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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Marble Picturization

This is the a very funny video. Watch it!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Using twitter on cellphone

I have been using twitter from last week and its great way to communicate with friends and relatives. If you do not know what is twitter please go to web page.

Initially I had problems in adding my cellphone. I am from India and I am using Vodafone connection. Twitter used to give information that I have to send verification code to "5566511". But my repeated attempts went in vain. Messages never got delivered to this number. Then I tried to send verification code to International number "44 762 4801423". But even this message got failed. Then I realized that I had to prefix "+" sign to "44 762 4801423". Thts it my device got verified. :)

After my cell got verified I could see following message:

Now I'm able to update twitter by sending text to +44 762 4801423. Network carrier(Vodafone India) is charging 50 paisa for each message sent to this number.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Google Basic Search Techniques

Use the following basic search techniques to get better Google search results.

  • Use the plus sign (+) to force a search for an overly common word. Use the minus sign (-) to exclude a term from a search. No space follows these signs.

  • To search for a phrase, supply the phrase surrounded by double quotes (" ").

  • A period (.) serves as a single-character wildcard.

  • An asterisk (*) represents any word—not the completion of a word, as is traditionally used.

Google advanced operators help refine searches. Advanced operators use a syntax such as the following:


Notice that there's no space between the operator, the colon, and the search term.

  • The site: operator instructs Google to restrict a search to a specific web site or domain. The web site to search must be supplied after the colon.

  • The filetype: operator instructs Google to search only within the text of a particular type of file. The file type to search must be supplied after the colon. Don't include a period before the file extension.

  • The link: operator instructs Google to search within hyperlinks for a search term.

  • The cache: operator displays the version of a web page as it appeared when Google crawled the site. The URL of the site must be supplied after the colon.

  • The intitle: operator instructs Google to search for a term within the title of a document.

  • The inurl: operator instructs Google to search only within the URL (web address) of a document. The search term must follow the colon.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Download songs from

I am giving you some tips on how to download songs from website.

Right click on song you want to download and save the file. The file name will be in the format "*.ram". Now open the ".ram" in notepad or any editor. Now you can see the file. (ex:
The file name which is present here is the actual file which will be played. Now copy this line and goto any browser and paste this in address bar and press Enter key. Now you will be asked option to "open with" and "Save file". Select "Save File" option. Thats it. Now you have got original file.

Enjoy Maadi :)

Friday, February 6, 2009

Google error...

Is google search facing any temporary issue? I am getting following error when I hit Google search button.

Normally these errors will be listed in Google's official blog site . But still I do not see this blog over there.

I hope, I get to search in Google soon.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


The Indian Premier League has announced a final list of 43 players nominated by the eight franchises for the Second Player Auction to be held at Goa on February 6th 2009.

As per the guidelines set by the Governing Council for the DLF IPL 2009, each Franchisee will have a maximum purse of US $ 2 million, less any amount spent on signing temporary replacements from last year to select the cricketers best suited for their team’s strategies.

Goa, February 6th 2009

Sr. No Player Reserve Price

1 Aaron Bird 45,000
2 Brett Geeves 45,000
3 Bryce McGain 50,000
4 Daniel Harris 50,000
5 Dominic Thornley 50,000
6 George Bailey 50,000
7 Jonathan Moss 50,000
8 Michael Clarke 1,000,000
9 Michael Dighton 85,000
10 Michael Hill 50,000
11 Phil Jacques 100,000
12 Shane Harwood 75,000
13 Shaun Tait 250,000
14 Steven Smith 75,000
15 Stuart Clark 250,000

16 Mashrafe Bin Mortaza 50,000
17 Mohammad Ashraful 75,000
18 Shakib Al Hasan 75,000
19 Tamim Iqbal 50,000

20 Andrew Flintoff 950,000
21 Kevin Pietersen 1,350,000
22 Luke Wright 150,000
23 Owais Shah 150,000
24 Paul Collingwood 250,000
25 Ravi Bopara 150,000
26 Samit Patel 100,000

