Wednesday, May 30, 2007
They said that they have been calling him for last 2 hrs as 'Anotherman Superman'
Truly a tragedy!!!!!!!
Monday, May 14, 2007
About 450,000 were capable of launching so-called "drive-by downloads", sites that install malicious code, such as spyware, without a user's knowledge.
Read this for more info...
Thursday, April 5, 2007
IBM will soon launch a multimedia browser to make audio and video content accessible to people with vision impairments.
The technology codenamed as the Accessibility Browser or A-Browser is a software created by a blind IBM employee in Japan, Dr Chieko Asakawa.
Using the A-Browser, a vision-impaired person will be able to control media content by using predefined shortcut keys, rather than having to look for the control buttons using a mouse.
It is learnt that the A-Browser is very much like Internet Explorer as it can surf just about any web page. So, once a user opens a web page, the browser automatically analyses multimedia objects inside the page, then the browser establishes a connection to each multimedia object. As of now, the browser has adapters for Adobe Flash and Windows Media Player.
IBM said that technology will be available sometime later this year and hopes to make it available for free. Also, there are plans to 'open source' the technology in order to make it available to a large number of people.
Friday, March 30, 2007
Thanjavur, located in the rich delta of the river Cauvery between Tiruchirapalli & Kumbakonam had been the centre of economical & cultural activities under the Nayaks of Vijayanagar dynasty, Sultan of Bijapur & lastly by Maratha rulers. Though Thanjavur was not the birth place of this art, this style of paintings developed here during the 18th century under Maratha rulers. As people & artists migrated to Tanjore from Mysore, Andhra, Bijapur, Maharashtra & Gujarat, the theme & style came to be largely influenced by various schools of arts & religious requirements, also coming under some Western & Chinese influence.
Seasoned wooden planks were joined on which paper or a piece of cloth was fixed by using tamarind seed paste. Locally available stone powder & unboiled lime powder were used to prepare the surface. Outline was drawn by tracing the original hand drawn figures. Semi-precious & precious stones, cut glasses etc., were placed to make the jewels for the figure. Apart from giving artificial gold colouring, gold & silver leaves were used to colour the costumes & jewellery and other decorative areas.
The pigments were prepared using locally available natual materials. The artists favoured bright luminous colours as the paintings were originally meant to be kept in poorly lighted rooms, temple, mutts and homes for worshipping. Tanjore style paintings are also drawn on glass by using different techniques. The characteristics of the Tanjore paintings are its brilliant colour scheme, decorative jewellery with stones and cut-glasses & its chubby larger-than-life figures.
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Friday, March 23, 2007
Friday, March 16, 2007
Customer: "I've been ringing your call centre on 0700 2300 for two days and can't get through to enquiries, can you help?"
Operator: "Where did you get that number from, sir?"
Customer: "It was on the door to the travel centre."
Operator: "Sir, they are our opening hours."