Nature's own dollar! Though its a lil bit chipped, its worth is much more than all those $!
Luckily I snapped it before trying to pick it up from the beach. It started crumbling - literally, like many currencies - figuratively! Rattle rattle rattle...
Cat/Dog Hybrids Become Popular Pets
Well, agreed that it is not a logical question at all.
But, is it logical to expect that the latest browser based applications should run on low RAM, 10 years old, next to dead machines?
I ask this to myself quite often and I feel its an unexplainable pain:(
Most other features of the future desktop will be commodities - but intelligence will still be difficult to provide, and so it will be the last remaining frontier in which competing Webtop providers will be able to differentiate their offerings.
Again am reminded of my favorite quote "Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity"! Reason = when we dont know how to use something, no matter how advanced the technology is, it becomes useless!
Will webtop replace desktop?
When we are still new to web 2.0, the media is full of talks about web 3.0, where a lot of discussion is going on the concept of webtop.
My understanding on these two items:
Desktop refers to the data stored on a computer, locally. For e.g., all the data stored in your C or D drives of your computer are considered as your desktop items.
Webtop refers to the data stored on the web under unique user ID!
Now, the hype about the webtop is that all your data is mobile and can be accessed from anywhere like your mails.
And the feature that irks me most is that when my information is stored in two different IDs, am I supposed to log in to two different IDs and then access information? In these situations, am I access ing multiple webtops?
But, I like the google desktop, which allows me to do stuff on my local as well as on the web. Anyway, I like this kind of hybrid "deskwebtop "!?
Will follow and see how the webtop concept emerges.
Your two cents on this concept, please?
The future of desktop
"Good judgment comes from experience; experience comes from bad judgment."
Ironically, I was reminded of "Chicken first or egg first"!?
In any industry, experience is highly valued. Said that, now read the quote again.
Does it mean that people with experience have made a lot of bad judgment?
If so, then how can they make good judgment or what kind of experience can they have?
Sounds like ranting, right?
Well, since am in a positive mood, I can accept the quote in the sense that "experience comes from learning, applying and understanding something."
Round about, 3, 6, 9, 12 o'clock cuts were all confusing to me, these were yet another slang that I came across. At home I was used to calling it as "roundtana" left, second or third cut.
Once we had to drive to a new area and it so happened that I had to come back on my own. Well, as usual I thought I knew where my car is parked. But, after coming to the lot my car was missing! At first I panicked, but then it dawned to me that I was standing at the wrong side of the round about. To add to my bewilderment, this particular round about had 6 cuts instead of the normal 4!
Like mad I started walking in the hope of finding where I had parked. At one junction there was no pedestrian walk and the traffic was heavy. To my relief I saw a traffic police on motor cycle coming towards my direction and to seek help, I waved at him. Guess what, he waved back at me and just zoomed away:):)
A project's timeline or deadline becomes the worst night mare for any professionals. This factor clubbed with other type of pressures such as lack of proper resources/tools and a bit of carelessness on the writer's part makes publishing content in different formats and reusing contents for different purposes a big feat.
Concept of using same content that needs to be published in different formats or for different purposes is considered as single sourcing.
When there is one source, making changes in one place that can be reflected in all the formats or versions becomes a reality. For example, a change in hardware requirement specification in multiple formats can be managed easily.Some of the benefits of single sourcing are:
- Reduced writing/editing time
- Less head-ache in maintaining different versions of similar content
- Copy and paste errors can be avoided
Reusable content has a single source, but reuse generally refers to content originally developed for one purpose that can be reused in another.
A good example of content reuse would be, a owners manual of your car. Majority of the contents would be same for different models of the same brand. In this instance, reuse strategy would be a good solution to manage contents. Some of the tips to prepare reusable content are:
- Write in a generic way, so that it can be reused
- Try to avoid brand names/model codes
- If unavoidable, you can make use of variables that can be replaced with appropriate values before compiling content.
Whenever there is a talk on food, be it with family and friends or colleagues, always there comes a question, what are you going to have? Of course, good food! Then, a volley of questions and surprised expressions are thrown. Here goes my answer for those:
Hey, aren't you bored with eating veggie?
No at all:)
Veggie, aik cattle food!
Thatz your view, and I can't help you!
You are missing the delicacies!!!
No thanks. I can't consider dead carcass as delicacy. My attitude!?
Don't you get bored with eating just veggie? You don't have any variety, right?
Poor you, for not knowing the veggie dish varieties:)
Must be difficult for you!
Yes. Difficult to answer, and not to have vegetarian diet:)
First time, when I saw skinned chicken laid on the butcher's table, somehow I was reminded of a newborn baby and when I told this to my kid, even she refused to eat chicken for a while!
