2009-12-28

On Software


UNIX is simple. But It just needs a genius to understand its simplicity. 
--Dennis Ritchie 
Before software can be reusable, it first has to be usable. 
 --Ralph Johnson 
    
Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment. 
--Fred Brooks 
    
It's hard enough to find an error in your code when you're looking for it; 
It's even harder when you've assumed your code is error-free. 
-- Steve McConnell Code Complete 
    
The trouble with the world is that the stupid are sure and the  intelligent are full of doubt. 
--Bertrand Russell 
  
If debugging is the process of removing bugs, 
Then programming must be the process of putting them in. 
--Edsger Dijkstra 
  
You can either have software quality or you can have pointer arithmetic; 
You cannot have both at the same time. 
--Bertrand Meyer 
There are two ways to write error-free programs; only the third works. 
--Alan J. Perlis 
  
Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring  aircraft building progress by weight. 
--Bill Gates 
  
The first 90% of the code accounts for the first 90% of the development time. 
The remaining 10% of the code accounts for the other 90% of the development time. 
--Tom Cargill 
  
Programmers are in a race with the Universe to create bigger and better idiot-proof programs. 
The Universe is trying to create bigger and better idiots. 
So far the Universe is winning. 
--Anon 
Theory is when you know something, but it doesn't work. 
Practice is when something works, but you don't know why it works. 
Programmers combine Theory and Practice: Nothing works and they don't know why. 
  
 The Six Phases of a Project: 
·         Enthusiasm 
·         Disillusionment 
·         Panic 
·         Search for the Guilty 
·         Punishment of the Innocent 
·         Praise for non-participants 



The lesson that both Steve Jobs & Bill Gates have taught us: - 

No matter how slick (efficient) the demo is in rehearsal, 
When you do it in front of a live audience   
The probability of a flawless presentation   
Is inversely proportional to the number of people watching

Ankit
www.gettingmoneywise.com

2009-12-26

20 things that happen in 1 mintue

Brilliant work!! Some real food for thought

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Wa wa Arz kiya hai Must Read

 

Arz kiya hai.........
Office may Kaam hota hain...
Galtiyon ka sama hota hai....
wah...wah...
Office may Kaam hote hain....
Galtiyon ka sama hota hai....

Aise mausam mein hi to PERFORMANCE jawan hota hai....
wah..wah..
Dil ki khunnas BOSS jabaan se nahi kehte...
Dil ki khunnas BOSS jabaan se nahi kehte...
Ye fasana to appraisal mein bayan hota hai.... J J J ....

Employee's reply...
Arz kiya hai.........
Appraisal hote hain...
Disappointment ka sama hota hai...
Aise mausam mein hi to Attrition jawan hota hai....
Dil ki khunnas HUM jabaan se nahi kehte...
Ye fasana to resignation se bayan hota hai.... (Wah wah ... wah wah ... wah wah ....)

 




Ankit
www.gettingmoneywise.com

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2009-12-19

Get Rid Of Your Uploading troubles and Get Paid Too

In this age of internet, we all download tons of stuff be it pictures,movies,softwares etc.It is only obvious that someone uploads the same on the web for others to download.
Specially in the case of Webmasters,desginers and bloggers the need to upload content is multi fold.However, finding a good site for uploading content is still a mystery.The existing players serve a niche where you have to upload photos to a photo site and documents to another site.How about a one stop shop for all your uploading requirements.What about getting paid for File Upload too.Interesting ain't it.
The answer to all your upload/download worries is answered by MissUpload , a  nifty upload/download site which is in tune with the latest value additions.How you ask?
Lets take a scenario where i need to upload a picture on the web for using on my blog/website.Blogging sites will generally provide the option of saving the pictures on their hosting accounts.However, when some searches for that image and downloads it for their use, do i get anything in return? The answer is no, i leave money on the table everytime someone downloads my uploaded file.

Not any more, with the payment system of missupload you get paid  $10 for every 1000 downloads from ALL COUNTRY .


How does that sound.The site also has an affiliate network where you get paid to get others to register on the site and upload content.
All in all, the UI is very neat and the site has presence on Facebook and Twitter too.So, you know you can get in touch whenever you have any queries.


The site even provides a short link for your uploaded links and the download time for registered members is also less when compared to other uploading sites.The premium registration is also priced very modestly and allows you to download files without any delay.
All in all, a very useful and a rewarding sharing platform for uploading your content on the Interenet.
I just uploaded a beautiful in-flight picture taken by a friend, download it and let me know how it is here



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2009-12-17

Get Your Personalized Number Plates Now

Did u recently buy a car? What next.It is to give a name to your dear car, ain't it.The number plate of a car speaks a lot about you car.It is as good as the identity of your prized possession, ain't it.
Finding the desired number for your car is a complicated task and so is the effort required to get the best looking personalized number plate to showcase the number?

