5/31/2005 09:46:00 PM|W|P|RAJESH SEGU|W|P|
Research has been the backbone of many innovating companies around in IT Industry. Yahoo's backbone Yahoo Research Labs with an opening note "Through innovation, invention, and scientific contribution, Yahoo! Research Labs' mission is to help Yahoo! pioneer the next online revolution. Our goal is to develop novel algorithms and technology that empower consumers, businesses, advertisers, and publishers worldwide to maximize the social and economic potential of the internet." is involved in creating out of the box software. The war between Yahoo vs Google are taking new twists with each competing on each others strengths. Before Google proved to the world that reasearch can do wonders to any IT concern Yahoo had research division but most of the spending was portioned towards marketing. But today with the advent of Google, Yahoo has strengthened its research base with the best minds in the world to take over the compition. Nobody dreamt of an aggerssive businees model with just a search engine which Google adopted early and proved the world that its different and successful. As the legend contiues, Yahoo Mindset! is the latest beta creation put out by Yahoo heavy weight scientists. Its more than a simple search engine which gives standard results and does not change according to the users wishes. As an anwear to Google search, Yahoo has added to its search a new dimension called Mindse and Yahoo Mindset! comes with a caption "intent-driven search". Now the users are equipped to see what they like with a simple usability. This new beta must really have hurt the legend Google but this is all what compitation can do to you. Many search engine critics pointing to the otherside of this new find. Statistics prove that more than 90% of the Google users has never bothered about the 'Advanced Search' where each user can streamline and filter their results accordingly. They say its the other 10% of the users who are really bothered about such an innovation. Critics has always their high end views gartified in their articles but a normal internet user like me would love such tiny feature would would make my job of search each extreme very simple. Main features of this Mindset are, 1. Usability is cool [But I dont know why the blue button when viewed in Firefox is dislocated???] 2. The two extreme's availble are shopping and research. 3. I tried searching AdventNet my observations were a. In the normal mode the first listing is the company website which is good. b. When I selected the right extreme i.e., the 'researching' end, the results seem to be somewhat relavent. c. When I selected the left extreme ie., the 'shopping' end, the results are apt. 4. I am a satisfied user now using this wonderful utility. IMHU great utility by a great unit. With some more great indexing and speed lots more to come along......
|W|P|111756038011564022|W|P|Yahoo Mindset -Next Gen. Search Engine.|W|P|rajesh.segu@gmail.com5/27/2005 09:31:00 PM|W|P|RAJESH SEGU|W|P|
"Sales of mobile phones dwarf the sales of televisions, stereos, personal computers. There are 1.5 billion cell phones in the world today, more than three times the number of PCs. Mobile phones are so integral to our lives that it's difficult to remember how the heck we ever got on without them. As our phones get smarter, smaller and faster and enable users to connect at high speeds to the Internet, an obvious question arises: is the mobile handset turning into the next computer?" With the increasing data rates and shrinking of physical devices, there is every possiblity that the mobile devices are going to replace the Computer. Tokyoites for example use their phones to watch TV, read books and magazines and play games. The game has started with Tokya and is soon going to swallow to produce a whole new world of digital experience. Now the question that arises "How much is a mobile device going to replace a computer?" This argument would surely make this discussion more meaningful. In every walk of life today we can see mobile becoming a major entertainment equipment to the masses. Today I can use my mobile to communicat, hear music, surf, get updates, reminders, store video/audio and many more. There is a contant increase in the number of mobile devices owned and the statistics prove that the number of mobile devices already crossed the 3times the figure of PC's around the world. The time take by the mobile to get adopted is nearly 10times smaller than it took for a PC. The trend proves that people are loving all the new innovation for their entertainment. When coming to the natural IT Development it is proved that Computer is more appropriate to the mobile device. It gives a person space to look at many and more options to browse. I would not see many people browsing net for more time on their mobile device. This again is proving that there would a soon rise in usage of 'Laptops' which is wi-fi enabled. The world has even started adopting this by creating Hot Spots. I feel with the introduction of WiMax chip by Intel which can be used to communicate along 3km approx. would bring a war between the laptops and the mobile phones. Inevitable fact is that mobile phones are small and getting smaller. Humans are not.
|W|P|111721080090180078|W|P|Mobile Phone our next Computer !!|W|P|rajesh.segu@gmail.com5/29/2005 02:37:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Brandon Teoh|W|P|Broadband connections are becoming mobile with extensive WiFi coverage, wireless LAN services. The new network infrastructure is expected to provide the base for future communications and information services, such as Internet protocol version 6 (IPv6), next-generation mobile telephony, sensor-based network computing and radio-frequency identification technology. An integrated network that is accessible anywhere without any connectivity problems while offering top-class security for quality streaming of broadband multimedia services in an info-communications that embodies the convergence of fixed-line and wireless networks. It is expected that the broadband convergence network will provide internet access with nationwide coverage at speeds of 50Mbps to 100Mbps, about 50 times faster than current conventional services.

