11 Years & Going On Strong With Hotmail

I just noticed – I had received an email from Hotmail with a thanks for using their email services for over 10 years! It’s actually a little over 11 years.

Holy crap, has it been that long? I do remember that the first time I ever visited the web was back in 1997 and it must have been either that year or the following that I started the Hotmail account. Yes, I’m pretty sure that it was during the year 1998.

My Hotmail & Yahoo ids were both created around the same time but I only continued with the Yahoo email services for a couple of years. I lost interest in Yahoo as an email service provider and as a search engine as well. But what about Hotmail? I love Gmail and there’s no one who can beat them. I still use my Hotmail account as my primary email id for official purposes, with the sole except for office work which ofcourse goes to my office mail. But for every other official work, I use roshangk@hotmail.com.

Scorpions To Splitup After Final Tour

German rock legends Scorpions have announced that after 40 years of making music, the band is to split up. Their 17th and reported to be last studio album Sting In The Tail, which was recorded in their home base city of Hannover, will be released this year. Post that the band will embark on a 2 year farewell tour which they say will see them hit 5 continents and end in 2012 or even early 2013.

Scorpions was formed by Rudolf Schenker in Hanover, Germany in 1965, gaining a huge following when he was joined by his younger brother Michael and singer Klaus Meine in 1969. Their first album, Lonesome Crow was released in 1972. The band has sold more than 75 million albums worldwide. Over the years, only Mein & Rudolf remain as the original members of the band which has seen 5 former drummers & 6 former bassists.