Thursday, July 31, 2008

Heard on the Street

Dr. Marc Faber concluded his monthly bulletin (June 2008) with the following:

" The federal government is sending each of us a $600 rebate. If we spend that money at Wal-Mart, the money goes to China . If we spend it on gasoline it goes to the Arabs. If we buy a computer it will go to India . If we purchase fruit and vegetables it will go to Mexico , Honduras and Guatemala . If we purchase a good car it will go to Germany . If we purchase useless crap it will go to Taiwan and none of it will help the American economy. The only way to keep that money here at home is to spend it on prostitutes and beer, since these are the only products still produced in US. I've been doing my part."

God's Sense of Humour

God was in the process of creating the universe.And he was explaining to his subordinates, "Look everything should be in balance.

For example, after every 10 deer there should be a lion.

Look here my fellow angels, here is the country of the United States. I have blessed them with prosperity and money. But at the same time I have given them insecurity and tension....

And here is Africa. I have given them beautiful nature. But at the same time, I have given them climatic extremes.

And here is South America. I have given them lots of forests. But at the same time, I have given them lesser land so that they would have to cut off the forests...

So you see fellows, everything should be in balance.

One of the angels asked... "God, what is this extremely beautiful country here?"

God said....... "Ahah.!..that is the crown piece of all. "INDIA", My most precious creation. It has understanding and friendly People. Sparkling streams and serene mountains. A culture which speaks of the great tradition that they live. Technologically brilliant and with a heart of gold.....

The angel was quite surprised:
"But god you said everything should be in balance."

God replied --

"Look at the neighbours I gave them."

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

God Still Loves the World

Every tiny star that twinkles in the night sky,
Every drop of golden rain.
Every rainbow in the sky,
Every single butterfly,
Tells the fascinating news to those who dare to hope.
And the message is
God still loves the world.

A lyric that caught me the minute I heard it. It's quite simple. Talks about every single gift that nature shows us and ends saying that all this is a sign. A sign that God Loves Us. Man has always been His greatest and most precious creation. He
created Man in His own likeness. When Man erred God was so hurt but He didn't destroy man. Instead God only punished him and sent him out of God's home. But God didn't forsake Man. Nor did He stop His love for Man. He so much loved the world that he
sent His only Son to save us from our death. To give us the new life. He gave us a second chance to help us live anew. How much can we thank Him? No words are enough to sing of His graces. No words enough for His love. No words there are to thank Him.
The only little thing that ewe could do. We better do it well. We have to love the Lord God in the same way with a unblemished heart. He resides in the Holy place. let us make our hearts holy enough for Him.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Day I Broke Free

I had borne it for so long. It seemed quite alright in the beginning. But how long could I hold myself back and say that all this is just for sometime. Is it rude that I wished to be free? No it's not. I have my own life to live. And I have the choice to decide how to live it. It might be rude for now. But it's the best, for the both of us. Somehow I'm feeling light now, feeling like I'm free, like I was caged fro so long and now given my freedom. Even before I fly away from home. This certain event makes me feel so good, so happy. Is it bad? I don't know. I don't want to know. I just know that I'm happy. And it's something I've not felt for a long time. I'm smiling now, a true smile, from my heart. This is the most important thing. You have a short life to live. It doesn't mean you'll live only to be forty or fifty. Even if you live to be a hundred it is a short life. It's not a thousand. You don't live long enough to see the Harley's comet quite often. As long as you have it, make it fruitful, make it lively. Smile each moment, make others smile, radiate joy in every path. I know Ive taken the best decision in four years. After a string of mistakes, one point I'll always be glad about. I'm loving it.


WiMAX, the Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access, is a telecommunications technology aimed at providing wireless data over long distances from point-to-point links to full mobile cellular type access. It is based on the IEEE 802.16 standard, which is also called WirelessMAN which stands for Metropolitan Area Network. The name "WiMAX" was created by the WiMAX Forum, which was formed in June 2001 to promote conformance and interoperability of the standard. It was devised to provide wireless broadband access as an alternative to cable and DSL. The standard of Wi MAX is 802.16-2004, which can cover upto 50 Kms radius service area and high data rate upto 70 Mbps in the freq range.
The variations can be noted as below:
802.16-2004 is often called 802.16d, since that was the working party that developed the standard. It is also frequently referred to as "fixed WiMAX" since it has no support for mobility.
802.16e-2005 is an amendment to 802.16-2004 and is often referred to in shortened form as 802.16e. It introduced support for mobility, amongst other things and is therefore also frequently called "mobile WiMAX".
It has wide variety of applications contributed by its wide area coverage and high data rates. These range as follows:
*Services like POTs, Leased lines with G.703, VOIP, Ethernet can be extended.
* connecting the Wi Fi Hot Spots to the internet as back bone.
*Data bandwidth Management features like CIR, PIR & Best effort are supported.
And the places wer it has already shown its effect. Remember the tsunami in December 2004.
WiMAX access was used to assist with communications in Aceh, Indonesia, after all communication infrastructure in the area, other than Ham Radio, was destroyed, making the survivors unable to communicate with people outside the disaster area and vice versa. WiMAX provided broadband access that helped regenerate communication to and from Aceh.
There is no uniform global licensed spectrum for WiMAX, although the WiMAX Forum has published three licensed spectrum profiles: 2.3 GHz, 2.5 GHz and 3.5 GHz, in an effort to decrease cost: economies of scale dictate that the more WiMAX embedded devices (such as mobile phones and WiMAX-embedded laptops) are produced, the lower the unit cost.
The disadvanage-well all coins hav 2 sides. So here goes...A commonly-held misconception is that WiMAX will deliver 70 Mbit/s over 50 kilometers. In reality, WiMAX can do one or the other — operating over maximum range (50 km) increases bit error rate and thus must use a lower bitrate. Lowering the range allows a device to operate at higher bitrates.
So as it can be seen. WiMAX is an emerging technology tho not much in deployment in India will soon cover the entire globe and be an imp part of our mobile systems in a way much similar to Wi-fi now.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

