Monday, December 31, 2007

Welcome 2008

Wish you all a great 2008 :-)

looking back to my 2007 - was great year,

lot changes - even started the blog first time in my life :-)

have great time !!
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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

A PR Story :-)

Updates from CIC in short

Permanent Residence

We started processing your application on April 30, 2007.
Medical results have been received.
A decision has been made on your application. The office will contact you concerning this decision.
You entered Canada at the Douglas office on December 18, 2007 and became a Permanent Resident.

Thank God, Canada and CIC and Canadian Visa Office - Buffalo for the accepting us ( me and family ) as PR and the fast processing. I applied as Skilled worker immigrant category on Canadian Visa Office - Buffalo.

Guilty as charged Plus, 10 nasty questions to ask your VoIP supplier

This story appeared on Network World at

VoIP security industry: Guilty as charged
Plus, 10 nasty questions to ask your VoIP supplier

The Jericho Forum By Paul Simmonds, Network World, 11/05/07

Simmonds is a member of the management board of the Jericho Forum, an organization pushing for innovation in e-commerce security, and is also chief information security officer for a large, global chemicals corporation. Here, Simmonds speaks out about why the Jericho Forum regards today’s VoIP systems as “guilty” of not meeting a necessary level of security. For anyone discussing this with your vendors, Simmonds has also drawn up a “Ten ‘nasty’ questions to ask your VoIP supplier” that’s included at the end of this column.

We in the IT security industry are collectively guilty for allowing a fundamentally insecure system such as VoIP to be launched into the market.

We’ve known for years that only “secure out of the box” should be the default. Yet VoIP is not only insecure by default, it’s almost impossible to make natively secure. What’s worse, VoIP end-devices (the phones) are a full computer – usually with their own Web browser, and (insecure) File Transfer Protocols to manage the firmware updates. So just as organizations are coming to grips with managing the vulnerabilities on their PCs, we have just doubled the management nightmare.

The return-on-investment claims made for moving to VoIP rarely stand up to proper scrutiny. The phones cost more than a standard “business” phone, and have a reduced replacement cycle. Gartner says in its November 2006 report “IP telephony technology, in many cases, can be more expensive than equivalent TDM-based PBX Systems.”

The ability to benefit from toll-bypass (routing your voice traffic over your private WAN to take advantage of spare WAN capacity) is frustrated by the fact that peak time for voice traffic is also the peak time for data traffic on the WAN. Most network managers that I know are looking for ways to offload peak traffic from congested, expensive corporate WAN links – not add huge volumes.

The ability to integrate your computer and your phone is another “benefit” that is on the salesperson’s list, with features such as Click to Call, Find Me/Follow Me and Unified Messaging, but in reality companies rarely take any advantage of such CTI (computer-telephony integration) options.

Then toss in all the extra Band-Aid solutions you need to add, from VoIP firewalls to specialist VoIP security assessments (just run a Google search for “VoIP security solutions”), to make it even partially secure, and the extra management for firmware upgrades, vulnerability assessment and mitigation, and of course the WAN upgrades and all of a sudden those incredible savings the sales-person promised magically disappear.

VoIP is, in essence, a time bomb, poised for a massive exploit. With VoIP gaining traction in the corporate world, from boardrooms to the world's financial trading floor, VoIP is a public security exploit waiting to happen – with the large potential consequences. But unfortunately, this may be what is needed before the industry agrees to take VoIP security seriously.

The historical problems with being able to listen in to conversations that people assumed were secure (or where people assumed security through complexity) are well known: In the 1980s, the world became aware of problems with analog cell phone security when tabloid journalists printed details of an intimate cell-phone conversation between Prince Charles (than married to Princess Diana) and Camilla Parker Bowles. We’re at the stage now with VoIP that something like that is likely to happen, but with consequences far more serious than embarrassment on the part of the British royal family.

At the 2006 Black Hat conference, David Endler and Mark Collier spent a very entertaining hour abusing a mix of VoIP phones, from being able to set up a call and listen in without the called phone ringing to a full corporate denial-of-service attack by making all phones repeatedly ring every 10 seconds (with no one there when answered).

“If it’s not broken, don’t fix it,” doesn’t apply here
At the 2007 Black Hat Conference, there were no less than five presentations on the insecurity and general problems with VoIP.

VoIP does have advantages in certain business situations, such as running an international follow-the-sun help desk or an overseas call center operation, but those business cases are limited and the security risks of VoIP should far outweigh most ROI cases.

Getting the security right, and according to Jericho Forum principles, will finally give a true business case with real ROI: The ability to securely integrate disparate sources of VoIP phones (from VoIP clients on cellular devices, to BlackBerry, Wi-Fi VoIP phones and PC soft phones, as well as the traditional desk phone) connected on LAN connections that probably will not be on a LAN managed by your organization.

Oddly enough, when I used VoIP to discuss this Network World column with a colleague in the United States, the call dropped five times. I gave up and switched back to my cell phone.

Do I like VoIP? It has great potential, but for now the answer is no.

The 10 nasty questions to ask your VoIP supplier:

1. Do all phones and the central infrastructure use 100% secure protocols?

2. Will you warrant this system to operate on the raw Internet with no further add-on devices?

3. Can you manage all VoIP devices automatically, simply, with a scalable, easy-to-manage solution that will support all VoIP end-client including soft phones and end-devices that are connected on the Internet?

4. Explain how phones are, by default, securely provisioned. Including devices that you do not have physical possession of during the provisioning process.

5. Explain how you can conclusively prove that a phone using your system was provisioned by you.

6. Explain how you can conclusively prove that when I make a call, (say from my hotel room) I can be 100% assured that my phone is connecting to the corporate exchange (without using extra security devices such as IPSec).

7. Explain how users are strongly authenticated when connecting their devices. Ideally both device and user should authenticate.

8. Will your system allow federation of identities so we do not need to maintain (yet another) autonomous authentication system?

9. Is there segregation of duties? For example: can the administrator access voice mail and set passwords without the user being aware.

10. Are voice mail systems encrypted, and are all backups encrypted (voice mail, user-names, configuration, passwords)?

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Friday, December 14, 2007

The skills you need to succeed

One of the most important changes of the last 30 years is that digital technology has transformed almost everyone into an information worker.

A lot of people assume that creating software is purely a solitary activity. This isn't true at all.

In almost every job now, people use software and work with information to enable their organisation to operate more effectively.

That's true for everyone from the retail store worker who uses a handheld scanner to track inventory to the chief executive who uses business intelligence software to analyse critical market trends.

So if you look at how progress is made and where competitive advantage is created, there's no doubt that the ability to use software tools effectively is critical to succeeding in today's global knowledge economy.

A solid working knowledge of productivity software and other IT tools has become a basic foundation for success in virtually any career.

Beyond that, however, I don't think you can overemphasise the importance of having a good background in maths and science.

If you look at the most interesting things that have emerged in the last decade - whether it is cool things like portable music devices and video games or more practical things like smart phones and medical technology - they all come from the realm of science and engineering.

The power of software

Today and in the future, many of the jobs with the greatest impact will be related to software, whether it is developing software working for a company like Microsoft or helping other organisations use information technology tools to be successful.

Communication skills and the ability to work well with different types of people are very important too.

A lot of people assume that creating software is purely a solitary activity where you sit in an office with the door closed all day and write lots of code.

This isn't true at all.

Software innovation, like almost every other kind of innovation, requires the ability to collaborate and share ideas with other people, and to sit down and talk with customers and get their feedback and understand their needs.

I also place a high value on having a passion for ongoing learning. When I was pretty young, I picked up the habit of reading lots of books.

It's great to read widely about a broad range of subjects. Of course today, it's far easier to go online and find information about any topic that interests you.

Having that kind of curiosity about the world helps anyone succeed, no matter what kind of work they decide to pursue.

By Bill Gates
Chairman, Microsoft

yankandpaste from :
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Thursday, December 6, 2007

Upgrading N800 with Os2008

Was a nice experience. The first thing was to read the cnet news article on this

Second step: downloading the os2008 image as per instructions 1,2 and 3 from the article. My little Einstein asked: why not try directly from windows. kool idea - no linux, no flasher nothing :-).

Tried :- failed

Again back to linux, followed the steps and works like a gem.

yankandpasteing the steps for my/others reference

Go to the N810 software download page.
Enter the serial number for a valid N810 device. To get one of these, pick any number between 001d6e9c0000 to 001d6e9cffff. Pick any random 4 digits (between 0-9 and a-f hex) as the last 4 digits.
Download the file named "RX-44_2008SE_1.2007.42-18_PR_COMBINED_MR0_ARM.bin."
Download the latest firmware-upgrading software, "flasher-3.0".
Now that you have the firmware flasher and the 2008 N800 software update in the same directory, open up a terminal (on a Linux desktop/laptop), and type:
chmod a+x ./flasher-3.0
./flasher-3.0 -u -F RX-44_2008SE_1.2007.42-18_PR_COMBINED_MR0_ARM.bin.
That will unpack the software, and it may take a few seconds. Once that is done, plug the N800 into your computer, using the included USB cable, then reboot the Nokia device while holding the home button. Now execute the following commands:
sudo ./flasher-3.0 --enable-rd-mode
sudo ./flasher-3.0 -k zImage -f
sudo ./flasher-3.0 -n initfs.jffs2 -f
sudo ./flasher-3.0 -r rootfs.jffs2 -f -R
That should be it. Your device should now boot up with the new 2008 version of the Nokia Maemo operating system.

