Lessons while travelling in South India

Some lessons from my recent trip to Kodai Kanal:

  1. Do not underestimate Bangalore traffic
  2. RB1 is not a separate coach number – it means B1 with RAC seat – nearly missed my train because I couldn’t find the coach.
  3. Railway station with the same name as the city you wish to reach may not be in the city – Kodai Kanal Road station is almost 80 km from the city
  4. Do not trust google maps – shows Elephant Valley Resort right next to the Kodai Lake – its around 20 km from there.
  5. Do not book a non-AC bus – just because you do not think you’ll need AC – the bus was uncomfortable as hell.

 

 

Replaced my macbook keyboard

A couple of months back, I had “cleaned” my macbook with Colin and ended up destroying my keyboard 🙁

Also, my extended warranty had expired just a few days back; so when I went to the Apple support centre – they gave me an estimate of ~15,000 INR. Considering that the macbook is >3 years old, and that I have 2 other laptops at home, the cost was not justified.

I searched the net for options and finally came up with the following:

Keyboard from: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/New-US-Keyboard-For-apple-MacBook-Unibody-A1342-MC516LL-A-MC207-2010-Free-Shipping/617432777.html

Tools from: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-Shipping-15pc-Screwdriver-Torx-T5-T6-T8-T10-T15-Bit-PH-Tool-Set/738450527.html

And Instructions from:

http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/MacBook+Unibody+Model+A1342+Upper+Case+Replacement/2185/1

As these instructions are for replacement of the entire upper case – there were a few more steps and brute force required to pull out the old keyboard and replace the new one – in the process – I broke a few plastic parts – but the new one works like a charm 😀

Craziest Batch to Join MBEM (SPA)

Had made this comic just after we graduated from the School of Planning and Architecture. Found it in my archives today – so thought of posting it here ;
You can meet Lambu, Horse, CSP, Fish & Duck, Jack & Jill, Pawan & Sarang, Bagchi & Psycho, Pankaj and me (the Devil)

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New Theme – Handcoded

I finally sat down to code my own theme –

Wrote the entire thing from scratch (except the comments section, which I copied from another theme). Used a lot of help from the net for the actual coding – the XHTML, PHP ans CSS bits – and a lot of help from Sonali and Madhur in designing the layout. The logo was designed by Madhur.

I now have something I like. Comments welcome, also if you see any errors – please let me know asap – as this is still a work in progress. Let me know if you can see the slideshow on the top right hand side properly – its been giving me errors intermittently. . .
And the toolbar at the bottom is the Wibiya toolbar from wibiya.com