23 June 2009

Mobile and Internet in India

Mobiles are something which we now take for granted to call anyone. I remember the days when I thought who the heck will pay  Rs300+ rental and then Rs16 /min for receiving or making calls as airtime charges. Obviously the call charges were separate. Who thought that things will reach this far that at Rs175 rentals, you would get 300 mins calling free. Its truly amazing.

Another thought that I had not very long back actually was that I had written on how my mobile should look like here. There were a few people who thought that its entirely impossible to achieve what I was wanting. But then today there was this story on CNET that talked about Toshiba coming out with an amazingly fast 1GHz smartphone. Well, I am not surprised by it. But what I am surprised at is that it runs the crappy Windows Mobile. It sure could have done better with Android or Symbian. Windows Mobile, duh. Dude I would need multi-touch, just to make sure I can give the three finger salute of Ctrl+Alt+Del.

So I have a significantly fast processor on the mobile, an 800 x 480 resistive touch screen is also there for u to have fun with. I am sure this is just the beginning and I have great faith in Android and probably that would be the choice of platform which will achieve what I dreamt of some years back

20 June 2009

Some tips and learning from cycling to work

For the past some days I have been cycling to work and overall its been a pleasant experience as yet. I thought I would share some of the learnings with this post. So here it goes in no particular order

1. Make sure your tyres have enough pressure in them. If it gets low, it will become difficult to ride it.

2. Make the seat position such that you can peddle on the full. It gives you more power and also prevents what’s called Biker’s Knee. By instinct we would like it such that our feet reach the ground easily. Never go by that.

3. Cycle fearlessly. Be on the left side of the road as much and possible, but never go to the extreme left. It might land you in trouble. You can surely take minor panga from the faster automobile users.

4. If in places like Bangalore, where you have too much ups and downs, keep trying different alternate routes so that you can take maximum advantage of the slope.

5. Dont wear headphone. You might not find out whats happening on the road. Sometimes I feel like the low sound making cars are better than ultra silent cars. You atleast realise if there one coming from behind.

6. In normal cycle brakes, sudden braking does not work well. It makes sense to gradually slow downhill by applying pulses of brakes rather than a constant one.

7. Cycle only if you are having fun doing it else it may become a burden on you.

Enjoy and happy cycling.

08 June 2009

Nothing special out in this post

Well as the title says, nothing special to talk about here. I wanted you to know that I have decided to make my tumblog as the place where I will put pics from my cell cam and quotes that I find really interesting. My tumblr blog is at http://the100rabh.tumblr.com .

Enjoy :-)