Thursday, February 28, 2008

Apple Mac - a love starts

Last weeks, i got chance to work with Apple Mac computers, started with Min mac, then a G5 PPC to iMac PPC and now on a iMac Intel core dual.

Initial days i was not happy ( even my for locking the screen was not there, but after discovering the hot corner - yep its really impressive now for me - No crash, No slow down nothing, the system works great. Now i really started thinking of buying one.

very good quality :-), Finally i came to know that Apple OS is open source :
From a free Book :

The Mac OS X architecture comprises nine components :

Darwin— The open source core operating system. Darwin includes a full BSD implementation (more on that later in the chapter).

QuickTime— Apple's award-winning multimedia technologies are built in to the graphics foundation of Mac OS X.

OpenGL— OpenGL is the SGI-created industry standard for 3D graphics. Although OpenGL is heavily challenged by Direct3D on the Microsoft platform, even Microsoft grudgingly supports the standard.

Quartz— Apple's new 2D imaging framework and window server based on the PDF format. Quartz breaks new ground in handling the onscreen interface.

Classic— The Classic environment (originally called Blue Box in the Rhapsody implementation) enables existing Mac OS applications to run under Mac OS X.

Carbon— An API (application programming interface) to ease the transition to Mac OS X for traditional Mac programmers. This is based on the original Mac OS API, and can be used to create programs that run on Mac OS 8/9 as well as Mac OS X.

Cocoa— Cocoa (originally called Yellow Box in Rhapsody) is the robust modern API that enables applications to be built from scratch in a fraction of the time it would take traditionally.

Java— For the first time ever, the Mac OS is a player in the Java development and deployment arena. Java 2SE v1.3 is a first-class citizen and distributed with each copy of Mac OS X.

Aqua— Aqua uses the Quartz imaging engine to create the most astounding user interface available on any platform. Applications written in Cocoa, Carbon, or Java can access the capabilities of the Aqua GUI.

Kool stuff to go.

Some body was whispering an IPhone SDK is set to go next week or so.

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Sunday, February 24, 2008

What to do when Perl modules aren't in their normal locations

Simple Program way :

use lib '< pathtomodule >';
use < modulename >;

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Voip became one of the web apps

From voip gadgets blog - A company called Innivative Systems of Communications launched flash based voip services SDK and server.

web :

From web:


Zingaya Media Server

ZMS is a platform which allows to create SIP-based VoIP services. Such services can work right in web-browser via Adobe Flash technology.

System’s main feature is that end users don’t have to download any specific software. Due to Adobe’s research data more than 90% of Internet users have Adobe Flash Player installed.

ZMS opportunities:

ZMS works via HTTP through port 80 so it has no problems with NAT and firewalls
SIP 2.0 compatibility allows to use ZMS for interference with contemporary IP-telephony systems: softphones, IP PBX (Asterisk for example), call-centers, SIP proxy servers. It gives an opportunity (for VoIP operators) to create convenient services which allow users to make calls directly from web page without downloading any specific software

ZMS works with VoIP codecs G.711 and G.729

Integration with existent infrastructure at database level allows companies to implement ZMS-based solutions quickly and easily
Horizontal scalability, large-user-number systems building opportunity
Windows and Linux compatibility

Convenient API for client applications development in FlexBuilder 2/3, Flash CS3
ZMS allows to make own non-VoIP apps for Java-based server

Client apps are cross-platform due to Adobe Flash technology which is accessible at Windows, MacOS, Linux and works with most of contemporary browsers

Looks another 2.0 Voip.
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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Nokia and Google - The next Team

Why ? Read headlines "Nokia and Google to Offer Google Search to Nokia Customers Worldwide". I know what you are going to ask - " You read about Google's Android vs Nokia " So do they compete ?

I believe most people may think so but look close :

Nokia took Trolltech ( the home of QT and KDE ). Google is a customer of QT. now Google is a customer of Nokia.

Second : Google's core is search and not Linux or Android.
Nokia's core is handsets not Maemo.

Android is only a platform for Google to reach Mobile.
Maemo is a platform for handset.
Once Nokia helps Google for more reach then why struggle with Android or Maemo ?

The new strategy is "all non core stuff be Open source".

WOW now, we have Android = Maemo = Linux.
Google happy because search reach, Nokia Happy because they can sell more handsets and

Linux - Android or Maemo does this make difference ? its all Linux man (not core stuff for their revenue stream - look at strategy ).

So expect now more with Nokia Google Team !!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Yahoo board to spurn $44B Microsoft bid

SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo Inc.'s board will reject Microsoft Corp.'s $44.6 billion takeover bid after concluding the unsolicited offer undervalues the slumping Internet pioneer, a person familiar with the situation said Saturday.