Well, there is a solution now? Enter, Personalised Number Plates which will help you choose on a personalized number plate sitting at your computers.The site will help you search for the best number plates based on your preference.The Search tool is very nifty and will help you search for available number plates based on your preference of certain keywords.
For eg:, I searched for number plates with the keyword, "Ank" and the results i received were extremely relevant.What's even helpful is the price that is shown along with each result.

The site has a heady list of options to ensure that you get the perfect number plates for your cherished cars.They have manufacturer based numbers as well as the Bargain numbers which you can avail for discounted prices.


The site is secured by Secured Hosting which signifies that the purchases on the sites are safe.Moreover, the Northumbria Numbers is a veteran in the Cherished Number business with almost 14 years in the business.
Supplying private number plates to U.K. motorists since 1995


So, are you getting you cherished number today. They are just a phone call away..

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2009-11-23

An IT professional's daily routine



 

Only a Marwadi can Do it

ONLY A real Marwadi can accomplish this:-


  A keen immigrant Indian Marwadi lad applied for a salesman's job at
  London's premier downtown department store. In fact, it was the biggest
  store in the world - you could get anything there.


  The boss asked him, "Have you ever been a salesman before?" "Yes sir, I
  was a salesman in India", replied the lad.  The boss liked the cut of
  him and said, "You can start tomorrow and I'll come and see you."


  The day was long and arduous for the young man, but he got through it.
  And finally 6:00 PM came around. The boss duly fronted up and asked,
  "How many sales did you make today?" "Sir, Just ONE sale." said the
  young salesman. "Only one sale?" blurted the boss. "No! No! You see
  here, most of my staff make 20 or 30 sales a day. "If you want to keep
  this job, you'd better be doing better than just one sale. By the way
  "How much was the sale worth?"  "300534.00 pounds" said the young
  Marwari.


  "What"," How did you manage that?" asked the flabbergasted boss.


  "Well", said the salesman, "This man came in and I sold him a small fish
  hook, then a medium hook and finally a really large hook.  Then I sell
  him new fishing rod and some fishing gear. Then I asked him where he was
  going fishing and he said down the coast. So I told him he'd be needing
  a boat, so I took him down to the boat department and sold him that
  twenty-foot schooner with the twin engines.  Then he said his Volkswagen
  probably wouldn't be able to pull it, so I took him to our automotive
  department and sold him that new Deluxe 4X4 Blazer.

  I then asked him where he'll be staying, and since he had no
  accommodation, I took him to camping department and sold him one of
  those new igloo 6-sleeper camper tents. Then the guy said, while we're
  at it, I should throw in about 100 Pounds worth of groceries and two
  cases of beer.

  The boss took two steps back and asked in astonishment, "You sold all
  that to a guy who came in for a fish hook!!"


  "No" answered the salesman, "he came in to buy a box of Sanitary
  napkins for his wife and I said to him, "Sir, Your weekend is screwed
  anyway, you might as well go fishing."


  Boss -  "You sit in my chair......."


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Getting Money Wise: How to Invest In Gold


How to Invest In Gold

Posted by abra-ka-dabra | Monday, November 23, 2009
GOLD prices have sky rocketed to a huge extent in the past few months.So much so that GOLD today powered to a record high of $1,161.80.The GOLD movement has been phenomenal so to speak.A lot of this might have to do with growing worries about inflation and a drop in U.S. stocks that stirred doubt about the economic outlook.
GOLD in its physical form has been the most important precious metal.A lot of occasions are not complete without purchase of GOLD and GOLD enjoys a lot of value proposition as a gift.
But, with the high prices and a lot of knowledge needed to buy quality GOLD , it is difficult for small and medium time investors to add GOLD to their Investment Portfolio.


In my last post discussing the High Prices Of Gold , i had pressed for the desire to learn various investment vehicles which can help us in allocating a part of our investment portfolio for GOLD based investments.
Here is a comprehensive list of How To Invest In Gold,
SPOT MARKET
Large buyers and institutional investors generally buy the metal from big banks.
To avoid cost and security risks, bullion is not usually physically moved and deals are cleared through paper transfers.
The significant markets for physical gold are India, China, the Middle East, Singapore, Turkey, Italy and the United States.
Not suited for Small and Medium term Investors

FUTURES MARKETS
Investors can also enter the market via futures exchanges, where people trade in contracts to buy or sell a particular commodity at a fixed price on a certain future date.
China launched its first gold futures contract on January 9, 2008. Several other countries, including India, Dubai and Turkey, have also launched futures exchanges.
These are much like the Futures & Options(F&O) in Stock Markets.
Suitable for traders/speculators with technical know how to make money by trading.
 BARS AND COINS
Retail investors can buy gold from metals traders selling bars and coins in specialist shops or on the Internet. They pay a small premium for investment products, of between 5-20 percent above spot price depending on the size of the product and the weight of demand.
This is the orthodox way of investing in GOLD.Investors can either buy coins from retail shops or banks.A lot of banks in India are providing the options to invest in Gold Coins
EXCHANGE-TRADED FUNDS
Continously rising  gold prices has  attracted investments into exchange-traded funds (ETFs), which issue securities backed by physical metal and allow people to gain exposure to the underlying gold prices without taking delivery of the metal itself.

