Sorry

One thing the God or whoever is the creator of the world missed was to give humans the ability to see from other’s perspective. I don’t know if it’s just me or everyone fails on that. I know very well that I should see or think from other’s perspective. I was always taught that you walk a mile on the other person’s shoes before judging them. But I think I just learned it partially. I learned very well to blame others for not walking on my shoes and seldom bothered to walk on other’s shoes. It’s not that I never did but sometimes it slips off my mind. If only people never failed to understand that and could always see from other’s perspective, there wouldn’t have been any quarrels. no fights. no wars. Imagine how peaceful the earth would have been. Because I don’t think any person is bad in itself. If you could just see from the other person’s perspective you would always find the goodness in him/her.

But maybe the God wanted it to be this way. To show the calm after the wind, peace after the war, love after the quarrel. You only value things after you lose it. And maybe the realization is just enough. You realize that you didn’t see the other person’s perspective and realize how you were not totally right about your views. That’s the moment when you feel calm. You feel the importance of the calmness. And you learn to value it more and more.

The entire universe is just a wave with crests and troughs. You can’t just have the crests and neither would there be just troughs. You need go get to the bottom of the wave to rise again with your full potential. And there comes another idiom सुखमा नमात्तिनु, दुःखमा नआत्तिनु। You gotta learn to surf on those waves.

Turbo C graphics on Win7 [Updated]

Sorry, there seemed to be a problem in the tutorial described before.
There was a problem loading the includes file in turbo c which was due to directory mismatch in the turbo c installation.keeping the tc folder in a folder with name dosbox and mounting the folder dosbox as c: would fix the issue.The tutorial has been updated to fix the issue.
Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Today I noticed that Win7 doesn’t support Turbo C graphics.

Win7 doesn’t support the fullscreen mode for DOS applications.

That was fine, just ignoring the error would start turbo c in window mode. But today when I tried running the program with graphics, the program compiled without any errors but on running the program displayed the same error and ignoring it didn’t do any good. Instead I get another error

So I tried changing some options on turbo c but all in vain.couldn’t make it work. And then I realized, DOSBox must be available for windows as well.(DOSBox is an DOS emulator. I had been using DOSBox to test my programs on turbo C on linux)

So the solution to this problem would be to install DOSBox on your win7. With DOSBox you can run turbo C on fullscreen mode as well. So download the latest DOSBox and start using Turbo C on fullscreen.

Setting Options on DOSBox:

In order to change the options of DOSBox, goto the DOSBox options menu in start menu.It will open the dosbox .conf file on notepad. The conf file is well documented. And there’s no need for much change.change the fullscreen valu from ‘false’ to ‘true’ if you want to run dosbox on fullscreen mode

You need to first mount the folder containing turbo c to be able to run it.
So on starting DOSBox type “mount c c:dosbox” assuming your turbo c installation files are at “c:dosboxtc”. Then change the current working drive from “z:>” to “c:>” by typing the command “c:” and next type “cd tcbin” and then “tc” to run the Turbo C. VOILA!! that’s it!!! your very own TC in fullscreen mode in Window 7

typing all these commands could be tedious and hard to remember to some of you.so we can autoexecute these commands.At the end of the conf file(i guess u know how to do it.but in case you forgot, open it from the DOSBox options menu from start menu). and at the end of the file under [autoexec] heading paste the following lines

mount c c:dosbox
c:
cd tcbin
tc
this would directly open Turbo C
If you have any problems please feel free to ask me. always happy to help 🙂
P.S. if you use ‘gcc’ and want to be able to use graphics.h, you will need the library ‘libgraph’ installed.
http://anerdsblog.wordpress.com/2008/11/07/graphicsh-in-gcc/
This post describes very well how to do it.

Geeky Way to listen to Revolution Radio (rvlradio.com)

THT RVLradio @ Moksh

If you are on linux and don’t want to trouble your browser to listen to the radio, then here’s how you can achieve it.

