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Thursday, December 28, 2006

Coolest Gadgets for 2007


Ultra-mobile Windows PC-Sony VAIO UX90P







The design goal: a full-featured mobile PC small enough to fit in a pocket. Weighing just over a pound, this PC has a 4.5-inch touchscreen that slides up to reveal a keyboard. A U.S. version is expected soon, starting at $2,000.

Robot boombox-ZPN/Kenwood MIURO








This 14-inch-wide rolling robot has a built-in iPod dock and speakers; it can "dance" as it follows you around the house. In white, red, black, or yellow, this could make it to the U.S. next year. About $930.

Personal iPod theater-Mikimoto Beans iTheatre









Attach a video iPod, game device, or multimedia cellphone, and two two-inch LCD displays embedded in these geeky but stylish goggles create the effect of a 50-inch TV hovering before your eyes. But watch where you're walking. About $275.

Mobile video telephone-Sharp Vodafone 905SH









With a clamshell lid that can flip up and rotate 90 degrees, this 3G phone has a high-resolution, 2.6-inch widescreen display perfect for watching digital TV broadcasts aimed at Japanese cellphone users.

Motion-sensing game gear-Nintendo Wii controller









Call it the "wee-mote" for the upcoming $250 Wii game console. With ambidextrous appeal for experienced gamers and novices alike, the wand and joystick (included in console) can be a steering wheel, racket, or gun for new dimensions of game play.



Blu-ray prototype camcorder-Hitachi WOOO






These design mockups of high-definition videocameras have a charming retro style that incorporates direct recording onto future mini Blu-ray three-inch discs. Too bad there are no mini Blu-ray players yet. (Not on market.)

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Cholesterol – friend or foe?

Dear friend , this post is going to be entirely different but I promise , it will also give you some sort of info....regarding one of the main reason of "Heart Attack"

Cholesterol – Without it, we could’t survive. But too much of this waxy substance in your blood can lead to heart disease, the number one killer of men and women in the United States. The higher your blood cholesterol, the greater your risk for developing heart disease and suffering a heart attack, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).
Every year, more than 1 million Americans suffer a heart attack and about 500,000 people die from heart disease. However, because high blood cholesterol does not cause any symptoms, many people (more than 50 percent by recent estimates) are either inadequately treated or unaware that their cholesterol level is too high. Considering that 41 million estimated American adults have high cholesterol (according to the American Heart Association), the failure to appreciate high cholesterol’s importance places many people at unnecessary risk for developing future heart disease.

What is cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that is naturally found in all parts of our bodies. It is present in the walls and membranes of every cell, including cells in the brain, nerves, muscle, skin, liver, intestines, and heart. Without cholesterol, our bodies could not function properly. It acts as the backbone of hormones like estrogen and testosterone, vitamin D, and bile acids that help us to digest fat.
Cholesterol in the body comes from two major sources. The first is from the liver, which is the body’s major cholesterol-producing organ. We also consume foods that contain cholesterol – red meat and eggs have particularly high levels. Because the liver is usually able to make enough cholesterol to satisfy all of our bodily needs, however, too much dietary cholesterol can lead to high bodily levels of cholesterol. (Some liver disorders also lead to excess cholesterol levels.)
These high levels are undesirable because it is difficult for our bodies to appropriately dispose of excess cholesterol. Excess cholesterol has a tendency to deposit into the walls of our arteries, particularly the arteries that lead to our hearts (or coronary arteries). It is these deposits that lead to development of "hardening of the arteries," or atherosclerosis (see accompanying image).
Left untreated, atherosclerosis is a condition that causes progressive narrowing of the arteries. Narrowing may even occur to the point where the artery becomes either severely or completely blocked. If the blockage occurs in a coronary artery, you may have severe chest pain (called angina) or a heart attack. If the blockage involves an artery in the brain, you may have a stroke.

The difference between LDL and HDL cholesterol

Cholesterol does not travel freely in the bloodstream. Rather, cholesterol is carried through the blood by particles called lipoproteins. Cholesterol also behaves differently depending on which type of lipoprotein carries it. Low-density lipoproteins (LDL) deposit excess cholesterol on the artery linings (LDL cholesterol is the "bad" cholesterol), and high-density lipoproteins (HDL) remove excess cholesterol from the blood (HDL cholesterol is the "good" cholesterol). Triglycerides are another type of substance closely related to cholesterol. They are mostly carried throughout the bloodstream by particles called chylomicrons or very low-density lipoproteins (VLDLs). While less is known about triglycerides, in general, there is some evidence to suggest that they are a particularly important cause of coronary artery disease among women and people with other risk factors such as diabetes and obesity.
According to the new guidelines released in May 2001 by the NHLBI's National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP), everyone age 20 and older should have their cholesterol and triglyceride levels measured at least once every five years. This blood test is done after a nine- to 12-hour fast and provides information about your total cholesterol (TC), LDL and HDL cholesterol, and triglycerides. If your total blood cholesterol is 200 milligrams (mg) per deciliter (dL) or more, or if your HDL level is less than 40 mg/dL, you should talk to your doctor about ways to lower your cholesterol, which may include changing your diet, increasing exercise, or medication.
HDL cholesterol protects against heart disease. This means that higher numbers of HDL cholesterol are better. A level less than 40 mg/dL is considered low and a major risk factor for the development of coronary artery disease. HDL levels of 60 mg/dL or more help to lower your risk for heart disease.
Triglycerides also can raise heart disease risk. Levels that are borderline high (150-199 mg/dL) or high (200 mg/dL or more) may require treatment for some people.
The NHLBI classification of the optimal level of LDL cholesterol is less than 100 mg/dL. Borderline high is 130-159 mg/dL, and very high is 190 mg/dL and above. High LDL cholesterol always requires attention. Your chance of developing coronary artery disease increases if you also have one or more other heart disease risk factors, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and/or an early family history of heart disease.
The following table shows the NHLBI's classification of all cholesterol levels.

Reducing your cholesterol

Lowering cholesterol is important for everyone, including younger, middle-aged, and older adults, and people with or without heart disease and/or stroke. Lowering cholesterol levels that are too high lessens the risk for developing heart disease and reduces the chance of a heart attack or dying of heart disease. This is especially true for people who have already suffered a heart attack.
There are several ways to treat high cholesterol. One option is known as therapeutic lifestyle changes (TLC), which includes a cholesterol-lowering diet (called the TLC diet), physical activity, and weight management. In some cases, it may be necessary to take cholesterol-lowering drugs together with TLC treatment to lower LDL cholesterol levels. Depending on what your LDL level is, your doctor will decide which approach is best for you. See Part 2 of the Cholesterol Patient Guide to learn more about how you can lower your cholesterol.

Courtesy : www.heartinfo.org

Friday, November 03, 2006

Sounds Frenzy : "Linux + Windows"



Linux to work with Windows !!! Huh

I am feeling really frenzy....Don't You ????

