You've Been Tagged!
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ sathya
Devesh was kind enough to tag me in this 4-things meme, so let me answer most of them(can’t answer two them, not yet experienced πŸ˜‰ ) and tag the rest! 4 Jobs I’ve Had (in chronological order) Still at my first job πŸ˜‰ 4 Movies I Could Watch Over and Over Fight Club The Matrix The Godfather, Part I V For Vendetta 4 Places I’ve Lived (in order) **Only 2 places I’ve stayed at so far

IPL T20 – I came, I saw, I had a blast!
· β˜• 3 min read · ✍️ sathya

First up: A confession. I’m not a cricket fan. I hardly ever watch it. Tests or ODI’s, it doesn’t matter, I’d probably watch an over or two, and then just flip channels. Over the past couple of weeks, IPL has been a huge event here in India, and a new source of entertainment for Indians - I mean, never have we had anything like this - Stars owning teams, Franchises, foreign superstars, previously never thought of players playing together and oh yes, cheerleaders. Even with huge hype of IPL Twenty20 cricket, I’d never seen a single match here in Chennai - mainly because of CAS which meas that all the “goody” channels are available on a subscription basis, and since I stay in a lodge these aren’t available to me.


Dress up GMail with Skins – And Improve The Functionality using Better GMail
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ sathya

Well, I’m pretty sure most of you are heavy GMail users. For me GMail is my primary mail service now, with my domain-based mail running on Google Apps. As good as a service GMail is I find certain things annoying - such as the the way it defaults to top posting instead of bottom posting! And of course the default interface is a bit bland. That’s where Better GMail comes in. Better GMail is a collection of Greasemonkey userscripts all rolled into 1 neat Firefox addon!

Some of the features Better GMail has include

  • Support for themes
  • Saved searches
  • Keyboard macros
  • HTML signatures
  • Bottom posting instead of top posting
  • Attachment icons indicating file types
  • Unread mail count in tabs

BSNL EVDO Availability In Chennai
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ sathya
I’d posted previously that as of now BSNL EVDO is available only in the outer peripheral areas of Chennai. This is now verified by BSNL’s Chennai Coverage page, which shows the areas in which BSNL EVDO service is available and what can be the expected speeds.

Think Twice Before you Use a Cheap PSU!
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ sathya

I hang out couple of tech forums while I’m free - gives me a general idea of what hardware configuration is more or less “standard”, and one of the worst mistakes I’ve been people doing is that they COMPLETELY ignore the PSU(or SMPS, as it’s often known). I mean we’re talking about Quad Core processors, 8800GT graphics cards, hard drives in RAID and what not, only to get a cheap local, generic 500W/600W PSU, thinking the higher the wattage, the better it is for them. The problem is that these can’t deliver the current required for these high-end components, neither are they reliable or efficient - the components inside are of the worst quality.


My BT Headset is Here!
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ sathya
Since I’ve gotten my Dell Inspiron 1520 & a Sony Ericsson P1i, it’s been a mess of wires everywhere in my room - the data cable, different set of earphones for my laptop and the P1i - bsaically wires, wires everywhere and all messy, tangled up. I got really frustrated by this and started searching for an alternative. SInce BOTH my laptop and P1i supports Bluetooth and A2DP I thought why not get a Bluetooth headset?

I Wanna Blow up My School!
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ sathya
Yesterday Devesh had tweeted telling me “You have to listen to this!". I was at home, and my connection being slow, decided to check it out in office. And man! It’s HILARIOUS! I was struggling to contain my laughter! Head over to Devesh’s blog and listen to it!

Who were you in your past life?
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ sathya
While surfing through the web, I found this link: Who were you in your past Life? Here’s what it had to say about me Your past life diagnosis: I don’t know how you feel about it, but you were male in your last earthly incarnation.You were born somewhere in the territory of modern North China around the year 1000. Your profession was that of a builder of roads, bridges and docks.

I wanna listen to music!
· β˜• 2 min read · ✍️ sathya
Statuatory Warning: LOT of curse words ahead. If you cant stand curse words, well then fuck you. My stay in Chennai is turning out to be one big lesson as to what kinda pricks and dumb fucks exist in this planet. First it was the Chennai Cops. Then it was the stupid mansion owner.Β Recently it was a stupid hotel cashier. Chalk up yet another dumb prick to that list courtesy yesterday night’s sequence of events.

Mr. Tony Chan Chun-chuen: Dear Friend,
· β˜• 3 min read · ✍️ sathya

My name is Tony Chan Chun-chuen, friend and close confidant to NinaWang
Kung, Who passed away on the 3rd of April 2007. I will save your time by
not boring you with all the details at thistime, Which has already been
disseminated by the international media during the Controversial dispute
that erupted between her and her late husband Relatives concerning the
huge estate he left behind.