Friday, November 30, 2007

Car Registration

What a pain this moving to new cities is. Other than the actual major stuff like moving, packing, loading, unloading, looking for an apt, there are stuff like updating your new address in 100 different places, getting a new drivers license, car registration, car insurance.

Right now i am doing the second set (which was supposed to be done like within 30 days of moving). Anyways, in Georgia, to get the car tags updated, we need to get the GA drivers license. To get the drivers license, we need to have proof of insurance. So while checking that out, I realized I didn't update my car insurance info after moving to Atlanta!! So, I need to shop for that now.

Anyways, to get the car tags, we also need to get the car emissions tested. And looks like we need to do this every single year. Isn't that a little overkill? Anyways, below is the pic of my Nissan getting emission tested :)

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Ron Paul

Ron Paul seems to be a very good choice for republicans and democrats alike. A wonderful video depicting him as God ;). Just kidding, but its a good video showing what he is.
(h/t: glenn g)

Monday, November 5, 2007

Hello, India? I Need Help With My Math - New York Times

A new area for outsourcing. Tutoring. Sound's like this idea is going to be very popular in the coming future.

Hello, India? I Need Help With My Math - New York Times:

"Yet TutorVista, analysts say, is different in a number of ways. Other remote tutoring services generally offer hourly rates of $20 to $30 instead of the $40 to $60 hourly charges typical of on-site tutoring. By contrast, TutorVista takes an all-you-can-eat approach to instruction. Its standard offering is $99 a month for as many 45-minute tutoring sessions as a student arranges.


Ramya Tadikonda has tutored Kenneth Tham, among many others, from her home in Chennai, India. To achieve its ambitions, TutorVista must recruit, train and retain thousands of tutors like her.

Ms. Tadikonda, 26, is a college graduate who had previously worked as a software and curriculum developer for a math Web site for students, but left to raise her children. Earlier this year, she joined TutorVista, took the company’s 60-hour training course, followed by tests and practice sessions for two months. She now works about 24 hours a week as a math and English tutor and makes about $200 a month.

Ms. Tadikonda says she enjoys tutoring and the flexible hours. “You can have a career and still spend time with your family,” she said. “I never thought I could do that.”"

American War Paar Da!

Awesome video. Visuals are fun, but the lyrics are just too bitingly close to reality, you just can't stop smiling :). i didn't.