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Saturday, November 12, 2005

Blog Shifted

I am shifting my blog to a new location. I dont wanna use blogger anymore thats why.

Here's the link to the new blog: http://muchhala.in

I will preserve this blog as long as possible :)

Friday, November 04, 2005

Wooosh.......

Finally deleted all the spam comments on the blog, must have been more than 30. Deleting them all was a tough job.

Its amazing what ppl will do to increase their page ranking & stuff.



Well if u know of way to stop all this post spam for blogger, please leave ur suggestion. (No Spamming PLEASE)

Friday, September 09, 2005

Finally Finally Recieved My Ubuntu CDs

Well I finally received my 25 Ubuntu CDs I had ordered sometime in June, from shipit.ubuntu.com :).

Didn’t receive as I had thought I would have, had to go to the Foreign Post Office at Ballard Estate in Mumbai. Those Custom people wanted me to PAY DUTY ON UNIVERSALLY FREE DISTRIBUTED LINUX CDs :o

The timings mentioned on their Call letter was 10:30-12:30 & I reached there by 10:45 and the lady who was to start the process arrived at a cool 11:30. It turned out she was the best person in the whole office, doing her work sincerely and truly helping everyone.

When I said that these were Linux CDs, they didn’t even know what it was and one of them thought it was a Porn CD :o because of the design of the Pack. How cheap minded.

There was one lady who understood what it was and asked me to bring the print out of the page which said it’s distributed freely at no Cost. I got her that, but the other fool valued those 25 CDs at INR 200 and the total pack cost to INR 5000 :o

But finally the Assistant Collector cleared it for Zero Duty. Finally when it was time to collect the parcel, it was 4 O’clock and all the bigger officers had left and these CHEPAO’s got down to what they do best asking BRIBE. From the peon to the postal guy wanted money. It finally went down at INR 120.

Finally got the parcel. Time to walk out and that Octroi guy stepped in, demanding us to Pay Octroi on the parcel. I said when “Where the Hell did Octroi in Navi Mumbai” they replied it’s not the procedure you must be fill some form and I said give it to me I will fill it. The reply came they don’t have. I said it’s your job to keep it & if u don’t have it I am leaving.
Finally left and came home.

After all this I finally got my 25 Ubuntu CDs. Whoosh

For all those who wish to receive these free Ubuntu CDs visit: shipit.ubuntu.com But mind u don’t order more than 5 CDs at a Time on the same name, or you might have to go through all this hell

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Ratings: Google Talk

The latest entrant to the world of IM’s is the Google Talk.

Well I don’t have the time and resources to Review it but from my experience of using it I did like to rate

Size & Resource Usage: 9/10; There’s no IM that comes in a 900 KB pack. The amount of resources it requires is just about 1/4th of that of Yahoo or MSN, it’s a boon for someone like me with ultra low resources
Interface: 7/10; Its typical simple Google Interface, simple and neat
Navigation: 6/10, Chatting with two people is really not that simple
Text Chat: 3/10, With nothing but plane jade text messaging where  text formatting is nothing more than using  _ & * for bold & italics with no colour or font change. Emotion icons the most important thing is missing.
Voice Chat: 7/10; It has great voice quality even on a 64 kbps connection

Overall: 5/10; Considering it’s the first ever Release and other IM’s already in they 7th version. The good thing is it has stuck to the open source Jabber protocol and not created its own

Lets hope Google Talk Improves Quickly, and their promise to bring in other protocols too.

If u wanna check Google Talk’s review visit my friend Pallab’s blog http://www.indyan.info

Finally Finally Microsoft Upgrades my MSN Account

Today when I logged in to my Hotmail MSN account I finally found my account upgraded to 25 MB. Thank GOD they finally did it. After all those mails to their customer service or even trying the. As just about I don’t care what this account has, because I got my accounts on Yahoo! And Gmail, which are way better than Hotmail MSN. As to what this accounts got is just invites from Microsoft Beta for Windows 2003 R2

The Account close and open hack never worked for me as it’s an @msn.com account and not the traditional @hotmail.com account

Well as to all those who haven’t here’s the link on how to do it: Convert your Hotmail Account to 250 MB