Courage is knowing what not to fear
Sunday, September 30, 2007
MIT Entrance Exams From 1869 - 1870
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Intelligent Image Resizing
recipes and cooking
Friday, September 28, 2007
stuff on building muscles
Thursday, September 27, 2007
hehe funny protests signs
wtf was tht??
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
kewl free hugs
free stock photos
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
non-exhaustive list of martini drinks
visual Studio 2005 IDE tips and tricks
knw abot memory
learning foreing lang
new music finder
open source tools
most powerful linux command tht dsnt come installed with linux
lsof is the Linux/Unix über-tool. used mostly for gettinging network connection related information from a system, but that's just the beginning for this amazing and little-known application.. the tool is aptly called lsof because it "lists open files".. and rmbr, in Unix just about everything (including a network socket) is a file.. havent tried this but got fr another blog.. hope this tool is perfect..
chk ur comp is connected 2 net secretly
command line stuff for mac
Friday, September 21, 2007
straight fr the archives
links 2 ny times archived articles on lincoln's assassination, the 1906 SF earthquake, the confirmation of Einstein's theory of gravity in 1919, and an article on the concept of television in 1907 and the ny times first mention of the Web in 1993 >>
Thursday, September 20, 2007
house o(f)n bus
not only r the steep, but absolutely crazy.. hehehe.. i mean the municipality of these towns shd hav decided 2 do something crazy and they ended up with this i feel.. anyways nice engineering >>
bigmojo is coming
funny linux commands
% cat "food in cans"
cat: can't open food in cans
% nice man woman
No manual entry for woman.
% "How would you rate Quayle's incompetence?
% Unmatched ".
% [Where is Jimmy Hoffa?
% ^How did the sex change operation go?^
% If I had a ( for every $ the Congress spent, what would I have?
Too many ('s.
% make love
Make: Don't know how to make love. Stop.
% sleep with me
% got a light?
% man: why did you get a divorce?
man:: Too many arguments.
% !:say, what is saccharine?
%blow: No such job.
(-: Command not found.
$ PATH=pretending! /usr/ucb/which sense
no sense in pretending!
$ drink matter
matter: cannot create
taken from http://frankmash.blogspot.com
tabbed browsing techniques in firefox
do u hav an email-id
read this incident, I know it will change the way u think. A jobless man applied for the position of "office boy" at Microsoft. The HR manager interviewed him then watched him cleaning the floor as a test.
"You are employed." He said." Give me your e-mail address and I'll send you the application to fill in, as well as date when you may start."
The man replied "But I don't have a computer, neither an email."
I'm sorry", said the HR manager, "If you don't have an email, that means you do not exist. And who doesn't exist, cannot have the job."
The man left with no hope at all. He didn't know what to do, with only $10 in his pocket. He then decided to go to the supermarket and buy a 10Kg tomato crate. He then sold the tomatoes in a door to door round. In less than two hours, he succeeded to double his capital. He repeated the Operation three times, and returned home with $60. The man realized that he can survive by this Way, and started to go everyday earlier, and return late Thus, his money doubled or tripled every day.
Shortly, he bought a cart, then a truck, then he had his own fleet of delivery vehicles.
5 years later , the man is one of the biggest food retailers in the US .
He started to plan his family's future, and decided to have a life insurance.
He called an insurance broker, and chose a protection plan. When the conversation was concluded, the broker asked him his email. The man replied, "I don't have an email". The broker answered curiously, "You don't have an email, and yet have succeeded to build an empire. Can you imagine what you could have been if you had an email?!!"
The man thought for a while and replied, "Yes, I'd be an office boy at Microsoft!"
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
how 2 become a burglar
keeping client in check
clients r the lifeblood of any business.. on the other hand, they can b a real pain 2 ur business, not to mention your personal sanity, is better off without them. so what do you do.. chk out these.. it mite definitely b of some use >>
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
handling the telecallers
Girl: Hello Sir, this is Pooja calling from Country Club.
Me: Hi Pooja!
Girl: Sir, we are offering life time Country Club membership for Rs.1.5 lakh only!
Me: Wow, what an offer! Only 1.5 lakh! How come so cheap?
Girl: Sir, I am not joking (with a chuckle).
Me: Neither me. You know, one of my friends already has Club Mahindra membership at Rs.1.5 lakh per year. Do you have any concession on group booking? I think we have around 8 people in my team.
Girl: Sir, along with this, you will get 2 air tickets to absolutely free!
Me: Free? I mean after becoming a member, isn't it?
Girl: We are also offering 8/6 site in Tumkur.
Me: What should I do with that site?
Girl: You know Sir, if you have more people in your group, you can have a farm house there …
Me: … where we can enjoy our retired life (continuing from where she left)
Girl: I am not joking, Sir!
Me: Who said that you are joking? Seriously Madam, I am serious. (can't control my loud laughter this time)
Girl: Ok Sir, I think you are not interested.
And she hangs up.
Girl: Hi Sir, this is Pooja calling from ICICI Bank.
Me: Oh, Pooja, nice to hear your voice!
Girl: (amused by reaction) Sir, we are offering home loans for 12% interest.
