Friday, December 31, 2010

selling tooth brushes

The kids filed back into class Monday morning. They were very excited.
Their weekend assignment was to sell something, then give a talk on productive salesmanship.
Little Sally led off: "I sold girl scout cookies and I made $30," she said proudly,

"My sales approach was to appeal to the customer's civic spirit and I credit that approach for my obvious success."
"Very good," said the teacher.

Little Jenny was next:
"I sold magazines," she said, "I made $45 and I explained to everyone that magazines would keep them up on current events."
"Very good, Jenny," said the teacher..

Eventually, it was Little Johnny's turn.
The teacher held her breath ...
Little Johnny walked to the front of the classroom and dumped a box full of cash on the teacher's desk. "$2,467," he said.
"$2,467!" cried the teacher, "What in the world were you selling"
"Toothbrushes," said Little Johnny.
"Toothbrushes," echoed the teacher,
"How could you possibly sell enough toothbrushes to make that much money?"
"I found the busiest corner in town," said Little Johnny,
"I set up a Dip & Chip stand, I gave everybody who walked by a free sample."
They all said the same thing, "Hey, this tastes like dog shit!"
Then I would say, "It is dog shit. Wanna buy a toothbrush?"

"I used the governmental approach of giving you something shitty that they say is good, And then making you pay to get the shitty taste out of your mouth."
The teacher was speechless. . . . . . . . ;-)

ChandrababuNaidu and politics

Chandrababu naidu was my favorite leader. Esp; when it comes to the development of Andhrapradesh i used to respect him the most. The IT sector his visions etc. Previous elections when he lost the seat, i pitied him. In my view he was most eligible than any body else. I felt so sorry.

His recent agitation about babli project; I felt he did his best in fighting the issue. I was very angry at the AP government for forcibly pulling him back/ not backing him in any aspect. But now he seem to be fighting a loosing battle. His agitation for farmers. Either right or wrong when he started it he shouldnt have left it in between. I felt like he is giving up... doing things more for showing off that he still exists out here.

Seeing my fav leader turning out this way.. is very indigestible for me.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

India

We are a nation where piza reaches home fastr than ambulance and police..where one can get a car loan @7% but education loan@12%.Where rice is Rs40/Kg but Sim card is free...where people worship goddess Durga but want to kill the girl child... where Olympic shooter wins gold govt.. gives him3crore another shooter dies fighting with terrorist govt pays him 1 lakh sad to see how we ourself destroying our great country!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

dreaming...

Dreams are a big part of our Lives
And You must do whatever it takes
To make them a Reality;
By the plans you make,
The course you take,
And the things you do.
Don't dwell on past mistakes.
Leave yesterday behind,
Along with all it's problems,
Worries and doubts.
Realize you can't change the past,
But you can start a new tomorrow.
Don't try to do everything at once;
Take one step at a time,
Don't ever be afraid to try the Impossible
No matter what others may think.
Remember you are Unique
In your own special way.
Don't ever stop Dreaming!
Don't ever stop wanting what's right for you!

pictures u dont see everyday




























Q

I may not solve ur problem,
but i wont let u face it alone...

Thursday, December 23, 2010

ChandrababuNaidu fasting...

Farmers are super sufferrers in India at-least in Andhrapradesh. 6-10 suicides a day is very, very very common.. so much that news papers publish it in 4th or 5th page at some corner, some don't even do it. Farmers life is more like a gamble. They work very very hard all the year investing their life in the crop. They dont get a proper seed/ fertilizer or the government doesn't give a proper price to the crop or a cyclone sweeps away the harvest or the middle men exploit them... what ever be the case they are the super sufferers. I havent heard of atleast one case where a farmer really profited. Andhra pradesh is rice bowl of india and such a situation here is just un-digestable.

Not able to toil the situation recently the opposition leader Chandrababu naidu had sat down to fasting. At first i welcomed it as his demands can help the farmers in coping up. He is on fast since 4 days and the state and the center is deeply worried about it. With so much of effort and time going in are we getting to a permanent fix to the problem? I fear history may repeat again and what would he do then? again sit to fast? In my view fasting only compels the opposite person to listen to you and act in your favor and nothing more.

