Saturday, December 30, 2006

Salma Akhter :: Close Up1 2006 Winner in Bangladesh

Salma Akhter won the Close Up1: Tomakei Khujche Bangladesh 2006, a musical talent hunt show organized by Unilever Bangladesh. She clinched the title by winning the hearts of thousands of fans who voted for her to be the crown winner. About fifty two thousand contestants from home and abroad participated in this event. Yesterday at night (10.00 pm December 29, 2006) the organizers of the competition announced the name of the winner in a ceremony at the Bangladesh-China Friendship Conference Centre and with this announcement, the tremendous excitement and curiosity of the last few days came to an end.

Salma Akhter was the youngest of all contestants in this competition. She is a very simple girl from a very poor family and she has been brought up in a small village in Kushtia. She generally likes to sing Fakir Lalon Shah’s songs. She didn’t learn music but her voice is God-gifted. Salma has taken Lalon as her inspiration and she may become among the greatest of singers. Salma loves music and loves her parents, who are supporting her every step of the way. She thinks her work is to sing and she wants to make Bangladesh proud with her amazing vocal abilities.

She is truly a natural singer. I always get the smell of Bangladeshi soil in her voice. I am not surprised at all as she walked away with the first prize, added Ahmed Imtiaz Bulbul, one of the honorable judges of this competition, on NTV.

Salma Akhter received as many as 17 lakhs 96 thousands 980 of votes from the viewers and 40 marks from the three honorable judges: Kumar Biswajit, Fahmida Nabi and Ahmed Imtiaz Bulbul with total marks of 86 to win this competition quite convincingly while the first runner-up Muhin got 8 lakhs 51 thousands 367 of votes from the viewers and 46 marks from the judges. His total was 67. The second runner-up Nisheeta got 4 lakhs 20 thousands 477 of votes from viewers and 41 marks from the judges; that’s she got total of 51 marks.

The people of Kushtia brought out a big procession on Friday night in the district town as soon as the final result was announced. As a winner, Salma received a cheque for 10 lakh taka sponsored by Unilever Bangladesh, a brand new ‘Nissan’ car sponsored by BRAC Bank and 2 lakh taka as a scholarship for higher education in music by Western Money Transfer Ltd. The Unilever chairman in Bangladesh, Sanjib Mehta, handed over the cheque to the winner while Mosaddak Ali, Naushad Ahmed Chowdhury, Enayetur Rahman Bappy, Asaduzzaman Noor and Ali Zaker were present.

As a first runner-up, Muhin got a music contract of 5 lakh taka cheque and as a third runner-up, Nisheeta received a contract worth 3 lakh taka cheque. The rest top seven contestants received 1 lakh taka each. Moreover, these top ten contestants will get a chance to perform in concerts in Canada, Europe and America.

Besides these, the organizers handed over two more awards. Farah Diba Brishti, a contestant from Noagaon, won the ‘Close Up1 Confidence Award’ for taking part in this competition in spite of her injured legs (she had got one of her legs injured in a road accident while coming to participate in the audition round!) and ‘Dengu’ fever. Brishti received a crest and a cheque for fifty thousands taka. ‘Close Up 1 Patriotic Award’ went to Farzana Boby who now resides in the United States. She took the award along with a cheque for fifty thousands taka.

The grand final of the ‘Close Up1: Gao Bangladesh Gao’ was arranged at the Bangladesh-China Friendship Conference Centre in Dhaka on the last night. Besides the invited guests, thousands of viewers at home & abroad enjoyed the live telecast of this 'Closeup1 Winner Announcement Program' in NTV. The gorgeous arrangements, beautiful lightings - all became glace-less by the flow-less performance & melodious music by the Closeup1 participants.

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Monday, December 25, 2006

New Definition of Secularism...

On December 23, 2006 Awami League, the so called “secular” party of Bangladesh, signed a five point agreement with the Islamist group named ‘Khelafat Majlish’ saying they would contest in the polls together and the alliance, and if voted to power, would reserve the right of certain category of Islamic clerics to issue Fatwas [religious decrees].

