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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Tech tip today

To start with, I am giving out a link to a really good extension to all the firefox users....This one is call Orkut scrapeasy ... and it true... it makes scrapping in the orkut easy... For a detailed description

Makes replying to scraps at Orkut (www.orkut.com) easier.

Highlights:
* No need to leave your scrapbook (and no page refresh) after posting the scrap (submits in the background using ajax).

* Adds a scrapbook launcher link, to go to your friends' scrapbook directly bypassing his / her profile.

If u r using Firefox ( still on IE?... Man get a life !!) just install this extension and restart ur firefox(NOT PC ... hahaha)

https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/2669/

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FOR users who have a Mouse(any mouse, serial, ps2, USB.. anything.. Be it optical or scrollball)!!!

Fun Website ... Try NOT click in that site ...It called

http://www.donclick.it ... Great name and suits aptly!!!

U might feel that there is nothing in there and be tempted to close it... But look closely you will find links there, try to explore the website NOT CLICKING...

Whole new way of browsing... Awesome IDEA!!! Have fun .. The DONTCLICK way

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Tech update:

Democracy Player for Linux n windows

Its awesome dude... If you are on UBUNTU/Fedora and know how to use the command-line.. Then this its just a kids play for you!!

Democracy Player is a new kind of browser for watching videos-- grab webpages with video and video RSS feeds (including podcasts, video blogs, and BitTorrent feeds), and watch them full screen, one after the other. It's free and open source.

To put in laymans terms, its the player to die for... It gets all the videos online into your harddrive with just a few mouse click...

My observation: It crashes too many times... Man, you have to really be careful not to overwhelm it too many clicks.. I have 512 RAM and it still crashes!!..


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Shayari .. Apni

Jis se pyaar tha, woh thukraagayi,
Pyaar ki gaadi, chal ney se pehle hi ruk gayi

aayi thi zindagi mein pari bun kar
chali gali,hum se hamari haseen cheen kar

Gham nahi, usey khon ka,
Paa liya kab? Jo ab roney ka

Jo hamara tha hi nahi, usey khone kaa kya ghum,
Lambi zindagi padi hai agey, usey Bhulaadengey hum

bekhudi ki zindagi hum jiya nahi karte
jaam doosron se cheen kar piya nahi karte

un ko mohabbat hai to aakar izhaar kare
phicha hum bhi kisi kaa kiya nahi karte

Jee rahe hai isii kwahish se,
ki kabhi na kabhi milaygi koi humsafar

Johnny naam hai mera,
Chalo yahi se shuruvaad karte hai...Ijaazat ho to Agar


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Mein shaayar to nahi,

Magar A haseen Jab se dekha meiney tujh ko mujhko shaayari aaagayi..
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Yeh kehna tha us se, per kehna na paaya kabhi..

Such mein bol nahi saktaaa,
Jhoot mein bolnaa nahi chaahtaa,

Kya karey, zaalim hai ye dil, jo akaley raha nahi jaata...
Kabhi dil naa deta kisi ko, agar pehle se pata chaltaaa!!!

Bun gaye Gali ke gaalib, us ke pyaar mein,
Aur kya dekhna hai, maaloom nahi humein,

Kyaa kyaa na kartaa thaa,
Kyaa kyaa na sochtaa thaa,

Sapney sapney hi rah gaye,
Achcha hua, jo neend se jaldi ut gaye,

Subhaanalla!!!
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Pata nahi mere saath kya ho raha hai,
Jo bhi kahoon, bun ke sher nikal aata hai,

Bana diya shayar, hum ko kisi ke judaayi!
Maa kasam ise roka nahi to,hogi meri pitaayi!!

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Pavan didnt like it...

I dont know what is his problem, but he is never satisfied with what i do. He never reacts as i expected... Well, thats not his problem ofcourse.. But I expect too much from ppl and I always get disappointed... I GOTTA CHANGE!!

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Krishh .. Just Imagine

Today, Raveendra, RamaKrishna, Santosh n I went to the movie Krishh.It really felt good going out with friends and enjoying the nature. We went to tankbund and walked for like 5 kms on the stretch.. It was a really nice walk. It reminded me of our college days. Man! I miss college life!!

Coming to Krishh

.. Its a hindi movie about a super Man kind of guy who is gifted with all the powers.