http://www.marcusevans.com/events/CFEventinfo.asp?EventID=9701

Check out wimax development in Malaysia
http://brandonteohno1-it.blogspot.com/2005/05/wimax-is-coming-as-well.html5/27/2005 08:00:00 PM|W|P|RAJESH SEGU|W|P|
Hai Friends! In recent time I have used 'Rounders' Template for my blog but from today I have carved a new look to my blog. I would like to name this new template 'Decent'. I would like to share with everyone my experience bringing in a 'Decent' look to my beloved blog on Blogger.
I read many articles on the net which said 'Carving a new look to your Blogger is very easy'. Everytime I see such articles I tend to waste time studying the templace CSS. Seeing some unknown words/sytax/commands I hope eachone, newbie to CSS, like me would get frighteneded. I was in the same mood untill I tried to play with the code changing the values and types randomly to see how the style of my blog would change. First I made a mess out of it, but thanks for Blogspot which provided the option of using anykind of template any number of times. I went on changing many things and finally I could understand many things. I would rather say if anyone knew HTML editing CSS would not be a difficult task. For the terms I didnt understand just did some Google to equip myself. If I would run some service like this I would have charged each one for editing their CSS, but now I understand the power of Google hidden beneath it. Editing the CSS of any Blogger Template is as easy it can be now becoz I have experienced the easiness. Let me give an overview of the changes I made to 'Rounders' to reframe into 'Decent' 1. Under Content width:100% 2. Under main width: 75% 3. Under Blog Header and Blog Footer make url("xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.gif") to url("") 4. Under Post Title set
border:6px solid #999999;
border-width:2px 2px 2px 2px;
5. Post Body
border:6px solid #999999;
border-width:1px 1px 1px;
Hope this would be help eachone who is trying to make his blog what he feels like. |W|P|111720581954106884|W|P|New Look!|W|P|rajesh.segu@gmail.com5/28/2005 01:32:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Vignesh|W|P|looks so cool mannnnn....Congrats & goahead...

BTB who is that Curious young gentleman....5/27/2005 11:37:00 AM|W|P|RAJESH SEGU|W|P|

image001, originally uploaded by segu.

A picture can represent hunders sentences and its right again with this very intutive image explaining the working of a computer.

Hats off to the ananymous artist who created this simple and wonderful masterpiece of a computer. The most amazing part of this diagram is the simple explanation of how the computer peripherals work.

Its all selfexplanatory, I need not stree more explaining that. But the fact is that I have fallen in love this amazing piece.......

