Month: July 2008

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microsoft, Misc

Don’t mention it’s Vista!

Did you hear about “new” operating system from microsoft named “Mojave”?

Microsoft last week traveled to San Francisco, rounding up Windows XP users who had negative impressions of Vista. The subjects were put on video, asked about their Vista impressions, and then shown a “new” operating system, code-named Mojave. More than 90 percent gave positive feedback on what they saw. Then they were told that “Mojave” was actually Windows Vista. (CNET)

Lately, probably a ‘cool’ suggestion would be ‘why not test drive a hackintosh‘… to forget, at least, vista experience!!

The-Savvy

Sachalayatan And The “Ban”

Recent rumor is Sachalayatan, a Bangla group blog banned by Bangladdesh government. It’s true no one from Bangladesh could access sachalayatan.com.

I tried ping, and it’s worked fine.

No doubt only some port, probably only ’80’ port blocked (DNS works fine). You can access (those from Bangladesh) all other ports, and won’t get any more “The connection has timed out”.

Try yourself: http://www.sachalayatan.com:2086/

Solution from sachalayatan is very much simple, change your apache port from 80 to something else.

Question is, who blocked this ‘port’ therefore sachalayatan.com ? May by BTTB (BTCL), newspapers said BTTB refuse to comment anything about sachalayatan.

Big question, is it done by sachalayatan itself? They off course could done this to get media publicity by filtering only IP’s from Bangladesh. This “Sachalayatan blocked” news could publicize them well as recent ‘freedom fighter’ issues involved. However, nothing confirmed, and there is no reason to claim something without knowing exactly what happened or happening.

Whoever blocked, no one from Bangladesh could access sachalayatan directly, people browsing them by using online proxies and/or other way out there.

UPDATE
Sachalayatan not blocking themself, confirmed. It’s good to know that they are not the culprit but it’s indicating something unfortunate issues!

BTTCL down at this moment since 2 AM BDT either because of submarine cable disconnected or for some unknown ‘upgrade’!!

ADDITION [18 July, 2008 11:30 PM]:

A little test to understand the problem not at Sachalayatan end:

Try to visit:
1. http://www.sachalayatan.com/
2. https://www.sachalayatan.com/~sachalay/ (accept the SSL warning)

(1) and (2) serving from same server and locate same page. If you can’t access (1) but can access (2) what that means? No IP filtered and no technical fault from sachalayatan server, the problem reside at the middle of your connection (BTCL).

Meghdut – Let’s Face It!

Localization and translation of Meghdut was paused, let’s face it, due to lack of translator. Off course we not forget all those contribution and thanks a trillion to who worked hard and spent hundreds of hours to translate wordpress strings to Bangla.

And yes, we’re almost there, very few left, from a dedicated point of view.

It’s time for warm up, say ‘Dude, Meghdut rocks, let’s play!’ Jocking ;D

Ok, before we jump to sky, we are laying down the plan, both for localization of wordpress and a community powered by wordpress mu. Stay tuned. Thanks.

Loreum Ipsum Effects! So funny…

… “Summarizing, then, we assume that the fundamental error of regarding functional notions as categorial is necessary to impose an interpretation on the extended c-command discussed in connection with (34). We will bring evidence in favor of the following thesis: a descriptively adequate grammar is not quite equivalent to the levels of acceptability from fairly high (eg (99a)) to virtual gibberish (eg (98d)).”

Got what that means? …before you jumped and start brainstorming, wait a minute. Visit here, watch out and follow this

In short, for those lazy one: The Chomskybot is a program that generates paragraphs which appear similar to those in the corpus of Noam Chomsky’s linguistic works, but are humorously devoid of any meaning, by combining at random phrases taken from Chomsky’s actual works. The Chomskybot is derived from another program called Foggy, which originally generated “fake” managerese —i.e., the language of business management. The phrases from Chomsky were originally collected by John F. Sowa, the program was redesigned by Anthony Aristar and John Lawler, and the Perl version was written by Kevin McGowan.

An example of the Chomskybot‘s output was given above 😉

You know ABUSE always a bad word, mistakenly I put that text on some forum, the effect was so funny that I could not resist me to not to post here, check bellow:

..”আর, ওমর ওসমান, ইংলিশ এ কাশতে হলেও মনে হয় ভালই কাশতে পারব। বজ্গজাত ইংরেজ না হতে পারলেও আশা করি আপনাদের অনেকের মতই, Subject-Verb Agreement বুঝে Sentence বানাতে অন্তত ভুল করব না।

দাদাভাই আপনার উদ্ধৃত অংশটুকু “ল্যআটিভ” ইংরেজী না, বরং খুব গভীর বা উচ্চমার্গীয় পর্যায়ে ব্যবহৃত বাক্যাংশ। সাধারণত এসব ব্যবহার হয় আইন বিষয়ক কাগজে বা গবেষণা পত্রের ভেতরে। ঠিক যেমন নিচের বাংলাটুকু প্রাচীন বাংলা কবির রচনায় পাওয়া যায়:

কা তরুবরো , পন্চবি ডালো
চন্চলো চিত্র , পৈঠা বিকালো!

অথবা, ধরুন,

টালোত মোর ঘর নাহি পরবেশী
হাড়িতো ভাত নাহি নিতি আবেশী

(উচ্চারণ বুঝাতে বানানের পরিবর্তন করা হয়েছে। অনেক আগে পড়া পদদ্বয়ের বানান মনে নেই) ….”

All these happened due to misunderstanding and I’d hope that all of you would just take it as fun, and laughing out loud