Archive for September, 2007

Ganpati Bappa Morya!

Sunday, September 23rd, 2007

I’m a bit late to post this. Actually very late, so late that these pics are posted after the visarjan. This time I’m blaming it on Twenty20 matches, my excellent attendance in College, Internets and some other not-so-important stuff.

So, now that I’ve got a digicam this year, I plan to post no less than three pics. I’m sure that would please HIM a lot. Continuing with the same old family tradition, the statue of Lord Ganesha continues to be the same. Enough of the jibber-jabber, here are the pics…

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Finally AMD Finds Something to Cheer About

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

It’s funny actually. While Intel is busy presenting _new_ stuff at IDF, AMD is mocking them on YouTube.

Watch these videos for the real thing:


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What a day this has been, What a rare mood I’m in…

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

Okay, I won’t quote the entire song. I was just dying to use it once after listening to it first on a CSI episode.

Getting back to the topic of this post:

Couldn’t have asked for a better day after the exams. Bunked college, slept like crazy for 10 hrs in the day. Got up, did my rounds of browsing the internet for interesting stuff and news. A very long day in that.

The India-England 6th ODI went right down to the wire. Sachin played true to his real self. Robin Utthapa somehow managed to play some cheeky shots and won the game for India. I don’t think anyone else in the Indian team would have pulled 20-odd runs from 15 balls. Not even Dhoni. So, that was some time well spent watching cricket on TV.

Between cricket and surfing, I got linked back here on sourabh.net from engadget for tipping them on a news. For the Lenovo ThinkPad Reserve Edition. Actually, I wanted to get it linked back to LaptopLogic, but the Engadget news editors had something else in mind. So, they linked the source to some PR agency. We had recieved the news directly from Lenovo (agreed to embargo). So, well, the backlink, got a lot of hits for my blog. Feels nice! But the original aim of tipping Engadget was not achieved. So, I kinda feel bad for it. It wasn’t in my hands.. so, I guess nothing can be done about it.

The Apple Special Event was a 10/10 on the excitement scale. Honestly, the most kick-ass ever within the last couple of years that I’m tracking them. Most of the stuff which were announced are some real VFM. The new 4GB Nano or the 80GB iPod classic would be my choice of PMP at the US price. Conversion in rupees when it’s launched here will make me change my decision. I know. I don’t think this will ever change. Greed, taxes or just inflation (is that the right word?)..whatever be the reason behind it.

A few days back I expressed my love for Kubrick as my personal preferred choice of WordPress theme. Out-of-nowhere, some coders have started expressing similar affection for it by rolling out modded themes similar to it. The good ones. There’s a three-column Kubrick and Kubrick with some good AJAX abilities. Will give them a try later this weekend.

So, that’s just about it. Couple of hectic days ahead at college and then the much needed weekend.

The AXN Teasers

Monday, September 3rd, 2007

You know those TV-show teasers which AXN throws between the shows. How their lineup consists of some of the very best TV shows out there. Right from CSI, House, 24, Supernatural, The Shield and some others. Right now, I so wish that I hadn’t see all of them. That way, I would get something to look forward to on the TV.

But, anyways some of my favorite TV shows return for their next season sometime later this month. House and Prison Break start from 25th and 17th respectively. There’s CSI Season 8 starting around the same time. Dexter S2 starts too. In all likelihood, I may get a Rapidshare premium account because downloading so many GBs via torrents is something I don’t wanna get into. Probably get it in October since most of these shows resume in second half of September. Speaking of October, it’s that time of the year again.

The New Face of Junk Files

Sunday, September 2nd, 2007

Its been 90+ days since I got my second laptop. Everything was going just great until the day I started running out of free space on the HDD. It was just a matter of time on the 80GB hard drive. And now it has. So, what follows next are the cleaning, dumping and burning sessions. This whole thing is something very new to me. Previously, I just used to reinstall Windows after taking backup of data. This time, however, I decided to try out the whole ‘clean and make-it-fresh’ approach. And I must admit, it’s very irritating. The biggest annoyance is getting those apps to work default just like they did on first install.

Segregating your files and deleting the useless stuff is quite a task in itself. Thinking twice before every folder is shift-deleted adds to the pain. You don’t want like to delete some important stuff by your own fingers due to a mistake. Had it been the ‘format and reinstall Windows method’, what’s lost will remain lost. Atleast, you don’t feel that bad when you recollect you didn’t backup some files coz the system formats it for you.

So, while I was doing all this stuff, I realized the magnitude of the junk created by these .torrent files. I was shocked to see a number as big as 326. We all are torrent junkies, agreed, but having them in such huge numbers on your desktop, default download folders and ‘precious-collection-folders amidst the important stuff’ was shocking. Actually, it’s very stupid. So, I think one needs to be a bit more disciplined before hitting ‘Download .torrent’ link. That would be note to self from my next download. Ultimately, it will lead to less clutter.

How many .torrents have ya got?