Jun 15, 2008

Protect your Pen Drive from being affected by Malicious Viruses

Sometimes our computers in a public lab creates a havoc when you insert your flash drive in USB port. The host computer which is most of the time affected by lots of viruses, worms etc senses the drive and starts attacking before you can move your mouse. Sometimes your data is lost or corrupted, And you give a damn to that PC.

We can do the same thing intelligently :-) So What you need to do for safeguarding your data on flash drive?

The answer to this very important question can be: Before plugging the drive, disable the writing mechanism first so that no program can change the bits on the drive.

How to disable the writing mechanism?

Step 1: Open the Registry editor. you can do the same by "regedit" command on Run or command prompt.

Step 2: Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies\WriteProtect

Step 3: Flip the bit to Enable Read-Only mode

Note: Make sure you undone the changes in registry after your work.

Though this method is not checked up to forensic level but it works at least logically.

If you're not a geek and no idea of registry editing and have a fear of doing the above things wrong, Don't worry we have a small application, Thumbscrew which do the same thing by a simple toggle switch.

Related Posts: How to get rid of Autorun.inf from pen-drives and hard disks

Jun 13, 2008

Pouring wonder

Monsoon is the only season
when u remember somebody without reason
the tinkling rain pearls on the leaves
reminds u of the moments u once weaved..
Even unsaid words say something..
n those unspoken says more then silence
the days that never had the sand of balance
as they say "no reason to fall for a reason"
starting to believe in these adages is you the PERSON.

You sit by the window or in the garden among the green lushes
feeling the days of college remarkably a period of crushes
the laptop n the coffee mug by the side
may be are the only friends who abide
distance strengthens the bond of any hood
but it also separates the leaves from the wood
As the days pass these leaves blow far away
and the tree also grows beyond the pathway
In directions u go leaving memory lanes
new chapters being written, remembering the past only
when it rains.

Oh droplets why do you remind me of 'ed's'..
when all I want is live in the present..
for this season gives me is not only pleasure
but brings back the days that were carefree laced with leisure
when my spirit was the slave of 'curiosity'
days n nights passed a without 'responsibility'
As I end dis I know after years another will be typed
when the season of life will change and arrives the MONSOON much hyped.

For all those who I call my friends,who were anytime there within good or bad,the ones I have had crushes on,the once who liked and perhaps do like me,my BEST FRENS(more then 1),my partners in crime and in good deeds,people who have praised me and consider worthwhile,for ONES I have met walking somewhere sometime and have liked and finally for the ones who remind me of the droplets during the MONSOON.

Jun 2, 2008

How to get rid of autorun.inf from pen drives or hard disk

Hi friends,
Today the cyber world is experiencing some serious problems. especially with the fast spreading trojans,viruses and scripting programs. We too have seen our college computers flodded with such trojans and viruses and these spread to our home computers via pen drives. And the worst part is that despite having good anti virus softwares installed at our placed, they failed to delete such files.

The crux f this problem lies in the autorun.inf or autorun.exe that executes secretly as soon as we open our hard disk or plug in our infected pen drives. These are normal files which help to create som tojans or viruses as the case may be and hence anti-viruses ignore them. Examples of files created by running of such files are 3xxx.cmd,t.com, i.com, VirusGuard.vbs MicrosoftPowerpont2007.exe and so on. So if today you open your hard disk drive or pen drive and found that your anti- virus software is detecting such files then beware these can spread to entire system.

To find out whether autorun.inf file exists in your system, go to dos prompt or command prompt (using CMD) and whichever drive you feel is infected, go to that drive. just press tab key and see if autorun.inf name appears. If it does appear then using edit autorun.inf try to figure out the name of files that it creates . After exitting the editor you can further use tab key to find all such files in your drive.

Once you have analyzed the drive, type the following to commands:

Attrib -h -s -r autorun.inf
del autorun.inf

Attrib -h -s -r autorun.exe
del autorun.exe

And then verify that they are gone by using dir /ah command.

Use the same commands with all filenames that you saw in the editor like
Attrib -h -s -r VirusGuard.vbs
del VirusGuard.vbs

In this way you can get rid of such hidden threats. For some viruses you might ned to restart PC as well.

Well this is a general solution though some good anti viruses like nod, quick heal etc can do that itself...

So just clean your PC and spread the solution for this problem to all.

