[How To] Removing Worm/Womble.D – Virus/Worm
· β˜• 3 min read · ✍️ sathya

Well as mentioned here my system was infected by this worm, so I thought I’d do a short post on how to fix this, as most Anti Virus Programs don’t get rid of this cleanly.

First thing, if you’re on the internet, GO OFFLINE! Disconnect, switch off the modem/router, pull the LAN/USB cable, just go offline. This is critical. Why you may ask?


My Laptop Gets An Attack!
· β˜• 2 min read · ✍️ sathya

A virus attack that is. After more than 8 months of virus-free computing(without using a Anti-Virus too, I might add) my laptop finally bit the bug(so to speak). It happened day-before yesterday, oddly seems to have triggered off after installation of Windows Media Player 11(Santosh was praising it, so I thought I’ll check it out). Downloaded it, got it WGA’d(yes my Windows XP SP2 is Genuine, OEM) and installed. First signs of trouble was when Windows Explorer kept throwing Data Execution Prevention Errors(DEP) while browsing through my Music partition. Then WMP11 kept crashing when trying to add my Audio collection(roughly about 7.65 GB).


A Look At Codemasters' GRID
· β˜• 2 min read · ✍️ sathya

I’m a huge fan of Sports/GT-Racing genre of games. Recently Codemasters had released their newest game, GRID, and I’d downloaded the demo version of GRID couple of days ago and decided to check it out.

And yes the visual presentation just blew me away! Everything looks gorgeous, from the menu screens which are alive in 3D, to the loading screens which, instead of the usual flat progress bar, show your accomplishments in your career.


Digia @Web – Finger touch Web browser for UIQ phones
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ sathya

Digia have announced, Digia @Web, which is a new, fully finger touch controllable, web browser for UIQ phones. Designed for UIQ 3 and Symbian OS the @Web,Β  claims to provide the best mobile browsing experience, for Symbian UIQ based devices.Β  @Web is based on the open-source webkit browsing engine ported to UIQ by Digia.

Some of the features include


Me? Man of Many Faces? Had Plastic Surgery?
· β˜• 2 min read · ✍️ sathya

So I was having a nice talk with Harshad a while ago on IM, and he asked me a question no one had EVAR asked.

I’ll let the log do the talking.

(11:07:16 PM) simpleharshad: how many photos you have
(11:07:22 PM) simpleharshad: ??
(11:07:31 PM) simpleharshad: i have seen you in two diff. photos
(11:07:34 PM) Sathya: hmmm No idea :-??
(11:07:47 PM) Sathya: check my orkut, facebook and flickr albums
(11:07:47 PM) simpleharshad: you look totally diff
(11:07:47 PM) simpleharshad: πŸ˜•
(11:07:50 PM) Sathya: HAHAHAAHA
(11:08:01 PM) Sathya: which phots you refer to ?
(11:08:19 PM) simpleharshad: the picture you have on stumble and one on twitter


GMail Gets New Features, Presenting Gmail Labs
· β˜• 3 min read · ✍️ sathya

One of the all-time favourite web email service providers GMail added few extra features, 13 to be exact, via the GMail labs feature. You can enable/disable anyone or all of these features by heading over to Settings -> Labs.

Note that not all email accounts might have GMail Labs features enabled.

The features include


Top 10 most stupid questions people usually ask in obvious situations
· β˜• 2 min read · ✍️ sathya

I get a lot of forwards, I mean a lot. Most of them I just delete, since they aren’t worth keeping. The good ones I forward. This one is the better of the entire lot of forwards that I’ve gotten. It’s old, I know but still good.

Top 10 most stupid questions people usually ask in obvious situations

  1. At the movies:
    When you meet acquaintances/ friends.. .
    Stupid Question:- Hey, what are you doing here?

Answer:- Dont u know, I sell tickets in black over here…

  1. In the bus:
    A heavy lady wearing pointed high-heeled shoes steps on your feet…
    Stupid Question:- Sorry, did that hurt?

Answer:- No, not at all, I’m on local anesthesia.. …why don’t you
try again.

  1. At a funeral:
    One of the teary-eyed people ask…
    Stupid Question:- Why, why him, of all people.

Answer:- Why? Would it rather have been you?

  1. At a restaurant: When you ask the waiter
    Stupid Question:-
    Is the “Butter Paneer Masala” good??

Answer:- No, its terrible and made of adulterated cement. We
occassionaly also spit in it.

  1. At a family get-together:
    When some distant aunt meets you after years
    Stupid Question:-Munna, Chickoo, you’ve become so big.

Answer:- Well you haven’t particularly shrunk yourself.


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.