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Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays!

I would like to take this moment to thank everyone and wish each and everyone of you Happy Holidays.
The year has been a blessed one with lots of learning, with few test and trials in programming but most of it was  the joy of completing the project. Regardless, of test and trials, I am thankful for all the friends, coworkers and online community for help and support. I extend my thanks to everyone and wish a happy and blessed holidays with lots of love. In addition, as many of you might be going on holidays until the start of the next year. I will also like to wish you a Happy New year.

With Best Wishes.
Wasay

Did Amazon survival vindicated cloud hosting?

With the recent failure of big name brands websites in the face of DDoS attacks kind of brought to the attention the vulnerability of hosted solutions but the survival of the Amazon.com in the face of calamity does shed a light to the Cloud Hosting. It boost the flexibility of cloud hosting not just of the Amazon cloud hosting solution but the cloud hosting in general. When a vast distributed system is setup mainly to deal with this kind of situation and it lives up to it; it speaks volumes.

It seems that in the face of calamity Amazon survival just might have given the boost to cloud hosting. Some might argue it's not a big deal or the attack didn't really take place but what ever the case might have been but to an IT administrator this example could be used as "what happened" rather than saying "what if" such and such or x, y, z scenario.

I don't have nor suggested so far to my clients any hosting at Amazon cloud, Microsoft Azure or Google App Engine; w…

Bacteria stir debate about 'shadow biosphere'

Washington Post (Article)
I think it's a good thing that we found a new way of looking at life forms; only draw back is that we don't have a head start on this information and it has taken this long to find this information.

Will I be getting a refund in my chemistry or biology class? hmmm I don't think so but hey kudos to the scientist.

When Technology is available at far reaches; we know that we can even tag a bacteria even if it's hidden in 'shadow biosphere'.

Rosetta Stone: 2125 Error Message

Update 2:
It seems if you have an external sync hard drive or storage, setup to keep two computers in sync with each other, the tracking.db3 file will get corrupted. Even if the sync feature is only used on a single computer as a backup method and not connected to second computer.

Make sure to exclude the Rosetta Stone folder in case you have any sync features from external hard drives, or service from dropbox, jungle disk, cloud storage or other file sharing application setup on your system.

Update 1:
Rosetta Stone has posted an update on it's website on how to upgrade. http://support.rosettastone.com/link/portal/14006/14042/Article/5527/Update-Instructions-Rosetta-Stone-Version-3-Latest-Application-Versions

Original Post: 

If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7 then most likely the issue is with the permissions of the Rosetta Stone Software.

Try running the program as Administrator.
Right click on the "Rosetta Stone Version _" and if available select "Run as…

Rosetta Stone: 2125 Error Message

Update 2:
It seems if you have an external sync hard drive or storage, setup to keep two computers in sync with each other, the tracking.db3 file will get corrupted. Even if the sync feature is only used on a single computer as a backup method and not connected to second computer.

Make sure to exclude the Rosetta Stone folder in case you have any sync features from external hard drives, or service from dropbox, jungle disk, cloud storage or other file sharing application setup on your system.

Update 1:
Rosetta Stone has posted an update on it's website on how to upgrade. http://support.rosettastone.com/link/portal/14006/14042/Article/5527/Update-Instructions-Rosetta-Stone-Version-3-Latest-Application-Versions

Original Post: 

If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7 then most likely the issue is with the permissions of the Rosetta Stone Software.

Try running the program as Administrator.
Right click on the "Rosetta Stone Version _" and if available select &quo…

Richard Rudd, Paralyzed, Blinks to Doctors Not to Pull Plug - ABC News

Richard Rudd, Paralyzed, Blinks to Doctors Not to Pull Plug - ABC News
Life and death... what is and is not, we think we know what is the best interest but in reality it may not be the case...
I wonder how the parents and family must be feeling after what they thought would have been the same decision by there son, but it is not the real decision the son wanted even in a paralyzed state...

Got a Apple MacBook at Office today!

Today at work I got the Apple's MacBook that my boss purchased at Microcenter, it is really slick and it was very easy to get started.

Adding the mac to Windows Active Directory was not an issue, but it seems that I cannot give administrator access to my Win AD account, I guess, I would have to dig up some documents to find out, how I can give my AD account the administrator privileges.

Additional issue I am facing is on how to maximize the safari browser window, as double clicking the window is not making it maximize, but rather just large square size, I like the window to maximize in width and not just in height, as this will make the window full size as the screen size of the macbook.

The main reason for the mac purchase is to test drive one of our clients application and to make sure the video's, JavaScript and the pages renders exactly or closely as the windows desktop version. Additionally we have video's on the web site which are developed in windows media player file …

Lakers violence: Authorities release raw video of mob attacking cab, seek public's help [Updated] | L.A. NOW | Los Angeles Times

Lakers violence: Authorities release raw video of mob attacking cab, seek public's help [Updated] | L.A. NOW | Los Angeles Times
Mob mentality is as old as humanity itself and this was a sad sad event, a low income taxi driver was caught up in the middle.
Most likely the driver would lose favor from the cab company over total lose of the car, which may or may not be reimbursed by the insurance company.
This shows what unknown, unrelated people can do when they gather collectively by chance or by choice on random places.
Recently Pennsylvania has experienced the similar fate by twitter and facebook and this game night menace is repeated again and again. It is not just an issue for national sports but also at college levels... why hasn't there been a better solution to handle these crowd issues???

