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It’s been a while, folks! Have been busy mostly with the development of rootwork.co, and zitrr.com websites, and overhauling my own Homepage!

A lot of things have come to a hold to get my Startup running, but my crazy desktop mods will not! :)
Today’s shot shows mostly stock Enigma with a helping of mods to get exactly what I want.

Desktop Screenshot: February 2013

If you view the full-res shot, you’ll notice the CPU/RAM/Swap/Up-Time info overlaying the Taskbar. They’re way more useful than I thought they’d be when I put them up there… I find that with the Chrome+Photoshop/Illustrator+Dreamweaver combo up, 4GB of RAM is really lacking (no surprises there!) The Mac has a decent processor, but I really need to save up and get myself some Vengeance!

Beautiful Wallpaper, don’t you think?

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Here’s the first Yahoo! Pipe I came up with. It’s mostly a mashup of all the feeds, Blogs, Twitter, LinkedIn, Flickr, Goodreads, and any other site that came to mind… And it’s pretty big. I could probably write up a decent tutorial, but instead, I guess I’ll just help out if anyone asks (now we all know, that’s not gonna happen!)

Yahoo Pipes

You guys can see it in more detail at my Yahoo! Pipes library

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It wouldn’t be hard to guess the thing I miss the most about MNNIT. Yeah, that’s right! It’s the Internet Connection. Here’s a preview of what I did with it when I got the 2TB External—it went on for about two months, and then I ran out of space…

Those were the times! 10-12MBps (note: Its B, not b, so its about 100Mbps; cosumer broadband does not exceed 4Mbps,) and unlimited!

PS: There was one thing I missed even more! But I think I’d rather keep that to myself…
PPS: The internet we had was what I believe to be an Internet Leased Line. 100Mbps costs ₹2.5 Cr

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And we’ve been given Thinkpad T420s! ZS Rocks!

A sample of the computing power this baby has:

That’s the laptop running it’s default Win7 OS, VMware player running WinXP, and an instance of RDC connected to Win Server 08! And take a look at the programs running in the various desktops! All this, and the baby’s still lag-free!

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Yeah that’s right… 6300 3DMarks in 3DMark06 on standard settings…

System Config:
Dell XPS M1530
Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T7250 (2M Cache, 2.00 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT 256MB GDDR3 (OC@680/990) 195.62 drivers
3.00 GB RAM / 250GB 5200 rpm HDD
Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7600

Default GDDR3 8600M GT’s Clocks are 475/702 which give a Base Score of ~4200 3DMarks… That is a monstrous 50% increase for an approximate 40% overclock! And the amazing thing is that there’s only about a 4ºC change in peak temperatures… Have a look at the babe…

This babe plays Crysis 2 at a passable 30fps with Advanced Settings@1024×768… Astounding for a 4 year old laptop!

PS: To be a little on the safe side, it would be advisable to overclock to 650/950 or so… That is considering the game crashed with 690/990 clocks in less than a minute…

(edit: 05/05 2011) After loads of gaming—almost done with Crysis 2, played quite a bit of SimCity 4, restarted Unreal Tournament, even took a jab at CS again—I must say, it is completely stable for all ranges of games at 630/940…

I’ve also got a lot of traffic querying for original clocks and best drivers. So here’s a bit of info:
The 8600M GT comes (or rather, came) in 2 variants—one with DDR2, and another with GDDR3. The bandwidth difference makes the Effective Memory Clock at 800Mhz (400×2) for DDR2 and 1404Mhz (702×2) for GDDR3. The rest of the clocks are same.. So here we go:

DDR2GDDR3
Core475475
Shader950950
Memory400702

And as for the best drivers, I have noticed that 195.62 drivers I use here tend to be unstable, and specially so for games like SimCity 4. The latest nVidia Verde drivers—267.76—did fine too. In fact, I have them on right now…

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“Browser Wars” is a metaphor used to refer to the Market Share that each of the browsers have/enjoy (have it any way you please.) Here I compare how the same browsers compare in their share of this blog (Um yeah, I am a bit conceited.) Well anyway, here’s the data.

It is pretty obvious why IE has been losing out their market capitalization for a while now. You may not forgive me for presuming, but I’ll just assume you have and go right ahead (and like I’ve mentioned here, you would be better off forgiving.) In a blog visited almost entirely by the youth (but mainly engineers at that,) it is obvious that Mozilla and Google’s offerings have almost entirely overshadowed the Microsoft’s native Internet Explorer. This seems to suggest that any computer savvy person seems to prefer installing a browser besides IE.

While I keep track, I don’t often bother to change browsers just because something new is out. But it seems that even among the young folk, there are many who don’t seem to keep a track of their browsers and their updates. So I’m gonna go on one of my rants as to which browser to pick. In fact, I’m doing that even as you read this.

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lol… I was wondering about what I could write in here… before eventually realizing the images were pretty much self-explanatory… I never really thought about how much memory a simple internet browser could take! I don’t know what made me check the PC usage stats either. But when I did, was I in for a huge shock! Imagine Chrome taking up 1.25GB RAM. It beats the previous high by GTA 4. I would’ve been unable to browse the internet on my previous PC!

For comparision, here’s a list of RAM Usages:
NFS Most Wanted – 220MB
GTA San Andreas – 200MB
Bioshock – 500MB
NFS Shift – 680MB
GTA 4 – 1.2GB

No need to worry though. Even if you use Chrome, getting into such a mess would be almost impossible. I am yet to meet anyone who has 40+ tabs open at any given time… You can see the tabs open in this window, and I have two windows open. Calculate…

And for a better perspective, here a screen of the Windows Task Manager. 90% usage of 3GB is quite something…

I have some interesting posts lined up for the next few days. If I manage to do them on time, that is…

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