My 3rd Mobile Phone

So I made a mistake but since over 14 years have passed since then, I think you can forgive me. So, in between my Samsung R220 and the Sony Ericsson W800i purchase, I actually had Nokia 1100. But here’s the problem – I remember having used that phone but I don’t remember when I got it.

I went through the old blog that I had but I can only find one entry about the Nokia 1100. Which is odd! But yeah, it’s was in the beginning of I think when people at the office, my friends and colleagues, convinced me to dump my Samsung R220 and get the 1100. Over 250 million 1100s have been sold since its launch in late 2003, making it the world’s best selling phone handset and the best selling consumer electronics device in the world at the time.

It was targeted towards developing countries and users who do not require advanced features beyond making calls and SMS text messages, alarm clock, reminders, etc. The Nokia 1100 was the company’s cheapest mobile phone when it was released to the market, making it ideal for the developing world yet had some of the best features. The 1100 features a built-in flashlight, activated by pressing and holding the C key once, or by pressing it twice to lock it on when the keypad is unlocked. It can also be accessed via a menu item. The 1100 and 1101 are only able to play monophonic ringtones, which can be selected from a list of 36 pre-installed tones or from 7 self-composed ones.

In addition to the default light blue, orange or black, there are also dark blue, yellow, red, green and pink versions offered by Nokia, as well as many 3rd-party covers. Other features include a 50-message capacity (inbox and drafts, with 25 messages in the sent items folder), alarm, stopwatch, calculator, 6 profiles, contacts storage (capacity 50, with the ability to assign different tones and icons to different contacts), games (Snake II and Space Impact+) and the ability to compose your own ringtones. The Nokia BL-5C battery has a long standby and talk time – this battery is used in more advanced models that have increased power needs for their features, but in the basic 1100 it consumes a fraction of the power and therefore lasts for up to 400 hours between charges.

My New Phone Is Here

It’s here. My new phone, the Realme X2 Pro, which I bought online on Saturday via Flipkart arrived this late afternoon. I was excited, as always on getting a new toy, but waited for 30 minutes while I got things done.

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I unboxed it at around 4:15 pm I think and then setup the phone. There is no sim that I have put inside it. I will wait to get a new connection and insert that sim into my Oppo and then use my current sim in this phone. I do think it looks amazing.

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She is gorgeous.

Realme X2 Pro – Bought!

Well I did it again. I dipped into my savings and bought a new phone. Since I have been making some extra money I have been spending some of it on a few things that I wanted to get. I bought the chair, a bluetooth chargeable speaker, new glasses and this morning I spent Rs.32k on a new phone. Which one?

After a few days of research I realized that the Realme X2 Pro seems to be the best reviewed phone on several Indian websites for the around Rs.30,000 bracket of phones. I also looked at a Samsung phone but the processor put me off. Ralme X2 Pro smartphone runs on Android v9.0 (Pie) operating system. The phone is powered by Octa core (2.96 GHz, Single core, Kryo 485 + 2.42 GHz, Tri core, Kryo 485 + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 485) processor. It runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus Chipset. It has 8 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage.

Realme X2 Pro smartphone has a Super AMOLED display. It measures 161 mm x 75.7 mm x 8.7 mm and weighs 199 grams. The screen has a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels and 405 ppi pixel density. It has an aspect ratio of 20:9 and screen-to-body ratio of 83.7 %. On camera front, the buyers get a 16 MP f/2.0, Wide Angle Primary Camera(3.419 mm focal length, 3″ sensor size, 1µm pixel size) and on the rear, there’s an 64+13+8+2 MP camera with features like Fixed Focus. It is backed by a 4000 mAh battery. Connectivity features in the smartphone include WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, Volte, NFC and more.

The Skinny on Drones

Ever seen one of those before?

Chances are pretty good that you have. Drones are becoming increasingly prevalent in society today, but many people are still curious as to what they are. What looks like a camera with wings is far more sophisticated and versatile than meets the eye.

Drones are just one kind of UAV, or Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. These kinds of vehicles are often made of lightweight materials so that they are easier to operate and use less energy to lift off the ground. They can hover in place, fly, go up, go down, and navigate particularly tight spots. They also come equipped with infrared cameras, GPS technology, and lasers. If this sounds like something you’d find in a top-secret army mission, you’re right! Drones were initially considered to be military-grade technology. Since they’re not intended to carry humans, most of the navigational sensors are concentrated in the front of the drone. The lightweight materials also minimize the buzzing sound, which can lower the quality of videos shot using the drone.

Drones can range from big to small. Bigger drones, like the Predator drone, are used for military purposes while smaller drones with fixed wings and shorter runway length survey land and capture geographical features. Some drones are so small they can even be launched from the palm of your hand, like the vertical liftoff drone.

3D maps depend on drones for capturing accurate pictures of Earth’s topography. The more high-end drones use Satellite Constellation technology to create a comprehensive, synchronized, and coordinated 3D map. Most 3D cameras work this way in the interest of accuracy. With all of these interesting facts about drones, it can be easy for fact and fiction to get lost in the mix. So what are some common myths about drones?