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Thursday, November 22, 2007

The System Protector

Paritranaya sadhunam vinashaya cha dushkritam.
Dharma sansthapanarthaya sambhavami yuge yuge.
(Gita 4:8)

my meaning :

For protecting the people adhered to the system,
For destroying the people who are against the system.
For reviving The System, Incidents will occur time by time.

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The Tower of Babel - A symbol of human achievement

Now the whole earth had one language and few words. And as men migrated from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. And they said to one another, "Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly." And they had brick for stone, and bitumen for mortar. Then they said, "Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth."

And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the sons of men had built. And the Lord said, "Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language; and this is only the beginning of what they will do; and nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them. Come, let us go down, and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another's speech."

So the Lord scattered them abroad from there over the face of the earth, and they left off building the city. Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of all the earth; and from there the Lord scattered them abroad over the face of the earth. - Genesis 11.

Time passed ....

British concurred the world. They spread English. English stayed as International Language ( yes I accept more people speak Mandarin and Hindi ).

Now Its time for the Second Tower of Babel and what may be Lord doing ?

Imagine ..........

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Its True - WIMAX rollout in India, Americans dream still dream

Americans dreamed WIMAX Network, Indians are rolling it out. Sprint is in decision problems but in India multiple players are implementing it. First BSNL then Reliance,Tata ...

Do you think money is flowing to America ? Again all the companies who are doing business for this have development centres in india.

The WIMAX info :

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Saturday, November 17, 2007

A Hitchhikers Guide on Jingle


The Jingle is subject of numerous specifications produced by XSF. It can be difficult to locate the set of documents or lot of documents where the big picture lies in a different group.This document serves as a guide to the jingle series. It lists the specifications under Jingle umbrella, briefly summarizes and groups into categories.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Scope of this Document
3. Jingle Session management Specifications
3.1 Overall session management
3.2 Content formats
Jingle Audio
Jingle Video
Jingle File Transfer
3.3 Transport formats
3.4 General Support specifications
Resource Application Priority
Service Discovery
External service Discovery
Jingle DTMF
3.5 Other documents
Bootstrapping Implementation of Jingle

4. Interworking

5. Security Mechanisms

1.0 Introduction

The Jingle is subject to numerous specifications produced by XSF. It is tough to get the big picture of the related technologies and relevance with jingle as the different technologies spread across different standard bodies. By giving emphasis on the big picture, this document tries to give the big picture and helps to identify the areas and importance.

2.0 Scope of this Document:

This document does not update jingle or related specifications. This is an informational document meant to guide newcomers, implementers and deployers to the Jingle suite of specifications.

3.0 Jingle Session management Specifications

Jingle consists of three parts, each with its own syntax, semantics, and state machine

Overall session management
Content description formats (the "what")
Content transport methods (the "how")

3.1 Overall session management

The Overall session management represents the group of specifications that defines the core session generation,maintenance and tear down.

Jingle Core

This document defines a framework for initiating and managing peer-to-peer multimedia sessions (e.g., voice and video chat) between two Jabber/XMPP endpoints in a way that is interoperable with existing Internet standards.

Jingle is defined in XSF XEP 0166

Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP): Core

This memo defines the core features of the Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP), a protocol for streaming Extensible Markup Language (XML) elements in order to exchange structured information in close to real time between any two network endpoints. While XMPP provides a generalized, extensible framework for exchanging XML data, it is used mainly for the purpose of building instant messaging and presence applications that meet the requirements of RFC 2779.

Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP): Core is defined in IETF RFC 3920 ( )

Content description formats

Jingle Audio

This document defines methods for negotiating Jingle audio sessions that use the Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP) for media exchange.

Jingle Audio is defined in XSF XEP 0167

Jingle Video

This document defines methods for negotiating Jingle video sessions that use the Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP) for media exchange.

Jingle Video is defined in XSF XEP 0180

Jingle File Transfer

This document defines methods for negotiating Jingle file transfer sessions that use the Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP) for media exchange.

Jingle File transfer is defined in an expired draft in XSF

This is a not an approved standard.

Transport description formats


This document defines a Jingle transport method that results in sending data over a raw User Datagram Protocol (UDP) connection.

Jingle Raw UDP Transport is defined in


This document defines a Jingle transport method that results in sending data between two entities using the Interactive Connectivity Establishment (ICE) methodology.

Jingle Ice transport is defined in

General Support specifications

Resource Application Priority

This document defines an XMPP protocol extension to indicate the presence priority of XMPP resources for applications other than messaging.

Resource Application Priority is defined in

Service Discovery
This document defines an XMPP protocol extension for discovering (1) information about Jabber entities and (2) the items associated with such entities.

Service discovery is defined in

External service discovery

This document specifies an XMPP protocol extension for discovering services external to the XMPP network.

External Service discovery is defined in

Jingle DTMF

This document specifies an XML format for encapsulating DTMF data in informational messages sent within the context of Jingle audio interactions.

jingle DTMF is specified in

Other support Documents

Bootstrapping Implementation of Jingle

This document provides guidelines to client and library developers for bootstrapping implementation of the encrypted sessions technology.

Bootstrapping Implementation of Jingle is defined in

4. Interworking
In progress, A draft is in progress for interworking with SIP.

5. Security Mechanisms

Currently jingle supports secure transport as specified in RTP Over DTLS via a profile of "UDP/TLS/RTP/AVP".

DTLS extensions for SDP is defined in XSF

Friday, November 16, 2007

bhool bhulaiyaa -- movie review

Was watching bhool bulaya ( a movie from priaydarsan : ). This is the second remake of manichitrathazu, i am watching.

The first remake i saw was the Rajni movie ChandraMukhi. While watching Chandramukhi, i was watching it as a Rajni film and not as a manichirathazu remake.

While watching the bhool bhulaiyaa, I realized the depth of characters,visuals, songs in Malayalam. Bhool bhulaiyaaA worst remake i ever saw - may be second because first i will say virasath - thavar magan.

But if i watch it as a Hindi movie, i think its an OK movie. Its actually a good movie compared to Hindi standards. Vidya Balan looks far better than the Tamil remake Jothika ( her actions were like comedy ).

Verdict : A good hindi movie but the Malayalam version is far far far superior to all the other remakes.

I really suggest the Hindi viewers to watch the complete Malayalam movie or even some strips ( available in you tube ).

Some links :

Believe me, its release in 1993 ( 14 yr old ).

Links : - I didn't see this one

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

HD softphone

from website
Mirial Softphone is the most advanced software-only client for professional quality videoconferencing in H.323 and SIP environments - the first in its class with HD 720p support.

With Mirial Softphone, a webcam and a laptop or desktop PC every user can immediately start taking advantage from video conferencing and collaborative work, while enjoying an amazing visual experience: the product is the first softphone to support 720p High Definition and H264, thus providing a sharp, clear, outstanding video quality in both encoding and decoding.

our comments:
Not sure how its going to work on a normal laptop with a DSL or cable based internet connection. But for future - yes we need these steps.

Link :

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Google Jumpstarts Handset Developers With $10 Million Challenge

If announcing the Android mobile handset open source software development kit (SDK) wasn’t enough for Google ( today, the company is putting up $10 million in cash prize money for Android developers.

The Android Developer Challenge is designed to support the developer community and spark innovation on the Android open mobile platform, announced last week in conjunction with the Open Handset Alliance. Cash prizes from $25,000 to $275,000, with applications picked by a panel of judges. Submissions for the first round of Challenge I will be accepted from January 2 through March 3, 2008, with the 50 most promising entries recognized by the end of March. Each of the first round entry winners will receive $25,000 awards to fund further development.

Round two of Challenge I is more complicated. The 50 entries get to apply again by May 1, 2008, with the top 10 getting $275,000 each, and the next 10 receiving $100,000. Awards for round two of Challenge one will be done by the end of May 2008. A Challenge II will launch after the first handsets built on Android become available in the second half of 2008.

A panel of technology and mobile experts selected from the Open Handset Alliance member organizations and the industry in general will judge all qualifying entries. Awards will be given to the developers whose applications leverage all that the Android platform has to offer in order. Finally, developers retain all intellectual property and other rights to their applications, so even if they don’t win an award, they can still make some money from their work.

By Doug Mohney

yankandpaste from :

Open handset alliance :
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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Patents based on Open Standards

I was going through the one newly issued patent on "Routing path optimization between sip endpoints". This patent is based on RFC 3261, 3489 etc. I am not sure this is a correct way because IETF contributes for the betterment of the society.
These companies who try to take advantage of open standards and make patents on it looks not ethical for me.

My 2 cents for - if these companies want to build these kind of intellectual property based on open standards, they should publish them as open standards. I don't know the policy of IETF on these issues but its advisable for them to have a policy for the "use of intellectual property" build on top of the open standards so that people who build business using the open standards will not be in trouble.

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Thursday, November 8, 2007

Happy Dewali !!

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patent-pending call-routing algorithm-Distributed Termination

From ooma's web site :

ooma's patent-pending call-routing algorithm-Distributed Termination-uses the internet to connect local calling areas throughout the United States for free instead of relying primarily on traditional phone switches, known as the PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network). As a result, each ooma customer who maintains their landline helps grow the ooma network. ooma's call-routing technology ensures a completely transparent experience so that the ability to make and receive phone calls is not impacted when their line is in use by another ooma caller.

As an example: Let's say you want to call "Claire" in Boston. You simply pick up the phone and dial. The ooma call is routed via the internet to an ooma customer with a landline in the 617 area code (let's call her "Cassy"). Cassy's ooma device (in Boston) completes the call by acting as a gateway and routes the call from her broadband to her landline, which is used to place a free call to your friend Claire. All this is done without any interruption to Cassy's phone service. In fact, Cassy doesn't even know her landline is in use and shall still be able to make and take phone calls.

