Sunday, February 28, 2010

Genetics :) Good one !!


Monday, February 22, 2010

David Blaine in Haiti

How I held my breath for 17 minutes - David Blaine

David Blaine (born David Blaine White; April 4, 1973) is an American illusionist and endurance artist. He is best known for his high-profile feats of endurance, and has made his name as a performer of street and close-up magic.He has set and broken several world records. 

Monday, February 8, 2010

Behind the names of Companies !!

You may have heard different company names and their brand names but do you know how they came up with those names? Why Google is Google? Why Apple Computers name their company "Apple"? Or say why the best networking company is called CISCO? Well there are reasons behind names of these companies... so lets check it out...

The name came from the river Adobe Creek that ran behind the house of founder John Warnock.

 "The Apache group was formed around a number of people who provided patch files that had been written for NCSA httpd 1.3. The result after combining them was A PAtCHy server."- thus, the name Apache.

Favourite fruit of founder Steve Jobs. He was three months late in filing a name for the business, and he threatened to call his company Apple Computers if the other colleagues didn't suggest a better name by 5 o'clock.
Steve Woznaik (Sitting) and Steve Jobs of APPLE Computers


The name is not an acronym but an abbreviation of San Francisco. The company's logo reflects its San Francisco name heritage. It represents a stylized Golden Gate Bridge.


  Larry Page(L) and Sergey Brin(R), founders of Google.

The name started as a jockey boast about the amount of information the search-engine would be able to search. It was originally named 'Googol', a word for the number represented by 1 followed by 100 zeros. After founders - Stanford graduate students Sergey Brin and Larry Page presented their project to an angel investor, they received a cheque made out to ‘Google’.


Founder Jack Smith got the idea of accessing email via the web from a computer anywhere in the world. When Sabeer Bhatia came up with the business plan for the mail service, he tried all kinds of names ending in 'mail' and finally settled for Hotmail as it included the letters "html" - the programming language used to write web pages. It was initially referred to as HoTMaiL with selective upper casings.
Sabeer Bhatia


Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard tossed a coin to decide whether the company they founded would be called Hewlett-Packard or Packard-Hewlett.

Bill Hewlett (H) and Dave Packard (P) of HP.


Bob Noyce and Gordon Moore wanted to name their new company 'Moore Noyce' but that was already trademarked by a hotel chain, so they had to settle for an acronym of
 INTegrated ELectronics.

      Gordon Moore(L) and Bob Noyce(R), founders of Intel.


Mitch Kapor got the name for his company from the lotus position or 'padmasana.' Kapor used to be a teacher of Transcendental Meditation of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.


It was coined by Bill Gates to represent the company that was devoted to MICROcomputer SOFTware. Originally christened Micro-Soft, the '-' was removed later on.


Founder Paul Galvin came up with this name when his company started manufacturing radios for cars. The popular radio company at the time was called Victrola.


Larry Ellison and Bob Oats were working on a consulting project for the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency). The code name for the project was called Oracle(the CIA saw this as the system to give answers to all questions or something such).


Company founder Marc Ewing was given the Cornell lacrosse team cap (with red and white stripes) while at college by his grandfather. He lost it and had to search for it desperately. The manual of the beta version of Red Hat Linux had an appeal to readers to return his Red Hat if found by anyone!


"Systems, Applications, Products in Data Processing", formed by four ex-IBM employees who used to work in the 'Systems/Applications/Projects' group of IBM.

From the Latin word 'sonus' meaning sound, and 'sonny' a slang used by Americans to refer to a bright youngster.


Sun Microsystems
Founded by four Stanford University buddies, Sun is the acronym for Stanford University Network.

Andreas Bechtolsheim , Bill Joy, Scott Mc Nealy and Vinod Khosla of SUN (Stanford University Network) Microsystems.


Bell Labs in the period 1968-1969 was involved in the Multics project which was supposed to provide a convenient interactive computing service to the entire community. This OS failed because Multics could not support many users at an exorbitant cost.

During 1969 an alternative was being worked on, and in 1970 this alternative was given the name of UNIX,
a pun on the name Multics since UNIX can support multiple users and multiple processes. The name was coined by Brian Kernighan.

Ken Thompson (L) and Dennis Ritchie (R), creators of UNIX. Dennis Ritchie improved on the B programming language and called it 'New B'. B was created by Ken Thompson as a revision of the Bon programming language (Named after his wife Bonnie). He later called it C.

The Greek root "xer" means dry. The inventor, Chestor Carlson , named his product Xerox as it was dry copying, markedly different from the then prevailing wet copying.

The word was invented by Jonathan Swift and used in his book 'Gulliver'sTravels'. It represents a person who is repulsive in appearance and action and is barely human. Yahoo! founders Jerry Yang and David Filo selected the name because they considered themselves yahoos.


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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Excellent Video - How to Meditate, Yoga, Meditation

 Part - 1

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  Part - 5


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Debugging and GDB Debugger tutorials on Web !!

What is Debugging?
Debugging is the process of locating and fixing errors (known as bugs), in a computer program, or hardware device. To debug a program or hardware device, you start with a known problem, isolate the source of the problem, and then fix it.

Introduction of debugger:
A debugger is a program which can run the program. The only difference is that it can go inside of a program and it has the ability to run step by step in the program. Debugger sometimes referred to as symbolic debugger also.

GDB Debugger:
GDB is a debugger which is part of the Free Software Foundation's GNU operating system. Its original author is Richard M. Stallman. GDB can be used to debug C, C++, Objective-C, Fortran, Java and Assembly programs. There's partial support for Modula-2 and Pascal. It'll run on any architecture.

