Sunday, January 29, 2006

Can I turn back time?

Its not what you might think it is about. What I am looking to do this time is to make a post appear before a post that i have already made. Like back from durg part II to appear below the post back from durg I and not above it. If anyone knows how to do this please inform me.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

back from durg -I

hi people I was back from the marriage last night and now i can update the blog again after like more than 3 days! I really enjoyed the wdding and meeting all the people I felt as if I had died and went to heaven. I am going to start describing my journey from the last day in the decending order. so here goes the description of 24th january
When we woke up in at around 7:30, it was really chilly. I brushed my teeth and bathed keeping in mind not to get the colour from all the "moli" that was tied to my hand on vikky mamaji`s towel. Then had breakfast and asked mamaji if we can go get the copy of the cd before we leave but he said that the shop wouldnt be open by now. Man I was so disappointed. I wanted those pictures very badly! I wished that I had my own digicam. But I thought of another plan, I suggested that since monu mamaji would be leaving for nagpur at 2 o clock and was going to go to mamaji`s place, he could drop the cd there and Mukesh mamaji could courier it to akola. Mamaji seemed to consider that suggestion. And I didnt want to sound desperate so I didnt mention it again.
Then bade nanaji started to do tilak and I took more snaps. Kiran naniji, nanaji were the first to leave, they left for nagpur.
We were all ready to go but the train was at 11:45 so we waited outside in the nice warm sun where I made the mistake of removing my jacket. I had totally forgotten all about it when we left the house at 11:15 I remembered about it when we had just traveled for about 2-3 minutes and Ranu mamaji decided to call home and ask someone to bring the jacket where we were but he couldnt get to anyone so we had to get back home and bring it back. I was feeling so stupin then...
But we still made it in time. While at the station he said that he would courier the cds to me in akola. and then went looking for the t.c. because I had a seat in a bogie other than nanaji naniji`s and we wanted to sit together so we`d have to ask the t.c. to allot me a seat in S7. He said that he had talked to a t.c. and that it shouldnt be a problem but i`ll still need to get my ticket checked with that t.c. so that he dosent allot it to someone else.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

I`m Making my comic strip

I dont think you have heard of the comic little gamers...its an online comic that started in 2001 (I think) Its about little guys who like playing games-relates perfectly to me and harsh. And they put their first book for download on their website. And since I had already gotten the inspiration to make my own comic, I downloaded it last night so i could get some inspiration. Nothing yet! only the first 3 strips have been conceptualised and roughed out. But now I think I will have to change the way i`m drawing it...I was drawing very detailed hands first but now i decided that if i`m to make these faster I should do something that i`m more comfortable with-powerpuff girls or bloo style of I`ll start from scratch After I have put the first 3 up on my Fun portal page. Thats all I wanted to say! just promoting my comics on this page since hardly anyone visits the cartoons page.