What this means ? Simple words ?

You are an ooma custmer with a land phone, attach a record machine and you may able to get some other ooma cusomter's creditcard , personal talks and other secrets !!.

Nice for a movie story thread with getting hits of a murder or some theft through recording your own phone and finally getting criminals to law. But mostly the actual may be different - some body can listen to your private talk and black mail or stole personal information ( like creidcrad, otehr secrets u say by phone )

Do you think this kind of a system worth patent ? and the security threat u want to have by subscribtion ?

From :

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Google - It's Evil - with proof

yes, finally i am realizing the fact. I know there is lot questions why i think so ? or the best open source support company is that and you say its evil ?

lets looks on facts.

First of all, i accept its contributions to open source and i say its really valuable.

Now lets looks what google does,

First case : Google talk : yes its based on XMPP and the library they use (libjingle) is open source.

Fact : true but read the libjingle page :

"The current version of the libjingle code still uses the original internal protocol, which is slightly different from, and incompatible with, the Jingle specification. Nevertheless, it is close enough to Jingle that it is worthwhile learning the Jingle specifications. Similar "close but not identical" conditions exist for libjingle's audio content description (early version of Jingle Audio Content Description Format XEP-0167), ICE transport description (early version of Jingle Ice Transport XEP-0176), and raw UDP transport description (early version of Jingle Raw UDP transport description XEP-0177). Where this documentation refers to "Jingle" or one of its related extensions (in terms of how libjingle uses that protocol), it really refers to the original, internal protocol "


what this means ? The Old Microsoft evil : "Embrace, extend, and exterminate". Even google does not document their internal protocol. means giving free code is to spoil the standards and the whole work happened before.

accepting its evil ?

Second case : Look at the Android.

How many efforts on Linux mobile is existing ?
Please have a look :

Do we really need one more ?

This reminds me open source as APAC countries and the Non-open source as European and North American countries. In APAC, they fight each other always and they never think of a joint solution. They buy arms from the Eu and NA countries and spend the most part of their money which is supposed to be used for their development and finally make the EU and NA countries more rich. After effect :

The APAC are poor, undeveloped nations spending high on defense
EU and NA - Rich developed nations.

Google by applying the Evil factor it making the open source community more poor.

Do you now agree Google is Evil ?

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Wednesday, November 7, 2007

A maemo answer for google phone wish list

1) First and foremost, I want an easy to use OS. Sorry, Symbian and Windows Mobile--though both these mobile OSes have plenty of power, they're not the easiest for the smartphone newbie to understand. Palm is a fine OS, but it's getting to be rather dated and sadly underpowered. Ideally, the Android platform will be as easy to use as OS X on the iPhone, but with a lot more flexibility.

Ans : Interface, GUI is not OS. maemo uses gnome mobile, Open source, themes supported.

Link :

2) Google has already come to my aid with the second feature I want--the ability to install and use a wide range of applications. I would be happy with the Google apps alone--I use GMail and Google Calendar religiously, and Google Docs would be great to have--but if Google truly believes in the open-source movement, they would open the doors for their competitors to enter the gate as well. This means I want to see apps from Yahoo and Microsoft on here along with all the other third-party ones.

Ans : Mozilla based web browser with flash and other support.

3) Following up on number 2, these are the applications I want on the phone: A fast and well-built browser that supports Flash as well as Java, a multiple IM client, an e-mail client that supports POP and IMAP, compatibility with Microsoft's Exchange server for work e-mail, and perhaps this is a pipe dream, but I want a VoIP client. Ideally, I'd like a mobile Skype app, as well as compatibility with something like T-Mobile's HotSpot @ Home, where I get to make free calls via WiFi.

Ans : - you will see more than 409 projects ( skype is already there )

4) It needs to be fast. That means I want 3G, and I want Wi-Fi as well (OK, so this is encroaching on hardware territory a bit). Thankfully, Qualcomm has mentioned that 3G will be a big part of Android, so this isn't too far from reality. That said, 3G and Wi-Fi together in one package would be ideal.

Ans : I don't know how many 3Gs are already deployed,
I don't understand why you need even 3G when WIMAX or 4G ( all ip based infrastructure) rolls out

5) Open up Bluetooth as much as possible. That means I want stereo Bluetooth as well as the ability to tether my PC to the phone via Bluetooth and use it as a modem. This combined with the phone's 3G abilities would obviate the need for a separate EV-DO or HSDPA PC card.

Ans : have a looks on

"7.4 Bluetooth
A high level API for Bluetooth is offered as part of the maemo connectivity subsystem.Using its D-BUS API a program can find remote Bluetooth devices such as phones,send files over OBEX object push and create pairings with remote devices. For thesetasks it’s recommended for application to use this framework as it not only has a lot simpler API but makes the applications look and behave consistently. For Bluetooth operations that aren’t supported by the maemo connectivity framework maemo includes a lower level BlueZ D-BUS API, which is also the main Bluetooth interface for all Linux systems. The BlueZ API has features for practically all aspects of Bluetooth systems, and as a consequence its a lot more complex than the higher level Maemo Connectivity subsystem’s offerings.The Maemo Connectivity Guide[41] describes the high level D-BUS API and its usage. More information about the BlueZ API can be found at BlueZ web site [3]. The maemo-example package also includes example code about both libraries.

[41] Maemo connectivity guide.

[3] Bluez project’s home page.

Link :
To read :

tailpiece : its easy to write a blog with eyes closed. Opening the closed eyes is important.

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The Flash Phone

Thanks to Tom Keating (TMC lab ) for talking about the flash phone. I rushed to the flashphone site for a trial.

Clicked the link - waiting, waiting and waiting -- nothing happened.

Entered , yep the response is fast.

Registered and got a mail for activating my account. Tried to activate my account - no response :-(.

Today morning while checking my mail, found a mail asking whether i got the activation mail. I replied saying clicked and nothing happened. 5 minutes - they send back a mail saying my account is activated.

Rushed in to the site, made the first call, wow works!!. Normal idea executed nicely.

I didn't try the sip call because my 3 call limit got over with 3 PSTN calls and i am sure all the SIP HYPERs will do that first than PSTN call. I think the sip should change its name to HYPE because always a lot HYPE marketers make it live.They don't bother a business system build on top of sip is struggling from SUEs (vonage). They don't want to address those issues but want to say SIP SIP and SIP.

I am not sure it works only for sip because if its an asterisk at backend, it can make calls to other protocols also. I was to try but my 3 call limit is over :-(.

The first look says me it works in this way.

Client<----> Web server (flash media server)
Custom channel driver or interface
to existing channel
An asterisk
or a softswitch
+----> PSTN Cloud
+----> SIP

and the client talks to web server using custom protocol with the primitives




No firewall traversal problems because call always goes to server( no peer o peer) but expensive at server side for network bandwidth. Again this i didn't explore that detail because the PSTN calls always need to go to a gateway.

The security ? yep looks they still believe in md5 for encrypting password.

Business model : its a video advertisements model. So we say when you make a call,ring with a video and audi on, then video ( only video because there is only one mic ) advertisements. May be they change, if no body buy them.

The news link :
The site :

End result :

good job !!!, People can use it easy, don't bother about technology ,Its easy to use.

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Friday, November 2, 2007

The e28

Google phone, every body is excited. media is making lot sound. Where is it ?

I believe that last days indiasmart and e28 has a lot of hits. It nice to see E28 is getting more attention. I dont understand why not the nokia N series is not in the picture ( maemo platform ).

I too added some hits to the site.
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Rex - The new softphone from GIPS

Gips is expanding to domain of servers, clients from the core audio engine product.

The gips site says : REX PC is a comprehensive communication solution that leverages the Internet to deliver advanced features such as PC based calling, IM and voicemail. REX also provides the features and functions that service providers seek in a softphone. The customizable GUI allows service providers to deploy a softphone with the look and feel of their choice..

This ends up lot small scale developers.

web :

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Vancouver Transit

If you ever used for trip planning, i am sure u got angry with the slow response of the map. I tried it a couple of times and i was really mad of the response. The deadly slow response of the map site was a big problem.

Its nice to say now we can use Google transit for trip planning in Vancouver.

The link

Its fast :-)

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Open social

Last some days there was a lot noise on open social where lot of people were making headlines on open social. Even there was fan sites without the open social.

Today Open social is appeared :

Have fun !!

NB: The latest trend in Vancouver was facebook application development. I am not sure whatz going to happen for that, if open social hits.
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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Who can be sued for IP

1) Power full companies - Don't sue them,Work with them.

If you sue, they may counter sue and take off your products from market. Finally you end up in protecting your resources and the damage created by them.

ex: Sun counter sued NetApp. Now NetApp is saying its customers - "we are not closed"

2) Equal power companies - Don't sue them, work with them, exchange IP so that both can expand.

ex: Cisco and Apple on Iphone trademark.
Apple and Sun on ZFS.

3) Low power companies - SUE them ( ex: Vonage - they will pay you all lifetime )

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MySQL to PostgreSQL

If you want to convert from MySQL to PostgreSQL, use the following command to have mysqldump spit out same SQL:

% mysqldump $DATABASE_NAME -v -nt --compatible=ansi,postgresql --complete-insert=TRUE --extended-insert=FALSE --compact --default-character-set=UTF8 -u $DATABASE_USER -p -r $OUTPUT_FILE

You should then hopefully be able to load this dump into your
PostgreSQL database using


from within psql.

