Yippee! Got myself a new Lappy!

Since I’m reading for the BSc Honors in IT at SLIIT. I had no other option than moving to a boarding place near the campus. And after moving to the boarding place all i had was ma good ol’ thinkpad lappy which was not so cutting edge anymore 😛 I had my desktop pc at home but moving the beast to the new place was too much trouble. so I had no choice but to use my IBM thinkpad for few weeks until i get myself a new lappy. I checked the local dealers for few models and quickly realized that I’m too broke to buy an IBM thinkpad which are IMO overpriced in SL. correct me if i’m wrong but I really don’t think those lenavo thinkpads got the same durability of the old IBM thinkpads. Any lenavo users there???

So i decided to go with another “well known for durability” brand, ASUS! yep! luckily they got a new series of Notebooks which are priced reasonably considering the quality of ASUS products. Not to mention there were HP and Acer laptops which were more cheaper but i didn’t fancy having anything other than ASUS since I was such an ASUS fanboy 😀
So I decided to buy the ASUS X51R series lappy which had a Core Duo 2.0Gz processor. And I was able to get a 7.5k discount from the Epsi guys (our local ASUS dealers) thanks to Suchetha 🙂

The first thing I did just after coming back from Epsi was repartitioning the 120GB HDD removing the evil Proprietary OS from my precious lappy. when partitioning i created one big (90gigs) partition for the /home and 1gb for swap. Rest was used to create three more partitions. One for my primary distro and the other two for installing testing versions and betas.
So now i’m back on my old track and the only prob i have is the lack of time. Not because SLIIT stuff are keeping me busy (actually theres nothing much to do these days, maybe its because this is the first semester), but because i have a ton and few more kilos of stuff to do. As most of you guys have noticed, my blogs have been deserted during the past few months. I’d love to get back to the old schedule where i posted 10+ new articles per week, but i really don’t think i’ll have that much of free time in the upcoming years 🙁 so i’ll try to post at least once a week. well, it’s better than nothing right??? 😀
~seejay~

Celebrating 500 million Firefox downloads

In honor of the 500 million download mark we’re celebrating by raising 500,000,000 grains of rice in one day to help feed the world’s poor. Since we have reached the milestone, it is time to flock to freerice.com and attempt to push the days total over 1/2 billion. This is just a foreshadow to where one day Firefox will be. Food for thought, uh, better yet, Food for Lives; if we reach 500 million grains of rice, that’s a direct contribution in feeding 25,000 people for one day! Donate now, http://freerice.com

1/2 Billion downloads

02/21/2008 – 05:00
02/21/2008 – 23:59
Etc/GMT

Join the celebration at http://www.spreadfirefox.com/node/1424

Finished moving to the new domain ;)

Finally its done! 😀 yep, I’ve finished moving all ma previous posts from the old blog to the new site. phew! now its time to add some widgets and give ma identity to the blog 😉 well, I had this idea to move to my own domain from the wordpress.com and now its done. since this is a blogger hosted site i can edit the layout without paying more bucks so here I am with ma new style. hope you people will like it 🙂 If you’ve ever read ma previous WP blog(s) you might know that I’m a big fan of Garland(Famous Drupal/WP theme). Well, I *did* find the blogger version of the Garland theme but then again I thought it would be nice to have a change 😀
OK enough for now, I’ll be back with some more boring news 😉
~SeeJay~

PS: A Big thank goes to my friend Bud @ geekaholic.org for the great help with the new site 😉

DIY Compact Keychain

Weblog Carlito’s Contraptions posts a simple, clever alternative to the traditional noisy keychain, and all you need is three small washers and a rivet. When you finish with the quick two-step project (where step two asks you to admire your creation), you’ve got a slim, noiseless, and elegant keychain that’s sure to feel good in your pocket
[via LifeHacler.com]

DIY Roll-Up Keyboard

roll-up-keyboard.pngYou’ve been dying to roll up your keyboard for on-the-go use ever since you saw the Mac guy plunking away next to John McClane in Live Free or Die Hard and you’ve got a spare keyboard laying around? DIY web site Instructables goes step-by-step through how to make a roll-up portable keyboard with a USB keyboard, screwdriver, and a few stickers. The end result may not be the most durable keyboard on the market, but it’s an undeniably cool undertaking.
Make your own Roll-Up Keyboard
[via LifeHacker]

i would take a bullet for u

Saw this story on Rochelle’s FaceBook home page and just couldn’t resist posting it here. So here goes.

