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Random Thoughts – Codies Ashes Cricket 2009

Posted in Fun, games, Rants on March 31, 2010 by Atul

So, this rant is about Codemasters’ Ashes Cricket 2009.  Tons of issues and I won’t even delve into them here. This is just a random thought.

Was playing India vs. Sri Lanka test match. Opener Gautam Gambhir (i.e the player I was controlling) was hit by Vaas’s deliveries repeatedly … the first 11 deliveries that Gambhir faced … all of them hit him on the body with a suweet thump sound and Gambhir limping on the pitch (no offense meant, Gambhir ji) .

And yet. He never retired hurt? In fact, I played him all the way to 43.  Howzzat?

Why Did Mariam D. Deng Ignore Me?

Posted in Fun, Rants on December 17, 2009 by Atul

I received an email from Mrs. Mariam D. Deng, informing me of the unfortunate murder of her husband Mr. Dominic  Dim Deng. She also gave me the link to BBC story confirming this. She wanted my help in stashing only Seven Million pounds and I, like the good man I’m, offered my full co-operation and also a home to her kid. She never replied. Here’s her solicitation and my reply (I hope she doesn’t assert her copyright on her mail).

**********  MADAM DENG’S EMAIL  **********



My dear Beloved.

Greetings in the name of our Lord, it is in my search for a reliable  and God fearing person and having gotten your contact through prayers and  pains taking efforts via searching I made on the internet on my bed side. Presently, I’m in a hospital here in Beijing, China where I have  been undergoing therapy treatment for Oesophagi Cancer.

Though its a sad and long story but I will cut it short for your quick  and easy understanding. Continue reading

Sick of work!

Posted in Fun on November 21, 2009 by Atul

Once upon a time, this adorned my workstation 🙂

Sickness at Workplace

Health Reasons

– Bottomliners by Eric and Bill

Dosa Stall

Posted in Eat, Fun with tags on November 16, 2009 by Atul

So, we were just driving around aimlessly at 9.30 at night and this thela (stall) caught my attention for the number of cars parked haphazardly on the road. My first notion was that it was probably another of those chole-bahturey/dahi-bhalla vendors catering to the Punjabi palate. As it happened, this one was serving masala dosas, a new!

We saw, we stopped and we ate … and the dosa was really good. Give it a shot if you are around or near Sector 15, Rohini; its on the road that heads from Sector 18 towards Sachdeva Public School, Sector 13.

Anna in action 🙂

EA Sims 3 – Symbian Mobile FAQ

Posted in Fun, games, N95 on June 14, 2009 by Atul

I’ve just started with Sims 3 on my Nokia N95 and would add the tidbits about it as I progress with the game … a sort of FAQ if you’d please 😉

  1. Can I control Sims 3 on my Nokia N95 using the accelerometer feature of the phone?  I don’t think so. At least I don’t find any accelerometer support in Sims 3 on my N95; nor is there any Option to this effect. I guess accelerometer support is only for iPhone.
  2. Where/how can I catch fish in the game? Go the the Map and visit the “Hobby Shop”. Purchase the Fishing Kit.Visit the Lake. There are two spots each marked as “Fishing Spot”. Go to the Fishing Spot and choose “Go Fishing”. For fishing mini-game tutorial read the in-game Help (Pause > Help > Fishing Tutorial). Continue reading