May 29, 2008

Set a Guinness World Record, Download Firefox 3

Download Day
With the release of Firefox 3 Release Candidate 1, It is expected that a final version will hit the world sooner. And making it more interesting and notable, Mozilla is giving a name to the Event as "Download Day 2008" and also creating a guinness world record for maximum downloads of Firefox 3 Final in 24 Hrs. To be a part of the world record, you need to download firefox 3 in those 24 Hrs on its release date. Right now the date of Download Day depends upon the Release date of final version. To keep tracking and updated about the event, either follow me @anjulsahu or @mozillafirefox or FF3 group on FaceBook

Firefox 3 has more than 14000 improvements over previous versions and It's going to be more faster, safer and reliable. Take a pledge today and help the community. Spread Firefox!!

May 17, 2008

Age of Microblogging

Micro-blogging is a form of blogging that allows users to write brief text updates (usually less than 200 characters) and publish them, either to be viewed by anyone or by a restricted group which can be chosen by the user. These messages can be submitted by a variety of means, including text messaging, instant messaging, email, MP3 or the web. - Definition by Wikipedia

They are much popular and their frequency of updates are much higher than the regular blogs. Since the updates are very brief, the information is transferred to the point and in summarized form. Even sharing the contents like images, URLs, multimedia etc is very easy as micro-blogging services are integrated with the main applications.
The most popular service is called Twitter, which was launched nearly 2 years back and it won various awards for the element of Innovation and Usefulness. It has the potential to outbreak with any other application and can be expanded to various uses. Recently, it came in news as Chinese tweets the Earthquake disaster within few minutes. All updates are in real time and can even fly through SMS too. Many developers across the universe see it as a potential tool to feed information and therefore developing many applications and APIs which even we can use in our application. Just need that sense of innovation in us. ;) Even @Hillary and @Obama used it in their political campaigning and @Dell for its customer relations. So where are you on twitter?? @anjulsahu

Another notable services are pownce, tumblr, jaiku (now acquired by Google). Status updates are becoming so popular that social networks like Facebook, Orkut, MySpace etc are using them in their applications. I hope soon we have twitter integrated with Orkut too. It's already available on FB and MySpace.
With increasing services, their related applications are also increasing evidently like right now there are 209 twitter apps and growing.
Recently Business Week wrote an article on twitter - "Why Twitter Matters".
Those 140 chars of yours can be a root for a revolution and can even manage your life.

Happy Tweeting!!

May 14, 2008


The girl was asking every passerby “I want to paint the Mountain of God, can u tell me where would I get the paint colors?” People thought she was mad and without giving a vocal answer they depicted from the gestures alone what they thought of her. Has somebody simply asked” where do I get paint colors here” he/she would have got an entry ticket to the world of sane i.e. our world.

There is a very thin line of distinction between sanity and being considered mad. I used the word considered because madness is a relative term. Perhaps people (a part of them) can consider me mad too for choosing to write on a topic which is not a favorite among the readers of youth. But certainly the desire to write what one wants prevails badly and so this. And this probably is the line of that distinction: people considered mad have that desire like us but they have the freedom to execute and express it too. Like I am sitting in a party and have a nauseous feeling, I have the sense (I believe it to be sense!!) to control this feeling till I reach the washroom unlike the Ms (considered mad=M) who will not control there will to do anything not thinking what others will think about them. THE PEOPLE factor which guides our lives is absent from theirs.

Ms generally want to cut all their links to the outside world due to the trepidation of loosing their freedom of expression. Here by freedom I do not only mean the Physical activities of presenting oneself but the mental ability to extend your wants and get out of the domain of” code of conduct”.

Being mad is just living in our own world and being different. But as we look into the History, Einstein and Columbus were initially considered mad too .As Amir Khan said in TZP “Unhone duniya ko apni alag nazar se dekha……” Human tendency works in such a way that it discards any out of the league thought for the first time and subjects it to debates and criticism. Later all of us end up studying Einstein’s Relativity Theory.

Let’s discuss a story to actually understand the world –

A Wizard wanted to conquer a whole kingdom. He went to the City well and poisoned the water. Whoever drank from it showed unusual signs of madness laughing loud, running around and clapping for no reason. The King however drank from a different well and thus was not effected, he tried to control the situation but the people were insane and they considered the King who wasn’t like them to be mad (understand that the King was now different from them behaving differently) and hence they wanted to throw him from the throne. The King and his family were afraid and they decided to leave the Kingdom forever. However in the morning the King decided that he and his family will also drink from the poisoned well. This way the King too started behaving the same way as others were and continued to rule for a long time.

