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Books Crib MBA Apping

It’s like deja vu..

Some people never learn. Wait I am talking about myself.

After the pathetic experience I had with Indiaplaza the last time around, I had virtually decided that I would not be using them for buying books. But then I forgot the lesson learnt, and ordered Montauk’s “How to Get Into the Top MBA Programs” – apparently a must read for all MBA applicants. Anyways, that was almost 10 days back I have still not received the book.

Though the fault this time lies with the courier service, their customer help desk remains clueless as ever. Here is the response I got from them after complaining mid last week.

I apologize for delay in delivery of the ordered book ‘How To Get In To Top Mba Programs’ placed under order ###. I request you to provide us more 2-3 working days so that we will check with the courier and deliver the book to you. We will try not to commit this mistake in your future orders.

Try not to?? Are you guys fricking kidding me??

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Books Music Tech WTF

Daily Roundup

I have pretty busy over the past many weekends, and this one was no different. Debo was in town and it was nice spending time with him.

Anyways a few interesting nuggets from the web.

  • Upgrade to XP from Vista says CodingSanity – I agree. Too many warnings. Let me use it please. I not a effing retard you know. [Link via FSJ]
  • Vicky Nanjappa asks Scorpions if they would introduce hip hop into their music. Yes. And they are also thinking of hiring Anu Malik as their composer and Himesh Baba as their lead singer. [Link via India Uncut]
  • For the IP Geeks – Espacenet is thinking of allowing download of search results in XML/CSV format. Good going folks. I remember having given a similar suggestion to Google Patents team. But they seem to have gone into hibernation.
  • Finally, Apar has great series going on here. Must read.
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Blogging Books Tech WTF

News Roundup

Don’t have much time for a full post, so a small roundup:

  • Google goes hindi. In a related news, it also launched the Finance service for China. Do it for India – the markets have gone bonkers!
  • Jason Calacanis analyzes the Facebook hype. It is not a Google killer. Period. And I hate some Facebook apps that allow people to chuck things at me.
  • Daily WTF – Copyright stupidity – Act One.
  • Daily WTF – Copyright stupidity – the Grand Act. Sue a Durga Puja pandal of all things!!
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Books Genthu

Weekend Roundup

This one promises to be a less than an exciting weekend.

I have already spent my day today doing grocery shopping and completing some banking tasks. Also, spent the later half of the day watching “When Harry Met Sally” and the Turkish GP Qualifying. With Ferrari and McLaren taking the top spots again, it promises to be a cracker of a race tomorrow.

I need to get my Bike repaired. It suffered quite a bit in the chutt accident that I had before I had gone home. Race in the afternoon, and then I would need to shop a bit for my sisters for Rakhi. I have kind of decided on a book for one, but cannot think of anything for the elder one? Choosing gifts is such a pain. Any ideas?

Meanwhile, I have also decided on ordering “Godel, Escher and Bach” and “A Short History of Nearly Everything.

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Books Personal Quotes

But it rained

Chanced upon this beautiful piece from somewhere.

rain.
it rained.
I
fell.
it
rained
I
loved.
it
rained.
I lost.
it
rained.
It
loved.
I
rained.
rain.

Source: http://www.mcwilliams.com/books/books/sur/sr1.htm