Monday, January 16, 2006

U know u`re Indian when

You have lots of engineers and doctors in the family.
Your parents say, "Don't forget your heritage."
You know what's going to happen in every Hindi movie before it happens
Your father and grandfather have hair on their ears
An Asian woman comes on campus and people ask: "Is that your mother? Well then, is it your sister?"
Your relatives' houses smell like incense, mothballs or both
Your parents say, "Calculus? I took calculus in 8th grade!!"
"You want a stereo! When I was your age, I didn't even have shoes!" Your dad still pulls his socks up to his knees, you know, the ones with the blue and pink stripes at the top.
Your family owns a tennis racquet.
Your family owns butcher knives bigger than your head. You arrive one or two hours late to a party and think it's normal.
People in your family have pet names, which sound nowhere close to their real names.
You are standing next to the two largest suitcases at the Airport.
You talk for an hour at the front door when leaving someone's house. When your parents meet strangers and talk for a few minutes, you discover you're talking to a distant cousin.
Your parents don't realize phone connections to foreign countries have improved in the last two decades, and still scream at the top of their lungs when making long distance calls.
There is a sale on any item, you buy 100 of them.
You have a 'Singer' sewing machine at home.
Your mother has a minor disagreement with her (or your dad's) sister and doesn't talk to her for ten years.
You hide everything from your parents.
Your mother does everything for you if you are male.
You do all the housework and cooking if you are female.
Your relatives alone could populate a small city.
Everyone is a family friend.
You know no one who has studied music.
You went to a university as far away from home as possible.
You still came back home to live with your parents after you had finished.
Your best friend got married at the age of 16.
You like the meat well done.
You eat onions with everything.
You use chilli sauce instead of tomato ketchup.
You say you hate Indian films but secretly watch them with your parents.
You teach Westerners swearwords in your language.
You order Indian food in your own language to impress the people you're with but the waiters don't understand you.
You avoid public places when with a member of the opposite sex, especially if there is an acquaintance within a 250 miles radius.
You always say "open the light" instead of "turn the light on".
You secure your baggage with a rope.
You're walking out of customs with your trolley at the airport and you see all twenty-five members of your family who have come to pick you up.
You go back to your parents' country and people treat you like a member of...the royal family.
You're parents would freak out if your sister wore a crop top baring her midriff...but wearing a sari is perfectly acceptable
Your parents call all your friends "Beta" whether they are Indian or not
Your parent are panicking if you aren't married when you turn 25
Either you really like Indians of the opposite sex or you can't stand them
Your mother measures wealth in gold and diamonds
A horoscope must decide your wedding date
Your parents drink 6 cups of tea a day
You are sick and tired of answering questions about "the dot"
Your friends could not explain your religion to someone if they tried
You could not explain your religion to someone if you tried
You have cousins you have never met, whose names you don't know, but who insist they're related to you, even though they bear NO resemblance to...anyone YOU know.
Your parents push the concept of an arranged marriage on you and try and demonstrate how well it works whenever they're not fighting.
You notice that whenever you go to another Indian's house, your parents always talk about work and business.
The second you pull out of someone's driveway, your parents start talking...about them.
Every few months your parents say when they're moving back to India
No one ever seems to call ahead of time to say they are coming over for a visit.
You're proud to be Indian - and you pass these jokes on to all your Indian friends!
well, as it might be obvious to all of u by now tat this was taken off some "foreign"
website. enjoy it-those who can.
Filed in:

Categorizing blogs

Finally I have been successful at my attempt to categorize my blog. I had seen some other blogs on other sites that had the category feature and wished that blogger also had a category system. And it turns out many other people also wanted the same thing so they made backdoors/workarounds that offer similar type of feature. After trying out many different methods on cartoons anyone? blog I found two ways that work and have implemented them here. One is using the website and the other is using for those who liked this, I have put up the link on "" blogroll and am planning to write a version of the tutorial myself thats easy to understand..i might even use hindi! So tell me what u think.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Its official now

I knew I wasnt going to get a new computer but I went ahead and asked dad about it when we were at surbhi having pav-bhaji.I thought that dad`s mood is good and he`ll just say no and not give me any of that "why dont u do something productive instead of just sitting around ur pc all day" talk but he did! And its official that I am stuck with this stupid pc for ever.I was going to give this graphics card to harsh if my new card were to work but i have to use the old card myself now so Harsh is going to be very disappointed too! I just am too desperate to fix this problem and so i spent almost all of my day today looking for some workaround that we didnt already try on my pc but it seems theres nothing more we can do. So Harsh, I`m sorry I cant give u this graphics card and congrats Arjun bhaiya for getting my fx 6600 card.

Filed in:

Blogging tools ki dhoom!

Yes now I found one more trick for u guys! You can add links to your blog without having to change the template! Well, this isnt a big problem on yahoo it has a seperate edit blogroll link! But for users this is great! just look up my cartoons anyone blog. With this I can just add the link of whichever page is on my browser to my blog with just a few clicks and without navigating away from te page i`m browsing! Just go to and check it out for yourself!

Silly blog things heh!

