Friday, December 29, 2006

Friday, December 15, 2006

Cool Trends

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Monday, December 04, 2006

Play Sudoku

Sudoku originated from Japan. It is basically a mind game, a number puzzle and its popularity in these modern times have been compared to that of the popularity of the Rubik’s Cube in the 80s. Newspapers, magazines and even math textbooks and online sudoku games – only lately - have popularized the game, Sudoku. Because it is challenging and because it offers a different form of intellectual diversion from that of modern technology such as television (if you can call television and intellectual diversion at all), people and even kids have taken easily to Sudoku games.

But how is Sudoku played? Sudoku is a number game made up of a series of grids. The grids are usually within a big nine by nine grid with nine three by three smaller grids. The primary objective or aim of the game is to place the numbers 1-9 into each grid units. You may not add the numbers and look for the sum of the numbers in the rows and columns.

However, there are three mechanics or rules of the Sudoku game:

1. The numbers 1-9 must only appear once in each column;
2. The numbers 1-9 must only appear once in each row; and
3. The numbers 1-9 must only appear once in each 3x3 grid.

Once these three rules are kept in mind, the player can now proceed by searching the puzzle for clues. Most players start by looking for numbers that appear in the first puzzle. For example, if the number 5 appears in the first puzzle, check if the number 5 also appears in the three by three box. But remember, this number must only appear once in each column and in each row! Next, after looking at the three by three boxes for clues, you must make sure to fill in the numbers 1 to 9 in the columns and rows that hold most of the numbers. If there are only two numbers left that are not in the row or column, do the process of elimination method to find out where to place these last two remaining numbers left. Check the columns and rows to locate the two missing numbers and if you have eliminated one of the chances on each column or row, there is a possibility for you to fill the line that you are playing in.

Of course, difficult and more complex Sudokus will also require more analysis and technique from the player. However, this is what makes the game popular. As Sudoku players gain more mastery, they move on to more challenging Sudokus. Sudoku game definitely calls for and develops critical thinking in a person.

JB Anthony is the webmaster of http://www.sudoku.hottestniches.com For more information, articles on sudoku and playing sudoku, and links to online sudoku games, please visit http://www.sudoku.hottestniches.com

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Thursday, November 30, 2006


A very shy young man goes into a bar and sees a beautiful woman
sitting alone. After an hour he gathers enough courage to go and ask her, "Er...
excuse me, but would you mind if I sat here beside you?"
She responds in a loud voice :
Everyone in the bar turns to stare at them. The young man is surprised,
shocked and embarrassed and goes back to his table.
After a few minutes the woman walks over to him smiles, apologizes,
and says, "You see, I'm a graduate student in psychology and I'm studying how
people respond to embarrassing situations."
The young man responds loudly with,

Monday, November 27, 2006

Factual Leak - StudiVZ and Facebook

Don Alphonso reported StudiVZ that has a DATA huge leak - which seems tonne accélérateur de prise prochain big problème the dans les StudiVZ the history.
The images d'acres saved on a serveurs different and public accès have - StudiVZ the despite DATA that announcement privacy is ensured. Even, their competitor and Facebook.com potentiellement buyer reveals same the more security leak which speculations identical rancunier codes about and ongoing co-operation.
If you go tonne StudiVZ.net and sign up, you boîte mer of other galleries picture the d'utilisateur - unless they changed their settings and only their friends boîtes mer immediate have their galleries. If you a have look AT a personne' s and you tonne want picture save IT by right-clicking on you GET picture et tous les the as a response is : « http://www.studivz.net/images/space.gif » - which is dessus empty picture.

Si lointain ainsi good. But acres there two ways how tonne GET picture the anyway

  1. Go tonne thumbnails of each utilisateurs site the. Toute la thumbnailed boîte accélérateur de prise pictures directly saved. L'If you la copie gauchement into your URL, IT the veut say something like this : with ABC123 representing utilisateur profils the identité, def456 representing album identité the and 9876 representing ID. If picture the you suppressions - m the, you GET picture whole the.
  2. If you view whole the gallery, just charge source code the for this site. IT veut you un emplacement of on picture the serveurs d'image the exact the give of StudiVZ. IT ainsi shows you why you space.gif got - if anybody right-clicks à l'on a rancunier only gives picture et the cuire une adresse the of space.gif the.
  3. This ainsi works if you acres signed off.

With Facebook, you problème - IT is tonne easier even save a that except same the have by right-clicking on IT picture. Tous les other things acres almost emplacement same et the the of each found dans une source the code picture is :


Since problème the has already mentioned dans (mer Jörg-Olaf de berger and here here), and les StudiVZ the since blog-o-sphere the founders acres been of, they should acte issue the aware soon and of Internet the website whole the take.

For Yahoo.com, of Facebook potentiellement buyer the, problème of StudiVZ the and no-response-policy by Facebook the should accélérateur de prise a focus of fins observation.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006


"Web 2.0" I had heard a lot about the term. My inquisitive mind was not getting satisfied by all the debates and discussions over the matter.So I took out some time and started a research for Web 2.0.

The search began with wikipedia
"Web 2.0 is a term often applied to a perceived ongoing transition of the World Wide Web from a collection of websites to a full-fledged computing platform serving web applications to end users. Ultimately Web 2.0 services are expected to replace desktop computing applications for many purposes."

But what are those applications? Do we have a list of such application? These questions were making me mad and then I found the "GEM"

Its called the Go2Web20.net - The complete Web 2.0 directory and indeed it was. Without taking too much time I will like all of you to go through the site

Friday, November 17, 2006

Driving While Intoxicated compliant laws

It seems a gentleman had too much to drink at a party. As he was heading home, he was pulled over by a state trooper. Upon being tested, the fellow couldn't walk a straight line any more than he could drive one, so the trooper wrote out a ticket and had just given it to the driver before an accident in the opposite lane took his attention to more important matters.

The inebriated driver, figuring that the trooper wasn't coming back to him, drove home and went to bed. He was awakened in the morning by a knock at the door, created by two more state troopers.

"Are you Mr. Black?" the asked?

He admitted that he was.

"Were you pulled over at Edgemont last night for driving under the influence?"

Again, the man admitted that he was.

"And what did you do then," the troopers asked." The man replied that he drove his car home and went to bed.

"Where is your car now?" the troopers inquired. The man answered that it was in the garage.

"May we see the car?" asked the troopers.

The man answered, "Sure," and opened the garage.

Inside was the state trooper's car.

Wacky Driving Laws


# It is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while operating a vehicle.

# It is legal to drive the wrong way down a one-way street as long as a lantern is attached to the front of your car.

# Driving barefoot is illegal.


# It is illegal to tie a dog to the roof of your car.


# It is illegal for a person to blare the horn on a vehicle at any place where cold drinks or sandwiches are served after 9 p.m.


