Onam at Padippura!

And another Onam went by away from home… away from an onam sadhya.. away from a good onam sadhya…

Saturday, and folks, , , and myself went over to this mallu joint in Koramangala called Padippura for Onam Sadhya. The entire experience can be summed up in one word – sad.

Happy belated onam greetings to one and all!

later gave us a preview of Doom 3 on his uber gaming machine. John Carmack rulez!

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Congrats Ashwathy and Bipin!

Congrats to Ashwathi and Bipin, they got married just about now. Have a fun life ahead!

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Finally, a phone for myself!

I bought my first ever mobile phone last weekend – the feature packed Sony Ericsson T610 with bluetooth, infrared, and camera.

  • The battery held for 3 days before I had to recharge. Maybe it was because of the first charge, but the T610 took a considerable long time (~2 Hours) to charge when compared to the Nokia 3310 which I was using earlier.
  • The navgiation menus are irritating, fortunately, the shortcuts are quiet similar to the 3310
  • T9 is slightly diff, the T610 uses the '#' button for space instead of '0'. Also, its quiet diffcult to reach the keypads with the thumb. I guess this is true for all small form factor phones.
  • Bluetooth works good, sending images works only upto 60Kb as tested by and friend Paul.
  • Nothing exciting about the camera other than the fact that it has one.

    Cant really complain about the purchase since the other models (from Nokia and Motorola) which offered similar features were atleast 30% – 50% more than the T610. And the national market rates are 30% less than showroom rates.

    Thanks and for letting me beg/borrow/steal your phones for the last three years! 😀

    Shanker Balan

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