Guys! Again I am going on a small(?1) Break, could be long one also.
Monday, August 28, 2006
Friday, August 25, 2006
By challenging the problem you can overcome it. (its all crazy....!! )
The Japanese have always loved fresh fish. But the waters close to Japan have not
held many fish for decades. So to feed the Japanese population,fishing boats got
bigger and went farther than ever.
The farther the fishermen went, the longer it took to bring in the fish.If the
return trip took more than a few days, the fish were not fresh. The Japanese did not
like the taste.
To solve this problem, fishing companies installed freezers on their boats. They
would catch the fish and freeze them at sea. Freezers allowed the boats to go
farther and stay longer. However, the Japanese could taste the difference between
fresh and frozen and they did notlike frozen fish. The frozen fish brought a lower
So fishing companies installed fish tanks. They would catch the fish and stuff them
in the tanks, fin to fin. After a little thrashing around, the fish stopped moving.
They were tired and dull, but alive.
Unfortunately, the Japanese could still taste the difference. Because the fish did
not move for days, they lost their fresh-fish taste. The Japanese preferred the
lively taste of fresh fish, not sluggish fish.
So how did Japanese fishing companies solve this problem? How do they get
fresh-tasting fish to Japan?
To keep the fish tasting fresh, the Japanese fishing companies still put the fish in
the tanks. But now they add a small shark to each tank. The shark eats a few fish,
but most of the fish arrive in a very lively state.
The fish are challenged.
As soon as you reach your goals, such as finding a wonderful mate,starting a
successful company, paying off your debts or whatever, you might lose your passion.
You don't need to work so hard so you relax.
Like the Japanese fish problem, the best solution is simple. It was observed by L.
Ron Hubbard in the early 1950's.
"Man thrives, oddly enough, only in the presence of a challenging environment."
The Benefits of a Challenge
The more intelligent, persistent and competent you are, the more you enjoy a good
problem. If your challenges are the correct size, and if you are steadily conquering
those challenges, you are happy. You think of your challenges and get energized. You
are excited to try new solutions. You have fun. You are alive!
Instead of avoiding challenges, jump into them. Beat the heck out of them. Enjoy the
If your challenges are too large or too numerous, do not give up. Failing makes you
tired. Instead,reorganize. Find more determination,more knowledge,more help.
Don't create success and lie in it. You have resources, skills and abilities to make
a difference. Put a shark in your tank and see how far you can really go!
Thursday, August 24, 2006
Pyra Labs is the company who discovered/coined/invented the word Blogger and made the service a big success. That’s why most of our time is being eaten here.
Evan Williams and Meg Hourihan the founder, and the company's first product, also named 'Pyra', was a web application which would combine a project manager, contact manager, and to-do list. In 1999, while still in beta, the rudiments of Pyra were repurposed into an in-house tool which became Blogger. The service was made available to the public in August 1999, when likely fewer than 100 web logs existed. Much of this coding was done by Paul Bausch and Matthew Haughey.
Initially, Blogger was completely free and there was no revenue model. When the company's seed money dried up, the employees continued without pay for weeks or, in some cases, months; but this could not last, and eventually Williams faced a mass walk-out by everyone including co-founder Hourihan. Williams ran the company virtually alone until he was able to secure an investment by Trellix after its founder Dan Bricklin became aware of Pyra's situation. Eventually advertising-supported blogspot and Blogger Pro emerged.
In 2002, Blogger was completely re-written in order to license it to other companies, the first of which was Brazilian mega-corp Globo. I started blogging 2003(introduced by Cogito), deleted and recreated many times due to my inexperience in XML coding.
That is the time where Google started acquiring companies at 2003. As a sweep Google acquired Blogger in 2003 and become familiar to everybody. The people at Pyra Labs at the time of acquisition were Evan Williams, Jason Shellen, Steve Jenson, Rudy Winnacker, Jason Sutter, and Jason Goldman. Still I remember the day when left Blog with tears
In 2004, Evan Williams left Google. In 2006, Jason Goldman left Google.
So guys, hope you enjoyed the history of blogging.
Posted by ILA Raja at 8/24/2006 09:23:00 PM
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Australian air Express, Australia's premier nationwide express air freight service, has joined the Core Group of Influence (CGI) Forum set up by IBS Software Services and will participate in the development of a next generation air cargo and logistics management system, "iCargo".
Australian air Express becomes the fifth member of the CGI Forum, which currently has on it as members Air New Zealand Cargo, Gulf Air, South African Airways Cargo and Qantas Freight.
IBS Software Services, a global IT company providing solutions to the Travel Transportation and Logistics (TTL) industry and based in Technopark here, embarked on the development of iCargo in 2003. The system is a new generation design using the latest Web-based tools and multi-tiered architecture, which will be a catalyst for change for cargo carriers within the logistics industry.
iCargo will enable the airlines, ground handlers and freight forwarders to enhance cargo business profitability and respond rapidly to changing market conditions, said Mr V.K. Mathews, Chairman and Managing Director, IBS Group.
iCargo will comprehensively address the entire logistics chain from shipper to consignee using Web-based
Posted by ILA Raja at 8/22/2006 05:17:00 AM
Thursday, August 17, 2006
Google has opened a wireless Internet umbrella over its hometown in northern California's high-tech Silicon Valley, enabling anyone in the city to connect online for free.
"It worked smashingly," Chris Sacca, Google head of special initiatives, said on Wednesday. "We have really been looking forward to this day. The citizens have embraced it as their network."
Google spent one million dollars creating a network that lets people with wireless-enabled computers, telephones or other devices to link to the Internet nearly anywhere in the city of Mountain View, which covers almost 31 sqkm.
Google affixed WiFi antennae to city-owned lamp posts and was working with residents who have offered their homes as antenna spots in 'dead zones.'
The cost of running the system was "phenomenally cheap" and the network was in keeping with Google's belief in universal access to the Internet and the world's information, according to Sacca.
"One of the main goals of the project was to inspire citizens to realize there is this promise of access and at the same time to inspire entrepreneurs to develop networks," Sacca said.
"What better way to go ahead and put your money where your mouth is than to build a network and show that it works."
The wireless network also provides Google's more than 1,000 employees in the city opportunities to experiment with new technologies and services.
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Doctors are considered as GOD, even mechanics also, when there is a necessasity. But there is a huge difference between both the way they work here is an example story.
A mechanic was removing the cylinder heads from the motor of a car when he spotted the famous heart surgeon in his shop, who was standing off to the side, waiting for the service manager to come to take a look at his car.
The mechanic shouted across the garage,"Hello Doctor! Please
come over here for a minute." The famous surgeon, a bit surprised,
walked over to the mechanic.
The mechanic straightened up, wiped his hands on a rag and asked argumentatively, "So doctor, look at this. I also open hearts, take valves out, grind 'em, put in new parts, and when I finish this will work as a new one. So how come you get the big money, when you and me is doing basically the same work? "
The doctor leaned over and whispered to the mechanic....
"TRY TO DO IT WHEN THE ENGINE IS RUNNING..."
Posted by ILA Raja at 8/08/2006 04:57:00 AM