Monday, June 30

My 5ive

here i enlist my favourite five's i adore doing most in my idle time, what turns me various categories and why are they so special to me.

5 Bands: 5 rock bands i love listening the most.
1. Metallica

The god of all bands. Metallica is one sole reason i took on to listening rock. the first song i loved from this band was 'Nothing else Matters' sung by James Hetfield. i went gaga after listening it. Metallica produces just the right kind of ensembling vibrations from the guitar which results in delivering a classic masterpiece.
2. Nirvana
If you are familiar with 'Smells Like a teen Spirit' and 'Rape
Me' and 'The Man Who Sold The World', then these quotes may not sound greek to your ears. Curt Cobain does it and he does it in style.
May his soul rest in peace. guyz, who hasn't tasted his music till now, you definitely are missing something in life.

3. Pink Floyd
God's incarnation..manifestaton in the form of 'Pink Floyd'..on this earth to bless the isolated creature.Listen to 'Another Brick In the Wall', 'Comfortably Numb', 'Hey You', 'Money', 'Sheep'...hey, the list is unending..but you definitely will go agog with excitement and infinite reverence for this musical group.

4. LP
Ever wondered a band which had members under 20 years of age, started their own punk rock group and became a rage amongst others. that's what is Linkin Park all about. Guyz, give a click to some of their songs like 'In The End', 'Numb', 'Crawling', 'Point Of Authourity' and 'Encore', you'll go crazy. definitely, my wordings for them will act as mere understatements.

5. Iron Maiden
Although i haven't heard much of their music, but songs like 'Futureeal', 'The Trooper', 'The Wicker Man' along with 'Fear of the Dark', 'Wasted Years' made me one of the biggest fans of this band. Truly, A solitary salvation.

5 Websites:5 websites i make sure i visit daily.
1. Wikipedia
The best search engine after google. Gives a deep insight on almost everything. a must visit link for a student. One can definitely carry out the necessary reseach through this webpage.

2. Orkut
Facebook is fast catching up and might overcome orkut but my heart is still with orkut only as it is one webpage to scrap, make new frienz and search for different communities.

3. Hotmail
What more to expect other then your normal mailbox. here you are. hotmail is here to provide you with blog and skydrive option wherein you can upload data(no size limit) and download other users data with 5GB spacelimit absolutely free. hotmail simply rocks.

4. Gmail
Gmail has become more of a mail check box for me now. the oldest and the best mail links i use it till today.

5. Blogger
Aah. here you are. if you are bugged with the blogging thing, you wont find any better way to start your blogging without registering at this site. if you want to blog and you are not here then you really are missing something. Come on grab on it now!!!

5 Beers i love to consume:
1. Budweiser
2. Kingfisher
3. Haywards 5000
4. Cobra

5 All time favourite Hindi Songs (albums):
1. O sanam by Lucky Ali
All time hits of Lucky Ali i love listening to. Sunoh had a slow start when it was released but later, rocketed so well, that it was on indian billboard for many weeks, infact months.
2. Dooba Dooba by Silk Route
A very romantic song picturised in water with flute being played under water.
3. Tanha Dil by Shaan
Awesome vocals, great voice and lovely picturisation. hats of to you Shaan.
4. Aadat by Atif Aslam
It was more of addiction, less of song. one point of time i could not stand without its music and atif's voice. Atif rocked in this album.
5. Aur Aahista by Pankaj Udhaas
A sweet, young and very lively, romantic creation by Pankaj Udhaas. Check out Sameera Reddy in this song.

5 All time favourite Hindi Songs (Moviez):
1. Jaaneja Dhoondhta Fir raha from Jawani Diwani
A classic from not so Classy film, jawani diwani.
2. Allah Hoo from Khuda Ke Liye
Hey, if u've heard this song, then you know why is it on my list. Just 2 words for it. "Simply Best".
3. Ya Ali from Gangster
Memories of my taining in Satyam are very closely related to this song. No matter what it was, but this song was in play mode most of the time.
4. Rooth Kar Humse Kahin from JJWS
Everytime i listen to this song, i feel like coming more closer to my brothers.
5. Ik Pal Ka jeena from KNPH
Lucky ali again along with Hrithik Roshan. it's like icing on the cake.

5 All time favourite English Songs:
1. Nothing Else Matters by Metallica
2. Knock Knock Knocking On Heaven's Door by Avril Lavigne
3. It's My Life by Jon Bon Jovi
4. American Pie by Madonna
5. Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd

5 All time favourite Punjabi Songs:
1. Bandeya from Khuda Ke Liye
2. Mauja Hi Mauja from JWM
3. Challa by Gurdaas Mann
4. Ranjha by Bally Jagpal
5. Pichley Janam Di by Bally Jagpal

5 favourite TV Shows aired on Doordarshan:
1. Ramayan
2. Byomkesh Bakshi
3. Tehkikat
4. Fatichar
5. Chandarkanta/Stone Boy

5 favourite Cartoon aired on Doordarshan:
1. Duck Tales
2. Talespin
3. Potli Baba Ki
4. Aladin

5 favourite TV shows:
1. Different Strokes
2. Small Wonder
3. Silver Spoons
4. The 3 Stooges
5. KBC

5 favourite Horror Shows:
1. Woh
Has anyone got the dvd's of this serial. it was aired longback on Zee tv. i remember Ashutosh Gowaritkar as one of the characters in the show.
2. Aahat
3. Ajeeb Dastaan

5 favourite Hindi Movies:
3. MPK
4. Swades
5. Lagaan/RDB/DCH

5 favourite English Movies:
1. Serendipity/Sweet November/Lake House
2. Matrix Series
3. Lord Of The Ring Series/Harry Potter Series
4. Paycheck
5. Identity

5 favourite songs download sites:
here you can freely download songs without any login creations.

