Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Ever wonder where the best seats are on any given commercial airliner?

Ever wonder where the best seats are on any given commercial airliner? provides you with detailed plane models from various airlines and color coded seat layouts so you can decide which seat is best on a particular plane. It is much more detailed than the official websites of the various carriers its references.

This site is loaded with intelligent information.
  • which type of multimedia will you have
  • does your seat have an electrical outlet for your laptop
  • what kind of food
  • children accommodation
  • Internet capacity.
You can chose from most major airlines: "for detailed seat map graphics, in-depth seat specific comments on seats with limited recline, reduced legroom, mis-aligned windows. Color-coding to help identify superior and substandard seats. In-seat power port locations. Galley, lavatory, Exit Row and closet locations."!

There is also a guide for "Guide to Booking the Best Airline Seats"

SeatGuru goes mobile

Mobile SeatGuru is a version of the website that is optimized for handheld devices. This new version of the site simply requires a device with an HTML capable browser such as the popular BlackBerry 7000 series, TREO, Dell Axim, HP iPAQ, or various advanced mobile phones. This service is free! Just visit the following website from your PDA:
Though you'll still need to visit the site for the full breadth of seat comments, Mobile SeatGuru includes the following features to help travelers on the go:

  • Coverage of all our domestic and international airline carriers; over 200 aircraft!
  • Seat map graphics with color-coding.
  • Seat Pitch and Width measurements.
  • In-flight entertainment and Power Port availability.
  • Location of Power Ports and adapter type.

    The Mobile SeatGuru version covers all the domestic and international airlines found on and will be updated to reflect any changes that are made to the site to ensure that the information provided is always current and accurate.

How did it all start?

In October 2001 frequent flyer Matthew Daimler launched with a single color-coded interactive airplane seating chart. Having realized the vast differences between airline seats, he was determined to build a repository of this useful information and share it with other travelers. Over ten million visitors later, SeatGuru has enjoyed incredible success and has expanded to over 275 airplane seatmaps from over 40 different airlines.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Blogging Goes Mobile

Although blogging has become extremely popular among all types of users from all around the world, mobile blogging was close to inexistent not so long ago.

But in a world where mobile phones can do pretty much everything, the mobile blogging service is also expanding and is already starting to become increasingly crowded. Cingular Wireless has already announced that in the future it will offer the MySpaceservice on mobiles to subscribers. is also joining in with a portal for mobile phones that is meant to enhance mobile browsing experience as well as optimize websites for viewing on mobile devices. Also, as of now, you can freely post and read blog entries, upload photos or leave comments on any blog, by simply using your web-enabled mobile device.

Blogs on all major services including Blogger, Wordpress, Typead, Xanga,, AOL Blogs and Livejournal are formatted for web-enabled mobile devices through the portal for mobile blogging. In fact, with mdog, you will be able to do everything you can do with your internet browser on your computer, which, of course includes reading and updating your blog in real-time, from anywhere, with the help of your web-enabled mobile phone, without needing to download or install any additional applications.

"The major blogging services helped make blogging a mass phenomenon by making it easy for non-technical bloggers to get up and running quickly. We believe we can do the same thing for mobile blogging," Mr. Gerard said.
I tried the demo by typing in this address and it is pretty cool. It does what it says !

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Do You Believe in Magic, Superstitions and Good Luck Charms ?

I do believe in good luck charms, superstitions and in a higher power....
So the Chicago Bears are going to the SUPER BOWL and I hear on the radio about all these superstitions and they really crack me up...but then it could be true !

According to the definition :
superstition, an irrational belief or practice resulting from ignorance or fear of the unknown. The validity of superstitions is based on belief in the power of magic and witchcraft and in such invisible forces as spirits and demons. A common superstition in the Middle Ages was that the devil could enter a person during that unguarded moment when that person was sneezing; this could be avoided if anyone present immediately appealed to the name of God. The tradition of saying “God bless you” when someone sneezes still remains today.

From Benedict Carey NEW YORK

Psychologists and anthropologists have typically turned to faith healers, tribal cultures or New Age spiritualists to study the underpinnings of belief in superstition or magical powers. Yet they could just as well have examined their own neighbors, lab assistants or even some fellow scientists. New research demonstrates that habits of so-called magical thinking — the belief, for instance, that wishing harm on a loathed colleague or relative might make him sick

For more here is the link

This is a great site to look for superstistions..

Wedding Superstitions

Friday, January 19, 2007


The Top 20 things not to say to a cop when he pulls you over:

20. I can't reach my license unless you hold my beer.
19. Sorry officer, I didn't realize my radar detector wasn't plugged in.
18. Aren't you the guy from the village people?
17. Hey, you must have been doing 125 to keep up with me, good job.
16. I thought you had to be in relatively good physical shape to be a police officer.
15. I was going to be a cop, but I decided to finish high school instead.
14. Bad cop. No donut.
13. You're not going to check the trunk, are you?
12. Gee, that gut sure doesn't inspire confidence.
11. Didn't I see you get your butt kicked on cops?
10. Is it true that people become cops because they are too dumb to work at McDonalds?
9. I pay your salary
8. So uh, you on the take or what?
7. Gee officer, that's terrific. The last officer only gave me a warning.
6. Do you know why you pulled me over? Okay, just so one of us does.
5. I was trying to keep up with traffic. Yes, I know there is no other cars around, that's how far they are ahead of me.
4. What do you mean have I been drinking? You are the trained specialist.
3. Well, when I reached down to pick up my bag of crack, my gun fell off of my lap and got lodged between the brake and the gas pedal, forcing me to speed out of control.
2. Hey, is that a 9mm? That's nothing compared to this 44 magnum.
1. Hey, can you give me another one of those full cavity searches?

