Thursday, September 28, 2006

It's not too late to be a genius

Nice article from creating passionate users :

In the web/tech world (and many other domains), it seems the Big Ideas belong to the Young. Barely 27, David Heinemeier Hansson, creator of the Ruby on Rails framework, has changed the world and given the Ruby language a reason to live. Then there's Caterina and Stewart, creators of Flickr. Then there's Larry and Sergey, the "boys" behind Google, and Jeff Bezos was just 30 when he founded Amazon.

It's never too late to make a difference. Just...keep...trying s***. And remember the quote from the 90-something woman who, when asked about her regrets said, "If I'd known I was going to live this long, I'd have taken up the violin at 60. I'd have been playing for almost 40 years by now..."

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

The Story Behind These Company Names

Here are some interesting encounter how these companies got their name :...

Apache - It got its name because its founders got started by applying patches to code written for NCSA’s httpd daemon. The result was ‘A PAtCHy’ server -– thus, the name Apache.

CISCO - Its not an acronym but the short for San Francisco.

Hewlett-Packard (HP) - Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard tossed a coin to decide whether the company they founded would be called Hewlett-Packard or Packard-Hewlett, and the winner was NOT Bill…the winner was Dave.

Apple Computers - Steve Jobs was three months late in
filing a name for the business because he didn’t get any better
name for his new company. So one day he told to the staff: “If
I’ll not get better name by 5 o’clock today, our
company’s name will be anything he likes…” So at 5
o’clcok nobody come up with better name, and he was eating Apple
that time… so he keep the name of the company ‘Apple Computers’.


Tuesday, September 26, 2006 Bookmark search..

Yesterday i made this bookmark search page. It takes xml file as input and search for bookmarks according to tags and title. It start searching as you type.
here is link : SearchER

Any suggestion are welcome... :)

Updated URL !
Related Link: My Toolbar

Monday, September 25, 2006

Enabling and disabling services during start up in GNU/Linux

In any Linux distribution, some services are enabled to start at boot up by default. For example, on my machine, I have pcmcia, cron daemon, postfix mail transport agent ... just to name a few, which start during boot up. Usually, it is prudent to disable all services that are not needed as they are potential security risks and also they unnecessarily waste hardware resources.

The start-up scripts are stored in the '/etc/init.d/' directory. So if you want to say, enable apache webserver in different run levels, then you should have a script related to the apache webserver in the /etc/init.d/ directory. It is usually created at the time of installing the software.
This article describes how can we enable or disable different services during boot in different kind of distros like Redhat, Debian, Gentoo

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Repair a Corrupt MBR and boot into Linux

There are times when you inadvertently overwrite your Master Boot Record. The end result being that you are unable to boot into Linux. This is especially true when you are dual booting between windows and Linux OSes.
This is what you do to restore the GRUB boot loader when faced with the above problem. First you need aLinux distribution CD. If you are using Fedora (RedHat) then the first CD is sufficient. But you may also use any of the live CDs like Knoppix, Ubuntu Live CD and so on.

A visual walk through of a couple of the new features in Vim 7.0

This informative article gives the readers a visual walk through of some of the new features found in the latest version of Vim 7.0. It gives a detailed explanation of some of the commands which allow one to use the new features to ones advantage.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

New Supercars of 2007

It's the beginning of the new model season for supercars. And as they do nearly every year the hottest completely redefine the top end. The offerings for 2007 from Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, and other ultra brands.

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Sunday, September 10, 2006

The Best Places To Launch A Career

The top 50 employers for new college grads

It's now clear, for instance, that to attract the best and the brightest, companies are no longer competing only with others in their industry. More open to career experimentation than previous generations, college grads are applying across a swath of industries. The result: No. 4-ranked Goldman Sachs (GS ) could just as easily be vying with No. 43 Teach for America and No. 13 Google (GOOG ) as with No. 9 JPMorgan (JPM ) and No. 22 Lehman Brothers (LEH ) for the very same applicant. The intensely competitive market for top young talent means companies have to fine-tune their game.
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Monday, September 04, 2006