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Checking empty values properly!!

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If you take some kind of input from a user in an application(whether its online or offline, it hardly matters) and then perform some action using that input, then you must check if the input is empty or not before proceeding with the action, its common programming sense, unless ofcourse you also allow NULL values.

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Yahoo Print?!!!

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So after Google Print, its about time Yahoo! announced something similar!! 😉

Yes indeed, as c|net reported, Yahoo! will also start its own project of digitizing print-editions of several books & will allow people to search through them and also download full books!! 😀 But what’s different in their program & Google’s is that unlike Google, Yahoo! has decided to avoid the controversies & probable law suits by sticking to only public domain content!! 😉 Google is ofcourse having a tough time as The Authors Guild sued them last week alleging infringement of copyright as Google is digitizing the copyrighted stuff as well. Their stand is that they adhere to the fair use doctrine under U.S. copyright law which allows people to place excerpts from the books in reviews etc.

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Back Home!!

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Dad got discharged from the hospital & came back home today, after spending 13 days in hospital, 6 of which were in ICU. 🙂

As per the neuro surgeon Dr.P.Bishnu, he’s much better now than he was when he was taken to the hospital. He’s recovering, but still not in any satisfactory shape, still has trouble balancing himself when sitting & tend to roll-off the bed. 🙁

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Sunshine Ahead?!!

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Looks like so, dad was shifted from ICU to his ward day before yesterday & looks better to me now, the docs are also pleased to see his improvement. 😉 He’s out of danger now, thanks to everyone who expressed their best wishes & my uncles who stood by my side!! 🙂 He’s not fully conscious yet, but replies a bit when someone talks to him, the docs say that we should talk to him as much as we can, that’ll help in recovery. One thing I’m glad about is that he’s not lost his memory(looks like so till now), no amnesia as was in the case of my mom’s dad when he got brain haemorrhage 3 years back. And the paralysis on his right-side doesn’t look as bad as it was earlier, he’s able to move his right arm & leg a bit. Still, it’ll be quite a bit of time before he’ll be back in satisfactory shape!!

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Dark Times?!!

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What happened last night wasn’t something that I expected, nor anyone in the family!! Dad has just finished his dinner, he was complaining about some pinching inside, but thought it would be ok. And next we know, he was unable to stand & lost his balance, the right hand side of his body was paralysed. I had him rushed to the hospital immediately & there we learnt that he’s suffered from brain haemorrhage. After the usual tests & MRI etc. he was shifted immediately to ICU(Intensive Care Unit) where the doctors want to keep him under observation for the next 72 hours which are very critical as the haemorrhage is on left side of the brain which is very vital. The surgeon said that the odds of pulling through are not more than 40%. 🙁

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Microsoft Expression??!!

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Umm? What did you say?? Microsoft Expression?? Now what’s that?? A version of Regular Expression from Microsoft?? No, its a new family of professional tools for Web & Windows Vista(does that mean that other tools are un-professional??)!! 😕 (via Techtree.com)

Ok, so you might ask, who are the family members!! Yeah, so presenting:

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Macromedia Studio 8 is out!!

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Macromedia has released the much awaited & anticipated, Studio 8, which contains Dreamweaver 8, Flash Professional 8, Fireworks 8, Contribute 3 and FlashPaper 2. Contribute & FlashPaper are the two new entrants & Freehand has been removed. This probably is also the last release of Fireworks as well, given the acquisition of Macromedia by Adobe, I doubt that Fireworks will remain alive against the much more powerful & established heavy weight we know as Adobe Photoshop(& ImageReady)!! 😕

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Typing in Hindi, online!!

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The other day, I found a nifty online tool that lets you type in Hindi. This Hindi Keyboard offered by IndiaPress.org is though quite basic but is cool for those who don’t know the keyboard layout for Hindi Glyphs(like me)!! So an online keyboard is present which you can click with your mouse and the output is displayed in Unicode format in a textbox.

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eBay out shopping, again!!

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The world’s largest online marketplace, eBay, is out shopping again to expand its already swelling business area!! On a shopping spree in past year or so with acuisitions such as Shopping.com Inc. for $620 million hard cash, the real-estate firm Rent.com, Indian eBay clone Baazee.com, & the Dutch classifieds website Marktplaats.nl, eBay is now ready for another expansion in its shopping cart, this time its Skype which is gonna cost atleast $2.6 billion(cash & stock)!!!:???: (via Yahoo! News)

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Invisible Billion Dollar Economy???

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A news article by Charles Assisi on Times Of India makes me wonder seriously, has the ex-editor of CHIP-India gone senile early?? Did he really resign from his editor’s job at CHIP-India or was he kicked out because he’s lost his marbles??

As per him, there are about 100,000 freelance Indian programmers taking jobs from websites like Rentacoder.com where they are raking in thousands of dollars. As he put it

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