Friday, November 17, 2006

Jim and Della Story...

Today one my close friends named Jim came to my home in the morning after a long break! He has been one of my best buddies since college days! We were in the same group (group one) in Notre Dame College and we used to sit together, eat together, play together and even walk around together. We were so close that most of our NDC buddies used to call us Jim and Della…lolz… After college, I got myself admitted in BUET and he in IUT. Since IUT campus is in Gazipur, he used to stay in the student hostel most of the times. So, we used to have lesser contact and as a result our closeness has been reduced a bit (out of sight, out of mind, you know) these days…it’s sad but it’s true.

Recently, he has completed his B.Sc. in Computer Science from IUT and joined in Stamford University Bangladesh as an Assistant Teacher. Though I am still a B.Sc. student… lolz… you might already know why… the so called session jam in BUET… :((

But recently me and Jim are becoming closer again as we were in those sweet college days… Jim,
after completing his BSc, started staying at home in Jigatola (not in Gazipur IUT Hostel :D) very near to my home… and the university campus (Stamford University, Dhanmondi Campus), where he teaches nowadays, is even closer to our home… So nowadays, we meet each other more frequently and in this process, we are becoming closer (inSight, in mind…lolz)!

Today morning, when he came to our home, we had a long chat for more than four hours… We mainly discussed about the ongoing political problem in Bangladesh… We argued whether M. A. Aziz, the current C.E.C. of Bangladesh, would resign himself soon or not… and on some more political issues… It’s a natural thing nowadays you know… wherever you would go, you would surely find some people discussing these political things… whatever, I think I should skip writing those political issues…

We also discussed about his recent teaching experiences… and he shared some of his funny ones with me! While talking about Stamford University, he also shared an interesting dress rule for the students of that university I never knew… I think I should end this Jim and Della story by sharing that rule with you…

Wearing sleeveless dress not allowed in Stamford University, Bangladesh. This is what I got over their Dress code for the students

Well… actually it doesn’t say “not allowed to” … rather it is saying “advised not to”. If private universities like NSU, IUB and others also start such rules… I guess they gonna lose ummm… 50%-75% of their students… lolz. What you people think ??

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Qwerty Warriors :: An Online Typing Game You Will Love

Qwerty Warriors is one of the most addictive typing games I have ever seen. It will help improve your keyboard typing skills and most importantly, it requires no download or installation. Just hit the play button below and turn on your speakers for the best gaming experience!

How to Play: You are in the center of a battlefield and enemy tanks are approaching you from all sides. Each tank is associated with an English word of three or more letters. Type that word as quickly as possible and hit enter. If the word is spelled correctly, the enemy tank would be destroyed else they start firing at you reducing your health factor.

Download Link: Right click here and select Save Target As to download this typing game!

Word of Caution: This typing game can be addictive and may cause pain in your fingers. Play at your own risk. :P

Source: I am Bored.Com

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Windows XP Service Pack 3.0 :: No need to wait more…

We need Windows XP Service Pack 3.0 badly now. When you install a new XP system, after installing Service Pack 2.0, you will find over 60 more updates to install now. We predicted Service Pack 3.0 would be out sometime in 2006!!! But 2006 is almost over. Most of the ‘XP Service Pack 3.0 predictions’ were based on statements from Microsoft executives and the Windows Service Pack roadmap available on the Microsoft Site.

Microsoft initially hinted that XP Service Pack 3.0 could be released before Longhorn but very soon, Windows Vista became the top priority and Service Pack 3.0 development was pushed further back.

Service Pack 3.0 was planned as a regular bug fix release with no new features though there were rumors that Internet Explorer 7.0 and Windows Media Player 11.0 could be bundled with XP SP3. Unfortunately, nothing of this sort happened and Microsoft finally pushed XP Service Pack 3.0 to first half of 2008.

Now the next big question – “How to keep track of various security patches, updates and hotfixes that have been released by Microsoft since Windows XP Service Pack 2.0” debuted in August 2004??

While you can install Windows XP Service Pack 2.0 from the CD, connect the computer to the internet and turn on Windows Update so that all patches are automatically downloaded and installed, this is certainly not the best approach - imagine when your net connection breaks or you have to build 10 computers or you don't have internet at all??

Well, here's an easy installer package that will install every single Microsoft update on your XP Service Pack 2.0 computer. The program is called Autopatcher for XP and maintained by a group of Windows enthusiasts who update this program every month embedding new fixes that Microsoft released in the previous month. Like other standard Windows installers, Autpatcher also features a slick looking GUI and can be customized to install as much or as little as you please.

The most remarkable part of Autopatcher is that you don't have to restart your Windows machine after every update. With AutoPatcher, you can install critical patches offline, eliminating the risk of getting infected while using Windows Update.

More resources: Autopatcher Help , Autopatcher FAQ.

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Friday, November 10, 2006

How to Install Windows Media Player 11.0 Bypassing Genuine Windows Validation...

Windows Media Player 11.0 is the latest Media Player by Microsoft. It offers great new ways to store and enjoy all your music, video and pictures along with its new cool look. You must have Windows XP Service Pack-2 (SP2) in order to install Windows Media Player 11.0. But still you will face a problem while installing this new Windows Media Player if your copy of Windows XP is not a genuine (non-pirated) one, since WMP 11.0 installation requires genuine windows validation!!!

But there are some tricky steps through which you can install WMP 11.0 even in your pirated copy of windows XP bypassing the genuine windows validation. You just have to follow the following steps one by one:
  1. Download Windows Media Player 11.0 (make sure its the final and latest version, not beta) from the Microsoft Site. Alternatively, you can download the installer file directly from here. Remember you can’t install Windows Media Player 11.0 if service pack 2.0 is not installed in your operating system.

