Monday, June 18, 2007

Question Set 1 (Lateral Thinking)

Question 1 Bottleneck:

Put a coin in a bottle and then stop the opening with a cork. How can you get the coin out of the bottle without pulling out the cork or breaking the bottle?

Can you explain?

To answer these questions, you have to let your brain think in different ways than you may be used to. Here's an example:

Question 2:

A girl who was just learning to drive went down a one-way street in the wrong direction, but didn't break the law. How come?

See if you can let your brain switch directions to answer these questions:

Question 3:

How can you throw a ball as hard as you can and have it come back to you, even if it doesn't hit anything, there is nothing attached to it, and no one else catches or throws it?

Question 4:

Two students are sitting on opposite sides of the same desk. There is nothing in between them but the desk. Why can't they see each other?

Question 5:

There are only two T's in Timothy Tuttle. True or false?

Source: Sterling, Brain Teasers, p.24

Post Your Answers thru comments.

The correct answers wud be posted next week

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Force Gmail to Use Secure Connection

This GreaseMonkey user script forces Gmail to use secure connection.

P.S.: Greasemonkey and all GreaseMonkey Scripts are for use with FireFox (browser) only. If you don't have FireFox installed, install it from the Download Firefox button to the left of this page.

Steps for installation::

  1. Download and install Firefox as stated above.
  2. Run Firefox. Install Greasemonkey by visiting this link. Restart Firefox
  3. Install the GmailSecure user-script.
  4. Restart Firefox
The next time you goto Gmail from firefox, this GreaseMonkey script will force it to use a Secure Connection.

A theme for orkut

Here,I present a relief from the Blue-Glue of Orkut with this new theme in Olive Green Color.

P.S.: This theme is only for Mozilla Firefox users. Those who use Internet Explorer or Opera or any other browser can download and install the light-weight Mozilla FireFox with Google ToolBar(for enhanced productivity) Package from the download button to the Left of the page.

Steps for the easy installation::

  1. Download Mozilla Firefox with Google Toolbar (From the button on the left of this page,if you dont have it pre-installed).
  2. Run Firefox.
  3. Download GreaseMonkey Add-On for Firefox from here. Restart Firefox when its installed.
  4. Download the theme from here. Restart Firefox when it is installed.
And you are done. I am working on more color schemes and removing the flaws that exist in this version, and i will keep you updated.

GoodBye for now.

Friday, June 1, 2007

Compress drive to save disk space

It is not possible to increase the size of your storage but you can compress your data to save your disk space, this feature is available in NTFS partitions only...
(NTFS=NT File System)
If you have a FAT or FAT32 drive, it can be converted into NTFS by Executing the following commands in DOS.

for converting Partition X type::

convert X:/fs:ntfs

Compresing data in NTFS

* open my computer
* select any drive(drive with NTFS format)
* right click and select properties
* click on general tab
* select "compress drive to save disk space"
* Apply and OK
Your data isn't modified at all.It is completely safe.

Scrap Rate Tester

I had this in my private mailbox at Orkut.
Called the Scrape Rate test,this test measures the time you take to respond to a change in the background color.
This dude has been wise enough to come up with such a thing.
By measuring your reflex time this rates how frequently you can scrap or you do scrap your friends.
And just as i had expected,the site is ,apart the scrip/test dialog , only filled up with Ads.

Fair.. and Business.. !

Check out..

Orkut Message: Friends.

This is another good message that i got in my scrapbook some days back.
you can use this as a Scrap / Testimonial for your friends.

Friends are my life
they make me laugh and smile
friends are my life
their numbers i always dile
friends are my life
they're always there for a talk
friends are my life
they're always there for a sook
and thats all i want to say
friends are my life
Friend is one, who (F)inds you in a (R)ush of people, (I)nspires you to do something in life, catch your (E)motions and (N)ever leaves you till (D)eath.
Friendship never speaks volumes, it never demands proof, it never has a happy ending too simply coz it doesn't end as long as friends r true, just like U!
But, friendship can't be defined without YOU

Orkut Scrap / Testimonial

Another Scrapbook / testimonial:

Go,impress your friends.

______________..♥You don't always show it
______________♥♥ but I know that you care
____________♥♥♥♥ If I'd ever need you
___________♥♥♥♥♥♥ I know you'd be there
__________♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ You my friend
________♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥I'm glad you're my friend
♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ Your smile makes me smile
__♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ Your pain makes me hurt
____♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ I want you to know
______♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ If you need me.I'm there
_______♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ to make you happy
_______♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ to make you laugh
______♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥♥ You My friend
_____♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥_♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥♥♥ Sometimes you make me mad
____♥♥♥♥♥♥♥_______♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ but I can't stay mad
___♥♥♥♥♥♥___________♥♥♥♥♥♥ Sometimes I want to get
__♥♥♥___________________♥♥♥ away from you
_♥♥_______________________♥♥ And sometimes there's
♥___________________________♥ nothing I want more than
_____________________________Stay happy
______________________________♥Stay healthy

Orkut Scraps

Need to send a cutie chick to your friend in his/hers scrapbook..

Copy-Paste from here::

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