Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Your first Program in C/C++ - "Hello World!"

Hello All!! ^_^
I thought to add a new topic to my blog - programming! Being a student of Computer Engineering, I love programming. So I thought why not share the wealth of programming? During my studies, I have seen so many classmates, having problems making simple programs. So I thought, I will share one program every week, in both C and C++ languages and if you have any queries related to them, please feel free to comment and ask! :)

To begin with, I will post the most simplest program which is used to print "Hello World" on the screen!

Language - C (CLICK HERE to Download this Program)

void main()
   printf("Hello World!");

Now some understanding part. printf() statement helps you to print the string written in quotes inside the parentheses.

Language - C++ , Platform - C++ Compiler(eg. Turbo C++)

void main()
   cout<<"Hello World"; 

Language - C++ , Platform - Visual C++ Compiler(eg. Visual Studio, DevC++)(CLICK HERE to download this program)

using namespace std;
void main()
    cout<<"Hello World";

The cout(pronounced as C-out) lets to print the output.

So now all of you try to print your name, address, or any other message you people may like to display on your screens using similar syntax!
Good Day! ^_^

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Is your computer “male” or “female”??

Is your computer “male” or “female”??

1. Open Notepad

2. Type the following line in notepad:

CreateObject("SAPI.SpVoice").Speak"I love you"

3. Save file name as computer_gender.vbs

4. Run the file..

If you hear a male voice, you have a boy ;)
If you hear a female voice, you have a girl :)

Monday, August 29, 2011

Some cool Facts! ;)

  • Some migratory birds have a "magnetic compass" in their body (a sense called Magnetoreception) to help them navigate using Earth's magnetic field.
  • If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months, and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat up one cup of coffee.
  • Polar bears are left handed.
  • 93% of a water melon is water. 
  • The world's largest amphibian is the giant salamander. It can grow up to 5 ft. in length.
  • Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.
  • Women blink twice as often as men.
  • If saliva cannot dissolve something, you cannot taste it.
  • Graphite can be transformed into diamond by applying a temperature of 3000°C and pressure of 100,000 atm.
  • The bark of the redwood tree is fireproof.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Logic v/s Programming, A realisation

Hello all! ^_^
As a computer engineering student there is almost every instance in life on which my mind says to me, can we create a program for this? The answer of this for a beginner would be, Maybe! Lets develop logic, and then its all done! But since now I am no longer in that beginner mode and I have started to get hold on the programming, I have realized, making logic is not everything. A logic is of course a primary requirement, but just the logic doesn't solves the problem. Transforming your logic into a computer program is altogether a new challenge. When one starts with programming, he/she gets simple programs in their way, like simple mathematical operations. But as we progress, we see that the complexity increases beyond thinking! So then, logic(certainly remains an important criterion) is not everything! Then a programmers' real skills are tested. Now what are these real skills? - How to transform this logic into a program or into a computer-understandable format. As I am progressing on my path to be a programmer, I have seen that this challenge is much bigger than the former. So this is just a realization for me, I don't know how many of you would agree with me. But certainly, it does gives my brain a superb exercise and I am just loving this so called - COMPUTER PROGRAMMING!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Home-made 3d Glasses?!

Hello All! ^_^
Being busy with college, I wasn't able to post much this week. So today I would like to share a superb thing I have came across on the Internet - How to make your own 3D-Glasses! Wow! :D
But first lets throw some light on how things appear to be 3D on our 2D screens! o_O
Anaglyph images, are the images that are used to provide a stereoscopic 3D effect, when viewed with glasses where the two lenses are different (usually chromatically opposite) colors, such as red and cyan or red and green. Actually, these Anaglyph images are made of two layers of colors that are superimposed in a manner that they can produce a depth effect. What they do is, the main object or you can say our subject, is in the center of the image, and the foreground and background are shifted in opposite directions, laterally. The picture contains two differently filtered colored images, one for each eye. When viewed through the "color coded" "anaglyph glasses", they reveal an integrated stereoscopic image. The visual cortex of the brain fuses this into perception of a three dimensional scene or composition. So what does the last line mean? Simple! - its not only the image that's working, more importantly its your brain that perceives it correctly! So don't think 3D viewing to be a miracle of just the one who created it, but consider it to be 75%his work, and 25% your own work. haha!
So now lets talk about how to make your own 3D glasses or you can call them, er, Anaglyph Glasses! :)
So you would need the following:-
  • A cardboard (10"x10")
  • 2 cellophane sheets(3"x3"), you may also use any transparent thin plastic lamina too.
  • A blue/cyan and a red, alcohol-based ink marker
  • Instead of Cellophane and markers, you may use Sheets of red and blue acetate (available at your local craft store)as alternative! 
Now how to do it. Well its just too simple! Make a simple cardboard spectacle frame for yourself, as per your requirement, your face-build, distance between eyes, etc. make sure that it resembles a normal spectacle frame, without glasses and instead having space for them. Now instead of glasses you may do one of the following:
  • Use the cellophane sheet(or a thin, transparent, plastic lamina) and color it using your markers. On one piece, color both sides red, and on the other piece, color both sides blue/cyan/green.
  • Sheets of red and blue acetate.
Any of the alternatives you use, they would be your lenses/glasses for the spectacle frame you just made. So the size must be in accordance, preferably, slightly bigger so you may get them hold on the frame easily! Now all you got to do is just insert these new lenses/glasses of yours in the spectacle frame you made earlier, and you have your own, Home-made 3-D glasses/Anaglyph glasses! 
Remark - The glasses that would be made using this, their quality depends on the quality of material used. Moreover, they are just temporary low-level glasses, don't think they can easily replace the actual anaglyph glasses. These may come to rescue when you don't any anaglyph glasses, but have something 3-D to view, like a magazine! 
Thank you for reading! :)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Much heard, yet not too known! :O

Hello All!! ^_^
I know this word, Overclocking, since more than 2 years now, so I never thought that people just know the word and not its meaning as yet!! So today I would like to give a brief introduction of Overclocking to the readers of my blog, sorry if I go wrong somewhere.

