Originally Posted : 10 Must Read Books for Geeks
In this two-post series, I will share my thoughts and recommendations on what I consider to be great books for the geek nation. I have paid attention to cover a wide variety of topics that fall into one large common category: technology. These must-read books can all be purchased online from Amazon.
iWoz: Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-Founded Apple, and Had Fun Doing It
Authors: Steve Wozniak, Gina Smith
Publisher: W. W. Norton
Book homepage ($2.99)
If you want to understand how the Apple fairy tale began in the seventies, then iWoz is a must read. This is the personal story of Steve Wozniak, inventor of the Apple computer. This book explains the long process that led Wozniak to create the first affordable computer, how he met Steve Jobs, and how they founded the Apple empire. This easy-to-read book reveals a captivating story aimed at everyone interested by the debut of personal computing.
Showstopper! The Breakneck Race to Create Windows NT and the Next Generation at Microsoft
Author: G. Pascal Zachary
Publisher: Free Press
Showstopper is the story of Windows NT. How it all started as a command prompt OS and became a graphical user interface system following the success of Windows 3.0. The author takes you to the very heart of Microsoft’s project team where you’ll meet not only David Cuttler, the brilliant and brutal architect behind the operating system, but most of the engineers and project leaders involved in the development of Windows NT. See how some of the team members literally sacrificed their family and social life to make this thing work in time. While this is not a technical book, software developers as well as project leaders, and anyone interested by Microsoft products, will have a hard time pulling their eyes away from it.
The Ultimate History of Video Games
Author: Steven L. Kent
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
For you gamers out there, this is THE ultimate book to own. To understand where your favorite game console comes from, you need to know the story behind the pinball, the pong, and the development of the first consoles such as the Atari 4600. In this 624-page brick of a book, Kent covers all the angles, anecdotes and humorous stories, such as the rename of Puck-Man to Pac-Man to avoid an unfriendly rename starting with the letter “F”. Trust me, if you are either a passionate gamer or even a game developer, this is a must-have for your bookshelf.
The Google Story
Authors: David Vise, Mark Malseed
This book takes you back to 1998 before the PageRank algorithm was born. Larry Page and Sergey Brin created Google while they were students at Stanford University. You’ll learn how the co-partners redefined Internet search and reinvented advertising, while creating one of the most influencing organizations of all time. Whether you are a web developer, an entrepreneur, or simply passionate about the Internet and Google products, you’ll find The Google Story to be an unstoppable page-turner.
Does IT Matter?
Author: Nicholas G. Carr
Publisher: Harvard Business School Press
Blinded by their arrogance and syndrome of God, too many IT managers are missing the whole point behind information and technology, which is to provide commodities, as Carr claims. IT must stop focusing on following technology and should realign its mission behind the concept of providing solutions to fulfill business needs. And just as the steam engine, railroad, telegraph and electricity, technology evolves to a point where manpower decreases substantially, and IT will be no exception. This is a must-read for high-level management! I recommend everyone involved in IT to keep this book on their bedside table.
On The Edge: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of Commodore
Author: Brian Bagnall
Publisher: Variant Press
Raise your hand those who once owned a Commodore 64? God, I would pay a lot of money to go back to the 1980s when the C64 was the king of the hill. This particular book, however, is not about hot rods. The story of Commodore is about very affordable family computers. This book starts at the very beginning of Commodore, when they acquired MOS Technologies, a semiconductor manufacturer, that lead to the development of the PET. Once the PET was history, then came the VIC-20, followed by the Commodore 64, which is known as the most sold computer of all time. The story even introduces the 128, the Amiga, and the end of Commodore. How could such a successful company fall so abruptly from the top of the world? This is what you will find out if you get yourself a copy of On The Edge. Definitely one to buy for the Commodore lover. And while you’re at it, check out this VIC-20 TV ad to remember the good old days.
Authors: Steven Levy, Steven Levy
In this book, the word “hackers” does not refer to bad guys taking control of your Windows 98 PC or sending e-mail viruses. Hackers in this book are people who improved primitive systems by hacking electronics, thereby increasing their computing power and efficiency. In a period where computers were looked at like lab rats, university researchers and early developers such as Lee Felsenstein, Bill Gates and Steve Wozniak, pushed their limits and literally inspired what would be one day be seen as the computer revolution. Hackers offers a peek at a very formative time in geekdom and is worth reading no matter what year it is.
The Perfect Thing
Author: Steven Levy
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
What’s the coolest gadget of the third millennium? The iPod, no doubt about it. This is one of the coolest books I’ve read in years. When you decide to write about such a cool thing, you need to deliver cool content, and Steven Levy does it amazingly. If you want to learn about the development of the iPod, how it changed Apple, the music industry, and the way consumers buy their favorite songs, then you need to get a copy of the perfect book: The Perfect Thing. Just check out how cool the book cover is!
Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything
Authors: Don Tapscott, Anthony D. Williams
The Web, and Web 2.0 in particular, has changed our lives and is currently changing our entire economy. New possibilities inspired by social network groups and mass collaboration are smashing down boundaries, creating endless new business models for Internet companies. This book will definitively change your thinking and enlighten you. If you still have a hard time picturing what the Web 2.0 is, read Wikinomics – once you’re done you’ll be a real Web 2.0 Ninja. Fabulous read, and a very popular title lately.
The Second Coming of Steve Jobs
Author: Alan Deutschman
This is the story of Steve Jobs, starting from the moment he was pushed away from Apple in 1985, and following his story until his return in 1996. During his leave of absence, Jobs tried to revolutionize education with the NeXT Cube, his startup that never made it big. On the side though, he purchased Pixar, the company behind Toy Story, from George Lucas himself, and literally made a fortune with something he couldn’t care less about. Finally, his journey with NeXT ended when the company was purchased by Apple in 1996, bringing Jobs back to his mother company, and the rest is history. The story of Jobs’ post-1985 Apple career is captivating, and the author brings you a very well-written book that’s entertaining from the first to the very last page.