27 James Franklin 50,000
28 Jesse Ryder 100,000
29 Kyle Mills 150,000

30 Gulam Bodi 100,000
31 J P Duminy 300,000
32 Morne Van Wyk 100,000
33 Tyron Henderson 100,000
34 Yusuf Abdullah 25,000

35 Chamara Kapugadera 150,000
36 Kaushalya Weereratne 50,000
37 Nuwan Kulasekera 100,000
38 Thilan Thushara 100,000

39 Dwayne Smith TBC
40 Fidel Edwards 150,000
41 Jerome Taylor TBC
42 Kemar Roach 50,000
43 Kieron Pollard 60,000

Monday, February 2, 2009

World's 10 best companies to work for

Happy employees are motivated employees and a huge contributing factor to any company's success. No wonder then, the top 10 great companies to work for -- as listed by Fortune magazine and the Great Place to Work Institute -- also do well when it comes to profitability.

Note: Market cap as on January 28, 2009

Company: NetApp

Rank: 1

Chairman, CEO: Dan Warmenhoven

Business: Specialises in proprietary network storage and data management.

Reach: Has over 130 offices worldwide, including US, Canada, Europe, South America, Asia, Pacific and Australia.

Market cap: $5.37 billion

Why: says, 'The essence of what fuels the quality of the workplace at NetApp is the high trust culture. Leaders reach out to employees, sharing information, support and time in a variety of ways. This generosity of spirit is reciprocated many times over, creating within NetApp its own version of a fail-safe networked organisation.'

Company: Edward Jones

Rank: 2

Managing partner: James D Weddle

Business: Offers financial products at an individual investor level. Currently serves more than 7 million clients.

Reach: Over 10,800 offices in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom

2007 revenue: $4.14 billion

Why: says, 'Employees receive a whopping 149 hours of training on average a year, more than three times the 100 best average of 45. But Edward Jones doesn't just train people for the job they're doing. The management's philosophy is that employees who are passionate about their jobs will make the company a better place, so managers encourage people to develop skills even when they know the new skills will lead to a different job.'

Company: Boston Consulting Group

Rank: 3

President, CEO: Hans-Paul Burkner

Business: Global management consulting firm and a leading advisor on business strategy.

Reach: BCG is a private company with 66 offices in 38 countries, including the US. They also have offices in North America, South America, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East

2007 revenue: $2.3 billion

Why: BCG prides itself on its employee focused culture. says, 'Training opportunities abound, even for senior partners. All employees are encouraged to continuously learn, accept responsibility and take on challenges. BCG is viewed as an apprenticeship and most training actually takes place within the project team. Associates who commit to returning to the company after receiving an MBA are fully reimbursed for tuition, given a promotion and a raise. Administrative staff may be reimbursed upto two job-related courses per semester.'

Company: Google

Rank: 4

Chairman, CEO: Eric Schmidt

Business: Focused on Internet search services. Also offers advertising, business solutions, online mapping, blogging, e-mail, social networking and video sharing. Last year, they launched their own browser, Google Chrome.

Reach: United States, Canada, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East

Market cap: $109.71 billion

Why: The company slogan is 'Don't be evil.' Google is famed for going all out to keep their employees happy. Professional development opportunities include classes on individual and team presentation skills, content development, business writing, executive speaking, delivering feedback and management/leadership.

Google engineers are encouraged to spend 20% of their work time (one day per week) on projects that interest them. Some of Google's newer services, such as Gmail, Google News, Orkut, and AdSense originated from these independent endeavours.

Company: Wegmans Food Market

Rank: 5

CEO: Danny Wegman

Business: Regional supermarket chain

Reach: Seventy-nine stores in the mid-Atlantic region including New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Northern Virginia and Maryland in the United States.

