Wise Advice about Perspective in Life, from Mother Teresa

This is the best Poem which I read ever.

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered;
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God;
It was never between you and them anyway.

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by Mother Theresa
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2011 Cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka, India and Bangladesh

Sri Lanka will co-host the 2011 Cricket World cup along with India and Bangladesh. Sri Lanka Cricket (the country’s Cricket board) has suggested that matches will be played at Colombo’s Premadasa Stadium as well as two new stadiums in Hambantota and Pallekelle.

With ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 coming in the year 2011, the game would rise to new levels. If you are a Cricket fan searching for ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 schedule, Cricket World Cup 2011 fixtures, Cricket World Cup 2011 venue and Cricket World Cup 2011 teams, then you need not to go elsewhere as you will get information on Ajith’s Blog, Cricket World Cup 2011 venue and Cricket World Cup 2011 teams and ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 schedule and every other info about ICC Cricket World Cup 2011.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 will be the 10th World Cup. Prior to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, 9 Cricket World Cups have been organized by ICC. Australia have emerged winner on the most occasions – 4. Closely following is West Indies, who won the inaugural and the very next World Cup. All the Indian Subcontinent teams – India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka have won 1 World Cup each. Australia won in 1987, 1999, 2003 and 2007. West Indies won on 1975 (the first World Cup) and 1979. India won the World Cup in 1983, Pakistan won the World Cup in 1992 and Sri Lanka won in 1996.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 schedule and Cricket World Cup 2011 fixtures: ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 schedule and Cricket World Cup 2011 fixtures are given below on our website.

Match Date Teams Venue
1 19 Feb India vs Bangladesh Dhaka
2 20 Feb New Zealand vs Kenya Chennai
3 20 Feb Sri Lanka vs Canada Hambantota
4 21 Feb Australia vs Zimbabwe Ahmedabad
5 22 Feb England vs Netherlands Nagpur
6 23 Feb Pakistan vs Kenya Hambantota
7 24 Feb South Africa vs West Indies New Delhi
8 25 Feb Australia vs New Zealand Nagpur
9 25 Feb Bangladesh vs Ireland Dhaka
10 26 Feb Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Colombo
11 27 Feb India vs England Kolkata
12 28 Feb West Indies vs Netherlands New Delhi
13 28 Feb Zimbabwe vs Canada Nagpur
14 1 Mar Sri Lanka vs Kenya Colombo
15 2 Mar England vs Ireland Bangalore
16 3 Mar South Africa vs Netherlands Mohali
17 3 Mar Pakistan vs Canada Colombo
18 4 Mar New Zealand vs Zimbabwe Ahmedabad
19 4 Mar Bangladesh vs West Indies Dhaka
20 5 Mar Sri Lanka vs Australia Colombo
21 6 Mar India vs Ireland Bangalore
22 6 Mar England vs South Africa Chennai
23 7 Mar Kenya vs Canada New Delhi
24 8 Mar Pakistan vs New Zealand Pallekelle
25 9 Mar India vs Netherlands New Delhi
26 10 Mar Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe Pallekelle
27 11 Mar West Indies vs Ireland Mohali
28 11 Mar Bangladesh vs England Chittagong
29 12 Mar India vs South Africa Nagpur
30 13 Mar New Zealand vs Canada Mumbai
31 13 Mar Australia vs Kenya Bangalore
32 14 Mar Pakistan vs Zimbabwe Pallekelle
33 14 Mar Bangladesh vs Netherlands Chittagong
34 15 Mar South Africa vs Ireland Kolkata
35 16 Mar Australia vs Canada Bangalore
36 17 Mar England vs West Indies Chennai
37 18 Mar Sri Lanka vs New Zealand Mumbai
38 18 Mar Ireland vs Netherlands Kolkata
39 19 Mar Australia vs Pakistan Colombo
40 19 Mar Bangladesh vs South Africa Dhaka
41 20 Mar Zimbabwe vs Kenya Kolkata
42 20 Mar India vs West Indies Chennai
43 23 Mar First Quarterfinal Dhaka
44 24 Mar Second Quarterfinal Colombo
45 25 Mar Third Quarterfinal Dhaka
46 26 Mar Fourth Quarterfinal Ahmedabad
47 29 Mar First Semifinal Colombo
48 30 Mar Second Semifinal Mohali
49 02 Apr FINAL Mumbai

Once you bookmark this page you can view ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 schedule and Cricket World Cup 2011 fixtures anytime you like.

