January 7, 2008

New Addition

Filed under: Bajaj, Bike, New buys — demigod @ 1:33 pm

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January 6, 2008

Indian Railway Online booking – Tips & Tricks

Filed under: Online, Train, Travel — demigod @ 2:51 pm

If you are one of those who use IRCTC – indian railway website for online reservations, here are few tips.

If you use firefox, better get the add-on Greasemonkey and the user script specially made for this site. This will help you to get the ticket availability on the same page as search outputs. See below the screen snapshot.

Check this site for more details.

While you quote for your berth preferences, there are few radio buttons on this site as shown below.

I would suggest not to use them. In case if the condition you choose will not be met, then the tickets won’t be booked. But the worst part is that you’ll come to know this only after ending up paying your money. Yes, it takes you all the way thorough you key-in your card details and make a payment and then it validates your conditions. Anyway the money should be returned to your account within next 3 to 4 working days.

Initially i thought they have this validation in their code in a wrong place, but then i also realized probably they will have the latest status only when we pay as there are so many users making reservations online. What do you think?

And here is the coach layout which will help you to know where you’ll be placed.

Compartment layout

Berth layout

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Dopod 838 Pro

Filed under: Dopod, New buys, Pocket PC, Windows Mobile 5.0 — demigod @ 11:39 am

There are so many things to talk about my new phone. Yes, i bought a Dopod 838 pro during my last visit to Jakarta.
It costed me $700, but the phone is worth the money i spent.

Everyday is a new day with my phone, lot many things to experiment with. I’ll try to compile them in the coming posts.

For now, take a good look at my phone and specs:


OS: Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0
Frequency: GSM Quadband (850/900/1800/1900)+WCDMA Triband (850/1900/2100)
Processor: Samsung 400MHz
Memory: 128MB ROM, 64MB RAM (persistent storage)
Size: 112.5 x 58 x 21.95 mm
Weight: 176 grams w/battery
Standby time: up to 220 hours
Talk time: up to 5 hours
Colour: Classic Black


Messages: SMS; MMS (English; Chinese support via CE-Star)
Email support: Outlook, multiple POP3, Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo mail
Push mail (in conjunction with Exchange Server 2003 SP2)
Recording: Unlimited (up to memory capacity)
Voice tags: Yes
Hands free: Yes


Mobile data connectivity: EDGE/GPRS/UMTS
Bluetooth: Yes, v2.0
USB: Yes (Sync and charge)


Main: 2.8″ 240×320 resolution (QVGA)
Colors : 65536 colors TFT screen (effective)


Supported ring tones: 40 chord polyphonic, MIDI/SP-MIDI/WMA/WMV/MP3/AMR/SMF
Multimedia player: Windows Media Player 10 Mobile
MP3 player with music auto-detect and music alarm function


Primary: 2.0 megapixel CMOS w/flash and mirror
Secondary: 0.1 megapixel CMOS for video calls and self-portraits
Focus : Yes
Video Recording: Yes
Memory slot: MicroSD (hot-swappable)


Supported languages: English (Chinese via CE-Star download)=
Built-in Office Mobile and ClearVue Document Viewer (PDF)
Others: PenPower’s WorldCard Mobile business card recognition software

Please visit this page for more detailed review.

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