Here are few of the Cool Linux Commands..Derived From Real Life!!

unzip
touch
finger
mount
gasp
yes
umount
sleep

I've had a lot to blog about recently, but wasn't able to due to sheer laziness and hesitance, but as time is finally running out, I've realized I have to push things now and get a few things out of my system to clear my head. Blogging is one such medium which clears your head well, as far as I have felt, other than being a great tool to communicate your ideas, make a lot of friends, advance your career, creating your online brand, helping you not forget things that you've done, and being your resume, etc.. Let's not get into too much of that right now and stick to the topic ;)

Recently, I've had a lot to blog about, but wouldn't do so for no good reason. Time, was definitely not a problem since xams are bit away. I was just too hesitant, too lazy, obscure to put it right. I've had this huge pile of ideas in my head. It feels such a burden right now. I have to let it out somehow. Blogging is the best way to..

The world has forgotten the real meaning of love..love has been so abused and crucified by man that only few people know what true love is....everyone wants love but they don't know how to give away love or how to "cultivate" love....In the universal sense,love is the divine power of attraction in creation that harmonizes,unites,binds together.
Conjugal love is one of the greatest expressions of human love, when a man and women genuinely and purely love one another,there is complete harmony between them in body,mind and soul. when their love is expressed in highest form,it results in perfect unity,if this is true then then "true love" has actually become extinct. harmony as a virtue is rare in today's time.
why is this happening..-one simple reason-man is becoming selfish day by day,In our mindless pursuit of wealth and status,we are cheating ourselves of simple everyday pleasures.

"money has become sexier than sex itself-the biggest turn on for the so called youngistaan that foolishly believes that plastic makes impossible possible.
shun the sickness of compulsive consumerism-take out time for loved ones. Even a 1% effort can establish a perfect harmony all over the world.

Everybody is talking about falling investments in the Indian economy because of the gloomy indian outlook based on falling markets and ever increasing inflation. Although, this does not project the real story.

If we look at the recent history of fresh investments in the country, which really matters at the end of the day rather den FII's. It was Rs 66,895 crore in 2005-06, accelerated to Rs 1.10 lakh crore in 2006-07, and further to Rs 1.44 lakh crore in 2007-08. Now with these figures, if we compare them with the most recent numbers as shown by CMIE (Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy) The fresh investments stand at Rs 1.96 lakh crore in July.

Does tat mean investors have no effect of all the negative news in the market?
What i think is that all these fresh investments were the result of huge Indian consumer demand, which as of now has taken a bit of hit. But with corporates confidence still in tact, CMIE is expecting an increase in the investments in the coming months. So lets see how long this trend will continue.......

Software patents in India occupy a contentious and indeterminate legal
space. While recent amendments to the Patent Act have sought to bring
our law in conformity with WTO-mandated standards, these amendments have
shied from pronouncing conclusively on the patentability of software.
The result is an equivocation in the law which is being wrestled
aggressively and effectively by corporate interests, patent attorneys
and the Patent Office in favor of granting software patents. Unheard,
and so unrepresented in this powerful triad are the interests of
millions of citizen-consumers who are either presumed too ignorant to be
credited with a view on the issue, or are presumed to be irrelevant to
the determination of issues which are seen as purely "business" matters
(as opposed to "citizen" matters).

Software is everywhere you look (and many places you never think
of looking). With the explosion of low-cost computing devices (think
mobile phones and iPods), software has leaked out of its traditional
home—the PC—and begun infiltrating various aspects of our lives. From
traffic signals to toilet commodes in some countries, refrigerators to
railway tickets, vacuum cleaners and electronic voting machines, TVs,
refrigerators and electronic pacemakers, inanimate objects of all sizes
are humming to themselves, chattering amongst themselves in an
intricate, highly complex tongue called 'software' that few of us can
ever hope to understand. On the impulses of software, we stop or move on
streets, fill up on petrol, and elect governments. Someone's heart
beats. Someone else receives land records on a village kiosk. Someone is
standing by helplessly for fourteen years (the un-evergreened term of a
patent) because software failed to factor in her disability.

There are big stakes involved in the control of software in an era
when software is becoming increasingly central to the way we humans
organize our lives and inhabit a democracy. At one level this is about
preserving the right of agency and self-direction that citizens have in
their own lives. At another, it is about the right not to be silenced
when our long-fought democratic republic is at risk of being diminished
by a few lines of software in a machine. Whether or not we are all in
fact capable of deciphering software is inessential. Those of us who are
ought not to be denied the freedom to interrogate, tinker and improve.

