“Programmers should be trusted. If your brain surgeon told you the operation you need takes five hours, would you pressure him to do it in three?”.

Really nice article on the fate of the programmers. Eye opening :)
Read it from here..http://blog.saush.com/?p=157


Terrifying Storm photos

©Mike Hollingshead


All the Oscar nominated films are available online for download at oscartorrents.com ...

I don't know whether this is a good news or bad news for everyone. But to me this is a good news, because many of the Oscar nominated films are not available in Sri Lanka at the moment, and I am not in a financially good position to buy all of them online because they are comparatively high cost to me at first place, and also the postage is very high to get it to Sri Lanka. So, I am glad at-least it is available online to Download Though it will take days to download the 4Gig+ file with my 512kbps (my ISP says so, though I never came even to close to that speed even at the "peak of the off-peak hours".
Anyways thank you piratebay for the bravery :)
link: http://www.oscartorrents.com

This is their Legal Note (Thats very creative too ;))

To those worried about downloading in case they get sued: by our calculations, your chances of getting nailed are way less than your chances of winning the lottery. Don't think twice about it.

To all intellectual property landlords: we are aware that OscarTorrents might annoy you -- but contain your righteous indignation for a while, and think: we're only linking to torrents that already exist. Face it: your membrane has burst, and it wasn't us who burst it. Your precious bodily fluids are escaping.

You haven't beaten us, so why not join us? Think of a new business model that doesn't involve overpriced pieces of plastic and skanky cinemas hawking cheap carbohydrates while relying on $6/hr projectionists who can't keep a film in focus -- not to mention insulting your audiences by (to pick a few examples) surveilling us with nightvision glasses, searching bags, 30 minutes of commercials and bombarding us with ridiculous anti-piracy propaganda. Take a look at yourselves. Is it really any wonder we're winning?


Google Patents - Its a nice feature

I think the feature might be there for a while. But I saw it today. though it a nice to which deserves a bookmark. I saw many Sri Lankan have registered patents for many thing. from Boot polisher to Computer Store Mechanism. Very good work Google..and nicely done :)
link :http://www.google.com/patents


Silva and Sinhala

I saw a nice blog post about Chamara Silva answering in Sinhala when commentator asked question in English at the Man of the Match awarding time. I feel Chamara deserved the appreciation. You sould never feel shy for expressing something with your native language. English is not a monster to chase away once you see it at first. English helped me to learn about latest technologies, communicate with my clients (Mostly US, UK and Canada based) and also it always help me to grasp programming languages because most of the programming languages (If not all) are use English words, so knowing the language it is easier to remind the programming language..and also some times knowing the programming language helped me to get some English words too...
Here is the link for the ful plog post by Mukul Kesavan


106th Element found existing in room temperature


Offensive..but nice ads.. :)


TOP 20 Replies to Clients...from programmers

20. "That's weird..."
19. "It's never done that before."
18. "It worked yesterday."
17. "How is that possible?"
16. "It must be a hardware problem."
15. "What did you type in wrong to get it to crash?"
14. "There is something funky in your data."
13. "I haven't touched that module in weeks!"
12. "You must have the wrong version."
11. "It's just some unlucky coincidence."
10. "I can't test everything!"
9. "THIS can't be the source of THAT."
8. "It works, but it hasn't been tested."
7. "Somebody must have changed my code."
6. "Did you check for a virus on your system?"
5. "Even though it doesn't work, how does it feel?
4. "You can't use that version on your system."
3. "Why do you want to do it that way?"
2. "Where were you when the program blew up?"
1. "It works on my machine"


Official Google Blog: Online child safety initiatives


How Google was Founded - the Sergey Brin Story

One of the most complete write ups of Google's Co-Founder that I've ever read. "How the Moscow-Born entrepreneur co-founded and changed the way the world searches"

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Official Google Webmaster Central Blog: Update on Public Service Search


Official Google Webmaster Central Blog: Our Valentine's day gift: out of beta and adding comments


Google reasearch Blog: Here hear..Google sample audio processing


Official Google Blog: Strawberries are red, stems are green...


IP Banning Tutorial in PHP

Ban people from your website! Read this tutorial and you can easily and quickly ban people from your website.

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Official Google Blog: From Gmail with <3


New Ford Mondeo revealed, will debut in Geneva (Hi-res gallery included)

Introducing the 2008 Ford Mondeo. The stylish Ford Europe product uses design cues inspired by the Iosis concept car and goes on sale this June as a 4-door sedan, 5-door hatch, and station wagon. This is a car Ford should find a way to import to North America as quickly as possible. It's that nice.

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32 Reasons Nearly All Geeks are Severely Underpaid

Why are sales professionals still rewarded with the biggest pay packets? Are sales professionals better qualified or smarter than IT professionals? No, there's no such thing as a sales degree. Do they work longer or harder? Of course not. So why then is IT not the best paid profession?

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Custimize Your Car Horn

Horntones FX-550 is a device that ties into your car's existing horn and allows you to play any audio file. When this product is released in April it will retail for $149.99 US, you can pre-order the Horntones on February 15.

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Nokia's E90 communicator launched!

You saw the first photos right here on Engadget. Now, Nokia brings the official specs on their S60-series E90 Communicator...

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How To Drive Traffic to Your Blog - The Advice of a 12 Year Old

Can't get traffic to your blog? A 12 year will show you how!

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Faster than a Porsche, hybrid and going to cost about 35k. Meet New Toyota

The Toyota FT-HS is a hybrid sports car concept introduced at the 2007 North American International Auto Show. I have been drooling ever since. Auto experts are buzzing about this.

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