Thursday, December 31, 2009

Breaking News : 1000s priosners ran away

There's some news I wanna tell you. It's quite important and is really related to this blog. I should have broken up the news to you guys on 26th itself when I got to know about it, but better late than never.

What you are about to read is very very important.

I don't know how to tell it but I have to do it. So here it is:

On 26th Dec. 1000s of prisoners ran away from the prison and now they are ready to create a havoc. Who were they..?? Which prison ??
They were none other than my fellow friends who were caged by the ongoing exams and now they are free bird again much like me...!!

Phew...
Finally exams are finished. Though they were over on 26th itself, I could not believe it till now..! And thanks to this now I am really enjoying the festival season. The exams went smoothly and if the examiner or the one who is going to check my answer sheets is a co-operating person, my results should also be smooth. Past two months were really tough but somehow I survived them. And now I am going to party..!!

So, it automatically concludes that the frequency of posts would improve and I wish even the quality. What would be I posting about..?? Well, it could be anything. It could be about a night I spent playing games or about a day I spent just sleeping like a log. It could be anything. It could be about ex-Hopenhagen or may be about some newly launched product or my new found love. Anything..!!

On this note, I wish you a very very happy and prosperous New Year 2010.



(Image Credit : 'Happy 2010 !' by pfala)

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The most preciouse gift - Your Friendship


 Last evening, I was just checking my mails, when I read this wonderful story. Thought to share it with you people. This is not mine at all and I have just posted it. If anyone of you happen to know the author of this short story, please let me know. I really wanna congratulate him for this wonderful piece and thank him for showing us the value of friendship.  




One day, when I was a freshman in high school, I saw a kid from my class was walking home from school. His name was Kyle. It looked like he was carrying all of his books. I thought to myself, "Why would anyone bring home all his books on a Friday? He must really be a nerd."

I had quite a weekend planned (parties and a football game with my friends), so I shrugged my shoulders and went on. As I was walking, I saw a bunch of kids running toward him. They ran at him, knocking all his books out of his arms and tripping him so he landed in the dirt. His glasses went flying, and I saw them land in the grass about ten feet from him. He looked up and I saw this terrible sadness in his eyes.

My heart went out to him. As I handed him his glasses, I said, "Those guys are jerks. They really should get lives." He looked at me and said, "Hey thanks!" There was a big smile on his face.

It was one of those smiles that showed real gratitude.

I helped him pick up his books, and asked him where he lived. As it turned out, he lived near me, so I asked him why I had never seen him before. He said he had gone to private school before now. I would have never hung out with a private school kid before. We talked all the way home, and I carried some of his books. He turned out to be a pretty cool kid. I asked him if he wanted to play a little football with my friends. He said yes. We hung out all weekend and the more I got to know Kyle, the more I liked him, and my friends thought the same of him.

Monday morning came, and there was Kyle with the huge stack of books again. I stopped him and said, "Boy, you are gonna really build some serious muscle with this pile of books everyday!" He just laughed and handed me half the books.

Over the next four years, Kyle and I became best friends. When we were seniors, we began to think about college. Kyle decided on Georgetown, and I was going to Duke. I knew that we would always be friends, that the miles would never be a problem. He was going to be a doctor, and I was going for business on a football scholarship.

Kyle was valedictorian of our class. I teased him all the time about being a nerd. He had to prepare a speech for graduation. I was so glad it wasn't me having to get up there and speak. Graduation day, I saw Kyle. He looked great. He was one of those guys that really found himself during high school. He filled out and actually looked good in glasses. He had more dates than I had and all the girls loved him. Boy, sometimes I was jealous.

Today was one of those days. I could see that he was nervous about his speech. So, I smacked him on the back and said, "Hey, big guy, you'll be great!"

He looked at me with one of those looks (the really grateful one) and smiled. "Thanks," he said.

As he started his speech, he cleared his throat, and began. "Graduation is a time to thank those who helped you make it through those tough years. Your parents, your teachers, your siblings, maybe a coach... but mostly your friends. I am here to tell all of you that being a friend to someone is the best gift you can give them. I am going to tell you a story."

I just looked at my friend with disbelief as he told the story of the first day we met. He had planned to kill himself over the weekend. He talked of how he had cleaned out his locker so his Mom wouldn't have to do it later and was carrying his stuff home.

He looked hard at me and gave me a little smile. "Thankfully, I was saved. My friend saved me from doing the unspeakable."

I heard the gasp go through the crowd as this handsome, popular boy told us all about his weakest moment. I saw his Mom and dad looking at me and smiling that same grateful smile. Not until that moment did I realize its depth.

Never underestimate the power of your actions. With one small gesture you can change a person's life. For better or for worse. God puts us all in each other's lives to impact one another in some way. Look for God in others.

"Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly."


(Image credit : 'Companionship' by Daadi )

Friday, December 11, 2009

Let Pictures do the talking

Just was surfing the net, when stumbled upon these two pics. And really loved them. And this is the reason why me along with many more on earth love sharing sits like digg etc.



A question no one understands.



A simple plea that means so much.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Exam Update : Life goes on

These exams are creating a havoc in my life. I don't know what to say. I am just tired of it. This study is making me go nuts. More so because I along with these university's honored and learned professors know that what we have to study in colleges would help us just .01% in our life ahead.



