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Friday, August 10, 2007

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  • Google Cheat Sheet (Version 1.06)
    This two page Google Cheat Sheet lists all Google services and tools as well as background information. The Cheat Sheet offers a great reference to grasp of basic to advance Google query building concepts and ideas.
  • Sanskrit Spiritual Scriptures
    On this page, you can listen to Sanskrit chanting and recitation with English translations for some of the most powerful, holy, and ancient spiritual scriptures from India, including Bhagavad Gita, Shiva Sutras, Spanda Karikas, Bhaja Govindam, Shiva Tanda

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

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Sunday, June 24, 2007

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Saturday, June 23, 2007

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  • ITRANS (version 5.30)
    package for printing text in Indian languages using English-encoded input
  • The Darsanas
    Are meant for the erudite scholars who are endowed with acute acumen, good understanding, power of reasoning and subtle intellect. The Itihasas, Puranas and Agamas are meant for the masses. The Darsanas appeal to the intellect, while the Itih

Friday, June 22, 2007

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  • Freeware by Christian Maas
    Chronos Tcopy CMSort Random file generator Name to Clipboard TTFMan Split32 Invert Game CRLF BatMaker CMdelete
  • Freeware Hex Editor XVI32
    downloaded over 18,000 times per month from my homepage (i.e. without mirrors, freeware archives etc.). Between April 15, 2000 (first release) and January 31, 2003 XVI32 has been downloaded 258,666 times from my homepage. Even people at Microsoft use XVI3

Thursday, June 21, 2007

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Monday, June 18, 2007

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Seven Blunders of the World

Via Museums of the Mind

"Seven Blunders of the World"
  1. Wealth without work
  2. Pleasure without conscience
  3. Knowledge without character
  4. Commerce without morality
  5. Science without humanity
  6. Worship without sacrifice
  7. Politics without principle
—Mahatma Gandhi

Stephen Covey comments on Seven human failings as enumerated by Gandhiji

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Chanted Bhagavad Gita, and Sanskrit text

I read Bhagavad Gita for the first time in year 2003, from Eknath Easwaran's translations abridged version. This was a very nice, simple, and concise book. However I intend to go into depths of it - meaning, interpretation, recitation.

At the same time I have always seriously intended to learn Sanskrit. But, not made a start yet.

It seems, listening to chanted Gita (in mp3 format), along with Sanskrit text will keep me moving to get these two goals.

Additionally, this Sanskrit dictionary too will be indispensable.


Vote: The instrument and symbol of a free man's power to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country
-- Ambrose Bierce (American editorialist, journalist, short-story writer and satirist, today best known for his Devil's Dictionary.)

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

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Sunday, June 10, 2007

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Thursday, June 07, 2007

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Sunday, June 03, 2007

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  • Scripting with Eclipse Monkey - Aptana
    * About Eclipse Monkey * About the Eclipse Monkey sample projects * Installing Eclipse Monkey * Creating the Eclipse Monkey sample projects * Creating a new Eclipse Monkey script * Adding metadata to an Eclipse Monkey script * Tips and tricks for writing

Friday, June 01, 2007

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  • SCons: A software construction tool
    software construction tool—that is, a next-generation build tool. Its an improved, cross-platform substitute for the classic Make utility with integrated functionality similar to autoconf/automake and compiler caches such as ccache. (an easier, more rel
  • A-A-P Recipe Executive
    program that builds other programs, much like the venerable make(1) program. However, Aap uses the power of Python to make the "recipes" (instructions on how to build a program) more readable and more flexible. Aap can also replace the age-old autotools a

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Simple Stress Management

Via SACRED SPACE: Unburden Yourself-Editorial-Opinion-The Times of India

A lecturer was giving a lecture to his students on stress management. He raised a glass of water and asked the audience, "How heavy do you think this glass of water is?" The students' answers ranged from 20 gm to 500 gm.

The lecturer said, "It does not matter on the absolute weight. It depends on how long you hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it is OK. If I hold it for an hour, I will have an ache in my right arm. If I hold it for a day, you will have to call an ambulance. It is the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes".

"If we carry our burden all the time, sooner or later, we will not be able to carry on, the burden becoming increasingly heavier. What you have to do is to put the glass down, rest for a while before holding it up again".

"We have to put down the burden periodically, so that we can refresh and are able to carry on. So before you return home from work tonight, put the burden of work down. Don't carry it back home. You can pick it up tomorrow. Whatever burden you are having now on your shoulders, let it down for a moment if you can. Pick it up again later when you have rested..."

Friday, May 18, 2007

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  • India - Rigveda: UNESCO-CI
    being among the first literary documents in the history of humankind, they transcend far beyond their identity as scriptures

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Quote: Illusion & Reality

God made the illusion look real and the real an illusion. He concealed the sea and made the foam visible, the wind invisible, and the dust manifest. You see the dust whirling, but how can the dust rise by itself? You see the foam, but not the ocean. Invoke Him with deeds, not words, for deeds are real and will save you in the afterlife.

