Monday, June 30, 2008

The jar of life

A professor stood before his Philosophy class and had some items in front of him.

When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls.

He then asked the students if the jar was full.

They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar.

He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls.

He then asked the students again if the jar was full.

They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar.

Of course, the sand filled up everything else.

He asked once more if the jar was full.

The students responded with a unanimous "yes."

The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand.

The students laughed.

"Now," said the professor, as the laughter subsided, “I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life.

"The golf balls are the important things - your God, family, your children, your health, your friends, and your favorite passions - things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.

"The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house, and your car.

"The sand is everything else--the small stuff.

"If you put the sand into the jar first," he continued, "there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls.

"The same goes for life.
"If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you.

"Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.

Play with your children.

"Take time to get medical checkups.

"Take your partner out to dinner.

"Play another 18.

"There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal.

"Take care of the golf balls first, the things that really matter.

"Set your priorities.

"The rest is just sand."

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented.

The professor smiled. "I'm glad you asked.

"It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there’s always room for a cup of coffee with a friend."

Please share this with someone you care about.


Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. Maria Robinson quotes

An Online Assamese Dictionary -

An Online Assamese Dictionary -

Assamese is the easternmost Indo-Aryan language, spoken mainly in the state of Assam in North-East India. It is the official language of Assam. About Assamese language:
All the images are taken from

- Assamese to English dictionary.

- English to Assamese dictionary.

- The Assamese keyboard can be found in the shown link in

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Liar Liar

One day Johny's dad bought a robot.

The robot was special in that it could detect a lie and would slap the person who lied on the face.

Johny returned late from school that day and his dad asked him, " Son why are you late from school?"

Johny answered, "Dad we had extra classes today".

Much to his astonishment the Robot jumped up and slapped Johny on his face.

His dad told him that this robot is special in that he can detect a lie and will then slap the person who lied now come on tell me the truth, "Why are you late?"

"Dad I went for a movie"," Which movie?" "The Ten Commandments", Johny got a tight slap on the face from the robot.

"No dad honestly, I went for the movie Beauty Queen." Shame on you son when I was your age I never used to do such shameful things."

Splatt, the dad gets a tight slap on the face from the robot.

Hearing all this, Johny's mother comes walking out of the kitchen saying, "After all he is your son, he will be like you!!", to which the robot steps up and gives a resounding slap on Johny's mothers face.

Easy guide to Bangalore International airport

A small guide(pdf version) for the Bangalore International airport can be found here

This Easy Guide will give you a snapshot of the airport and how to get there.


PARKING information:

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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Happy cat- funny picture

What a joke, ha ha he he lol !!!

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Blogger templates (XML) with 3 columns

Was searching for some good looking templates for blogger, found this very very useful link

There you can find most of the default templates provided by blogger with the 3 columns feature. - search content with preview gives you graphical previews of all your search results. This site also lets you streamline your navigation by neatly categorizing your results.

Its really a new search experience.

Complaints & suggestion box

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A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a Rupee 500 note.

In the room of 200, he asked, "Who would like this Rupee 500 note?"

Hands started going up. He said, "I am going to give this note to one of you but first let me do this." He proceeded to crumple the note up.

He then asked, "Who still wants it?"

Still the hands were up in the air.

"Well," he replied, "What if I do this?" And he dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now all crumpled and dirty. "Now who still wants it?"
Still the hands went into the air.

"My friends, you have all learned a very valuable lesson.
No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth Rupee 500/-.

Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We feel as though we are worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value. You are special. Don't ever forget it! Never let yesterday's
disappointments overshadow tomorrow's dreams.


Every moment, every situation, every issue and every concern has a positive side. Find it and bring it to life.

Friday, June 27, 2008

One of the best interviews!!!

JUST GO THROUGH IT , YOU WILL ENJOY (a copy paste of a forwarded email with some small edits)

Interviewer: Tell me about yourself.

Candidate: I am SAMEER G. I did my Tele Communication engineering from
BabanRao Dhole-Patil Institute of Technology.

Interviewer: BabanRao Dhole-Patil Institute of Technology? I had never heard
of this college before!

Candidate: Great! Even I had not heard of it before getting an admission
into it . What happened is - due to cricket world cup I scored badly! in 12th.I
was getting a paid seat in a good college. But my father said (I prefer to
call him 'baap') - "I can not invest so much of money".(The baap actually said
- "I will never waste so much of money on you"). So I had to join this
college. Frankly speaking this name - BabanRao Dhole-Patil, can at the most be
related to a Shetakari Mahavidyalaya.

