Who were you in your past life?
· ☕ 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!
· ☕ 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. 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,
· ☕ 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.


I'm on Folding@Home
· ☕ 1 min read · ✍️ sathya
Yup, I’ve gotten into the Folding@Home brigade. Have always been into the whole distributed computation thingy, with my first experience being SETI@Home way back in 2000, when I first got my net connection. That net connection however was taken down soon(not thanks to my aunt coming down from the other side if the world and using it as an Always ON ADSL connection) meaning that my SETI@Home experiment came to a crashing halt 🙁

Some fun with Build Last.fm
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ sathya

Ever since I’ve known last.fm via Amarok, I’ve been a huge fan of that site. Today I was going through Build last.fm, which consist of community generated Scripts, stats, plugins and some extras - and was just playing around with some of the apps.

Here’s some of them-
PS: Bandwidth intensive post ahead! You’ve been warned!


Celebrity Issues
· ☕ 3 min read · ✍️ sathya

Being a mini “celebrity”  can be a problem. Now I’m no “celebrity”, but being a moderator of India’s biggest tech website forums, Tech2.o has its advantages…and drawbacks too. Some of the people who contact me on IM, just make me go =)) =)) =))

Case in point was the other day, while I was working, I get buzzed on IM. A guy asks me, “are you the moderator at tech2?". I say “yes”. He tells me: ““prove it!!” I was like WTF?, and I go “Why should I?". He then goes :“I KNOW YOU ARE LYING”. I then go “Ughhh, Ok, fine. I see no reason as to why I should “prove” you anything” . I’m like jeez what losers. Unfortunately I didnt have teh ENTIRE log of that conversation to share with you guys.


Enable/Disable AutoPlay For Individual Drives
· ☕ 1 min read · ✍️ sathya

Windows’ Autoplay is a neat feature - the moment you pop in a CD/Drive or a Removable drive, autorun.inf file is read, and any executable file mentioned in there is executed. While this seems as a good idea, say, for automated setup installers, Autoplay has gathered some infamy as a virus distribution centre.

With default settings, you can only disable or enable Autoplay totally, not for individual drives. So is there a way to enable Autoplay, say only for individual drives, say, CD Drive? Yes!

For that you’ll need Tweak UI, grab it from here. After installing, launch it.


Coldplay Releases Their First Song For Download
· ☕ 1 min read · ✍️ sathya
Well first it was Nine Inch Nails offering their single Discipline for free download and now Coldplay has taken the same route, offering their single “Violet Hill” from their New album “Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends” for free download. Enjoy the song, it’s awesome. Cant’ wait for their album.

Indian Work Culture ?
· ☕ 5 min read · ✍️ sathya

I keep getting this mail as a forward, and it’s contents reflect my views too. Have a look at the mail.

Mail sent by Narayan Murthy to all Infosys staff:

It’s half past 8 in the office but the lights are still on…
PCs still running, coffee machines still buzzing…
And who’s at work? Most of them ??? Take a closer look…

All or most specimens are ??
Something male species of the human race…

Look closer… again all or most of them are bachelors…

And why are they sitting late? Working hard? No way!!!
Any guesses???
Let’s ask one of them…
Here’s what he says… “What’s there 2 do after going home…Here we get to surf, AC, phone, food, coffee that is why I am working late…Importantly no bossssssss!!!!!!!!!!!”


Dilli Chale!
· ☕ 1 min read · ✍️ sathya

Yup, that’s right! I will leaving for Delhi tomorrow night who’s going to get married to attend my teammate’s wedding on Sunday. So why am I leaving so early? Sight seeing 😀 :D/ ! Will be reaching Delhi tomorrow night(taking a flight, scheduled for departure at 20:30), we have an elaborate “schedule” all planned out. Lets see how it goes!

Will keep twittering about it, follow me and you’ll know more!

Update: I was sent a text file containing the “elaborate schedule” I was speaking about, here it goes: