Monday, May 30, 2011

Boot Critical File E:\CI.dll is corrupt

If you see this Error after an auto update of Windows 7 x64 over a Dell XPS i7 Sandybridge...

Just do this to fix up:

1. After boot and a failed recovery chose to roll back changes to a previous one, choose a restore point, if the restoration fails, do not worry its just that a 100% recovery failed, ignore and reboot[Google to figure out how]
2. Download windows SP1 from Microsoft Website [Offline installer] - close to 1 GB
3. Disable all power saving features to prevent Laptop entering Sleep mode.
4. Run the SP1 installer, it really takes 1+ hours be patient.

It took me 36 hours to figure this out the hard way.
Hope this helps

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Sunday, June 20, 2010

In & Around Muthodi Wildlife Reserve

2010-06-2010 - 13-06-2010 - Kemangundi,Baababudangiri,Muthodi WLR & Mulliyanagiri


We decided to hit the Western Ghats again. This itenary was finalised Thursday night. Harish did wonders and managed to arrange a Qualis Friday morning such that we start off Friday Evening - amazing guy. The troupe consided of Harish(KK), Jatin, Murali, Gururaj, Debjyothi,Vinesh & Rohit. The meeting point was Majestic Railway station at 2300 hours. Everyone made it on time.

Day 1 - 2010-06-12 - Z-point,Habbi Falls,Jagur View point,Gaali Kere,Manikya Dhara
Kemangundi Z-point

We reached Z-point at 0500 hours, we were the only souls out there. The view was berathtaking. There were clouds clearing up in the direction of the strong chilly winds, the surrounding landscapes had green cover with thick fog everywhere. The ones with cameras were busy clicking and rest were modelling.
Kemangundi Z-point Jatin left behind
We were done by 0800 hours, we had breakfast at Kemangundi and left to Habbi Falls. The only mode of transport is an off-road vehicle with 4x drive.
Kemangundi Flower @ Guest House
Its just about 10 kms and the joy ride will cost you INR 850.. He finally agreed upon INR 700; the ride was bumpy all the while with greenary everywhere.
Kemangundi Habbi Water Falls [Hebbe Falls]
After lunch at Kemangundi we left to Baababuddangiri. The drive to Baababudangiri is awesome through Muthodi Wildlife Reserve.
Muthodi Wildlife Reserve Jaguar View Point [Silver Oak Trees]
The terrain is mountainous with shola vegetation at higher altitudes and thick tree cover lower down.
Muthodi Wildlife Reserve Near Jaguar View Point
We halted by Jaguar view point took a few snaps and left soon after it started to rain. Next we hit this Manikya dhara, the place is a total mess with clothing thrown everywhere and extremely unhygenic.
Baababuddangiri View point at Manikyadhara
However the view from here is breathtaking. We next made it to Gaalikere temple (Anyaneya Temple).
Baababuddangiri Gaalikere
The place was clean but covered with thick clouds with poor visibility. We had to do a bit of jugglary to get our Qualis in making a U-Turn.
Baababudangiri Drive back to Chickmagalur
We then hit Chickmagalur for night stay. We checked into a couple of double bed rooms and had a great dinner.

Day 2 - 2010-06-13 - Sathodi Wildlife Reserve,Mulliyanagiri.
Sathodi Wildlife Safari Indian Gaur

We started our day at 0600 hours with Sathodi wildlife reserve jungle safari. We could spot just the herbivours - Gaurs, deers, peacocks, Kingfishers and a 400 year old teak tree. There is a drive through the wildlife reserve to Mulliyanagiri which we took.
Muthodi Wildlife Safari 400 year old Teak Tree
This route is very scenic and we stopped by a lot of places taking snaps. With every ascent the weather got harsher on the peak it was a storm. Very strong winds, thick fog and intermittent rainfall prevented us from playing around with our cameras.
Mulliyanagiri Mulliyanagiri temple in backdrop
We hurried up to the temple got wet and retured back to Chickmagalur. On reaching Chickmagalur we had a royal meal checked out of the lodge and headed back to Bangalore by 1500 hours. We reached homes by 2200 hours Sunday evening.

