Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Secret – L o r d R a j


Do everything that you are not supposed to.


That’s my new secret (came up with this last night).

If life is going to screw you over (and in my case, it already has – again and again), well do everything you shouldn’t be doing. Not that it will hurt any less, but the logic is – NOW you won’t be asking ‘ WHY ME? ’ and THAT appeals to me.

If you haven’t done anything wrong and still end up getting screwed – in addition to the hurt, you have this question hitting at you all the time – what did I do to deserve this?

The first step is Acceptance. No, not accepting that you made a mistake, but accepting that you will get fucked, no matter what you do or don’t do. Shit WILL happen. You WILL suffer even if you haven’t done anything do deserve it.

Now, I am not saying that when this happens you won’t be hurt or it won’t bother you. Sure it will. But instead of mourning and banging your head asking ‘ WHY ME ? ’ – now you just might have a hint of a smile and your head will be saying ‘ You had it coming ’.

Clink - To life - that seems worse than death (sipping from my glass and showing the finger)

*Note: To be read in conjunction with The Secret - L o r d R a j - EXPLAINED

Monday, June 29, 2009

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Because the lives of the wicked should be made brief
For the rest of us death will be a relief.

We all deserve to die.

~ Sweeney Todd

The full thing is here

VideoBay - Beta

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The developers behind the Pirate Bay team have been developing a video streaming site for the past two years, and they've just opened up an "extreme beta" version of the project (meaning, in their words, "Don't expect anything to work at all"). Users can share video clips here without having to fear concerns they may be removed over copyright claims, as with the current dominant video-sharing service, YouTube.

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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Angels & Demons

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For the ones who haven’t read the book:

Definitely watchable action flick. Not half as bad as some of the crap you end up with these days. Awesome visuals. If action isn’t your thing, well you get a tour of Rome. That should be worth something, right?


 For the ones who have read the book: 

Total crap. Complete waste of time. What the hell happened to Maximilan Kohler??! The most interesting character in the story (in the book) doesn’t even exist in the movie? WTF!

Ron Howard – Imbecile, Idiot. Religion is flawed because man is flawed. This movie is flawed because you and your crew didn’t bother to read the bloody book! Was this movie supposed to be based on the book or someone’s cheap abridged version of the book?

Why isn’t Robert in the chopper when camerlengo is flying off with the antimatter!? What the hell is wrong with you guys. THIS is how it was supposed to be:

Robert Langdon was surprised by how heavy the canister was. He ran to the other side of the chopper and jumped in the rear compartment where he and Vittoria had sat only hours ago. He left the door open and buckled himself in. Then he yelled to the camerlegno in the front seat.

“Fly, Father!”

The camerlegno craned back at Langdon, his face bloodless with dread. “What are you doing!”

“You fly! I’ll throw!” Langdon barked. “There’s no time! Just fly the blessed chopper!”

Why is Hassasin the assassin so lame? Wasn’t he supposed to kidnap Vittoria? How about attempting / intending to rape her (well sort of)? Allow me to refresh your memory:

The Hassassin lay his unconscious trophy in the rear of the van and took a moment to admire her sprawled body. She was not as beautiful as the women he bought, and yet she had an animal strength that excited him. Her body was radiant, dewy with perspiration. She smelled of musk.

As the Hassasin stood there savoring his prize, he ignored the throb in his arm. The bruise from the falling sarcophagus, although painful, was insignificant . . . well worth the compensation that lay before him. He took consolation in knowing the American who had done this to him was probably dead by now.

Gazing down at his incapacitated prisoner, the Hassassin visualized what lay ahead. He ran a palm up beneath her shirt. Her breasts felt perfect beneath her bra. Yes, he smiled. You are more than worthy. Fighting the urge to take her right there, he closed the door and drove off into the night.

There was no need to alert the press about this killing . . . the flames would do that for him.

This is not all that you have missed. There is a lot more. Boy you guys messed up the book. Shame on you!

Even if I am willing to ignore the sleep walking performances, forgive you for ignoring parts of the book – BUT how dare you attempt to make Angels & Demons WITHOUT MAXIMILAN KOHLER! Did you fools release the movie before you finished making it! Incompetent son of a …..

There is so much more I want to say, but chuck it. Basically – DON’T WATCH

Nokia N97

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There was a time when I was thinking of giving this one a shot. At the time, there really wasn’t anything interesting enough in the upcoming models.

I was fine with the E71 (still am), but then, need something new (unfortunately nothing from Sony Ericsson seems to be worth trying, and I find that extremely disappointing. I was a SE loyalist and the P series was absolutely amazing. The Xperia is a piece of crap).