Abdul Jalil, general secretary of Awami League, however, defended on Sunday his party’s move by saying, “I know what I’ve done and I’ve done it after due consideration!” Some other leaders along with some presidium members like Shuronjeet Shen, however, claimed it a lie and a media propaganda, though the agreement between Awami League and Khelafat Majlish has already been published in almost all media!!! Awami League general secretary Abdul Jalil and Khelafat Majlish secretary general Abdur Rab Yusufi signed the deal at the Azimpur residence of Allama Azizul Huq.

Initially, we proposed our five points to both the four party alliance led by BNP and fourteen party alliance led by Awami League. But Awami League was the first to express their interest in this five point agreement and make alliance with us. said Abdur Rab Yusufi.

Awami League may inspire the ‘Fatwa-baji’ issues, they may sign several non-secular agreements being a “secular” party, they may make alliance with the corrupted dictator Ershad, But we all can ignore these “small” issues, specially because of their great contribution in the achievement of our Independence. Most importantly, they have got the signboard of “secularism” along with ‘Fatwa-baji’. This is the “magical power” only Awami League has!

So my humble request to our country people, let us be united again and vote for them to win the national election at any cost!!! Because only then we will have both “secularism” and “Fatwas” from “Alems” at the same time! It would surely be the best ever Magic indeed!!!



Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Firefox 2.0.0.1 Final Version Released Today :: Grab it Now

Mozilla today secretly released the final version of Firefox 2.0.0.1 on their FTP servers though the update has not appeared on the Firefox homepage yet. This Firefox minor update is slated to fix hundreds of bugs including couple of memory leaks. Some noticeable fixes in Firefox 2.0.0.1 include:
  • Memory leak when loading Google Firefox homepage, clicking bookmark, and closing window
  • Memory leak on Google personalized home page
  • [Firefox:Installer]-Bookmarks missing, tabs broken, etc. (Firefox 2 install over Firefox 1.5.0.7 failed to replace some files.)
Since most of us spend a great deal of time watching web videos in our browsers using Flash players, it is recommended that you update the copy of Adobe Flash Player to version 9,0,28,0 which otherwise can be a reason for some Firefox 2.0 problems.

Download Firefox 2.0.0.1 : Final Release Version [size: 5.8 MB]

Source: Digital Inspiration

Friday, December 15, 2006

750GB External Drive by Seagate :: You can win it just by writing a Post in your Weblog...

Do you have way too much media stored on your hard drive? Is your hard drive used space constantly filled out with way too many pictures, audios and videos?? So you are eagerly looking for more media storage??? If so, then Seagate is holding a competition where you can win some cool prizes!!

Seagate is looking for some well deserving winners of some of their coolest storage drives!! You may ask: what is meant by 'deserving' ?? All you have to do is give them an inside peak into your digital lifestyle – the media you carry around, the media you create, an interesting story behind it all, and of course, proof your hard drive is running out of space! So here is the deal :

  • Rules :
    » Write a blog post on your blog titled "I need more storage so that…"
    » Describe what you would put on your Seagate drive. Tell us what you would use it for. Tell us a bit a bit about your media, your pics, the videos you make, etc.
    » Show us how much space you don’t have left on your hard drive by posting a screen shot of your computer’s hard drive (free and used space pie chart) – so we know you need more!
    » Tag your post "Seagate contest"
    » Leave a comment on this blog post with your first and last name and permalink to your blog post.


  • Prizes :
    » First place : 750 GB - Specification
    » Second place : 160 GB hard drive - Specification
    » Third place : Twenty third place winners will be selected to receive Seagate pocket drives - Specification

  • Judges :
    Robert Scoble, a representative from then Seagate and a Blogger as chosen by then Seagate will "judge" the winners – to make sure these drives get into the hands of deserving winners, and cool files will be put on them!

The closing date of this contest is December 31st. And Winners will be announced at the BlogHaus at CES on January 7th by Seagate CEO - Bill Watkins! So if you are a blogger, what are you waiting for ???

Source : PodTech Dot Net Blog

Thursday, December 14, 2006

How to Install Multiple Versions of Internet Explorer (4.x, 5.x, 6.x and 7.x) on Your PC

Internet Explorer 7.0, the long awaited tabbed web browser by Microsoft, was released in October 2006 and it greatly improves its CSS rendering capabilities. I hope, you already have installed IE 7.0 on your PC; as you know, IE7 can be installed even in your pirated copy of windows XP bypassing the genuine windows validation. Since IE 7 is only available in Windows XP Service Pack 2.0 and Vista, so there are many who are still using Internet Explorer 6.x, 5.x or even lower versions!

