Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Fight over the pure *Evil* Delight!

[Picture Originally uploaded by stephiedasgupta]

Yep....that *Evil* delight is called "Sizzling Brownie", the one in the center of the table at Cafe Coffee Day at Camac Street, Kolkata, on which both @makghosh aka Arindam Ghosh and @iMBA aka Mitesh Ashar have their eyes on :) and me i.e. @arjunghosh aka Arjun Ghosh watching from the center & @artagnon aka Ram was looking from side.

We went to this place after we had our Kolkata Hookah Tweetup at Aqua Java on Wood St. Now Aqua Java has a Hookah joint upstairs. Believe me or not but this was my first experience with Hookah...atleast any lounge variety-type Hookah. It seemed a bit lame after all that I have already tried! :D But was fun.

We actually had to cut short our TweetUp there, as the electricity at the place suddenly went off, and the room was slowly seeming to turn into & look like a over smoky den of evil with very very low visibility!

So when we came outside, @stephiedg [@indradg other half :)] took a fancy to have a ice-cream! And hence we land up at the place above and the pic! :)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

US-only limitation on Google Voice bypassed for India!

Well at least that's what my friend Sarfaraz Hassan claims he has done! I am yet to verify it personally, but well I trust him on this.
Well to tell the truth, he has also not been able to *actually* bypass it - what he though can is receive and make free calls to US from desktop at least for now :)
Have to wait for full service to start here in India.

So from the horses mouth itself, on what he did to work around the restriction of US-only limitation for Google Voice.
  1. Toughest part: Get an Google Voice Invite first :) from here
  2. Find a US-based proxy server (or use ultrasurf 9.5 and IE, other browsers wont work) [Mostly not to leave a trail]
  3. Get a free US incoming number from or using the proxy
  4. Open Google Voice invitation using proxy and follow instructions
Note of caution here: Sipgate client doesn't work in India.

So it took my friend 4 hours to do the above, but he claims that it should take anybody just under an hour as the steps are out there now :)

So give it a try, and do tell if it worked for you.