Malayalathil Kattal Ingane :)

Chackochaaa... (Malayalam Buffalax)


Ivan Kupala - Brovi (Russian Folk Song) in Malayalam
Russian Nadodi Ganam
Ithoru Thargima Alla
Malayalathikl Kettal Engane

This is not a translation

This is how it sounds in Malayalam



Ivan Kupala - Brovi

See the Lyrics


പാപ്പി അമ്മാവോ എന്തെ എന്നാ ചാക്കോച്ചാ ഓ ... ഓ ... എന്നാ ചാക്കോച്ചാ
രാത്രി ആയോന്നെ വാ വാ എന്തര് ചാക്കൊച്ചാ ഓ ... ഓ ... എന്നാ ചാക്കോച്ചാ
ലോറി മാറി പോയി പാകൃതം മായിച്ചോനെ
ചിന്താ ഭാരം റോഡില്‍ മാവോയിസം വീട്ടില്‍ ചിന്താ ഭാരം ചിന്താ ഭാരം മൂങ്ങാ
കൂട്ടില്‍ ചാടി പാത്തു പാര്‍ ത്തോന്നെ ...
എന്‍റെ ആം ഗിള്‍ പഴച്ചാറോ ഓ ... ഓ ... എവര്‍ പഴച്ചാറോ...
കാക്ക ഇരുന്നത്‌ പോയി ഓ ... എന്താ ബാലേട്ടാ ഓ ... ഓ ... കണ്ടോ ചാക്കോച്ചാ
ലോറി മാറി പോയി പാകൃതം മായിച്ചോനെ
ചിന്താ ഭാരം റോഡില്‍ മാവോയിസം വീട്ടില്‍ ചിന്താ ഭാരം ചിന്താ ഭാരം മൂങ്ങാ
കൂട്ടില്‍ ചാടി






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Not in India or Kerala..

Mallu wearing Mundu ( Dhothi) riding Harley Davidson

© http://flickr.com/photos/bombaylives/
If the Harley Davidson Company had seen this, they would have stopped the production…[hi..hi Just a fun comment! East or West Malayalee will be Malayalee...we should be;)]

A SOUTH INDIAN (99% probability he is a mallu) was spotted in Dubai riding a Harley in Mundu ( Dhothi)…


Only one place on Planet Earth a human would be seen riding a Harley Davidson wearing a Mundu!!!!




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Forgot about iphone Here comes the all new Blackberry Storm 9530

BlackBerry's new iPhone rival, Storm



Camera, music, video, and apps part of the RIM BlackBerry Storm 9530 for Verizon review.



Features Available


BlackBerry Storm
  • Wireless email
  • Organizer
  • Browser
  • Phone
  • Camera (3.2 MP)
  • Video Recording
  • BlackBerry® Maps
  • Media Player
  • Built-in GPS
  • Corporate data access
  • SMS
  • MMS

Size and Weight

  • 4.43"/112.5mm (Length)
  • 2.45"/62.2mm (Width)
  • 0.55"/13.95mm (Depth)
  • 5.5 oz/155g (Weight)

Data Input/Navigation

  • SurePress™ touch screen
  • On screen keyboard: portrait SureType® and Multi-tap, QWERTY landscape

Voice Input/Output

  • 3.5mm stereo headset capable
  • Integrated earpiece/ microphone
  • Built-in speakerphone
  • Bluetooth® v2.0; mono/stereo headset, handsfree, phone book access profile, and serial port profile supported
  • M3 (Rating for hearing aids (PDF))

Media Player

  • Video format support: MPEG4 H.263, MPEG4 Part 2 Simple Profile, H.264, WMV
  • Audio format support: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WMA ProPlus

Display

  • High resolution 480 x 360 pixel color display
  • Transmissive TFT LCD
  • Font size (user selectable)
  • Light sensing screen

Notification

  • Polyphonic/MIDI ringtones
  • MP3 ringtones
  • Vibrate mode
  • LED indicator

Approximate Battery Life

  • Up to 15 days (Standby time)
  • GSM: 5.5 hours, CDMA: 6 hours

Memory

  • Expandable memory – support for microSD™ card
  • 1GB onboard memory
  • 128 MB Flash (flash memory)

Modem

  • RIM® wireless modem
  • Tethered modem capability

Email Integrations

  • Works with BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for Microsoft® Exchange
  • Works with BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for IBM® Lotus® Domino®
  • Works with BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for Novell® GroupWise®
  • Integrates with an existing enterprise email account
  • Integrates with existing personal email account
  • Integrates with optional new device account

