Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Swine flu has claimed its first fatality in Finland. On Saturday, a 25-year-old woman died in hospital in Northern Ostrobothnia.

The woman was diagnosed with a respiratory tract infection caused by the H1N1 virus on October 16. She was treated with the anti-viral drug Tamiflu on the same day. According to medical staff, it was thought she was recovering from the H1N1 virus. The specifics of the cause of death are under investigation

Source: YLE

posted by Gagan at 10/27/2009 12:27:00 AM | Permalink | 0 comments


Thursday, October 15, 2009
I was waiting eagerly for the last few months for October 15, expected release date for Txtr ebook reader. The spec was really pushing me to grab one as soon as it gets out. However, there was no price information or full spec until today.

Well, http://reader.txtr.com/en/ says
  • Price: 319€
  • Order by: December 1st
  • Delivered from: December 15th

Txtr reader

Hmm, the device is does not come cheap. I expected it would offer a super deal to drag ebook reader market towards it from kindle/sony reader.

Delivery date from December 15th!! Hmm, targeted to holiday season shoppers! Wish it would get out earlier, I could give a second thought to buy it for myself as my birthday gift ;)

Oh a quick look at the things that interested me:
  • 6-inch 600×800 screen
  • e-Ink (of course! main motivation: no eye strain)
  • Very good connectivity: Wifi, Edge, bluetooth
  • Capacitive touch ( I don't really like resistive touch, where you actually sometimes have to push hard)
  • Good CPU (should help to change the pages faster)
  • I read it will have an API, so developers can make apps for it (cool!)
  • Best part, It should be able to read any pdf. I hope the reality is the same as advertised.

Well, waiting seems to be not over yet. I want to hold myself a bit longer to see the first reactions from lucky front line users. Counting for the day to be able to read any pdf (specially Bangla ebooks) for hours 'without eye strain' lying on the couch.


posted by Gagan at 10/15/2009 01:36:00 PM | Permalink | 3 comments


  • At 9:43 PM, Anonymous Shahan

    too costly!

  • At 5:42 PM, Anonymous Nasif Abdur Razzaque

    Very expensive man!


  • At 5:47 PM, Blogger Gagan

    Indeed very expensive...

    There is a rumor about Asus Ebook reader, which is supposed to come with dual 'color' screen (hope no eye strain like in B&W) and cheaper than any model in the market.

    Let's see whether the rumor comes to be true!

Thursday, October 08, 2009
The following pictures are not from December last year. They are only three days old, from 5 October 2009.

The first snows of the year are usually so mild and quick enough for many people to not even notice. And so much snow in October?? Even natives said, it's rare! very rare !!

posted by Gagan at 10/08/2009 07:14:00 PM | Permalink | 2 comments


  • At 10:17 PM, Anonymous Rezwan

    It does not look like October. What has happened to the world?

  • At 8:07 AM, Blogger Gagan

    2012 is coming ;)
    Bad joke..anyways!!

    True... nature is showing unusual turns everywhere :(

Thursday, October 01, 2009

A picture worths thousand words? Well, I will follow the rule then :)

Head to http://www.google.com/transliterate/indic/BENGALI and see for yourself !

Oh by the way, try also if you can pronounce the word that I have marked in image with red arrow :D

Anyways, great tool ! Now I won't have to install Avro keyboard in every computer !


posted by Gagan at 10/01/2009 10:05:00 PM | Permalink | 2 comments


  • At 10:40 AM, Anonymous rezwan

    If you use transliteration bookmarklet (http://t13n.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/blet/docs/help_bn.html)

    its even easier.

  • At 10:54 AM, Blogger Gagan

    Right !! Of course :)