2010 in review

Posted: January 2, 2011 in Uncategorized

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Fresher than ever.

Crunchy numbers

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The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 20,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 4 fully loaded ships.


In 2010, there were 3 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 32 posts.

The busiest day of the year was April 20th with 114 views. The most popular post that day was HowTo – Use Gmail on a Sony Ericsson Phone.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were google.com, chromeaday.com, wiki.answers.com, programmerfish.com, and facebook.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for google sync sony ericsson, google calendar sony ericsson, sony ericsson google calendar, sony ericsson calendar sync, and sony ericsson google sync.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


HowTo – Use Gmail on a Sony Ericsson Phone August 2008


HowTo: Sync Sony Ericsson Phones with Google Calendar September 2008


HowTo: View DOC, PPT, XLS, PDF Files in Sony Ericsson January 2009


HowTo: Setup Sony Ericsson for MSN, Yahoo, AOL Messenger August 2008


Howto: Open Hotmail in Chrome [Working Hack] November 2008


Pyjama-r Abar Pocket? Hell Yeah!!

Posted: September 13, 2010 in Uncategorized
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There has come quite a few innovations in the classic Pyjama-Panjabi combo in the past few years.

First came the Urni (Which is basically an Orna and why a guy needs it is beyond my comprehension)

Then we found Short Panjabi – Panjabi, just shorter

And this year I found Fotunji = Fotua + Panjabi (I doubt if this falls under the Shondhi bichchhed we learnt at school)

But the greatest innovation in this classic dress has been brought by the man who invented Pyjama with Chain and Pocket.

O’ great one, who ever you are, where ever you are, just know this “Man” kind is forever in your debt.


It Rained Today

Posted: May 14, 2010 in Rambles
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I took a walk in the rain.

It was a not a great rain. Just one of those where you have very little water and whole lot of wind.

After 15 days of scorching heat, 15 or 5 I really can’t tell anymore, it rained today.

I took a walk in the rain.

It seems that certain convoluted solutions that I prepare are actually not that convoluted after all. They actually provide some help to the people (The evidence is my poorly written Sony Ericsson HowTos which are still way popular than they should be). I therefore will now make an attempt to bestow some of my other technological messes.

My phone is a Nokia E63, my email and calendar application is Thunderbird 3.0 with Lightning. There is only one problem, my calendar application of choice is Google Calendar (SMS Notification, Conversational Text Based Entry and Easy Integration with Gmail are just 3 of the top reasons, there are hundreds more). And this creates the problem of keeping all three of these in sync. Thankfully, there are multiple solutions which work together in making my life a bit easier.

First, for syncing my phone events with Google Calendar, I use Google Sync, the setup instructions are here (Should work on all Nokia E, N and X series phones)

Second, to sync my laptop calendar to Google Calendar I use the Provider for Google Calendar Plugin for Thunderbird 3

And voila, my calendars always stay in sync.

Thankfully, Google Sync also syncs my phone contacts with Google Contacts. To sync my Thunderbird addressbook with Google Contacts I use Zindus. It’s an amazing solution for keeping your contacts in sync.

And that’s it, all my calendars and contacts always stay in sync, no matter what I update and in which device.

If only it were a bit more stable. Opera Mini 5 Beta is a brilliant looking browser. It still has a lot of rough edges but once the glitches are sorted out, this hopefully will give Java developers an idea for developing software in the future.

The thing simply looks brilliant.
However, before it is ready for mainstream there are a lot of things that need fixing

  1. Bookmark Sync from Opera Mini 4
  2. Better Bookmarking options as it is hard to bookmark from history. The dials should have options to fix them from the bookmarks as well
  3. And finally, please fix the keys to interpret long presses to mean the symbols on Nokia e series keypads. They just don’t work very well

Games for the Nokia E63

Posted: November 30, 2009 in Howto
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Edit: Sorry. This doesn’t work anymore after the latest ovi store update. It was fun while it lasted though 🙂 !!!!

If you have Ovi Store installed on your Nokia E63 then do the following.

Go into Ovi Store, “Recommended” tab and search for the word “digitalchocolate” without the quotes. All digital chocolate games are available for download for free. I’ve been downloading for the past hour and still have managed to get to the 2nd page only. It may work on E71 as well.

Let me know in the comments if it worked for you

Gym Routine

Posted: September 13, 2009 in Exercise

I used to have a regular workout, three years ago. I couldn’t pay for it then and had to borrow my father’s money for the yearly gym membership. But then I started to earn money. And finally I had started to earn enough to pay for my workouts.

Unfortunately that is also the time that I had to quit my gym because I had no time for it after working hard enough to earn the membership fee.

Moral of the story, if you have to work too hard to pay for a gym, you may not have time to have a workout there.

And that is why I have switched to a home routine now. Check out hundredpushups.com

Currently I am in the middle of Week 2. I used to be able to do only 30 pushups in four sets. Today I managed 68 in 5. Try it out. I bet anything that you’ll like it.