Wednesday, July 06, 2011
Friday, November 12, 2010
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Who decided that there is no need for the 35 size pants?
Saturday, March 06, 2010
- Replace cabin air filter
- Replace engine air filter
- Replace oil and filter
- Rotate tires
- Inspect ball joints and dust covers
- Inspect lines and hoses
- Inspect brake linings/drums and brake pads/discs
- Inspect drive belts
- Inspect drive shaft boots
- Inspect engine coolant
- Inspect engine valve clearance
- Inspect pipes and mountings
- Inspect front differential oil
- Inspect fuel lines and connections, fuel tank band and fuel tank vapor vent system hoses
- Inspect fuel tank cap gasket
- Inspect radiator and condenser
- Inspect steering gear box
- Inspect steering linkage and boots
- Inspect transmission fluid or oil
- Replace front differential oil
- Replace transmission fluid or oil
- Tighten nuts and bolts on chassis and body
Saturday, February 27, 2010
My dad's car I was driving also had EZPass in the glove compartment, but I did not know that. I assumed that his car did not have EZPass. So, I pulled out the cash when I approached the toll booth. As soon as I got to the cashier, the display said "Paid $2 EZPass".
I asked the cashier, "Do I have an EZPass in this car?"
He asked, "Is this a rental?"
I said, "This is my dad's car."
He said, "Looks like you have an EZPass in this car." He then asked, "Do you want to pay cash instead and override the EZPass charge?"
I asked, "Can you do that?"
He said, "The cash you pay will override the EZPass charge."
I then paid cash and drove away.
So, it looks like that if you hand over cash when you have a EZPass in your car. The EZPass account will not be charged.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Is Comcast going to charge for this channel now? or is it taken off from the channel lineup altogether?
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
The second thing I had to do was to upload the files for the phpBB3 installation on the godaddy servers. I used a FTP program to upload the phpBB3 folder on root directory of the hosting account. The root folder is located where missing.html and welcome.html files are located.
Now I was ready to kick start the installation by browsing to /phpbb3/install/index.php file on the server. But, this did not work. It kept giving me missing.html whenever I tried to browse to the /phpbb3/install/index.php file. It meant that I was getting a 404 file not found error. That did not make sense to me. I had uploaded the files in the proper public directory and still I was not able to access it.
Finally, I realized that path could be case sensitive. So, I plugged in /phpBB3/install/index.php and hit enter. That did the trick. The installation wizard was initiated. /phpbb3 did not work. /phpBB3 worked.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Then there was a third recruiter who called me today. Instead of trying to show me some jobs that match my profile he was desperately trying to extract leads from me. He asked me if I was in the market and if I was looking for a new job. I said I was. Then he told me that he will keep his eyes and ears open for me but he then immediately proceeded to ask me about my previous managers. He wanted me to share my previous manager's phone numbers with him. At that time I realized that these recruiters are also getting desperate about their own business. They are not able to get the leads and are not able to place the candidates at the companies. The companies are no longer hiring like they used to.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
As I was thinking about this story and I started thinking about number of times I have stayed up late for work or to study for exams when I was in college. Could those midnight cram sessions while I was in college can actually cause cancer in my body?
While I was thinking about all this, I realized that I have seen numerous news stories linking lack of Vitamin D in the body with occurrence of cancer. If you do a simple google search of “Vitamin D Cancer” without the quotes, you will find that many articles and scientific studies link lack of Vitamin D with cancer.
How Vitamin D is usually made in the body? The answer is: sun exposure. When sun is exposed to the bare human skin, Vitamin D is naturally generated.
Who does not get enough Vitamin D? The answer is: people who work nigh-shift hours. Why? Because they work during the night hours when there is no sun exposure, and when they sleep during they day their skin is never get exposed to the natural sunlight. This naturally causes deficiency of Vitamin D in their body and this deficiency makes them more prone to cancer then people who are awake and active during the day.
Now, this is my hypothesis. Someone needs to do a study where Vitamin D levels are measured in people who work night shifts and people who work regular morning shifts. And if the night shift people show reduced level of Vitamin D than the other group then I think we found what causes cancer. Night shift? Or Vitamin D deficiency? I am putting my money on Vitamin D deficiency.
Friday, November 02, 2007
I have tried to bookmark different websites that list top 10 Hindi songs every week or month. These websites go for few months and then they stop updating the list after that; or they shut down altogether. Now that does not help me at all. But at last, I think I found a great way to find out which songs are hit in India. The source of this information is: Any guesses??
Google Music Trends!!!!!