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Using Gmail as Your Universal Email Account

Do you have a multitude of email addresses? Do you waste too much time checking up your emails from various places? Use Gmail to consolidate...

Gmail “send from” feature : Gmail has a “send from” or “send as” feature that lets you send from any address you’ve proven to be your own. Theoretically, you can make use of your Gmail address to be your universal inbox, and also the account from which you send email from any of the other addresses you own.

Here’s how to do it step-by-step.

How do I customize the 'From:' address on outgoing mail?

If you'd like your outgoing Gmail messages to display another one of your email addresses in the 'From:' field (instead of your Gmail address), just follow these easy steps:
  • Log in to your Gmail account.
  • Click Settings along the top of any page, and then select the Accounts tab.
  • Click Add another email address in the Send mail as section.
  • Enter your full name in the Name field, and the email address you'd like to send messages from in the Email address field.

*Keep in mind that each time someone replies to a message you send using a custom 'From:' address, the reply will be delivered to the 'From:' address rather than your Gmail address. If you'd like replies to be delivered to another account, you'll need to enter a 'reply-to' address. Just click Specify a different reply-to address to enter this information.

Click Next Step >> and then click Send Verification to complete the process. Gmail will send a verification message to your other email address to confirm that you'd like to add it to your Gmail account. You'll need to click the link in that message, or enter the confirmation code in the Accounts section of your Gmail account, to complete the process. Once you've verified that you'd like to add the address to your account, you can start sending messages using your custom 'From:' address.

Note: your Gmail address will still be included in your email headers in the sender field, to help prevent your mail from being marked as spam. Most email clients do not display the sender field, though some versions of Microsoft Outlook may display "From on behalf of"

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

WORD SPY: The Word Lover's Guide to Modern Culture

I read about Paul McFedreis in Time magazine. I was flipping through the pages and came across the section called NoteBook. It was interesting to read about he the words and phrases that are coined every single day which are actually influenced by our outrageous Pop Culture.

Here is the list....

BROKEBACK MARRIAGE n. Thanks to Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal and their celebrated screen tragedy, there's now a term to describe a union between a gay man and a straight woman or a gay married man having an affair.

CELEBUTARD n. A celebrity widely perceived as unintelligent. We're not naming any names, Paris Hilton.

CIVIL WAR n. Not a new term, but Iraq's deteriorating "sectarian violence"--to use President George W. Bush's preferred phrase--had people asking, Is it or isn't it?

FED-EX n. So long, K-Fed. The tabloids found a new name for Kevin Federline after his breakup with Britney Spears.

LIQUID TERROR n. After terrorists plotted to board planes in London with liquid explosives, this term was coined for the latest suspected terrorist tactic.

MACACA n. A racial slur? A kind of monkey? Virginia Senator George Allen, who used it at a campaign rally when he spotted an Indian-American volunteer from his opponent's camp, might define it as "the end of my re-election campaign."

MCSTEAMY n. He's no McDreamy, but Grey's Anatomy's newest character, Dr. Mark Sloan, usually known by his nickname, had fans buzzing.

SEASON CREEP n. Spring seemed to come early this year--and summer lasted a bit longer. What's to blame? Most scientists say global warming.

THE DECIDER n. A self-coined sobriquet for Bush, who bestowed the label on himself when explaining his initial rejection of calls for Donald Rumsfeld to step down as Secretary of Defense.

WIKIALITY n. Wikipedia + reality = truth based on consensus rather than fact. The growing popularity of the online encyclopedia, for which the public writes and edits entries, gave rise to the term.

Wow....I finally bought his book - ie...Paul McFedreis' s book - Word Spy: The Word Lover's Guide to Modern Culture - Here is what Paul says about his book..

This book is a series of cultural snapshots, with the lens focused on new words and phrases that tell us something about our world. These snapshots cover various slices of modern life, including relationships, business, technology, war, aging, multiculturalism, and even fast food. I define each word, tell you when it first appeared in print, provide a citation from the media that shows how the word is used, and give you some cultural background — stats, stories, trends, and tidbits — that put the word into context. Taken together, I hope these snapshots form a larger picture of our modern culture. Have you ever seen one of those images that, when examined closely, turns out to be made up of thousands of smaller pictures? It's called a mosaic, and that's the metaphor that underlies this book. It's a mosaic of new words.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Stretch Your Mind with these fun Tests online ! has been one of my favorites for a while. I love giving my brain a run for its money ! It is fabulous to challenge yourself once in a while. Try these you will love them.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Here are some resolutions that you can actually accomplish!

Are you sick of making the same resolutions year after year and yet you never keep them?

Here are some resolutions that you can actually accomplish! Enjoy! :-)

10. Read less.....So you are already not keeping this one ! :)
9. I want to gain weight. Put on at least 30 pounds.
8. Stop exercising. Waste of time.
7. Watch more TV. I've been missing some good stuff.
6. Procrastinate more.
5. Drink. Drink some more.
4. Start being superstitious.
3. Spend more time at work.
2. Stop bringing lunch from home: I should eat out more. and last but not least...
1. Take up a new habit: maybe smoking!