"Overclocking is the process of running a computer component at a higher clock rate (more clock cycles per second) than it was designed for or was specified by the manufacturer, usually practised by enthusiasts seeking an increase in the performance of their computers." Now that's what wikipedia says. Let me explain it a little bit. Well, the speed of a computer system, the processor in particular(may it be the main processor or graphical processor), is measured as clock rate. Clock rate or clock cycles per second, simply means number of cycles of processes that may go on through the processor in one second! So you can imagine a 2.9 GHz processor is having 290,000,000,000 cycles going on through it per second!!! But we now there is no end to our desires! LOL! And we want more and more speed through our CPU as much as we derive! So what is the thing one resorts to in such a case???? - Of course! Over-Clocking!
The most commonly used process for overclocking one's CPU is Cooling it a bit more! So what is then most commonly used thing for that? - Yes! The Cooling Paste! I remember I read it once that even liquid Nitrogen is used by some people to cool their CPU! WOW! O_O Actually the problem is that, an overclocked CPU tends to generate more heat which might go beyond the tolerable levels of the motherboard and all! That's why one resorts to cooling pastes to cool an overclocked CPU. There are two reasons for that - 1. It is cheap! And 2. It is simple! :)
Going a bit technical, Overclockability arises in part due to the economics of the manufacturing processes of CPUs and other components. In most cases components with different rated clock rates are manufactured by the same process, and tested after manufacture to determine their actual ratings. The clock rate that the component is rated for is at or below the clock rate at which the CPU has passed the manufacturer's functionality tests when operating in worst-case conditions.
The main disadvantage of the overcolcking is that, it significantly reduces the life of the componenents, like your processor! And the main advantage is that, when your computer is too old and you want to get the most out of it, you may try overclocking to move with the world!
I am not discussing how to overclock a computer system though. I just wanted to make everyone a bit aware! Though I may consider discussing the process in future!
Thank you for reading!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Chip v/s Digit - The Final Verdict

Hello All!! ^_^
So finally after writing a review of both the top tech-magazines of India, CHIP and DIGIT,  separately, I would like to give the final verdict from my side which one is better and why. Let us compare everything one by one. 
1. PRICE -  The cost is same, ₹150/-. The CHIP package includes A main Chip Magazine, A Supplement - Insider, and a Dual Layer, 8.5 GB, DVD. The DIGIT package comes with a DVD, a main Digit Magazine, a supplement of SKOAR!(Gaming oriented!) and a handy, small, awesomely amazing - FastTrack!
2. Main Issue
  • Software - Talking about what they write about software, I would say, Chip got no match! Just tremendously fabulous reviews they write! That gives 'em an edge over Digit in Software Part!
  • Hardware - Digit wins over here! Chip got awesome people to write articles for 'em but when it comes to writing about hardware, I would say, Digit got an edge!
  • Other gadgets and Accessories - Chip is a complete tech-pack! It touches almost every new thing going on in the tech-bazaar. Though Digit is more computer oriented.
3. Quality of paper/ink - CHIP! CHIP! CHIP!! Chip is far better in that regard!!
4. Supplements - The Insider by Chip is far more better than SKOAR! by Digit if Insider talks about games. Else also, Insider is better than SKOAR!. SKOAR! is always about gaming , while Insider touches the hottest thing in the market, like, August one talks about games, but the July one talked about Android! Apart from that, Digit gets an edge with its FastTrack since they r small, easy to understand, complete basics guide with something or the other cool and popular going on these days. For example, in August Issue, there were 2 FastTracks - 1 talked about Facebook and Google+ basics, while the other was talking about iOS' basics!!

So if I had to choose, I would choose both! LOL! But if it has to be one, I'll go with Chip because I am more software oriented. Though for a person wanting a better hardware part, then Digit is sure to win! Choice is yours! Choose wisely according to your requirements! Good Luck!! ^_^
Thank you for reading! I have written this review because I myself was totally confused which tech-mag. to subscribe, and when I searched The Internet for knowing which on is better, I thought I better check the two myself and write a review instead of resorting onto what other's say, all because - THE REVIEWS WERE ALL TOO CONFUSING!! HUH!! >_<

Monday, August 22, 2011

Chip is far better, damn amazing man!