Patents have the effect of adding an additional layer of 'protection'
to already existing copyright protection of software, while
simultaneously overriding the various affordability and safeguards built
into copyright law. For instance, the right of "fair dealing" under
copyright law permits users to examine and modify any software in order
to make it interoperable with other software. This is an extremely
potent right that reasserts our right to intervene in the shaping of our
surroundings. It is also one of the rights that is most imperiled by
software patents.

The present "public hearing" on software patents is an invitation
for dialogue on the various issue surrounding software patents.
Although the Patent Office had scheduled a public consultation on its
Draft Patent Manual to be held in Bangalore in August this year, that
meeting was abruptly canceled (or postponed indefinitely, or to an
unannounced date—we can't be sure) without any reasons having been
assigned by the Patent Office. This signals either of two unpleasant
scenarios: first, the Patent Office is proceeding with its consultations
in an extremely mechanical fashion, not intending inputs received in the
course of these consultations to qualitatively impact their functioning
in any way; or secondly, perhaps the Patent Office underestimates the
amount that citizens living in the IT capital of India might have to say
on the subject of software patents.

It is our attempt in this public hearing to organize the kind of
consultation that the Indian Patent Office ought to have conducted. We
hope also hereby, to serve as a gentle but firm reminder to the Patent
Office that its task is as yet undone.

On a positive note I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.

I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost
luggage, and tangled tree lights.

I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life. I've learned that making a "living" is not the same thing as making a "life."

I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.

I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back.

I've learned that if you pursue happiness, it will elude you, but if you focus on your family, your friends, the needs of others, your work and doing the very best you can, happiness will find you.

I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.

I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.

I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love that human touch - holding hands, a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.

I've learned that I still have a lot to learn.

I've learned that you should pass this on to someone you care about. I just did. Sometimes they just need a little something to make them smile.

Hello EveryOne,

Wish You all a Very Happy Software Freedom Day..yes it is 20th of September and the Great Day is Here..Many People may not realize its Importance Otherwise..But for We people, We people at GLOSS or even Better.. People at SASTRA.. this Day Holds a lot of Stuff in it..Not only from Open Source or GLOSS standpoint..but From a Human Standpoint..it Signifies lot of things ranging from Revolutionizing the Lives of People in all aspect and Dimensions where Computer and Software has its Reach..This Day is a Tribute To those Countless Geeks and Developers who have given their Lifetime..working day and night for Making Things easier so that People in other part of world may Live a Comfortable and Lavish life..

Whenever we use a Software be it Open sourced, Proprietary or Cracked or watever..How many times do we have Thankful Attitude??..But Believe me.. For any Software to be in its Current Form..i.e the way we see n use it..How-so-ever small be it.. right from a minute Flash file to a massive Operating system..Those were the Dreams, aspirations n Brainchild of Some unknown Developer..somewhere around the Globe..But Do we bother even for a second, so as to give a thought to who made it??..No we Don't..Because we think..Its none of Our Business to Care..But Guys tell me one thing..Who Else will Care..if We Don't???

So..its a Great day to give a "Standing Owetion"..to those Guys who made it Possibe..and Realize that...we Owe them Something..which we can repay by Contributing back or atleast try Contributing Back to the community be it in any form..Everyone of us Are Good in Someways..but the thing is u should know It..wat is it that u r gud at or u can be gud at? Be it anything..not everyone is needed to be Programmer..at times giving Ears to someone is also a contribution in Someway..

Hope I am Successful enough to Pass my Message to you..Believe Me..if u Understand this..Our Purpose Of Celebrating Software Freedom Week..will Be More than Solved..:)

Thank you..for Giving your Ears for Sometime and Hence making your First Contribution:)


WISHING YOU LUCK IN CONTRIBUTION !!

After Three Weeks of Extensive Planning and Countless Late night Strategic Meetings we came up with many on and off the League marketing strategies for the inaugural function for the freshers which involved making up 3 highly attractive and cool full size Posters, announcement in VDV by GLOSS members, Special Announcement and Notices in the Girls Hostel, making the introductory video of GLOSS, A highly Professional and Cool looking Website for Registration which was hosted on Sanjeev's Lappy Accessible through Wi-Fi, arrangement of PriZes and last but not the least, Tackling Departmental issues like Permission for the Tifac Seminar Hall etc. Although as per Planned Most of the things went fine except for the few minor issues
like, we were expecting little more Crowd, also 15% of the total junta came Late (although this is something which is Present innately in the genes of most of the SASTRA STUDENTS, so that's why we were not much of surprised!!) also our event Overshot by 1 hour 15 minutes(this was also not as such very surprising, especially when Abhishek is speaking ) but One good thing was Abhishek sir was more down to earth more Humane today which is something i am personally happy about, so no regrets of the Overshot Event.
Going by the event statistics most of the juniors were from either from ITC Group (CSE(42), IT(5), ICT(21) ) or from Bio M:F sex Ratio was 55:45 which was unlike usual GLOSS Crowd, but also one Disappointing thing was that the most of the people who turned up had lesser IQ than what an average First Year Guy/Gal in SASTRA Has ( Although i am not so sure about the latter!) especially some jackasses were real time annoying Frogs and were getting on nerves big tym!! except that everything went well as per planned also few chicks were smart enough and asked some meaningful questions, the best part was that all the Gloss Member were introduced with an huge applause which was worth the efforts we made for the event, also i got a minute to speak with them which i think was something Cool !!

