Song: No Good For Me

8 06 2007

“The Corrs: No Good For Me”

I see a home in a quiet place
I see myself in a strong embrace
And I feel protection from the human race
It’s not parental

But it’s a fantasy, not a reality
And it’s no good, no, no good for me, you have no idea

That I’m walking through the clouds
When you’re looking at me
I’m feeling like a child
Vulnerability
I am shaking like a leaf if you move beside me
And you’re all that I see
But it’s no good for me

You have a home, (You have a home,) in a quiet place
And someone else, feels your strong embrace
She is protected and she needs no chase
And do you love her

You’re a mystery, you are the heart of intrigue
You’re no good no, no good for me
You have no idea

That I’m walking through the clouds
When you’re looking at me
I’m feeling like a child
Vulnerability
I am shaking like a leaf if you move beside me
And you’re all that I see
But it’s no good for me
No it’s no good for me…, yeah, no good for me…

[violin solo]

It’s a make-believe, you have no idea
That I’m walking through the clouds
When you’re looking at me
I’m feeling like a child
Vulnerability
I am shaking like a leaf if you move close to me
And you’re all that I see
But it’s no good for me, just no good, no good

Through the clouds
When you’re looking at me
I’m feeling like a child
Vulnerability
I am shaking like a leaf if you move beside to me
And you’re all that I see
But it’s no good for me
[Fade out]

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My MySpace account

7 06 2007

One of my friends told me that my myspace account is pretty cool. What do you think?

http://www.myspace.com/skywriter14

OK, I am pasting the details here for you:

Saifullah Mahmud’s Blurbs:

About me: I am too cool

Who I’d like to meet: cool people

Saifullah Mahmud’s Interests:

Generaldoing cool stuff
Musicany cool song
Filmsonly the cool movies
Televisioncool channels
Bookscool books
Heroescool people

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Steve Jobs and Bill Gates interview video

3 06 2007

Steve Jobs and Bill Gate$ interviewed together at the D5 conference on 30th May, 2007. This is the highlight video. You can catch the complete 7 part interview in youtube.

And this is a cartoon about Jobs and Gates…





Interesting picture from Flickr

3 06 2007

Sci-fi Man

SUEÑO AUTECO on Flickr – Photo Sharing!

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Perl commandline tool for reading google groups posts

3 06 2007

This is a little commandline tool I wrote with Perl to help myself read the posts in google groups. It fetches the thread urls with the latest posts
and opens them in firefox tabs. I use it from cygwin command prompt in my windows machine. You can easily customize it to help your needs. Long live open source.

Why did I create it: I use a feed reader to read the posts of the groups i subscribed from google groups. To read the posts, I click on the the links on summary/description of each post in my reader. Then I reach the page with only one post, then I click on another link to reach to the thread. I find doing that few times everyday really painful. So this one will keep my sanity intact for now.

#!/usr/bin/perl
#browse.pl

# example useage:
# browse.pl
# browse.pl perl.beginners
# browse.pl comp.unix.shell
# (comp.lang.perl.misc is the default group) 

use strict;
use warnings;
use WWW::Mechanize;

my $browser_path = '/cygdrive/c/Program\\ Files/Mozilla\\ Firefox/firefox.exe ';
my $group_name = 'comp.lang.perl.misc'; # default group. it will be used if you don't provide one as parameter
$group_name = $ARGV[0] if @ARGV; # user specified group, from commandline parameter
my $url = 'http://groups.google.com/group/'.$group_name.'/topics?gvc=2'; 
my $limit = 10; # limit number of posts to open

print "Group: [$group_name]\\n";
my $m = WWW::Mechanize->new();
print "Getting $limit links of threads...\\n";
$m->get($url);
die "oooops! could not load main page\\n" unless $m->success;
my $html = $m->content();
#print $html;

my @links = ($html =~ m{<td><a href="(/group/$group_name/browse_thread/thread/[^/]+/[^/]+)#[^/]+">}igs);
if (@links)	{
	@links = map {'http://groups.google.com' . $_} @links;
	my @links_limited = splice @links, 0, $limit;
	my $url_string = sprintf (qq/"%s"/, join q/" "/, @links_limited);
	#print $url_string."\\n";
	print "Opening browser...\\n";
	system ($browser_path . $url_string . ' &');
}else{
	print "oooops! could not load main page\\n";
}

exit 0;

Note: There are better ways to do this. Use of HTML::TreeBuilder or HTML::Parser would be more standard. But I like to write regex by hand ( 😉 actually that’s the main reason I bothered writing this script).

Click here to download the script.

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An article about SQL injection

2 06 2007

This is a must read for anyone who ever coded any application that uses a database. The title says it:

SQL Injection Attacks by Example

Read on…

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Zamzar: online file conversion service and some thoughts about future

31 05 2007

If anybody is interested in online file conversion, I suggest a great service/website zamzar.com. It lets you convert files between most of the common text, document, image, audio and video formats. Just upload, select target format and give it your mail address, it will mail you the result instantly.

Let’s share a scenario with you. I didn’t install any office package in my new OS installation, partly out of laziness, partly out of scarcity of hard drive space.
Yesterday I had to edit and mail an important document file in a hurry. I thought that I can try google docs, instead of installing MS Office or Open Office, to eidt it. As I was ready to uploaded it to google docs, found out that it’s in docx format (introduced in office 11). Goggle docs doesn’t support docx. Then I found zamzar.com after googling. I thought it’s another freeware or shareware, that I have to download and install. But no, it’s an online utility. I converted docx to doc with zamza. And then edited the file in google docs. I saved hard drive space and installation time. And hey, I started thinking, what software I cannot replace with an online service within next two years? Hmm, operating system…… games (real ones)…. web browser…. hmm i keep thinking…\.

Why this is important? Have you recently heard the term SAAS (Software As A Service). That is the future of software solutions. Within 2 years more or less we will be able to do most of our daily tasks without ever installing a software other than a web browser. Day by day web services like these will become powerful. And web browsers will become center of all tasks. Flock showed some creativity, opera pioneered some ideas. And as much as I know FireFox 3 will kill all other browsers. DOM will become even more powerful. Flex, Silverlight, JavaFX (hmm i am doubtful) and Apollo will create new standards. And most of them will be free. We will use on line file storage instead of “My Documents” or “home/”, just like we shifted towards web mail services over desktop clients. It’s true that there is probably a bubble forming somewhere in the Web 2.0 world, but at the same time Web 2.0 is changing our life forever. So lets get ready to embrace the change. And I will write about Web 3.0 some other day.

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