Interesting!

I’ve received some messages from my blog’s contact form; some authentic and some spam.

This is interesting spam!

Interesting Blog Contact Form

Update:

After about two weeks, I received this follow up message. So, it’s human after all! ūüôā

Blog Contact Form

My name and email address is entered in the form, so just ignore that.

As requested “i only want you to find me who i am..if you can”, I thought I’ll try. I see it’s the same IP address in both the messages, so I checked if there are any sites that can provide geo location based on IP.

geo Location Search

I clicked on the first result and entered the IP address. Here is the result:

Geo location based on IP address

So, it could be one of my current or ex- colleagues (NetCracker/ Convergys) in Banaglore. Is there any way I can trace further?

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Free Audiobooks and eBooks

Here is a great resource for free audiobooks and eBooks. Audiobooks are an excellent option especially if you have long commute times. Carry a few books on your smartphone/ tab and boredom is a stranger.

Free Audiobooks and eBooks – Librophile.

Librophile helps you browse, listen and download thousands free of audiobooks & eBooks.

What is Librophile.com?

Librophile.com (beta) offers a simple interface for finding completely legal free audiobooks and eBooks.

How is it a free?

The internet is full of free and legal audiobooks and eBooks but finding them can be hard work. They are here to help by constantly looking for you. Librophile.com maintains an extensive archive of over a million publications and is funded mostly by advertising. Their philosophy is to try their very best to locate a free version for you, however, if there are none then they can often recommend a pay book too.

More Audiobook and eBook resources

List courtesy: Librarian Chick.

  • Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts¬†– About 14,000 classic public domain documents from American and English literature as well as Western philosophy
  • Alibris¬†– Over 60 million used, new, and out-of-print books
  • Audiobooks¬†– Download 2 free audio books every day
  • AudioBooksForFree¬†– A collection of free children, fiction and non-fiction audiobooks
  • Baen Free Library¬†– A number of Baen Books in electronic format
  • Bartleby¬†– Unlimited access to books and information online free of charge
  • Bibliomania¬†– Thousands of free e-books, poems, articles, short stories and plays
  • Blue Rectangle¬†– Quick book reviews by real people on video
  • BookLamp¬†– A service that matches readers to books through an analysis of writing styles
  • BooksInMyPhone¬†– Formatted ebooks that you can read from any java enable mobile phone
  • BooksShouldBeFree¬†– Free MP3 audio books you can browse by category
  • Bookyards¬†– Free books, education materials, information, and content
  • ChestofBooks¬†– Free online books on various topics
  • Classic Short Stories¬†– Dedicated to the short story and to those interested in reading light prose
  • Creative Commons Books¬†– A list of works consisting of over 35,000 words that are or have been commercially available in hardcopy and have an ISBN
  • DailyLit¬†– Too busy for books? Read them by email and RSS
  • Digital Book Index¬†– Provides links to more than 128,000 title records
  • eBook Hood¬†– An online library of electronic books available in various ebook formats
  • Etext Center¬†– Over 2,100 publicly-available ebooks
  • Fairy Tales Collection¬†– A collection of the world’s fairy tales
  • FeedBooks¬†– Made with e-paper devices in mind (Sony PRS-500 & iRex iLiad), Feedbooks is a complete experience for mobile reading
  • Free Books Hub¬†– Download free books for Kindle devices
  • Free Classic AudioBooks¬†– Free audio books in either mp3 format or m4b audio book format
  • Free Curricula Center¬†– Develop and share textbooks, instructor guides, and other educational materials
  • Free Management Library¬†– Complete, highly integrated library for nonprofits and for-profits
  • FullBooks¬†– Thousands of full text free books
  • Getfreeebooks¬†– A site where you can legally download free books
  • Global Text Project¬†– Open content electronic textbooks
  • Gnooks¬†– Discover new writers you will like
  • Google Book Search¬†– Search the full text of books and discover new ones
  • GRE Audio Books¬†– Study for the GRE Literature test with these free audio books
  • HowTo¬†– Access free books, with no registration, no fees, no catch
  • Internet Book List¬†– A comprehensive and easily accessible database of books
  • LearnOutLoud¬†– Over 10,000 educational audio books, MP3 downloads, podcasts, and videos
  • Library2Go¬†– Download best selling digital audio titles 24/7
  • Library Connection¬†– Downloadable audio book catalog
  • LibriVox¬†– Free audiobooks from the public domain
  • LiteralSystems¬†– Free human-recorded audiobooks
  • ManyBooks.net¬†– Free ebooks for your PDA, iPhone, or ebook reader
  • New Free Books¬†– Links to free, legal, complete ebooks still covered by copyright
  • OCLC FictionFinder¬†– Provides access to 2.8 million works of fiction
  • Online Magical Library¬†– A number of ebooks about magic in many cultures
  • O’Reilly Open Books Project¬†– A number of Open Books with various forms of “open” copyright
  • Page By Page Books¬†– Hundreds of classic books you can read right now, all absolutely free
  • Paper Portitude¬†– From the Grimm fairy tales, to the poems of Robert Frost, find your favorite classics here
  • Planet eBook¬†– Free classic literature to download and share
  • PlanetPDF¬†– Free PDF ebooks Archive
  • Project Gutenberg¬†– The oldest producer of free ebooks on the Internet
  • PublicLiterature.org¬†– Explore and utilize this collection of public domain books,poetry, tutorials and audio
  • Rare Book Room¬†– Some of the world’s greatest and rarest books, photographed at high resolution
  • Read Print¬†– Thousands of free books for students, teachers, and the classic enthusiast
  • The Assayer¬†– One of the web’s largest catalogs of free books where users can submit reviews
  • The Free Physics Textbook¬†– This site publishes a free physics textbook in a number of different languages
  • The National Academies Press¬†– Read more than 3,000 books online for free
  • The Online Books Page¬†– Listing over 25,000 free books on the Web
  • The Open Library¬†– A project that aims to provide universal access to all knowledge
  • Universal Digital Library¬†– Access to over 1.5 million books online
  • What Should I Read Next¬†– Enter a book you like and this site will suggest what you could read next
  • Whichbook¬†– Gives readers an enjoyable and intuitive way to find books to match their mood
  • Wikibooks¬†– A collection of open-content textbooks
  • World eBook Library¬†– Combined collections create world class Internet public access to over 75,000 free eBooks and eDocuments
  • Yudu¬†– Read and publish magazines, newspapers, ebooks and more online for free

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Everything you need to know about beer

I received in email a link to an article published today (Nov 15, 2013),¬†on The Times of India website, ¬†titled¬†’10 Reasons why beer is not bad for you’.

While it could take 10 minutes for you to read the article (link at the bottom of the post), here are the bullet points to save you some time:

  • Beer drinkers live longer
  • Beer is all-natural
  • Beer is low in calories, low in carbohydrates and has no fat or cholesterol
  • Beer improves your cholesterol
  • Beer helps you chill
  • Beer has plenty o’ B vitamins
  • Beer is safer than water
  • Beer prevents heart attacks
  • Beer fights cancer
  • Beer does not give you a beer belly

I liked the outline. I remember a similar article I read some time ago and in similar lines. So I opened a beer and sat down to understand the good things beer can do to us. And, once done (with the article, not beer), in the mood to know few more interesting facts about beer, did a quick search online. I bumped into few interesting infographics posted by VisualLoop on Pinterest. Here I share a few of those many images with due credit to folks at VisualLoop.

Grab a beer and read on!

24 Things You Didn’t Know About Beer

24 things you didn't know about beer