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Thursday, October 25, 2007
Actually if you think about it, it's not that rare given initially to get a Live account you needed one associated with a hotmail account and for those (like me) who already had .Net Passport IDs associated with their non-Hotmail mail accounts it was somewhat of an inconvenience.
If you are also suffering from the pains of managing multiple Live IDs then go to https://account.live.com/managelinks.aspx and click the hyperlink 'Link an existing Windows Live ID'. That should take you to a page that looks like the one below.
Just type in your other Live ID and the password for both that ID and the one your are currently logged into... and hit 'Link'. At this point note that currently it allows you to link a maximum of 5 different Live IDs among themselves.
While this feature is super-useful for me, I am still keeping my fingers crossed that the Live IDs team is also looking at taking this to the next level by merging contact lists, favorites, Spaces contents etc. between linked IDs and creating the opportunity to have the true 1-ID feeling for people like me.
As for now, just wanna say kudos to the guys who pushed for this feature. Go team!
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
...and to top it off, I am told by the Music World representative who delivered the console to my house that I am only the second person in Hyderabad to have bought the Elite console! If I am not mistaken the official launch of the Elite console in India is almost a day away and that makes it even more special to have my arms around my new precious possession.
Note: In the near future if you are trying to contact me and find me unavailable over phone or IM, don't strain your brain cells to guess what I am doing because you are not even remotely as interesting to me right now as my XBox wireless controller!
Sunday, October 21, 2007
It was Navami yesterday and my parents who were in town decided to adventure in the search of Bengali Puja celebrations and needless to say I was dragged along. We were lucky enough to find couple of places where such celebrations were being held but not before a disproportionate amount of confusing detours. From Bengali book stores to Anandabazaar Patrika’s stalls, they were all there. The Bengalis had found a way to curve a niche for themselves in the high-tech city of Hyderabad. It was in a way fascinating to see so many ‘bongs’ congregated within the same precincts... all strangers and yet did not feel so.
It felt nice to rejuvenate the Bengali feeling yesterday but don’t ask my dad because you will end up hearing about it in way more detail than you may have bargained for! ;)
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Saturday, October 13, 2007
The Google Welcome!
Walking into the Google office I became reminiscent of my internship days in Amazon. Overcrowded cubibles... and yet it was different in a way that they all appeared submerged in their own little world. There was a chaotic sense of life that I used to love among the Amazonians that somehow seemed missing here, but may be I wasn't looking hard enough. My bad.
But my biggest disappointment came from the content of the event. Frankly it was a sorry attempt of beat-my-own-drum in the name of explaining the Google culture. Most people who know me also know very well that I have been a Google fanatic for a very long time and yet each time I see someone from Google India representing their culture I find myself looking into the void and wondering if we both are even referring to the same entity! Had the very same experience when a Google representative had come to my college campus during placements and now again yesterday. May be its the "can't talk about the cool things publicly yet" syndrome but honestly, if you are not going to show the cool side of things then save us from the drudgery of the rest as well!
Google HR if you are listening, none of us needed a lecture on data warehousing or backrub. We can read the published papers ourselves if we are interested (and I am and I did long back when I was back in college). You didn't reveal anything that was not common knowledge anyways! Please don't doubt my intelligence by talking about database tables during such an event. If it's not evident already then let me spell it out... talk of things that will get you a WoW from the crowd, not a "Ya, I knew that already!"
I apologize for my cynicism but don't get me wrong. I have lots of respect for Google and it makes me sad to see my favorite rival being under-represented so badly. Frankly all I walked away with yesterday from the event was a strong sense that Google India is NO Google!
Thanks for all the goodies but we could have done without the deliberate "there is life after Microsoft" pitch. Next time you wanna have a HR event please have the courtesy to call it so. Almost every other "friend" seemed to be from Microsoft. Co-incedence? Don't Think so.
<wink>As someone very eloquently summarized on the signature board - "This was a great Microsoft puller event!"</wink>
Goopey Gyne Bagha Byne