Sunday, October 22, 2006

My Dosha ... :D

Your Dosha is Pitta

You have a quick mind, a gift for persuasion, and a sharp sense of humor.
You have both the drive and people skills to be a very successful leader.
Argumentative and a bit stubborn, you have been known to be a little too set in your ways.
But while you may be biased toward your own point of view, you are always honest, fair, and ethical.

With friends: You are outgoing and open to anyone who might want to talk to you

In love: You are picky but passionate

To achieve more balance: Be less judgmental of those around you, and take cool walks in the moonlight.

Friday, October 20, 2006

GooTube... lol

NAM 3.0

i.e. Novell Access Manager 3 for you, the product 'm working on or rather a very tiny part of it... :D

'n now that's the podcast, explaining all about it...
Listen to the part where Lee talks about SSL VPN, now that's wht 'm working on... ;)

'n just some more info on NAM 3 :
Novell Access Manager 3.0 represents the next generation of access management and federated identity solutions. It introduces new “in-the-flow” technologies and SSLVPN functionality that broaden its access-management capabilities. It supports a broad range of platforms and directory services. Novell Access Manager provides an advanced solution to secure your infrastructure, prevent information theft and protects the privacy of people inside and outside the organization. Novell Access Manager3.0 lets you separate security from individual applications and Web servers, enabling single-point, policy-based authentication management and access privileges throughout the Net. Novell Access Manager 3.0 also includes identity-based Web security services and provides users with secure authentication and access to portals, Web-based content.

Using Novell Access Manager organizations can simplify security management, control the use of digital assets across the extended enterprise and get more from investments in eBusiness applications.

Or you can check this out -

'n yeah i know....'m blatantly marketing? for a lack of better word.... :D

Monday, October 16, 2006

Peck, Spacey 'n De Niro

this weekend managed to watch 3 gr8 movies...'To Kill a Mockingbird', 'The Usual Suspects' 'n 'Taxi Driver' in that order. Well not so sure abt da 2nd one, coz u kinda guess da ending in da beginning itself... prob @ da time when da movie released it was diff... neways its a decent watch made more so by Spacey's amazing performance.

'n tht's what these 3 movies have in common...superlative performances by their lead actors...which just lift da movies to a higher level...

Peck was just perfect in his role as 'Atticus Finch'....'n till this day only other movie of his i had seen was 'Roman Holiday' 'n had loved him in tht...but he was so so much better in this.... wonder how come they dont make 'em such nemore...
neways, as i watched da movie...bits 'n pieces slowly started coming to me from da half-read book, some aeons back...which in retrospect was gud...coz so often u end up comparing da movie to da book...'n u end up disappointed....but not so this time as da pace, da char
m, da telling of da story thru da kids eyes was just outstanding...

Spacey....well he was gud but felt he was better in 'American Beauty' 'n ofcourse tht movie was way way better thn this... :)

De Niro...well wht can u say...words just fail... :D Really what a performance 'n wht a movie! 'n cant believe thts Jodie Foster in da movie...u know wht i mean... :D Neways tht shd be in da must-watch movie list of neone...


Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Kopete 'n iChat

well...after da umpteenth gaim crash today....thought more sticking to an IM client which dint support GW, doesn't support 'Now Listening' feature da way its meant to be(even for that, u gotta take so much of pains!) 'n one which just loves to crash every now 'n thn...
So even with my dislike for KDE stuff...'n da last time experience being none too gr8...thought will give 'Kopete' one more try...guess necessity does make human open to more stuff... ;)
After getting myself used to da KDE icons...UI(believe me it does take some getting used to...after da 'oh so simple, plain, uncluttered gnome UI' :) )...delved into da vast feature set which kopete offered...
> 1st thing i supports GW...not like gaim, where its broken...
> 2nd It allowed you to change the interface themes... 'n to my pleasant surprise...found 'iChat' in thr... :) It is a good 'imitation' ... but nothing more thn tht...coz though it implements da cute 'speaking-style' of iChat...its surrounded in da big ugly KDE chat window...which doesnt let u forget...not even for a moment...tht u r on linux...'n it is an imitation afterall...
But seriously i have major gripes abt tht...y do u need to have such big,ugly window , a major content of which is surrounded by unused/of-little use features...y cant it be like Mac...where chat window is just a 'chat window'...pray how many ppl actually use da drop-down menus in a chat window...file,edit,tools,settings...seriously?!
u wanna do some fancy stuff...go to da toolbar...'n another thing which i like abt da mac is da one menubar which changes depending on da application...y cant linux also have something like tht?
> neways 3rd headed straight into the 'now-listening to' seriously da best among wht i have seen so far...da ability to configure so many easily...was just too gud...'n da 'best' part was it did that for my GW IM finally got da thing i wanted since da day i joined work...thnx to kopete... :)
> 4th was some 'Text Effect' plugin...'n using it was so much fun...well 'm sure in a few days da novelty will wear off...but had a blast today...playing ard with my friends...who had no idea how/what was going on... :)
well thats all i have checked out so was defi worth it...even if only for da 3rd feature's last part... :)

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

anti-DRM Ad

whose side you are on...?