Thursday, August 20, 2009

5400 rpm vs 7200 rpm hard drive for laptop

I am planning to buy a laptop. How much speed difference will it make if I go for a 7200 rpm hdd (solid state is still a dream object for me). What about the battery cost of 7200 rpm hdd. Heat generation ?  noise ? my desktop hdd was like a monster crawling.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

New Google Search

Check out new Google search engine code-name caffeine

Way faster than Bing shing ping ;-)

It looks a new search war is brewing just there
will talk about it later ...

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Javadoc search plugin

For those of you who use firefox to refer the javadoc, the following search plugin will make a handy way to locate the javadoc. Just type the class name/method name in the firefox search bar and bingo !!

It is a neat hack which uses Google I’m feeling lucky function

So just copy the xml in yours <Firefox Install Dir>/searchplugins and restart the firefox.
Same plugin should also work for Internet explorer

The icon image I have taken from the .

Download :


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Still failing, Still learning

The good news : I'm still learning
the bad news : ...from failure

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


I cannot believe that we live in a country where such universities openly advertise with full page ads in leading newspapers.

Google Chrome OS

Some days back Google announced its much rumoured operating system under Chrome Project. This new development creates few new possibilities.

1.        Is Google really serious to take Microsoft by its horn ?? I don’t think so. Just like MSN Search/Live/Bing can not compete with google search.Google OS will always be  a minion in comparison to Windows.
2.        Will Chrome OS actually be a browser shell for an instant-on pre-boot environment ?? As the reports says this OS is natural extension of Chrome Browser project it si quite possible.Google is investing loads of money in Cloud Computing infrastructure under project  “Google App Engine”. This will enable developers to deploy there webapps on google infrastructure and end users can directly access these apps through browser. This reminds me famous presentation presentation of klaus “Knoppix” knopper, Future of computing LinuxAsia2006
3.        If so, has Google gone insane ?? does not all this my data and apps on Google server sounds a bit scary.  
4.        If not , will it be a full-fledge Linux distribution like the mythical Goobuntu Google purportedly uses internally ?? Is it a reasonable path to take  ?? I mean there are already hundreds of linux variants available . Will it not be better to put your weight  behind a well establised community project.
5.        How Adobe fits in this project ?? Adobe is the only strategic partner company in this project which does softwares. Obviously for flash platform but uptill now google was encouraging developers to embrace HTML5 ,XHTML standards and Ajax for RIA applications (GWT Project). So why this sudden flash love. Is it a short term goal as in instant future flash is big technology. Or google has long terms goals with flash/flex/AIR ??

i hope this new project will trigger a shake-up in operating system dynamics and how applications are delivered to the end-users.Lets wait and watch what happens next

Friday, July 10, 2009

Slow down you crazy child

Slow down you crazy child
You're so ambitious for a juvenile
But then if you're so smart tell me why
Are you still so afraid?
Where's the fire, what's the hurry about?
You better cool it off before you burn it out
You got so much to do and only
So many hours in a day

But you know that when the truth is told
That you can get what you want
Or you can just get old
You're gonna kick off before you even get halfway through
When will you realize...Vienna waits for you

Slow down you're doing fine
You can't be everything you want to be
Before your time
Although it's so romantic on the borderline tonight (tonight)
Too bad but it's the life you lead
You're so ahead of yourself
That you forgot what you need
Though you can see when you're wrong
You know you can't always see when you're right(you're right)

You got your passion you got your pride
But don't you know that only fools are satisfied?
Dream on but don't imagine they'll all come true
When will you realize
Vienna waits for you

Slow down you crazy child
Take the phone off the hook and disappear for a while
It's alright you can afford to lose a day or two
When will you realize...
Vienna waits for you.

And you know that when the truth is told
That you can get what you want
Or you can just get old
You're gonna kick off before you even get halfway through
Why don't you realize...Vienna waits for you
When will you realize...Vienna waits for you

This song keeps haunting me day and night. I wish someone had told me earlier. I learnt my lesson the hard way. Actually, i am learning my lesson the hard way. I have quite forgotten that i cant be everything i want to be before my time. I am so caught up with it, i am so ahead of myself now, that i have forgotten what i need. I am making an effort now though.
Now, whenever i feel that i have so much to do and only so little time i tell myself to slow down.But then, the idiot that i am, I don't listen to myself all the time either. But then i atleast know that Life is waiting for me. Patiently, hoping that i will atleast learn the truth, the hard way.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

If Loving Computers is Wrong, I Don't Want to Be Right

Computers are like drugs: we begin by spending just a little on them but soon get so excited by the experience — and so hooked — that we wind up spending more and more to feed our this new habit.

our first computer experience seems innocent: just turned the computer on, play a game, and suddenly the computer’s screen shows dazzling colors and it feels a supernatural high.

after few months of freaking out with new computer, the high wears off and wonder, Now we’re in really hooked. We becomes addicted to computers.

