31 July 2007
30 July 2007
27 July 2007
Bangalore soon will have another first to its credit. More than 1000 people will converge on to IIM Bangalore Campus on 28th and 29th of July 2007 to attend the first “Collectives” BarCamp in the world. All these 700 have signed up without any publicity and advertisement even though only 3 weeks have passed since the announcement of the event. And the best part is that all 700 are looking to be speakers and not audience!
Still none of this is new for BarCamp Bangalore which has a unique track record across the world. BarCamps Bangalore 1, 2 and 3 had all exceeded planned capacity. All people have always turned up within weeks on the basis of word of mouth and spent their precious weekend at the BarCamp. And the number of people looking to be speakers than being audiences has increased dramatically as the track record below shows.
|BarCamp Bangalore 1||22nd April 2006||150 participants|
|BarCamp Bangalore 2||2nd & 3rd December 2006||250 participants|
|BarCamp Bangalore 3||31st March & 1st April 2007||400 participants|
What is Bar Camp ?
Know more about Bangalore Bar Camp
Bangalore Bloggers Meet
The Bar camp is the third event happening related to Bloggers in Bangalore in the same month July Bangalore Blogger Meet Month: July 2007
Dont forget to cast your vote related to Bangalore Bar Camp in this Page (Poll Closed)
"Help us imagine how an email message travels around the world. Take a look at the collaborative video we started, and then film what happens next. We'll rotate a selection of the clips we receive on this page, and add the best ones to the video. The final video will be featured on the Gmail homepage and seen by users worldwide.
All it takes is a video camera, the Gmail M-velope ( ), and some creativity.
Submit your clip by August 13th, 2007 to be considered for the final collaborative video."
Google webpage in 1998, prettry intersting to see this
3 steps details of rules here from Google
Are we Living in a civilized world ??
"Talking to them about the role of technology in their lifestyle would be like talking to kids in the 1980s about the role the park swing or the telephone played in their social lives -- it's invisible."* Chinese computer user has 37 online friends they have never met
* Indian youth are most likely to see cell phones as a status symbol
* one-in-three UK and U.S. teenagers say they cannot live without games consoles
* Key digital device for Japan's young is the cell phone
* Japanese children aged eight to 14 have only one online friend they have not met, compared to a global average of five.
* Some 93 percent of Chinese computer users aged 8-14 have more than one friend online they have never met.
"Young people don't see "tech" as a separate entity - it's an organic part of their lives," said Andrew Davidson, vice president of MTV's VBS International Insight unit.
Only a handful think of technology as a concept, and just 16 percent use terms like "social networking," to 8- to 24-year-olds
Terms most frequently used by the young when talking about technology related to accessing content for free, notably "download and "burn."
26 July 2007
Locaction : JP Nagar 7th Phase, Near Brigade Millennium, Bangalore
"Even one soda per day increases your risk of developing metabolic syndrome by about 50 percent," says Ramachandran Vasan, MD, professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine
After adjusting for intake of fat, fiber consumption, total calories, smoking, and physical activity, there is still a link between soft drink intake and metabolic risk factors.
A Software Engineer in Bangalore, India died due to Heart Attack few days ago due to consuming 8 bottle of beer alone in a single night. This incident shows more reality with the report [TOI]
One soda per day may boost risk for Heart Disease : Show some sympathy to your heart or drink cola and get heart attack free!!
[Full Report in pdf]
Under the three-year agreement, Microsoft will deliver ads -- mostly small, contextually relevant text links -- on Digg.com
The agreement would go into effect in the coming weeks. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Digg, which said it has more than 17 million visitors monthly, challenges the long-held journalistic assumption that editors know best what people want to read and allows readers to vote a favorite story onto a list of top news.
Digg's CEO Jay Adelson said his company also considered partnerships with Google and Yahoo, but chose Microsoft because of the level of customization the software maker offered with its advertising platform.
"We at Digg couldn't think of a better partner to get to where we need to go," said Adelson. "They're a young ad service, they're innovative, they're willing to work with us on the cutting edge."
Digg is the first high-profile customer for Microsoft's adCenter platform since the company signed up Facebook, a popular Web 2.0 property, social-networking site, last summer.
Web 2.0 is a catch-phrase for the new generation of Internet services that run on interactive software and typically rely on content generated by users to attract more visitors to sites.
With Digg and Facebook under its belt, Microsoft may be able to seal deals with other social networking sites.
