October

Monday, 18th June, 2018

OctoberVery well made movie. Probably Varun Dhawan’s best acting so far. But wow is the movie dark. There is no happy ending.

Since past few years I have been avoiding such serious movies when life is already full of tension. But as I don’t like to know the plot before watching a movie, I had no idea what this movie was about.

I guess once in a while such depressing films are fine.

PayPal vs TransferWise

Friday, 15th June, 2018

I have been using TransferWise to get paid since more than a year, so I can safely claim TransferWise is way better than PayPal.

I end up paying 1 to 1.5% fees when getting payment via TransferWise, while PayPal used to take approximately 4.5% in fees.

TransferWise sends the money much faster to the bank account, usually on the same day.

PS: I wish TransferWise paid me to say this, but they didn’t. But then with their lower fees it has kinda paid for itself, so may be they did?!

Bhubaneswar – Tirupati Round Trip

Monday, 14th May, 2018

We went on a road trip in our car from Bhubaneswar to Tirupati & came back.

Saturday, 28th April: Bhubaneswar -> Visakhapatnam.

Sunday, 29th April – Friday, 4th May: Visakhapatnam -> Vijayawada. Stayed in the week days & worked.

Saturday, 5th May: Visakhapatnam -> Tirupati.

Sunday, 6th May: Visited Venkateswara temple on Tirumala hills.

Sunday, 6th May – Thursday, 10th May: Stayed at Tirupati in the week days & worked.

Friday, 11th May: Tirupati -> Vijayawada.

Saturday, 12th May: Vijayawada -> Visakhapatnam.

Sunday 13th May: Visakhapatnam -> Bhubaneswar.

Drove 2625 kilometers.

Burned approximately Rs 11000 of petrol.

Paid Rs 2832 at 36 toll booths.

The road is mostly scenic with great 6 lane between Vijayawada – Tirupati.

My laptop turned 7 today

Friday, 13th April, 2018

I had purchased my current MacBook Pro on 13th April 2011. My primary & only computer. I use it daily for rigorous web development work & entertainment. Everything I have is because of this machine. It is still going strong.

Specs: 13-inch, Early 2011, 2.3GHz Intel Core i5 processor, upgraded to 8×2 1600 FSB DDR3 RAM, 320GB SATA HDD.

Issues: One single green vertical line on left side of screen, some grey smudge looking spots on one area of the screen, DVD player not working, card reader not working, internal audio is not good, color coating gone off from 8 keys, on its 2nd battery, on its 3rd power adapter.

So if your question is how long a Apple laptop will last, the answer is atleast 7 years. I am not even married that long!

Tiger Zinda Hai

Sunday, 8th April, 2018

Tiger Zinda HaiSaw it last night. Good movie. I like that they have shown nice things about Pakistan & its people. We need more love not hatred in the world.

Baby Driver

Sunday, 1st April, 2018

Baby DriverSaw it yesterday. A touch slow n boring towards the end. Good background music in various places though.

Love is in the air

Saturday, 31st March, 2018

I love my web host. I always link to their site using my affiliate link, and I have sent a few customers their way in the past. But their affiliate banner was a low resolution GIF image shown below.

ThisWebHost.com GIF Affiliate Banner

GIF banner they had

So I took it upon myself, got the SVG logo from their site, and recreated that affiliate banner in SVG format using Sketch. Close enough?

ThisWebHost.com SVG Affiliate Banner

SVG banner I created

The House

Friday, 30th March, 2018

The HouseSaw it yesterday. A bit low on comedy but okay.

Continuous, automatic Time Machine backups

Thursday, 29th March, 2018

SanDisk Ultra Fit 128GB

See that? Exactly!

So I sold my 1 TB Western Digital My Passport USB 2 external hard disk for dirt cheap to a student who came with 3 sketchy looking friends to pick it up.

Then I bought a 128 GB SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3 flash drive. The thing is so tiny its almost invisible.

Now it is connected to one of the USB ports of my MacBook Pro for ever.

And Time Machine is taking regular backups to it automatically every few minutes. Backup A game!

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