as expected has swarming comments and counter comments. Now, apart from causing pain in the lower part of American anatomy, news items such as these inflict immense agony to the throats of fellow Indian deshbhakts, who have to justify such decisions everytime, so I just leave a link here.
- If you thought blogging is a worthless, futile exercise have a look at this and this, what I call “blogging with a purpose”.