Friday, February 25, 2011

The Irish declare war

Joke 1: The Irish declare war
Saddam Hussein was sitting in his office wondering whom to invade next when his telephone rang.  "Hallo, Mr. Hussein!", a heavily accented voice said. "This is Paddy down at the Harp Pub in County Sligo, Ireland.  I am ringing to inform you that we are officially declaring war on you!". "Well, Paddy, "Saddam replied, "This is indeed important news! How big is your army?"  "Right now," said Paddy, after a moment's calculation, "there is myself, my cousin Sean, my next door neighbor Seamus, and the entire dart team from the pub. That makes eight!".
Saddam paused. "I must tell you, Paddy, that I have one million men in my army waiting to move on my command."  "Begorra!", said Paddy. "I'll have to ring you back!" Sure enough, the next day, Paddy called again. "Mr. Hussein, the war is still on! We have managed to acquire some infantry equipment!". "And what equipment would that be, Paddy?" Saddam asked. "Well, we have two combines, a bulldozer, and Murphy's farm tractor."
Saddam sighed. "I must tell you, Paddy, that I have 16,000 tanks and 14,000 armored personnel carriers. Also, I've increased my army to 1-1/2 million since we last spoke  "Saints preserve us!" said Paddy. "I'll have to get back to you." Sure enough, Paddy rang again the next day. "Mr. Hussein, the war is still on! We have managed to get ourselves airborne! We've modified Harrigan's ultra-light with a couple of shotguns in the cockpit, and four boys from the Shamrock Pub have joined us as well!"
Saddam was silent for a minute and then cleared his throat. "I must tell you, Paddy, that I have 10,000 bombers and 20,000 fighter planes.  My military complex is surrounded by laser-guided, surface-to-air missile sites. And since we last spoke, I've increased my army to TWO MILLION!"   "Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!", said Paddy, "I'll have to ring you back."
Sure enough, Paddy called again the next day. "Top o' the mornin', Mr. Hussein! I am sorry to tell you that we have had to call off the war." "I'm sorry to hear that," said Saddam. "Why the sudden change of heart?" "Well," said Paddy, "we've all had a long chat over a bunch of pints, and decided there's no way we can feed two million prisoners."

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Swarg n Narak

What is Swarg? Usa Salary,German car,Chinese Food n India Wife.
What is Nark? Usa Wife, German Food, Chinese Car n Indian Salary.


Year 2020
Son to Dad:how did u meet Mom.
Dad:Ah my Son It all started with a request, add as a friend on Facebook.

Engg student 'n sweeper

Engineering student 2 sweeper brother:I have got degree,I can sit in society.Wt do u have?
Sweeper Brother:I have the job.

This is one crazy guy!!!

Getting old

Appu: How do you know when you are getting old?
Pappu: When the candles cost more than the cake.

flying saucers

Banta: What is the best way to see flying saucers?
Santa: Pinch the waitress.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

MySql BLOB, Marathi Text and Qt

For many days I have been working on this problem, but every time I started work on this, something would come and interrupt me. From the brief research I did, I knew that there's not much data on the net about this problem and if anything is there then I'm not searching with the right keywords. 

Anyway let me tell you what the problem was: I wanted to enter Marathi sentences, special characters etc in MySQL and have them encrypted. Now encryption was the catch - otherwise it worked alright. I am using AES ENCRYPTION here. And I found out that normal alphabets fared okay but special characters used to get screwed. e.g. the degree sign would be replaced by something like วบ. 

Now, I was in a bad fix here since I wasn't much familiar with BLOBs. But I vowed that I would overcome every limitation and I would find the solution to this problem. Head on to see what mountains I crossed!!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Selection Cropping an Image in GIMP

There are many times when we need to quickly a part of an image to paste somewhere or upload on a website or mail to a contact. usually we try to use the available photo manager to do this and it's quite simple. But a number of times we need to crop the image to a specific resolution and using trial and error with the photo manager sucks. 
So in this situation we can use GIMP for this. Let's see how:

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Resume/ CV (Re)design

Every prospective JobSeeker want's his Resume/CV to be great to look at, vary presentable, and precisely presenting themselves. A superior Resume /CV also increases your chances for the job by highlighting you skills/ experience etc. 

I recently went through a CV overhaul. I was looking around at all those fantastic Resumes and I thought why not have one of these? Okay it was more on the lines of - Damn, I need to get my Resume swanked up! Or nobody would notice me! So I hunted on the internet for some catchy ideas that will give me the boost I sorely wanted. 

Here's a small list of Possible Prospects. And they are swanky!!! 

