Woohoo I now have a Sony Clié

While searching for an USB cable for my aunts Digicam, I found an adapter rated 5.2V. I searched through my database of electronics, and found nothing. After a while, when I was arranging my drawers I found an old Sony Clié, burried away in hundreds of CDs, instantly my brain mapped the query for the 5.2V DC adapter to the Sony Clié. Without hesitation I connected the two and the next moment it started up with “Palm Powered”.

It has some basic apps and some utilities. The best thing is the touch screen, its the first time I handled a device with a touch screen. Its fast and fun to operate. The slylus is light and makes writing a lot easier.

Here are its Specs :

  • Model : PEG-TJ27
  • OS : Palm OS 5 (v5.2)
  • CPU : 200MHz i.MXL Application Processor
  • Memory : 32MB RAM (Approx 23MB available), 16MB ROM, 128 MemoryStick.
  • Interface : USB, Infrared (IrDA 1.2), Memory Stick Slot
  • Display :TFT Color display with backlight, 320×320, 65,536 Colors
  • Battery : Li-ion polymer rechargeable battery, Life : 10 days approx. on one charge
  • Size(H*W*D) : 4 1/2 * 3 * 17/32 inches
  • Weight : Approx 5 oz incl stylus

A 200MHz proccessor withg 32MB RAM is impressive, making it almost as powerful as my old 266 celeron system. But the question remains, What can I use it for? I already have a l33t cellphone with a l33t camera and lots of PIM apps and more. It has no audio capabilities and supposedly can play videos, without sound. 😐 Games may be one use :D.

I am still facing problems trying to interface it with my PC as I dont have the Install CD that came with it. Googled for hours and didnt find the software required (Palm Desktop for Sony Clié). May be searching the underground areas might work.

No doubt its another formidable addition to my list of gadgets but may end up being one of the most useless.

talking of Gadgets, here is a list of all gadgets I currently own/have.

  1. Nokia 6670
  2. iPod Shuffle 512MB
  3. Yashica 2MP Cam. (Dosent work)
  4. Sony Clié PEG-TJ27
  5. Sony Vaio PCG-FRV25 (laptop but also a gadget :D)
  6. A Panasonic ultra-sleek ultra-small walkman. (This thing is the most advanced walkman youll ever see and the smallest, its the same size as a cassette box!)
  7. Panasonic discman (non-mp3)
  8. 2x Digital Organizers (Videocon & Casio)

Thats it I guess.

Today turned out to be a lot of fun @ coll, budding love stories are always are. I dont wanna disclose anything for now, I’ll do it when its public. Gunz also cracked me up with this

Me: 1
Gunz: Me Messed with sys clock…..
Me: ?!
Gunz: scheduled tasks did not run…..
Gunz: comp downloaded till 11 in morn :((
Me: =))
Me: bwahahha
Gunz: :((
Me: how much downloaded?
Gunz: 200Mb maybe
Gunz: only 1 day was left
Gunz: hope it does go too much over the 1gig limit
Gunz: Me gonna start saving b/w
Gunz: hope it doesnt exceed 1 gig :
Gunz: my father is gonna have a field day…..if it exceeds

Quote of the Day


Chef: Children, uh, what’s the one thing that’s more sacred to a man than anything else in the world?
Stan: Uh, bicycles?
Cartman: Ham?
Kyle: No, not ham, you fat fuck!
Cartman: Screw you! It’s ham, isn’t it?

I Hate Love.


When a person turns to wrong, is it a want to be, belong?
Part of things at any cost, at what price a life is lost

At what point do we begin, fighter spirit a will to win
But what makes a man decide, take the wrong or righteous road

There’s a thin line between love and hate
Wider divide that you can see between good and bad
There’s a grey place between black and white
But everyone does have the right to choose the path that he takes

We all like to put the blame on society these days
But what kind of good or bad a new generation brings

Sometimes take just more than that to survive be good at heart
There is evil in some of us no matter what will never change

I will hope, my soul will fly, so I will live forever
Heart will die, my soul will fly, and I will live forever

Just a few small tears between someone happy and one sad
Just a thin line drawn between being a genius or insane

At what age begin to learn of which way out we will turn
There’s a long and winding road and the trail is there to burn

That my friends, is the lyric of an Iron Maiden song, a song with a meaning. Compare that to “Jhalak Dikhlaja” from Aksar and you will know why I detest hindi/telugu songs in general. There are exceptions like Taal and DCH and more.. but in general they are always.. always about LOVE, even the movies’ core theme is love, always. Love here is the Love between a muscular hero and a naked heroine, monotonic. Get some new Ideas assholes.