This completes the 10 Must-Read Books for Geeks series. If you are tired of reading Danielle Steel, I guarantee you now have quite an exciting pile of geeky books on your bedside table.
Originally Posted : 10 Must Read Books for Geeks
Need help creating or updating your resume? It certainly can be complicated because your resume is going to be reviewed by software as well as by hiring managers. Review these top resume tips for choosing a resume format, selecting a resume font, customizing your resume, using resume keywords, explaining employment gaps, and more tips for writing interview winning resumes. Trust me it really worked well for me during my placement sessions and in future, and so do it would help you out in achieving success.
Let’s take a look on some of important tips and tricks to write a good enough resume:-
- List your technical knowledge first, in an organized way. Your technical strengths must stand out clearly at the beginning of your resume. Ultimately, your resume is going to be read by a thoughtful human being, but before it gets to that point it often has to be categorized by an administrative clerk, and make its way past various sorts of key word searches. Therefore, you should list as many directly relevant buzz words as you can which reflect your knowledge and experience. List all operating systems and UNIX flavors you know.
- List all programming languages and platforms with which you’re experienced. List all software you are skilled with. Make it obvious at a glance where your strengths lie – whether the glance is from a hiring manager, a clerk, or a machine.
- List your qualifications in order of relevance, from most to least. Only list your degree and educational qualifications first if they are truly relevant to the job for which you are applying. If you’ve already done what you want to do in a new job, by all means, list it first, even if it wasn’t your most recent job. Abandon any strict adherence to a chronological ordering of your experience.
- Quantify your experience wherever possible. Cite numerical figures, such as monetary budgets/funds saved, time periods/efficiency improved, lines of code written/debugged, numbers of machines administered/fixed, etc. which demonstrate progress or accomplishments due directly to your work.
- Begin sentences with action verbs. Portray yourself as someone who is active, uses their brain, and gets things done. Stick with the past tense, even for descriptions of currently held positions, to avoid confusion.
- Don’t sell yourself short. This is by far the biggest mistake of all resumes, technical and otherwise. Your experiences are worthy for review by hiring managers. Treat your resume as an advertisement for you. Be sure to thoroughly “sell” yourself by highlighting all of your strengths. If you’ve got a valuable asset which doesn’t seem to fit into any existing components of your resume, list it anyway as its own resume segment.
- Be concise. As a rule of thumb, resumes reflecting five years or less experience should fit on one page. More extensive experience can justify usage of a second page. Consider three pages (about 15 years or more experience) an absolute limit. Avoid lengthy descriptions of whole projects of which you were only a part. Consolidate action verbs where one task or responsibility encompasses other tasks and duties. Minimize usage of articles (the, an, a) and never use “I” or other pronouns to identify yourself.
- Omit needless items. Leave all these things off your resume: social security number, marital status, health, citizenship, age, scholarships, irrelevant awards, irrelevant associations and memberships, irrelevant publications, irrelevant recreational activities, a second mailing address (“permanent address” is confusing and never used), references, reference of references (“available upon request”), travel history, previous pay rates, previous supervisor names, and components of your name which you really never use (i.e. middle names).
- Have a trusted friend review your resume. Be sure to pick someone who is attentive to details, can effectively critique your writing, and will give an honest and objective opinion. Seriously consider their advice. Get a third and fourth opinion if you can.
- Proofread, proofread, proofread. Be sure to catch all spelling errors, grammatical weaknesses, unusual punctuation, and inconsistent capitalizations. Proofread it numerous times over at least two days to allow a fresh eye to catch any hidden mistakes.
- Laser print it on plain, white paper. Handwriting, typing, dot matrix printing, and even ink jet printing look pretty cheesy. Stick with laser prints. Don’t waste your money on special bond paper, matching envelopes, or any color deviances away from plain white. Your resume will be photocopied, faxed, and scanned numerous times, defeating any special paper efforts, assuming your original resume doesn’t first end up in the circular file.
Referred from :- Answer FM Blog Post
Wikipedia is huge source of knowledge, you can find everything from food recipes to current events. It is like whole world is in the Wikipedia. But sometimes, information on Wikipedia is too little or unsatisfactory that you search for the information in other websites. So here I have compiled a list of top 10 sites like Wikipedia which also provide the information for free.
Ask.com, now transformed into a information hub, allow you to find answers on any kind of topic from the experts.
eHow is great how to website, you can find how to articles from general daily life topics to science and mathematics problems.
8. How Stuff Works
How Stuff Works is another great source of how to and informational articles, you can find great article related to science, mathematics, life sciences, history and other general topics.
7. Google Knol
Google Knol is the Google’s version of Wikipedia. Though In the beta version, but a great source of information on the web.
Answers.com is vast source of knowledge, you can find answers related to your question, even ask here from great Answers.com community. You can also find videos article related to your problem on Video Answers.
Reference.com is ultimate resource to find meaning and threasures.
WikiHow is like mother of all How to website, consist of more than 80,000 how to articles and still counting.
Though About.com, is one of the humongous information resource on the web, and have large array of how to and reference article on variety of topics.
Encyclopedia.com is one of the most sought out website after Wikipedia, provides you information on variety of topics from general science to history.
The most trusted website after Wikipedia.org, provides, articles, videos, biographies, pictures and facts on variety of topics
Referred from :- Answer FM Blog Post
Hey Guys !! I’m back again with some Technical Stuff once again.
Well Just few days back, I was in search for a place where i could get proper techniques of C/C++ Programming under Linux Platforms using GCC. Actually, I’ve mostly used Windows in my Life and as a matter of fact, I’ve used either Turbo C++ or Dev C++ under Windows Platforms. I even didn’t required anything else so far. But since my MAD Professor insisted us to practice C++ in Linux, my search for E-books, Documents and Softwares beings, for understanding C/C++ in Linux using GCC/G++ compiler, begins.
