05 March, 2011

Guide to computer training website

If you are interested in programming, this is a useful site for you -
Guide to computer training

You can get the basic information regarding:

  1. Resources for Programming Languages
  2. History of Programming Languages
  3. Popular Programming Languages
  4. Uses

12 November, 2009

Play Mafia Wars on Nokia N82 or S60 devices

To play mafia wars (facebook) on your Nokia N82, download and install Opera 10 Mobile browser on your mobile. There are no extra settings that you require to do and you can instantly start browsing and playing mafia wars.

The Opera 10 beta browser is the best one I have used on Nokia N82. The interface, speed and features are excellent.

12 October, 2009

Review of Tata Indicom Wimax in Mahim, Mumbai

Preliminary review:

I migrated from Tata Indicom Wired broadband service to Tata Indicom Wimax in Mahim area of Mumbai (Plan Power On and On 6-384 prepaid to [plan yet to be finalized])

Cost of installation - NIL

The transfer was a smooth process and apart from external installation of the antenna, it wasnt much time consuming thing.

Please note that Wimax doesnt mean free of all cables. The only cable that goes is the one that comes from Tata to your building. Instead, a receiver is installed on your terrace and it goes into a device which Tata provides you. Then a wire from that device comes out which goes into your computer (a wifi router can be installed so that the wire coming out of the device connects to the router)

There is hardly any noticeable difference in the speed between the wired broadband service and the Wimax.

Update: Using Belkin wireless router N150. Installation was very easy. Just had to connect the cable to the router and thats it......

Update - 13th November, 2009:
The connection is performing flawlessly and I haven't faced any issues (except for some minor disconnection on 2 occasions which was sorted out on the call itself). The rains did not affect the performance at all.

The call center remains easily accessible and the representatives seem to have upto-date knowledge.

I will definitely recommend Tata Indicom Wimax connection for people in Mahim, Mumbai.

24 August, 2009

Play Mafia Wars on Blackberry

For people who are addicted to Mafia Wars and want to play it on their Blackberrys, here is an easy way:

You will need to download Bolt browser and you can start using mafia wars on your blackberry.

I am using it on Blackberry 8900.

Though the display is little messed up and slow, you can still do some jobs and fighting though it is not recommended for hitlists.

For Vodafone users in Mumbai who do not have GPRS package, use the Bolt browser using wifi.

19 July, 2009

Connect to PC internet through wifi using N82

Here is a simple procedure for connecting your Nokia N82 (or other nokia handset with wifi) to internet using PC wifi.

I shared Tata Indicom Broadband Connection (through cable) on my PC to my Nokia N82 handset using wifi.

The procedure is simple and will just take a few minutes.

The procedure is for Vista and with appropriate modifications, it can be used with Windows XP as well.


1. Right click your Network icon in the system tray - Network and Sharing Center;

2. Go to your internet connection icon (in this case Tata) - View status - Properties - Sharing - select Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet connection and clear the Allow other users to control.... option;

3. Now go to Network and Sharing Center - Setup a connection or network - Setup a wireless adhoc (computer to computer) network ;

4. You can give your adhoc network a suitable name and select the appropriate security settings in the next steps (for trial purpose I would suggest to do without the WEP / WPA security);

5. Just turn on the wifi on your Nokia N82 handset, connect to the adhoc network and start browsing from your handset...

01 July, 2009

[Info] Organ timings

Some useful information relating to organ timings - click here

20 June, 2009

Evaluation copy watermark on Vista SP2

Have you updated to Vista SP2 and are getting a "Windows Vista (TM) Evaluation Copy. Build 6002" watermark on your desktop? Well that's how it is meant to be... Careful reading during installation of the SP2 will reflect:

Service Pack Information

SP2 Beta is pre-release code which will change before the final release of SP2

Windows Server 2008 SP2/Windows Vista SP2 Beta is time-limited software that will operate until May 1st, 2010 - Un-install Windows Server 2008 SP2/Windows Vista SP2 Beta before May 1st, 2010

After SP2 installation your desktop may display the text "Evaluation Copy". This does not mean that your system is no longer "Genuine", only that you have installed a test version of software which is time-limited

After installing the service pack, the "Evaluation Copy" text may show up on the 2nd boot

After un-installing the services pack, the "Evaluation Copy" text may remain during the first boot, but will disappear after the next reboot

Starting any Windows Server 2008 SP2 or Windows Vista SP2 installations will result in Microsoft collecting information about the installation process
To remove the watermark - read here.

However, I haven't still figured out a way to make the updates work... My updates have somehow got disabled and my system crashes on trying to update.. Even the defender updates don't work.. Plus there is no uninstall option in add / remove programs..

Waiting for a solution... Will update this post once I find a solution.