Saturday, July 17, 2010

A discovery....not so logical

Computers behave like people sometimes. They don't co-operate, the window just doesn't open. So you wait for sometime and then restart. This works most of the time and you are let off with a comment like there has been a serious error that should be reported to microsoft. Sometimes restarting thrice, four, five, six, seven etc times should be done to woo the booting device. A trick that works ( i told you this is not so logical, right there inthe title) is to press the dvd drive and the cd holder slides out. This somehow helps the system to boot. Sometimes there is no way the system would boot, but all that you have to do is wait and summon the task manager again and again by pressing ctrl, alt n delete. Then all of a sudden you get to see some instructions like press F4 or press r for repair because blahblahblahblah bah. Then when you do that there is a silent grey (dark dusty elephant grey) stare from the screen. So you give up on the repair and restart again, it actually boots.Pretty boring stuff I know bt I just want to share this experience as it might help other computer illiterates like me.

Monday, July 12, 2010

The magic n logic behind attire/clothing.

There was a time when women purchased two silk sarees a year and owned a third one, just in case they needed it. There was no concept of a wardrobe and even queens who possesed quite a few sarees kept them in quaint wooden boxes and wooden almirahs. I remember a scene from a tamil film 'Nalla thambi" when the comedian-hero N.S.Krishnan throws open almirah of the princess of a zamin and shows some neatly folded sarees and tells the camera ,'Why should one woman own so many sarees.' I guess a woman from the lower middle class today would have a bigger wardrobe than the one inthe film that had strong communist overtones. And she would sneer at the hero character and look at the 'black and white' film and wonder what colour and texture the sarees were.
Being the boring non consumer of sarees and many other consumable things that i am, I have often been shocked when I had inadvertantly joined other women in their shopping expeditions. Many of them shop for hours and purchase several sarees at a time. But their practised eyes are highly trained in spotting new designs and unique colours from the hundreds arraigned in a shop.
Today clothes define a person. We find it hard to shake off the impression that a person in a suit makes on us.Funny and it shouldn't be so, but it is so, isn't it?

Thursday, July 8, 2010

just an announcement

Have suddenlylost interest in playing video games; now agreed that i decided to act mature and selfless and be active and live life without escaping into all these things and tried out a totally different style of work! So have been getting more organized, buying more socially acceptable clothes like silk sarees, but i never imagined that by reducing my escapist activities and gettin more involved in serious work, iwould actually lose interest in playing video games! An addict from the time of hand held games, I wish to put on record that my inability to be addicted may be considered as a loss!