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Nov. 5th, 2011 @ 05:38 pm abort, retry and then fail!

imma gonna retry life on the livejournal. this time totally on android.


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Jan. 1st, 2011 @ 12:31 am First post!
Yes, this is the first post to LJ from my android device in the new year 2011.

HNY2K11 everyone!

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Aug. 6th, 2010 @ 09:21 pm Nokia firmware upgrade - an experience (to loath for this time)!
Current Location: Bangalore
Current Mood: relaxed
Current Music: Nokia tone
Tags: , , , ,
I recently was served a lot of love by my Nokia E63 while trying to upgrade its firmware. Just documenting it here, it will help somebody someday. Do read this article in full before attempting anything written here. Anything not mentioned as safe is destructive by default. When in doubt, don't try! You are responsible for your actions. You are warned.

What you will need:

  • A nudge tweet from initrd indicating a new firmware is available, actually no, you can do without. You can look it up yourselves here .

  • Some lethargy, actually no, you can do without.

  • Put necessary things in place like, 'fully charged phone'. See below list.

  • Data cable.

  • Time to back-up.

  • Upgraded Nokia PC-Suite.

  • Upgraded Nokia Ovi Suite.

  • Fully charged phone.

  • Memory card with enough space for data backup.

  • Accessibility to Google.

  • Decent bandwidth to download updates. They are big by the standards of your phone memory size. 100MB on an average.

  • Redundant powered / laptop running Windows.

What you need to do:

  • Choose a convenient time ( a few hours, in case things go bad like it did with me), 45 mins for smooth upgrades.

  • Before the time arrives, read about backing up.

  • Before the time arrives, restoring the backup.

  • Before the time arrives, charge the phone in full.

  • Before the time arrives, use code *#0000# on the phone to see the firmware details and write it down.

  • Before the time arrives, charge the laptop / UPS in full.

  • Before the time arrives, backup the card, first.

  • Before the time arrives, backup the phone to the card. Delete some data if you need more space. Don't ignore this! Hint: go for MP3s first.

  • Before the time arrives, backup to laptop first.

  • Before the time arrives, upgrade PC Suite to the latest.

  • Before the time arrives, upgrade Ovi Suite to the latest.

  • Times have changed you need to upgrade the phone firmware using Ovi Suite. Fire up the Ovi suite.

  • Before you start with the process please, remove the memory card so that nothing overwrites on that for any reason.

  • Go to menu Tools > Software updates.

  • Follow the flow. Conect the phone, mouse clicks as appropriate ...

  • It will download the Nokia phone Software updater. Then the firmware itself. Then write it to phone.

  • Simply put as a process. It will 'update the firmware'. This is a 'one-flow-process'. No part processes. No disconnecting on the phone.

  • If 'all iz well' then you should be stopping about here and use the Ovi suite to restore your backup. Will not be writing about restoration.

  • Before you restore use code *#0000# on the phone to see the upgraded firmware details.

If you are reading further probably something did go wrong! Sorry for you. :-( Read-on.

Ideas to try when things go bad:

  • You might have partial issues where the basic phone works but other essential (like: GPRS / wifi) / fancy or trivial (like: camera, date, timezone) will be behaving like nuts.

  • For trivial / fancy issues do Google around first before tinkering. Search for the problems faced. Forums will be loud with those if it is a widespread / known issue.

  • For essential stuff you will need to try your hand.

  • Try the upgrading process again a couple of times. It may work.

  • Try restoring backup maybe a couple of times. It may work.

  • Try soft reset by keying in, *#7370#, before you try to restore backup, check to see if your essential part works now, example wifi. Restore backup from laptop.

  • Try hard reset by keying in, *#7780#, before you try to restore backup, check to see if your essential part works now, example wifi. Restore backup from laptop.

  • Try soft reset by keying in, *#7370#, before you try to restore backup, check to see if your essential part works now, example wifi. Restore backup from memory card.

  • Try hard reset by keying in, *#7780#, before you try to restore backup, check to see if your essential part works now, example wifi. Restore backup from memory card.

  • If you reached here, then a visit to a Nokia Care center is recommended.

  • All the best.

Some link I found useful:


Ah! Done.

Wanted to write this so so so much. Nice to find myself at the end of this article.

Do let me know what you feel about this. Have something easier, hints, ideas, lemme know by commenting. Also, let me know if this post helped you.

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Jun. 18th, 2010 @ 12:10 pm Like when I seriously did something about it .....
Current Location: India, Bangalore
Current Mood: sadsad
Current Music: clickety
10:00 AM darkch0c0lat3 messaged she is hungry and had missed her breakfast.