It took me a while to figure out that Linux is in fact the best Operating System or OS, for typical Non-Gamers unlike me. 😛 And whenever I DO login Windows, even by mistake, I am greeted by a slew of viruses and a painfully slow speed. Anyways, I figured I should do even my C programming on Linux. It was there in my coursework from college you know!
There are two ways in which you can program in C in Linux:
1) Use an IDE (Integrated Development Environment) like Netbeans or Codeblocks.
2) Use the inbuilt GCC compiler, like I did.
GCC basically stands for GNU C Compiler. Its not actually an IDE, but it kinda works when you get used to it. Plus, its easier to setup. Many people (including me) were in a total state of confusion at first, but hey, turns out its pretty simple!
Let me illustrate the steps you need to take to compile and build a program on a Linux machine.
1) Type out your code in a text file (on gedit) and give it a “.c” extension. It actually works. Atleast in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick, your pre-processor code will have a different colour than the rest, and so on, like a normal IDE.
2) Go to Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal. Use the command “cd” to navigate to the directory where your “.c” file is stored. Eg: If your file is stored in “Documents” under the root folder, the type “cd Documents” in the terminal.
3) If your filename is say, “code.c”, then type “gcc code.c -o code”. This compiles and builds your required file.
4) Type “./code” to run your program. And Its all done !!
And of course, if u need to use C++, just replace “gcc” by “g++”. And save the file as “.cpp”. The rest is all basically the same. Even sometimes, It can happen that GCC may not be installed in your OS. Not a problem. It will automatically prompt you to install it in a couple of simple steps, which require you just pressing “y/n”.
At the end of the day, Linux programming may not give you a very distinct advantage, but hey, its different! Its a skill that you’ll need to learn eventually maybe and since I got to know how to get with it easily, so why not learn it now? 😉
Hello Guys !!
I’m back this time with some Technical Stuff.
Well as y’all know, Blogging is the one of the simplest way which can help you make good money online. As we all believe that Internet is a small universe of information and we often get paid to dig this universe. So lets start building your small world in it and name it as blogging to explore new information and get paid for our unique ideas through unique content.
We have attached a very good blogging file that will help you understand the concept of blogging and make money with it. And eventually, creating such Blogs, not only your earning Money, you are also giving some of your unique ideas and thoughts (whether in form of Art, Photography, Literature, Technical or any kind of interesting field.) to the concerned readers.
Once you understand the blogging concept then you are all set to start your blog and make money by becoming a Google Adsense Publisher. You can also become a publisher for Amazon to start selling their product and earn commission from them. But for all these things you first need to emphasis on Blogging and Promoting your Blog online. For that, you could refer to Famous Blogs, take some ideas from there about Site Promotion and Money Making.
Besides, I’ve something as a Gift for y’all. 😉
Recently, I’ve just read a E-book of ” 101 Ways To Becoming a Better Blogger “ by ” Ellie Harrison “. It is really interesting and i enjoyed a lot while reading this whole book. It’s just 43 page PDF file (about 607 KB size). It contains all the necessary and indeed worth helpful Blogging Tips, starting from the scratch, from Site Promoting to Money Making.
Well, It took me a whole day to read as I’m already a Blogger and know somewhat its Tricks and Trades. But still, got something NEW to learn more about Blogging, which I would follow in future. For dummies, It would take hardly a week I suppose. So, Let’s Get it Started.
You can DOWNLOAD this PDF of this E-Book.
Keep Blogging Fellows !!! 8)
Hello Bloggers !! 8)
I’m back again in the my Technical Yard section. I am about tell y’all something really cool and fascinating Stuff which is an awesome Widget for any Blog. Well this one, not only Blogger, but also other people would like it as well. I’m simply talking about a customized Music I-Pod Playlist, which runs on a GUI Music Player created by Mixpod.com, which simply plays Music of your selected Songs in a Playlist. It’s a very Cool Stuff to add in your Blog as many people like to have such thing in a blog these days. So just try it once for sure.
Not only for Blogs Like- WordPress and Blogspot, Add a Mixpod to any webpage and make people to listen to your Music Playlist. Every time someone visits your blog, He/She will be able to hear the Music of your selected Playlist on your very own Mixpod. Ohh !! That sounds really Cool huh !! 8)
It’s very very simple to add to your Blog.
First of all, visit the Official Mixpod Website, where you’ve to Create an account by Signing up at there. It’s just simple, like you create an account in Facebook. Just fill up the necessary details and then, You’re done !!
After making an account on there, It’s time to Create a New Playlist by clicking the required Tab for that. Here you’ve to first, choose a Skin which you would like to have in your Music Player. There are plenty of options to choose any one of them. Some of them like- Mixpod, MixTape, Old School,Ninja, Jeroen V2 etc. are typically MP3 Players only. Whereas, some other players like – Sidekick, MyPod Touch, Minipod, MyPod Nano etc. are MP3 and Music Video Players as well.
Out of them, My personal favorite is ‘ MyPod Touch ‘, because of its very cool look. 😉 8)
Anyways, after selecting Player Skin, it’s time to Create a Playlist of your favorite songs. Well, this job is very very easy as Mixpod gives you a place to search your favorite song and then add it to your Playlist. You could even change the order of the Songs, by dragging any particular song to the desired position. Otherwise, there is an option to Sort the songs in either Ascending or Descending order. You could even change your Player’s skin as well as Mixpod gives an option to select a Skin, if you are not satisfied with the Previous Skin.
After Creating your Music Playlist of your Music Player, Save the Playlist, by giving a Name(required) and description (optional) to it. Also, select some other options to describe the Genre and Category of your Playlist. You could even give some Tags to it as well. Now, your Playlist is defined as well.
