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Working…

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I've got a job for translating… working hard on it.

It was a bit hard to get 'used to' the job, but now I'm catching up speed… hopw to earn a little from it.

Actually the rates of professional people are sky-high. We (me and mom) are charging about one third of the price – because the job is to be done for a project working with poor / rural people, and we have been requested to keep the prices as low as possible.

The team, myself and Mom works nicely 🙂 She transcribes the stuff, I do the translation 😉

Alright, must scram… work awaits!

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Written by hiway

September 30, 2004 at 3:33 pm

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Finally, another LG Phone's code found :)

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Adding a ;$LGPKT=3 (thus making AT+CRM;$LGPKT=3) as the full command on a LG Fixed Wireless Terminal, makes the INternet zoom and boom with high speeds 🙂

The mode sets a special mode 33 for packed service… and makes the modem work at much higher speeds.

More information can be found on google and probably the best link on google would be
http://www.lgmobiles.com/fwtdatakitmanual.pdf.

Tata Indicom and Reliance users, enjoy!!

(if what I talked about was alien to you, please be patient, if you are a Tata Indicom or a Reliancs user and wish to use Internet on your FreeBSD or other unix / linux machines, you can go back a few days and find a much detailed description of how to do the same!

Written by hiway

September 30, 2004 at 1:49 am

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Package has arrived!

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Thanks Jon!
I got …36 books… and a few CDs 🙂 Guess there was a little bit of addition to the original list, but I'm very much glad about it 😉

Came back from the Post Office some time ago. The books are in great condition – I'm thankful to the Post people for handling the package carefully.

Thanks again Jon! I'm very much happy!

Written by hiway

September 28, 2004 at 2:39 pm

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Mahableshwar Trip

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http://data.freeshell.org/photos/gallery/view.php?gid=3

he new photos from my latest trip are online!!!

Written by hiway

September 28, 2004 at 2:34 pm

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Such Beautiful Words! KDE3 is finally compiled – it took 7 or 8 days…

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gmake[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/ports/accessibility/kdeaccessibility/work/kdeaccessibility-3.3.0'
===>   Registering installation for kdeaccessibility-3.3.0
===>   Returning to build of kde-3.3.0
===>   kde-3.3.0 depends on file: /usr/X11R6/bin/moc - found
===>   kde-3.3.0 depends on shared library: kfontinst - found
===>   kde-3.3.0 depends on shared library: kimproxy - found
===>   Generating temporary packing list
===>  Checking if x11/kde3 already installed
===>   Registering installation for kde-3.3.0
cheetah# 

Written by hiway

September 26, 2004 at 5:36 am

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What happens when I'm downloading something… LAAAAG

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$ traceroute google.com
traceroute: Warning: google.com has multiple addresses; using 216.239.57.99
traceroute to google.com (216.239.57.99), 64 hops max, 40 byte packets
 1  172.23.128.43 (172.23.128.43)  2230.680 ms  1366.963 ms  904.584 ms
 2  172.23.129.1 (172.23.129.1)  219.576 ms  467.797 ms  212.448 ms
 3  172.23.2.65 (172.23.2.65)  444.895 ms  665.961 ms  925.926 ms
 4  203.199.187.142 (203.199.187.142)  552.407 ms illhyd-203.199.187.134.static.vsnl.net.in (203.199.187.134)  1799.878 ms illhyd-203.199.187.178.static.vsnl.net.in (203.199.187.178)  1554.936 ms
 5  illhyd-203.199.191.250.static.vsnl.net.in (203.199.191.250)  1020.609 ms  1523.203 ms  1748.474 ms
 6  202.54.2.49 (202.54.2.49)  3708.983 ms  842.224 ms  1037.445 ms
 7  134.159.126.33 (134.159.126.33)  1128.207 ms  2294.387 ms  1940.166 ms
 8  202.84.153.14 (202.84.153.14)  2141.791 ms  1688.635 ms  1183.118 ms
 9  i-1-1.tmhstcbr01.net.reach.com (202.84.153.5)  1727.945 ms  911.381 ms  1063.236 ms
10  * i-3-1.sjc-core01.net.reach.com (202.84.143.161)  1006.224 ms  944.793 ms
11  i-3-1.sjc02.net.reach.com (202.84.251.58)  1011.110 ms  1383.111 ms  1588.260 ms
12  eqixsj-google-gige.google.com (206.223.116.21)  1582.366 ms  1882.416 ms  804.758 ms
13  216.239.48.213 (216.239.48.213)  997.386 ms  1827.062 ms  1918.347 ms
14  216.239.48.173 (216.239.48.173)  1256.420 ms  1075.025 ms  1382.238 ms
15  216.239.48.246 (216.239.48.246)  1170.690 ms  1602.295 ms  1725.830 ms
16  216.239.48.70 (216.239.48.70)  2832.101 ms 64.233.174.1 (64.233.174.1)  1802.640 ms  1650.236 ms
17  * 216.239.49.5 (216.239.49.5)  1153.330 ms 64.233.174.45 (64.233.174.45)  997.457 ms
18  * * 216.239.49.2 (216.239.49.2)  1799.523 ms
19  * * *
20  * * *
21  * * *
22  * * *
23  * * *
24  * * *
25  * * *
26  * *^C$

That's wher I get fed up and kill the process!

Oh and it also tells why my connection is so jerky… too many damn routers playing with my data!

Written by hiway

September 26, 2004 at 12:42 am

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Education Board and Friends

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So what if my University is (almost) fully computerized… they still can’t makke decent websites.

The list of problems is long…

1. The website is made to work only with M$ Internet Exploder.
2. No error/warning messages if you use a better browser.
3. It does not allow editing a data-record in most cases – you have to delete and re-enter the full information if there is a mistake.
4. The page is programmed to reload after selecting options where the next few options depend on the current option selected. It is annoying to start typing in the next field and see everything vanish.
5. The page reloads even when there is nothing to be changed depending on the current selection – the same page is reloaded without any modifications.
6. It cannot accept certifications issued from Foreign Institutes – firstly it asks for the percentage, which is not provided in those Institutes.
7. People are expected to study in India only – the “State” field of any instute can be chosen from the list of states in India only. There is no “Other” Option.
8. Data redundancy is shocking! They ask for the same fields over and over and over and over and over again…
9. Cannot select multiple choices (like Chairman-paper-setting and chairman-examination for the same institute… ) more data redundancy!
10. There is no warning as to how many character’s limit is the maximum allowed. Even on entering more data, no warnings are generated. It can be time consuming to delete the whole record and fill it up accorting to the whims of this website.
11. The fields are clipped without warning – and they ask for “details” about things in them… what if a person details 3 such items and only one is actually recorded – is it the person’s mistake here?
12. The asthetics are so so… and it does not allow resizing fonts in it’s beloved M$ IE. I have to change the resolution of the monitor every time I use the website.
13. Most pages lack the copyright information.. that’s understandable- but they also lack the “End of Page” marker.. a line, a small graphic something to know that the page has finally loaded!

There are too many more issues, but I am tired and frustrated enough.. and I have to drive tomorrow.. so I’d better sleep.

The website is here
http://www.mkcl.ws/putp/

And to add to the pain of using such a horribly designed website… it is designed by the group that very proudly calls itself the “Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation Ltd.”

I seriously wonder what knowledge do they have!!!

Down with people who know nothing and show off their “Distinction” certificates! To hell with people who look at percentage of a person in exams to determing his/her true value and knowledge. Get off my face!!!
You will suffer… I curse you because you cause me pain every day of my life.

Written by hiway

September 25, 2004 at 10:45 pm

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