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



SENSE, SENSIBILITY AND MADNESS!!

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 :)