People considered sane thus are only sane in the sense that they do same things as others may be including, wearing a half meter cloth for a dress after all its fashion and being fashionable is being sane isn’t it?

Another parameter associated with madness is Control. A loss of control can be confused with being mad but they are different altogether. Control can be in 2 forms-You control the mind or let the mind control you. The former we all have done in our lives .Stay mad but behave normally or in league i.e. control your mind but do not let the fear take over you. But what is the Real you here, It’s what you are and not what others think or make of you.

So a M actually doesn’t mean being ill treated or loosing some control it just allows you the freedom of execution and expression without the right to stand for any Political post [:P].

May 10, 2008

God’s best creature in this world is MOM ………… he had provided her strong shoulders that r ready to handle workload as well in the form of gentle arms that provide us comfort at times of need ………. that inner strength that encourages her to fight during those critical moments when she delivers a baby ………… the promising attitude when she is always ready forgetting her own interest to support u always when everyone h’d left u apart …………. The maturity with which she shapes our life by providing us values which helps us to tackle every situation in life ……… the sensitivity

that made her understand our feelings when we r not feeling comfortable ………. The great tolerance power that always keeps her calm even when anyone hurt her ……..and the unconditional love that shields us from distracting situations ………So in all a perfect assembly of qualities in the form of a creature called ‘The Mother ‘

Shez always there for u ……recall all those moments as…..giving u the name by which the world knows u ….. encouraging u to speak the first word ……… the time u start walking on two legs from that childish walking …….. those sleepless nights that u hv made her to spent despite her exhaustive day work ………. teaching u all the daily activities …….. taking an initiative to build u’r career by choosing the best school …….... those yummy tiffin packing in the morning …….. constant interaction with u’r teachers to analyze n improve u’r performance ……….. those regular homeworks n satisfying u’r all anxities n queries ……….. making u imagine the world by drawing , painting ………….. n the same moments go on for yrs to shape u …….. to make u strong enough to compete with this world

Mother’s day …… hmmmmmmm I don’t think that we need to allocate a separate day all in a yr for realizing the importance of a lady who is 24*7 engaged in upbringing us without any profit motive …….. When we share such an awesome relationship with a person , everyday should be made memorable for her ………..

I know that we all r busy in various phases of our life ……. establishing ourselves socially, economically … that we forget to express our feelings to her ……. But realizing the importance of relationship we all must try to find some time from your busy schedule to express u’r feelings coz that some words really play a vital role for her life ………..

It’s quite ironic that I h’d seen many a children not valuing their mom coz she is doing only household chores n not earning money as dad…….. but it’s high time to make them realize that this job is much-2 more tougher n valuable that any of the other jobs n it’s her efforts only that r making u capable of earning ………….

Shez really special for all our life. So love u’r mother and keep her Smiling always :)

Apr 13, 2008

Next generation campus recruitment platform

Campus recruitment is the most important quantitative parameter to judge any college and student. This is the game of numbers which counts both for college (for their rank) and student (for compensation). To solve problem of traditional recruitment process and searching, cocubes.com is started by two IIT alumni. This venture is a hybrid platform for potential recruiters, colleges and of course the students.
It has a great scope because the number of colleges are increasing day by day and they are required to affiliate with such ventures to mark their presence in the educational hub. cocubes can be cost effective and time saving service for all of us.

Mar 20, 2008

RISK of Recession in US/Global Economies, going to Hit India

This is the inference of my chat with Mr G who is working in IBM and right now working in US for a client.

G: What's your joining date and location?
me: hmmm...I don't have any information regarding it.
G: There is too much recession in US economy.
me: so what? will it affect my joining? or anything else.
G: Yeah!! Joining will get delayed.
G: And you need to work for more days in a week...may be 6 or 7.
me: Ohh!! :(

So the bad thing about this is that, we will be getting late joining and need to work more per week due to such recession in economies. Last such decline was observed in year 2002 and the current scenario is very much similar to 2002's situation. Just hope that our companies survive to such crappy thing.

if US sneezes, Asia will get cold.

What you think? what if India get Cold?? If companies like Infy & Accy which are mostly based on US Clients, suffered from this flu? Comments...

Last Official Day of College.

This song is dedicated to all my friends of IT. It's fun to be in IT with you guys.


