Monthly Archives: September 2007

Killer Traffic

I’ve been chugging through almost impossible traffic for the last 2 days. I changed routes each day (like a true scientist) but had more or less the same result.

It takes about 1 hour in the morning and almost 1 1/2 hours in the evening to get home. Its just a waste of time and money. Think of all the petrol we can save if we could go at about 60 kmph straight home in about 15 minutes like it does on a holiday or around 4am.

And to top it all off I have to look forward to the weekend cars. Don’t know what they are? Well those are the cars that sit at home all week and go out in the weekend. Its a good fuel saving strategy but more cars on the road doesn’t help.

At this point I would happily pay a toll if there was a highway or expressway, but that’s also wishful thinking in a dump like this.

Happy Weekend!

Update: I think part of the problem was the Highlevel road color lights in Nugegoda was out for the last 2 days, hope its fixed today.

You know all I want to do is write about technology. I don’t enjoy writing rants. Its very difficult to separate what you like from what you have to deal with on a daily basis. I will try to get over this crap and write about tech again, I promise :)

Bits

IBM launches free office suite. You can download it from the IBM Lotus Symphony site.

Google Adds Presentations Into Google Docs

India, Sri Lanka to be connected by rail corridor, ferry service | Indian Muslims

Test Murukku: I saw a bag of snacks last night in a shop. It was called “Test Muruku” (Murukku means flour fried snacks). Hmm maybe they are still testing the market. Then from the Sinhala text I got that they were trying to say “Tasty Murukku”.

Sex booster drug seized from Pettah pharmacy via the Daily News.

Importing, distributing or sale of sex enhancing drugs are completely prohibited in Sri Lanka under the National Drug and Cosmetic Control Act.

Microsoft crazy facts

Got this in a mail. 1 works don’t know about 2 cause I use open office ;)

MAGIC #1

Nobody can create a FOLDER anywhere on the computer which can be named as “CON”. This is something pretty cool…and unbelievable… At Microsoft the whole Team, couldn’t answer why this happened! TRY IT NOW, IT WILL NOT CREATE ” CON ” FOLDER

MAGIC #2

This is something pretty cool and neat…and unbelievable… At Microsoft the whole Team, including Bill Gates, couldn’t answer why this happened! It was discovered by a Brazilian. Try it out yourself… Open Microsoft Word and type

=rand (200, 99)

and then press ENTER