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February 7th, 2009 | Yaz

iPhone with 6GB data for 65$ monthly?

July 12th, 2008 | Yaz

After spending almost three hours staying in line, I was lucky to get the last iPhone in the store. The Fido plan that I already had was what I needed: 250 airtime minutes, unlimited evenings and weekends, 100 outgoing long-distance (in Canada), incoming free, caller ID, who is called, voice message, 125 sms all for 35$. The cheapest offer among iPhone plans is 60$ for 400MB data, 150 airtime minutes, unlimited evenings and weekends, 75 sms, Visual Voicemail, unlimited Fido and Rogers Hotspots Wi-Fi accounts, Call Waiting and Conference Call. At first, I thought that I should forget my previous plan, but they told me that I can keep it and add a 6GB data plan for 30$ per month called 3G Smartphone Data Option (100$ charge for early unsubscription). Since I do not care for visual voice mail and those hot-spots, I decided to keep my plan and add that data plan. This is what I could understand from their explanation. The next bill will show how much is the actual damage! If you are also interested, surf their website, call their costumer servise, … make sure that this works. Any feedback is appreciated.

How to make a categorized checklist in iGoogle.

July 4th, 2008 | Yaz

Suppose that you have to meet a deadline. Let’s say you are going to a business trip. There are a lot of things to do, take with yourself, buy and so on. Most of those items are keeping on coming to mind and you are afraid to forget them. The traditional way to remember them is to grab a piece of paper and write down items as a checklist . The only problem you may encounter is that you lose the piece of paper. You would like to have your list handy to add items an view it here and there. You can easily make a list by your Google account and iGoogle in 5 minutes and have it online. You can add your checklist to your iGoogle page, add items easily and view the categorized list. Steps are easy specially after creating the first one. You need just a Google account. (more…)

Switching from Windows XP to Ubuntu

July 2nd, 2008 | Yaz

Having heard much about Ubuntu and Linux, I was mentally ready to switch from Win XP to Ubuntu. However, since I hate to install OSs in general, I was not dare enough to touch OS of my computer. Last Friday, I got encouraged to do so by an annoying bug appeared on my Windows. I couldn’t figure out how it started, but it was annoying enough to motivate me to switch from Windows to Ubuntu instead of re-installing Windows. Another motivation came from Microsoft by announcing that they have stopped to sell Win XP. Anyway, I was/am decided to not use Vista and sooner or later I should start working in Linux.

On Joy and Sorrow

March 15th, 2008 | Yaz

Your joy is your sorrow unmasked.
And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears.
And how else can it be?
The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.
Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter’s oven?
And is not the lute that soothes your spirit, the very wood that was hollowed with knives?
When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy.
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.Some of you say, “Joy is greater than sorrow,” and others say, “Nay, sorrow is the greater.”
But I say unto you, they are inseparable.
Together they come, and when one sits, alone with you at your board, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed.

Verily you are suspended like scales between your sorrow and your joy.
Only when you are empty are you at standstill and balanced.
When the treasure-keeper lifts you to weigh his gold and his silver, needs must your joy or your sorrow rise or fall.

Kahlil Gibran