Monthly Archives: March 2008

My Gadgets

DIY Laptop Stands that Cost Nothing

I’ve never been too fond of laptops, but when my employer handed me a ThinkPad T60, I didn’t say no either. Soon enough I started experiencing the very problems that had always kept me off laptops till now; working on laptops can cause your neck to hurt like hell. This is because one has to bend the neck slightly to be able to view the screen. So unless I could find a way to to raise the laptop to a level somewhere close to my line of sight, constant pain was going to become the order of the day.
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My Gadgets

My Latest Toy

Is it an iPod, another laptop computer, a new phone, or a plasma screen TV? No, unbelievably, its a mosquito zapper!

Here�s why:

A couple of years ago, there was an outbreak of dengue fever in Hyderabad and since then I’ve been stricken by the phobia that I too will fall victim to this deadly disease. This is not an exaggeration because mosquitoes everywhere seem to fancy my blood more than others, so during their mealtime, all of them converge and have a go at me. So isn’t it quite possible that one of them will be carrying the dengue virus?

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