Reverse Spam… Must read

Lately have you been getting a lot of unsolicited mails from strangers [called as spammers in web lingo]?
Mails like “You have won a XYZ lottery. Send your account number, etc etc” or just any person sending you spam now & then ….

Now, there is a tit-for-tat solution to this problem. You TOO can send him spam mails without any pain. gives you a simple user interface to enter the email id to be spammed with. Just enter the id & done. The person will keep getting 1 mail every hour until he removes your id from his mails..


How to repair a Zoomed-in screen of iPod/iTouch

Just 2 days back, my iTouch had a zoomed screen. All the icons were like 100% enlarged making it difficult for me to use it. It was impossible to scroll the screen in any direction. I tried powering off the iTouch hoping that once its restarted, things will become normal [One thing which Microsoft taught the user community :-D]
But things remained unchanged.

Then somewhere i read to try the following options —
a) Try tapping the screen with 1 finger
b) Try tapping the screen with 2 fingers
c) Try tapping the screen with 3 fingers [This actually worked for me :-). Don’t worry there is no 4 fingers option :-)]
d) Hold your thumb on the edges of the screen to navigate in that direction. e.g. holding your finger on the right-bottom will navigate right, holding on left-bottom will move left & so on. This will solve the navigation problem.
e) Restore factory settings.
f) Upgrade to a new iTouch software version. It seems that apple has a fix for this.

I just hope that you don’t ever have to go beyond option c…

New currency designs …

Ever wondered why all the currency notes in the world have a horizontal view. In the sense that all the notes make sense when they are held horizontally.

Take some examples below —

INR 500


500 Euros

Kuwaiti Dinar

NOW, how about changing this a little bit ???

These new designs are much appealing & have the following advantages –
why a vertical format?

A research on how notes are used it was realized that people tend to handle and deal with money vertically rather than horizontally. You tend to hold a wallet or purse vertically when searching for notes. The majority of people hand over notes vertically when making purchases. All machines accept notes vertically. Therefore a vertical note makes more sense.

why different colors?

it’s one of the strongest ways graphically to distinguish one note from another.