|W|P|111717402543462413|W|P|Layman's view of Computer. |W|P|rajesh.segu@gmail.com5/25/2005 06:19:00 PM|W|P|RAJESH SEGU|W|P|
The most amazing innovation I have recently loved is 'GMail Hard Drive'[GMHD]. Hard Drive once was meant the Hard Disk which is connected to the PC. The data is always pertaining to a single system and the users working on that perticular system. The disadvantage of this is availability and transfer. To make data more available and easy to transfer anywhere anytime the best place to safe ur data would be the WWW. I read in an article which said Google is comming up with an innovative idea where it provides Virtual Hard Disk where people can dump data and access data anytime anywhere[24x7]. I thought there is a long way to go such an existance and I doubted it possibility but today hearing to GMHD I am spellbound. GMail Hard Drive: http://www.gmailharddrive.com/beta/
Let me give a briefing about my experience with GMHD, It uses the same email id and password of GMail. I logged in with a second thought as I just thought it would land it in the hand of e-marketers who collects mail ids and send lots of junk mails. But for god sake beta didnt that in this case. The UI was great and simply Google Standards except the ungly juggling of colors for each letter of every word. The first screen after I logged in had 4 sections which made enough sense.
  • The first section showed me the mount of memory I used in GMail represented both numerically and graphically using a status bar.
  • The second section was an upload utitility which would browse ur physical harddisk to upload files into the GMHD.
  • The third section showed me what all files we stored on GMHD. Initially it showed 'No files found' but later I uploaded a zip file which appread with a zip icon.
  • The fourth section just had some selection for icons,thumnils, full text, etc which was more of usable point of view.
I have almost fallen in love with this awasome product but I dont know why its in Beta Version. I hope beta version is a new trend in the market to show that its innovating something important to the internet society. GMHD, as far as I have browsed did not tell anything about its real relation or connection with google and I fear whether its legally approved. Anyway google would really get hold of the guy who developed this to present him a good fortune in their organization. GMHD if it continues with its updates added with good marketing campaign has the power of guiding the world in a new direction. My gut feeling about GMHD would redifine the meaning of hard drive to an extent where computers that are directly connected to the net need not bother about how much data they use and store. I think this is the first step of their ambitious innovative journey....... ALL THE BEST GUYS.
|W|P|111702788511176606|W|P|GMail Hard Drive!|W|P|rajesh.segu@gmail.com5/21/2005 05:24:00 PM|W|P|RAJESH SEGU|W|P|
Cookie need no introduction to this internet world. Cookie is a small piece of information which the HTTP Server can store on the client side. Cookie is more secured that only the domain which has set can only access that information. Browsers take care of the security of cookies. Cookies generally are used to store session , settings, preferences information of the user. Last night there was scheduled internal milestone release of a product which uses my framework to contact with the browser, set cookies and server side manipulation. Everything was working fine on their system but when they did a setup on the test machine there was a major problem that some conent based on the cookie was not getting fetched. It was around 10pm by then, nearly the time when I usually sleep, I needed to stay back to fix that issue. The issue sounded silly but I thought this would be something serious with the code. I checked the code again and again to confirm whether everything was alright. We wrote sample programs to test cookies, it was working when server was on the user machine but did not work when the webserver was hosted on the test machine. I worked untill late around 2am, got fedup, and postponed the release. We checked every piece of code[white box testing] and did a lot of unit testing. Next day morning I appeared late in office, then fiddling with the issue then we thought it must be a IE browser issue. We went through all the settings of the browser on the test machine and did a lot of IE browser research. We went on to install Mozilla, Firefox browser and to our surprise it worked in both the newly instally Mozilla and Firefox browsers. We even tried applying the Service