# Any woman dressed in a housecoat is prohibited from driving a car.

# It is illegal in San Francisco to buff or dry your car with used underwear.

# No unoccupied vehicle may exceed 60 miles per hour.


# If an elephant is tied to a parking meter, the owner or attendant must deposit money in the meter.


# State Assembly members are immune from being ticketed for speeding while the State Assembly is in session.

# In Marietta, Georgia it is illegal to spit from a moving car or bus, but is okay from a moving truck.


# In Evanston, Illinois it is unlawful to change clothes while inside a car with the curtains drawn, except during a fire.


# In Derby, Kansas, it is considered a misdemeanor to screech your tires while driving.


# If you stop for ice cream while driving, be aware that it is considered unlawful to transport an ice cream cone in your back pocket.


# You will be ticketed if you drive with a gorilla in the backseat of your car.


# If you car breaks down in Detroit and you are waiting for assistance, be aware that sitting in the middle of the street to read a newspaper is illegal.


# It is illegal to cross state lines, regardless if you are walking or driving, with a duck on your head. And, if you're crossing into Wisconsin, the law also applies to chickens.

# In Minnetonka, Minnesota, if you drive a truck that leaves mud, dirt or sticky substances on any road, you will be considered a public nuisance who is harming the peace, safety, and general welfare of the town.

# You cannot ride a motorcycle without a shirt.


# In Whitehall, Montana, vehicles are prohibited from driving with ice picks attached to the wheels.


# It is illegal to drive a camel on the highway.

New Jersey

# Drivers are required to beep their car horns before passing another vehicle.

# If convicted of driving while intoxicated, you permanently lose the option of registering for a vanity license plate.

North Carolina

# In Dunn, North Carolina, it is illegal to drive on a sidewalk.


# In Oxford, Ohio, authorities will ticket you if you consecutively drive around the town square more than 100 times.

# Keep in mind that if your car breaks down and you phone for a cab, you will be ticketed if you opt to ride on the cab's roof.


# It is considered illegal to read a comic book while driving.


# You will be ticketed if you leave your car door open longer than is deemed necessary.

# You will be slapped with a Class A traffic violation if you use your car on an Oregon highway to prove your physical endurance.

# It is illegal to pump your own gas.


# If you spy a team of approaching horses, you are required by law to pull to the side of the road and cover your car with a blanket or dust cover that has been painted or sewn to blend into the scenery. But, if the horses react skittish to your efforts, you are then required to disassemble your car and hide the parts in the nearby underbrush.

South Carolina

# In Hilton Head, South Carolina, you cannot leave trash in your vehicle out of fear of attracting rats.


# It is illegal to fire a gun at any wild game other than whales from a moving car.

West Virginia

# It is perfectly legal, for road maintenance purposes, to scavenge road kill.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006



Have you ever experienced a moment in your life when you just ran out of
words and you go...

s i l e n t ???

Let me assist you in recalling...

.. the moment when you left your home for the first time and you look

back at your parents who are worried that their son/daughter are

leaving them yet happy that their child took the first step towards


... the moment when the girl/boy you like most.. smiled back at you!

You don't say anything.. you just smile back..

... the moment when you get better marks than you expected... those

"numb" moments of ecstasy n surprise "is that true?"...

the moment when you are parting with your old friend(s) and the

train has just started... and you are standing on the door of the

wagon.. waving "bye-bye" with your heart beating fast...

... the moment after the HR manager has just called you and told

you,"You are through! Congrats!"

... the moment when you sit alone in your room after having told

everyone that you cleared that exam you prepared for 6 months!!

You can go on remembering your "special" moments!

I had always wondered why I never said anything to myself at those

moments.. as if it was "understood"... happiness, joy, pain.. all

feelings just flowed ceaselessly in the 'years' that passed in those

flash moments!


They say.. the best way to communicate is through "silence".

Love. Joy. Grief. Surprise. Anger. Hope. Expectations. Support.

Non-cooperation. ..

Can you imagine the importance of a silent moment in a song??

When Bryan Adams stops for a while along with music, before he goes

on in his husky voice...

... Please forgive me. I can't stop loving you!

Ever had those moments when you thought you were tired enough that

you reach for your bed after dinner.. but find yourself wide awake

looking at the roof of your room silently...

But you sure are 'thinking'.. . those moments of self-talk are the

most important in our lives. Those moments when we listen to our own

hearts! Those promises... those decisions... those are the moments

when we make our destinies!

Next time you go silent... listen carefully to what your heart is

saying.. listen to its joy...listen to its pain.. listen to its

fears.. listen to its desires..

Don't make it shut up and go off to sleep...


That voice alone can lead you to the abode of peace that your sleep

lacks... peace that awaits you!

Be in touch with your true self... be silent once a day,

every day !

Silence Speaks More Than Ur Words .

Sunday, November 12, 2006

White House is "Failure" as per Google's "I'm Feeling Lucky"

This is really Hillarious and I mean it. Just check the simple instructions given below and you will also laugh endlessly holding your stomach

1. Go to www.google.com

2. Type "Failure", without the quotes

3. Instead of hitting "Search" hit "I'm feelingLucky"

4. Look at it and laugh at what comes up

5. Tell your friends before the people at Google fix it!

Friday, November 10, 2006

"I will pay $232.53 for your digg :)"

Idle surfing sometimes helps to hit gold mines. This is what I realised today. Read below

First article
"I will pay $232.53 for your digg :)

First we compiled a list of words that (when used in a story title) get 600+ diggs per story on average. Then we added 3 extra columns to calculate the value of a single digg (Google AdSense estimation of the Cost Per Click, Cost/Day and Cost/Digg which is equal to Cost/Day / Diggs/Story).

Your vote is worth $232.53 if you digg a story with the word "video" in its title :) "
Full article at http://www.xedant.com/researches/digg_price.php

Second article
" "Amazing", "digg", "revealed": Top 100 digg.com attention grabbing words

The complete (and updated) list of words that (when used in a story title) get more than 600 diggs per story on average.

How it was developed? We analyzed 17,817 front page article titles and extracted individual words. Those words that were used in less than 30 article titles or got less than 600 diggs per article were removed.

First number in the right column is "diggs per story": if a word were used in 100 story titles with 100000 diggs total, its "diggs per story" will be 100000/100=1000. We also added a Google AdWords estimation of a keyword price so you can estimate an AdSense revenue of any digg.com article :)

Here is a funny experiment: Nano-mario wants his amazing RIAA photos!: "

Full article at http://www.xedant.com/researches/amazing_digg_revealed.php

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Friday, August 18, 2006

Bill Gates Compares Microsoft with GM

At a recent computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the automobile industry, and stated, "If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25.00 cars that got 1,000 miles to the gallon".

In response to Bill's comments, General Motors issued a press release stating : If GM had developed technology lie Microsoft, we would all be driving cars with the following characteristics :

1. For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash twice a day.

2. Every time they repainted the white lines in the road, you would have to buy a new car.

3. Occasionally your car would die on the motorway for no reason. You would have to pull to the side of the road, close all the windows, shut off the car, re-start it, and re-open the windows before you could continue. For some reason you would simply accept this.

4. Occasionally, executing a manoeuvre such as a left turn would cause your car to shut down and refuse to re-start, in which case you would have to re-install the engine.

5. Mackintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was reliable, five times as fast and twice as easy to drive – but would run only on five percent of the roads.

6. The oil, water, temperature, and alternator warning lights would all be replaced by a single "This Car Has Performed an Illegal Operation" warning light.

7. The airbag system would ask " Are You Sure?" before deploying.

8. Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out and refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door handle, turned the key and grabbed hold of the radio aerial.

9. Every time a new car was introduced, car buyers would have to learn how to drive all over again because none of the controls would operate in the same manner as the old car.

10. You'd have to press the "Start" button to turn the engine off.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

How some companies got their name

Slightly long, but interesting ..

ABN AMRO- In the 1960s, the Nederlandse Handelmaatschappij (Dutch
Trading Society; 1824) and the Twentsche Bank merged to form the Algemene
Bank Nederland ( ABN; General Bank of the Netherlands). In 1966, the
Amsterdamsche Bank and the Rotterdamsche Bank merged to form the Amro Bank.
In 1991, ABNand Amro Bank merged to form ABN AMRO.

Accenture- Accent on the Future. Greater-than 'accent' over the logo's
to points forward towards the future. The name Accenture was proposed by
a company employee in Norwayas part of a internal name finding process
(BrandStorming). Prior to January 1, 2001 the company was called
Andersen Consulting.

Adidas - from the name of the founder Adolf (Adi) Dassler.

Adobe - came from name of the river Adobe Creek that ran behind the
houses of founders John Warnock and Chuck Geschke .

AltaVista - Spanish for "high view".

Amazon.com - Founder Jeff Bezos renamed the company to Amazon (from the
earlier name of Cadabra.com) after the world's most voluminous river,
the Amazon. He saw the potential for a larger volume of sales in an
online bookstore as opposed to the then prevalent bookstores. (Alternative:
It is said that Jeff Bezos named his book store Amazon simply to cash
in on the popularity of Yahoo at the time. Yahoo listed entries
alphabetically, and thus Amazon would always appear above its competitors in
the relevant categories it was listed in.)

AMD- Advanced Micro Devices.

Apache - The name was chosen from respect for the Native American Indian
tribe of Apache (Indé), well-known for their superior skills in
warfare strategy and their inexhaustible endurance. Secondarily, and more
popularly (though incorrectly) accepted, it's considered a cute name that
stuck: its founders got started by applying patches to code written for
NCSA's httpd daemon. The result was 'a patchy' server â€" thus the name

Apple - for the favourite fruit of co-founder Steve Jobs and/or for the
time he worked at an apple orchard. He was three months late in filing
a name for the business, and he threatened to call his company Apple
Computer if his colleagues didn't suggest a better name by 5 p.m. Apple's
Macintosh is named after a popular variety of apple sold in the US.
Apple also wanted to distance itself from the cold, unapproachable,
complicated imagery created by the other computer companies at the time had
names like IBM, NEC, DEC, ADPAC, Cincom, Dylakor, Input, Integral
Systems, SAP, PSDI, Syncsort and Tesseract. The new company sought to reverse
the entrenched view of computers in order to get people to use them at
home. They looked for a name that was unlike the names of traditional
computer companies, a name that also supported a brand positioning
strategy that was to be perceived as simple, warm, human, approachable and
different. Note: Apple had to get approval from the Beatle's Apple Corps
to use the name 'Apple' and paid a one-time royalty of $100,000 to
McIntosh Laboratory, Inc., a maker of high-end audio equipment, to use the
derivative name 'Macintosh', known now as just 'Mac'.

AT&T - American Telephone and Telegraph Corporation officially changed
its name to AT&T in the 1990s.

Bauknecht - Founded as an electrotechnical workshop in 1919 by Gottlob
Bauknecht .

BBC - Stands for British Broadcasting Corporation.

BenQ - Bringing ENjoyment and Quality to life

Blaupunkt- Blaupunkt (Blue dot) was founded in 1923 under the name
Ideal. Their core business was the manufacturing of headphones. If the
headphones came through quality tests, the company would give the
headphones a blue dot. The headphones quickly became known as the blue dots or
blaue Punkte. The quality symbol would become a trademark, and the
trademark would become the company name in 1938.

BMW- abbreviation of Bayerische Motoren Werke (Bavarian Motor

Borealis - The Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis, is the celestial
phenomenon that features bursts of light in colourful patterns dancing
across the night skies of the north. Borealis, inspired from the shining
brilliance of the Northern Lights, was formed in 1994 out of the merger
between two northern oil companies, Norway's Statoil and Finland's

BP - formerly British Petroleum, now "BP" (The slogan "Beyond
Petroleum" has incorrectly been taken to refer to the company's new name
following its rebranding effort in 2000).

BRAC- abbreviation for Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee, world's
largest NGO (non governmental organization). It works in development
programs around the world.

Bridgestone - named after founder Shojiro Ishibashi. The surname
Ishibashi (??) means "stone bridge", i.e. "bridge of stone".

Bull - Compagnie des machines Bull was founded in Paristo exploit the
patents for punched card machines taken out by a Norwegian engineer,
Fredrik Rosing Bull.

Cadillac - Cadillac was named after the 18th century French explorer
Antoine Laumet de La Mothe , sieur de Cadillac, founder of Detroit,
Michigan. Cadillac is a small town in the South of France.

Canon - Originally (1933) Precision Optical Instruments Laboratory the
new name (1935) derived from the name of the company's first camera, the
Kwannon, in turn named after the Japanese name of the Buddhist
bodhisattva of mercy.

CGI - from the first letter of Information Management Consultant in
french (Conseiller en Gestion et Informatique).

Cisco - short for San Francisco. It has also been suggested that it was
"CIS-co" -- Computer Information Services was the department at
StanfordUniversitythat the founders worked in.

COBRA - Computadores Brasileiros, "Brazilian Computers", electronics and
services company, was the first state-owned designer and producer of
computers in the 1970s, later acquired by the Banco do Brasil.

Coca-Cola - Coca-Cola's name is derived from the coca leaves and kola
nuts used as flavoring. Coca-Cola creator John S. Pemberton changed the
'K' of kola to 'C' for the name to look better.

Colgate-Palmolive - formed from a merger of soap manufacturers Colgate &
Company and Palmolive-Peet. Peet was dropped in 1953. Colgate was named
after WilliamColgate, an English immigrant, who set up a starch, soap
and candle business in New York Cityin 1806. Palmolive was named for the
two oils (Palm and Olive) used in its manufacture.

Compaq - from "comp" for computer, and "pack" to denote a small integral
object; or: Compatibility And Quality; or: from the company's first
product, the very compact Compaq Portable.

Comsat - an American digital telecommunications and satellite company,
founded during the President Kennedy era to develop the technology.
Contraction of Communications Satellites.

Daewoo - the company founder Kim Woo Chong called it Daewoo which means
"Great Universe" in Korean.

Dell - named after its founder, Michael Dell. The company changed its
name from Dell Computer in 2003.

