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May 23, 2012

CE3K on Google Doodle

The "five-tone" motif for Close Encounters of the Third Kind Theme on Google Doodle

Today Google is celebrating Robert Moog's birthday with an interactive HTML5. The Google Doodle is a replica of electronic music pioneer Robert Moog's early models, and can be played either using a mouse or the keyboard.

Posted by mehrdad at 12:52 PM | Technology |

August 25, 2006


>> Fortune smiles on a shirzan (an Iranian heroine)

Posted by mehrdad at 11:23 AM | Technology |

May 18, 2006

BBC Mix-up

A graduate from the Congo, who was at BBC for a job interview, appeared on the news channel in place of an IT expert after a mix-up.
>> Watch the interview here

Posted by mehrdad at 05:20 PM | Journal 2006 | Technology |

May 03, 2006



Few days ago I saw this Hillman Hunter - Paykan - parked in Archway, North London.

Paykan's history:

In 1966, Iran Khodro manufactured the Hunter from kits. The resulting Paykan - Persian for arrow- became Iran's national car.

Total local production began in 1985, after the original British production lines were closed and Peugeot's contract to supply the kits was cancelled. While a little known fact, Paykan CKD was one of Great Britain's biggest automotive export earners. With Peugeot's help, a new contract was struck where Iran Khodro would manufacture the Paykan with the same body panels but Peugeot 504 engines and suspension, for six more years.

In 1991, Iran Khodro began manufacturing its own parts for the Paykan. In its ultimate incarnation, the Paykan had a 98 per cent local content. The Paykan finally ceased production in May 2005. It had been expected that the Samand, a car that entered development in 1996 and was first produced in 2000, would take over the Paykan's role. The Samand is Iran Khodro's fully home-grown effort.

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>> And here is my brother with his beloved Paykan

Posted by mehrdad at 12:07 PM | Paykan | Technology |

April 04, 2006



My mum's eye shadow - iShadow - and an iPod!

Posted by mehrdad at 08:06 PM | Look-alikes | Technology |

December 22, 2005

Googoosh Bita!

The best search engine just got better!
Make Googoosh your home page: >> Googoosh

Posted by mehrdad at 02:41 PM | Technology |

September 28, 2005

One Bad Apple


Apple admits that new iPod Nano is subject to battery failure and scratched screens.
Read the report here.

Posted by mehrdad at 03:49 PM | Technology |

December 13, 2004

Hot Balls!


Like cigarettes, laptops should come with a warning! Great Balls of Fire!

Posted by mehrdad at 01:12 AM | Technology |

November 09, 2004


The first release candidate of Firefox 1.0 is available, including local language versions and various bug fixes. It is a great browser.

Posted by mehrdad at 11:08 PM | Technology |

July 05, 2004


mobileshave.jpg proudly introduces the latest issue in silly gizmos, Mobileshaver. (Combining an electric shaver and a mobile phone to create a space-saving hybrid gadget).

Posted by mehrdad at 11:56 PM | Technology |

April 02, 2004

Don't Ask!

Making sure they don?t miss out on the April 1st fun, Ask Jeeves has revealed itself to users.
In a press release, Ask Jeeves attributed the new look to a "wardrobe malfunction"!

And here is Aref-Adib's version:


Posted by mehrdad at 09:51 AM | Technology |

March 05, 2004

Google's Ad

I have just put Google's Ad on this page and so far I am pleased with it. Google is serving ads based on the content of the page so the ads are usually relevant. Here you can check what Google Adsense text ads will display on any site.

Posted by mehrdad at 10:19 PM | Technology |

January 20, 2004

Microsoft versus Mike Rowe Soft

Bill is at it again. This time Microsoft lawyers have threatened 17-year-old Canadian high-school student Mike Rowe, demanding the handover of his Internet domain Read the story here.

Posted by mehrdad at 08:08 PM | Technology |

November 20, 2003

Why Iraq needs Linux

Plea from the Iraqi Linux user group:
"With the new situation in Iraq, copyright has returned, and companies are willing to enforce infringed rights for unauthorized software usage."
Click here to read more

Posted by mehrdad at 08:56 PM | Technology |

October 18, 2003

Greed versus Open-Source


(After the cartoon character: Wile E. Coyote and Bill Gate's book: The Road Ahead)

The Bill G. Coyote comes up with increasingly elaborate and seemingly perfect schemes to catch Road Runner Linux who, oblivious to the danger, always eludes the pathetic Coyote's painstaking plans. No outside force can harm the Coyote -- only his own incompetence or the failure of MS products.

Posted by mehrdad at 10:09 PM | Technology |

September 26, 2003

HP Sauce


This HP sauce will go well with the DELL barbecue.

Posted by mehrdad at 08:45 PM | Technology |

September 25, 2003



How to make good use of an old Dell computer.
(Original picture courtesy of

Posted by mehrdad at 12:11 AM | Technology |

August 07, 2003

I have the MOUSE!

To determine whether someone is spending an unhealthy amount of time with their computers, two University of Florida psychiatrists say doctors need to only remember the acronym MOUSE:
More than intended time spent online.
Other responsibilities neglected.
Unsuccessful attempts to cut down.
Significant relationship discord because of use.
Excessive thoughts or anxiety when not online.

Posted by mehrdad at 11:33 PM | Technology |

July 31, 2003


Nation Master is a site that transforms national statistics into interesting facts and graphs.

Posted by mehrdad at 10:44 PM | Technology |

July 16, 2003

Netscape No More

Having paid $4.2 billion for Netscape in 1998 and after years of trying the browser market, AOL has decided to quit the browser market. Click here for details.

Posted by mehrdad at 11:54 PM | Technology |

May 27, 2003


In Munich the SPD and Greens who have a city council majority decided to migrate 14,000 city-owned Microsoft Windows NT workstations to the SuSE Linux operating system. In spite of substantial rebates offered on a Microsoft solution, Munich now becomes the largest German city to migrate its entire client PCs to Linux. I think we all should follow suit!

Posted by mehrdad at 04:16 PM | Technology |