Sometimes it just looks a waste of time. All the things that would actually help us to face the challenges of cruel world are not taught to us. Those are the things that we really wanna study. Those are the things that would actually make us more capable to face the life's challenges and would give us the strength to remain on our feet when the tsunami of troubles sweep over us. So, its a cry of help from a student who wants to study.


But you would say this is life. OK, I agree...!
Despite these dreadful exams, life goes on. I am more and more learning about myself ans believe it or not I am actually starting to like myself again..! There were bits of thing that I have like the simple pleasures of life. The happiness of a stroll around the park or a simple chat with your family. I am reliving these things and thanks to exam for these.

Also there were many birthdays this December And following the tradition a number of parties. And same is the case tomorrow, going to celebrate a friend's birthday tomorrow, Ekansh. Hoping for tomorrow to be a fun filled day and wishing I don't waste much of my time in partying and celebrating, and insert my head back into books.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

So, This is it...!

Today I gave my final external practical of Circuits and Systems. And this marks the end of exams that marked the run-off to the main semester examinations of IPU. And from 14th December world would tremble as we, the budding engineer would walk to give their semester exams..!!

And if I say, I am ready for it, I would just be lying..!! I don't know even what to expect. And if there is anything to go by today's exam I should not hope much. Today's exam was a bad experience. Everything was alright but viva took its toll on me. And this is one of the main reasons I am dreading more and more these  upcoming exams..!! But as someone said, Umeed par duniya kaayam hai..!! (World is existing on hope..!), that's why I would be giving it my best shot and then would hope for the best.


Coming back on today. Today apart from being just a Saturday was also a special day in my friend, Shikhar's life. On very this day, 5th Dec, 20 years back he was born. Yeah, it was his birthday today..!! And so after the exam today we went to celebrate. And it was one giant celebration. We had loads of fun. We played a lot, ate a lot and most importantly laughed a lot. There were no tensions of upcoming exams or those which have been finished, it was just sheer celebration. Happy Birthday Shikhar...!!


And when I reached home, I was in no mood of studying. So left it for sometime tomorrow..!! It's amazing naa, how you always get to make some excuse for not studying..!! So I ended up on youtube surfing videos and landed on this particular video. It's really a nice watch and makes one wonder about the decisions one has taken. Were they just easy or the correct ones.



That's the truth of life. Whenever we are face with a dilemma, we have two options, right and wrong. Though how easy wrong one looks, it would lead you deeper into the problems. On the other hand, how difficult it seems the right one would always lead you to your desired destination. It would always be the path you have to take to succeed at the end.

So, choice is yours, Easy or Right..??

Friday, December 4, 2009

OOPS: Object Oriented Programming & SHEWAG..!!

This is a delayed post, I wanted to post it tomorrow only.
Yesterday I gave my OOPS exam and as I mentioned in my last post that I don't know about this 'S' thing and see my luck, I was asked the same thing in the viva..! And myself despite not knowing the answer was smiling with a grin larger than my face..!!

Practical went uneventful or should I say I never get a chance to understand what's happening..?

So, the story goes like this...

I woke up late in the morning and just somehow managed to get ready in time. And then I was off to college, but how it could be so simple..? In midway, I remembered I have forgotten my practical file and thus started the dash back home. The sprint I made from metro station to my home was so good that I do believe I would have been able to beat Mr. Bolt..!! It was one heck of sprint and I was so exhausted when I reached metro back after taking my file that I felt like just falling and letting what happen to the world...!

But I was not that brave to bunk my 'external practical'. So somehow I managed the strength and headed for the college, and when I reached college practical had been started well back and my teacher had just one thing to say, "At least you should have come today on time..!". Rest of the practical was uneventful apart from that 'S' thing. I still don't know what 'S' really is in OOPS.

After practical when I reached home, the first thing I did was to switch on the television as a cricket match is going on between India and Sri Lanka, and what I saw was mind blowing. Shewag had gone berserk and was playing like he is playing against some toddlers. It was a sight and believe me one of the best test innings I have ever seen. Be it a newbie or world's most successful bowler ever, all were taking a beating from Shewag. And that was when it struck to me that Shewag playing like this is on my OOPS exam is no mere coincidence and its because this is the answer to my 'S' puzzle.

So, finally I got the answer, S stands for Shewag..!!!

ANALOG EXTERNAL PRACTICAL
Today was my external practical of analog electronics. And it went well. Though it could have been better but still it was nice and am not complaining. I would like to mention my friend 'Ruchi' here. She really helped me and made me understand a chapter of which I had no understanding. Thank You Ruchi.

So that was it, and tomorrow I had got Circuit and System practical. Let's see, what world has in store for me tomorrow..!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Data Structures Practical..!!

On the countdown to the main exams, i.e. semester exams by IP University, we have to give many more exams..
There are :-
  1. First internals
  2. 2nd internals
  3. 3rd internals
  4. internal practicals
  5. external practicals
Adding to all these there are innumerable number of assignments and project reports..! And you though life of a student was easy..!!

Well, nowadays my external practicals are going on,
and today was Data Structures practical.