You can now Save it, when you’re all done with the required formalities, and collect the HTML code for your playlist, which you could even Post on your Blog. However, You would be asked to Share/Post this Playlist in Website. Then, Go to Other Sites Tab, Click on ‘More‘ and then, on ‘WordPress‘ button. It would ask for your WordPress Username, its Password and Blog’s URL. Fill those spaces and Post it. But, it would automatically make it as a Post in Blog. 😛
For inserting it as a Widget on your WordPress Blog.
Copy the HTML Code from the Blog Post . Then Go to Dashboard -> Appearance -> Widgets. Drag the HTML Text Tab on your sidebar Menu. Paste the HTML Code, add a suitable Heading (your wish) and Save/Activate it.
Finally, you’ve inserted it in your Blog. It plays automatically whenever any visitor comes to your Blog. You and other visitors would get to see the Mixpod Player playing all your favorite songs added in your Playlist, all exclusive in your Blog. Honestly speaking, I have used it long time ago and even used it for a very long time as well. But all those Fun has ended now, as I’m done with it and removed that thing. 😛
But It’s not BAD thing to have it. You could atleast try at once.
!! Just make one and Have Fun !!
Guess What Folks !!!
Finally, My very 1st Game Program in C/C++ called “ The Rattle Snake Game ”, on which I’ve already told y’all about in my previous post, has been completed. It took me about 2 Weeks, let say 14 Days, for making it happen.
From since Day One till the End, I was constantly thinking and working upon through this Day-Night, using the concepts related to this game like- Designing The Intro and The Outro, Animating Snake Motion, Updating Score Board and Calling Other Menus and Sub-Menus. For this, I’ve used most possible Proper and Logical Algorithms in order to implement such concepts. I’ve also simple Graphics, which is basically has C Header file “GRAPHICS.H”, through which I had done the animation part easily by calling its concerned functions. Now, that’s kinda fascinating for the Gamers. Moreover, I’ve made my Game Program Well Coded, Nicely Indented and Minimal Memory Space as possible. Even I’ve divided it into various Modules (Functions), so that my other fellow Programmers could easily find it readable enough and understand the logics which I had used so far.
I won’t gonna tell you how to play it as it’s very simple Game which you might have played during your Kindergarten days. Instead I would like to throw some light on this Game in certain small Snippets.
This is the Intro of this Game, where you could see a border made with Snake’s body, alongwith the Title Name of the Game, the Programmer’s Name. (Off-course It’s me :P) and also a Blinking Message at the bottom asking for pressing any Key.
The Game Intro
As you can see now, it immediately asks to Enter your Name after pressing any Key. When you’re done with entering your name, simply press Enter key to move further. But Remember, You could use less than 10 characters only. Otherwise, you would be asked again and again for entering your name under 10 characters, alongwith an Error message.
Entering your Name
Now, you would love to see the following thing because it’s the Main layout view of the Game. I’ve made a Sidebar at the right. It consists of an Instruction Menu (with the commands and keys for playing the Game) , a Scorecard (which keeps on updating whenever the Snake eats the Egg) and a Blank Space left for displaying Messages. You can move the Snake by the arrow movements.
For pausing the Game Press ‘Enter’ key and for Exiting the Game Press ‘0’ key.
Game Begins and Snake Approaching Towards the Egg
Well, When the Snake has eaten the Egg, the score gets updated which was higher than the initial High Score (Zero). The High Score would now get updated with a Navy Blue Text Background. However, its length would increase after consuming 2 Eggs.
Snake has eaten the Egg
When you’ve reached any Level, i.e. eaten the numbers of eggs so far to reach the next level, You would be getting a Level bonus on clearing the previous Round. Your speed gets more increased after Crossing any Level.
As obvious, there are two ways of getting the Snake Out, i.e. biting either the walls or itself. For that a message would gets displayed with a message “Ouch !!” followed by “Gameover”.
Snake hitting the walls
Snake hitting itself
If you Quit yourself by pressing ‘0’ key manually, you’ll kicked out of the game and similarly a message would gets displayed with a message now calling “Exit !!” followed by “Gameover”.
Exiting The Game Manually
Whenever your Game gets Over, by either the above ways, you would further be asked for Continue again. Press ‘y’ for Yes or ‘n’ for No. If ‘Yes’, the new message “Loading” would be displayed. Within few seconds, a New Game would be uploaded on a Fresh screen resetting all the Scores and Levels to its initial value except the High Score.
Continuing the Game
Fresh New Game after Continuation
However, On pressing for ‘No’, the new message “Exiting” would be displayed. After that a fresh screen appears with similar Design like the Intro had and also an Outro message, thanking you for playing my game.
Not Continuing the Game / Exiting
The Game Outro
Post your Feedbacks for this very Simple Game, with Simple Graphics and Concepts by your very Simple Blogger, Ash Bee. 8)
PS:- Don’t criticize me for making such a simple game. It’s my very 1st step in Game Programming and Animation. I would definitely go further on this thing since I’ve already laid some interest over it. Hopefully, I would increase my Level to make some Brilliant Games on upcoming days.
If you want to grow your blog, then it’s critical that you take time to promote it. Unfortunately, the old theory, “if you build it, they will come,” doesn’t apply to blogs. With over one hundred million blogs being tracked by blog search engines such as Technorati
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1. Comment On Other’s Posts
An easy way to give your blog a promotional boost is by commenting on other blogs
. Each time you comment, enter the same name and URL
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Basically, include your blog URL everywhere you can. Your email signature and business cards are two of the most obvious places to promote your blog with a link or printed URL, but don’t be afraid to think out of the box. Promotion is key to success when it comes to blogging. Don’t be shy about tooting your own horn!
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are a great way to attract new visitors to your blog. The most important thing to remember when using a blog contest as a promotional tool is to get the word out about the contest by announcing it on contest websites
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Offer your services as a guest blogger
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The more blogs or websites that you write, the more interlinking is possible. That interlinking can be used to promote your blog through different channels that might attract different audiences. Create an integrated blog marketing plan by aligning your promotion efforts across your various blogs and websites to reap the biggest rewards.
