Archive for May, 2010

Hoping for Defective Car’s Replacement; Think Again

Posted in Uncategorized on May 31, 2010 by Atul

If you are suffering from several niggling problems with your car and hoping to get a replacement, bolstered by certain District Consumer Forum judgments, forget it. Continue reading

Acer Aspire One Netbook – Buyer Beware

Posted in netbook, Rants with tags on May 26, 2010 by Atul

Purchased an Acer Aspire One 532h netbook in April 2010 (from Croma, Delhi, Rs.16,500/-). Its  Atom N450, 6 cell Li-ion battery, 160GB HDD and 1 GB RAM.

Its extremly topple prone. The design of the battery makes it physically unstable. Its a good machine otherwise, but this topple-effect has really put me off. The battery pack forms the base of the front side of the netbook, and its semi-cylindrical in shape. Even a slight touch on the screen sends the netbook in a flat fall.

Some snaps of the battery pack would give the idea:



15 July 2010:  Just over an year old now, my Acer Aspire One 532h  and the battery has died. Not a very great record for battery longevity,  is it?

A crappy netbook through and through … stay away from it.


Posted in Uncategorized on May 24, 2010 by Atul

…welcome to the true Indian ingenuity…the Jugaad, a four-wheeler made out of a pump-set engine. Continue reading

Ad Blocking and Unblocking

Posted in Misc Tips, Networking, XP on May 22, 2010 by Atul

Block unwanted ads cleanly using MVPS Hosts files and eDexter, save bandwidth and improve page loading times, for free.

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DI-524UP Wireless Router, Print Server & Netgear DG834G

Posted in Networking, Rants, XP on May 1, 2010 by Atul

Well, recently picked up a D-Link DI-524UP router. It has four LAN ports , a WAN port for the DSL modem and a USB port for connecting a printer. It was only the USB I was interested.

I’m a big fan of WiFi and use it on my Notebook, Netbook, Desktop PC, PSP and my Nokia N95! And Netgear DG-834G with inbuilt ADSL modem and router combo suited me just fine. It was only when I had to lug the computers from one room to the room with the printer, that I sorely missed having it on WiFi.

And that’s where D-Link DI-524UP stepped in with its WiFi Print Server. Picked it up for Rs.3000 in Delhi. Okay, now, enough of chitchat and lets come to the point. Which is that installing this Print Server was one hell of  a pain in the ass.

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