Tracking my visitors

Monday, 17th September, 2018

Is something I don’t do. I don’t have any analytics or visitor tracking script installed on my site, so I have no idea how many people visit my site & which country they are from. I like it that way.

Slothilda

Tuesday, 11th September, 2018

Slothilda is the only web comic I subscribe to & truly enjoy.

It’s minimal, animated style comics, sent to my inbox infrequently really appeals to me.

The designer has an upcoming printed book, below is the trailer for that book.

Drone se karenge sabka swagat

Monday, 10th September, 2018

Somebody should make drones to sprinkle holy Ganga water & flowers on marriage guests. Will sell like hot cakes especially in North India.

Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana

Sunday, 9th September, 2018

Shaadi Mein Zaroor AanaSaw it last night. Same as Tom Hanks I will watch anything with Rajkumar Rao in it, except horror.

Horror movies scare me, as they should. I don’t get people who are not scared by horror. Same as people whose thirst is not quenched by water which it should. That can’t be normal.

The movie? Yeah its good.

How to receive SMS while outside India

Wednesday, 8th August, 2018

When you are travelling outside India, if you have wifi or a SIM of that country to get mobile internet, and using that to make Whatsapp calls etc, and you just need to receive SMS from India for some essential services such as One Time Passwords then read this.

You do not need to buy an international roaming pack just to receive SMS. Receiving incoming SMS from India to your mobile while you are abroad is FREE, you do not pay anything for that. You just need to have main account balance of around Rs 200/300 or so.

So whenever I need to use a service that sends an OTP to my Indian mobile number, such as while logging into my your bank account, I do this:

  • Disable mobile data (important)
  • Switch off mobile
  • Remove foreign SIM
  • Insert Indian SIM
  • Switch on mobile
  • Let it automatically search for & connect to a network in that country with whom my Indian mobile network has an agreement.

After I get network signal on the mobile I login to the service which needs to send an OTP and I get it instantly.

Bus stop & train station near Grand Palace Bangkok

Tuesday, 31st July, 2018

If you are looking to use public transport other than the boating system to go to the Grand Palace in Bangkok & come back then this information is for you.

The Hua Lamphong MRT [underground train] is the station closest to the palace. You can get there by MRT trains or BTS trains [sky train]. Then the bus station near to this MRT should have a bus number 1 which will drop you at one of the stops near the palace.

Similarly bus number 1 will take you back from one of the bus stops near the palace to the Hua Lamphong MRT.

Grand Palace being a large area there are several bus stops around it, so it is important to recognize this bus stop. Look for the bus stop in front of Royal Thai Navi Club & besides a group of food stalls/market area. Also “Thanon Maha Rat” will be written on a board near this stop.

  • Royal Thai Navy Club
  • Grand Palace Bus Stop

The fair is 9 Baht per person one way between this bus stop & the bus stop near the MRT station.

Living in Bangkok, Thailand

Friday, 27th July, 2018

We have been staying in Bangkok since a week, one more week to go. Thais are a great bunch of hospitable people. Good amount of fruits have already been eaten.

  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Bangkok, Thailand

How to fold a paper in 3 equal parts

Wednesday, 11th July, 2018

  • Folding paperFolding paper
  • Hold new paper on top of folding paperHold new paper on top of folding paper
  • First FoldMake the first/top fold
  • Final FoldMake the bottom/final fold
  • Separate PapersSeparate the papers & press the new paper’s folds firmly to reinforce the crease

I always keep this “folding paper” with me which I have measured by scale & divided into three perfectly equal sections.

For any new A4 paper that I need to fold, I hold that new paper on top of this “folding paper” & gently fold along the 2 lines.

Then I separate the papers, reinforce the crease lines on new paper by folding it firmly.

Heard this quote

Tuesday, 10th July, 2018

“If you are old enough to earn then you are old enough to invest.”

By that rule I am a decade late. But I believe its never too late & better late than never.

Error reading file ‘UNOPENED’ (Errcode: 5 – Input/output error)

Friday, 6th July, 2018

If you get this MySQL error “Error reading file ‘UNOPENED’ (Errcode: 5 – Input/output error)” while importing a .sql file into your database via the command line, then chances are your sql file is corrupted, was not exported/downloaded properly. Export the file again & try, it worked for me.