DHL - the company was founded by Adrian Dalsey, Larry Hillblom , and
Robert Lynn , whose last initials form the company's moniker.

eBay - Pierre Omidyar, who had created the Auction Web trading website,
had formed a web consulting concern called Echo Bay Technology Group. "
EchoBay" didn't refer to the town in Nevada, the nature area close to
Lake Mead , or any real place. "It just sounded cool," Omidyar reportedly
said. When he tried to register EchoBay.com, though, he found that Echo
Bay Mines, a gold mining company, had gotten it first. So, Omidyar
registered what (at the time) he thought was the second best name:

Epson - Epson Seiko Corporation, the Japanese printer and peripheral
manufacturer, was named from "Son of Electronic Printer"

Fanta - was originally invented by Max Keith in Germanyin 1940 when
World War II made it difficult to get the Coca-Cola syrup to Nazi Germany.
Fanta was originally made from byproducts of cheese and jam production.
The name comes from the German word for imagination (Fantasie or
Phantasie), because the inventors thought that imagination was needed to
taste oranges from the strange mix.

Fazer - named after its founder, Karl Fazer.

Fiat - acronym of Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino (Italian Factory
of Cars of Turin).

Fuji - from the highest Japanese mountain Mount Fuji.

Google - the name is an intentional misspelling of the word googol,
reflecting the company's mission to organize the immense amount of
information available online.

Haier - Chinese ? "sea" and ? (a transliteration character; also means
"you" in Literary Chinese)

HP - Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard tossed a coin to decide whether the
company they founded would be called Hewlett-Packard or Packard-Hewlett.

Hitachi - old place name, literally "sunrise"

Honda - from the name of its founder, Soichiro Honda

Honeywell - from the name of Mark Honeywell founder of Honeywell Heating
Specialty Co. It later merged with Minneapolis Heat Regulator Company
and was finally called Honeywell Inc. in 1963.

Hotmail - Founder Jack Smith got the idea of accessing e-mail via the
web from a computer anywhere in the world. When Sabeer Bhatia came up
with the business plan for the mail service, he tried all kinds of names
ending in 'mail' and finally settled for Hotmail as it included the
letters "HTML" - the markup language used to write web pages. It was
initially referred to as HoTMaiL with selective upper casing. (If you click
on Hotmail's 'mail' tab, you will still find "HoTMaiL" in the URL.)

HSBC - The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation.

Hyundai - connotes the sense of "the present age" or "modernity" in

IBM - named by Tom Watson, an ex-employee of National Cash Register. To
one-up them in all respects, he called his company International
Business Machines.

ICL - abbreviation for International Computers Ltd, once the UK's
largest computer company, but now a service arm of Fujitsu, of Japan.

IKON - copier company name derived from I Know One Name.

Intel - Bob Noyce and Gordon Moore initially incorporated their company
as N M Electronics. Someone suggested Moore Noyce Electronics but it
sounded too close to "more noise" -- not a good choice for an electronics
company! Later, Integrated Electronics was proposed but it had been
taken by somebody else. Then, using initial syllables from INTegrated
ELectronics, Noyce and Moore came up with Intel. To avoid potential
conflicts with other companies of similar names, Intel purchased the name
rights for $15,000 from a company called Intelco. (Source: Intel 15 Years
Corporate Anniversary Brochure)

Interland - a web hosting provider formally known as Micron Computer,
Inc. which was named either after InternetLandor the combination of the
largest acqusition it performed, Interliant with the word Land.

Kawasaki - from the name of its founder, Shozo Kawasaki

Kodak - Both the Kodak camera and the name were the invention of founder
George Eastman . The letter "K" was a favourite with Eastman; he felt
it a strong and incisive letter. He tried out various combinations of
words starting and ending with "K". He saw three advantages in the name.
It had the merits of a trademark word, would not be mis-pronounced and
the name did not resemble anything in the art. There is a misconception
that the name was chosen because of its similarity to the sound
produced by the shutter of the camera.

Konica - it was earlier known as Konishiroku Kogaku. Konishiroku in turn
is the short for Konishiya Rokubeiten which was the first name of the
company established by Rokusaburo Sugiura in the 1850s.

Korg - Formed from the surnames of the founders, Tsutomu Katoh and
Tadashi Osanai, combined with the letters "rg" from the word organ.

LG - combination of two popular Korean brands Lucky and Goldstar. (In
Mexicopublicists explained the name change to the public as an
abbreviation to Línea Goldstar Spanish for Goldstar Line)

L'Oréal - In 1907, Eugène Schueller, a young French chemist, developed
an innovative hair-color formula. He called his improved hair dye

Lotus Software - Mitch Kapor got the name for his company from 'The
Lotus Position' or 'Padmasana'. Kapor used to be a teacher of
Transcendental Meditation technique as taught by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

Lucent Technologies - a spin-off from AT&T, it was named Lucent (meaning
"luminous" or "glowing with light") because "light as a metaphor for
visionary thinking reflected the company's operating and guiding business
philosophy," according to the Landor Associates staff who chose the
name. Source: Design Management Journal 8:1 (Winter 1997).

Lycos - from Lycosidae, the family of wolf spiders.

Mazda Motor - from the company's first president, Jujiro Matsuda . In
Japanese, no syllables are ever stressed and some inner syllables are
virtually skipped. Thus, Matsuda is pronounced "Matsda". To make the name
fly better outside of Japan, the spelling was changed to Mazda.

McDonald's - from the name of the brothers Dick McDonald and Mac
McDonald, who founded the first McDonald 's restaurant in 1940.

Mercedes - This is the first name of the daughter of Emil Jellinek, who
worked for the early Daimler company around 1900.

MGM - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer was formed by the merger of three picture
houses Metro Picture Corporation, Goldwyn Pictures Corporation and Louis B.
Mayer Pictures. Goldwyn Picture Corporation in turn was named after the
last names of Samuel Goldfish and Edgar and Archibald Selwyn.

Micron - computer memory producer named after the microscopic parts of
its products. The official name was Micron Computer, Inc. Since, the
company has become Interland, a web hosting provider, after
selling/spinning off its RAM division and closing down its computer division,
licensing the name. The company is now headquartered in Atlanta.

Microsoft - coined by Bill Gates to represent the company that was
devoted to MICROcomputer SOFTware. Originally christened Micro-Soft, the '-'
was removed later on.

MidPhase - the post-dotcom era gave using the .com in a companies
official name untrendy. A new dotcom company may be named traditionally, in
midPhase's case it was named midPhase Services, Inc., the midPhase
stands for Middle Phase, or middle of the road.

Mitsubishi - The name Mitsubishi (??) has two parts: mitsu means three
and hishi (changing to bishi in the middle of the word) means water
chestnut, and from here rhombus, which is reflected in the company's logo.

Motorola - Founder Paul Galvin came up with this name when his company
(at the time, Galvin Manufacturing Company) started manufacturing radios
for cars. Many audio equipment makers of the era used the " ola" ending
for their products, most famously the "Victrola" phonograph made by the
Victor Talking Machine Company. The name was meant to convey the idea
of "sound" and "motion". The name became so recognized that the company
later adopted it as the company name.