Though by habit I was not versed very well with my syllabus but in the end it was a pleasant experience.
The external who had come was nice and my subject teacher was really co-operative. I had got a program to make programs on circular linked list and merge sort. It was something that I knew and by help of some of my friends (they had taught me the same before exam begin) I was able to crack it.

In the viva section, I was my usual self and answered all the questions..!! Though don't know what I answered was right or wrong..!! :P In all it was a nice exam and would not mine if every other practical of mine goes like this.

Now its turn of OOPS, object oriented programming. I don't know what 'S' stands for. May be just for the effect people use it..! And after that dreaded Circuit and systems and Analog Electronics.


I have my fingers crossed.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Exam time : A New Addiction !!

As I am writing this post, exams are much more closer than I you can imagine. And what's new is my addiction..!! I would tell you about it, but before that something that has not changed, my preparation..!! I even don't know the complete syllabus till now and every day my friends startle me with all kinds of new chapters that are too coming in these upcoming dreadful examinations..!!

So, the Addiction..!

Sometime before, that is in February 2009, I made a post about exam time which talked about my addiction at that time that were movies..! You can read that post here. After that I have given many examinations and believe it or not there have been many new addictions..!! Almost everything apart from studies..!!

Sometime back it was facebook games, then it was twitter, and this time it is youtube or should i say online videos..!!
I have been watching many a videos, and thought due to lack of time or as simple as a reason, my laziness, I have not been able to update the blog frequently. So, I would post about some of the videos I have been watching lately..!!

And, today's videos are :



Really loved it and it has increased my expectations from the movie 3 idiots. Watch it and you would get to know why Aamir is called Mr. Perfectionist..!!
Talking about the journey of Mr. Aamir from Ghajini to 3 idiots, its really a nice shprt film..!! And why not it is done by professionals..!!

There is one more video I would like to share with you guys, from dame film, 3 idiots, 'Give me more Sunshine', and this mudic video exactly portrays my emotions, my life for now at least.



"भगवन, Analog निकलवा देना प्लेअसे...!! "
("God, please help me to clear Analog..!!")

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

College Life


College Life..!!
Some says it's the best time of your life, 
Some says, this is the time to enjoy,
Some says  this is the time to build your future,
But I say this is the time when you really get to know yourself...


I don't intend to write a nostalgic post about it, though I planned to write a fully nostalgic one but that one was intended for sometime in 2012. And right now I am too inspired to write about college days after watching a video made by my college friends. It's not your pro or something but it does makes a connection.


The video named 'A Line' tells us a story of a random guy and what all goes in his mind on the last day in his college




Though all you professionals sitting there may not be at all impressed by its quality. but knowing that this comes from a person who has never tried it before means a lot and the emotions it carry makes up for the quality. I am thoroughly impressed by this and it makes me realize as every second passes I am getting closer to my last day in college and I really trembles by mere thought of it. But there is not much one can do about it. It's inevitable and would come whenever it is destined to.


Dr. Seuss words perfectly matches these emotions - 

How did it get so late so soon?
It's night before it's afternoon.
December is here before it's June.
My goodness how the time has flewn.
How did it get so late so soon?

Coming back to the video, it asks a real nice questions at the end, "Is it the beginning or the end...?"
Well to answer this question, I would like to quote Ivy Baker Priest, 
'The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be the beginning'.


We don't know what awaits us outside the college gates, is it something that would make all those exams worthwhile or something that would make us question our very reason of existence. But whatever it is, no one knows and nobody would know before the time and that is when one would cross 'The Line".
And till that time comes live your life as in the words of David Wood,


College is the best time of your life.  When else are your parents going to spend several thousand dollars a year just for you to go to a strange town and get drunk every night?

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Thanks to Sagar for the video.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

You gotta check these sites

Hey guys...
You need to check these out. The sites I mention here are not your 'ordinary' sites. Or should I say they have 'WOW' factor associated with them.

Okey...
May be I am exaggerating a little bit, but I really found these site out of the blue, either by a typo error or by clicking the wrong link, but whatever it was I was really fascinated when I cam across these sites..! Here, I mention some of them, may be you would like them..!


  1. Temporary.cc - Do check it out fast because you delay it further and you would never know even it existed. Yeah, I mean it. For each unique visitor it receives, it deletes a part of itself. These deletions change the way browsers understands the website's code and create a unique (de)generative piece after each new user. So, it can never be indexed and very soon it would fall apart entirely, becoming a blank white website. So, HURRY...!!
  2. Sixminutes.com - Aaahhh... What to say..?? It declares itself as a mystery site. And I have not been able to solve it. So try your analytical skills, logical skills or any other skills, and solve it but only if you can..! Its, SixMinutes -- The Mystery Site.
  3. http://www.shibumi.org/eoti.htm - The last one... But may be the bravest of all. It shows you The End Of The Internet..! It seems, the movie 2012 has to do something with it..!! 
So, these were some of the cool sites that I have came across while surfing the net..! May be not much there in these sites, but at least I found them worthy of a look and thought it would be nice if I shared it with you guys...!

Send me the links of more of such sites that you came across or just stumble be chance...

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I only Loved her...

