Saturday, August 30, 2008

Understand. Learn. Progress.



I think this is really of the best lessons ever taught on TED. Simply because, after the problems are reported, very effective solutions have also been suggested. Now only if people open their ears and minds, this would definitely make world a livable place for our children.

Anybody listening? I am!

Friday, August 29, 2008

If you steal...

A must read -> link

A group of people sit and decide that giving away for free is illegal and taking money for it is good. Of course, why not? You get MONEY!!


And then they sell intelligence. Hurry, people, you might be losing your minds!
Buy it!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Yippie!!

Telecom regulator TRAI [Telecom Regulatory Authority of India] yesterday allowed ISPs to offer unrestricted internet telephony services, a move that will further boost competition in the domestic long distance segment and lower STD tariffs.

As per the TRAI recommendations, the STD service providers would be connected to ISPs through public internet for the purpose and the two service providers would have mutual agreement for the same.

The move will permit calls from personal computers to fixed line and mobile phones.

Currently, a voice call can travel between two computers but not from a mobile or a fixed phone. This is expected to open huge channels of revenues for Internet Service Providers (ISPs). In India, it is legal to use VoIP, but it is illegal to have VoIP gateways inside India. This effectively means that people who have PCs can use them to make a VoIP call to any number, but if the remote side is a normal phone, the gateway that converts the VoIP call to a POTS call should not be inside India.



The Telecom Engineering Centre (TEC), a technical arm of Department of Telecom, will work out the number plan for the ISPs to enable them to offer telephone services.

Telephone numbers from identified blocks shall be allocated to ISPs, Unified Access Service Providers, Basic Service Providers and Cellular Mobile Service Providers for internet telephony,”. With a view to make internet telephony secure, all ISPs interested to provide unrestricted internet telephony would install “Lawful Interception” equipments, TRAI said.


* This is a fantastic move in recognizing the technical achievements of internet. India is progressing much better :)

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Morons

Its weird. Its late. Its bed time. 8-/

But I had this question in my mind since afternoon when I got the news that my colleague has been given official warning to remove the tons of applications that he has installed in his laptop (which according to IT dept. was the reason of its jerky performance).

Now, this is totally idiotic!! x-(

I mean, we work for software industry and we cannot live without multiple applications sitting in the computer, even though its not even activated 70% of the time. But we need them! Damn the policies - you can't use public chats, no personal networking, no music, no videos. But you can't even use Firefox?? And who the f*ck called it a pirated software???? God! Do you even hear what you say? Darn you managers and idiots in IT dept. - you suck big time.

And I am not any less bull-headed than a real bull. I am challenging them to prove that the softwares we have installed are pirated or not licensed. Ha! You can't do that x-P !! And we are developers. How are you going to stop us from writing our own stuffs and using them without notifying IT of the new-kids-in-town? Yeah, yeah, I heard you say that it would be okay because we wrote them. CRAP! Do you think (L)GPL based sourceforge projects are different from what we write - are they really viruses and trojans put up on public display hoping idiots like us will use them without knowing the risks? Get a f*cking life!!

I think I should start writing my new resume. A company which doesn't feel that they hired responsible employees doesn't grow at all.

But when was it that they ever trusted us? Huh?!!