Vijay Bhatter

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Wishing everyone a very Happy Holi!!!

Hi All,

First of all I would like to wish a very Happy Holi to all my friends, family and well wishers!!!! I may not put Gulaal on you this year on this festival of colors however I am praying to God to bring more colors of Joy, Happiness and Fun in your life and make it even more colorful :) HAPPY HOLI!!!!!!



(Source: Meme4u.com - of which I am one of the co-founder)

I know its quite sometime I wrote on my personal blog. There have been so much happening in life both professional and personal that I really wanted to share with my friends but then didnt knew where to really start. The last 2.5 years has been really full of highs and lows and has been a great learning experience and made me more stronger but somewhere it took away a little of me.

I am happy to have a great family, friends and whole lot of well wishers who has been with me throughout this phase of my life and supported me unconditionally.


Cheers,
Vijay

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Life @ Cyberax : IT'S ROCKING!

Hi Friends,

Well it has been now almost an year since I put something up on my blog for my friends. Personal Blogs are probably the best way to brag about yourself. :c)

It has been a great year so far and life has been quite interesting both in Personal and Professional space.

But I will talk about something that I know best and that's Cyberax :)

So first the Good News:

Those who have been following my blogs there have been a few short term goals that we set for Cyberax and it was nice to see them happening.

  1. Cyberax Tech Pvt. Ltd. is now a 100% Software Exports Oriented company registered under STP (Software Technology Park - Kolkata).
  2. Cyberax Tech Pvt. Ltd. is now an ISO 9001:2000 company certified by DNV (one of the top certifying agency in the world). It was quite a learning experience and has really improved the way we conducted business and the total effectiveness of the system followed at Cyberax.
  3. Cyberax also ventured into the Online Media space and now have an office in Mumbai too. The new company is Cyberax Media Pvt. Ltd.
  4. We have been working on quite a number of interesting and challenging projects and few of them that can be seen in action on the web:

    - Cyberax CMS (SEO Friendly) v. 1.0

    Its a content management system which allows the user not just to edit and manage the pages but also has a lot of flexibility of naming the pages the way we want. It can be seen in action on: http://www.asa.edu. The best part of the CMS is the speed at which it generates the pages and the ease of use. We are further adding a lot more stuff to make it more robust and feature rich.

    - Cyberax AdServer

    We were looking for a very fast, feature rich adserver for our own Portal: www.india-forums.com which could serve over 10 Millions banner impressions in a day and which allows us to do the customization and also can serve Third Party Network Ads and auto-adjust itself based on their fill ratio. At the moment the Adserver has the following features:
  • Geo Targetting
  • Frequency Capping (Session and Cookies based)
  • Banner Priorty
  • Displays all kinds of ads: Banner, Flash, Third party network ads like Google, Yahoo, ValueClick, TribalFusion and more...
  • Text Ads
  • Auto-Adjust feature to change the banner priority settings, frequency capping based on CTR, CPM or on the network Fill-Ratio.

    It can be seen in action on our Portal www.india-forums.com and probably its just the beginning for this.

There are more stuff going on at the moment but will be posting about them later...

Cheers,
Vijay :)

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Sony Vaio SZ 330P - Notebook Review

Sony Vaio SZ Series 330P


I recently purchased a new Sony Vaio VGN-SZ330P from USA (through my cousin).

Sony Vaio VGN-SZ330P is slim, lightweight and powerful measuring only 1" thin159 and boasting a 13.3" widescreen display5 with XBRITE™ technology, this notebook is ideal for people on the go. Work faster and play longer with Intel® Centrino® Duo mobile technology, a 5400rpm SATA hard drive, advanced DDR2 memory. Wireless freedom is yours with integrated WWAN132, 802.11a/b/g wireless LAN and integrated Bluetooth® technology.

Control efficiency and output with the innovative Hybrid Graphics System while having piece of mind that your investment and data are safe with advanced security features like biometric fingerprint sensor and G-Sensor™ shock protection. And to top it all the VAIO® SZ Notebook is a “Windows Vista™ Premium Ready” PC.


Why I decided for Sony SZ Series?

Well before deciding on this Laptop over my Toshiba was that I required in my notebook was:

a) Great Display.

b) Lightweight. I work from Office and most of the time carry my work home or to client's place and it was much desired to have a light weight notebook.

c) Extremely Powerful so that I can replace it with my desktop PC.

d) Bluetooth (So that I do not have to attach a Bluetooth dongle everytime to connect to internet through my mobile phone.)

e) WiFi to free yourself from Wired Networks and which allows me to use Internet where WiFi Hotspots is available like Hotel, Airport Lounge and all.

f) Good Battery Life atleast 3hrs-5hrs.

Well the configuration showed much promise and Sony Vaio SZ Series Laptop was probably one which fit my requirement.