Device Security

  • Password protection and screen lock
  • Sleep mode
  • Support for AES or Triple DES encryption when integrated with BlackBerry® Enterprise Server
  • FIPS 140-2 Compliant (FIPS Validation in Progress)
  • Optional support for S/MIME

Wireless Network

  • UMTS/HSPA: 2100 MHz
  • North America: 850 MHz GSM®/GPRS networks
  • North America: 1900MHz GSM/GPRS networks
  • Europe/Asia Pacific: 1800MHz GSM/GPRS networks
  • Europe/Asia Pacific: 900MHz GSM/GPRS networks
  • Dual-Band: 800/1900 MHz CDMA/Ev-DO networks

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Greatest Technology Commercials Of All Time

1. Apple 1984 commercial




2. Steve Ballmer Pitching Windows 1.0

3. Apple vs. Mac featuring Gisele Bündchen

4. Microsoft - I’m A PC

5. eBay.com.au - Make Shopping Exciting


6. Yahoo! Music - UFO

7. Freecreditreport.com - Pirate

8. E*TRADE.com - Baby

9. Yahoo! - Hair

10. Outpost.com - Wolves


11. EDS - Running of the Squirrels (Superbowl 2000)

12. GoDaddy.com - Mother

13. Outpost.com - Gerbil Cannon

14. GoDaddy.com - Court Room

15. Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Gates Ad


16. PlayNow Plus by Sony Ericsson

17. Gamestop - Hint or Else

18. AmazonMP3 Store

19. IBM Servers Running Linux

20. Motorola Video Phone - Wife Calling

21. IBM Lenovo ThinkPad X300 - Sumo

22. Apple vs. PC - Cancel or Allow

23. Sony Bravia - Bouncy Balls

24. Sony PSP - Dude Get Your Own

25. Oracle - DataGuard

26. Comcast - Everyone Loves Money

27. Verizon Wireless - Chocolate Rain

28. Jerry Seinfeld - HP Hands

29. Cingular - My BFF Jill

30. Nextel Walkie Talkie Phone - Dancing

31. Cisco - America

32. Intel - Blue Man Group Pipes

33. Blackberry Pearl - Blue or Red

34. Monster.com - Don’t Fight Monday

35. Outpost.com - Tattoo

36. FreeCreditReport.com - New Car

37. Logitech - Late Night At The Office

38. Microsoft XBox 360 - Jump Rope

39. AT&T - The Hills Commercial

40. Mr. T - World of Warcraft

41. Netflix - Paulie

42. E*TRADE - Nozulla Side Effects

43. Hotels.com - Fake Tan & Abs

44. Blockbusters Superbowl - Clicking the Mouse

45. Sony - Make Room For A Wega

46. NetCom (Norwegian telecommunications company) - Cow

47. Motorola RAZR - Cut Through

48. LG Electronics - Voyeur

49. Mac vs. Bloated PC

50. Buy.com featuring Howie Mandel and DJ Qualls




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Gmail Dressed Up In Themes

Gmail Themes screen shot
The days of a bland Gmail interface is over: Google has launched Gmail Themes.

The new Gmail themes offer 30 initial choices away from the standard Gmail layout, in a similar offering to what Google has been providing to iGoogle users.

According to Annie Chen on the Gmail Blog, the Gmail team wanted to “go beyond simple color customization” so “there’s a shiny theme with chrome styling, another one that turns your inbox into a retro notepad, nature themes that change scenery over time, weather driven themes that can rain on your mailbox, and fun characters to keep you in good company.”


Themes are not immediately available to all Gmail users, but are being rolled out over the rest of the week. To use a theme, Gmail users will see a Themes tab under Settings.
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"In some cases, you can also customize by location. Some themes change during the day, and we use the location information you provide to correctly time these changes with your local sunrise, sunset, and/or weather. If you select one of these themes, you'll see a Country/Region drop-down menu appear."

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If Google PageRank Could Sing

What would the infamous Google Pagerank bar say if it could sing?

Watch the video and find out. ;-) Don't forget to have your speakers on.