Cricket World Cup 2011 venue: With India as the main host of ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, Cricket World Cup 2011 venue includes stadiums of cities like Dhaka, Mumbai, Kolkata, Mohali, Colombo, Chennai, Nagpur, Ahmedabad, chittagong and Bangalore. Cricket World Cup 2011 venue also includes new venues like Pallekelle and Hambantota – both being in Sri Lanka.

Cricket World Cup 2011 teams: Cricket World Cup 2011 teams include 4 times winner Australia, 2 times winners West Indies, South Africa, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, New Zealand, Netherlands, Canada, Ireland, England and Kenya. Groups in which Cricket World Cup 2011 teams are divided:

Group A – Australia, Pakistan, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, Canada and Kenya.

Group B – India, South Africa, England, Bangladesh, West Indies, Netherlands and Ireland.

Julian Assange supporters plan protests worldwide

People hold images of Julian Assange in front of their faces at a demonstration in Brisbane, Australia. Photograph: Steve Gray/EPA. Protests will be held around the world today against the detention of Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks

Demonstrations are planned in the capitals of Spain, the Netherlands, Colombia, Argentina, Mexico and Peru to demand Assange’s release, the re-establishment of the WikiLeaks domain name and the restoration of Visa and Mastercard credit services to allow supporters to donate money to the whistleblowing site.

A statement on the Spanish-language website Free WikiLeaks said: “We seek the liberation of Julian Assange in United Kingdom territory.” The website called on protesters to gather at 6pm (17.00 GMT) in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia and Seville and three other Spanish cities.

It also calls for “the re-establishment of the WikiLeaks (wikileaks.org) internet domain,” and the restoration of Visa and MasterCard credit card services to enable the “freedom to move money” because no one has “proved Assange’s guilt”, nor charged WikiLeaks with any crime.

Assange is in Wandsworth prison in south London after being refused bail on Tuesday. Sweden is seeking his extradition over allegations of sexual assault.

His lawyers said yesterday they were preparing for a possible indictment by the US authorities.

Jennifer Robinson said her team had heard from “several different US lawyers rumours that an indictment was on its way or had happened already, but we don’t know”.

According to some reports, Washington is seeking to prosecute Assange under the 1917 act, which was used unsuccessfully to try to gag the New York Times when it published the Pentagon Papers in the 1970s. However, despite escalating rhetoric over the past fortnight, no charges have yet been lodged, and government sources say they are unaware any such move is being prepared.

Robinson said Assange’s team did not believe the US had grounds to prosecute him but understood that Washington was “looking closely at other charges, such as computer charges, so we have one eye on it”.

Earlier this week, the US attorney general, Eric Holder, said the US had been put at risk by the flood of confidential diplomatic documents released by WikiLeaks and he authorised a criminal investigation.

Google tests cars that drive themselves

Google it has developed cars that drive themselves automatically in traffic, and that it has been testing them on the streets of California for months. It might seem like an unusual project for Google, but it could actually have big benefits. We’re not just talking about cars running Google Android. This is the stuff of science fiction. The only accident that has occurred so far, one of the cars was rear-ended by a driver at a stop light. human error! The vehicles have been tested on 140,000 miles of California road, from Silicon Valley to Santa Monica.

Each car is manned during the tests. One person sits in the driver’s seat, ready to take control of the vehicle instantly by grabbing the wheel or touch the brake should something go wrong with the system. The person in the passenger’s seat is an engineer who monitors the software operations on a computer.

Google hired engineers who previously participated in competitions and races involving automated cars – important turning points in the development of the technology, which has been coming into its own since around 2005 according to The New York Times.

If you first concern is one of safety, Google would argue that you’re going about it all wrong. Safety is one of the project’s purposes. Google believes that the technology could nearly half the number of automobile-related deaths because computers are supposedly better at driving than humans in the right circumstances.

There are other hypothetical pluses, too. The vehicles’ instant reaction time and 360-degree awareness would allow them to drive closer together on the highway than humans can, reducing traffic congestion.

They could be more careful when operating the gas, reducing fuel consumption. But the biggest  benefit for Google would be the hour or so of daily commute time the car owner would save. Instead of driving, he/she could either be productive or entertained in the vehicle, doing work on a wireless Internet connection or watching television. Google doesn’t say it explicitly, but TechCrunch was quick to note that this time could be spent using Google products and absorbing Goggle run advertising.

The most optimistic projection put this technology at least eight years away from market, though.