I was always a very shy guy, never talked to anyone I don't know. I never bunked any classes, always could be found studying. I was one of those persons that you could even found me sitting alone in the class during the break with my head deeply buried into books. I never used to hang out with my friends. My friendship was only till school boundaries. I was who I was. And then it changed, not much, but at last I talked to someone I don;t know.

It was a winter morning when I first met her. Though we knew each other for a long time because of common friends, but never talked. But that day we met, we talked and I don't remember what we didn't talked about that day. But I do remember when I reached home I told myself, " Hey buddy, you met today a gem of a person. Don't ever lose her...".

But that was not to be...! We lost contact.
Now thinking nothing could be done, I let it go and moved on. Then one night, out of the blue, I received a text message saying, how are you..?? Not knowing the person, when I inquired about it, I was more than happy to know it was her. And that night we talked again and didn't stopped until morning. And when it was over, I said to me, "She's back in your life. Don't let her go this time." And I listened to me this time.

Our chats continued.. We became friends, then best friends and then something more. She was always there when I needed her, she was there when I don't require her. She was always there when I was alone, she was there when I was not alone. She was a constant companion and I was loving every bit of it. My life was finally looking up, at last I had found the true love.

It was all passing good. I was having the time of my life but God had some other plans...
It was 23rd of Jan.
It was the day when I didn't received a single call from her, not a single message. She didn't pick up my calls, she never replied to my messages. I was worried, what happened to her..? How come she is not picking up the call..?? Is she alright ?? If yes, then why not picking up the calls and if not then what happened to her..?? I waited all day but there was no call back, no reply nothing.

24th January,
When I reached school, I saw a friend of hers standing. I ran towards and asked about her whereabouts..??
She told me, she is in class and seemed really upset. I made a dash towards the class and there was her, my sweet angel sitting alone with her heads down in the class. I approached her and said a hello. But no response. I sat around her and asked, "what's the matter..??" She hugged me and started crying. I was too worried and then she asked, "Do you love me..?". Though surprised I poured my heart out and said, " You are the best thing that had ever happened to me. You are my little angel. I love you sweetheart and would do it until the end of world. I am nothing without you. You are my life. Yes, YES, I LOVE YOU.".

And then I heard roars of laughter.........!!! And entered my class. They were all laughing. It was just a prank and I was the center of attraction. The 'SHY' guy was shouting in the class, I love you..! It was the joke of their life. But it didn't matter to me. My eyes were finding my angel and then I saw her laughing with everyone else, imitating me. She laughed and laughed and I just kept staring.

And then I got to know about the complete story, it was nothing but a bet between my angel and her friend. The bet was could she make a shy boy fall in love with her. She succeeded..! She was happy. but I was devastated. I could not hold my tears back and that day I cried, cried in front of whole class. The complete day I cried.

When I got aware of my senses I asked her why..?? And she said she was enjoying it. My feelings was her fun. She never liked me. But I was not ready to believe her. For 3 whole months I kept begging her to come back but she just laughed, laughed and laughed.

Today, nearly after 3 years, I have changed a lot. Once an introvert person now wants to be everywhere. Once a coward, afraid to speak up for himself is ready to speak for anyone. Once a shy person is now tagged as a rebel. But still I can still hear her laughing along with her friends. I can still see myself crying and running. I can still feel the pain. And till today I kept asking myself, why she did this to me..?? WHY?? But no one answers. No one answers...



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DISCLAIMER -
Everything said above is fictitious and any resemblance to any person living or dead is purely coincidental.

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Direct TV : The next Big Thing

I include surfing the web as one of my hobbies..? But more and more it is looking to me that I should consider it more seriously. Whenever I am surfing the web I always somehow tend to stumble on some web page that offers a lot. And same happened to me recently when I came across Direct TV. So I thought it would be nice to share it with you people..!




Direct TV is a satellite TV that's an alternative for cables. Or should I say a far better alternative to it.Some of its benefit over cable are -
  • HD TV (this is something huge..)
  • Setup is more covenient
  • Digital Quality
  • Weather is no problem..!



What I really like about is how cheap it is in comparison to traditional cables. It offers more than 150 digital quality channels for $55.99 per month. That's something which cable providers can only dream of  providing.

Direct TV provides many exciting packages. You could check them on Direct TV. There exist the Family, Choice, Choice Xtra, Plus DVR, Plus HD DVR, and Premier. You would find these deals so tempting that you would not even give it a second thought. Its easy to setup and you can and ordering Direct TV now would give you free standard installation which includes just about everything. You can found them here. So, what are you waiting for, go and check out Direct TV and get a quick quote now. 

These things make me think where these innovations are going to stop..?!! But what are you waiting for..?? Go and try one of these..!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Terrible Feeling...

This has been quite an eventful day. Nice exam first of all, then good result. New friends made, some lost. A lot has happened today. But the end could not have been worse, doing text book programming for more than 3 hours now and don't know how much longer would it take to complete my Data Structure's practical file.
I really wanna sleep but this programming thing is keeping me awake. And believe me, it's a terrible feeling..!