Interviewer: ok, ok. It seems you have taken 6 years to complete your

Candidate: Actually I tried my best to finish it in 4 years. But you
know, these cricket matches and football world cup, and tennis
tournaments. It is difficult to concentrate. So I flunked in 2nd and
3rd year. So in all I took 4 + 2 = 7 years.

Interviewer: But 4+2 is 6.

Candidate: Oh, is it? You know I always had KT in maths. But I will try
to keep this in mind. 4+2 is 6, good, thanks. These cricket matches
really affect exams a lot. I think they should ban it.

Interviewer: Good to know that you want cricket matches to be banned.

Candidate: No, no... I am talking about Exams!!

Interviewer: Ok, What is your biggest achievement in life?

Candidate: Obviously, completing my Engineering. My mom never thought I
would complete it. In fact, when i flunked in 3rd year, she was looking for a job
for me in BEST (Bus corporation in Maharashtra) through some relative.

Interviewer: Do you have any plans of higher study?

Candidate: he he he.. Are you kidding? Completing 'lower' education
itself was so much of pain!!

Interviewer: Let's talk about technical stuff. On which platforms have
you worked?

Candidate: Well, I work at SEEPZ, so you can say Andheri is my current
platform. Earlier I was at Vashi center. So Vashi was my platform then. As you can
see I have experience of different platforms! (Vashi and Andheri are the
places in Mumbai)

Interviewer: And which languages have you used?

Candidate: Marathi, Hindi, English. By the way, I can keep quiet in
German, French, Russian and many other languages.

Interviewer: Why VC is better than VB?

Candidate: It is a common sense - C comes after B. So VC is a higher
version than VB. I heard very soon they are coming up with a new
language VD!

Interviewer: Do you know anything about Assembly Language?

Candidate: Well, I have not heard of it. But I guess, this is the
language our ministers and MPs use in assembly.

Interviewer: What is your general project experience?

Candidate: My general experience about projects is - most of the times
they are in pipeline!

Interviewer: Can you tell me about your current job?

Candidate: Sure, Currently I am working for Bata InfoTech ltd. Since
joining BIL, I am on Bench. Before joining BIL, I used to think that
Bench was another software like Windows.

Interviewer: Do you have any project management experience?

Candidate: No, but I guess it shouldn't be difficult. I know Word and
Excel. I can talk a lot. I know how to dial for International phone call
and use speaker facility. And very important - I know few words like -
'Showstoppers ' , 'hotfixes',
'SEI-CMM','quality','versioncontrol','deadlines' , 'Customer
Satisfaction' etc. Also I can blame others for my mistakes!

Interviewer: What are your expectations from our company?

Candidate: Not much.

1. I should at least get 40,000 in hand.

2. I would like to work on a live EJB project. But it should not have
deadlines. I personally feel that pressure affects natural talent.

3. I believe in flexi-timings.

4. Dress code is against basic freedom, so I
would like to wear t-shirt and jeans.

5. We must have sat-sun off. I will suggest Wednesday off also, so as to
avoid breakdown due to overwork.

6. I would like to go abroad 3 times a year on short term
preferably 2-4 months) assignments. Personally I prefer US, Australia and
Europe. But considering the fact that there is a world cup in West Indies in
2007, I don't mind going there in that period. As you can see I am modest and
don't have many expectations. So can I assume my selection?

Interviewer: he he he ha ha ha. Thanks for your interest in our
organization. In fact I was never entertained so much before. Welcome to

*** No intention to offend anybody..

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Longest Telephone Bill ??

Yes, could be.

This morning, I came though this very interesting post, thought of sharing here in all-mixed read

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Work telephone

The phone bill was exceptionally high and the man of the house called a family meeting.

*Dad:* People this is unacceptable. You have to limit the use of the phone. I do not use this phone, I use the one at the office.

*Mom*: Same here, I hardly use this home telephone as I use my work telephone

*Son*: Me too, I never use the home phone. I always use my company mobile

*Maid*: So what is the problem? We all use our work telephones

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Monday, June 23, 2008

Everything together

Priceless expression !


Sunday, June 22, 2008

Amazing Digital Sound - Virtual Barbershop

This is really awesome, you must hear it to believe it.

