Increase Productivity with Power Nap

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It is generally said that every adult should get an average of eight hours of sleep. This is the agreed scientific fact so far. See this harvard article for more details.I am not ready to go by this. ReasonsContradicts the religious beliefs - Allah says pious spend most of the night standing (in prayers)Adjusting to this schedule is really hard ...

Unix Phiolosophy: "do one thing, and do it well" Comes to GUI World Now

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Unix command line is still widely used. Everyday, it sees new users who appreciate it. You don't see a lot of duplicated effort in command line tools.There's only one 'cd', 'cp', 'chmod' etc..Then these commands are designed to work together by using standard input/output, redirections, piping, scripting etc. They all work like one family. The output of one is taken ...

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Just read http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130325152022-1791094-my-mother-s-daughter?ref=emailThought of those days in which I came to know that my was having cancer. I resigned my Job from Virtusa those days, although I was a happy and appreciated employee, and joined OrangeHRM just to have a better work-life balance.Same feelings.

Use cases or User stories: What is it that we do in OrangeHRM

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A user story is very simple and is written by the customer. It's incomplete, possibly inaccurate, and doesn't handle exceptional cases because not a lot of effort is expended making sure it's correct. During development, it serves as a reminder and a starting point for additional discussions with the customer about the full extent of his needs.No we don't do ...

Is My Child's Montessori a Real Montessori?

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My son starts preschooling next week. I am not much worried about his education as he already1. Recognizes vowels in Tamil2. Can count up to ten3. Can add up numbers using his fingers for counting4. Knows colours5. Draws basic shapes6. Colours inside shapes7. Knows some rhymes8. Can tell meaningful stories (can even make up one for you)9. Asks a lot ...

Anti-Islam Movie Contradicts Youtube's Community Guidelines

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Google, if wishes, has all the reasons to remove the anti-Islam movie which creates a big fuzz these days. Such removal will not be the first time, as Google has already removed such offending clips when it came to holocaust denial. It had also removed numerous videos posted during Gaza Invasion, as the videos contained dead bodies claimed to be ...

Sri Lanka's Rating Based on Media Freedom For the Past Ten Years

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I was just going through the rating of countries according to media freedom from Reporters Without Borders'.What caught my eyes is that we (Sri Lankans) are just one step better than Somalia, and rated 163rd of 179 countries.I then started comparing the ratings given to us during the past ten years. The results below.2002 - 512003 - 892004 - 1102005 ...

Controversial Anti-Islam Movie and Controversial Reaction

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I was just going through the news on the new controversial movie (Innocence of Muslims). Given that it is a low budget film, directed by a pornographic film director, and the producer/financier is a fraudster, I would say anyone can clearly see the purpose of the film.It has more to do with making huge profit with small investment, more than ...

Nokia, Qt and future of KDE

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I had blogged about what would happen to Nokia, Qt and KDE almost an year back when they started signalling to go behind Windows mobile.I think many of my predictions are coming true, or have a chance of becoming true as there is a fuzz on forking Qt and Nokia loosing interest in Qt.I just read an article on dot.kde ...

Syria - Starting to Explode

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As Kofi Annan put it, “'Syria is not Libya, it will not implode, it will explode beyond its borders."Syria's current crisis is not just about repressive ruling elite and revolutionaries. Although the conflicts have multiple dimensions, it verily has religious and sectarian elements which send strong messages to its neighbouring countries. From its independence Syria was desperately in need of ...

Migrating From Selenium 1.0 to 2 - an Alternative to waitForPageToLoad()

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We have been developing a selenium 1.0 based automation suite and an important decision we had to take recently was to support modern browsers. Modern in the sense, Firefox 3.6 is not any more modern, and so is Firefox 10.0.This forced us to upgrade our suite to Selenium 2.0. Because of the way the suite is designed, upgrading the entire ...

KDE 4.7.2 is Now Available for Debian

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KDE 4.7.2 has been uploaded to both experimental and the semi official http://qt-kde.debian.net/ repository.The release has been a long awaited one, delayed due to various reasons, and I hope this is a great news for many of us.At the meantime, KDE 4.8 beta2 is available now from the upstream.

Composite Key Problem in Doctrine and How to Work Around

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I tried to create an invoicing system with symfony 1.4. It did not work out well as the database design contained some complex composite keys which were not possible to be mapped properly in doctrine that is bundled with symfony 1.4.I tried to work around by creating the database first, and then generating the schema. But, if I use the ...

Nokia - Maemo, Meego, Meltemi, and What ....?

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History has proven that division of labour is the path of the future and present. Nokia should have concentrated on Phone Hardware rather than trying to come up with a phone OS. Their efforts to come up with Maemo and Meego were proven failures. They shared the same fate as HP's WebOS. (Now that google has bought Motorolla, will the ...

80% of the Words Used In the Quran Can Be Learnt in Two Months

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If you are looking for an easy way to learn Quran the following site would be very helpful.Start with the video embedded in this site. That gives a lot of useful information on how to use the material.The brother who made the video, points to an external site and explains how to use it. I tried the links and found ...

KDE 4.7 is Delayed in Debian

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I think I owe a blog post here because I see a lot of users visit my KDE 4.6 being delayed post. Whenever I login to debian-kde IRC channel, the topic says "No ETA for 4.7." I don't have any other information on the topic. I did look at regular places where I check for info, but could not find ...

Defining QA Process for Teams Which Don't Write Test Cases

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As I am leading a small QA team on an Open Source company, I have the task of defining the QA Process. The formal QA cycles, and process won't work here.We have two major teams, one is working on the open source product, and the other one working on customizations of the open source product. The Open Source team is ...

Automating Web Applications - How I Got Started - 3

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I am going to explain a tool that I created which stands in between Record and Play Selenese and robust automation code.You better read my previous post to see why I came up with such a solution.The purpose of the solution isthe tool should be usable by non-technical people as well a single modification of the web application should break only ...

Automating Web Applications - How I Got Started - 2

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If you have'nt read part-1 of the story, please read it so that you will get the full picture.I appreciate the good design in IBM three tiered architecture, but I believed there could be better object oriented ways. The three tiered architecture gave me some good insights on how to maintain reusability, maintainability and the importance of a good design. ...

Automating Web Applications - How I Got Started

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I am in software QA stream. And an Open Source company whose main product was a web application. I was asked to write functional test automation for the web application as the company wants to push in that direction. At the time of the request, i.e. early in 2010, functional test automation was not a high priority, but completing manual ...