23 March 2012

Skymall magazine

Skymall magazine – cover page ad proudly hawks a keyboard that is spill proof and “dishwasher safe”. No less!!! Dishwasher safe! Now, which one of us has not been annoyed by the accumulating dirt on our keyboards and in an inspired moment then flung them for a good spin with our china and silverware into the dishwasher for a grand old rinse and heat dry cycle? We can rest easy now. There is a product for us! Coming up next from the same “21st Century Ideas Retrofitted for the 19th Century Department” – a hard disk that can be cleaned with your vacuum!!! πŸ™‚

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16 March 2012

Topsy Turvy iPad

Hilarious!! During my daily call to mom in India, she started talking about the reading habits of her grandchildren. When it came to Niki (my younger one), she was desperately trying to decribe the iPad (on which Niki was reading her books during our last trip to India) – “Sei Je, Niki erokom korey dito aar sob kichu ultey paltey jeto” (roughly translated, “Don’t you remember? she used to do like this and everything went topsy turvy”) πŸ™‚ I had to mute myself for 10 seconds πŸ™‚ That was the most humbling description of an iPad!! No doubt Jobs turned in his grave!!!

9 March 2012

10 digit number

The number 1210 is unique in the sense the first digit signifies how many 0s are there, the second digit signifies how many 1s are there, the third digit signifies how many 2s are there and so on… 21200 is another such number. Can you come up with a 10-digit number? (first digit shows how many 0s are there….. all the way to tenth digit shows how many 9s are there)

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4 March 2012

Nasal voice…

Natasha has bought 2 magazines in 2 days from the bookstands. Both the times I asked her why would she not simply buy them on her iPad. Thoroughly pained, she asked “Aren’t you the generation that is supposed to go – <in nasal tone> ‘why are you kids always on technology>’ “? Oh! Boy!!!

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2 March 2012

Was that not Taliban?

Catching up on news for the week… Taliban has announced that religion and government are one and the same; women cannot have choices and higher education is for snobs. Wait a second, back up there… that was Rick Santorum? Not Taliban? πŸ™‚ (Okay, that was my quota of one political joke per week πŸ™‚ )

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27 February 2012

Welsh town names

Upon noticing some Welsh town names as we cruised on A55 in a cab, I could not help conclude that all the broken keyboards with stuck keys and no backspacess are sent to Wales to christen their towns πŸ™‚ An example – “Yr Wyddgrug” – that is actually a town name!! Here is another – “Llanwnnen”. Yet another – “Plwmp”. Go figure!!

16 February 2012

Another 10 digit number

There is a 10 digited number. It has 2 each of the following digits – 0,1,2,3 and 4. Funnily enough, the two 4s are separated by 4 digits in between them; the two 3s are separated by 3 digits in between them, the two 2s are separated by 2 digits in between them… by now you have guessed the rest – the same thing for 1s and 0s. Can you find some of those numbers? (There are multiple answers)

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13 February 2012

Lion King

So, how do you tell your Jewish friend not to worry? “Hanukkah Matata” πŸ™‚ I know it is terrible but that is the after effect of all those cold medicines making me doozy as the seven year old watched Lion King for the first time in her life!!

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