Mozilla Foundation - from the name of the web-browser that preceded
Netscape Navigator. When Marc Andreesen , founder of Netscape, created a
browser to replace the Mosaic browser, it was internally named Mozilla
(Mosaic-Killer, Godzilla) by Jamie Zawinski.

MRF - Madras Rubber Factory, founded by K M Mammen Mappillai in 1946. He
started with a toy balloon-manufacturing unit at Tiruvottiyur, Chennai
(then called Madras). In 1952, he began manufacturing tread-rubber, and
in 1961, tyres.

Nero - Nero Burning ROM named after Nero burning Rome.

Netscape - named by first marketing employee Greg Sands, in a panic when
the Universityof Illinoisthreatened to sue the new company for its
original name, Mosaic. Netscape then paid Landor $50,000 to design a logo.

Nike - named for the Greek goddess of victory.

Nikon - the original name was Nippon Kogaku, meaning "Japanese

Nissan - the company was earlier known by the name Nippon Sangyo which
means "Japanese industry".

Nokia - started as a wood-pulp mill, the company expanded into producing
rubber products in the Finnish city of Nokia. The company later adopted
the city's name.

Nortel - The Nortel Networks name came from Nortel (Northern Telecom)
and Bay Networks. The company was originally spun off from the Bell
Telephone Company of Canada Ltd in 1895 as Northern Electric and
Manufacturing, and traded as Northern Electric from 1914 to 1976.

Novartis - after the Latin _expression "novae artes" which means
something like "new skills".

Oracle - Larry Ellison, Ed Oates and Bob Miner were working on a
consulting project for the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency). The code name
for the project was Oracle (the CIA saw this as the system to give
answers to all questions or some such). The project was designed to help use
the newly written SQL database language from IBM. The project
eventually was terminated but they decided to finish what they started and bring
it to the world. They kept the name Oracle and created the RDBMS
engine. Later they changed the name of the company, Relational Technology
Inc, to the name of the product.

Pepsi - Pepsi derives its name from (treatment of) dyspepsia, an
intestinal ailment.

Philips - Royal Philips Electronics was founded in 1891, by brothers
Gerard (the engineer) and Anton (the entrepreneur) Philips .

Qantas - From its original name, Queensland And Northern Territory
Aerial Services.

Red Hat - Company founder Marc Ewing was given the Cornell lacrosse team
cap (with red and white stripes) while at college by his grandfather.
People would turn to him to solve their problems, and he was referred to
as 'that guy in the red hat'. He lost the cap and had to search for it
desperately. The manual of the beta version of Red Hat Linux had an
appeal to readers to return his Red Hat if found by anyone.

Reebok - another spelling of rhebok (Pelea capreolus), an African

SAAB - founded in 1937 in Swedenas "Svenska Aeroplan aktiebolaget"
(Swedish Aeroplane Company) abbreviated SAAB.

Samsonite - Samsonite was launched as a brand in 1941, receiving its
name from the Biblical character Samson, renowned for his strength.

Samsung - meaning three stars in Korean.

Sanyo - The Japanese translation is disputed, although the Chinese name
is "??" (literally, "Three Oceans")

SAP - "Systems, Applications, Products in Data Processing", formerly
"SystemAnalyse und Programmentwicklung" (German for "System analysis and
program development"), formed by 4 ex- IBM employees who used to work in
the 'Systems/Applications/Projects' group of IBM.

SEGA - "Service Games of Japan" (SeGa) Founded by Marty Bromley (an
American) to import pinball games to Japanfor use on American military

Sharp - Japanese consumer electronics company named from its first
product, an ever-sharp pencil.

Shell - Royal Dutch Shell was established in 1907, when the Royal
Netherlands Petrol Society Plc. and the Shell Transport and Trading Company
Ltd. merged. The Shell Transport and Trading Company Ltd. had been
established at the end of the 19th century, by commercial firm Samuel & Co
(founded in 1830). Samuel & Co were already successfully importing
Japanese shells when they set up an oil company, so the oil company was
named after the shells Samuel & Co were importing.

Siemens - founded in 1847 by Werner von Siemens and Johann Georg
Halske: the company was originally called Telegraphen-Bau-Anstalt von Siemens
& Halske.

Sprint - from its parent company, Southern Pacific Railroad INTernal
Communications. Back in the day, pipelines and railroad tracks were the
cheapest place to lay communications lines, as the right-of-way was
already leased or owned.

Sun Microsystems - its founders designed their first workstation in
their dorm at StanfordUniversity, and chose the name Stanford University
Network for their product, hoping to sell it to the college. They didn't.

Suzuki - from the name of its founder, Michio Suzuki

Tesco - Founder Jack Cohen, who from 1919 sold groceries in the markets
of the London East End, acquired a large shipment of tea from T. E.
Stockwell and made new labels by using the first three letters of the
supplier's name and the first two letters of his surname forming the word

Toshiba - was founded by the merger of consumer goods company Tokyo
Denki (Tokyo Electric Co) and electrical firm Shibaura Seisaku-sho
(Shibaura Engineering Works).

Toyota - from the founder's name Sakichi Toyoda. Initially called
Toyeda, it was changed after a contest for a better-sounding name. The new
name was written in katakana with eight strokes, a number that is
considered lucky in Japan.

Unisys - made-up name for the company that resulted from the combination
of two old mainframe computer companies, Burroughs and Sperry [Sperry
Univac/Sperry Rand]. It "united" two incompatible ranges. Unisys was
briefly the world's second-largest computer company, after IBM.

Verizon - A portmanteau of veritas (Latin for truth) and horizon.

Vodafone - is a multinational mobile phone operator with headquarters in
the United Kingdom. Its name is made up of VOice, DAta, TeleFONE.
Vodafone made the UK's first mobile call at a few minutes past midnight on
the 1 January 1985.

Volvo - From the Latin word "volvo", which means "I roll". It was
originally a name for a ball bearing being developed by SKF.

Xerox - The inventor, Chestor Carlson, named his product trying to say
`dry' (as it was dry copying, markedly different from the then
prevailing wet copying). The Greek root `xer' means dry.

Yahoo! - a "backronym" for Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle.
The word Yahoo was invented by Jonathan Swift and used in his book
Gulliver's Travels. It represents a person who is repulsive in appearance
action and is barely human. Yahoo! founders David Filo and Jerry Yang
selected the name because they jokingly considered themselves yahoos

Thursday, June 29, 2006


There is a dangerous virus being passed electronically, orally and by hand. This virus is called Worm-Overload-Recreational-Killer (WORK). If you receive WORK from any of your colleagues, your boss or anyone else via any means DO NOT TOUCH IT. This virus will wipe out your private life completely.
If you should come into contact with WORK put your jacket on and take two good friends to the nearest pub. Purchase the antidote known as Work-Isolator-Neutralizer-Extractor (WINE). Take the antidote repeatedly until WORK has been completely eliminated from your system.
You should share this warning with 5 friends. If you do not have 5 friends, you have already been infected and WORK is controlling your life.
Update: After extensive testing it has been concluded that Best-Equivalent-Extractor-Remedy (BEER) may be substituted for WINE but may require a more generous application.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Wanna search and browse real web pages without a connection

I was googling lazily when I came across this beauty. Let me tell about it

Now you can search the web even if you are offline.Curious!!! Even I was when I came to know about this. Read on.....

