Category Archives: Technology

ONE DAY AT THE CALL CENTER


Ladies and gentlemen  , i hereby announce that this is very much the real me and not my ghost . Yes , i am alive . I have been doing the disappearing act for the last 2 weeks .Well,had been a little busy so couldn’t read ur blogs and couldn’t even reply to ur comments for my last post  😦 . Anyway it took my last 2 hours to read all the unread posts in my reader . PHEW !!!!  Having so many good blogs that u cant stop reading isn’t easy !!!  🙂

Now , coming back to the post , before u make any conclusions let me tell u this post has nothing to do with the novel One night at the call center or with its author Chetan bhagat 😛 .The only reason that made to keep this title was to make u guys a little  curious 😛 .

Well ,most of u know that i have been ranting here in my blog about not getting my joining date 😦  .  I have been trying to find some alternatives but considering that  IT industry  is in deep shit ,its very unlikely that i would be able to find a new job . So for the mean time me and my friends thought of  geting into some BPO/callcenter till our respective recruiters gives us joining date  .

Yesterday as planned we( 5 of us) decided to go to a reputed BPO here in chennai where they have walk in’s daily .Along with another guy, i  reached the place at about 11 and were surprised to see more than 100 students already there waiting ,apparently many for them were like us , fresh ,bright and useless engineers 😛 .

Almost all of them were carrying big files which were supposedly containing their certificates .WE had none .We were just carrying our resumes in hand. Once my other friends came we decided to give our resume in the reception .AFter an hour or so we were called and had some kind of registration . Then we were asked to wait again. We were happy to get some unoccupied seats 🙂 .  30 minutes later we had initial screening . WE were asked to sit in a group of  about 10 ppl  .The HR gave a brief overview about the company and after which she asked each one of us to  tell us about our favorite fruit . Funny eh ?? they supposedly wanted to know how good we speak  .After last guy spoke she wrote something in each one of our resumes and gave to us.  Then their was a panel round where we were bombarded with questions by 2 HR’s .  We were then separated in voice and non voice groups .Apparently those who spoke well were allotted  voice and others non voice .

ME and one of my friend were got voice and other 3 got  non voice . One guy left without completing the interview further because he dint want non voice .OTher two guys were about to leave too but we convinced them to stay . Me and the guy who was selected for voice were asked to go to another center 20 km away for having an interview with some manager .Meanwhile the nonvoice candidates were given a peice of paper and asked to write about some topic 😛

WE started at about 530 and reached the main office at 7 . We waited there till 9 30  and observed how ppl were working there . It was kinda boring and we were becoming restless .IT was quite an odd time to have an interview isn’t it .When i couldn’t stand more  i went and said that i am not interested anymore , I will leave ..But the guy insisted that within 10 minutes u will have ur interview .. after 10 minutes the guy came and started the interview and guess what the same old questions ..Tell me abt urslelf  blah blah.  We finished it off and started to move out .The HR asked us to come for an apti round tomorrow  ( i.e. today ) which was supposed to be just an eyewash .

Other 2 friends who were giving their last round got rejected  cuz one of them got so pissed off that he spoke arrogantly to the HRs  😛 . SO me and other guy too dropped the idea of joining as we had lost the interest. After reaching home we had a group chat and we decided to go to some other BPO to try our luck   😛 .

Its almost 1:30 and my eyes are burning ..sorry if the post has some errors not rechecking it now…. gonna hit the bed  .

CHAO !!!

MONALISA using MS PAINT – SIMPLY AMAZING


This guy Rocks .. HE used MS paint to create Mona lisa again . Just look at this video . IT took more than 2 hours to create it . IT has been compressed to 5 minute video so plzzz dont miss this one…

iPHONE IN INDIA , FINALLY !!!!!


Iphone 3G

Well , Everyones love is finally here . Apple’s Iphone 3g probably has been the most anticipated phone ever . The long wait was finally over yesterday as the people were able to hold something that they wanted the most .

Two versions of iphone have been realeased one with 8 gb memory and the other one 16 gb and they cost around RS 31000 and RS 36000 respectively . Well, that might shock you as the iphone costs in US just around 200 $ which is around 8000 Rupees.

The phone comes either with airtel or vodaphone subscription similar to AT&T in US , which means that once u buy it u cannot change the network . Ofcourse , you can always unlock the phone but be ready to loose your warranty 😛 .

I read an interesting post by Soham yesterday who has written his experiece with iphone till . You can read it full here . HE has mentioned why he loves his iphone so much but the interesting thing which caught my attention was some of the limitations he mentioned like no sms fowrwarding, no camera zoom , cant transfer files from bluetooth 😛 (wonder why they have kept bluetooth then ) etc .

Most importantly ,the word 3g itself is quite meaningless in india as there are no 3g networks available here in india . And i dont see it coming any soon 😛 . So personally i dont feel ITs right time to buy iphone .

I have always wanted to buy an iphone ever since it was launched in US but then i guess the price is a big hurdle for me ,perhaps it would be for almost every middle class inidan . I am just waiting for all the craze to get over . I am sure the price would drop below 20k mark soon then i can lay my hands on it 😀 . People who are seriously interested in buying iphone at a cheaper price can either wait like me or can settle with this for now 😆 .

iphone vs Sex 😆

WANTED !!!


WANTED

WANTED

Beware !!! The guy in the above pic has just escaped the prison of Askaban. The notorious prisoner is believed to be a big calvin and hobbes fan and has pledged to abduct them .He is known for his cute and innocent looks but i would warn you and strictly advice you not to go by his looks as he is highly skilled in black magic and a loyal follower of the “one who should not be named” .