Mar 15, 2008

Heroes of GATE 2008

IT 3rd Year
  • Anshuman Gupta - AIR 3
  • Ankur Agrawal - AIR 38
  • Shailendra Singh Chauhan - AIR 134
  • Amit Mendiratta - AIR 140
  • Akshay Ahuja - AIR 160
  • Manish Gupta - AIR 271
  • Yogesh Rane - AIR 330
IT Final Year
  • Akshat Saxena - AIR 13
  • Nilesh Kumar Mandloi - AIR 26
  • Mayur Jadhav - AIR 172
  • Keshav Kekre - AIR 264
  • Shailendra Singh Rajput - AIR 842
Congratulations !!!

Firewall 2008

I'm thankful to all the juniors and my fundoo-friends of IT final year for making this Evening, the most memorable day of my life. Everything was very special, "the phate songs" and "achche wale songs" in the Bus Journey to Jal, the Dhols, Crackers, that special "deloitte bag" ;) , and overall masti & dhamaal at bhaijaan, in front of IT dept. Superb eve with you guys...
You(ITians) made it a very special day!!
बातें भूल जाती है ..
यादें याद आती है ...

P.S. - Please share all the pics you clicked.

Mar 11, 2008

Adieu 2008

Finally our batch is getting a farewell party. My humble request to all batchmates to make this a memorable event. I am also thankful to our juniors for their initiative. Now its our duty to stand together! Hoping for a favourable response from all....

Mar 10, 2008


Meri Khwahish hai...

Teri nazrein jab dhundhe kisiko,
mujh per aaker theher jaayein..

Yahi khwahish hai..


Mar 9, 2008

Web 2.0 Song

Very lovely song addressing the journey of our lives as a developer and our relation with web 2.0 startups...

Mar 7, 2008

Internet Explorer 8 Launched : Quick Review

IE8 Today, Microsoft launched the beta version of Internet Explorer 8 for the web designers and developers.

They tried to become social with "Activities" - Activities are contextual services that provide quick access to external services from any web page like bookmarking on social networks, look up services, sharing, translations etc. (Our mozilla browsers already provides such features with enormous addons, Microsoft is late again as usual).

Another feature they are talking of is webslices, It is very much similar to RSS and they figure out one more technology name as a feature instead of famous RSS feeds. ;)

Choice of Layout Engine
This is one good feature which is very much required to make the web compatible with IE legacy. For example, I am creating a website according to standard of IE7 and now someone browse with older version of Internet Explorer, then there is a possibility that my website will not work properly. To provide backward compatibility, they introduced the choice of layout engine. ( Nice Step!!)

Cascading StyleSheet 2.1 compliant
Now same rendering of pages as in Mozilla or in other browsers... No more programming for tricking IE browser

More Performance and more security - It was expected by default. Nothing New.

Phishing get a new name - "Domain Highlighting".... Now address bar gets highlighted, If phishing occurs.

So one must update with the latest IE8, if they still use Internet Explorer. But before taking this step, please check the requirement. Because, anything possible with Microsoft as it was in the case of Vista. [ I am still waiting for the Vista SP1 release for Individuals, its almost 1.5 yrs of launch :(]

Mar 2, 2008

Adobe AIR: Seamless Integration of Web with Desktop

Adobe AIR runtime is released by Adobe Labs few days ago. It is cross platform for running rich Internet applications for the next generation web. Actually, It is erasing the division between web and desktop. The Adobe® AIR™ runtime enables you to have your favorite web
applications with you all the time. Since applications built for Adobe AIR run on your desktop computer without a web browser, they provide...(more)

Feb 29, 2008

Google Summer of Code 2008 announced

Google soc
Are you ready for the most challenging and exhilarating coding and designing event of the year? Its the time to gsoc i.e. The Google Summer of Code. With $4500 stipend alongwith the internship with the most respectful opensource organization of the globe (Including Google, Mozilla etc). And furthermore, it may be your next employer. :)
Application procedure starting from 24th March to 31st March 2008.
URL : http://code.google.com/soc/2008
For more information, refer to gsoc 2007.

Feb 27, 2008

She is the One!!!

It’s difficult to actually describe her in words.
As dedicated as a teacher and as independent as birds.
From morning to noon and noon to night
She has taken care of all our fights!!

From the day I was born to the day I will live

She has always followed the philosophy of 'give'.

Never has she desired anything other than joy

Even those...wholeheartedly were for her daughter and boy.