Also, would like to share some thoughts that have been doing rounds in my mind lately -
   
  • Why does a friendship break when both of the friends don't want it to happen..?
  • Can a person can change a person so much that he/she forgets his/her individuality..??
  • Why does people hide their feelings when they know it could really hurt in the end..??
  • Is it right to lie so that someone can be happy..??
  • Does a good friendship give you the right to forget your self esteem ?
  • Do anybody have answers to these questions..??
  • If yes, would  I ever meet that person..??
So, did you get a glimpse of my over stressed mind..?!!
Well you can say that, I tend to think too much or can be relieved that you are not alone who thinks such useless things. Whatever you think or say, but if you can get me close to any of these answers, I would be really grateful.

Now is the time for me to go and complete my file and leave this obession of mine for some other time..!
So, the quest for the answers continues...

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Google eying Mobile Market too..?


First came the news of a GPhone..!
And then the android.
Then Google Voice did the round. (Still doing it..!)
Now Google is on a buying spree...!
It bought the admob and then Gizmo5. (Acc. to TechCrunch )




So, are we going to see now Google enter the mobile market and quite possibly destroy the competition..!
My guess is as good as yours. No one can be sure when we talk about Google except one thing, Success..!

Google has been the driving force behind Internet for quite some time now. And it does looks it would continue to rule the roost for quite some time too.

There has been rounds that Real Time Search would kill Google or even Facebook and Twitter could possibly be the Google killers. May be. But I don't think so.

And the reason why I think so is Google keep on revamping itself. It keeps on entering new markets as time depends. It is always developing and innovating. And why not, its GOOGLE.

So, does it mean Google is the undisputed king of web..??
No, I have not said. And there are two reasons for that.

  1. First of all, internet is expanding so fast, you never know when a startup uproots Google from its throne..! Then Microsoft and Yahoo can bring a surprise any time. Also something like Kosmix can challenge Google.
  2. But what I really think the real threat to Google is Google itself. It's aims and aspirations.
Yes, Google might be digging up a hole so big that could engulf Google itself. We have all heard about Alexander, the great. He had conquered the whole world and there was no stopping him, but his rule ended up. We had seen many great collapses, be that of USSR or that of Yahoo (Though it is said they have started their road "back to respect"..!!). 
Something like that could possibly be the end of Google rule. Though I don't see it in near future. But that's a possibility.



Till then, Google rules..!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Banner Advertising

Banner...! Banner..! Banner..! Everywhere, you can find some type of banner. ( I am talking in context of web only, though it applies everywhere else too.) What are these..??
We don't know. But when we click on it, a whole new world open in front of us or simply a new tab opens and we see the advertiser's website.

Physical Properties..

  1. They come in all shapes and sizes.
  2. They can be found anywhere, on top, sidebar or even popups.
  3. They are very beloved to any publisher.
  4. They can be annoying sometimes to a reader.
  5. They all end up taming the golden goose, make money online.

Why are they so Popular..??

  1. Helps in reaching to a someone new and a potential customer.
  2. Brand Building : Used extensively when trying to build a brand's value.
  3. Build Buzz : These are also used many a times to build buzz for an upcoming startup or a new venture.
Who makes them..??
  1. Many...! Professionals, Amateur, Freelancers, Small Business holders etc. etc. Why..?? For advertisers. And they get money from it. Basically they sell their services.
  2. Their prices vary from $0 to thousands...!
  3. Here, I would like to declare even I am ready to it for free..! Just to test my skills and creativity..
Buying and selling of Banner takes everyday on the net. Some do it through Specialized Advertising networks, some do it directly. But in end, its only Banner, Banner and Banner..!

So, Banner Advertising is good...! And all depends on Banner itself, I mean design. So, I take this opportunity to unveil the Banner for Jammyspeaks.com : I SAY WHAT I FEEL






So, How is it..?? Did you like it..?? Review it...

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Google Page Rank, Back to 2

Hey guys,
Exams are really taking a toll on me. I am already tired after just a week of exams. And still there are a lot to come. But I have to manage them and there is no escaping from it...!

Though there have not been much to cheer about since exams started but here comes something that had really given me a reason to forget about those deadly exams and be happy or in more philosophical terms be content with myself.


I always knew that when these lengthy exams would start my blog is bound to suffer and so it has. I just checked out its Real and Alexa rank, both have taken blows. So when I saw my Google page rank was 2, I was over the top. It was really exciting to know. I am overwhelmed...!

If you would check out the archives, you would notice I had also posted earlier that my blog had got a page rank of 2. Then what is this..?? As you must know, I earlier used to blog on www.jammyspeak.blogspot.com and few months back shifted to www.jammyspeaks.com.
And due to this change my page rank was nullified. As I had told earlier in my posts that when you change your domain name all your data gets lost..! Same was the case with me.

But now all is well and my blog is again ranked 2. So, its time to celebrate..!!
Finally, jammyspeaks.com : I SAY WHAT I FEEL is looking up..!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Exams are here again..

Hey guys,
Exams are here again. Yes, you read it right, just after three weeks. But one can do nothing in this.
So, it dies not matter do I want to study or not, but I have to..
So, I would try to indulge in food and studies from tomorrow.

Wish me luck..!!

But this time, I would try to post frequently while exams are going on as they would go till 23rd of December, I suppose.
Also, I would be regularly updating my college's blog, http://www.niec-delhi.info, so you could check it out and know about my college, NIEC.