But this is what I heard.....

Microsoft-Novell partnership aimed at bridging divide between open-source and most common operating system.

The two companies announced a partnership that will allow Suse Linux, the open-source operating system distributed by Novell, to work with Microsoft's (Charts) ubiquitous Windows software.

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said the agreements aim to bridge the divide between open-source and proprietary source software, and will enhance interoperability between the two systems.
Ballmer is trying to become too smart by saying ""While we're going to compete, we're going to collaborate in the right way".

Ballmer....please speak the TRUTH.
And if you ask me....the TRUTH is :

Linux has been gaining ground, especially among corporate customers. Hardware vendors such as IBM (Charts), HP (Charts) and Dell (Charts) all sell servers that run Linux.

But anyways..... for us this move is good.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

LOST ????

No no no…. I was not LOST but I was CAUGHT.

I m very sorry to making you all wait for new post.
Really its being a long !!
But even in those busy time I was keep collecting the contents for YOU !!
So now as I am back , so why not I start with my GooooooooGly!!
During this period my Google has bought or rather acquired some companies and launched customized search engine.

YouTube… it’s a good deal !!

Google's competitors are mostly still trying to figure out how to better take advantage of today's online advertising opportunity. Meanwhile, Google is already looking ahead to a still-to-come era when the Web links tightly with all other media.And so , the move towards video add is the first step towards that ear for Google.
Indeed, while last week's YouTube purchase was Google's largest, the second largest was January's $102 million acquisition of dMarc Broadcasting Services, a company with a successful automated system for placing ads on radio stations all over the country.

There are several remarkable facts in this acquisition:
  • Copyright issues, pirated content and YouTube often appear in the same sentence – and now that Google owns the company, you can only bet that they will be solved one way or another.
  • Google gets another foot in content hosting, after Gmail, Blogger and GoogleBase. They are not only about organizing the world’s information anymore – just in case you wondered.
  • YouTube will remain a separate operation, even physically, which seems to indicate that the risk of messing up the secret sauce post-acquisition has been considered.
  • Now that the leader (46% of the online video market) has been taken out, I can’t wait to see what happens next – especially as Yahoo was rumored to be involved in the deal until the last minute, and I am sure that Fox, Viacom, AOL and the others were not too far behind.
  • And looking ahead to next year, Yahoo could face a much tougher challenge from Google in so-called display advertising, sales of video ads, banners and other ads not tied to search results, thanks to Google's pending deal for YouTube.

So I can say it is Yawns for Yahoo and ga-ga for Google , as Google's eating Yahoo's lunch(he he he)

JotSpot.....purchase targets Microsoft

Three-year-old JotSpot had developed a series of online productivity software programs that offer many of the functions of Microsoft Office programs like Microsoft Word or Excel spreadsheets. But instead of running on individual computers, JotSpot applications are delivered as Web-based services.
Following the lead of companies like JotSpot, Mountain View, Calif.-based Google entered the market this year by acquiring the Writely word processor and introducing other Web-based applications such as Google Spreadsheets and Google Calendar.
JotSpot's programs run on collaborative wiki software, a flexible form of Web publishing for groups that allows any approved user to edit or change individual documents.

The 27-employee company has helped popularize the idea that wikis are not just for software geeks but can be used within small groups by non-technical office workers or family groups to accomplish practical scheduling or financial tasks

Well , wonder what they were paid for JotSpot? It's got about 300,000 users, some of them paying, most of them not. Clearly, this wasn't YouTube money, but my guess is it wasn't Writely money either. Somewhere around $50-$75 million is my bet.

Customized Search Engine !!!!

Here you go….now you can say it’s your search engine…..
The free service, dubbed Google Custom Search Engine, allows organizations or individuals to create a customized, content-focused search engine, that can be limited to specific Web sites, ultimately allowing users to create a search engine around a specific topic such as a sports team, according to the company.Users of the customized search engine can even adjust its look and functionality or use Google' AdSense program and ultimately generate revenue, Google said.

Friday, October 06, 2006

2 mini-releases (Beta) in Gooooooogle labs

Techies are buzzing today about a pair of Google mini-releases: a new search engine for open source software code, and an upgrade to the little-known Google Groups.

Google Blogoscoped is all over both, with plenty of praise for the open source code.

There are existing code search engines, but this one seems to top them in terms of scope, concludes the blog.But Blogoscoped yawns at the Groups application, which presumably takes aim at rivals Yahoo Groups: Google Groups mixes a usenet archive with Google's homegrown discussion groups anyone can create...the relaunch looks like a good start at first, but browse around a bit and you'll see there are still many design problems.

Well, Google engineers may not get it just right at first, but you've got to give them credit for sheer output. This is a prime example of what Fortune's Adam Lashinsky recently described as Google's "spaghetti method of product development.

And I love the trick which google followes:

Google throws enough against the wall, something eventually stick so it can grow beyond search advertising........

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Kudos to Yahooooooooooooooooo

I believe that Yahoo Mail is the worlds largest used e-mail service.

And it is there broadminded thinking that they planned to give away the underlying code to Yahoo Mail, one of the crown jewels of its business, in a bid to encourage software developers to build new applications based on e-mail.

Yes yes and yes I am not playing fool......its TRUE

I can’t express my happiness after hearing this….I am feeling just on top of the world.

The move to open up the underlying code of Yahoo Mail -- used by 257 million people -- is designed to spark development of thousands of new e-mail applications built not only by Yahoo (Charts) engineers but by outside companies and individuals.

Technically speaking, Yahoo is giving away "browser-based authentication" for its e-mail service for developers to build new applications. Currently only Yahoo Mail and certain broadband partners like AT&T (Charts) and BT are granted such access to the code.

This will allow people to make custom versions of the basic interface, or look, of e-mail. Other uses may include tapping the information inside a user's e-mail program to create new ways of displaying the information to individual users.

Since Yahoo keeps absolute control of usernames and passwords there are no security risks.

Yahoo is not alone in its effort to open up who can program Web services using its tools. Major Internet companies including Amazon.com (Charts), eBay (Charts) and Google (Charts) to established software providers such as IBM (Charts) and Microsoft (Charts) have embraced such moves.

Well ,

You must be thinking “when you will get this code” ??

Yahoo Mail's code will be generally available later in 2006 said Jason Rupp, product manager for Yahoo's e-mail services.

This could allow a "mash-up" to be created that permits users to simultaneously read Yahoo Mail, Google's Gmail and Microsoft's Hotmail from the same browser window rather than forcing users to sign into each e-mail system separately.

There is just all kinds of things people could do….it’s really Awesome move!!!

Courtesy : CNNmoney.com

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

In the Line of Fire "or" In the Line of Cotroversy ??

Well,

I am yet to complete my reading “Call to Honor” the Autobiography which had lots and lots of controversies around….

