Since when are pickup trucks – Compact????

It is alarming to see the number of SUVs and Pickup trucks that are parked in parking spots specifically marked with the words “COMPACT CARS ONLY” at the Garages in Microsoft. The words are big, white and the lighting in garages is always good (guess they had to compensate for the oft-cloudy days of Seattle)…

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MGB 2005: A 14 hr meeting and Lovin it???

I am not a morning person, everyone who knows me knows that. And like normal people I cant be consistently alert past 3 back to back meetings for a max of 3-4 hrs at most. But yesterday – the MGB meeting lasted 14 hrs in Atlanta!!! As geeky as it might sound – not only…

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One Nasty Birthday coming right up.

Last birthday I remember I was in Bordeaux and taking a sweet drive across southern France and had a HUGE party at Barcelona. My friends still talk to me abt it. Fast Forward one year and change continent – we move from Southern France to Southern US – from Bordeaux to Atlanta… And this time…

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Seattle to Atlanta in 24 hrs. Thank you American West.

MGB (Microsoft Global Briefing) 2005 is happening this week at Atlanta in Georgia Dome. Ofcourse all I know about Georgiadome is that its where MichaelVick of the Atlanta Falcons does his prodigous runs. Today was one of those days where – all that can go wrong – DID! 1) I never check my bag. But…

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The Daily Prophet: Harry Potter and my Bloodshot eyes….

Ok – so what if the book was abt “The Half-Blood Prince” and not about my bloodshot eyes. Thanks to my Good “HufflePuff” friend who sent me the book from Walmart (Take that Amazon.com) on release-day just like she did 2 yrs ago for the Goblet of Fire – My weekend was spent between furniture…

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Beat that: A 1-yr old Indian kid has her own blog!

I know dads who are happy if their baby says an intelligible word when she is 1, some are happy if she can take a few steps that resemble a trot and yet others are happy if they recognize old faces… But this dad has to be extra proud – cos his daughter has her…

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Deep C Phishing: PayPal Security Notice Fraud Alert….

Just a few minutes ago – I was almost “Phished”. I received an email at one of my personal email accnt with the title. PayPal Security Notice ID #352928679 – Identity Confirmation Request from service@paypal.com A near-perfect Phish – since I was expecting a paypal payment from a friend anyday now and knew I would…

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When all else fails – Try Craigslist.

OK – so the word about my new condo has been written to death – as has been the lack of furniture in the place. Currently I like to think of all my furniture wearing an invisibility cloak around them of sorts. A quick mailing list discussion came up with the following recommendation for the…

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IKEA and the Domino Effect on my Study Table.

I love Ikea. Let me rephrase the tense – I Loved IKEA. The prices, the DIY approach, their business model and the modularity of shopping and transport resonates with the hands-on person and the business guy in me at the same time. Not to mention the fact that most of the furniture looks great in their…

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FirstUsa Chase UnitedMileage Creditcards: Sith Happens.

There is a fine line between security and annoyance when it comes to credit cards. Episode VIII: The House move: I know I moved from Philadelphia to Redmond and now am moving to Bellevue to my new Condo (yay – I am a homeowner now) … which incurs different costs on my credit cards viz. Home…

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