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Google Talk: A boon or a Misery?

Disclaimer:Google Talk: A boon or a Misery? – I am talking about myself, not the entire GT using community

I talked about Google Talk and the issue that I keep getting other’s emails(click and scroll down).

And guess what…..I never thought that both the things can co-relate themselves and make my life miserable……

I am online on GT since I dled it, I have invited a few people. A few minutes ago, I got an invitation from some girl TP (name initialized, just to create hype.) I didn’t know her, so thought might have read my post on the GT. I accepted the invite. And initiated the conversation. Following is the uneditted conversation, except her name:

Gaurav: hi

tanayapras……: hello

Gaurav: sorry, but do I know you :p

tanayapras……: i am arriving in delhi tonight, i hope :)


Gaurav: :((



tanayapras……: sorry

Gaurav: mere saath aisa kyun hota hai, I always get other ppl’s mails ab msngr par bhi 😐

lol thats ok

hope, I didn’t scare you

tanayapras……: no no

Gaurav: lol ok. Actually I get a lot of emails addressed to other ppl, but then….they send them to
me…. so ur frnd must be having an id gsharma*

Sent at 10:00 PM on Wednesday


During the conversation, as soon as she realized that this was a wrong id, she sent an invite to g._mylastname_. As a lot of u know gmail would consider that as my id coz a ‘.’ placed anywhere in the id is insignificant (except while logging in.)

I guess she has freaked out a lot, I haven’t heard from her since then :p, I’ll delete her after a few days, if there is a no-response and if u r reading it, then let me know if u want to be deleted from my GT :p

I am sure, I’ll have a lot of these kind of incidents, so I’ll try to keep you updated on them 😀

Coke: A lovely evil

Long time since, I posted my last post. Actually I wrote a long post on suttebaji and Indian Cinema, but I accidentally overwrote it with a 0 byte file 😐

Anyways, got this (Powerpoint Presentation) in email…. viewed it, closed it and after 5 minutes, opened a coke can. I am officially addicted to it.

I do agree that its not good for health n stuff, but I think the death of a DU student after drinking 8 bottles is not true…..and I feel the contents r prolly overexagurated.

BTW I was able to complete my DUS viewing from the last post (and week) this weekend and guess what…? I watched it 2wice. Its a gr8 movie and definetly under-rated. Will prolly review it *someday*

I have been really busy with my job, a personal project I am working on and ofcourse whatever time was left, I fwded the Aish’s email for Rakhi. If u have no clue about the email, then look at the bottom of this post (which shudn’t b far coz its past 12 right now)

I have been looking for an editor for Linux/Solaris which would let me edit multiple files in one go. I am not sure if vi or may be even grep can help me with that. What I want to achieve something like the following:

replace all_instances_of(or may be just 1) ‘gaurav’ by ‘gaurav_sharma’ in the files *.info

I have heard that ‘SED’ might be able to help me, but I haven’t checked it out yet. If you know of any utility liks this, then let me know, or I’ll have to write a shell script using exec and vi (more like a macro).

This reminds me of one of my teacher’s sayings: Programming is for lazy people 😀

Ok Bakwaas band, Aish wali email shuru:

Wait a minute, I was gonna end the post, but then I got an email. Darrn people, since my email add. is a simple one (without any non-alpha chars) I get a lot of emails from genuine ppl, trying to reach some G* Sharma. The latest I got is for some dude who prolly works @ titan (titan.co.in is the domain name) and his name is also Gaurav Sharma. Guess what is in the email? Cash and Credit Card Sale Record for a Titan Store….not just for a day or 2 days, but 15 months :|. Kya hoga in logon ka? Woh to main achcha hoon, so they can have a chain ki saans….but they could have really messed up things if, it was someone else. I make sure to reply back the ppl. who send me such mails, so that they know what they are doing. I get variety of emails….from fwds. from some unknown ppl for some other unknown person to love letters or discussion about someone’s gf w/ his cousin…. I get them all. The only problem is if I get a love letter for some Gaurav Sharma and is read by _someone_, I’ll b in trouble 😛

once again, bakwaas band and finally Aish’s email is here:

Hi Bhaiya,

Rakhi courier se bhej di hai. Kuch din mein pahuch jayegi.

Mera mail account bandh ho gaya hai, isliye Unke Mail Account se mail kar rahi hoon.

Aapki pyari behen,

Aishwarya, Mumbai se.