Saturday, August 30, 2008

TinEye Illustrated

TinEye by Leila__.Tin Eye ... great image that says about the service.

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Friday, August 15, 2008

Hit Me Later: email reminder on demand!!

Found this on techcrunch simple but wonderful concept... planning to use it often... lets see how it goes. :D
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HP dv2910us: my wife's new laptop

Purchased this stunning beauty yesterday from Fry's ... in a special 2 day offer... got this for $679 USD + $52 taxes - $50 mailing rebate... (hope my friend collects it and gives it to me... i am leaving for india in 4 days :( !)... effectively $680 USD (under 30 thousand INR)

I am generally getting lucky with Frys... last time i purchased Jabra 125 @ half price on a single day offer and this time 20% discount on one of the hot selling brands in Laptops..

Just checked the prices in india for HP Pavilion pieces.. they range anywhere from  50000 to 60000 rupees.... man we are talking of 20000 -30000 saving... that's big :D... lucky me.

It comes with headphones and remote control.. completely built for ENTERTAINMENT... my wife got to love it :D

Some SPECS directly from the HP Website

Enjoy entertainment at the touch of a button. Chat face-to-face or take video clips with the webcam and integrated microphone. Watch, pause, and record live TV with the optional TV tuner. The Pavilion dv2910us Entertainment Notebook has you covered, and with its sophisticated-looking Radiance finish, it looks great to boot.

Power performance

  • Experience genuine Windows Vista Home 64-bit Premium†† with Service Pack 1
  • Get things done with the 1.83GHz Intel Centrino Processor Technology featuring an Intel Core2 Duo Processor T5550, 2MB L2 cache, and 667MHz front side bus
  • Run several apps at once with the 3072MB DDR2 SDRAM (2 DIMM)
  • See clearly on the 14.1" (diagonal) BrightView WXGA high-definition widescreen
  • Surf the Web with the integrated 10/100Base-T Ethernet LAN modem
  • Go wireless 1 with Intel wireless Wi-Fi link 4965AGN
  • Chat face-to-face or take pictures and video clips with the webcam and integrated microphone
  • Store data on the 250GB (5400 rpm) hard drive
  • Keep working with the six-cell Lithium-Ion battery
  • Make an impression with the glossy Radiance Imprint design

Movie, music, or game?

  • Watch movies using the double-layer DVD±R/RW SuperMulti drive
  • Download music from AOL Music, then create playlists for commuting, parties, and work
  • Control movies and music with a swipe your finger on the back-lit panel; start them fast with QuickPlay
  • Play games and enhance multimedia with the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 graphics
  • Watch, pause, and record live TV with the optional HP ExpressCard TV tuner

Connections and software

  • Share files with thumb drives, iPAQs, and cameras via the 5-in-1 digital media card reader2
  • Organize photos and videos, plus edit, print, share, and store, with the included Photosmart Essentials software
  • Burn and edit DVDs with the muvee autoProducer software
  • Guard against viruses, spam, and spyware with the preinstalled Symantec Norton Internet Security 2008 (60-day free trial)
  • Transfer data faster via the ExpressCard/54 slot

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Daily dose of Chintoo

Chintoo, Mini, Pappu


This is a cool site with daily upload of chintoo (marathi) cartoon. I have been reading this in the daily newspaper for past 15 odd years and its still so fresh... especially i like this site when i travel abroad... i have added this to my google reader so i get the every day post in my igoogle.. this is one thing i do not want to miss in my reader threads.. :D

The site also has different subscription options and even widgets for your websites.

Way to go..
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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Magellan RoadMate 1412 - GPS: My Review

I am using Magellan Roadmate 1412 while i am driving for next 10 days in Orange County. I purchased it (for my friend) yesterday... got a great deal @ costco ($199 + tax) but it says $299 on the magellan website.