Your Monster Profile

Evil Troll

You Feast On: Pie

You Lurk Around In: The Ocean

You Especially Like to Torment: Republicans

It dosent amuse me very much but i just thought that if i tag someone its going to be fun to see what others get! so heres the list! ruchika,karthik and arun.

another site recommended by lioness

hi i read the comments i got on the blog about editing the template of ones blog and there was ONE. by "lioness" who has her own blog called "The Eleventh"! here is another webpage that has a HUGE list of colours and codes.This one is even better than the ones I had found and I really liked it! so dont forget to look around this pag too before deciding on a new colour theme.and thanks "lioness"

A article I stumbled upon...

A man came home from work late, tired and irritated, to find his 5-year old son waiting for him at the door.

SON: "Daddy, may I ask you a question?"

DAD: "Yeah sure, what is it?" replied the man.

SON: "Daddy, how much do you make an hour?"

DAD: "That's none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?" the man said angrily.

SON: "I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?"

DAD: "If you must know, I make Rs.100 an hour.""Oh," the little boy replied, with his head down.Looking up, he said,"Daddy, may I please borrow Rs.50?"The father was furious, "If the only reason you asked that isso you can borrow some money to buy a silly toy or some othernonsense, then you march yourself straight to your room and go to bed. Think about why you are being so selfish. I work hard everydayfor such this childish behaviour."

The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door.The man sat down and started to get even angrier about the little boy's questions. How dare he ask such questions only to getsome money?

After about an hour or so, the man had calmed down, andstarted to think:Maybe there was something he really needed to buy with that Rs.50 andhe really didn't ask for money very often. The man went to the doorof the little boy's room and opened the door.

"Are you asleep, son?" He asked.

"No daddy, I'm awake," replied the boy.

"I've been thinking, maybe I was too hard on youearlier," said the man.

"It's been a long day and I took out my aggravation on you. Here's the Rs.50 you asked for."

The little boy sat straightup, smiling. "Oh, thank you daddy!" He yelled.

Then, reaching under his pillow he pulled out some crumpled up
bills. The man, seeing that the boy already had money, started to get angry again. The little boy slowly counted out his money, and then looked up at his father.

"Why do you want more money if you already have some?" the father grumbled.

"Because I didn't have enough, but now I do," the little boy replied.

"Daddy, I have Rs.100 now. Can I buy an hour of your time? Please come home early tomorrow.I would like to have dinner with you."

Think about this...

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Happy birthday to Anand!

Happy birthday to you!
I really wish we could meet again since its been really long since we last met! I dont even have any picture of him on my pc right now and i didnt get time today to scan an old photo so I`ll do that thing tomorrow...
Also, Lavi was online today but like before, he was too busy to chat! well anyways I just wanted to let u know that I havent forgotten the good time we all had together!
And oh...Happy Sankrant to u guys! how did the kite flying go?Me? I never could fly kites...heh...

A new look for the cartoons blog

I finally removed the background image of the baseball even though I liked that look a lot!Now I had a lot of trouble when I decided to change the background! Finding the colour codes was a big trouble! Then I got a few resources from where I could copy the hex colour here hey are just in case u wanted to change your blog template too!
colour helper
tweaking your template
okay so go ahead and do something creative by yourself!

Thursday, January 12, 2006

This is what i`ll do to monu didi`s computer

Her computer is very slow indeed.When I heard her say it a few times I didnt think it would be such a serious problem, but today I found out that she has a pentium 4 with ht technology but still her system runs slow I mean Really Really slow.Then i went on to investigate what might be wrong...

The first thing I noticed was that all the 4 partitions were in fat32 instead of NTFS.Then I decided to run disk defragmentation but after the analysis it said that c drive is corrupted. That just might be the problem.I didnt even have enough time to check for viruses or spywares but the power would have gone out even before the scan could finish.(power cut time was 11 pm) Thats why when I read this thing on digit forum, I thought I should save it somewhere for easy reference so that I can fix her pc...although if the hdd has developed many bad sectors so soon, it might b best just to replace it!

