Monday, October 31, 2011

"Celts" and "Only Time" by Enya - Musical Monday

Hello Friends! Happy New week!! :D I hope everyone's doing great! :D
Here are two of my favorite songs, by my favourite - Enya! :) Enjoy! :D

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Dev C++, new versions - FOUND!! :D - Super Sunday!

Hello dear readers!! ^_^ Hope all of you are doing great! :) Well I know I am just updating my blog on Sundays now, but believe me, really out of time these days, and moreover, phew - exams start tomorrow! :/ So even the Musical Monday post, I will be scheduling today only!

Anyways, I like the compiler Dev-C++ by Bloodshed for my C and C++ programming fun. But I have been seeing no new version since quite sometime now. I was really irritated by that fact. The last official stable release, Bloodshed Dev-C++ v4.9.9.2 was a beta one and then never saw any new addition on the site of my favourite compilers!

So, I went on searching over the Internet, and finally - "TADA!" I found it! :D And see what info I found :

"The project was no longer noticeably active, with no news posted nor any updated versions released from February 22, 2005 to June 2011. In a 2006 forum post, lead developer Colin Laplace stated that he was busy with real-life issues and did not have time to continue development of Dev-C++. However there is a development team that has taken the Dev-C++ IDE and added new features such as support for multiple compilers and a RAD designer for wxWidgets applications. This IDE can be found under the name wxDev-C++. On June 30th 2011 an unofficial version of Dev-C++ was released by an independent programmer, featuring the more recent GCC4.5.2 compiler, Windows' SDK resources (Win32 and D3D), numerous bugfixes, and improved stability. On the 27th of August, after five years of officially being in a beta stage, version 5.0 was released by the developer from Orwell's blog. This version also has its own separate SourceForge page since version, because the old developer isn't responding to requests." I wish the lead developer's life gets settled down, and things go fine! :)

Though Code::Blocks is a good alternative, but fans like me, would not like to let Bloodshed go too early, right?! :D

Here is the link to Orwell's Blog where you can find the new releases! Have fun friends.




Sunday, October 23, 2011

Litchi(Lychee) - Super Sunday

Am I keeping the word of making the Sunday, A Super Sunday?! haha! Second post today only!! :D
So Litchi! yumm! One fruit that would make a mouth watering effect on me - LITCHI!! :D I just love that fruit. Maybe it's one of the reasons why I love summers! haha!

Recently I bought a Real Juice pack of Litchi Juice. On the pack, there was some nice info about Litchis. Then I thought lets read more about it on the Internet. So finally, let me produce in front of you all, the information that I have collected! :D This would be containing the article that was printed on the pack as is, okay?!

The luscious tropical fruit belonging to the soapberry family, Sapindaceae,(actually, it is the only fruit in that family belonging to genus Litchi) was first produced in South China. The fresh fruit has a "delicate, whitish pulp" with a "perfume" flavor that is lost in canning, so the fruit is mostly eaten fresh.

The lychee is cultivated in China, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, and northern India (in particular Bihar, which accounts for 75% of total Indian production.) South Africa and the United States (Hawaii and Florida) also have commercial lychee production. WOW! that sounds superb, isn't it?! :D That means they are available all over the world! You guys must try them...They are my favorites! :D

Litchis, not only eye-catching in spring when the huge sprays of flowers adorn the tree but also is a stunning sight for nature lovers when the tree is full of berries.

Now a few lines directly from your Wikipedia! :P - The lychee has a history of cultivation going back as far as 2000 BC according to records in China. Cultivation began in the area of southern China, Malaysia, and Vietnam. Wild trees still grow in parts of southern China and on Hainan Island. There are many stories of the fruit's use as a delicacy in the Chinese Imperial Court. It was first described and introduced to the west in 1782.

The fruit has a very short harvesting duration of about 2 weeks only! In fact different regions have different harvesting months.

Health benefits of Lychee

  • Lychee fruits are low in calories, contains no saturated fats or cholesterol, but rich in dietary fiber which, can be very important for individuals who are concerned about their excess body weight.
  • Research studies suggest that oligonol, a low molecular weight polyphenol found abundantly in lychee fruit. Oligonol has been found to have several anti-oxidant, anti-influenza virus actions. In addition, it helps improve blood flow in organs, reduce weight, and protect skin from harmful UV rays (Takuya Sakurai (Kyorin University, Japan), Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem., 72(2), 463-476, 2008).
  • Litchi, like citrus fruits, is an excellent source of vitamin C; 100 g fresh fruits provide 71.5 mg or 119% of daily-recommended value. Studies suggest that consumption of fruits rich in vitamin C helps body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals.
  • It is a very good source of B-complex vitamins such as thiamin, niacin and folates. These vitamins are essential since they function by acting as co-factors to help body metabolize carbohydrates, protein and fats.
  • Litchi also contains a very good amount of minerals like potassium and copper. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids help control heart rate and blood pressure; thus offers protection against stroke and coronary heart diseases. Copper is required in the production of red blood cells.