10:30 AM I was passing by a pizza joint so I promptly placed an order to be delivered to her office.

11:15 AM darkch0c0lat3 informs me that she has a office lunch outing at 12 30.

11:50 AM He delivers pizza. So much for that 45 min delivery 'will not be honored' declaration.

11:51 AM Confession on twitter did not help in anyway.

12:00 PM Discussions on confusion.

I feel so so so so bad.

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May. 26th, 2010 @ 05:59 am Success!
Current Music: colleagues discussing
Found this on the web:

What is success?
To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people
And the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics
And endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty;
To find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better, whether by
A healthy child, a garden patch
Or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed
Easier because you have lived;
This is to have succeeded.

More later!


PS: Needed a personal copy!
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May. 19th, 2010 @ 08:26 am The 'O' in the OLD man!
Current Mood: thoughtfulthoughtful
Current Music: that lousy conf call
As of yesterday I started a ( transitionary new) phase of my life. Before I continue let us pick a number for clarity to define our optimism or pessimism.

We are in Kali yug. Well almost, a little here and there!

Humans in the near past that I have noticed do not live about 100 years. Also, we do not practice Brahmachari, Grihasti, Vanaprasti or a Sannyasi slices of life paths as before. Let me summarise by telling 90 years is highly optimistic and 60 years is slightly pessimistic by todays standards.

The point? If I am 30 then optimistically I have already lived 1/3 of my life. Similarly, pessimistically I have already lived 1/2 of my life. I frankly do not think I will live till 90. When life will end, is one of the best kept secrets I have seen from the universe we live in.

I have learnt lots in the life that I have already lived. The tragedy of learning is that, at the end of the learning you gain knowlege of how much more you need to learn. Vicious cycle, indeed!

Just wanted to document this somewhere so that I remember this for the rest of my life.

Thanks to all those who wished me yesterday. I love you all for remembering me and my birthday.

More later!


PS: There is a significant urge in me to try something different. Lemme know if you have ideas. :-)
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Feb. 11th, 2010 @ 08:40 am (no subject)
Date: 2010-02-11 08:26
Subject: The joblessness of a car driver!
Tags: lyfe
Mood: bored

So me and darkch0c0lat3 were going in our car. There were two hyper slow vehicles.

Bike > a Hero honda CD 100 drived by a man who was fat enough to deserve a Maruti 800.

Car > Old-ass Maruti 800 which was "fully-loaded" as in with people! So, slow!

The signal turned green. Obviously, these two were leading and taking up the whole road. I was following them. My patience and calm timed out but - my humor took over in vengence!

I became a volunteer spectator to the slow race! I was genuinely interested in who wins. There was an under-pass approaching so I knew the tromenting would end soon. I started cheering up and showing open support to the bike.

I shouted cheeringly, " CD, CD, CD, .... " with my left fist rotating in the air! darkch0c0lat3 was dismayed but looked on.

My cheering paid off and the bike won! Whoooooooooooo!

We went on our way.


More later!

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Jan. 5th, 2010 @ 06:52 pm Wish you all a very happy new year!
Current Location: India, Bangalore
Current Mood: busybusy
Current Music: That dial tone of the phone!
Hi folks,

Wish you all a very happy new year!

I have been doing good. This year I am gonna be upgrading my resolution to 1900xXXXX at least. Full HD to say it all. This year my bank gave me the lousiest card possible. So sharing some details with you!

Read and enjoy!

Have fun!



Thanks for sending across the card!

I would like to bring the following to your notice:

1. I see that the the date of issue is the same as the date of expiry.

2. The date of issue / expiry is 12 / 09.

3. I received it on 1-Jan-2010, which essentially means that the card expired in transit. So much for the fast courier delivery.

I wish to imply that you, 'did not issue me a card'. I am keeping it as a new year card since it as as worthless, along with the wishes you sent me by e-mail!

If you may please issue issue me a card that will really work this time, I will be obliged.



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Oct. 22nd, 2009 @ 10:07 am Just tryng to increase the blog's worthiness!
Current Location: Bangalore
Current Mood: wheeeeee
Current Music: dum de da da, dum de da da
Tags: ,
The xkcd.com in motion! Love xkcd? Then you will love this. And you will love me too, for posting this! I hope so.



PS: Saw this in the morning, made my day already! I don't think it can get any better. Been watching it over and over n times!

Update: Slightly, larger size available here!
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