Ganguly – Chappel


Ganguly is back in the Indian cricket team and the action has started ! – receiving tips, mate? 🙂

–Thyaga

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Cric “IT” :)

Have you wondered what could be the connection between Cricket and IT? – well, i didn’t but a guy at Rediff apparently thought that there could be one and the result is a hilarious and often thoughtful article. Read it whenever you have the time.

Cheers,
Thyaga

Thanksgiving Weekend

We spent the Thanksgiving at our friend’s house at San Fransisco. Although we have been to the city many times, this was the first time that we were ever going to stay overnight at San Fransisco, Sujata and Roopam’s apartment was so conviniently located near to all the happening places in San Fransisco that it was just the perfect place to stay. Added to it was the fact that Sujata had cooked some wonderful lunch and some more friends had come over too. Of course, we also made plans to see the India – South Africa match at Kolkata on the new Plasma TV – however, the match turned out to be a cold turkey and kind of spoilt our fun a bit. Nevertheless, we had a great time watching the game throughout the night.
The next day, we went out to the Farmer’s market in San Fransisco – boy! – it was indeed a great place to be. The weather was perfect, people were in festive spirits and it was great to just hang around that place.

So, if you feel excited by all what you read, I am sure you will feel even more excited after you see the photos – relive our experience.

Cheers,
Thyaga

Changing your cache settings in Firefox

I always had wondered how to change one’s cache settings in Firefox – but never went the distance in figuring it out. Today, we had a customer having some cache related issues and then I decided that this was it – it was either now or never. And if you have Google alongside you, you need not feer. Here is how to change your cache settings in Firefox:

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  1. In the Location bar type: about:config
  2. Press Enter. Firefox will display a list of configuration settings.
  3. In the Filter box, type: cache
  4. Press Enter. You will see the configuration settings relating to the browser cache.
  5. Double-click on Browser.cache.doc_check_frequency
  6. Change the setting from 3 to 1.
  7. Click OK.

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Cheers,
Thyaga

Google rising and rising !

Google shares have now crossed the $400 barrier – i don’t know whether this is happening for real or not. 400$ – boy! that is quite a number and it is an incredible achievement indeed by a relatively new company. Sometimes I wonder whether this is actually right – with this stock price, the company has moved higher in value than companies such as Walt Disney and Coca-Cola, which have been around for years !

Mind-boggling indeed.

— Thyaga

Message from actor Sanjay Suri

I got this email from Vivek, a former colleague of mine, who actually does a lot regarding films – has a film society (http://www.saafa.org), conducts film shows, interviews, newsletters etc. Anyway, here is a message from Sanjay Suri, actor of Hindi films such as Dhoop, Filhaal, My Brother … Nikhil etc that was forwarded to me by Vivek:

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Hello Friends,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Vivek for his efforts in helping me and my team to combat HIV/Aids in India and globally, by reaching out to the citizens through the most effective way of communication….Films, Movies, Cinema!!!

This is exactly the reason why my friends and I made a film called My brother…NIKHIL.

My brother..NIKHIL dealt with everything that no other film in Indian cinema has dealt with before.

We produced and marketed the film with help from friends and family, personal funds and borrowed money.

The film with its wide acceptance and exceptional critical acclaim continues its journey to combat HIV/Aids in various ways. We’ve had screenings all over the world to spread awareness and remove the stigma attached to HIV/Aids; but now, unfortunately our taps are running dry.

To take this film’s message beyond, I appeal to you all, to lend your support to the cause and the film. With your help we could reach out to millions (especially in India) through the film.

If you care, please send me a personal email or let Vivek know about it.

Thanks for listening folks ……

I care for My brother…NIKHIL, do you?

sanjay@sanjaysuri.com

www.mybrothernikhil.com

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Cheers,
Thyaga

Designing your perfect shoe

My wife’s group in Santa Clara University is conducting a survey for the Marketing class to find out the needs of customers for customization of shoes online. It is a very short survey and is actually quite interesting too – go ahead and take a shot at it whenever u have time. You will do a good deed by helping out :).

Here is the survey link :
http://surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=358831512744

Thanks !
Thyaga