Archive | October, 2010

My camera confusion

26 Oct

So it’s time for me to let go of my old camera and buy a new one.
Thanks to snapsort (was able to find this via a Techiebuzz post), I was able to shortlist 4 cameras for under $400 (this is my max limit…)

Since I already have a nice camcorder, I am just looking for a camera to take pictures; the movie recording does’nt matter.

I am not a big camera guru, so I have just listed few basic pros and cons.
Here’s my list

Nikon Coolpix P100
Pros:

  • nice zoom 26x ♥
  • continuous shooting 10 fsp (just a cool thing that might come in handy)

Cons:

  • 10 MP
  • Bit costly around $329

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
Pros:

  • Awesome zoom 35x ♥
  • Flip out screen (good to take self pictures)
  • 14MP ♥

Cons:

  • continuous shooting only 1.1 fsp 😦
  • Very costly around $399 😦

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5
Pros:

  • continuous shooting 10 fsp
  • Has a GPS (but not sure how much I will use this)
  • Bit cheaper around $299

Cons:

  • 10 MP
  • No flip out screen

Nikon Coolpix S8100
Pros:

  • 12 MP 🙂
  • continuous shooting 10 fsp
  • Bit cheaper around $299

Cons:

  • No flip out screen
  • Not sure how popular this is since it has been launched not long ago

So all you camera pros out there, please comment and help me choose a winner or let me know if there is a more better option out there.

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Should I have one more drink?

12 Oct

Weekend is a time to enjoy and have fun. But after some time, the ground starts to turn, you start to sing and dance like you are the best in the world; sometimes even become a philosopher. That, my friend, is the time when you start to get drunk.

Whenever I think that I am in this crisis and am not sure if I should have another drink or not, I ask these few simple questions to myself, select the answer and check the score at the end.

Should I have one more drink???

Q1: How do you cook a chicken? (No offense to veggie lovers, but I love to eat chicken)
A: I don’t know how to cook a chicken, I just order from a restaurant.
Means: Good. I am not drunk. I must order some chicken before I start
B: I don’t know how to cook chicken, but one of these days I will learn how to cook chicken and make a delicacy all by myself and invite all my friends over for a treat.
Means: Stop dreaming. I am starting to get a bit emotional and also a bit drunk. But few more drinks won’t harm
C: Buy a chicken. Get the chicken drunk. Cook the chicken. Eat the Chicken. This way I am eating and getting drunk at the same time, how awesome is that.
Means: Yeah Houdini, Nice idea. Just one more drink and you are done
D: Chicken….. chicken…Nice chicken. Why whyyyyyy this happened to me?? Sometime back the chicken was on my plate and now where did it go… It was such a good chicken.
Means: I ordered a chicken (refer A) and finished that. Now I am missing a CHICKEN (WTF). I am drunk and should sleep now

Q2: Is tomorrow a working day?
A: No
B: Maybe
C: Yes
D: I don’t know… who cares.
Means: Sure sign of drunk ME.

Q3: While drinking with friends, is anyone other than me talking?
A: Yes, we are discussing something, maybe about girls or video games or movies because that is what guys do.
Means: I have just started to drink. It’s OK to have more
B: Yes, we are discussing something, maybe about politics or financial situation of the country and how we can improve it by drinking alcohol.
Means: Me and my friends are starting to get drunk.. I should stop after some time.
C: No, it’s only me. I just finished singing a song
Means: I am drunk, but my friends are still there to take care of me. So I can have one more drink.
D: Everyone is talking at the same time. Few of them even dancing on the tune of the songs they singing themselves.
Means: STOP drinking. I am drunk and so are my friends. Now I cannot rely on friends to take care of me.

Q4: Am I paying for the drinks?
A: It’s a party (office party, bachelor party, New Year party…)
Means: Have some more … you are supposed to get drunk on these occasions.
B: No, some other person whom I hate is paying.
Means: Drink a lot and make sure that the other person pays a lot.
C: No, my good friends are paying.
Means: Get only one more drink because usually friends ask for money. After all, that’s what friends are for.
D: Yes.
Means: Don't spend too much.

Q5: Is the earth beneath me moving and am I seeing more than one copy of the same person (clones)
A: NO.
Means:WOW, I am not drunk.
B: Yes, the earth below me is moving, but I can’t see any clones.
Means: I have started to get drunk, maybe one more drink might not harm.
C: The earth never stops moving. So technically I am moving. But I am standing also at the same time, so I am moving as well as standing…..hey look all my friends came with their clones.. how cool is that.
Means: Stop drinking stupid...I have become a philosopher and have started seeing clones. Need to STOP before I throw up.
D: None of the above, but somehow I don’t remember what was the last drink I had. Somehow, I still have the taste of my first drink in my mouth…
Means: Congrats I have just puked…

Score:
If the answers are,
Mostly A: The party is still ON
Mostly B: Few more drinks. The party has just started.
Mostly C: OK. One small nice drink and I am done with it
Mostly D: I am totally drunk, Must GO TO SLEEP.

So there it is, simple but effective 🙂

Musgle – download MUSic using gooGLE.

1 Oct

Although this site might not be very amazing but still I am writing about it  just because of the simplicity of the idea behind it.

Want to download a song? Well Google it. Even better Musgle it.

Musgle unleashes the actual power of Google search. Hence the name Musgle (MUSic + gooGLE).
I just enter any song name that I want to download and hit the search button.

Step 1: Enter Song Name

The site shows a list of links from where the song can be downloaded directly. It’s a hassle free search.

Step 2: Select a link from the list

Step 3: Song from the list ready for download

Behind the scenes, Musgle just links to Google and searches using the advanced search option. So simple yet very brilliant. I would never take the pain of searching using the Google Advanced Search option.

The list of links shown sometimes end up to an online streaming site, but I was able to find few direct links also (just had to do the hard work of scrolling through the list 🙂 )

Thank you Musgle for making things simple for me.

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