Why: Wegmans believe that good people, working toward a common goal, can accomplish anything they set out to do. They also believe that they can achieve our goal only if they fulfill the needs of our own people. says, 'Wegmans employs a web-based system known as the labour resource manager to ensure no employee is overburdened and that every employee has the support of colleagues at the busiest times. Having a resource dedicated to staffing enables employees the flexibility to care for sick family members, pursue degrees, or enjoy a summer off to pursue a passion.'

Company: Cisco Systems

Rank: 6

CEO: John T Chambers

Business: Cisco hardware, software and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make networks possible -- providing easy access to information anywhere, at any time.

Reach: US, Africa, North America, South America, Asia Pacific, Europe

Market cap: $ 98.83 billion

Why: Cisco managers are trained to ensure employees have a successful work-life balance, by working flexi-time if needed. Its leadership development system is aimed at developing key capabilities, competencies and expectations for its employees.

Cisco employees have access to assistance programmes that provide confidential support for various personal issues. It also provides short-term, emergency resources to help employees facing difficult personal situations.

It has local onsite emergency response teams made up of trained employees and a global, cross-functional crisis communication team that helps evaluate crisis situations and communicate important information.

Company: Genentech

Rank: 7

Chairman, CEO: Arthur D Levinson

Business: This leading biotechnology corporation is considered the founder of the biotech industry.

Reach: United States, Singapore

Market cap: $ 87.78 billion

Why: Genentech fosters individual creativity and initiative among its researchers, encouraging scientists to pursue projects of interest in addition to working toward the company's goals. Their scientists have consistently published important papers in prestigious peer-reviewed journals. They have also secured approximately 7,400 current, non-expired patents worldwide and have about 6,250 patent applications pending. Genentech also has a strong postdoctoral programme, with fellowships that last four years. The company believes providing employees with programmes, services and benefits allow them to bring the best to the business and to their personal lives.

Company: Methodist Hospital System

Rank: 8

Director, operations and business development: Nagib Mustafa

Business: A leading US hospital, this acute care complex serves over 40,000 domestic and international patients every year. It is also a comprehensive teaching hospital, with leading specialists in every field of medicine.

Reach: United States. It also partners more than 25 hospitals in Latin America, Europe and the Middle East.

2007 revenue: $1,742 million

Why: Employees earn paid time off accruals biweekly beginning from the date of hire. They are offered subsidised transport options. Education assistance includes tuition reimbursement for undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level courses that are job related. Employees can get additional financial assistance for certain certifications/ degrees and a college scholarship for children of employees enrolled in health care degree programmes. Employees who adopt children are provided financial assistance. All employees and dependents have access to resources to help with everyday challenges of work and life.

Company: Goldman Sachs

Rank: 9

Chairman, CEO: Lloyd Blankfein

Business: A bank holding company that engages in investment banking, securities services and investment management.

Reach: United States, South America, North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East,

Market cap: $ 42.57 billion

Why: Sharing ideas, support collaboration and contributing to others' project is encouraged, both through explicitly defined cultural expectations and through the actions of individual leaders, who are also expected to serve as role models.

Some of the benefits offered include education, tuition reimbursement, preparatory courses and exams, scholarships and fellowships and loan and mortgage discounts. They can also avail of ongoing training and mentoring programmes.

Company: Nugget Market, Inc

Rank: 10

CEO: Gene Stille

Business: Family owned, upscale supermarket chain

Reach: Owns and operates nine Nugget Markets and three Food 4 Less stores in the Northern California region, United States

2007 revenue: $ 273 million

Why: Nugget Market, which was founded in 1926, has never had a layoff. Since its launch, it has had a progressive, employee-friendly attitude, providing its associates with some of the top wage and benefit packages in the industry. Nugget also has excellent healthcare benefits, including long-term disability and sick pay. It encourages associates to balance their work and personal life through flexible schedules and five weeks of paid vacation.