Aug 21, 2005

Aug 19, 2005

Desktop Search Engines - A way to improve your productivity.

As your data and files grow larger each day on your computer's hard disk, you might struggle more and more  for finding something or some text file you have just forgot the location within the past few wreaks. The natural thing is to do a Windows search (if using windows) and then going though hundreds to thousands of files and folder for finding a single word which might be also wrong.
 
This is the time when Desktop Search Engines come into play. And what do they do?
 
Well, you might have noticed how fast web search engines like Google or M$N are. Just after typing the search query and clinking search, you are provided with hundreds of search results. Now, being lucky, the same thing has also happened for your personal PC.
All you have to do is to types a word, and in less than a second these cool search engines give you all the possible results from the thousands of files on your hard drive.
 
You can choose among Google, Yahoo, Msn, X1 or Copernic applications. Each give you specific functionality with its benefits and bad sides. Among these, Google is the worst in UI and the simplest and smallest. Yahoo has a heavy UI and returns more search results that Google does with the same search key words. M$N is heavily loaded with stuffs from M$, and in exchange of losing your private desktop with toolbars and other ....s from Micro$oft, it gives you a native Windows search UI.
I have tried all these three that i mentioned.
 
-To be hones, the M$ product really su'kd on my Win XP SP2. It is from Microsoft, but is the least compatible among all the others with Windows XP!
-Google makes you feel as if you're searching through its website for web contents. I know their idea is simplicity for the best performance on the web, but bringing the entire primitive Google look to desktop is the silliest thing Google could ever do. So i don like it!
-Yahoo has done a nice job of UI and performance in a beta release. But it is still a beta, and can have unknown bugs. As i tried it, i loved it much more than Google and M$N. It does everything in its own window and finds more results that you will ever find with the first two applications.
-X1 is a 15 days trial software. I didn't try it but have read a great deal about its virtues.
-And finally, i downloaded Copernic, the lightest and almost the best; both in performance and UI. It is also the most flexible one. The indexing is lightning fast and the search results are really convenient.
 
On my hard disk i have almost more than a million files that i use my brain and windows built-in search previously to find a target document. But now, searching among this number of files take less than a second for me, thanks to the highly tuned and flexible searching capabilities of copernic.
 
If you have so many files like me, and now and then wonder where the things have gone, i recommend downloading and installing Copernic Desktop search as soon as possible. It really boost your productivity and our life!
 

Aug 17, 2005

Tip of the month

If you kill the time, time will kill you.
 
(i really loved this brief statement, though i am going to waste my time for the next two years...)

Aug 7, 2005

Inspired by Cosmo

Well, it seems to me such a tough decision to think and talk about measuring the universe. Using Big Bang and many of Einstein's theories, scientists have estimated the following as the width of the universe...
 
Realizing that it is almost 14 billion years after the big bang and creation of the world (although no one knows this for sure), and the fact that light's speed is 300,000 kms/s, we will have the following as an estimated size of the Cosmo:
 
Each second light's travel * 3600 seconds in one hour * 24 hours a day * 365 days a year =
 
300,000 * 3600 * 24 * 365 = 9460800000000 or 94.6 * 10(11) kilometers
 
So! This big number : 94.6 * 10(p11) is only the distance in kilometers that light travels in one year. Now, you must multiply this with the 14 billion years to find the final result:
 
[946 * 10(11) ] * [14 * 10(9) ] = 132451200000000000000000 Kms = 132451200000000000000000000 meters or 13.2 * 10(25) meters
 
Yeah! Such a huge number.
 
Of course our small minds will never have enough RAM or CPU power to process and understand this big number. But remember, this number is only the size of our universe according to the latest discoveries of Hubble and other powerful telescopes in finding the most distant galaxies in the world by trapping the weakest light rays coming towards us from the depth of our universe. This might also change when in 2012 another big telescope ships and replaces Hubble for good.
 
So, this is all we know people! We live in such a vast universe and rarely look at the sky to even watch it...And being drowned in our everyday life...bearing the mistakes and traditions of our ancestors in the way we live...struggling over nothing...
 
The size of our milky way:
9460800000000000000
 
ok...lets figure this out. The size of a small dot on a paper is around 1 millimeter. ok. Lets imagine you have put this simple dot (full-stop) in the middle of page in your note book ( and assume it is our sun in there), and that you live in London. Now, you get up and leave this dot, and after traveling almost 94,608 Kms you find yourself in Japan. Ok. How far have you come? If you put another dot in your note book while resting in a Hotel room in Tokyo, the distance between these two dot, which are our small stars on paper, one located in London and the other in Tokyo, will only fill 1/100000000000000 of the total Milky way! Wow! Just image how big the milky way is. Now, you travel to the moon. You put a dot on a rock while earth in front of you and London is just towards you. You have so far come to almost  1/25000000000000 of the total milky way! Just go on...with the small dot in you note book in London on the earth and you going through our solar system, trying to get out of your compressed milky way....no way! It take one year more for you in this compressed world to get out of the milky way....
Just again imagine how big the world is.... Our milky way just one galaxy among the other estimated 100 billion galaxies....and you still can't understand what this means....no one can grasp it...no one
 
 

Aug 5, 2005

TOO $HORT - THE GHETTO








Turn the speakers on!