Via:blogoscoped.com

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12 first-class Free Text Editors for Coders

NOTEPAD++

(Windows)

NOTEPAD++ is the premier replacement for Microsoft’s Notepad. It has an auto-completion feature (for most supported languages) that guesses what you’re trying to write, a tabbed interface which is great for working with multiple files without cluttering your task bar, a powerful RegEx find-and-replace feature, code folding, support for a large array of languages (even Assembler!) and much more. These are just some of the features that make NOTEPAD++ my personal default text editor.

Bluefish Editor

(Mac, Linux)

Bluefish Editor is a robust, open source text editor geared towards programmers and web designers. It’s known as being a fast, lightweight text editor that can open 500+ documents with ease. It has a built-in function reference browser (for PHP, Python, CSS, and HTML) so you can quickly learn about with particular syntaxes. Check out the Screenshots section to find movies/screencasts (such as learning about working with remote files) and screen shots of Bluefish Editor.

TextWrangler



(Mac)

TextWrangler is a multi-purpose text editor for the Mac OS. It is a programmer-friendly text editor and Unix/Server Admin text editor. It has a useful "plugin" system allowing developers a way for extending TextWrangler’s built-in features. It also has a function browser so that you can quickly find and jump to the function you’re looking for (very helpful for those really long files).

Smultron

(Mac)

Smultron is an easy-to-use text editor. Its simple interface makes it perfect for the minimalist coder. It has the basic features you’d expect from a text editor such as syntax highlighting/coloring but also has cool, helpful features such as the ability to split the viewing pane in two so that you can view files side-by-side, a code snipplet library to allow you to store your often-used code blocks, and a full-screen mode that’s intended to make you focus on the task at hand.

Caditor

(Windows)

Caditor is an open source portable text editor written in the .NET framework (C#) that puts speed and performance at the forefront of its design. It has a convenient search box built into the tool bar of the text editor’s interface so that you don’t have to open another dialog box to perform a search. It has other handy features common to developer-oriented text editors such as line numbering, a compiler feature to allow you to hook it up with your compiler, and FTP feature.

gedit

(Linux)

gedit is the official text editor of the GNOME desktop. Unlike Microsoft’s built-in text editor (Notepad), gedit is a more feature-packed text editor geared towards usage for programming and mark-up. With its syntax highlighting, tabbed interface for editing multiple files, and spell-checking feature – gedit is an excellent, free text editor for coders.

GNU Emacs

(Windows, Mac, Linux)

GNU Emacs (more commonly referred to simply as Emacs) is a cross-platform, extendible text editor geared towards programmers. One of its defining features is Emacs’s ability to be extended – offering you the ability to use it as your project planner and debugger, among other things. It has a file-comparison feature (M-x ediff) that highlights differences between two files (useful for figuring out changes in a file made by coders who don’t document/comment their revisions).

Crimson Editor

(Windows)

Crimson Editor is a light-weight text editor for Windows that supports many languages. It has a "Macros" features which lets you record a sequence of tasks so that you can reuse the sequence with a click of a button. It has a built-in FTP feature, allowing you to upload/download files from your FTP server. Crimson Editor is a solid option for Windows users.

ConTEXT

(Windows)

ConTEXT is another excellent, light-weight, freeware (meaning it’s free - but close-sourced) text editor for Windows. It has countless of handy features such as text sorting (helpful when you need to sort things in alphabetical order, for example), ability to export configuration options so that you can share your configuration or import it into several machines, and a macro recorder for repeating a sequence of tasks. In 2007, ConTEXT development was turned over to David Hadley but continues to be freeware.

SciTE

(Windows, Linux)

SciTE, written on top of the open source Scintilla code-editing component, is a speedy text editor aimed for use in source code editing. It has a standalone .exe version which you can use for portable storage drives (i.e. USB flash drives) so that you can conveniently carry it around and use it on any computer without having to install it. SciTE is a compatible with Windows and Linux operating systems and has been tested by the developer on Windows XP and on Fedora 8 and Ubuntu 7.10.

Komodo Edit

(Windows, Mac, Linux)

Komodo Edit is a freeware, cross-platform text editor created by ActiveState. It is a simple text editor based on the popular integrated development environment - Komodo IDE. It has a convenient and flexible Project Manager feature to help you organize and keep track of your project files.

jEdit

(Windows, Mac, Linux)

jEdit is a text editor that specifically caters to programmers. It’s written in Java and runs on any operating system that supports You can download a ton of plugins (check out the Plugins Central on jEdit’s website) to extend its built-in features. jEdit was designed to combine the best features of Windows, Mac, and Unix text editors.



