Sunday, February 28, 2010

New Good Old Tortoise and Hare Story

Everyone knows an age old fable of the tortoise and hare race which taught us all “Slow and Steady wins the race”.

Well, on 6th of May 2006 I came to know a new version of this story with an inspirational twist of teamwork. Below is an original slide show which I found somewhere then on the internet. 

I do not know who actually created, but this truly is inspiring and motivating.

All credits and thanks to original author of this new version of good old story that we have all grown up with.
The Tortoise and The Hare - Old Story on Wikipedia here

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Music of Science –

Symphony of Science a project of John Boswell with passion for Science and Music. Five music videos have been produced since Fall 2009 which are free to download. Visit home page of Symphony Of Science for more details.


Check symphony of science On YouTube here


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Monday, February 15, 2010

Windows Phone 7 Series

On Monday Microsoft announced its new mobile operating system Windows Phone 7 Series. Phones with this OS are likely to be released to the market in 2010 holidays. Few important details of it are as below.


Feature List

      • - Main screen organized as six hubs
  • - Real time Updates
  • - Bing Search and Bing Maps
  • - A Captive Multi-Touch-Screen
  • - Accelerometer
  • - 5 Megapixel Camera
  • - FM Radio
  • - Dedicated Bing Search Button

The Interface

  • People Hub – status updates, share photos etc on social networking sites
  • Pictures Hub – Place for videos and photos
  • Games Hub – provides access to Xbox Live experience
  • Music + Video Hub – Zune player integration
  • Office Hub – Office, OneNote, SharePoint Workspace etc
  • Market Place Hub – place to download third party apps


Update: No Support for Flash

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Open Multiple URLs at Once

At some point in time everyone of us has to open a large list of URLs from an excel sheet or a text file or a webpage or an email. We either have to copy paste each URL to the browser’s address bar or right click and open in a new tab or window if the links are formatted as Hyperlinks. A tedious process of opening the list.


Brad was one who occasionally had to open large number of web addresses at his work and created


This simple site has a large textbox where you have to paste or type list of URLs one per line as below and click on “Submit” button at the bottom of the textbox.




ODF Plug-in For MS-Office (OOo) is one of the well known open source and free software projects that has been around for a long time. Many individuals and organizations which include BIG Multinationals and Governments adopted to save on software licensing of proprietary Office Productivity Suites. Open Document Format (ODF) is the format used for all documents created using OOo. OOo can open almost all documents created by other well known suites like MS-Office. MS-Office on the other hand can not open any document created by OOo until now.


Sun now part of Oracle has released a plug-in for MS-Office which gives the ability to open ODFs without the need to install on your PC.


All you have to do to get this plug-in is to visit the official download page here



Saturday, February 06, 2010

Online PDF Form Filler Tools

These days many PDF forms are of Fill and Print kind, which help fill them on computer and then print. But many times we get PDFs which are to be printed first, then, fill by hand, scan and email or Fax or send hard copy by post or courier.


Below are three online tools which help upload PDFs that can’t be filled on computer and fill online. These tools really come handy when using a PC which has no tools installed and is connected to internet irrespective of Operating System.


PDF Escape



 PDF Filler



 Fill Any PDF