Change your Yahoo IM Status to What You Are Currently Listening to
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ sathya
While on IM, one of the most common question everyone asks is - How do you show what song you’re listening to? Well it’s a no-brainer really, quite a few plugins exist which allow to do so, but most of them are buggy, don’t work with one version or the other, or just don’t work at all! Well after doing a bit of research, I found an ideal plugin for Winamp - Yahoo Messenger 9/8/7 Now Playing v4.

Duke Nukem 3D and other games For Nokia N800
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ sathya
Back in 1997, when I was in 7th standard, and an adolescent, I was a huge fan of Duke Nukem 3D - for its AWESOME graphics, the attitude, and of course the sex and the violence πŸ˜› . Back in those days, I used to play it on my old computer - an Intel Pentium 100MHz, with 16MB RAM, an 8X Creative CDROM drive and a Creative SoundBlaster 16 soundcard and had a blast with its 320.

The Idiotic Hotel Cashier
· β˜• 2 min read · ✍️ sathya
Generally I always carry a fair amount of cash with me, coz I’m a bit paranoid as to what might happen if I’m stranded without cash. The set of incidents which happened just now will now ensure that I will always carry cash with me. I’d been to Hotel Balaji Woodlands for dinner - I don’t go there often, but have been there enough number of times to know that they *do* accept Debit cards.

Appraisals, Appraisals
· β˜• 2 min read · ✍️ sathya
Past couple of weeks have been sort of “important” for most people in 3i. Reason being: appraisal time. It’s that time of the year, where you are judged and rated for your performances. It’s a 3-tier appraisal, the immediate appraiser being the project manager, then the group head, and finally the HR. Appraisal mean everything for most - whether you get promoted/demoted, whether you get a salary hike or not.

Contact Me
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ sathya
I’m available for for consulting on DevOps/Cloud Computing/Containerization. My credentials: AWS Community Hero Author, Practical Docker with Python: Build, Release and Distribute Your Python App with Docker Super User Stack Overflow Reach me on: Email Twitter LinkedIn

How-to: Change the themes and icons of Sony Ericsson P1i
· β˜• 2 min read · ✍️ sathya
The p1i by default comes with a rather drab theme, and the default ones are no good either. So, to spice up the phone’s look a bit, you can always download new themes(my current one is the PSP original theme from Themebin). While changing the theme is a no-brainer - just download (or beam) the theme(.utz) file to your memory card(or phone memory), use file manager to browse to the location where the theme is saved, click on it and just apply!

EvDO Service to Start In Chennai Soon?
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ sathya
while surfing through Chennai telephones site, I came across an interesting web page: https://chennai.bsnl.co.in/News/EVDO.htm This is indeed good news for me, and for those people who can’t just go for a wired connection now(read my reason as to why i cant get a wired connection here. While a web page announcement is a good thing, whether it’ll change the ground reality - that of lack on information among BSNl employees about EVDo, anytime soon will remain to be seen.

Sony Ericsson P1i Review
· β˜• 8 min read · ✍️ sathya

More often than than, a Sony Ericsson phone is generally equated to be a music enthusiast’s phone, with their immensely popular Walkman series of phones. Sony Ericsson’s P-series cater to business needs, and P1i had been in market for a while now, infact rumour goes that P1i’s production will stop in September. Well then why this late review? Well because, (a) I bought this phone recently and (b) It’s a darn neat phone! So let’s go ahead with the review!

The P1i is a smartphone, powered by Symbian OS 9.1, with a UIQ3 user interface. The display is a generous, 2.6β€³, 256K colour TFT touchscreen and has a resolution of 240Γ—320 pixels, which translates to a fair amount of real estate. Hardware wise, the P1i has 208MHz processor, with 128MB of RAM alongwith 256MB of ROM and 160MB of internal memory.

Build Quality and Looks


1 Year At Chip Forums
· β˜• 2 min read · ✍️ sathya
Today I completed an anniversary of sorts - 1 year of registering at Chip India forums. Chip was the first site I visited soon as I got my BSNL broadband connection(yeah, a year ago), and was instantly hooked on, esp with “friendliness quotient” factor of the forums. I was on “lurk” state for a few days, and was overwhelmed - by the amount of knowledge these guys at forums had. Initially I couldn’t post a reply to many topics - since I didn’t know much about them, at all, although exception was anything regarding Linux, since I’ve been a Linux user for a bit, but then posts on Linux were few and far between.

Happy Birthday To Me
· β˜• 2 min read · ✍️ sathya
Well on March 19th, 2008 I turned a year older….(wiser? pfft). It was a nice day, as I landed in Mangalore on that day from Chennai. I’d taked a flight from Chennai to Bangalore on the previous day, followed by a train from Bangalore to Mangalore(my post on my Maiden Flight Journey got lost in teh InterWebs :(( ) However the train was delayed by 1 and half hours, which resulted in me reaching home at 10, instead of the usual 8:30.