- Rumi, ‘Mathnawi’

Friday, May 11, 2007

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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

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  • SQLObject
    popular Object Relational Manager for providing an object interface to your database, with tables as classes, rows as instances, and columns as attributes. SQLObject includes a Python-object-based query language that makes SQL more abstract, and provides
  • path Python module
    provides a single class that wraps the functionality in the os.path module. You wouldn't think that would be so helpful, but in practice I find it much more pleasant to write and to read.
  • mxDateTime - Date/time types for Python
    These types were created to provide a consistent way of transferring date and time data between Python and databases. Apart from handling date before the Unix epoch (1.1.1970) they also correctly work with dates beyond the Unix time limit and thus is Year
  • Python re Module - Use Regular Expressions with Python - Regex Support
    Python's built-in "re" module provides excellent support for regular expressions, with a modern and complete regex flavor,. The only feature currently missing from Python's regex syntax are atomic grouping and possessive quantifiers.
  • Python Documentation Online
    Use this site as a handy central index of the documentation for all versions of Python from 1.5 to 2.4. You can also search all the docstrings in the standard library.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

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Monday, April 30, 2007

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Thursday, April 26, 2007

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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

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  • HINDUISM: The world's third largest religion
    Hinduism differs from Christianity and other Western religions in that it does not have a single founder, a specific theological system, a single system of morality, or a central religious organization. It consists of "thousands of different religious gro
  • Henotheism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    term coined by Max Müller, to mean devotion to a single "God" while accepting the existence of other gods. Müller stated that henotheism means "monotheism in principle and a polytheism in fact."
  • Sanskrit Texts and Stotras
    contains a wide variety of Sanskrit texts and stotras in the pdf format, which you can view or print for your personal use. Most of the texts are in Devanagari script, some with English translation
  • Sanskrit, Tamil and Pahlavi Dictionaries

Monday, April 23, 2007

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Sunday, April 22, 2007

Teamwork Skills

While looking for forming-storming-norming-performing model of team development, I encountered list of teamwork skills on Wikipedia.

Since these are so very important, I am simply pasting them here as a reminder for everyone:

Aside from any required technical proficiency, a wide variety of social skills are desirable for successful teamwork, including:
  • Listening - it is important to listen to other people's ideas. When people are allowed to freely express their ideas, these initial ideas will produce other ideas.
  • Questioning - it is important to ask questions, interact, and discuss the objectives of the team.
  • Persuading - individuals are encouraged to exchange, defend, and then to ultimately rethink their ideas.
  • Respecting - it is important to treat others with respect and to support their ideas.
  • Helping - it is crucial to help one's coworkers, which is the general theme of teamwork.
  • Sharing - it is important to share with the team to create an environment of teamwork.
  • Participating - all members of the team are encouraged to participate in the team.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

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Sunday, April 15, 2007

ब्लॉगर की नयी लिप्यान्तरण सुविधा

अपने हिंदी भाषी बंधुओ कि जानकारी के लिए मैं यह वर्णन करना चाहता हूँ कि गूगल ने ब्लॉगर को हिंदी लिप्यान्तरण समर्थ कर दिया है ।

उल्लेखनीय यह है कि गूगल की लिप्यान्तरण प्रणाली, बाक़ी दूसरे गूगल उत्पादों की तरह, चतुर व अभिज्ञ है ।
इस कारण ब्लॉगर में देवनागरी में लेख लिखने के लिए:
  • जटिल लिप्यान्तरण पर ध्यान देने की आव्शकता नहीं है । केवल अंग्रेजी से सम्मिलित अक्षरों से व्यक्त होने वाले उच्चारण पर ध्यान देना होगा ।
  • इसकी दूसरी विशेषता यह है कि यह व्यक्ति विशेष के लिप्यान्तरण प्रवृति के स्वयं अनूकूल होती जाती है ।
अधिक जानकारी के लिए निम्नलिखित को देखें:

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

राम नवमी

श्री राम के जनम दिन पर सब को हार्दिक शुभकामनायें ।

आज के दिन श्री राम का स्मर्ण करें और धर्म का पालन करें ।

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

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Monday, March 19, 2007

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Saturday, March 17, 2007

Bram Moolenaar's presentation - Seven Habits of Effective Text Editing 2.0

On February 13th 2007, Bram Moolenaar gave a presentation on Vim (at Google office) - 'Seven habits of effective text editing 2.0'.

The news update is at Vim site and the links of the video and the pdf presentation can be found at vimannounce Yahoo group.

The pdf presentation is very short simple and still useful.

Very briefly it states:
  1. Detect inefficiency
  2. Find a quicker way
  3. Make it a habit
and the seven habits are:
  1. Moving around quickly
  2. Don't type it twice
  3. Fix it when it's wrong
  4. A file seldom comes alone
  5. Let's work together
  6. Text is structured
  7. Sharpen the saw

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Monday, March 12, 2007

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  • Isha Upanishad | Sri Aurobindo Ashram - E-Library
    Sanskrit verses, with explanation in English
  • Why Can't Programmers... Read?
    It never fails to amaze me at how some companies I’ve worked with (or at) praise developers who are fast, even if they do the wrong thing because they failed to understand the spec or include so many bugs as to have made the spec irrelevant
  • Why Can't Programmers.. Program? | Coding Horror
    After a fair bit of trial and error I've discovered that people who struggle to code don't just struggle on big problems, or even smallish problems (i.e. write a implementation of a linked list). They struggle with tiny problems