Find a quiet room, put on your headphones, close your eyes and listen to this amazing digital surround sound to get the full effect (do not use speakers).

Download youtube flv using Download Helper Firefox extension

DownloadHelper is a Firefox extension for downloading files embedded in Web pages.By default, you should normally see the icon at the right of the address bar


1) Open Firefox

2) From there install the DownloadHelper Firefox extension just by putting the following url in the address bar

3) After installation of the extension, restart the Firefox window(s). Now you can see the DownloadHelper icon right of your address bar (like in the picture). So from now, whenever you watch video(s) on sites like, etc , you can download them at that point by clicking on the DownloadHelper icon (as shown in the picture).

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Judges for Mozilla's Guinness World Record attempt

Few lines from Mozilla official blog post

"We’re getting close to handing over our download logs to our judges for our Guinness World Record attempt. We’re very lucky and honored to have Paul Vixie of the Internet Systems Consortium and Corey Shields of Indiana University."

Paul Vixie has been contributing to Internet protocols and UNIX systems as a protocol designer and software architect since 1980, and was a cofounder of ISC in 1994.

Corey Shields is the Lead Systems Analyst for the High Performance Systems group in University Information Technology Services at Indiana University

Read the main post here

Friday, June 20, 2008

Bangalore Transport Information System : Live Traffic

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This is awesome

Know about the followings about Bangalore, in some mouse clicks.

DIRECTIONS (Find your way around town, avoid jams.)
CAR POOL (Share the road. Save money. Make friends.)
BUS (Find routes, stops, and transit points. )
SAFETY (Accident zones, road signs, and more. )
LOCAL SEARCH (Find shops and services around town using our map)
- RESEARCH (How do we estimate and report traffic?)

The best part is the Live Traffic through BTIS cameras

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

boss please raise my $$ - funny

Employee to Boss in an official mail


Dear Bo$$

In thi$ life, we all need $ome thing mo$t de$perately. I think you $hould be under$tanding of the need$ of u$ worker$ who have given $o much $upport including $weat and $ervice to your company ..

I am $ure you will gue$$ what I mean and re$pond $oon ..

Your$ $incerely,


The next day, the employee received this letter of reply :

I kNOw you have been working very hard. NOwadays, NOthing much has changed. You must have NOticed that our company is NOt doing NOticeably well as yet ..

NOw the newspaper are saying the world`s leading ecoNOmists are NOt sure if South Africa may go into aNOther recession.

I have NOthing more to add NOw. You kNOw what I mean ..

Yours truly,


Monday, June 16, 2008

Inflation funnies doing the rounds on the internet

Just a copy paste from Bangalore Mirror June 16 2008. I liked the lines. thought of sharing here.

1) Finally beer is cheaper than petrol

2) Put the sign of "don't ring the bell... knock instead" to save on electricity.

3)Take off the road driving shortcuts and stop using regular roads.. even if this means going through someone's garden.

4)Train your dog to beg for food from strangers, so you won't have to buy dog food

5)Marry a man who can fix things,. It saves thousands each year.

6)Give up gyms, diet for double savings

7)Petrol is too costly? Get yourself a pet-cum-transport

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Sunday, June 15, 2008

Indian Nobel Prize Winners


Nobel Prize for Literature


Nobel Prize for Physics


The Nobel Prize for Medicine

The Nobel Peace Prize

The Nobel Prize for Physics

Nobel Prize for Economics

View of guwahati from Kamakhya Temple

Majuli: largest freshwater mid-river deltaic island in the world

Majuli is a river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the Indian state of Assam.

Official site:

Monday, June 9, 2008

Computer mouse died

Basic waterfall model

Sunday, June 8, 2008

India STD code search

Search India std codes here

Thursday, June 5, 2008 the ultimate resource center of unix

My involvement with is more than a year old. I personally recommend the forums of to all people who are related to unix by any means.
If you have any queries related to unix, here you can find your solutions. The best part, its free. Thanks to all the people who is maintaining such a big platform for all unix users.

Register to here

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If you're not sure where to post a technical question, post it here. All UNIX and Linux Newbies Welcome !!

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More advanced questions go here, an expert to expert forum.

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Post questions about KSH, CSH, SH, BASH, PERL, PHP, SED, AWK and OTHER shell scripts here.

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Post questions about C, C++, Java, and other high level languages here.

