27.8.08

Lamborghini Reventon

This car just knocked of Ferrari from my dream car spot. In a limited 20 in numbers and 1 million euro each, these marquees are meant for the ├╝ber rich.

Made of carbon fiber and precision, the usual and more what sports cars are made of and a lot more including plasma-sprayed ceramic coating for exhaust developed for nuclear reactors. The detail and extreme specifications are handled without a compromise to make the best Lamborghini ever.

With 0-60 mph in 3.4 seconds and top speed of 210 mph, this baby's got more mojo than you would ever need.

Would I ever be able to own drive sit in one?

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11.6.08

.net or .com?

I have been thinking for a while whether to register the domain with .net or .com and as you can see I ended up with .com.

I am sure many would have been in the same dilemma for their personal websites. The below link lists all the registered domains and their intended purpose

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

.net sounded more professional at first but I realized that .net was intended for network providers. .pro or .name would be appropriate for individuals as per their purpose.

Since I didn’t like .name the obvious choice was .com. Though .com was for commercial websites, as it was more widely associated with web and would be easy for others to remember, I ended up on that.


8.6.08

Creating your own personal website for $10 a year

After some thought on what should be my first post on my new blog, I thought why not write on how I ended up at Blogger creating my own website.

Being an enthusiastic web developer, I initially thought I would develop my own website with all the bells and whistles and host it.
This meant $10/yr on domain name and ~$60/yr on hosting fees.

Upon some thought I realized the most I would like to have is a maximum of 4-5 simple pages and a blog which I should be able to achieve through blogs like WordPress or Blogger.

While wordpress is highly customizable and an awesome blog, it had its own set of limitations. To start with they charge $15 for registering the domain and $15 for customizing the css. While blogger allowed fully customizable content without any restrictions and the domain registration was only $10.

WordPress : $30/yr
Blogger : $10/yr


If you are able to spend some time and customize carefully, you should be able to do everything you envision for your personal website using Blogger .

As you can see I have made my site simple and elegant, but Blogger can be customized extensively and your creativity is the limit; you should be able to practically make any layout you would want. I will try to explain in detail on how you can create a website like mine from scratch.