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Japanese firm unveil their bionic legs

Take a look at this... bionic legs are made for walking.

Japan's second largest car maker thinks they can help their workers on the factory floor.

The walking assist device is what Honda is calling its experimental robot legs.

They are expected to help people who work standing or in a crouching position for a long periods of time.

[Jun Ashihara, Researcher]:
"We're thinking more of using this device in the industrial field. There's demand from the factory floors to make it less tiring for workers that work standing up or crouching all day."

The gadget helps by redistributing body weight and lightening the burden on workers legs.



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Best magic trick ever seen

Gmail voice and video chat

Talk face to face right in Gmail with free, high quality video and audio. Get started at http://gmail.com/videochat

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Make Free Long Distance and International Calls from Your Computer


FreeRinger is a calling service which allows you to make FREE calls to telephone numbers (in more than 30 countries throughout the world) right from your web browser.

No Downloads
Make worldwide calls with absolutely no software downloads or installation.

Making calls
That's pretty straightforward process. Enter your friend's phone number in international format (starting with the country code) and press Call.

GTalk2VoIP, the free and publicly open voice gateway for major Instant Messenger clients, today announced the availability of the ultra-simple to use FreeRinger, powered by Talkster. FreeRinger, available at www.freeringer.biz, is a web-based telephone service that lets anyone, anywhere in the world place free international calls from PC-to-phone to more than 35 countries.
Now people anywhere in the world can use their computers to place free long distance calls to their family and friends' mobile and landline phones in the more than 35 countries included in Talkster's growing coverage area ( http://www.talkster.com/Countries.aspx). All FreeRinger calls are ad-supported, so users never pay long distance or international calling charges, and can talk as long as they like. For call recipients using their mobile or landline phones, the cost is the same as a local call.
"Providing a completely free web-based solution to people who spend a fortune in long distance calls is just another way we are increasing the value of what we offer to our customers," said Ruslan Zalata, founder of GTalk2VoIP. "Our partnership with Talkster has made this possible and we will continue to work towards providing free, useful and easy to use solutions to our valued users through the development of solutions such as FreeRinger."

FreeRinger is a web-based, Flash(R) application, therefore no software download or installation is required as long as the web browser can view content built in the commonly used Adobe Flash. For those users without Adobe Flash, a simple download that works with all Internet browsers on PC, Mac and Linux computers will immediately enable FreeRinger to work.

FreeRinger is also available as a widget that so bloggers and web designers can offer the FreeRinger long distance and international calling service to their sites' readers and customers. A special hyperlink makes placing calls from FreeRinger as simple as a click from a webpage.


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Most Used Free Fonts By Professional Designers


1. Delicious


Official Download Link: Click Here

2. Gentium


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3. Tallys


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4. Lido STF


Official Download Link: Click Here

5. Mg Open


5 (a). MgOpenCanonica



Official Download Link: Click Here


5 (b). MgOpenCosmetica



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5 (c). MgOpenModata



Official Download Link: Click Here


5 (d). MgOpenModerna



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6. Cardo


Official Download Link: Click Here

7. Day Roman


Official Download Link: Click Here

8. Yanone Kaffeesatz


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9. Union


Official Download Link: Click Here

10. Fontin Family

10 (a). Fontin



Official Download Link: Click Here


10 (b). Fontin Sans



Official Download Link: Click Here

11. Fertigo Pro


Official Download Link: Click Here

12. Droid Font Family


Official Download Link: Click Here

13. M+ Outline Family

13 (a). M+ Outline 1C



Official Download Link: Click Here


13 (b). M+ Outline 1M



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13 (c). M+ Outline 1P



Official Download Link: Click Here


13 (d). M+ Outline 2P



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14. Luxi Family

14 (a). Luxi Mono



Official Download Link: Click Here or download using OpenOffice.org’s FontOOo wizard.


14 (b). Luxi Sans



Official Download Link: Click Here or download using OpenOffice.org’s FontOOo wizard.


14 (c). Luxi Serif



Official Download Link: Click Here or download using OpenOffice.org’s FontOOo wizard.

