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Month: June 2006

2Gb in 20 Hours..

As i said in my  last post, this post is’nt from a ****ing crawling gprs .. Its from my new bsnl broadband..Ok..now here is my bandwidth rates.. But i got very poor speeds after 1 pm .Donno whether its a one-day-problem . Any way..I’m happy.Downloaded around 2 GB in last 20 hours..I dont have to worry about bandwidth limits..no fear.. 😀  PS : People who are not from my sweet home country , THIS IS...

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Kudos to Bsnl

Competition will ameliorate you.. Atleast thats the case with BSNL and ADL .. The two most accepted broadband providers in Trivandrum and Cochin.. Just after Bsnl introduced an unlimited Broadband plan(256 kbps UL 900 and UL 900 plus) ADL upgraded their existing unlimited homenet to 256kbps. Both ADL and Bsnl have ramped up their Customer care service and  now you get quick responses to your queries.I admired ADL for their fast responses to new connection requests.They used to give out new conections with in 4~5 days where as BSNL took almost a month for my DIAS connection. Whatever it may be, its changing now. I booked for BSNL DataOne connection on this Monday(12th June) and they assured me that connection will be ready within 7 days. BSNL Kaimanam AE called me just a few hours ago and told me that my modem is ready and they will come today afternoon .. A new connection within 4 days! Yea, it depends on your exchange but still …                Coming back to ADL..My cousin said she has a new problem with ADL..She loved to call ADL guys and complaint them about noisy connection and drop outs… But now ADL is so smooth ..no dropouts..no blackouts.. Perfect!!  And my poor cousin is furious with a No_Complaint_ADL ..    About a comparison between these two , it depends upon your usage.If you are some...

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Widgets – Google v/s Yahoo!

PS: For those who are blessed with a mac, this post isnt for u! Its for poor chaps like me who are stuck with a windows…           Even though I’m on a pathetic network with a speed of max: 8 kBps , i decided to get my hands on google desktop and yahoo widgets. Google desktop(with widgets and a super cool desktop search engine ) : 2 MBYahoo Widgets Engine (with basic widgets) : 600kb (+ 11mb online installation )     Now lets start comparison right from scratch.Regarding the download size, google is a super light weight app with 2mb where it includes google talk, google desktop crawl engine(just like google bot which crawls the web for all your search needs! ), some widgets , a cool side bar ) . And the yahoo one is a bit heavy with 11mb of online installation(and thats just a Widget engine) .  Yahoo widget installation was over within minutes after the file download.Its simple and straight. Google on the other hand needs some hours to set up its desktop file index. It is done in 2 modes .Either you can configure it to crawl the files on idle time or you can have a forced crawl.Crawling is a resource hungry process.It took above 95% of my cpu (1.9Ghz intel P4   ) .So it is better to opt for the first...

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