Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Send Free SMS and mCards in India

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There are hundreds of websites available on internet claiming that you can send sms for free in the India, but actually when you try those applications nothing happens and you never get the expected sms.

I was in desperate need of a website which allows me a clean and clear way of sending free SMS to my friends.

Now i have a website which allows hassle free way of sending free sms and to my surprise it delivers sms immediately. I love this service and now am a regular user. I love mdakia.

You need to sign up with mdakia and then you can enjoy the world of free SMS. Once you register, you get 20 credits and to my surprise credits increase every time i login to the site and send SMS. Really cool and it rocks :) .

mdakia also allows users to send customized mCards to phone users who have GPRS enabled handsets. This is a wonderful service and the GUI looks awesome.

One can send cards different cards for different occasions. I love this feature.

I am enjoying this service and it works gr8.. sing up and have fun with

Devang Paliwal

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Don't get tense when youtube says : Hello, you either have JavaScript turned off or an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash playe

I got this message when i tried playinga video on youtube ....

"Hello, you either have JavaScript turned off or an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player."

It is actually a problem at YouTube. They have issued the following statement:

"Wednesday, October 24, 2007
UPDATE: JavaScript turned off or an old version of Macromedia's Flash Player.

ERROR: "Hello, you either have JavaScript turned off or an old version of Macromedia's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player."

Users with ad-blocking software enabled may not be able to see videos due to a conflict with our flash detection code and may see this error. Our engineers are still working on resolving this issue but it is expected to be fixed soon. If you are unable to see any videos because of this issue, you may want to try temporarily disabling ad-blocking in your browser or security software. Thanks for your patience."

Thanks to yahoo answers

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Typical Software Engineer

Features by which a Software Engineer can be identified:

He/She never bargains... No wonder things have become so costly!

When a cab/bus passes by and you see all the commuters in it are sleeping like they haven't slept for years...

Dilbert or Calvin is their favorite cartoon...

Words like issues, tracker, raising requests, buzz/ping, compile, delete [unlike erase or rub it off], onsite [n not abroad is what 'foreignland' is called] are the ones that would be used by 'default'...

Weekends are holy words... they are like a salvation one seeks for...

"Wazzzup", "Hows life?", are few obvious questions one will be greeted with which would be immediately followed by "how's work?"

Salaries, work etc are always better or in good shape in other companies than the one he/she is currently in...

They don't send or take things... they always forward them!

Drinking coffee is the most pleasurable thing they think they do inthe entire day...

They seek a search engine in just almost everything they do... When I forget where I have kept my things at home the first thing that comes to my mind is "I wish there was a Google search for my room"

Mondays are always blue...

All of them will have a dream to do something in life and that something would never be what they are doing right now...


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

India - Online Grievance Forum

Government of India has an online Grievance forum.

Can you imagine this is happening in INDIA ?

The govt. wants people to use this tool to highlight the problems they faced while dealing with Government officials or departments like Passport Office, Electricity board, BSNL/MTNL, Railways etc.

So use this grievance forum and educate others who don't know about this facility. This way we can at least raise our concerns instead of just talking about the ' System ' in India.

Invite your friends to contribute for many such happenings.


Devang Paliwal

SUN - Gift from god

The Sun is the star at the center of the Solar System. The Earth and other matter (including other planets, asteroids, meteoroids, comets, and dust) orbit the Sun,[9] which by itself accounts for about 99.8% of the Solar System's mass. Energy from the Sun, in the form of sunlight, supports almost all life on Earth via photosynthesis, and drives the Earth's climate and weather. (Wikipedia)

I recently saw some beautiful pictures of SUN and thought to share it with you all.

For more beautiful pictures go to My SUN. Enjoy this gift of God :)

Monday, October 6, 2008

SRK is back!! Rab ne bana di jodi :)

Aditya Chopra and SRK are back to create history once again after DDLJ and mohabettien.
Got the first feel of this would be blockbuster movie ......

I can't wait to see this movie. Thanks to Glamsham for this wonderful first look.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Yahoo, Gmail, Orkut, LinkedIn, rediff ----Address Book importer

Lot of people and companies are looking for this common feature which is desired for almost every site. I also required such a feature for one on my assignments. Now there are lot of products available in the market which gives you this functionality. Example Improsys . This company offers importing contacts from all streams for 240$.

But i know we always search for free things on net and for this we can use contactgrabber . This project allows one to import contacts from yahoo,gmail,orkut,rediff etc etc.
It is damn easy to integrate this with any website.

I studies the code and found out that this is built on PHP CURL library. I think once anyone master CURL he/she can get anything from internet. He can use the internet as information mine.

So guys PHP CURL is the key. Till the time you learn CURL enjoy this open source project

PHP -- Supress Warnings

Yesterday i was working on PHP's file handling functions. Due to default permissions i was getting default warnings generated by PHP Engine. I decided to suppress the warning messages. Found out a very simple solution for this problem.

Just need to put a @ before calling file handling functions.

$handle = @ fwrite("abc.txt", "w");

After this warning messages were not rendered on the screen.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

JIBX -- Step by Step Tutorial

To install JiBX, just download the distribution zip file and unpack it. This will create a jibx directory that contains the distribution files, including a complete copy of this documentation. 

I installed it in C:\JIBX

Create a directory example23 in C:\jibx\tutorial\

Create a file with following contents:

package example23;

public class Customer {
    public Person person;
    public String street;
    public String city;
    public String state;
    public Integer zip;
    public String phone;

Create a file with following contents:

package example23;

public class Person {
    public int customerNumber;
    public String firstName;
    public String lastName;

Create a file binding.xml with following contents:

Go to C:\jibx\tutorial from cmd prompt and execute following command:
javac example23/*.java

Now execute 
java -jar C:\jibx\lib\jibx-bind.jar example23\binding.xml

Now go to example23 directory and create wih contents

package example23;

import org.jibx.runtime.BindingDirectory;
import org.jibx.runtime.IBindingFactory;
import org.jibx.runtime.IMarshallingContext;
import org.jibx.runtime.IUnmarshallingContext;
import org.jibx.runtime.JiBXException;

public class CustomerManager {
public CustomerManager()
try {
IBindingFactory bfact = BindingDirectory.getFactory(Customer.class);
IUnmarshallingContext uctx = bfact.createUnmarshallingContext();
Object obj = uctx.unmarshalDocument
   (new FileInputStream("C:/jibx/tutorial/example23/customer.xml"), null);
Customer customer = (Customer)obj;
System.out.print(customer.street+", ";
IMarshallingContext mctx = bfact.createMarshallingContext();
   mctx.marshalDocument(obj, "UTF-8", null,
       new FileOutputStream("C:/jibx/tutorial/example23/customer2.xml"));
} catch (FileNotFoundException e) {
} catch (JiBXException e) { 
public static void main(String[] args) {
new CustomerManager();


Create a customer.xml file with following contents:

Now execute and see JIBX in action :) 

Thanks note to techBlog.

But the process was not clear so i wrote this blog with things crystal clear.