Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Nice intro abt https

Found this useful video which clearly explains the concept of https in layman terms.

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Thursday, August 04, 2011

Key differences between Govt and Anna Hazare's Lokpal Bill

Key links to see exact differences between Governments Lokpal bill and Anna Hazare Team's Janlokpal Bill http://ibnlive.in.com/news/the-9-points-government-and-team-anna-differ-on/161473-3.html http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/why-hazare-others-oppose-govt-s-lokpal-bill-2010-96609

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Saturday, July 09, 2011

This is what happens if there is no consensus in the top management ;)


Found this college recently on my way to Uppal.
Luks like each board of director was adamant on their version of the college name. "Global","Indian","International" . Finally ended up like this :)

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Prisoner's Dilemma

For those who are interested in human psychology, this is a very interesting read.


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School Kills Creativity

An amazing Talk. Must watch.

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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Flakey GTalk Connection in iChat

If you are finding your GTalk connection in ur IChat getting timed out every 15 seconds with a message saying 'IChat lost connection to jabber account xxxx' , you are not alone. After some tiring search in google to resolution, I found the following work around.

Go to your IChat preferences, select your account and uncheck use my computer name check box.

I dont think any human being with a normal mind can guess this workaround but someone managed to find it. 

Hope this helps.

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Saturday, May 07, 2011


LOVE is undoubtedly one of the most confused word where people take their own meanings depending upon context, situation and person. People say its impossible to define Love. Its not that tough either.

It would be a dream for a person to find a person who 

who loves you unconditionally regardless of your love towards him/her.
who feels happy for your success but not for your paycheck.
who feels happy if you buy things which keeps you happy than buying gifts for him/her.
who feels happy with your presence but not for your fashion.
who feels encourages when you fail but instead of finding faults in you.
who expects nothing in return but a mere confidence that you are happy.
who keeps loving you even if you lose everything in life

You think its impossible to find such person? Yes its near impossible to find another such person but we all have one already.


Though I don't believe in celebrating a single day for this amazing person, I don't want to waste this opportunity to bow my head and salute to her. 

Happy Mothers Day! 

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Sunday, April 24, 2011

facebook addiction :: this is hilarious ```!!!!!!

A funny forward!....

If you are on Facebook, I am sure you will find this hilarious 

The 76-year-old woman walked down the hallway of Clearview Addictions Clinic, searching for the right department. She passed signs for the "Heroin Addiction Department (HAD)," the "Smoking Addiction Department (SAD)" and the "Bingo Addiction Department (BAD)." Then she spotted the department she was looking for: "Facebook Addiction Department (FAD)."

It was the busiest department in the clinic, with about three dozen people filling the waiting room, most of them staring blankly into their Blackberries and iPhones. A middle-aged man with unkempt hair was pacing the room, muttering,"I need to milk my cows. I need to milk my cows."

A twenty-something man was prone on the floor, his face buried in his hands, while a curly-haired woman comforted him.

"Don't worry. It'll be all right."

"I just don't understand it. I thought my update was LOL-worthy, but none of my friends even clicked the 'like' button."

"How long has it been?"

"Almost five minutes. That's like five months in the real world."

The 76-year-old woman waited until her name was called, then followed the receptionist into the office of Alfred Zulu, Facebook Addiction Counselor.

"Please have a seat, Edna," he said with a warm smile. "And tell me how it all started."

"Well, it's all my grandson's fault. He sent me an invitation to join Facebook. I had never heard of Facebook before, but I thought it was something for me, because I usually have my face in a book."

"How soon were you hooked?"

"Faster than you can say 'create a profile.' I found myself on Facebook at least eight times each day -- and more times at night. Sometimes I'd wake up in the middle of the night to check it, just in case there was an update from one of my new friends in India . My husband didn't like that. He said that friendship is a precious thing and should never be outsourced."

"What do you like most about Facebook?"

"It makes me feel like I have a life. In the real world, I have only five or six friends, but on Facebook, I have 674. I'm even friends with Juan Carlos Montoya."

"Who's he?"

"I don't know, but he's got 4,000 friends, so he must be famous."

"Facebook has helped you make some connections, I see."

"Oh yes. I've even connected with some of the gals from high school -- I still call them 'gals.' I hadn't heard from some of them in ages, so it was exciting to look at their profiles and figure out who's retired, who's still working, and who's had some work done. I love browsing their photos and reading their updates. I know where they've been on vacation, which movies they've watched, and whether they hang their toilet paper over or under. I've also been playing a game with some of them."

"Let me guess. Farmville?"

"No, Mafia Wars. I'm a Hitman. No one messes with Edna."

"Wouldn't you rather meet some of your friends in person?"

"No, not really. It's so much easier on Facebook. We don't need to gussy ourselves up. We don't need to take baths or wear perfume or use mouthwash. That's the best thing about Facebook -- you can't smell anyone. Everyone is attractive, because everyone has picked a good profile pic. One of the gals is using a profile pic that was taken, I'm pretty certain, during the Eisenhower Administration. "

"What pic are you using?"

"Well, I spent five hours searching for a profile pic, but couldn't find one I really liked. So I decided to visit the local beauty salon."

"To make yourself look prettier?"

"No, to take a pic of one of the young ladies there. That's what I'm using."

"Didn't your friends notice that you look different?"

"Some of them did, but I just told them I've been doing lots of yoga."

"When did you realize that your Facebooking might be a problem?"

"I realized it last Sunday night, when I was on Facebook and saw a message on my wall from my husband: 'I moved out of the house five days ago. Just thought you should know.'"

