Category: Rants

  • Blog Spam

    In the 3 years that my blog has been up and growing (5500+ visitors per month), I have received 935 genuine comments and 7674 spam comments (12.18% genuine comments). Akismet caught more than 99.5% of spam comments accurately and I caught the rest. Why do the spammers even bother? They are not gonna get through […]

  • T24 Mobile misplaces documents

    T24 Lost my documents

    God punishes you for greed (one of the seven deadly sins). On Earth, T24 Mobile are God’s designated agents. In the guise of providing free cellular telephone connections and free talk-time, their executives collect signed documents from un-suspecting customers and then conveniently misplace the documents. Read on to discover the potential mess I am in. […]

  • Political Correctness – The Healthy Way

    Health Ministry's Anti Smoking Campaign is terribly planned and executed.

    Political correctness has not even spared a 30 year old movie from being mercilessly blurred into oblivion. High-handed anti-smoking campaign reaches new lows of stupidity.

  • What’s Dat Noise?

    Audiophiles beware. Careless production and mastering processes are resulting in audio-cds that feature terrible audio.

  • Solution to control piracy: Hurt genuine customers

    Content producers and distributors tend to punish the genuine customer in their bid to control piracy. The pirate and his fans remain dis-affected.

  • Arbitrary Cable TV Blackout – Score for Satellite TV

    The Local Cable TV Provider has arbitrarily switched off channels from being broadcast and called it their ‘condolence’ gesture. This a good reason for me to switch to Satellite Television.

  • Hotmail – The New Hotbed of 419 Scam

    419 Scams are nothing new, at-least not to techies. However there are scores of people across the planet who continue to fall for these scammers who are primarily based out of Africa. Why do people fall for such schemes? Lack of common sense is obviously the reason. Greed is another. Take a look at this […]

  • The Overcooked Netbook

    The new Sony P Series is by no means an innovative product. Years before the newly launched Sony Vaio VGN P15G , Sony developed and sold the Picturebook series Vaio VAIO PCG-C1XS laptop. Unfortunately, the trend of Netbooks hadn’t caught on then. Much like the consumer demand for gas guzzling cars in 50’s in USA, […]

  • Bigger The Company, Harder They Fall

    Reliance Infocomm‘s latest stunt has fallen on it’s face and become the gaffe of the year. Ok, maybe gaffe of the month. It activated ‘Ring-Back-Tone (RBT)’ for all customers without any prior intimation/permission. To my discerning musical ears, a nondescript song being played at 2.4 kbps-mono over a 1mm speaker is probably worse than Chinese […]

  • The Winner Takes It All

    Take the talent shows – so much in vogue in India. First you invite the industry pundits to join the panel of judges. You make them do the sweaty work of scraping the dirt, trying to find raw gemstones. And when they have fairly narrowed the selection based on their years of experience, you completely […]