Common Drone Myths

While the comparison of drones to cameras with wings isn’t too far off, it would be inaccurate to compare them to model airplanes. For starters, model airplanes are merely built to look pretty and not fly! Drones, on the other hand, might look like a giant metal spider, but they are made to zip through the air and gather visual information.

Speaking of visual information, drones were explicitly created to gather military surveillance. Of course, as these devices trickled into the civilian market, people began to use them for much sillier reasons, such as playing a prank on others and scaring them. As you can see, the drone is a multifaceted piece of technology that has both its official and unofficial uses.

As for its proper uses, though, drones can collect a surprisingly large amount of information under the Constitution. For example, police do not need a warrant to fly a drone at a low altitude to collect surveillance, and often use this method to search for marijuana users in their city. The reason this is not unconstitutional is because police can use drones in this way to fight crime and protect the public at large.

Another big misconception is that flying a drone is easy–not so! In reality, it takes some time to learn how to maneuver the pitch and yaw. More seasoned pilots, however, can gracefully pull off some pretty neat tricks in the air. But be careful about how long you keep your drone up there; many civilian-grade drones aren’t meant to stay in the air for longer than 10 minutes or so. Keep this in mind so that your new gadget doesn’t unexpectedly come crashing to the ground!

A Few Cool Drone Facts

We might think of drones as novelties when in reality they and their various UAV cousins have been around since 1916. It might be hard to conjure the image of a military-grade weapon during the time before television. But as you can see, drones have evolved into a multipurpose device that will allow people to survey large areas from the comfort of their couch.

Experts predict that drones will become quite useful to those in the agricultural industry. Farmers will be able to inspect their crops from a bird’s-eye view, thereby saving them hours and maybe even allowing them to zoom in on potential crop dangers, such as disease and pests.

Have you got drone fever now? Well, you’re in luck! Head over to DrDrone today to check out some of the best and most affordable drones on the market right now. You can choose from different makes and models to find your dream drone that best suits you and your needs. Just try not to clip anyone’s heads when you’re using it, though.

Happy surveilling!

Smartphone Games

Do You Spend Too Much Time on Smartphones Playing ‘Stupid Games’?

I never used to. But since 2018 I have been playing a couple of games a lot. One is Real Tennis which I do not play against another player but against the computer or in this case Android. They aren’t stupid games at all and are a lot of fun.

The tennis game is fun but I win all the time now – actually since last year – so it is getting kinda boring. But the other one is awesome. Bowling King is playing against players all over the world and you win chips and you lose chips and after you win a certain number you unlock lanes and special balls and it’s very addictive and exciting, especially when you are winning and are on a streak.

I love the game so much. I’ve been wanting to try out some football games on my phone too but I just haven’t gotten into one yet. Maybe soon.

Prompt from The Learning Network At The New York Times

Getting More Involved With The Hobby You Love

Most people have some sort of hobby or interest, nowadays. The web has opened the doors to these sorts of activities, giving far more people the chance to enjoy them than ever before. You can learn about the hobbies you like, buy items which make it easier to enjoy them, and can find communities of like-minded people to share your passion with. Of course, though, there will come a time when a lot of people will want to take their hobby deeper. To help you out with this, this post will be exploring some of the best ways to achieve this goal, giving you a range of different paths to take when you’re approaching something like this.

Making

In the past, people used to make a lot more of their own possessions than they do today. This is partly thanks to modern stores making it much easier to simply buy things, but is also down to the fact that a lot of people don’t learn skills which enable them to make things when they are at school. Your hobby is a great chance to turn this around. For example, if you like to go shooting, you could think about pressing your own cartridges for the job. Companies like Diamond K Brass can supply the parts you’d need for this, and there are plenty of resources around the web which can teach you how to make these items.

Teaching

Alongside making things, you could also think about teaching. It is often said that teaching is the best way to learn, and this is especially true for something like a hobby. There are a couple of ways to handle this, with running your own blog being the easiest and most popular. This way you can write and make videos about your field of interest, providing information which will help newcomers to the hobby to get started. Of course, alternatively, you could also think about teaching face to face, though this will probably be harder to organise.

Learning

If you have a hobby you love and want to find out more about it, learning about it is a great way to go into more depth on your favourite topic. Search online forums or blogs for advice, take a class and buy books or magazines about the topic so you can read around your subject of interest. For instance, if you did enjoy shooting, as well as learning to make your own cartridges, you could get some gun help, and learn how to choose the right equipment for you. Learning about the history and the different fields of interest for your hobby will help you find various aspects to enjoy.

Building A Community

Online communities have been around for a long time, though they haven’t lost any of their popularity. Building a community for your own hobby shouldn;t be too hard, with a forum-style website and social media accounts being the only tools you’ll need to get started. This will feel like an uphill battle at first, though this will quickly change once you start to get more and more visitors to your site. Once you have enough people using your site, you could consider using ads to make money from it, giving you the chance to delve even deeper into your interests and provide more to your community.

