:: What the hell is happening... IE7..??? ::

ARGGGHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!! It crashes whenever i try to multi task or click on the close icon.

* Can't have the menu bar on top (after restoring it)
* Can't Restore the original tool bar buttons
* Can't remove search bar
* Can't access Mail/Newsgroups in one click
* Empty tab is a funny idea
* Tabs Row filled with buttons at the end

Finally What Rocks...

* Multiple tabs
* Better Security (Phishing, ActiveX, Protected Mode)

Complaints Galore!

Just check the Microsoft Internet Explorer newsgroup. Google gives it a High Activity rating.

IE7 is a joke, I am not sure what MS is thinking these days.. This is probably just another case like Vista....!!!!

:: Lingering on..!! ::

So I was just listening to an excellent song...

It was Annie's Song by John Denver... One of the best singers ever.

Listen to him here... You can't find anyone like that these days. Such a pure voice.

Here goes the song....

You fill up me senses like a night in a forest
Like the mountains in springtime, like a walk in the rain
Like a storm in the desert, like a sleepy blue ocean
You fill up my senses come fill me again.

Come let me love you, let me give my life to you
Let me drown in your laughter, let me die in your arms
Let me lay down beside you, let me always be with you
Come let me love you, come love me again.

Let me give my life to you
Come let me love you, come love me again.

You fill up my senses like a night in a forest
Like the mountains in springtime, like a walk in the rain
Like a storm in the desert, like a sleepy blue ocean
You fill up my senses, come fill me again.

:: Blackle - The Energy Saver...??? ::

The So called Energy saver Blackle has come up with a energy saving plan (???) while surfing through the internet....

Here goes... let's here what they say about their new concept...
From the blackle pages....

"How is Blackle saving energy?

Blackle was created by Heap Media to remind us all of the need to take small steps in our everyday lives to save energy. Blackle searches are powered by Google Custom Search.

Blackle saves energy because the screen is predominantly black. "Image displayed is primarily a function of the user's color settings and desktop graphics, as well as the color and size of open application windows; a given monitor requires more power to display a white (or light) screen than a black (or dark) screen." Roberson et al, 2002

In January 2007 a blog post titled Black Google Would Save 750 Megawatt-hours a Year proposed the theory that a black version of the Google search engine would save a fair bit of energy due to the popularity of the search engine. Since then there has been skepticism about the significance of the energy savings that can be achieved and the cost in terms of readability of black web pages."

They say that...."We believe that there is value in the concept because even if the energy savings are small, they all add up. Secondly we feel that seeing Blackle every time we load our web browser reminds us that we need to keep taking small steps to save energy"...

Courtesy: http://www.blackle.com/about/

"Blackle.com - Saving energy one search at a time".

:: Windows Live Folders Available...!!! ::

Windows Live Folders which was launched recently was available only in selected regions previously. Microsoft is expanding the beta for Windows Live Folders. I was able to access Live folders today morning. This is available only for a limited time as they are not ready to expand to additional markets.

The folders are available in three categories- Personal Folders, Shared Folders and Public Folders. The size of folders is 500MB at present. This may be small when compared to other services, but hopefully Microsoft will increase it as soon as it comes out of beta.

If you are Windows Live products fan like me, then you should be definitely trying out the live folders. Click here to sign up for Live Folders.

More details on the Windows Live Folders Blog.

:: NIHONGO..!!!! ::

I think what I fell in love with the language is by the way it sounds - it is a very musical language. Like most Asian languages (and unlike most Western languages), Japanese does not use emphasis (stress) to mark accent. This gives the language its distinctive, rather "flat" sound-- even long words do not have a stressed syllable. However, Japanese does use pitch-- high and low-- to distinguish words.

Japanese is literally a unique language. Linguistics scholars have classified all modern languages into huge "families" that are related through their grammars and vocabularies. For instance, English and other familiar European languages such as French and Spanish are in the Indo-European family (English is in the Germanic branch, while French and Spanish are in the
Italic branch). However, despite the breadth of modern linguistics categories, there are several holdout languages that simply do not have cognates in any other currently spoken language. These include Basque, Ainu, and Japanese.

I always had a passion to learn about other cultures and help those cultures interact with and understand each other better. Learning a foreign language can reconceptualize your view of your own native language. This is a specific example of the general principle that true understanding of anything requires viewing it from an outside perspective. You don't understand India until you have traveled in other parts of the world. You don't understand science until you have studied art, religion, and literature (and vice versa). Once you begin studying Japanese, you will see quirks of your native language that were hidden from you before. That in itself is an end, whether you end up mastering Japanese or not.

For people learning Japanese for the first time, I'd say that whether you plan to learn the language just for a couple of years or whether you're prepared to make the committment to learn it over the many, many years that are required to attain fluency, you have to be ready to realize early on that learning Japanese takes daily discipline and an extraordinary amount of time and a lot more commitment. But I have to also say that it is an incredibly rewarding experience.

Come on... let's learn a few basic words in japanese..

Ohayou gozaimasu --> Good Morning.

Konnichiwa ---> Good Afternoon.

Konbanwa ---> Good Evening.