23 ways to speed up xp(from

1.) To decrease a system's boot time and increase system performance, use the money you save by not buying defragmentation software -- the built-in Windows defragmenter works just fine -- and instead equip the computer with an Ultra-133 or Serial ATA hard drive with 8-MB cache buffer.

2.) If a PC has less than 512 MB of RAM, add more memory. This is a relatively inexpensive and easy upgrade that can dramatically improve system performance.

3.) Ensure that Windows XP is utilizing the NTFS file system. If you're not sure, here's how to check: First, double-click the My Computer icon, right-click on the C: Drive, then select Properties. Next, examine the File System type; if it says FAT32, then back-up any important data. Next, click Start, click Run, type CMD, and then click OK. At the prompt, type CONVERT C: /FS:NTFS and press the Enter key. This process may take a while; it's important that the computer be uninterrupted and virus-free. The file system used by the bootable drive will be either FAT32 or NTFS. I highly recommend NTFS for its superior security, reliability, and efficiency with larger disk drives.

4.) Disable file indexing. The indexing service extracts information from documents and other files on the hard drive and creates a "searchable keyword index." As you can imagine, this process can be quite taxing on any system.

The idea is that the user can search for a word, phrase, or property inside a document, should they have hundreds or thousands of documents and not know the file name of the document they want. Windows XP's built-in search functionality can still perform these kinds of searches without the Indexing service. It just takes longer. The OS has to open each file at the time of the request to help find what the user is looking for.

Most people never need this feature of search. Those who do are typically in a large corporate environment where thousands of documents are located on at least one server. But if you're a typical system builder, most of your clients are small and medium businesses. And if your clients have no need for this search feature, I recommend disabling it.

Here's how: First, double-click the My Computer icon. Next, right-click on the C: Drive, then select Properties. Uncheck "Allow Indexing Service to index this disk for fast file searching." Next, apply changes to "C: subfolders and files," and click OK. If a warning or error message appears (such as "Access is denied"), click the Ignore All button.

5.) Update the PC's video and motherboard chipset drivers. Also, update and configure the BIOS.

6.) Empty the Windows Prefetch folder every three months or so. Windows XP can "prefetch" portions of data and applications that are used frequently. This makes processes appear to load faster when called upon by the user. That's fine. But over time, the prefetch folder may become overloaded with references to files and applications no longer in use. When that happens, Windows XP is wasting time, and slowing system performance, by pre-loading them. Nothing critical is in this folder, and the entire contents are safe to delete.

7.) Once a month, run a disk cleanup. Here's how: Double-click the My Computer icon. Then right-click on the C: drive and select Properties. Click the Disk Cleanup button -- it's just to the right of the Capacity pie graph -- and delete all temporary files.

8.) In your Device Manager, double-click on the IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers device, and ensure that DMA is enabled for each drive you have connected to the Primary and Secondary controller. Do this by double-clicking on Primary IDE Channel. Then click the Advanced Settings tab. Ensure the Transfer Mode is set to "DMA if available" for both Device 0 and Device 1. Then repeat this process with the Secondary IDE Channel.

9.) Upgrade the cabling. As hard-drive technology improves, the cabling requirements to achieve these performance boosts have become more stringent. Be sure to use 80-wire Ultra-133 cables on all of your IDE devices with the connectors properly assigned to the matching Master/Slave/Motherboard sockets. A single device must be at the end of the cable; connecting a single drive to the middle connector on a ribbon cable will cause signaling problems. With Ultra DMA hard drives, these signaling problems will prevent the drive from performing at its maximum potential. Also, because these cables inherently support "cable select," the location of each drive on the cable is important. For these reasons, the cable is designed so drive positioning is explicitly clear.

10.) Remove all spyware from the computer. Use free programs such as AdAware by Lavasoft or SpyBot Search & Destroy. Once these programs are installed, be sure to check for and download any updates before starting your search. Anything either program finds can be safely removed. Any free software that requires spyware to run will no longer function once the spyware portion has been removed; if your customer really wants the program even though it contains spyware, simply reinstall it.