She has always wanted everything for the self last and least
Her all prayers were centered on protecting us from the worldly beast.

All our sorrows always evaporated and we dint know where
We even din get to know that they were deposited in her share.

We were her stars, we were her life
She even considered motherhood above 'The Wife'.

To see a smile on whose faces she worked day n night

Balancing the spectacles...even on the week eye side.

When I studied in the night, I wasn’t alone ever

There was always that hand that guiding me forever.

Happy for my success and sad when I failed

She never showed her tears to me but alone she wailed.

The woman who requires a special mention of praise

Those silent eyes, peaceful mind and loving gaze

This is to the woman I love admire n respect

Whose dedication even the almighty can’t suspect

To the world she may be just another

But to me she is the one I call MY MOTHER!!!

Seminars Compilation

Please upload your Seminars delivered in Priyanka mam's and link it here in comments.
M'am will take comprehensive viva on all the seminars presented.

Few file sharing services you can use are -

PS: Please give priviledges to download

Hoping for the response as we will than have a compiled collection for the viva.

Feb 24, 2008

Palkein Meri, Dagaa De Jaati Hain...!!!

Nazrein teri jab dekhein mujhe, palkein meri jhuk jaati hain,
Her pal tujhe dekhne ki tamanna, dil he mein reh jaati hai,
Yeh palkein bhi, dagaa de jaati hain...

Jab bhi teri baat chhide, sakhiyaan mujhe chidhaati hain,
Chehre per halki muskaan, aur palkein sherm-saar ho jaati hain,
Yeh palkein bhi, dagaa de jaati hain...

Jab bhi teri awaaz sunu, dhadkane badh jaati hain,
Palkein meri uthker tujhe, dekhne se katraati hain,
Yeh palkein bhi, dagaa de jaati hain...

Jab bhi auron ki tareef, tere labon per aati hai,
Dil mein koi dard utha, aankhein yahi batlaati hain,
Yeh palkein bhi, dagaa de jaati hain...

Jab shyam dhale aur deed ko tere, meri nazrein paana chahti hain,
Bina neend aankhon mein liye, palkein band ho jaati hain,
Yeh palkein bhi, dagaa de jaati hain...

Jab bhi tera rukh karun, ke aaj suna doon dil ki baat,
Nakaam koshish per meri, palkein nami chalkaati hain,
Yeh palkein bhi, dagaa de jaati hain...

Jab bhi aisa hota hai her baat khatm ho jaati hai,
Agle din phir deed per tere, ek aas nahi bandh jaati hai,
Yeh palkein bhi, dagaa de jaati hain...

Phir palkon mein khwabon ki, baraat nayi saj jaati hai,
Phir tujhe apna banane ki ummeed hamein mil jaati hai,
Yeh palkein bhi, dagaa de jaati hain...
Yeh palkein bhi, dagaa de jaati hain...

Feb 23, 2008

Portable WAMP Stack

How to make a web application run on a portable flash drive with complete database and scripting support? check it out. read more...

Feb 14, 2008

Valentines Day

cartoon from www.weblogcartoons.com

Cartoon by Dave Walker. Find more cartoons you can freely re-use on your blog at We Blog Cartoons.

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Feb 12, 2008

आजकल - A Poem

aajkal... kisi se nazrein milane se derta hai dil,
kahin tujhe meri aankhon mein pehchaan na le koi...

aajkal... kisi ko pukarne se derta hai dil,
kahin tera naam, jaan na le koi...

aajkal... mehfilon mein shareekh hote nahi hain hum,
tere deed per meri khushi, bhaanp na le koi...

aajkal... her kisi ki tammanayen suna kerte hain hum,
kahin khuda se tujhe, maang na le koi...

aajkal... yeh hawayein bhi meri zulfein nahi bikhrati,
kahin tujhse pehle inhein, sanwaar na de koi...

aajkal... meri nazron ka tujhe dhundhna gar dekh le koi,
kaise mujhe deewani, maan na le koi...

haan aajkal... bas yuhin aajkal...
na jaane kyun, kuch he dino se, aajkal...

deed: deedar
bhaanp: pehchaan
gar: agar, yadi

Jan 27, 2008

Web 2.0

Web 2.0 is the buzz word these days in the market and cyberspace. If you've missed our seminar, don't panic.
Here is the presentation : web2.0.ppt [5.7 MB]
and a short movie clip, Journey of digital text presented in our presentation :