And got the other one !!!!

Huh…again an autobiography with bang bang bang of controvercies….."In the Line of Fire"

The very first Autobiography which I read was of Mahatma Gandhi's !!!
Now I am really eager to know that “if such kind of controversies arose during that period ???”
I read that !!! and I feel it was really informative.

I feel autobiographies are mostly written when the person concerned is no longer in office, and has the luxury of time, introspection and hindsight. Even so, most such works offer justifications more than honest self-analysis. An autobiography written while the person is still in office becomes an even more tricky proposition considering the recent autobiographies.

Here people just go around the controversies instead of taking GOOD out of the book.
I don’t see anybody who had come up saying “yes this is a great work done by Yeshwant Singh”.
But if I would say “He has done a great work by making others know about him”

I am yet to buy my copy of “In the Line of Fire” but this time I am prepare and aware of the controversies.

Cut to 2006. President Musharraf, who seized power in a bloodless coup in 1999, was initially welcomed by the Pakistani intelligentsia which had tired of corrupt politicians and was impressed by his offer of a clean administration. But after seven years in power, most of which he has spent walking a tight-rope between the religious Right and the U.S., the general has been honest enough to admit his popularity has eroded.

An election is coming up next year. The opposition has ganged up against him. What revelations will this autobiography contain?

One thing is sure. President Musharraf does not need a "mole" controversy for his book to become a bestseller. It is enough that he has been at the helm of affairs in Pakistan in the tumultuous years since 9/11. Just the contradictions that Pakistan has lived through and experienced in this period are enough.

There is hardly anyone who can say with authority that he or she knows the real Musharraf. Here, I am not even talking about the shenanigans of his private life because that is no one's business. I'm talking about Musharraf the general, the army chief, the President, the architect of Kargil, the coup-maker, the Taliban supporter, and at later stage, the biggest opponent of Islamic militancy and extremism, the courageous advocate of peace with India, the man who is liberal at heart and wants to promote women's rights.

Then what is inside the Book which Launched such a goddaman controvercy ??

So I am really desperate to get my copy to justify my post's title "In the Line of Fire "or" In the Line of Cotroversy ??"

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

My take on "new" MSN search engine….

So finally Microsoft launched its new search engine.........

I was dazed after hearing this news coz personally did not expected that….

I was expecting one more Integration between Yahoo and Microsoft my so called “MicroYahoo” and that was their search engines integration….as couple of month ago they have integrated their chat messenger.

BUT anyways as they have come with their own New Search Engine , so as a Computer Geek we should feel HAPPY considering the fact that competitions are always good for Innovations!!!! Isn’t It ?

For them it is a strong move to acquire the market share in Web search as Google and Yahoo are ahead.

Microsoft said it aims to improve the search experience by allowing for refined queries and presenting results on a new user-friendly interface”.

So for the above said statement I thought why not lets try this new search engine and compare it with my all time favorite Google’s search !!!!

So here I go :

I am going to search “Steve Irwin” in Microsoft’s and Google’s search and I will compare the results here.
But before I do that let me tell you what I expect from my search :

(1) It should return me the home page of “Steve Irwin” ( if he has one )
(2) If the personal web page dose not exist , than I would like to get some information about Steve Irwin from Wikipedia , the free encyclopedia
(3) As he was the famous star for Animal’s planet channel so I would like to get the link from Animals’ planet.
(4) I should get pages from Australian Zoo

Well , let me not expect more :)

Now here I am going to compare what I got !!!
Here I will just compare the results of first page ( make sense ) isn’t it ?

Ok , So From Google’s

I got 10 links in the first page( not considering the first link "News results")
They are :

Australia Zoo - Home of the Crocodile Hunter
Welcome to The Crocodile Hunter Website

Steve Irwin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Steve Irwin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Animal Planet's Crocodile Hunter with Steve Irwin
Animal Planet :: The Crocodile Hunter

Steve Irwin (II)

Mate tells of Irwin's last moments NEWS.com.au

BBC NEWS World Asia-Pacific 'Crocodile Hunter' Irwin killed

Steve Irwin

Now From Microsoft’s

I got 10 links in first page ( not considering the first link "News results")
They are

Steve Irwin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

'Crocodile Hunter' Steve Irwin dead
Stingray kills 'Crocodile Hunter'

Steve Irwin (II)

Animal Planet's Crocodile Hunter with Steve Irwin
Animal Planet :: The Crocodile Hunter

Steve Irwin

Australia Zoo - Home of the Crocodile Hunter

‘Crocodile Hunter’ Steve Irwin killed by stingray

Steve Irwin at Open Switch

Well if I look at these results and compare it to my expectation, without being biased to any one I would say Google has given me the close result. Its True !!

But I can not say this that Microsoft’s new search engine is not better just by this small comparisons !!! Agree ?

Ok , so having said that I must thank Microsoft for its great move for putting the Web search engines in Eerie.

And let me wish them to meet their expectations. And as they are expecting me to use the same so I can not promise but can say that definitely I am going to compare them for some time and keep updating my post.And if they IMPRESSED me then….what to say “I can’t say bye bye to google but I can Warm welcome Microsoft “

This is Not Good : None of them have given my post on first page :(

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

We Miss You Steve (A Heart-Pounding Moment)



Steve Irwin!!! For the Globe he was known as “Crocodile Hunter.”

Steve was beloved by millions of fans and animal lovers around the world and was one of Animal planet's most passionate conservationists.

I rarely missed his episodes on the Animal Planet’s channel…..

Today morning when I came to know about this TRAGIC LOSS…..the very first thing came into my mind was “Good people gets very short life” !!!! Really a heart-pounding moment for me………..

Steve was killed during a filming expedition on the Great Barrier Reef. While we are still collecting specific details, it was a rare accident in which Steve swam over a stingray and was stung by its barb in his chest. A doctor on board Croc One, Steve's research vessel, was unable to resuscitate Steve and by the time he was reached by the rescue helicopter he had passed away.

Steve was a larger than life force. He brought joy and learning about the natural world to millions and millions of people across the globe. He was a true friend to all of us at Discovery Communications. We extend our thoughts and prayers to Terri, Bindi and Bob Irwin as well as to the incredible staff and many friends Steve leaves behind."

He is no more………..

Steve, from all God's creatures, thank you. Rest in peace.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Few love-love for Agassi......



I do not wanted to post this in early day , coz just now I reached office , but I could not control myself…..

What a F.A.N.T.A.S.T.I.C Friday morning , watching my all time favorite Agassi in the third round of US open , as this is his last US open.

Dunno whether he is going to make it to the final but for me it is just praying each match to move him ahead…..
Though it is difficult for me coz my next favorite Nadal is also here but what to do I am sorry Nadal let me pray for Agassi coz this his last US open …….hope you understand !!!!