After Considering various feed backs and Going by the Blog Hits, I have seriously Decided to keep the posts of this blog to more of my weird day to day life activities and Express my own DEFAULT VIEW on a particular thing rather than any preaching any tech advice to tweak windows or something, it was seen that, in my past posts, the content of the default view had shifted far too technical, its seems many people didn't like the idea much, so thanx to their valuable suggestions, that Default View now serves only Pure Default View.

And as far as Technical Content is concerned i am soon going to have a Tech Blog also, I'll Post the Link here.

'CHANGE TEXT ON XP START BUTTON'

There has been a disclaimer box on the original 'Change Text on XP Start Button' page for a number of years now warning that some functions of the Start button might be broken if the procedure was followed. Four or five years ago I published this quick little tutorial on changing the text on the XP Start button. I didn't really give it much thought at the time and it seemed to work well enough without causing any problems. I don't remember if XP was still a Gold release then or if XP1 had been released, but somewhere along the line it was pointed out that this tweak killed the search function from the Start button context menu along with a few other problems. I've meant to go back and change the procedure for ages to eliminate the problems, but you know the deal and how things get pushed aside. At any rate, I've finally taken care of making the changes.

The changes that have been made are really very minor, but they are important and do resolve the issues that have been reported. That said, you are still making changes to the registry and no matter how careful you are, there is the potential to screw up the system to the point where it becomes unusable and you may suffer data loss or have to reinstall the operating system. Make sure you have tested backups for all data as well as the skills and necessary media to restore or reinstall the operating system and all programs, if necessary. You've been warned.


I’ve read a number of articles on the internet about changing the text on the Start button in XP. On more than one occasion I’ve seen references to a five (5) letter limitation when the button is renamed. I always wondered if this was true or just an assumption someone made because the default ‘start’ just happened to fit the button size. So, I decided to run a test and see if there really was a five character limit.

As you can see from the screen capture above it would seem that the five character limit isn’t etched in stone. The button expanded to accept the text I entered with no problem. I’ve been using the system for a few weeks now with no adverse effects. That’s not to say I won’t discover something down the road a bit, but for now I feel comfortable with the changes. If you’d like to try the procedure I used, the instructions follow.
Step 1 – Modify Explorer.exe File

In order to make the changes, the file explorer.exe located at C:\Windows needs to be edited. Since explorer.exe is a binary file it requires a special editor. For purposes of this article I have used Resource Hacker. Resource HackerTM is a freeware utility to view, modify, rename, add, delete and extract resources in 32bit Windows executables and resource files (*.res). It incorporates an internal resource script compiler and decompiler and works on Win95, Win98, WinME, WinNT, Win2000 and WinXP operating systems. Navigate through download.com to download Resource Hacker.

The first step is to make a backup copy of the file explorer.exe located at C:\Windows. Place it in a folder somewhere on your hard drive where it will be safe. Start Resource Hacker and open explorer.exe located at C:\Windows\explorer.exe as shown in Fig. 01.

The category we are going to be using is String Table. Expand it by clicking the plus sign then navigate down to and expand string 37 followed by highlighting 1033. If you are using the Classic Layout rather than the XP Layout, use number 38. The right hand pane will display the stringtable as shown in Fig. 02. We’re going to modify item 578, currently showing the word “start” just as it displays on the current Start button.

There is no magic here. Just double click on the word “start” so that it’s highlighted, making sure the quotation marks are not part of the highlight. They need to remain in place, surrounding the new text that you’ll type. Go ahead and type your new entry. In my case I used ElderGeek as shown in Fig. 03.

Compare the screen captures in Fig. 02 and Fig. 03 and you’ll notice that after the new text string has been entered the Compile Script button that was grayed out in Fig. 02 is now active in Fig. 03. I won’t get into what’s involved in compiling a script, but suffice it to say it’s going to make this exercise worthwhile. Click Compile Script and then save the altered file using the Save As command on the File Menu. See Fig. 04

Do not use the [Save] command – Use the [Save As] command.
Name the file explorer.exe
Save the explorer.exe file to C:\Windows\inf directory.