Hello All!! ^_^
So finally got my hands over The Chip Magazine! :D
And I would say, man! I am just amazed! It is far much better than Digit! Yes! Chip Magazine is an awesome tech-magazine, which is a must read for staying in touch with cool things going around in the tech-bazaar!
The best part about Chip, that I loved, is that the things are written in a professional manner and yet are written from a user's point of view! When I read chip, I felt like some user has written the articles with just soo much passion for technology and Computers, and the user himself has just too much knowledge about it all that he has given his best in writing ever article!
Now, ₹150/- package of Chip Magazine includes a main Magazine, The Chip, a supplementary one, Insider, and A Dual Layer 8.5 GB DVD containing tonnes of freewares! :)
Now lets talk about the main, The CHIP - It is an amazing magazine. The print quality and the pages are of good quality. The content is just tremendous. The magazine talks about almost all the technology one would love to read about, that has just entered the market. Moreover, the magazine talks about it all so awesomely! that you just can't give up reading once you started! I read the whole August issue in just 2 hours! :D The Dr. Chip section is amazing, and so is the Market Watch one!
Inseider - The supplementary magazine focussing on anything hot these days! Like the July issue talked about Android, this August's issue talked about games about to hit the market real soon!! The reviews of the games were written passionately and almost every aspect was touched and talked about. it was awesome! ^_^
The last thing, The DVD - Not much amazed, though this issue had 14 full games too. The content is cool, and yes, the thing that I loved the most was - Fedora 15 Live CD in the Disk! :D i am Linux Fan, so that's one thing that was really amazing for me to see!!! Apart from that, the content is cool, but you can find it all on the Internet for free(and legal too!! LOL!) its just that you can say, your time searching and downloading it is saved!! haha!
So, to the ₹150/- package of CHIP magazine, I would give a rating of 4.2 out of 5. To the Insider I would give an A+ and to the DVD I would give a B+. To the main magazine I would give an A The Magazine is awesome and I recommend it to all of you. I will subscribe it real soon! ^_^
Thanks for reading!! :D

Saturday, August 20, 2011

First Successful Purchase!

Hello All!! ^_^
So today I finally got my first order, that I placed on E-Bay, shipped to me and received it!! :D
I ordered a pair of iball i342MV Clarity Headphones!! And I have got them brand-new and in good condition!!
Woo!! First Successful Purchase!! ^_^

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Digit Magazine

Hello All!! ^_^
As you all know a few days ago I was talking about digit magazine and chip magazine. So finally, I bought a Digit magazine(Chip was unavailable, but will soon buy it too!!). So this is what I would like to say about it. The magazine is cool. I am looking forward to subscribe it. Though until I don't get hold on this month's chip, I won't say that too surely!
Through my searches on the Internet, I have found out that, if we compare the two magazines, CHIP is a better magazine, but the CD/DVD Contents of DIGIT are better. Though I am yet to say that in a confirmed way!
Through my own experience of buying the magazine, Digit is a superb magazine, and the most part of the appreciation, goes to its Fast-Tracks, the small, handy, supplements with every DIGIT magazine, that have got just superb information. For example, this month's issue of Fast-track, was a Fast-Track to Facebook and Google+. Anyone who till date doesn't has much idea about the two sites, can be a superb pro-user by reading the FastTrack just once! It guides so superbly through all basics! Though I knew all of it, but still, for a beginner, it would be a great handy-tool. I would like to read more fast-tracks as they seem to be a beginner information store-house to me.
Talking about the DVD, I am not that satisfied, apart from the Video Tutorials! Just superb addition to a DVD! Rest all content is easily available free of cost on the Internet. Though Tutorials too are available, but finding a good one is a hectic task, that Digit has completed for us!
And now If we talk about the main Magazine, it is cool. The hardware reviews are just super amazing. The editor's picks for storage devices are good too. Though I am not satisfied with the printing and paper quality much, but I guess in ₹150/- they are giving enough to cover-up that slight complaint.
Another supplement was there with this month's issue, it was a SKOAR!..Another great addition to that ₹150 Package! it features just super-duper cool game news and reviews and they are so well written, that I could feel the passion of the writer for the games! Really a big applause for the "SKOAR!".
So I would give a score of 3.8 out 5 to the whole DIGIT magazine pack of ₹150/-...I would also agree it is a value for money magazine, and I feel that I am fully satisfied with my purchase and my spending!...To DVD Content, I would give a B-...To the FastTrack, I would give an A+, to the SKOAR! I would give an A-, and to the Magazine, I would give a B+.....
The scores and ratings may change once I get hold on CHIP. Would soon write about it too. And then, would give a detailed comparative analysis of both the superb tech-mags, in India!
Official Website of DIGIT Magazine
Subscribe DIGIT Here

Finally! Order Confirmed! LOL!!

As I told all of you that I made my first buy on ebay a few days ago, Today I got a message that said, my order has been shipped! Phew! Now just waiting to get it, so that I can share my first-buying experience on ebay!! :D :D :D :D

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Angry Birds - Just Superb!

Hello All!! ^_^
All of my friends know how crazy I am about PC games! LOL! And this one is one of my new found love! hahahaha!! Angry Birds! Whoa! Just a superb game it is.
Angry Birds is a puzzle video game developed by Finland-based Rovio Mobile. Inspired primarily by a sketch of stylized wingless birds, the game was first released for Apple's iOS in December 2009.

Rovio Mobile Ltd. or Rovio is a Finnish computer game developer founded in 2003 as Relude, and in 2005 renamed as Rovio, based in Espoo. And you all would be amazed to know, the company is best known for Angry Birds! haha!! Isn't that enough to make you people know how superb the game is.

I think I don't have to say much about the game Angry Birds, because in so less time, it has become one of the best and most famous of the Android based apps! Angry Birds has been praised for its successful combination of addictive gameplay, comical style, and low price. Its popularity led to versions of Angry Birds being created for personal computers and gaming consoles, a market for merchandise featuring its characters and even long-term plans for a feature film or television series. With a combined 300 million downloads across all platforms and including both regular and special editions, the game has been called "one of the most mainstream games out right now", "one of the great runaway hits of 2010", and "the largest mobile app success the world has seen so far".

