If God Had a BlackBerry

Once upon a time, Blackberry phones were considered the businessmen phones. As of today, the Blackberry frenzy has hit the entire world. It’s become the most “happening” thing at the moment and with “happening” I can assure you, I literally mean it. Everyone I see is either walking around with it, talking about it, randomly BBM-ing their BBM friends. It’s pretty freaky how technology is taking over today. It definitely has its cons and it is kind of pathetic but hey, we are a phone-obsessed generation, I won’t argue with that and well personally speaking the Blackberry tech amazes me. I love how it makes the mighty planet seem smaller where I can keep in touch with my loved ones whether they’re in the next room, around the corner, another city or even another continent. BBM goes BAM! Everything is just a ting-ting away.

One fine day, God was taking a walk in the lawns of heaven. He looked down from above and wondered why the human world lately was so hooked up on to this piece of electronic device. Everyone he looked at was engaged doing things with their Blackberry whether it was the zealous working business men, the glamorous celebrities, the presidents of nations, the younger generation, teenagers, even school-going premises. He wondered what was going on with the human world and their new obsession and he decided to find out. God sent for his undercover messenger to get him a Blackberry from earth. Had he been using it for a couple of days and guess what? He was amazed at this human creation. He could connect with the human world, his pals, the devil if necessary, his angels, his messengers, his devotees and everyone else. God was super happy with his gadget! It made sense to him why it was nick-named “Crack berry”, it was oh-so-addictive. It even worked up there in heaven. We all know, as a matter of fact, there’s a Blackberry for everyone! 🙂


Written By : Esha Saxena (Giveaway BlackBerry 7 Smartphone campaign)

Google Chrome Canary Build

Google Chrome’s team added a new releases channel for early adopters and developers: Canary builds. Unlike the beta channel and the dev channel, Canary builds can be installed without overwriting a regular Chrome build. That means you can install both a Canary build and a regular build that could be on the stable, beta or dev channel.

The Canary build is only available for Windows, it’s “installed to a different path, gets updated separately, and runs side by side with an existing stable/beta/dev installation”. Google says that the Canary build will usually be the same as the dev build. “Sometimes if necessary, we may push additional updates on Canary build so its version is higher than dev.”

Thinking out of the box

Employee “A” in a company walked up to his manager and asked what my job is for the day?

*     The manager took “A” to the bank of a river and asked him to

cross the river and reach the other side of the bank.

*     “A” completed this task successfully and reported back to the

manager about the completion of the task assigned. The manager smiled and said “GOOD JOB”

Next day Employee “B” reported to the same manager and asked him the job for the day. The manager assigned the same task as above to this person also.

*     The Employee “B’ before starting the task saw Employee “C”

struggling in the river to reach the other side of the bank. He realized “C” has the same task.

*     Now “B” not only crossed the river but also helped “C” to cross

the river.

*     “B” reported back to the manager and the manager smiled and said


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2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats.

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 4,300 times in 2010. That’s about 10 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 16 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 18 posts. There were 20 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 333kb. That’s about 2 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was April 5th with 454 views. The most popular post that day was Apache HTTP Server Tutorial.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were dzone.com, phpcamp.net, phpgangsta.de, abcphp.com, and zceguide.blogspot.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for apache http server tutorial, zend server tutorial, and assuming the referenced xml document exists and matches the parsing logic, what should be displayed when this script is executed?.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Apache HTTP Server Tutorial March 2010


Zend Certification PHP 5 Sample Questions September 2010
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Setting Up Android Development Environment Using Eclipse August 2010


Zend Server Tutorial January 2010


Magento – Custom Redirection May 2010

Email from the boss

Mail sent by Narayan Murthy to all Infosys staff:
It’s half past 8 in the office but the lights are still on….
PCs still running, coffee machines still buzzing…
And who’s at work? Most of them ??? Take a closer look…

All or most specimens are ??
Something male species of the human race…

Look closer… again all or most of them are bachelors…

And why are they sitting late? Working hard? No way!!!
Any guesses???
Let’s ask one of them…
Here’s what he says… ‘What’s there 2 do after going home…Here we get to surf, AC, phone, food, coffee that is why I am working late…Importantly no bossssssss!!!!!!!!!!!’

