Around Diwali, the usual constant stream of “visitors” will show up. The crew of building watchmen (half a dozen of whom you’ve never seen before), the janitor, the postman, the maid, and probably some random strangers chancing their luck – they will all knock on your door looking for Diwali “Baksheesh.” Baksheesh is a term that loosely refers to either a tip or, interestingly, a bribe.
For people, the popularity of tipping has always been something of a mystery. Take restaurant tipping as a typical example. Since the tip is usually given at the end of the meal, what good purpose does it serve? Since the service has already been provided, it can’t by definition affect the quality of the service you received? It would make sense maybe for a repeat customer on the basis that a kind tip would lead to the probability of better service next time.
But researchers have something else to say. As per the researchers, tipping is equally likely to yield same service whether a customer plans to return or not. The consensus seems to be that tipping is best understood as a social norm, a form of charitable giving tied to the provision of a service.
Sharing your Windows internet connection via virtual router software has traditionally been a tricky business. There are programs that can help you do it, but they’re often awkward to set up, and prone to complicated security and reliability issues, so most people don’t even think about trying.
But that could all be about to change, thanks to a new Windows 7 feature called Virtual wireless adapter. The idea is a simple one: the operating system can virtualise any compatible wireless adapter, to make it appear as though you’ve as many additional adapters as you need.
The effect is dramatic. Once it’s set up, then any Wi-Fi compatible device that can connect to you – another desktop, laptop, or an iPod Touch, say – will immediately be able to get online, by sharing your internet connection through a duplicate of your wireless adapter.
Getting this working isn’t too difficult, either, as long as you can get over the first hurdle: finding a virtual Wi-Fi-compatible driver for your wireless adapter.
I recently bought Sony Ericsson MW600 Bluetooth earphones. And I was shocked to discover that it didn’t work with my laptop (Thinkpad T410) because neither Microsoft nor Sony Ericsson provide the drivers for Sony Ericsson MW600.
Windows did, however, give me 3 possible action center solutions to choose from. It suggested I needed an updated adapter driver, as well as one for the device. One sent me off to Broadcom, the other to Lenovo. I downloaded the Broadcom driver which looked like it was going to work, but the most I could get out of it was standard hands-free which produced phone quality audio, which sucked.
I uninstall it all and tried the Lenovo driver and voila! Everything working, Media Player track name is displayed on the OLED screen, I can play/pause etc – wonderful. At the time of writing the only thing I have left to test is a simultaneous connection to my phone so I can handle calls while listening to music on my laptop.
[Click here to Download Drivers]
I have been working on a theme for a long time now. I am pleased to announce my first ever theme. I have named it revolutioners on my own blog. This theme is inspired from an existing tutorial created by Jon Phillips. I have worked up on the design and layout and customized it to my needs. I have always wanted to have a WordPress theme with lots of widgets. Most importantly the widgetized footer. I really feel the widgetized footer gives a theme a professionalism and grace. And this theme is so amazingly simple and minimalist that it just loads in seconds. Just check this post out where I have done a thorough analysis of the revolutioners theme with the use of various website speed test tools. OK enough of talk lets look at the design and what I have in store for you guys. This is how the layout looks like.
Alright, another post for my blogger friends. I am on a limited bandwidth host and not always but most of the time I run out of bandwidth every month. So I decided to slip down my blog loading time and have been working on that very seriously. And that is because of two reasons basically. One, I don’t want my readers to wait for ages to load a particular page. Second, I don’t want to end up paying extra money to my host for extra bandwidth. The motive behind this blog to put across my thoughts, which as per me do not need catchy images. By the way I am very fond of creating images and then adding them to the post. But somehow I now realized that its not good to have a blog/website which takes a lot of time to load. People just close the window if the website takes a fraction of second long. I just don’t want to miss that moment. I want more and more people to come on my blog and keep coming.
I don’t know what it is that makes me get my hands on new and old gadgets. I have been planning to buy a PS3 for long and finally I got it. Thank you Papa. It wouldn’t have been possible without your support I bought 250 GB GOW III edition. People say its a great game well that I would have to wait and see. I am still exploring it.
I am new to gaming consoles, this is my first ever console. Alright, second; first was little master 8bit. Not into gaming much. Just bought it out of curiosity. I like to buy things which are immensely popular and are of great quality. Heard so much about PS3 and I just wanted to own one and then play ! And I also wanted to use it for media center sort of device.
I am not sure whether it will help you with your problem or not but it did solve my problem. I had an 80GB laptop sata hard drive which I was trying to use on a Windows 7 PC but it kept giving me error “Windows can not initialize the hard drive“. Then after searching here and there I realized that the hard drive had password when it was connected to laptop. I removed the password from BIOS and voila. It worked.
So, all I did was remove the HDD password. If you encounter anything like that just try and remove any password from the HDD and it should work.
Do you also feel the same way as I do. I mean do you not feel a bit relaxed after writing that post. I get a sense of accomplishment every time and I am sure you do too. But remember that when you’re done writing a new blog post, you still have some work to do. There are many things you should be doing after writing a new post and I will try and explain a few of the most important things you should do after every blog post you write.
I recently got this idea and implemented it on this blog. I always run out of bandwidth if I use lot of pictures in my post. I like to add pictures in my post but as you might have noticed for the past few months I am not using much images while writing post. So I came up with a solution for that. I had some blogs setup on WordPress and I was not using them very frequently. So I basically used the WordPress blog to host my images. Its very easy to start a blog of your own with having to have hosting or any technical knowledge.
Do you have a lot of old computer junk in your house ? Thinking of selling that old car of yours but afraid to go to the dealers ? Don’t have time to find buyers ? Well, then the good news is that you don’t have to run after the buyer anymore. There is a growing community of buying and selling old stuff online day by day in India. I am proving you with the resource where one buy and sell old stuff in India. It all works on trust. People buy and sell stuff purely basis the trust they have gained in the community. These communities are so popular now the the dealers from every corner from India go and register there and provide the products at cheaper rates compared to market. Rest, Go on and register and check them out yourself.