Twittering life

9 01 2008

Of late, I am spending a lot of time on my twitter home page. In a day, at least I take 30 minutes to go thru all the twitters over the time. Also, twittering from my Nokia E62 is really being a pleasure. Why is twittring addictive? Is there anything special about it? My friend asked me – “What do you get by sharing what your thoughts are? Why do you want every one to know everything? ” I do understand that it might be sensitive for people to exactly share what is in their minds, but twittering is just not about that. It gives you an opportunity to share information to your friends when you like. Unlike blogging, twittering expects your expression to be shared in 160 characters, which will add to your language skills πŸ™‚

Twittering is a recent development and as on date, we do not have more than 2000 people Indian registrants on twitter. But this trend is soon to take shape.

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New Year Wishes

1 01 2008

Opportunity is missed by most people.

Because it is dressed in overalls and looks like hard work.


Do you know what opportunity looks like?

Real opportunity most often looks like a lot of long, hard work.


Do you know where to look for opportunity?

You are most likely to find it in the problems, the frustrations and the challenges about which the most people complain in the most, loudly.


Do you know what to do with opportunity when you find it?

The best thing you can do is to take full responsibility for transforming it into something of real and lasting value.


How do you do that?

With an unshakable commitment, a positive attitude, the willingness to make whatever effort is necessary, and the persistence to continue until is done.


Do you understand what opportunity is not?

It is not a free ride, or a lucky break, or an innovation to get something for nothing.

 

Do you want to make the most of a great opportunity?

Then get busy and put everything you have, into making it happen, for if you do, it will.

Wishing all my readers the best of the New Year and wishing that you don’t miss any opportunities coming your way





Canon Rebel XT

28 10 2007

After a serious research and hunting for a cost effective camera, I zeroed in on the Nikon D40 earlier. However, after a little more research and analysis I decided to go for the Rebel XT, the EOS series Digital SLR from Canon.

This is a 8 MegaPixel camera which came with 18-55 MM lens Kit. I will not speak more on the technical configuration, as the camera model link above will give you all the details (even those which I will not), but will speak a little bit on my experiences.
Well, the first think I will need to admit is the ease of use of the camera. The menu is very user friendly and you will not need to go through the manual too, if you have already handled a point-and-shoot camera before. I felt that the operation is much better and easier than point-and-shoot and also other cameras in its category. I have been using a Pentax ZX 50 Analog SLR camera for about 6 years now and recently bought a Nikon Cool Pix point-and-shoot just to capture small moments when I do not carry my Analog SLR.




Buying my Mac

28 10 2007
As I mentioned in my earlier post, I was serious about the Mac this time when I came to the US. As per my itinerary, I would be in Kansas City
on the 26 October when Leopard would be launched by Apple πŸ™‚ For the first time, I would be traveling when something is being launched by Apple.
On the 26, I came back from work and was trying to check Apple’s website to see if the store on the Plaza would be open. Just then my friend called me and said that they were coming through the main road and saw a huge line in front of the Apple store. I
wasted no time, just ran to the store and found a huge line. It
was 6:15 PM and I was there, about 1/2 KM from the store wondering if I would be able to make it to buy a copy today. The store was distributing coke and water to people who were standing…

At around 7:15, entered the store to first be invited by a cool black T-Shirt freebie. Then the store attendent asked me what I was looking for? I told her and was guided to another counter for only computers. I told that person what I wanted and lo! my Mac

his arrived in front of me πŸ™‚
I am really enjoying this great PC.

Am really amazed with the usability it has and I do not think I would enjoy working with a Microsoft OS anymore. I do agree that I would take some time to get acquainted with this system, but wow! what an amazing computer this is…





iMac and Nikon D40

14 10 2007

Apple Mac Notebook

For a long time now, I have been really raving for a Mac Book. Earlier, when I got my Acer, was seriously thinking of picking up this dream machine, but it was not able to afford. Now, I think I am very serious about this machine and I am seriously thinking of picking up very soon. The configuration I am looking for is 13 Inch, 2.16 GHz, Intel Core Duo, 1 GB RAM, 120 GB HDD, CD/DVD RW. At the current exchange rates, i feel this is the right time to pick this beauty. Hopefully I can….
Nikon D40

This is my another wish. I researched a bit on the DSLR Camera’s and finally zeroing on this one for its afford ability and features. This has got a 2.5 inch LCD screen, comes with 18-55 MM lens, Remote control to shoot self pictures, Auto and Manual modes for preference of picture shooting, Auto flash, Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close Up and night portrait pictures. The other lens I would definitely suggest is the 35-200 MM lens which will help a mature photographers the flexibility of taking various kinds of pictures. Photography is science and going forward, will try writing reviews / understanding of lens for people who are beginning to have their own photography collection. With technology advancing everyday, buying a good camera is just being affordable.

Let me get into photography classes later, just wanted to share my thoughts on this computer and camera…share you thoughts if you already have one of these and make me make a better decision.