Archive for the ‘Insane’ Category

WTF is Wrong

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

Normally, everyone would just say it’s raining cats and dogs. But now, that phrase doesn’t quite cut it anymore. I don’t care what met department says, but after the 26/7 incident a few years back, the pouring has just kept on increasing year after year. In the past, it used to rain 3-4 days continously and then it would STOP. That’s no longer true. Believe me cause I hate them and keep secret logs. And the administration has very well realized, you can’t stop floods so just prepare for the worst case. Where were these when I was getting drowned on 26/7/05.

The blog is back with a minor bang

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

Thanks to everyone for pointing out that the server had exceeded its bandwidth in the end of last month. I was really busy in some stupid things and didn’t care much about my blog. From what I can see, the traffic has really spiked up in recent times. I’ve no idea why anyone else except me would be checking this space. Since I exceeded the monthly 2GB bandwidth this month, I’m considering to move to a different webhost. This kind of rejuvenation helps the blog and the blogger behind it for personal reasons. Plus, the database is so freakin’ small, moving to a new server is a matter of minutes if not seconds. And having no extra baggage in the form of wordpress plugins, themes, etc. makes it easier.

I completely forgot what a stress reliever blogging can be. Just typing the simple things and backspacing them is so much fun!

Completely random, but what the hell. I could go on record and admit that I would even kill someone if that helps me hide behind a better, faster, reliable, low-latency and torrent-loving internet connection in my part of the world. Of course, unlimited one at that, with absolutely no connectivity to local cablenet hubs. Someone come to my rescue and surprise me, I’ve lost all hope.

Should I Be Afraid?

Saturday, June 14th, 2008

Got this email last week. When I was just about to report it as spam, I noticed the other details.

It’s hard to accept that a bot would be doing all this. Best guess – someone/somebot has been following my blog extensively and drawing logical conclusions. Most of it is all there on the blog anyways: Eee PC, Mumbai, GIS, iPhone, etc. Except for the fact that I hate rains. But that figures if you’ve spent some time here.

So, the big question, am I being stalked? Hmm…

My New Laptop

Sunday, March 9th, 2008

Okay, let me begin this by admitting that there was no real need to get this for my personal use. It wasn’t so long ago that I got a Dell Inspiron 640m as my main PC. I had absolutely no problems with it after upgrading the RAM to 3GB. But as it turns out, I was was being very opportunistic and offered dad (who btw needed a new laptop for his use) to take my Inspiron 640m. And I got a reason to buy a new laptop. Win-win deal, right? Yeah, I thought so too.

Sourabh’s new laptop - Dell Inspiron 1525 with Street Custom High-Gloss

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Losing Your Cellphone Is So Cool

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

I think I may have dropped the phone (accidentally) during a good nap on my commute back home from college. Apart from the pain of losing some of your old, non-regular contacts, it feels nothing. As a matter of fact, I am happy to live a few days without the annoyance of the same. Getting back the old number on a new handset would turn out to be quite a task since I am taking about Reliance CDMA here. The handset which I lost was an old one having no RUIM (SIM card), so not sure what the actual procedure is.

I guess, I will have to do a bit of research for CDMA handsets. More of them are poor in battery life with complete lack of features.

Last 30 odd days have been real busy. So many things to look forward to, so many things to do, so many ideas exploding in my brain and so many people to be in touch with. All this sometimes makes me go insane, but I live to fight another day or think it never happened.

100 and 10 Indian Rupees Coin

Saturday, November 17th, 2007

This one goes out to my long-lost school pals. All those suckers who thought I was kidding about these ‘special coins’ which were kept in a secret stash at my home. I may have gone a bit overboard with the stash thing but well…these are special right?

So, for those who’ve not been fortunate enough to see the 100 and 10 Rupees coins, watch these pics closely!

10 Rupee & 100 Rupee Coin

10 Rupee & 100 Rupee Coins

That’s right, 1982. To cross-check, refer the wiki entry.

Sodding Examinations

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

This time I’ve been caught napping. Usually my calculations concerning the exams, the preparation required, time at hand, etc… are very good. When you study everything at the last moment, you gotta have that. Now, all thanks to Diwali celebrations, the days leading up to it and those during the actual festival, were wasted cleaning my room, attending to guests, poojas, and all other stuff you’d associate with Diwali.

But now, Diwali is just about to end and the very next day my seventh semester exams begin. So, I have to get out of the festive mood and get in to the serious examination mode for cramming/rapid reading/visual reproduction or all of those. And that has to happen right NOW! It’s 00:25 on Sunday. The first test starts in a day. This is usually the time when i say to myself: the next sem would be different, I will not keep things for the final day, I will try to get the same marks with minimum efforts and so on. But I guess no time to do that either. Unleashing these feelings on a personal blog can do a lot of good to your mental state and that is what I’m banking on right now.

See ya guys sometime later.

Keep your cool, Sourabh, Keep your cool

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

I’m finding it real hard to find a certain piece of paper. I distinctly remember to have seen it on the table last week. But now, its vanished. No one except me ever moves anything in my room. I know it’s right here. Somewhere. But still, I’m not able to find the damn thing.

I’ve been looking for it for the past three hours. Cleaned the entire cupboard and flipped the pages of endless numbers of books, magazines and notebooks. But still no luck. Showed complete disregard to the piles of CDs and DVDs. I’ve tried my best to keep my frustration under control so far. There is no one else to blame but me. And that makes it even more difficult to find it. The moment it went out of sight, I knew it would be quite a task to find it. Now, I’m seeing how big a ‘quite’ this is turning out to be.

Not finding it is not an option. If I don’t find it after a break of hot shower and cup of tea, I’m gonna go crazy. For sure.

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.