Saturday, March 21

#Caferacer at the beach

Royal Enfield Continental GT

After crossing many lagoon pools and wading along the sea line, we attempted a rather ambitious #swim. 

To cut through some shallow water instead of going around it.

But, unlike the earlier stretches, this one held a thick layer of soft & greasy seaweed sediments. Worse than clay. 

My #recontinentalgt lost traction within 10 feet. The sea won!

While I waited as my fellow Royal Enfield riders worked on ropes to pull us out, I remembered an old advice on 4x4.

if u r wading, first walk the stretch. Even if you can see the floor, walk the stretch.

So true! I could see clear waters, brown floor, few people walking up ahead and I just rode into a trap.

Deception by Nature

Sunday, March 15

The new MacBook : Yet again a detour

Its Gold

The new MacBook is yet again a detour from Industry standards. Rather than an upgrade of specs, MacBook lost it along with weight but gained on pricing. Now that is defying economics.

With just one charging port/USB-C, Its a bold move. Apple do have a history of forcing consumers to change, be it the touch only iPhone or the no optical drive, this Macbook will force us onboard the wireless train. MacBook is a better Chrome Pixel, finally time for the Cloud centric laptops. By year-end, Windows cousins will be decked up to match the no ports Apple tuxedo. 

Apple knows all the tricks on premium placement. Its repeat blockbuster hits were managed with such great skill that even after scaling up into multimillions of devices, it still continues to remain the biggest aspirational brand. 

2015 MacBook is one super costly Netbook that everybody wants to sport at the coffee bar. More of a fashion accessory.

And It comes in Gold