Phewww.. Finally programmers can take a cool breath when Microsoft has announced that from April end, Microsoft is going to offer automatic updates for users who are still pondering on IE6 and IE7 to IE8.
Starting on or about the third week of April, users still running IE6 or IE7 on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, or Windows Server 2008 will get will get a notification through Automatic Update about IE8. This rollout will start with a narrow audience and expand over time to the entire user base. On Windows XP and Server 2003, the update will be High-Priority. On Windows Vista and Server 2008 it will be Important.
Surely, it is the time for all of us to celebrate IE6′s death
There should not be any excuse for us this time for voting. Other developed countries may not need these slogans or push for the citizens to ask them to vote, but in India it becomes the prime issue to ask people to vote. Instead we should decide which leader to be chosen based on the work they do, background they possess most of us just vote for the sake of voting.
Youngsters from the 18 – 23 of age vote as their parents suggest in most of the cities, i may be wrong altogether but seriously this is the fact. They vote parties and not the person. They vote for money and not for the future. I was or still I am not a liberal person but I feel this time we all can make a change. This is the time when India needs a change with the changing world and sutff.
So join hands and let us all vote to the person who is not from the famous party but is famous for his clean background or has the courage to “Change India”
The heading of this post signifies “10 terrorists came by boat” points to the mumbai 26/11 attack in which all the terrorists came by sea and “539 terrorists will come by your vote” means that if you do not cast your vote to a righteous person then all you gonna create is yet another terrorist in the country
Jai Hind !!
This is really shocking for the nation that the honorable Home Minister Mr. P. chidambaram got hit by a shoe in a press conference. Some people take it lightly saying that this is yet another case similar to the one in which US president Bush got hit by two shoes in Iraq during the press conference.
But just give it a thought, that US prez never got hit in his own country by his own country man. Instead it was some other country and it was a protest by citizen of some other country. This is really heart breaking that being a citizen of India and the person is hitting his country’s Home Minister by a show. There are many ways to protest in India, they might be slow impacting but atleast do not disregard the people who lead India. You do not respect them but does that mean you have the right to insult them?
India needs a real change !!
After I wrote the blog entry How to create follow me on twitter image/logo with photoshop on my other techn blog I saw a healthy increase in the twitter queries from google and other search engines. Among them one query which I noticed everyday was as simple as that, “What is the size of twitter display image” and I wondered why don’t people get that ?
Anyways the twitter’s display image has two sizes 73 x 73 px and 48 x 48 px. The one on your homepage i.e. twitter.com/username is the one with 73px. The other 48px one would appear in the time line. For instance my profile’s 73px version is here . So if you open it in the intelligent browser firefox then you will see the size in px written in the title bar. For the timeline picture i have this screenshot, just to suffice you
Hope this bring google queries in the right direction and helps someone :p
OSScamp, the largest unconference of India was help today at IIT, New Delhi. I woke up around 6:30 am in the morning and got ready by 8 after twittering,blogging etc for the camp. I took Kinshuk Sunil ,the most active member of the OSSCamp community, along with me and we drove towards towards the venue. We were already late , thanks to the heavy traffic of New Delhi which won’t let you do anything on time.
Anyways we had a slow start of the day but few of the participants were already there waiting for us to drop in and start the talks, and especially the Internet/WiFi.To tell you the fact, IIT Delhi, sucks in terms of network connection. No one is there to help you out, give out the details for the network even if they agree to provide you. Its more like a typical govt. institute (although i know its all govt. but still IIT is IIT). So whatever the organizer or volunteer reading this blog, please DO NOT CHOOSE IIT, Delhi as the camp’s venue, if your audience want to do live tweeting or live blogging.
After quite a mess we finally arranged the keys for the projector from some guy who was at Boy’s hostel and the camp started. It was already 11 past and were like OMG. So Rohit Srivastwa started with his first talk and i could see from his pace that he is not a normal human among us. Then upon having a chat with him i found that this guy is helping around government organizations for hacking related stuff etc etc. So in short this guy is the real GEM of India and is filled with immense knowledge about networks, hacking techniques and above all how to be safe on internet. Quick advices from him :
- Never ignore https warnings
- Do no use websites which send your password as cleartext when you hit forgot password
- Keep your softwares, web applications, OS updated and fully patched
- Always install a good firewall and a nice Antivirus on your system
- Thinks windows can be a better server if used wisely, cause it would sit quiet , update itself and keep you calm
Layoffs, job cuts, recession, financial crisi and what not ? World is heading towards its bad time since world war II, but to be on the positive edge you can learn more cause you have got more time to do so. In this layoff season or in the times when there are no jobs or people just do not have work to do then you can sit back at home and enjoy learning new technologies and stuff using YouTube Edu. It is a special section which showcases videos from schools, universities to help people learn.
A quick search using the keyword “php” video results 1 – 20 of about 63
There are two search boxes available. The main search under the top navigation bar redirects you to the main Youtube.com. However the below it searched videos within the EDU channel and are mainly videos from professors and schools. Probably this can help children learn more actively and with interest. But for the young ones who got no job then they have got a reason to sharpen skills to get a better, more stable job.
How you guys doing lately ? Cracked some softwares ? Well say no to piracy cause we have OSSCAMP delhi back in action for Delhi/NCR region. For those who do not know about OSSCAMp, lemme do a quick copy paste
OSScamp is a thriving, young and vibrant community of open source enthusiasts in India. The community revolves around ‘unconferences’ that we love to call camps.
At a Camp, we love to cross-talk, huddle together, raise some noise, celebrate technology, argue over how Linux is the coolest OS ever made, fight on our fav programming languages, discuss stuff, and what not! We are a year old, learning to walk, baby speaking on loud, and with a cape tied on our backs, we dream of soaring high in the sky.
So here are the details for OSSCAMP New delhi,
Event Title: OSScamp Delhi March 2009
Location: New Delhi
Venue: IIT Delhi, Seminar Hall, IIT, Delhi
Date: Saturday March 28, 2009 – Sunday March 29, 2009
Time: 9:00am – 6:00pm Asia/Calcutta
Fee: — Free —
Kinshuk Sunil, OSSCube, email@example.com (+91 99100 24895)
Sigup for the Event!
See you there:)