The decision could provoke a showdown between two of the world's most prominent technology companies with Internet search leader Google Inc. looming in the background. Leery of Microsoft expanding its turf on the Internet, Google already has offered to help Yahoo avert a takeover and urged antitrust regulators to take a hard look at the proposed deal.

details ? check :-)

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Friday, February 8, 2008

The 2.0

Its time of 2.0s

Web 2.0, Voice 2.0 Video 2.0 Telco 2.0 Business 2.0

BT is trying to be Telco 2.0. Have a look on

New SDK for Web21C Web Services.Create services for the Telco 2.0. Lot talks on integrating with social networks and second life. The last expectation is by 2011, this should make above $1 Billion :-)

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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

How to discover growth stocks

Growth stock hunters believe that there are no excess returns to be gained from investing in the tried and true 'blue chip' stocks representative of a mainstream stock index such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S & P 500. The big profits in the stock market rest in ferreting out the next growth stocks, the next Cisco.

For example, Cisco Systems, Inc., now the leading supplier of high-performance internetworking products for linking computer system networks, traded at $4-1/2 per share shortly after going public in 1990 (adjusted for 2-for-1 stock splits in both 1991 and 1992. At the time, Cisco Systems generated less than $30 million in annual revenues. In 1992, the innovative company looks to reach $325 million in revenues and earn around $1.25 per share.

Alert emerging growth investors who discovered Cisco Systems in its formative years and had the conviction to see its tremendous prospects, despite huge competitors such as IBM and NEC Corpora­tion, earned substantially higher returns than the market averages. From a low of $4-1/2 per share in 1990, the market price of Cisco Systems stock had already soared to $52 per share in 1992.

Growth stocks and their subset, emerging growth stocks, are well-managed companies operating in industries where earnings and dividends are expected to grow faster than inflation and the overall economy. They are expected to maintain their exceptional growth momentum through economic retractions as well as during economic prosperity.

Typically, growth stocks are not located in the traditional well-known sectors but in new and upcoming fields, such as computers, telecommunications, health care, and biotechnology.

Major characteristics of growth stocks include:

Higher price/earnings ratios than the market average,

Substantial potential for above-average, long-term price appreciation,

Price volatility, and

Conservation of capital to fuel growth, therefore little or no dividend payouts in the early years.

For the smaller, emerging growth stocks, price volatility can be even more pronounced due to small capitalization, which makes their shares less liquid; there may be a shortage of available financial and operational information by which to properly judge the company's merits or prospects; investor sentiment swings for large versus small company investments can cause the market price of emerging growth stocks to drop substantially despite rising revenues and earnings and the typical pattern of earnings gains interruptions due to high research and development and expansion expenses can cause investors to flee the stock.

James W. Broadfoot III in his book, Investing in Emerging Growth Stocks: Making Money With Tomorrow's Blue Chips spelt out how to understand emerging growth stock investing and learn how to pick the right emerging growth stocks for above average returns.

Obviously, the higher returns associated with emerging growth investments also carry with them a higher degree of risk. That's why Broadfoot stressed that investors planning to enter this brand of in­vesting must have a stomach for risk, financial staying power since emerging growth stocks go through cycles of poor performance, and the ability to make a sufficient commitment of time and effort.

Emerging growth stock, screening standards set forth by Broadfoot include the following:

Avoid companies with two down earning years in the past five

Choose companies with a minimum average 20 per cent revenue and earnings growth

Avoid any firm with return on average equity below 13 per cent

Avoid firms with debt in excess of 30 percent of total capital.

If the firm passes the above tests, consider the growth prospects of the industry (including the degree of industry fragmentation), the level of competition, and the quality of management.

Broadfoot warned about stumbling blocks to the company's success and higher stock prices. A lack of visibility, lengthening sales cycles, and new product dependence can each work to short-circuit the company's potential. In addition, too rapid a growth can wreak havoc with financial and operational controls, causing the company to stumble.

As a warning, Broadfoot said that when emerging growth companies run into trouble, such as a significant earnings shortfall, sell as fast as possible and ask questions later.

Finally, be patient. Emerging growth investing profits don't occur overnight. When you do hit upon a winner, ride it for all its worth; you need the exceptional gains from your growth stock winners to make up for the mistakes that come with the emerging growth investing territory.

Excerpt from 100 World Famous Stock Market Techniques by Richard J. Maturi.

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Friday, February 1, 2008

Microsoft Bids $44.6 Billion For Yahoo

The news is everywhere this morning about Microsoft's $44.6B offer to buy Yahoo. The offer represents $31 a share, a 62% premium over Thursday's closing price; and Yahoo's stock price has been rising in after-hours trading. Microsoft has been making overtures to Yahoo since 2006, according to the CNet article, including a buyout offer last February that was rebuffed. has some perspective on the deal from the point of view of ads and eyeballs. Such an acquisition, which would be Microsoft's largest by far — it bought Aquantive last year for $6 billion — would need approval by US and EU authorities. A European Commission spokesman declined to comment.

The link :
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