Crazy Money: Meade 14" LX200-ACF

Meade Instruments Corporation - Meade 14" LX200-ACF (f/10) Advanced Coma-Free w/UHTC #1410-60-03
Darn telescope $6,999.00 :o, after looking over many telescopes for fun viewing for months, now it seems the one I like to purchase is the one i cannot afford (unless I win it in sweepstakes)
Last week I was so much into building a telescope from scratch that I almost thought about buying the concave mirrors and other items mentioned by some of the astronomy groups from amazon or best-buy and even went to best-buy and one more store "magnifiers and glass" only to realize this store is for senior citizen's eye glass lol.
Sadly the excitement to build quickly died out when I purchased a Emerson 50x100mm telescope for $7.99 with additional coupon of 5 dollars on 25 dollars purchase from cvs... in reality the telescope might have ended up under 4 dollars.
It's a good deal from what I was going to build by purchasing mirror's, tubes, duct tape and what not and it is sad …

A passion for learning results in a school for India's poorest children - CSMonitor.com

A passion for learning results in a school for India's poorest children - CSMonitor.com
Babar Ali, just a teenager himself, has started a free school in his parents' backyard for the poorest children in his village in India's West Bengal region.
Check out the details on this project and help out!
http://deenabandhu.org/news.html

Nokero - Lights for Life

Nokero.com solution is really awesome, I think this solution is very easy and clean.
This is just a start, as soon there might be more solutions like these, but this is a best start solution that I have seen, no wires or expensive solar materials are needed.
This is really the solution for the poor, and it will lead the change for the better.
I surely want to support this product :)
Wasay

Bing services aren't available right now

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What's up with the bing? with the above message?
Hope it's not the too much traffic they are getting for copycat background image usage by google lol :)

Adobe Forums: Verity Spider - Bad Keys

Adobe Forums: Verity Spider - Bad Keys

It was a painful experience to make the vspider work on the win 2008 r2 for new install of coldfusion 9.
I had to move our client application from ColdFusion MX 6.1 to ColdFusion 9 server and the verity eat up lot of time than I was anticipating, the solution was right in-front of me on this top link forum post but I couldn't understand what was needed.
Finally downloading the ColdFusion 9 Documentation and using the mkvdk command line as documented solved the issue. In ColdFusion 6.1 things were different and the automated script that I wrote 5 years ago has worked like a charm so far but now that I was upgrading the client application, things didn't worked out as expected.
If any one has to end up supporting and migrating a ColdFusion 6 automated search index to ColdFusion 9 than here is the solution for you:
1. Log In to Administrator site 2. Delete the migration indexes that are not working in the ColdFusion Collections 3. Delete the folder&…

Wal-Mart to Offer Its Workers a College Program

Wal-Mart to Offer Its Workers a College Program
- NYTimes.com
Good or bad identity of Wal-Mart, I think this is a step in the right direction. I have personally had to go through the situation where I needed the financial help and job security which were interdependent on each other.In order to have the job security I needed to take higher studies and in order to pay for the higher studies I need the job. I already had the loans to pay for the education as I skipped the college after certain time and now wanted to get back into school but all counseling suggestions and the representative suggested loans were just outrageous.I believe a company sponsored solution will be greatly helpful to these Wal-Mart employees.

Zim 197/3 (38.2 ov, T Taibu 13*, E Chigumbura 16*, AB Dinda 0/54) - Match over | Live Scorecard | Cricinfo.com

Zim 197/3 (38.2 ov, T Taibu 13*, E Chigumbura 16*, AB Dinda 0/54) - Match over | Live Scorecard | Cricinfo.com
Sad sad sad... :( I don't follow cricket that much here in USA but it's sad to see the Indian team lose.
India 194/9 (50 ov)Zimbabwe 197/3 (38.2 ov)Zimbabwe won by 7 wickets (with 70 balls remaining)

optoutprescreen.com How many have used this?

I was looking to opt out of the prescreen mailers from the 3 credit reporting website, when I researched from transunion website on how to optout they have a link for this www.optoutprescreen.com.

Even though I trust transunion, i am not 100% sure about optoutprescreen.com.

Has anyone used the forms or electronic optout provided by this website?

Congressman: Rep. John Murtha large intestine was damaged during gallbladder surgery

It’s a bit shocking to hear that Rep. John Murtha died due to complications with the gallbladder surgery, as I read just the headline and not the details, I am little dumb struck to hear it as my dad has went through the same surgery. As people say sometimes “ignorance is bliss”, when the doctor told my family and I about the  complications that can happen and how many percentage is the successful rate of surgery, I didn’t seem to register it all, or it could be that i didn’t wanted to register the bad and only want to hope for the best.To give a little background on my dad’s health, he has dialysis every other day due to his almost non working kidney’s and blood pressure and other symptoms. A day before the surgery dad was having very fluctuating high  fever which doctors diagnosed as an issue with the gallbladder, and within some hours of diagnosis we were asked about to make the decision about the surgery next day has the medicine he has taken needs to flush out from his body befor…

oprah.com/omagazine

I don't visit oprah.com but as I was searching for the top books to read, I came across oprah.com site and when I tried to check it out I get the below error.

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Warning: Visiting this site may harm your computer!
The website at www.oprah.com contains elements from the site google.analytics.com.jvoamkvyxv.info, which appears to host malware – software that can hurt your computer or otherwise operate without your consent. Just visiting a site that contains malware can infect your computer.

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Seems like either a virus on the oprah.com or virus through the advertising that is placed on oprah.com.

Any way safe browsing...

Wasay