Andre Agassi came through a dramatic encounter to beat Marcos Baghdatis in five sets at the US Open and so extend his career by at least one more match.

The 36-year-old, who retires after the event, upset the eighth seed 6-4 6-4 3-6 5-7 7-5 in the night match.
Agassi was superb in the first two sets but missed break points in the third and lost a 4-0 lead in the fourth.
With Baghdatis suffering cramp, Agassi recovered from a break down in the fifth and faces Benjamin Becker next.

"I felt so good today and what a time to feel it," Agassi told the crowd afterwards.

"This just means the world to me. All you guys refreshed my faith in the human spirit and I can't thank you enough for that."

Baghdatis played down his physical problems and paid tribute to the American.

"I'm OK," he said. "I want to wish Andre good luck, not only for this match but for his life.

"He's more than a legend. He gave so much to the tour."

With every match potentially his last, the Las Vegan is being heralded at every turn in New York.

It was no different on Thursday night as the crowd of 23,000 gave him a lengthy standing ovation as he walked onto court.
Baghdatis has reached the Australian Open final and Wimbledon semis this year and went into the match as favourite, but Agassi was the sharper from the start.
A break point went begging in game three but there was no second chance for Baghdatis four games later and Agassi served out the set.
It was exactly the same story in the second as Agassi pulled the strings with his more consistent backhand, forcing errors from Baghdatis.


And when the American earned two break points in game seven of the third it looked like a repeat performance and a quick win for the twice former champion.
Baghdatis fired down an ace on his way to holding, however, and promptly broke Agassi for the first time in the following game before sealing the set.
Agassi left his younger rival standing early in the fourth set, sending the New York fans wild with a magnificent break in game two and another in game four.
But then the unthinkable - Baghdatis fought back to win seven of the next eight games and broke immediately at the start of the fifth.
To the relief of almost everyone, Agassi broke straight back and what followed was one of the most dramatic sets that even the American veteran can have played.
The key moment came when Baghdatis suffered cramp in game nine.
And although he held on for two more games, a wayward backhand on the second match point handed Agassi victory and extended his remarkable story.

WOW !!! Really a great Friday morning……….

Agassi’s History is here

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Indian state to ditch Microsoft software !!



The New York Times reports that the Indian state of Kerala has announced it will attempt to migrate all public offices away from Microsoft software:

"Naturally, being a democratic and progressive government, we want to encourage the spread of free software," said Kerala's education minister to the Times.

Kerala thus becomes the latest government to go activist on the software front, incongruously following the lead of Massachussets.

The news has provoked heated debate on Slashdot. Anticipating the pro-Microsoft response, one open-source advocate comments, tongue-in-cheek: "Remember, when downloading free software, you're downloading communism." To which another -- clearly in the minority -- responds with even more sarcasm: "Let's encourage all schools to not teach with Microsoft products... That way, when you graduate - you won't be prepared for the workforce, where most companies do use Microsoft."


Is Microsoft really in for an early death ?

I suspect that in five years I'll be hearing once more how Microsoft Office is doomed!
Hah!

Courtesy : CNN & Google.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Why Pluto tossed out ????

Pluto, a planet since 1930, got the boot because it didn't meet the new rules, which say a planet not only must orbit the sun and be large enough to assume a nearly round shape, but must "clear the neighborhood around its orbit."
That disqualifies Pluto, whose oblong orbit overlaps Neptune's, downsizing the solar system to eight planets from the traditional nine.

The complete history of Pluto is here

The decision by the IAU, the official arbiter of heavenly objects, restricts membership in the elite cosmic club to the eight classical planets:

Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.

But when such kinds of things happen we feel sad, personally I really became emotional after hearing this news since yesterday on all the news channels. And according to the news channels what I heard , that was a really tough decision for that committee members which was formed in 2003 to redefine the definition of planet coz the definition which we learnt in our childhood was allowing some other three planets in solar family which was making the total count of 12.

And then after three years of hard work the committee redefines the definition of planets as

“a planet must be not only spherical, but also must have cleared away all other objects in its vicinity. Its gravitational force must either have either pulled them in and absorbed them or flung them away. The icy, distant bodies Pluto, Charon, and Xena orbit among thousands of other similar bodies in a region of the solar system beyond Neptune called the Kuiper Belt. Furthermore, Pluto's orbit overlaps Neptune's. Ceres circles among a large number of astreroids. In each case, these dwarfs are too small to exert enough gravity to give them more space.”
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And according to this new definition the Pluto is tossed out of the Solar system.

Are you getting Emotional like me ????

C’mon the new idea of planets can be emotional because they're something we learn as children. Isn’t it ?


But somehow I tried to convince my self telling “this is really all about science, which is all about getting new facts , so this is all about move on to the new facts”.

This is not only for us , just think about the persion who discovered this planet !!!
It’s really embarrassing for him….

I must quote this….

"It's disappointing in a way, and confusing," said Patricia Tombaugh, the 93-year-old widow of Pluto discoverer Clyde Tombaugh.
"I don't know just how you handle it. It kind of sounds like I just lost my job," she said from Las Cruces, N.M. "But I understand science is not something that just sits there. It goes on. Clyde finally said before he died, 'It's there. Whatever it is. It is there.'"

But mission head Alan Stern said he was "embarrassed" by Pluto's undoing and predicted that Thursday's vote would not end the debate. Although 2,500 astronomers from 75 nations attended the conference, only about 300 showed up to vote.
"It's a sloppy definition. It's bad science," he said. "It ain't over."

Under the new rules, two of the three objects that came tantalizingly close to planethood will join Pluto as dwarfs: the asteroid Ceres, which was a planet in the 1800s before it got demoted, and 2003 UB313, an icy object slightly larger than Pluto whose discoverer, Michael Brown of the California Institute of Technology, has nicknamed "Xena." The third object, Pluto's largest moon, Charon, isn't in line for any special designation.

Brown, whose Xena find rekindled calls for Pluto's demise because it showed it isn't nearly as unique as it once seemed, waxed philosophical.
"Eight is enough," he said, jokingly adding: "I may go down in history as the guy who killed Pluto."

Pluto and objects like it will be known as "dwarf planets," which raised some thorny questions about semantics: If a raincoat is still a coat, and a cell phone is still a phone, why isn't a dwarf planet still a planet????

Courtesy : NewsChannels and my Google.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING !!!!!!!! HOW ??????


If

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

is equal to

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26

then :

Hard Work
H+A+R+D+W+O+R+K
8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%

Knowledge
K+N+O+W+L+E+D+G+E
11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%

Love
L+O+V+E
12+15+22+5 = 54%

Luck
L+U+C+K
12+21+3+11 = 47%

( don't most of us think this is the most important ??? )

Then what makes 100% ?