Legal hassles are among the myriad problems; all of the current traffic laws assume that a human driver is present in the vehicle. Do you think this technology will eventually be deployed, or is it just a pipe dream for Sergei and Larry?

Ten Tips on using credit cards online

Tip 1: Only purchase goods and services from reputed companies when purchasing online always look for reputed known companies.

Companies such as Amazone are well known for online trade. You should not deal with a company which you have never heard of before or if their web site looks unprofessional and hastily designed.

If you are a first time buyer from an online merchant do some research on the organization. See if the contact details are available in the web site. Any reputed organization should have their contact details such as hot lines, fax, and email address listed. If you want to make sure that the merchant’s company really exists you may call them to find out. You can also do a Google search for the company name and see if there are any adverse comments against them. Another possibility is to check in an online business directory or yellow pages for information about the organization.

Tip 2: Enter your credit card details only in secure web sites. Before you enter you CC details on a web site check if the site is really secure. Remember that Internet is a public network. Whenever you enter your CC details only the online merchant and you should be able to read that information. This is achieved by encryption(Scrambling) of information exchanged between you and the merchant. If the address of the we page starts with https://(Notice the additional s at the end of http) that site uses encryption to make information you send unreadable to outsiders. Another sign to look for is a closed padlock icon at the bottom of the browser or next to the address bar. The closed padlock also indicates that the site is using encryption. Furthermore, if you click on the closed padlock your browser will reveal you the real identity of the web site.

Never enter your CC details in a website whose address does not starts with https://. If it does not display a closed padlock or if the padlock is open.

Tip 3: Read the web site privacy policy. Privacy policy is one aspect that many people overlook during online purchases. Any organization collecting your sensitive information such as the CC number should be obliged to protect that information.

Browse through the privacy policy of your merchant and see if they are sharing your information with third parties and what type of security controls are in place to protect your sensitive information.

Tip 4: Print and keep a receipt of your payment All online merchants issue a confirmation page with the purchase details once the payment is accepted. You should print a copy of this page and keep it for future reference. This may will be the only evidence you have regarding your online purchase.

Tip 5: Keep your computer secure. Many criminals obtain your CC details straight from your computer. Internet is full of varies type of malicious software(Malware). Your computer can get infected with these malware when you visit certain web sites or by opening suspicious email attachments. Some of these malware will hide in your system and record your keystrokes(such malware are called keyloggers) and send them to a criminal. The keystroke recorded will also include your CC number and personal details.

In order to avoid such malware you need to have anti-virus and anti-spyware installed. Also you need to update those regularly so that you are protected against the latest threats. Installing or enabling a personal firewall will also help to keep away the intruders.

Tip 6: Don’t become a victim of phishing Have you ever received emails pretending to be from a financial institute asking your personal information such as CC number or Internet banking password? These emails are scams called phishing aimed at obtaining your CC or other personal information. Never trust such emails and never click on links in such emails.

Your bank will never ask for your confidential information through emails. If you need to log on to a particular web site always type the web site address in the address bar by yourself. Also, check and see if the site is secure as mentioned in Tip 2.

Tip 7: Check the web site address if you ever click on a link to visit a web site of a merchant or a financial organization such a s bank always check the web address in the address bar. Don’t be lazy! Take your time to type the correct web address by yourself rather than clicking on links.

Tip 8: Subscribe to alert services provided by banks. Many banks provide SMS or telephone alert services which will inform you once an online payment is made using your CC. Subscribe to these services so that any unauthorized use will not go unnoticed.

Tip 9: Don’t store your CC information on computer or paper. Never write down your CC information on pieces of paper or store them in your computer. There is always a chance that this information may fall in to wrong hands! Destroy any receipts or statements once you don’t need them. Don’t throw these to garbage bins.

Tip 10: Be careful when using public computers. Never use computers in cybercafes or Internet kiosks to purchase goods online. You never know if these computers are secure or not. Public computers may be infected with malware(Tip 5) or someone might be simply watching your actions through the network. Especially, be careful when you travel overseas since you might be compelled to use public computers. It is always a good idea to inform your bank about your travel in advance.

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Happy New Year 2010

I want to use this first few minutes of the new year to thank you all(yes, you all) for your visits, comments, feedbacks, links, and for making my blog so interesting!.
Thanks for your support in 2009; I hope you learned a few good things here while having fun and getting inspired at the same time. The next year will be also full of great content and inspirational posts, and I’ll cover a bit more of the technical side of design as well.

I wish you much success in your IT career in the year ahead and all the best to you and your loved ones… Here’s to an awesome 2010…