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Getting past the wait-list in BlackBerry Messenger (BBM)

So finally we have BBM for our Android and iOS devices.
Well done BlackBerry!

But then again you are stuck in the waiting list and losing your patience waiting fro that sweet invite.
Well I see a lot of my friends in my friend-list getting stuck at that phase and even after more than 36 hours of the release I still see them getting nowhere.
Hence I thought of giving them a heads up.

Fortunately I myself didn't have to wait a single moment for the BBM invite. Actually i got the invite before I even installed the app, all courtesy to my friend in BlackBerry (yeah you deserve a "Biriyani" :D )

But for those who are still waiting. Try this neat little trick.
This worked on a few mobiles I tried here. But be warned due to the nature of the trick this may stop working anytime.


Install the BBM app, launch it, and then register your email address to join the waiting list.Return to your home screen and force close the app.Relaunch the BBM app. You should now be able to create a n…

Taxes and Custom Duty for Importing in India

Recently I am getting a lot of request to send items to my friends to India. And each time I have to make them understand the delivery and the custom import charges make them quite infeasible to get them delivered.

So I thought about putting up an estimated cost of what it gets charged.

Category Items to import Customs Duty BooksBooks (educational)0%ComputersLaptop, Computers16.85%Computer Printers16.85 %Laptop Battery28.85%Hard Disk (Internal)6.03%Hard Disk (External)16.85%Processor6.03%Other Computer Peripherals16.85%Cables & Wires25.85%TabletsiPad16.85%MobileMobile Phones6.00%Phone Accessories28.85%Music & GamesDVD/ CDS (movie)28.85%Software DVD16.854%DVD Players, Blu-Ray28.85%iPod28.85%Video games28.85%Gaming Consoles28.85%PhotographyDigital / Video Cameras28.80%Digital Still Image Camera16.854%Web cameras28.85%Camera Lens28.85%Everything ElseTelevision28.85%Sports Equipment16.85%Hand (wrist) Watches28.85%Cosmetics, Stationery, Toys28.85%Sunglasses28.85%Electronics and Car p…

Workshop on "Web Programming Using JavaScript"

I will be conducting a workshop on Web Programming using JavaScript on UTDallas on October 6th. Everyone is invited to participate.

Registrations are taken at UTD Marketplace.

I will be covering basic JavaScript along with jQuery. You can get a detailed overview about what is in store from UTD Event Comet Calender.

But If we find participants with interest then I might go to some more depth including some very interesting examples and hands-on.