Tuesday, November 29, 2011

unigo.com–One of the the Top ten Information website for colleges


I found a very interesting website that has authoritative information about most of the US colleges and universities - http://www.unigo.com/

Students and teachers have published voluminous content about the college and college life on this website. So this gives an insider story of the academic institutions.

USA Today says about Unigo-

"Millions of students have used Unigo to assist in their college search."

The NY Times says-

"One measure of an idea's greatness is how obvious it seems in retrospect... Unigo's college advice and reviews are vivid in a way no guidebook can match."

The Wall street Journal says-

"Unigo is a college resource built for the age of YouTube and Facebook."

Unigo has 50 times the college content of any book or website that already exists.

“An improved future for college planning ... offers fascinating slices of college life."

"One of the top ten college websites."

Monday, November 28, 2011

Tech Buzzwords that's selected as Words of the year - 2011 by Oxford Dictionary

  • Arab Spring: A series of anti-government uprisings in various countries in North Africa and the Middle East, beginning in Tunisia in December 2010.
  • Bunga bunga: Used in reference to parties hosted by the former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, at which various illicit sexual activities were alleged to have taken place.
  • Clicktivism: The use of social media and other online methods to promote a cause.
  • Crowdfunding: The practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet.
  • Fracking: The forcing open of fissures in subterranean rocks by introducing liquid at high pressure, especially to extract oil or gas.
  • Gamification: The application of concepts and techniques from games to other areas of activity, for instance as an online marketing technique.
  • Occupy: The name given to an international movement protesting against perceived economic injustice by occupying buildings or public places and staying there for an extended period of time.
  • The 99%: The bottom 99% of income earners, regarded collectively.
  • Tiger mother: A demanding mother who pushes her children to high achievement using methods regarded as typical of Asian childrearing.
  • Sifi: A bank or other financial institution regarded as so vital to the functioning of the overall economy that it cannot be allowed to fail, a.k.a. “systemically important financial institution.”

Friday, November 18, 2011

SysInternal tools for Windows- Power Users



The Sysinternals web site was created in 1996 by Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell to host their advanced system utilities and technical information. Whether you’re an IT Pro or a developer, you’ll find Sysinternals utilities to help you manage, troubleshoot and diagnose your Windows systems and applications.

These system tools are very productive and informative about the system. I personally use them and recommend every techy user to use them.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Does your copy paste stops working with remote desktop? Hers is the solution...


A very annoying occurrence that I sometimes suffer is when all of a sudden the copy and paste function stops working when I am connected to a remote machine.

Turns out the problem is coming from a little process called rdpclip.

Rdpclip (remote desktop clipboard) is responsible for managing a shared clipboard between your local host and the remote desktop (the process runs on the remote machine not your local host).

So here is the solution:

On the remote machine-

  • Use Task Manager to kill the rdpclip.exe process
  • Run rdpclip.exe to restart it

Or alternatively, Create a batch file with the following command and run it when this happens:

Taskkill.exe /im rdpclip.exe

Hope this helps! Smile

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

List of virtual communities with more than 100 million users


List of virtual communities with more than 100 million users

This is a list of all virtual communities with more than 100 million active users.


Active user accounts


Tencent QQ

674 million

August 2011


800+ million

September 2011


480 million

March 2011


360 million

May 2011

Windows Live Messenger

330+ million

June 2009

Tencent Weibo

233 million

August 2011


230 million

September 2011


360+ million

August 2011


145 million

March 2010


140+ million

October 2011


121+ million

July 2011


120+ million

August 2010


117 million

July 2010


100+ million

March 2011

Ref. – Wikipedia

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Author complete Mobile Applications for Android and I Phone in Java Script!


Did you know that you can author complete Mobile Applications for Android, IPhone and other mobile platforms in Java Script?

There are two major Application Development frameworks available today that let you author mobile applications in Java Script:

  1. PhoneGap
  2. appcelerator

PhoneGap is an HTML5 app platform that allows you to author native mobile applications with web technologies and get access to APIs and app stores. PhoneGap leverages web technologies developers already know best... HTML and JavaScript.

appcelerator.com has released a Java Script SDK and a small IDE in which you write code in pure HTML/CSS/JS and it compiles mobile apps for you out of it.

The compiled code is nothing but native mobile code that you could write in Java (for Android) or Objective C (for I phone/I pad)

The Same code can also be compiled in to a Desktop Application.

The extend JS library of this supports full File System access and other all sorts of features that’s available in a standard desktop app.

If you are expert in JS libraries like JQuery, DOJO, YUI etc. you are with an advantage!!

I gave it a trial and results are quite exciting, although the IDE is in its infancy.

Give it a try!!