Isnt there a nicer solution?
  • In my view farmers shouldnt be totally dependent on cultivation alone. They should be into multiple small scale business like Silk, paper, poultry, making of daily tiffins and exporting them to cities (more similar to the milk packets we get every day; and infact i had see it happening at station few years back) substitutes for polythene bags, tomato sauce, jam, etc. His investment on each of his work should be in such a way that loss/ bankrupsy in one business shouldnt end him up in suicides. This not only helps him but also avoids localization of employment to cities and the Side affect: lesser migrations of people form villages to cities.
  • One more point. I dont like doing things for free. The best example is ration shop where the poor gets food grains for a huge subsidy and in return what does govt get? debts? Instead lets make it like this: I will give food grains for huge subsidy, but this year i see accumulation of tomato so buy 1 kg of tomato for every 4 kgs of rice. I see it perfectly valid deal. Side affect: Farmer is benefited, end user may buy less of subsidy food and less the burden on government.
  • put a competition in Andhrapradesh/ india telling the best 10 ideas to fix the farmers problem gets 1 lakh rupees. We may put the ideas open online and let people vote against them as well.
  • Highlight/ award extensively the farmer who innovatively overcame his issues and publicize extensively his works so that others can take him as an example/ role model.
All the above requires time, patience to do and see things happening after all that is for what the Government is meant for. Do you disagree?

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

formatting a double number

public class Format{
    public static void main(String args[]){
    double amount = 2192.015;
    NumberFormat formatter = new DecimalFormat("#0.000");
    System.out.println("The Decimal Value is:"+formatter.format(amount));
    }
}

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

What kind of police? They take bribe yet dont do work?

Yesterday my friend was travelling on byke and was hit by lorry from behind, intelligently he jumped off the byke and the lorry ran over the byke. The byke is completely destroyed. When he took the drive to the police the police writer 'demanded' Rs500 bribe and wrote the report in telugu. When asked he said he doesnt know any other language. This poor guy doesnt know telugu and trusted him as he took the bribe and promised to dothe work in full. Today he got the letter to me and it reads "I was travelling on kukatpally road and the handle hit the MCH lorry parked forcing my byke to skid. The lorry coming behind ran over my byke" pushing the fault onto the rider.

Huh! what kind of people are these police? They dont even know english? ok no questions asked.. After having taken bribe also they don't do proper work? Don't we have a system to catch hold of such a thing happening in the society? Don't say spy on them.. thats not possible practically.

 

Friday, December 17, 2010

Pakistan tourism

Pakistan new year tourism promo- Come to Pakistan and have a blast ;) complimentary pass to paradise for first 10 bookings

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Giving log4j.properties, jmxport, classpath in ant file

 

<target name="testTarget">

<java classname="com.company.ClassWIthMainFile" fork="true">

<jvmarg value="-Dcom.sun.management.jmxremote.port=4001" />

<jvmarg value="-Dcom.sun.management.jmxremote.authenticate=false" />

<jvmarg value="-Dcom.sun.management.jmxremote.ssl=false" />

<jvmarg value="-Dlog4j.debug" />

<jvmarg value="-Dlog4j.configuration=file:///${path}/log4j-receiver.properties" />

<classpath refid="project.class.main.path" />

</java>

</target>

 

Monday, December 13, 2010

Viewing the source code

  • search for the fully qualified java class name: eg org.apache.camel.component.jms.JmsConfiguration in google.com
  • Now in address bar u'll see .../search/... 
  • rename the search to -> codesearch

 

Monday, December 6, 2010

:D

Assorted

 You are receiving this automatic notification because I am out of the office. If I was in, chances are you wouldn't have received anything at all.

Teeth said to Tongue
"If I just press you little hard, you will get cut.
Tongue replied:
"If I misuse one word against someone, then all the 32 of
you will come out at once"

A great love story..
Hero loves heroine,
but heroine loves villain,
but villain loves hero's sister,
But hero's sister loves heroine brother
but heroine brother loves villain sister
but villain sister loves hero's brother.

yet another one..

A woman goes to the doctor, beaten black and blue. . . . .
Doctor: "What happened?"
Woman:" Doctor, I don't know what to do. Every time my husband comes home drunk he beats me to a pulp...."
Doctor:"I have a real good medicine against that: When your husband comes home drunk, just take a glass of chamomile tea and start gargling with it.... Just gargle and gargle".

2 weeks later she comes back to the doctor and looks reborn and fresh again.
Woman:" Doc, that was a brilliant idea! Every time my husband came home drunk I gargled repeatedly with chamomile tea and he never touched me.
Doctor: "You see how keeping your mouth shut helps!"

Q

My all time fav...
























Guess where i m...