Well Guys !!
After studying and practicing more like HELL in Programming for years, I’ve finally came to one of its very cool and fascinating application : Gaming, on which I’ve made – A Rattle Snake Game in C/C++ Programming Language.
It’s a very Simple and Common Game, not that complicated and even not that challenging. However, It’s a great step to Get Started with Game Programming in C/C++. I’ve made this Game using logically sound Algorithms, Concepts on Arrays, Structures and Loops, and also DOS Graphics. However, It requires some nice Skills and more Practice to Built and Run such a program.
I’ve just done the Gaming Part, where you’ll get to see the whole body of the Snake (including its Head and Tail as well :P) moving accordingly to Player’s Key Movements.The Snake’s body gets increasing after consuming the Food/Egg on its way,which is quite animative. As obvious, the Game gets Over, when the Snake structs the Walls or even its own body foolishly :P. Moreover, I’ve designed an Instructions Menu for getting an Help in moving the Snake and a Scorecard which would keep an updated score during the Game, which hopefully would be an attractive and helpful thing to get notice upon. 8)
I would upload all its screenshots probably on my upcoming Post.
So far, I’ve laid emphasis on the Gaming Part,which has been completed and running successfully. But, Certain Animations are still required to make Game Intro, Menus and Outro are yet to be done. So, There’s an unfinished job for completing it in a whole. Hopefully, I’ll be able to complete’em just before my College Holidays.
As a matter of fact, many Elite Programmers have made so even more better than me, on various Programming Languages like – JAVA, PASCAL, C#,FORTRAN, PIKE, PHP etc. alongwith some Modern Graphic Techniques like API, OpenGL etc., which are quite more compatible to Run successfully on my Platform as compared to mine.
But the purpose of making this Game, is simply understanding all the concepts which I’ve leaned so far and exploring furthermore in the filed of Game Programming.
Soon, I’m gonna upload the Full Game, when I’m done with its Finishing Work. Hopefully, It comes soon ASAP. 😉
P.S. :- It’s very very easy to play Game in your PCs and Laptops. But it’s F*cking too Hard to make such Games through Programming Languages.
I’ve just browsed through Internet for downloading E-books for my IT Programming course. And finally, I’ve got to see this Website Site. It’s a very good to site to get E-books, not only Programming, but also on other topics Like- Literature, Humor, Tutorials etc. etc. In short, It’s a place where you could find E-books on various topics by many renowned authors and publishers.
Recently I began to buy eBooks for the Kindle application on my iPad. While I still love paper books, the digital wiles of eBooks are looking increasingly attractive to me. Below are five eBook features that may tempt you to buy electronic books too.
I should note that I wasn’t a hold-out on eBooks for moral reasons. I simply couldn’t access them until recently. Amazon’s Kindle, Sony’s Reader and Barnes & Noble’s Nook have all been either unavailable to people outside the US, or the eBook stores to populate them have been inaccessible. However with the Kindle for iPad, I’ve finally been able to enjoy the forbidden fruit of eBooks.
Moreover, You’ve got certain reasons to prefer E-books better than normal Paper Books. Here they are as follows :-
1. Social Highlighting
I must add that one thing I miss about paper books is the personal touch, for example receiving a book from a friend with their marked up highlights. By contrast, there’s something a bit impersonal about electronic highlighting. But perhaps eBooks will evolve to enable more personal sharing of highlights, perhaps even mimicing your hand writing style.Being able to highlight quotes and passages and easily find them again is a key feature that eBooks have over paper books. This activity can also be social – Audrey Watters pointed me to an Amazon Kindle page featuring the most highlighted passages of all time.
The ability to create and then easily display archived notes is a big plus for eBooks. Instead of scribbling in small writing in the margins of a paper book, you can type a clear note in your eReader.
3. Look-up of words
I recently bought a few books of poetry in the Kindle Store. Readers of poetry will know that modern poets like to use big and esoteric words. So one feature I have really enjoyed over the past week is tapping a word and having the definition displayed below. Very helpful and something that made me thankful I had the eBook version of the poetry.
4. Ability to Tweet & Facebook quotes
@Tooq commented via Twitter that he/she likes the ability to tweet or send to Facebook quotes from books, on the Kindle. This feature was introduced to Amazon Kindle 2.5 at the end of April.
You can search for topics or keywords inside your eBook, or out on the Web. Similar to the word look-up feature, this is something that augments the reading experience.
Most of these features are just the tip of the iceberg of what eBooks are capable of. As ReadWriteWeb’s Curt Hopkins opined yesterday, “the e-book format has inherent multimedia possibilities: trailers, background and reference materials, interviews, actors reciting the poems the book contains.”
Those multimedia features probably need to come from publishers, rather than eReader manufacturers.
In the meantime, let us know in the comments what your current favorite eBook features are. Or are you still a paper book hold-out?
I must recommend to you to JOIN this one for sure. Though You’ve to fetch some MONEY initially for that cause it’s not for FREE 😛 Still, It’s cool.
!! Have a Try !!
Well Guys !!
I’ve just found an amazing cool Stuff which is an awesome Widget for my Blog. It’s just a Flag Counter, which simply counts the number of visitors from different countries across the Globe. It’s a very Cool Stuff to add in your Blog. Here you’ll get an idea about the countries of visitors viewing your Blog.
Not only for Blogs Like- WordPress and Blogspot, Add a free Flag Counter to any webpage and collect flags from all over the world. Every time someone from a new country visits you, a flag will be added to your counter. Not only will this make your site far more interesting, but clicking on your Flag Counter will reveal amazing information and charts!
It’s very very simple to add to your Blog.
1st of all, visit the Official Flag Counter Website. Then create your very own Flag Counter.
