Blog | Tech Blog | Secure Coding | Twitter | RSS Feed Loved the new Puma ad on TV but didn’t know it was an actual song until I read a friend’s tweet about it. Been listenin’ to it in a loop for some half an hour now (Yes, I do move away from my regular metal regime and listen to some light’ish music “some” times )
It’s making me swing my head sideways instead of the usual up-down headbang routine. Feel like singing “I put some new shoes on and suddenly everything is right…”
If you have ever lugged around your laptop to Barista/Cafe Coffee Day, or have seen others doing the same, then you WILL most definitely be interested in seeing these geeky counterparts of yours (in starbucks though).
(Taken from “The Embedded Muse”, a useful embedded stuff related newsletter published by Jack Ganssel.)
“An engineer is a person who passes as an exacting expert on the basis
of being able to turn out with prolific fortitude infinite strings of
incomprehensible formulas calculated with micrometric precision from
vague assumptions which are based on debatable figures taken from
inconclusive experiments carried out with instruments of problematical
accuracy by persons of questionable mentality and doubtful reliability
for the avowed purpose of annoying and confusing a hopelessly
chimerical group of esoteric fanatics referred to altogether too
frequently as technicians.”
Had watched this video a few months ago, when Channel V was running “launchpad” (An awesome show BTW) and just got so hooked that I went onto the net immediately to download the song and make it my ringtone. Have transferred it/e-mailed it/copied it to so many friends over these months. Your old favourite “Tan Dole, Mera Man Dole” in metal. The guitaring is just too good. Have a look.
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Blog | Tech Blog | Secure Coding | Twitter | RSS Feed Just saw this on a show called “Attack of the Show” on G4 TV and just had to blog about it. Apparantely, there is this site that has opened just 3 days ago and what is it called? Its called “Call The Internet“. What does it do? What is its purpose? Those are the questions that arise when one goes to the page because of their unique and *intricate* design of the website. Just go there and see it first before I proceed further. I’ll just while away some time. LALALALALALALALALA *Whiling away some time* LALALALALALALA… LALALALALALALALALA *U done yet? No? Still Whiling away some time*LALALALALA…. LALALALALALALALALA *Ok, so u r back*. Lets stop the *whiling away some time* and move further….
So, now that you are confused as to where this is heading (and are probably deranged or maybe even frustrated enough to strangle me for having wasted your time). Now what they do is still not completely understood by me but one of their *wide array* of services is that you can “call up the internet”. HUH? That was quite brilliant of me…well, the concept is that if you don’t “have” the internet, or a computer, you can just call up Mr. Internet and ask the guy himself “Wuzzup”. Like you can call up the number given and give them an address and ask em to explain to you what that site looks like, or maybe summarize the content for you, and so on. You do the math (even if there is no math involved here)..
Incredible, isn’t it??
[Listening to: Chords Of Life - Joe Satriani - Strange Beautiful Music (4:15)]
Blog | Tech Blog | Secure Coding | Twitter | RSS Feed well guys, u must have been wondering where I disappeared after coming back to the blogging scene after so many days. Well, I’ve gotta a confession to make. One of my old loves is back. Yes, here in the US. And in so many forms. Yupz am talking abt games. My sweet darlings. Just can tell you how ecstatic I feel while holding that flak cannon in my hands in UT2004. It feels like roses are being showered all around me as I shred up my opponents in a crammed up online room. And the high that I get when tony Hawk himself salutes me after I pull off a 1080 in THUG2. And neways, vin diesel can never even come close to the drifts that I do in NFSUG2. Mr. Gordon Freeman (of HL and HL2 fame) is awaiting his turn right now cuz the rest of my time is prettty tied up with his highness himself, yeah a prince, the “Prince of Persia”. So, please forgive me for not writing more often cuz as soon as I try to write, the games just take control of my fingers and they just want me to do the tango on the keyboard and mosue rather than doing a military march of typing. Neways, now that the initial euphoria of the heavenly reunion is over, I guess I can now settle down and write more often. So, u can expect me to be a bit more regular.
Blog | Tech Blog | Secure Coding | Twitter | RSS Feed Today was a day when some important lessons were learnt, lessons that would change my outlook towards life, lessons that would leave imprint on me forever. What lessons? These lessons: 1. No matter how hard you try, whatever you buy will be available at a lower price somwhere else. The hard disk enclosure that I bought for 60$, after a research of 3 weeks, was available for just 30$ at fry’s.
2. Never fill in you mail-in-rebate form before checking the stuff that u’ve bought. The linksys router that I bought today doesnt work, but I realized this only after i had filled in and mailed the rebate form. The chances of a refund on this one look bleak. (Another 40 bucks down the drain).
3. Good times don’t last long, they are always eaten up by greed. The blazing net speeds here just compelled me into downloading a bit too much and my ethernet port was blocked by the Hotel’s ISP today. Have got it unblocked now but with a warning.
4. A blog is a man’s best friend. As I sit here in the dark corner of my hotel room, with no one to talk to, with no shoulder to rest my head upon, the blog is my only reprieve, my only confidante, *sob* *sob*
Neways, I’ll be strong. The dark force cometh. O sysadmin, beware, may the force (of port forwarding, Mac spoofing and packet encrypting, be with me….
And yeah, here is a pic of my new found love.
[Listening to: Mercyful fate - Metallica - Garage Inc. (11:08)]
Blog | Tech Blog | Secure Coding | Twitter | RSS Feed Thanks for cheering me up and for being there for me, guys. Am feeling much better now that I spent a few days with my family. My parents and bro came down to gurgaon for a couple of days and we talked so much. Went around shopping like a family. And it was so much fun. More fun than any outings with my friends. I really feel refreshed….
Meanwhile, the date for my leaving is coming closer and I havent planned anything. This is my first time so am quite excited but also a bit uncertain whether I’ll be able to sustain this enthusiasm for three months. But am not thinking much about that right now. Lets take things as they come. But at present the worry is that everybody is telling me to start buying things for my stay there and I havent even started making a list as yet. the only list am making right now is what I’ll buy from there. Currently, following 2 things are certain (Have been on the list for a long time): 1. An iPod (thinking of getting a 30 GB photo) 2. A decent 4-5 MP digi cam. (Canon/Sony or Nikon)
The things that are almost on the list are: 1. A gaming console (PS2/XBOX??) 2. A laptop
Do share with me any thoughts, advice, suggestion that you may have about any of these things. What models would be good. Where to buy them from? Any other options available? Know of any discount coupons/ rebates or other deals? Or may be u can add something to the list… Chalo, mez off to slickdeals, pricegrabber, etc for now..
[Listening to: devil's child - JUDAS PRIEST - screaming for vengeance (0:-1)]