That was when I thought the N97 would be worth trying out. But by the time N97 was due to be released, there were rumours about the E72 (with optical navigation pad). I decided to wait for a while and once the E72 was confirmed, the N97 didn’t seem that interesting.

Was just going through and wondering while I wait for the E72, may be I could just have a go at the N97 after all. (I am pissed off, upset, bored – well you get the point. I need to keep doing something otherwise my head keeps coming up with shitty thoughts. Either I should keep myself busy, or get drunk and / or stoned. Otherwise someone is really going to get hurt).

That’s when I looked at the N97 properly. Now will someone at Nokia please bother to explain what the hell were they thinking when they decided to put the bloody space bar in the right hand corner? I mean.. COME ON!

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Tere jahaan mein aisaa nahin ki pyaar na ho
jahaan ummid ho iss ki - vahaan nahin miltaa

 

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Mat pooch ke kya haal hai mera tere peeche
tu dekh ke kya rang tera mere aage

PSP - Go

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Go versatile. Go digital. Go anywhere

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Scheduled to arrive in October 2009. Now available on Amazon for Pre-order.

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Saturday, June 27, 2009

I miss my life…

Chilli Grenades !?! - India

It happens only in India

Indian defence scientists are planning to put one of the world's hottest chilli powders into hand grenades.
They say the devices will be used to control rioters and in counter-insurgency operations.

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Control rioters.. hmm. Guess traditional tear gas was just getting too old. Chilli grenade.. it’s different. 

The Defence Research and Development Organisation also said:

And the powder will also be spread on the fences around army barracks in the hope the strong smell will keep out animals.

Err.. mm.. keep out animals. It’s nice that the scientists (using the term rather loosely in this case) are working on ways to keep out animals. If only they could also come up with some magical way of keeping the terrorists on the other side of the border as well. Now that would really help.

Of course – Chilli powder to keep out animals.. not a bad start. Well done. Brilliant way to justify the millions given to you for research.

Suggestion, how about surrounding the barracks with a ring of fire. Will keep the animals away and the soldiers warm as well. And whenever they see one of these stupid research scientists – they could dump one of them into the bloody flames. 

Friday, June 26, 2009

Every time I think I’ve hit rock bottom, another rung gives way in the cosmic ladder.

~ Sebastian Stark (Shark)

Bloodstream – Tess Gerritsen

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Re-reading another old book. Some books are interesting enough even though you have already read them. This one is a medical thriller and happens to be one of my favourites by Tess.

Besides it’s too hot to go outside. Waiting for the sun to go down and then might head off to the beach. The water looks beautiful in the dark.

Dexter – Season 4

YES!

New season starts on September 27th. Can’t wait. First 3 Seasons were amazing and I am sure it will continue in Season 4 as well. There hasn’t been a better show (my view).

Aaarrghh.. Actually I feel like going on a killing spree myself. Really need to kill a few people. It’s not enough that they die - I HAVE TO KILL THEM MYSELF. Seems like god is a bit too busy attending to more important things. I am sure he would be happy if I could help out.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Magic

 

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It’s a really old magic trick. The trick is rather obvious, but this is the first time I have seen it being presented this way.

Psst, just in case you don’t know the trick, or couldn’t figure it out – fake finger tip.

Taiwan Legalises Prostitution

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AIPEI: Taiwan began a process of legalising prostitution on Wednesday making the island the latest place in the world to decriminalise the world’s oldest profession. In six months, authorities will stop punishing Taiwan sex workers after prostitutes successfully campaigned to be given the same protection as their clients , a government spokesman said.

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Hmm interesting. Apparently my views aren't that unpopular after all.

Have spoken about this before as well (It's Just Sex). Two consenting adults enter into an agreement. One doesn't mind paying for the service, the other doesn't mind providing the service. How the hell is this anyone else's concern!

It would be different if they were entering into an agreement to smuggle something or to kill someone or... well you get my point. But prostitution can not be considered along the same lines.

Personally, I think it's sad if anyone has to pay to get laid. I might frown at it, but that doesn't mean that it should be illegal. I frown upon Aishwarya Rai's pathetic attempts at acting. That doesn't mean that her acting in films should be considered a criminal offence! (ok, bad example.. I really wish it WAS a criminal offence to cast Aishwarya in a movie).

Regardless of what I wish for, doesn't mean that it should be enforced / implemented by superseding basic logic.

A friend once reminded me – The most significant difference between sex for free and paying for sex is – Paying for sex, actually costs less. :)

Reiterating - I still think it's pathetic for anyone to pay for getting laid, but that is not reason enough for it to be illegal.

Pink Gundam - NO!!

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Why??!! WTF?

