Archive for May, 2008
Good news for people waiting to check their emails in Indian languages. Google has now enabled support for several Indian languages in their Gmail service. Everything except your emails (duH!) can be set to your preferred Indian language. Available languages include Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Urdu, Marathi, Bangla, Gujarati and Oriya. Screenshot of Gmail in Kannada: To change the language, just go to Settings -> General. Under Language, select your preferred language, and save the settings.
Finally, I was looking forward to buying this phone for at least one person! Sister lost her cell phone while she was in Chennai, and voila, a perfect chance to persuade somebody to buy this baby. The budget was small, but just enough to get this superb phone. And I have got to say, this has got to be the best decision I made [for somebody] on a mobile phone so far.
So I love gaming, what’s new? Yeah, I play multi-player games everyday and all, but I had always restricted myself for just a couple of hours a day. Today was just a little out of hand. I’ve picked up the Midtown Madness 2 craze and started playing it every night with a few guys from CHIP.in. If that weren’t enought, I now regularly practice playing MM2 by mouse (as suggested by Omkar). It’s quite a load of fun, and if you’d like to join us, just fire up Hamachi and give me a buzz on Y!M (supcoolz). I also went gaming today. Web Zone was completely filled up with school kids (today was the first day of school, and apparently, a half day) who play nothing other than cs_assault. Half an hour later, I was back to gaming with the regulars. Three complete hours and two calls from home later, I was on my way back home and getting drenched in the sudden mango showers. On a lighter gaming note, I’m also addicted to Type Racer, a Flash based game where you type out a given paragraph and your car moves to your typing speed. It’s addictive for sure. The most I managed to squeeze out was about 72 wpm, which is short of the ~80 wpm I used to type before an accident left two of my right fingers partly impaired. Go ahead, play Type Racer and see how much you score. Keep playing, you won’t get your best score in the first attempt. To round off the post, I’ve decided to end posts (other than reviews, news or such) with random quotes. Some of you may have read them, while some of you may not. Who cares, just enjoy them. Well, I’m off now. Have a friend who’s waiting to try and give me a hard time on Counter Strike.
“Men live in a fantasy world. I know this because I am one, and I actually receive my mail there.” – Scott Adams
Hello world (again)! It’s been quite a long time, well alright, a really long time since I last blogged anywhere. I’d have been back much earlier if it weren’t for BSNL and their two month waiting period. Any who, I’m back for good now. So let’s get cracking on some matters shall we? Quite evidently, I’ve changed the entire site’s theme. They now fully match, and from the initial comments on IM, people have liked it. (I was going to keep it even if they didn’t.) The theme is Illacrimo by Design Disease. I had previously decided on a theme called Dreamy, but Illacrimo just left me spell-bound. Besides, Dreamy wasn’t a 3-coloumn theme. I had made quite a lot of changes to Dreamy, so much that you may not have really found out that it was Dreamy. If anybody would like a look, give me a buzz on Y!M (supcoolz). On the social front, I’ve been addicted to Twitter lately. I’ve been on it day and night. You can follow me on Twitter. It’s quite fun and you get to meet a lot of people whom you would never have met. What’s more is that you discover their way of life, the weird and the not-so-weird happenings in their life, and you get some laughs every now and then. Trust me, if you aren’t on Twitter, you’re missing out on a lot. Orkut and FaceBook are just so out of fad, really. I’ve decided to stop being lazy and blog more. I’ve lined up a few reviews for the upcoming days that could really help you on deciding your next mobile. Keep yourself informed by subscribing to my RSS feed. So until next time, I’m leaving you all with a quote by Beryl Pfizer which I seem to always inadvertently do:
“I write down everything I want to remember. That way, instead of spending a lot of time trying to remember what it is I wrote down, I spend the time looking for the paper I wrote it down on.”