Dementors have already been put up to for a search ,and would be catching him soon . Yet ,if anybody see him roaming around in streets please call the ministry of magic ASAP . 😛 Always Remember the spell Expecto Patronum to avoid the dementors 😉 .

umm …ok.. i think i should stop this crap before u start boycotting this blog for mocking J.k ROWLING’S creation 😛 . I guess most of u must have guessed that the above picture is mine . And what above picture signifies is how jobless and desperate i have been to kill time .Call it insanity or absurdity . All i can do is to accept it both . 😛 . My life has never been so boring and monotonous . LAST couple of months i have been literally doing nothing and that annoying online training of mine is becoming a real pain in my a** . 😦 .There are still no clear indications on my joining date till now apart from the rumors that people start in orkut . 😦 . Infact i end up ranting this in almost every alternate post nowadays .

ITs just because i have nothing better to write i am posting a gibberish post like this one. I had to do something to occupy myself in these long boring days . So i chose photoshop. I have always loved experimenting with Adobe Photoshop. I know people actually find it complex and laborious but i feel that its the best photo editing software and one can do wonders with it if used properly .You can transform a simple pic into something that you cant imagine even in ur wildest dreams .(You can check out the advanced gallery of this site. I am sure u will love it ). But one needs to have a lot of practice and patience for it . Not to forget it can always help u to design a nice header that suites your taste 🙂 .

This pic is about a month old and had been my orkut DP for some time too 🙂 . Well it took me around 4 hours to create what it looks like here and beleive me it took me this much time after reading a tutorial of around 8 pages 😛 . It had these masking techniques which i had never tried earlier.Toughest part was to create a canvas like an old poster . The pic still doesn’t look like what i wanted it to be. But yes ofcourse i got a satisfaction of learning something new .

Why dont u try ur hand in photoshop ?? 😀

Anyways ,Its almost 2:30 AM so i think i should sign off now 🙂 cyaaaaa !!!

and yeah as usual i will leave u with a couple of calvin and hobbes strips .

FREE INTERNET FOR AIRTEL USERS


Well, i have been busy browsing net through my Sony W810i free of charge for last 3 days  . Yes,t hat’s true , No need to pay 20 rupees per day for free internet usage .

You dont believe me right ?? well,even i dint beleive when my freind told me abt this So i thought of giving it a try . All u need is an airtel connection and airtel live subscription which is of course free . Most of you must be using opera till now but there’s a new browser out here called TEASHARK .

You can download this browser from here .

Thats it  , you are ready to browse . Yes u heard me right there is no need of any extra settings.Remember that this is not hacking its just that the browser works free for airtel users I am clueless on how it works .

PLUS POINTS OF THIS BROWSER

  • It brings the real web pages into ur mobile .I mean it appears the same way as it appears in ur PC.
  • You can shift between 2 tabs and  view the thumbnail images of the previously visited images.
  • Has a considerably good speed
  • Best of all  NO charge for the usage 😀

Now coming to the negative points of this browser…

  • It doesn’t have inbuilt downloading capability so when u download ur mobile browser may start downloading the thing and u would get charged.
  • I was not able to post a comment on any of the blogs 😦 .

In case of any problems you can try this.

Happy browsing ..

Cheers!!!

CHANGE ORKUT THEMES !!!!


Finally i am back on posting something that used to be the hot topic when i started blogging – ” ORKUT” . I guess its been more than 7-8 months since i posted something about orkut. Orkut has officially launched 7 new themes – ORKUT BLUE , BEACH, WINTER, AUTUMN, SPRING TIME ,COUNTRY SIDE AND JR-FREINDLY GAINT . It took 1 week more for these themes to get activated on my account. My freinds had got it earlier than me so u might get the theme a bit late too . HOW to change the theme –

  1. Go to profile-> edit
  2. Along side the tabs like personal ,professional and other tabs there would be one named theme .
  3. Select the theme and click on update.

This is how my orkut account looks like after changing the theme https://arvind1187.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/change-orkut-theme.jpg

 

Some other Posts related to Orkut -:

10 REASONS WHY I AM STILL IN ORKUT !!!!

ORKUT TRICKS

NOW SEND PICTURES IN ORKUT !!!!

How to hack orkut ?

ORKUT TITANIC SONG!!!

BANNING ORKUT!!! Is it the only solution??

Orkut Profiles Copied ??

How to access orkut , facebook from office school

HACK YAHOO MESSENGER AND GOOGLE TALK TO OPEN MULTIPLE INSTANCES


HERE’s a simple hack for yahoo messneger and google talk through which u can create multiple instances if in case u need to..

FOR YAHOO MESSENGER

Go to Start -> Run -> Type regedit -> hit enter

Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER->> Software ->> Yahoo ->> pager ->>Test

Right click on test -> choose new Dword value .

Rename it as Plural.

Double click it -> assign a decimal value of 1.

Close registry -> Restart yahoo messenger.

NOW you can open yahoo messenger N number of times

FOR GOOGLE TALK

  • Create a shortcut of Google Talk messenger on your desktop or any other location.
  • Right click on the Google Talk messenger icon and select properties option
  • Modify target location text by this

“c:\program files\google\google talk\googletalk.exe” /startmenu

to

“c:\program files\google\google talk\googletalk.exe” /nomutex

  • Click OK

Now you can run multiple instances of google talk .