I would be always available on my twitter account. So, if you are on twitter and we are not following each other then let me know, and by the way you can follow me at http://twitter.com/saurabhgolu91.

Also you can keep yourself entertained by reading the archives and some other nice blogs. I can recommend one, www.asswass.com (Personal Blog of Hiburrito's CEO).

So, keep an eye on my next post.
And to ensure that you don't miss any, just subscribe to my feed by mail, and the posts would be delivered right to your mail box...

Till then, Sayonara..!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Domain & More : Domain Registartion




You must remember the series I started, Domain & More. Its first post can be read here, Domain & More : Domain Name. So, here is the second post in the series, Domain Registration.


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This post is not done by me, but by Jessica Whittenberg. She is an awesome blogger and maintains a blog, Family Tips & Tricks.
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Congratulations... You’ve decided to finally spend some time to set up your
website. Now what? Now it’s time get an address for it. This is your domain
name.

How to choose a name ?
Please, please, please - make it meaningful!!! Make sure your domain
represents what you are doing. It is great for search engines, and great for us – your readers.
Make sure it is catchy – great names will be remembered.

How to choose an extension ?
When you choose an extension, it’s usually the best to use the extension of your country (.com in the US) or something more international (like .net). There are special extensions for special businesses (.edu for educations, .gov for government facilities .biz for businesses).

How to make sure your domain is available ?
Lately it is hard to find a short catchy domain, because many people are trying to find that ideal name. So before you are creating a whole brand around your future name make sure it is available. Go to any domain registration website (just type “domain registration” in google) and find that box where they offer you to check if it is available. It takes exactly 2 seconds.
If you find it not available, and you really want the name try a different extension.

How to choose your domain registration company ?
In the end, the price makes all the difference. So make sure you compare prices before you register. The prices are usually around 8-15$ a year. There are special offers every now and then for longer commitment and ordering a hosting program from the same company. There are websites who rate those companies – just search for them. In any case choose someone familiar, there are a lot of scams out there.

So how it goes ? 
So lets say you chose a domain name and a company. After going through there registration process, you would get a link – a DNS. This link is something you should provide to you hosting company. It takes time for the DNS to work but after a day or two your website is ready.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help !
The customer services of the domain registration company and the hosting company can be very useful if you don’t know what to do or if it doesn’t work for you for some reason. So don’t be afraid to ask for help.


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Thank You Jessica for this wonderful post. I am sure JammySpeaks readers would benefit a lot from this article. Hoping for another article from you very soon...!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Mr. Reviewer



That's the power of reviewers..!! Even the great PHB, Dilbert's boss, is afraid of  it..!!


But am not here to discuss the power of reviewers or fake reviews or anything.
Am dedicating this Columbus Day post to the reviewers in general.

I have experience of many of my articles, services, designs etc. etc. being reviewed by many a people over the years. And if I broadly classify them in two, it would be -

  1. The Tough Nut
  2. Everyone's beloved
The Tough Nut
He is the person who reviews you purely on merits. You can't expect him of partiality or bias reviews. Though he is blunt but he is not paid to be good to you. May be he don't know anything about it but would blast away your product as the master. He would not see the hard work you had put in, would not be compassionate thinking, "Poor soul, he gave it his all...", but instead would just say, " What was that..?? I didn't like anything in it. It was just awful.". He is the tough nut. Any person's nightmare. Anyone's well being is not a concern for him, he means business...

Everyone's Beloved
He is the dream of every person being reviewed. To get him as an auditor or the reviewer for his products, a professional prays all night. He is all things that , Tough Nut, is not. He understands. He is compassionate. He not only sees the final product but also the hard work that had gone into it. He is loved by all. He is respected by all. If he don't like something then he not slams the product but makes the person understands and just says, " Whenever you are done with the modifications, let me know.".

These are reviewers I have come across. And as everyone else, I too liked to be reviewed by 2nd kind. But saying this, we should not forget that we all are reviewers too. We are reviewing something or other every single moment. And should take care what we say and how we say it.

As you don't like to be criticized same is the case with person standing next to you..!!

P.S. All reviewers tend to show both type of qualities or act both as tough nut and everyone's beloved depending upon that person's personal relation with you..!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Work In Progress


Due to some busy schedule, I am not been able to update the blog. But there are quite a number of posts in the pipeline. Or should I say WORK IN PROGRESS..!!

Post coming Soon-

  1. The Great Reviewer
  2. Second in series, Domains & More
  3. The T20 Experience
  4. Another post in series, Memories & Beyond
  5. Extra..!!
I would be back soon with these posts.
Also with an update on what it is preventing me from posting frequently.

Hope You Understand..!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Facebook..!!

Facebook..?
I know lot has been said on it ever since this gem of a concept broke out. Many a replica's were launched. And most of them failed.
But Facebook have stood the times. It has seen all and still towers above its competitors. So, what has lead to its success ? What were the factors that made it such a success.

Well many..
To start with, it had the first movers advantage. It was first of its kind. So before anyone could enter the market, it had already has a strong hold on the targeted market, us in this case..!!