Rovio Mobile has made a number of other games for mobiles, like Bounce Evolution, Bounce Tales, Collapse Chaos, Burnout, Cyber Blood, Darkest Fear, and Wolfmoon. But as I said earlier, there is no match for the popularity of the Angry Birds! When I got it for the PC, I was just damn amazed! I don't think anybody is there who doesn't knows about it yet, but in case there are, you can find the official websites of both Rovio Mobile and Angry Birds, hyperlinked at the end of the post, after the image!!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Internet Or Information-net? Not really! :/

Hey all! ^_^
I hope all the readers are doing great!
So, I have been using the Internet for quite a long time now, and the amount of websites that have flourished in just few years is just TOO BIG a number! When I started to use Internet, I felt it to be a super source of information. Information, about anything, and everything, and that too - Almost free! So Internet seemed to be quite a cool place to hang out when bored, reading about things I don't know, and all. But since recent times, as I am saying, there has been a flourishment of websites over here, I see Internet getting irritating and hectic source of information. Earlier, there were real opinions of real people. But now, there are made opinions of fake people, bots, copied-info, and all! More than 50% websites have copied-content! Isn't it just too idiotic? I know, sometimes, we do find good articles, that we like to share. But what if 90% of the site's data is copied content? Doesn't it becomes irritating and futile to visit such a website? And then, getting a good Page Rank and your name on the top pages of Google, by unfair means, is nothing new! I give you a very recent example from my own side. I am a student of Computers. So I want to remain in touch with latest things happening in the tech-market, and the tech-realm! So, the big means include, newsletters, magazines and connecting with technosavy people! I wanted to subscribe a good tech magazine. But I was so confused between the best ones available in India. So where should I look for a review, when no one in my friend circle is a subscriber? Tada!! - Internet! But what do I get? IRRITATION! Fake opinions! Tonnes of crap answers! Height of irrelevance! HUH! And the purpose of using the Internet goes to - HELL! HELL!! HELL!! >_< Now what should I do? Well simple, I would go and buy both the magazines, and compare them my way!And what does Internet gave me as information? NOTHING! All because of the rubbish crap being publicized by unfair means! huh! Maybe, I would like to post a neutral review about which one is better and why, which would be actually helpful, and atleast my blog won't be an irritating source of $#it information! (Pardon that part please!)
So, what I would like to say to all of you, my respected readers, please be cautious while looking at the info on the Internet. Clarify what you read from atleast 5 websites(of which atleast 2 should be trustworthy info sources), to know whether the information you got was correct or not, to know whether your use of the Internet was worth it or not! And try finding information about things you already know and are sure of your knowledge, so that you can be a more experienced user, and can find more trustworthy and original information sources!
Thank you for reading! ^_^

Was just wondering! o.O

Hey All! ^_^
The college is starting to get more tiring, and time consuming as the session is moving further. So I am not getting time to blog daily. So I was thinking to make posts on weekend, and then schedule them to publish one per day for the whole week. And if in the middle of the week, someday, I think that I got something else to share, and I have got time, so I may post it then! Then I thought, that how would I be able to think of so many things in the weekend only that could keep up the work of the blog going good. Then it came to my mind, that I can do it like this, that, get a topic for a day and then make posts accordingly. I mean, I thought this:
Monday - Intellectual/Philosophical
Tuesday - Technology
Wednesday - Music
Thursday - Intellectual/Philosophical
Friday - Facts
Saturday - Software
Sunday - Games

Though after that I again thought, abiding to this rule would again be hectic and won't work in the long run! So the ideas dropped, and I'll see what to do! LOL!! Wondering...Wondering...Wondering...!! hahahaha!!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Bad Sectors! :O

Hello All!! ^_^
There are few words that leave us open-mouthed when we see them in any reports that our Computer Maintenance Software generate, like , VIRUS and BAD SECTOR!
Both being super-common ones, but here we will discuss about Bad Sectors!

A bad sector is a sector on a computer's disk drive or flash memory that cannot be used due to permanent damage (or an OS inability to successfully access it), such as physical damage to the disk surface (or sometimes sectors being stuck in a magnetic or digital state that cannot be reversed) or failed flash memory transistors. It is usually detected by a disk utility software such as CHKDSK or SCANDISK on Microsoft systems, or badblocks on Unix-like systems. When found, these programs may mark the sectors unusable (all file systems contain provisions for bad-sector marks) and the operating system skips them in the future. Okay! Now I get it! er, what does it mean?! LOL! That's what our beloved Wikipedia says! :p Now lets simplify it! Before talking about a bad sector, do you know what is a sector?! Aha! That opens the eyes of the readers, super-wide! Well, a sector, can be simply understood as a part of storing disk. What I mean is that, we can consider the whole storage to be made up of small sectors, like a country made of states, states of cities, cities of areas, like that! Now if one area is affected by any problem, political, social, economical, etc. the city as a whole is affected, so also a part of the state, and thus, it can be said, there is some state of unrest in the nation in one part too! That's similar what happens with our Hard Disk Drive(HDD)! Sometimes some part of the disk gets damaged physically, which can have many reasons, like mechanical shocks and jerks, electrical surge, or permanent magnetisation of some parts of the disk(Actually its the magnetism that stores data in the disk! Amazing, isn't it! :D ). Now such physical damage, if results in inaccessibility of the files stored in that area, to the disk, it is called a bad-sector. Just like the way, an area highly affected by crime is non-desirable, inaccessible to many people, etc. etc.!
Now comes the fun part, why have I tagged this post as a fact! Now the interesting part says, BAD SECTORS CAN BE USEFUL TOO!!! Some CD and DVD copy protection schemes, use deliberately corrupt sectors in specific areas of the disc that are not accessed by most normal CD or DVD players. These bad sectors throw off copying programs because most copying programs read the entire disc, including these corrupt areas that a player would not access.