Is it Money ? … NO ! ! !
M+O+N+E+Y
13+15+14+5+25 = 72%

Leadership ? … NO ! ! !
L+E+A+D+E+R+S+H+I+P
12+5+1+4+5+18+19+9+16 = 89%

Every problem has a solution, only if we perhaps change our attitude.
Agree right ????

To go to the top,to that 100%,what we really need to go further…...
a bit more…

ATTITUDE
A+T+T+I+T+U+D+E
1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100% WoW just amazing !!!!

It is OUR ATTITUDE towards Life and Work that makes OUR Life 100% ! ! !

ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING

Change Your Attitude …
And You Change Your Life ! ! !

Saturday, July 15, 2006

The word "Terrorist" is pejorative….Do you agree ????

Well, if not agree then just look at some definitions or the meanings:

  • The Oxford English Dictionary defines terrorism as "a policy intended to strike with terror those against whom it is adopted; the employment of methods of intimidation; the fact of terrorising or condition of being terrorised.
  • Webster's New International Dictionary defines terrorism as the "act of terrorizing, or state of being terrorized; specif.: a The system of the Reign of Terror. b A mode of governing, or of opposing government, by intimidation. c Any policy of intimidation.
    The American Heritage Dictionary defines terrorism as "The unlawful use or threatened use of force or violence by a person or an organized group against people or property with the intention of intimidating or coercing societies or governments, often for ideological or political reasons."

The 11 July 2006 Mumbai train bombings were a series of seven bomb blasts that took place in a timeframe of 11 minutes on the Suburban Railway in Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay), capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra. An additional bomb was also found, but defused, at the Borivali station.

Now let’s try to blame peoples:

  • Shall we blame Railway Minister Mr. Laloo Prasad Yadav ?
  • Shall we blame Prime minister Mr. Manmohan Singh ?
  • Shall we blame President Mr.Abdul Kalam ?
  • Shall we blame Mr. Sonia Gandhi ?
  • Shall we blam Maharashtra Governor Mr. SM Krishna ?
  • Shall we blam Chief Minister Mr.Vilasrao Deshmukh ?
  • Shall we blam the general public ?
  • Shall we blam the people who lost their life?
  • Shall we blam the people who are struggling with their life in hospitals?
  • Shall we blam CBI?

    Well the list will just keep adding and adding. A list whose next pointer it not pointing to NULL.

    Whom do you think we should blame???
    Really a tough call !!! Isn’t It ???

    Just wondering when the next blast will happen.
    Every one knows its going to happen again.
    If so then why don’t we are stepping.

    Is there no way ???
    I do not agree!!
    There is a yes way.
    But what is that ?

    Every Individual has to do their work with 100% honesty.
    The security peoples should not wait for such events to happen and then start catching the people.
    Just catch them before they feel happy.
    Just work as a software professional.
    Just think you are working for Google , Yahoo or Microsoft.
    Or just give this Damn Indian security to Google.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

You just got the wrong one Dude…..


Well , let me first congratulate Federer for his win over Nadal.

Well done Federer……

Hey Nadal duno worry man it happens…..you have just got the wrong trophy that’s it.


But when you lost the first set by 6-0 , that time only i realised something is going wrong...

Look at your profile dude...

Federer must be knowing this.

I am sure next Wimbledon is your’s.

Cheers....



Thursday, July 06, 2006

Please Go away.......

Okay, Okay.

I know I begged for rain a few months back when it was horrible heat in Amchi mumbai.

But this is ridiculous! Two inches in two days.
That's plenty, thank you.
Please stop with the rain, ok? Just stop.
We don't need any more now, thank you.
You can stop now, can't you? Please? Pretty please? Just stop?
Maybe throw in a sunny day or two?

Okey i will sing a poem to make you happy but please stop......

Rain, rain, go away,
Come again another day.
Rain, rain, go away.
Come again some other day.
Little Johnny wants to play,
In the meadow by the hay.
Rain, rain, go to Spain,
Never show your face again.
Rain, rain, pour down,
But not a drop on our town.
Rain on the green grass,
and rain on the tree,
And rain on the housetop,
but not on me.
Rain, rain, go away,
Come again on washing day.
Rain, rain, go to Germany,
And remain there permanently.
Rain, rain, go away,
Come on Martha's wedding day.
Additional Verses:
Rain, rain, go away,
Come again another day,
If you don't, I will say,
Rain, rain go away.

Please please go away....go to Bangalore.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

What to Say…….Just got to wait for next 5 years :(

The Quarter-Final second day…..Uff

Got cold , not keeping well but still 100% fit to watch both the matches.
The first one England Vs Portugal at 8:30 PM.

Portugal were playing really good game but still supporting England for my friend.

And finally Portugal won……so really a bad start for me coz the second match was of my favorite BRAZIL…..Brazil Vs France.

I was feeling so sleepy at 00:00 , thought lets go for sleep…..but the inner voice was keeping me awake telling Dude this is your favorite team , if you go for sleep you got to wait for another 5 year…..damn!!!
True!!!
Took some pills to feel little better…..felt better but…. sleep O sleep…..
Some how managed to awake.

00:30 “Fooooooooooorrrrrrrrrrrrrrr” the Referee signals for the kick.

Excited….Excited and Excited…..

Whenever Brazilians were attacking…..my room was sounding like a virtual Football ground……

These were those excited voices:

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee………….DuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuM
Wooooooooooooooooooooo………….DuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuM
Yes…Yes…Yes….Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Damn it.
Yes…Yes…Yes…Siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii……
WaaaO….WaaaO…..WaaaO………….Uffffffff.

And after all we are Indians so how can we do not speak thease !!!

Arrrrrre yar…….
Arrrrre aaj kya ho gaya hai Brazil ko ???

And then the halftime at 01:15. and score Nill Nill.

And this time my sleep was on peak….thought if I do not go for sleep now then defiantly I am going to fell sick which intern will affect my work….
So keeping my hope high finally decided to go to bed and watch the news in the morning.

Morning around 8:00 I heard the TV sound…..I sounded like a crazy “What happened to Brazil ???”

I felt so sad after hearing “Brazil lost by 1 goal”.

Now what to say….you can understand the rest.

Just got to wait for another 5 years……

Who knows who will be there ???

I am talking about my favorite R’s in Brazil team.

But anyways I will be there for sure but that time hopefully with somebody special sitting beside me and hopefully cheering for the same team whether it is Brazil or or or or or I do not know.…he he he.
I guess you can understand what I mean.


So see you Brazil in 2011.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Is that a good DEAL????

MICROSOFT is planning to bye YAHOO…..this is not my Falsetto!!!

Week ago I read this news on CNNMoney.com, and I was thinking "is that going to be a good deal…??"

And it was really a bad feel for me from Yahoo mails and Yahoo messenger since last week…that made me to think is that a good deal ??

Yahoo messengers’ last week behavior ….

