Chill out!!

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Blogpost by Gmail's First Engineer

While checking my emails today on gmail, I came across one link, which attracted my attention. It always fill nice to read about the first person involved in some new creation. Check out the recent Google Blog post from Paul Buchheit, Gmail's first engineer.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

A to Z MATHS - Homework Help (with All Solution Steps)

Do u have enough brains to get yourself a headache…Oops! A MIND TEASER
Are you bugged up with your school homework? wanna play some mind games?
If so, here comes mr. piyush shah with an electrical IQ - who showers the solution to all of your mathematical problems accompanied with suitable steps at an eye blink.
No guides, no key sets just log on to
Using this site you will find that mathematics actually is fun, it’s contagious b’coz once u get on it you’ll spread it as you’ll love it.
Credits: Post from my friend’s blog

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Can you create a folder named "con", "prn", "nul" in windows?

Can you create a folder named "con" in windows?? Also try to create a folder named "nul" you won't be able to. If you are not tired, also try creating folder named “prn“. I hope you could create, oh you could not??? Yes, there is a reason.
This is because “nul”, “prn” and “con” are “special” files in Windows System that are used in maintaining the internal directory structure in the FAT (File Allocation Table). Another undocumented bug of undisclosed source code - OS.Live with these or switch to linux. :-D

Friday, October 14, 2005

Acronym Finder - Acronyms and Abbreviations

This is cool!! The Acronym Finder, we need this many a times in day to day life or just use to impress someone with your general knowledge ;-)
(Ofcourse You would take help of this site I know).

The Acronym Finder is a world wide web (WWW) searchable database of more than 2,440,000 abbreviations and acronyms about computers, technology, telecommunications, and military acronyms and abbreviations.

The Acronym Finder is not a glossary of terms, web search engine, dictionary, or a thesaurus -- it is only designed to search for and expand acronyms and abbreviations. Useful right?

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Want to learn online how to play Guitar?

These are few most popular guitar tutorial sites
ChordFind - this is pretty basic, but handy. A simple collection of chord configurations on a Java-enabled fretboard.
Guitar Noise - Very chatty, personable tutorial along with plenty of interviews.
Guitar Tricks - packed with short video clips and sound files! If you have a fast connection, this is a great site.
VisionMusic - this is essentially a commercial site masquerading as a free tutorial. Very little introductory material here.
Guitar Lesson World - This site has gotten the thumbs up from Rolling Stone, Acoustic Guitar, and the dearly departed Yahoo! Internet Life. It's packed with pictures, handy lists, and sound clips, and the verbiage is kept to a minimum.

Saturday, October 08, 2005

My Year Book - Check out this new website

I saw this today somewhere - My Year Book kinda thing. Its pretty interesting... Its not like just making friends online or something like Orkut or Hi5.. but it has more in it.. The good thing is its not only for high school, colleges but also for professionals.. Giving link for the sign up here ...

"I have already add JNEC in the list so should not be a problem for college category.." ;)

Things You can Do at My Year Book ...

1. Bully, Flirt, & Secretly Admire Everyone!If you wanna piss off a friend, Bully them. Like a cute girl? Flirt. Don't want her to know it's you? Secretly Admire. Be sure to check your Action Items to see who viewed your profile.

2. Vote for "Best Butt," "Ditziest," and 30 Other Superlatives!Regular yearbook superlatives are lame - Most School Spirit and crap like that. These are better. But just like a yearbook, you can only vote for people in your school & year so invite them to join. This is a pretty cool feature once your school is signing up.

3. Put Stuff in Your Locker! Open Your Friends' Lockers.You can put anything in your locker: MP3s, Images, movies. Click someone's songs to see what they're listening to. Leave a comment if you like it.

4. Vote for "Hot or Not," "Best Body Part," "Most Original," "Funniest," "Scariest"!Add some images to the image contest. You might win. Each month we announce the winner in our monthly newsletter: the Monthbook.

5. Upload a Picture. Comment on People's Pictures!Uploading a picture is KEY. You will see your profile views go up & the site will get more fun. Add up to 100 pictures. Comment on people's pictures if you like them. And whatever.. not a bad thing to try out it seems.... :)

I liked it and I also would like to see you signing up for it ...


Friday, October 07, 2005

Associate Consultant with Infosys Technology Ltd at has won KBC-2 ( 2 crores )

STRIKING IT RICH: Piyush Swain with Amitabh Bachchan on the sets of KBC-2. The episode will be telecast on Friday.

This Friday, at 9 p.m., when the baritone of Amitabh Bachchan rings across living rooms in the twin cities from the sets of Kaun Banega Crorepati-2 on Star Plus, Hyderabadis will have one more reason to stay glued to their television sets.
The reason answers to the name Piyush Swain, an engineer who is a native of Rourkela in Orissa, born in Uttar Pradesh, brought up in Assam, educated in Orissa and Kerala and having worked in Bangalore, Delhi and Hyderabad.
Piyush , according to Star Plus, after playing for the big money of Rs. 2 crore, could be the highest winner so far. But how much the Associate Consultant with Infosys Technology Ltd at has won is a closely guarded secret. Friday episode at 9 p.m. will reveal his fortune
That is, till Friday when the show goes on air. A rightly excited Piyush, however, is all calm and reason when talking about his performance. "To put up a good performance on KBC, you need not be a bookworm.
You just have to use your common sense and take a logical approach. In fact, there were many questions to which I did not know the answers. I just used logic and the elimination technique. There was no extensive research either," he says.
For one who has been hooked on to KBC right from its inception, with a little bit of disappointment that he could not make it to the hot seat earlier, meeting the Big B was the biggest part of the entire dream, of course, leaving apart that undisclosed sum.
"It was a great experience. Mr. Bachchan is a thorough gentleman and was very encouraging. In fact, the entire show is exceptional as regards hospitality.
The organisation is perfect to the T," gushes Piyush, who lives with his wife Prativa in Kondapur

Argument list too long - Work Around

I was deleting files by using rm on the linux server. There is a maximum number of files that can be passed as arguments to rm. So it does not allow you remove the files with 'rm' command.

Using rm to delete files is the easiest way adopted by us (linux users). rm is generally used with ease on a daily basis. So what you can do when the simple rm command does not work.

There were around 72K files were generated in a folder which I wanted to delete this morning. So I went to that directory and tried to remove all the files starting with "Count*".

root # rm Count*
/bin/rm: Argument list too long.

No way. The irritating error message appeared.

Not sure what the maximum number of arguments for rm command, may be its 1024 arguments only.

The workaround is simple: Use find to pipe all the matching files to rm, one at a time.
root # find . -name 'Count*' | xargs rm

And this can remove as many files as you want. This work really great!!

Monday, October 03, 2005

Bin Laden's Pen Stand .. LOL

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Linux VI Editor - Error E138 with VI Editor - E138: Can't write viminfo file /root/.viminfo!

Technology - Linux / VI Editor

I saw this Error E138 while editing some file with VI Editor.

The error description is like this.
E138: Can't write viminfo file /root/.viminfo!Hit ENTER or type command to continue

This is the Solution I found:
When you get error "E138: Can't write viminfo file" check that no old temp files were left behind (e.g. ~/.viminf*) and that you can write in the directory of the .viminfo file. {not in Vi}
I have removed the .viminf*.tmp files from /root directory. There was no error or annoying message while editing in VI Editor.