Best part is that its small, reasonably priced and has most of the features a GPS should have... one i was looking for was calling out street names instead of just "left turn/right turn"... so loving it.. will explore it more on the weekend and update back.
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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Floods in Pune (My Society)

I came to US today and realized that it has rained cats and dogs in Pune after I started on 9th night...
My building is all over in the news and the access road to the building is cut off.. fortunately my family is safe and moved my parent's place...

I had a major function in my house on 8th.. what a close call..  would have been a clear mess had the rains come 2 days earlier
here is a news article about the floods

Here are some of the Photos:

Pune, August 11
Pregnant woman, elderly people and 1,000 others stuck in one housing society
Please help us, cries Sunita Dhawar of Whistling Palms Society at Kaspate Vasti near Wakad.

“Water from the river has flooded the road leading
to our society. Around 1,000 residents have been stuck in the building
since yesterday afternoon. I am nine months pregnant and may need
medical attention anytime. The lives of many senior citizens are also
at risk. What if they need to go to the hospital?” Dhawar said on

Fear is the pervading emotion among the 1,000
residents of Whistling Palms, as the road leading to their society has
been flooded since Sunday afternoon.

Due to heavy rains for the past two days, the
water from the river Mula has flooded a few societies in Kaspate Vasti.
“Nisarg Pooja Society, Yashda wedding hall and a crematorium are also
flooded,” said Gokul Tilekar, a resident of Vishal Nager.

“We are surviving on noodles and biscuits for two
days now. Two of my friends staying with me are stuck outside the
society and have no way of coming in. The municipal authorities should
immediately to address this situation. There is a supermarket near the
compound of our building, but the goods in his shop are almost
exhausted,” says Tushar Pawar of Whistling Palms.

An uninterrupted downpour for the second
consecutive day in Pune and its surrounding areas wreaked havoc on
people in parts of the city. Particularly, residents of-Whistling Palms
and Nisargapuja- two housing societies in Wakad, were turned helpless
and had no choice but to stay indoors. The situation was no different
in Madhuban Society in Sangvi.

Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) authorities
shifted 478 families along the Mula-Mutha riverbanks in the last two
days. Of them, 200 families were from Bopodi area. Other areas included
Patil Estate slums (37 families), Adarshnagar (177), Shantinagar (70).

The chief of the flood control cell of the PMC,
Pravin Ashtikar, said, “We are being kept on or toes. We are
continuously tracking the discharge from all the dams around Pune and
taking necessary steps. The fire brigade, too, has been asked to be
ready to tackle the situation.”

Ajay Chaudhari of Whistling Palms said, “Our
water woes started on Sunday afternoon, when the rainwater logged
around our society in huge amounts. Today, I had to skip going to
office, as it needed to wade through shoulder-high water. Even if we
manage to get out of it, the public transport too, is not reliable.”
Amol Govindwar and his wife, both software professionals working in
Geometrics and Cognizant respectively, had to take a day off from their
work for the same reason.

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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

The Presentation Blog

Superb resource and a great idea... hope it grows more.

Making better business presentations!!

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Panoramio: View Photos from Google Map

Viewing photos from google map is a great idea... did not know about it before.
I am visiting Fountain Valley next week and wanted to check out how it looks around... here it goes.

Great Idea perfect execution.

Uploading your photos is also pretty easy. You have to sign up to Paroramio, and simply upload your photos by giving locations...

There is also some contest going on to promote this tool.

Go.. keep shooting and uploading.
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Friday, August 1, 2008

TinEye: The Common Moon

I searched for this pic of moon

and got 194 results, here are few good ones

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Twhirl: another twitter tool

I installed twhirl today.. its looking quite impressive... currently i use TwitterFox(firefox extension), which serves most of the purposes but does not have very good search capabilities.

Twhirl, which is based on Adobe Air is pretty good.. will experiment more and update again.

Interestingly it can connect to multiple tols similar to twitter, Friendfeed and seesmic.twhirl 0.3 - all-in-one timelinemouse-over a tweet

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Dapper: Bollywood Movie Reviews from Rediff

Add to your site powered by Dapper
Click on Title to read Review

I created yet another Dapp and a widget from rediff movie reviews page... Dapper Rocks
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