Sunday, January 21, 2007

Never fly Deccan!!

Air Deccan really sucks!!! I took a flight yesterday from Bangalore which was supposed to leave at 4:20 PM. It got delayed endlessly and finally departed at 9:00 PM. I was supposed to reach Delhi at 7:00 PM and reached 1:00 AM in the night. WTF!!

To top it, Bangalore airport was a mess. It took me 40 min. to give my baggage for check-in and another 1 hr. for security check. Airport was worse than a rickshaw stand forget the railway station. I really wonder if this is the IT hub which India wants to portray to the world.

Update: Surprisingly my flight back was on, rather before time. Left Delhi at 5:45 AM and landed bangalore at 8:10 AM.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Apple Launches iPhone!

If you haven't heard already, the big news is that Apple announced their latest hardware invention, the iPhone at the Macworld 2007 in San Fransico.

The iPhone combines a mobile phone, a widescreen iPod (with touch controls), and an Internet-enabled communications device, in one smart handheld.

For a product that's resulted in over 200 patents, the price is reasonable: $499 for a 4GB unit $599 for an 8GB unit. However, I was a little disappointed to see that Apple has planned Asia launch by 2008.

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Friday, January 05, 2007

Will you Migrate?

I read an article today in TOI and was thinking all way through the office about it. The article was about people who migrate from India to foreign shores for different reasons (mainly better career prospects). There has been a change of trend in the last couple of years where number of migrants has reduced drastically and also people who migrated are coming back.

I know couple people who have migrated recently for better jobs (or so they think!!) Other day, one of my friend asked me if I would be interested in an offshore job, the answer was a firm NO.

If it would have been some years back, probably I would have given a different answer but now, I think I have better prospects here than anywhere else. Some time back also I had couple of opportunities for offshore jobs but they were not lucrative enough and some did not materialized.

Right now, I am happy and better off in my country!!!

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

"Making The Cover" is ultra cool!!

Making The Cover is a Flash based RIA from HP and Time Warner that allows you to put your face on the cover of one of Time Warner's magazines.

You choose the magazine, the background colour, the headlines, and your photo, and using a very easy to use Flash interface you assemble the magazine cover online. One thing I missed was that I could not edit the headline on the cover. The magazines currently available for use are: Sports Illustrated, People, Time and Entertainment Weekly.

P.S. That's the pic of our daughter Rinikka ;o)

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