Indian Television Less Contents More Ads

Today while watching NDTV Profit’s Buy or Sell at around 12:15 PM IST, I notices that the commercial break was around six minutes long while the content was around three minutes and another commercial break followed after that.

This is overall experience on other indian television channels as well. For non real time entertainment, one can still get commercial free entertainment of favorite TV shows (Roadies ;)) via YouTube or P2P, but for Live cricket etc there is no option but to watch those Ads.

Another pain regarding these sports channels is, one has to pay extra to the cable/dish operator to be able to see them.

I feel that if I am paying extra for sport channels then they should be commercial free.

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Bose SoundDock® – Perfect

I always wanted to own a Bose system, but they costs too much. But once listening to A R Rahman‘s Delhi 6 song Masakali on SoundDock® digital music system, I couldn’t resist myself from having a instant gratification. 🙂

The plus of this system is that it has a Aux-in so I can use it with my laptop or TV… perfect.

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Pair Programming – Nice Article

If you are interested in Pair Programming or new to Pair Programming (like me) Jay has written a nice article on Pair Programming.

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ThoughtWorks Geek Night – Ola Bini’s Creating languages for the JVM Presentation

Last night, I had a privilege of attending Ola Bini‘s session on “Language on JVM” at ThoughtWorks UK office. It was a two hours of geeky stuff, trust me. Most of the stuff went over my head, but I was able to grasp some of it.

He also provided glimpse of Ioke language he is working on. I really liked the part where he demoed Conditions, the way of handling exceptions in Ioke, quite different than other languages.. kinda cool 🙂

Here is a link to the pdf if you are interested.

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Ubuntu – Install from USB

I was struggling to install Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) using the USB drive as I was not having any CD media. I tried couple of methods which required me to copy syslinux etc in order to build USB bootable Ubuntu disk from scratch.

There is another way which I just found out, its quite strightforward and works out of box 🙂

UNetbootin allows you to create bootable Live USB drives for a variety of Linux distributions from Windows or Linux, without requiring you to burn a CD. You can either let it download one of the many distributions supported out-of-the-box for you, or supply your own Linux .iso file if you’ve already downloaded one or your preferred distribution isn’t on the list.

UNetbootin

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