More of gay gundam here.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

It’s not enough to love someone when it’s easy. You have to love them when it’s hard, when they don’t deserve it, when they are in trouble.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Text Your Cop - India

 

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CHENNAI: Text us your grievances and we will take action, city police commissioner T Rajendran said a couple of days ago. The public have done their bit and now it is for the police to do theirs.

Tapping technology to benefit both them and the public, the city police on Monday introduced a dedicated mobile number (95000 99100) to receive grievances in the form of text messages.

Interesting approach. At least I haven't heard of something similar before. What I really liked about it was:

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The personnel concerned will attend to the problem and keep the complainant posted about the progress and the action taken. If there is no response from the police personnel, the same message will be forwarded to senior officers mentioning that no action has been taken. Thus, no one can escape responsibility.

It's still not clear what action the senior officers will be taking, I mean - there is a very good chance that they will be getting tonns of messages. Probably they will just switch off the cell phones.

Seems like a good approach. Might end up with nothing actually happening, but at least the idea is cool.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Khuda Ke Liye

Singer: Mustafa Zahid
Lyrics: Shabbir Ahmed

For those of you who might find the song a bit too slow or whatever, well there is a remixed version after the lyrics.

Hit the bottle again. Been a while. Here is to a fucked up life – or whatever is left of it. Clink. Cheers, mate. What!?!

kab hogi seher deewaaron dar behad veeraan hain
kab manzil mile kadmon tale - aankhen hairaan hain
uljhi saansen - chup hain raahen
koi rastaa dikha - khuda ke liye

aa bhi to zaraa - khuda ke liye

aankhon mein liye nishaan - phirta hoon dar badar
hai kya kaifiyat (I keep wondering too.. hai kya kaifiyat!!!!)

yoon pathraa gaye jazbaat pe - ghum ke chhaale pade
kyon madham hue ehsaas ke the jo ujaale bade (no idea what these two lines mean, I am completely out of it)
jalta sehra - lamha thehra
karoon kya main e dil bataa - khuda ke liye

aa bhi to zara - aa bhi to zara - khuda ke liye!!!!!!!!!!!!

Remix

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Forum For Indians In Kuwait



Someone left a comment on the blog and asked me to check out the forum.

Registered - logged in. Not bad. Really liked the titles of the sub-boards/forums - News You Can Use, Hangout Corner. Check it out when you guys have time. Useful stuff.

My initial view – it was a bit overwhelming - cluttered. But I guess it just takes a while to get used to it. Perhaps a little less number of threads displayed on each page. May be grouping some Boards and putting them as sub boards under one Board.

Let me try to illustrate this. Have one Board – REVIEWS. Under that you can have sub-boards – Movies / Books / Games / Cell Phones – whatever. Now, if someone puts up a review for a movie – then that thread continues, instead of three people putting up the review for the same movie in three different threads, simply because – they didn’t know that a thread already existed.

If you just put up a thread with the name of the movie under Hangout Corner, it would definitely be lost sooner with all the other threads on different topics coming up. Just a suggestion - what the hell do I know.

Would be nice if they had the option for Quick Reply. Guess the administrator would be working on that.
Intentions seem similar (pissed off with one of the other similar forum(s) ) to the ones that lead me and my friends to start off our own forum – Taste Of Freedom. That was a while back. Well our forum did well. Had good members, had a fun time. If it weren’t for some pathetic characters, we wouldn’t have had to put up restrictions and make it members only.

Members only – as in – we ended up accepting only the people we knew. Which was basically a mistake (thinking about it now). What happened was – well – familiarity breeds contempt. Some of the members got bored, many got offended by something or someone. Hell I myself had left the forum once.

Now it’s just a few of us who are left on the forum. It’s not what it used to be. The posts still continue in the members only area. Thinking of taking off the restrictions and making it all open to everyone. But then, it’s a bit too late in the day for that to be making any difference.

Hope Q8NRI doesn’t end up going through all that. All the best to you guys. Great start.

Cheers.

Weeds - Season 5

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Boring.

Guess the script writers have started smoking up themselves. Done with the first two episodes and the show sucks now. The show isn’t cool or funny anymore. Kill it.

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Should have been made for the tele.

I didn’t watch the whole thing. Just not  paced to my liking. Action sequences are ok to watch, but they get repetitive. I would have watched the entire movie if it didn’t drag on so much.   

The chinky idiot who screams and shatters glass (to be honest, I found that hilarious)– that was when it got confirmed that I wouldn’t be enjoying this.

Dakota Fanning, did a good job with the crap she was given. Just one thing - Don’t really see why the character needed to be dressed like a street walker.

Chris Evans looked bored.

I do think this would make a reasonably good TV Show. As a movie – just not up to the mark (my view).

