Friday, April 29, 2011

2010 Freshers! Wipro Aptitude Test Papers

Wipro Placement Papers

Look Mama, I busted my car's tyres!


Monday, April 25, 2011

Meet The GIMP

Holy S***!

That's what I uttered when I stumbled on the following link:
http://www.bestechvideos.com/tag/meet-the-gimp

GIMP Video Tutorials! About 130 of them! I am downloading one right now! Got GIMP on my RIG, so hope to do some good!

P.S. I actually have used GIMP regularly for scaling/ cropping images and applying various filters (and creating hideous versions! ). I also have used GIMP to put text atop images and create cool banners etc.

resizing pictures in batch under linux


source: http://frederic99.blogspot.com/2007/10/resizing-pictures-in-batch-under-linux.html

Hi to all!

I have discovered a very easy way to resize a bunch of pictures using Linux.
First, you need to install imagemagick:

[CODE] sudo apt-get install imagemagick [\CODE]

Then, what I did was to copy all the pictures I wanted to resize into a temporay folder.
Finally, using the command line, I went to the previous folder, and typed the following:

[CODE] mogrify -resize 800x600 *.jpg [\CODE]

and all the pictures were resized.
Of course, you can choose any size you want. Instead of"mogrify", you can use "convert" which does not replace the picture but instead creates a new one with the desired size.

You can also rotate pictures. For instance:

[CODE] mogrify -rotate 90 picture.jpg [/CODE]

where "90" is the number of degrees you wish to rotate picture.jpg.

Here is a link with more infos on imagemagick:
http://polishlinux.org/apps/graphics/enchanting-pictures-with-imagemagick/

Friday, April 22, 2011

The Jaitapur Nuclear Reactor - A Dream Threatening to Come True!!! [Parody]

'Few' lies of Government regarding Jaitapur Nuclear Power Plant.
1) Jaitapur comes in Seismic Zone no. 3(actually it comes in no. 4. as per Govt. Meteorological Dept.(from RTI))
2) Its rocky and barren land, no agriculture and forest gonna affect. (is Kokan a rocky and barren land? Govt. is giving compensation of hundreds of farmers. then how the hell agriculture is not being affected.)
3) Radiation cures cancer.(OMG.. I think Govt. should shut all its cancer hospitals and should transfer cancer patients into the 'Special Ward' in Nuclear Reacter)
4) Nuclear Power Plants enriches surrounding biodiversity.(काय संबंध???)
5) Indian Nuclear Reactors are safe than japan as we have good technology.(औकात में रहो..)
6) 'We' will build such a nuclear reactor which can survive in 'possible' earthquake.(Few years ago Japanese govt. would also have telling the same to its people)
7) Only 35 died in Chernobyl Accidents.(WHO tells the no. is in Millions. The height of Shamelessness)
8) Nuclear Spend Fuel is Recycled(even America is still dealing with the problem of Nuclear Waste disposal)

9) Increase in sea water temperature by few 3-4degrees will increase breed of fishes. (a 4 yr old boy of fishermen will laugh on this)

This much lies are sufficient for you my dear friend to make you Wake Up????


I have some say on few points - and I am painting a Grim picture here:

* Jaitapur is about 90KM from my hometown and I won't have a Reactor within 100KM from my hometown which I plan to have as a last ditch shelter when the WW3 starts! :D

1) The Govt is lying on this point! And they don't even have the decency to check their own sources!!!

2) Anybody can go and see on Google maps/ earth that Jaitapur area is not at all barren - again Govt lies. And if govt sees Jaitapur as barren then the whole f***ing Maharashtra is barren and f***ing Rocky!

3) This point shows how much the IQ level of our Govt - inko Japan mein bhejna chahiye Reactor clean karne ke liye - inke dimaag ka cancer theek hoga!!!

4) Once again I really want to feed this govt to the reactor instead of Reactor Fuel!!!!