Still i cannot import tables. I tried without the -nt option and the create statements are not compatible.

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Monday, October 29, 2007

The five richest people in the world with their net worth

Believe it or not, on top 5 two from India, This clearly indicates the who is next big economic power. It time to forget US. Business happens in India.

The five richest people in the world with their net worth

1. Mukesh Ambani ($63.2 billion)

2. Carlos Slim Helu ($62.2993 billion)

3. William (Bill) Gates ($62.29 billion)

4. Warren Buffett ($55.9 billion)

5. Lakshmi Mittal ($50.9 billion)

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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Bluetooth : standards

N800 made me a bluetooth fan, so was browsing on the standards web site.

The Link goes here

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Saturday, October 27, 2007

Wimax - IEEE Std 802.16-2004

Cisco Systems acquired Navini networks, This looks more a strategic decision of extending its portfolio to wimax networks. Another big hit for Wimax is ITU approved the IEEE 802.16 (now officially called IEEE Std 802.16-2004).

Expect Big wimax networks soon :-)
( forget north america, mostly we may see in India, Brazil or China )

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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Article 49-0 of the Indian Constitution

Did you know that there is a system in our constitution, as per a 1969 act, in section "49-O" that a person can go to the polling booth, confirm his identity, get his finger marked and convey the presiding election officer that he doesn't want to vote anyone!
Yes such a feature is available, but obviously these seemingly notorious leaders have never disclosed it. This is called "49-O".
Why should you go and say "I VOTE NOBODY"... because, in a ward, if a candidate wins, say by 123 votes, and that particular ward has received "49-O" votes more than 123, then that polling will be cancelled and will have to be re-polled .
Not only that, but the candidature of the contestants will be removed and they cannot contest the re-polling, since people had already expressed their decision on them .
This would bring fear into parties and hence look for genuine candidates for their parties for election. This would change the way, of our whole political system... it is seemingly surprising why the election commission has not revealed such a feature to the public....
Please spread this news to as many as you know... Seems to be a wonderful weapon against corrupt parties in India... show your power,expressing your desire not to vote for anybody, is even more powerful than voting... so don't miss your chance. So either vote, or vote not to vote (vote 49-O) and pass this info on.

--courtesy: viraju
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Monday, October 22, 2007

Vonage Goes To Court III - The AT&T Suit

"AT&T has filed a lawsuit against Vonage, claiming patent infringement. This is the third major lawsuit to have been brought against Vonage by a major phone company. Vonage lost the previous two lawsuits, brought by Sprint-Nextel and Verizon. How much more money can Vonage afford to give away? How can Vonage educate a jury on prior art? 'It said in a filing to the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission that AT&T is seeking injunctive relief, compensatory and treble damages and attorneys' fees in unspecified amounts. Vonage said the lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court of the Western District of Wisconsin on October 17.'"

from :

poor voip
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Monday, October 15, 2007

playing with N800

Last some days, its all time with my new N800. yep i was impressed - impressed with the fact that it runs linux, the support it has with the linux community and the applications

looks at

you will see around 320 projects hosted.

The real thing to replace mobile phones if wimax become reality.

more at :

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Friday, October 12, 2007

The Calf Love ...

Was browsing through Orcut. Nice to see the Old friends online after a lot years.

The little things came to notice :

The people who was not that into studies, who do all extra activities - almost all - are settled in US / out of India .The best part is most of them are very family oriented ( result from analysis of the pictures and scraps ).

The kids who were doing full time studies are in local jobs ( in India )- they still deserved to be called as kids.

Girls ( no matter how they studied or loved ) are mostly in US due to their spouse.

The collage couples - who were always together in college and were decided to live/die together ( or pretended so ) - 90% have different spouses. The best part was i was able to find the "Calf Love" mostly in their friends list.

Finally i understood .. thatz the way world works.

We need a past to have a future.
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Thursday, October 11, 2007

700MHz vs. WiMAX

While speculation runs rampant that Sprint may cut back or cancel its WiMAX deployment, AT&T ( signaled it intends to do something in the RF “beachfront property” – 700 MHz spectrum.

Earlier this week, AT&T announced it would buy the largest current holder of 700 MHz licenses in the U.S., Aloha Partners. AT&T will pay $2.5 billion in cash for the licenses and will obtain 12 MHz of spectrum covering 196 million people. The licenses cover all of the top 10 markets in the US and 72 of the top 100 U.S. markets, with a focus on former UHF TV channels 54 and 59.

Aloha was in the process of conducting several market trials and all of the 700 MHz spectrum it has purchased will be available for use after the DTV transition date in February 2009; in some area UHF TV stations are still operating either on or near the spectrum that Aloha had the rights for.

The 700 MHz band is frequently described as “beachfront property” for its ability to propagate through buildings and other obstacles, as well as its longer range when compared to other spectrum in U.S. A major metropolitan area that would require many 2.5 GHz WiMAX transmission sites could be served by one or two 700 MHz sites, depending upon geography and transmission power.

Meanwhile, Sprint is being pressed by Wall Street investors and analysts to cut back or shut down its WiMAX rollout. The no-WiMAX-camp wants Sprint to focus on being a cellular company, but others point out that without new products, Sprint has little new to offer customers in a time where cellular phone sales have leveled off in the United States. Both Intel and Motorola have committed substantial resources to deploying WiMAX equipment and Intel has also invested substantial money into second-largest U.S. WiMAX provider Clearwire.

In the end, Sprint may have no other strategic choice than to continue with their WiMAX deployment because they may not have the resources necessary to engage in aggressive bidding in the final round of 700 MHz auctions scheduled in January 2008. Sprint could have a fully deployed 4G WiMAX network deployed, operational, and with paying customers in 2008, while the 700 MHz spectrum won’t be fully “clear” until the DTV switchover in 2009

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Orginal By Doug Mohney

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Found on our white board - 2

"Even though 31 Oct = 25 Dec
Halloween will never come on Christmas" WHY ???

Clue :
Look on your calc program (scientific mode )

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Found on our white board.

There are 10 types of people
Those who understand binary,
And those who don't.

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Binary Dec
00 - 0
01 - 1
10 - 2
11 - 3

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Summary of best and worst with promise

Lot lot things , i feel i missed a lot because i didn't write timely

A) The best is qtopia's full open source phone: yep qtopia relased full source code.

Link :

B) The worst is Vonage's Loss on IPR issue: read the Patent and felt sad to the people who allowed it to be a patent ( ex: a server which responses to queries to translate uri to a phone no: etc ). I wonder its just an application of database and its a server - i don't know its a database server - ODBC can do this, or if the patent is for combination of server, transaction etc then DNS do it. I belive the patents need to be more better.

C) Exciting ones ?

Yep its telepathy :

Why ?

Look at . An excellent stuff. I really love to get one or some hands on this for some time.

Look at N800 from Nokia: a full Linux tablet. An excellent device to have potential to replace all mobile phones in future with Wimax with sprint ( Sprint CEO stepped down - so what 'll happen to the wimax project ). Acanac offerd me one for free ( thanks to them - they are my VOIP provider )


Both uses telepathy and jabber.

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Friday, October 5, 2007

VoIP will make money, not save it

There are two problems with the hype around IP telephony.

First, it probably will not save users as much as they would end up spending on extra hardware to maintain call quality ­ the promise of savings is a red herring.

But there is a bigger problem in that most people punting IP telephony completely miss the point about its real value. They are stuck in a 130-year-old mindset in which telephony begins and ends with the ability of two people to talk when they are apart. Several embellishments have been added ­ voicemail, caller ID, call forwarding ­ but it is still all about talking. If all that has changed is the way the voice signal is carried, then voice over IP (VoIP) changes nothing.

But if voice is simply another data stream, then it can be mixed up and enriched with other data streams. Once that happens ­ once phone systems are connected to financial and customer records ­ a world of opportunities opens up. Business can start being extracted from a system that was previously just part of the furniture.

Link caller ID with other information, for example, and suddenly when customers call, their profiles pop up on screen even before the call has been answered. Everything can be seen ­ from outstanding invoices, to what happened last time the customer called the company, to how profitable the account is.

Making well-integrated information available to the right people as soon as or even before they need it makes for better, faster customer service and happier customers.

Even better, an integrated system makes it easy to keep information up to date. Suddenly, a customer relationship management system simply is an address book and it automatically tracks every phone call, SMS or email exchanged with every customer. The customer database is always up to date and shared throughout the organisation. It can also become a rich source of information for new business creation.

That is the true value of VoIP. Forget about saving pennies on phone calls and look instead to the new business it can create

from :
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Monday, September 17, 2007

Voip on Nitodo ( TV to UCD )

Change the world, or move with the changed world.

TV is not going to die, TV is going through its evolutions and becoming UCD

Exiting TV shows ...
Boring TV shows ...
IPTV ... ( apple Tv )
Game place

Now to a phone .....

and TV continues to be the central point of your house.

read on this new software which works on Nintendo DS.

What next ? wii or on your PSP and Xbox, attend calls with your TV, watch IPTV with TV,Play game with TV, Browse and do a lot more with TV.