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Questions involving software not covered by other forum go here. This includes Databases and Middleware.

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Questions involving TCP/IP, Routers, Hubs, Network protocols, etc go here.

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Questions involving NAS, SAN, RAID, Robotic Libraries, backups, etc go here.

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Questions regarding GNOME, KDE, CDE, Open Office, etc go here. All UNIX and Linux Newbies Welcome !!

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Questions involving Unix to Windows (Desktop or Server) go here. Any Windows/DOS questions should go here as well.

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When You're Working for a .com Startup...

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Funny Poems

Twinkle Twinkle little star
You should know what you are
And once you know what you are
Mental hospital is not so far.

"Doctor, doctor, will i be able to play the
Violin after the operation?"
"Yes of course...."
"Great ! I never could before"

Right-Left Conflict

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Paying the bill !

Walking up to a department store's fabric counter, a pretty girl asked, "I want to buy this material for a new dress. How much does it cost?"
"Only one kiss per yard, " replied the smirking male clerk.
"That's fine," replied the girl. "I'll take ten yards."
With expectation and anticipation written all over his face,the clerk hurriedly measured out and wrapped the cloth, then held it out teasingly.The girl snapped up the package and pointed to a little old man standing beside her.
"Grandpa will pay the bill," she smiled.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008 browse google in an unix shell is the unofficial google site, the interface being embedded in an Unix-shell like interface.
Its been a great effort from a person named Stefan Grothkopp, you should give a try. Some of the snaps are below:

Click on the pics for A larger view

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Wife vs Mistress

A doctor, a lawyer and a manager were discussing the relative
merits of having a wife or a mistress.

The lawyer says: "For sure a mistress is better. If you have a
wife and want a divorce, it causes all sorts of legal problems."

The doctor says: "It's better to have a wife because the sense
of security lowers your stress and is good for your health."

The manager says: "You're both wrong. It's best to have both so
that when the wife thinks you're with the mistress and the mistress
thinks you're with your wife -- you can go to the office and do some

Wrong Address ...

A man checked into a hotel. There was a computer in his room, so he
decided to send an e-mail to his wife.
However, he accidentally typed a wrong e-mail address, and without
realizing his error, he sent the email.


Somewhere in Houston, a widow had just returned from her husband's
The widow decided to check her e-mail, expecting condolence messages
from relatives and friends.
After reading the first message, she fainted.

The widow's son rushed into the room, found his mother on the floor
, and saw the computer screen which read:

To: My Loving Wife

Subject: I've Reached

Date: 12 Dec, 2007

I know you're surprised to hear from me. They have computers here
, and we are allowed to send e-mails to loved ones.
I've just reached and have been checked in. I see that everything
has been prepared for your arrival tomorrow.

Presence of mind

In a shop a man asked for 1/2 kg of butter. The salesperson, a young boy,said that only 1kg packs were available in the shop, but the man insisted on buying only 1/2 kg. So the boy went inside to the manager's room and said "An idiot outside wants to buy only 1/2 kg of butter". To his surprise, the customer was standing behind him. So the boy added immediately, "And this gentleman wants to buy the other half!!!!!!".

After the customer left, the manager said "You have saved your position by being clever enough at the right time. Where do you come from?". To this the boy said, "I come from Mexico. The place consists of only prostitutes and football players!!!!!".

The manager replied coldly, "My wife is also from Mexico".

To this the boy asked excitedly, "Oh yeah? Which team does she play for?"

Believe in your presence of mind and never panic!!!

Smart Dog

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A new supermarket opened near my house. It has an automatic water mister to keep the produce fresh. Just before it goes on, you hear the sound of distant thunder and the smell of fresh rain.

When you approach the milk cases, you hear cows mooing and experience the scent of fresh hay.

When you approach the egg case, you hear hens cluck and cackle, and the air is filled with the pleasing aroma of bacon and eggs frying.

The veggie department features the smell of fresh buttered corn.

I don't buy toilet paper there any more.

Topnotch excuses for when you bunk work!

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I liked this article from rediff, thought of sharing here. The topnotch excuses mentioned there are:

1) 'I have an upset tummy.'
2) 'I'm under the weather but I'll be working from home'
3) 'I have to attend a wedding/funeral'
4) 'I have client meetings lined up all through today'
5) 'A family member is in hospital'
6) 'I have a personal emergency'