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pal bhar ke liye koi humen pyaar kar le... jhootha hi sahi

Monday, June 15, 2009

It isn’t fair. Life never organizes itself in a reasonable fashion. Everything is always fucked up.

~ Johann Von Schwebel (Goodbye Janette)

Viva Offers Blackberry Service

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There are 3 packages. KWD 15, 25 & 44

  • KWD 15 - Local BB Service. 200 free minutes for Viva to Viva calls.
  • KWD 25 - Local BB Service, 20 MB of Global BB Service. 500 minutes free Viva to Viva calls.
  • KWD 44 - Unlimited Local BB Service, Unlimited Global BB Service. Unlimited Viva to Viva calls.

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The Mentalist - Season 1

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Done with Season 1.

No complaints, except for Robin Tunney, of course. Just find her so blaa. Don't mind any of the other characters. Amanda Righetti (Grace Van Pelt) is good to look at (my view).

I did have a problem with two episodes though. One would be - Russet Potatoes (Episode 18). A bit too far fetched. The other one - Blood Brothers (Episode 22). Seriously not happening. Really pushing it.

Out of 23 episodes, having only two which weren't exactly watchable - is not bad at all.

Haven't heard anything yet about Season 2. May be I am just not looking at the right places. Either ways, would really like for this series to continue.

Nokia E72

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Hmm. E71 was perhaps one of the best phones Nokia ever came out with. Well it's really not that hard to choose, given that Nokia usually churns out rehashed crap. There are very few models from Nokia that are actually worth using. Now, could the E72 be better?

Some changes - Smaller Space Bar, Optical track pad - nice addition - THANKS! (navigation pad, joystick..whatever you want to call it). 5 MP Cam LED Flash, 3.5 mm Headphone Jack. Looking forward to getting this one. My plans of getting the N97 - chuck it. This one is definitely better.

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Sunday, June 14, 2009

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My friend bought a Marlboro One Gold pack (it's new, I guess). So I tried one, it's like puffing air. I told him so. Then he turned the pack to the side and says - 'this one is special.. it's triple one - as in 1,1,1'

That implies 1mg tar, .1 mg Nicotine, 1mg Carbon Monoxide.

I turned my Davidoff Black pack to the side. Read it. Smiled and said - 'mine is better.. it's 666'

Reminded me of an incident when I was young.

We had gone to collect our 12th original mark sheets. I had to collect it for one of my friend as well (he didn't want to go to school, just to collect the mark sheet).

So me and my other friends collected the damn things and were standing outside the office - chit chatting among ourselves as to who would accompany me to visit PJ Abraham and scare the shit out of him (I had my baseball bat in the back pack I was carrying, about half of it jutting out. Really wasn't trying to hide it, anyways. Has more of an effect that way. Yes I did and still do have a problem with PJ Abraham. I am sure he has issues with me too).

Anyways, so I just happened to look at my friend's mark sheet. These have a 3 digit serial number printed on top (not the roll number). It read 667.

I was wondering who would have received the number of the beast. That's when it hit, it should be ME. So I turn up my mark sheet and sure as hell there it was right at the top - 666

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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Goodbye Janette – Harold Robbins

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Reading Goodbye Janette, AGAIN! It’s one of the first novels I ever read and I love some of the phrases. e.g. I love you but you find new ways to hurt me.

Had this copy for about 20 years. Yeah, I got into reading novels when I was 8-9 years old. Was in relatively good condition so far. 

Lent the book to someone. She had it for about a year (I guess) and I seriously doubt she read it. The thing is, I got it back recently and the cover has come off and some pages too. Sucks but then – Shit happens, right.

Anyways, will get back to the book now.

Weeds - Season 4

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Done with Season 4. Ended up watching the entire second half today. Have too much on my mind (stuff I can’t do shit about) and wanted to stop thinking. So just put up all the remaining episodes onto the playlist and kept watching.

Celia sucks. She makes the show crappy. Hate her. Every time she comes on screen, it’s like aarrghh.. not her again.

It’s not AS cool as it was when I started off with it. Kind of felt like it’s becoming Desperate Housewives – ish (no, I don’t like that show. I do like Eva Longoria, but I can’t stand the show).

Andy in love with Nancy! Seriously not happening. I mean, Andy is way too cool a character. Adding a love angle to that could seriously screw it up. In all likelihood it will mess up this character (well, it does fuck up real life – that’s for sure).

Doug Wilson being smitten by the Mexican chick, was kind of ok in the beginning but him being sad over her just didn’t go well with the character (for me, anyways). Getting her into states and then trying to make her LIKE HIM – really not happening. I like his ‘I don’t give a shit’ attitude better. At least that wasn’t completely lost.