He can build a supercomputer (actually his dad does!!)

He can fly for not so long distances!!

He can hit really hard. Man he's got a body to die for!!

It was on the whole a good movie.. Never felt bored and keeps you involved.

The music was a let down.

I would give Krish 4/5.

BTW, there is a catch phrase.. Just imagine.. You have to see the movie to understand it.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Beyond the silence PART I

To myself,

Questions that keep haunting me for longgggggggg..

What is Life? Are we really living it to the fullest?
What is success? How do one measure it?
What is failure? I know its not success.. But what is it really?
why does one have to work so hard for things which make one so machine-like?
why is man such a stupid social animal?
Why cant he live like a lion in a jungle or a some bird in the sky? Free & alone
Why does he have to be so emotional n have relationships?
Why in the world do people meet if they have to leave?
Why do we work so much that we cannot take time for ourself?
Why do we save so much when we dont have time to spend it all?
Are we LIVING? or just SURVIVING?
What is friendship?
Why do one need companionship?
We meet alot of people daily.. Only a few become friends.. Only a few of those really matter.. What makes them so special?
What is Love? How is it different from friendship?
Am I lonely?
Have I gone mad?
What is all this BULLSHIT?
Why do I feel like I am being PARANOID?

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Open source software RULES

Today,

I felt like I have this urge to work with my pc. I missed messing with it. So, downloaded lots of FOSS s/w.

I updated the firefox and installed some plugins.

Then its turn for some really good extentions...Like the gmailnotifier, stumbleupon, RSS readers, and Blogthis links...

Then I worked with some download managers like CURL, Gwget and the mozilla plugins for that...

Then I found some really good Players ...
Democracy Player -- Its a video Browser .. U can browse videos online

Then I wanted to use a dvd ripper... For some strange reason I wanted to rip DVDs into avi files...

So, I found a good software for that.. Its called HandBrake-0.7.1

It was a totally new kind of installation for this software...
I compiled the source for the handbrake...

Normally, the source compilation would be like
configure
make
and make install

But this time the source needs to be compiled using JAM

Jam is a program construction tool, like make(1).

Jam recursively builds target files from source files, using dependency information and updating actions expressed in the Jambase file, which is written in jam's own interpreted language. The default Jambase is compiled into jam and provides a boilerplate for common use, relying on a user-provide file "Jamfile" to enumerate actual targets and sources.


It took a hell lot of time, to download stuff from net and then compile it, install them together....

JAM ROCKS.........

I downloaded stuff from the internet and then THERE was alot of debug output...

Then all it said was 258 targets updated!!!

It was really WEIRD!!!

Then I couldnt figure out if the HANDBRAKE was successfully installed or my system was just playing with me..

Then I tried to USE my stupid mind.

I tried to read stuff about jam and found some Options for it..

tried those but couldnot figure out what was happening..
I all I could see is lots n lots of debug output just being thrown!!!

Then I read the forums for ubuntu and found that

The HANDBRAKE doesnot have a GUI

It has to be run from CLI... so, I tried to run it...

AND SUCCESS... I didnt encode any VOB file but I think that still works!!

so, TOOO MANY HOURS of work on Software I wont be using atall....Thats me!

Friday, June 16, 2006

Shuttling between HOME n NEWHOME

I am here in Vza one day and the next day I am in Hyderabad...I dont know why but there just always some reason or the other for me to keep me coming back to vza.

I have been travelling all week... Its just so much strain and expenditure... but I am having kind of fun.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Johnny DOES SOC again!!

GOOD NEWS,

LATE But still goood.


The SOC is back again. I have tried to apply but then decided against it.

The SOC is all about introducing students to the Opensource world. And It was done for me. I am IN.

I am a Open source developer... SOUNDS SOOOOOOOOOOO ######## I know....

Anyways, So, after alot of questioning myself I thought.. I should let others to participate and let someone have a chance to be introduced to this BEATIFUL WORLD. So, DIDNT APPLY FOR SOC 2006.

But, I feel like I owe so much to this OSS community that I need to spread the word and the knowledge. So, took three guys ( Ravindra, RamaKrishna and Ravindra) and tried to make them apply for SOC.

We have submitted three proposals ....
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