• College,  Personal

    Life this past week

    If there is one thing a geek needs, then it is a good internet connection. Now, that is one thing that has always eluded me and there is no chance of it changing in the near future! That is one of the reason this blog has seen absolutely no updates for a long long time. The past week and more can be summed up as follows: Choir Practice has been on in full force for Good Friday. We’ve had practice four times in the last week and things are shaping up. Had to sing for a funeral mass on Thursday at the Oshiwara Cemetery. Few of us from the choir…

  • College,  Personal

    Filling the Bubbles and more…

    The Sunday that went by the big Maharashtra MBA CET 2007 which opens doors to Management colleges in Mumbai. I had already received news of me being accepted in SCMHRD. My center for the test was IES School, Dadar. I wasn’t sure of finding parking, so took the train out there. Reminded me of the times at Agrawal’s for my HSC classes. This time I was a lot more prepared than last year and hence attempted the paper better I believe. However, I don’t think I did well enough to get me into JB, but time will tell.

  • College,  Personal

    The Events of the Week

    Except for yesterday the week so far has not let me sit down and take a deep breath. I began the week by helping a friend setup her new computer. This took up both Monday and Tuesday. The only thing frustrating about both days was the travelling, which was at a snails pace for a good distance. Constructions and continuously increasing number of vehicles has resulted in horrible traffic right from Kherwadi, Bandra upto Juhu Airport. As I said, I spent all of Wednesday at home except the evening to get some documents attested, which was only a few minutes.

  • Computers & Technology

    Defragmenting Sunday

    As is normal of my internet connection, early Sunday morning the net went down. Decided to grab the opportunity to do what is much needed for computer health but I have neglected for a long time viz. defragmenting my harddrives. Got down to doing that yesterday. Used SpeeDefrag to perform the defragmentation. It’s taken me more than 24 hours to format two 120Gb partitions and two 30Gb partitions! Need to ensure I defragment more often 🙂

  • Computers & Technology,  Personal

    The Big Crash

    Seems like one crash followed the other. My computer had started to give major problems since last week. These problems just seemed to spike about the weekend. Managed through the weekend until the big crash took place early Monday morning. I wasn’t able to boot into Windows at all. Did the next best thing and booted into Recovery Console and rank chkdsk. Had to leave the unit like this when I went over to a friends place to finish off application form work. All done but one. chkdsk usually solves the problem and it seemed like it had done so this time as well but Windows refused to start. Had…

  • Blogging,  College,  Computers & Technology,  Personal

    Computer Sunday; Study Monday

    Had two completely antithetical days yesterday and today (actually, that would be day before and yesterday, given the time of this post). Awoke early Sunday morning and went for the 8.30am mass for which we were singing. I haven’t awoken at 7.30am since a long long time and as a result I ended up feeling extremely drowsy during mass and a good portion of the morning after that. Would normally have hit the bed for a while, but

  • Computers & Technology,  Reviews,  Software & Service Reviews

    Notepad++

    Have just created a new category on this blog, which shall contain posts exclusively about some of the best apps out there. And let me inaugurate this category with one such software I cannot live without. It goes by the name Notepad++ and it could very well have been called Notepad++++ !!

  • Computers & Technology,  Personal,  Work

    As the week draws to a close

    I’ve had an extremely frustrating week. Began Monday itself on a really bad note (details soon). But, it kind of helped me get through the rest of the week 🙂 The rest of the week was quite exhausting as I have been working on completely the handover process which is nearly done. I also started a countdown to 11th August, which is my last day at work, by changing my display name on IPMessenger. This has created quite a sensation in office and I was reminded when I forgot to update it last morning. 😉 Sleep has been pretty much on the back seat for the past two days because…

  • Computers & Technology

    Mozy Remote Backup – Free, Automatic, Secure

    Came across a new and free backup service called Mozy today. They say: Mozy is a secure, automatic remote backup service for any PC in any home or office. It’s simple to install and configure. No external hard drive, expensive subscription services, CD’s or DVD’s to burn. All you need is a broadband connection and you are ready to go! All you have to do is signup for your free account and get 2Gb space to backup your files. They also offer a paid option of $4.95/mo where you get 30Gb storage space. You need to download their software in order to store any files on their server. The software…

  • Computers & Technology

    Possible Orkut Virus?

    I have been getting warning emails about the same, and I guess there may be some amount of truth in them. I received quite a few scraps from pals with this content. None of them know Portuguese. The scrap was: Opa, tudo bom? Eu criei um vídeo com uma seleção de minhas fotos novas, clica aí pra ver – http://mmgurl.com/M7U – Estão bem legais!!! When I once tried to visit the link it asked me to download something (which I didn’t). Other time led me to a proxy server. I wasn’t able to check if it actually was a virus, but I suggest not downloading any such file. Immediately delete…

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