Is it now TV ? display ? unified communication display ( © UCD - my term, copyright belongs to me )

Enjoy !!
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The open-source Gold Rush

Let's tally up the list:

Zimbra - $350 million (on ~$10 million (guessing here, but guessing at the high end, I think) of trailing revenues) - September 2007
XenSource - $500 million (on $1 million in trailing revenues) - August 2007
JBoss - $350 million (on $27 million in 2006 revenues) - June 2006
Sleepycat - $35-50 million (on ~$7 million in trailing revenues, is my best guess) - February 2006
Gluecode - $10 million (on very little in trailing revenues, less than $1 million, I believe) - May 2005
SUSE - $210 million (can't remember revenues - I think $30-40 million) - November 2003
Ximian - ~$50 million (I can't remember - on $1 million or so in trailing revenues) - August 2003
What's the trend? Bigger. We are in the midst of a Gold Rush, as Dana Blankenhorn has written. The rules of software business are being rewritten, and those who understand them will make a lot of money for shareholders...and themselves.

While the early days of open source saw a few wild valuations (Ximian comes to mind, though I still think it was a good move by Novell, as it brought open-source DNA to the company), it's only recently that we've seen open source break $100 million valuations on very little revenue.

Clearly, the market feels like the best is yet to come.

And so it is. Now is a fantastic time to be involved in redefining the software industry to one that focuses on customers, not licenses. You should join.

a worth yankandpaste from :-)
Posted by Matt Asay

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Sunday, September 16, 2007

The power of wimax internet

Did you ever wondered the effect of nation wide wimax network ? How life is going to be simple.

Today my car got a problem of security light started blinking and car was not starting. The car manual said - contact dealer. Phoned a friend, he googled ...
and said ...

put the key, turn it to on positions keep it for 10 minutes, again off and redo the same, after 10 minutes over ( total 20 minutes ), off and start the car.

worked well, was wondering how useful will be if my car had a laptop and its connected to wimax ( the friend will not be always available ).

same GPS ... working with some online maps software -- showing traffic etc and showing me positions ...

Integrated with my buddy list, seeing him driving towards me or near me ..

buying a $10 voip account and using it with a wimax enabled pocket pc and no bills for US and Canada calls.

and a lot more ...

be ready for that great time....

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Rama, Krishna were dravidians

Is the gods dravidans, yes i mean Hindu gods Rama, Krishna etc.

why ? both of them were brown skinners.

Wikipedia search resulted in some news about rakshasas.Rakshasa's were described to have large bodies, probably due to their continuous life in cold climates over snow covered mountains [Ref wikipedia ]. This means they were/are whites or more in white color like Aryans (reason in cold countries/places we know people will be more white in color).

Krishna is discribed as "Neela karvarna" means the person with color of blue clouds ( more blueish black in color - a Dravidian color )

This means the people describes as Aryans and Whites are Rashasas and Rama,Krishna were dravidians.

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Sunday, September 9, 2007

Barcelona Barcelona Barcelona

Its time to switch from intel to AMD ( to save AMD ). The new Quad core is out and lets start buying them not to make intel the monopoly in chipmaking

Its time if you want to do ( the last call from AMD for a breath i think )
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$100 back from Apple

What it means ?
Fans were angry on iphone $200 cut ( $3 per day early bird tax ). Jobs is returning $100 for iphones brought from Apple stores.

What it says :
Yes, I care people who buy from apple.

Remember the queues in front of Apple stores and AT&T stores. Now for the people who stood in the long queues getting the message : Always buy apple from apple store.

Nice Brand Building

(check yet another smart product )

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Wednesday, September 5, 2007

ATV - All Terrain vehicle in India

ATV - All Terrain vehicle. Was reading more in this. In developed countries ATVs are used for farming activities and other recreation. Countries like New Zealand, Australia, Canada use them in farms with a lot farm attachments like Seed Spreader, Plow, Loader, Fertilizer spreader.

Wondering its usage in countries like India.

India ?? - No ATV but a lot of 100 - 250 cc motorcycles. Was reading Bajaj auto and TVS goes on a war for patent infringement.

Why not these people work together and make good engines than fighting each other ? Do they don't know Hondas and Suzuki's make good engines than them. Look at west - Pontiac sells Vibe which has complete Toyota engine against Toyota matrix ( same car under Toyota badge).

I was wondering about an ATV using a good 200 cc - 300 cc India made engine ( lets look which engines and patents work ) for normal farm use. It should help people to do most farm needs without much money. May be these usage may make better engines.

Another idea was to try them on water scooters. Let these engines mature.
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Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Social Networking: How Many Portals You Need?

A few days ago, Unni posted about the malicious and criminal use of social networking portals. I know this debate has been there for a long time. In fact, like most of our other topics of interest, this one keeps coming back to our drawing rooms and cafe tables every once in a while with a new story break, a murder, a kidnap, a virus, a fraud...

We follow up such stories with great interest, collect every detail, add a few more hits to those sites, debate vigorously on using this new media discreetly, blast those unscrupulous fellows, and yeah, get back to our social networking portals and daily chores with the same interest and continue with the life just as always.

Well, I don't have anything against the social networking portals. In fact, I'm a regular visitor on at least a couple of such sites, Orkut and LinkedIn. But there is something that annoys me every time I check my inbox: someone has sent me an invite from x portal, and another from y portal. And, to my surprise, this someone and the other are my friends already connected to me on Orkut or LinkedIn.

I could never figure out why someone who is already connected to me requires me to get connected on yet another portal, just to add to my collection of user names and passwords? Or is it that they think I don't have anything worthwhile to do than browsing through profiles on x, y, and z portals?

And then, again, a couple of days later--many time after you are trapped, too--,they write to you, apologizing for the invite, saying it was auto-generated by that portal after trawling through their address books. Trawl through their address book? Sounds phishy, doesn't it? Well, yeah, it is another form of phishing. But then, when you ask more questions, you know. The portals didn't really invest in phishing techniques and technologies. Why should they, when there are so many naive users--techies, managers, journos, teachers, from all walks of life--who are more than willing to give their email IDs and passwords without any hesitation to anything that looks like a networking portal?! All my friends happily entered their email IDs and passwords and allowed those portals to get all that information that they wanted.

And some of those lucky ones had the good fortune of seeing their names on some mailing lists to which they never had sent a mail, despite wanting to. And that gave them a chance to send one more mail, to those 'august' mailing lists, apologizing for the inadvertent invites. Well, learning the hard way, someone might think. But then, who learns?

Maybe the one who fell in hot water, but for the others, that is just fun until they themselves fall prey to another such thing...

Till that happens, happy social networking! Enjoy!

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gOOgle phOne

talks on google phone :-), says a five facts

The operating system will be a "mobile variant of Linux" capable of running Java Virtual Machines.

Second, all the on-board applications will be Java-based, including the music/video player.

Third, the user interface is based in Java, is "very responsive", features a "search box", and will be "typical of mobile phones."

Fourth, the web browser -- also in Java -- will have pan and browse.

Lastly, there was initially one prototype, but since then the mobile OS has been seen running on between 3 and 5 devices, all of which rock the QWERTY.

Our view : google phone will be a mobile device capable of surfing internet (may be WIFI or WIMAX or 1X or EVDO or GPRS ( we dont expect GPRS because of low speed).
It will not be the normal mobile phone and will be running a linux OS and capable of running all the google app including gmail, search, talk ( expect call out and callin from googletalk with a dial pad ).google apps, maps youtube videos and all other google applications. The main focus will be adv displays with content.

It's time of voip and web to common man, every body needs it.

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Saturday, September 1, 2007

$48.6 million after taxes --

Friday night, four lucky people won the Mega Millions $330 million jackpot. That kind of number lends itself to fantasies of unlimited luxury. But the truth is, megamillions just aren't what they used to be.

A one-quarter share of the jackpot is $82.5 million. If the winner elects a lump-sum payment, which financial analysts suggest, they're down to $48.6 million after taxes. Already, unfortunately, the brand new millionaire is forced to make some compromises.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Happy Onam!!!

It's Onam time. Wish you all a happy Onam !!

Onam ?
Onam is the biggest festival in the Indian state of Kerala. Onam Festival falls during the Malayali month of Chingam (Aug - Sep) and marks the homecoming of legendary King Mahabali. Carnival of Onam lasts for ten days and brings out the best of Kerala culture and tradition. Intricately decorated Pookalam, ambrosial Onasadya, breathtaking Snake Boat Race and exotic Kaikottikali dance are some of the most remarkable features of Onam - the harvest festival in Kerala.

Link 1
Link 2

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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

When Social networks turning to crime centers ...

Young Adnan, who was kidnapped and then murdered by his friends, was a frequent Orkut visitor and met them on the site. This is not first of such incidents; one may remember the case of Kaushumbi who was also murdered by the guy she met on orkut.

Read more at : link
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Saturday, August 18, 2007

$5 billion for WiMax network - the next big thing

Sprint Nextel said on Thursday it could spend as much as $5 billion by the end of 2010 on a new network based on the emerging high-speed wireless technology known as WiMax.

The link

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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Plastic Faces

"today, it's not so much about people you meet, but plastic face masks. Who thinks, talk and act to certain codes. That come from the head, and never from deeper within. It isn't so much about relationships you develop, it's more a matching of fake DNA. Sometimes when you want to have a real conversation, talk to your local alley cat. At least, she never hangs around when she doesn't want to.''
-Kiara, Agent @ Model Casters (as quoted in Levis RedLoop)
Well, wasn't that a great piece of reflection?
I thought so. If Kiara was tired of 'botoxed, chin-tucked, boob-pinched, plasticated people', I'm tired of those polished, urbanized ones, who keep smiling almost mechanically, talk only politically-correct things, and are just pretenders.

