Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Really interested in feedback?

A shot taken at A2B restaurant in Bangalore. There is a large poster advertising their new store in New Delhi, another medium sized poster for out-door catering and the small one asking for feedback/suggestions (difficult to read even when you sit in front of it in the restaurant).

Are they really interested in taking feedback/suggestions?

Adieu to Kalam

Tomorrow our honorable president Dr Kalam will be stepping down as President of India. This will leave way for Pratibha Patil to take over. One could see high tributes being paid to Kalam for his stature and vision that he shared with every Indian.

To the best of my knowledge, Dr Kalam is the best president that our country had so far. It is mind blowing to see a president embrace technology to such an extent at his ripe age (never seen a president doing a powerpoint show sharing his vision for the country). I am on the belief that his passion for teaching and interacting with students kept him up to date with the technology and its usage.

I never had a chance to know about the incoming president. So commenting on whether she would fit into the role of a president is unfair. Apparently for any person, to fit into the large shoes left over by Kalam will be a daunting task.

Friday, July 20, 2007

FileZilla - review

Have been using the FileZilla ftp client and server, the experience has been amazing. It is free and stands by these words.

"FileZilla is a fast and reliable FTP client and server with lots of useful features and an intuitive interface."

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Tatoo in Beckham's hand

Happened to see it in rediff,

What does the tatoo in Beckham's hand read?

"Victoria" (in Hindi)

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

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Outlook 2003 Search annoyance

Have you performed a simple find in MS Outlook 2003 client? The search happens in the folder from older date to the recent one. Doesn't it sound strange?

Ideally I would be more interested in recent mail threads than the older one, since the recent ones will make more relevance. When the search results are shown, the older ones are displayed first and then the recent ones. So one has to wait till the search completes fully, before getting to see the most recent thread.

Are there any tweaks that can be done to Outlook to search in the reverse way? Anyhow the default configuration is really annoying.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Corporate communication and its significance

Most of us are working for corporate houses and we understand the significance of communication (especially for geographically disperse locations) and email etiquettes. Over recent past, I observed that many of these communications across peers are done through IM's. There are pros and cons to the chat communication that is prevailing now.

1. Quick turn around time
2. Grabs immediate attention of the receiver and sender is deemed to get a response/acknowledgment

1. Becomes a lot more unofficial
2. No archiving - means you loose the proof
3. No means of intimating the people in higher ladder (Unable to CC).

So which way is better and which will prevail over the longer time frame?

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Photos from Sony Ericsson K550i

Happened to visit Eagleton Resort in Bangalore. Couple of shots taken using SE K550i.

Golf resort

Golf resort

View from seats

Swimming pool

Swimming Pool

Some more macro shots using SE K550i.

Red Rose Bouquet

Yellow Rose Bouquet

Yellow Rose (macro)

Monday, July 02, 2007

Sony Ericsson K550i themes

I was looking for some alternative themes for SE K550i. The default themes that comes with the phone pre-installed is pretty basic. SE site wont allow you to download the themes into you computer and then transfer it to your phone (for free stuff).

The alternative is ESATO. You get nice themes over here.