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RIP Steve Jobs

Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes.

The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them.

Apple Steve Jobs

About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They invent. They imagine. They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire. They push the human race forward.

Maybe they have to be crazy.How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art? Or sit in silence and hear a song that’s never been written? Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels?

While some see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.

– Advertising slogan created for Apple Computers in 1997

Steve Jobs was way ahead of his competitors. He is one of the true innovators in the field of computers and personal Technology. He made others to play the catch up game with Apple. The world lost of man who is a role model for aspiring minds. He did things which others would never dream of. He proved that if you follow your heart the world will be at you feet.

The only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking and –don’t settle.

“Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.”

Steve Jobs At Stanford university Convocation

Steve Jobs May You Rest In peace 😥


Caret Browsing

According to wikipedia “Caret Navigation” means,

In computingcaret navigation is a kind of keyboard navigation where a caret (also known as “text cursor”, “text insertion cursor”, or “text selection cursor”) is used to navigate within a text document.

Caret Browsing means ability to select the text displayed with use of keyboard. This feature places a moveable cursor in web pages, allowing you to select text with the keyboard. In Firefox and Internet Explorer it can be activated by pressing the F7 key. In Google chrome it can be activated by selecting some text with mouse and then using the SHIFT key and the ARROW keys to select the text.

Do File Extensions Really Matter in Windows?

Today I had a perplexing experience. Of late I’m using Fedora 14 as my main operating system though I have windows xp on my machine. I know in Linux operating system file extensions are  not necessary. I mean if you have a file a don’t know what type of file it is (be it multimedia or document file) Linux will some how open it. I don’t know the  reason for it but i was happy for this facility so that I need not worry about what format the file, just double click it the file will open in Linux. In windows the operating system needs to know the extension of the file or else the file won’t open.

Yesterday I downloaded a video from youtube and saved in linux.  I’m using a firefox addon called DownThemAll!. It doesn’t save the download with file extension. Since I was using Fedora i was not bothered about it much. Then for some work I logged onto xp.  Then I tried to play the downloaded video in windows, but it didn’t play because it was not having an File extension.I know it should be either  mp4 or flv, So i tried renaming the file with extension mp4 and it worked.  Then i had a doubt, what if i rename the file with the extension flv and play. So i renamed with the extension flv and played. To my surprise it the file was playing without any glitch. My questions are

  1. If the same file can be played without any problem in two different extensions, then what is the use of having extensions?
  2. If VLC player in Linux can play a file without an extension, why can’t it do the same in windows?
  3. On the first place, What is the reason for having a file extension?
My questions can very dumb, but I’m sure there is an explanation for this. So if anyone knows answer kind post as your reply.

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Cool New Features In Internet Explorer 9

Internet Explorer Mobile Logo

Image via Wikipedia

Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) will come with cool new features, beyond what the four Platform Preview releases of the browser have offered early adopters.

While Microsoft is completely mum on the feature set for the next major iteration of Internet Explorer, the fact is that the company has already decided on the goodies that the successor of IE8 will bring to the table. Moreover, the software giant has also been sharing details related to the new features in Internet Explorer 9 internally.

This should of course, come as no surprise, especially since Microsoft is well known for dogfooding its own software (eating its own dog food, namely testing products internally). Microsoft has not confirmed officially any features for IE9, but most people expect , the wait will be certainly  worth it.

With the last Platform Preview of IE9 already available, Microsoft is now focusing on wrapping up the first Beta development milestone of the browser.  IE9 Beta will be a fully-fledged browser, and judging by the information will also feature some of the new features planned by the software giant. Microsoft  had been holding back on us. Yes, performance is looking great – but they’ve got more up their sleeves. So, wait until the unveiling of the beta.Microsoft has already sent out the Beta invites to the Beauty of the Web event in San Francisco on September 15th, 2010, for the launch of IE9 Beta.

Still, the Beauty of the Web site offers no clues as to what IE9 Beta will bring to the table, acting only as an R.S.V.P. destination for those invited. In the meantime, check out the announcement from James Pratt on the Exploring IE blog. The post is titled Announcing the Beauty of the Web event for IE9 Beta Launch.The only clues related to new IE9 features came from leaked screenshots of an early Beta Build, which sported additions such as a download manager.

Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) Platform Preview 4 is available for download here.

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