15. Ambrosia



Official Download Link: Click Here

16. Lacuna



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17. Liberation Family

17 (a). Liberation Sans



Official Download Link: Click Here


17 (b). Liberation Serif



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18. Advent Pro



Official Download Link: Click Here

19. ATF Antique



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20. Mank Sans


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21. Diavlo


Official Download Link: Click Here

22. Cicle


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Now You can see Full Length MGM Movies on Youtube

YouTube is by far the world’s biggest stage for online video. But in some ways Hulu is stealing the show.

With critical plaudits and advertising dollars flowing to Hulu, the popular online hub for television shows and feature films, YouTube finds itself in the unanticipated position of playing catch-up.

On Monday, YouTube will move forward a little, announcing an agreement to show some full-length television shows and films from MGM, the financially troubled 84-year-old film studio.


Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios will kick off the partnership by posting episodes of its decade-old “American Gladiators” program to YouTube, along with full-length action films like “Bulletproof Monk” and “The Magnificent Seven” and clips from popular movies like “Legally Blonde.” These will be free to watch, with ads running alongside the video.

The initial lineup may not be all that compelling, but for YouTube, which is owned by Google, the relationship with MGM is a crucial step in an essential reinvention. YouTube had its debut in 2005 and quickly became famous for the democratic sharing of bite-size video clips. Users love the site — 81 million people visited in September alone, according to Nielsen.

But Hollywood executives have complained over the way clips of their movies and shows pop up on the site without their permission. And advertisers have found that user-created videos of pet pratfalls and oddball skits are largely incompatible with commercials for cars and other products. Revenue at YouTube has disappointed Google investors since the company bought the start-up in 2006.

Now YouTube is trying harder to make friends with Hollywood — and emulate the appeal of Hulu, a joint venture of NBC and Fox. Along with its MGM relationship, YouTube has recently forged ties with the independent studio Lionsgate and with CBS, which this month started posting to YouTube full-length episodes of older shows like “Star Trek” and “Beverly Hills 90210.”

“We believe in comprehensiveness, and we want to have deals with everybody,” said Jordan Hoffner, the director of content partnerships for YouTube. “We want to be able to give users the most content possible.”

In the last few months, YouTube has swept its virtual floors and painted its stage as it prepares to offer more professional videos. This month, it introduced a “theater view” button that expands the viewing screen and darkens the rest of the Web page for optimum viewing — a feature similar to one introduced by Hulu.

YouTube has also developed a system called VideoID. It allows media companies to spot unauthorized clips of their material on the site, and then either remove the clips or leave them up and sell ads on them. As part of its deal, MGM will begin scouring YouTube for studio clips, from properties like the James Bond and Rocky franchises, and pulling many of them from the site.

But MGM will also work with YouTube to choose which clips can remain online, supported by advertising. Source


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How to Create a Magic Wand Icon with Adobe Illustrator

his tutorial will utilize gradient feathering and some simple shapes. These techniques are easily translated to other icons, illustrations, and logos. External Link for Tutorial

Click Here

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Microsoft aims Windows 7 by 2009 holiday season

In a technical session on Thursday afternoon, Microsoft provided the clearest public indication that it is planning on getting Windows 7 completed in time to run on PCs that ship for next year's holiday buying season.

In a presentation on its somewhat secretive Velocity program to improve PC quality, Microsoft director Doug Howe showed a slide saying that the Vista Velocity program would continue through next spring as Microsoft worked to improve Vista machines that ship in next year's back-to-school time frame. He went on to say that Microsoft would continue the Velocity effort with Windows 7.


The slides and Howe's presentation appeared to confirm what has been widely speculated--but something Microsoft has not outright said--namely that Windows 7 is aimed to ship around mid-year, in time to be on machines that ship for the 2009 holiday buying season. After the session, Howe essentially confirmed that Microsoft is aiming Windows 7 for the holidays.

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Adobe Photoshop in real Life - Pic



Source of Pic:http://i36.tinypic.com/2quu0qw.jpeg

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Say Good bye to Computer mouse - Video

It's nearly 40 years old but one leading research company says the days of the computer mouse are numbered.

A Gartner analyst predicts the demise of the computer mouse in the next three to five years.

Taking over will be so called gestural computer mechanisms like touch screens and facial recognition devices.

"The mouse works fine in the desktop environment but for home entertainment or working on a notebook it's over," declared analyst Steve Prentice. via BBC

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LIVE Updated Google Map US Election Coverage Widget

Host the US Election results on your own website with this live Election Results 2008 Map. Google, in partnership with Associated Press, have produced an embeddable US presidential election results map. The map will show the official results as they are announced.