For that, you’ve got two options for representing the Visiting Stats :-
(a) Top Countries – where you could see Flags of Top Countries in order
(b) Flag Map – where you could see a World Map with Flags of all Visiting Countries
However, (b) is bit hectic . So I recommend you Try (a) . 😉
Further options are very simple and understandable. You’ll easily get with it. 😀 8)
When your done with the desired settings, Click on the button “Get your Flag Counter”. After that, it would ask for your e-mail, so that you could have an access to manipulate or change settings of your Flag Counter. You could even Skip the Option if you don’t want to manipulate so in future. Then you’ll get the HTML Code for your Flag Counter, which you could even Post on your Blog.
For inserting it as a Widget on your WordPress Blog like I’ve done in mine, copy the HTML Code from the Flag Counter Website Code Box . Then visit to you Blog. Go to Dashboard -> Appearance -> Widgets. Drag the HTML Text Tab on your sidebar Menu. Paste the HTML Code, add a suitable Heading (your wish) and Save/Activate it.
Finally, you’ve inserted it in your Blog. It automatically counts the Page Views of your Blog and categories every visitor in respective countries. You and other visitors would get to see the Page views from different counties of your Blog.
!! Just make one and Have Fun !!
Well Guys, Since most of us are having Windows 7 Operating Systems in our PCs or Lappies.
I’ve noticed that there is problem in Installing some of the Old C++ compliers (especially Turbo C++). A lot of my friends are still having a difficulty in Installing and further Running the Application.
|Regarding this issue, I’ve searched through Internet and finally, discovered its Solution, which I’m gonna with y’all right now in the following Points Step-by-Step.
Installation of TurboC++ in Windows 7
1. Download Turbo C++ complier, which is easily available on various Software Sharing Websites.
Otherwise, Download from here
2. Extract the zip files to: e.g. C:\TurboC
Extract zip files
|3. Run the installation file: C:\TurboC\INSTALL.EXE
Run the install
|4. Press Enter to continue
Press Enter to continue
|5. Enter the Source drive: e.g.C and press Enter to continue
Enter the Source drive
|6. Enter the Source path: \TURBOC and press Enter to continue
Enter the Source path
|7. In directories, Specify where Turbo C files are copied. E.g. C:\TC . When done go to start instalation and press Enter
Specify where Turbo C++ files are copied
Hence, Your Installation is successful. 😀
|8. Launch from your destination e.g. C:\TC\BIN\TC.EXE
Launch from your destination
Sometimes, It might not Run properly or even would be unable to Run. So therefore, After Downloading and Installing Turbo C++ complier in your System, We now require a DosBox Software, which is capable of running Turbo C++ Complier in Windows 7 64-Bit format very easily.
Installation of DosBox in Windows 7
1. Install the software DOSBox ver 0.73 :Download from here
|2. Run the DOSBox 0.73 from the icon located on the desktop:
|3. Type the following commands at the command prompt
[Z]: mount d c:\Turbo\ [The folder TC is present inside the folder Turbo]
|Now you should get a message which says: Drive D is mounted as a local directory c:\Turbo\
|4. Type d: to shift to d:
|5. Next follow the commands below:
tc or tc.exe [This starts you the Turbo C++ 3.0]
|6. In the Turbo C++ goto Options>Directories> Change the source of TC to the source directory [D] ( i.e. virtual D: refers to original c:\Turbo\ . So make the path change to something like D:\TC\include and D:\TC\lib respectively )
Starting TurboC++ in the DOSBox automatically:
You can save yourself some time by having DOSBox automatically mount your folders and start TurboC++:
|For DOSBox versions older then 0.73 browse into program installation folder and open the dosbox.conf file in any text editor. For version 0.73 go to Start Menu and click on “Configuration” and then “Edit Configuration“. Then scroll down to the very end, and add the lines which you want to automatically execute when DOSBox starts.
|Automatically mount and start Turbo C++3.0 in DOSBox ver 0.73:
|Scroll down to the very end, and add the lines:
|Those commands will be executed automatically when DOSBox starts!
|Please note: For Full screen: Alt and Enter
When you exit from the DosBox [precisely when u unmount the virtual drive where Turbo C++ 3.0 has been mounted] all the files you have saved or made changes in Turbo C++ 3.0 will be copied into the source directory(The directory which contains TC folder)
PS:- Don’t use shortcut keys to perform operations in TC because they might be a shortcut key for DOSBOX also . Eg : Ctrl+F9 will exit DOSBOX rather running the code .
Moreover, I’ve uploaded an VIDEO tutorial for your convenience. Take a look on it Fellows.
Hello Guys !! 8)
Well, This time I’ve brought something really interesting for Y’all.
It’s the little things that make a Windows system great—like utilities that use less than 10MB of memory to make your life easier. Here are 10 apps that pack a lot of greatness into very little space.
Note: Most of these apps do, indeed, use less than 10MB of hard drive space when installed, or use that much when they’re running in the background. Some will scale in use as you demand more or less from them—DisplayFusion or UltraMon, for example, when handling very high-resolution backgrounds or a wall of monitors—but all should have an almost negligible performance impact on a modern system.
You don’t open your programs in the order you want them nealy arranged on your taskbar, you open them when you need them. Taskbar Shuffle knows this, and makes it easy to quickly swap windows around, along with system tray icons. It also allows you to close out windows with a simple middle-click, which alone could make it worth the roughly 6MB price of admission. You won’t know you wanted to fling windows out of your cursor’s way until you try it.
It’s probably smaller than your desktop wallpaper. But Everything is more useful and efficient than applications 25x its size. Everything only searches through file names, not inside the contents of them, but it does so stupid-fast as you type. You’ll usually find your file with a few keystrokes, and Google fans will appreciate the boolean operators that enable and/or elegance. Definitely an app you’ll want to right-click and create a keyboard shortcut for. There’s also Locate32, which does a bit more, is portable, and has more user-friendly features—we just like Everything for its single box that searches, uh, everything.