Pack's of IE but nothing worked. Thats it we gave up with the browser view of the problem. Then we were thinking a lot and got into a conclusion to check if the cookie set was getting expired instantly. Then we thought if the cookie was set to negative expiray time it would kill itself but we proved to be wrong becoz everything was coded to set 20min expirary time. We were really in the heat of pressure from the product team which were scheduled to release last night. We thought of thinking a lot more deeper to see if the HTTP response sent by the system must have got corrupted. Then we were trying to analyse the packets using some freeware packet capturing software. Still we were worried about the unknown bug, after watching the in/out packets for a long time, I found that there was a problem with the HTTP Response header sent to the IE Browser. Usually the cookie expiry time would be sent over to the client side in seconds but surprisingly IE http response considers the 'dd:mon:yy hh:mm:ss' format. Analying all this stuff I jumped from chair declaring "The System time of the test machine must be wrong." Seeing the test machine time set wrong I informed the team cooly that this was very blunt mistake. The Product team really did not understand whats the exact connection/relation between client cookie and server time. They were tending to argue with me but I took the honor of educating them the interdependencies of server time and client cookie. In one sentence ' Server time is elapsed to set the expiry time for the cookie in IE.' Now I understand what expirence can do a software engineer. A experienced software engineer in software industry has high priority since he would be the person who would have faced the highest number of problems. Anyway I am not trying to compare but I am trying to conclude the relation between experience and number of problems.
|W|P|111667648152834651|W|P|Cookie and System Time!!!|W|P|rajesh.segu@gmail.com5/21/2005 03:03:00 PM|W|P|RAJESH SEGU|W|P|
One fine weekend I was offered a ticket to super star's movie Chandramukhi at Satyam. It was for 11.30am show and I always feel watching movie at a good theater would always make it more interesting and enjoyable. I had to start from my aunts home in Kodambakkam that day on a Indian light weight motercycle 'TVS Champ'. I started from my aunts home and then remembered the pertrol was already in reserve, so had to fill in some petrol. So filling in some pertrol in a crowded pertrol bunk took me around 15min, which left me only another 20min to reach the theater. Looking at my watch, I made up my mind to be 'Narayain Karthikeyan' with a different vehicle, and drove at 60kmph the max. speed my lightweight motercycle could take me. To my badluck everytime I ride I get stuck in the redlights of the signals, repeating the ticking seconds or just side seeing if could find someone interesting. This time I found an auto before me, which was stopped because signals take around 90sec to change colors. I didnt find it interesting when I saw it stand still but it became more interesting as time went on. As the colors changed from red to yellow, the auto driver started his vehicle, after failing atleast 3times. After it changed to green, all the vehicles were 'flying on the road.' Everytime I ride the route is not the same, as every nuke and corner is one-way or has a diversion due to maintainace. From this moment my struggle driving behind an auto started. Auto generally moves like a creeper over a road, it takes any route they want. The autodriver does not know what he does untill he do something. Auto and its driver are really rash ones on road, its hard to see someother vehicle competing with it. To reach MountRoad I was travelling through a tiny, single lane and jam packed road. I was behind an auto in such a true chennai road. At first when the road started, everything was fine becoz I was just behind the auto. As time went I started overtaking the auto but failed everytime. I thought there was a genuine race going between us. I that traffic noone knows when the auto to apply his brakes, I just missed colliding with the auto twice. My whole journey behind an auto just reminded me of hero chasing a villan in old films, but there both were racing but here I am trying to race but auto is never letting me passby. Then I really thought 'Riding behind an Auto' is real hell.
|W|P|111667631439519353|W|P|Driving Behind an Auto.|W|P|rajesh.segu@gmail.com5/21/2005 06:15:00 PM|W|P|Blogger chaudes|W|P|mmm...well
I have posted some of
my photos here5/16/2005 02:40:00 PM|W|P|RAJESH SEGU|W|P|