We use it for our internal project communication….really it helps a lot, no doubt about that….but do you think that if you are giving something for free, you should not care about it…..???
Last week….within our team, all were not able to log in to yahoo messenger at the same time….only if one logged out the other can loggin….offf.
Then the other problem….I was able to send the message but the recipient was not getting that…..huh.

Yahoo mail this week behavior…..

Trying to send a 5 line mail to my friend’s id…..it was bouncing left and right….damn
Telling ID dose not exit….bull sit…and the very next day I was able to send on the same ID…..Finally.

Here I am not trying to tell that because of these two minor problems yahoo is not a good company.

I feel Yahoo is a Rocking company like Google but.....

I like its “Do You Yahoo” he he he

But why it is planning to merge ???

Now the merging with Microsoft….can still Yahoo’ens will say “Do You Yahoo” ??? I doubt !!!!

But anyways why Bill Gates so afraid of Google….???

Is that the reason he is planning to acquire the Yahoo.
And then their employ will say “Do You MicroYahoo”….he he he.

But “MicroYahoo” sounds even smaller that Yahoo in computer terminology(Micro).

Isn’t is ???

But Anyways here what I got something which finally convinced me “Why Bill wants Yahoo”…….

(FORTUNE Magazine) – MICROSOFT WAS ALREADY MONTHS INTO A MASSIVE project aimed at taking down Google when the truth began to dawn on Bill Gates. It was December 2003. He was poking around on the Google company website and came across a help-wanted page with descriptions of all the open jobs at Google. Why, he wondered, were the qualifications for so many of them identical to Microsoft job specs? Google was a web search business, yet here on the screen were postings for engineers with backgrounds that had nothing to do with search and everything to do with Microsoft's core business--people trained in things like operating-system design, compiler optimization, and distributed-systems architecture. Gates wondered whether Microsoft might be facing much more than a war in search. An e-mail he sent to a handful of execs that day said, in effect, "We have to watch these guys. It looks like they are building something to compete with us."
He sure got that right. Today Google isn't just a hugely successful search engine; it has morphed into a software company and is emerging as a major threat to Microsoft's dominance. You can use Google software with any Internet browser to search the web and your desktop for just about anything; send and store up to two gigabytes of e-mail via Gmail (Hotmail, Microsoft's rival free e-mail service, offers 250 megabytes, a fraction of that); manage, edit, and send digital photographs using Google's Picasa software, easily the best PC photo software out there; and, through Google's Blogger, create, post online, and print formatted documents--all without applications from Microsoft.

While Google was launching those products--all of them free--Microsoft has been trying in vain to catch up in search. It has spent about $150 million on its search project, code-named Underdog. But Google and lately Yahoo keep leaping ahead with innovations like local-area search complete with maps and satellite photos, ways to search inside a video file, and search designed for cellphones.
Simply put, Google has become a new kind of foe, and that's what has Gates so riled. It has combined software innovation with a brand-new Internet business model--and it wounds Gates' pride that he didn't get there first. Since Google doesn't sell its search products (it makes its money from the ads that accompany its search results), Microsoft can't muscle it out of the marketplace the way it did rivals like Netscape. But what really bothers Gates is that Google is gaining the ability to attack the very core of Microsoft's franchise--control over what users do first when they turn on their computers.
Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page and CEO Eric Schmidt all say that any talk about supplanting Microsoft is ludicrous. But the idea that Google will one day marginalize Microsoft's operating system and bypass Windows applications is already starting to become reality. The most paranoid people at Microsoft even think "Google Office" is inevitable. Google is taking over operating system features too, like desktop search. There are fewer uses for the START button in Windows now that Google's desktop search can locate any program, document, photo, music file, or e-mail on a computer.
All of which helps explain why inside Microsoft, the battle with Google has become far more than a fight over search: It's a certifiable grudge match for king of the hill in high tech. "Google is interesting not just because of web search, but because they're going to try to take that and use it to get into other parts of software," says Gates as he leans forward in his chair, his body coiled as if he could spring to his feet at any second. "If all there was was search, you really shouldn't care so much about it. It's because they are a software company," he says. "In that sense," he adds later, "they are more like us than anyone else we have ever competed with."

Employees jumping from Microsoft to Google

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- It hasn't been a good month for Microsoft's Google-fighters. So bad that one left abruptly last week, and another decided this week to switch teams.
Vic Gundotra, a general manager for platform evangelism at Microsoft and a 15-year employee, has agreed to join Google after first spending a year working on charitable endeavors, Business 2.0 has learned.

"Mr. Gundotra has resigned from Microsoft and entered into an agreement with Google," Google spokesman Steve Langdon wrote in an emailed statement. "He will not be a Google employee for one year and intends to spend that time on philanthropic pursuits. We are uncertain what precise role he will play when he begins working for Google, but he has a broad range of skills and experience which we believe will be valuable to Google."Microsoft spokesman Tom Pilla confirmed Gundotra's departure and says that the executive has a noncompete agreement with Microsoft preventing him from working for a competitor for one year after leaving the company.

Brain Drain: Another Microsoft exec jumps to Google

Conclussio : if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.
Soo TRUE.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Big name Big task…..Yeh!!!


Yes I am talking about “Ronaldo Luiz Nazario da Silva” means yours’ and mine the only one RONALDO “9” yeh….

Why I am so happy ?????

Because he wears “9” and “9” is my Lucky number…….

Only occasionally can the bare facts and figures of a player’s career convey the sheer talent that they possess. Ronaldo Luiz Nazario da Silva is quite simply one of the greatest strikers in the history of world football, capable of leaving an entire team for dead with his darting runs and dribbling ability, voted FIFA World Player of the Year on three occasions and already a double FIFA World Cup™ winner. These honours are merely the tip of the iceberg in the record-breaking career of the man they call ‘The Phenomenon’.

Having been a member of the FIFA World Cup-winning Brazil squad in 1994, the prodigiously talented teenager joined Dutch side PSV Eindhoven in the same year. In only two years at the club, he scored 54 goals in a mere 57 games – an incredible average of just under a goal every game….Gosh Gosh and Gosh,

In 2002, he moved back to Spain with Real Madrid and the then Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari gambled on the forward’s return to form and fitness by calling him up to Brazil’s FIFA World Cup squad. No one could have predicted a better outcome. Not only had Brazil won their fifth FIFA World Cup, but the ‘Phenomenon’ was the tournament’s top scorer, netting eight goals in only seven games. Only Pele has netted as many goals for Brazil in the competition’s history – both players having scored 12 times.

And this time Ronaldo was looking to surpass that figure as well as overhaul Gerd Muller’s long-standing 14-goal record as top scorer in the history of the FIFA World Cup. And he has done that wooooooooo…

Ronaldo inscribed his name into football's history books on Tuesday 27th June 2006 by scoring a record-breaking 15th FIFA World Cup™ goal to take him clear of Gerd Muller as the tournament's all-time top marksman.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Targeting for XX / XX / XXXX

You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give.”

