Archive for August, 2007


August 28, 2007 Leave a comment
Hey guys,
I got this piece in one of the mails. It was soul touching indeed. Read on…
When you came into the world, she held you in her arms. You thanked her by wailing like a banshee. When you were 1 year old, she fed you and bathed you.
You thanked her by crying all night long.
When you were 2 years old, she taught you to walk.
You thanked her by running away when she called.
When you were 3 years old, she made all your meals with love.
You thanked her by tossing your plate on the floor.
When you were 4 years old, she gave you some crayons.
You thanked her by coloring the dining room table.
When you were 5 years old, she dressed you for the holidays.
You thanked her by plopping into the nearest pile of mud.
When you were 6 years old, she walked you to school.
You thanked her by screaming, “I’M NOT GOING!”
When you were 7 years old, she bought you a baseball.
You thanked her by throwing it through the next-door-neighbor’s window.
When you were 8 years old, she handed you an ice cream.
You thanked her by dripping it all over your lap.
When you were 9 years old, she paid for piano lessons.
You thanked her by never even bothering to practice.
When you were 10 years old, she drove you all day, from soccer to gymnastics to one birthday party after another.
You thanked her by jumping out of the car and never looking back.
When you were 11 years old, she took you and your friends to the movies.
You thanked her by asking to sit in a different row.
When you were 12 years old, she warned you not to watch certain TV shows.
You thanked her by waiting until she left the house.
Those teenage years
When you were 13, she suggested a haircut that was becoming.
You thanked her by telling her she had no taste.
When you were 14, she paid for a month away at summer camp.
You thanked her by forgetting to write a single letter.
When you were 15, she came home from work, looking for a hug.
You thanked her by having your bedroom door locked.
When you were 16, she taught you how to driver her car.
You thanked her by taking it every chance you could.
When you were 17, she was expecting an important call.
You thanked her by being on the phone all night.
When you were 18, she cried at your high school graduation.
You thanked her by staying out partying until dawn.
Growing old and gray
When you were 19, she paid for your college tuition, drove you to campus, carried your bags. You thanked her by saying good-bye outside the dorm so you wouldn’t be embarrassed in front of your friends.
When you were 20, she asked whether you were seeing anyone.
You thanked her by saying, “It’s none of your business.”
When you were 21, she suggested certain careers for your future.
You thanked her by saying, “I don’t want to be like you.”
When you were 22, she hugged you at your college graduation.
You thanked her by asking whether she could pay for a trip to Europe.
When you were 23, she gave you furniture for your first apartment.
You thanked her by telling your friends it was ugly.
When you were 24, she met your fiance and asked about your plans for the future.
You thanked her by glaring and growling, “Muuhh-ther, please!”
When you were 25, she helped to pay for your wedding, and she cried and told you how deeply she loved you.
You thanked her by moving halfway across the country.
When you were 30, she called with some advice on the baby.
You thanked her by telling her, “Things are different now.”
When you were 40, she called to remind you of an relative’s birthday.
You thanked her by saying you were “really busy right now.”
When you were 50, she fell ill and needed you to take care of her.
You thanked her by reading about the burden parents become to their children.
Let us take a moment of the time just to pay tribute/show appreciation to the person called MOM though some may not say it openly to their mother. There’s no substitute for her. Cherished every single moment. Though at times she may not be the best of friends, may not agree to our thoughts, she is still your mother!!!
She will be there for you…to listen to your woes, your braggings, your frustations, etc. Ask yourself…..have you put aside enough time for her, to listen to her “blues” of working in the kitchen, her tiredness???
Be tactful, loving and still show her due respect though you may have a different view from hers. Once gone, only fond memories of the past and also regrets will be left. **DON’T TAKE FOR GRANTED THE THINGS CLOSEST TO YOUR HEART. CLING TO THEM AS U WOULD TO YOUR LIFE, FOR WITHOUT THEM, LIFE IS MEANINGLESS*
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“Ignorance of software piracy, not a bliss anymore”

August 22, 2007 Leave a comment

“Every time somebody invents a better mouse-trap, criminals figure out how to break that. … It will be hard to stop the determined pirate”, Microsoft India chairman Ravi Venkatesan goes on. Software Piracy has absolutely become an major issue in India. Software industries in India are continously abated due to the fact. No doubt that India is the Information technology powerhouse, but nevertheless, all our excellence is in exporting software services. There are no successful sw companies that are serving the domestic market (except one or two like TALLY).

India not only evens up in population with china but sw piracy too, one of the largest sw pirate, with an alarming rate of 72 %. Who wants a genuine copy when there are thousands of options available. Most of the softwares are available as trial versions in internet, which normally asks to register for a full version. Get the damn thing downloaded and the rest will be taken care by some anonymous site that will give you the registeration key and cracks to any software that the world has ever known.

These sites have become a living nightmare for the software industries. Who said that the registration key for windows OS cannot be generated because it uses some gig algorithm to generate them. There are some sites like which can generate a new 25 digit registeration key overnight.

Till now there are many steps taken by the sw manufacturing industries to control the piracy, like the fake version of the sw will not be able to download the additional upgrade versions et cetera, but all in vain. One of the things Microsoft is doing in windows vista , so called the ‘Reduced funcitionality mode’, to make sure that if some one is not able to show that his copy of software is genuine, he will have a worst experience of the software.

This will have an significant effect on the casual pirate but it still will not suffice to stop the determined ones. As the saying goes in tamil “Thirudana paarthu thirundalena , thirutta ozhikka mudiyaathu” (means that theft cant be wiped off unless the thiefs atone by themselves), its a climate that we have to change.

Read full article @

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Put your John Hancock on this cheque. ##??

August 16, 2007 Leave a comment

John Hancock is an informal usage for a person’s Signature.

John hancock was the first to sign the Declaration of Independence. And hence, named after the boldness and legibility of his signature.

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Are u a passive smoker? No? Think again. You may be something more.

August 16, 2007 Leave a comment

According to a recent article published by The Hindu, most of the laser printers working in office environments emit micro-sized particles that may be hazardous to human in the offing.
These particles are almost 1000 times smaller than the dust particles and can be inhaled into the lungs as likely as the cigarette smoke and can be as hazardous. Majority of the printers are a make of the godfathers of the printer manufacturing world. In the top of the list are the flawless ‘HP and Toshiba’.

So my IT friends, Dont waste time in workrooms 😛

For more details read the full research paper @

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August 16, 2007 Leave a comment

“Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place. It will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me or nobody is going to hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard you hit, it is about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward, how much can you take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done” 😉

-Rocky balboa

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