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:
Da Vinci=Some programmer name
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”


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”
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”
Now I got my project implemented and it can run on three platforms :

Book : Windows
: Solaris
: 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 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

come down....
little more

Pramod Kumar Singh
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.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Microsoft and Google go mano-a-mano

Microsoft switches to own online ad broker service and cuts former ad service - Yahoo's Overture - in bid to better compete with Google in massive online ad market.

Microsoft's launch of adCenter is part of the world's largest software maker's push to better compete with Internet rivals Google (Research) and Yahoo (Research) in a U.S. online advertising market estimated to be worth around $15 billion.

Advertisers bought pay-per-click ads on MSN search through Yahoo's Overture service until last year, but adCenter handled an increasing percentage of those transactions during testing in recent months.

AdCenter will be initially limited to paid search, but Microsoft envisions the service being a one-stop shop for online advertising across many of the company's software platforms including Xbox games and mobile phones.

OKey...........So With that in mind, what could Google go after?

Michael Cohen, director of research with Pacific American Securities, thinks Google should stick to do what it does best: search.

"Here's a company that has the ability to raise cash and do anything they want. But I think they'd be ill-served if they didn't stick to their core strategy," Cohen said.

To that end, Google is said to have recently bought the rights to new search technology that allows users to view answers to search queries without having to leave for another Web site.
Still, Google is clearly broadening its scope beyond search. Google once noted on a corporate Web page about its philosophy that it did not "do horoscopes, financial advice or chat." Yet, Google now does two of those three things. (We're still waiting for the Google horoscope beta.)
As such, Bill Tancer, general manager of global research with Hitwise, an Internet research firm, thinks Google needs to make more deals in social networking. He said Google's biggest threat will not come from search engines like Yahoo! (Research), Microsoft's (Research) MSN or IAC/Interactive's (Research) but from MySpace, the social networking site owned by News Corp (Research).

"Google's core business is helping people consume information on the Web. As we see Google grow out its content offerings such as finance and maps, I think they'd have to make a serious play into more social and user-generated content," he said.
Google already has some presence in this area - web log tool Blogger, photo sharing software service Picasa and social networking site, Orkut, for example. But Tancer thinks Google needs to make an even bigger splash.

Google's ultimate goal is to be more competitive with Microsoft on several fronts, the company has a long way to go. Google had nearly 5,700 employees at the end of last year, up from about 3,000 at the end of 2004. Microsoft has about 61,000 workers worldwide.

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