Secondly, it continued to change with the times. Despite strong reaction from its members, Facebook changed its interface. That shows how much confident they are about what they do. And that shows in the results.

But here am not talking about Facebook's' strategies or success rate. But what all effect it had on people in general..!!


It has threw open few more millionaires. It has opened quite a number of opportunities for talented people. Also gave me a post to write upon !

Frankly talking it had changed a lot of things.
You can easily find people who login into their Facebook accounts before they check their mails. There are people who meet their family on Facebook only etc. etc.

It's effect on me..??
I have learnt how to play poker, and kinda addicted to it now. Made many new friends. Found sort of a place to bust my stress..!!
Also it's a place where I have managed to learn some new things. And yeah, it has decreased my presence on orkut to a bare minimum. In all, it has been a nice journey on Facebook till now. Let's see how it unfolds next..

On a serious note, Facebook has changed many a lives. It has changed how people spend time on internet. I would not be exaggerating if I say it has become the staple food of users across internet.

It has also changed the face of web 2.0. Till now it has sustained easily. But it would be interesting to see how it addresses new challenges. How it copes up with ever rising bills of hosting. It's a huge challenge. But Facebook people have a tendency to surprise. And I am eagerly awaiting for that surprise..!!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Credit Loan $1000 Twitter Contest

Hello people,
Recently I was surfing through twitter and by sheer luck I stumbled to @creditloan profile. And from there I reached to their site and this to their blog. It was a source of some great information.


I really loved their posts. Be it Five Credit Card Facts You Should Know or Four Ways to Finance Your Small Business. It added a lot to my knowledge. So, go and follow credit loan on twitter, your ultimate resource on everything related to credit.


And now, you have more than one reason to follow @creditloan. They are having this awesome contest which can make you richer by $1000.
To enter in the contest, you just need to talk about the fact you can win $1000 Visa Giftcard just by following and retweeting this message on twitter:
"Just entered the CreditLoan Visa Giftcard Giveaway. You can win by following @creditloan and retweeting http://creditloan.com/twcontest"


Here are the official contest rules.


Entering in this contest is too easy, as credit loan have integrated it with TwitThis. This would take just a minute of yours but could really reward you with great prize. I have already entered in it. You do the same. You might be the lucky winner. Also check out their blog, it's filled with useful information.

Domain & More : Domain Name


Domain name..!!
We have heard about it many a times, and even know that it's important to own one if you want to make your presence felt online.
But what it is really..??

So, here on jammyspeaks.com, I am starting a series on Domain & More. This series would cover info about domain names, registering domain names, hosting services and more..!! 
Why am I doing this..??
Because, when I was trying to get a domain name for my blog, I was not knowing what to do..?? So, I thought it would be helpful to newbies around. Also, I aim to cover topics like domain transfer, 404 page, a 301 redirect and many more things.

In this first part, domain name, I would just cover basic info about these things which many already know. So, I would cover it in brief...

Domain name is basically an identity of sort based on Domain Name System (DNS). And what's DNS ? It's naming system for resources connected to a network (including internet). Domain name is quite an advanced term but in short it could be said domain names are used to indicate the ownership or control of a resource.  Domain names are also used to assign easy to remember names to some numerically addressed internet resource. And this is the use about which we are gonna discuss here.

Each internet resource have unique IP addresses in numerical terms which are very confusing. To overcome this problem domain names provides resources to be moved to different physical locations in the network. This is done by translation of IP address of resource to its assigned domain names.

So, when we type www.google.com in our browser, we are directed to http://209.85.231.147 (the address could vary as Google has a bunch of IP addresses. It depends on which server you hit based on where you are in the world.)

Domain names can be bought from domain name registrar which is a non profit or commercial identity accredited by ICANN, internet corporation for assigned names and numbers.

There are various domain registrars available and you can easily buy a domain name. Domain names end in a top level domains (TLDs). Top level domains are the highest level of domain names on the internet. Some of the famous TLDs are .com, .net, .info, .gov, .biz. These are generally specific where they are used. For example, .biz are used for business websites, .edu for educational internet resource. 
Then there are sub domains. For example, google.com is a domain name, and mail.google.com is sub domain.  

Today, trading of domain names have become a high profile business which has generated many a millionaires. Though simple domain names can be bought cheaply, there are premium domain names which would cost you great amount of money. It's because some words are highly valued. And getting such a domain name would not only create a buzz but would also help in high amount  of traffic.

So, getting your desired domain name is not an easy job. Suppose if you had bought www.barackobama.com before US presidential elections, then you would have earned yourself a fortune. That's how it is in feild of domain names.

That was a small introduction to domain names. Although here, I have skipped many significant things about it, but as I told you earlier domain is vast topic. In subsequent posts in the series, Domain & More, I would post about those things.

Till then, Happy searching for your desired domain name..!!


Monday, September 21, 2009

My Life quotes "Life is short, Live it"




मेरी जिंदगानी...!!
(My Life..!!)


Hey People, this return post of mine was not supposed to be related to my life or something. It was planned to be a review of my shifting to my own domain name from jammyspeak.blogspot.com to jammyspeaks.com. It was to be a post on all the problems faced by bloggers who don't have complete knowledge of these things. It was to be a post on things related to hosting, .htaccess, favicon etc. etc. 


