October 2003 Archives

Creativity at its best

Did you see the latest addition (atleast i have seen it only last week) to Fevicol's TV ads. It goes like this. There is this newly married guy traveling in a train along with his wife. A (beautiful) woman is sitting opposite to him. He dreams as if the lady is calling him and he tries to run towards her but is unable to move. When he comes back to senses, he notices a Fevicol Box next kept next to him....

You know A.D and B.C. Do you know BBB and ABB?

From Know your English - Today's The Hindu Edition:

When you use B.C. and A.D., where should the numerals come? Before or after B.C. and A.D.?
(Rev. S. C. Jayakumar Coimbatore)

B.C. and A.D. are usually put after the date. For example, according to some people Julius Caesar died on 15 March 44 B.C. When the history of the world comes to be rewritten several hundred years from now, chances are "BBB" and "ABB" will be added to the lexicon. "Before Bush and Blair" and "After Bush and Blair".

S. Upendran



Updates about my laptop
Hard disk re-partitioned.
All required software installed.
Cygwin installed and configured. Had a minor glitch getting it up. But works like a charm.

Need to install Red Hat. But guess will wait for a week before going ahead. If i need to work on linux, need to buy VMware since a few applications i need to use daily runs only on Windows. Still a long way to go.

I have a lappy

Dell Latitude D600 I have got a new laptop sponsored by my Company. Its a Dell Latitude D600

Have been damn busy since I got the laptop yesterday. Hence could not fiddle much. Knoppix 3.1 (supplied with LFY) works fine. Have some glitches with PCMCIA. Need to do some RTFM / STFW.

More updates soon.

Was googling when i came

Was googling when i came across these articles.

The first one is a two part story on "The Art of Blogging" and the second one is from A List Apart about How to Write a Better Weblog.

Interesting read.

When it rains, it pours!

Today evening it rained so heavily that the roads here, JP nagar / Bannerghata Road was almost flooded. Add this to the fscked Bannerghatta road, a drive on bike will take you directly to hell.

When will the authorities wake up?

Personality Analysis

Your Existing Situation

Feels obstructed in his desires and prevented from obtaining the things he regards as essential.

Your Stress Sources

Unfulfilled hopes have led to uncertainty and apprehension. Needs to feel secure and to avoid any further disappointment, and fears being passed over or losing standings and prestige. Doubts that things will be any better in the future and this negative attitude leads him to make exaggerated demands and to refuse to make reasonable compromises.

Your Restrained Characteristics

Able to achieve satisfaction through sexual activity but is inclined to be emotionally withdrawn, which prevents him from becoming deeply involved.

Egocentric and therefore quick to take offense. Sensitive and sentimental, but conceals this from all except those very close to him.

Your Desired Objective

Wants to establish himself and make an impact despite unfavorable circumstances and a general lack of appreciation.

Your Actual Problem

Disappointment and the fear that there is no point in formulating fresh goals have led to anxiety. Desires recognition and position, but is worried about his prospects. Reacts to this by protecting at any criticism and resisting any attempt to influence him. Tries to assert himself by meticulous control of detail in an effort to strengthen his position.

Courtesy: Color Quiz

Random Thoughts

You can fool some of the people all of the time,
and all of the people some of the time,
but you can make a fool of yourself anytime.

Happy Birthday Bapuji

Happy Birthday Bapu

A colleague from US asked me "Why is today a holiday?".
Me: Today is the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi is the father of our nation.
He: Ok. So what do you today?
Me: !@#$@#$

A thought provoking question. What did I do? Since i am working in the night, spent most part of the day sleeping and came to office. Is this the essence of such national holidays?


Hindu runs a eight page feature titled The Mahatma and THE HINDU as a part of its 125th anniversary celebrations.

SMS Spam?

Got this SMS a few days back.

"Dear Suvidha Customer. Congratulations. You are now eligible for a Citibank Personal Loan of Rs.100000. Interested? Reply YES to this great offer now" from +919845202484

I am subscribed to the Citibank's CitiAlert Service which alerts me on my account information. But does registering to such a service automatically gives priviliege to Citibank to send me such SMS. Isnt this spam?

Citibank Privacy Promise says
We will limit the collection and use of customer information to the minimum we require to deliver superior service to our customers, which includes advising our customers about our products, services and other opportunities, and to administer our business.
and also
We will tell customers in plain language initially, and at least once annually, how they may remove their names from marketing lists. At any time, customers can contact us to remove their names from such lists.

Not sure if i should report this. Or working in night shifts turning me paranoid?

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