Where to start?? This was the question when I sat in front of my PC with Blog editor open. There is a lot to say but I am still finding it difficult to manage with time. This is affecting things I want to do. I am not that old blogger who started blog in last February with loads of stuff to write. Now I have no time to write but have stuff to write about.
For the past week I am busy with a major slab and that is taking hell out of me. I am finding it very difficult to manage things on site. For a small decision, I have to go through a lot of paperwork. The positive side is I am loving all the trouble. I want more and more of this. If the things get easy then my interest vanishes. I see a lot of troubles for next whole week.
Tired from the site when I sit in front of PC, I find it very difficult to arrange the words. I find it difficult to eve find words. Add to it my bad bad broadband. The result was the worst post count for February. Even worse was the quality of nonsense. I already made an announcement that I’ll be blogging alternate days from March. It has already started last month.
Today was a big relief. I woke up late and completed my sleep for the whole week. Then I watched a movie, two bowls of ice-cream, a looong shower and then reading. I read too much. Cleared almost 700+ posts in Google reader. There are less than 300 left now. Tired of reading online, I went offline for reading. After reading for 2 hours, I thought of posting. So far so good.
One of my website is still under construction. I’ll give it time this weekend. Things are changing on this blog also. Did you read my last post? I wrote a poem. Now I want to dedicate this month just for new connection and reviving old ones. Just want to change “I’ll try” to “I want”.
Till I do that…
I was waiting for this phone for last four months. Finally I bought it on Saturday. Now that I used it for three days, I can write a review. My earlier phone N72 was great. I miss that phone. I exchanged it for this mobile. Though this mobile is much better than N72, I still miss that phone. May be the moments I captured with that phone are priceless. Lets not drift to this. This review is my frank opinion as an owner and end user. I am not paid for this review at all.
I opened the box and there was the beauty. The back cover is not as good as other Nokia mobiles. It’s difficult to remove and insert the battery. At least for the first time. Sliding cover would have been great. When I switched it on, It started fast. Faster than other Nokia mobiles with 1GB+ memory card. There are only three buttons on front. Receive, Reject and the white one for menu. No more buttons on front. Coool…
The next step was to insert SIM and memory card. Both can be inserted easily via slots provided on side. One thing I didn’t understood. Why there was need to provide a side slot for SIM?? This Sim cannot be removed without opening the back cover. So whats the use of the side slot? It’s better and safe within the mobile. About the memory card, It’s 8GB. More than sufficient for me. It already comes loaded with Hindi and English soundtracks. A special album “Connections” by A.R.Rehman composed just for this phone. But not a good one. Other songs provided are really good. About 200+ tracks. Continue reading →
I am a movie buff and it’s been years. I have a portable VCD player which I bought four years ago. But watching movies on TV was not of my liking. That was because of the old TV set. Last year on my fathers birthday we bought a new 29″ flat TV. It is big enough for me. And since then I always wanted a DVD player. But the problem was that I wanted the DivX files to play on the TV. So I waited and on Saturday I bought a DVD+DivX player.
I tried searching the net for that model but I didn’t find the link for that. Before that I did some study about available players. There was no player which supported Xvid format which is as popular as DivX. I contacted a dealer nearby for a similar player. There was none available. I was also looking for a player which could play files from USB drive. And all this search ended on Saturday.
Before buying the player, I went to the showroom and asked for models available. I asked whether I can check the player by playing from USB drive and he said OK. That was on Thursday. So I prepared some file samples from all the movie files I have and dumped them on USB drive. Following are the details of file samples.
- DivX 5 with MP3 audio CBR
- DivX 5 with MP3 audio VBR
- DivX 5 with AC3 audio
- Xvid with MP3 audio CBR
- Xvid with MP3 audio VBR
- Xvid with AC3 audio
- Xvid with MP3 audio CBR whose FOURCC I changed to DX50 Continue reading →