But it resulted to be a post on my Life. A post on what my life says. It tells about what life means to me at this moment. It is something that may turn myself nostalgic years and years ahead..!!



Life is short, Live it..!!
Yes, that's what life is saying to me right now..!!
And, how it occurred to me..??
Here's the story..


Last Saturday, my exams concluded. How did they went..?? I could just say, they were not horrible..!!
So, during one exam, I got to know about some of my friends bunked the exam just for fun. They knew the paper very well, and could have easily scored above 80%. But they chose fun instead of giving the exams. I got to know about it later. Because if earlier, may be I could have been there out them with too..!! 


So, yesterday wondering about it, I though these are the times I should enjoy the most. These are the times when I can really let go off everything and enjoy. Though this is also the time that could make or break my career. But still, these times would never return.
So I should make most of this time and enjoy max...!!


And this thought resulted in quite a few changes in my lifestyle. and, believe it or not, I am already feeling more relaxed and happy about it.
So, what all changes am talking about..??
Quite a few...
Important one's being...


  1. I, Me And Myself... Think more about yourself. I have felt, I think too much about other people. This not only leaves less time for myself but also sometimes troubles the other person. So, now it's me and only me..!!
  2. Family And Friends... Thinking about myself does not mean, am forgetting my support system..!! They would remain most important to me. And, there would always be plenty of time for them. 
  3. No More Blogging for Money..!! The Big  one..!! It does not mean, am quitting blogging, but am not going to blog to earn money. Also, it don't say that I would be removing all Ads on my blog, or would no longer be doing sponsored posts, but it says that I am not going to blog just for the sake of blogging. I don't need to indulge in social marketing if I don't want to. So, I am just going to write what I want. I SAY WHAT I FEEL.
  4. The Blogging Help You Need... Guys, though I would no longer be blogging for money, but that does not stop me from helping you. I would be sharing what ever I know. I would still be solving your queries and helping you with maintaining or creating a blog with an income stream !! You are always welcome to fill my inbox with your problems. Or you can even leave a comment here.
There are some more changes, but they are more or less covered in these 4 points. You must be wondering why I am not going to blog for money. It's because, I have felt that right now I should focus more on learning new and new things and that would not leave me with time to blog professionally. And this is something my good friend, naman advised me with sometime back, but at that time, I can't understand what he wanna say. And this also means you could see more posts on new things. May be some tutorials even..!!


And also, I want to live my life a little bit more. I want to enjoy a little more. I want to party more. I want to be myself once again. Do what I want, say what I want.
Hopefully, I would succeed in this new quest of mine. That is to be happy..!!


So, that's it for the time being...
Next post would be soon, most probably on Domain registration and stuff.
Till then, I leave you with some of the best quotes about Life..!!


Life is simple, it's just not easy..
I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day..!!
My Life has a superb cast but I can't figure out the plot. ~ Ashleigh Brilliant.


Friday, September 4, 2009

About


Welcome to JammySpeaks - The Blogging help you need.

JammySpeaks.com is a blog helping you learn more about blogging and how to make a living online with everyday tips, resources, advices and techniques for blogging.
It guides you on how to turn your blog from just any other blog to a blog someone would like to visit. My goal is to construct a bridge for you so that you can avoid the pitfalls I fell into, avoid the problems I faced and achieve your goals and your dreams.
How It All Began..
A good friend of mine introduced me to blogging. And before he was over with his lecture on blogging, I had started my own blog. At that time, I knew nothing about SEO, niche, paid blogging etc. etc. So I just blogged about anything significant in my life. It was not soon after that I got bored of it and left it. Then I took to it again and again dumped my blog because of insignificant amount of visitors. And then on one fateful day, I again took to blogging and then there was no looking back.

After blogging about many a things, from books to films, from all things tech to poems and prose and many things more I started this blog of mine. And thus, JAMMYSPEAKS came into existence with a headline, I SAY WHAT I FEEL. It too saw many a ups and downs more about which can be learnt here.

JAMMYSPEAKS..??
This is a blog where you can find answer to all your queries related to blogging and make money online. This is the place where you find your answer to 'How to start blogging..??' or to a problem about 'Marketing a contest..'. It could be either as simple as 'From where to buy a domain name' to as complex as 'What to write about..??'!!!
And your queries would be answered personally by the team and not by some automated script. Feel free to search for topic you want to know about and if you don't find it here, just contact us.

Why I am talking about it..??

After blogging for more than three years, though stopped in between many a times..!!, I have seen blogging industry being evolved. I have seen how it became one of the biggest employing industry in the world. Also, I have gathered some knowledge and information over the years that I think can now use to help others. And all this while, I have committed many a mistakes, which I think I could have avoided if there had been a place which could have guided the bloggers, a place which have answered my queries, a place where each and every problem, no matter ho amateur it is was approached with utter professionalism and also helped on issues like designing, branding, marketing and yes, monetization. 
And here, at jammyspeaks.com, I try to such a resource for all those bloggers, who wants to make it big on the internet.


For any more queries, you can contact me at jammy [at] jammyspeaks [dot] com.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Privacy Policy


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