11.) Remove any unnecessary programs and/or items from Windows Startup routine using the MSCONFIG utility. Here's how: First, click Start, click Run, type MSCONFIG, and click OK. Click the StartUp tab, then uncheck any items you don't want to start when Windows starts.

12.) Remove any unnecessary or unused programs from the Add/Remove Programs section of the Control Panel.

13.) Turn off any and all unnecessary animations, and disable active desktop. In fact, for optimal performance, turn off all animations. Windows XP offers many different settings in this area. Here's how to do it: First click on the System icon in the Control Panel. Next, click on the Advanced tab. Select the Settings button located under Performance. Feel free to play around with the options offered here, as nothing you can change will alter the reliability of the computer -- only its responsiveness.

14.) If your customer is an advanced user who is comfortable editing their registry, try some of the performance registry tweaks offered at Tweak XP.

15.) Visit Microsoft's Windows update site regularly, and download all updates labeled Critical. Download any optional updates at your discretion.

16.) Update anti-virus software on a weekly, even daily, basis. Make sure they have only one anti-virus software package installed. Mixing anti-virus software is a sure way to spell disaster for performance and reliability.

17.) Make sure you fewer than 500 type fonts installed on their computer. The more fonts they have, the slower the system will become. While Windows XP handles fonts much more efficiently than did the previous versions of Windows, too many fonts -- that is, anything over 500 -- will noticeably tax the system.

18.) Do not partition the hard drive. Windows XP's NTFS file system runs more efficiently on one large partition. The data is no safer on a separate partition, and a reformat is never necessary to reinstall an operating system. The same excuses people offer for using partitions apply to using a folder instead. For example, instead of putting all your data on the D: drive, put it in a folder called "D drive." You'll achieve the same organizational benefits that a separate partition offers, but without the degradation in system performance. Also, your free space won't be limited by the size of the partition; instead, it will be limited by the size of the entire hard drive. This means you won't need to resize any partitions, ever. That task can be time-consuming and also can result in lost data.

19.) Check the system's RAM to ensure it is operating properly. I recommend using a free program called MemTest86. The download will make a bootable CD or diskette (your choice), which will run 10 extensive tests on the PC's memory automatically after you boot to the disk you created. Allow all tests to run until at least three passes of the 10 tests are completed. If the program encounters any errors, turn off and unplug the computer, remove a stick of memory (assuming you have more than one), and run the test again. Remember, bad memory cannot be repaired, but only replaced.

20.) If the PC has a CD or DVD recorder, check the drive manufacturer's Web site for updated firmware. In some cases you'll be able to upgrade the recorder to a faster speed. Best of all, it's free.

21.) Disable unnecessary services. Windows XP loads a lot of services that your customer most likely does not need. To determine which services you can disable for your client, visit the Black Viper site for Windows XP configurations.

22.) If you're sick of a single Windows Explorer window crashing and then taking the rest of your OS down with it, then follow this tip: open My Computer, click on Tools, then Folder Options. Now click on the View tab. Scroll down to "Launch folder windows in a separate process," and enable this option. You'll have to reboot your machine for this option to take effect.

23.) At least once a year, open the computer's cases and blow out all the dust and debris. While you're in there, check that all the fans are turning properly. Also inspect the motherboard capacitors for bulging or leaks.

Following any of these suggestions should result in noticeable improvements to the performance and reliability of your customers' computers. If you still want to defrag a disk, remember that the main benefit will be to make your data more retrievable in the event of a crashed drive.

You may well want to read this article (
before you do that.

Do you really want to - i mean if it's running fine as is then i wouldn't worry too much about it.