If you are a serious web developer, you might be interested to install multiple versions of Internet Explorer on your PC so that you can test whether your web designs display correctly or not on all those versions. Unfortunately, the integration of Internet Explorer into the Windows operating system and Microsoft's refusal to allow multiple versions of it to run at the same machine, have made testing web sites in various versions of Internet Explorer very difficult. There are, however, some ways it can be done!!!


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Sunday, December 10, 2006

How to Install Microsoft Private Folder Bypassing Genuine Windows Validation...

Microsoft Private Folder is a useful tool for you to protect your private data when your friends, colleagues, kids or other people share your PC or account. With this tool, you will get one password protected folder called My Private Folder in your account to save your personal files.

Microsoft Private Folder is not intended to provide security against hackers. It is a utility that limits access to selected files by other people that you trust and share your computer with, such as at home with your family. Users must make sure they remember the password. Without the password, they cannot unlock the private folder and cannot access any of the files or folders it contains.

But you will face a problem while installing Microsoft Private Folder if your copy of Windows XP is not a genuine (non-pirated) one, since Microsoft Private Folder installation requires genuine windows validation!!! So what to do??? There are some tricky steps through which you can install Microsoft Private Folder even in your pirated copy of windows XP bypassing the genuine windows validation. You just have to follow the following steps one by one:

Manual Installation:
  1. At first, download Microsoft Private Folder from here in .RAR format and extract MSPF10ENU.rar using WinRar. Then you will get MSPF10ENU.msi (Microsoft Private Folder Installer).

  2. Then download Orca (a .msi package editor) from the link below:


  3. Now extract Orca, you have just downloaded, using WinRar. And then install it (Orca.msi) in your PC.

  4. Now right click on the MSPF10ENU.msi, you have downloaded in step 1, and select 'Edit with Orca'. Then Microsoft Private Folder Installer will be opened with Orca as the following window popped up:


  5. In the Orca's left pane, click on InstallUISequence.

  6. Select the action WelcomeForm from the right pane of Orca.


  7. Now Double-Click the condition value of WelcomeForm, and change its value from Installed=”” AND NOT RESUME to Installed=”” AND RESUME (only you have to to delete the word NOT).


  8. Finally save the modified MSPF10ENU.msi from File -> Save. (you have to select save, not save as).

  9. Now install Microsoft Private Folder by running the MSPF10ENU.msi file, you have just modified. And then you are done!

Direct Installation using Patched Installer :
  1. Download patched Microsoft Private Folder installer in .rar format from here.

  2. Then extract Microsoft Private Folder.rar, you have just downloaded, using WinRar. (password: fmshaon)

  3. Now, install Microsoft Private Folder by running the patched MSPF10ENU.msi file.

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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

How to Install Windows Defender Final bypassing Genuine Windows Validation...

Recently Microsoft has released the final version of Windows Defender, the Free Anti Spyware from Microsoft. But still you will face a problem while installing this new Windows Defender if your copy of Windows XP is not a genuine (non-pirated) one, since Windows Defender installation requires windows genuine advantage (WGA) validation! SO what to do ??

But there are some tricky steps through which you can install Windows Defender Final 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. At first, download Windows Defender Final from the Microsoft Site. Alternatively you can download it directly from the link below (32 bit or 64 bit processor):


  2. Then download Orca (a .msi package editor) from the link below:


  3. Now extract Orca, you have just downloaded, using Winzip or any file decompressing tool you like. And then install it (Orca.msi) in your PC.

  4. Now right click on the WindowsDefender.msi, you have downloaded in step 1, and select 'Edit with Orca'. Then Windows Defender will be opened with Orca as the following window popped up:


  5. In the Orca’s left pane, click on CustomAction.


  6. Now right click on the CHECK_WGA in the right pane...

    and then select 'Drop Row'.


  7. Again on the left pane of Orca, just click on the 'Dialog'.


  8. And select CheckWGA on the right pane...


  9. Then double click on the Attribute value of CheckWGA in order to change its value from 2(two) to 0(zero).



  10. Finally save the modified WindowsDefender.msi from File -> Save. (you have to select save, not save as).


  11. Now install Windows Defender Final by running the WindowsDefender.msi file, you have just modified. And then you are done!

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