.zab File Extension

Posted in Uncategorized on December 4, 2016 by Atul

Stuck with an audio book with .zab extension? Zab extension is used for a (Z)ipped (A)udio (B)ook. Its really a collection of mp3 files zipped together in a single archive, with a .zab extension. In Windows, it can be played as it is with VLC Player. Continue reading

Online Plagiarism Checkers: Quick Hands On

Posted in Uncategorized on December 1, 2016 by Atul

How good or bad, fair or unfair and accurate or inaccurate online Plagiarism checkers are? It is a question that started haunting me as I neared the end of my doctoral work. As  the time for submission of dissertation was coming, I came to know that the University required a soft copy of each submission and subject it to Turnitin and ithenticate. Continue reading

Best Games for Nokia N8

Posted in Uncategorized on November 4, 2016 by Atul

Bada Maze


Galaxy on Fire


Posted in Uncategorized on November 1, 2016 by Atul

Havovi Kersi Sethna vs. Kersi Gustad Sethna 2011(2)ALLMR577, 2011(3)BomCR100, 2011(113)BOMLR479, 2011(3)MhLj564, Suit No. 16 of 2008,  IN THE HIGH COURT OF BOMBAY –  Recorded Evidence.

where police does not register FIR and the girl can move 498a as a private complaint case. Here the procedure is

Step 1: Complaint to the Court

Step 2: Pre-summoning evidence by the Complainant + her witnesses

Step 3: Summoning of the accused

Step 4: Evidence lead by Complainant + Witnesses

Step 5: Cross-examination

Step 6: Defence Evidence if any

Step 7: Arguments

Step 8: Judgment


1. First, close Kindle
2. Open a Windows Command Prompt (cmd). (Simple, but if you don’t know how to do it, do a Google search.)
3. Open the Registry Editor by typing ‘regedit’ and hitting Return.
4. In the Registry Edtor, navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Amazon/Kindle/User Settings/
5. Find and right-click on the CONTENT_PATH registry key and select ‘Modify’ from the drop-down menu. A small registry key text editor will open.
6. In the popup under ‘Value data:’ enter the full path of your preferred location for Kindle content (e.g. D:\Documents\My Kindle Content) and hit ‘Ok.’
7. Open Kindle and voila! You will see that your Content location has been updated.


SOLVED: HP Laserjet Printer 1020 Plus and Win 7 x64

Posted in Uncategorized on September 11, 2015 by Atul

All around the web I’m seeing people having loads of troubles installing HP LaserJet 1020 Plus Printer; an otherwise average printer for Home-business. I was one of them; just couldn’t get the drivers to install/work on my Sony Vaio E-Series with Windows Home Basic 64 bits.

Ultimately, what surprised me tons was that when I tried to install “HP LaserJet 1020 and 1022 Printer Series Hostbased Plug and Play Basic Driver”, i.e. the bare minimum drivers from HP website, it always failed. I almost always prefer basic drivers as against bloated driver packages. But in this case, I noticed that the basic drivers were Updated on Jan 28, 2014 whereas  the “HP LaserJet Full Feature Software and Driver” was Updated on Aug 6,2015.So, bloat aside, I used this Full Feature Software and Driver and bingo! My HP Laserjet Printer 1020 Plus was perfectly installed on Win 7 x64 in a single attempt; Test Page printed fine!

Hope this helps.

GTA San Andreas Win 7 x64

Posted in Uncategorized on June 22, 2015 by Atul

Having finished a disappointing GTA V, I reinstalled my GTA San Andreas, only to find it full of problems. My system is Intel i5-2400, Asus Strix (Nvidia Geforce GTX 960), Corsair Vengeance 8 GB DDR-3 RAM But I think the greatest issue is Windows 7 Ultimate Edition 64 bits Before anybody complains, it all legit, the game and the OS. Now, issues and possible solutions:

1.Run in Compatibility mode for Windows XP SP3,  Disable “Visual Themes”, Disable “Desktop Composition”, Disable Display Scaling on High DPI settings”.

2. Textures look patchy. Solution: Turn on 32 bit resolution from Advanced Settings and Restart the game.

3 . Mouse won’t work. Solution: Apparently you have to place dinput8.dll file in the game directory. This one worked for me.

4. In Mission Home Invasion, CJ will keep tripping and getting wasted immediately. Solution: Turn On the Frame Limiter. The FPS will get shitty but keep it on for this one mission.

5. CJ goes out of the Gym and enter right back again. Solution: Well….this is not much of a solution but keep doing this repeatedly and eventually CJ would be able to leave the Gym.

6. In the mission with Woozie, Mountain Cloud Boys, CJ will simply not move or perform any action after entering the ‘red circle’. Solution: Don’t park the car in the ‘red circle’. Stop the car away from it and take CJ to the ‘red circle’ on foot…Woozie would follow and the mission would progress.

Beware of Blue Dart Courier Services

Posted in Uncategorized on April 25, 2015 by Atul

Ian Fleming once wrote, “Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action“.

Blue Dart courier service (Blue Dart Express Limited, to be more precise); well, once upon a time I considered it to be fast, reliable and one of the best. My latest experiences, however, have taught me otherwise.

Inceident No. 1: I receive my Citibank Credit Card statements through Blue Dart. One fine day, I noticed a blue colored envelope jutting out of a letterbox belonging to my neighbor (for those who are not familiar, in some apartments, we have a small pigeon coop like metal box fixed at the ground floor, in which oridinary post is dropped by the postman so he need not come up all the storeys). Now, ain’t a Blue Dart delivery supposed to be made against a signature by the recipient. So, how did that courier end up in the ordinary letterbox? That too, not belonging to me but to my neighbor! Had I not noticed it, my financial transactions would have been open for the world to see. How could he have done this? Obviously must have faked signatures, dropped the courier in the first box he could notice and flee, to avoid walking up three storeys (our building does not have a lift).

Incident No. 2: This time it was an overzealous delivery boy from Blue Dart who insisted that a courier belonged to me, while my mother, on the contrary argued that it was not mine since it did not have my name. Heck it was a PAN Card referring to a Company name. The address was almost same as mine but erred in one small detail, hence this confusion. The delivery boy could easily have taken it back a undelivered/delivery refused. Instead, he literally forced it upon my mother and rushed off.  Ultimately, I returned it by post to the Income Tax Deparment but consider the plight of the Company whose PAN Card would appear to have been delivered in Courier tracking, yet, it was not.

Incident No.3: What an ironical world this is. Incident number 3 is quite the opposite of aforesaid incident no.2. I was awaiting delivery of my Debit Card on the day the it was expected. I actually saw the delivery boy from my balcony in the building opposite to mine and assumed that he must be making a delivery there also. After about 20 minutes passed, I checked the tracking status and to my horror, it stated, “Delivery Attempted – Premises Closed”. The asshole had confused the address…wonder at his literacy level as house numbers are clearly marked at each door. To add insult to injury, Blue Dart customer support refused to accept the mistake despite my repeatedly narrating then my ‘eyewitness’ account of things. Maybe, I’d have to make a fresh request to my bank now…more waiting … more card issuance charges.

Thank you Blue Dart. You Suck. Don’t use Blue Dart. Sue Blue Cart. File Consumer Complaints against Blue Dart.