Well, I know I can go on and on...on the purity of village life, on the old world charm, on the unhurried cities and towns from the other side of the spectrum...

but an occassional visit to the villages, a walk down the river banks, or up the east hills, or a travel in the line bus, well, that tells me how much of this urban thing is imported into those serene islands everyday. That said, well, those imports come not just through people, it comes through the air, the media, the movies... the pace is fast catching up...the emotions are fast draining off the faces, the thoughts are managed to sound trendy and politically correct...hmm...

hey, i know i have never been a fan of this "golden past", but you know when the present is all about pretensions, all about conveniences, all about excuses, and you know, all about me...

well, i pause...

I don't know. But is this what they call aging?

boot cut: ha, looking at it, Levis and villages, perhaps, a pin-stripped, boot-cut, straight leg, hmm...wiered?

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Buy AMD, Save our future ...

Looks oodd ? , lets look more

Currently we have only 2 major chip vendors - AMD and Intel - on desktop side (x86). If we don't buy AMD now, AMD will go into more losses and finally expect a close. This leaves only Intel in the field. As hardware is not software and as it requires
manufacturing, we cant do a open source chip with current models. This gives Intel the freedom to price as they want.

now lets say like : Buy AMD, save your wallet for future
: My next ( PC || Desktop || Laptop ) runs on AMD

AMD is the one which came with first X64 architecture and today AMD put its new AMD's Light-Weight Profiling (LWP) Specification for software parallelization (link).

It's right time to start think of AMD in your next PC.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Thenali Raman and Harry Potter

Ada pavi, you didn't get anything else, asked my friend, peeping on to the monitor and the title. ha, true, i had many more things to write about, but just thought i would write on this...doesn't it sound cool, norwegean wood?

well, cool or hot, that is the fact. the reality of living in a global village means trading off, or forgetting your history, your past, your lores, for the urban legends. I'm sure i'll see so many hands rising in triumph if i ask about harry poter at any of the schools in bangalore, mumbai, delhi, kolkatha, kochi, or hyderabad. but how many of those hands will remain up, if I ask about thenali raman, thacholi othenan, tagore, sivaji, or tipu?

K R Narayanan once said"Globalisation does not mean the end of history and geography and of the lively and exciting diversities of the world." It meant, rather, that global governance should be in harmony with the diversities it was required to contend with. Doesn't sound cool, norwegean wood?

Tailpiece: the friend who shouted the 'ada pavi,...' was busy sourcin the latest potter book for his niece...of course, his niece knows a few things about our own legends and lores, but we just got into this discussion on how fast this potter mania is catching up...and how cool and fashionable it has become to live in the present, the present presented by the media, and the hype.

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Monday, August 13, 2007

Story of stolen $1 million worth of voice minutes

A combination of simple dictionary and brute-force attacks in combination with Google hacking enabled a criminal pair to break into VoIP-provider networks and steal $1 million worth of voice minutes, says one of the duo who has pleaded guilty to his crimes.

more details at :
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Wednesday, August 8, 2007

mundu - The garment IM

The mundu is a garment worn around the waist in Kerala and Maldives related to the Dhoti as well as the Lungi. In South Canara district of Karnataka state the Tulu speaking folk and Beary community do use mundu. It is normally woven in cotton and coloured white or cream. The colour is dependent on whether the cotton is bleached or unbleached. Kaddar mundu is another kind which is made using handlooms. When unbleached the mundu is called a neriyathu. In modern times, two types of mundu are prevalent - the single and the double. A single mundu is draped once around the waist, while the double is folded in half before draping. A mundu is usually starched before use. talks about an IM product which claims: A comphrehensive Instant Messaging platform to help you build, grow and monetize your user community.

Another web 2.0 company playing with multi messaging ( i am not sure whetehr there 'll be a day when i can have one account and talk to different servers).The sadest part is i was not able to find even a single reference to any standards in the site. so i assume it as another propratory IM.

Unfortunatley the link gave more than enough confusion. Just put some blocks and say its a platform features without any explantion

any way i think the wed designers managed to push a lot of open standard words in the platform features as features (looks the person who made the picture never know what he was drawing ).It more resembled me a preson who dont know english draws "To let" as "Toilet".I tried to download but looks slow , so i left it as it is :-)

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Monday, August 6, 2007

ICE to RFC ? Noooooooo expect 18

Was wondering Ice going to be RFC.

Nooo , today was browsing my mails and find yet another version to come.

miles to go before i sleep ( now change it RFC ) :-)

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Sunday, August 5, 2007

A personal Moment ( first B day of my kid )

An year passed very fast, now my kid is turning 1 year ( turned on Aug 3 ). Sharing some moments from life ( the video we played on his BDay )

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Thursday, August 2, 2007

All new True life IMS

Got the link from a friend

Yep another IM service, Not at all conventioanl looks,

looks good in the link,
Chat, Call, TV , Radio, Music sharing, Blogs , Content reading--- man its all in one.

Didn't get a chance to download the software and try:
Some body informed me that its a sip-XMPP hybrid model.

The main page ( ) says they have 296,761 users

May be world's biggest sip-XMPP hybrid service :-)
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Friday, July 27, 2007

Meebo - last year's most grown IM

Was reading research report : meebo is the last year's most grown network ( i am not sure how correct it is as PR can make research reports ).

The first thing i did was going to ,

Nice Gui, allowing me to login to a lot IM services without any registration to meebo and no software to install ( the all AJAX game )

My comments :=============
Impressed ? yep a bit, not on the technology, on the GUI

Why not on technology ? Because i one time worked on a gaim kind of project and we took all the reverse engineered libs and made applications except for googletalk ( google talk is XMPP ). So if we make a full application with the reverse eng: libs we dont have any control and its a pain in the neck when feature changes.

How to realize it with open software ?=======================================WOW you can do that.

Install ejabberd server ( ), take compnents from

Install the required Gateway components and run.

Install and configure for ejabberd. Look for details.

WOW with some installations and configs, your multi IM service is UP and running.

Now Job begins : GUI changes and customizations.
thatz a big job and meebo has done a very decent work on it. Way to go !!

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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

dual core, Quad core .... whatz next ?

Nooo not a 8 or 32 core, its time for microprocessers for the next big jump.

Researchers at Intel this week are showing off an silicon modulator that can pass 40 gigabits of data in a second, a new record that indicates that fiber-inside-computers is really coming.Intel, among others, has projected that optical components may start getting integrated into computers toward the end of the decade

after ? Bio computers made to work for man.

tailpiece :I found the reson why Hindu doctine says there are 330 million gods.

Once these Biocomputers are up ,they 'll ask the invernter "many masters we have ?". The Inventer 'll go to

and say the current no: of masters for them is the total no: of mankind as no: of gods.
The Hindu docrine was set up when gods made their bio robots and the total god population was 330 million

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Sunday, July 22, 2007

Next Cisco / Google or 2.0 bubble ??

Every body thinks : Voip is the money mantra ( not new still ), its time to plot a company and get some money out of it ( lets encash the buzz ).

Latest addition of the buzz world


I first read about if from :

Then i saw .
Nice talk,a lot things i thought for starting a business but really dont know how its practical. So finally i know one thing for sure :

The are not going to have only a voip handset, ooma will have lot new products and its not announced yet

Lets wait and watch how much talks convert to action and systems

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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Linux .. on a wireless router ??

Thatz what i was trying to do on my trendnet 432 BRP. Lot people told it has only 1 MB mem. so cant have a linux kernel or kernel will have less functions.

Still i didn't go back

Found DI 624 uses same chipset as of 432 BRP. so first step

Try DI624 firmware on 432BRP - failed

It didn't allow me to load from the firmware upload interface.
now what ?

found dlink gave source for DI624 :

downloaded , tried to compile : still not worked - some compile error :(

miles to go before i sleep. just wondering an Angel will come and tell how to do :-)
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Saturday, July 14, 2007

Sip Trunking

Last days i was reading about sip trunking, Very sad to say a lot of people hype on this but not body points to a standard.


there are a lot people even claim "global sip trunking leader". Just wondering, if there is any standard existing then how they are going to have people interoperate.

Finally i understood the problem in another way. Sip was intended to use on a different paradigm and people try to fit it in the IP PBX TRUNK paradigm.

ex: Provider runs one proxy server and gives 10 users for the PBX, and its doesn't allow the PBX users to directly access the provides sip server.

I am still not sure which is the standard they follow :

Sad to say no sip trunking providers say this is the standard they follow :-(
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Tailpiece: lets may hay while sun shines, who cares on a standard, we need only buzzwords.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Yet another orcut from google ?

Every body is behind social networks as of now. Building open standards for social networking (or proclaim so).

The latest from google. As orcut is famous only in Brazil and India, they are funding another project to replace orcut.


Redhat also is in building social networking platform which looks more interesting ( using XMPP ):

tailpiece : Yep we too, thinking of sharing our idea of open source social network.

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Who is going to make the best mobile phone software next ?

It's You !!!!

Yes the time of opensource. Now linux mobile phones are in market.

The first one was the green phone

SDK Community with Qtopia Greenphone device cost 695.00 USD

Now Neo1973 running openmoko.

Neo Base - Developer preview Price: $300 USD
Neo Advanced - Developer preview Price: $450 USD

Don't cry Iphone doesn't have an SDK, It's you empowered now
-- go and show your skills to the world --

Uthistatha, jagratha, Prapya varanibodhata (arise, awake, stop not till you obtain full understanding)
Tailpiece: Iphone liberation at :

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Sunday, July 8, 2007

New level of fooling - New Seven Wonders

Was reading "Taj Mahal selected in new seven wonders". Last days we were receiving mails with subject "Fwd: Are Indians Sleeping???? TAJ AT 14th Position (Only 0.7% Votes) " and some other sending Tajmahal was a temple.