Install mplayer on your machine, fire a terminal window and enter the command

mplayer http://rvlradio.com:8029

Alternatively, if it doesn’t work, enter the ip address for rvlradio.com

mplayer http://67.23.237.151:8029

The aforementioned example is for the live radio. You just need to change the port to tune into other channels under rvlradio. Below is the list of URIs for different channels.

Live –> http://67.23.237.151:8029
Rock –> http://67.23.237.151:8065
Pop –> http://67.23.237.151:8063
Nepali1 –> http://67.23.237.151:8061
Nepali2 –> http://67.23.237.151:8073
Metal –> http://67.23.237.151:8069
Blues –> http://67.23.237.151:8075
Dance –> http://67.23.237.151:8071

Here’s a screenshot of the RVL Pop channel [Without You – David Guetta feat. Usher] being played on my machine.

CHEERS to Revoultion Radio !!!!!!

Chinglish चिङ्ग्लिस्

Chinglish is a portmanteau of the words Chinese & English and refers to either spoken or written English which is influenced by Chinese. Chinglish, which is sometimes called “Chinese English” or “China English”, is the combination of Chinese grammar & English vocabulary.

The origin of Chinglish can be dated back to the mid 17th century when British traders arrived in Southern China. The British and Chinese traders, due to the communication gap, used Chinese pidgin English for their business. Although, later standard English was begun to be taught in China’s education system, Chinese pidgin English couldn’t be eradicated and evolved to take the form of what is now popularly known as Chinglish.

So, what’s the reason behind the existence of Chinglish? The main reason is found to be complexity. Chinese is a very complex language. In fact, it is considered the most complex language of all. So exact & accurate translation of Chinese is a really difficult task. Here’s an example for how difficult Chinese translation can get.

“Yun Zhi Jue Zhong”

The correct translation of this Chinese sentence is

“The way of heaven is profound & mysterious & the way of mankind is difficult. Only if we make a precise & unified plan & follow the doctrine of the mean, can we rule the country well.”

Let’s analyze the figures here. The Chinese sentence has 4 words and the English translation has 37 words. It’s nearly in the ratio of 1:9.If we count the syllables, the Chinese sentence is 4 syllabled while the English translation is composed of 52 syllables. Thats 1:13.

Shocking! right?This shows the complexity of Chinese language and how can we expect ordinary people to make these sorts of translation. This leads to mistakes in translation giving rise to Chinglish.

Confusion is created in translation due to different connotations for same denotation. Verbs like see, watch, read and look have the same word ‘kan’ in Chinese. So “I’m watching a movie” is incorrectly translated as “I’m looking a movie”. Similarly, “Turn on the door” for “Open the door” and “Can you say Spanish” for “Can you speak Spanish”.

Another reason behind the existence of Chinglish is quite interesting. The reason is ‘humor’.The young generation, though realizing the mistakes, find Chinglish interesting and humorous. So they continue using it. They select vocabularies to rhyme their phrase rather than the proper usage.

The linguists say the birth of Chinglish is due to “psychological structure latent in the brain” which Is activated when one attempts to learn a second language. There are several other examples of inter-language like Franglais for French English, Hinglish for Hindi English, Spanglish for Spanish English and many more.

References:
“Chinglish: an illustrated lecture”
by Dr. William Griffin, Associate Professor of Anthropology, St. Charles Community College

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinglish

Some examples of Chinglish Signs

TwiSkip HomePage

I always loved the “Skip Inbox” function in GMail and so much wanted it in twitter as well.
Here’s the same function for the twitter and I love calling it “Twiskip”

Ever wanted to get the tweets from a tweeterholic but didn’t want your homepage overcrowded with their tweets?

Here’s a simple solution.

Just go to their profile page and add them to one of your lists[Note:don’t follow]

If you are already following the person.Just unfollow them and add them to the list.

Simple as it is!!!

🙂