Localized Gujarati Geek

Kartik Mistry’s meta thoughts on life, foss and beyond that..

Tag: Internet

non-free (web) services

* I was thinking to move out of as many as non-free (FaiF) web services after reading mako’s this post and now zack wrote about it with good explanations and reasons.

What things I’m using? And its replacement:

– GMail [and related stuffs] – (I don’t own server/email setup, may be next year’s plan?)
– Facebook (Big question here – how will I keep touch with my wife?)
– LinkedIn (My profile there is crap, half baked. Can leave it without worry)
– Twitter (Identi.ca)
– Orkut (Already not using much)
– Github (Gitorious)

Thank God. WordPress is amazing and free. I can keep in touch with this amazing ‘blue pill’ virtual world with blog posts at least. Starting acting on the list from bottom-up. Lets see how far I can go.

How to lose your customer?

* Sometime back regarding my experiences with redbus.in, I happily wrote post how to not lose your customer? post. Now yesterday evening, I felt bored and tried my hands on indiaplaza.in shopping website and ordered two usb laptop lights (without having laptop!!). I was happy that site was accepting debit card and transaction was done smooth, but after finishing icici payment procedure, order was showing ‘Pending Authorization’. So, I tried again and checked in my bank account – great, money was drawn two times and indiaplaza.in was showing ‘Pending Authorization’ from ‘My Accounts’ section. I have written long mail to them. Awaiting action and 4 usb laptop light. I will give it to whoever wish on FCFS basis 😉

Update: Order is now confirmed and ready for shipping. Good things comes for those who waits!

How to not lose your customer?

* I had really nice experience yesterday (oppose to my usual real life experiences nowadays). I was trying to get ticket to Mumbai (home). Since, I don’t own credit card (and wish to in future), I was not able to book air tickets, agent was option but I wanted it as early as possible. There wasn’t any train ticket, so I took brave step and decided to go by road (bus). Checked redbus.in and found that tickets are available and they are giving facility to book ticket by debit card too! I try to book ticket but somehow it was failed transaction 😦 But, to my surprise, I got call from redbus customer care and they told me that if I can book ticket on phone. I said, oh yes! And, today I get my ticket delivered to office.

I am now loyal customer of redbus 🙂

Santacruz in Kandivali

* While waiting for Kushal to wake up and get ready for office, I tried to organize my flickr pics and found this map:

Looks like Yahoo people needs someone from Mumbai 😉

KPPP+Tata Indicom USB Modem

* Do not forget to read /usr/share/doc/kppp/README.Debian if you have strange problems like pppd dies after starting dialing or you can’t get CARRIER at all from your Tata Indicom USB Modem on Debian or Ubuntu. It wasted my good amount of time 🙂

* Spaghetti was nice, but my stomach is not 😦

Any reason for Debian?

* If you are finding any reason for switching to Debian, here it is! Great article! Thanks GNULinuxer!

* At last, got connection at home [Tata Indicom]. I know it sucks but there wasn’t any option at all 😦 since, my home is on rent, it need to be change anytime (at least after March 2006!)

* Today’s fortune -a!
Q: What’s tan and black and looks great on a lawyer?
A: A doberman.