People were allowed to vote using text message and e-mail. so a lot commerce going on, and the ticket for the stage show announcements.

Finally : DO any thing change in this world because of this announcement ?

Yes, money from your pocket to a lot commercial/media houses pockets.

Its high time for us to get out of these media fooling ( money grabbing )

Tail Piece: do we still need to fools ?
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Monday, July 2, 2007

Sivaji: Nothing Special About It

Sivaji, the latest blockbuster from Rajnikanth, the south-Indian superstar, had generated a lot of initial hype. Lot more than a Tamil film would have ever dreamed to have. Weeks before the release, tickets were sold out for weeks; we heard stories of people who bought tickets for 10-50 times the actual price. And, we all thought that was something special to watch. Yes, I thought so, too. And that was what pulled me to the theatre for my first-ever Rajni film at a movie hall.

No Hollywood, no bollywood, only Rajniwood, read one poster at the driveway to the theatre. It means everything it says, I realized in the next three hours inside Innovative, a multiplex here in Bangalore. Crazy fans erupted into raptures when the titles showed SuperStar Rajnikanth, yeah, with its share of special effects. They cheered him, jeered at the villain, repeated the punchlines, and enjoyed every moment of the movie, through most of the film.

The first question, what has it in for me? Nothing, would be my first response. On second thoughts, yes, there are nicely pictured (and composed, too) songs, interesting fights, and a pretty heroine. Apart from that, nothing but predictability of a sure victory for the charming hero, whose make-up men deserve credit for a wonderful job of making Rajni so young and fit.

Then there is this talk about horoscope and faith, supported by sequences that make you think that horoscopes foretold your future. At the end of it all, you could just heave a sigh of relief as the pair reunites after the trials and tribulations and say, oh, yeah, that horoscope thing was bullshit, though. But the believers had enough reasons to believe that horoscopes do play a role in your lives. See what happened, the aunties would tell the rebellious lovers, what all hardships they had been through, and see, they survived it only because she was praying to the god, because of her offerings and fasting. And at the end, everybody is happy--the believers and non-believers. And, the film just leaves that to your interpretation. Well, you may argue, it's only an entertainer. Yes, agreed. It's an entertainer for Rajni fans, nothing more, nothing less.

So, what was the hype about? Just marketing. The hype got us in to the theatre. That made us believe there was something special. True, that hype had contributed to the house-full shows in the first few weeks. But in the long run, is it going to help? I doubt. If anything, that would leave people disenchanted. Even hardcore Rajni fans are saying, it was not up to their expectations. Why? The hype raised the bar, and they went expecting something very special and had to come back with nothing special (except that wonderful makeup of their hero) and that is no fault of the movie. It's the hype, that made the film look so ordinary. And, that's the problem with over-hyping and setting high expectations. How costly that could be? We'll know soon.

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വൈപ്പിന്‍ കരയ്ക്ക്‌ വയസ്സ്‌ 666 !!!

വൈപ്പിന്‍ കരയ്ക്ക്‌ വയസ്സ്‌ 666 !!!
A tribute to birth place

ഞങ്ങള്‍ വൈപ്പിന്‍ കരക്കാര്‍ക്ക്‌ അത്രവലിയ പാരമ്പര്യമില്ലെന്നാണൊ നിങ്ങള്‍ കരുതിയത്‌? എന്തിനും സമരം ചെയ്യുന്ന... വൈക്കത്ത്‌ ഹര്‍ത്താല്‍ പ്രഖ്യാപിച്ചാല്‍ വൈപ്പിനില്‍ നടപ്പാക്കുന്നത്ര സമര വീര്യമുള്ള, ഈ ജനതയുടെ മണ്ണിനേപ്പറ്റി ഒരല്‍പ്പം....ഞാനൊരു ചരിത്രകാരനല്ല.... അന്വേഷകനല്ല..... പക്ഷെ.... എനിക്കെന്റെ നാടിനെപ്പറ്റി എഴുതണം എന്നു തോന്നി...ആധുനിക കാലത്ത്‌ ചരിത്രത്തെപ്പറ്റി എഴുതുന്നവര്‍ ആരും ആ ചരിത്രകാലത്ത്‌ ജീവിച്ചവരല്ലല്ലൊ. ഞാനുമതെ... ആധുനിക ചരിത്രകാരന്‍മാര്‍ സങ്കല്‍പ്പിച്ചെടുത്തത്‌...നിരീക്ഷിച്ചെടുത്തത്‌...ഞാന്‍ എപ്പോഴെല്ലാമോ വായിച്ചത്‌... അതെല്ലാം ഇതിനകത്ത്‌ കടന്ന്‌ വന്നിട്ടുണ്ടാകാം.. അതിനാല്‍... എല്ലാവരോടും നന്ദി....

വൈപ്പിന്‍ കര..... ഏഷ്യയിലെ തന്നെ ഏറ്റവും ജനസാന്ദ്രതയേറിയ ദ്വീപ്‌....1341ല്‍ പെരിയാറില്‍ ഉണ്ടായ വെള്ളപ്പൊക്കത്തോടെയാണ്‌ വൈപ്പിന്‍ കര രൂപമെടുക്കുന്നത്‌. പക്ഷേ അതോടെ ചരിത്രപ്രസിദ്ധമായ മുസിരിസ്‌ തുറമുഖം നാമാവശേഷമാവുകയായിരുന്നു. കൊടുങ്ങല്ലൂറ്‍ അഴിയുടെ ആഴം കുറഞ്ഞു. ചെറിയൊരു അഴിമുഖമായിരുന്ന കൊച്ചിയില്‍ കായലുകള്‍ രൂപമെടുത്തു. ഇതോടെ കടലിലേക്കു പതിക്കുന്ന പെരിയാറിന്റെ കൈവഴിയായ വീരന്‍ പുഴയുടെ എക്കല്‍ മണ്ണ്‌ അടിഞ്ഞു കൂടി 'വെയ്പ്പുകര'യായ വൈപ്പിന്‍ കര ജന്‍മമെടുത്തു. ഈ ഓര്‍മ്മ പുതുക്കാനായിട്ടായിരിക്കണം, 1341ല്‍ ആരംഭിച്ച 'പുതുവൈപ്പ്‌ വര്‍ഷം' എന്ന പേരിലുള്ള ഒരു കലണ്ടര്‍ പണ്ടുകാലത്ത്‌ ജനങ്ങള്‍ പിന്തുടര്‍ന്നിരുന്നു. വെച്ചു കിട്ടിയ കര കടല്‍ തന്നെ എടുക്കുമെന്ന ഒരു വിശ്വാസം തദ്ദേശവാസികളായ എല്ലാവരുടെയും മനസ്സില്‍ ഇപ്പൊഴും നില നില്‍ക്കുന്നുണ്ടെന്നുള്ളത്‌ ഒരു യാഥാര്‍ത്ഥ്യം തന്നെ. ഓരോ വര്‍ഷക്കാലത്തും തീരപ്രദേശങ്ങളില്‍ നിന്നും ശക്തമായ രീതിയില്‍ മണ്ണ്‌ നഷ്ടപ്പെട്ടുകൊണ്ടിരിക്കുന്നുവെന്നത്‌ ഈ വിശ്വാസത്തിന്‌ ആക്കം കൂടുന്നു. പുതുതായി മണ്ണ്‌ വെച്ച്‌ കിട്ടിയ പുതുവൈപ്പ്‌ ബീച്ചിണ്റ്റേയും ചെറായി ബീച്ചിണ്റ്റേയും ഇന്നത്തെ അവസ്ഥ മികച്ച ഉദാഹരണം തന്നെ...

1875ല്‍ തുറമുഖത്തിന്‌ വടക്കുള്ള ക്രൂസ്‌ കൊട്ടാരത്തിന്‌ സമീപത്തുള്ള പ്രദേശത്തിലൂടെ കടല്‍ തള്ളിക്കയറി. അക്കാലത്ത്‌, കൊച്ചി തുറമുഖ ശില്‍പ്പിയായ റോബെര്‍ട്ട്‌ ബ്രിസ്റ്റൊ മണ്ണ്‌ കൊണ്ടുള്ള കിടങ്ങുകള്‍ നിര്‍മ്മിച്ച്‌ മണ്ണിടിച്ചിലിന്‌ താല്‍ക്കാലിക ശമനം വരുത്തി.1503ല്‍ സാമൂതിരിയും കൊച്ചി രാജാവുമായി യുദ്ധമുണ്ടായി. ഈ യുദ്ധത്തില്‍ പരിക്കേറ്റ കൊച്ചി രാജാവ്‌ എളങ്ങുന്നപ്പുഴ ക്ഷേത്രത്തിലാണ്‌ ശരണം പ്രാപിച്ചത്‌. പോര്‍ട്ടുഗീസുകാര്‍ അന്ന്‌ അദ്ദേഹത്തെ സഹായിച്ചു. പ്രത്യുപകാരമെന്ന നിലയില്‍ സ്വന്തമായി ഒരു കോട്ട കെട്ടുന്നതിന്‌ അദ്ദേഹം പോര്‍ട്ടുഗീസുകാരെ അനുവദിച്ചു. മതപഠനമായിരുന്നു കോട്ടനിര്‍മ്മാണതിന്റെ പ്രധാന ഉദ്ദേശം. 1662ല്‍ ഡച്ചുകാര്‍ ഈ കോട്ട പിടിച്ചെടുത്തു. ഇപ്പറഞ്ഞ ചരിത്രവസ്തുത വൈപ്പിന്‍ കരയുടെ ചരിത്രപരമായ പ്രാധാന്യം വെളിവാക്കുന്നു. കേരളത്തിലെ ഏറ്റവും പഴക്കം ചെന്ന ഞാറക്കലെ റോമന്‍-സിറിയന്‍ പള്ളി, പള്ളിപ്പുറത്തെ ടിപ്പു സുല്‍ത്താന്റെ വട്ടക്കോട്ട, കേരളത്തിലുള്ള ഒരേയൊരു സെണ്റ്റ്‌ അംബ്രോസ്‌ പള്ളി, എന്നു തുടങ്ങി നിരവധി ചരിത്ര സ്മാരകങ്ങള്‍ വൈപ്പിന്‍ കരയിലുണ്ട്‌.

