Saturday, October 10, 2009

Do you like Captcha? Then try this out?

Don't you just love Captchas? CAPTCHA is an acronym for Completely Automated Public Turing Test.

CAPTCHA - was coined in 2000 buy carnegie Mellon university. first CAPTCHA used by yahoo

Helps us :

Preventing Comment Spam in Blogs.
Protecting Website Registration
Online Polls
Preventing Dictionary Attacks
Search Engine Bots
Worms and Spam


These systems make it impossible for users with certain disabilities to create accounts, write comments, or make purchases that is, CAPTCHAs fail to properly recognize users with disabilities as human.

Few toughest Captchas here..Try :-)!

Friday, October 09, 2009

Guess What?

Guess What is this? If you know then Post the answer :-).

Clue 1: caterpillar turning into a lovely butterfly
Clue 2 : transformations are wrenching

The Web - I am Happy! Are you?

Help is coming from the unlikeliest corner — the Web. but there are many ways of extending a helping hand. And making that possible is a host of websites with a cause.

There are 21 communities in India dedicated to social causes on the web. People are using technology to stay connected and spread the word. They are setting up blogs, communities on social networking sites and even opening their own domains to spread the good word. are dedicated to senior citizens, started by a bunch of youngsters, is aimed at changing the face of Mumbai — for the better.

The blog was started after the Mumbai terror attacks of 26/11, as citizens looked for ways to help the victims. “ - When Khushroo Poacha, an officer with the Indian Railways in Nagpur, launched in 2000, he was utilising the dotcom boom to make patients who need blood connect with those willing to donate. Less than a decade later, he has 50,000 registered donors from all across the country. “With the click of a button, I am able to connect to at least four or five blood donors in every city free of cost,” says Poacha.

Poacha’s latest initiative — — is aimed at collecting unused medicines and distributing it to non-governmental organizations (NGOs). “Open your cupboards or medicine chest, organize an unused medicine collection drive in your locality or office, and donate them to people who need them,” says Poacha on his website. to go beyond armchair activism — and now sees it as a vehicle for change. Mumbaikar Dantas supports himself by designing T-shirts with social yet witty messages that are put up on the blog. “It serves a dual purpose,” says Dantas — earning him a livelihood and spreading messages across.

Many others are doing it, virtually and actually. I have recently extended my help to Pocha’s collecting medicines and received his free stickers and I distributed the stickers to my friends . I felt really happy ! Y dnt you lend your warm hand once and see how do you feel about it..:)

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Do you know this? there is a special event to encourage IT industry to use Open Source. I read and then went to wiki to find out the details. Wiki says that Software Freedom Day (SFD) is an annual worldwide celebration of free/open-source software. SFD is a public education effort, not only to celebrate the virtues of free/open-source software, but also to encourage its use, to the benefit of the public.

The open source movement was launched in 1998, and the Free Open Source Software (FOSS) movement came much earlier, IT recession saw tons of code lost, and tons of people left unemployed. In the collapse of capitalist dreams came the idea of rebuilding with shared code, so that the next recession might not be so destructive.It’s a natural reaction to a boom-and-bust cycle. Let’s rebuild and do it right.

Even I encourage people to use Open source tools/technology. you can also prompt/share your experience/reviews with Recent Open source tool over here in my blog. If you are interested then post your comment.

Recently i read these two very interesting article:

Open source is sold, FOSS is downloaded. Open source companies are looking for a profit, FOSS projects are looking to get by, to grow, to serve and to share.;post-4938;topRated

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Reflect Here!

This month reflection - Global Warming::Green in IN!

A wonderful thought from Priyanka Soni

We talk about Global warming and keeping the environment clean as an aware citizen of this world. As we understand that the time has come to act and save our environment, we say ‘Green in In’.
In a group discussion my friends and I were discussing on keeping the environment clean and specifically on no usage of plastic bottle in our organization. Though I religiously follow the environmental friendly habits in my day- to-life, I was against the motion for throwing away plastic bottles. That sounds strange but yes, I have to be honest. However, I have my own points here to share.

My points on “not throwing away plastic bottles”:

• Any polymer/plastic once manufactured and got in a person’s possession cannot be digested by nature in any way, if I need to exact, to degrade a plastic the nature takes
• We have concepts like recycling to increase the life of plastic already existing in the human society, so that we need not create more. To reduce the demand for manufacturing new plastic.
• The idea is to give longer life to an existing plastic bottle. We can only restrict ourselves to buy new plastic in any form.
• Tupperware plastic is bio-degradable and could be used instead normal plastic
So how do we stop people from buying new plastic and using plastic already bought responsibly.
• We should make people aware of the fact that reusing plastic bottles like Bisleri, Maaza, etc for drinking water, may actually be harmful for their own health. Below are the few I could mention from internet

*Chemicals May Contaminate Food and Drinks in Reused Plastic Bottles. Reused Plastic Bottles Can Leach Toxic Chemicals. Even Plastic Water and Soda Bottles Should Not Be Reused. (Source:

*Refilling water bottles can result in contamination of the water with bacteria, for example from the hands or mouth of the person filling or using it. With time and in warm conditions, bacteria can multiply to harmful levels, but safe handling and proper cleaning can help prevent this from happening. Recent reports have specifically suggested that a common plasticizer, DEHA, can leach from plastic soft drink bottles into the liquids they hold, particularly with reuse. However, the majority of plastic water and soft drink bottles are made with a substance called PET, and do not contain DEHA.

While current research indicates chemicals are not released into water by reuse, many of these bottles are manufactured to be recycled, not reused. Some plastic bottles can warp when exposed to heat in the cleaning process.

It is therefore important to ensure that after the bottle has been washed in hot water and left to air dry that it is intact and has not been damaged.

• To promote on usage of tetra packaged food, which has lesser percentage of polymer than plastic cans, bottles. This would cut down the source of plastic bottles.

• Don't discard the non-biodegradable plastic pet bottle into drains and streams. Encourage people to sell it for recycling.

• Keep separate garbage can for degradable and non degradable items. So that the non-degradable item could directly go for recycling.Commons gaps between thinking of person using plastic bottle and the one on a plastic free drive.

Hope we have an environment friendly campus, city, country and world soon.

Repeated use of plastic bottles can cause cancer.

You can also reflect here with your wonderful thought. Send me soon and see your thought reflecting over and over here!