First Buy! :D

Hello All!! ^_^
Today I bought something online for the first time! :D
It was quite an experience you know! At first I was in a dilemma, that would it be safe or not. I thought atleast 100000 times before signing up for ebay. But I did. Within 4 days, I got a discount coupon, and I said - WOW!! That's super-cool!! hahahaha!! SO let's see what can we buy profitably. And I finally ordered a set of headphones. Though my first buy online is not that expensive one, but hey hey hey! Its quite superb an experience!! ;)

Thursday, August 11, 2011


Hello All! ^_^
I am a member of the great CNET community, like many tech-freaks! :D
So recently I got a mail, that said - Coders choosing Mac OS over Linux environment
. being a die-hard fan of Linux, it was more than just a thunder-shock for me! :'(
I was like, What?! Are you sure? Linux is losing importance and that too to Mac?! huh! I would like all of you to take a look to that article. Though I am still in the favour of Linux only, and the Open-Source Community...Sometimes facts, rather, mere facts don't move your faith! ;)

So I would like to copy-paste the article directly from the link:

Apple's Mac operating system has surpassed Linux in popularity as a development environment in North America, according to an Evans Data survey.

Windows remains at the top of the development environment heap, used by 80 percent of the survey's more than 400 professional software developer respondents in June; Mac OS was used by 7.9 percent of those surveyed, displacing Linux, used by 5.6 percent.

A few other tidbits from the survey:

* Developers believe that mobile and cloud development will increase the most in importance over the next three years
* 44 percent of respondents are actively engaged in multithreaded program development
* 49 percent indicated their intention to support smartphone platforms
* 42 percent intend to support tablet applications

Despite displacing Linux as a development environment, Mac OS has not displaced Linux as a development target. More than twice as many developers still primarily target Linux as target the Mac. But the Mac environment offers developers some niceties that seem obvious but are perhaps less understood.

I spoke with Jeremy Whitlock, core platform architect at Nodeable (disclosure: I am CEO of Nodeable), about why he chooses to develop on the Mac. Whitlock told me that the answer primarily comes down to convenience.

The Mac OS has the Unix toolchain that he prefers, it runs all of the open-source software that he needs for development, and it also provides the only legal way to develop for all platforms legally from one set of hardware--which is really about the fact that you can't legally do iOS/Mac application development without a Mac. You can't virtualize OS X on non-Mac hardware, and you can't run OS X on non-Mac hardware, at least not legally. Additionally, ever since Intel processors came into the mix, developers are more comfortable with the performance of Apple hardware.

Proud and Wanna Share the hapiness!

Hello All!! ^_^
To all the wonderful readers, and subscribers to my blog, Blog de Toxifier , I would like to make a special Thanking note! :)
I made this blog on 26th July, 2011, and since then I have made some 44 posts, this being the 45th one! :D
But in such a short span of time, I have managed to get my blog on a mind blowing rank of 18,719. yes you have read it right! Its 18,719. This rank is out of 1,275,811 blogs registered with the website, Technorati!
I would like to thank all of the viewers for spending their precious time visiting my blog and making its position so cool, and that too in no time! Last week the rank was around 21,000. And now its 18,719. I am very happy and I hope we will make that rank go better and better as time passes!
Thank you all again!
Have a great day! ^_^

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

9th August!

Hello All!! ^_^
Its 9th of August!! :D So? What so?! Don't you know what's 9th of August? Hey! its my birthday!! ^_^ 9th August!
So, today I would like to share some facts about 9th of August with you all!!

  • August 9 is the 221st day of the year (222nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 144 days remaining until the end of the year.
  • 9th August, 48 BC – Caesar's civil war: Battle of Pharsalus – Julius Caesar decisively defeats Pompey at Pharsalus and Pompey flees to Egypt.
  • 9th August, 1173 – Construction of the campanile of the cathedral of Pisa (now known as the Leaning Tower of Pisa) begins; it will take two centuries to complete.
  • 9th August, 1696 – Joseph Wenzel I, Prince of Liechtenstein born!
  • 9th August, 1810 – Napoleon annexes Westphalia as part of the First French Empire.
  • 9th August, 1892 – Thomas Edison receives a patent for a two-way telegraph. (Exactly 100 years before my birth! LOL!)
  • 9th August, 1945 – World War II: Nagasaki is devastated when an atomic bomb, Fat Man, is dropped by the United States B-29 Bockscar. 39,000 people are killed outright. Awwww! That's so bad! :'(
  • 9th August, 1992 - MY BIRTHDAY!!! :D :D :D :D :D
  • 9th August is celebrated as National Day, the independence of Singapore from Malaysia in 1965.

Monday, August 8, 2011

When Lemon is sweeter than Sugar!

