Saturday, August 21, 2004

Who were you in your last life?

When i entered my DOB i got the following results...

Your past life diagnosis:
I don't know how you feel about it, but you were female in your last earthly incarnation.
You were born somewhere in the territory of modern Center Russia around the year 1500.
Your profession was that of a dramatist, director, musician or bard.
Your brief psychological profile in your past life:
You were a sane, practical person, a materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weaker and the poor.
The lesson that your last past life brought to your present incarnation:
Your lesson is to conquer jealousy and anger in yourself and then in those who will select you as their guide. You should understand that these weaknesses are caused by fear and self-regret.
Do you remember now?
Interesting na....

dancing frog

A problem that occurs on a computer that will not reappear while anyone else is watching. From the classic Warner Brothers cartoon "One Froggy Evening", featuring a dancing and singing Michigan J. Frog that just croaks when anyone else is around (now the WB network mascot).

The Day After Tomorrow

New York, Washington DC, Boston and Miami would be almost wiped out by the tsunami generated by the insecure rock falling into the Atlantic.


The best Assasin

Probably an old one….

The CIA had an opening for an assassin. After all of the background checks,
interviews, and testing were done there were three finalists - two men and
one woman. For the final test, the CIA agents took one of the men to a large
metal door and handed him a gun.
"We must know that you will follow your instructions, no matter what the
circumstances. Inside this room you will find your wife sitting in a chair.
You have to kill her." The first man said. "You can't be serious. I could
never shoot my wife,"

The agent replies, "Then you're not the right man for this job."

The second man was given the same instructions. He took the gun and went
into the room. All was quiet for about five minutes. Then the agent came out
with tears in his eyes. "I tried, but I can't kill my wife." The agent
replies, "You don't have what it takes. Take your wife and go home."

Finally, it was the woman's turn. Only she was told to kill her husband. She
took the gun and went into the room. Shots were heard, one shot after
another. They heard screaming, crashing, banging on the walls. After a few
minutes, all was quiet. The door opened slowly and there stood the woman.
She wiped the sweat from her brow and said, "You guys didn't tell me the gun
was loaded with blanks. So I had to beat him to death with the chair."

Great OneLiners

My wife dresses to kill. She also cooks the same way.
-Henny Youngman
My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met.
-Rodney Dangerfield
A good wife always forgives her husband when she's wrong.
-Milton Berle
I bought my wife a new car. She called and said, "There was
water in the carburetor."
I asked her , "Where's the car?"
She replied,"In the lake."
-Henny Youngman
The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret.
-Henny Youngman
After a quarrel, a wife said to her husband, "You know, I
was a fool when I married you."
The husband replied, "Yes, dear, but I was in love and
didn't notice."
When a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than
to let him keep her.
I haven't spoken to my wife in 18 months - I don't like to
interrupt her.
My girlfriend told me I should be more affectionate. So I
got myself two girlfriends.
A man said his credit card was stolen but he decided not to
report it since the thief was spending much less than his wife did.
Man is incomplete until he is married. Then he is finished.
A little boy asked his father, "Daddy, how much does it cost
to get married?"
The father replied, "I don't know son, I'm still paying."
Young Son: Is it true, Dad, that in some parts of Africa a
Man doesn't know his wife until he marries her?
Dad: That happens in every country, son.
Then there was a man who said, "I never knew what real
happiness was until I got married; then it was too late.
A man placed an ad in the classifieds: "Wife wanted."
The next day he received a hundred letters.
They all said the same: "You can have mine."
A woman was telling her friend, "I made my husband a
"And what was he before you married him?" asked the friend.
"A billionaire." she replied,
Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
Second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience.
It's not true that married men live longer than single men.
It only seems longer.
Losing a wife can be very hard. In my case, it was almost
Just think, if it weren't for marriage, men would go through
life Thinking they had no faults at all.
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.
A man meets a genie. The genie tells him he can ask for
whatever he wants,
But his mother-in-law gets double of what he gets.
The man thinks for a moment and says,"Okay, give me a
million dollars and beat me till I'm half dead."
Men who have pierced ears are better prepared for marriage.
They've experienced pain and bought jewellery.
The most effective way to remember your wife's birthday is
to forget it once.
First guy (proudly): "My wife's an angel!"
Second guy: "You're lucky, mine's still alive


IBM open-sources Cloudscape DB.....

IBM currently participates in and contributes to more than 150 open-source projects, Prial said. Those contributions include a $1 billion investment in Linux in 1998 and a $40 million donation to Eclipse in 2001, among others.


James Gosling = =java

EA : I'm curious about your opinion of some of the other languages that in some sense overlap Java. Notably, C#.
JG : They did such a job of copying Java, it's hard to criticize them. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

EA :They did have a different philosophy. Java's was "write-once, run anywhere." And the whole initiative of C# was "write in anything run on Windows."
JG :Yes, and no. You can actually build all kinds of compilers for the JVM, and people have done hundreds of them. We just never mounted a major marketing campaign about that which is maybe a mistake on our part. One thing I think was pretty significantly stupid on Microsoft's part is that it built its virtual machine environment so it would support languages like C and C++, and we thought long and hard about doing that. As soon as you support C and C++, you blow away most of the security story.