The Indian mobile user has mastered the art of 'missed calls' - communicating without answering the calls and causing a revenue loss to the service provider. Consumers/Customers today has turned very intelligent that if something can be done without cost, they really love them. With the call charges soaring new hights, Indian customers has no option but adopt their efficient means of communicating through 'missed calls.'

I personally communicate with my friend through the art of missedcalls and its really an interesting way to convey messages.

1 missed call: If Morning: Good Morning Afternoon: Good Afternoon [people rarely follow this] Night: Good Night and Sweet Dreams.

We generally dont follow the afternoon section, anytime in the day if I get a missed call, it means 'I am missing u badly'

2 missed calls: Call me when u are free.

3 missed calls: Call Immediately

>3 missed calls: Stupid attend the call.

This is how we frame the raport with our friend. I personally have different raport's with different friends i.e., we try to explore every combination to turn out to be young innovators.

This art of missed calls has become a major threat to the service providers. Every Indian youngster with a cell would comminicate atleast 25% with missed calls.

With SMS there is a new language evolving but through Missed calls a new way of expression is evolving.

|W|P|111623563145098376|W|P|'Art of Missed Calls'|W|P|rajesh.segu@gmail.com5/16/2005 11:11:00 AM|W|P|RAJESH SEGU|W|P|
The world in this century is faster than ever. Networks is constantly growing in speed and scientists and innovators are puting their minds togather to achieve the immpossible. Now the time has come to know what HAN means. HAN is an abbrivation for 'HUMAN AREA NETWORK', which is not another social networking concept we come across everyday on the net, its a technology which includes tranfering data at a huge rate with human surface as the medium. This is mind boggling. RedTacton is a new innovation in the Human Area Networking segment,
  • RedTacton is a new Human Area Networking technology that uses the surface of the human body as a safe, high speed network transmission path.
  • RedTacton uses the minute electric fieldemitted on the surface of the human body. Technically, it is completely distinct from wireless and infrared.
  • A transmission path is formed at the moment a part of the human body comes in contact with a RedTacton transceiver. Physically separating ends the contact and thus ends communication.
  • Using RedTacton, communication starts when terminals carried by the user or embedded in devices are linked in various combinations according to the user's natural, physical movements.
  • Communication is possible using any body surfaces, such as the hands, fingers, arms, feet, face, legs or torso.
  • RedTacton works through shoes and clothing as well.
courtesy: RedTacton The applications Redtacton contex are,
  • RedTacton devices embedded medicine bottles transmit information on the medicines' attributes. If the user touches the wrong medicine, an alarm will trigger on the terminal he is carrying.
  • When a consumer stands in front of an advertising panel, advertising and information matching his or her attributes is automatically displayed. By touching or standing in front of items they are interested in, consumers can get more in-depth information.
  • Brochures only of products of interest to the visitor can be downloaded automatically at trade shows.
  • By shaking hands, personal profile data can be exchanged between mobile terminals on the users. (Electronic exchange of business cards)
  • Print out where you want just by touching the desired printer with one hand and a PC or digital camera with the other hand to make the link.
  • The stereo plays the driver's favorite song.
  • Carrying a mobile RedTacton-capable device in one's pocket, ID is verified and the door unlocked when the user holds the doorknob normally.
  • A RedTacton receiver in a cabinet where important documents are stored enables lock administration and keeps a record of who accessed documents at what time.
The next generation equipments are getting ready to face the IT war field. I was dreaming that oneday the I would the real Hollywood style of World, but now I am dreaming beyond hollywood with RedTacton.
|W|P|111623456540800098|W|P|RedTacton - Human Area Network.|W|P|rajesh.segu@gmail.com5/12/2005 06:05:00 PM|W|P|RAJESH SEGU|W|P|
Software has now become more a commodity today to the illusion it had in recent past. Softwares today support a great deal of localization like local language/currency/signs/...................e.t.c., support. Now software customers buying these commodities are asking for more and more localization. I just visited a forum post in which a customer has asked to support "Daylight Saving Time." Now the customers who buy the software are editing rules for it through feedback, forums and blogs. Hope now the time has come where the software companies has to meet every requirement of the customer with respect to his geographical location. I can sense software soon transforming itself according to the climate,geographical location, time and diversity. When every I see Google Local, I always dream of an software which could transform itself. Google Local, Yahoo Climate, Muntilingual Language API's blended with an Innovative Idea of how to use it would make that a real great pioneer. Hope the day is not very far..................................!!!! Let me introduce Daylight Saving Time,
"Daylight Saving Time begins for most of the United States at 2 a.m. on the first Sunday of April. Time reverts to standard time at 2 a.m. on the last Sunday of October. In the U.S., each time zone switches at a different time. The main purpose of Daylight Saving Time (called "Summer Time" many places in the world) is to make better use of daylight. We change our clocks during the summer months to move an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening. If you live near the equator, day and night are nearly the same length (12 hours). But elsewhere on Earth, there is much more daylight in the Summer than in the Winter. The closer you live to the North or South pole, the longer the period of daylight in the summers. A poll done by the U.S. Department of Transportation indicated that Americans liked Daylight Saving Time because "there is more light in the evenings / can do more in the evenings." A 1976 survey of 2.7 million citizens in New South Wales found 68% liked daylight saving. Daylight Saving Time also saves energy."
Coutesy: Daylight Saving Time Countries have different change dates with different time. |W|P|111590298688209608|W|P|Software and Localization!!!!|W|P|rajesh.segu@gmail.com5/12/2005 12:07:00 PM|W|P|RAJESH SEGU|W|P|

SMS is an accidental service thats ruling the Telcom Industry as a whole. SMS initially had no promotion or attractive services at the initial stages of Mobile Industry, but as mobiles were wide spread and awareness of the features grew, SMS usage kick started and led by the youth of the nation.

SMS today has become the major component of marketing in this mobile world.SMS is one of the few services in consumer history that has grown very fast without corresponding decreases in pricing. Days have changed, service providers observing the trend has increased their call charges and kept the local sms free, a boon to college students/young people. Studying students especially with lot of friends almost cannot live without a cell and a free sms service.