Look at me. I’m a typical computer junkie. Somebody help me! My computers have taken over my life. Whenever I try to go to sleep, I see those computers staring at me, their lights winking, tempting me to spend a few more hours in naughty fun, even if the sun’s already beginning to rise.

take care while i take few winks ;-)

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Monday, March 2, 2009

Follow Feeds

Wouldn't it be really cool if you could put a watch on some websites and be able to see the articles that come up on that site without actually going to that site and checking it every day? I will tell you one great way to do that - using RSS Readers.
RSS is a technology by which websites publish their contents in an  XML format which can be read using special softwares called RSS readers. Most of the popular websites support this feature -,, , this very blog ;-) to name a useful few.

Here,I will tell you the easy way to go the RSS way:
1. Install Firefox
2. In firefox, go to Bookmarks > Organize Bookmarks. Create a new folder called RSSFeeds. This is where you will be keeping your RSS feeds
3. Install Brief. It comes as a firefox add-on.
4. Configure Brief to pick up the feeds from the new folder you created ( RSSFeeds, in this case ). Instructions below:
i. Click on the Brief icon ( orange color one next to your address bar, or in the bottom part of firefox)
ii. Click on the spanner icon in Brief to open the settings dialog
iii. In the tab named 'Feeds' select the folder you created earlier
iv. Configure other preferences like how often you want it to refresh from the website etc.
5. That's it! Its all ready now. Whenever any of your fav sites publish some content you will get a popup inside firefox - something like email - that new messages are available. Just click on the icon to read them.

Now You have configured your feed reader. Lets see how you can subscribe
1.        Go to the site you wants to subscribe
2.        Look for the RSS icon for example    
3.        Subscribe and select the RSSFeeds folder you created for storing the feed

That should keep you informed!!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Certification which matters

Finally I found a certification which matters . If your code have this certification that means it executes on your machine and you are NOT responsible if it does not works on some other machine.Wicked , isn't ;-)
This new certification communicates to team members, testers, Business Analyst and project sponsors that not only did you compile the code before checking it into the version control system , but that you actually ran the application and exercised in some small way the feature(s) in question.

works on my machine, starburst works on my machine, stamp
But attaining such a prestigious, rigorous level of certification would be quite challenging. But luckily, Certification designer Joseph Cooney was gracious enough to provide us a outline.
Now I will write certified applications only ;-)

SCBCD exam

Today I took the Sun Certified Business Component Developer exam and passed it too So lets call that a small milestone, i will make a larger blog on how it went. C'Ya

Monday, February 23, 2009


Bloody Shakespeare got it in one; tis better to have loved and lost than to have never loved.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Quote !!

             Love will hurt you, but lack of it will kill you.

Wonder from where this come from  ;-)

Bruce is Guru

Computer programming is tremendous fun. Like music, it is a skill that derives from an unknown blend of innate talent and constant practice. Like drawing, it can be shaped toa variety of ends—commercial, artistic, and pure entertainment. Programmers have a well-deserved reputation for working long hours but are rarely credited with being driven by creative fevers. Programmers talk about software development on weekends, vacations, and over meals not because they lack imagination, but because their imagination reveals worlds that others cannot see.
—Bruce Eckel and Larry O’Brien

Today I read this quote by Bruce in a book(Practical Dojo Projects) . It brought back some very fond memories of my engineering days .
If I say Bruce Eckel is one person who taught me Object oriented programming I than it would not be a over-statement. It was his fantastic “Thinking in” series which made me passionate about software development . I use to carry around his book in whole campus of my engg. faculty and would recommend to each and everyone.
I and my friend ovais use to say read “bruce uncle” ki books , then only you will know what an object is .  
His writing style is very simple and can easily explain even complex topics. He just does not talk about the syntax of a language but the conceptual importance of that language semantic in a program. It is because of his books I feel suffocated if someone asks me to think in non-OOP way . it just don’t comes to me anymore .
Thanks bruce uncle !!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Don't follow my advices coz....

Paul Buchheit: “Limited Life Experience + OverGeneralization = ADVICE”. Too true…

FYI : Paul is the "original" lead developer of Gmail

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Documenting my year 2008

2008 has been very special to me. I found a great team to work with, I certified my skills and experience, and I enjoyed and learned a lot.
With this I wish you and your families a very Happy and Prosperous New Year of 2009. Do things that you enjoy the most. Also, always take care of your health, your family, and your career.

With warm regards,

PS : This is my first "test" to post a blog-entry via mail . You can also do this just set a mail address in yours setting and start sending mails to that address Blogger will take care to publish them
A good cheat to post blogs from office where blogger is blocked ;-)

Friday, January 2, 2009

Blogging Begins!!

Hi there. Welcome to the very last post in this blog - at least if you're reading the posts in reverse-chronological order the way they're presented by default. Silly, eh?

I hope to keep posting on this blog on regular basis although with a job to do that's quite unlikely ;-)
So keep tuned for my weird and silly ideas