Wednesday, December 31, 2008

First and last place to celebrate new year 2009

A new learn for me, thought of mixing here on all-mixed.

Kiritimati or Christmas Island is the first inhabited place on Earth to experience the New Year each year and
Alofi (Niue), Apia (Samoa), Pago Pago (U.S.A. - American Samoa) being the last in the list.

The timeanddate complete list w.r.t timezone UTC is here

Wish all my readers a warm new year 2009; lets wish peace and peace everywhere in this new year.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Ticketgoose - book bus tickets online Bangalore, Chennai and more

Let me introduce an web portal to book online bus tickets for routes across Bangalore, Chennai, Pune and many more.

While on my way back from office to room, one guy handed me a piece of advertisement paper. As it was dark, I kept it in my bag, happened to see it last day. Well, I got impressed with this website. The first thing I liked with ticketgoose, is its simplicity. Booking seems to be very hassle free (as per my test booking I performed).

Some of the cool features that ticketgoose provide.

- One can reserve their tickets well in advance, also the seats preference.
- A user friendly step by step wizard for the whole booking process.
- Good print ticket option.
- Apart from the bus tickets for over 500+ routes, they provide daily package tour to Thirupathi from Bangalore and Chennai.

All my above points are based on my first experience with ticketgoose website. Definitely I will try ticketgoose next time I book bus tickets over web.

For more details visit ticketgoose website
Happy booking.

Friday, December 26, 2008

UPSC, IAS online guide and help blog

A good friend of mine from engineering college days has started a blog to help UPSC aspirants in trying for the coveted services - IAS,IPS,IFS and so on.He has started it as a personal mission to help youngsters who are placed in remote places and cannot access coaching facility.He has four years of experience in this examination and at present he is working and awaiting the result of his final attempt. I am sure IAS aspirants will be definitely benefited from his efforts where he is sharing his own experiences and tips for clearing UPSC prelims in his blog titled "To Help IAS Aspirants In Clearing UPSC Prelims Examination"

Here it is in Abhishek's own words :
"I am a computer engineer and have appeared in civil services prelims four times and have been successful in clearing prelims all four times and have appeared in all three stages of the exam and awaiting the result of my 2008 mains"
A career in civil services and a chance to join the elite services viz. IAS,IPS , IFS and many others still inspires the youth of India. Earlier a career in civil services was the only choice for bright youngsters but now with the opening of Indian economy and private sector paying much more, there has been a perceptible decline in the number of youth opting for civil services. Yet joining civil services and being a part of the steel frame attracts lots of youngsters. It offers one an opportunity to make a positive difference to the life of common man. In civil service ,you would not be working only for yourself or for your company but for the nation and that is a big high.The civil services exam is conducted in three stages viz. prelims(objective type),mains(subjective type) and interview(personality test).

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Nice piece of creativity on an apple

Source: treebeard

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Precious, semi-precious, astrological stones shop in Bangalore

I was in search of a specific astrological stone, did a lot of Google to find places to buy it in Bangalore, visited some of the mentioned shops, but was not finding for what I was looking for. My search ended as I visited "Rasikh Gems & Jewellers" which is located in Church Street, Brigade Road, Bangalore.

Well, being a customer and a blogger, I thought of making the details of this shop a post on all-mixed, so that people looking for Precious/Semi-Precious/astrological etc stones will be benefited.

Their address:

Rasikh Gems & Jewellers
Mr Roshan,Mr Raza
Shop phone: +(91)-(80)-25592299
Mob: +(91)-9844255026,9449618598
G-3,brigade Garden,# 19, Church Street, Bangalore - 560001

Their product range:

Semi-Precious Stones
Precious Stones
Planet & their gems
Rashi (Sun Sign) & gems

More about "Rasikh Gems & Jewellers" can be found here

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Clear Recently Closed Tabs - Firefox tip

What most people are not aware of is that even if one tell Firefox not to save browsing history, it is still possible to access the last 10 closed tabs (History->Recently Closed Tabs).

So to clear the "Recently Closed Tabs list", in Firefox address bar type about:config, and set the key browser.sessionstore.max_tabs_undo to 0.

** about:config is the page where user preferences can be viewed and modified in firefox.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Keyboard shortcut for switching between tabs in Firefox

It may sound simple, but for the newbies I believe it would be helpful.

Keyboard shortcut for switching between tabs in Firefox

Way 1:
Ctrl + Tab

Way 2:
Ctrl + PgUp (to move to Previous tab)
Ctrl + PgDn (to move to Next tab)

Way 3:
Ctrl + 2 (will switch to tab#2, similarly 1,3,... etc)

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Height of Cost Cutting - funny cartoon

Click the picture to enlarge.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Chrome funny logo - interesting picture

Source: loleg

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Ticket info - Chennai test India vs England 2008

As per The Hindu the tickets for the Chepauk test between India and England will be sold from December 8 (Monday)

The Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) contact information is here

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Undo Firefox closed tabs keyboard shortcut tip

Today I learnt a keyboard shortcut for undoing closed tabs in Mozilla Firefox.

The keyboard shortcut is Ctrl-Shift-t

Keep pressing the same to undo your last closed tabs.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Bangalore international airport bus taxi service information

This web link contain information's about:

a) Home connect taxi service contact information which interfaces with Bangalore international airport (BIAL) dedicated bus service

b) International air port (BIAL) vayu vajra / suvarna sarige service information (fares, route information, timings etc)

c) Location/Address of Bangalore metropolitan transport corporation central offices

Have a nice visit to the BIAL :-)