Saturday, May 19, 2007

Chasing your dreams

Its 20th May 2007. The digital clock screams it’s 1.20 AM and what the hell are you doing.. i grinned and told, i am chasing my dreams. Yes i am really doing. Do you believe in dreams ? You have to. At least my 24 year old life has taught this to me. Let me elaborate on this.

What is a dream?

In simple terms, dream is a imaginary cloth woven with the reflection of your thoughts. If that was not so simple, try this. Dream is a complex visual which is everything but real.

When i say everything i really mean it. This doesn’t mean that dreams cannot be real. We have to turn our dream a reality. In our life there are certain limitations which we cannot cross because of our current position / commitment. But in dreams, we have no limitations. We can design our platform, actors, relationships, actions actually Everything.

Since childhood we have had lot of dreams. But How many follow ? To add the punch let me rephrase, How many chase ? When we start to live in our dream, our thoughts, characteristics and eventually our actions will get aligned to our dreams. If we dream for good, in reality we will do good.

Do dreams change ?

Yes it will. In real life, change is the only thing that doesn’t change. This holds good for dreams too. Our dreams change because we change, our thoughts mature and our actions get refined.

How to turn dream a reality ?

I hate the way the word DayDreaming being interpreted. There is nothing wrong dreaming in daytime. Actually its good. It will help us to build our castle dream. But in reality, we need to add actions to our dream to build our castle.

Dreams are the fuel for our life. I strongly feel, if we don’t dream we won’t progress. We need to work hard to turn our dream a reality.

Whatever it takes, chase your dream and do keep in mind that there is no substitute for Hard work.

The digital clock in my bedroom again screams it’s 2.20 AM and what the hell are you doing.. i again grinned and said good night. SWEET DREAMS :)

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Pirates crack Vista at last

Don't know about the authenticity of this. Here is the Original Post

A genuine crack for Windows Vista has just been released by pirate
group Pantheon, which allows a pirated, non-activated installation of
Vista (Home Basic/Premium and Ultimate) to be properly activated and
made fully-operational.

This version of Vista uses System-Locked Pre-Installation 2.0 (SLP
2.0). It allows the “Royalty OEMs” to embed specific licensing
information into the operating system which Vista can activate without
having to go back to Microsoft for verification. The licensing
components include the OEM’s hardware-embedded BIOS ACPI_SLIC (which
has been signed by Microsoft), an XML certificate file which
corresponds to this ACPI_SLIC and a specific OEM product key.

Read this for more

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Another Indian Startup !

Indians are truly into the next gen softwares...

Read this to understand how they search.

Menlo Park, California (November 2, 2006) – Ugenie, (, a next-generation online shopping engine focusing on true price discovery, announced today that it has raised its first venture capital funding round from BlueRun Ventures and Sierra Ventures. The $5 million investment will be used for product development and global market expansion.

"Ugenie is not just another shopping search engine. Its ability to unlock the hidden savings by taking advantage of price breaks including shipping, taxes, and any coupons available for the product or bundle of products is unique only to them," said Mark Fernandes, Managing Director, Sierra Ventures.

"The Ugenie team has the know-how and market experience to make a breakthrough in online shopping, and we are proud to support their vision", said John Gardner, Partner, BlueRun Ventures.

Ugenie founders are all Amazon veterans. Krishna Motukuri, Founder & CEO, co-founded Amazon India. Harish Abbott, Founder & President was a Sr. Program Manager at Amazon. Bharat Vijay, CTO, founded Yahoo India and the Amazon and A9 (search) development centers.

"This investment will help ugenie bring its patented technology to the masses with a single mission to save consumers real dollars." said Krishna Motukuri, Founder & CEO of ugenie. "In addition, BlueRun Ventures and Sierra Ventures, will bring tremendous business and global experience to help us execute on our strategic business objectives."

To try ugenie's beta release, go to

About ugenie

Ugenie is a next-generation online
shopping engine focusing on true price discovery for single and bundle
of items. Ugenie offers millions of unique new and used items in
categories such as books, music, movies, and games. Our promise to our
customers is "true price search" - we will help you find the cheapest
prices across the web, bottom-line prices that factor in shipping fees,
taxes, coupons, and mail-in rebates. If you wish to buy single or a
bundle of items, we promise we will save you a bundle. For more
information, visit

Playing with Google Docs....

This is a test blog which got published from googledocs.