"You'll continue to see us be aggressive in this field," said Steve Berkowitz, the head of Microsoft's online services group.
23 July 2007
President House of India (Rashtrapati Bhavan, Delhi, India)
• over 340 rooms (132 in white house US)
• 200,000 square feet of floor
• 700 million bricks used
• 3 million cubic feet of stone
• Hardly any steel has gone into the construction of the building.
• 13 acres of Garden called Mughal Garden
• Mixture of Indian, Roman, Mughal, Buddhist & European architecture
• Durbar Hall – two Tons Chandelier hanging from height of 33 meters
• Dishes served on exquisite China and Sliver
• More over INR 600000 Crore worth shares in the name of the President of India
• Yellow Drawing room, Grey Drawing Room, Grand Banquet Hall, Ashoka Hall, North Drawing Room, Thrown Room – name of few famous rooms
Go for a panoramic view
Complete details of President House of India is here
Famous Speech of India's Most Popular President : I have three visions for India
Fashion: Made with Condoms
* featuring dresses
* lollipops (Hope Lollipops are not made with used ones!!!)
* wedding gowns (no need to look one in the first night!!!)
* scaly-looking evening dresses
* outrageous bikinis
Brew Ha Ha
Bangalore Bloggers Meet had a B touch in every word.
Most of the Bangalore Bloggers never seen each other but interestingly some of them are familiar only through the blogs. The First Blogger's meet happened on 07/07/07 at MG Road with 20 bloggers and with in a short period of time the count gone up to more than 50. Every body brewed their thoughts and shared it in group discussions. Hope more will join at the coming up Big Event Bangalore Bar Camp
'The Coffee Conversation Girl' - Dhivya - organized the event and it was a great success.
In a Brief
Event : Bangalore Bloggers Meet July 2007
Date : Staturday 21st July 2007 at 11 AM to 2 PM
Venu : Brew Ha Ha Koramangala (Near Jyothi Nivas College, Bangalore, India)
Happened : Introduction of Bloggers, Talk related to Blogs, Coming up Bar Camp Topics, What Bloggers can contribute to the society
Every Month : Bangalore Bloggers will meet at Brew Ha Ha on every third Saturday of every month at 11 AM
Coming up Event: Bangalore Bar Camp on 28 -29 July 2007 from 9 AM onwards at IIM Campus
Press : Deccan Herald
20 July 2007
by dropping a line after reading his famous speech "I have three visions for India"
"I have three visions for India. In 3000 years of our history, people from all over the world have come and invaded us, captured our lands, conquered our minds. From Alexander onwards, The Greeks, the Turks, the Moguls, the Portuguese, the British, the French, the Dutch, all of them came and looted us, took over what was ours. Yet we have not done this to any other nation. We have not conquered anyone. We have not grabbed their land, their culture, their history and Tried to enforce our way of life on them. Why? Because we respect the freedom of others.
"I have three visions for India" - Kalam's famous speech
That is why my first vision is that of FREEDOM. I believe that India got its first vision of this in 1857, when we started the war of Independence. It is this freedom that we must protect and nurture and build on. If we are not free, no one will respect us.
My second vision for India's DEVELOPMENT, For fifty years we have been A developing nation. It is time we see ourselves as a developed nation. We are among top 5 nations of the world in terms of GDP. We have 10 percent growth rate in most areas. Our poverty levels are falling. Our achievements are being globally recognized today. Yet we lack the self-confidence to see ourselves as a developed nation, self-reliant and self-assured. Isn't this incorrect?
I have a THIRD vision. India must stand up to the world. Because I believe that, unless India stands up to the world, no one will respect us. Only strength respects strength. We must be strong not only as a military power but also as an economic power. Both must go hand-in-hand. My good fortune was to have worked with three great minds. Dr. Vikram Sarabhai of the Dept. of space, Professor Satish Dhawan, who succeeded him and Dr.Brahm Prakash, father of nuclear material. I was lucky to have worked with all three of them closely and consider this the great opportunity of my life.I see four milestones in my career:
Twenty years I spent in ISRO. I was given the opportunity to be the project director for India's first satellite launch vehicle, SLV3. The one that launched Rohini. These years played a very important role in my life of Scientist. After my ISRO years, I joined DRDO and got a chance to be the part of India's guided missile program. It was my second bliss when Agni met its mission requirements in 1994.
