Flight to USA - yes it happened. Stop to SevenForums - hmmmm......it did not happen.
While leaving India, I said I shall not touch anything Technology and also stay away from Seven Forums. At that point I knew very well that I was just one rep away from being badged a Seven Guru, but was reconciled to the fact that it may have to wait till my return to India in July and become active in Seven Forums again.
But then. my addiction to Seven Forums was so overwhelming that I continued my rantings from my friend's laptop and in the process within ten days I had become a Seven Guru. Ya, I couldn't have been much happier.
Also gone with the wind, my resolve not to touch a laptop but then my dream Mac Mini got buried deep and out went an order for the Dell Laptop just within two days of my landing in U.S.A.
Now on the topic of the laptop, it took ten days for them to ship it but even as the communication said shipped, FedEx tracking showed that it was yet to be picked by them. It just got me curious to know wherefrom Dell lappies are shipped. A little research and the results were astounding and astonishing.
Here is an extract from a 2005 blog.
" Six days a week Dell charters a China Airlines 747 out of Taiwan and flies it from Penang to Nashville via Taipei. Each 747 leaves with 25,000 Dell notebooks that weigh altogether 110,000kg. It is the only 747 that ever lands in Nashville, except for Air Force One, when the president visits."
Read the full story here: Here is How Dell Notebooks Are Made Step By Step - NotebookForums.com Community
Finally its just 54 miles away from me and I shall be getting it in a few hours from now. So busy days ahead.
To end this post, a few pictures that I took with the Kodak Zi8 Pocket HD Camcorder. ( It is not a digicam and so the known fact that pristine quality cannot be expected.)
At the Georgia Aquarium - the world's largest
Is it real or carved out of marble?
On the banks of river Babylon - nay, Tennessee
The Smokey Mountains
The tub mill at Cades Cove. More pictures here: MillPictures.com - John Cable Grist Mill, Tennessee, Blount Co.
A view inside the Chattanooga Choo Choo Rail Terminal - now a hotel
EDIT: My new Dell Laptop m101z was delivered today around 0930hrs ET. It was manufactured in China and not Malaysia. I am yet to come to terms with my lappy.