Anyway, I ended my 4 day stay at my cousin’s place. It was nice to be away from home and the computers for a while. I was able to do some tasks, what I thought were impossible. Going to the gym for a full workout at 5 in the morning, reading novels, staying alive without computers were some of them. I’m back home now and I will try my best to continue what I started.

It was easy the last time

As I mentioned before, I have to develop a website for my aunt’s infertility clinic. So far, no progress of any kind. I’m still confused on the template, wether to use Photoshop and make one or use css layouts. Both have their own advantages.

The last time when I designed the college website, I used a CMS, it was easy then coz there was no better option than a css template. I used a CMS coz its a big site and it needs to be updated frequently. This time though, Its not a big site and it contains purely static content which rarely needs to be updated, which led me to decide on doing it with my bare hands, ie dreamweaver and PS.

I want to make it look good and professional, and thus my problems. I’m right now in favour of CSS coz its a lot more flexible, easier to handle and gives me more control over the layout of the pages. But PS also is not a bad option, I can show off some l33t skillz there too, ( I got the Photoshop idea from Virat, who is a l33t3r photoshopper than I am. Hes is designing a site for his college’s cult fest. ) but managing the slices may be difficult and aslo I strictly wanna follow a table-less design.

It has been 3 hours and I’m yet to decide on the tech to use. I wonder how long will the design take 😐

BTW, monster working a lot better than before, I still get the scandisc once in a while, but I can work on it with dreamweaver, photoshop and firefox all running simultaneously on 512MB RAM!. Benchmaked it using PCMark04 and 3DMark06 and the scores were 4500/5000 , 980/1033 (stock/O.Ced) respectively. Pretty impressive :)

/me hugs monster

Quote of the Day :

Kyle: Chef, we need Butters to gain about 50 pounds, fast.
Chef: Well, if you want him to get really fat as fast as possible, one of you will have to marry him.
Stan: Marry him?
Chef: It definitely worked for every woman I’ve ever met.

IIIT! Here we come!

Well, not exactly, we are only two. We dont have a clan and we suck ballz at CSCZ (We = me+Virat). If you are wondering what the hell I’m talking about, take a look at the comment to the previous post. I got invited to the IIIT fest this year (no idea who that was 😐 ). Finding players is not a big issue, but finding good ones is going to be hard. CSCZ is a team game, and as a member of a clan, one needs to know everything about his team mates, their weak spots, their strengths etc etc. blah blah.. We are going to go there anyways, clan or no clan.

The only game I ever mastered was Q3A. That game just suits me at an integral level. It was my flesh and blood for two years. I reached a stage where I was quakecon material (too much?) but then it all ended abruptly :(.

Quake 3 is a beautiful game, graphics wise, gameplay wise and code wise too. It is the only game which is able to boost my concentration to incredible levels, and bring my reaction times to near 0. Even the subconscious part of my brain kicks in to execute the so called “Impossible Rails” and the “Air Rockets”. Till the last 6 months (of the 2 years) I never kept track of the mega and armor timings, but when the opponents started timing them, I was facing something on a different level. In the beginning I considered it unfair, but later realized, its one of the most widely spread habits in quaking. After some practice I was able to time them perfectly, and no one had an ‘unfair’ advantage over me.

My greatest strength in quake is not my ability to concentrate nor my nanosec reaction times, every good player has those, rather Its my Speed! I’m incredibly fast, contrary to what I am in real life, but still I’m extremely fast. Beacuse of that I could easily escape when I had to and attack when I wanted to. People watching my game were always amazed to see how fast I moved through the maps.