Some tasty, mouthwatering and simple simple simple uses of Litchi! :D

  • Fresh lychee arils or flesh should be enjoyed all alone without any additions.
  • Litchi slices can be a great addition to fruit salads and dressings.
  • Lychee juice can be a refreshing drink during summer season.
  • Litchis can be used in jellies, jams, sorbet, sauces, and syrups.

Biological Name : Litchi chinensis

So not only just yummy, my favorite fruit, Litchi has got many health benefits too! Try it once!! :D :D :D

Good Day All!! ^_^

Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) - Super Sunday!

Hello dear readers of my blog! ^_^
Hope all of you are doing great! :D

I know I am not being too dedicated to posting things on here like I was in the beginning, but frankly speaking, that's only what is appearing to you all! I know I was about to reach my 100th post, but then I slowed down drastically! :/ Well been really busy. I am trying my level best to give time, but I am so busy that sorry - I cannot! :/ But it's Sunday and hence it call s for - A POST! A SUPER SUNDAY POST! :D

So friends, and dear readers! To all of you let me unveil - Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) :D

Alright! I know its been a while since its released, but hey! I said I was busy! o_O
So lets discuss some features of this new Ubuntu 11.10 or Oneiric Ocelot! :)

Features!! :D

  • Stylish, intuitive interface - Well the looks of new Ubuntu 11.10 with the wallpapers that are packed with it and the themes are just certainly mind blowing!! *Applause*
  • The launcher - Get easy access to your favourite tools and applications with this new launcher analogous to your Start Menu's Favorite Items(That you pin to your menu in Windows), but still superbly awesome and better than that! You can hide and reveal it, add and remove apps and keep track of your open windows.
  • Security - Now one feature that does open up your eyes wide! er, like this --> O_O ?? LOL! :D Well yes security! Just like your new Windows come with those Windows Antivirus, and Firewall, Ubuntu too comes with 'em, but hey!! it's Linux! And thus, certainly better than your Windows Antivirus(I AM TALKING ABOUT THE BUILT-IN ONE!!!)
    Some security features are:

    * Automatic security updates
    * Defence against viruses
    * Anti-phishing
    * File encryption
    * Password protection
    * Built with security in mind
  • Ubuntu Software Centre - Alright! Not new, but certianly new! LOL! Got my point?! no?! oh! I mean that the nwsoftware centre too is highly improved and is just superbly amazing! :D The interface is brilliant and the apps - WOW! Popular apps are starred to show how much they are rated on an average by the users! :)
  • Web Browsing - Ubuntu has everything you need to browse the web quickly and safely. Mozilla Firefox comes as standard and you can choose alternative browsers like Google Chrome from the Ubuntu Software Centre.
  • Office applications - Okay so here is the big change that comes now! NO MORE OPEN OFFICE! :O Oh! I loved Open Office! :( Ubuntu 11.10 comes with Libre Office installed instead, though it's just almost completely similar to Open Office! LibreOffice is easy to use, packed with the features you need, and it’s completely free.
  • Ubuntu is easy to use and FREE! - Yes! Switching from Windows to Ubuntu(if you ain't that much into games) is too easy! Since it has that GNOME as it's user-interface(UI), thus it's quite similar to your Windows Operating System. Just try it once! You'll love it! :)

Alright so you guys read some cool features of it?! now come on! Try it for once! Its worth it. I myself have been using Ubuntu since years now, that's why I am recommending it to you all!

Screen Shots (Taken from Web Tour)

You people may take a free demo of this great Linux Operating system by CLICKING HERE.



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Since its an .iso image file(after extraction via 7-zip/WinRAR), you may burn it using a CD-Burner(like Nero, etc.) or you may mount the image too using a software of the kind, Daemon Tools. CLICK HERE to download the free version of Daemon Tools. Use Daemon Tools to install Ubuntu 11.10 inside Windows, else you may burn it if you want to do a full installation! :)

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Openoffice org 3.3 - Super Sunday

Hello All! ^_^

Been really busy, phew! Really didn't know that after making such a great start with the blog, I'll suddenly become so busy that I could not give so much time here! Sorry! But on weekends atleast, I can come here to greet all of you, my dear readers, and visitors! ^_^
So its Sunday! :D THE SUPER SUNDAY! - Right?! haha! :D

So today I bring to all of you, a free office suite, that I am a fan of! -
Openoffice is a multiplatform and multilingual office suite and an open-source project developed by the Sun Microsystems, Oracle Corporation and now Apache Software Foundation.

Now don't think that its free, so its crap. NO!! A renowned rival to MS Office, includes powerful applications for making text documents, spreadsheets, presentations, diagrams, and databases, as well as HTML and XML documents. not only it has all those basic MS Office apps such as the word processor, but also it has a vector drawing software included in its package! Not only does it let you edit basic documents, such as letters and faxes, it also handles equations and complex and multipart documents with bibliographies, reference tables, and indexes. An advanced office user will find almost every option conveniently in Openoffice too, that he/she were used to use in MS Office. Though the names are a bit different. The overall interface is too similar too. The latest versions of OpenOffice have seen a spurt of growth in the extensions available for the program. These include templates for professional writers, an export tool for bidirectional functionality with Google Docs, blog publishing, and others.

