Today morning I had landed on my bloglines account to find the above image.
Host not found error msg is better than these kind of funny error msgs.
Isn’t losing and winning part of a game?
There are numerous questions in the mind of Indians, few of mine are been listed below.
Why have we Indians started taking things personally after losing the world cup cricket match?
My personal feeling is that, we never sold a company product. we sold cricket in our advertisement. Our expectation on the players had crossed the threshold and we are not ready to accept the limitations of Indian Players.
Well I wouldn’t even say limitation, It is player made limitation or rather that the feeling of invincibility with out them the team wouldn’t exist and I have made my money, and interested in making more money from ads by staying fit and I am not here to perform in the game.
The basic fear is missing (performance, consistency = player in the team for the next match)
If the Cricket Board had been truly unbiased and could make the players off the field and bring in players who are dependable and have more consistency. If one hits a century he could stay in the team for the next 10 or more matches with out performing. Does our Indian companies give you hike if you were in the same position.
- Team Board
are the three legs of the stool (more or less a management gyan). All three needs to co-exist in order to increase the probability of success.
There have been advertising gurus who have been saying that celebrity ads could backfire. And this one is the best example.
Who is supposed to take the responsibility?
Remember We made them to grow.
I had spoken about gang of girls a product or new venture of sunsilk to attract young girls/ women/ ladies to share their views and thought online, a social networking tool exclusively built for The women.
Now gangofgirls have launched a new idea in their portal for girls / women/ ladies who can make their own movies and share with like minded people.
To start of here are few tips to make short films. The budget is really low.
- If you want to make your own movie. Have a concept, If you don’t have one choose one. With out which don’t even start of taking videos.
- Research about the subject, search them online, talk to friends, so that you will know whether people like the idea.
- If you have a Mobile Phone like the N-Series Nokia N70 the starting range or Sony Ericsson’s W850i which are decent enough ones to start of (decent quality digital video). The best part is they are already digital video, You don’t have the hassle of converting the mini DV cassette videos from your Handy cams to digital ones. There are digital Handy cams in the market, they are really costly and the media (DVD) for the ones are not cheap.
- Test you movies, Choose grouper or revver to upload your movies to convert the video to flash viewable formats. This is to check the quality of your video online.
So what are you ladies waiting for?
Make your own short movies, or full fledged ones. Photographers can now think of making their vision come true.
So Start, Camera, Action.
Hope Gangofgirls will have lots of new Directors. Wish you all ladies a “best of luck”
I am fan of Bajaj Pulsar – After seeing the new Bajaj Pulsar DTSi 200, I felt the under line or the punch line message should be “open the fly” rather than “Definitely male”. Good design, I would wish for a single feature of the Bajaj Pulsar DTSi 180 to be available on Bajaj Pulsar DTSi 200. I had boasted about Pulsar long ago in one of my post comparing with Honda Unicorn.
It is good to send occasional mailers to tap new or renew business, but not with spelling mistakes, Often it happens with visual designers they just madly copy the text and paste on photoshop (they don’t read the text), I have made similar mistakes. Once my Manager said, so times spelling errors could give a different meaning altogether. I was wondering a big brand like rediff could come up with spelling errors.
Why Motorola F3 is a no hype phone?
My friend flashed his Motorola F3 from his pocket which he bought recently from Saravana Stores for 1500 INR. As soon as he did i felt it is a mere cheap Phone, I didn’t stop and inquired whether the same was dummy display model from the toy shop. He let me play with the mobile to make my own discovery.
This mobile phone Motorola F3 had just the basic features, I knew my friend could afford to buy a Nokia N-series N70 or a Sony Ericsson W810i which would cost around 14000 INR. Why did he buy this mobile made me think twice?
After serious investigating with the phone I found the Motorola F3 had just basic features
- Write SMS*
- INBOX to store SMS*
- Call History*
- Ringtone Setting*
- Alarm Setting*
- Phone Settings*
Why Motorola F3?
If you are person who just wants to communicate by calling or receiving a call. This is the best phone. No nonsense.
Who would need this Motorola F3?
This mobile phone is no complex, more or less a 1 level of menu, which I explained above *. People like my father who are not gadget savvy or rather have fear for tech gadgets will love this Motorola F3. When ever I visit my home town, my usual routine would be help my father to maneuver with the high tech mobile gadget. Teach teach and teach, just got fed up. Apart from this, text and numbers displayed on the screen are really huge, I would say good readability but you may need to scroll if the text messages are huge. Battery life is amazing, you may not recharge it quite often like the recent high tech gadgets.
Motorola F3 is a make sensible mobile phone. Imagine a mobile phone with ultimate features and a person who will not know how to use it maximum features is actually waste of money and will need a high learning curve. Here is the link to the Motorola F3
I have plans to buy 2 pieces of this low tech, no nonsense and no complex gadget. One piece for my father and one for my inlaws. I guess this would be best present for the Vishu kani (New year festival in kerala)
Did you just have trouble with your girlfriend or Wife
Here is a simple trick to give her a mild shock and just win her heart right away.
