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Count Your Blessings

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Today morning I went to saloon the get a hair cut. As there was a queue before me I stated reading the newspapers and magazines which were kept there. I read a story which was very nice and provided me some relief because personaly I was in very depressed condition for some unknown reason. The story goes like this,

Once there was a lion in a forest. It was very much worried all the time, because it thought it’s nail were not strong and it was weaker than most of the other lions. Then it saw an elephant and thought If I would have been an elephant it would be lot easier to me because I don’t have to hunt other animals for food and live happily. Then it saw the elephant moving it’s ears on the sides. It asked the elephant why are you doing so. The elephant replied that it doesn’t move it’s ears like that ants will go inside and because of that it will die. Then the lion realized that everybody in this world has some problem, but everyone has move on with it until they reach their goal.

There are no extraordinary men…. just ordinary men forced to meet extraordinary circumstances

Admiral William Frederick Halsey Jr.

Reading this story reminded me a song which was taught in my school days, the song’s name is “Count your blessings”.

When upon life’s billows you are tempest tossed,
When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,
Count your many blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.

Count your blessings, name them one by one,
Count your blessings, see what God hath done!
Count your blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.

Are you ever burdened with a load of care?
Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?
Count your many blessings, every doubt will fly,
And you will keep singing as the days go by.

When you look at others with their lands and gold,
Think that Christ has promised you His wealth untold;
Count your many blessings. Wealth can never buy
Your reward in heaven, nor your home on high.

So, amid the conflict whether great or small,
Do not be disheartened, God is over all;
Count your many blessings, angels will attend,
Help and comfort give you to your journey’s end.


Simplified Event scheduling In Google Calender

Google is launching a revamped version of Google Calendar’s event page with a focus on simplicity and coordinating multiple schedules.The updated version of Calendar has already begun rolling out and will be launched to all users in few, according  to Google. It’s sparser and simpler than the previous iteration. More importantly though, it adds several new features for easier scheduling.

First, the repeating events interface has been overhauled. Instead of taking up a full block of space, the repeating event editor appears when you check the “Repeat…” checkbox at the top of the page. This will bring up a new repeat event editor where you can specify the parameters of the repeating event.

The other new addition is the “find a time” feature, which appears as a new tab on the event page. Here’s how Google explains the new feature:

“When your friends or coworkers give you permission to see their calendars, you can click this tab to see a preview of their schedules and hover over their events to see what conflicts they might have.”

Today’s update is a set of simple but useful additions to Google’s popular schedule-managing product. The “find a time” feature is especially useful for companies or organizations using Google Apps on a regular basis.

இறகை போலே பாடல் வரிகள்

இறகை போலே, அலைகிறேனே

உந்தன் பேச்சை கேட்கையிலே

குழந்தை போலே, தவழ்கிறேனே
உந்தன் பார்வை தீண்டயிலே
தொலையாமல் தொலைந்தேனே
உன் கைகள் என்னை தொட்டதும்
கரையாமல் கரைந்தேனே
உன் மூச்சு கற்று பட்டதும்
அநியாய காதல் வந்ததே, அட காதல் ஆசை தந்ததே
எனக்குள்ளே எதோ மின்னல் போலே தொட்டு சென்றதே

கண்ணோரம் காதல் வந்தால் கண்ணீரும் தித்திப்பாகும்
வேறுஒன்றும் தேவையில்லை நீ மட்டும் போதும் போதும்
என்னோடு நீயும் வந்தால், எல்லாமே கையில் சேரும்
வேறுஒன்றும் தேவையில்லை, நீ மட்டும் போதும் போதும்

கூட வந்து நீ நிர்த்பதும், கூடுவிட்டு நான் செல்வதும்
தொடருதே, தொடருதே நாடகம்
பாதி மட்டுமே சொல்லவதும், மீதி நெஞ்சிலே என்பதும்
புரியுதே, புரியுதே காரணம்
நேரங்கள் தீருதே, வேகங்கள் கூடுதே
பூவே உன் கண்ணுக்குள்ளே பூமி பந்து சுத்துதே

கண்ணோரம் காதல் வந்தால் கண்ணீரும் தித்திப்பாகும்
வேறுஒன்றும் தேவையில்லை நீ மட்டும் போதும் போதும்
என்னோடு நீயும் வந்தால், எல்லாமே கையில் சேரும்
வேறுஒன்றும் தேவையில்லை, நீ மட்டும் போதும் போதும்

ஏய் என்னானதோ, எதனதோ இல்லாமல் போச்சே தூக்கமும்
கண்ணே உன்னை காணமல் நான் இல்லை
என்மீதிலே உன் வாசனை எப்போதும் வீச பார்கிறேன்
அன்பே உன்னை சேராமல் வாழ்வில்லை
நீ என்னை காண்பதே, வானவில் போன்றதே
துரத்தில் உன்னை கண்டால் தூறல் நெஞ்சில் சிந்துதே

கண்ணோரம் காதல் வந்தால் கண்ணீரும் தித்திப்பாகும்
வேறுஒன்றும் தேவையில்லை நீ மட்டும் போதும் போதும்
என்னோடு நீயும் வந்தால், எல்லாமே கையில் சேரும்
வேறுஒன்றும் தேவையில்லை, நீ மட்டும் போதும் போதும்

New Features In Orkut

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The Google-owned social network Orkut is not well-known in the U.S., but it’s extremely popular in India and Brazil – that is, until Facebook started catching up. But Orkut just announced a slew feature that makes it look pretty good.