Hello All! Hope you all are doing well! ^_^
Ever considered the statement that I gave as the title to this post of mine? - Can Lemons be sweeter than Sugar? Well with a big laughter, the reader would say, "Man! Are you gone nuts?! Sugar tastes sweet and lemons taste sour! What sort of question is this? How can lemons be sweeter than sugar itself?!" And then I would say, just like I always say, "Its just the matter how you perceive things!"
You didn't get my point?! Wait, give me a chance to explain! :D
What if we make lemonade from lemons? Would it then be sweet? And you'd say, "Yes! But you added sugar to it!" But still, it would be sweeter than sugar, because it would have more qualities attached to it, like its refreshing behavior!
Now that makes lemon to be sweeter than sugar. Things seem to be simple when you have the answer, else they seem to be impossible. And when someone gives the answer, people are not ready to accept it and give different reasons to prove it wrong, somehow! We know that sweetness attracts everyone, and being sour/bitter turns people off. But what if the sweetness is just a false flattery that camouflages in itself some selfish, and destructive motives? Well such sweetness is of no use! And what if the bitterness/sourness got in itself tonnes of things for your betterment? Such bitterness becomes sweet!
So you see, its not the question of the name/appearance... Its the question of what the thing actually is. our abilities do make us what we are, but sometimes more than them, its our choices which make us who we are!
Good Day!! ^_^

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Friendship Day

Hello All! ^_^
I hope all of you are doing great! ^_^
So today is the Friendship Day! :D
Friendship day is celebrated on the first Sunday of the month of August. However, we don't need a specific day to tell our friends how special they are, and every day in our lives is a friendship day only, but still we have got this one day specially dedicated to all our friends! Friends make our lives amazing. They help us in all situations life puts us into. Friendship is one of the most beautiful relationship in this world. We want our family people too to be just like our friends so that we don't hesitate to talk to them. God too is our best friend and is always with us! So we should value our friends, as most of us do! :D And I hope you people always remain friends with everyone!! Have a great day! ^_^

Friday, August 5, 2011

Firefox - A better Web Browser

Hello All! ^_^
I have bee using Firefox for more than 5 years now, and I would say I am a proud Firefox User. It is not only my opinion, but millions across the globe would agree that Mozilla Firefox is one of the best Internet Browsers they have used. There are several reasons for that.

#1 - Faster and Lighter - Mozilla Firefox is faster than the Internet Explorer that comes with your windows. I am not talking about web browsing, I am talking about functioning. Firefox executes faster and saves much of the precious RAM of your Computer letting you to have a faster experience with quite a good performance!

#2 - Open Source - Mozilla Corporation is a Open-Source Community, that means its source code can be shared/altered for free!

#3 - Inbuilt Accelerators - I don't know if its a myth or what, but I have experienced it myself, so it ain't a myth, atleast for me. When we download files from Internet Explorer and Firefox, Firefox downloads them faster.

#4 - Secure - hen it comes to security, none of the other browsers can beat Firefox. Safari, by apple, is considered to be one of the most easily-hackable Web Browser. The latest version of Google Chrome is also considered a hacker-friendly one! Internet Explorer, I don't think I have to discuss about it, we all know it already! HUH! Opera, yes, Opera can be one such browser that can get into competition with Firefox when it comes to security.

#5 - Free Apps - These days "apps" have become something that adds a certain glitter to everyone's eyes! Nobody can beat the amount of apps, plug-ins and all that have been made by Mozilla, users, fans, etc. for Firefox!


Thursday, August 4, 2011

Fighting with my own shadows!

Hello all! ^_^
We all are peace loving creatures, even if we don't agree with it. We might be always acting aggressive, but when it comes to fighting, we all want to keep ourselves away from it. It might be because of several reasons, like, lack of courage, or when we know that we're wrong, or maybe we under-estimate ourselves, or over-estimate our opponent!
A simple way of get rid of the major problem, lack of courage, is to train ourselves. But how? We cannot enter into unnecessary arguments for that, NO! I am not trying to agitate you people. The thing is I want to ask, how many of you are ready to fight for the truth? And most of the time, what pulls you back? Insecurity? Fear? Fear of what? You know, you might think it to be fear of your opponent or like that, but actually, its the fear of your ownself. The thing we nurture with the most care in ourselves is our ego and why we fear defeat is that we are scared of shattering ego that, sadly, hurts! {Hush!}
A simple way is fighting your ownself. Again! - NOT HURTING YOURSELF, but to hurt your ego in bits and pieces. It is a very well said saying - "Nobody follows you in the dark, not even your shadow!" Abide to it. How? Well, again simple! When you would hurt your ego in a closed room, there would be no one you would have to fear and you can say yourself anything. Slowly you would be able to leave that cloak of ego, rather you won't need that Shadow to follow you anymore, and then! Just smile!! ^_^
Thanks for reading! Good Night World! ^_^

Red Hat Linux - Certainly the best!

Red Hat is the leader in development, deployment, and management of Linux and open source solutions for Internet infrastructure - ranging from embedded devices to secure Web servers. Red Hat was founded in 1994 by visionary entrepreneurs Bob Young and Marc Ewing.

Discontinued in 2004, Red Hat Linux was the best, certainly the best Linux based operating System developed by The Red Hat Company(since 1994). I have personally used this Operating System so I can say, "I really miss it! It was seriously the best!" it was discontinued so that they could promote the Enterprise Version of Red Hat Linux, called, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), meant for enterprise environments. Red Hat Linux 9, the final release, hit its official end-of-life on 2004-04-30, although updates were published for it through 2006 by the Fedora Legacy project until that shut down in early 2007.

Linux distributions differs in the amount, quality, or type of value-added software included with the distribution. Red Hat, Inc.'s commercial versions of Red Hat Linux sometimes include an extra CD-ROM of third-party software.

When you choose to use Red Hat Linux, you'll be in good company. You'll find many other Red Hat Linux users out in cyberspace or around the corner. Once you learn how to use Red Hat Linux, changing to a different distribution may not be that difficult.