Hmm sounds good.....

I believe ,

"Achieving less is not the shame but aiming less is the shame."

So here I GO.....

My Number: ONE



My Number : TWO

My Number : THREE

Wondering for XX / XX / XXXX....this is DD / MM / YYYY.

But that is with me :)


Saturday, June 17, 2006

2 Years.....hmmm

Hey completed 2 years of my first job on 14-Jun-2006…..wait it looks very small.

Hey completed 731 days of my first job….Opps again looks small

Hey completed 17544 Hr of my first job….Nop again looks small

Hey completed 1052640 Mints of my first job….O’man its still looks small

It will be small only so forget that…..

Day before Yesterday I received a mail from Team HR , congratulating me for my completions of two year in MASCON, and looking forward to continue with us for long period.

So here I am with 2 years of experience..……

And here is my Googly google who gave me this gift on completion of my 2 years.



Some one has searched “award winning story on appraisal” in google yesterday and he gets

HEY THANKS FOR COMING: Award winning story!!!!!as the first result.

And then he/she says “hello this is Justin” “I m from Mumbai” on my blog messsanger.

I must thank him/her for this gift.

Googly you ROCK

I must thank people who helped me lot in starting of my job carrier….

Here I go….

  • Raghvendra Rao Ijjada (My first PM and he was the one who took my technical interview in the college)

    Hey Raghav,
    Thanks for recruiting me and taking me into your team , which was considered as the HOTEST team of MASCON for Lucent Technology.
    The Team called DataBlitz , full of IIT’ns.
    As a fresher that was the best offer I have got…..
    Thank You Very Much Raghav.

  • Team Members:(DataBlitz)

    Hey Champs,
    Ganesh, Prabha(BiG B), Prem, Anna, Venkat , Kishore , Takshak ,Mallik
    Gopal , Pravin , Vinay,Sekhar
    Ganga,Shanti,Chaitra,Aruna,Sujatha,Arpana
    Thank you all for your support and help you all have given me those days.
    You all really deserve more than whatever I am trying to give from this post.
    Wish you all the very best….Keep rising and rocking.
    And hello…keep forgiving me whenever I forget to call on your birthdays considering my true wishes are always for you all…...

  • All Friends,

    Hey Buddies,
    Thanks a lot for everything you all have done for me.
    Keep rocking…..and keep going.
    Without you people I would not be what I am. Keep forgiving me when you feel i am behaving like a rude.I could not find the thing in this real world which you people really deserve....coz that is beyond the love....Wish you all the very Best.

  • HeyGoogle , without you I am no where in this game. I really mean it.
    Thank you for your unlimited support.
    I can bet….if you stop your search engine most of the people including me will have a real tough time to complete the task in the provided time frame.
    So the only way I can thank you is…..appreciating your application which helps me in my daily life.

    Google Suggest,
    Hey I stopped using google.com for my search.Now I use google suggest.
    It save my lots of time from the previous google search.

    Google Notepad,
    I still remember the date “5/15/06” when I found this into your lab.
    This is really very helpful….
    Before that I use to copy some things from net and save into a file, whatever I get important for future reuse. And the only problem which I was facing was to keep putting that doc in my and my friends mails.
    But those days gone when you have given me this Google notepad.
    Its amazing man….thanks a lot for this.

    Google Lab,
    I love your lab.
    Whenever I feel tired from my work , I just come to your lab.
    It works as a boost for me.

    Google Group,
    This is one think which impressed me very fast.
    Now from the google search result page I directly jump to the google group links.
    It gives exactly what I need.

    Gmail,
    The best thing I liked in this is to forwarding my all mail to my office mail account. Which saves my time to explicitly go their and check my mail.

    Google Calendar,
    This is also very useful. If you do not want to get kicked by your friends if you forget to wish them on their birthday. Then use this to remind you.

    Boss…this list will not stop…coz your google video, your white papers , your APIs , opps ...all rocks man …..

    So let my finish this by saying thanks for your last but not least application the Google Blog which allowing me to write this.
    Sorry google I am not liking your Orkut yet……..May be because I am not giving my time in that.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Boss that fellow has 8 Years of Experience…..

Best utilization of available resources….that is what we are called ENGINEERS :)

People say ALL Software Engineers becomes DUMP after 7-10 years…..So they are no more Engineers after 7-10 Years….

People say because they think these are the work we do after 7-10 Years:
  • mail check….
  • mail forward with FYI….
  • draw some graph in Excel….
  • draw some project plan…..
  • feel good factor that is roam in the office and check how SE and SSE are struggling and remember our own time and feel good and just give a dirty smile on them…..
  • attend the bull-sit status meetings and throw some ideas….
  • become mentors for some body and DUMP the ideas..….
  • suggest to read “this novel that novel” “this book that book” …..
  • come late, go early……
  • do sign on leave applications……
  • increase some one salary the way you want….

And this list just goes on and on……

I say….people who think like this are all NUTS.
Because ALL Software Engineers are not like that…..some are Engineers forever.

Example :

Today morning I was using one stove for my BF into the kitchen…….my roomy came into the kitchen to prepare his BF.
He took match stick from the match box and used my stove to burn that match stick and the best thing he did was..he burnt that match stick to the wrong side..the side which is used to hold the match stick…and he burnt the second stove , then he used his thumb to off the light and he kept the match stick in the match box…..

WOOOO that was really AWESOME……
I was like WOW.... we can use this match stick next time, coz it is still unused…..

Boss that fellow has 8 Years of Experience…..

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Just 1-0 ????? Wooff


What happend to Brazil's R's.............

The very first match and they are not playing like Brazil.....

What happen to all R.......Robinho, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho , Renato Ze Roberto

But thanks to KAKA.......

Look at the History of Brazil..........

First International:
Argentina 3 - 0 Brazil (Buenos Aires, Argentina; August 20, 1914)

Largest win:
Brazil 9 - 0 Colombia (Lima, Peru; 23 March 1957)

Worst defeat:
Argentina 6 - 1 Brazil (Buenos Aires, Argentina; 5 March 1940)

World Cup Appearances:
18 (First in 1930) Best result Winners, 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002

Copa AmericaAppearances:
31 (First in 1916) Best result Winners, 1919, 1922, 1949, 1989, 1997, 1999, 2004

World Cup Record:
11930 - Round 1
1934 - Round 1
1938 - Third place
1950 - Runners-up
1954 - Quarter-finals
1958 - Champions
1962 - Champions
1966 - Round 1
1970 - Champions
1974 - Fourth place
1978 - Third place
1982 - Round 2
1986 - Quarter-finals
1990 - Round 2
1994 - Champions
1998 - Runners-up
2002 - Champions
2006 - Qualified

Brazil are ranked number 1 in the world and thats no supprise, the team have won the world cup a massive 5 times since they were first formed, never failed to gain entry to the finals. Such a strong team to beat and feared by many opposing teams. Brazil are the only team to qualify for every world cup since they were formed.

