Sunday Depression

Friday is so bright,  spreads cheer and smiles,
I go home smiling wide, and plan the weekend’s aisle.

Two days off from work, seems a heavenly bliss,
No computer and emails, no ‘yes sir’, no deadlines miss!

The sleep that day is peaceful, I see gardens in my dreams,
And Saturday I enjoy, almost in my jeans.

Go out, party, eat the snacks, and meet all my peers,
‘Coz soon the day would get over, and Monday would come near.

Saturday night my sleep is disturbed, I see horrible nightmares,
My system crashes, boss thrashes, and says, “How you dare!”

Sunday morning I get wacky, stare clock all the time,
My voice gets almost choked, and I start talking in mime.

Evening gives me shivers, Oh its Monday coming again!
All that work and emails, just makes me go insane!

Why comes Monday, why do we go to work?
No more fun and music, and just work like a clerk?

Monday morning gives me blues, I moan in the dawn,
Say ‘Good Morning’ to colleagues, though my mouth yawns!

Source: Vibha Babbar

The Inova X1 3rd Gen Flashlight: Did they ruin it?

I noticed one of my favorite flashlight review sites a mouthful to say about Inova’s recently updated X1 flashlight. You’ve probably seen these flashlights at Target. They are sold in unique looking packages that allow you to try em out and go “oooh shiny!” Ok, let’s take a break from words and do picture time:

Ok, back to words. The X1 is a small-sized (4 inches long, like half an inch in diameter) LED flashlight that runs off a single AA battery. You can find them at your Target store for $19.99, though sometimes it’s cheaper online. It is, in my opinion, the best bang for the buck when it comes to a general-purpose flashlight you’d carry around in a backpack, purse, or car glovebox. It is one of the only lights in its price range that includes voltage-regulation circuitry that maintains a bright glow throughout the life of the battery — not a steady decay from the moment you put the batteries in.

Now, what’s up with the negativity? Well, in May 2007, Inova released an update to this light, that boasted “2.0 Watt LED“. Now, we won’t go into the marketing inaccuracies of “2W” , but let’s just call it a more powerful bulb. This more powerful bulb is supposed to be twice as bright, but eat battery life 4 times as fast. The battery life has been whittled from the previous 8 hours to a mere 2 hours, according to the manufacturer. Many people in the.. err… flashlight community… are quite upset at Inova’s decision, and so was I at first. But I decided to take a look for myself. I eyed a $15.00 deal at an online retailer, then took advantage of a $10 off Google Checkout coupon. So, at the end of the day, $10 left my pocket and here I have this cute little flashlight sitting on my desk. So, here we go.. I’m gonna review a flashlight. Pardon the lack of pictures, my camera’s battery is discharged and I’m not waiting for it to charge up )