Wednesday, June 25, 2008

"OMG" ! That's what's up!

So the other day I was taking lunch with my girlfriend on Beverly Drive off of Charleville in Beverly Hills and she pointed out to me the conversation these two approximately 6 year old kids were having. The older sister was telling the younger brother "Maybe instead of 'o my god' we should use 'OMG'". Now I know we are the home growers of trend setters here in Los Angeles, but this goes to show the impact of the Internet (social networking / dating / entertainment) on us. Vint Cert (founder of the Internet's TCP/IP) who holds the position of Internet Evangelist at Google pointed out during his conference on Tracking the Internet into the 21st Century that the next generation of Internet users will be introduced to the Internet via mobile devices. While Googooling around "the future of social networking" I eventually got led to Danah Boyd's blog and found this interesting article on Why Youth (Heart) Social Network Sites:
The Role of Networked Publics in Teenage
Social Life
where she points out a quote on teenagers not existing for their friends if they don't have a Myspace.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Cisco On-Stage Telepresence Holographic Video Conferencing

I was reading up on Kehles' blog about Cisco's TelePresence product. The Cisco TelePresence product is a collaboration between Musion and Cisco. Watch the demo on their site here.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Bardia Afshin Facebook is up. Add me and hit me up.

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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Check yourself before you wreck yourself! is up!

Eureka from Planet Euraka is up! I just read this article on Planet Eureka. What is it about? It's about connecting INNOVATORS of all ages and education backgrounds with Corporations/Businesses of small to large sizes in plain English (no confusing jargon). I've signed up for their news updates, I'll keep you updated with what the word is on the street. In the meantime, if you're interested for more information you can read about on and Tuscal news or better yet Google it for yourself

Friday, May 9, 2008

Cluster Map is on! - Bardia Afshin's Blog

I wanted to keep track of who's visiting my blog (besides moi). Check it out for yourself and give it a try from over here Cluster Map
Locations of visitors to this page

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Burma is up! with Eric Szmanda & Jjorja Fox

Eric Szmanda & Jjorja Fox are featured in today's video for the Burma awareness campaign.

You can donate directly to for the Burma / Myanmar disaster relief.

You can also donate 10% of your entertainment purchases by joining where you can read, review and purchase from variety of movies, games, and albums.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Programmer humour.

I was reading this article Satan, Britney Spears Top Paris Hilton In OSS References on which mentions Programmers Obsessed with Satan, Britney Spears, so I decided to run my own search on for Satan . I looked at a demo at for commercial enterprise uses it may have and it's nothing you can't do by piping with sed / grep / awk on linux/unix or cygwin on Windows. Check it out for yourself and let me know what you think.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Burma is up!

Burma / Myanmar has been hit with cyclone. 4,000 are dead, 3,000 are missing, and 100,000 people are homeless. You can read all about it here. The timing of the launch of the "Burma: It can't Wait" awareness program is more then ever just right. Support the cause by checking out Review, discover, and purchase... up to 10% of your purchases will be donated to support Burma awareness program.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Support "Burma: It Can't Wait"

I'm proud to announce the launch of "Burma: it can't wait" on

Burma: It can't wait

You can support the cause of bringing awareness to Burma by registering on with Burma as your uplink. - user review purchase recommendation site

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