Configuring Emtel HSDPA on HTC / Android

After trying to get the config sent via Emtel’s website, I decided to Google a bit before calling or visiting Emtel. HTC wasn’t their list.

I found the simplest solution on yasir03’s blog, I just created a new connection and put the apn to web. And here’s my first mobile post…


The seriousness of pen-drive viruses and their ignorance: Simple steps to protect yourself

I have seen to many people ignorant of the fact that their pen-drives (usb key, usb disk) have been contaminated by viruses that have been copied by them unknowingly! How? And why didn’t their antivirus detect them? Some do not even know until their computers start becoming slow and more… Let me explain easy ways to detect and protect yourself…


The Future is in Cloud Computing – We’re in Transition to Computing as a Service

For those who keep in touch with the latest development in technology, talking about Clouds and Virtualization is not going to be a new thing. This video explains what cloud computing is so easily that even the non-tech person can understand the implications. Dose of humour, explicit to the point, analogy with the Product Life Cycle model are ingredients that make this 25 min presentation… fun.

Click here for the video on Future of Cloud Computing by Simon Wardley

New MyT and ADSL Tariff – Unlimited internet is finally accessible to all?

I have to say that at first, I was quite disappointed when the MBC Journal said that they 128K ADSL is now being offered at 256K but with a 3GB cap (and extra transfer at Rs0.57/MB) at only Rs 499… But then I looked at news section. The old 128K unlimited is also available as ADSL 512 with a Fair Usage Policy at Rs 863 (inc vat). That’s good… but MBC didn’t say about MyT? That got me worried… but MyT has also went down… from MyT 256 at Rs 750+VAT to MyT 512 at Rs 869+VAT (LOL, no, it didn’t go up!).

I decided to have a few speed test to verify if Orange people would really be working on a Sunday to do the switching to faster speed…It’s Sunday 1 March… 15h00 let’s go on one of the reliable speed tests out there, and make a few tests. I made 4-5 tests which gave me over 500kbps almost every time. And 370kbps 1 time. That’s pretty good… But I still have to test on Rapidshare and see what it gives.