5) This brought out a laugh! Really, I know how capable us indians are, but I also know how capable our politicians are at eating/ swallowing/ guzzling things!!! And I am actually hoping that they eat this reactor completely! (My children will say - babani tar sangitle hote ithe reactor bananar aahe, aani mag aaplya kade 24 taas light ani samudrache garam paani yeil! :D )

6) I hope they build one that will survive a terrorist attack!

7) Yeah - the history is gonna say Maharashtra Govt died in Jaitapur! Seriously this Govt should participate in The Laughter Challenge! They can't get their figures right? What's wrong with these A******s? Or is it wrong of me to expect these lazy babus to get the figures right?

8) I bet they are going to recycle it in backyard of "Varsha" - CM's residence! And some minister will sell that to Pakistan to make few billion $$ Reactor Fuel Ghotala!

9) There is no reason to question this wisdom! People bring down this govt! You can do this least of all!

Kokanche California banavun jhale - aata Kokanche Chernobyl Banva!!! Tourism aajun wadhel - tourist yetil The Famous Jaitapur Reactor baghayla - jyat Reactor Fuel Ghotala jhala, jyacha slab bandhatanach 2-3 vela padla, jyacya radioactive panyane Kokan/ govyachya masemariche teen tera vajle, jyachyawar terrorist attack jhala aani jo Bhookamprahit hota to Terrorist grenades ni kosalala!

p.s. Tourist radioactivity protection suites madhe pan ghotala hoil!


The above said reactor is a fictional project in a fictional universe. This is in no way related to the one about which all the outrage can be heard in Newspapers and all over Konkan in this Month April of Year 2011! I request you to consider the matter so and no sue me because I won't take it kindly being a Kokani Manoos! 

Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Geek Horoscope

Check out this cool geek horoscope! So who are you? Pirate? Ninja/Assassin?

Click on Image to see original bigger image.
p.s. The Ninja/Assassin has a wrong year - 1956 should be 1958!
Copyrights of image acknowledged!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

SHOCKER: Nokia Rolls Out Symbian Anna in support of Anna Hajare!!!

Ok! I am in a buoyant mood today, and Anna Hajare and Nokia aren't related in any way that I know!
Nokia has rolled out Symbian OS PR2.0 codenamed Anna.
Nokia X7 and Nokia E6 with Symbian Anna

Nokia X7

Symbian Anna Home Screen

Nokia E6 White

Now the updated interface looks better but lets hope it's more functional (than the old). But still I can't help feeling it's too late for Symbian!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Windows and Linux Device Drivers Comparison

A nice article comparing Windows and Linux Device Driver Support:
http://www.zdnet.co.uk/blogs/the-open-source-revolution-10014902/windowslinux-driver-support-comparison-10022178/?s_cid=42

So is  Linux has Device Drivers Problems a myth only? Not exactly, but looks like the Linux and Open Source Community has got systems in place that help user get at the solution in a better way than that of Microsoft. Perhaps because at times Microsoft blames the hardware manufacturer and vice versa.

My current OS's of use - Apr 2011

For last few weeks all I am doing on my laptop is editing some documents. The work is boring, very regular and doesn't need more than 10% utilization of my brain. Sucks! But they say
"not everybody shall climb everests, most will run home to office and back! And it will be boring!"

So it's some quite time - I start the machine, put up the headphones, queue up coupe of albums in Totem and open the two documents - one a scanned copy and the other is the digital one. And then I go on typing, and typing and ........

Friday, April 8, 2011

Creating a website with Google Sites

I think creating a website was never so easy! I knew about google sites for a while but I never gave it much than a glance.
But I recently felt a need to setup a portal for myself like a startup point for all my separate threads that have spawned in all 10 directions. (12 if you count "inside in" and "outside out" - I have trouble with these two!)
But I spent some time on google sites and this is what I managed to get to. Check it out at following URL:

http://sites.google.com/site/dalvivaibhavs