Friday, September 30, 2005

finally did it

Well, I finally did it..all by myself and without neone's help


Nothin much for most geeks, but today i formatted my hard drive and loaded it back.....

Well, dont knw why, but I have always had a phobia of doing this, interestingly enough, the reason i cite for this is, that I am a bit (ok, well mebbe more ) disorganized, and I tend to get confused with the order of things. Add to this, that I really get disappointed if any data is lost, especially some good photographs, which I get absolutely emotional about.

Though, I really get bugged by one thing...almost always...and that is, can't data be retrieved at all?

Well, strangely enough, the answer is yes, and whilst we all know that, most technical support ppl (esp the ones with whom I have interacted), would advise you to simply format your hard drive, sayingm that there's no other option if your windows system has crashed.

Utter rubbish, i would say.

First, there is a simply way of doing it, load the OS on one of the partitions, so u might stand to lose data only on that partition. And if you have been organized enough, you will def have one such drive

second, there coould me a large number of ways, and even after everything fails, remember that there are people who do data retriaval, and maybe could save part of your data.

I would really find it very foolish, if i formatted my hdd today, and tomorrow someone wud say, well..u shud hv tried it, it wud hv probably worked..and saved my precious data...

well abt it for today...

signing off..


Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Mini, nano, crash!

Well, the news is in...

Apple has confirmed of some defective pieces in the iPod Nano

Though, it claims that it is less than 0.1 %, it would be huge number given the fact tht apple sells out a huge huge number of ipods...

Well, neways just a bit of information...else apple is the best!

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

one more blog


i finally decided to break my silence on the blog

u knw, i sometimes think, that when will ppl read my blog? or rather when should they?

to be frank, i am not sure, but one day i would like people to read this blog.

Don't know if you know about Anne Frank,

Anne Frank was a direct victim of Hitler's atrocities against Jews during the second world war period...

She and her family, along with another family were constantly in hiding, and during that period, Anne wrote a diary, which was read for the first time, after Anne died :( .

However, what she writes in her diary, has been made into movies, and her books have been quite famous. I would seriously recommend that you guys google her up, or find things on the net.

ie if u read this blog, which i suppose you won't

Same is the story with the diary of Robert F. Scott, who led an expedition to Antarctica, but could never make it back. He too wrote a small diary, (in a strange similarity to Anne Frank, who hd to use different books borrowed from people, as she didn't have a diary..she even mentions margot's subject books, scott too had to save on oil, and he didn't have sufficient light) in which he mentions how things were going, how one of his brave companions decided not to be a burden any more, and instead embrace death...its interesting.

blogs and modern technology, give us a better way of doing such things...we should use them well...shudn't we?

Thursday, September 01, 2005



Tejas sent me this mail, which highlights the use of the term 'Bangalored' . Put Bangalored in google search, and you'll find what it means.

Probably, the word bangalore may soon find a place in the dictionary, similar to places like Mecca(used to say...its the mecca of engineering kinds), Rome (when u r in rome, do as the romans do), etc etc etc

Dont know, first it sounds funny, but on second thoughts, it prob feels insulting. Sometimes i feel, bangalore should go on strike, and show these people, how incomplete their companies would be if people off shore did not do their work, how expensive their softwares would be, if we did not do their work at cheaper rates...

Guess, its a bit too much....for all things the various political parties in India oppose, this is one thing they should absolutely oppose..