My neverending quest for absolute knowledge brings me to this question.
Why the fu*k do we need to wear a tie? Does it even look good? Who made it? And for what purpose? Was there a purpose? Or did some jackasses decide that instead of tucking a napkin into your shirt lets just tie it around? Was it discovered or invented? Did aliens bring it to earth? Or did one of those great old Kings wake up one morning and decree “All my people must wear neckties. Wait. Make that only males.” And why are some neckties more expensive than the shirt you must have to wear it on? Why is it called a necktie when something similar put for animals is called a leash? Arghhhhhh…….
Sorry about that.
Anyways if you seek answers try this link.
If you still need a practical purpose try these:
- When nobody looks at you, you can dab your mouth discreetly after that delicious meal.
- How about that stain on your shirt near the buttons? Do not fear, the tie hangs here.
- For ladies: If your man doesn’t want to come shopping with you, drag him along
Another great ad by IBM. How do they come up with this stuff ?
Not really fond of them. But this one was different.
- Getting cake smeared all over is a common thing. But that doesnt usually happen in a crowded restaurant?
- Just another cake would have been fun(not really, its damn difficult to get it out your hair) .. but a black forest? Ouch ….
- There was a Ghazal Singer in the that place. ( Definitly not my kind of music )
- And then he sings Happy Birthday for me along with some words in Hindi.
- …. And then the whole group joins in. Frodo, y did u destroy that ring?
All of the above things i usually can’t handle, especially if im on the receiving end. But that day was just great. Loved it.
This moment just gives me goosepimples every time. Watch it – its amazing.
I just love the song in this IBM add.
Music by: The Kinks – I’m not like everybody else.
After a long time I got to use Linux again. And it felt good. Too bad its only going to last for 2 more days.
Anyways roomie of mine asked me to install Linux on his System. He didnt have to ask twice.
Bad news: My Suse 10 CD is busted.
Good news: I got to use Fedora Core 5. If you want to know about its features, go here.
Finished a case study. I didnt exactly put a lot of effort into it but it sure feels weird ( not bad) when the evaluator doesnt give it a glance. Some people were actually upset abt the fact that nobody would look at their hard work.
Anyways all i could think of is this:
Good Programmers code for the challenge, not for the credit.
A pretty eventful week.
First off my parents had come here to visit. Frankly I totally didn’t look forward to it. Maybe its because I was still in training. ( maybe its because I am the worst son there is to find). But before you judge me let me quickly add that at the end of the week I enjoyed myself along with them.
By the way, I also turned 23. Somehow that number sounds weird. I had no problem with 22. But 23 ?!? Y does it bother me so much . Cant explain.
In other news:
My training will go on till Oct 8th or so.. grr … Even the best laid plans fail. Then y bother laying down plans? Because I have nothing better to do.
Recently one of the Company’s Senior Employees addressed us and told us we are here because we have been “kicked by circumstances” . I know it. You know it. But why make it so obvious? Only few people are there where they wanted to be and even fewer are happy where they are.
If being happy means having nothing to complain about(nothing serious or big atleast) .. Then I belong to the latter group ….
Here goes …
- Great User Interface for Touchscreen
- External keypad for quick calling and messaging
- Linux OS
- Battery life is just not good enough
- Speaker output is low
Built and Look:
Released in Q4 2004 the A780 looks very stylish with a silver lining on the side. It is pretty compact for a Phone of its Features. For its features the phone is not heavy at all. It does fit comfortably in your Jeans pocket. There are no squeaky plastic parts. I found the Battery case a bit too difficult to open. The Keypad on the exterior is a well spaced but a little to difficult to press at times. Apart from that there is also a Rocker switch for accessing the Quick Menu. A 5 way joystick is available which though located towards the bottom can be easy used. To Switch on or off the Phone the Flip has to be open. The Flip is easy enough to open. On the backside there is the camera lens along with a tiny mirror. The lens is inset slightly so you don’t have to worry about scratches. At the bottom is the Headset jack and USB cum Charger port. The MicroSD card fits into the slot at the top. All the ports are covered.
Must say I’m impressed with the Linus OS of the phone. The Menu is easy to use and accessible. What the phone lacks is a taskbar. So every new application that you open stacks on top of the other. To view an already open application you have to access the Menu or close the application on top of it. The Music player can be operated with flip close using the 5 way joystick and Rocker Switch. File management is simple and allows for creation of New folders. Also a handy cut, copy and paste function is implemented. The File System becomes slow whenever Thumbnails are generated for Pictures. Luckily you can change the view to List view too. There are 3 Input modes for the Touchscreen.
A onscreen Keyboard, a Number Pad, and Handwriting Recognition. The onscreen Keyboard is handy to use with the stylus. Handwriting recognition works fine too , except for the occasional ‘a’ and ‘d’.
The multimedia player for the Phone is RealPlayer. RealPlayer has a Library function to create Playlists and and manage them. It takes a bit getting used to it. Full screen mode is supported. The A780 comes with a 1.3 MegaPixel Camera. The frame rate of the camera isn’t too good. The pictures taken look good though the lighting is really bad at times. The camera can be operated even with the Flip closed but you don’t get to see much on the tiny window. The Speaker output is low. The quality of the music is good when listened with to with the headset.
The A780 is Quad band(850/900/1800/1900 MHz) and had Edge too. To transfer files you can use Bluetooth 1.1. I must say the transfer speed isn’t that high especially with other Motorola Phones. Calls can be made with the flip open and closed. Its easy to make calls with the flip closed by typing the first letters of the contact required. To make calls with the touchscreen a few taps will suffice. A Turbo Dial(read Speed Dial) feature is provided. The Speaker phone has good clarity but low volume. The Opera Browser coupled with the touchscreen provides an excellent browsing experience on the A780. It has an inbuilt email client ,which unfortunately is not GMail compliant. The Phone supports Java MIDP 2.o hence Java Applications can be installed.
It comes preloaded with 3 games
- Evel Knievel
- Motorola Basketball 3D (haven’t figured out the controls for the game yet)
To play the games you will have to hold the phone sideways giving you the feel of a gaming device. While SWAT is purely touchscreen based Evel Knievel is played with the joystick. When making turns the joystick becomes a bit difficult to use.
If you need a phone with loads of features and you don’t mind recharging your phone on a daily Basis – the A780 is the Phone for you.
*Anyways I love the Phone.