Firefox 3 is finally here. While I’m waiting to connect to the Mozilla servers, which seem to be down due to the huge demand, I thought I’ll blog about why you should go download Firefox 3 too.
And if you’re already using Firefox 3 here’s a Power User’s Guide to Firefox 3.
Now if only we could get our hands on the download and help Mozilla set a world record!
Edit: 0020 hrs IST – Its downloading!
The new Hyderabad Airport at Shamshabad (Rajiv Gandhi International Airport) is all set to open on March 16. Apollo is setting up a Medical Center at the airport to cater to the medical needs there. Recently there was a disaster drill (which unfortunately had to be aborted) and a visit by Apollo’s senior doctors and management. I’ve got some nice pics of both the visits on my flickr page. Check them out here:
Airport Disaster Drill
Visit to the New Hyderabad International Airport
The new airport is one huge thing and unlike anything you would have ever seen in India. The current structure is supposed to be designed to handle 12 million passengers a year (current Hyderabad traffic is around 7 million passengers). When the whole airport is completely built it would be able to handle 40 million passengers a year, but that’s still quite a few years away. They’ve built loads of check in counters and huge baggage claim areas, so I guess long queues should be a thing of the past.
The only problem is the distance of the airport from the city. Currently it’ll take about 1 to 1.5 hours from Banjara Hills to reach the airport. The expressway is going to take ages to be ready. So if you’re planning day-trips to Hyderabad, think twice!!
Update: Right after the inauguration they announced that the new Airport’s launch will be delayed. It seems that the airlines are not ready to tie up with the new ground handling agencies since they are charging a bomb! Well whatever the reason, atleast I’m happy that Begumpet airport is open for a little while longer 🙂
Apollo’s Airport Medical Team:
The departure area:
We’ll be in Delhi this weekend for a short break (long overdue though!). If you’re free gimme a buzz and we’ll meet up.
As I had written earlier I recently bought a new Sony Ericsson P1i. Its a cool phone (though it burnt a hole in my pocket.) The Symbian UIQ OS is good, I haven’t had any problems with it freezing or anything.
I like its software – the calendar, email app, etc. However, I do wish the alarm would have a longer snooze function! The current 5 mins is a little too short for my liking. I’ve been playing around with Wi-Fi and GPRS both. I like Gmail’s little app which I have downloaded. I’ve also got quite used to the keyboard and can tap out a short email/SMS pretty quickly.
The camera’s decent too, but after having used my Nikon dSLR for so long it feels really slow…
I’ve been looking around for some cool little apps for the phone but haven’t found anything interesting yet. Any suggestions?