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Sunil J

I write ideas that strike me, sometimes just to remember them later, and just once in a while, you might find something useful. :-)

Karnataka bans sale of mobile phones to kids

Karnataka bans sale of mobile phones to kids: “Karnataka bans sale of mobile phones to kids” How stupid can the politicians get? Ban of sale and ban of use are both completely different. It doesn’t say anything about the usage, except for educational institutions. But if they ban the use of mobile phone, then isn’t that in violation of my rights? A mobile phone is not similar to a cigarette or liquor to be banned. The sale of tobacco liquor and mobile to minors are banned, but what would they do if they catch a minor smoking or drinking?

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Kalam, Shekhawat still homeless in New Delhi

Kalam, Shekhawat still homeless in New Delhi: “Kalam, Shekhawat still homeless in New Delhi” If that is the case of ex-President and ex-Vice President then what is the fate of the common man?

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First hand report of a fight

It has been a week since I left Bangalore and came home. And I have been sitting in front of the computer, just browsing. I haven’t even decided when I want to join my new company. But that has to change, I am beginning to get tired of sitting in front of the computer all day and I am running out of cash. Doing nothing can be really expensive. I sometimes wonder how people can be so careless, stupid and inconsiderate. I had to take my laptop for servicing yesterday and had taken my bike. As luck would have it, I lost the key. I had parked my bike on the roadside and walked 5 meters into the building and was at no time further then 5 meters from the bike. But the key got lost and I couldn’t find it anywhere, not on me, not on the bike and …

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Pownce, Twitter and me

Pownce; the latest in the ever-increasing social networking and microblogging Web 2.0 sites. I did join in almost immediately. Well as soon as I could, which was about a week after it took off, I guess. It would be easy to push it off as just another in the never-ending line, and I am sure most people do that, because not even a single person whom I invited joined. So what do I do, I gave the rest of my invitations for those who were asking for it. But sometimes, when you are bombarded with so many web-sites, you might let one gem slip past you. I joined Twitter late, but the feature I love in Twitter is the ability to send or receive SMS. It has endless possibilities. Similarly, Pownce too has a special feature that makes it invaluable. It is the ability to send files to your friends, …

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Google and gPhone

Continuing on my previous post on the gPhone, there are rumors that gPhone will cost around $100 and that it will be available in the first quarter of 2008. It is expected to be announced sometime next week or maybe the following week. An HTC employee is supposed to have leaked that the company is talking with Google and has around 20 prototypes that might become the gPhone. Maybe one, maybe quite a few. Bloggers have figured out that Google had bought a company that was developing a Linux based mobile operating system and hence it is likely that Google had purchased the company with the objective of creating a mobile operating system well integrated with its products. It is also said that the gPhone will have Wi-Fi capabilities, will be 3G enabled and will have a 3-inch display. It is unknown what kind of input system Google is planning …

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Thank you

I was at my wits end, because I wanted to use Blogger instead of WordPress. But Blogger doesn’t support Trackbacks. I got to thank Singpolyma for the greasemonkey script which allows me to send trackback pings. I still can’t get incoming Tackbacks, and his suggestion was to use Haloscan. But due to certain constraints I don’t intend to do that. I will have to learn to survive with backlinks, I guess. And for those of you who want to install Trackback URL on Blogger head on to Singpolyma Thanks a lot Dude!

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