Yea, the major difference between home and Kuching was that there are no honks on road! Drivers are very polite and give way. What a way to live:)
But the life style is a bit too slow for me and in few months it started getting on myu nerves as there was nothing much I could do.
Usually on Fridays therez a long lunch break, and on the second Friday after I started working, I went out to do some shopping on my own, assuming that I can come back to work using the regular route. It so happened that there was a road block on the way back and I had to take diversion. Here starts the adventure!
Am not very good in directions, so with guess work I started driving and went up a bukit (hill) imagining that I would reach office. To my surprise it led me to a high way and the sign boards were not familiar. I kept driving in the hope of finding my way. By then, I was lost for almost 45 minutes and suddenly I saw a sign board Ke Kuching (To Kuching)!! Yea, just then realized that was out of the city.
Storm getting cleared and these friends tell me that after all the troubles, definitely bright and cheerful moments will give us warmth and life:)
Clouds with Silver Lining. Shows that after a dark depressing period there is hope and shine.
In my childhood I used to enjoy lying down in the open and talking to clouds. when I mentioned about this to someone, I was told I must be nuts:p After that incident I didn't dare to talk about this to anyone.
Later it has become my hobby to capture fantastic designer clouds and now I dare to share:)
I've caught my beauties from my terrace, near sea shores and even while I drive!
At first I was hesitant to take up the business related research. But then on the documentation front the approach is not firmed and it looks like it might be dragging, so this research comes as a relief.
I remembered an Indian proverb and its translation is "Laugh when misery hits". Practically am doing it now:p
Then comes the next feather in two days!! Then comes the next assignment, which is to do the global changes in the XML GUI definition files!! Well, now I'll be learning more on XMLs. This is a great opportunity too. See now, I'm so matured and think positive:):)
But the spammers, who send, out of the world mails asking for identity and inviting to be a part of claiming unclaimed money is intolerable. Can't imagine how could they do send such offensive mails.
At home, when we accept to do something, we generally say ok/yes/will do. Here they say "can"! So at first I was taken aback and was not sure how to react:)
Cost of living
When we went for shopping the first thing we used to do was convert the prices to home currency and keep wondering why is it so expensive. When I was slowly recovering from this syndrome, our friends/colleagues who were from our country started commenting that we do not know the value of money, whenever we bought some thing like even 1 kg of tomato!
After a year we moved to Kuala Lumpur (KL), East Malaysia. By then we dint know anyone in KL and initially we stayed at the uni campus guest house. It was term break and so no transport was available to go out. Then through the cleaner lady, we got introduced to a cabbie, who took us out for buying food. He had promised to come back in a couple of days and help us in finding an accomadation. It so happened that on the third day the cabbie couldn't come, out of no choice we walked all the way to the faculty, which was few Kms away in hope of finding someone who could guide us. Unfortunaltely, we couldn't get any directions and with heavy heart we started to walk back.
Even after all these years I consider it as a gift to us, yes on that day a van crossed us and in minutes it stpped. Then a man walked towards us with a friendly smile and told that just few minutes ago he had heard about us through a lab technician. He offered to send us back or to any place we wanted to go. At first we hesitated and then we agreed to go with him, provided he accepts to have lunch with us. He too agreed and thatz how we got to know him. He helped us to find house and then in buying car, basically get settled. All, at no monitory benefit!
Until now I wonder, if I could be so helpful to a total stranger, but in my own way I try to help expat friends who come here, as a good will to the GOOD friend who helped us:)
AT times I've been critical about people who write day to day activities. For a while these type of blogs are interesting to read, something like sneaking into other person's personal dairy! Once you know the pattern of these blogs the interest to read such posts starts waning!
Instead of creating yet another journal, here, I will blog on topics that capture's my fancy:) The first one is:
Though am a writer by profession with a lot of passion, am not yet an ardent blogger. Recently I've been pondering as to why do a lot of us blog.
Some professionals, that I've noticed use their blogs to present their views on new trends, tools, ideas, issues etc., They also share useful resources in their blogs. These bloggers are usually followed their own community.
Noticed that some of the professionals, especially where written communication plays a key role, use blog to build a portfolio, which would help them to move forward.
The most intriguing part is to find the reasons behind the tendency of non-professional bloggers! Then I tried to come up with few reasons which I'd like to keep track and see how it shapes up.
- Tendency to pour out ones feelings
- No time to meet up friends and folks personally, so use it to keep abreast
- Just use it like a daily log book
- Sense of achievement
- Satisfaction that comes from airing out opinions