When quake gained momentum around the end of my 1st year @ IITD, we organized CTF tourneys between the 4th yearites and the rest of the college, the clans were named “The High Ones” and “ROID” (Rest of IIT Delhi) respectively. Those games were awesome, in the end the High ones won the series. Then, I & DzzL were the fastest in the team, so we had to get the enemy flag no matter what, we were literally the “Bali ka Bakras”, but we always managed to get the flag. Our base was defended by Scorpion, one of the best quakers in IITD and the only one in IITD whom I coudn’t beat in a duel.

The high ones made a video on those games to commemorate their victory and named it “The ROID wars”. Its the Awesome-est video you’ll ever see. They also had an uncut version of the video, wherein they dedicated a whole 4 minutes to rape me, showing off my most embarrasing weakness, my compulsive desire to get teh power-ups and getting fragged unnecessarily. It starts after the original video, the credits come half way and roll back, to start my rape with title as “THESID AS KENNY” (ROFL!). They had a dual display there, one side with southpark clippings, the ones where kenny dies and the other side showing me getting fragged in the most ludicrous ways. I never felt humiliated, not even once, instead, I was happy coz it was only about me and no one else, special. The reason behind all this may been the fact that I was the only 1st yearite in both the clans combined or maybe coz I was plumpy. Thank you Zodd and m8al!

Oh! I almost forgot! I never knew what southpark was before the video, I didnt know kenny, I didnt know he dies in every episode, nothing, but still it was funny. That video was the sole reason I started following soutpark.

I miss all that action, its been nine months since my last game. I don’t regret coz it had to end at some point. I just miss all that buzz thats all.

Quote of the Day :

Stan: Jimmy, can you tell Wendy that shes a continous source of inspiration?
Jimmy (to wendy): Stan says that your a cunt-cunt-cunt-cunt….
Wendy: Well tell Stan to F*CK OFF! (walks away)
Jimmy: A continous s-source of inspiration.

Sailin away….

Intel was an enormous company. They could build a chip based on the most crappiest design possible (the Itanium) and make it through sheer will power. Except that it doesn’t work and it cost them dearly. They could build another chip based on the second most crappiest design possible (the Pentium 4) and make it through sheer will power. Except that it doesn’t work and now they are falling behind.

A comment on “What is the Intel Switch Costing Apple?”
ROFL! Bwahahahaha! (I’m still an Intel fan)

Again, very very busy lately. Washing machine hunting, lab work, eating and the most time consuming was NFS Most Wanted! Finally completed it! Only the last police chase was hard.

I also got a 50cd pack of ubuntu cds, for free! lol. Gave away 25 and I still have 25! What to do what to do?

Ubuntu CD Box!

While conducting an exhaustive search for my NIIT Certificates, I found a copy of monsters bill! :), but didnt find the cerificates. Got new ones from them coz the name on the lost ones was printed wrong, so no loss.

Monster’s bill

Watching the series Lost atm, lost touch coz its been 2 months since I’ve seen any episode, thus I’m “Lost in Lost” and am trying to figure out whats going on.

No quote of the day, too lazy to go the site and find a new one 😀
hence..

Song of the day:

Scooter – Nessaja

Rock exploration

I had to go to a friends house around 1030 in the morning, but my sleep cycle was messed up. What can I say.. Holidays… slept around 0400hrs. With great difficulty, after making the cell phone go into snooze mode for about 15-20 times (each snooze lasts 5 mins) I finally was fully awake. Bathed and dressed up quick, had my breakfast and was ready to leave.

But, mom’s rangoli was still intact and reversing the car over it was a delicate issue. After five minutes and some math calculations the path was clear to me. Started the engine, let it heat, put it reverse, slowly started moving it. Half-way through, I realized I not only was over it but both the rear tyres were on it!! Crap! I could do nothing but keep going in the same direction. Ever so slowly, got it completely out and was out of the car in an instant to check on my lifeline. I live! Nothing bad happened since I moved very slowly, every color was intact! YAY! My l33t driving skills save me again!