Here is one of my favorite black songs, rapped by "Too $hort"
In Radio Los Santos:
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Talking bout the ghetto...funky funky ghetto
Trying to survive, trying to stay alive
 
Chorus:
The ghetto
The ghetto
(Talking bout the ghetto)
The ghetto
The ghetto
(Funk funky ghetto)
 
Even though the streets are bumpy, lights burned out
Dope fiends die with a pipe in their mouths
Old school buddies not doing it right
Every day it's the same
And it's the same every night
I wouldn't shoot you bro but I'd shoot that fool
If he played me close and tried to test my cool
Every day I wonder just how I'll die
Only thing I know is how to survive
There's only one rule in the real world
And that's to take care of you, only you and yours
Keep dealing with the hard times day after day
Might deal me some dope but then crime don't pay
Black man tried to break into my house again
Thought he got off early doing time in the pen
Even though my brothers do me just like that
I get a lot of love so I'm giving it back to the...
 
Chorus
 
So just peep the game and don't call it crap
Cause to me, life is one hard rap
Even though my sister smoked crack cocaine
She was nine months pregnant, ain't nothing changed
600 million on a football team
And her baby dies just like a dope fiend
The story I tell is so incomplete
Five kids in the house and no food to eat
Don't look at me and don't ask me why
Mama's next door getting high
Even though she's got five mouths to feed
She's rather spend her money on a H-I-T
I always tell the truth about things like this
I wonder if the mayor overlooked that list
Instead of adding to the task force send some help
 
Waiting on him I'd better help myself
Housing Authority and the O.P.D.
All these guns just to handle me in the...
 
Chorus
 
Even though they put us down and call us animals
We make real big banks and buy brand new clothes
Drive fancy cars make love to stars
Never really saying just who we are
We use alias names like TOO $HORT
Sell you stuff you might kill for
Young kids grow up and that's all they know
Didn't teach him in school now he's slangin dope
Only thing he knows is how to survive
But will he kill another brother before he dies?
In the ghetto, you keep one eye open
All day long, just hoping and hoping
You can pay your bills and not drink too much
Then the problems of life you'll be throwing up
Like me, but you don't see
Ten years from now, where will you be?
 
Chorus
 
So much game in a Too $hort rap
Blacks can't be white and whites can't be black
Why you wanna act like someone else?
All you gotta do is just be yourself
We're all the same color underneath
Short Dog's in the house you'd better listen to me
Never be ashamed of what you are
Proud to be black stand tall at heart
Even though some people give you no respect
Be intelligent, when you put em in check
Cause when you're ignorant, you get treated that way
And when they throw you in jail you got nothing to say
So if you don't listen it's not my fault
I'll be getting paid while you'll be paying the cost
Sitting in the jailhouse running your mouth
While me and my peoples try to get out
 
 

Aug 4, 2005

Eyes

you know, i do potery only once a year, and i think this was my last poem ever written. I myself dont believe in poerty or such airy stuff anymore, but only for the fun of being here...

 

 

 

A Lover’s Eyes

                  

Sparks and Harps, then pulses,
Lights on, it blinks,
Ring

Of Shadows

And Plays,

 

Even fatter, hopes
Rain
Into dust,
Dancing Grains

 

Of fairy Fields,
Breathing Host
Of Daffodils,
Plains
 
And Meadows,
Fills the Skies
The Ghost of air,

The Germ that cries,


(It’s everywhere,)

Salty Water,
A Lover’s Eyes.

 

 

 

Herr Lucifer

May, 2004

Virtual Cool !

Today looking into my PC i found a great empty space for the old lovely games and OSs. Poor thing my XP doesn't have any backward compatibility with the older OSs. Thats why i looked for a solution and found one! It the virtual PC man! Damn awesome stuff from M$.
 
Virtual PC emulates a totally independent PC in a software implementation, allowing to safely test, install, reinstall, debug and evaluates different software and operating systems. You can have up to 11 different Operating systems in each Virtual Machine created by he virtual PC's wizard. Each virtual machine (VM) has its own set of hardware and drivers, fooling the installed operating systems to believe they are running inside a real PC!
 
They are plenty of uses for this cool software. For me, it means a cool way for cracking and hacking the kernel files of OSs to see how they work and what goes on inside them.
 
I can also install the beta versions of windows Vista and VS 2005 inside my virtual PC without sweating for the possible damages and threats that might occur to my real system and hardware.
 
My bro keeps his old games running inside the virtual Win98. He can also refresh his memory of many legacy games like Doom, Resident Evil 1, 2 - Super Mario - Final Fantasy...
 
I can also test my .Net and Native applications on different operating systems without actually shutting downs any real systems.
And much more to say about this cool software.
 
Just test it yourself