കൃസ്ത്യന്‍ - ഹിന്ദു - മുസ്ളീം ജനവിഭാഗങ്ങള്‍ ഐക്യത്തോടെ ഇവിടെ വസിച്ചു പോരുന്നു. ഇരുപത്തഞ്ച്‌ കിലോമീറ്റര്‍ നീളവും ഏതാണ്ട്‌ ഒന്നര കിലോമീറ്റര്‍ വീതിയും (എല്ലായിടത്തും അത്രയും ഇല്ല.) നാല്‍പ്പത്‌ ചതുരശ്രമീറ്റര്‍ വിസ്തീര്‍ണ്ണവും ഉള്ള വൈപ്പിന്‍ കരയ്ക്ക്‌ 1960ന്‌ മുന്‍പ്‌ വരെ പുറം ലോകവുമായി ഇന്നത്തെപ്പോലെ അത്ര വലിയ ബന്ധമൊന്നും ഉണ്ടായിരുന്നില്ല. 1960സെപ്റ്റമ്പറില്‍ സ്ഥാപിച്ച ചെറായി പാലമാണ്‌ വടക്കന്‍ പറവൂറ്‍ വഴി ഈ നാടിനെ വന്‍കരയുമായി ബന്ധിപ്പിച്ചത്‌. 2004ല്‍ ഗോശ്രീ പദ്ധതിയുടെ ഭാഗമായി നിര്‍മ്മിച്ച മൂന്നു പാലങ്ങള്‍ വന്നതോടെ ഇന്ന്‌ വൈപ്പിന്‍ കരക്കും നഗര ബാന്ധവം കൈവന്നു. അക്ഷരാര്‍ത്ഥത്തില്‍ തിരക്കു പിടിച്ച ഒരു ജനതയായി വൈപ്പിന്‍ കരയിലേത്‌.

കൃഷിയും മത്സ്യബന്ധനവുമാണ്‌ പ്രധാന ജീവിതമാര്‍ഗ്ഗം. നെല്ലും തെങ്ങും ആണ്‌ പ്രധാന കൃഷി. പാടങ്ങളില്‍ നെല്ല്‌ വിതക്കാതെ ചെമ്മീന്‍ കൃഷിക്ക്‌ ഉപയോഗിക്കുന്നതാണ്‌ പുതിയ ട്രെണ്റ്റ്‌. കേവലം ഒരു മുണ്ട്‌ വിരിച്ചിട്ടാലുണ്ടാകാവുന്ന നീളം മാത്രമുള്ള റോഡിലൂടെ ബസ്സുകള്‍ അടക്കമുള്ള വാഹനങ്ങള്‍ അങ്ങോട്ടുമിങ്ങോട്ടും പായുന്ന കാഴ്ച്ച ആരെയും അത്ഭുതപ്പെടുത്തുമെന്നതില്‍ സംശയമില്ല. അത്‌ കൊണ്ട്‌ തന്നെ വൈപ്പിനിലെ ഡ്രൈവര്‍മാര്‍ എവിടെയും വാഹനമോടിക്കാനുള്ള പ്രാവീണ്യവും ചങ്കുറപ്പും ഉള്ളവരാണെന്ന്‌ ഞങ്ങള്‍ പരസ്പരം പറയാറുണ്ട്‌. പക്ഷെ,ബസ്സുകളുടെ മത്സരയോട്ടം ഇന്നും ഇവിടെയൊരു ശാപം തന്നെയാണ്‌.ആറ്‌ പഞ്ചായത്തുകളാണ്‌ ദ്വീപിലുള്ളത്‌. പള്ളിപ്പുറം, കുഴുപ്പിള്ളി, എടവനക്കാട്‌, നായരമ്പലം, ഞാറക്കല്‍, എളങ്ങുന്നപ്പുഴ എന്നിവയാണ്‌ അവ.

Apr 7 പ്രധാന സ്ഥലങ്ങള്‍ :മുനമ്പം, പള്ളിപ്പുറം, കൊവിലകത്തുംകടവ്‌, ചെറായി, അയ്യമ്പിള്ളി, കുഴുപ്പിള്ളി, പഴങ്ങാട്‌, എടവനക്കാട്‌, അണിയല്‍, നായരമ്പലം, വെളിയത്താം പറമ്പ്‌, മാനാട്ടുപറമ്പ്‌, ഞാറക്കല്‍, മാലിപ്പുറം, എളങ്ങുന്നപ്പുഴ, ഓച്ചന്തുരുത്ത്‌, വളപ്പ്‌, തെക്കന്‍ മാലിപ്പുറം, പുതുവൈപ്പ്‌, അഴീക്കല്‍

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Sunday, July 1, 2007

Happy Canada Day !!

On June 20, 1868, a proclamation signed by the Governor General, Lord Monck, called upon all Her Majesty's loving subjects throughout Canada to join in the celebration of the anniversary of the formation of the union of the British North America provinces in a federation under the name of Canada on July 1st.

Happy Canada Day !!
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Saturday, June 30, 2007

Driving ... a looking back

Was remembering, the first days of driving in Vancouver. As the background, i was relocated from India to Canada 2 years back.

In India, we have right hand drive and Canada is a left hand drive.

The laws ??

Yep we don't bother much about it in India ( true freedom ) but Canada ? Its tickets and insurance hike.

Looking back some moments the blunders i did on road ( failed 3 time in road test to get a pass ).

Instructor said take left and i did through a no entry. We need no care on left turn when we drive right hand side. Same i did with right hand side also ( did too much care).

Another one : Her question " do u know what is this sign" pointing to a sign board. I said " stop sign" . She replied " ohh , sorry , i thought you don't know that, already three passed".

Second test : more care full, so drive on 30 all way( me intelligent ). Max is 50 then no problem, she said " queue on your back ".

sharing the links which helps to get license :

The below gives road sense tips:
( very nice video interactive tutor in skills )

Tailpiece : wondering how may i drive, if i go back to India - No, I don't drive

Sad part : I had 10+ yrs driving exp in India, but didn't get any concession because of the system difference.

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Thursday, June 28, 2007

Drag to Change route - this heart needs more

was going through

Google maps new feature - "Drag to Change route". But sad to say google didn't read my mind.

Last some days i am seeing "Canada way paving project", still didn't see any way to mark a route to avoid while getting directions.Let google read this blog than mind and add another feature :-)

tailpiece: let systems run the world and we create systems.

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global warming or global cooling !

"The ice age is coming, the sun is zooming in
Meltdown expected and the wheat is growing thin
Engines stop running, but I have no fear
London is drowning, and I live by the river"


Buzzzword nowadays is global warming...... Its the new marketing mantra.
Billions are spent, many have high profiles jobs... scientists are honoured who predicts iminent destruction of earth and human lives.

Heard from a friend , that india wont be livable in few decades due to warming....

For all these blah blah.... aint there an other side ...!!

So i did some googling .. and voila.. there is this ice age theory too........

May be by another decade india could be the best place to live... due to global cooling.....
who knows.....

Kochu ...

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Work Life Balance

was reading

The problem i see everywhere

Fresh out ppl :- time for proving them self - do do and prove ( a lot enthusiasm )

After 3 to 5 yrs :- I know the tech game , its all old tricks

After getting engaged/married :- life has a lot good things to enjoy, I am forced to sit to match with the fresh people ( confession time : i too made some body's life miserable )

After a Kid :- Life is beautiful , need money to live and pay the bills.

Kid growing :- good things , i have to prove now again, this is the time of achievement for my kid.

Late 40's - again confession

After 60's - life is beautiful again

May be i am wrong, don't know. But i used to see, a lot always does not understand the meaning of life and ends up in living for working than working for living.
May be let this be an eye opener.

tailpiece : Life cycle is repeating, ask your dad, he has gone through same.

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Monday, June 25, 2007

Its asia's time to talk back about hypocrisy

Its asia's time to talk back about hypocrisy

A person thowing a stone get the fruit from a tree.If the fruit falls down, who is the culprict ?

stone or the person who throwed the stone ?

Confused ??

read now :

"Companies that are polluting in China are owned by American, European, Japanese and others. They are benefiting from the cheap labor, from the resources and at the same time accusing China of pollution," the Malaysian official said.

"Let's take the hypocrisy out of the equation," he said.

Asian leaders also criticized the U.S. and Australia for not signing the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, which caps the amount of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases that can be emitted in industrialized countries

I think next 'll be Gulf , but who is worlds biggest Oil importer and burner ?? again :United States

ref :

This clearly shows there is no way to avoid the global warming and its time for us to pepare for it.

Tailpiece: kyoto ?? no... , US is calling for a war against global warming but no stop for emissions.

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