No offence..

gud story

A little bird was flying south for the winter. It was so cold the bird froze and fell to the ground into a large field. While he was lying there, a cow came by and dropped some dung on him. As the frozen bird lay there in the pile of cow dung, he began to realize how warm he was. The dung was actually thawing him out! He lay there all warm and happy, and soon began to sing for joy.

A passing cat heard the bird singing and came to investigate. Following the sound, the cat discovered the bird under the pile of cow dung, and promptly dug him out and ate him.

Morals of the story: 
  • Not everyone who shits on you is your enemy. 
  • Not everyone who gets you out of shit is your friend. 
  • And when you're indeep shit, it's best to keep your mouth shut!

hmmm

A sales rep, an administration clerk, and the manager are walking to lunch
when they find an antique oil lamp. They rub it and a Genie comes out.



The Genie says, "I'll give each of you just one wish."



"Me first! Me first!" says the admin clerk. "I want to be in the Bahamas,

driving a speedboat, without a care in the world."



Puff! She's gone.



"Me next! Me next!" says the sales rep. "I want to be in Hawaii, relaxing on

the beach with my personal masseuse, an endless supply of Pina Coladas and

the love of my life."



Puff! He's gone.



"OK, you're up," the Genie says to the manager.



The manager says, "I want those two back in the office after lunch."



Moral of the story: Always let your boss have the first say.

Q

War doesn't determine who is right, war determines who is left.
Man who lives in glass house should change clothes in basement.
Man who drops watch in toilet bound to have crappy time.

wonderful story

Many years ago my wife and I were on a trip to Carmel, California for some shopping and exploring. On the way we stopped at a service station. As soon as we parked our car in front of the pumps, a young man, about eighteen or nineteen, came bouncing out to the car and with a big smile said, "Can I help you?"

"Yes," I answered. "A full tank of gas, please." I wasn't prepared for what followed. In this day and age of self-service and deteriorating customer treatment, this young man checked every tire, washed every window - even the sunroof - singing and whistling the whole time. We couldn't believe both the quality of service and his upbeat attitude about his work.

When he brought the bill I said to the young man, "Hey, you really have taken good care of us. I appreciate it."

He replied, "I really enjoy working. It's fun for me and I get to meet nice people like you."

This kid was really something!

I said, "We're on our way to Carmel and we want to get some milkshakes. Can you tell us where we can find the nearest Baskin-Robbins?"

"Baskin-Robbins is just a few blocks away," he said as he gave us exact directions. Then he added, "Don't park out front - park around to the side so your car won't get sideswiped."

What a kid!

As we got to the ice cream store we ordered milkshakes, except that instead of two, we ordered three. Then we drove back to the station. Our young friend dashed out to greet us. "Hey, I see you got your milkshakes."

"Yes, and this one is for you!"


His mouth fell open. "For me?"

"Sure. With all the fantastic service you gave us, I couldn't leave you out of the milkshake deal."

"Wow!" was his astonished reply.

As we drove off I could see him in my rear-view mirror just standing there, grinning from ear to ear.

Now, what did this little act of generosity cost me? Only about two dollars - you see, it's not the money, it's the consideration.

Well, I must have been feeling especially creative that day, so on our arrival in Carmel I drove directly to a flower shop. As we walked inside I said to the florist, "I need a long-stemmed rose for my wife to carry while we go shopping in Carmel."

The florist, a rather unromantic type, replied, "We sell them by the dozen."

"I don't need a dozen," I said, "just one."

"Well," he replied haughtily, "if you only want one it will cost you two dollars."

"Wonderful," I exclaimed. "There's nothing worse than a cheap rose."

Selecting the rose with some deliberation, I handed it to my wife. She was impressed! And the cost? Two dollars. Just two dollars. A bit later she looked up and said, "I must be the only woman in Carmel today carrying a rose." And I believe she probably was.

Can you imagine the opportunity to create magic with those around you, and all for the cost of a few dollars, some imagination and care?


Remember, it is not the amount that matters but the thought and care that often has the greatest impact upon those you love.

The small details of our lives are what really matter in a relationship. It is not the mansion, the car, the property, the bank balance that matters. These create an environment conducive for happiness but cannot give happiness in themselves. So find time to be your spouse's friend and do those little things for each other that build a relationship.

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up...

Live like a Candle Which Burns It self but Give Lights to Others.


 "┼ôLive amongst people in such a manner that if you die they weep over you and if you are alive they crave for your company."

