My space in the world

Code is poetry

Posted by Sayak
July - 13 - 2010

Just one week without my laptop and I am already going crazy. No matter how great the phone is, it simply cannot replace my precious notebook. No clue what I am mumbling about? Well, I am in the middle of a two week training at my company. They don’t allow personal laptops inside the campus so I had to leave mine back at home. And I already am banging my head hard on the walls. πŸ™

Actually, this was anticipated. But still, I often come across some situations where I might need the source of a webpage of a JS console, and I realize that my Opera Mobile 10 doesn’t allow me to have either, it simply .. sucks. πŸ˜›
I am using a Nokia E71 with Opera Mobile 10 to surf. As of certificate issues (even after disabling certificate verification), I couldn’t use S60 based IRC clients like mIRGGI, so I had to fall back to Virca. Virca isn’t thatΒ bad, but it lacks quite a few stuff. But again, what more can you expect of a Java app. For social networking, I use Facebook and Orkut apps, although I personally think that surfing them from the mobile browser is better. For mail, I use Nokia mail with GMail that I purchased unknowingly with my handset (apparently it was included in the price). And for rest of the stuff, I simply fall back to Opera.

I don’t have 3G access at my location so all I have is Edge connectivity, giving me a maximum of 360 Kb/s. I was suffering with terrible low speed until I realized the Opera Turbo was slowing down the network. Disabling Opera Turbo now gives me acceptable browsing speed. It is about 1/10th of my home bandwidth, but do I have a choice?

For now, I have no idea how long this exile will go on, probably another week. Till then, I’ll live with “saas bahu”Β serials as FIFA just wrapped up (although well, I still am celebrating Spain’s victory.. Too bad Germany didn’t win, but I prefer Spain over Holland). Or maybe Cartoon Network? πŸ˜›

4 Responses to “Life without my laptop”

  1. Victor says:

    Geek πŸ˜›

  2. Kumar Anant says:

    Ha ha.. why don’t you join a new company? πŸ˜‰

    • Sayak says:

      It’s much harder to do that than it’s easy to say. I’m sure you know that getting a job in India isn’t easy πŸ™‚

      And giving up Infy just because I couldn’t take my laptop to the campus would be nothing less than gibberish.

    • Nikita says:

      Kumar Anant: I agree with Sayak here. Leaving the job is like running away from your problems.

      Sayak: Well, I guess that isn’t a long time thing. I’m sure you will be free to use your own computer back at your home once you join us in production. πŸ™‚
      Oh, and welcome to Infy! πŸ˜‰

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