I've been driven to posting this entry on account of a very strange problem. Bank PINs are a necessary evil. Modern society has adjusted to making peace this it. I've had my fair share of PINs. They were a pain but never a problem. But that was until today. I opened a Citibank account in New York recently. All was well. And then I received my PIN in an envelop...except that the PIN rectangle was a blank! In desperation, I turn to calling the number pasted on my debit card. After following the formalities, they asked me for my SSN. I'm new to the US and have no SSN. What on earth am I to do?
Visited the following places yesterday: Statue of Liberty (watched from afar, Lower Manhattan) Wall Street NYSE The Bull Brooklyn Bridge (watched from afar) One World Trade Centre (went to the observation deck, 100th floor) Empire State Building Times Square NASDAQ Subhasish was a godsend. It was so wonderful to enjoy these last 2 days with this selfless friend. Wish we could spend some more time together. Loneliness will begin to bite from this evening when he returns to Michigan.
I remember how utterly excited I was when I Microsoft launched Windows Live Writer, a blog publishing client, several years ago as part of Windows Essentials, a suite of utility applications. No application came anywhere close to emulating its efficiency. In fact, it still remains unbeaten. Microsoft, unfortunately, seems to have abandoned the platform. There has been no update for several years and there have been rumours that the product will be thrown open to the open source community after Microsoft officially abandons the product. Nothing of this sort has happened. Maybe it's time to use Blogger's native web client or use the Android app (as I'm doing currently). Blogging still remains a fascinating indulgence. I wish I could regain my former momentum in posting regular updates.