How It Works
Webaroo is a free software program and service that lets you search and browse real web pages without a connection. Webaroo's advanced technology makes it simple for you to take the web with you -- and find what you are looking for anywhere, anytime. It's easy -- Webaroo stores searchable web content on your laptop, PDA or smart phone. It's fast -- searches run and pages load instantly at memory speed. It's fresh -- your Webaroo content is updated every time you sync. Get started today.

Webaroo servers scour the web and create "Web Packs".
Download Web Packs and web sites.
Search the content anytime, anywhere, without a connection.
When you re-connect, sync your device to get updated content.

By extracting and caching the best subset of the web, Webaroo makes the web portable. It puts the best of the web content in your pocket and gives you the freedom to use the web offline.
See the list of available Web Packs
Read more about Webaroo technology
System Requirements

Only 5 MB-a few minutes to download
Requires Windows XP SP1+ or Windows 2000 SP4

Source: http://www.webaroo.com/index.html

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Earth's Artificial Ring: Project West Ford

"At the height of the Cold War in the late 1950s, all international communications were either sent through undersea cables or bounced off of the natural ionosphere. The United States military was concerned that the Soviets (or other "Hostile Actors") might cut those cables, forcing the unpredictable ionosphere to be the only means of communication with overseas forces. The Space Age had just begun, and the communications satellites we rely on today existed only in the sketches of futurists."

Check more at http://www.damninteresting.com/?p=516

The coolest joke

Ms. Brooks was having trouble with one of her first-grade pupils. "Johnny,what is your problem?" Johnny answered, "I'm too smart for the first Grade. My sister is in third grade and I'm smarter than she is! I think I should be in the third-grade too!"

Ms. Brooks had had enough, so she took Johnny to the principal's office. The principal agreed that he would give the boy a test and if he failed to answer any of his questions he was to go back to the first-grade and behave.

He started by asking Johnny some simple arithmetic. "What is three times three?" "Nine, Sir." "How much is nine times six?" "Fifty-four."
And so it went with every question the principal thought a third-grade
should know. The principal looked at Ms. Brooks and said, "I think Johnny can go to third grade! He seems smart enough."

Ms. Brooks said to the principal, "Let me ask him some questions?" The
principal and Johnny both agreed. Ms. Brooks asked, "What does a cow have four of that I have only two of? Johnny, after a moment, answered "Legs, Ma'am"

"What is in your pants that you have but I do not have?" "Pockets!"

"OK,what does a dog do that a man steps into?" "Pants."

"What starts with a C and ends with a T, is hairy, oval, delicious and contains thin whitish liquid?" "Coconut."

"What goes in hard and pink then comes out soft and sticky?" The
principal's eyes opened really wide and before he could stop the answer, Johnny was taking charge. "Bubblegum!"

"What does a man do standing up, a woman does sitting down and a dog does on three legs?" "Shake hands, Ma'am."

"Now for some 'Who am I' sort of questions, OK? First one. You stick your pole inside me, you tie me down to get me up, and I get wet before you do." Johnny, quick as ever, answered, "Tent!"

"OK, a finger goes in me. You fiddle with me when you're bored. The best man always has me first." The Principal was looking restless and a bit tense. But Johnny was on the ball with "Wedding Ring!"

"I come in many sizes. When I'm not well, I drip. When you blow me, you
feel good." "Nose."

"Right, I have a stiff shaft, my tip penetrates, and I come with a quiver." "Arrow."

"Good, now for the last one. What word starts with an 'F', ends in K', and means a lot of heat and excitement?" "Firetruck,Ma'am!"

The principal breathed a sigh of relief and said to the teacher, "Send him to university, I got the last ten questions wrong myself!"

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Monday, June 05, 2006


It has been quite some time since I went for a break and I am going on now. Hurray !!!!!

So, folks it will be some time when I post some thing as interesting as my previous posts.Till then enjoy the NIRVANA MUSINGS

Bye for now

Shit Man!!!

Graffiti 1
Here I lie in stinky vapor,
Because some bastard stole the toilet paper,
Shall I lie, or shall I linger,
Or shall I be forced to use my finger.

Before he graduated to be a poet, he wrote this...
Washroom Graffiti 2
Here I sit
Broken hearted
Tried to shit
But only farted

Some one who had a different experience wrote
Washroom Graffiti 3
You're lucky
You had your chance
I tried to fart,
And shit my pants!

Perhaps it is true that people get inspiration in toilets
Washroom Graffiti 4
I came here
To shit and stink,
But all I do
Is sit and think.

There are also people who come in for a different purpose
Washroom Graffiti 5
Some come here to sit and think,
Some come here to shit and stink,
But I come here to scratch my balls,
And read the bullshit on the walls...

Toilets walls are also job advertisement places.......
Washroom Graffiti 6
(written high upon the wall)
If you can piss above this line, the Singapore Fire
Department wants

Ministry of environment advertisement
Washroom Graffiti 7
We aim to please!
You aim too! Please!

Washroom Graffiti 8
Seen above a urinal:
Please do not throw cigarette butts in our urinal.
We don't piss in your ashtrays!

Washroom Graffiti 9
On the inside of a toilet door:
Patrons are requested to remain seated
throughout the entire performance.

Washroom Graffiti 10
A sign at a swimming pool bathroom:
We don't swim in your toilet, so please don't pee in our

Washroom Graffiti 11
Another sign seen at a swimming pool:
Welcome to our ool.
Notice there's no P in it.
Please keep it that way.

This should teach you a lesson
Washroom Graffiti 12
Sign seen at a restaurant:
The hands that clean these toilets also make your
food...please aim



Old aunts used to come up to me at weddings, poking me in the ribs and cackling, telling me, "You're next." They stopped after I started doing the same thing to them at funerals.


Smart boss + smart employee = profit

Smart boss + dumb employee = production

Dumb boss + smart employee = promotion

Dumb boss + dumb employee = overtime


A man will pay $2 for a $1 item he needs.

A woman will pay $1 for a $2 item that she doesn't need.


A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband.

A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.

A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend.

A successful woman is one who can find such a man.


To be happy with a man, you must understand him a lot and love him a little.

To be happy with a woman, you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all.


Married men live longer than single men do, but married men are a lot more willing to die.


A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn't.

A man marries a woman expecting that she won't change, and she does.


A woman has the last word in any argument.

Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.



what Client is doing

What Offshore and Onsite are doing?

What I and u are doing

what THE BOSS is doing

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Friday, June 02, 2006

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Remember your first day in the company?

One day while walking down the street a highly successful Human Resources Manager was tragically hit by a bus and she died. Her soul arrived up in heaven where she was met at the Pearly Gates by St.Peter himself.

