Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Docky undocked

Been using docky for almost a week. But it didn't work much! Kept crashing half the times. So my verdict is it's not stable enough. Or it doesn't like KDE.
What now? I'm sticking with AWN which by the way becomes the most used program by me on regular basis - except Need for Speed Most Wanted.

Friday, March 25, 2011

A Docky Experience

It looks nice, isn't it? I wanted to try Docky for a long time. But since it's very closely integrated in Gnome 3.0 / Gnome Do that kept me from trying it on. But today I was feeling very adventurous. So I installed it and spent some time adjusting it to fit my needs.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Firefox 4 Hits 7.1 Million Downloads

Firefox 4 was released couple of days ago. And it has capped an impressive download figure of 7.1 Million times, failing though to cross the impressive 8Million mark by Firefox 3.

New Features include:
# New Menubar
# Rearranged tabs
# Various features for better integration with Host OS
#Hardware Acceleration
and many more

CIA and Google


p.s. I would bet RAW has provided funding for but then it might not considering the state of intelligence in our country!

Facebook & Google are CIA Fronts

February 16, 2011
In the case of both Google and Facebook, three talented students in their 20's came out of obscurity to establish multi-billion dollar enterprises. Do you suppose they had some help?


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Brilliance Quotes


Bullfighting is the only art in which the artist is in danger of death and in which the degree of brilliance in the performance is left to the fighter's honor.

Ernest Hemingway

I shouldn't be saying this - high treason, really - but I sometimes wonder if Americans aren't fooled by our accent into detecting brilliance that may not really be there.
Stephen Fry

I'd rather wear jewels in my hair than anywhere else. The face should have the advantage of this brilliance.
Hedy Lamarr

If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bull.
W. C. Fields

Men are like the stars; some generate their own light while others reflect the brilliance they receive.
Jose Marti

Moving between the legs of tables and of chairs, rising or falling, grasping at kisses and toys, advancing boldly, sudden to take alarm, retreating to the corner of arm and knee, eager to be reassured, taking pleasure in the fragrant brilliance of the Christmas tree.
Frank Howard Clark

No brilliance is needed in the law. Nothing but common sense, and relatively clean finger nails.
John Mortimer

One's performance is often heightened by the brilliance and generosity of other actors.
Cyril Cusack

Sensual pleasures have the fleeting brilliance of a comet; a happy marriage has the tranquillity of a lovely sunset.
Ann Landers

The most ordinary word, when put into place, suddenly acquires brilliance. That is the brilliance with which your images must shine.
Robert Bresson

The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without conscience. Our is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants.
Omar N. Bradley

We have magnificent brains, but we use a great deal of our brilliance to keep ourselves stuck and ignorant, to keep ourselves from not shining. We are so afraid of our beauty and radiance and brilliance because it scared the adults around us when we were children.
Patricia Sun

What a wonderful phenomenon it is, carefully considered, when the human eye, that jewel of organic structures, concentrates its moist brilliance on another human creature!
Thomas Mann

When a management with a reputation for brilliance tackles a business with a reputation for bad economics, it is the reputation of the business that remains intact.
Warren Buffett

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Shouldn't try to fix something not broken

Today I found a Vacancy Related email in mailbox with following starting line:

Trust things are fine at your end.

For a second I didn't know whether I should continue reading or not! I went ahead and read the remaining stuff. But I knew people should know about this.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Beautiful Letter from a Father to his Son

Beautiful letter written by a father to his son. This applies to daughters too. Use this in your teachings to your children.

Following is a letter to his son from a renown Hong Kong TV broadcaster cum Child Psychologist. The words are actually applicable to all of us, young or old, children or 

Laloo Is On!

