Monday, June 28, 2004

Blah blah

Just can't be bothered to post much these days. I'm entering that oh-so-familiar phase of LJ withdrawal, where I drawn in my keyboard, tuck away the mouse and surf the web for porn.

I was composing an LJ post while watching Laksyha the other day, but just didn't have the energy to convert it into bits and bytes. I liked the movie, Hrithik is a very underrated actor, Amitabh was miscast, half an hour could have been shaved off, there are too many cliches, the cinematography is excellent, the climax is brilliant and Farhan Akhtar is on the way to God-hood in my book.

I feel so blah about LJ I don't even feel like talking about the small accident with the car. My brother was driving, no one was hurt, got the car back yesterday, insurance is taking care of 80% of the damage.

Wanted to talk about the first night-out I had at work in five years, but blessed are the blahs: I will stop.

Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Importing into gmail

Stumbled across this neat little utility that helps import all your Mozilla based email into gmail. Just download the tool from the site and follow instructions. Remember to copy/move mail from your local folders into your Inbox before you run the tool, as it sends mail from the Inbox folder, not the subfolders (at least as far as I could tell).

If you are an Outlook/Outlook Express user, you can import your mails into Mozilla Thunderbird and then use the tool.

I'm now scratching my head trying to think of a quick way to organize all this new mail I've got.

Chip of the old block

Was reading 's famous cover story in the deadtree edition of Chip today during lunch, when I noticed a small li'l pic at the bottom of the article. This pic was taken during an LJ meet a couple of years ago, and it includes half my face.

I'm not sure whether I should be apprehensive or happy.

Monday, June 14, 2004


Saw Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban yesterday. The movie has a few directorial touches that are simply brilliant: snow falling on the 'camera' in front of the whomping willow and Harry's flight on Buckbeak, to name just a couple. The script is tight and has done a good job in eliminating what was unnecessary to the overall flow.

On the flip side, I thought Gary Oldman was miscast. The dementors could have been scarier (I couldn't help but compare them with the ringwraiths from The Fellowship of the Ring), and good old Richard Harris as Dumbledore was solely missed. But this, to me, is the best of the lot. Worth seeing on the big screen.

Monday, June 7, 2004


Does anyone in Bangalore have a cellphone to spare for a couple of months? This is to help my brother get out of his withdrawal symptoms.

Any make, any model. No rental money, just a warm note of thanks. Ok, dinner too.

Tuesday, June 1, 2004

My gift voucher collection had increased to a nic...

My gift voucher collection had increased to a nice, usable size by last Friday. Armed with that, Sindha and I went shopping. This is what I picked up from the land of movies and books:

The African Queen Evil Dead
American Pie Silent Movie
Family Matters - Rohinton Mistry

The music quiz at Crossword

It was a dark and stormy night. My partner got caught in the storm and turned up an hour after the prelims got over. I had to take it alone like a man; though I dragged in towards the end, just for a horror.

The quiz was extremely easy, hoary chesnuts all. I think I got about 14 points out of 25, the cut-off was 16.5. I'd like to believe if had been with me as originally planned, we would have topped it. Oh, well.

The sad part was the brownies we fed Rachu from the Coffee Day outlet. They must have had an overdose of egg in them, because she puked her dinner out at midnight. She went on vomiting till 3am, when she got tired of it all and went to sleep.

Yeah, she is okay now. A little weary, but ok.