Me: Oh, is that so? It's good, but I have an offer from another bank which is giving home loan for only 2% interest!
Girl: Only 2% interest?
Me: Yeah, it's only 2%, seriously.
Girl: Which bank, Sir? I do not think any bank is offering at this interest rate.
Me: (lowering my voice) I can't tell you, you know it's a private bank!
Girl: No Sir, it's not possible. If that's the case, then, I'm also interested.
Me: If you want to know the name of the bank, give your mobile number or e-mail ID as I cannot disclose this information over phone. I am bound not to disclose the details.
She disconnects the call.
Girl: Hello Sir, I am Pooja calling from …
Me: (interrupting her) Hang on for a moment ..... (taking my time) ...Okay let's play "Kaun Banega Crorepati"* with... sorry, I forgot your name?
Girl: Sorry …
Me: What's your name, Madam? Am I speaking in an alien language?
Me: Audience, we have Pooja on our hot seat. Let's play "Kaun Banega Crorepati" with Pooja. (of course, mimicking Big B's accent)
Here is the first question to Pooja for 1,000 rupees on your computer screen. (adding standard KBC music)
Which bank you are calling from? a) ICICI (b) HDFC (c) Deutsche (d) Others
Girl: Funny (light laugh)...Okay, I am calling from HDFC.
Me: Computer, please lock (b) HDFC …And yes (b) HDFC is the right answer. You have won 1,000 rupees!
Girl: Sir, are you interested in ... (again interruption by me)
Me: (my own voice) Aren't you enjoying it? I think YES (switching back to Big B voice again) Ready for another question? And here goes the second question for 2,000 rupees on your computer screen. What is the reason behind your call to me?
(a) Credit/debit card (b) Home loan/personal loan (c) Mutual fund (d) Others
Girl: Okay, it's enough. Are you interested in free Gold Credit Card offered by us?
Me: Oh no, wrong answer. Sorry Poojaji, I already have credit card from ICICI. I have been telling the participants that whenever you have doubt in mind, go for the life lines. And you have not used any of your life lines. What a pity!
She hangs up. (as expected)
Python for system administrators
free mac classroom
Monday, September 17, 2007
10.35, september 16, 2007.. design camp.. it was my first outting with the real world geeks.. and i was pleased with my first da(out)ting.. bangalore, whr else cud a spot b whr i cud the taste of these stuff.. thr were many presenters.. muthu, amit, joe arnold, ruta, harish, sid a.k.a. siddhartha, bhaskar, supreet, pandurang nayak (the missed out names, sorry dudes it wasnt intentional)..
joe's points were spot on.. the points are roughly summarized here..
1) need to have an itch
2) education does not matter
3) testing first
4) not relying on other's data
5) dont do all-at-once launches
6) inspirations from unlikly places
7) no over design or over engineer
8) solutions need to be invented(just wanted to add tht all problems r born with an solution)
9) time with face engineers
10) looks for patterns
there was talk abot collective intelligence, yahoo pipes, yui, basecamp, dabbledb.. there was something abot the touchstones in design.. thr were 3 points discussed thr..
then thr was abot agile software development, schematic mapping(the dude who presented this was seriously in luv with london and tube i believe), end user programming, interlinking between wiki, search and related stuff, coding horror etc..
silverlight was the last but not the least topic for the day.. supreet and pandurang had a blast.. but i felt the software was seriously close to flex with whatever knowledge i hav on tht.. had a word with pandu enquiring abot php and perl.. yes, silverlight does support it.. tht shd be a good news for the designer/developers.. v mite hav something like a digg api in the near future hopefully..
well, all is well that end's well with some beer.. but i dnt booze.. i was happy with the other snacks.. LOl.. luv 2 catch these guys again sometime soon..
one quick word for my buddy bala.. thx fella.. without him i wud not hav heard this.. he was more than willing to take me along with him for this show.. cheers..
How a Millionaire's Brain Works…
A man walked into a bank in New York City one day and asked for the loan officer.
He told the loan officer that he was going to Philippines on business for two weeks and needed to borrow $5,000. The bank officer told him that the bank would need some form of security for the loan.
Then the man handed over the keys to a new Ferrari parked on the street in front of the bank. He produced the title and everything checked out The loan officer agreed to accept the car as collateral for the loan.The bank’s president and its officers all enjoyed a good laugh at the guy for using a $250,000 Ferrari as collateral against a $5,000 loan.
An employee of the bank then drove the Ferrari into the bank’s underground garage and parked it there.Two weeks later, the guy returned, repaid the $5,000 and the interest, which came to $15.41.
The loan officer said, “Sir, we are very happy to have had and this transaction has worked out very nicely, but we are a little puzzled. While you were away, we checked you out and found that you are a multi millionaire. What puzzles us is, why would you bother to borrow “$5,000".
The millionaire replied: “Where else in New York City can I park my car for $15.41 and expect it to be there when I return”
Well thats how the rich stay rich, they know a lot more about Money Management. All the millionaires I have met in my life were penny wise. Look after your cents and the Dollars will look after themselves.
Taken from www.fortunewatch.com