Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Half an SMPS

It's happened. I got home last night and found my computer sitting there dead. The hard disk light was on. The power light was off...

Was feeling a bit bad about its demise - I didn't think there was too much wrong... the SMPS again...

This morning, I was about to leave for work and decided to give the SMPS a whack or two. Post-whack SMPSs tend to work for a while it seems. It died as soon as I tried to access my office mail though :)

Smart SMPSs yet!

This is the first blog I've written here that doesn't involve the word "lunch"

Oops! Now it does :D

Monday, February 21, 2005

Lunching munching

Hunger hath struck.
I need food.
Nothing to eat upstairs...
and that guy's really rude.

Going to Maharaja.
Lunch I must have.
Prashanth and Rags.
paid through Jayanthys' bag.

She lost her phone,
her card as well.
A digital diary
her balance's going to hell....

Now my phone's gone too...
I'll get it back.
If she decides to keep it..
I attack!

Lunch time...
later folks.

Sunday, February 20, 2005

To De or not To De

Tis a half past sometime somewhere in the world. Right now is the middle of the night out here. 10 o'clock on a Sunday morning brings me to the computer... to do what? Does it really matter? Yesterday sort of blended into today - strains of a song come popping into my head "... and yesterday's todays just fade away". Was up till 6 again. No party this time. A few good friends online.

It's funny. The number of friends I've got in the US should be incentive enough to go. Hell there had to be just one or two of them out there for the reasons to be enough. Might even be a good idea to go there to work - maybe if the job market picks up a bit I will.

Sundar had called up this morning - hang on... that was yesterday morning. We had a nice long chat. What's really great about my friends is that they're always there. I'm a lazy bum. I don't make the effort to stay in touch - bad excuse for not staying in touch with such great friends, but hey, I'm me - they know how much I really care.

So many thoughts dropping pomes in my head...
time to switch to the anonymous blog instead...

I'll be back - I always am.

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Experiments with truth - and Dominos pizza

Has anyone (in India at least) noticed that if you get a set pizza here, you wind up paying more than if you order a plain cheese with the same toppings?

I got a bit hungry by 3, so called Domino's. This is the info I asked for along with the responses:
Small Hawaiian Pizza cost: Rs. 130
Toppings on the Hawaiian: Ham and Pineapple
Small Cheese Pizza cost : Rs. 50
Ham topping cost: Rs. 30
Pineapple topping cost: Rs. 20
Golden Corn topping cost: Rs. 20

I got that far and asked the guy if I could order a Small Cheese Pizza with Ham, Pineapple and Golden Corn toppings and he tells me "That will be 150 plus tax", so I walked him through the math - it seems not all indians are good with it... he put me on hold for a while and was talking quite animatedly with someone else out there in kannada (I don't understand more than a few words, so didn't have a clue as to what he was on about). He gets back on the phone and says "okay sir, 120 plus tax". Whew! 15 minutes it'd taken me to order a pizza!

What I don't get is why would they charge you MORE for something that's not customised? So I take 10 minutes more on the phone explaining why I want it part by part and they charge me less. It's the same with most of their combos. Try ordering topping by topping to get a lower price out of em. It's only bad if your battery's low :)

Another De another time

Sitting in the office. Getting set for lunch. Not much to do right at the moment. Work's weird. It starts. It stops. I'm either flooded with it, or there's nothing to do.

Maybe I should set up the new machine...

Next blog soon.