Q again and again :D

[0] Wife: Darling today is our anniversary, what should we do? 
Husband: Let us stand in silence for 2 minutes. 


[1] Regular naps prevent old age, especially if you take them while driving.

[2] Having one child makes you a parent; having two you are a referee.

[3] Marriage is a relationship in which one person is always right and the other is the husband!

[4] I believe we should all pay our tax with a smile. I tried - but they wanted cash.

[5] A child's greatest period of growth is the month after you've purchased new school uniforms.

[6] Don't feel bad. A lot of people have no talent.

[7] Don't marry the person you want to live with, marry the one you cannot live without, but whatever you do, you'll regret it later.

[8] You can't buy love, but you pay heavily for it.

[9] Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.

[10] Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.

[11] Marriage is give and take. You'd better give it to her or she'll take it anyway.

[12] My wife and I always compromise. I admit I'm wrong and she agrees with me.

[13] Those who can't laugh at themselves leave the job to others.

[14] Ladies first. Pretty ladies sooner.

[15] A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.

[16] You're getting old when you enjoy remembering things more than doing them.

[17] It doesn't matter how often a married man changes his job, he still ends up with the same boss.

[18] Real friends are the ones who survive transitions between address books.

[19] Saving is the best thing. Especially when your parents have done it for you.

[20] Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools talk because they have to say something

[21] They call our language the mother tongue because the father seldom gets to speak!

[22] Man: Is there any way for long life?
Dr: Get married.
Man: Will it help?
Dr: No, but then the thought of long life will never come.

[23]Why do couples hold hands during their wedding? It's a formality just like two boxers shaking hands before the fight begins!

[25]It's funny when people discuss Love Marriage vs Arranged. It's like asking someone, if suicide is better or being murdered.

[26]There is only one perfect child in the world and every mother has it.

[27]There is only one perfect wife in the world and every neighbor has it!

Q again

We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop playing.

There are only four secrets to staying young, being happy, and achieving success. You have to laugh and find humour every day. You've got to have a dream. When you lose your dreams, you die

REMEMBER, GROWING OLDER IS MANDATORY. GROWING UP IS OPTIONAL.

We make a Living by what we get, We make a Life by what we give. God promises a safe landing, not a calm passage.

Rough waters make tough sailors

Good friends are like stars.........You don't always see them, but you know they are always there

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Gandhism

In the last decade, statues and busts of Mahatma Gandhi have been installed by scores of cities -- from Trujillo in Peru to Osnabrueck in Germany -- to honour what could arguably be India's greatest export: Gandhian philosophy. 

At a time when the world is beset with the War On Terror, ethnic conflicts and economic uncertainty, more and more people across the world seem to be seeking solace in Gandhi's non-violence and simplicity. So it comes as no surprise that, in December 2005, a bust of Gandhi was installed atBelgrade in Serbia, a city that was witness to horrendous blood-letting till a few years ago. A few months ago, a similar memorial for Gandhi had come up outside the Cypriot Parliament House in Nicosia for its lawmakers to draw inspiration. And a year later, the German Parliament followed suit. 

The installation of his statues in city council offices, public parks and universities shows that Gandhi may have been a staunch critic of the developed world and its consumerism but the weight of his moral philosophy has not been lost on the First World. Houston, New YorkSydney, Nottingham, Vancouver, Antwerp and Genoa are among cities that requested Gandhi in stone or bronze in the past few years. All requests are made through the local Indian diplomatic missions

The statues and busts are sent by Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR), set up in 1950 by another Gandhian himself, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. ICCR's mandate is to foster respect for Indian culture in other countries and its select group of sculptors have been kept busy as the world continues to rediscover Gandhi six decades after his death. Slovenia was the latest entrant to the list when a life-size bronze statue of the Mahatma sitting in a meditative posture was unveiled at the Slovene Gradec Municipality earlier this year

Fittingly, the greatest recognition of the resilience of Gandhian thought came from the United Kingdom, the country he spent his lifetime fighting. Arguing for his statue in the Parliament Square in 2007, Mayor of London Ken Livingstone told the BBC, "You get millions of people from all over the world who come to see Big Ben and see the statue of Churchill and so on, and here's someone they would understand. In a thousand years, they'll still know who Mahatma Gandhi was, whereas if you wander round Trafalgar Square, the two generals there, you have to go and check the history books.'' 

Thats an extract from times of india. Feeling very proud for having read such a thing.