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Experimental Audio Blogging/Podcasting

In Blog, Crazy, Podcast, rants, Thoughts on October 24, 2012 at 12:42 am

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Well, I tried my hand on audio blogging for the first time, today. But didn’t want to put specifically to some podcasting websites. So I mixed it in movie maker and here I am… ta da…

I beg your pardon for the audio quality… please forgive me considering it was the first time :). I know you will. Thanks… 😀

The subject for this audio blogging was unknown even to me… well, I started impromptu, which you can guess with my long pauses… but surprisingly when i am writing this the thoughts are coherent and are in a flow… What a surprise ! I , sometime, surprise myself.  I just took to recording and the subject built upon itself.

I had done a similar recording earlier in which I read am interesting article from  the daily newspaper The Hindu.  Putting that article could have been violation of copyright (I guess) so I abstained from putting that audio in here.

Dear all, I will be very obliged if you can comment and record a feedback on this experiment.

Every writer I know has trouble writing.  Joseph Heller

Thanks
cheers !
Rajiv

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Things, You do not find on Google

In diary, rants on April 6, 2011 at 8:22 pm

The moment that shall define history has come and passed by. Now the joy of winning the much awaited Cup is fading. People are getting used to their daily chores.

India Wins cup

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Not unlike millions, the D-day wasn’t anything special for me either. Slogging to keep pace with the financial year ending was the tough part. In that pain and agony, the news for the winning the cup was a flickering joy. But that too seems far gone. I am still working it out. But I must make a special mention of the “White Knight”. He is a colleague and works in different office, but he came to our rescue.

tired man

And yes,  I could not find one thing on GOOGLE. I was searching for detail explanation of a package/ application used in some banks. They call it ASCROM. And another was CAD. For the first one I indeed tried different permutation and combinations but eventually I was at loss. And for the second, I didn’t get what I was searching for. Most of the time the search pointed to “Current Account Deficit” which I was not searching for. Would Google Inc. mind searching for this?

Besides all this, Tata photon broadband service has been PIA for quite sometime. I had lodged the complaint precisely on 22nd of March and till now I have received assurances and No concrete solutions. I have mentioned in my earlier post about how pathetic their customer care services are. In march end I did receive a mail from their BILL Department stating my bill for that month. I replied back trying to buzz their customer care, writing about ethics and services in TATA’s companies. But alas !  I did only get assurances again. Ordeal continues

My “365 day challenge” has taken a toll due to the unavailability of the broadband services. I shall sue them for the loss of readers on Krazy Memoirs. 🙂

Okie enough of ranting today…

Have a nice time! c ya then.

PS: I believe in God (at least for today). Helps do come from every corner 🙂

§ ROLL OVER CREDIT §

My sincere Thanks to…

My colleagues (both in my office and other office)

Mysterious Madam (She is awesome) at R.O.

My boss, and

My Family (who bear with me for my absence from home)

Thank you all

Life without internet

In rants, Uncategorized on March 21, 2011 at 7:59 pm

By now, I seem to be addicted with Internet. It’s three days since I have not been able to post anything on Krazy Memoirs.  Sorry Folks, my internnet device is having some problem.

Had already called support center yesterday but their lethargy is costing me. Hopefully it gets solved tomorrow.

PS. Tata photon Plus folks- Please solve my problem at the ealiest.

Till Then… Ciao

Are you being duped?

In Anecdotes, Banking, Business, rants on March 10, 2011 at 10:31 pm

I open my mail and here it is. A whooping cash of Rs 3.5 Million waiting for me. And I was the one of the few selected from entire India,for this much cash prize.

The mail sent to me read like this…

An Official Invitation has been issued in your name. It confirms that you are amongst those selected from the whole of India, who may activate an exclusive Sweepstakes entry opportunity. If you are drawn winner of our Super Grand Prize, you’d have sole claim to a cash amount worth  35,00,000.00.

You may be surprised to know that in all of India, less than 1% of the households have been selected to receive a fabulous offer from Reader’s Digest. While many of your neighbours will never be selected, you have already been fortunate enough to clear two of the three stages there are to becoming a winner in our Rupees 1 Crore Sweepstakes 2011!

Now it’s all up to you to make the most of your opportunity. Simply click here to access the private web site to activate your Sweepstakes entry opportunity.

~ Sweepstakes Director

P.S. When people receive a Sweepstakes invitation — like the one you now have — they often decide to discard it, thinking, no one ever really wins. And it is a fact that if you choose to ignore the chance to enter the Rupees 1 Crore Sweepstakes 2011, you will NEVER win ANYTHING in the Draw. Don’t let this guaranteed opportunity slip away, just click here to access the site and you could win
35,00,000.00. Act quickly!

Since I can’t handle this much money. I offer you the prize 😉

**********************************************************************

 

no spam!

