Saturday, June 28, 2014

The most productive ways to spend time on the Internet

1. Duolingo
This isn’t the first time I’ve recommended this language-teaching website (and app), and it certainly won’t be the last. Duolingo is a free version of Rosetta-Stone that delivers the same results: teaching you another language. Regular use of the site can have you speaking and writing Spanish, English, German, French, Portuguese and Italian in a matter of months depending on the diligence you put into it. Hopefully, even more languages will become available soon.

2. Khan Academy
Have you ever wanted to pick up a subject you’re not well-versed in, but you didn’t have the money to invest in a college course? Khan Academy aims to provide education at the collegiate level for anyone who wants it. They provide resources for learning pretty much every subject out there, including math, science, history and more. As you learn, the platform will even assess your progress and help you gauge what you’ve learned.

3. Justin Guitar
Guitar is one of the few instruments out there that’s actually pretty easy to learn if you’re a little older, making it one of the most accessible instruments. Still, learning how to play still takes some direction, at least for most people, so a guy named Justin decided he was going to help out. His website provides hundreds of free guitar lessons that range in different styles, depending on how you want to play. His schedule for learning is pretty easy to follow, and the site is a great stepping stone for people wanting to pick the instrument up.

4. Cooking for Engineers
Founded by Michael Chu, Cooking for Engineers goes further than just providing recipes. The site is a blog that is geared toward making your food taste good. Additionally, his analytical take on ingredients and cooking recipes is interesting and will likely change the way you approach cuisine.

5. The Dating Specialist
Or Nick the Dating Specialist is a website that wants to help guys be better dates. The site is full of advice on how to approach social situations and flirt successfully with different types of people. Nick even offers personal coaching at your request, so he can help your specific situation or hurdle to successful dating.

6. Nerd Fitness
When we think of exercising and gym techniques, we typically think of bodybuilders and jocks from high school. Nerd Fitness aims to provide resources for getting in shape from a nerd’s point of view. All of the guides, blogs and fitness tips on this site have a geek flavor that is intended to make anyone who feels uncomfortable at the gym feel right at home here.

7. MIT Open Courseware
As much as I would love an education at MIT, that isn’t really in the cards. Thankfully, the educators at the Massachusetts Institue of Technology decided to give out information for tons of courses online through Open Courseware. Hundreds of millions of people have benefitted from the information that they can learn from these courses, starting a trend for other sites to offer free courses as well.

8. Investopedia
I don’t like to admit it, but my lack of a business degree tends to make me feel easily intimidated when a conversation starts taking a turn for the financial. To solve this, Investopedia was born to provide a news blog that makes it easy to digest and really understand the financial markets. There are tons of resources like tutorials and videos that will help you keep up with the ever-changing world of money, and the news stories will keep you coming back for more.

9. Quora
 And this had to come :P

10. Information is beautiful
I love reading, but sometimes a visual demonstration just makes information come alive. Hence, Information is Beautiful is a platform that uses gorgeous visuals to impart data. For example, if you want to find out how much money individual organizations have lost from data breaches, you can view an action visual that shows bubbles that are labeled and sized accordingly, giving you an in-depth, but easy to digest overview of the data.

11. Spreeder
According to Spreeder, a lot of us have trouble reading quickly because we can only read as fast as our “inner voice” can. Spreeder’s solution is to teach you to read without an inner voice, boosting reading speed and comprehension immensely. The best part? It’s totally free.

12. Project Gutenberg
Imagine a library with tons of free books that you can keep for the rest of your life. Actually, you don’t have to imagine that because Project Gutenberg gives you the ability to download thousands of free e-books, and it’s completely legal.

13. Codeacademy
If you haven’t noticed by now, the Internet has pretty much taken over everything, which means the skill of coding and developing websites is in higher demand than ever, and that’s not likely to change. With Codeacademy, you can use free tutorials that teach you the basics of coding with interactive and handy tools for helping you become an expert.

14. GeographyIQ
Imagine if Google Earth and Wikipedia decided to make it official and have a child. That would be GeographyIQ. Using the world map, you can select any country and access virtually every facet of useful information there is about that country, including history, currency, population and more.

15. Anki
It’s no secret that the key to memorizing information is mastering recall. With flashcards, you can recall things faster, making Anki an ideal resource for using flashcards online. Unlike other sites that use flashcards, Anki allows you embed more than just text. You can use video, audio and images to help you start studying faster and smarter.

16. Lumosity
Using games to learn is something I’ve treasured since Kindergarten, making Lumosity a trusted resource for me and countless others. Using a daily schedule of games, Lumosity is literally designed to make you more clever. As you progress, the software figures out what your strengths and weaknesses (such as memory or math skills) and assigns you games accordingly. The best part is that the games are actually addicting and fun to look forward to!

