Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Nokia 770

I used the Nokia 770 on a recent vacation trip to BeNeLux. I have to admit is was very handy to have a small device for quick web access without having to lug around my laptop. And the fact that I could play a few games while travelling on the trains or listen to music just adds to its utility.

This device is beginning to look better by the day. So now back to work on it for the Q3 launch as promised.

A challenge to humanity?

Alex Steffen @ has written an extremely thought-provoking article on the need to start thinking about saving this planet. Its aptly titled "Winning the Great Wager". He starts an excellent discussion of the factors involved and the problems with solutions currently offered but does not offer a very cogent argument for his own solution. Even then, this is a worthwhile read for anybody concerned about the drain on natural resources on the planet.

Monday, August 29, 2005

Back from BeNeLux

Got back from my first real vacation in 5 years yesterday. I did not think about work even a little bit for 10 whole days! It was greatly refreshing. Payal and I had lots of fun. Lots of wallking around Luxembourg city, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Antwerp and Brussels. So much so that I had my left knee aching after a week and Payal's feet were hurting too. But an overnight rest later, we would go at it again.

I was pleasantly surprised to see Payal handle it so well. And I am proud of her having the guts to go Bungee-jumping with me - Duo. Pictures/Movies will follow as soon as I am done retouching the digital pictures to my exacting standards. ;-)

Amsterdam was very dirty and stinky due to a garbage workers strike for a week before we arrived. It's a pity since we had planned a lot of things for Amsterdam.

Monday, August 01, 2005

New Center channel speakers

Just got myself an Energy C-C1 center channel on my trip to Ottawa. Distinct difference in my movies. The dialogues are much crisper and it's not only because I spent CAD 350 on it. :)