Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Ball tampering: learn the craft

The fourth Test between England and Pakistan descended into total farce on Sunday as first Pakistan, then the umpires, refused to return to the field after tea on the fourth day following a ball tampering storm.

So what exactly is ball tampering and how is it done? Former India skipper Krishnamachari Srikkanth takes us through the intricacies.

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Indian masala for Queen's English

The queen's own language is not quite as 'propah' as it used to be, especially with some brand new words making their way to Oxford Dictionary.

A case in point of the post-colonial success of English is that the word Hinglish (Hindi plus English) is now officially an English word, meriting a place in the new Indian edition of the Concise

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Great lessons from Dhirubhai Ambani

He was a one-in-a-million human being, and I was blessed to have had him as my boss. He taught me many things that have transformed an ordinary executive that I was, to be the founder chairman of an agency that grew from nothing to one of India's largest.

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The 5 secrets of making wealth

What does one do to become wealthy? Save a lot, spend less, invest well and in time you will become wealthy. Right? Well, yes, but. . . But what?

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The Mother of All Windows XP Tweaking Guides

The TweakGuides Tweaking Companion Version 3.1 is the complete system optimization guide for Windows XP users. It contains an enormous amount of detailed descriptions and resources together in one free 175 page downloadable PDF file.

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Hack Attack: Top 10 Ubuntu apps and tweaks

When I made the switch to Ubuntu Linux on my desktop computer (that is, if you can call triple-booting Windows XP, Vista, and Ubuntu a "switch"), I was a little worried about finding the applications and tools that would make me as productive working in Ubuntu as I am working on Windows.

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Hacking Into Almost Any Windows XP Machine, With Just A Few Tricks.

Ever wanted to gain Administrator access, on a XP machine with ease. This guide will show you how to do it. Assuming you have the brains to use either the Command Prompt, or the registry.

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Cheat Sheet: Web 2.0

Web 2.0 is one of those phrases which we're hearing a lot about currently. Everybody says they're very excited about it but do they really know what it is?

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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Internet Explorer 7 v FireFox 2.0 comparison

An interesting article that compares the betas of IE7 and FF2 - examining the interface, security, tabbed functions, RSS, search and extensions. Looks like IE7 actually might not suck - do we still need FireFox? Some good screencaps and analysis.

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Linux Shell Scripting Basics

In a non-graphical environment, all instructions to the computer are made as text commands, each of which consists of the command name followed by zero or more options, which modify what the command will do. For example, the Linux command "ls" can be used to list files in the current directory.

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Look At All These Passwords!

If you use any number of popular web forums or even some commercial services like,, or your provider's webmail service, you may not be aware that you're sending your credentials over the internet in the clear.Some sites appear to secure your credenti als, but they really don't.

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Bill Gates gets an invoice from a unhappy customer

Billed for administrative and consulting work, caused by the need to repair Microsoft sabotage.

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Monday, August 21, 2006

Why Was Gandhi Never Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize?

Mohandas Gandhi (1869-1948) has become the strongest symbol of non-violence in the 20th century. It is widely held � in retrospect � that the Indian national leader should have been the very man to be selected for the Nobel Peace Prize. He was nominated several times, but was never awarded the prize. Why?

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Thursday, August 17, 2006

CSS Frames

One of the arguments for using frames has always been that they allow you to keep parts of the layout on-screen at all times. This can be emulated with CSS, as described here

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5 HTML elements you probably never use (but perhaps should)

This is a collection of HTML elements I've found to be very under-represented in markup on the web today.

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Saturday, August 05, 2006

Saying the right thing at the right time

Martin wakes up at home with a huge hangover. He forces himself to open his eyes, and the first thing he sees is a couple of aspirins and a glass of water on the side table. He sits down and sees his clothing in front of him, all clean and pressed. Martin looks around the room and sees that it is in perfect order, spotless, clean. So is the rest of the house.

He takes the aspirins and notices a note on the table. "Honey, breakfast is on the stove, I left early to go shopping. Love You!" So he goes to the kitchen and sure enough there is a hot breakfast and the morning newspaper. His son is also at the table, eating. Martin asks, "Son, what happened last night?"

His son says, "Well, you came home around 3 AM, drunk and delirious. Broke some furniture, puked in the hallway, and gave yourself a black eye when you stumbled into the door."

Confused, Martin asks, "So, why is everything in order and so clean, and breakfast is on the table waiting for me? I should expect a big quarrel with her!"

His son replies, "Oh, that! Mom dragged you to the bedroom, and when she tried to take your clothes n shoes off, you said, "Lady leave me alone! I'm married!"

Self-induced hangover -- $100.00
Broken furniture -- $2,000.00
Breakfast -- $10.00
Saying The Right Thing While Drunk- PRICELESS

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Getting Yahoo! Mail Beta!!

1. Log in to your Yahoo Mail account
2. On the top left, besides “mail” button, there is one down arrow, click there..
3. Go to “option”
4. On the left panel, click on account information…
5. Click on “edit” under membership information
6. In the last panel..u will find “yahoo content”, which would be something like, U.S.-English, or India or something…click on it
7. Select “English-United Kingdom”
8. Save changes
9. Go back to your mail window..
10. Now keep this window open, and in a new window, open, and login…u’ll get an invitation to join “yahoo mail beta version”!!!!

You can change the content back to ur country, no probs watsoever.