“You’re not always the same person. Why should it be any different on the Web?” That’s the title of the Orkut blog post announcing the changes that place emphasis on grouping your friends.

The question is right on target. If you’re one of the people who joined Orkut in college, you probably connected with every new person you met at a party, added “pounding beers” as an interest, blasted updates about skipping class and tagged yourself in every drunken photo. But then your little sister joined Facebook. And then your mom did. And then you did a summer internship, and your boss was on Facebook. And suddenly you were censoring yourself for three or four different audiences.

Sometimes we want to use social media to talk about how much we’re growing and learning at the new job, and sometimes we want to complain about work and talk about how wasty-face we’re going to get tonight. Google seems to get this separation of online personalities now, an interesting twist after the fallout when Google Buzz tried to make all your friends be friends with each other.

You can now choose the privacy level for each “scrap” or bit of content you post to Orkut, choosing between individual friends, a group, multiple groups, all your friends or the public Orkut timeline.Orkut has also started pushing games more, linking games and applications from user homepages. Orkut said “more than six million people have created cafes in CafeMania and 36 million people manage their Farms,” in a period of just two months. Orkut will also soon be releasing a new platform for its communities feature, which is similar to Facebook Groups.

Other new features in Orkut are

Scraps to multiple people
Now you can send scraps to your friends straight from your homepage in orkut. And more: you can send the same scrap to many people at the same time or even to all your friends. That’s right: no more copy and paste!

Privacy in groups
You can choose the privacy level you want for your messages. For instance, you can send a private scrap to a group of four people and only those four people can see it and reply to it. If they reply, you guys will have a private, group conversation visible only to you and those four friends. If you prefer going public, just send a scrap visible to all your friends or even send a public scrap so everyone in orkut can see it. It’s your choice.

Groups of friends
To make it easier for you to interact with your groups of friends, now you can open them from your homepage. Your groups will always be a click away from you, on the top of the page. When you click a group (for example, “college friends”), you’ll see updates, photos, videos and activities only from people who are part of that group. If you want to write them something, the scrap editor will automatically select everyone in the group and the privacy will be set to “Private” so you can share information that is relevant to that group only. And, of course, you can change that privacy setting before sending the message.

We know that sometimes we invite someone from work to a family party or we bring a gym friend to the office happy hour. That means: sometimes our groups of friends mix together. Thinking of this, you can easily add or remove as many people as you want from the recipients of a scrap.

The groups are yours only. Nobody else will know the names of your groups of friends. When you send something to the entire group, people will know who else can see the message, but they will not know the name you chose for the group within your orkut. Also, you can change and edit your groups whenever you want, the way you want it!

Groups formed automagically!
You can create your groups of friends manually. However Google has came up with the “automagic groups”: Based on your interactions, orkut automatically suggests some groups of friends for you, and these suggested groups will be ready for you to use. Also, you can add your personal touch to your groups at anytime and make them any way you want. Because new friendships usually come along with time, orkut will also suggest new members for your groups over the time, so they are always up-to-date with minimum work from you.

More news and what’s to come

Birthdays: Google is also improving the way birthdays appear in your page, and you can send your friends birthday wishes without leaving your homepage. You’ll also be able to interact with other people who are also sending them happy birthdays and celebrate your friend’s birthday with them.

Friend Suggestions: Friend suggestions is always being improved, and these suggestions will be part of your updates, moving down in your page along the day, just like any other update. When we’ve a brand new, really good suggestion, we will bring it to the top again.

Fortune of The Day and Recent Visitors will also appear every day as activities, scrolling down as new updates from your friends come in.

Games and Applications: millions of people are playing with and using applications in orkut every day. In the period of two months, more than 6 million people created cafes in CafeMania and 36 million people manage their Farms, all on orkut’s game applications. To make accessing games and applications easier, now you can find them in your homepage, right below your communities. Not to mention, applications also have new pages now.

Communities: Orkut communities are a great way for people to expand their social circles and know other people who share the same interests, support the same team or want to know more about a place or event. Google is testing a new communities page which will be rolled out soon.

கன்னத்திலும் புன்னகை

சமீபத்தில் ஹாய் மதனில் படித்த சுவாரசியமான பதில்

கே: சிலர் சிரிக்கும் போது கன்னத்திலும் குழி விழுகிறதே அதை பற்றி உங்கள் எண்ணம் என்ன ?

ப: அட அவர்கள் உதடு புன்னகைக்கும் பொது கன்னமும்  சேர்ந்து புன்னகை புரிகிறதே !!

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