It is a great Software, Easy to use, and most importantly - Its Free!! ^_^ So I would like to recommend it to all of you! Do try it! You'll love it! :)

(links after the image)

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The official site of - CLICK HERE
Since its an .iso image file(after extraction via 7-zip/WinRAR), you may burn it using a CD-Burner(like Nero, etc.) or you may mount the image too using a software of the kind, Daemon Tools. CLICK HERE to download the free version of Daemon Tools.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Clouds will always be there! - Intellectual Thursday

Hello all! ^_^

I always have kept one thing in my mind, you can call it a success secret, or whatever you may like to. That one thing is :- "You cannot ask the clouds to stop covering the sun but you can always condition yourself to work in the dim light!"

That is one my self-made quotes. I have included them in my "mantra" of adjusting myself to different situations. As a kid, I have been very rigid and resistive. But as I grew, rigidity in my decisions wasn't lost, though resistance changed to flexibility! I saw that holding to my decisions and words was difficult if I cannot adjust and adapt to different situations, and thus a small situational change would render me helpless and lead to failure. And then failure sometimes start a chain reaction of regression, and anguish, all sort of negative energies, feelings, etc.

But this one quote that I have shared with you, is the key that opens the doors of success in such situations. Clouds would always cover the sun every now and then. You cannot ask them to stop doing that. Neither can you ask the clouds to stop forming. Just like that, situations would be good and bad, changing every now and then, and that process couldn't be stopped. You can imagine yourself to be Earth. In every 24 hours a place faces both sunlight and darkness, just like that, happiness and sadness will come and go. Now its upto us that we remain firm, or get overwhelmed with the situations, flowing with them, away, or fighting with them, to our way to success.

If we could condition ourselves to work in dim-light, i.e., if we could be courageous enough to fight any situation, then we won't be afraid of the work of the clouds, whether it is to cover the sun, or to cause a storm!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Reservation and Equality - Well, a bit too far apart - Intellectual Thursday

Hello All!

Had been wondering lately about the topic of reservation. Being one of the students of the "General" category, I too strongly oppose reservation. Though I have to admit, my knowledge about it, and about the affairs relating to it is quite too less, but still is enough to generate a sense of hatred for this system.

When we are talking of a world where we preach equality, according to me, reservation system stands no place in such a scenario. The reason many give to support this system is that, in earlier times people of minority communities have faced repression at the hands of the rich, and "Upper Class" people, or the Majority Community.

So years after the abolition of caste and class system our dear politicians revive this issue, generating a huge vote-bank for themselves, and at the same time, putting fuel to the fire, NO! in this case, fire to the fuel (because the things were much calmer before! huh!). But does this gives a reason to all the commonwealth countries declare a war against Britain? o_O Or does this gives a reason to the people pf South Africa to kill the whites dwelling there?

When we say that its been years to those things, and talking about them can open some un-healed wounds, or can provoke hatred, then why reservation? I remember, until I have not known much about reservation, almost everyone was similar to me. But since I have known of it, I myself have started to make a difference between reserved and unreserved people! I never knew that I was a classmate of some reserved community students. And never did I have seen them with hate. Are they really different? I don't think so. But this reservation system has given the students a reason to discriminate.

There have been efforts on large scale against this stupid norm, that is killing talent slowly, and of course is a major reason of Brain Drain, but I guess, since its my blog, atleast here I can say anything I want!

*No offences*

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

G-Brainy - A free game for download - Tech Tuesday

Hey all!

I know its Tech Tuesday, but still I am posting a game. Just recalled this game after a long time.

G-Brainy is an awesome brain-teaser game. It helps you sharpen your minds a little bit, just like other puzzles games. The place where it becomes better than others is that it has many different types of puzzles, involving all Maths, Logic, Language, and Memory!

Gbrainy is a basic program that contains a variety of different mental challenges, effectively helping you pass time and sharpen your mind. Though there are better softwares for that available, and thus its not one of its kind, but still its good enough to be tried! :)

Gbrainy's interface is plain, especially for a game; there is a handful of colored buttons across the top, but the rest of the interface is pretty drab. User can choose between four different types of tasks--logic, calculation, memory, and verbal--or mix all the types together. Some of the categories are harder than others; the verbal tasks consist largely of basic analogies without difficult vocabulary words, whereas the memory tasks were virtually impossible for us. Fortunately, the program's settings allow users to choose between three different levels of difficulty and adjust the length of time given for memorization tasks, customizations that were definitely welcome.



CLICK HERE to download this game now! :)

Monday, October 3, 2011

2 awesome songs - Musical Monday

Hey all! :)
Been a bit too busy last week so couldn't post much. But feeling a bit relaxed now, so I am back to my blog, back to my dear readers! :)
So its monday, and monday calls for - SONGS! :D
So here I am posting 2 nice songs, enjoy and have a nice time! :D
Will be posting back soon, maybe today, maybe tomorrow, but for sure within next 28 hours! :)

Saturday, October 1, 2011