Saturday, January 7, 2012

Ye Maya Chesave

Ye Maya Chesave is the first Indian movie I really enjoyed in a while. I really recommend it.

It is a realistic Indian love story. Boy likes girl, girl won't give the time of the day to the boy, boy harasses the girl until her defences break down, relationship form, and deepens, and family interferes.

The actors acted well, the songs are really good (thanks, A.R. Rahman!), and the story is 'real'. Oh, and an added touch of realism: when they are in Kerala, many people talk in Malayalam, and they put Telugu subtitles. Sweet!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Searching with YaCy

YaCy is an interesting open source project, and I decided to give it a spin.

In the age of rising internet censorship, having an uncensorable search network is very attractive.

The installation is pretty simple, but would benefit from being added to Fedora's packages.

The results are still pretty slim, and the presentation may need an upgrade, but it sorta works. I think I'll keep using it as my default search engine for some time.

Oh, and it is easy to add it Firefox's search bar.