The season ending with Nancy being pregnant, put together with all the crap I mentioned above, makes me wonder if I would really like Season 5. Hope the show goes back to being cool, soon.

It will hurt less with time… hmm
Actually, it hurts more.

Clink…

Dogma

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Watching Dogma. AGAIN (I’ve lost count). It’s a fun movie. Might be politically incorrect, frowned upon or whatever. I don’t care. Hardly any reason to get offended by a film. People just don’t get it. If your faith is shaken by a movie script, well you need to take a closer look at your faith NOT go ahead and sue the script writer or demand a ban. Ahh chuck it. People suck anyway. 

I think it’s a cool movie. Funny shit.

Updates From Bombay

The latest update is – since papa has a break for a few days, he has decided to get some dental work completed in India. Which means that he won’t be coming down to Kuwait. Which really sucks.

Anyways, given that he is willing to go ahead with the dental work – it shows that he is feeling better now. Which is awesome news. The bad part is – the better he feels, the less likely it is that he will listen to anyone else.

I have to sort out some insurance paper work here, which will take a few days. A few things about papa’s investments too need to be looked into. Just because papa is in India, doesn’t mean that he is going to let all these things go. He now sends emails INSTRUCTING me as how to proceed with his investments.

Trying to get all this sorted out before his radiation starts. I want to be there when they start off with the radiation. Not like I can do anything, but still.

Seriously hating this Do as directed way of living. For some issues, I do have better / easier / convenient solutions. Most of them have already been worked out as well. But papa refuses to go by things in that manner. Ahh well. As long as he is getting better.

Guess he too hates the Do as directed approach just as much as I do. The only difference is, my suggestions are an effort to make things a bit convenient. Shit happens, eh. 

Find My IPhone – Works, But ..

Seemed like a really cool addition. It was confirmed that it works as well. And now, it’s confirmed that it can easily be turned off as well. Assuming the you haven’t set up a  pass-code, whoever ends up with your IPhone can simply turn off the Location Services from the General Settings. Another way is to turn off the Find My IPhone feature from the MobileMe settings.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Windows 7 – Without IE - Europe

Microsoft plans to remove Internet Explorer from the versions of Windows 7 that it ships in Europe, CNET News has learned.

Reacting to antitrust concerns expressed by European regulators, Microsoft plans to offer a version in Europe that has the browser removed. Computer makers would then have the option to add the browser back in, ship another browser or ship multiple browsers, according to a confidential memo that was sent to PC makers and seen by CNET News.

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Of course, users could always download IE if they wanted it – for free (I just can’t figure out why anyone would want to use IE, but then again – that’s just me).

Echelon Conspiracy

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Not exactly an original idea, now is it? Doesn’t really offer anything new (except for the sms tone, I guess). Many people call it a propaganda film. To be honest – I couldn’t care less.

Tamara Feldman is good to look at. But .. err.. the character was completely pointless. Could have done without it too (though I am glad they didn’t, I am just saying that they could).

Might have made a good tele / mini-series. Probably would have made an awesome plot a long long time ago (in a galaxy far far away). But definitely a bit stale for 2009.

All that said, I would still say it was sort of watchable. EXCEPT for the ending. Honestly, William Shatner talking a robot into initiating a self-destruct procedure might have been passable back then…. that’s like REALLY REALLY OLD! Something like that – today – is just super lame.

The makers saved the worst for the last. The final scene might make no sense at all, but I am sure that at least SOME eyebrows will be raised.

Bi-hourly Shutdowns for the Windows 7 Beta

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For those of you who are running Windows 7 Beta - get Windows 7 RC or Vista or XP (err.. or just get a mac). W7 Beta starts it’s bi-hourly shutdown on July 1st 2009.

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

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There are many ways of breaking a heart. Stories were full of hearts broken by love, but what really broke a heart was taking away its dream - whatever that dream might be.

Pearl S. Buck

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umr e daraaz maang kar laaye the chaar din
do aarzu mein kat gaye, do intezaar mein

Why Won't You Get An Increment

A while back had this talk with one of my colleagues. The complaint - she is not happy with her salary. I usually have standard replies to such statements - WHO IS?.

I told her that even if her salary was hiked 100%, in a few months she would be complaining that it's not enough either. Basic human tendency. She prefers to call it 'being ambitious'. Well it's a better choice of words.

Same question for everything - How much is enough?
Same answer for everything  - Just a little more.

When she stood there and didn't seem to be leaving, I figured she was expecting an explanation as to why she isn't getting an increment. I hate to disappoint people. There is no reason why one can't be civil. So I explained - "you are not doing anything that is considered useful by anyone who matters". Ouch!