---> Farewell.
(Don't over use sayounara. It is normally only used when you will not be seeing the person you're departing from for a long period of time. It is even used when seeing someone for the last time. But it should not be used when you will be right back.)

Jaa mata atode
---> See you again.

Doumo arigatou ---> Thank you. These are very standard ways to say "thank you". Arigatou is similar to saying "thanks".

Arigatou gozaimasu
---> Thank you.
This version of "thank you" is much more polite than just plain arigatou.

Doumo arigatou gozaimasu
---> Thank you very much.
This is the most polite version of "thank you".

Dou itashimashite
---> You are welcome.

Shibaraku desu ne
---> Long time no see.

Ohisashiburi desu
---> It's been a long time.

Tanjoubi omedetou
---> Happy Birthday.

Akemashite omedetou
---> Happy New Years.

Ogenki desu ka ---> How are you?

---> Nice to meet you.
literally means meeting you for the first time.

Onamae wa nan desu ka ---> What is your name?

huuhhh... Quite Easy isn't it..??

Well if you find the above stuff interesting, check out the following link for more information...


Happy Learning..!!!!

:: Google Video on your Video iPod..!! ::

Look no further! Google Video has an iPod option for most of their videos.

Select”Video iPod/Sony PSP” and click Download. It will send you to a MP4 file that you can easily add to your iPod.

Also, if you haven’t checked out Apple’s Multi Touch screen movie, I’d highly recommend it...!!!

Check out this link...


Quite interesting...!!!!!

:: Speed thrills...!!! but Kills...!!!!! ::

I feel compelled to comment on the tragic incident that happened today morning. i was on my way to office, the driver of my cab was driving at a very high speed (in spite of our repeated warnings..!!)... It all happened in a fraction of second... An accident.... A poor dog was killed under the wheels... I saw the dog fraction of a second before it hit the car; I didn't see the hit but I heard it and I felt it.. All of us were completely helpless.. Dogs are part of homes; legally there's probably no "hit and run" penalty for hitting a pet... despite the diligent work of shelters and canine adoption agencies, three to five million dogs are put to death across the world every year...

I felt very sorry for it.. Up to the minute the dog had died, it would have had a good life, with people surrounded, who cared for it; never abused or hurt. It would have known happiness; love. This was a dog whose life would have been good until the moment it died. For a dog, you can't ask for much more. You can't ask for much more if you're a human, either..

Don’t Kill the Dogs. Respect its nature. Shape its character. Love it for life....

:: Why Am I in Such a Bad Mood? ::

Nowadays I find myself getting really irritable for almost no reason? Or suddenly feeling down without knowing why? Going from sadness to anger to joy in a matter of minutes..?? Dealing with constant change and pressure may be one reason. It might feel as though there just isn't enough time to do everything.
I feel that I want to be on my own and make my own decisions, but it can also seem overwhelming and even a bit lonely at times. I think I'm under depression...!!!!

Many people think of depression as feeling sad, but depression can also bring feelings of moodiness, impatience, anger, or even just not caring. When depression gets in the way of enjoying life or dealing with others, that's a sign when one needs to do something about it, like talking to a counselor or therapist who can help us deal with it.
Here are some things I do (which I've learnt !!) that might make those bad moods a bit easier to handle:

  • Recognize that I'm not alone.
  • Catch my breath. Or count to 10. Or do something that lets me settle down for a few moments, especially if I'm feeling angry or irritable.
  • Talk to people I trust Keeping feelings inside can make me feel much worse..!!
  • Exercise. I try to get enough sleep Being tired can lead to more sadness and irritability.
  • Create. Put my feelings into my artwork.
  • Cry. There's nothing wrong with crying; in fact, it often makes a person feel better..!!
  • Wait. Just as you can get into a bad mood for what seems like no reason at times, that mood can also pass.

Above all Understanding that almost everyone goes through mood swings during their life time makes my life easier to handle these situations... in a better way...!!!!

:: NO Expectations, NO Disappointments ::

What we anticipate seldom occurs what we least expected generally happens...!!!

If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.... but in reality.. most of the time... 'We expect everything and are prepared for nothing..!!!'

Expectations lead to dissapointments... however when one has NO expectation, everything is a surprise.... Everyone likes surprises... and ofcourse you won't feel the pain when things are not in favour to you... No disappointment, beyond satisfaction, a surprise.... On the contrary you can even expect the worst always, and you will never be disappointed.....

Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised....

:: Worth reading: In the wonderland of Indian managers by Sharu Rangnekar ::

In the wonderland of indian managers, Rangnekar spots the inbuilt idiocies and idiosyncracies of our managerial systems and traditions, and blasts them sardonically.

A brilliant analysis of the Indian managerial scene, this book is for managers at all levels -- from trainees to directors.

Common problems and their solutions have been described in his characteristic style -- which is delightfully complemented by R.K. Laxman's inimitable cartoons.

Its worth reading this book...!!!

:: Don't take life too serious. You'll never get out alive..!! ::

Sometimes it is the smallest decisions that can change your life forever.. have you ever given a thought about this... Sometimes we take decisions without knowing the consequences.. We regret for that at a later point of time... by then things would have gone out of our hands... So think twice or thrice or even more if necessary before taking any decision... because who knows.. even the smallest decisions may change our lives forever...

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