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I Got My Freeduino But No Cake

Yes, I ordered this Freeduino kit from ebay and it's with me now. In one word it's just - Great. This weekend (actually yesterday) I connected it to my system and started the Blink program and other basic tests with it. The installation is so simple and hassle free that it can just simply blow your mind. Ok that might be an exaggeration. But anyway, if you are interested into electronics skulduggery you may want to give this a try as well.
Yes, along with that I got a kit - like a mini breadboard, jumper cables, resistors capacitors, one LCD display, a couple of motors, some battery mounts, a few sensors and so on. So I have enough to get started with some of the cool stuff I have always wanted to do. I will need to get a few more things just to be safe and get on with it.

On the other hand, my best friend is at her worst. That's actually not true because she is not any worse than she was a month back. But anyway, I feel helpless because I know I can do nothing about it. …

Two Missed Birthdays, Some Sweets and a Great Song

Life is a little strange now. At office the load is much lesser than it usually was just about a month back. It's true I miss both my daughters (they are not real, but that you can guess), but other friends and avocation keep me busy.

Today was the birthday of one of Lali's friends. She's pretty, nothing gorgeous and glamorous, but eye catching. The kinda person I am, well, never mind. So I had every intention of going and 'wishing her'. Yes, I had to put that in quotes, because I just don't go to only wish a girl on my own. Things go from one thing to the next, and sometimes too quickly for me to keep track of. Perhaps Lali understood this and simply said that if I go and talk to her, she won't talk to me! She's sweet and the last thing I want was her to throw tantrums when my days are going quite okay.



The other birthday was special not really to me, but I don't know - my mind is blank, so will skip to the next topic.

During breakfast this is the…

Friend's Exam, Moral Dilemma and an Unknown Lady

Saturday was rough. Truth be told, Friday was kinda rough on me. Got no sleep, got to hit the bed at around 6 in the morning. Woke up around 8:15 when Lali called me up. I was so tired I could not even curse! But I had to keep my word. I was supposed to get her to her exam day, and I did. Just after I went to sleep again and woke up around 10, just before we were supposed to meet at my place.

From there we got to the exam center. Halted in between for some much needed breakfast - the ones that reminded me of the little food I had last night. Still was not sure why I had such little appetite. A couple of lassis and two parathas proved too much for both of us, and I started feeling dizzy. The feeling stayed for a couple of hours.



The college was okay, I guess, conveniently located in the middle of a jungle, away from human habitation except for the students with little expectations. Dropping my friend of, I took a couple buses back home.

On the way back I went around a shopping mall, s…

Use Sarthak's Solution to Save Money

I will actually skip the shameless self promotion. In any case it is best to get to the topic asap. I will tell you how to save money. I will walk you down the entire process and make sure there are enough examples along the route. If you need any clarifications, the comment section is all yours :D
The Sarthak's Solution To Save Money
Before I begin there are a few variables we will use. It's best you keep a piece of paper and a pencil ready. yes, a pen will do.

We will work on a weekly basis - starting from Monday to Sunday. On each day we will naturally have some urge to buy something. Now here's the trick. Instead of buying them, we will just note it down. You can fool yourself to think that you are just keeping a note for convenience. But what not to mention in the note, or rather what qualifies? Write only big purchases, things that cost a substantial amount. let me give you some examples.

i. A Coke, pizza, magazines - Cool - go ahead and enjoy.
ii. iPhone 5 - Note i…

Writing a Book, Telling a Story

For quite some time I have been writing a book, or I should say trying to write one. But then starting something and completing it are entirely different things. Even then, after my recent trip to Chennai, I am beginning my writing again. This time I have also been strangely inspired by a few image sites that are totally unrelated to my writing.

The first thing that needs mentioning is that I have gone to the office in Bangalore, the place I like much. The reason is quite well known. Beautiful Ladies. Come to think of it, the first day after three weeks in Chennai was uneventful except that my system was down and a few other let downs. It was good in a way as I was able to go ahead with little to no work. Can't complain.
 Ever since watching Hannibal I wanted to own a pair of these wine glasses. Unfortunately when I myself went to this shop to check them out I was flabbergasted. Two wine glasses would have set me back by about Rs.1900. I dumped my plans altogether. No other glass…

The Basic Minimum Checklist for any Travel

Travelling long distances can come with some anxiety. What if you miss something? To prevent anything really critical and serious you need to make sure you have at least the bare minimum to work out though tough situations or mishaps. This list will not have what you want or wish but only those that you will need the most and cannot do without.



1. Laptop and charger
2. Tablet or phone and charger
3. Medicines if any. This is applicable only if you are suffering from some chronic disease and access to medical stores is limited.
4. Your ID cards.
5. Your purse along with your Debit and Credit Cards. Also make sure you have sufficient cash to survive a day without accessing any ATM.

That's it. Anything else is a bonus. If you miss out your comb, or your blazer, you know the worst that can happen is that you will miss wearing it. But imagine you remember to bring your electric shaving kit and forget your driving license. To prevent that, keep the basic checklist with you all the time…