This is the most interesting and viable option for a small and medium term investor for increasing exposure to GOLD. Gold ETF's work mostly like Mutual Funds and can be purchased similar to stock market transactions.The fund corpus is used by the AMC to invest in GOLD based products.Based on the price of GOLD and trading volumes , a NAV is assigned to the ETF
This is the probably the best gold based investment according to me.For small and medium term investors having a limited corpus, GOLD based ETF's provide the option of purchasing in phases and also help take the advantage of volatility in the prices much like Sytematic Investment Plans
All said, GOLD is trading at a very high price right now which makes it a little less lucrative.Such high volatility can give rise to a GOLD bubble formation which can be very risky.
I am going to consider investing in Gold based ETF's when the prices cool off a bit.There is a comprehensive list of GOLD based ETF's in India here .
I will hopefully try getting to the fundamentals of how GOLD prices work and what are the key price drivers when it comes to GOLD based products.Watch out this space for some fundamentals on GOLD based investments.
Have you invested in GOLD based products? What factors do you consider before making investment? Please share your thoughts here
Img Credit: Reuters
Ankit is an Oracle Technical Consultant By Profession and passionate about Indian Business and Finance.Besides this blog,he also writes at Ankit@trakin .He is a student of Web 2.0 and loving it.He loves conversations on anything and everything.You should follow him at @ankit_a for micro-conversations or mail him at hatsoffforu [at] gmail [.] com
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How to Invest In Gold
GOLD prices have sky rocketed to a huge extent in the past few months.So much so that GOLD today powered to a record high of $1,161.80.The GOLD movement has been phenomenal so to speak.A lot of this might have to do with growing worries about inflation and a drop in U.S. stocks that stirred doubt about the economic outlook.
GOLD in its physical form has been the most important precious metal.A lot of occasions are not complete without purchase of GOLD and GOLD enjoys a lot of value proposition as a gift.
But, with the high prices and a lot of knowledge needed to buy quality GOLD , it is difficult for small and medium time investors to add GOLD to their Investment Portfolio.


In my last post discussing the High Prices Of Gold , i had pressed for the desire to learn various investment vehicles which can help us in allocating a part of our investment portfolio for GOLD based investments.
Here is a comprehensive list of How To Invest In Gold,
SPOT MARKET
Large buyers and institutional investors generally buy the metal from big banks.
To avoid cost and security risks, bullion is not usually physically moved and deals are cleared through paper transfers.
The significant markets for physical gold are India, China, the Middle East, Singapore, Turkey, Italy and the United States.
Not suited for Small and Medium term Investors

FUTURES MARKETS
Investors can also enter the market via futures exchanges, where people trade in contracts to buy or sell a particular commodity at a fixed price on a certain future date.
China launched its first gold futures contract on January 9, 2008. Several other countries, including India, Dubai and Turkey, have also launched futures exchanges.
These are much like the Futures & Options(F&O) in Stock Markets.
Suitable for traders/speculators with technical know how to make money by trading.
 BARS AND COINS
Retail investors can buy gold from metals traders selling bars and coins in specialist shops or on the Internet. They pay a small premium for investment products, of between 5-20 percent above spot price depending on the size of the product and the weight of demand.
This is the orthodox way of investing in GOLD.Investors can either buy coins from retail shops or banks.A lot of banks in India are providing the options to invest in Gold Coins
EXCHANGE-TRADED FUNDS
Continously rising  gold prices has  attracted investments into exchange-traded funds (ETFs), which issue securities backed by physical metal and allow people to gain exposure to the underlying gold prices without taking delivery of the metal itself.

This is the most interesting and viable option for a small and medium term investor for increasing exposure to GOLD. Gold ETF's work mostly like Mutual Funds and can be purchased similar to stock market transactions.The fund corpus is used by the AMC to invest in GOLD based products.Based on the price of GOLD and trading volumes , a NAV is assigned to the ETF
This is the probably the best gold based investment according to me.For small and medium term investors having a limited corpus, GOLD based ETF's provide the option of purchasing in phases and also help take the advantage of volatility in the prices much like Sytematic Investment Plans
All said, GOLD is trading at a very high price right now which makes it a little less lucrative.Such high volatility can give rise to a GOLD bubble formation which can be very risky.
I am going to consider investing in Gold based ETF's when the prices cool off a bit.There is a comprehensive list of GOLD based ETF's in India here .
I will hopefully try getting to the fundamentals of how GOLD prices work and what are the key price drivers when it comes to GOLD based products.Watch out this space for some fundamentals on GOLD based investments.
Have you invested in GOLD based products? What factors do you consider before making investment? Please share your thoughts here
Img Credit: Reuters
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