Archive for June, 2006
This is an extremely cool hack that you can use to get a Yahoo Mail Beta invite. Only if you already have a Yahoo Mail account ! Here are thse steps…
1. Login to your Yahoo! account as usual .
2. Click on My Account ( top of the page , to the right of the Yahoo logo )
3. You will be asked to enter your password again . Do it
4. On the next page , click on the first Edit button from the top ( the one on the first yellow line , the line that says Member Information ) .
5. Close to the bottom of the next page , there is a link next to the words Preferred Content ( under General Preferences ) . Click on it
6. As the new setting , choose Yahoo! United Kingdom . ( if you already have it set to UK ,pick another one , i don’t think it matters which one you pick , just that you change it )
7. Click on one of the Finished buttons ( top or bottom )
8. You will be shown the Yahoo! ToS . Just click I Accept
9. You will be taken back to the page from step 4 . Click on one of the Finished buttons again .
You should now get a page with a button that says Try Beta Now Just click it and you’re done .
Best of luck!
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Yeah , I’m back to blogging after a long and desperate wait. I’ve decided that I wanna go for linux , so I tried a Knoppix Live CD. Knoppix ain’t no good , so I’ve decided to go for Ubuntu. I’ve ordered three free CDs ( Ubuntu , Kubuntu and Edubuntu) , and at the same time , I’m using my Knoppix Live CD for getting friendly with Linux console commands. By the way , there ain’t much to post right now. Later in the day , maybe.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( 2 so far )
After a really long time my motherboard is back , so as I wait for my copy of Ubuntu to arrive, I’ll be back to blogging.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( 22 so far )
UPDATE June 5th , 2006 : We had a terrible thunderstorm last night and my PC’s been electrocuted. The motherboard’s been melted to a pulp and I don’t know the condition of my hard disks. Looks like I’ll have to get a new motherboard. So that means , I’ll probably be offline for a week or so. Not to worry , I’ll be blogging from cyber cafes whenever I have time.
I’ve been experimenting with abstract art using The GIMP. I’ll say that I’ve got fairly good results , but my readers are the greater judges. My new blog header is one of my abstract creations and so is my new wallpaper. Here they are. Do tell me what you think. And lets see if you can find what mood is given in the pictures. They will be up on Teen Beat pretty soon.
Here’s my logo.
This here is a logo for my alias. Yes I like calling myself August.
How was it folks? Karthik , I would love our thoughts on this one.
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What I am going to narrate is best left unexperienced. Last night my mom and dad went to a friend’s house. This was at 10 pm. We(me and my brother)were instructed not to touch the T.V. or the computer and to have our dinner and got to bed like good boys.Yeah sure , we obeyed them. What do you think ? 😉 I played Warcraft 3 for half an hour and my brother watched T.V. for the same time. We then got a call from dad and shut down everything. We had dinner and went to bed , just like good boys. This is when the action began , not exactly then but after an hour. I was sound asleep and so was my brother. The time was probably around midnight.The door of the balcony was shaking , yes we have a balcony attached to our room. Someone was calling our names from the other side.
At the same time the phone was ringing and someone was ringing the door-bell. It felt as if I was in a mad house. The balcony door started shaking much harder and the voice got louder and more violent. My brain started putting 2 and 2 together. ( Sigh , unfortunately I am rather bright and uncommonly intelligent.) I knew at once , who was behind the balcony door , who was calling and who was ringing the door bell. I pushed my brother out of bed , lay down myself and told him to open the balcony door. As I had anticipated , watchman walked in. Before he could say anything, I told my brother to open the frontdoor. He did and in walked my mom and dad , looking furious ! They had been locked out because we had slept. Dad started screaming at us. They had been calling the phone and ringing the door-bell for over half an hour , then they had told the watchman to climb in through the balcony using a ladder. My mom was squeezing the poor door bell so hard that it took a permanent rest. Yes , it died.
So to all my readers, I ask a question . What’s the moral of the story ?
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