"Welcome to Heaven," said St. Peter. "Before you get settled in though, it seems we have a problem. You see, strangely enough,we've never once had a Human Resources Manager make it this far and we're not really sure what to do with you."

"No problem, just let me in," said the woman.

"Well, I'd like to, but I have higher orders. What we're going to do is let you have a day in Hell and a day in Heaven and then you can choose whichever one you want to spend! an eternity in."

"Actually, I think I've made up my mind, I prefer to stay in Heaven", said the woman "Sorry, we have rules..." And with that St. Peter put the executive in an elevator and it went down-down-down to hell.

The doors opened and she found herself stepping out onto the putting green of a beautiful golf course.In the distance was a country club and standing in front of her were all her friends - fellow executives that she had worked with and they were well dressed in evening gowns and cheering for her.

They ran up and kissed her on both cheeks and they talked about old times. They played an excellent round of golf and at night went to the country club where she enjoyed ! an excellent steak and lobster dinner. She met the Devil who was actually a really nice guy (kind of cute) and she had a great time telling jokes and dancing. She was having such a good time that before she knew it, it was time to leave. Everybody shook her hand and waved goodbye as she got on the elevator.

The elevator went up-up-up and opened back up at the Pearly Gates and found St.Peter waiting for her. "Now it's time to spend a day in heaven," he said.

So she spent the next 24hours lounging around on clouds and playing the harp and singing. She had great time and before she knew it her 24 hours were up and St. Peter came and got her.

"So, you've spent a day in hell and you've spent a day in heaven. Now you must choose your eternity," The woman paused for a second and then replied, "Well, I never thought I'd say this, I mean, Heaven has been really great and all, but I think I had a better time in Hell."

So St. Peter escorted her to the elevator and again she went down-down-down back to Hell. When the doors of the elevator opened she found herself standing in a desolate wasteland covered in garbage and filth. She saw her friends were dressed in rags ! and were picking up the garbage and putting it in sacks. The Devil came up to her and put his arm around her.

"I don't understand," stammered the woman, "yesterday I was here and there was a golf course and a country club and we ate lobster and we danced and had a great time. Now all there is a wasteland of garbage and all my friends look miserable."

The Devil looked at her smiled and told...

" Yesterday we were recruiting you, today you're an Employee. .."*

Wednesday, May 31, 2006





Sometimes when i reflect back on all the beer I drink, I feel ashamed.
Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery
and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn't drink this beer, they
might be out of work. Then their hopes and dreams would be shattered.
Then I say to myself, "It is better that I drink this beer and let
their dreams come true, than to be selfish and worry about my liver."

-- Jack Handy

I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the
morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day.

--Frank Sinatra

An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time
with his fools.

--Ernest Hemingway

When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.

--Henny Youngman

24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence?

--Stephen Wright

When we drink, we get drunk.
When we get drunk, we fall asleep.
When we fall asleep, we commit no sin.
When we commit no sin, we go to heaven.
Sooooo, let's all get drunk and go to heaven!

-- Brian O'Rourke

Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

--Benjamin Franklin & V@nil

Monday, May 29, 2006

My First Date

I still remember the first date I ever went on in my life. Usually first dates are memorable to everyone but for me it was something that I can never forget. I went out for my first date with my high school crush when I was in class eleven. It was a day that I planned for weeks and finally she, Sally , agreed to come out with me, Harry! In school who was famous for being a person with a cool attitude with no constraints from the family end, whose parents were more of buddies than dominating guardians! However the fact remained that I too was from a middle class family with core values and principles like all others.

Back home I lied to my parents that I was going out for a school excursion and managed to get the approval of my parents and finally the day arrived.

After a short lunch at a funky restaurant, Sally and I went hand in hand for a romantic movie.

Even in the darkness of the theatre hall I went lost in her blue eyes, glossy lips and hair that could drown ships bigger than the Titanic, maybe!

She was the princess who was the incarnate of Diana, the goddess of love, for me and I hardly concentrated in the movie. Getting lost in her presence was more lucrative than the stars gleaming in the wide screen of the theatre.

We enjoyed the day in each other's presence and time seemed to pass with flights of fantasy for me. As the evening was drawing to a close we were roaming in the streets of "New Market" talking to each other, about each other. Life suddenly seemed so beautiful.

All of a sudden out of the forgotten multitude that was also walking in the same street I could see a familiar face quite distinct, why I didn't know.

As realization embraced my consciousness I comprehended that the face of the person approaching me from the other side was of none other than but my FATHER!

Within a fraction of a second all romanticism vanished from my heart and a fear engrossed it instead. I could interpret in that short time the amount of humility and shame I would face suddenly as my father would recognize me, scold me after we meet, and that was inevitable! Apart from the scorn that I would face at home, I could also feel the embarrassment I would face in front of Sally, who recognized as the cool guy . in school as well as back home!

Crippled with the fear I only prayed that the earth would open up and I would hide there from all the humility. However there seemed no practical escape from it. Then some thing happened.

My father came near me, along with the now not-so-forgotten multitude, looked into my eyes as a stranger and passed by me rubbing his shoulder against mine and passed by without even recognizing me. It was the biggest shock and relief of my life. I still don't know which emotion was predominant at that moment.

After sometime, Sally went away to her home oblivious of the fact what ever I just revealed, and I came back to mine.

At home that night, life seemed to me like a prison. I went for dinner with a fearful heart and a lost appetite. To my surprise, everything was so very normal. My mother served dinner and we all ate the usual way. This made my life more miserable. I quickly finished my food and went back to my room.

Questions crowded my mind and I couldn't figure out what might have happened after my father came back home and revealed about my forged romantic rendezvous. Why everything was still so normal pained my mind even more!

Presently my father calmly came into my room and sat beside me. I looked into his eyes with fear in mine but discovered a smooth comfort in his! He soothingly asked, "So Sunny Boy, how was your date, I must say she was a pretty and sweet lady!"

Like somewhat mesmerized I revealed everything to him about my first date and added, "Dad, it was simply out of this world, but the day passed away life a few minutes only!"

He smiled and said, "You know what, Albert Einstein once said ... Put your hand on a hot oven for a minute and it would seem like and hour; put your hand upon those of a pretty lady for an hour and it would seem like a minute! Now that's relativity. Its all relative, the fact is how much you cherish what you gained . RIGHT! This is the biggest lesson of life my son"

I had never seen my father being like this before; he was more of a buddy than my guardian actually. I could feel within me that I would never ever be able to hide anything else from him, he actually understood me much more than my own self.

We talked for an hour and I would remember those words forever perhaps! I couldn't interpret whether it was my First Date with my dream girl or the First Date of knowing my father actually. However I knew that I realized how much I loved and respected my father after that. Just as he was leaving my room I called him and said "Thank You daddy! Thank you so much!"

Both of us knew what I was thankful for and required no mentioning. He turned towards me with his dreamy eyes and said these words.

"Hey son, how could I ever let you down my child, never! I would just say, whatever happens in life and whomever you love in your life and to whatever degree, you only remember one thing that your Daddy has loved you 18 years more than that. 18 years more than that dear!"

