4 Non Blondes – What’s up for Acoustic guitars

This is an Easy Song 🙂 to play on your acoustic

Is a steady 4/4 rhythym of A; Bm; D; A

Strumming Pattern
This is how I think it goes:
(1) Down (2) Down – up (3) Down – up (4) Down – up – miss – up

followed by a transition to the next chord
Agreed, I still need to perfect this, so that it sounds good

Hahn Huang’s explanation of the same (with lyrics)
Chords mapped out

Slashdot time

How can one talk about technology and ignore Slashdot. I found a rash of links today through the meta-blog. The links center around some seasoned technologists who have been working in Microsoft and in other places too. Interesting that we should arrive at this juncture.

Technology Speak
Articulate Babel
Adam Bosworth
Joe Beda’s 80%
Is Google building a browser (Of course they are, they want to do everything)

RIM has released the Charm in India too

I am flummoxed by the news. Nevertheless, India is an promising, large target for w-fi products.

Why am I surprised?
1. It’s expensive (Rs 20,000 to Rs 30,000), costs as much as a desktop PC
2. The sweet cutting-edge Nokia phones are at Rs 5000 – Rs 10,000
3. The details of the monthly plans are unclear, but I’m guessing it should be easily Rs 2000 per month.
4. It’s hard to think of a popular Pop/Imap service that is widely used by possible cell-phone subscribers. This is central to making full use of the Charm.
5. I’m not sure how much Nokia is selling it’s smart phones for, but I doubt if it costs as much as this one does.

Personally, this is a good time for me to switch cell-phone providers and get my own Charm.

Where and how far can we take this?

I have not been blogging much. My work has begun to take up my time increasingly.

Lately, the embers of the browser wars are beign stoked by the guys at mozilla who have made a series of press releases to announce the launch of Firefox 1.0. They are hoping to put a serious dent in IE’s market share :). But honestly, just because it presents a viable alternative, I went ahead and got it for myself. I don’t mean to imply that it is a better browser (which it is) or that it is safe (umm that claim is still debatable).

Meanwhile RIM Ltd have launched the Charm in Europe. Thsi is an amazing time for all at RIM and I can tell you this with certainty, I definitely don’t regret taking up my current job here. I have always wanted to be directly involved in a small product team that lays the foundations of how things are done (or de facto). For users in the USA, the Blackberry Web Client is the data + voice solution from t-mobile, rivalled by others from Treo, HP Venetian, Motorola and Sony Ericsson.

One question I have right now is, how is t-mobile so well endowed with a choice of devices while Verizon lag behind. I need not remind the well-informed reader that Verizon is way larger than t-mobile.


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What people say about MyEmail

I clocked ~50 hours this weekend at work.
1. HP 6315 runs MyEmail
What people have to say:
“I had a similar issue regarding the wap/internet2 previously with my xda.
I suppose they (T-Mobile) just don’t test things.”

“I am having a different problem with email. I finally got myemail setup. This morning there were 3 new emails in one of the accounts. Two had attachments. I selected the option to download full. Afterwards, things are really messed up. If I select the second email, it opens the first email. If I select the third, it opens the second. The first opens one that isn’t in the list. ”

“I am having the very same problem. It may very well be a smtp timeout issue, but it seems like it shouldn’t be THAT slow. I was trying to send jsut a 32k attachement file last night and it never went until i came home and turned on the wifi. Even if we are getting half of dialup speeds, we should be able to send a small attachment before we get a timeoout.”

“Truthfully, I regret moving from my XDA1 to the 6315. I am likely going to switch back. Actually, I am going to start looking at other carriers, T-Mobile should be taught a lesson for oursourcing their tech support.”