Query For Displaying The Calender of The Current Year using SQL
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ sathya

Another of things I got via IpMessenger, this query(yes, its a QUERY, not even a full-blown code) returns the calender of the current year. Do note this query will work only in Oracle.

Here’s the query.


And The Lamest Mouse Award Goes To….
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ sathya

Preshit’s tweet about him having the lamest mouse triggered a series of β€œmy-mouse-is-lamer-than-yours” tweets, and in midst of that we decided to have a contest - Who’s mouse is the Lamest? So who gets the award? Lets have a look at the contenders


Shriya
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ sathya
dscn1492 Originally uploaded by soops_b Yup, that’s my neice, Shriya and her mum, my sis Supriya. Shriya now pretty much looks like my brother-in-law. I’ve been saying this since day 1 but then there was a slight bit of my sis’s look in her. but now she’s got nary a look of my sis in her. Hope to get to meet her soon. Been a while since, I’ve been to Mangalore, ast time I’d gone here was in March.

The Confirmation Process Starts!
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ sathya
Most of you must be knowing that I’ve been working at 3i Infotech for about 11 months now. Yup 11 months – that’s how long I’ve been in Chennai – can’t believe, but I’ll save that post for later. As per the 3i’s joining conditions, I would be a trainee for a minimum of a year, though the trainee period maybe extended. The good news is that few days ago I got a mail asking me to fill in details about my reporting authority – i.

[How To] Removing Worm/Womble.D – Virus/Worm
· β˜• 3 min read · ✍️ sathya

Well as mentioned here my system was infected by this worm, so I thought I’d do a short post on how to fix this, as most Anti Virus Programs don’t get rid of this cleanly.

First thing, if you’re on the internet, GO OFFLINE! Disconnect, switch off the modem/router, pull the LAN/USB cable, just go offline. This is critical. Why you may ask?


My Laptop Gets An Attack!
· β˜• 2 min read · ✍️ sathya

A virus attack that is. After more than 8 months of virus-free computing(without using a Anti-Virus too, I might add) my laptop finally bit the bug(so to speak). It happened day-before yesterday, oddly seems to have triggered off after installation of Windows Media Player 11(Santosh was praising it, so I thought I’ll check it out). Downloaded it, got it WGA’d(yes my Windows XP SP2 is Genuine, OEM) and installed. First signs of trouble was when Windows Explorer kept throwing Data Execution Prevention Errors(DEP) while browsing through my Music partition. Then WMP11 kept crashing when trying to add my Audio collection(roughly about 7.65 GB).


A Look At Codemasters' GRID
· β˜• 2 min read · ✍️ sathya

I’m a huge fan of Sports/GT-Racing genre of games. Recently Codemasters had released their newest game, GRID, and I’d downloaded the demo version of GRID couple of days ago and decided to check it out.

And yes the visual presentation just blew me away! Everything looks gorgeous, from the menu screens which are alive in 3D, to the loading screens which, instead of the usual flat progress bar, show your accomplishments in your career.


Me? Man of Many Faces? Had Plastic Surgery?
· β˜• 2 min read · ✍️ sathya

So I was having a nice talk with Harshad a while ago on IM, and he asked me a question no one had EVAR asked.

I’ll let the log do the talking.

(11:07:16 PM) simpleharshad: how many photos you have
(11:07:22 PM) simpleharshad: ??
(11:07:31 PM) simpleharshad: i have seen you in two diff. photos
(11:07:34 PM) Sathya: hmmm No idea :-??
(11:07:47 PM) Sathya: check my orkut, facebook and flickr albums
(11:07:47 PM) simpleharshad: you look totally diff
(11:07:47 PM) simpleharshad: πŸ˜•
(11:07:50 PM) Sathya: HAHAHAAHA
(11:08:01 PM) Sathya: which phots you refer to ?
(11:08:19 PM) simpleharshad: the picture you have on stumble and one on twitter


Top 10 most stupid questions people usually ask in obvious situations
· β˜• 2 min read · ✍️ sathya

I get a lot of forwards, I mean a lot. Most of them I just delete, since they aren’t worth keeping. The good ones I forward. This one is the better of the entire lot of forwards that I’ve gotten. It’s old, I know but still good.

Top 10 most stupid questions people usually ask in obvious situations

  1. At the movies:
    When you meet acquaintances/ friends.. .
    Stupid Question:- Hey, what are you doing here?

Answer:- Dont u know, I sell tickets in black over here…

  1. In the bus:
    A heavy lady wearing pointed high-heeled shoes steps on your feet…
    Stupid Question:- Sorry, did that hurt?

Answer:- No, not at all, I’m on local anesthesia.. …why don’t you
try again.

  1. At a funeral:
    One of the teary-eyed people ask…
    Stupid Question:- Why, why him, of all people.

Answer:- Why? Would it rather have been you?

  1. At a restaurant: When you ask the waiter
    Stupid Question:-
    Is the “Butter Paneer Masala” good??

Answer:- No, its terrible and made of adulterated cement. We
occassionaly also spit in it.

  1. At a family get-together:
    When some distant aunt meets you after years
    Stupid Question:-Munna, Chickoo, you’ve become so big.

Answer:- Well you haven’t particularly shrunk yourself.