Compile source code:
In order to debug a file, first you need to compile the program. In case of gcc compiler you need -g option to compile the source code so that the output file is ready to debug with GDB. For example, if the source file is hello-world.c, the command for compilation will be:
gcc -g -o hello_world hello_world.c
This command will create the output/executable file named as hello_world. You have to debug the source file with this executable file.

Run GDB debugger:
In order to run the GDB debugger, the command is:
gdb hello_world
It will display the license agreement and the you will be able to see the GDB prompt (GDB). It means that you are under GDB debugger and you are all ready to start debugging your source program.
For Full information click here.

Step-by-step example for using GDB within Emacs to debug a C or C++ program

C/C++ Programs and Debugging in Linux

Debugging with gdb: This file describes gdb, the gnu symbolic debugger. This is the Ninth Edition, for gdb (GDB) Version 7.0.1. Copyright (C) 1988-2009 Free Software Foundation, Inc

Short tutorial on using debuggers and profiling tools on UPPMAX

Options for Debugging Your Program or GCC

Debugging with GDB

Compiling C and C++ Programs

GNU Debugger - GDB

Debugging C or C++ with GDB in Code::Blocks

Java Debugging with gdb

Debugging "C" And "C++" Programs Using "gdb"

Debugging with GDB, The GNU Source-Level Debugger, Ninth Edition, for GDB version 5.1.1 January 2002

Vi companions

What Do You Use to Debug Linux / UNIX C/C++ Programs?

Debugging remotely on DaVinci using gdb

Gdb Features for C++

Free Books Related to Debugging on web !!

Art of Debugging with GDB, DDD, and Eclipse

Debugging With Gdb


C Programming, Disassembly, Debugging, Linux, GDB

GDB Introduction
A short introduction to GDB. GDB is the GNU Debugger and a powerful tool to debug all different kinds of programs.

The Little Book of C: Integrating Insight Debugger
Showing  how to install a debugger for use in Crimson Editor.The debugger using is Cygnus Insight Debugger. Insight is actually a graphical user interface for the command line debugger gdb.

Forums :

Advanced c++ debugging techniques on Unix

Problems in debugging core files

Monday, February 1, 2010

Free Online Live TV Channels on the Web !!

Very good blog with collection of free online telugu news channels.

A very good site and here you can watch maa, etv, tv9, zee and all other channels.

Saradaga TV - Watch Telugu movie trailers, Telugu movie promotion videos, Telugu cinema function videos and Latest Telugu movie intros etc.It is a very good site.

Freedocast is an effective cost free source, through which users can live broadcast or schedule the broadcast of their channels, videos and family celebrations.
You can watch live TV channels and you can embed those channels in to your blog.It is a very good site.

Freedocast Blog:

ABN- Andhra Broadcasting News service.

You can watch telugu movies, video songs, comedy scenes, tv programs, TV channels etc
Note: lot of advertisements and pop-ups but streaming is good.

Works on latest Internet Explorer or Firefox and IE / Firefox browser will automatically prompt you to install/update the PLUGIN or install (one time) TVU software
Note: lots of pop-ups but channel streaming is good.

Watch live Indian online TV channels broadcasting on the Internet.

Free sports tv channels online , watch live cricket on your pc , tamil tv channels online streaming , hindi tv channels online , malayalam tv channels, telugu tv channels , kannada tv ,cartoon channels online free and live on your computer,free radio stations include hindi , tamil , malayalam ,kannada , punjabi, telugu radio stations online and free, watch free broadcast of hindi , tamil and many indian tv channels.

Another blog which where you can view telugu channels and listen telugu radio.
Note: pop-ups are there, you may need plug-ins.

This Channel is covering subjects like Education, Health, Culture, Spiritual Enrichment, Social Upliftment and other related subjects; the sole purpose being to enlighten and create awareness among the Telugu speaking people in Andhra Pradesh and all Telugus spread across the globe.

Free News Channels
Note: Only few channels are free for other channels you need to subscribe.

This website features are: Send Photos to India,Live Webcasting,Self Streaming,Free Streaming,Online Video Surveillance,Online Meetings,Web Conference,Webinars,Live telugu TV,ETV,ETV2,NTV,TV5,Bhakthi,Vanitha,BizzNews,Free TV,Paid TV,Streaming
Only 4 to 5 channels are available in Telugu  (tv9,bhakti,sakshi
Note : You need to sign up and login in order to watch TV’s.

Free TV from India: Given all links to the channels from A – Z

SUN network - Kushi TV for children

Watch online Indian TV channels. Try out channels like Smash Hits, NDTV, CNBC, ASIAnet News, Star Majha and more other. Some channels may not work in your country / network.

Watch Indian Television Serials
Here you can enjoy hindi serials online, Hindi/English/Tamil/Telugu movies free, search and listen music. You can find latest episodes of TV serials of Star Plus, Zee TV, Sony, Color TV and many more.
Note: You need to register to watch the channels and Registration is free.

Sun TV Network FM radio
Suryan FM stations - Chennai, Coimbatore, Tirunelveli, Madurai, Tuticorin, Pondicherry & Tiruchy, 93.5 Mhz for RED FM station - Vishakapatinam, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Bhubaneshwar, Tirupati, Lucknow, Bhopal, Kozhikode, Indore, Vijayawada, Varanasi, Rajahmundry, Kanpur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Mangalore, Kannur, Allahabad, Jabalpur, Mysore, Guwahati, Jamshedpur, Nasik, Vadodara, Rajkot, Aurangabad, Ahmedabad, Warangal, Nagpur, Kochi, Gulbarga, Asansol, Shillong, Pune& Siliguri.

Indiavision The real Kerala News Channel

List of 500+ FREE Online Television(TV) channels.