Finale -
-Total Expense per head worked out - INR 1550
-With heavy rains forcast not many tourists around

Appeal -
I see a lot of trashing at Habbi Falls/Inside the Wildlife Reserve - plastic Bottles, Glass bottles (broken)..etc, be responsible tourists and dispose them appropriately.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Tayyar Mustamir 7 year old has to say !

Save The Sea Creatures

I would save all endangered sea creatures if I could. They are really decreasing in numbers because of fishing and hunting. The blue fin tunas, sea turtles, dolphins and sharks are endangered. If we don't save them, some day they will be extinct. Please help keep the environment safe!

Name: Tayyar Mustamir

Age: 7

School: Baytul-Iman Academy

City, State: Matawan, New Jersey

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Bhagamane Photo

Started quite early from {Cisco - Vrindavan Tech Village} 17:30 hours to click a shots of Bhagamane Tech park on the 2nd September 2009. The idea was to capture the Reflections of Bhagamene Tech park from the lake facing it.. Inspired by Jatin who had already successfully taken it

Ambika Prasad accompanied me who liked the idea; moreover his wife was out of station, being lonely he was desperately seeking some company :).
From 2009-09-02 - Bhagamane Tech Park

Beating the Traffic and reaching the premise took close to any hour. We inspected the premise for a while to figure out the best possible angle.. I could take good horizontal reflections, however had trouble taking vertical oriented pictures as I wasn't carrying the Tripod/Monopod; had to take support from the barricades of the lake.
From 2009-09-02 - Bhagamane Tech Park

I totally clicked around 30 snaps at various Aperture settings. 50% of the resulting images were pretty bad due to bad exposures & camera shake. Here are 2 of the better ones I managed to take.

Note that the Sky is natural and not post processing effect :)

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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Little Jhonny

Helps Suzy

A third grade teacher always took role call each morning and had the pupils' answer by reciting a short poem. The first kid sat in the first row was a teachers pet. He stood and said, "My name is Dan, and when I become a man, I would like to go to
Japan if I can, and I think I can." The next kid was a little girl who sat in the middle of the room. She stood up and answered the roll call by stating, "My name is Suzy, and when I become a lady I would like to have a baby...if I can, and I think I can." The next on the list was Little Johnny, a smart guy sitting in the back of the room. He stood up and said, "My name is Johnny, and I don't give a damn about Japan but I would like to help Suzy in her plan if I can....and I think can!!!!


During one of her daily classes a teacher trying to teach good manners, asked her students the following question: Michael, if you were on a date having dinner with a nice young lady, how would you tell her that you have to go to the bathroom?"
Michael said, "Just a minute I have to go pee." The teacher responded by saying, "That would be rude and impolite. What about you Peter, how would you say it?" Peter said, "I am sorry, but I really need to go to the bathroom. I'll be right back." "That's better, but it's still not very nice to say the word bathroom at the dinner table. And you, Johnny, can you use your brain for once and show us your good manners?" "I would say: Darling, may I please be excused for a moment? I have to shake hands with a very dear friend of mine, whom I hope you'll get to meet after dinner."

Whois married?
A teacher asks her class "if there are 5 birds sitting on a fence and u shoot one of them, how many will be left?" She calls on Little Johny and he replies, "None, they all fly away with the first gun shot "The teacher replies "The correct answer is 4 but I like the way you'r thinking, "Then Johny says "I have a question for you. There are three woman sitting on a bench having ice cream. One is delicatley licking the sides of the ice cream scoop Another gobbled down the top and sucked the cone and the third bit of the top of the ice cream.
Which one is married?"
The teacher blushing a great deal replied "Well I suppose the one that's gobbled down the top and sucked the cone" To which Little Johny replyed. "The correct answer is the one with a wedding ring on, but I like the way you'r thinking!"


A kindergarten class had a homework assignment to find out about something exciting and relate it to the class the next day. When the time came to present what they'd found, the first little boy walked up to the front of the class made a small white dot on the blackboard and sat back down. Puzzled, the teacher asked him just what it was.
"It's a period,'' said the little boy.

"Well, I can see that,'' she said, ''but what is so exciting about a period?''

''Damned if I know,'' said the little boy, ''but this morning my sister was missing one, Daddy had a heart attack, Mommy fainted, and the man next door shot himself."

Friday, December 29, 2006

Kabbala Durga pics

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Thursday, December 28, 2006

One Great Thought


One great pic taken off a sony handy cam with special effects