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A much deserved break: The Bangalore trip
· โ˜• 6 min read · โœ๏ธ sathya

First up, Happy New Year folks!

I don’t take off from work very often - the main reason being me working in Chennai means it nigh impossible to visit my hometown of Mangalore over the weekend. So generally I have a set routine of work for about 3-4 months, then take a week or so off (often coinciding with some festivals/holidays/extended weekends to get the maximum number of holidays with minimum number of leaves) to take a nice break, relax and rejuvenate - an approach which had worked very well over the past couple of years that I’ve been working.


The case of the Neverending SMS Series
· โ˜• 4 min read · โœ๏ธ sathya

Most of theย Ruby gang are very well aware of the “Stupid SMS series”. For the uninitiated, it was Nitin’s way ofโ€ฆ. ummโ€ฆ timepass ? by sending SMS to all of theย Ruby gang which made absolutely no sense whatsoever ( I hate to admit it, but it’s true, Nitin is a version of “The Amit").

Anyways back to the post, ย couple of days ago, as I was spending time in morning, my iPhone started to buzz away. It wasn’t very surprising, since getting a message in morning isn’t something out of the ordinary. Opened the message only to see it was a blank SMS from an unknown number. Ignored it at first, but then the buzzing went on continuously. In a matter of few minutes my inbox looked like this:


How weird are you?
· โ˜• 1 min read · โœ๏ธ sathya
Ever think youโ€™re a weird person? Want to know how weird you are? I found this site while surfing, and according to it, My score is: 89 Of all the weird test takers: 76% are more weird, 9% are just as weird, and 14% are more normal than you! So 76% are more weird than me? COOL! 9% are just as weird? Hmm So I guess I'm a relatively "non-weird" person eh?

The My World โ€œComment And Winโ€ Contest!(Well, Sorta)
· โ˜• 1 min read · โœ๏ธ sathya

Couple weeks ago Iโ€™d changed my theme to sodelicious2 and that put me in a spot of bother, as there was a gallery-which showed some pics and each were linked to, and was wondering what to do with them. Manan suggested that I could show off my gadgets, but then again, apart from my P1i, Inspiron 1520 and the HBH DS 970, donโ€™t have anything else. Ashwin came up with the idea of posting blog pics of highest commentersย  here, liked it and so Iโ€™m gonna implement it!

Was wondering how to find the highest commenters, since I know a little bit of SQL I came up with a short query and here are the โ€œresultsโ€:


Some of The Most Embarrassing Moments
· โ˜• 3 min read · โœ๏ธ sathya

Another email forward that I’d got today. Absolutely awesome stuff. Direct copy paste from the mail.

There was a World wide survey of "Most Embarrassing Moment in human life" and the final three incidents are ….

Third Place

It was the day before my eighteenth birthday. I was living at home, but my parents had gone out for the evening, so I invited my girlfriend over for a romantic night alone. As we lay in bed after making love, we heard the
Telephone ringing downstairs. I suggested to my girlfriend that I give her piggy-back ride to the phone. Since we didn't want to miss the call, we didn't have time to get dressed. When we got to the bottom of the stairs, the lights
Suddenly came on and a whole crowd of people yelled "SURPRISE!? My entire family, uncles, grandparents, cousins and all of my friends were standing there! My girlfriend and I were frozen to the spot in a state of shock and embarrassment!
For what seemed like an eternity. Since then, no-one in my family has planned a surprise party again.


A Look At Codemasters' GRID
· โ˜• 2 min read · โœ๏ธ 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.


You've Been Tagged!
· โ˜• 1 min read · โœ๏ธ 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) and tag the rest! 4 Jobs Iโ€™ve Had (in chronological order) Still at my first job ๐Ÿ˜‰ 4 Movies I Could Watch Over and Over Fight Club The Matrix The Godfather, Part I V For Vendetta 4 Places Iโ€™ve Lived (in order) **Only 2 places I’ve stayed at so far

Who were you in your past life?
· โ˜• 1 min read · โœ๏ธ 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.

Some fun with Build Last.fm
· โ˜• 2 min read · โœ๏ธ 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!