Thursday, January 22, 2009

VGA? You’ve got to be kidding me!

While we are on the subject of photographs, let me share my most recent and brilliant stroke of stupidity – I’m sure it would have come pretty high on the scale of the ol’ Darwin awards.

I have a mobile phone with a 3.2 Megapixel camera. Infact, I’ve had this phone for more than a year now. But all this time I have been cursing it on how grainy and low res it’s photographs turn out. Just the other day I walked in on my 7 year old meddling around with my phone. When I grabbed it from her, I noticed it was in a “settings” menu, and the options read…

3MP
2MP
1MP
VGA

Guess what was selected by default? Of course, like a true techie, I cursed the phone manufacturer under my breath for not setting the default correctly. Maybe I should ask my 7 year old to play around with my brand new DSLR.

5 comments:

Upeksha said...

its not a bug!! its a feature :D :D :D thats how we call it ;o)

Bimal said...

Spoken like a true software engineer. Good one!

Sujeewa Kokawala said...

Well you're lot better than me. I hate mobile phones, leave aside the rest of wrapping that comes with it.

Electronics don't go with human brains, until we convert latter to digital.

Till then...

Sujeewa Kokawala said...

In a second thought, you gotta read H2G2, where there is one hell of a fun of this sort.

Buzz me and meet up somewhere around Kohuwala [weekdays], will be able to give it. Pls let know prev day to bring the book.

Bimal said...

Yeah gotta get H2G2. Someone nicked a couple of my sci-fi books - basterd! Only if I cam remember who it was...

Will call you Sujeewa.