Sunday, May 30, 2010

Discovered TweetDeck recently

Discovered TweetDeck (for desktop) recently - kind of an answer to my earlier post asking for a social networking amalgamation.

The thing with all these "wonderful" tools (including Twitter, FB) is that their business model is unknown (not fully mature) at the moment.

And, while I've handed over to TweetDeck the keys to my LinkedIn, Facebook accounts, I'm still not ready/comfortable to hand them the Google keys.

Anyone have any feedback?

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Find the most happening phone in your part of the world

Crisp version for those in the US: iPhone More Global Than Android — for Now

Or better still, look at the data yourself in the report (recommended) after a read of the blog from AdMob!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Falling in love all over again

Ok, I admit, I wanted a fancy headline :) I surely don't want to get in trouble with the home minister :)

My home laptop has had 512MB RAM for about 3 years now. A few days ago, I bought a Transcend 2GB DDR2 RAM, 667MHz @ about Rs.2750 and I'm just loving the response that the "old" piece of hardware is giving me now. Can't believe myself that the laptop can be so breezy and that a computer can be so much fun!

Am tempted to plonk one at my own cost into my all other machines as well - hint ;-)

Tata Docomo doesn't like money

As silly & stupid as it sounds, I'm quite inclined to believe that Tata & Docomo don't like to make money. I've been running around a few shops for a few days just to try and figure out how I can get some prepaid phones in the family converted to their new 45p/min plan. None of them in the shops know how to do it - maybe marketing is going overdrive without implementation on the ground.

Also, their damned website has no simple way for me to give them money! I can't just go online, pick a recharge/top-up amount, input a phone number and pay money via credit card/net banking transfer.

Am guessing the top honchos obviously don't eat their own dog food. Nor do their near & dear ones.

You can see I'm pretty pissed off. And, I'm not even getting into those other complaints about bad signal quality, calls not getting transferred across networks, etc!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Airtel redefines broadband as 512kbps, ping test fails

My friend Krish recently pointed to the fact that Airtel was doubling speeds. The original Airtel press release indicated that minimum default speed will be 512kbps going foward.

Now, I'm there @ 512kbps download speed as evidenced below. Yahoo!!!

As you can see the upload speeds aren't there yet, but that's still ok :)


Look at the ping test results. While I'm not fully sure of what the implications are yet, the line quality appears to be concerning (or maybe its a function of test time of day, server load, etc).


Grade D: Concerning. Most online applications will not perform well but should function is some capacity. Test to other servers to confirm.


Grade B: Very good! Your connection should work well for any Internet application. Some online games may not perform optimally.