American Capsicum Noodles
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat

If you’ve been following me on Twitter, you’d be knowing that most of the time my dinner is generally Rice Thaali + Chicken Curry / Egg Omlette(or all three, if I’m particularly hungry πŸ˜€ ) at a nearby Bengali restaurant named Maa Durga Hotel. Well I didn’t want to eat the same thing today, so decided to head over to a South Indian vegetarian restaurant called Balaji Woodlands, just outside the guest house where I stay. I was glancing through the menu deciding on what to order. I *almost* decided to order Naan+Kaaju Paneer Combo, when I saw an item, which somehow I’d missed earlier. What was it?
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"American Capsicum Noodles"

I was like WTF are American Capsicum Noodles? Undettered by not even *heard* about it before, I decided to order it. It was a good 15 minute wait before my order was served. So what are American Capsicum Noodles?

Have a look:


Of Handling Multiple Projects And Failed EVDO Connections
· β˜• 4 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
Well it’s been a while since I updated my blog, so here goes. It’s been an event packed(and not-so-packed) past few weeks. Let start with what happened 2 weeks ago: The first half of the week was more or less the same. Just the same things that I’d mentioned in the previous post. It’s the latter half of the week where it got interesting. We(as in me and my team mates) received a mail from our onsite implementer stating that he needs all our support for the project as the project was supposed to go live on Feb 14th,and there would be testing at their end(their end meaning US).

Airtel Blocking Access To Unofficial BSNL EVDO site?
· β˜• 2 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
Ever since Santosh aka Gigacore started an unofficial site on BSNL EVDO device I’ve been following it closely, seeking for more information and reviews on the device. So it was no surprise that when he launched the BSNL EVDO forums I was the first to register at the forums. Now the userbase has increased and the site has definitely picked up popularity. Has it become so popular as to warrant Airtel from Blocking access to the site?

Overclocking a NVIDIA 8600m GT
· β˜• 3 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat

Requirements

  • Latest nVidia drivers
  • ATiTool 0.26/RivaTuner 2.06
  • A bit of patience
  1. Getting the latest drivers.
    Unfortunately, the drivers from nvidia’s site won’t work for a laptop, as they don’t recognize the mobile versions. What you need are drivers from https://www.laptopvideo2go.com Also do note that NOT ALL drivers support OC’ing. The latest that I tried were 171.16.

Grab the latest drivers from here. Also, pick up the modified inf files from the same thread. Now extract the downloaded drivers to a folder(the .exe is a self extracting 7z compressed file). Next, goto the folder where the drivers are extracted. Replace the inf file with the modded inf file you have downloaded. DO NOT run the setup.exe file. You will have to update the drivers manually, using the Have Disk Method.
To do this, goto Control Panel, Double click the System, Click on Hardware Tab and Choose the Device Manager. Expand Display adapters, right click on the 8600m GT and Click on Properties. Click on Driver tab, and Choose update drivers.


The week that was
· β˜• 3 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
Well this week.. well it was just another week gone by. Don’t know when it started… and guess what Saturday’s gone too. Sigh. Working as a software developer means you won’t know how the time flies by, and that’s how the case has been. My routine is now more or less settled. Get up at 6:45 - 7, take a bath, get dressed and hurry off to catch the bus which comes at about 7:50 - 8.

My Laptop Chronicles: Obtaining(or trying to obtain) a BSNL EVDO connection Part 1
· β˜• 2 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
Ever since my guest house owner denied me permission to draw a 2MM cable for TATA Indicom broadband, I’ve been searching for alternatives, so that I can get atleast a decent net connection. For the past month or so, I’ve been trying out AirTel’s EDGE USB modem option, but this net connection sucks harder than the blackhole. Another good alternative is BSNL’s EVDO service, but then the service was launched recently, and BSNL staff are ignorant about the service.

I’m a twitter-bug now
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
Preshit had introduced me to twitter a while ago, but I’d never bothered to check it(don’t ask me why). Seeing twitter updates on Preshit’s blog, I thought I’d give it a try. After trying it out, I’m cursong myself β€” for not having tried it earlier! In case you guys are wondering, twitter uses the concept of microblogging, where you send short updates of upto 140 characters(or “tweets”) to Twitter’s website, via SMS, using IM(only Jabber-based protocols like GTalk are supported at the moment).

The reason why my room was raided
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
Well in my previous post I’d posted that my room was “visited” by cops. Few people had even suggested reasons: Drugs, porn, while my assumption was that it was because of hookers. Well I got the update from the Guest House manager, and nope. It wasn’t for drugs. Not for porn. Not for hookers. Not for piracy either. The reason? THIS. 😐 Apparently there was a tipoff that Mr. Modi would be killed and that his assassins were already in Chennai.

My Room Gets Raided!
· β˜• 2 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
Well there are somethings which I thought I’d never see. Now as I’ve seen it all(ok, almost all!) The setting: Yesterday night/today early morning The time: 2:00 AM The Place: Cristal Guest House, Chennai, the guest house where I stay. I was sleeping blissfully, having a good night’s sleep. Then all of a sudden, I hear a faint buzz. Thought that was just me dreaming. Then, BUZZ again. And then the door starts banging.

When 2 Mods Meet
· β˜• 2 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
I’ve been posting on Tech2 forums for over 8 months now(strictly speaking according to my join date, it’s been more than a year but I was active from April onwards) & I’ve made some good friends with fellow techies. I always wished to meet up with them. Last month, my wish came true. You see, Reetesh(another Moderator at tech2) had informed me couple of days ago that he’ll be on a trip to Tirupathi and will not be online.