With this in mind, you should be feeling ready to take on the challenge of getting more involved with the hobby you love. A lot of people work hard on things like this, only to find that they can’t go much further once they reach a certain point in the future. Of course, though, there are always ways to push this further, and you just need to find the right idea for you.

Things You May Forget To Consider When Buying Your Next Drone

Buying your next drone may not have crossed your mind that much. Maybe you even have an idea of the drone you’re getting, but you’ve not looked into it as much as you could have just yet. Whatever you do, don’t make up your mind until you’ve read this post!

There are numerous things you may forget to consider when buying your next drone, and you don’t want to be caught out, do you? Read on for a few of the things that are commonly forgotten about:

Branching Out

If you’ve always had one brand of drone, then it’s pretty safe to assume you will stick to that brand of drone. People do this time after time, purely because it’s the easy thing to do. They trust the brand, they know how to use the drones, and switching to a new brand entirely can be pretty daunting.

However, you should consider branching out before you go and buy the same type of drone you always buy. Many brands are coming leaps and bounds in the drone department, and there isn’t just one brand you could say is the ‘best’. Don’t be closed minded – explore all of the various drones that fit your wants and needs, whatever the brand may be.

Spending

Many people don’t consider how much they are truly spending on their drone. It seems that when it comes to it, they’ll spend whatever they need to to own the drone they want. Stop for a second and consider whether this is truly necessary. There are so many great deals and drones out there if only you thought outside the box a little. You can read more here to see for yourself how great drones can be without spending a small fortune.

Flying

You might think you can just buy your drone and go, but this may not be the case. You’ll need to think about where you plan on using your drone, as you can get in trouble if you use it in certain areas and you are not permitted to do so. The rules around drones are becoming tighter, so keep this in mind before you buy.

Hobbies

Don’t buy a drone with all of the bells and whistles if this is nothing but a hobby for you. Hobby grade drones are still great, and you won’t end up spending a ton of money on something you’re not getting the most out of.

Know The Rules

As well as knowing where you’re going to fly your drone, familiarize yourself with the rules. You’ll find them below:

  • Register your drone with the FAA.
  • Stay at least 5 miles away from all airports.
  • Don’t fly more than 400 feet above the ground.
  • Don’t fly over people without their permission.
  • Don’t fly over government facilities.
  • Don’t fly in national parks.
  • Don’t fly over private property.
  • Don’t fly over fires or crime scenes.
  • If you are ever approached by police, be polite and cooperative.

Which drone will you buy?

Smart Ways To Make Money Playing Video Games

Gaming is an incredibly fun past-time, allowing you to escape the stresses of everyday life. From board games to video games, and even role-playing games, playing is among the best parts of life. Turning this hobby into a full-time income is countless people’s wildest dream. Thankfully, making money from video games is more than possible. In fact, you could even earn more than a traditional job. With that in mind, here are six smart ways to make money playing video games.

1.Test New Video Games

A video game must survive many development stages before you find it on the shelves. An O.G. idea for making money with gaming is to play it during these stages. Game developers must make improvements to the game, so pay game testers to try it out. While doing so, the tester has to look for bugs, glitches, and other issues. This might sound fun, but it can be quite boring.

2. Stream All Gameplay Live

Rather than playing for yourself, you should try streaming any gameplay for the entire world to see. Streaming sites, like Twitch, allow you to do so easily. However, that doesn’t mean that making money is necessarily simple. An issue that many games face is building up a large audience. Having only a handful of viewers watching your content won’t make you much money.

3. Win At Online Casinos

There are various platforms that pay you for playing online games. Nonetheless, the biggest potential winnings come from online casinos. With Monkey Casino’s live gaming promo, you can get set up and start playing blackjack or roulette in little to no time. Although you could potentially win hundreds, you must remember that gambling is a risk and doesn’t always offer any reward.

4. Become A Gaming Coach

While gaming skills come naturally to some, other people struggle to get the hang of it. If you consider yourself an experienced gamer, you could offer services as a gaming coach. Whether you recruit students privately or use gaming coach websites, people will pay for your advice. Before they do, however, they will want to see your skills, so streaming gameplay is helpful.

5. Write Video Game Guides

Having experience gaming doesn’t mean you want to teach students one-on-one. Thankfully, there are other options to consider. Starting a gaming blog would allow you to publish guides for specific skills, levels, or games. This would put some distance between yourself and your audience, but could still earn you an income. Having ads on your posts is one way to do that.

6. Make Game-Inspired Merch

Enjoying gaming doesn’t mean you’re good at it. If you would like to make money with video games but aren’t the best player yourself, you could make merch instead. Etsy is a brilliant platform to start your own small business. Whatever game or games you choose, there are many products that you could create, including t-shirts, coffee mugs, posters, and figurines.

Gaming offers unlimited fun, but with the advice above, you can make money with this hobby too.