5 things i love doing:
1. sleeping
2. listening music
3. being at home
4. surfing
5. reading and blogging

5 things i hate doing:
1. working in-an-out
2. waiting for someone
3. listening people
4. chatting
5. gossiping

5 favourite Hollywood stars (Male):
1. Tom Hanks
2. Tom Cruise
3. Keanu Reeves
4. John Cusack/Ben Affleck
5. Sean Connery

5 favourite Hollywood Stars (Female):
1. Drew Barrymore
2. Michelle Trachtenberg
3. Pamela Anderson
4. Cameroon Diaz
5. Paris Hilton

5 favourite Bollywood Stars (Male):
1. Hrithik Roshan
2. Amitabh Bachchan
3. Aamir Khan
4. Vinay Pathak
5. Anupam Kher

5 favourite Bollywood Stars (Female):
1. Madhuri Dixit
2. Meenakshi
3. Mahima Choudhary
4. Katrina Kaif

5 favourite Novels:
1. The Alchemist by Paulo Cohelo
2. The Next Accident by Joel Gardner
3. Dan Brown Series
4. Sidney Sheldon Series
5. Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less by Jeffery Archer

will keep adding more to it...

Monday, June 23

Hp Pavilion dv2713TU Review

What more to expect on your birthday when you know the gift you are about to receive is nothing less then a laptop. I was on a cloud nine after this news broke out. But the irony was, none other but me, myself, was planning to buy the machine as a surprise bday gift from quite a while. Not a bad idea, off course.
Anyways, I finally bought this HP pavilion dv 2713TU machine. Here I blog today, almost after a month, to take the readers through a quick review on the good/bad things about my machine.
I find people do a lot of research on net before making the final deal coz I did the same too, so, I thought of penning my views about this product before anyone plans to buy this notebook. Don’t take me wrong guys, nothing to demoralize all those who have fallen for this machine…but want you to go through this till the final word of this post is read and then decide. Well, everything on this page is written out of experience, so I hope, this information comes out handy for all. And, one more thing, all thoughts and reflections are welcome. All will be answered unbiased.
First query that comes in mind while planning to buy the notebook is: Should be a good brand, must have a fancy look, configuration should be all time best with enhanced features and should be available in the cheapest of price tags.
I purchased HP Pavilion dv 2713TU laptop from a dealer in Chennai. Guyz, this machine cost me 43k (approx. 1000$) with 160 GB HDD, 2 GB RAM, 14.1” screen and 1.73 GHz processor. I’ll put the pros and cons of this laptop through this post.

Pros: The best about this machine besides the ever-wanted configuration is:

· It has finger reader device on it (to beat lenovo’s face reader technology) and comes with Vista installed on it, giving the owner/administrator the full control of the machine.
· The fancy vista features are all loaded on this machine.
· Has a dual core processor – amongst the best you can expect on any machine. Can even try for core 2 duo processor…as it’ll be an added advantage with 1.83 GHz processor and is available in market too.
· A lot many accessories that come along with this model which includes a mouse, 2GB pen drive, ear phones and now HP laser inkjet printer available on the same model.
· Zero noise.
· It comes in shiny black color.

. And has Bluetooth, Webcam, WiFi on it.

Cons: These are some of the problems that I faced in my machine. Hope you don’t go through the same hurdles.

· Because of the finger reader device on this machine, you cannot put any other OS on this machine except Vista (which comes preloaded on the machine). For e.g.: you cannot load Xp on this machine. To load a new OS first you need to have a finger reader drive which will disable the finger reader option on the machine and then only the Vista can be replaced with a new OS.
I enquired about this finger reader drive from the HP customer care, Chennai and they asked me to enquire about the same from the dealer. (Friends, HP customer care is very rude most of the time and does not give a good service at all). I went to the dealer and they asked me to take the problem with the head office in Delhi. I still think I made a big mistake buying this finger reader machine on which I can’t even load an OS of my choice. Anyways, can’t even part from it now and have to work on Vista only.
· The battery backup of this machine is not good. Once charged completely, the battery does not lasts for more then 2.5 hours.
· Customer care or the dealer does not give the machine specific drivers’ and all drivers are not present on internet too.

· And, the keypad is not too user friendly.
These are some of the problems which I deal daily with my machine. I hope next time you go the dealer to buy the same product, please make sure that you get answered to all the problems I faced from my machine. I hope this post has come as a caution for you all.

Here am providing you the links from where all the drivers of Hp Pavilion dv2713 TU can be downloaded:

Windows Vista
Windows Vista (64 bit)
Windows Vista SP1
For installing the SATA driver refer : hp
All thoughts and reflections are welcome.
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