Archive from July, 2010
Jul 20, 2010 - Memoir    6 Comments

Lots of First Times In a Couple of Days

Well, I was in Cochin again for another two days with @KenneyJacob and @JluSijith, 2 days of fun, food and ___ (need one more f, other than the f-word, please fill in here).

We went for the movie, Inception. Its the first time I am going for a Hollywood Movie in a Public Theatre. Given the fact that, I only watch hollywood and I have seen over 400 movies (I can prove that, I have a list), its pretty odd. Anyway, this is the first. Inception rocks, gotta see it again. If you think you got the whole movie, watch out for this forum.

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Jul 16, 2010 - Life Hacks    3 Comments

This Got Me Thinking. What do I Really Want?

As it turns out, Cochin is my favourite city at the moment. I have admit that I haven’t travelled around a lot to have an equivalent frame of reference for a comparison. Whatever.. A trip to Cochin never lets me down. Whether its the people, or the food, or the shopping, I just love the city.

Yesterday morning I went to collect my Smiley Card (a privilege card that gives you flat discount at selected outlets) in their office at Kaloor. I met up with the man-behind-the-show, Mr. Benjith, we started talking. A question that he asked me got me thinking.

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Jul 14, 2010 - Obsessions    28 Comments

Internet On the Move with BSNL 3G and Option GTM 378

Some time back, I read on @TheAnand’s blog about a HSPDA WANN Card. Once during a hangout I got to use the same on his laptop. Man! 3G is fast.

Following his steps, I ordered a similar card on ebay and finally got it working this week. Here is what you need to get and what you need to do to stay connected on the move using BSNL 3G.

Unlike the USB broadband connections, this card is placed inside the laptop, so the whole thing is an integrated unit, nothing to carry around and absolutely nothing protruding. It looks as if the laptop is born with internet ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Jul 8, 2010 - Obsessions    15 Comments

Unboxing DSLR Canon EOS 550D, 18-55 IS Kit

Ok, so as I said in the Canon Photography Workshop notes, I bought my Dad bought me my first DSLR camera last week (July 1st), Canon EOS 550D or Rebel T2i as it is known in the US or Kiss X4 Digital as it is known in Japan.

As usual, and for one last time (yay), I had to borrow my mom’s awesome mobile camera, Sony Ericsson K 810i for the photo shoot. (I have skipped some stuffs like warranty card, leaflets etc. to keep the number of images down).

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Jul 5, 2010 - Obsessions    37 Comments

Notes From Canon Photography Workshop at Cochin

Last week, on 30th, I attended the Canon Digital Photography Workshop at Abad Plaza, Cochin. It was my first serious step into Photography and so I was really looking forward to it.

I didn’t want to be late, so I set out really early in the morning (had a plan to see a guy before the event which was at 10:30 am, thanks to the slow ordinary bus, I missed the meeting, but was really early for the workshop). From what I had known from my friends, I had decided to get off at Kacherippady bus stop; I didn’t bother to ask anyone where it was, by the time I asked someone, I had missed the stop.

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