Look, I can be civil and all but I can't lie. If you want sugar coated nonsense just to feel better - go elsewhere. Prayer meetings might help (if you don't consider yourself beyond redemption - yet). If you want the truth well this is it.

Talk went on a bit about why the boss manages a raise for himself but not for her? That was easily answered:

"When YOU go to ask for a raise, do YOU ask for an increment for the entire department? Do YOU ask for an increment for the secretary, hike in the tea boy's salary, for the office boy, for the security guard.. OR do YOU just ask for a hike for yourself?" - QED

She walks away.

hmm I think she likes me even less now.

Thinking - next time if she asks me - I will just say - How the hell should I know. OR more appropriately - Shit Happens.

Dedicated Blog For Bad Logos

Guess there is a blog for just about everything.

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http://www.yourlogomakesmebarf.com/

Updates From Bombay

Papa had his PET scan done yesterday, along with CT scan and god alone knows what else. Ended up spending almost the entire day at the hospital.

Now he has to go on the 16th again and then radiation starts on the 25th. It was supposed to be on the 19th, but then for some reason, the doctor switched it to the 25th.

Now going to try to convince papa to come down on the 16th or 17th. Lets see how that goes.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

IPhone OS 3.0 - Find My IPhone

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Find My iPhone tracks down your phone using MobileMe from any browser. It locates the phone on a map, and also allows you to remote wipe the device, or even play a sound on the phone for locating it around the house -- even when it's on vibrate.

Apple's website says OS 3.0 will be available for download from June 17th. Though some people have already found it on torrent sites.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Wataniya Blackberry - It's Official

Told you

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BlackBerry users in Kuwait can now enjoy special offers from Wataniya Telecom, representatives from the company announced yesterday during a press conference held at the Marina Hotel. "Wataniya Blackberry is going to be the evolving face of telecommunication in Kuwait," said Scott Gegenheimer, the General Manager and CEO of Wataniya Telecom.

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    I seriously need to get high.

    Powder Blue

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    Was so annoyed with this shit that I found even the fast forward version boring. Don’t blame me. The movie barely starts and there we have Forest Whitaker, looking more than his usual shitty self. After that, Jessica Biel or no Jessica Biel, it just didn’t matter. Felt like pointless crap anyways.

    Pink Panther 2

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    I really don’t get these movies. I can’t stand Steve Martin. Watched a bit of it and then watched the rest in fast forward. Aishwarya sucks – no surprises. Andy Garcia – Wasted.

    Waste of time.

    Oh BTW, did I mention – life sucks!

    Blackberry From Wataniya

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    Not sure about it. Haven’t been paying attention for a long time now. Haven’t been myself either. Well not keeping too well. Chuck that. The thing is, got a heads up from someone that Wataniya is going to be coming up with an offer on Blackberry soon. Could be this week. Hell, could be tomorrow. And it’s supposed to be a good offer. Kind of explains why Zain came out with their offer on Blackberry(s) recently.

    Anyways, just putting it up. In case anyone may be interested.

    Again – this isn’t confirmed yet. Might be all smoke.

    Do You Know Your Enemy – Green Day

    One of my favourite bands.

    Do you know the enemy?
    Do you know your enemy?
    Well, got to know the enemy

    Violence is an energy
    Against the enemy
    Violence is an energy

    Bringing on the fury
    The choir infantry
    Revolt against the honour to obey

    Overthrow the effigy
    The vast majority
    Burning down the foreman of control

    Silence is the enemy
    Against your urgency
    So rally up the demons of your soul

    The insurgency will rise
    When the bloods been sacrificed
    Don't be blinded by the lies
    In your eyes

    Violence is an energy
    From here to eternity
    Violence is an energy
    Silence is the enemy
    So give me give me .. revolution

    Sunday, June 7, 2009

    Iamakey 4GB - USB Drive

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    Just received my Iamakey USB Flash Drive. 4GB. Handy. (Thanks Yousef)

    The 8GB Iamakey wasn't available on Amazon (shipping between 1 to 3 months). The Itsakey 8GB is available and costs less too but it's bigger.

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    8 GB itsaKey USB Flash Drive - Amazon
    4 GB iamakey USB Flash Drive - Amazon

    Saturday, June 6, 2009

    X-Men Origins: Wolverine

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    My review is going to be different from some others, simply because most of the people I know – who have reviewed this movie – have never read the comic(s) – so of course they have a different take on the movie.

    The story – err.. sorry – no story. Seriously lacking logic. Just total crap. Direction should have been better.

    I did enjoy the action sequences, but the claws, err.. in some scenes they looked a bit too fake. Yeah yeah.. I know they are fake – all the more reason for them NOT TO LOOK IT.