"What did you do?"

"What else? I unfriended him of course!"

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Friday, April 08, 2011

Why Anna Hazare Movement is a huge success?

Now its proven that Anna Hazare movement is a massive success. Movements, hunger strikes, Aandolans for Bills are not new. So how come it worked well this time? This is my interpretation.


1. A Noble Intention


The intention is noble. Fight against corruption. Corruption has no caste/religion/sex. It’s affecting everyone. So every citizen who is reasonably circumspect will agree with the intention of the movement.


2. A Noble Icon


The movement is lead by a noble civil society activist Anna Hazare. Nobody in the country will have any doubts regarding his integrity, character and intention. Hence unless someone is severely benefitted by corruption, they support the movement.


3. Reasonable Ground Work


It’s from months the team formed by Anna Hazare, Kiran Bedi were working on preparation of a draft bill. I feel this is very important. Though many say this bill is too draconian, wen u are countering a lame counterpart prepared by the government, one should have their own first. Of course the demand is not to pass the bill AS IS. 


4. Reasonable Demands


Demands by the activists are very reasonable.


a.    Even though they prepared their own draft of the bill and have people support, they are ready to discuss with government again

b.    They didn’t demand the bill to be passed as is. All they asked is for equal partnership in the bill making committee as government lost peoples faith after repeated scams in past few months.


5. The flow of events


This is also a very interesting part to observe inorder to understand why exactly this movement gained huge support. 




Event : A Noble person backed by people with high integrity starting a hunger fast.  

Result : This brings them instant support from all NGOs, Activists and Social Workers




Event : Facebook & Twitter Campaign against corruption

Result : Since my above 1,2,3,4 points will convince any regular netizen to support this movement, good amount of activity starts across the social networks. Retweets, polls, Facebook likes, Display changes etc. 





Event : Entry of Media

Result : Given the good amount of support from Activists, NGOs, and huge activity in twitter & facebook regarding single cause, Media finds its feet into the issue and starts reporting.




Event : Tweets, Retweets by Celebs who are famous for their integrity in twitter

Result : This cause more social network traffic and awareness of the issue and also medias attention




Event : Entry of opposition parties

Result : More visibility for the movement and more media coverage in news channels




Event : Given the extensive coverage of media and huge traffic in Social network, and also calls to come out and support the movement, people across the country start coming out showing their support by participating in the events organized by NGOs/Activists in their town.

Result : More Media Coverage. Govt attention.




Event : As the events a,b,c,d,e,f multiply their effect as the time moves on More celebs showing their support. More NGOs. More Parties.


Result : The government starts coming down. Realization of the goal of the movement




Event : As people see Government coming down to the movement, this results in more support for the movement, more confidence in people, more intensity

Result : No options left for Government.


This is a very healthy trend and if done in right way, I believe this is the way forward to solve all major issues faced by India.


I’m extremely hopeful that this design pattern will be our future father of nation to bring out of nation from chaos.


Jai Hind!

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Friday, March 25, 2011

Awesome website to track Members of Parliament

Superb Website to track ur MP's activity in Parliament.

Those with weak hearts, stay away searching for MPs from A.P. Especially this lady

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Saturday, February 05, 2011

A Funny Spam Mail

Never knew Microsoft donates huge money from a fake id 'Onlinexyz'. Anyways Thanks Microsoft :-)

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[Workaround][Error][Solved] java.sql.SQLDataException: ORA-01882: timezone region not found

Problem :

I tried connecting a Java Web Project in one of my laptop to an Oracle XE DB running another laptop. When I ran my application from JDeveloper I got the below error

java.sql.SQLDataException: ORA-01882: timezone region  not found

Workaround :

After a bit of Googling I found out the following solution to get around this issue. 

1. Go Tools > Project Properties then

2. (Project Properties) open select Run/Debug/Profile > in right you will see Default > Double click here or click Edit 

3. (Edit run configuration) select Launch Settings > in 'Java option' text item past this line 

-Duser.timezone=GMT  (Make sure you won't type GMT in quotes)

4. Close and re-open JDeveloper 

5. Run entire project

Happy Coding!

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Friday, January 21, 2011

Developments in KP upto 20th jan

Download now or preview on posterous
develoments in KP.ppt (473 KB)

FYI to all Kukatpally Voters and LSP Fans + Critics.

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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Inspired Imitation

Motorola trying to imitate Apple's style of product introduction for their Xoom. But I found its too amateur compared to the apple ipad's intro.

Have a look.

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Friday, January 07, 2011

SKC recommends Loksatta proposal of Local Govts to achieve real development

Justice Sri Krishna Committee on "Telangana" emphasized the need of "Democratic decentralization & good governance". 
Page 414 of the SKC report says-

"Genuine decentralization would probably be a more resilient way of addressing the demands of different social groups and classes. As discussed elsewhere in the report, it is not the size of the state that matters but the quality of governance and the responsiveness of the state to its various regional and social constituencies that is important. "

which is same as the report submitted by Lok Satta.

Page 5 of the Lok Satta's report says

"Lok Satta Party stresses genuine empowerment and citizen-centered governance as the need of the hour: poverty, backwardness, corruption, lack of opportunity and unemployment are caused by failed policies, mis-governance and the politics of plunder, leading to kleptocracy. Merely a change of the State's name or boundaries or capital will not alter anything unless fundamental governance reforms are ushered in."

And its well known that LSP advocated for decentralization & local govts which is also recommended in page 31 & 34 of LSP report.

Information Courtesy : Loksatta Party Official Community (Orkut)

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