  2. Extract the downloaded Windows Media Player setup file (wmp11-windowsxp-x86-enu.exe) using WinRAR to a directory (wmp11-windowsxp-x86-enu). Now make sure you have a LegitLibM.dll” file in the extracted “wmp11-windowsxp-x86-enu” folder.

  3. Download the patched LegitLibM.dll and then copy-paste it to the “wmp11-windowsxp-x86-enu” folder and click yes when asked to overwrite.

  4. Now run “setup_wm.exe” file in the “wmp11-windowsxp-x86-enu” folder.

  5. Restart your PC, then run your Windows Media Player and you are done!!!

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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

How to get your MSN Mobile Message in your Email Inbox...

Windows Live Messenger (mostly known as MSN Messenger) is the most popular instant messaging software in the world. Besides online chatting, we can send a message to the mobile device of our MSN buddy if that buddy has already configured his MSN Mobile account with his Wireless Service provider. But still there are some drawbacks in this MSN Mobile Messaging Service. First, MSN only supports a few wireless service provider and Second, those wireless serivce providers cut your mobile credit whenever a message is received from your MSN buddy thorugh MSN Messenger. But, you even can use your any email account inbox as the receiver of MSN Mobile Messaging Service. As a result, whenever any of your MSN buddy sends a message to your mobile device, you will receive an email in your inbox containing that message instead of your mobile device. But for this, at first you have to sign up for a MSN Mobile Account with any of your email address.And you can do it very easily by following these steps :
  1. Sign in your Windows Live Messenger aka MSN Instant Messenger.

  2. Go to "Tools > Options > Phone" in the MSN Messenger.

  3. Click on the "Mobile Settings" and a MSN Mobile page will be popped up.

  4. Click on the "Join Now" button in the "Get MSN in your mobile phone".

  5. Now choose "Other" as your "Wireless service provider".

  6. Type your email address (for example in my case: in the "Mobile Address" field and then click "next" button.

  7. Select "I have read and agree to the pricing and terms of use" and click "Next" button.

  8. Now open a new window in your browser, check your email account you have just mentioned as your mobile address and you are supposed to get a confirmation code there from MSN Mobile.

  9. Copy the confirmation code and paste it in the "Confirmation Code" field. Select "Next" button.

  10. Then you will be redirected to a new page and then select "Done" button to complete the registration process!!

Monday, November 06, 2006

Uniquely Singapore...

Yap... I am back. On the 26th October (the day after Eid-ul-Fitr) I had left for Singapore with my family as I said before in my previous blog entry and I returned on the 1st November. The trip was supposed to be longer but due to some official reasons of my parents, we had to return earlier. It was a nice little holiday trip and I enjoyed a lot.

ingapore is an island city-state and the smallest country in South-East Asia. I never knew that the entire Singapore is as small as our Dhaka city. But it is highly developed. Singapore has the highest standard of living in Asia and is ranked 11th in the World.

The name 'Singapore' is derived from two Malay words 'Singa' (that means Lion) and 'Pura'(that means city). Hence, Singapore is also known as the Lion City. Now, you might be thinking why it is called Lion City!!! According to folklore, this island city state was first discovered by a Prince named Sang Nila Utama. The first animal he saw after he had set foot on the island was supposedly a lion. Therefore, he decided to name this island 'Singapura'. Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, an official with the British East India Company, is known to be the founder of the modern Singapore!

Singapore is the place that once you come you won't like to leave any more! Everything is more than beautiful. During this short trip, we had visited several beautiful paces. We had visited the Zoo, Jurong Bird Park, Night Safari, Sentosa and Mount Faber. Among those places, Night Safari is simply amazing. It's the most beautiful Safari I have ever visited and it's the world's first ever Night Safari. We also enjoyed a lot the Bird Show in the Jurong Bird Park. We also visited to the Sentosa Beach. The beauty and cleanness of this beach really amazed us.

We did some shopping as well. As you know, Singapore is always a great place for shopping since it's a port city and everything you will buy as a tourist will be tax free. You would surely love to buy some electronic goods and clothings. We had visited several shoppings malls including the famous 'Mustafa' and almost all shopping malls in the beautiful Orchard Road. Even those shopping malls are adding beauty to this island city!

Every time, I went abroad I never missed to have foods in some famous food chain shops. This time was not a different one. Almost everyday, we used to go to KFC or McDonald's. We also went to a Bengali Restaurant named 'Kostouri' (not the chain of our Bangladeshi one though) as well and their foods are as tasty as any Bangladeshi restaurant. KFC is my all time favorite and my mom loves the Crispy Chicken Burger of McDonald's. So every time, I wanted to go to KFC where my mom wanted to go to McDonald's. And so there were always some arguments between us. It's really funny! :D

Now I just wish to say how much I appreciate the helpfulness and honesty of the Singaporean people. On this trip, my dad had lost his wallet and didn't realize it until he returned to the hotel at least an hour later. But after about two hours a phone call came to our hotel and a friendly staff at Night Safari confirmed to my dad that they had the wallet of my dad. Then my dad went to the Night Safari again and collected his lost wallet with everything inside. I just cannot imagine getting back a lost wallet in a park where zillions of people pass through in any city/country other than Singapore.

Singapore, your are truly unique...To me, you are almost 100 years ahead of our country! It's sad for us but it is true. It is discipline and determination that made Singapore ahead of most Asian countries. I am really looking forward to visit this beautiful Singapore again...

Selected photos of our Singapore Trip has already been uploaded in the Photo Gallery. You can directly check out those photos from here.