With great relief I reached the senior’s house, we had to discuss about our plan of action on how we were going to setup the college website. They all finally agreed on my present design, with some minor changes. They were all into rock music, so rock music was on the way. All great songs from the age of Led Zeppelin to In Flames were reviewed. I never listened to most the bands played. I was impressed, have to collect all those songs from him :D.

Coming home late in the afternoon I had nothing to do. In an instant I was on the terrace with my kite and the charka. Cut one kite, lost one, got bored coz I was alone and came back down. Fired up NFS MW, reached till the 4th place in the Blacklist. Guns aka Arvind then came over. He showed off his l33t skillz in evading the level 4 cops and reached level 5 where he was eventually busted. We both then went on to the terrace, again lost one, cut one and were back coz of poor lighting. He dumped all my music onto his HDD, and then we were off to Vik’s place for the latest Bleach episode (Bleach is a Japanese anime series which I stared following 2 months ago). It sucked, there was nothing new, it was a recap episode, which lasted 1hr :(.

I have to submit my BEE (Basic elec engg.) assignment tomorrow, and I havet even started it! Im gonna get screwed tomorrow.

Quote of the Day :

Butters: I don’t think I’m very happy. I always fall asleep to the sound of my own screams.
Stephen: Right, Uh, see the reason that you are…
Butters: And then I always get woken up in the morning to my own screams. Do you think I’m unhappy?

Gitex 2006

Me Arvind (greatguns) and Virat went all the way to Madhapur, aka Hi-Tech City to take a look at the GITEX 2006 Trade show at HI-TEX. Its something like CES but at a low level, showing off new technologies in India (may be a year old outside). The first hall we visted had nothing intresting, except for two stalls, one where Snowman heatsinks and cooling tech was on display and the other where in we saw the smallest USB flash drive, which can reach to a capacity of 4GB!

Thext next hall favoured our tastes, with 100s of laptops, desktops, workstations, server boards, iPods, Power supply stuff.. and more! Of all those, what impressed us the most was the 30gig Video iPod. Its sleeker than we thought and the video on that was extemely beautiful. It seems it can even play h.264 content!

Ah, and we also were given a demo on a new and upcoming free Voice email service. He made us talk in a microphone, and mailed that back to us! lol. We are gonna get invites to that service which still in a beta stage :). Crap!! I just realized! we gave them our mails ids! omg, I hope they don’t spam us!

I also got home two flashy gfx card leaflets from the Gigabyte stall, gonna stick em somewhere in the room :D. They are about ATi’s radeons, but wth, they look too cool (me==g33k)

I haven’t got much time, so postin the pics :).

LED Display

National Academy of Construction

2 Hippies under 2 Horns
Virat & Arvind

teh 30 gig Video iPod

Insides of a Gigabyte Rackmount server

Just 2 horns, no Hippies

All kinds of Thinkpads on Display

Force feedback Wheel

Iris Camera (Eye Scanner)

Sony Vaios and Acer lappys @ Laptop World

Hand Reader, something like a fingerprint scanner, but this one scans the whole hand!

Intex Woofer

A pre-Modded case! Finally!

My Babies, the new born on the left.

Compact USB Keyboard

INTEL! YAY! GO INTEL GO!

So called l33t System.

Thats what I call a screen, 42″ BenQ

Smallest USB Flash Drive! 4gb max capacity!

also the thinnest ever!

Big Momma was also present!

Gimme Pipes! SnowMan heatsink with 4 heat pipes

Another snowman from the side

KAV!! (kisses)

BenQ LCD Displays

Thats it! Enjoy Sankranthi tomorrow! Cyas!

Laptop that made my computers scream

Woke up very late, around 1230 in the afternoon. The reason behind waking up so early was that, all the computers in the house started screaming, literally. It was Kaspersky warning that there were port scans and intrusion attempts!, In all the three computers! After freshening up, I sat down to analyze what the fuck happened. Somebody turned on the latop a friend gave me two days ago for some maintainace work. Accidentally the network cable was plugged in, and coz my router assigns IPs via DHCP, that lappy was online in no time. It was filled with virii and spyware! and all those were trying to spead in my LAN! They made up my 100Mbit wireless router hang up! It was time to take some drastic measures, I had to introduce kaspersky to that system. I did. It detected nearly 400 infected files, and cleaned or deleted every single one! Then it was time for spyware to go, installed spybot, it found nearly 100 spyware entries! What the fuck was that guy doing on that comp all this time!?