But this time ?????? who knows......

Current Players:

Goalkeepers: Dida, Julio Cesar
Defenders: Cafu, Cicinho, Edmilson, Gilberto, Juan Lucio, Roberto Carlos, Roque Junior
Midfielders: Emerson, Gilberto Silva, P.Juninho, Kaká, Renato Ze Roberto
Forwards: Adriano, Julio Baptista, Ricardo Oliveira, Robinho, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho

Monday, June 12, 2006

1-6, 6-1, 6-4, 7-6


Wow here comes Nadal again……

Rafael Nadal……my new favorite since last year when he beat Federer in last year's French Open semi-final.

Yesterday with a 1-6, 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 victory over the Swiss star in the French Open final, the irrepressible Spaniard retained his title and became the first man to beat Federer in a Grand Slam final.

The match was Federer's first defeat in eight Grand Slam finals and his status as the world's best player is now under serious threat from Nadal.

Tennis is a non-contact sport but Nadal makes it feel like one. He has the presence of a clay court colossus, with biceps like cannonballs and a venomous look in his eye.

Well done Nadal, Cheers for You…….

Friday, May 26, 2006

!!!!Need H E L P to R U N my "The Da Vinci Code Project"!!!!!


It was 12th May, I was having dinner to one of my colleague house….I found a book on his table named “The Da Vinci Code”….
My first thinking abt that book was quiet interesting :-)


Idea of this Project:
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The=The
Da Vinci=Some programmer name
Code=
C or C++ or JAVA

So I thought wow I found some novel which is something related to computer science.
I got so excited to read that book……then just turned around the pages and could not found any type of code syntax(c , c++,java) :) Then I thought what the hell there is no code….and it has 604 pages….quite interesting :)

However my colleague asked “how is it” I said wow quite interesting (Hindi:-man me bola kya bolun ise ki “you are dam reading code without a single line of code”) I just kept that book as it is haven’t discussed anything about this with anybody and came back to home and had a good sleep :-)

Then next day was Saturday and as usual I was watching news on my favorite news channel CNN-IBN….and guess what….channel was talking about the movie “The Da Vinci Code” Freak ?????? what the hell?????

I just switched off the TV and ran to my colleague house to grab that book first,
And I was so quick that I left my flat key inside and shut the door that was automatic lock and so I was without key…this was the first core dump (improper memory use) of my project “The Da Vinci Code”.

Anyways , I ran and asked my college “can I have this book for some day”….he got surprised and said sure sure… you would have taken it yesterday only(Hindi: phir maine man me bola …to chup kar yar yaha meri halat kharab hai book of code without a single line of code…..khud to padh ke bakara bana hoga aur ab mai bane wala hun)….

Anyways I got the book…called my made to get the extra room key…she is so sweet and caring she came and opened the room….

Now I just opened the first page of the book and I got surprised after reading “The Da Vinci Code in theaters worldwide on 19th may 2006” Opppps for me…(Hindi:kya ye C,C++,java ab theater me dikyayenge)

Then I moved to index page to find something interesting….there I found some chapter talking about “Mona Lisa”….Freak what the hell is this book called “code” talking about………… is that the reason of controversies J (book of code without a single line of code) :)

Above was all the idea about the project “The Da Vinci Code”----Pramod


Requirement gathering and Analysis of my “The Da Vinci Code”

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Then the Google helped me a lot to gather the requirement and to understand about the project “The Da Vinci Code” .
And these are the things which made me crazy about my project “The Da Vinci Code”

* The Da Vinci Code is a mystery/detective novel by American author Dan Brown, published in 2003 by Doubleday Fiction. It is a worldwide bestseller with more than 60.5 million copies in print (as of May 2006) and has been translated into 44 languages.

** Dan Brown's novel was a smash hit in 2003, even rivaling the sales of the highly popular Harry Potter series.

*** The book concerns the attempts of Robert Langdon, Professor of Religious Symbology at Harvard University, to solve the murder of renowned curator Jacques Saunière (see Bérenger Saunière) of the Louvre Museum in Paris. The title of the novel refers, among other things, to the fact that Saunière's body is found in the Denon Wing of the Louvre naked and posed like Leonardo da Vinci's famous drawing, the Vitruvian Man, with a cryptic message written beside his body and a Pentagram drawn on his stomach in his own blood. The interpretation of hidden messages inside Leonardo's famous works, including the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, figure prominently in the solution to the mystery.

And finally I got the Idea aboutThe Da Vinci Code
The mystery ofDa Vinci



(Da Vinci self portrait.)









Detailed design and Implementation of my “The Da Vinci Code”
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It took a good time to identify the main module but it was quite intresting. I got my first module(which will contain the main() method) of my project “The Da Vinci Code”.
And the module wasDa Vinci” :)

And here are the submodules :

The first Run of my project “The Da Vinci Code”
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Now I got my project implemented and it can run on three platforms :

Book : Windows
Theater
: Solaris
VCD/DVD
: Linux (open source “pirated CDs”)
But I confused on which platform I should run first….:)
Any Idea…….:)

Hope you enjoyed my “The Da Vinci Code” project life cycle..... :-)

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Imagining a day without Microsoft !!!!!!!


Microsoft makes the trains run on time

"Be careful what you wish for," writes Ephraim Schwartz in Infoworld to begin his short thought piece on what the world would be like if Microsoft and its monopoly disappeared. It's a possibility that seems these days at least conceivable given the arrival of rich Web-based applications, and the rhetoric from people like Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff who regularly proclaims the end of Microsoft-style packaged software. (Certainly, the protesters from Free Software Foundation who showed up at Microsoft's developers conference this week in hazmat suits might not shed a tear.)Schwartz asked a cross-section of tech gurus for their opinion on the subject, and while some were delighted by the prospect, others suggested we don't realize how good we have it. "Panic in the streets" is the most likely outcome, said Tony Meadow of software maker Bear River Associates.The debate got picked up this morning on Digg, where most readers rejected the premise entirely. "The strawman this article sets up is utter crap," writes Digg user "cazabam," who scoffed at the notion that Microsoft's disappearance would catapault us into the technological Dark Ages."The only point that this article successfully proves is that MS has acquired lock-in not only at the software level, but also in mindset." For his part, however, Schwartz concludes (spoiler alert): "If Microsoft didn't exist, we'd have to invent it."

curtesy CNNMoney.

Leme take a diff................

My Designations.....

14 June 2004

Pramod Kumar Singh
Software Engineer Trainee


14December 2004

Pramod Kumar Singh
Software Engineer

24May 2006

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Senior Software Engineer

Its WOW time for me...............

-more responsibilities
-more expectations from me

In every thing i just need to put "more" to fulfill this "senior".....isn't it.