In 2016, I came across a nice deal for an on-ear headphone – The Motorola Tracks Air. It was selling on Flipkart for ₹2500. That was steal deal, considering the original price is ₹8990. I used it for on and off for quite some time but the on-ear type meant it started hurting my ears when using them for more than 30 minutes. So gradually the usage waned off and I stopped using it. Usually I do not buy new stuff unless the previous one I have is completely dead, this is especially true in case of electronics. Because of […]
Thursdays are usually maintenance day for the electrical power supply company in my area. So there was nearly a full day power cut. Luckily, I have a UPS so that sorts out the problem for 8-9 hours. The lead acid battery I use for my UPS is about 3-4 years old, and these being unsealed batteries they last long, really long if maintained properly.
In the past I have had one such battery last for a decade before requiring a replacement.
Unsealed lead acid batteries require two important maintenance activities:
So I had went to drop my vehicle for servicing and took UberPool to return back home. UberPool is quite economical compared to traveling in auto rickshaws – they quote random prices which is not justifiable according to the distance.
There was this co-rider with me who had come with some luggage from another city and apparently the driver had suggested him pooling because his distance was long; and it seems the rider had never used UberPool earlier.
The logical thought about pooling would be – drop the rider at the specified drop location and continue with next passenger. And that’s what […]
I am facing some instability on my car rides and after showing it to numerous mechanics, wheel alignment centers everyone said the same: The tyres have gone bad and they need replacement. The car hasn’t had that much running to justify a tyre replacement so I started looking online for solutions. Finally I have to conclude after much online research that the tyres have gone bad.
With so many tyre brands available in the market at different price points it’s difficult to make a good selection by just reading stuff online and knowing about experiences of friends / mechanics. In a […]
A simple graph I made using spreadsheet to compare call rate in per second vs per minute. There was a similar graph somewhere around, but I lost the link and hence I made my own graph 😛
1.5 paisa/second and 45p/minute are common rates in per second and per minute plans offered across India, so used that as base for creating my graph. If you are interested in downloading the spreadsheet I used for this calculation, you can do so here. It’s an OpenDocument Spreadsheet. I don’t use Windows nor MS […]