Saturday, February 25, 2006

Yahoo! Answers

I've been trying out Yahoo! Answers the past few days. In an ideal world this sort of service would be the most useful on the internet but hey our world is what it is.

So far I've asked two questions and answered two.
I've answered a girl's question about finding love through the internet -no surprise there-. But guess what? My answer was chosen as the best one among six! Hurray!!! Hey I was just giving my opinion and trying to share some "knowledge". The other question I answered was both serious and quite strange, I tried to answer it seriously though, hoping it will actually be of some use.

Now about my questions. I've been searching the web to know whether the light of a certain powerbook G4 can be fixed (question#1). I asked the question on Yahoo! answers, provided a few details and within minutes I had my first answer and about an hour later I had a second one, both were very relevant and useful.
My second question was more in tone with this blog, I asked whether I should go foward with 3 guys who supposedly want to meet me at HotorNot (question#2). Within seconds I had plenty of answers. From the wackiest to the really concerned. Some people answered as if they were talking to a ten year old, others were just out of their minds -I guess I contaminated them!!!-. As my question grew old -a few minutes- the enthusiasm had faded and I received no other answers.

I'm sure I will be spending some time over there in the very near future...


Thursday, February 16, 2006


I find it easier to write about the people I know very little about and the ones I have just met. It's easy for me to just say how I feel about the person, what are my impressions from what he/she tells me and what idea I have made up in my mind on that person. Once I get to the point where what I think is replaced by what I actually know it's just harder to find the right words. That's exactly what happened with Brunda. I don't know where to start or where to end, there is so much I could say and yet even if I tried to put all of it together it still wouldn't say as much as it should. -This is none less than my third attempt to write about Brunda on this blog.-

From time to time I get the feeling that I just did something useful after chatting with Brunda.
Even though we are separated by two oceans and one(two) continent(s), Brunda and I have a lot in common.
I was expecting a Hindu, but Brunda is a Christian, I was expecting a catholic but Brunda is a member of the Salvation Army. I didn't know too much about India at the time to expect anything else but with Brunda I learned a lot. Actually I consider him to be one of my most unbiased and reliable sources of information on India and anything Indian -Ravi is also one though not as reliable he does a lot of information retention-. Of course he doesn't know every thing about his country but if I ask him a question I am most likely to get a straight and clear answer others often just give me diplomatic answers.
Brunda is one of the first people I met in a chat room, certainly the first Indian person I have chatted with. I started discovering India through Brunda. We ask each other for advice, and we keep each other informed of the happenings in our lives.

I think of Brunda as a friend or even more as a brother. We have been chatting for over a year now, and even though we might never meet face to face we don't only have casual, polite but aimless conversations like we used to in the beginning, we chat like friends and family do.

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How many profiles?

I created a sixth Yahoo! profile for the ID I use to chat. I have seven Yahoo! identities with this account, Yahoo! does not allow any more than that. To go to your profile type or go to the Yahoo! Member Directory and click on View My Profiles -You have to be singed in to do that-.