Thursday, September 01, 2005


How mind-numbingly scary it is when the net is down. It's finally back, thank the gods. The cable internet people got tired of me calling every few minutes. Well, it took them seven hours to haul ass, so I guess we were pretty even. While I was waiting, finished a book, watched Fantastic Four (nice special effects, no story, harmless fun), and trailed to a cybercafe (shut) a friends place (spyware overlead) and another cybercafe to speed-do my Telegraph column.
Got a mike yesterday, so am now a Google talk user. Its good fun, though a lot of people seem to work in offices and arent too happy when you bellow gently out of their speakers. The volume thing on the Google Talk chat box reminded me of KITT, the car in Knight Rider, talking to Michael Knight (good old David Hasselhoff, where would we be without him); told Arjun this and he thought I had named my mike Michael, so I have.

Blog day: Happy Blog Day. We bloggers rule. On blogs, mostly. Does it mean something that my net connection is back today? Thanks very much Megha and Rajesh. More new blogs in the sidebar.
A Delhi blogger's meet is coming up this weekend; will probably go.

Update: I have been informed, very gently, that it is no longer Blog Day (surprise) and that it is now September (shock). But I knew today was Thursday, I swear


Blogger Teleute said...

i did not have internet for three weeks, once. i'm not sure how i survived.

8:09 am  
Blogger Unjustified Insanity~~ said...

have fun at the blog meet
i missed the blog meet @ cal but will surely come next time :)

10:21 am  
Blogger Patry Francis said...

Sometimes it's frightening how dependent I am on the internet. At times, I feel that people I've never met except on line understand more about me than "close" friends.

8:50 pm  
Blogger Rimi said...

my internet is still playing up, so i beat you all in the trauma race.

right, so you got a mike. i shall have to too. it's bloody ridiculous what i've been doing--typing out answers to ppl's voices. funny, though...

10:57 pm  
Blogger Pallavi said...

hahaha I have been waiting to try Google talk too.. but from home..

Hmm internet going off at work is pretty what-am-i-going-to-do-next kind of feeling but at home.. its cool... I refuse to sit by the PC at home unless its absolutely necessary.. LOL

First time here through Blog day recco from Megha's blog.. will be back..

11:32 pm  
Blogger Prahalathan said...

i know how you feel:(

11:48 am  
Blogger Twilight Fairy said...

ppl using google talk or any such voice call thingy should obviously use head phones!

Just yesterday I read a mention about you in Vandana Singh's pages..and today reached ur blog..true not everyone has the balls to leave IIM and write a book! congrats for achieving what you set out to!

2:35 pm  
Blogger gideon the gorilla said...

what's this about bellowing gently? demonstrate.

8:58 pm  
Blogger Shobhik said...

Even I have problems with my internet connection sometimes. The worst was when I was disconnected for 7 months.
It sucks.

8:04 am  
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