After completing a jigsaw puzzle, he'd been working, on for quite some time, Laloo prouldy showed off his finished handiwork to a friend.
'It took me only five monts to do it.' bragged laloo.
'Five months? That's too long,' exclaimed his friend.
'You are a fool. See this puzzle, it is written "for 4-7 years",' replied Laloo.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Customer Care in 2020

Operator : 'Thank you for calling Shanti Sagar Fast Food. May I have your…'
Customer: 'Helloo, can I order..'
Operator : 'Can I have your multi purpose card number first, Sir?'
Customer: 'It's aah…, hold on…… 889861356102049998-45-54610′
Operator : 'OK… you're… Mr Singh and you're calling from 1715B, 18th Cross Malleswaram. Your home number is 23440946, your office 56452302 and your mobile is 9823426625. You are now calling from your mobile now, Sir?'
Customer: 'How did you get all my phone numbers?
Operator : 'We are connected to the system Sir'
Customer: 'May I order your Seafood Pizza….'
Operator : 'That's not a good idea Sir'

10 Laws of computing

1. When computing, whatever happens, behave as though you meant it to happen.
2. When you get to the point where you really understand your computer, it's probably obsolete.
3. The first place to look for information is in the section of the manual where you'd least expect to find it.
4. When the going gets tough, upgrade.
5. For every action, there is an equal and opposite malfunction.

Hot Chili

A guy sits down in a Cafe and asks for the hot chili.
The waitress says, "The guy next to you got the last bowl."
He looks over and sees that the guy's finished his meal, but the chili bowl is still full. He says, "Are you going to eat that?"
The other guy says, "No. Help yourself."
He takes it and starts to eat it. When he gets about half way down, his fork hits something.
He looks down sees a dead mouse in it, and he pukes! the chili back into the bowl.
The other guy says, "That's about as far as I got, too."

Last Day at Kindergarten

On the last day of kindergarden,all the children Bought presents for their teacher.
The florist's son Handed the teacher a gift. She shook it, held it up and said,
"I bet I know what it is-its some flower!"
"That's right !"shouted the little boy.

Donkey Equation

Equation 1
Human = eat + sleep + work + enjoy
Donkey = eat + sleep
Human = Donkey + Work + enjoy
Human-enjoy = Donkey + Work
In other words,
A Human that doesn't know how to enjoy = Donkey that works.
++++++++++++ +++++++++ +++++++++ +++++++++ +++++++++ ++ ++


Two weeks ago was my forty-fifth birthday, and I wasn't feeling too hot that morning anyway.
I went to breakfast knowing my wife would be pleasant and say Happy Birthday, And would probably have a present for me.
She didn't even say Good Morning, Let alone any Happy Birthday. I thought, Well, that's wives for you. Maybe the children will remember.
The children came in to breakfast and didn't say a word. When I started to the office I was feeling pretty low and despondent.
As I walked into my office, my secretary, Janet, said, Good morning boss, Happy Birthday!
So I felt a little better; someone had remembered. I worked until noon.
Then Janet knocked on my door and said, You know, it's such a beautiful day outside and it's your birthday,
let's go to lunch, just you and me. I said, that's the best thing I've heard all day. Let's go.
We went to lunch. We didn't go where we normally go; We went out into the country to a little private place.
We had two martinis and enjoyed lunch tremendously.
On the way back to the office, she said, You know, it's such a beautiful day. We don't need to go back to the office, do we??
I said, No, I guess not. She said, Let's go to my apartment. After arriving at her apartment she said, Boss, if you don't mind, I think I'll go into the bedroom and slip into something more comfortable.
Sure, I excitedly replied. She went into the bedroom and, In about six minutes, she came out carrying a big birthday cake, Followed by my wife, children and dozens of our friends.

Cows and Economics

You have old stubborn cows. You sell them as pet dogs to innocent small businessmen.

You have a cow. Force the world to buy milk from you. Spend a million dollars to feed poorer cows.

GE has a cow. You take 49% of the milk.

Intel has a Goat. Samsung has a Camel. Buy milk from both & sell it as Cow's milk.

Microsoft makes horse shoes. You nail them to your cows & wonder why they don't run fast.

You have a bull. It doesn't give milk. You hate Microsoft.

You have a cow. You don't know which side to milk, so you sell tools to help milk cows.

You don't have a cow. You sell milking solutions for cows implemented by milking consultants.

You have a cow. You spend $50 mn to develop the world's thinnest milk.

Welcome to Citibank. If you have a cow, press 1. If you have a bull, press 2...stay on line if you'd like our customer care to milk it for you.

You don't know if what you have is a cow. You sell complete milking solutions through authorised resellers only.

You have a donkey. People think you have a 100-year old cow. If someone finds out, that's his imagination at work.

You don't yet have a cow. You sell empty cans to people for Rs. 501, because Dhirubhai wanted everyone to have milk.