A whole new alphabet emerged because SMS messages took a long time to enter and were quite abrupt as people attempted to say as much as possible with as few keystrokes. The new phase of SMS is changing every second as young brains trying to experiment their innovations. There is a different SMS language which is almost universally adopted[just by understanding].

Reading a lot of SMS and getting used to that getty and catchy stuff of writing ur own new language which everyone can understand with their senses has always reminded me that the future of reading and writing is taking a new course informally. Hope in future I dont see my children books full of symbols instead of english alphbets.

SMS today has transformed itself into "Shortest Messaging Service", where eachone can define their own language and make their own innovations with symbols. Today I received a beautiful forward which consisted of a SMS Text and Symbol Dictionary........

SMS Text and Symbol Dictionary

SMS Text Dictionary

Numeric :-0 hbtu 0-:happy birthday to you @WRK At work 2bctnd to be continued. 2d4to die for 2g4uto good for you 2Ht2HndlToo hot to handle 2l8too late 2WIMCTo whom it may concern 4eforever 4yeo for your eyes only

A AAM As a matter of fact AB Ah Bless ADctd2uv Addicted to Love AFAIK As far as I know AKA Also known as ALlWanIsU All I want is You AML All my love ASAP As soon as possible ATB All the best ATW At the weeken AWHFY Are we havin fun yet

B B4 Befor BBFN Bye Bye for now BBS Be back soon BBSD Be back soon darling BCNU Be seein' yo BF Boy Frien BGWM Be gentle with me (please) BRB Be right bac BTW By the wa

C Cld9? Cloud 9 Cm Call m Cu See yo CUIMD See you in my dream Cul See you late CUL8R See you late

D Dk Don't kno Dur? Do you remembe

E E2eg Ear to ear grin EOD End of discussio EOL End of lecture

F F? Friend F2F face to fac F2T Free to tal FITB Fill in the Blank FYEO For your eyes only FYA For your amusemen FYI For your information

G GF Girlfirend GG Good Gam GMeSumLuvin Give me some lovin! Gr8 Great GSOH Good Salary, Own Home GTSY Glad to see yo

H h2cus Hope to see you soo H8 Hat HAGN Have a good nigh HAND Have a nice da HldMeCls Hold me clos Ht4U Hot for Yo H&K Hugs and Kisse

I IDK I dont kno IGotUBabe Ive got you Bab IIRC If I recall correctl IMHO In my humble opinion IMI I mean i ILU I love Yo IMBLuv It must be Lov IOW In other words.. IOU I owe yo IUSS If you say s

J J4F just for fu JFK Just for kick JstCllMe Just call Me

K KC keep coo KHUF know how you fee KIT Keep in touc KOTC Kiss on the chee KOTL Kiss on the lips

L L8 Lat L8r Late Lol laughing out lou LTNC Long time no se LtsGt2gthr Lets get togethe

M M$ULkeCrZ Miss you like Crazy! M8 mat MC merry Christma MGB May God Bles MobMobil MYOB Mind your own Busines

N NA No acces NC No coment NE An NE1 Anyon No1 No-On NWO No way ou

O O4U only for yo OIC Oh, I see OTOH On the other han

P PCM Please call m PPL People

Q QT Cuti

R R Ar RMB Ring my Bell ROTFL Roll on the floor laughin RU? Are you RUOK? Areyou Ok?

S SC Stay coo SETE Smiling Ear to Ea SO Significant Othe SOL sooner or late SME1 Some On SRY Sorr SWALK Sent with a loving Kis SWG Scientific Wild Gues

T T+ Think positiv T2ul Talk to you late TDTU Totally devoted to yo Thx Thank T2Go Time to G TIC Tounge in Chee TMIY Take me Im your TTFN Ta ta for now

U U Yo UR Y ou ar URT1 Your are the on

V VRI Very

W W4u Waiting for you WAN2 Want t WLUMRyMe Will you marry Me? WRT With respect t WUWH Wish you were her

