Saturday, July 31, 2004

2nd full moon of the month... called the Blue Moon.

The second full moon of the month. It happens once in a while :) and often called a blue moon.

Water water everywhere not a single drop to drink.

Friday, July 30, 2004

2004 flood - A wowan holds a sack of rice as she makes her way through flooded streets in Bangladesh.

2004 flood - Children eat from the same bowl at a relief center in Bangladesh.

Thursday, July 29, 2004

Bashundhara City (shopping mall) in Dhaka.

Bashundhara City - The largest shopping mall in South Asia in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The mall consists of 2,900 shops and is about 20 floors tall.

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Villages in Bangladesh are staggering in the worst flood to hit the country since 1998.

Dhaka capital of Bangladesh under water.

Displaced ! Over 30 million people have been displaced in Bangladesh in the worst flood since 1988.

Against all odds ! The Bangladesh Flood of 2004

70% of Bangladesh is flooded !!!

The worst flood in Bangladesh since 1998.

This is Motijheel (downtown Dhaka) under water in the worst flood since 1998.

Flood victims  in Dhaka on Tuesday grapple for a piece of bread as relief materials remain inadequate.

Monday, July 26, 2004

Now thats one date you don't wanna mess with :)

Sunday, July 25, 2004

Another Reason Why Dell SUCKS !!

... Because every time u get a hardware under warranty u get a refurbished one ! My first HD in my laptop was brand new... after it blew up I was sent a refurbished one eventhough my laptop was under warranty and after the refurbished one blew its head too I was sent another refurbished one.... So as I see it Dell is just waiting until my laptop warranty runs out and then they can just say sorry but we cant send u another hard drive !!! If they sent me a new HD after my original blew its head I don't think I would be in the situation I am now.

An American Hero !

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Heat Issues In Dell Inspiron 5100 and 5150

The other thing i noticed a few months back was the excessive heat my Dell Inspiron 5100 would generate... I didnt really pay attention to this until today when my laptop just shut off all by itself while I was transferring gigs worth of data from my backup server... no beep no reboot... just totally went dead. Initially I thought I might have installed the HD incorrectly and the OS just shut off but then I didnt remember seeing the hard ware related blue screen error. So I did some research and found out that thousands of people all around the world are having this issue with Inspiron 5100 and 5150.

Apparently, according to many it is a design flaw by Dell that does not dissipate the heat properly... however, a few simple things might keep ur Inspiron and the heat sink working the way it should. Here is the article that one should follow and install the software... I was able to bring my CPU temp down from 68 in idle to 46 ... and thats a tremendous jump !!!! Nevertheless, I am pissed with this laptop.... i have had to go thru two hard drives and now the flaw that heats the laptop like hell... some times its worse than hell !!

PLS go to this site and send dell an email and sign this individual's guestbook... I dunno if Dell is listening and I dont know about Michael Dell but 1400 bucks is a lot of money for most people.

Dell Inspiron 5100 SUCKS !!!!

I just got my new hard drive from dell because the one I had before blew its head.... but thats not all... this was my second hard drive because the one I had before this was a replacement for another one that blew its head too.... and so after two hard drives in less than eight months I am really starting to think if spending $1,400 on my Inspirion 5100 was worth it. As far as Dell's customer service is concerned it was a JOKE... I was on hold for TWO FREAKEN HOURS... yes I am not making this up... it was TWO HOURS !!! But I do have to admit the Indian guy from Dell's call center in Banglore or some city was pretty courteous and I did get my HD by DHL on the 2nd day after I made my call. However, now I have to return my old hard drive back and that really makes me mad because it has all my personal information !!! So I will fight that !

I was always a big fan of Dell products... I even convinced my investment firm to buy only dell products (which they did) and we are talking about a lot of computers and related equipment. So yeah Michael Dell, I feel totally betrayed.

GWB In Israel ????

Believe it or not this is a real picture. Apparently this Macaque in an Israeli zoo had a stomach ailment and almost died ... in other words had a near death experience. When it woke up it started walking like GWB. If you don't believe me here is the real story from

Saturday, July 17, 2004

I don't believe this !

I have never been duped before but I really thought the documentary about Shyamalyan was true... well it turns out it was false.... it was all fake and part of this huge campaign. This really got me !!!

Monday, July 12, 2004

Bobbie Jean applies to an online job and goes to jail for felony !

Yes its true ! Bobbie Jean (not real name) applied for a job using for an overseas firm. Within days of her hiring she was arrested for felony at a local bank in Texas. Whose fault is it ? According to her attorney "She has a pending felony theft case, who's going to hire (her)?" She lost her house now because she couldn't make payments. She is living with family. ... You have to wonder what are the duties of the job sites in terms of policing their own ads."

Sunday, July 11, 2004

Don't Let THEM In !

Let the bad color not be seen. It attracts them.

Never enter the woods. That is where they wait.

Heed the warning bell. For they are coming.

I just cant wait to see Night Shayamalan's The Village this July 30th !!!!!

Saturday, July 10, 2004

The way business should be run !

Ingvar Kamprad
77 , self made

Source: Ikea
Net Worth: $18.5 bil
Country of citizenship: Sweden
Residence: Lausanne, Switzerland
Industry: Retailing

Founded $14.3 billion (sales) furniture chain Ikea in 1943; the Swede still runs the show from tax-haven Switzerland. Despite 186 stores in 31 countries—11 new ones in the last year including five in North America—Ikea achieved a modest 3% increase in sales in Fiscal Year 2003. His three sons work at Ikea and one will eventually be named successor. He flies economy, avoids wearing suits and drives a ten-year old Volvo. Said to shake the hands of all 1,000 employees who attend company's annual meeting. Kamprad derives his wealth not only from the stores but also from ownership of most of the land Ikea stores sit on.


I am now part of a statistic !

Air bags saved my life too including that of other 14,999 people.

Friday, July 09, 2004

Why do good things always happen in Washington state ?

Here we are again in the middle of another Alien controversy :) 4400 people dissapeared and after a number of years they all appear on Mt Rainier.... jeeeeeeeeeeez whats up with that !!! I think everything that has to do with Aliens and the paranormal has one way or another connect to Washington state. This is just way too cool :)

Thursday, July 08, 2004

2.5 years later ....

.... finally an indictment for Lay. According to the article "Kenny Boy" as he was affectionately called by Dubya now has less than 20million in fortune that once stood at 400million. Hmmmm... if you ask me I think he still has enough to pay back the people who lost their life savings by investing in this crook.

Wednesday, July 07, 2004

Ballmer rallies the troops by taking away towels from company lockers !

Hahah yeah cost cutting is the name of the game in Redmond aka Microsoft... first went the options, then the bus passes and now the towels .... and free sodas are next ! I wonder whats up with the 56 billion in cash ... maybe they are saving it to fight the EU :)

The Cure Is Back

Sunday, July 04, 2004

Oracle Financials

Went to the book store here today looking for a good book on Oracle Financials (11i). NO LUCK ... I dont know why its sooo bloody hard to find a good book that breaks the Financial modules down and gives step by step user level instruction.

Friday, July 02, 2004

The Rizvis

I was bored (as usual) so I googled Rizvi.... to my surprise there are a million rizvis all over the place ... whats up with that ? where did they come from ? Maybe we are all related. Not to mention there are thousands of Sajjad Rizvis running around... didnt know my name was so popular. I am thinking of changing my name ... gotta be unique ... gotta be unique ... gotta be unique ...

Interesting info re: Dhaka

A few good things to know