New computer

Well, I have been without a personal computer (in the apartment) for over 45 days now. I wanted to desperately get one for myself anyway. That is when my kind company (Softmax) steps in. They gave me a desktop computer to use @ the apartment. Now I can directly buy a laptop instead of buying a stopgap desktop. If anything, I can just upgrade this computer.

Aah! I love this company. 

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Suvival tactics in Korea

The obvious way is to learn korean. So what if you do not know enough korean yet? Do what I do.

For example, I had to pick up corn oil. What I did not know was what which one is of good quality. So I did what any camper in Q3 does – camp @ the place where there was as ton of corn oil. Ultimately I found a grandma who picked up a bottle of corn oil. Well I just followed her. Eventually I bought a lot of stuff just following her. I followed a lady who had kids to pick up moisturiser. I followed kids to pick up good chocolates.

Barbaric, but effective.

Blizzard is going too far

http://www.gamespot.com/news/6146692.html

This is the most outrageous things that Blizzard did till date. Its simple they want more money.

In short, they have taken down a guy's eBay account because he was selling World of Warcraft user guides on eBay citing DMCA of all the things.  Their reason – copyright infringement. That is stupid. Is this guy causing any monetary losses to Blizzard? Using screenshots – what's wrong with that? Why dont they go after those IGN and other game sites that use their screenshots?

So if I have to write a book on say improving nVIDIA's graphics architecture, should I get explicit permission from them? If I have to compare nVIDIA's graphics to ATI's graphics, should I get explicit permission from the two of these companies? I bet one of them is going to say no for simple reasons. One of them would win when I write an article/book. I would like one and hate the other. So does that mean I can NEVER write a book/article?

 Its so lame… Blizzard better get your act right. I am one of the biggest fans of your games. I would have to consider buying any game by you again if this is how you treat gamers and game lovers. Better back off. I just bought a WC3 battlechest and I can easily do a Tauren stomp on the CD.

Pork

Ok, so I had por, albeit by mistake.

 I ordered a Potatoe sandwich @ the Joe's Sandwich right opposite to my place. I started eating it when I noticed something different in the sandwich. Horror! There is a slab of pork between the bread slices, carefully hidden with the next-gen stealth technology. Damn.

So I add Pork to the list of non-veg items I had after coming to SK.

– Shellfish

 I discovered some shell fish @ the bottom of the soup that I was almost finished with. Maybe the 1st week of my stay in Korea.

– Pork

    Today. 

– Beef

    Gogi pegi… no meat. However Koreans do not consider small pieces of meat as gogi/meat. So my dear cook had added these pieces of meat out of courtesy since I ordered the dish without the side dish – a meat slab. 2nd week in korea.
– Fish

 this was my first exp with korean food. The soup I was served had tiny fish in it. I did not realise this untill I had some 4 spoons.  1st week of stay in Korea.
Believe me when I say, I am not done yet. I trust that I will eat every possible animal out there before I leave korea.

As of now, the restaurants near the office understand my 'special needs' ;). So when I walk in, they look @ me as :

const CyraX = * bibimbap, gogi begi;