Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Passwordsssss

Having so many passwords to remember is an pain!!! If you can no problems, no questions. Or if you happen to forget the password, how do you recover it? Seems Google and all online services provide password recovery services. They ask some 1 or more questions like, date of birth or school name, mother name and what give you back an new password. And few services give choices for password recovery questions.

Is it not stupid, login page doesn't have more than one option to authenticate but recovery can be done by some insane questions. Having access to Facebook/Orkut profile passwords can be recovered pretty much easily.

Should password recovery be more powerful than password itself!?

Sunday, August 23, 2009

An hour with Ubuntu 9.10

Three reasons why not to use Linux,

  • nvidia
  • nvidia
  • nvidia
Its horrible when an hardware manufacturer releases an sub-optimal driver for use. And nvidia laptop drivers are the worst one could use in Linux. If you happen to have an Laptop with nvidia graphics card, stay away from Linux or don't use nvidia proprietary drivers and without 3D effects.

 

An Week in Canada

The first time I landed in London, was kind of stranded not knowing where exactly to go. With the guy who was supposed to tell me where to come not picking up the phone, it was horribly funny. This time around when I knew what to do in case if I'm stranded but things went smooth.

Having lived in UK for sometime was expecting Canada to be relatively cheaper. But, what I found is totally different. Damn prepaid mobile plans, incoming costs me 40cents. I never knew there was an country where mobile providers charges for incoming calls. Horrible. It didn't end there, bought an 10$ pay-as-you-go for 40$ after tax & activation.

And for the worst, its impossible to survive Canada without an Car. Climate is horrible, can never predict when will it rain.

Somehow have spent last two weeks without any big problems. Hope things improve and become enjoyable.