Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Showtime

Happy Diwali! May there be eternal light in your life.
With two weekends and 3 Diwali holidays and 2 leaves I've got the whole week off this time. Among other things, I've been catching up on my scifi fantasy tv series. Suddenly I realized that I am watching way too many tv serials. Here's the list:
Battlestar Galactica
Stargate Atlantis
House
Numb3rs
Bones
Chuck
Heroes
The Unit
How I met your mother

Yeah, the last 3 or 4 of them aren't really scifi, I just included them in the list to be complete and honest about my squandering habit. Although each of them are interesting and have some aspects that I like, none of them come close to the good old Star Trek TNG.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Selling out your audience

Some guy is selling his twitter account on ebay and he's getting a very good response! Capitalism. Market! Goods!

http://www.news.com/8301-13772_3-9917670-52.html

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Price of Broadband

Typical home broadband connection prices in US and UK and many other places are going down while increasing the bandwidth of such connections. Everywhere, 8Mbps connection or more is the standard broadband and they pay almost the same price as we do. I wonder when things in India will improve.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Dish TV: Quality?

I've been watching TV on my DishTV subscription for more than 2 year now. Although I have to agree the quality of video is generally better than cable, I have always felt that the audio quality on cable is better. Maybe I'll find out the technical reasons for that someday. Among the channels that has best audio and video quality on DishTV is AXN. It has superb audio/video quality. But it also the best on cable. I guess they have a very good broadcast quality. Among the channels that I watch, the Star World's audio is the one I'm most irritated with. It has too much high frequency distortion and crackling sound. But it isn't true for the same channel on cable.

At first I was wondering if my equipment was damaged. I got that feeling especially since when I touch the receiver I get a slight electric shock.

Hmm.. I wonder when we can actually get decent equipment that receive high quality broadcast without distortion.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Great Programmer v/s Terrible Programmer

"If I tell you I'm good, you would probably think I'm boasting. If I tell you I'm no good, you know I'm lying." - Bruce Lee.