Geotagging Photos

Armed with a GPS and a digital camera with a love of hiking, it is time to store the location I take my photos into the images and then show them on a map. I review several software which can do this and present my workflow.

Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice has been made into multiple movies and TV series. This latest version is good, though not as good as the BBC miniseries. I rate it 7/10.

Islamic Calendar

Fiqh Council of North America has decided to use astronomical calculations for the Islamic lunar calendar. I like the idea, but it is very controversial in the community. Let’s take a look at the blogosphere’s reaction. Ramazan Mubarak!

Movable Type Upgrade

I have upgraded to Movable Type 3.32 and have made modifications to run it natively with Unicode. I like some of the new features (better Unicode support and tags). If there are any problems due to the upgrade, drop me a line.

The Rock : A Tale of Seventh-Century Jerusalem

The Rock is a combination of history and imagination. It is fiction but uses historical events and places to weave a great tale. I think Makiya succeeds in creating an overall legend and myth for the Rock in Jerusalem.

Categorized as Books


Oldboy is a revenge thriller. A man is kidnapped, imprisoned for 15 years and then released. Then he looks for his kidnapper and why he was kidnapped. It is an interesting movie. I rate it 6/10 as I foresaw the plot twist.

Categorized as Movies

Liberty or Death

Liberty or Death by Patrick French is one of the few books on Indian independence that is not anti-Jinnah. Its portrayal of Jinnah and Mountbatten is realistic. I recommend it to anyone interested in the partition of India and Pakistan.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

This movie is probably one of the best Jack Nicholson movies. He acts as a criminal who pretends to be mad and is sent to a mental institution. I rate it 7/10.

Categorized as Movies