Note: There are two things that are very important at this stage of the process. First, it's important the modified file must be named explorer.exe as this is what allows the Start button context menu search function to operate properly. Second, it's important that explorer.exe be saved somewhere in C:\Windows 'other' than in C:\Windows itself. In this example, I used C:\Windows\inf, but it could be in another C:\Windows directory as long as it doesn't already contain an explorer.exe file.

Step 2 – Modify the Registry

Now that the modified explorer.exe has been created it’s necessary to modify the registry so the file will be recognized when the user logs on to the system. If you don’t know how to access the registry I’m not sure this article is for you, but just in case it’s a temporary memory lapse, go to [Start] (soon to be something else) [Run] and type 'regedit' in the Open: field. Click [OK] to open the registry and navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SOFTWARE\ Microsoft\ Windows NT\ CurrentVersion\ Winlogon

In the right pane (Fig. 05), double click the Shell entry to open the Edit String dialog box as shown in Fig. 06. In Value data: line, enter the directory name and file name that was used to save the modified explorer.exe file, separating the directory and filename with a forward slash. Click OK.

You can refresh the registry after you have made the entry to make sure it is correct. As you can see in Fig. 07 below, Shell is now pointing to inf/explorer. exe rather than the original explorer.exe file which is still located untouched in C:\Windows.


Close Registry Editor and either log off the system and log back in, or reboot the entire system if that’s your preference. If all went as planned you should see your new Start button with the revised text. Just so you know, Fig. 08 was taken from XP Pro w/RC1 of SP3 running in a VMware virtual machine.



How to Put an Entire Drive into a Folder in XP...

This feature, called "Volume Mount Points" (also supported in Windows 2000) allows you to associate an entire partition with a single folder on your hard disk. I recommend using the Volume Mount Points feature to free up disk space on a C: drive that's getting too full. If your C: drive is getting too full, you'll find this very helpful.
Create an empty folder on your C: drive called "NewDrive".
Install your new hard disk and open the Disk Management console. You can access Disk Management from the Run command. Type diskmgmt.msc in the Run command and click OK.
In the Disk Management console, right click on the new disk and click New Volume. Click Next when the Welcome to the New Volume Wizard dialog box appears.
On the Select Volume Type page, select the Simple option. Click Next.
On the Select Disks page, make sure the correct disk (the new one) is selected and then type in the size of the partition you want to create. The default is to use the entire disk. Type in the size in the Select the amount of space in MB text box and click Next.
On the Assign Drive Letter or Path page, select the Mount in the following empty NTFS folder option and then type in the path to the NewDrive folder. Click Next.
On the Format Volume page, accept the default settings and click Next. Click Finish and the volume will be created and formatted.
Find some folders that are taking up a lot of space. Right click on those folders and click the Cut command. Then click on the NewDrive folder and use the Paste command. Note that you shouldn't do this with Program Folders and System Folders, as there are many files in use in those folders so you won't be able to reliably copy them to the new location. The Cut and Paste operation moves the files from their old folders into the new one.
Notice that all the files still appear to be on the C: drive. This makes it easy for you to save all your stuff to the C: drive, but actually use the space on the new disk.

"A FLAVOUR OF UBUNTU LINUX 8.04 IN WINDOWS"


Ubuntu Linux 8.04 ( hardy heron ) makes it very easy for Linux newbies to gets hands on Linux without those nightmares of formatting and hardware troubleshooting. Installing Ubuntu 8.04 is actually easier than Windows, it took me only about 30 minutes to get it installed and running.

Wubi, a free open source tool, enables users to download and install Ubuntu in one hit, directly from Windows. No more burning a downloaded ISO image to CD. No more booting from the CD to install Ubuntu. No more disk partitioning decisions. No more Grub boot manager.

It comes pre-installed with compiz fusion and Nvidia Graphics driver can easily be installed by typing " sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx-new " in terminal.





*A very beautiful poem on today's fast life.*

" **WAQT NAHI ** "

Har khushi Hai Logon Ke Daman Mein,
Par Ek Hansi Ke Liye Waqt Nahi.
Din Raat Daudti Duniya Mein,
Zindagi Ke Liye Hi Waqt Nahi.

Maa Ki Loree Ka Ehsaas To Hai,
Par Maa Ko Maa Kehne Ka Waqt Nahi.
Saare Rishton Ko To Hum Maar Chuke,
Ab Unhe Dafnane Ka Bhi Waqt Nahi.