    Disappointed. Perhaps wouldn’t have been so disappointed if I hadn’t bothered with the comics.

    Deadpool – They really messed up the character. For the love of god, WHY?

    Gambit is a hell lot cooler in the comics.

    Hugh Jackman – Good job, as always. No complaints.

    Watchable, but.. err.. well you get the point.

    Weeds - Season 5

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    Weeds Official Site

    I am done watching about half of Season 4. Not bad at all. Although I do have a problem with Celia returning. Just can’t stand her. Season 5 premiers on June 8th.

    Weeds: Season 5 - Amazon (subscribe)

    Friday, June 5, 2009

    Chrome For Mac – Pre-release

    Well there is a pre-release version that doesn’t have half of the things working yet. But just in case if someone was still interested, they would be happy to know that the guys ARE working on it.

    In order to get more feedback from developers, we have early developer channel versions of Google Chrome for Mac OS X and Linux, but whatever you do, please DON'T DOWNLOAD THEM! Unless of course you are a developer or take great pleasure in incomplete, unpredictable, and potentially crashing software.

    Link

    Another One From RGV

    All our lives we just struggle between what we want to do and what we have to do. The simple solution for this is to do things only what you want to do and not compromise on that for anybody’s sake and also truly understand why you should not feel guilty about it.

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    Kyon banaati ho tum ret ke ye mahal - jinko ik roz khud hi mitaaogi tum
    aaj kehti ho iss dil-jale se pyaar hai tumhen - kal mera naam tak bhool jaayogi tum

    ~ Diljale

    Thursday, June 4, 2009

    Microsoft Loses It - Again

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    I am beginning to think that the guys at Microsoft have completely gone cukoo. This is suicidal. the Genuine Advantage crap was bad. Then came Vista and we all know about that. Then there was this issue of Windows 7 RC1 restarting the PC on it's own. They launched a new search engine which might be good or great or whatever - but decided to call it 'BING'

    And now.. this is the limits. They don't want to use terms like Netbook / Smartbook. Instead, they want to call it Low Cost Small Notebook PCs!!!!!!!No this is NOT a joke.

    http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20090602PD221.html

    Pay-Per-Pee - Ryanair

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    Ryanair boss, Michael O'Leary, insisted today that it will cost passengers a pound to spend a penny as he confirmed plans to charge for toilets on his aeroplanes within two years.

    The chief executive of Europe's largest budget carrier said the airline would also generate extra revenues by removing two out of the three toilets on its Boeing 737-800 jets and filling the space with up to six seats.

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    Cory Doctrow of Boing Boing wonders if Ryanair would want to charge the passengers a Breathing Fee as well (Link).

    A somewhat disturbing comment for Michael O'Leary:

    Asked if he would be interested in charging £5 a toilet visit in order to eliminate the need for the loo altogether, he said: "If someone wanted to pay £5 to go to the toilet I would carry them myself. I would wipe their bums for a fiver."

    I know these are hard times.. but - come on!

    Wednesday, June 3, 2009

    Ai Ajnabi

    ae ajnabi tu bhi kabhi aawaaz de kahin se
    main yahaan tukdon mein jee rahaa hoon
    tu kahin tukdon mein jee rahi hai

    roz roz resham si hawa aate jaate kehti hai bataa
    resham si hawa kehti hai bataa
    vo jo doodh dhuli masoom kali
    vo hai kahaan kahaan hai
    vo roshni kahaan hai - vo jaansi kahaan hai
    main adhoora tu adhoori jee rahi hai

    tu to nahin hai lekin teri muskurahat hai
    chehra kahin nahin hai par teri aahatein hain
    tu hai kahaan kahaan hai
    tera nishaan kahaan hai - mera jahaan kahaan hai
    main adhoora tu adhoori jee rahi hai

    Air I Breathe

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    Andy Garcia was good to watch. The rest of the movie was rather lame. Not my type. Waste of time. Seemed longer than it actually was.

    Forest Whitaker sucks. Always has. Well not always. Sometimes I don’t mind watching him (Last King of Scotland). Other times, I just can’t tolerate him. I have always found Sarah Michelle Gellar – boring. This movie does nothing to change that view.

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    He who believes in freedom of the will has never loved and never hated.

    Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

    Youtube/XL

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    Google has turned out a new web interface for viewing YouTube, called YouTube XL, which reformats the site to suit web-connected TVs and, perhaps unintentionally, touchscreens.

    Link

    http://www.youtube.com/xl

    Ecco Pocket GPS

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    Simply 'lock' your starting location, carry on without a care in the world, then follow the Ecco's LCD display back to your original location! The Ecco Pocket GPS will store up to three separate locations.

    Product Page

    One more useless gadget.