If you’re rocking dual, triple, or even quadruple monitors at home or at the office (and, let us just say, lucky you on that last bit), these apps have a relatively small system footprint, but make a big impact in how your system looks. They both manage separate or split wallpapers across multiple monitors, and can grab and rotate images from your computer, Flickr, or other sources. With DisplayFusion’s recent update, they also both maintain your Windows taskbar across all your monitors (or don’t, if that’s how you like it). Our resident multi-monitor enthusiast Jason still keeps both apps on his system for the little things, like multi-monitor screensavers in UltraMon, but both are among the very select paid apps we’ll admit to being worth shelling out for (although both have restricted “free” versions as well).
I know, it’s like we never give up on promoting this, right? Well, what can we say—we (the royal “we,” really) wrote it because it filled a need in our half-breed lives of alternating text and HTML. Turns out, though, that folks ranging from power emailers to military writers have found dull, boring text they can automate, misspelled words to catch on the fly, or perhaps powerful, seriously secretive acronyms they’d occasionally like to spell out. For less than 2.5MB of RAM on most systems, this one packs a pretty hefty punch.
In a magical world without computer stress, we’re all running virtual machines to try out software we might not want, and we simply uninstall it there, keeping one system nearly pristine. For the real world, Revo Uninstaller scrubs an application and all its traces off your Windows system. It can also turn off programs that are starting up with Windows, and uninstall applications with a crosshair “Hunter Mode” that doesn’t require you to know what it’s named.
Nir Sofer has contributed a wealth of great applications to the Windows world, but his Lifetime Achievement award for free software could be granted on his password utilities alone. Need to share your network password, but haven’t actually typed it in forever and a day? Network Password Recovery to the rescue. Need to unlock an Outlook PST file? Hit up PstPassword. Nir’s got you covered for email clients, IM apps, and, for every other app in your system that you can only see asteriks for, Asterisk Logger. Use them with the light side of the geek Force, and you’ll owe Nir a beer after he saves your unlucky day.
With good reason, this tiny, powerful little app has remained our readers’ favorite Windows maintenance tool. With a few clicks, it guns through your web browser remains, Recycle Bin, temporary system files, registry, and unnecessary application left-behinds, clearing them out and, in some cases, freeing up at least a DivX movie’s worth of space. It also offers a startup program analyzer and disabling tool, and can be run on a schedule for that light, regular crap-free feeling (ew, but good, right?)
Windows Task Manager isn’t a bad tool, necessarily, but it only gives you a layman’s view of what’s eating up memory or pulling serious CPU cycles. Process Explorer expands on the vagueries of “rundll” or “svchost” with a double-click, links background services to applications, and points to the folders they come from. You might not need it all the time, but when you’re rooting around and trying to free up system memory, it’s like a finely-tuned metal detector.
2. Replacements for built-in Windows utilities
There are a lot of good reasons to keep on rockin’ Windows XP, but some of the built-in utilities can feel a bit, well, dated—and that goes for a good number of Vista tools, tool. Notepads without tabs? A Paint app that can’t really resize or undo more than one action? Skip the headaches and work-arounds and run down our list of power replacements for built-in Windows utilities, almost all of which are tiny litle buggers that do their work a whole lot better than Windows’ own stuff. This editor, for instance, tries not to think about what file copying was like before TeraCopy came along—or, if he does, tries to keep himself calm about that 4GB transfer that failed out for no reason, overnight.
If you feel like you’ve heard this one before without really knowing why, you probably saw it listed as the best calendar application, or listed as one of the tools used to create a Featured Desktop. This customizable little guy gives you a floating, tiny, yet informative calendar on your desktop, along with a to-do list. It integrates with Outlook, Google Calendar, and most other iCal-supporting scheduling systems. The full app with offline Outlook, GCal and shared calendar support costs €10 (or about $14-15), but could totally be worth the price for anyone who doesn’t like to have to open a browser, or flip up Outlook, just to see what’s going on Monday.
These are really Nice and Perfect Utilities. Hope you like this Post and try to use some of these Awesome Softwares.
Don’t forget to Post Comments !! 8)
Well Guys, I’ve got something NEW for Y’all right now !! 😉 8)
We all are very fond of Collecting Images (Photos or Wallpapers) from Internet. But sometimes it really happens that we get those Images in small or big pixels/dimensions. So therefore, we don’t get the Images of our desired Dimension.
In order to somewhat resize them, we try out the ole school methods. 😛
Using MS Paint or similar kinda utilities, we either by changing their dimensions or stretching the whole Image. If we try to do them, we get some kinda Stretched (while Increasing their dimensions) and Compressed (while Decreasing their dimensions), making the Image completely very bad and ugly looking. 😛
I know you would say Adobe Photoshop would do it for sure. I agree, it really does this task. But somewhere I found that even Photoshop, though capable of re-sizing the Image to somewhat extent is unable to produce a good Image Quality while resizing. 😛
So, Regarding this thing, I’ve founded such Softwares which are capable of Resizing Your Images (Increasing/Decreasing the Pixels) without stretching the Image, and therefore making it as it was in its Original Dimensions. So You can get a separate Image file with changed dimensions/pixels. Now This is somewhat bit useful Fellows !! 😉 😛
- Photo Resizer Pro 3.9 :- This Software is simply The Best Image Resizing Utility I’ve used so far. It simply creates and saves a Separate Resized Image file , with a changed Pixel/Dimension of the Original Image File to another Folder. It’s very simple to use. It has other embedded features like:- Cropping , Enabling Effects, Embossing, Red Eye Reduction etc. etc. 😉
Download Photo Resizer Pro 3.9 Software
- Picture Resize Genius 2.9 :- It’s a very nice Image resizing utility. It typically meant for resizing purposes only. It has some default Dimensions for resizing the Image. Like the above, It also has other special utilities, which gets Open in different Window. It also creates a Duplicate file with similar picture quality while Expanding the Dimension. However, It has certain problems while contracting the Image Dimensions as the Image gets unrecognizable (kinda blurred i must quote) after the whole transaction.
