Graceful Degradation, in computing, denotes the fault tolerance capability of a system, technology or product. In web-designing, it refers to blocking advanced features, that cannot be handled by older browsers, without garbling the display or generating errors. Forward compatibility as offered by HTML, is a nice way of browsers ignoring stuff that cannot be understood. In multimedia, it demands bit-rate adaptation based on available bandwidth, without jitter or freezing.
I have been feeling very drowsy for the last couple of days. So unlike other times when I’m reading in the bus on the way home, I dozed off for a while yesterday. My specs were placed vertically in my chic checked shirt with a vertical pocket, from where they fell and slid two seats ahead. Without making any correction, I once again placed them in the pocket. Continue reading Luck: Not the movie, but my own!
GIGO or Garbage In Garbage Out, in computing, represents erroneous data entered into systems results in erroneous output. In other senses, it means bad result with bad input. In systems, it is often used to influence management decisions to consciously re-enter data while migrating to a new system, rather than dumping from the legacy system.
Necessity is the mother of invention
Although I haven’t invented anything, necessity has sure been the driving force for this post. A few of us share a common Novell mailbox at work. Since archiving is done locally on a single machine, it is not available to others. Tired of this, I migrated to Thunderbird a couple of months back. I set up my mailbox, created folders & message filters and a back-up utility. The only thing missing was my address book. While in Groupwise, names would auto-complete. So I went on to find a solution! Continue reading LDAP Address Book in Mozilla Thunderbird
Celebrations for my job confirmation were not over yet. Last September, I threw a party for my paternal family and then took a break to save money for the other half of my family. It was high time as I was close to completing two years with L&T Infotech. So we took them out to Kongpoush – the flavor of Kashmir – at Goregaon. Continue reading Kashmiri Dinner @ Kongpoush
I had been on the lookout for a nice place offering buffet lunch & dinner for over a month now. On my way to work I came across this large banner opposite Matoshree club on JVLR offering a lunch buffet at Rs.199, ofcourse with a star (indicating taxes). So me and friends enquired the menu & decided to give it a try! Continue reading Lunch Buffet @ Saffron – Rs.199* Only!
This trilogy titled ‘Setting up my press’, will definitely not serve as a tutorial, is only an account of my decade long experience with web hosts & getting along with WordPress. In Part 1, I discussed my build-or-use decision and WordPress PoC. In this part, I will put my decade long experience with web hosting to use to help buy web-estate wisely. Do stick around for Part 3 on installation tips & must-have plug-ins. Continue reading Setting up my Press, Part 2: Choosing the right property
Further to [permalink href=”250″ title=”Sea-link inaugurated, but what’s in a name?”]my post on the Sea-link Naamkaran issue[/permalink], here is a a ‘short’ list of schemes, roads etc. for the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty promotion with Tax Payer money! I was actually waiting for something like this, until this morning when I found it in my Forwarded Email label (folder for non-googlians). Continue reading The Gandhi Dynasty
Well, I haven’t been a professional counselor but I have helped everyone who has approached me with questions regarding the engineering course at . Here are a few frequently asked questions that I would like to share and some examination specific tips. Continue reading BE @ MU, Part 2: FAQs & Examination Tips
Graduating as a Mechanical Engineer from Mumbai University (with distinction) was one of the best things that happened to me. Although I haven’t retained the trend I chose to graduate, I will continue to be a chauvinist. Here are some tips for fairing good and good books to refer to develop ilm that can never be taken down, no matter which industry you move to. Continue reading BE @ MU, Part 1: Recommended Books & Study Tips