Everytime the lappy booted, It showed a command window executing something, a bot to be specific. It was showing what it was doing very clearly, like when a service starts up in verbose mode. All the time I was under the assumption that it was some software installed by the user (me==noobie! :( ) but it was a virus starting up and initializing its bot!!! and Kaspy took care of it. Spybot found so much spyware that it wants to scan and clean again after a reboot! ROFL! With kaspersky and spybot installed, that lappy is never going to get infected by another virus or spyware! I always trusted Kaspersky and it proved itself again!

After all this, I went on to the terrace to check on the number of kites flying in the sky, and there were NONE! Population in our area almost doubled (with all the new apartments buildings) since the last time I flew kites. I expected the number of kites to double too, but there were none! wtf! Has everyone turned into those zombies which watch whatever that comes on TV?? or is everyone that lazy? or are they just scared that they might get a sunburn? Seems like I have to go to some other part of the city to fully enjoy pongal. I just hope there are atleast a few kite flyers tomorrow to play with.

Safri Duo rock! They are just amazing. Baya baya and Played-a-live are some of the best tracks from them. Listen and you will never forget. Scooter also is a good artist. These 3 trax were on my repeat playlist since evening, and I am still not bored!

Quote of the Day :

Mr. Garrison: Who was in charge of the feminist movement of the early ’60’s?
Cartman: A bunch of fat old skanks on their periods.
Mr. Garrison: Right. But who was the fattest, oldest skank on her period?

Holiday Schedule

woohoo! Holidays! no college till monday! I can do something useful now :D.

First off, the website for “Prasad’s Infertility Solutions” has to be designed and finished. Choosing a CMS has always been a big problem, typo3 can do everything but its too heavy, too big, too complex for such a small site. Joomla aka Mambo or Drupal may offer whats required, but they are yet to be tested. Its basically static content, but most of the CMSs seem to be conentrating on frontend-users and dynamic content, something like forums. Its difficult to find a webbased CMS on the lines of Macromedia Contribute, of which core functionality is management of static content and one which has some impressive templates. All this has to completed by this weekend, otherwise there may not be sufficient time later.

Coming to Acads, our objective-type internals may start as soon as the holidays end! But still studying in the holidays for just objective type is in any way not useful. Will just end up forgetting everything. Objective questions are volatile, atleast in my brain. As a result academic activities are postponed till the end of the holidays.

Gaming is what keeps me alive. During the time monster was in coma, gaming came to a complete halt. Now monster is up and running and thus quenching the thirst for gaming is the 2nd most important task to be completed in these holidays. NFS Most Wanted will do the job. Already climbed upto 6th position in the blacklist. Its hot, its gonna get hotter, cars at 200MPH look and feel awesome.

Monster seems to be as solid as a rock, no scandisk/chkdsk yet. Its been 4 days, not a single issue. Firefox is till pissing me off with profile corruption issues. Some extention keeps messing up the profile folder. Finding the culprit is a tedious job, I am not gonna do it since backupfox is working great with this issue.

Its Sankranti from tomorrow, Its starts off with bhogi, I guess :D. However it starts or ends, Sankranti aka Pongal is all about Kites! It been 3 yeas since my hands pulled on a tight maanja. Its gonna change this year. Ravindranagar will have a new kite flying pro.

Its 0350hrs and this is the 1st time I have been up so late (Since college started in october). Messing with sleep cycle will have serious after effects, which I don’t want to experience. I’m off to sleep! Good Night! and HAPPY SANKRANTHI

Quote of the Day :

Cartman: You have rats in your house, too, Kenny?
Kenny: Mm-hm.
Cartman: Seriously, you better stop being so poor or else I’m gonna start huckin’ rocks at you.