Customer: I am facing packet loss
Me: I am sorry to hear that. Can I get your circuit ID please
Me: Sir, I see that you are using ~490kbps on a 512kbps link. Hmm..you are going to have some packet loss depending on your usage.
Customer: What!!! You think I don’t know anything. I have been in this business for 8 years. I have tens of links. The other provider never has problems. You are shaving me off on 10kbps.
Me: ?? ?? ??
love being the helpdesk monkey :).
Moral: Doesn’t anyone know that “raw datarate, doesn’t take into account data framing or encoding” of the TCP/IP stack.
I was so tired by the time I got back home that I didn’t have any energy to make it to the taste. I did notice that quite a few people [taking Hawaii’ population into context :)] turned up for it. Will try to make it next year.
Note: Why do we always postpone things?? :).
I love toys :). I have a collection of Bionicles, the Dark Lord and some other stuff. I love the look on peoples face when they see the toys on my desk. Coming to the reason for this posting. I was introduced to Kindereggs while I was going to school in Russia. I not only love the chocolate shell, but also the surprise toys you get in them. I was disappointed to know that they don’t sell them in the US due to safety issues. The toys in the eggs are quite small and there is a possibility that children can swallow them. During my usual nocturnal surfing, I came across this item on ebay. How can a true Kinderegg lover resist that :). I put a bid in. Lets see if I win. Now, all I have to do it find more place on my cramped desk ;).
Wish you all a Happy Dassera. I miss all the fun and festivities back home. It has been more than a decade since I have celebrated an Indian festival properly. For the uninitiated, festivals in India mean new clothes, day off and meeting friends and relatives. We have too many festivals in India and too many days off :).
You might have already noticed all the buzz being generated in the tech. world due Sun’s annoucement that is might have to write off 1 Billion [yeah, you heard that right] dollars for this quarter. A lot of people are saying that this is the start of the end. It is funny how bad decisions made by management can affect a company :). I always admired Sun for being a “technology” company, but in the last few years instead of being innovative and adopting to changing market needs, Sun stagnated. I mean, how many companies would think of going with Sun when they can get comparable technology [Linux+Inte/AMD] at a far cheaper price. What is wrong with people in the upper management? I have seen several companies go down just because of bad decesions by management. Do people loose their brains once they get there?? I do hope [if not for the shareholders, at least for the employees] that Sun can get its act together.
I recently moved from Chicago to Hawaii to pursue my career. Thanks to my good friend, Brian, I get to live pretty close to work. I noticed today that these guys here are trying to mimic The Taste of Chicago, appropriately called Taste of Kapolei. Only difference is that you buy a single $60 ticket. Don’t know if that entitles you to unlimited food or not?? Have to try it out. Will post an update of I do go there.
Annoucing the arrival of the lucky twins :). My cousins Vinod and Lakshmi just had twins. All I can say is, these guys bring good luck. The Cubs are in the playoffs!! ye ye. Oh, back to the twins :).
Vikas | Born at 8:05AM 10/3/2003 | Weight: 5lbs 17oz | Height: 19 ins
Shalin | Born at 8:05AM 10/3/2003 | Weight: 5lbs 17oz | Height: 19 ins
Welcome to the world kids :).
Everyone in this world is blogging!! :). Well, I wake up this fine day and decide..Why not me? After going through several different blogging software [Register | Serendepity | TextPattern], I have finally decided on B2. So, without any further adeu, welcome to my site :). I plan to write [when I can] on things that I think are important [Nerd Alert: This doesn’t necessarily mean that you will like it. But hey, if you are reading this, you really don’t have anything better to do :)]