The Dept. of Atomic Energy and DRDO had this tremendous partnership in the recent nuclear tests, on May 11 and 13. This was the third bliss. The joy of participating with my team in these nuclear tests and proving to the world that India can make it, that we are no longer a developing nation but one of them. It made me feel very proud as an Indian. The fact that we have now developed for Agni a re-entry structure, for which we have developed this new material. A Very light material called carbon-carbon.
One day an orthopedic surgeon from Nizam Institute of Medical Sciences visited my laboratory. He lifted the material and found it so light that he took me to his hospital and showed me his patients. There were these little girls and boys with heavy metallic calipers weighing over three Kg. each, dragging their feet around.
He said to me: Please remove the pain of my patients. In three weeks, we made these Floor reaction Orthosis 300-gram calipers and took them to the orthopedic center. The children didn't believe their eyes. From dragging around a three kg. load on their legs, they could now move around! Their parents had tears in their eyes. That was my fourth bliss!
Why is the media here so negative? Why are we in India so embarrassed to recognize our own strengths, our achievements? We are such a great nation. We have so many amazing success stories but we refuse to acknowledge them. Why?
We are the first in milk production.
We are number one in Remote sensing satellites.
We are the second largest producer of wheat.
We are the second largest producer of rice.
Look at Dr. Sudarshan, he has transferred the tribal village into a self-sustaining, self driving unit.
There are millions of such achievements but our media is only obsessed in the bad news and failures and disasters.
I was in Tel Aviv once and I was reading the Israeli newspaper. It was the day after a lot of attacks and bombardments and deaths had taken place. The Hamas had struck. But the front page of the newspaper had the picture of a Jewish gentleman who in five years had transformed his desert land into an orchid and a granary.
It was this inspiring picture that everyone woke up to. The gory details of killings, bombardments, deaths, were inside in the newspaper, buried among other news. In India we only read about death, sickness, terrorism, crime. Why are we so NEGATIVE?
Another question: Why are we, as a nation so obsessed with foreign things? We want foreign TVs, we want foreign shirts. We want foreign technology. Why this obsession with everything imported. Do we not realize that self-respect comes with self-reliance? I was in Hyderabad giving this lecture, when a 14 year old girl asked me for my autograph. I asked her what her goal in life is. She replied: I want to live in a developed India. For her, you and I will have to build this developed India. You must proclaim. India is not an under-developed nation; it is a highly developed nation.
Do you have 10 minutes? Allow me to come back with a vengeance. Got 10 minutes for your country? If yes, then read; otherwise, choice is yours.
YOU say that our government is inefficient.
YOU say that our laws are too old.
YOU say that the municipality does not pick up the garbage.
YOU say that the phones don't work, the railways are a joke, the airline is the worst in the world, mails never reach their destination.
YOU say that our country has been fed to the dogs and is the absolute pits.
YOU say, say and say.
What do YOU do about it? Take a person on his way to Singapore. Give him a name - YOURS.
Give him a face - YOURS. YOU walk out of the airport and you are at your International best.
In Singapore you don't throw cigarette butts on the roads or eat in the stores. YOU are as proud of their Underground Links as they are. You pay $5(approx. Rs.60) to drive through Orchard Road (equivalent of Mahim Causeway or Pedder Road) between 5 PM and 8 PM. YOU come back to the parking lot to punch your parking ticket if you have over stayed in a restaurant or a shopping mall irrespective of your status identity. In Singapore you don't say anything, DO YOU? YOU wouldn't dare to eat in public during Ramadan, in Dubai. YOU would not dare to go out without your head covered in Jeddah. YOU would not dare to buy an employee of the telephone exchange in London at 10 pounds (Rs.650) a month to, "see to it that my STD and ISD calls are billed to someone else."
YOU would not dare to speed beyond 55 mph (88 km/h) in Washington and then tell the traffic cop, "Jaanta hai sala main kaun hoon (Do you know who I am?). I am so and so's son. Take your two bucks and get lost." YOU wouldn't chuck an empty coconut shell anywhere other than the garbage pail on the beaches in Australia and New Zealand. Why don't YOU spit Paan on the streets of Tokyo? Why don't YOU use examination jockeys or buy fake certificates in Boston? We are still talking of the same YOU. YOU who can respect and conform to a foreign system in other countries but cannot in your own. You who will throw papers and cigarettes on the road the moment you touch Indian ground. If you can be an involved and appreciative citizen in an alien country, why cannot you be the same here in India?