This is the scene in most research centers and software companies and other off-shore offices.

Bachelors ‘Passing-Time’ during late hours in the office just bcoz they say they’ve nothing else to do…
Now what r the consequences…

‘Working’ (for the record only) late hours soon becomes part of the institute or company culture.

With bosses more than eager to provide support to those ‘working’ late in the form of taxi vouchers, food vouchers and of course good feedback, (oh, he’s a hard worker… goes home only to change..!!).
They aren’t helping things too…

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Work is a Rubber Ball

Speech by Bryan Dyson (CEO of Coca Cola)

“Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five
balls in the air. You name them – work, family, health,
friends and spirit and you’re keeping all of these in the

You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball.

If you drop it, it will bounce back.

But the other four Balls – family, health, friends and
spirit – are made of glass. If you drop one of these; they
will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged or even
shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand
that and strive for Balance in your life.”

By Jagat Kothari Posted in General

Magento – Custom Redirection

In Magento, to Perform a Custom Redirection, we can use the setRedirect() Method of front controller.

For example, if on certain page we want to check that if customer is logged in then only customer can access that page.  For such scenario, first we can check if customer is logged in or not using the isLoggedIn() method and then we can set the current Page URL that can be used if customer goes to login page and successfully logged in in the magento store. that can be achieved using setBeforeAuthUrl() method.

i.e. Currently user is not logged in and is on the category page. We want functionality that if user is logged-in then only he/she can view the full product details page. So when user clicks on product link for viewing the detailed page, he will be redirected to the Customer Login Page. If customer successfully authenticated then again he/she will be redirected on the same page where he was previously. this can be implemented with the help of setBeforeAuthUrl() method.

Example :
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Installing Apache, MySQL, and PHP on Linux

This tutorial is designed to guide you through the initial steps of setting up Apache, MySQL, and PHP on Linux. The Linux distribution being utilized for this tutorial is Fedora Core 1, however the steps should be very similar across most distributions. This tutorial makes the assumption that you have the required development tools loaded for compiling programs from source, these tools are beyond the scope of this document and will not be covered here. Also, it assumes you can use the “vi” text editor for basic editing tasks. Continue reading

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It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious – Oscar Wilde

"Resove to be a master of change rather than a victim of change."

Destiny is simply d strength of ur desires.. If u cry at a trouble, it grows double!! If u laugh at d trouble, It disappears like a bubble!! 😉

The abundant life does not come to those who have had a lot of obstacles removed from their path by others. It develops from within and is rooted in strong mental and moral fiber.

A fact is a simple statement that everyone believes. It is innocent, unless found guilty. A hypothesis is a novel suggestion that no one wants to believe. It is guilty, until found effective. – Edward Teller

Cherish your visions and your dreams, as they are the children of your soul; the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.

When Time Is Running Good……………….Ur Mistakes Are Taken As Joke………………Bt When Ur Time Is Running Bad…………………..All Ur Jokes Are Noticed…….

"If the loser keeps his smile, the winner will lose the thrill of victory…!!!

Common sense is rarely practised.

Love happens only once.. The rest is just life ..

Being free is important but not as important as being open source.

As I grow older , I regret to say that a detestable habit of thinking seems to be getting a hold of me.

Multitasking= being able to screw up several things at the same time

I love being married. It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.

Fact Of the Life: You just can’t love a job for the lifetime. Human beings always get bored by repeatedely doing the same thing.

One measure of leadership is the caliber of people who choose to follow you.

Never be a lecturer, you will become a typical Analyst.

I am certain there is too much certainty in the world.

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