Take her to restaurant which has mirrors, you need to build up a story.
Here I had build my own story, here is the link
The story is left for you to build one.
Perhaps a very very late reaction from my side. I am about to present you my perspective of how and why Coca cola got banned and which contributed to the whole of cola ban in India.
Before I start, I want all of you to know about Workers union Own Country, Sorry. God’s Own Country. Kerala has been a state for working class, Those who work stay outside Kerala and earn money for the family (Gulf or part of the continent) and a part of janatha does Business and politics. The rest are either jobless or pretty selfcontent with their lives with the little livelihood from fishing or construction work or coolie.
I probably feel Kerala would the state which might be holding the record for the highest number of hartals in the country. Me being mallu I am ashamed to share with other readers or rest of the community that the politicians and the workers union has been causing enough damage to the development of people in kerala.
Let me illustrate with a small example:
Assume you want to change granite tiles in your house. What do we do in chennai?
We go to the respective granite shop select the stuff,
- get few people to get the stuff loaded on to the mini van or lorry.
- Get the whole thing downloaded at your residence.
Now what happens at Kerala
You choose your favorite granite from the shop
You ask your people (5 numbers) to load the stuff in to the mini lorry, Oh sorry you can’t load it on your own with out getting permission from these coolies they have got thir own union who are at the shop area. Here is the deal, you need to pay money to local coolies whether you engage the local coolies from the shop area to get the stuff loaded in to the mini lorry or by your own people.
Now you got the stuff to home
What happens next is the same at your residence to. The local coolies at your area need to be paid and get the stuff unloaded.
What is the point of these coolies?
They say that their livelihood is lost, as we hire people from different places.
Ok now to the politicians
Any man who gets killed in controversy gets the state pride of a one day holiday (hartal). Do they know business or do they ever worry about others.
eg. Sadam got killed and the whole state went for hartal (the best part, the ruling party declared it). I accept you are fighting for the right cause, Why affect your own business and your own peoples livelihood
Now on the ban:
Where is the Coca Cola production unit is located?
Coca Cola is dependent on Bharata Puzha river, the production unit of coca cola at Palakkad is close to the river bed and have been happily utilizing the water for some time, Coca cola company never ever thought that people out here could be capable of doing things which could effect the companies growth.
First thing people said their livelihood would be lost because there is no enough water supply for irrigation (completely true)
Things got heated up, Coca cola company was not ready to close the unit at Palakkad they did what ever to keep the company running (bad idea to fight against the people rather than going for compromise).
People of kerala had no other choice other than to ban Coca Cola or Cola brand all together.
The had to bring the old issues to light about the pesticides used in cola. (As if there were no pesticides on other food products.)
There is one more company in palakkad, Which is running and doing business happily? Guess who?
United breweries (King Fisher)beer production unit is in same palakkad, Nothing happened to that company why?
Kerala has a large majority of population for the consumption of alcohol. For death, birth, sadness, happiness or any occasion alcohol finds to be the center of attraction.
Here are some links which I felt you should also read.
Points to Ponder
only two reasons
- Company set up at the wrong place on earth even after knowing that lots of companies got shut down in kerala and has track record
- Peoples attitude towards life. They are not ready to work, but would be ready to enjoy King’s Life (Politics & Workers Union)
One of best reality games built on flash, This has been a game you would have probably played in your classrooms, playground or at your sweet home.
- Amazing physics and wonderful reality. (few things are still missing like wind direction etc but that is ok)
- May be you could teach you kid on how to fly paper planes?
- What would be the best angle for the paper plane to reach longer distance.
- best part is you could compete with your friends, send them mail invite and the scores should reflect.
Here is the link to the site
Any idea folks about the degree at which a paper plane should cover long distance (still wondering what I learnt from school holds good)
Result is down below
If you think, I am wrong do comment.
Good NEWS for Adobe Photoshop users
The good News is that Adobe Photoshop will be accessible online, an extension of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. The service is going to be free, Adobe will only make money from online Advertisement as stated by Bruce chizen.
I guess Adobe is compelled to join the online revolution or rather had a late awakening. But my guess for adobe is “still not too late”, as most predicted with the Broadband, that most application would become online, Well the prediction turned out to be like the broadband pipes are filled up with online videos, which is very much true.
Practicing for an early online version is not that wrong, even if they don’t generate money, they can become a healthy competitor for Google Picasa or Yahoo Flickr or Flash/Ajax based image editors, because Adobe Photoshop has been the favorite for designers, Photographers around the world.
My Guess, Adobe will bring more to the online version.
If you want to have more information read this article