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After a month of search for a decent Point-n-shoot camera, have finally bought Sony Cyber-shot DSC HX9V from flipkart. Got a good deal, 4GB card + Pouch.
- Optical 16x Zoom and 64x Digital Zoom
- Full HD movies
- Built in GPS
- 3D snapshot
- Swipe panorama
I have been using below apps regularly on my Galaxy S with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). So thought of sharing the same.
GO Launcher EX: The best launcher for android offering lots of customization. And it’s free!!! Launcher is equivalent to our Desktop theme on PCs.
Opera Mini / Opera Mobile: The best browser for handheld devices. Mini is suitable for 2G/3G networks and Opera mobile is for WiFi.
Posting from android app on my Galaxy S !
I have been looking out for a smart phone(economical one!) with the features available in WAVE2 on Android. But none of them having all the features. Looks like, hand set companies have intentionally done this in order to make all of their models marketable ?
Anyway, finally bought Samsung galaxy S I-9000 , which has most of the my required features. But one thing which I am not still able to digest is the missing LED flash and a dedicated camera button. How difficult/costly to put a FALSH LED and a manual camera shutter button !?!?
Forgot to mention, I have bought a land in Hebbal(Bhuvaneshwari Nagar), putting a full stop to 4 year search !
We have seen sites in and around areas like, Utharahalli, BHCS Layeout Phase-2, Gubalala, kanakapura main road, BSK 5th and 6th stage, Chennasandra, BEMEL layouts, bhanner ghatta main road, Nobo nagara, Tejaswini nagara, Hulinmavu, Avani shrungeri nagar, Akshaya nagar, J P Nagar 9th phase, Anajanapura etc
Anyway it was a once in a life time experience. Used to spend atleast 1-2 weekends each month on this hunt. My mobile memory was already going full with real estate agent’s contacts.
During this hunt, I have notice one thing. There are only 2 categories of lands(30×40),
1) Less than 15 lack
2) More than 30 lack
If you are looking for a residential land between 15-30 range, you will have to struggle a lot. Just like me
Problem with 1st category is that, it really needs another IT revolution to make them habitable. Hence they are good for nothing except to convert your on-site savings into a Fixed deposit.
Do check on my earlier Apartment hunt . . .
Sharing Bday snaps
Today, we had been to Antargange, a famous pilgrim destination located around 70 Kms from Bangalore. Place is also well known for the huge volcanic rocks and caves and is an ideal place for trekking.
Plan was to do Parasailing at Hoskote Lake. Due to bad weather conditions, it got canceled and we had left out with the options for Rappelling and cave exploration. Anyway, finally we did both the activities.
All ‘n’ all, it was a real fun and an adventurous day out indeed
Sharing some snaps -
At last . . . traveled on Hosur road flyover !
Really it was like, dream come true, atleast for those who have been traveling on hosur road from past 5+ years or so. Should say, man it took ages anyway better late than never, right
I was going to Habbal from Ecity, so initially thought of going via jail road(aka hosa road),outer ring road but last moment decided to take hosur flyover. No toll charge was being collected and heard will continue to be toll free for some more days. I would definitely suggest all of you traveling near by to have a test drive on this. You can’t believe, it just took around 7 min from EC main entrance till silk board junction. Might be because, it’s was night time but I think, on an average one can easily clock 80kmph.
Just to mention, off late it was not really that horrible traffic on hosur road. Thanks to NICE corridor connecting Hosur road and Tumkur road. So I guess, many people still don’t mind traveling on the hosur road considering the proposed toll charges. I heard, plan is to collect around Rs.10 for two-wheelers, Rs.30 for four-wheelers. Looks like bit expensive, atleast for daily travelers.
Note: am writing this from Opera Mobile on my Nokia E51
Currently, we are in Kochi for some training. It’s hard to explain but I should say, Kerala is the place one should visit in his lifetime.When u look outside from the train window while entering the kerala boarder, you will feel the difference.Typical overcast condition with all sides looking green. Drizzling for some time and again sunshine,these are just few key points which I noticed.
But wait a moment, it’s been a week and we already started feeling the pinch. condition is hot and humid.It’s really uncomfortable for the people who are not used to this kind of weather. We are into a long weekend(being Monday holiday).
On Saturday evening, we had been to MG Road and had a heavy diner at Woodlands’s Rangoli
And, yesterday, we had been to 3.5hr boat journey which just covers some typical tourist spots like dutch pallace etc. The trip was OK kind of. Posting some snaps.
BTW, Will be returning back to blore this week end(i.e. 26th Sept). But the plan is to again come back to Kochi in Oct 2nd and 3rd week.
Probably, this has to be the longest trip inside Karnataka and indeed a memorable one. Whole trip was completely unplanned and free style
Only thing which we had in our mind is, to spend some time in and around Udapi-Mangalore.
On Wed,24th Dec, our journey started from Bangalore-To-Mangalore in Sharma travels. (more…)
If all goes on plan, we will be visiting Mangalore – Udupi – Muradeshwara. Will post pics and the update soon
Recently we had been to a place called Yercaud, popularly known hill station near Salem, Tamil Nadu. Initially, the plan was to visit Hogenakkal falls and drive back to B’lore. But then, after finishing the regular tasks at Hogenakkal, the majority is of the opinion, to visit some other places near by. Since it was the long weekend, so all agreed. We checked with one of our Tamilnadu friend, he suggested a Hill station “Yercaud”
Recently I was thinking about a simple tool/program which we can use for sharing expenses. This is what, bought the idea of “Xsharer“. So here comes a DOS application which seems to be easy and simple enough to use often. Implemented in C(of course) and, is full of linked lists
So it would be nice if you people can help me to test it.
By the way, below is the screenshot of main menu options,
1) Main menu
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