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boy- i missed u at school 2day, y weren’t u there?

girl- yeah, i had to go to the doctor.

boy- oh realy? y?

girl- oh nothin, annual shots, thats all.

boy- oh

girl- so wht did we do in math 2day?

boy- u didnt miss ne thing that great…….just lots of notes

girl- ok good

boy- yeah

girl- hey i have a question……

boy- ok, ask away

girl-……..how much do u love me?

boy- u kno i love u more than anything

girl- yeah…..

boy- y did u ask?

girl-…………….>silence<..........

boy- is something wrong?

girl- no nothing at all

boy- good.

girl- …………..how much do u care about me?

boy- i would give u the world in a heartbeat if i could.

girl- u would?

boy- yeah………of course i would >sounding worried<>

girl- no, everythings fine……

boy- are u sure?

girl- yeah.

boy- ok…….i hope so.

girl- …………..would u die for me?

boy- i would take a bullet for u anyday, hun

girl- realy?

boy- anyday. now seriously, is there something wrong???

girl- no im fine, ur fine, we’re fine, everyones fine.

boy- …………ok

girl-………………….well i have to go ill c u 2morrow at school.

boy- alright, bye. I LOVE YOU.

girl- yeah, i love u 2, bye.

THE NEXT DAY AT SCHOOL:

boy- hey, have u seen my g/f 2day?

friend- no

boy- oh.

friend- she wasnt here yesterday either.

boy- i know, she was acting all wierd on the phone last nite.

friend- well dude u kno how gurls are sumtimes

boy- yeah……..but not her.

friend- idk wht else 2 say, man.

boy- k well i gotta get 2 english, ill c ya after school.

friend- yeah i gotta get to science, ttyl.

THAT NIGHT:

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-ring-
-ring-
girl- hello?

boy- hey

girl- oh, hi.

boy- y weren’t u at school 2day?

girl- uh…….i had another doctor appointment.

boy- are u sick?

girl- ………………um i have 2 go, my mom’s callin on my other line.

boy- ill wait.

girl- it may take a while, ill call u later.

boy-……..alright, i love u hun.

very long pause<

girl- (with tear in her eye) look, i think we should break up.

boy- what???

girl- its the best thing for us right now.

boy- y????

girl- i love u.
click<

THE GIRL DOESNT COME TO SCHOOL FOR 3 MORE WEEKS, AND DOESNT ANSWER HER PHONE.

boy- hey dude

friend- hey

boy- whats up

friend- nothin, hey have u talked 2 ur ex lately?

boy- no

friend- so u didnt hear?

boy- hear what?

friend- um idk if i should be the one to tell u……

boy- dude, wtf tell me

friend- uh….call this number….433-555-3468

boy- ok…………

BOY CALLS NUMBER AFTER SCHOOL

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voice- hello, suppam county hospital, this is nurse beckam.

boy- uh…….i must have the wrong number, im looking for my friend.

voice- what is her name, sir?
(boy gives info)

voice- yes, this is the right number, she is one of our patients here.

boy- rele? y? what happened??? how is she???

voice- her room number is ..646, in building A, suite 3.

boy- WHT HAPPENED??!!!!

voice- plz come by sir and you can see her, goodbye.

boy- WAIT! NO!
*dial tone*

BOY GOES TO HOSPITAL, AND TO ROOM ..646, BUILDING A, SUITE 3. GIRL IS LYING IN THE HOSPITAL BED.

boy- omg are u ok??

girl- ………………

boy- sweetie!! talk to me!!

girl- i……….

boy- u what?? U WHAT???

girl- i have cancer and im on life support

boy- …………………>breaks into tears<......................

girl- they’re taking me off 2night

boy- y??

girl- i wanted 2 tell u but i couldnt

boy- y didnt u tell me????

girl- i didnt want 2 hurt u.

boy- u could never hurt me

girl- i just wanted 2 c if u felt bout me as the same i felt bout u.

boy- ?

girl- i love u more than anything, i would give u the world in a heartbeat. i would die for you and take a bullet for you.

boy- ………..

girl- dont be sad, i love u n ill always be here w/u

boy- then y’d u break up w/me?

nurse- young man, visiting hours are over.

BOY LEAVES, GIRL IS TAKEN OFF LIFE SUPPORT, AND DIES.

but wht the boy didn’t kno is that the girl only asked him those questions so she could hear him say it one last time, and she only broke up w/him because she knew she only had 3 more weeks to live, and thought it would cause him less pain and give him time to get over her before she died.

NEXT DAY

the boy is found dead with a gun in his hand..with a note in the other…
THE NOTE SAID:i told her i would take a bullet for her….just like she said she would die for me…

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Increase your Internet connection speed in Windows XP

OK this is not my ordinary way 🙂 writing tips to Windo$ users, but found this trick and thought my Windo$ using friends might find it useful 🙂 yes I do know few pathetic creatures who’ll never get the balls to switch to Linux 😛
By the way, Your internet connection will be a much faster than before coz you get the 20% of bandwidth which was reserved by Windows XP for itself. yes u heard right 😛