HP Releases TouchPad and two new smartphones touting WebOS 3.0(for TouchPad) and WebOS 2.2 (for Phones)

On Feb'09, 2011 HP released it's TouchPad Tablet with WebOS 3.0 and two new smartphones namely Pre 3 and Veer that use WebOS 2.2 which an update on WebOS 2.0 which was released with Pre 2. 

This also marks the official demise of the Palm Brand. There are many Palm users who mourn this - but things like this happen - remember ATi? Anyway so here's the first three offerings from HP's stable now. 

Interview / Aptitude Test Guide

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Now this is too much! YOU CAN STOP A DOG FROM BARKING!!! I am not taking this. These people need some institutional help

Hi Chandu,

Nancy again from

In my first 2 emails, I had talked about one basic thing that drives
most of the problem behaviors in Namya. I
also showed you how to stop your Namya from Jumping.

Today, I'll talk about how to stop your Pug from
barking and biting.


If your Pug is barking or howling when ignored,
it's probably because it suffers from separation anxiety.

Separation anxiety usually starts with fear and insecurities.

Namya's going to get trained!!!

I found this mail in my yahoo mail inbox - remember filling a form on some website few months ago, never thought they were this serious about it!

Hi Chandu,

Yesterday, I sent you an email explaining why
I'll train Namya for free.

Since then, tons of people have written me asking
if this was 'for real'.

The answer is: YES!

I'll flat out GIVE you my ENTIRE Pug
Lovers Membership Site for free if Namya
isn't magically transformed into a dream dog.

It's all here in black and white:

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The 'du' command

   The du command ( disk usage ) gather and summarize about how much your disk space being used by your file and the disk space being use by directory in the Linux system  The du command can be use to find the size of file and the size of directory in Linux system. The example below show the step to use the du command to get the size of file and the size of directory in Linux Fedora Core system.

Using du command to get file size.

  The du command below show the files size in the current directory in MB or K.

[root@fedora ~]# du -h
4.0K ./.rhopenoffice1.1/program/addin
108K ./.gnome2
28K ./.nautilus/metafiles
32K ./.nautilus
6.0M ./.mozilla/firefox/1wvl2gwo.default/Cache
12K ./.mozilla/firefox/1wvl2gwo.default/chrome
12M .

Monday, February 7, 2011

Convoluted... A Facebook story

Today I wasted almost all the morning on Facebook. Thanks to Facebook's convoluted policies I was unable to get to few friends, my old email address was still alive in Facebook's system and I had quite an amount of data that I think still resides in Facebook's caches worldwide. Wow! Thats a mouthful! So I used couple of D-Day profiles that I had setup for my black ops and tried to see which one of them works and luckily I found one that actually worked. 

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Playing with Enlightenment DR17

I am always up looking for new things, different things and compelling things. Well, that's a lot of things, but the thing I'm going to be playing with is the Enlightenment DR17. 
You can Wikipedia for some info on what is Enlightenment Desktop here
Enlightenment DR17

Nokia Bubbles

One more fancy unlock!

Friday, February 4, 2011

A Word on Partitioning

These days it's common for us to have at least couple of OS'es on our PC's / Notebooks. Those of us who are geeker (hey! No offence non-geeks! Being a simple user is perhaps painless experience considering we geeks screw up our workstations!) usually have multiple OS'es lying around. 
Many people who dabble in multiple OS'es use virtual machines but when you need to see the close interaction of an OS with hardware or when the VM Performance doesn't appeal you or when the situation demands a hardware installation, you're needed to install the OS on the desktop/ Notebook. 

Artemis Fowl - Eoin Colfer Shared

Check out the link above to Read/Download Artemis Fowl Series from Eoin Colfer. This is one amazing series of Literature!

jQuery Novice to Ninja eBook Shared

jQuery Novice to Ninja is a great book that can truly make a Ninja in the use of jQuery. 
The beautiful code examples for resourceful jQuery Library and Plugins are Very handy and give you a great opportunity in staying current in Web Development. 
It's shared here!

CSS -Books Shared

Here are CSS E-Books shared that should come handy!

1. 250 Resources to Help You Become a CSS Expert
2. 70 Expert Ideas for Better CSS
3. CSS Cheat Sheet v2
4. Painless CSS Development Guide
5. Web Design With CSS


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Random pseudo-metaphysical thought-of-the-day:

 If numbers reproduced like biological lifeforms, within a relatively few generations all numbers would be even.

After all, the only way you can get an odd number as a result of a multiplication is if both 'parents' are odd. Presuming that any even numbers exist, natural interbreeding will shortly dispose of all but the most hard-core 'racial purity' odd-ites. Eventually, they'll die out through attrition and inbreeding.

It's a good thing for established mathematics that numbers don't breed.

-Matthew D. Fuller

A nice page on Linux Boot Process!