How did I land up here

Sometimes you just can't believe how you end up in some situations. Certain things you just don't seem to be able to get out of. That's what I found myself in. A place where I didn't want to be, a situation i could have avoided but didn't. Why? What made me get into a job when all that I wanted to do was sit in the comfort of my home and sleep, eat and most most importantly earn on the computer? Maybe that's what people call fate. And for this single reason I hate fate. I simply HATE FATE! I just want to go to some quiet place and shout out my heart, till my throat is dry and my body is weak. I want to shout out just Konkana Sen Sharma like did in Life in a Metro! That's how much of frustration that I have within me. Oh! Anything for that place.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Eat slowly

You may get heartburn when you eat fatty and spicy foods, so you stay away from them. But new research suggests that if you eat slowly you may reduce or even eliminate your symptoms. It was seen that the number of gastro-oesophagul reflux episodes lowered by 40% on people who took 30 minutes to down a meal of chicken sandwich, French fries and soda as compared to ones who took 5 minutes to do the same. When you eat, the stomach naturally expands to accommodate food. But do it quickly and your stomach stretches too fast, leading to gastro-oesophagul reflux. It is not sure whether easting too fast causes chronic heartburn. But people with heartburn should eat more slowly.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Give your feet what they need

Don't pound the pavement in any old shoe. The right exercise footwear will prevent a plethora of problems. Bruised toenails are regularly seen when people wear too short shoes or compression on joints from too tight ones.You must match your shoe to your exercise. Runners should look for hard soles to sustain vigorous use. If you play squash, look for grip laid out in circles for multi-directional movement. Moreover, anyone exercising for five hours a week or more should change shoes regularly at least yearly once. The shock-absorption compartments and grip will wear and you'll lose stability and control. And never put shoes in the washing machine. It breaks down the fabric and softens the plastic. Scrub them or hose them down outside.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Good Ways to give Bad News

Saying something someone doesn’t want to hear is never easy, but these tips will help:

• Set aside enough time and make sure you won’t be interrupted - turn off your
mobile at the least.
• Rehearse your opening line but get to the point.
• Consider how you frame the news: “For a man of your age, apart from high blood
pressure you’re in good shape ” sounds better than, “You have hypertension,
which can lead to heart disease.”
• Know your facts and be prepared for questions.
• Show you care but don’t mind-read or say how uncomfortable you feel. Focus on

Real-life Exercise

Running on a treadmill going nowhere or pushing weights through mindless repetitions can get so boring. Try functional fitness. You can build strength, agility and stabilizing skills in a way that carries over into everyday life. You lift weights so you can tote a heavy bag, or sprint so you can catch a bus. Try these tips from trainer Juan Carlos Santana, an expert on this craze:

Lift weights standing up: This forces your core (abdominal and back) muscles to work. A strong core helps you lift heavy loads without hurting your back.

Do real-life cardio:
Set up a course with cones. Run to the first cone as fast as you can. Side-shuffle to the second. Walk backwards to the third. Dash to the fourth. The payoff: You’ll be able o dash after a zig-zagging toddler.

Rotate: Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, knees slightly bent. Hold a weight out in front of you and twist side to side, for better reaching and bending.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Healthy, Happy Trails

Next weekend, leave the gym and take a hike. “There are only a certain number of dumbbells,” says Seth Levy of the American Hiking Society. “But when hiking, you have an infinite variety of workouts and levels-and better scenery than in your gym!” No wonder more people are going out for hiking.

Walking on a flat trial for an hour, a 65-kilo person can burn as much as 300 calories. Pick a more challenging spot with hills, and you burn 445 calories or more. Hiking also builds flexibility and strength. Going uphill firms the calves and backside muscles, while downhill jaunts tone up the quadriceps.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Home Essentials

Every toolbox should have these 12 must haves, say the experts at The Family Handyman. However you need to be careful to use power tools and also it is advised not to use these tools if you’re taking psychiatric drugs, anti-histamines or other medication. The tools are listed as below:

Electric Drill
Angle square
Multihead screwdriver
Pry bar
Utility knife
Pull-out tape measure
Adjustable wrench
Chalk line
Electric tester
Circular saw
60-cm spirit level