17. CliffsNotes
Ideal for high school and college students, Cliffsnotes provides valuable resources like study guides and test prep for standard books and subjects you’ll have to read anyway. The site also provides resources for math and science, giving you the chance to finally master the dark arts of homework.

18. TED
For years, people have been benefitting from TED talks that provide free insights from the world’s smartest people. TED provides the value and learning growth of a seminar, but without the exorbitant costs and travel expenses, by providing visitors with tons of free video lectures. The app is also great for catching up on the latest talks, and you can even download some on iTunes.

19. Pinfruit
Need to memorize a lengthy number? Pinfruit analyzes the number and provides all of the options you could want as a mnemonic device. That’s all there is to it, since (unfortunately) they only provide this for numbers and not words.

20. Mindtools
There are countless blogs that you can enjoy for being interesting and mildly useful, but how many of them actually help you with your career? Mindtools is a blog that teaches you what they call “practical career skills” that you can apply at your job. This is a great daily read for entry-level workers who want to make a great impression, and the variety of topics and advice provided make this is a fantastic bookmark for anyone wanting to excel.

21. Learn Street
Want to take your coding skills to the next level? Learn Street helps teach you how to use advanced coding scripts such as JavaScript, Python and Ruby without making your head explode. It even provides a service for helping you teach advanced code to others.

22. HowStuffWorks
There are things we want to know about, and then there are things we didn’t know we wanted to know about. HowStuffWorks addresses the latter by providing information on a variety of topics and eye-opening facts that will broaden your horizons.

23. OneLook
Finding a great dictionary is not a difficult task in a world full of search engines, but it can be tricky to define more complicated words and phrases that most dictionaries (besides UrbanDictionary) don’t attempt to define. With OneLook, you can find multiple definitions from numerous dictionaries in one place, even if you’re looking up a phrase that is obscure or too specific for normal dictionaries to help you out with.

24. The World Factbook
Did you know that the CIA has information on pretty much everything in the world? Okay, but did you know that they make a ton of this information open to the public? The World Factbook is your godsend for research, allowing you to cite facts and details that pertain to a seemingly endless amount of information from reputable sources.

25. Couchsurfing
Don’t let the name fool you, as Couchsurfing is far from a website that will make you lazy. Couchsurfing lets you connect with travelers all over the world and is the ultimate resource for experiencing other cultures. Put simply, you can use the social network to meet locals in a new community you are visiting. You can also open up your home to fellow couchsurfers, giving you the chance to make new experiences and memories with fascinating people from all over the globe.

26. - This is the big daddy of internet when it comes to knowledge and learning new things. The best free cultural & educational media on the web

27. - Instructables is a huge community of do-it-yourselfers who actively engage in creating and sharing well-illustrated, step-by-step how-to articles on everything from building robots to repairing torn clothing to creating 3D anamorphic sidewalk art (really).

TED Talks That Will Change Your Life - links to 11 Ted talks that will change your life.

John Hunter - The World Peace Game
Marcin Jakubowski - Open-Sourced Blueprints for Civilization
Hyenseo Lee - My Escape from North Korea
Simon Sinek - How Great Leaders Inspire Action
Brene Brown - The Power of Vulnerability
Amanda Palmer - The Art of Asking
Derek Sivers - How to Start a Movement
William Kamkwamba - How I Harnessed the Wind
Elizabeth Gilbert - Your Elusive Creative Genius
Myshkin Ingawale - A Blood Test Without Bleeding
Hans Rosling - Let My Dataset Change Your Mindset

- Uncommon Sense for 21st Century Living

Sunday, June 22, 2014


This year from Jan 1st 2014, my life was changing for ever, I got into problems from one after another, unexpectedly people in close circle became strangers / enemies and unfortunately to be true I fell into traps of others.

But every experience made me strong and taught me to be stand alone and be strong. I learned weeping or day dreaming of the looses wont make any difference in life. Life has go on and I have to move faster to catch my life and dreams. 

First and for most lesson is don't compare your life to others, even to close your friend / close relative / or some one of same age group.You can't please every one / entertain every one as joker. You should stop trying to manage others situations and devote more energy to improve your quality of life to grow more quickly. So once you have made up your mind here is the action steps,

Action steps:-

1.Picture the desired end result (what ever it be)
2.What is your confidence level that you’ll actually achieve the goal?
3.If it is low- ask yourself why?
4.What steps were you unable to execute ? 
5.How could you overcome those?
6.With those steps, are you now more confident?
Don’t tell yourself I can do this Better: “Can I do this? How?” 

