March 23, 2012

Great explanation of windows firewall

Now that's the great explanation of windows firewall.

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Find five things which are not right in this picture... :P

March 12, 2012

What's the Difference between a Boss and a Leader?

A boss creates fear, a leader confidence. A boss fixes blame, a leader corrects mistakes. A boss knows all, a leader asks questions. A boss makes work drudgery, a leader makes it interesting.

- Russell H. Ewing

The person who knows HOW will always have a job. The person who knows WHY will always be his boss.

- Diane Ravitch

The real leader has no need to lead - he is content to point the way.

- Henry Miller

The executive exists to make sensible exceptions to general rules.

- Elting E. Morison

The secret of successful managing is to keep the five guys who hate you away from the four guys who haven't made up their minds.

- Casey Stengel

A Boss A Leader
Drives employees Coaches employees
Depends on authority Depends on goodwill
Inspires fear Generates enthusiasm
Says "I" Says "we"
Places blame for breakdown Fixes the breakdown
Knows how it's done Shows how it's done
Uses people Develops people
Takes credit Gives credit
Commands Asks
Says "Go" Says "Let's go"

March 09, 2012

Somebody's saying bad things about you

Ever if you receive a direct message (DM) from someone on Twitter (most probably someone you follow on Twitter) like "somebody's saying bad things about you" followed with a shortened link - don't ever click it!

These are all fake messages and generated by a malicious script or some kind of web virus!

If you happen to click the link, a variety of bad things might happen, including passing on similar messages under your name to others and also including things such as trying to infect your computer with a virus. If you have, or think you may have clicked on a dodgy link in a message like this, there are four remedial steps you should take:

Microsoft Outlook Ruins Birthday Cake

If you like to order a cake at Wegman’s bakery, you can simply email them a personalized message that will be printed on the cake.

A lady in NY followed the same procedure and ordered a birthday cake over email but here’s what they delivered on her birthday – a cake with some HTML icing.

The cake below was supposed to be a mix of English and Italian, but the staff apparently knew no Italian. The problem? Wegman's email system also apparently did not recognize some of the proprietary Microsoft HTML extensions!

It turned out that she used Microsoft Outlook to send her email but Wegman’s email system failed to recognize the proprietary HTML tags of Outlook and hence this goof-up.

This is best explained by an employee of Wegman – “we just cut and paste from the email to the program we use for printing the edible images, we are usually in such a hurry that we really don’t have time to check. and if we do the customers yell at us for bothering them.”