I believe point #18 is mainly aimed at lower-spec Pc's

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Intel-based Mac built for speed

The star of Macworld is the MacBook Pro, a notebook with an Intel Core Duo chip that Steve Jobs says is four times faster than a Powerbook G4.
read the complete story

This is just awesome I thought.But it wasnt as exciting when I saw that at the CES 2006 companies like Acer,Lenovo,Dell,Sony and fujitsu have also launched laptops based on intels new centrino Duo chip.Man this sounds amazing.Dual core in laptops is catching up faster than it did on the desktops it seems...lets just wait to see if some amd dual core laptops will be released soon enough because according to a recent test br cnet, amd beat intel in a 50+ cpu comparison test!

Orkut is giving Problems

Now-a-days i`m feeling like orkut is a very important part of my life. I get such a lot of info & entertainment from it that its boring to spent a day without it.So imagine my horror when it refuses to open at all...
I`m not sure if everyone is experiencing these problems but the page "bad server-no donught for u" is very common even on reliance webworld.But today its not even opening the homepage here.Maybe its just my connection..
I wanted to join a community for savannah college so that I could get some info about it and contact some of its students...Julie from savannah contacted me and said that they cannot give out students e-mail addresses because of some privacy once orkut opens i can communicate with students myself.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Yahoo 360 Beta

I was talking to peeyush mamaji on messenger today when i clicked to view his profile.That was when the yahoo 360 page appeared and I finally came to know of it.
Well, I am definately not the first one to tell u this i think but yahoo 360 has features like Orkut and blogger since it allows u to view friends like u do in orkut and also allows u to make a blog of your own on yahoo.Its plus point being that since its a whole yahoo network, you dont have to invite friends because almost everybody has yahoo account.(yes i know some relatives who dont have a gmail and hence orkut account)And, your blog gets publicised a lot to the right audience...The people closest to you and your friends!
At this point I wish that I had a blog on yahoo 360! or maybe theres a way to put this blog on yahoo....I havent explored much so allow me to get back to it! And make a yahoo 360 account if u can, to see for yourself!

Friday, January 06, 2006

A gift for karthik and some more letters

I have put up a link to karthik`s blog on my page and i request u all to check out his thing thats really intresting is his picture made of his name.that was too good.-Hey karthik u must tell us how u did that.

Then, i have some more photos of letters...
Now u might ask why am i putting up letters for everyone to see?
ans:This is just my way of showing harsh how much i cared for his letters and how much i STILL would like to get his letters.Ever since he has stopped writing to me, our communication has almost been broken down completely.except for a few phone calls he doesnt communicate at all.the last time he e-mailed me was just to send some pictures...i cant even remember hen was the last time he sent me a e-mail with something witten in it.So harsh,try to spend some more time-from your "busy" schedule-towards this.

heres links for march 2002
and heres for jan 2002

Monday, January 02, 2006

Some Letters

I Wanted to do this for a long time now,but I was finally able to do this today.I scanned some of the letters-that harsh had sent me and uploaded them on Now dosent have a thumbnail option so i decided to just post a link to it because i just realisd today what a problem it can be for people with dial-up connection...Here In akola, I have dial-up only and it is so slow that it sometimes takes 40 minutes to download a file of 99kb!believe me this happened...(i mean it was showing that as the estimated time but then i just cancelled it.)

ok so heres the link for the letter sent in december 2001
and in july 2002.

*These letters are uploaded with the sender`s consent!

Sunday, January 01, 2006

My New Year Resolution

Ahem... Happy New year to all of you.Hope u had fun last night.I actually had a horrible night.Thanks to all my friends who refused to come along and stayed at their houses! I am so furious @ them...

Well, anyways as promised,my new year resolution this year is....

uh-uh not so soon. I want to say why i declared my new year reolution on the net for everyone to read. When you know that people are looking forward to your achievement-or maybe they`re not; but since they know, it would be deflating to let them find that you have not acomplished that. Really it makes a big difference. If I had said it just to myself, I`d think that no one is going to notice the difference even if I dont do it and not work towards it. So, I want all of you to post your resolutions too in the comments section.

And finally, I have resolved to not get too engrossed in games and work harder towards getting into Savannah college.