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Now this mail was sent by a well known Job portal named as some famous magazine. Spamming my mailbox in the name of promotions!!! Outrageous, Intolerable!

 

Another Interesting Incident

Recently, I had experienced a spamming sequence which was unusual and the guy on the other side was persistently sending mails. My friend works in a well known bank. I had gone to his bank for some official work. While I had been there, He received a mail from an NRI customer, say Mr X. The mail said something Un-Interesting happened with Mr X. He said He had been to London for an official trip [he lives in London]. The hotel he was staying in was robbed, [mind it, hotel was robbed]. He lost his wallet, his documents and what all [he lives in london, why the hell ! he needed a hotel UNLESS… 😉 ]. He said, he had 2-3 Fixed deposits in that branch [the name actually had FD]. He asked very politely, to send those money through Western Union or Money gram. [ the bank has discontinued the services of Western Union or money Gram].

Branch manager replied very politely that the services are not available. Manager also asked him to quote his account number. No sooner did he reply, he got reply to his mail.

The bugger had replied with an account number alien to the branch 🙂 .

I casually asked the manager, Sir I think this is spam. He said, “Yes, I know. I’m just checking how far does he go?” 😀

Finally the guy on the other side understood, here it would not be possible 😀 😀

Moral of the Story

Beware of Spams particularly with your financial transactions. Never ever divulge details of your account number, password, username, date of birth etc to anyone, either through mail or Phone.

Banks would never ask these stuffs on Phone or mail.

P.S.  Don’t click on any link in the mail

Have a happy Period? Are u F***** Kidding me?

In rants, Reblog on February 20, 2011 at 10:49 am
Logo for Procter & Gamble. Source of the logo.

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Dear Mr. Thatcher,

I have been a loyal user of your ‘Always’ maxi pads for over 20 years and I appreciate many of their features. Why, without the LeakGuard Core or Dri-Weave absorbency, I’d probably never go horseback riding or salsa dancing, and I’d certainly steer clear of running up and down the beach in tight, white shorts. But my favorite feature has to be your revolutionary Flexi-Wings. Kudos on being the only company smart enough to realize how crucial it is that maxi pads be aerodynamic. I can’t tell you how safe and secure I feel each month knowing there’s a little F-16 in my pants.

Have you ever had a menstrual period, Mr. Thatcher? Ever suffered from ‘the curse’? I’m guessing you haven’t. Well, my time of the month is starting right now. As I type, I can already feel hormonal forces violently surging through my body. Just a few minutes from now, my body will adjust and I’ll be transformed into what my husband likes to call ‘an inbred hillbilly with knife skills.’ Isn’t the human body amazing? As Brand Manager in the Feminine-Hygiene Division, you’ve no doubt seen quite a bit of research on what exactly happens during your customer’s monthly visits from ‘Aunt Flo’. Therefore, you must know about the bloating, puffiness, and cramping we endure, and about our intense mood swings, crying jags, and out-of-control behavior. You surely realize it’s a tough time for most women. In fact, only last week, my friend Jennifer fought the violent urge to shove her boyfriend’s testicles into a George Foreman Grill just because he told her he thought Grey’s Anatomy was written by drunken chimps. Crazy!

The point is, sir, you of all people must realize that America is just crawling with homicidal maniacs in Capri pants… Which brings me to the reason for my letter. Last month, while in the throes of cramping so painful I wanted to reach inside my body and yank out my uterus, I opened an Always maxi-pad, and there, printed on the adhesive backing, were these words: ‘Have a Happy Period.’

Are you f—— kidding me? What I mean is, does any part of your tiny middle-manager brain really think happiness – actual smiling, laughing happiness, is possible during a menstrual period? Did anything mentioned above sound the least bit pleasurable? Well, did it, James? FYI, unless you’re some kind of sick S&M freak, there will never be anything ‘happy’ about a day in which you have to jack yourself up on Motrin and Kahlua and lock yourself in your house just so you don’t march down to the local Walgreen’s armed with a hunting rifle and a sketchy plan to end your life in a blaze of glory.

For the love of God, pull your head out, man! If you have to slap a moronic message on a maxi pad, wouldn’t it make more sense to say something that’s actually pertinent, like ‘Put down the Hammer’ or ‘Vehicular Manslaughter is Wrong’, or are you just picking on us? Sir, please inform your Accounting Department that, effective immediately, there will be an $8 drop in monthly profits, for I have chosen to take my maxi-pad business elsewhere. And though I will certainly miss your Flex-Wings, I will not for one minute miss your brand of condescending bullshit. And that’s a promise I will keep. Always. . .

Wendi Aarons

Austin , T X

P.S. This is an actual letter from an Austin woman sent to American company Proctor and Gamble regarding their feminine products. She really gets rolling after the first paragraph. It’s PC Magazine’s 2007 editors’ choice for best webmail-award-winning letter

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