Once in an interview, the famous Ex-municipal commissioner of Bombay, Mr. Tinaikar, had a point to make. "Rich people's dogs are walked on the streets to leave their affluent droppings all over the place," he said." And then the same people turn around to criticize and blame the authorities for inefficiency and dirty pavements. What do they expect the officers to do? Go down with broom every time their dog feels the pressure in his bowels? In America every dog owner has to clean up after his pet has done the job. Same in Japan. Will the Indian citizen do that here?" He's right. We go to the polls to choose a government and after that forfeit all responsibility. We sit back wanting to be pampered and expect the government to do everything for us whilst our contribution is totally negative. We expect the government to clean up but we are not going to stop chucking garbage all over the place nor are we going to stop to pick up a stray piece of paper and throw it in the bin. We expect the railways to provide clean bathrooms but we are not going to learn the proper use of bathrooms.
We want Indian Airlines and Air India to provide the best of food and toiletries but we are not going to stop pilfering at the least opportunity. This applies even to the staff who is known not to pass on the service to the public. When it comes to burning social issues like those related to women, dowry, girl child and others, we make loud drawing room protestations and continue to do the reverse at home. Our excuse? 'It's the whole system which has to change, how will it matter if I alone forego my sons' rights to a dowry.'
So who's going to change the system? What does a system consist of? Very conveniently for us it consists of our neighbors, other households, other cities, other communities and the government. But definitely not me and YOU. When it comes to us actually making a positive contribution to the system we lock ourselves along with our families into a safe cocoon and look into the distance at countries far away and wait for a Mr. Clean to come along & work miracles for us with a majestic sweep of his hand or we leave the country and run away. Like lazy cowards hounded by our fears we run to America to bask in their glory and praise their system. When New York becomes insecure we run to England. When England experiences unemployment, we take the next flight out to the Gulf. When the Gulf is war struck, we demand to be rescued and brought home by the Indian government.
Everybody is out to abuse and rape the country. Nobody thinks of feeding the system. Our conscience is mortgaged to money.
The article is highly thought inductive, calls for a great deal of introspection and pricks one's conscience too....
I am echoing J. F. Kennedy's words to his fellow Americans to relate to Indians.....
"ASK WHAT WE CAN DO FOR INDIA AND DO WHAT HAS TO BE DONE TO MAKE INDIA WHAT AMERICA AND OTHER WESTERN COUNTRIES ARE TODAY"
Lets do what India needs from us.
Before leaving his office :
by dropping few lines in the COMMENTS link just below.
19 July 2007
'Please get down here to go to Brigade Road'
These kind of announcement you will hear in December 2011 when the metro trains will start kick off in Bangalore.
18 July 2007
The user can adjust their umbrella by pulling a handle so that one can protect themselves from harsh winds or bumping into others. Additionally, graphic images printed on the umbrella have animated effects which create gestures of politeness such as bowing or hand gestures. Furthermore the umbrella has readable quotes related to good manners in order to initiate communications."
Bangalroe is getting nice rain since yesterday and this umbrella will be a big hit if it is available in the market. Check out Bangalore rain statistics here
* Fujitsu F704i world's slimmest - just 1.8cm thick - waterproof phone
* Fujitsu claim -survive 30 minutes of immersion in 1m of water
* Works with 'Napster To Go' service
* Build in mp3 player with WMA support
* Micro SD card.
* 3G capability will work in 43 countries and regions
* 1.3-megapixel camera with anti-shake built in
* Video chat using a second camera
* Colors and the case, which illuminates to show incoming calls, time and date, etc. using"color therapist"Fujitsu's F704i: your poolside/beach pal
17 July 2007
"This video or group may contain content that is inappropriate for some users, as flagged by YouTube's user community.
To view this video or group, please verify you are 18 or older by logging in or signing up."
Now let us see how to watch the youtube video without logging in or signing up
Check out the below link, it will ask you to login in or signing up in you tube
Now let us see how to watch youtube video without signup??
1. Click the video you want to watch and locate the address link in browser
2. Copy the text after the last % sign in the address bar (from above link 3DmsoqJuT0z6k)
3. Delete the first two letters what you got in step two (egg here is deleting 3D and the rest will be msoqJuT0z6k)
4. Now after the url http://www.youtube.com/v/ give the value you got it in step 3 (here msoqJuT0z6k)
5. The URL will look like www.youtube.com/v/msoqJuT0z6k (Click this link will not ask login or signup
6. Copy the link to the address bar in your browser and Press enter to watch the video.
7. Now you are watching youtube video without signing up
Google, Fix it !!!
