Closure

So you quit your job in a good software company, move to a new country, start school again but it just doesn’t feel complete until you do that one thing: Format+Clean+Reinstall Windows on your laptop.
I finally got around to doing that yesterday and it’s only now that I feel like my “transition” is complete.
Microsoft Office 2007Interestingly, as a cheaper alternative to Microsoft Office 2003, I go ahead and install Microsoft Office 2007 Beta (which can be had for as low as $1.50 which gives you a valid license till Feb 2007). And I am quite impressed by it. Coupled with Microsoft OneNote 2007 Beta, I feel all set for school. Proudly using Microsoft Outlook 2007 Beta for all my structured and non-browser information needs I am happy that they have removed the Exchange Server bias and treat IMAP accounts with more respect. I also go ahead and install Internet Explorer 7 RC1 and I am surprised at myself for not using Firefox anymore. More interestingly, I also go ahead and Format+Clean+Reinstall the OS on my phone and I suddenly become aware of how stress-relieving this activity can be.
Six ZoneTick clocks in taskbar, auto-arranged in 2 columnsOfcourse, I do not feel complete until I have installed Zonetick which I so willingly bought as the best solution to the “what time is it there?” problem. Dictionary and Translation software by Babylon
Nor can I feel at ease until I install my good old Babylon – a tool which is surprisingly indispensible despite the fact that a browser can probably get you more information than it. Probably its only winning factor now is that it’s a more efficient and structured interface to the big-bloated-information-blob the Internet is.
With a light heart and a light mind I sleep at peace when I retire to bed.

Windows Live Writer

Windows Live Writer is a really good tool. It’s a freeware windows beta which surprisingly isn’t simply tied down to only MSN Spaces. I could use it perfectly fine with this “Customer Installation of WordPress”. I am impressed.
Setting it up is extremely easy – you simply tell it the URL of your blog and it will try and find out what you use. If it’s a custom installation (like mine) you just need to point it to the publish interface and it takes it from there. It then loads your blog, decides the presentation elements and brings out a template just as it appears online for you to populate. I would give it a 10/10 as far as first impressions go. But do check back some time later to see the long-term assessment and views on it!

Divya Singh

I am in tears!!!! It’s been years since this email is doing the rounds, but it keeps coming back to me with full vigor!

From Divya Singh (Siemens)

Dear

Friends please help, if possible . This is important to Me. so I am
asking you to please forward it. Please Send this to all your contacts.
If
anyone you know who Has survived NON
SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER , please inform Me at the address given below.
My husband has it and I Would like to know what treatment was used ..
Please forward this to everyone on your contact list. From The bottom
of my heart I thank you.

Thank you,

Divya Singh
Inform here:
SIEMENS,
Siemens Information System Limited,
#84, Keonics Electronics City, Hosur Road,
Bangalore – 561 229.
INDIA

There is no Divya Singh in Siemens when last checked 3 years ago. Please stop forwarding this plea!! please!!!!

Please read this link: http://www.mumbai-central.com/nukkad/apr2000/msg00001.html
and this one: http://gauravsabnis.blogspot.com/2004/12/divya-singh-standard-for-e-noviceness.html