Download Photo Resizer 2.9 Software
- Resize Multiple Image Files Software 7.0 :- It’s very compact kinda software, with less Options and Buttons. It’s typically also meant for resizing purposes only. It gives you an option either resize by percentage or resize by selecting Pixels (either manually or choosing one form the list of Default Dimensions in a Drop-down Menu).
Download Resize Multiple Image Files Softwares 7.0 Software
Well, The following is actually an Image of a GRAFFITI and My Current GRAVATAR at My BLOG. I’ve just resized the above firstly, by expanding and then, by contracting its Dimensions and Pixels.
Take a look on the Images fellows !! 😉 8)
Image with Original Dimensions (403 X 500 pixels)
Resized Image with Expanded Dimensions (1000 X1241 pixels)
Resized Image with Contracted Dimensions (175 X 150 pixels)
As you could see that The Image has been resized to Large and Small Pixels. But the Image is neither looking blurred or ugly. 😉 So It’s Cool, Isn’t it ?? 😛
Well, There are a many Other Image Resizing Softwares like – Acronics True Image Home 13.0, Wallpaperio PSP Maker 1.0, Resize Images 1.0, Instant Stretch 3.0, Quick Photo Resizer 2.6, Resize Your Picture 4.2 etc. etc. ,which works like the above Softwares I’ve mentioned so far.
Well, Y’all could even Download and try them out as well. 😉
Rate and Send me some reviews on this post regarding this issue.
Addiozz !! 😉
Heyy Guys !! Wassup ?? 8)
I guess you’ve seen many Video Tutorials of whatever things you wanna visualize. Looking them a lot, Damn Sure !! You get so fascinated by it that you also want to create your Own Self-Made Video Tutorials like them. Isn’t it Folks ?? 😉 😛
Well Guys, they simply just use Screencast Softwares,where they can record their own Desktop View and give us Tutorials regarding any problem.
Even I was also like you days back ago. I’ve seen many Video Tutorials, where we get someone’s Desktop view and that person try to teach us. I got the same fascinating shit like Y’all are having right now.
So therefore, after browsing so much about these type of softwares and trying many of them. There are quite a few free screencasting applications which you can use without burning hole in your pocket. I’ve now A List of 10 Free Screencast Software To Make Video, which are as follows :- 😉
- Jing Project is the best free application ever made for screencasting. Jing Project has been created by TechSmith who incidentally also own Camtasia and thus you can be rest assured of the quality. I have been using this application since last few months and I am yet to face a single glitch. Jing is available for both Mac and Windows. Jing has recently undergone some changes which have improved its functionality and the user-interface. It is definitely not as feature rich as Camtasia but you shouldn’t forget that it’s free and does the basic task very well.
- AviScreen is another free screencasting application which although is not as refined as Jing but a try can be given as it saves the screencasts in .avi file type which is compatible on most systems. It has a smart feature called “follow the cursor” which lets you capture a video of relatively small dimensions while covering all mouse activity over the whole screen area. The major drawback of this one is that it does not record audio. Windows only.
- Copernicus is the free screencasting application for Mac which also doesn’t support audio. It can be used for taking screenshots while it also does the basic video capturing quite well.
- xVidcap is a pretty classic application which also doesn’t support audio like the two applications mentioned above. It is available for Windows, Mac and Linux. The screen capture is actually done by saving each frame as an individual image – this is then sent through a transcoder which produces a complete MPEG video file.
- Windows Media Encoder is also a free application which can be used to capture both live and prerecorded audio, video, and computer screen images. The recordings are made in Windows Media format and can only work on Windows Operating Systems. Similarly Windows Movie Maker can also do the job.
- Camstudio 2.0 is an open source application and like Jing Project, it can also support both audio and video. It produces screencasts in .avi file type which it can also encode to .swf file type. It also includes features like adding captions and videi-in-video.
- Screencast-O-Matic is an online web service which provides you to make screencasts. It requires JAVA in your computer in order to run. Since it’s a browser based app so you can run it on any Operating System. It can record your desktop as well as audio.
- Wink is the last free application that we could find capable of making screencasts. It is a cross-platform application which captures screencasts and the feature of adding explanation boxes, buttons, titles etc. further make it worth a try.
- CaptureFox is a Firefox extension which can let you capture screen and record your sound. It makes the recordings in .avi file type while you may adjust its video quality as well. Free.
- Cankiri is a free screencasting application originally made for Linux in Python. It can although work on other Operating Systems too.
Well, Some of above are the Best. While few of them lag behind due to their certain drawbacks. A Tip Of Advice, I would like to share that, “Prefer that software which is most compatible as well as most in your Desktop”.
If I have missed any free screencasting application then please tell us in comments.
Adiozz !! 😉 8)
Heyy Guys !! Wassup ?? 8)
Well, Y’all know about YouTube.com. It’s simply a website where we all always watch Videos (whether it’s Music Videos, or Tutorial Videos, or Promo Videos, or even Home Videos etc. etc.) at YouTube. We just upload there and others watch them with pleasure and comment on it. 😉
But sometimes there are certain favorite Videos, which you wanna Download from there only. But you dunno how to do that. Guess What People ?? I’ve got a PERFECT SOLUTION for Y’all !! 😉 8)
Just Download your YouTube Video Link from the Address Bar and then, visit www.keepvid.com. All you’ve to do, is to Paste the Copied YouTube Video Link at URL Bar and Click the DOWNLOAD button.
It would take few moments for checking and processing the Link.
After that, you can easily get its Video File. However, There are various options to Download the Video in various Video Formats (Like – .3gp , .flv, and .mpeg formats) , Video Quality and Resolution Levels. You can select the desired option and get ready for Downloading. 😉
So, It’s now become much easier to DOWNLOAD any Video from YouTube and get its Video File in desired format using KEEPVID.