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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Apple PowerBook G4 M847- power adapter repair

I have a gift of messing up everything I lay hands on and keeping up with that tradition I messed up the Power Adapter of the Powerbook that Wesley Horner gave me. It was burnt coz of my negligence and I had to search online a whole night to get the best deal and order it.

After I finally ordered it, I couldnt just keep quite and let the mail come. The guilt was eating me and I had to do something about it. So, I decided to repair it on my own. I thought to myself, there will be a couple of wires that are burnt and all I have to do is to break the adapter, take out the wires and join them again. Which is exactly what I did and it surprisingly paid off.

I wont be needing the new adapter after all. Lesson learnt : Never under estimate your skills, try it yourself first before you go on shopping. Anyways, It felt good to repair stuff and get it right.

BTW, I even managed to partially fix the wireless adapter on the Powerbook. Its amazing what we can achieve once we apply our brains. :)

Cidade de Deus - City Of God (2002)

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Cidade de Deus is a portugese story of a small town gangster wars. It deals with so many lives involved in this war. Its a true story of a photographer who saw the whole struggle and even lost his brother in the war.

I saw this movie with subtitles and still it was very very gripping. I wish I knew the language to understand it better but then again pictures speak more than words. The screenplay was brilliant and so is the cast. The guy who played the Bunny is awesome.

All in all - its a movie you wanna watch if you are interested in the psychology of humans and why they do what they do.


I have to watch the next sequel of the movie called "City Of Men". I have downloaded it already before even knowing of this movie.

American History X (1998)

I just saw an incredible movie of Edward Norton " American History X", its awesome. Its one of the masterpieces of him. He is just absolutely brilliant. I dont know how he gets these kinds of scripts but he just amazes me with all the great movies he did.

Its a movie about racism and its consequences. Derek Vinyard is a White guy who believes that all the other races are just worthless and are freeloaders. He kills two black guys who are trying to get back at him for some basketball match fight. He spends 3 years in prison and learns that Racism hasnt made his life any better. He was helped by a black guy in the prison and that changes his whole perspective. His own white people screw him in the shower and he learns his lesson. But the problem here is his brother is another Derek in the making and the movie goes on to show how he has trouble making his brother realize the right way and how he faces the consequences.
Its a very moving picture of human emotions and the life in America. Its a movie to watch for any human. The message it delivers is so strong that it ought to be taught at schools anywhere on the planet. Kudos to
Director: Tony Kaye
Writer (WGA): David McKenna (written by)

Totally awesome 9.5/10

The funniest joke ever

My ex-colleague Sudarshan Vig forwarded me a really funny joke today and I was rolling on the floor laughing after I read it... pass on the laughter!

SUSPECT ULTIMATE:::Chicken story (mind blowing climax)

A farmer rears twenty-five young hens and one old cock. As he feels that the old cock could no longer handle his job efficiently, the farmer bought one young cock from the market.

Old cock to Young cock :
"Welcome to join me, we will work together towards productivity.

Young cock :
What you mean? As far as I know, you are old and should be retired.

Old cock :
Young boy, there are twenty-five hens here, can't I help you with some?

Young cock :
No! Not even one, all of them will be mine.

Old cock :
In this case, I shall challenge you to a competition and if I win you shall allow me to have one hen and if I lose you will have all.

Young cock :

O.K. What kind of competition?

Old cock:
50 meter run. From here to that tree. But due to my age, I hope you allow me to start off the first 10 meters.

Young cock :
No problem ! We will compete tomorrow morning.

Confidently, the following morning, the Young cock allows the Old cock to start off and when the Old cock crosses the 10 meters mark the Young cock chases him with all his might.

Soon enough, he was behind the Old cock back in a matter of seconds.

Suddenly, Bang! ...... before he could overtake the old cock, he was shot dead by the farmer, who cursed, "Hell ! This is the fifth GAY chicken I've bought this week !"

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