Geek To Live: Getting Things Done with Google Notebook

May 2, 2007 10:30 PM

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Fans and followers of the Getting Things Done personal productivity system have hacked all sorts of ways to GTD in different applications, from Microsoft Outlook to plain text to Gmail. But one of Google Labs' less-hyped applications, Notebook, is very well-suited to instant capture and easy processing of your GTD lists.

Today I've got the scoop on how to manage your inbox, projects, next actions and someday/maybe lists with Google Notebook.

First things first: if you haven't read Getting Things Done,
you're missing out. The fast read is well worth the 9 bucks, and even
if it doesn't turn you into a full-on disciple of The David, it will at
least install the seeds of some new good habits into your cluttered,
distracted mind. For the reader's digest version, check out the Getting Things Done Wikipedia page.

why Google Notebook? While there are dozens of online list makers,
Google Notebook is flexible enough (ie, not just a list) for you to
work and tweak your GTD system to your liking. It can capture
information anywhere on the web with a mature browser extension and it
comes with Google's signature killer search capabilities. Plus, using
Notebook's collaboration features, you could allow your spouse or
co-worker drop things into your Inbox for you to process later. Sure,
desktop apps like Thinking Rock and iGTD
are cool, but for people who live in a web browser, Notebook
automatically includes links in notes (including individual Gmail
messages) and its contents are available from any computer where you're
logged into your Google Account.

Set up your GTD Notebooks


Ready to give this a try? Log into your Google Account and head over to Notebook.
To get started you want to create 5 new notebooks, representing the
classic GTD silos: Inbox, Next Actions, Projects, Someday/Maybe and
Reference. I like to prepend "GTD" to the beginning of each notebook
title so that I can sort them alphabetically and separate them from
other notebooks I might have set up.

A quick refresher of the purpose of these buckets for those who've fallen off the GTD wagon:

  • Inbox.
    Here's where unprocessed thoughts - "open loops" as David Allen calls
    them - get dropped off for dealing with later. Pop-up thoughts,
    half-baked notions and "Oh! I should..." go here.
  • Next Actions. This is your immediate, actionable to-do list, a few specific items you've decided to carry out in the next few days.
  • Someday/Maybe. Here's where the things you might like to do someday - but you're not committed to right now - get shuttled.
  • Projects.
    Big jobs that are made up of a collection of subtasks are not next
    actions, they're projects. For example, the "Clean out the office" job
    is made up of several next actions (ie, "Take out the garbage,"
    "Rearrange the book shelves," "Purge filing cabinet.")
  • Reference.
    Research into a topic that you'll need to carry out a next action or
    refer back to for a particular project goes here. For example, this is
    where you'd store links to the hotel, flight information and maps of a
    travel destination.

Once you've got the 5 GTD areas set up,
it's time to move your info in. To add to a notebook (say, "Next
Actions"), click on it and hit the "New Note" button. From there you
can type your item (like "Deposit checks") or add a section header.
Headers are useful for separating information into different categories
in a notebook. For example, in my Next Actions notebook, I separate
items under Context headers (like @Phone, @Desk, @Shopping Center.)

Yep, it is like iTunes for PDFs (Bruce Stewart) May 3, 2007 10:46 AM
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I just discovered Yep,
which bills itself as “iTunes for PDFs”. And I’m hooked. Like most of
us, as the PDF format has continued to get more widespread acceptance,
I have been accumulating more and more PDF documents on my mac. They’re
scattered all over my system, in my mail attachments, in various
folders, and I often have a bunch sitting on my desktop at any given
time. And far too many of those pesky PDFs that came from some link I
clicked on somewhere come across with meaningless filenames.

With Yep, I’ll no longer waste much time searching for that
particular PDF I need, or wondering what that cryptically-named PDF on
my desktop is. Yep does just what it claims to, it provides a friendly
interface to all of your PDF documents, with expandable thumbnail views
and every possible bit of info and meta-data you could want about them.
The Yep interface is simple but powerful, with features like tagging
and searching across all of your PDFs.

Yep doesn’t copy or move your PDFs like some other similar products,
but rather builds a smart interface on top of Spotlight’s searching
capability. (One potential downside, if Spotlight can’t find a PDF on
your system because you’ve restricted what Spotlight indexes, Yep won’t
see it either).

The real power and convenience of Yep comes from its tagging
features. It automatically tags all of your PDFs with the folder name
they live in, but it also allows for adding more tags to improve your
PDF organization. If you like organizing things by tags and the
simplicity of tag clouds, and have been wishing for better system for
your PDFs, you should definitely give Yep a try.

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