    So you forgot where you parked your car - AGAIN. Well here is a pocket GPS which will help you find it. PROVIDED - when you parked your car, you had the sense to save that location onto your new fancy GPS Key Chain. Will you be getting a satellite signal in a covered parking lot? What if you found a space in Basement 2? Some important questions which were left unanswered when someone came up with this concept.

    Of course, it's a GPS device, so it's use is not limited to just finding your car. You save any location and then the GPS guides you back to it. It's not like you punch in a location or an address and it gives you the directions. It doesn't find new places, it just takes you back to where you have already been. Might sound useful to some. I think it's crap.

    Tuesday, June 2, 2009

    ...

    The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what Fiction means.

    Oscar Wilde

    Updates From Bombay

    Papa had his appointment yesterday at Hinduja. Radiation therapy will start on the 15th or on the 19th, depending upon the results of the blood test, which he is scheduled to take on the 9th. He will also be getting a PET Scan done on the 10th.

    Praying that all goes well.

    He wanted to come down to Kuwait, for a few days, but he changed his mind yesterday. Arguing with him about this is not going to achieve anything, so decided not to start off the argument. I did insist a few times that it would be a good idea, but he isn't interested in knowing what I think. Simply put - WTF do I know.

    One Network - Zain

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    Well, this news showed up on Zain's website on May 11th. But as of THAT date it mentioned Kuwait will SOON be part of the network (data only).

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    In another world-first, leading mobile network operator, Zain, announced today (11-05-09) that it has launched cross-border data services across the Middle East and in East Africa on its award winning ‘One Network’ platform. The data service is yet another demonstration of Zain’s commitment to expand ‘One Network’s’ revolutionary service in terms of geographical coverage and product offerings, this time by being the first mobile operator in the world to successfully introduce cross-border local GRX-based data access, an innovative technical solution which ensures faster access speeds at cost effective local rates than traditional internet roaming.

    Link

    Today, I just saw the advert in one of the Arabic papers, and it's now official. In simple words - you have an Ego Connection from Zain - Kuwait. Now when you travel to Bahrain, Jordan, Iraq, Saudi etc, your Ego connection will continue to work as if it were a local connection. i.e. no roaming charges. 

    Synaptics Demonstrates "New" TouchPad™ ....

    Err... NEW.. hmm ok. It's been in the Macbooks for a while now, but whatever.

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    Synaptics Clickpad will bring the buttonless, clickable trackpad (found in the current MacBook line) to PC laptops, complete with their full suite of multitouch gestures.

    Link

    Taking Chance

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    Yawn….

    Boring. Waste of time. Not being insensitive, just being honest.

    What was the point of the movie, anyways? Nothing really happens. 

    Hard Drive Adapter

    KK – This might interest you

    The SATA HDD Multi-media player adapter allows you to connect any 2.5" or 3.5" SATA Harddisk to your computer via USB. It a powerful tool for data transfer, backup and cloning. It functions as a Multi-Media player as well. You can play the media files via SATA HDD, SD(HC) card or external USB storage on TV without using a computer. It is a great gadget for you to share your videos and pictures with your family and friends. In addition, it is designed with HDMI to maximize the video quality(1080i). It is compatible with both PCs and Macs.   
    US$69.00

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    Monday, June 1, 2009

    The Mentalist

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    Started off with this new show. Watched the first four episodes, so far. Interesting. Enjoyable.

    I have never really liked Robin Tunney. It's not just that she is boring. I find her rather annoying, and it's not just the character(s) she is playing. Have no idea how she manages to get on so many shows.

    Punisher: War Zone

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    After watching an animation and then an Adam Sandler movie, I am sure you would understand why I needed to watch something like this.

    Well, I loved comic books when I was a kid. I still like some of them. The Punisher - unfortunately never appealed much to me. For me - he was like a Batman wannabe.

    Like I was saying - Punisher never was one of my favourite characters, but he wasn't as lame as Ray Stevenson is in the movie. Not happening.

    What made it even worse for me is - I really enjoyed watching Ray in the tele-series Rome. Watching him being lame as the Punisher after that (Titus Pullo) was all the more disappointing.

    I did like some of the action sequences though. E.g. Punch to the face or rather punch THROUGH the head. That was good. Also the gun shot right to the head while Colin Salmon is trying to cuff the guy - nice!

    ...

    Yeah, was in a crappy mood over the weekend. Tried watching a comedy movie, and then an animation. Didn't make me feel any better, but this was a good way to waste some time.

    Bolt

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    Kids would definitely enjoy this.

    Bedtime Stories

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    It's an Adam Sandler movie, so I guess that pretty much tells you what to expect. Time pass. Not bad.

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