The woman, pictured in Bild wearing her snug-fitting summer clothes with the plunging neckline, said she moved to another seat but was humiliated by the bus driver.
A spokesman for the bus company defended the driver.
"The bus driver is allowed to do that and he did the right thing," the spokesman said. "A bus driver cannot be distracted because it's a danger to the safety of all the passengers."
Is the BMTC Drivers in Bangalore are aware of this news ??
Girls, read this article about how much your Government is happy with your makeup!!!
14 July 2007
More Than 10 Days Prior To Scheduled Departure Of The Flight - 10 % of the basic fare
1 to 10 Days Prior To Scheduled Departure Of The Flight. - 15% of the basic fare
Less than 24 hours prior to Scheduled departure of the Flight - No Refund
The refund will be made in the same mode used for payment and to the person whose credit card has been used for payment.
Following are the other Domestic Indian Airlines and check out their own web sites
Alliance Air (A subsidiary of India)
Following are the new low-cost carriers waiting to take wing in India 2007/2008
- Mega Airways
- Magic Air
- Mukti Airways
- Sky King Airways
- Air Dravid
- Air One
- King Airways
- Aryan Airways
- Star Aviation
- Premier Airline
13 July 2007
* Google started with $100,000
* In 2003 Microsoft approached the company about a possible partnership or merger
* Google's initial public offering took place on 2004
* 19,605,052 shares were offered at a price of $85 per share
* In 2004, Yahoo! dropped its partnership with Google
* Google has research partnership with NASA.
Check out the history directly from google here (MileStones)
Some more google history from wikipedia
12 July 2007
This simple solution will save some bucks in your wallet too.
A new study by Lebanese speech researchers has found tremendous power of fasting can do this magic.
11 July 2007
Until that time you can able to move yahoo photos to another service like Flickr, Kodak Gallery, Shutterfly, Snapfish, and Photobucket
See details here
* Why is Yahoo! Photos closing?
* When is Yahoo! Photos closing?
* What are my options if I want to keep my photos?
* How long do I have to make a decision about what to do with my photos?
A bad decision from Yahoo!!
'University of Microsoft'
* Microsoft's first ever exclusive, independent educational venture in the world.
* This university may train about 1,000 students.
10 July 2007
Top Sex Searching Countries
6. Viet Nam
8. Saudi Arabia
10.Serbia and Montenegro
Top 'Sex' Searching Cities
1. Delhi, India
2. Chennai, India
3. Cairo, Egypt
4. Adana, Turkey
5. Rabat, Morocco
6. Izmir, Turkey
7. Mumbai, India
8. Istanbul, Turkey
9. Ankara, Turkey
Top 'Sex' Searching Languages
09 July 2007
What a controversy !!!!
Is this kind of campaign against Plastic are genuine ???
In a row a total of 3 Bangalore Bloggers events are planned in the month July 2007
3) Bangalore BarCamp at IIM Bangalore on the 28th and 29th of July. Just look the link and register.
If you are a Bangalore Blogger, be part of it. This is a change to meet and know each Bangalore Bloggers.
06 July 2007
It has to take place at 07/07/07/ @ 07:07:07 in the morning and evening !!!
07-07-07 @ 07:07:07 Don't forget this
Using Phone Activation Service 1.0 will allow you to use your iPhone as a widescreen video iPod with mail and internet access using the Wi-Fi. Most of the the features will work except for the phone and AT&T’s EDGE service. The Phone Activation Service will run on Windows only.
Find more details here
05 July 2007
I think in the near future we can see most of the mobile phone will have the features to upload and view the youtube videos. Do this with out turning on your computer. Just video your stuff using your mobile and upload the video instantly. The video information will flash with in time all over the world. I think in the near future you tube will be a media for the latest video news source.
04 July 2007
Feels like it may fall down or get inside of ear peace.
Weight: 5 grams
Size: 23 mm x 22 mm x 31.5 mm
Talk Time: Up to 3 hours
Standby Time: Up to 100 hours
Price: USD 149
"while Chinese cities are on the rise and closely nipping at India's heels" : I don't think so. The world heard only few Indian cities(like Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai etc) where the IT is happening and that is not the case. The tier II cities like Cochin, Ahmedabad, Pune, Mysore, Chandigarh ... (very few names listed here) are much much cheaper than the cities listed in the GDI. IT industry already booming in these tier II cities in India. The strengh of India is the young, hard working, English speaking and well educated population. The interesting fact is no countries can instanly manufacture manpower.