Friday, August 12, 2011

A tortured choice in famine: Which child lives?

I read the story here. I think this is the most horrific story I have ever read. I can't imagine that a parent is forced to make a choice to abandon his/her child to die but this is what is happening in this world right now. Can't we do something about it? Surely we can. There are many organizations working in that area trying to help the famine affected people. We can donate some money to them, no matter how small the amount is. This page contains a list of charity organizations working on the problem. One can also donate to UNICEF. Islamic Relief is also taking donations. I am sure there are more organizations trying to help those people. All we need to do is to make up our mind to donate at least a small amount. I think the problem can be easily fixed if only a fraction of us donate some money. This is our chance to have a big impact on someone's life by making a very little effort.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

My Review of Roku 2 XS Streaming Player

Originally submitted at Roku

Adds an enhanced remote for playing games, plus extra connectivity options.

Roku rocks!

By Rusho from Bellevue, WA on 8/2/2011


5out of 5

Pros: Easy to use, High quality picture, Great value, Reliability, Compact, Built in Wi-Fi

Cons: Want more video choices, Set up bugs

Best Uses: Living room

Describe Yourself: Power User, Netflix fan, Technophile

I bought Roku one week ago and I am absolutely enjoying it. The picture quality is superb. However, I faced few minor problems though, most of them during installation. While I was setting up my Wi-Fi connection, it hanged in the third step (connecing to Internet) and I needed to restart it. After I restarted it, it failed to connect to my Wi-Fi at first and said that the password is wrong. I found the password to be correct and tried once more without changing any thing and it worked fine. Since then I am facing no problem with connectivity. The only problem I am having persistently is with the Picasa application. It cannot show any photo though it can show the albums with their covers showing correctly.

Overall, I am very satisfied with my purchase.