He switched off the light and went to his room. In the mild blue and gray of the moonlight ushering into my room through the window I too could feel one thing . Yes, its truly 18 more years of Love, I, or any child, can never ever cover up! It was in fact my First Date, the first one of actually realizing the Love I had taken for granted for all those Eighteen Years perhaps! It truly was so.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Football World Cup 2006 : Husbands Perspective

Dear Wife,

1. From 9 June to 9 July 2006, you should read the sports section

Of the newspaper so that you are aware of what is going on regarding

The World Cup, and that way you will be able to join in the

Conversations. If you fail to do this, then you will be looked at

in a bad way, or you will be totally ignored. DO NOT complain about

not receiving any attention.

2. During the World Cup, the television is mine, at all times,

without any exceptions. If you even take a glimpse of the remote

control, you will lose it (your eye).

3. If you have to pass by in front of the TV during a game, I

don't mind, as long as you do it crawling on the floor and without

distracting me.

4. During the games I will be blind, deaf and mute, unless I

Require a refill of my drink or something to eat. You are out of your mind

If you expect me to listen to you, open the door, answer the


5. It would be a good idea for you to keep at least 2 six packs in

the fridge at all times, as well as plenty of things to nibble on,

and please do not make any funny faces to my friends when they

come over to watch the games. In return, you will be allowed to use the

TV in the afternoon, unless they replay a good game that I missed.

6. Please, please, please!! If you see me upset because one of my

teams is losing, DO NOT say "get over it, its only a game", or

"don't worry, they'll win next time". If you say these things, you will

Only make me angrier and I will love you less. Remember, you will never

ever know more about football than me and your so called "words of

encouragement" will only lead to a divorce.

7. You are welcome to sit with me to watch one game and you can

Talk to me during halftime but only when the commercials are on, and

Only if the halftime score is pleasing me. In addition, please note I

Am saying "one" game; hence do not use the World Cup as a nice cheesy

excuse to "spend time together".

8. The replays of the goals are very important. I don't care if I

Have seen them or I haven't seen them, I want to see them again.

Many times.

9. Tell your friends NOT to have any babies, or any other child

related parties or gatherings that requires my attendance because:

a) I will not go,

b) I will not go, and

c) I will not go.

10. But, if a friend of mine invites us to his house on a Sunday

To watch a game, we will be there in a flash.

11. The daily World Cup highlights show on TV every night is just

As important as the games themselves. Do not even think about saying

"but you have already seen this...why don't you change the channel

To something we can all watch?" because, the reply will be, "Refer to

Rule #2 of this list".

12. And finally, please save your expressions such as "Thank God

The World Cup is only every 4 years". I am immune to these words,

Because after this comes the Champions League, Italian League, Spanish

League, Premier League, FA Cup, etc.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Your Loving Hus,


Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Who is trying to pip Google?

I was surfing on the internet and a news just slipped infront of my eyes "Big internet deal being rumoured".Gosh!!! What was this? The internet business is BIG and someone is trying to consolidate.What will it lead to ... A Behemoth... but the question is of what size? I went deep.. did a google search on "internet deal". SURPRISE, I found another interesting piece of information
Update: Microsoft eyeing Internet deal to rival Google-AOL

I was feeling myself caught in the of internet.The Infoworld quotes a Microsoft employee and says "Microsoft Corp. may be cooking up a major Internet partnership to rival Google Inc.'s newly bolstered relationship with American Online Inc. (AOL), according to a blog posting by a Microsoft manager." I hurried on to the BLOG The blog says about the manager's meeting with a Tier I internet company.Now this was too much and I was now hungry for more , so I found out the Top Ten Parent Companies in Internet .

That was it. I was not taking it any far now. Do you want to take this search into a different plane?

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Thursday, May 18, 2006

Google redesigns Search Layout

Google does a revamp of its Blog Search website and dons a new look.The first impression is that Google has once again done the trick.It has once again made searching what it should be - a delight. With new features like Last Hour,Last 12 hours,Last Day,Last Week,Last Month and Choose Date, the Blog Search has really become heaven.

Now the question is how did I knew this.I was doing a few searches on Google today when I noticed a stark change in the layout. I switched to another computer, and found that no change had occured, so perhaps my IP or computer was being chosen as a “beta” tester for the new layout. In any case, here is what I saw:

Check it yourself

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Monday, May 15, 2006

Feeling the “URGE"

Microsoft is all set to challenge iPod and ITunes by launching "URGE" this week.Check the official version from Microsoft.

Feeling the “URGE,” MTV Networks Announces a New Digital Music Service in Collaboration With Microsoft
URGE unites powerful music DNA of MTV, VH1 and CMT with Microsoft’s industry-leading technology and consumer reach to deliver an immersive entertainment experience.

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NEW YORK and REDMOND, Wash. — Dec. 13, 2005 — MTV Networks, a division of Viacom, Inc. (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B), and Microsoft Corp. today announced that they have collaborated on the design and development of MTV Networks’ forthcoming digital music service called URGE. Set to debut in 2006, URGE will provide an immersive music experience and will be integrated into a forthcoming version of the Microsoft® Windows Media® Player. The collaboration unites MTV Networks’ music DNA, marketing strengths and powerful MTV, VH1 and CMT brands with the technology leadership and consumer reach of Microsoft.

URGE will offer rich entertainment programming and innovative tools designed to guide musical discovery and connect fans to the artists and music they love. Offering more than 2 million songs from the major labels and thousands of independents, URGE will encompass all musical genres, from alt-country to zydeco. In addition to a broad catalogue of music choices, URGE will deliver a deep well of exclusive MTV Networks programming and original, hand-crafted content.

URGE has garnered early support from Clive Davis, North America chairman and CEO of Sony BMG; Lyor Cohen, chairman and CEO of Warner Music Group; and musical superstars Alicia Keys, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, and Gretchen Wilson.

“We live to connect artists and fans in the most imaginative ways possible,” said Van Toffler, MTV Networks’ Music Group president. “With our new service, we will be able to satisfy music lovers’ urges for all things music. In many ways, URGE will serve as a ‘psychic concierge,’ introducing fans to new artists and helping them to develop a deeper connection to old favorites.”

“By combining our expertise in digital media with the music leadership and marketing savvy of MTV Networks, we have created a powerful and unique way to experience music,” said Blair Westlake, corporate vice president of the Media/Entertainment and Technology Convergence Group at Microsoft. “This landmark collaboration will bring innovative new experiences to millions of music fans.”

“As with everything we do at MTV Networks, every element of URGE will be developed with our audience in mind,” said Jason Hirschhorn, MTV Networks’ chief digital officer. “Beyond providing a simple transactional service, URGE will provide a musical playground where fans can experiment, customize, discover and download new music.”

Upon its debut next year, URGE will be promoted through multiple venues, including the MTV, VH1 and CMT channels, which on average collectively reach more than 165 million U.S. viewers, as well as through the respective brands’ Web sites and URGE.com. Additional details of the new service will be unveiled in January at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Source : http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2005/dec05/12-13URGEAnnouncementPR.mspx

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