Sunday, April 27, 2008

lying on your resume

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Cute story... Read till the end...


  She is my first and the only love till this point. Her name is Nivedita, a software engineer by profession. She is turning twenty-four shortly and she is undoubtedly the most beautiful girl on earth. I made it a point to share my feelings today with her, hoping this letter would do it all. I have not written any letters in my life till now, and this is perhaps the first time I pen down my thoughts and expectations for the person I love the most on earth.
  Its been four years since we met each other and a strong bond has grown between us through these years. I was unaware of her love for a long time. In fact, I hadnt spoken a word with her till about a year I had seen her for the first time. It was in one long journey in train, I understood her love for me. It happened a year ago.
It was a trip from Kanyakumari to Chennai in Kanyakumari Express. We had passed Vizhupuram and it was 3 am in the morning. I thought I was the only one who was awake in the whole compartment in that early hour. But to my surprise, she was also awake.
I didnt know then that it was for me she had got up that early. Hardly had she seemed to move her sight away from me. She smiled at me very often and every time I encountered that cute smile, I started eagerly awaiting the next battle with her smile and shining eyes. Her smile had everything in it, the story of unbelievable affection, care and what not.
From that moment, till now, I too have loved her to a great extent. We have never exchanged words about the love we have towards each other, but words are too less to reflect the amount of affection and love we share. I have always thought that the love would remain throughout our life and it happened to be the same till three months back.
Vivek had come into my life three months back. In fact I myself had waited his arrival for quite a long time, but from the moment he arrived, he has been the worst enemy in my life. Nivedita and he had grown close over times, and the fraction of time she spent with me got lowered to a great extent. Even the latest Sensex fall would be less compared to the fall in her affection for me.
I have wondered how it could suddenly happen, after near to four long years of understanding and love amidst us. At times, I have felt like killing that guy Vivek, but I have not had that much strength or braveness to do that. Still, what can he do? He did no mistake to his part, except for being born charming, cute and fair.
Two days before when I saw her, she was feeding food for him and I was hurt to the core on seeing the incident. My anger had boiled down to tears, and I broke. It took almost close to three hours for me stop crying, I felt I had cried more than how much I would have cried when I was born.
I have been trying to understand where it all went wrong, but to my fortune, till now, I havent been able spot it out. Once for all, I decided to tell all my feelings to her, no matter how she is going to deal with it. I have heard my dad saying a lot of times Something is better than nothing! and I made up my mind to do something.
I fixed today to be the DATE for throwing open in front of her the TALE of my pure love for her. I dont know whether I will get a positive response from her, but I pray God that only the best happens.
My school bell has rung. The lunch break is over. My UKG classmates would be ready to welcome me with the same cute smile as ever.
I hope my MOTHER Nivedita will be alright, understands me and shares some time with me also, apart from that she spends with my three months old rascal BROTHER Vivek.
See you after a break!!!

With Love,

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Saturday, April 19, 2008


  1. Character Map = charmap.exe (very useful for finding unusual characters)
  2. Disk Cleanup = cleanmgr.exe
  3. Clipboard Viewer = clipbrd.exe (views contents of Windows clipboard)
  4. Dr Watson = drwtsn32.exe (Troubleshooting tool)
  5. DirectX diagnosis = dxdiag.exe (Diagnose & test DirectX, video & sound cards)
  6. Private character editor = eudcedit.exe (allows creation or modification of characters)
  7. IExpress Wizard = iexpress.exe (Create self-extracting / self-installing package)
  8. Microsoft Synchronization Manager = mobsync.exe (appears to allow synchronization of files on the network for when working offline. Apparently undocumented).
  9. Windows Media Player 5.1 = mplay32.exe (Retro version of Media Player, very basic).
  10. ODBC Data Source Administrator = odbcad32.exe (something to do with databases)

Reduce Firefox Memory Usage

Firefox's memory leakage problems are well documented. This tip from gHacks should reduce Firefox's memory usage to under 10MB. It's very simple to implement:

  1. Write 'about:config' in your firefox address bar and hit enter.
  2. Right click and select new Boolean.
  3. Paste config.trim_on_minimize in the field and hit enter again
  4. Select True from the list.
  5. Restart Firefox.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Interview Tips

  • Think about your past successes and contributions.

  • Write down stories that illustrate your value to an organization.

  • Research the company, market, and competition in advance.

  • Prepare intelligent questions.

  • Write down why you are the ideal candidate for this position or company.

  • Pay attention to your appearance.

  • Arrive on-time or early.

  • Realizes that there are many job opportunities available.

  • Exude modest confidence and enthusiasm.

  • Smile, shake hands firmly, look the interviewer in the eye, be friendly.

  • Use your notes during the interview ("I jotted down a few thoughts ...").

  • Remember that you are interviewing the company and visa versa.

  • Listen well, answer questions honestly and succinctly.

  • Ask questions about the position, culture and expectations.

  • If you are interested in the position, tell the interviewer.

  • Make sure you understand the next step, the process, and the time-frame.

  • Immediately send a "thank you" note.


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