Dell Studio 15 - homecoming !!!

                                             " I feel good. So So Good. "

these were the words came out of my mouth, when i received this new Studio 15 laptop which i ordered last month itself.
This surely is one of the most popular Laptop, at least in India. (Dell is one of the largest PC hardware manufacturer, Indeed)
So, this laptop runs on Intel Core i5 processor. Which is kind of a first for me. Intel just launched these processors last month in India. Reviews around the globe tells, it is a decent processor for a laptop. (Not that, i don't like it ..Jeez). This one has been named "Arrandale " by Intel Inc.
i went on for a 4GB DDR3 ram, instead of the orthodox 3Gb which was boxed with it. I made the changes in the configuration according to my needs and guess thats why i went for Dell over Toshiba. (no configuration option available in Toshiba, yet)

here are a few screenshots.
one running the game - Assassin's Creed. (amazing, huh ?)

Gmail became vowel-less, " hp y cn ndrstnd wht m rlly tlkng n hr"

So, it's been a month or so since i last made a post in this blog.
Well, a lot of evolutionary changes occured during this last month which i am really happy about.
Starting this new month on a strange note?
Why is that?
Let me put some light on that.
this morning when i was trying to check my EMail via google mail, i found it weird that the GMail frontpage is being expressed as in some sort of SMS text form (which we guys uses more often, to talk more in less characters). Jokes Apart, i did some investigations and found that the whole "vowels group consisting of A, E , I , O , U were missing only.
That means, even if i tried to type a mail or a Buzz in my inbox. There were no vowels, it was actually something like this.

Thnk y fr th mil y'v snt.
wll rspnd t th qry s sn s pssbl.

thnks nd rgrds

Lol. That is funny but weird. I checked on to the official blogpost. There was no official comments as such.
For an instant i thought there is something wrong in my Browser itself or some virus or something.

For a change, i tried to access the main page of GMail service and found it quite intriguing and annoying to see this.

It's funny as hell. But, this could be a new sort of a problem or issue for the internet users of third kind. (Likes of me)
Fortunately, after hitting a lot of blocks. Google finally posted an official comment on the GMail Blog stating :

"At 6:01 am Pacific Time, during routine maintenance at one of our datacenters, the frontend web servers in that particular datacenter started failing to render the letter 'a' for a subset of users. As error rates escalated, the strain spread to other datacenters. We worked quickly to avoid a cascading failure of the entire alphabet by implementing a stopgap solution that limited the damage to the letters 'a,' 'e,' 'i,' 'o,' and 'u.' As a result, we're experiencing Gmail’s first temporary vowel outage."

So, i was correct. It's just not some problem with my device or application here. It's the problem with the server itself.The Google team really failed to notify the root cause of the problem but guess vowels are back as far as my GMail is concerned.
Also, GMail team also confirmed that the issue is being observed by only the web users and IMAP or POP account users were unaffected.
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