You can select the country India from the right dropdown and then select Hindi soundtrack from the left dropdown. This gives you a list of most popular songs right now. How does Google know which songs are hot now? "When Google Talk users opt in to Music Trends, we'll capture information about the music they're listening to from their music player. We then anonymize the information and add each musical vote to our Music Trends page. The more users that are opted in, and the more music they listen to, the more accurately the Music Trends page will reflect the world's musical tastes", according to the Google Music Trends FAQ page.
I think this is a great way to compile a top 10 list. As more users opt-in to the music trends, the list will become more accurate over time. You can also check the list of top 10 songs in United States in different genres.
I think this is another "wow" application from Google.
Sunday, July 15, 2007
The answer is, it is not there. I keep checking the XM and Sirius websites for a Hindi station almost every month and I keep getting disappointed. I don't understand why either one of them, XM or Sirius, does not offer a Hindi/Indian music station. I have even e-mailed both companies telling them that they need to do some demographic research and find out that there are many people of Indian origin currently live in the United States and they are losing all those potential customers.
What is holding XM and Sirius back from offering a Hindi station?
I don't think getting rights to the songs is difficult part. There are radio stations in India that play music all day long and I am sure the rightsholders of Hindi songs are dying to sell it to some international customers.
I don't think bandwidth is an issue because as I check today there are 3 Christian, 3 classical, 4 comedy, 7 country, 5 dance, 6 decades, 8 hits, 5 jazz and blues, 2 kids, 4 latin, 4 lifestyle, 16 news, 14 rock, 18 sports, 22 talk and variety, 7 urban and 3 world channels on XM satellite radio today. I don't think it will be vary hard to squeeze a Hindi channel in there.
Saturday, July 07, 2007
With another redesign of Altima for the model year 2007 I think Altima is ready to take the next step and challenge Accord and Camry in the sales department. How much Nissan Altimas are sold in USA every month? In the following table I list the number of Nissan Altima’s sold every month since the year 2004. As you can see from the numbers, the sales in the year 2007 have really picked up. The total sales in the year 2007 may approach 300,000.
|Month||Monthly Nissan Altima Sales|
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
'ctrl + shift + B'
2) How to search a word in the current document in Visual Studio?
Highlight the word and then press 'ctrl +F3'
3) How to search a workd in the entire solution in Visual Studio?
Highlight the word and then press 'ctrl + shift + F'
3) How to go to the definition of a function in Visual Studio?
Move the mouse over to the function call and press F12. This should take you to the definition of the function in the VB.Net and C# code. This shortcut does not work in the classic ASP code.
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Here's are the interchanges and traffic patterns on the outerloop every morning:
- Route 50
- Annapolis Road (MD-450, Exit 20)
- Baltimore-Washington Parkway (MD-295, Exit 22)
- Kenilworth Avenue (MD-201, Exit 23)
- Baltimore Avenue (Route 1, Exit 25)
- I-95 interchange New Hampshire Avenue (MD-650, Exit 28)
- University Blvd (MD-193, Exit 29)
- Colesville Rd (MD-29, Exit 30)
- Georgia Avenue (MD-97, Exit 31)
- Connecticut Avenue (MD-185, Exit 33)
- Wisconsin Avenue (MD-355, Exit 34)
- I-270 North (Exit 35)
The backup starts at route 1 interchange (exit 25) and goes all the way to the Georgia Avenue (exit 31). This is about 6-7 miles of stop and go traffic every morning. It takes about 30-40 minutes to go through this 7 mile stretch in the morning. I have yet to figure out a reason why the traffic starts moving at posted speed limit after Georgia Avenue interchange. Does anyone have an idea?
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
objDOM = Server.CreateObject("MSXML2.DOMDocument.4.0")
blnOutput = objDOM.Load(Server.MapPath(XMLFileName))
blnOutput = objDOM.Load(StringXML)
The main difference between Load and LoadXML is that the Load takes XML file as input while LoadXML takes the XML string itself as input. Both Load and LoadXML returns a boolean value indicating if the XML was loaded successfully or not into the DOM.
Friday, June 08, 2007
2) How does a GridView control binds to a ObjDataSource control?
by DataSourceID property on the GridView control is set to the id of the ObjDataSource control
3) Which ADO.NET objects can be represented by ObjDataSource?
4) Can ObjDataSource represent a web service?
5) Which Parameters can be included in the ObjDataSource control?
6) Which types of parameters can be used with ObjectDataSource control?
7) Which events are supported by ObjDataSource control?