Saare Naam Mobile Mein Hain,
Par Dosti Ke Lye Waqt Nahi.
Gairon Ki Kya Baat Karen,
Jab Apno Ke Liye Hi Waqt Nahi.

Aankhon Me Hai Neend Badee,
Par Sone Ka Waqt Nahi.
Dil Hai Ghamon Se Bhara Hua,
Par Rone Ka Bhi Waqt Nahi.

Paison ki Daud Me Aise Daude,
Ki Thakne ka Bhi Waqt Nahi.
Paraye Ehsason Ki Kya Kadr Karein,
Jab Apane Sapno Ke Liye Hi Waqt Nahi.

Tu Hi Bata E Zindagi,
Iss Zindagi Ka Kya Hoga,
Ki Har Pal Marne Walon Ko,
Jeene Ke Liye Bhi Waqt Nahi.......

Challenges are what make life interesting Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful !!!

After Spending more Than 15 valuable years of my Life in Schooling, College and other Academics Related stuff, in more that 7 schools and Colleges, over India..i still can't understand the Chimera or the Illusion of an Academic life..i mean what do they really want from us..A scoring machine or a Productive skilled citizen, I am pointing this Blog towards the Rising Expectations of the Academicians..it does'nt mean that, i am scared of their rising expectations in anyway..but i have one question poping up in my mind ever since i was in class 6th..that.."is that all worth it ??".. leave Schooling apart, because that is more or less same everywhere..but atleast Academic Hubs like Universities and Colleges should hold some Standards..the old conviction of mine got stronger and firmer when i got into College..i thought pursuing a Technical course would help me Experiencing, a Cut-Throat Academic Standards, but all in-vein, it became more or less like a School.. after a Semester or so..making my words clear, i would like to add a reference of a Recent incident of Mine, last week in my C++ Programming Lab, my VIVA lasted for more than 50 minutes, whereas u might be Wondering, that in university like that of SASTRA, Viva-Voce does'nt last more than 5 minutes..even in my viva, in which Subject part lasted nearly for 4 minutes, the rest of it, was Cold Debate with my External Examinar..She is one of the Senior most Professors of my Department, her point was," every one should try for 10 point CGPA..."..to that i was trying to tell her that, there is no point in Producing TEN Pointers if their QUALITY or the SKILL Level is ZERO..I also told her that there is NO USE PRODUCING "ACADEMIC AUTOMATONS"..who know Nothing out of their Books..it won't Help them in Getting into GOOGLE or MICROSOFT...anyway, from my college even if someone, Score 10 Pointers in a row, all over 8 semester,Even then they would be landing in TCS, WIPRO,INFOSYS or anyother similar crap..like other 800 students..with cgpa's starting from 6 or so..i mean the whole point is..what did they get in the end..a 3.2 pakage..isn't it infair?..
That is why, not to be unfair at the end..i was trying to convey the staff, that the extra activities that we do, in the course of our Academic Life may cost some points but they help us learning many SKILLS and REAL LIFE Lessons Which they don't teach otherwise,and that way there are more chances of you Landing with something better (also if,in worse case,things dont turn out the way you thought, even then u'll have the threshold stuff[tcs, wipro]with you..so u c ther is nothing to lose only GAIN-GAIN)..but That evening when i told all this to sirji..he gave me big a lecture (lecture no. 2)..But anyway i was convinced,after that,i slightly modified my caption,that "IF THE SOMETHING BETTER STUFF COMES ALONG WITH 10 POINTS, IT WOULD BECOME EVEN BETTER.."..[ NO-OFFENSE :) ]

I think..(Although very rarely!!).. Everyone in this World (read it as WWW) has his (or in Some Cases Her..) View on Something or the other..it may be Right,Wrong, Legal, Illegal, feasible or impossible whatever..in the views of others...that may entirely depend upon the Perception and Thinking of the Other Person..although i may sound Philosophical and hence Boring..but if said in short...EVERY HUMAN BEING HAS HIS/HER VIEW...IT IS SET BY DEFAULT (BACK 2 THE TYM WHEN U WERE INSTALLED IN THIS VIRTUAL WORLD!!)..SO, this is My Platform to Share n Display my DEFAULT VIEW..hope u r still awake..

WARNING: Eventualy when u'll go through DEFAULT VIEW u'll figure out that many of the terms used here by default are somewhere related to COMPUTERS (which i have fascination of) so frankly speaking, Guys i can't help it much..i know at times it becomes really awful..(but u c that is your DEFAULT VIEW..)..anyway there is nothing much Geeky here..so mostly try to read it..and if some battery is still left in u...u can post your comments also..that too absolutely free(no hidden charges!!)