Archive for May, 2007

Dell Retail in Happening!

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

Yes, in India.

Go here

ETA

Sunday, May 20th, 2007

dell-laptop-eta.jpg

ALERT: As custom department systems are under upgrade, there might be a further delay of 7-10 days on this order which is beyond our control.

My Everything

Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

Before I’m too late to mention this here, let me do the needful. It has been exactly a month, since the Acer laptop died on me. After some frustrating weeks to find the best deal in the market, I’ve finally decided and ordered the Dell Inspiron 640m notebook. So far the Dell experience has been nice with minimum of fuss but the 15-days wait to get the laptop at your doorstep hurts. Really. The wait kills and I’m just beginning to experience it first hand.

I will try not to get into the specifics of the new laptop. I decided to go in for Dell because it offers 3 years on-site warranty. I really want this shit to last 3 years. I really do. I hope it does. It better does, otherwise 1800-425-4006 is just a call away. So, here are THE specs:

Dell Inspiron 640m

14.1-inch WXGA+ Screen (1440×900 resolution)
Intel T2350 Core Duo Processor 1.86GHz
80GB 7200rpm HDD
8x DVD Writer
512MB DDR2 667MHz RAM
… and the usual
DOS
3-year warranty

I’m really excited about the 1440×900 resolution screen in the 14-inch wide display! In other things, would get another gigabyte of RAM loaded on the notebook after a few weeks. Finding the DOS option on Dell systems was quite a task. It saves a lot of my dad’s money and gives me the convenience. The convenience of not to format the hard drive, not to be stuck to the OS they give and more importantly not to waste time. Dell is known to offer good amount of bloatware with their systems, so that is another reason.

I’m happy with it. That is what matters in the end. Just hoping that something doesn’t crop up and screw the plans. Until, I get the laptop on my desk – the laptop pic stays in X-ray vision….lol

Dell Inspiron 640m

Edit: I knew there was something missing to be mentioned. Damage – 43k INR

Finally some updates here

Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

I have no more reasons to give. No more false hopes. This blog is officially dead and screwed. Blogging in your real name does more harm than good. I’ve learnt this the hard way, but still blogging is fun. So, here I am..

I have decided to take some time out and clear all the mess on the server where this blog is hosted. Literally, 3-4 instances of some irritating CMSs, useless videos, project files, images and what not. The SQL database size had grown to a size of 45megs. Hell with Spam Karma and BAstats for that. Cleaning & upgrading has already taken more than an hour. But well, the blog will soon be on WordPress 2.2! Feels nice to have an up-to-date wordpress after a long, long time.

I guess this is good for starters. I may have to find some new ways to motivate myself to resume blogging and post something on a regular basis. I hope I really mean what I’m saying right now.

WTF

Monday, May 7th, 2007

Demonoid blacklisted Indian IPs. May be some Indian ISPs banned demonoid. Fine!

Now isoHunt says:

You have been banned from this forum.
Please contact the webmaster or board administrator for more information.

WTF is happening…

I hope this is a mistake, a very bad one. isoHunt cannot ban Indians users. Block mininova and eztvefnet too, and torrents would be a thing of the past.

“Nothing lasts forever,
Dinosaurs didn’t, Torrents won’t”

Perfect World.

Edit: isoHunt is back to normal.