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September 17, 2007

Can a Office Space Have “Karma”?

Filed under: Misc,Techs — mdzahidh @ 5:36 pm

I’m not a superstitious guy by any means but there are few things that never fail to intrigue me; they keep me pondering “does it really work that way?” Even at times I find myself doing things, rather subconsciously, I believe would bring me better luck just because it produced better results in the past. This would even include something as unrelated and silly as using “one particular type of” pen for my univ exams. Every time I thought it was mere stupid I would very soon find convincing myself “there’s nothing wrong in using this particular pen; and just in case it brings luck, you never know.” At other times, these things don’t really seem all that unrelated as they apparently do. For example, using “a particular type of” pen actually would make me more comfortable while writing and hence wouldn’t infuriate me during a lengthy exam; and my result vastly depended on the variation of my mood along the length of the exam.

I just came to know about one particular office building which has gained some name as having good “karma!” I didn’t know that companies like Google, PayPal and LogiTech kicked off as toddlers from the same office space! Can a office space really posses luck? Read this and be intrigued.

September 1, 2007

Interesting search strings for google

Filed under: Misc,Techs — mdzahidh @ 12:07 pm

Thanks a lot to Wasif who showed me these nice google search strings, whereby you can search stuffs on pages which you cannot access normally. For example you want to have a full mp3 song list of say Bryan Adams to be downloaded straight; you can use one of this search strings which will find the “index” pages that usually contain all the songs as normal file entries. Usually these index pages are not accessible from any websites. And guess what, it works and I already downloaded loads of stuffs :). Try it out :).

PS: If you know more google tricks, please let me know :).

August 28, 2007

Be Eclectic With Google Reader !

Filed under: Misc,Techs — mdzahidh @ 6:22 am

First of all let me thank Tahmid Bhai for introducing me with Google Reader. Since then I have kind of fallen in love with this yet-another-google-masterpiece (YAGM :p). The “My Shared Items” that you can see on the widget bar (Left or Right of this page, depending on the current theme) is just a manifestation of the Google Reader.

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August 14, 2007

15 years to glory – wxWidget!

Filed under: Misc,Techs — mdzahidh @ 6:13 pm

1992, a guy from University of Edinburg was given the task to design a CASE (Computer Aided Software Engineering) tool to be run in both Windows and Linux system. At that point in time only a few cross platform GUI APIs were available and were very expensive for an university to spend on an in-house experimental tool. But that didn’t stop Julian Smart from designing his CASE tool. He realized that a cross-platform GUI has to be developed first and eventually wxWidget was conceived. Its is probably one of the most talked about Open-Source project after Linux itself !

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