AJAX

November 28th, 2005

hi!!

AJAX or Asynchronous Javascript & XML seems to be the coolest or hottest (in whichever way u want) technology around. It deals with sending asynchronous requests to the server behind the scenes, and its a very good way of showing interactive content.

It comes with lot of advantages. One of them being; large data driven websites need not refresh whole pages of data always to display new content. Gmail is 1 of the many sites that uses AJAX heavily.

In .net, AJAX is implemented as “Atlas” and in J2EE, any app server that supports servlets will support AJAX.

To know more about it, follow the wikipedia link. Check out the Atlas link to know more about it in .net. As for J2EE, read this excellent article on implementing AJAX. As usual, there are some FAQs as well and some common pitfalls that you should avoid.

Happy coding bye!!~~

Email Time Capsule

November 28th, 2005

hi!!

Forbes.com has an innovative idea called the Time Capsule. Its aim is to collect emails now and then send it to you in the next 1/3/5/10/20 years which ever you prefer. Fancy reading a message 20 years later when many things around us will change drastically. It will be great to remember our friends again that we tend to forget over time.

It surely is exciting. So, check out the Email Capsule. Yahoo! is one of the companies handling this project along with an entrepreneur. Read more about the project at this url.

Be sure to do it….Last day is 30th November 2005. Off to send myself an email :-) …..bye!!~~

PS: Here is another interesting url http://futureme.org/.

Yay!! New Tech Blog

November 27th, 2005

hey guyz n galz, this is my tech blog…..plz return here. i will be updating this often. Meanwhile, chk out my non-tech blog.

bye!!~~

hi!! this is the part 2 of “Start Downloading 2 to 8”. Before you continue, you may want to read the first part of the post. It deals with scheduling downloads.

Coming back, this method was tested on Huawei SmartAX 880 modem and this solution works for those who have that “Always On“. A similar kind of interface was found with Huawei SmartAX 800 modem.

Warning: Before you try this, make sure you save your existing connection settings.

1. Start–>Run. Type “cmd” or “command” and press Enter.
2. Type “ipconfig” in the DOS prompt and press Enter. Note down the IP address. Most of the time it will be 192.168.1.1
3. Open Internet Explorer and type http://192.168.1.1
4. Expand the “Home” node and click on “WAN Setting”.
5. Change the “WAN Type” to “RFC2684Bridged”.
6. Click Apply, restart the modem and enjoy!!!

Now, you have to create a dialer to connect to the server. Follow these steps to create the dialer.

1. Start–>Control Panel (or) Start–>Settings–>Control Panel. Go to Network Connections.
2. Create a new connection. From now on, follow the wizard to create your broadband dialup account. You need to have your username and password for creating the same.

The reason why you may want to change to dial-up broadband connection is to schedule downloads. It is said that the modem must be restarted at 2AM to start a new session. Creating a new session by restarting the modem automatically is not possible. After you followed the above 6 steps, you have to follow another set of 6 steps found at http://broadbandforum.in/index.php?showtopic=2431&hl=tutorial , so that you can actually use that full 2 to 8 for downloads without overdoing your 1GB limit.

Most of the time, the Dataone Account Administration link at www.dataone.in redirects to the wrong site. Use this instead http://10.240.43.216/, to monitor you broadband usage.

To restore back to “Always On”, follow the first 4 steps and then change the “WAN Type” to “PPP”. Give your username, password and select enabled for Use eDNS field. Click apply and restart the modem……

India – A Secular Country ???

November 7th, 2005

hi!!

This is an account of a small incident of my friend……read on..

This is such an unfair question by itself (Is India a secular country?). The festival of lights, festival of joy invites shops, services, stores to increase sales during this period of diwali. But is diwali meant only for those who celebrate it? Isn’t a festival common to all? Common to mankind in general whether you reside in Europe or USA? Leave alone Europe ; it happened in Chennai.

Listening to grandma’s rants about diwali discounts, I entered a well reputed beauty parlour in the city which offered good discounts for all kinds of stuff done till Diwali in their parlour. The lady who was being attended to just before my turn was told that her payment would be Rs.6 for threading. But she was charged Rs.8-the real cost of threading without taking into account the diwali offer. When she inquired into the issue she was told that it was a diwali discount and since she was a Christian she couldn’t avail it!!!horror of horrors! In a secular, democratic, socialistic, republic (whatever they taught us in civics!)Country like India and among the well educated ladies of Chennai this discrimination based on religion still exists! What if she had worn a “bindhi” and walked into the parlour? She becomes a Hindu and gets the discount? The issue here was a matter of trivial two rupees which she could have easily parted with; but can India part with its secular policies because of shameful incidents like this?

In this age even when lowly thieving does not discriminate religions and caste, people earning a decent living do fail to notice this. Is this what our 57 years of independence as a free body taught us?Obviously enraged by this, the lady voiced out “What? You discriminate based on religion in a secular country like India? Be ashamed of yourselves to have spoken those words” and so on and also added ” I’m going to write about this to the newspapers and to the police. You will be in jail; remember that”. Although I’m not aware if one could be jailed for this because it was forgotten by the lady herself when she added, “I’m silenced now; be sure it does not happen to anyone else”. This incident is giving me nightmares because being new to this kind of aghast experience I never believed that religious discrimination ever existed in the world, should I remain oblivious to the incident and walk away like that lady?

Well, the least i can say is, this is really sad……

Happpppyyy Deepavaliiiiiii !!!

November 1st, 2005

hi!! dudes n duddetes,

I’m very happy today. the reason?? deepavali was excellent and this special deepavali will be in the archives for many many years to come.

During this deepavali, i met some of my school friends who were with me during the good as well as the bad times, extending their warmth when i needed the most. I visited most of their houses & believe me…..i didnt have lunch yesterday, because to all the houses we went, we were served with delicious delicacies that include gulab jamun, ribbon bakkoda, om podi etc. Ofcourse we gulped everything 😉 & what made them special was that every piece was home-made.

Back in the evening, we all met again at my place. This time, all of the things we did in the evening was shot in my friend’s handycam. We then burst a little crackers, ate a lot of sweets again & shot some more…..

On the whole, this deepavali was just great, not because of crackers or the new dress or anything else. It was just about friendship. By the end of the day, i wished no end to this day…..but all things must come to an end.

I know very well that this writing may not express so much i feel, but the feeling of the bond was excellent. If u are reading this blog & if you had experienced something similar in your life, kindly share it…….

Awaiting next deepavali…….bye!!~~