Official Website

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Did ya Know?!

  • The biggest egg in the world is the ostrich egg. It could take as many as 30 chicken eggs to equal its volume, and up to 2 hours to hard boil. 
  • The lightest organ in the human body is the lung.  
  • An ostrich egg is also the largest existing single cell.
  • A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out!
  • A flea can jump 350 times its body length. You can visualize it by an analogy that, a human jumping a length of a Football Field!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Some more cool Facts!

I came across these facts when I was in my last year of school! :D I had complied them and I would like to share them(adding more to those I have shared earlier..Those too were from those I came across during my studies!)! ^_^


*Females suck blood, males feed on fruit and vegetable sap.

*Palamnaeus (Scorpion)*

*An interesting courtship dance precedes copulation. Male is usually eaten up by the female after mating.

*Aranea (Spider)*

*Some spiders use silk fibre as a dropline for rapid escape and as a gift-wrapping for food that male spiders offer females during courtship.

*Aschelminthis (Roundworm)*

*Females are longer than males and males curl at bottom.

*Julus (Millipede)*

*Coils around when disturbed.

*Jellyfish (Turritopsis nutricula)*

*A kind of jellyfish (Turritopsis nutricula) upon reaching adulthood can transform itself back to childhood by converting its cells. It may repeat this to live forever.

Single? BE HAPPY!!

Hello Al!! ^_^
I would like to share some of the facts that I have realized from my experiences in life. Though I have never been in any relationship(apart from being a friend, a brother, and a child! LOL!) I am writing this on what I have realized from seeing my friends in relationship! LOL! I am not against it, but I would like to say, even if you are a single, you don't have to be sad! BE HAPPY!! :D :D
#1 - I got time and time and time!!! - You are always free-minded. You can give time to your studies/profession, friends and family

#2 - I don't look at people with caution! - Its not silly! :p Its a fact that you won't be thinking strange things like, why did somebody did that, why did somebody say that, and all...

#3 - Say No To Tears! - LOL! This one is the best! :p I have seen so many friends of mine being sad when they are unable to talk to their partner, or something like that..

#4 - I am not lost, I know where I am, HELLO!! - You are not lost thinking about someone, thinking how to make them happy...Thinking how to look good, better, best, and all...

#5 - I am not Changing - They say that love is unconditional, but most of the people say, "I love you, but not this one thing about you! Please change it!" Now if you want somebody to change, how can you say you love 'em? You are trying to make them the way you want, and that means, you are changing them from them to somebody else!

One Dicey Issue - Seems Resolved

Hello All!! ^_^
After 2 months holidays, it was my first day at college today, as a senior! Wooo! AS A SENIOR! Man! I can say that yet again - As A SENIOR! SENIOR! SENIOR! LOL! Well, that's gotta feel, you know! haha! But the problem that I was having in going to college was that, I was in a great dilemma! I was feeling strange in going back to an engineering college, where I never thought I will go back to. I always wanted to be a doctor, but alas! Couldn't get into medical, and that too with soo much double-trouble and all that I had been taking, I guess I why I couldn't. Anyways, I gathered strength and went to college. But as soon as I reached there, I didn't feel a bit strange! I was completely fine and the day went on smoothly and just too fine! ^_^ I was happy that the pieces of a mere, shattered childhood dream of being a doctor didn't interfere with my college experiences as a Senior in my college. One thing I learnt about myself today was a fact, that - "Nobody empowers me more than me, myself!" I don't share my sorrow or any experience that makes me sad with anyone(well when I say that I mean, sharing it is a too rare case, less than 0.01% chances). its not that I don't consider anyone worth it, NO! My friends are great and love 'em all, then maybe they be the real world friends, or maybe they be those I have met online on some social networking site! The reason why I don't share such things with people is that, these things are not worthy of being shared. Why should we share our unhappiness? I know its a saying - "Sorrow decreases when shared" But I disagree! Sorrow is something which we should not share with anybody. We should rather try and defeat it on our own, destroy it and come over any sad feelings we have! The reason why I say, I am the one who empowers me the most is that trying to face every situation of life that it offers me on my path, and that too on my own(as much as I can!) has always been a great help in developing me from a kid to a man. It strengthens me! It makes me realize who I am. It makes me know worth of my own powers. It makes me use my brain so that my intelligence is also tested and increased! So you see I am giving you a real life example that we can win over every situation if we keep faith in ourselves!
Good Day everyone! ^_^

Fedora - The best of Linux!

Hello All! ^_^
Back at my technology topic! haha!
So you all know what Linux is, right? (I mean I have discussed it earlier)
Now let's discuss the best operating System and the best community working under Linux! Yes, all Linux enthusiasts would agree when I say, I am talking about Fedora, or should I rather call it - THE FEDORA!
Fedora is one of the major Linux based communities who have made two of the best Operating Systems (Linux based) - Red Hat Linux, and Fedora.
Fedora is a Linux-based operating system, a suite of software that makes your computer run. You can use the Fedora operating system to replace or to run alongside of other operating systems such as Microsoft Windows™ or Mac OS X™. The Fedora operating system is 100% free of cost for you to enjoy and share.
Fedora is 100% Free, and fit for both home and office use, since its secure and easy to use. Moreover it is suited for both Home-Users and Professional Linux Users. With thousands of apps across 10,000+ packages, Fedora's got an app for you, and you, and yes, for you too!
Fedora is free to share! Pass it along to your friends and family, no worry!
You can compute in style with many open & beautiful wallpapers and themes!
And as I said earlier, Fedora is the foundation for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, a powerful enterprise OS.