EA :The mantra of Java at least at one point and probably still is "write once run anywhere." In the early days, that was generally felt to not really be true. Everytime you moved to another environment, you still had to port your code. What's your take on where it is now?
JG :In the early days, that problem was a result of two issues one was that some of the VMs weren't very well tested, and the other was that Microsoft was aggressively trying to make it false, even though it had contractually agreed otherwise. We ended up dragging them into court, and it got ugly, and we won, and they ended up paying us a big pile of money.


j2me info

The purpose of this post is to provide a brief introduction to J2ME (Java 2 Mobile Edition) and the process of developing a simple J2ME game for the Nokia 6610 mobile phone. Links to binaries and source code for the game appear at the end of this post.


Google - Playboy

Just five years ago a googol was an obscure, unimaginable concept: the number one followed by 100 zeros. Now respelled and capitalized, Google is an essential part of online life. From American cities to remote Chinese villages, more than 65 million people use the Internet search engine each day. It helps them find everything from the arcane to the essential, and Google has become a verb, as in, "I Googled your name on the Internet and, uh, no thanks, I'm not interested in going out Friday night."



JAVA Application - JUNIT
Web program - HTTPUNIT


What Is NUnit?
NUnit is a unit-testing framework for all .Net languages. Initially ported from JUnit, the current version, 2.1 is the third major release of this xUnit based unit testing tool for Microsoft .NET. It is written entirely in C# and has been completely redesigned to take advantage of many .NET language features, for example custom attributes and other reflection related capabilities. NUnit brings xUnit to all ..NET languages.


GreatPlace to Work

A US software company that gives its workers free beer on Friday afternoons
has been named the "Best Small Company to Work for in America".

Great Place..

Triangle View

Today, Web designers are called programmers, programmers are called engineers, engineers are called architects, and architects never get called. Not only are our titles mixed up, but our community of software practitioners is also deeply confused about the roles we play. The confusion is even worse in the minds of the businesspeople who hire us and set our budgets and schedules.


Perfection Vs Performance

But why do people deliberately waste time when there are much more efficient ways of working? This is a very good question. In fact, it is such a good question that I decided to ask a well-known professor of psychology at one of the top universities on the east coast of the USA. What she told me was no doubt a simplification so that a layman like myself could understand it. Despite such simplifications, her explanation both gave me a much better understanding of the phenomenon and some ideas about how compensate for it.


C,C++,JAVA,C#.... Next "D"

D Programming Language

D is a general purpose systems and applications programming language. It is a higher level language than C++, but retains the ability to write high performance code and interface directly with the operating system API's and with hardware. D is well suited to writing medium to large scale million line programs with teams of developers. D is easy to learn, provides many capabilities to aid the programmer, and is well suited to aggressive compiler optimization technology.
D is not a scripting language, nor an interpreted language. It doesn't come with a VM, a religion, or an overriding philosophy. It's a practical language for practical programmers who need to get the job done quickly, reliably, and leave behind maintainable, easy to understand code.

D is the culmination of decades of experience implementing compilers for many diverse languages, and attempting to construct large projects using those languages. D draws inspiration from those other languages (most especially C++) and tempers it with experience and real world practicality.


Interview a Programmer

Recognizing good programmers among job applicants is not easy. This article contains interview techniques, garnered from a recent summit on writing better code, that can help you can find the most qualified programmers for your project.

worth to read

Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Learn HTML

Until recently, the OPTGROUP element belonged to that lonely category of valid HTML tags that most major browsers didn't recognize. Fortunately, Netscape 6.x and Explorer 6.0 for Windows have joined Explorer 5.0/Mac in supporting this handy way to categorize SELECT lists. Use it to make your lists easier to read and understand.


Amazing stuff

The purpose of this site is to recapture, explore and celebrate the Art of Computer Programming. By so doing we hope to help the reader either become a better programmer, understand what less experienced programmers are struggling with, or communicate more effectively with other experienced programmers.

The programmer's stone

Next Generation Web....

What are the biggest misconceptions that developers and IT people have about RSS/XML syndication?

People addicted to RSS tell their friends to check it out. Often, their friends say, "I don't have time to read weblogs." Remember people in 1993 saying they did not have time to surf the Internet? This is maddening, because RSS is actually a huge time-saver. There are two misconceptions. One is that RSS is just about reading blogs, and the other is that blogs are not worth reading. Some of the most influential voices in technology and business are on weblogs.

For developers who have not adopted RSS, how can it impact the way they work, communicate, and organize information?

Any business or person providing information to others would probably benefit from RSS. Already, I have spoken with my new colleagues at Sun about providing RSS streams whenever posting new content to a portal. We're not yet talking about a product, but it could happen.



I didn't say in the book that variation in wealth was in itself a good thing. I said in some situations it might be a sign of good things. A throbbing headache is not a good thing, but it can be a sign of a good thing-- for example, that you're recovering consciousness after being hit on the head.

Finally, the question the hackers have all been wondering about: how do you become a great hacker? I don't know if it's possible to make yourself into one. But it's certainly possible to do things that make you stupid, and if you can make yourself stupid, you can probably make yourself smart too.

Worth to read