X X! Typical Woma X Kis XclusvlyUrs Exclusively Your

Y Y! Typical Ma YBS Youll be Sorr

Z


SMS Symbols Dictionary X! Typical Woman (-: Also smiling :) Smiling without a nose :' ) Happy and crying :-( ) Smiling with mouth open 8-) Smiling with glasses [:-) Smiling with walkman :-)8 Smiling with bow tie {:-) Smiling with hair d:-) Smiling with cap C|:-) Smiling with top hat (:-) Smiling with helmet :-)= Smiling with a beard &:-) Smiling with curls #:-) Smiling with a fur hat :-D Laugher ;-) Twinkle ;) Twinkle, without nose :-* Kiss @}--\-,--- A rose :-( Sad :( Sad, without nose :'-( Crying :-c Unhappy :-|| Angry :-(0) Shouting :-< Cheated >:-( Very angry :-O Wow :-| Determined :-* Bitter O :-) An angel :-9 Salivating :-|/:-I No face/poker face :-<> Surprised %-6 Not very clever :-( ) Shocked :-~) Having a cold :-o zz Bored :-\ Sceptical : @ Shouting :-o Appalled :-X Not saying a word |-I Sleeping |-O Snoring %-} Intoxicated :-v Talking :-w Talking with two tongues B-) Sunglasses B:-) Sunglasses on head 8:-) Glasses on head {:-) Toupee }:-( Toupee blowing in the wind =|:-)= Uncle Sam <:-| Monk / Nun :^) Broken nose -:-) Punk @:-) Using a turban :=) Two noses :-# Razes <|-) Chinese :-{) With a moustache :-{} Lip stick :-? Smoking a pipe

|W|P|111588158331969848|W|P|SMS!!!!!|W|P|rajesh.segu@gmail.com5/10/2005 02:41:00 PM|W|P|RAJESH SEGU|W|P|

---------------------- George Bernard Shaw wrote: “ The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. ”

Reasonable rational people don’t make breakthroughs; they do me-to products. Reasonable rational people don’t fund breakthroughs; they fund proven technologies and yesterday’s winners. I have nothing against reasonable rational people. They are absolutely needed to take over at the point where entrepreneurs lose interest and run past the limits of their competence. If the world were left just to entrepreneurs and intrepid early stage investors, all their breakthroughs would be wasted for want of competent management to bring their innovations to scale and commercial viability.

--------------------------------- This paragraph made me think more about me trying to be "Unreasonable Man" many a time.

Hope there is some unfelt still to be awaken.......................................!!!!!!!!!!!!!