As I said, its free to download, then what are you waiting for?! Try it out right now! Its just 565 MB ISO file, that means, no hassle, just download, Burn and go on! FEDORA IS YOURS!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Linux - Hello! I am much better than your favorite! :p

I am better than Windows!

Hello All!! ^_^
As the name suggests, Linux means Like-Unix. Linux is a Unix like Operating System. Linux can be installed on a wide variety of computer hardware, ranging from mobile phones to Desktop Computers!
Linux is a leading server operating system, and runs the 10 fastest supercomputers in the world! The Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Jaguar supercomputer, until recently the world's fastest supercomputer. It uses the Cray Linux Environment as its operating system. The development of Linux is one of the most prominent examples of free and open source software collaboration; typically all the underlying source code can be used, freely modified, and redistributed, both commercially and non-commercially, by anyone under licenses such as the GNU General Public License. A Linux-based system is a modular Unix-like operating system. It derives much of its basic design from principles established in Unix. Users operate a Linux-based system through a command line interface (CLI), a graphical user interface (GUI), or through controls attached to the associated hardware, which is common for embedded systems.
The advantages of Linux are just so many that they can easily beat any of the Operating System people use, both Windows and Mac! (Some such advantages have been discussed by me earlier, and you may find them by Clicking Here!).

I am always happy to help! :)

Without silence there can be no music.

I wanna share the About us page of my favorite band Poets of the fall with you all! Read it and you'll know why is this band the best!

Finnish rockers Poets of the Fall - singer Marko, guitarist Olli and keyboardist Captain - started out their musical adventure from scratch in 2003. Marko sold everything he had to invest in pursuing the love of his life, music, with his buddies Olli and Captain. He moved into his folks' basement, when he couldn't keep a place of his own any longer. The guys then built a little studio of their own in Captain's living room for the recording and producing sessions, and kept an office in Olli's beat up old car. The result of the recording sessions was a novel blend of pop, rock, metal and industrial sounds. Later the guys were joined by guitarist Jaska, bassist Jani and drummer Jari.
The band's first single was Late Goodbye, written for the acclaimed computer game Max Payne 2. Reaching millions of people through the game, the song went number one in Finland, and earned the guys international recognition and the first prize at the G.A.N.G. Awards in 2004.
Their debut album Signs of Life went straight to #1 on the Finnish album chart in January 2005, and stayed on the chart for over a year. The next album Carnival of Rust, released in April 2006, also hit the number one spot on its first week, with the debut album still on the official Top 40 chart. To date, both albums have sold platinum in Finland. The third album Revolution Roulette was released in March 2008. It also took the first place on the album chart, and broke the gold record limit in just a couple of weeks after its release. The fourth album Twilight Theater, released in March 2010, sold gold in one week, and made Finnish chart history by giving the band four number one places with their first four albums.
The singles and videos released from the albums have received lots of plays on radio, TV and the net. The song Carnival of Rust was the most played Finnish song in 2006, and the first single Dreaming Wide Awake from Twilight Theater spent several weeks among the top songs on national radio and TV. War, the second single from Twilight Theater, is featured in the blockbuster game Alan Wake. The game also has two completely new songs, performed as the in-game band Old Gods of Asgard.
Among others, Poets of the Fall has received the following awards:
  • Best Finnish Act at MTV Europe Music Awards 2006
  • Best Finnish Music Video of all time in TV2's Musiikki-TV and Best Music Video of 2006 at The Voice (video Carnival of Rust)
  • Two Emma Awards (the Finnish Grammys) in 2005 - the best debut album and the best new act
  • The Bronze Muuvi and People's Choice Muuvi 2006 Awards (video Carnival of Rust)
  • Best Finnish band at the NRJ Radio Awards 2006
  • Commercial Radio Stations' Newcomer of the Year Award in 2005
Poets of the Fall have played successful tours in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, United States, Estonia, Russia, Lithuania and India.


CMOS refers to Complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor. It is a technology used for constructing integrated circuits. CMOS technology is used in many digital logic circuits.
Frank Wanlass patented CMOS in 1967.
Two important characteristics of CMOS devices are high noise immunity and low static power consumption. Significant power is only drawn when the transistors in the CMOS device are switching between on and off states. Consequently, CMOS devices do not produce as much waste heat as other forms of logic. CMOS also allows a high density of logic functions on a chip. It was primarily for this reason that CMOS became the most used technology to be implemented in VLSI chips.
The phrase "metal–oxide–semiconductor" is used as a metal gate electrode placed on top of an oxide insulator, which in turn is on top of a semiconductor material.

Happy August '11

Just came to my mind, when we wish everybody a happy new year and all, why can't we wish a Happy new Month! I do it regularly, and I don't know how many of you do so, so just thought to share it with the whole world!! A happy August! Hope you all have a great month full of fun!! ^_^

By the way, we know its the eighth month of the Georgian Calendar. It is also called "Get Ready for Kindergarten Month"! LOL! In common years no other month starts on the same day of the week as August, though in leap years February starts on the same day. August ends on the same day of the week as November every year.

In Japanese, the month is called hachigatsu (八月), meaning, simply, "eighth month. In classical Japanese the name is ”葉月” Meaning, month of leaves".

August's birthstone is the peridot or onyx. Its birth flower is the gladiolus or poppy, meaning beauty, strength of character, love, marriage and family.

And most important, its my Birthday in this month!! LOL!!