Friday, July 29, 2005

Stopped by cops on the way to work

This friday I was stopped by the cops at Tower Hill DLR station at 8:30 am and searched. I also got a ticket containing details about the search and the clothes that I was wearing etc.

Microsoft "Genuine Advantage" cracked in 24h: window.g_sDisableWGACheck='all'

This is a nice one, I really had to post it.

Friday, July 22, 2005

Rapid reboots on Dell GX270

For the last couple of days I was having a problem with my PC at work. It just kept rebotting, and I also noticed that it made a wierd sound while starting up. The rebotting was quite random and not related to any problem with a software.
That guy at the help desk was really helpfull and he told me that my profile was really huge, we reduced it by deleting the cache folder in .IntelliJ that seemed to have solved the problem for yesterday, but then today morning I couldnt log into the system at all.

Finally the hardware guy came over and he opened the machine and he told me that a capacitor was fried, I had a look at it and it looked like some puss ozzing out.
He told me that he is taking my PC and going to replace the motherboard and will get it back in about an hrs time, it is good that the problem was related to just my motherboard and not any software, since I didnt want to go through the entire process of re configuring my machine and setting it up to work the way I wanted it to work. Moreover I also dont loose the work that I had done yesterday evening.

I also googled the problem and it came up with this article. I have to say I am luck I dont have this problem with my PC at home since, coz if I did I would have no idea about the actual problem and no way I could get it replaced without paying a huge sum.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

The Fabric of the Cosmos

I got this book for my US trip, it is really very good. It is written by Brian Greene, the same author who wrote 'The Elegant Universe'.

Had a really very nice trip to US and did a lot of things, I dont feel like writing much now. I guess I should be uploading all the photos to the internet soon.