Monday, December 15, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Hi speed internet connection + free time = you are a youtube junkie.
Yes, its absolutely true. Even if you don't directly go to youtube, all the blogs, news sites are loaded with youtube video links. And once you are there, you are bound to check whats new. As the videos plays instantly and you go on.. click.. click.. related videos.. and yes, by that time 20 minutes is gone. I am not saying its totally worthless. Sometimes you really find something really good, something really meaningful. Most of the times if I come across these videos, I say to myself "I should have made this". Ok folks, long story short. Here are few of my youtube picks.
An animation film that won Golden Palm in Cannes 1973. Directed by Fyodor Khitruk.
Can we kiss? A short film by french director Pierre Oliver.
An Indian awareness ad. Though I don't understand hindi properly, but the message here is clear as daylight.
Friday, October 24, 2008
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Thursday, October 23, 2008
This one is my favorite in the movie: Underworld - Bornslippy
If you are more interested you can visit these sites:
if you want to kill more time :D, here is a good way to do so:
Thursday, October 16, 2008
I need to find out whats going on.
Ended up reading the following articles after a quick googling on system restore.
1. zdnet blog: A smarter way to manage System Restore space on Vista
2. Lifehacker article: Vista Tip - Reduce System Restore disk usage
3. MS Help and Support: Description of the Disk Cleanup Tool in Windows XP
4. MS Help and Support: How to Automate the Disk Cleanup Tool in Windows XP
5. MS Help and Support: The Registry Keys and Values for the System Restore Utility
6. MS Technet: Windows XP System Restore from microsoft technet
7. MS Help and Support: How the System Restore Tool Handles Hard-Disk Space Usage
8. MS Help and Support: Windows XP System Restore Is Easy to Use
So it turns out that you can automatically clean up system restore files (read 3 & 4) or even do it manually. I suggest not to switch on/off SR to delete old restore points. Instead clean up the old system restore points from diskcleanup 'more options'.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
This is where you can see the old site. http://arif-pasha.netfirms.com/
Just remember it was almost 4 years back. enjoy!
Saturday, October 11, 2008
[download] RE quick ref guide
[download] RE Cheat Sheet
Saturday, October 04, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
I have shifted to a new house. So far I am liking it. Haven't bought a lot of furniture though. Only a bed, a table and a chair. For now this is sufficient I think. Life has been hectic for the past few months. I was doing lots of random things. And it hampered my work and day to day life. Now I am quite settled and hope can focus on my work.
Some pictures of the room:
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 08, 2008
I have moved to mountain view on last 24th august. So far things turned out good. Currently I am staying at the corporate guest house. Still looking for a place to live. Last saturday we saw some apartments. Next week also I will look for some more apartments. Hopefully by then I will find something.
Friday, August 01, 2008
Right now I am waiting at the Bangalore airport. My flight is as usual delayed. Waiting at the airport is one of the most boring job in my opinion. Nothing to do. But today I am not feeling that bored, as Bangalore airport has free wireless internet access.
I have been staying here in bangalore starting from march, 2007. Its almost been one and half years here. I don't know about others, but I feel really sad when I have to leave any place. When you stay at one place for long time, It becomes a part of you. Leaving that place is like you are leaving one part of you. Its so hard to describe. I feel really sad. All the good memories, friends, my roomies.. I don't know when I will see them again. I hope that is not forever. Every time I have to say goodbye to any of my friends, it breaks my heart. I never lived in any place where I was alone. I thank God that I am always been blessed with wonderful friends.
I don't know what is waiting for me in USA. A little bit scared too. New culture, new locality, new friends. Hope everything will turn out good.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
1. Movie Watched: The Dark Night, Kung-fu Panda, Wall*E
2. Watched several episodes of How I Met Your Mother
3. Gone for trekking
4. Got the basic ideas of origami creation. I can do the crane, duck, lily & rose.
5. Did shopping for myself & my brother in law
6. Cooked for myself twice
7. Went to gym for 2 days only (punted the other days)
8. Spent 4 hours in Self Defense Session (Yes its all about unagi)
Thats it. Nothing else is done.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Yesterday we watched the new batman movie. It was on my the hot list for several reasons. First of all for Heath Ledger and Cristian Bale. All my friends who have seen the movie earlier, their reaction was like, "Gooo-ooh-ood". I did not like the earlier Batman movies that much. 'Batman Begins' was ok, but not something extra-ordinary. After watching this one, I have to say, this is something extra-ordinary. Ledger was top of the class, and Bale was perfect fit for the batman. But all i can think is Ledger is gone. Its hard to get the fact the guy is dead. I liked him when I saw the movie 'Ten Things I Hate About You'. He was not that kind of actor who only has a pretty face.
rottentomato.com. Its absolutely amazing. It also turns out the long lasting number 1 in imdb is no longer 'Godfather', the place is claimed by this movie. Maybe its because for the hype/softness for the late actor. Lets see for how long it can hold the first place. All the top newspapers also had similar kind of review. They also stated that Ledger might get the academy award for his role as the joker.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
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Sunday, March 30, 2008
Monday, March 03, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
History of that day
On that day of 21 February 1952, corresponding to 8 Falgun 1359 in the Bangla calendar, a number of students campaigning for the recognition of Bangla as one of the state languages of Pakistan were killed when police fired upon them.
Mohammed Ali Jinnah(the Governor general of Pakistan) declared that the Urdu will be the only language for both west and east Pakistan at a public meeting on 1948, 21 March. The people of the East Pakistan (now Bangladesh, whose main language is Bengali) started to protest against this.
A student meeting on 21 February called for a province-wide strike. But the government invoked Section 144 on 20 February. The student community at a meeting on the morning of 21 February agreed to continue with their protest but not to break the law of Section 144. Even then the police opened fire and killed the student.
My Salute to all the Martyrs. May their souls rest in peace.
Sunday, February 17, 2008
[Update] This movie won the oscar for best picture.