We people are creatures of habit. We are what we repeatedly do. We become our habits. The meaning of our life is to find a reason why we are here and the purpose of our life is to then give it away.

üStart exercising
üStart eating more healthily
üStart reading
üStop smoking (If you do so)
üStart walking / cycling instead of using the car every time, all the time
üStart volunteering (my pics are coming )
üStop working always over time
üStart enjoying the moment and relaxing more
üStart saving more
üStart spending less

Friday, June 20, 2014

Volunteering with Stop Hunger Now

Date :10 June 2014

280 HP Employees + 2 hours = Success!

All the volunteers were briefed about norms of the event. At 1:00 pm the employees began to queue up in front of the hall to confirm their registration before participating in the event.
We had many assembly lines and on each we had around 10-12 volunteers managing various tasks associated with the package of meals. The process of packaging the meal packs was systematic and performed in an orderly fashion. It began with the adding the vitamin packets to the custom made meal bag, followed by adding a cup of Dal, a scoop of onion power, a scoop of dried vegetables and a cup of Rice through the funnel. After which the entire bag was weighed to ensure the uniformity across meal packages with an ideal weight between 300-385 grams. Post which the meal bags were sealed using an electric sealing machine and arranged in a box before sealing them.Each Box contained 36 meal packages.

Volunteers managed various tasks during this event from participating on the assembly lines to packing the boxes, from supplying raw materials to assembly lines to storing the packed boxes.
Every assembly line had a designated funnel captain and a floor marshal, who were responsible to manage the funnel and co-ordinate the packing on the specific assembly line respectively.
The co-ordination, dedication, enthusiasm and passion displayed by the volunteers along with cheering & encouraging each other was excellent.

It reminded me of a restaurants Kitchen’s or an assembly line at a fast food center. We had people shouting, cheering and asking for raw materials and boxes to be pack. I recollect few lines like ” We need Rice at assembly line 1″ to which the response from the raw materials team was “1 box of rice to the Line 1, On the way”, it was funny and joyful.

This was a very memorable day for all the volunteers and they all departed with a smile on their face and the satisfaction of having contributed to the society in their hearts.

Yet again, HP as always created a platform for the employees to fulfil their social responsibility and serve the society on this historic day.

In the space of 2 hours we managed to break two records, the previous HP record of 102,000 meals packed by our group in December 2012 and also a Stop Hunger Now European Record! 

The goal was to package 120,000 meals to go to Africa and in the end with your dedication, enthusiasm and sheer hard work you packed a fantastic 146,000 meals, a new record!

And finally our group photo,

Monday, June 16, 2014

Traditional Order of Grater Cermony

Pomp and ceremony: The Queen and Prince Philip process to St George's Chapel for the Most Noble Order of the Garter Ceremony in Windsor
Tradition: The Order of the Garter is the senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry
  • Founded in 1348 by Edward III, the Garter is the senior British order of chivalry awarded by the sovereign for outstanding public service and achievement.
  • Originally it served the double purpose of bringing together the sovereign and 25 senior knights who were the country's military leaders as well as establishing a new fellowship in religious worship.
  • The patron saint of the Order is St George.
  • The Order's emblem is a blue ribbon or garter worn by men below the left knee and by women on the left arm.
  • The Garter - also incorporated in the Royal Coat of Arms - bears the famous legend "Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense" ("Shame on him who thinks this evil").

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Scan and remove Gameover Zeus malware and CryptoLocker free !! -June 2014

Important warning about emails
Cyber criminals will also exploit this situation by sending out further phishing emails claiming to be from your ISP or a law enforcement agency, urging you to click on a link or open an attachment for the remedy. You could also receive a similar email which appears to have been sent by a friend, family member or colleague, but which has actually been sent automatically by a computer infected with the malware and ransomware.

Scan -remove Gameover Zeus malware and CryptoLocker software
Free tools have been specially developed and made available to you by a number of internet security software companies. You can use any of these tools regardless of the make of internet security software you normally use.
F-Secure Online scanner (Windows Vista, 7 and 8)
F-Secure Rescue CD (Windows XP systems)
Kaspersky (WindowsUnlocker utility for if your computer is infected with CryptoLocker)
Sophos (Windows XP (SP2) and above)
Heimdal Security (Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 8.1.)
Microsoft Safety Scanner (Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP)

(Windows XP, Vista, Windows, Windows 8/8.1, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2).
Report a loss
If you think you have lost money through malware such as Gameover Zeus and CryptoLocker, you should report it to Action Fraud at or by calling 0300 123 2040.

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