Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Shopping and searching deals online

There are thousand ways to spend money and shopping by finding the best deals would be ideal who really want to buy something and boost the economy (while it will be very small contribution ) but what the heck!!!

I usually use few shopping sites like







I recently came across Dealsshoppie and found it interesting.

  • It has very clean user interface and items are categorized which makes it finding items little simpler.
  • It provides review link next to item.
I found it lacking the following, considering a website in web 2.0 era

  • If reviews shows rank beside the item itself it will prompt users to read the reviews
  • A blog to communicate with the users. In addition it can have a post about deal which is really deal comparing to other websites
Above points can be easily ignored as this site is still in infancy but they seem to be in the process of adding more (r)etailers to their database. I hope to see it competing with other biggies in next few months and will definitely keep an eye on it.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Steve Jobs finally stepping down from CEO position

Steve Jobs Apple's CEO is finally stepping down from CEO position. He is taking Leave of Absence (LoA) till June 2009.

In his absence Tim Cook will be taking over and will be responsible for day to day job.

Apple stock's AAPL trading halted in after hours today and market is speculating an opening price around $75.00

Monday, December 22, 2008


Noel - Merry Christmas

This weekend we went to Vasona Lake County Park to see Christmas lights i.e. Fantasy of Lights located in Los Gatos in bay area. Following are the few images and many of these had animation associated with it

1) Volcano
2) Dinosaur Den
3) Santa shoots the hoops
4) Skating bear
5) Tunnel of lights
6) Penguins at play
7) Happy the fisherman
8) Santa sled and 3 reindeer
9) Pirate ship and cannon
10)Booming cannon

It is very pleasing to look red and white colors everywhere including logos in web haven i.e. Google

and Meebo

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Health Care System - Kaiser Permanente (Redwood City Doctor) Sucks!!

I am not going to talk about ever existing health care system problems which are faced by someone or the other. We all know the existing problem about not following open health care system in USA. Today I will scribe about the height of materialistic doctors who practice in USA pretending to treat PATIENTS.

Recently I had scheduled my annual medical check up visit with my primary physician (pp) (now former) Doctor named S******* G***** K*** MD at Kaiser Permanente Redwood City bay area.

In last two years I have visited this hospital twice and this was my first annual medical checkup with my PP.

My appointment was at 9:30 AM and I reached there at 9:28 AM, I was called inside at 9:37 AM and after initial checkup by the nurse I went to my PP's room at 9:41 AM. There comes my former doctor and as usual introduction and how are you doing stuff. She was unable to start her system, so she said i will jot down things on paper and will enter this data later. After few questions and doing some examination

She: Okay we are done. I have other appointment now. We can't talk about anything else now.

Me: Today I have appointment and I am supposed to discuss all the problems with you.

She: You were scheduled for 20 minutes. Each visit is 20 minutes and I have already spoken with you for that long.

Me: I was never told that this appointments are of 20 minutes. And you have not listened to all my problems and have not provided any solution.

She: No I can't do this I have other appointment. You can come at some other time.

Me: Oh c'mon you can't do like this.

She: Okay I will try to accommodate you sometime at 12:00 noon or in the afternoon.

Me: Look Doctor, as you have your work, I do have mine and I have to go to work as well( "mein vaella baitha hoon na :("). Today I have scheduled this appointment and I would like to get examined and diagnosed completely.

She: Okay give me a minute and let me check out whether my other patient is already in or not. I will come back in one minute.

She comes back in 3 minutes and with a shameless smile

She: oh that patient is not here yet now tell me about your problem.

Me: Good for me.

And then I discussed some other stuff with her. Before leaving i told her

Me: Next time onwards I won't be interested in answering questions like "how am i, what do I do etc." and won't be interested in knowing "how are you and so on". I am concerned about my health and that's why I schedule my appointment with you.

I didn't like my experience with Dr. K***i and that's why she is now my former doctor. She is not at all professional and highly materialistic. Oh give me a break, being a doctor you first responsibility is to look and take care of your existing patient and then start thinking about your next patient (who is not in yet). Earning more money is not an issue here but how you treat your patients and how you deal with them is shameful.

So I presume the system is like this --> more patients you serve in a day more money you will earn. Money drives the way they treat their patients. Further Doctor's like her cribs about medical practices in India/US. I like doctors in India, I have never heard in 23 years from any of my doctor that they are done and have to look at other patients.

Similarly my friend who have visited this hospital they got the same answer for 5 times

"I can't say what is wrong" --> How did they get MD's degree?
"Please take ibuprofen for this" --> for all problem solution is the same

Health Care System Sucks Big Time!!
Rating for Kaiser Permanente's Doctor K***i = 0 (negative also works for me)


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Google started monetizing Google Finance

Google has started looking for ways to monetize it's other products apart from ubiquitous search product.

Now we can see advertisements in Google Finance .

Well it's a good strategy for Google to start making money from other products apart from search, at the same time it raises question about the slow down in advertisement revenue. They have started displaying advertisement from this week and this is after approximately 2-3 years of it's launch.

After few months we might see banner ads and side advertisements in Google Finance as we do in Yahoo Finance .

I am waiting to see they doing the same in other products (Google docs, GOOG-411 and so on).