|W|P|111571660133567431|W|P|Unreasonable Man!|W|P|rajesh.segu@gmail.com5/09/2005 04:24:00 PM|W|P|RAJESH SEGU|W|P|Jobs Mania! Jobs Mania is a group created by me to help freshers informed with the latest information about job openings in various companies in India. This group has been started becoz we could understand what was missing in freshers to attain good careers. Freshers today were missing timely information about walk-in's and openings. Freshers are constantly informed about the various opportunites in the IT world. Aim: Help every fresher get a decent career. Motto: 'Letz grow togather!!' Owner: Segu Rajesh Moderators: lots of active moderators. Members: 2500(approx.) I dont have a clear dream or plan about the future of Jobs Mania. But I am trying my best to revert this group to a simple and well designed jobs site targeting only freshers across India. I am planing this to be the next hope to the final year students after campus placements. Letz see how things get on.......................... For More Information visit Jobs Mania|W|P|111563840456308044|W|P|Jobs Mania! -Its future.|W|P|rajesh.segu@gmail.com5/06/2005 04:14:00 PM|W|P|RAJESH SEGU|W|P|
About 'PAC' What We Do In partnership with our corporate members - the best technology companies in the world, our academic partners and our Global Testing Advisory Group, PAC is developing an industry-standard suite of technology pre-employment aptitude examinations. Our Passion At PAC, our primary passion is simple - to help great people around the world to find great jobs by developing a standardized and fair way for them to prove their professional and technical aptitude. Our goal is to create a standardized and fair means of measuring IT knowledge and aptitude across the globe. We help great companies find great people: "The Professional Aptitude Council works with its corporate members around the world to design standardized tests to measure the technical aptitude and skills of job applicants to streamline the employee recruitment process. Corporate members improve the efficiency and quality of hiring, positively impact company revenue and profitability and suffer fewer mis-hires." We help great people find jobs within great companies: The Professional Aptitude Council helps great people find jobs with great businesses in the United States and abroad. The council works with leading corporations to determine knowledge standards needed for success in today's workplaces and, using standardized testing, evaluates people's knowledge to help them find the best job possible. Nine out of ten technology jobs are not within IT companies. We will help you find those jobs and help those non-IT companies find you. This information is what I found on their well aligned very primitive website. India , especially in southern part, there are lots of Engineering College's geographically located in both urban as well as rural areas. Most of the students who are persuing their technical education from the rural college's has no exposure to companies and companies has no exposure to them. Companies today go on-campus for those colleges which are located in cities and large towns neglecting the talent pool from the rural colleges. These students has to search for their placements off-campus and climb almost every step of every company to start their journey with a bright career. A major portion of companies were missing a large talent pool, but reliazing this they have comeup with Off-camput recruitments. Whatever they did, campus recruitment as per the college status, acadamic's, off campus, there is still no standard way to measure the intellectual/aptitude of an individual at their Engineering level. PAC has taken the wonderful initiative to standardize the measure of knowledge across students. This would surely help each one to compete, work hard and commited to prove their stanz among all others around the country. I am very happy that every individual from the rural society/college would have an opportunity to prove to the organizations that they are better. I wrote this becoz I was one among those people who pass out from the rural college's/universitie's. I can understand why PAC charges 1800/- processing charges, but I dont expect PAC to be just another recruiting agency.
|W|P|111538466904168370|W|P|PAC[Professional Aptitude Council]|W|P|rajesh.segu@gmail.com5/05/2005 12:20:00 PM|W|P|RAJESH SEGU|W|P|
Oracle is now trying to be a monopoly at the Enterprise segment. Oracle would become the leader in Enterprise Software as Microsoft is in Desktop Segment. I would not wonder if Oracle tries to swallow some more companies to quench the hunger of Larry Elison. I feel I am too young to comment on the staratagy followed by Oracle, but I feel a limited aquisition and more innovation could more and more results. Oracles way of acquiring "RETEK" over SAP shows how aggressive the segment looks. Oracle next eying SIEBEL, leader in CRM market shows clear indication of monopoly. Latest news is, Oracle to take over Hexaware and Covansys PoepleSoft Divisions. "Oracle on Tuesday announced that it has exercised purchase options to acquire PeopleSoft development centres based in Bangalore, India,operated by Hexaware Technologies Ltd. and Covansys Corporation. The purchase options, originally granted under agreements entered into by PeopleSoft in 2003, were acquired by Oracle in connection with the acquisition of PeopleSoft, Inc., in January 2005.The transfer of the two centres is scheduled to be completed in late October 2005; employees of these two centres are expected to become employees of Oracle. Hexaware Technologies, a SEI CMMI Level 5 global IT services provider specialises in enterprise solutions, application management, EAI, e-commerce, and embedded system. Hexaware provides software services to the airlines, banking and financial services, insurance and healthcare industries.
Hexaware's global offices are located in New Jersey, Boston, Chicago, and San Jose in the United States; Toronto and Montreal in Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands and Belgium in Europe and Singapore in Asia-Pacific; and Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai in India. Headquartered in Michigan, Covansys Corporation is a global consulting and technology services company specializing in industry-specific solutions, strategic outsourcing and integration services. Clients gain competitive advantage by leveraging our unique on-site, offsite, offshore delivery capability to achieve rapid deployment, world-class quality and reduced costs. A leader in the public sector market, Covansys is also known for application maintenance and development outsourcing in the healthcare, financial services, retail and distribution, manufacturing, telecommunications and high-tech industries. Two of the company's three wholly owned development centres in India are assessed at Level 5 in SEI CMM(r). All three are ISO 9001:2000 certified and assessed at Level 5 in PCMM." My Take: As Oracle is laying off its US employees this seems to be a bit curious move. Hope after the Oracle develops its software over People-Soft, nothing happens to these employees. Wish I dont see more acquisitions implying more lay-off.
|W|P|111527734848811588|W|P|Oracle to takeover Hexaware/Covansys PeopleSoft Divisions!|W|P|rajesh.segu@gmail.com