Here's the Specification of the same:

Model
Sony Vaio VGN-SZ330P/B

HARDWARE

Processor Name
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T7200 (2GHz, 4MB L2 cache)1

Front Side Bus Speed
667MHz

Chipset
Intel® 945GM

Hard Drive
120GB2 5400rpm Serial ATA with G-Sensor™ Shock Protection - Hard Disk Drive Protection

Integrated Wireless LAN
Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection (802.11a/b/g3

Wireless WAN
Integrated Wireless Wide Area Network (WAN)132 accessing Cingular Wireless National EDGE Network with SmartWi™ technology , (Wireless WAN and Wireless LAN radio do not transmit simultaneously)

LCD
13.3" WXGA with XBRITE™ Technology (1280x800)4

Graphics
Hybrid Graphic System - NVIDIA® GeForce™ Go 7400 with TurboCache™ supporting 128MB and Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950 with 128MB dynamically allocated shared (RAM/Video) memory

Graphics Interface
VGA out w/Smart Display Sensor

Memory
2GB (1GB x 2) PC2-4200 533MHz DDR2 - (Expandable up to 2GB)

Optical Drive
DVD+R Double Layer/DVD+-RW Drive6
DVD+R DL Write: 2.4 max.
DVD+R Write: 8x max.
DVD+RW Write: 4x max.
DVD-R Write: 8x max.
DVD-RW Write: 4x max.
CD-R Write: 24x max.
CD-RW Write: 16x max.
DVD±RW: Yes
CD Read: 24x max.
DVD Read: 8x max.
DVD-R DL Write: 2x max.
DVD-RAM Read: 3x max.

Modem
Integrated V.92/V.90 Modem (RJ-11)

Ethernet
10BASE-T/100BASE-TX Ethernet with RJ-45 interface

Memory Stick® Media Slot
Supports optional Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO™ media

Expansion Slots
Supports Memory Stick DUO™ media with MagicGate™ functionality
One ExpressCard™ /34 Slot
One PCMCIA - Type II/Type I card slot with CardBus support

Audio
Sony® Sound Reality™ - Audio Enhancer

Audio Interface
Headphone Jack, Microphone Jack

Optional Port Replicator Interfaces
2 USB 2.08, Ethernet, VGA, DC in

Other Interfaces
One 4pin i.LINK® connector (IEEE 1394)9, 2 USB 2.0 ports, port replicator connector

Pointing Device
Electro-Static touch pad

Keyboard
QWERTY, 86 keys with 3mm stroke and 19.05mm pitch

Action Buttons
S1, S2 (programmable) and WLAN/BT RF On/Off

Power Requirements
105W+10%

Battery
Lithium-ion Battery (VGP-BPS2C)

Battery Life
3.5 - 5.5 hours (as mentioned in the manual)

Weight
4.1 lbs with standard battery (non-metric weights and measurements are approximate)

1.86 kgs only :)


Size (W x H x D)
12.5” (W) x 1.0” -1.5” (H) x 9.3” (D)

Supplied Accessories
Standard Lithium-ion battery (VGP-BPS2C)
AC adapter (VGP-AC19V10)
Memory Card Adapter (VGP-MCA20)
Cingular SIM Card
Power Cord



Pros:
Extremely lightweight, Powerful and fast.

Cons:


a) The model which I got gives me electric shocks if I am grounded. Surprised ?? Well then I am not alone there are 100 of more people who face the same problem. The brushed metal finish palmrest is gives a tingling sensation and surely has to do something with laptop issue. When contacted Sony about this they are asking me to send it to their San Diego Service Center. Now how do I do that sitting in India :(

b) The Battery meter is never correct. It worked for around 3:15hrs in "STAMINA" mode compared to the promised 3.5hrs - 5.5hrs

c) The Notebook comes with too many softwares preinstalled.

d) They do not provide any Installation disk and you have to burn it yourself. It take 2DVDs / 9CDs to burn the Recovery Disk.

e) Well not to mention its too Pricey compared to other companies like Toshiba, Dell and IBM.

So do not forget to check out the "Electric shock/tingling sensation" on your notebook from Sony before buying it. To test it ground yourself and then power up the notebook and test.

I will be sending it back to their Service Center in Feb when my cousin will be coming to India.

Cheers,
Vijay

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Cyberax - Our New Office

Hi Friends,

We are now almost coming to the end of the year and just one month to go. And when I look back then it was quite an eventful year (good and bad).

For the moment what I would like to share with my friends is about Cyberax - Beyond Intelligence. It took us almost 4 months to get the office done. There have been many brainstorming sessions with the Interior Designers in getting exactly what we wanted. There are few minor things still left but for now I can share it with my friends.















While making the office one thing I made sure that we do provide our employees the best possible working environment.

Well I believe the new office will enable Cyberax to :
  • Attract Better Talent to our organization
  • Reach out to our local clients easily
  • Be Different from other IT companies cluttering the business space.
  • Provide all our employees the best growth opportunity and achieve job satisfaction

However my personal cabin is still a bit incomplete which I will post some other time so keep checking this post.

Cheers,
Vijay

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

My NEW Maruti Suzuki Swift VXi

Great news to share with my friends again.

Today I have got the delivery of my NEW "personal" car Maruti Suzuki Swift VXi (Solid Bright Red). Its my first "owned" car so you can imagine that it will always be special for me.

Maruti Suzuki Swift is a stylish compact yet spacious and performance packed car. Ride and handling are really awesome. It's decently solid and has superb street presence.

Pic taken from official website of Maruti Swift
Maruti Suzuki Swift