July 31, 2009
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Anuj’s HP charger had gone bust. He had been running his lappy on battery, that he would swap with Raghav’s when it ran out of juice. To conserver power Anuj’s lappy was running on Powersaver, hence ultraslow making him, ultrapissed. He had tried to get the charger repaired as the damage was limited to the connector pin. Thanks to HP’s pointlessness the pin/connector was of unique make & not available in the market. And believe me I when say he looked high & low for it’s replacement [from upmarket stores right down to the chor bazaar]
So he withdrew Rs.2400 something that made his heart heavy & his bank balance lighter. We went to the HP store on JM to get a new adapter. He bought it :). To celebrate we went to FC to have Chocolate Toast. It’s quite good! The bread was crisp & the chocolate….sorry am drifting… :p
On the way home we exchanged the old Spike-guard for a better one & made it back so that Anuj’s lappy was up & running, on High Performance [after 2 weeks!], before 7pm. Something he had promised he would make happen 😀
But as with all good things there is a catch. The pin that goes onto the laptop is not of the correct size, it is 3 times larger in circumference. So to get it to fit HP has made a teeny-weeny converter. Now the whole thing looks positively stupid. It hardly resembles a charger, instead it looks like some confounding electric voodoo. Or in Anuj’s words “Rocket banaya hai kya?” Now, instead of one, we have four points that have a high chance of giving out. Plus there is chance of loosing the small adapter. The fun part? If the little thing gets lost/damaged, you have to buy a whole new charger worth Rs.2400 [as of today]! Wonderful HP, what a brilliant plan to drain your customers dry! *applause*
Top:New connector with adapter. Bottom:Old connector.
What is this need to unnecessarily complicate things? As it is your product quality is crap [am too irritated to sugarcoat anything right now.] And you are adding more crappy stuff, that nobody needs. Two of my roommates have HP laptops, one is DV 6000 other is DV 2000 & both have had to buy new chargers in the span on 1 year from their respective date of purchase. Both have different connectors & now you have added a new type. Thats 3 different connectors over 2 years. I only wish the time you spend on developing these (highly) dispensable connectors, you would have focused on making laptops that don’t scorch you when you work on them & don’t need to be taken to your snail-paced “Service Centers” every 2 months.
Congrats & welcome to the summit to stupidity *bows*. Dickheads.
July 28, 2009
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Had a strange dream yesterday.
I was going to a Nike store to buy a new bag. Brought the bag back to the apartment, opened it & out popped 3 labrador puppies!! All cute & fuzzy bounding all over the apartment. Hemant did not like it one bit & ran off 😀
Have no idea what it means or what induced it, but was nice 😉
July 9, 2009
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Read in TOI yesterday that the cheetah is going to be imported from africa & tried to be inducted back into the wild.
Environment and forests minister Jairam Ramesh told Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, “The cheetah is the only animal that has been declared extinct in India in the last 1,000 years. We have to get them from abroad to repopulate the species.”
Dude! Are you guys crazy?!? We all know what is happening to the Tigers & Lions we all have in our “Reserves”. Why bring them back just have them slaughtered? The thought process of these guys is completely warped…first you should have a plan in place to defend the assets you already have & then add to it further. *shakes head*
Again you can see this convoluted thinking in trying to solve the water problem in pune. You know that our monsoon is fickle & we have a water problem. But you get down to it when you are in the middle of the crisis. Boring wells etc. could have been done already & tankers should have been standing by to swing into action instantly. Instead we now have hurried digging, resulting in chaos & unnecessary pressure. The tanker owners are charging exorbitant prices & blackmailing the citizens. All this could have been avoided with a little foresight…nitwits
We are to have water cuts through out the day, but have no idea when these cuts will take place. If we had the information we could stock up on drinking water etc. for daily use. Instead here I am waiting, or rather, hoping for the water to come back on, so that I may brush my teeth & get ready...
Incompetence is frustrating!!!!!