US Election Results 2008 Map (for Embed)

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Inside Windows 7's new desktop

An in-depth preview of the new user interface features in Windows 7

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7 Important fitness tips for techies

Web working and fitness usually don't go hand in hand. In fact, fitness is probably the last thing on a web worker's mind.

In front of a computer all day and constantly working on new projects, a web worker doesn't have the time to keep fit. As a result, their weight increases, mental stress levels increase, and frankly, overall health goes down the tubes.

This is the problem; without good health, productivity declines. When a web worker's productivity declines, output declines. Guess what's next? That's right, when output declines, income declines.

There's always an excuse when you are asked to take time off and do some exercise; there's always a tomorrow. However, consider making the change tomorrow morning - for real. Take a little time and do something that will break the ball and chain you call a job from your ankle.

Here are some steps to take:

First Step - Discipline
Absolutely. The road to fitness and good health starts off at being disciplined and organized. Unless you are disciplined enough to eat the right food, exercise on time, or even take time off on time, it wouldn't help. Being at home doesn't mean you've got to disrespect time. If you do it, it will kill you. So make sure you do things on time.

Now keep in mind that the 'time' could be different for different people. You might be sleeping at 3 AM and I might be working while taking a bite of a sandwich. That's cool if we both manage to stick to our schedules. It doesn't matter if I exercise at 5 AM or 5 PM. The important thing is that I do it regularly.

Take a Walk Everyday
I wanted to suggest a run but considering that most of us are born procrastinators, a run could have been intimidating enough to be scheduled for the elusive tomorrow. So, a walk is always a good way to start today. If it's not possible for you to do it everyday, then make sure you do it at least three times a week.

You might want to buy a treadmill and run on it, but I'd still insist on a walk. That's because apart from setting us in motion and providing the much needed movement to our legs, a walk also exposes us to fresh air, which believe it or not for a web worker, is one of the most important things needed to stay fit. Sometimes we don't realize that we haven't stepped out of the house for days. A walk everyday would give us the excuse to do just that.

Get the Right Chair
I think it would be to correct to say that the chair is second only to the computer as the most important part of a web worker's everyday work. And if it's such an important part, it's equally important to get it right. It should be nice and comfortable so that you don't feel the stress after sitting on it for hours.

Renowned programmer and blogger Jeff Atwood nicely explains why you should invest in a quality ergonomic chair. And if you've realized that you should go ahead and replace your chair with a new one, then this computer chair buying guide could help you to choose the right one for yourself.

Supercharge Your Brain
I just remembered Shilpan's article on 14 simple ways to supercharge your brain. It's important to keep not just physically fit but mentally fit as well. It's all about brains, isn't it? The more you can apply it, the better are the results. Hence it requires some extra nourishment, especially if you are a web worker.

In case you are looking to supercharge your brain with some good mental games then here are 5 great games to help you do it.

Don't Forget the Eyes
While talking about the brain, I almost forgot about the eyes. I don't think I need to explain why it is of utmost importance that you take extra care of your eyes if you are a web worker. Sitting all day long with your eyes stuck at your computer screen doesn't go great for your eyes, really.

A simple and effective way to take care of your eyes would be to take time off at regular intervals, splash your eyes with water and then lay down on the bed with your eyes closed for a minute or two. If you don't remember to take breaks, then there are tools like Workrave available which would remind you to do it.

10 Minutes Of Yoga
Yes, even if you do just 10 minutes of yoga everyday it could work wonders for your health. The simple breathing exercises could be a great way to consume those 10 minutes. If you diligently do it everyday then you'd soon find yourself less tired and more productive at your work.

Stop Procrastinating!
Believe me, this is a great fitness tip. Being a web worker myself, I can confirm that web workers are the laziest breed when it comes to getting up, leaving the chair and doing something else - be it exercise or some household chore. I know after reading this article you'd have a firm determination to start exercising or taking a walk tomorrow. And tomorrow, there will be nothing but another firm determination for the next day.

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Some nice Ajax Techniques: 50+ Examples and Tutorials

Web applications have made huge leaps and bounds in improving user experience thanks to a lot of recently developed Ajax technology. When you combine some neat functionality courtesy of PHP with the cleverness of javascript you can produce some pretty cool results. In an effort to help you take it up a notch, we’d like to share some methods for helping your site anticipate a user’s next move.

The list below is made up of the best 50 FREE scripts available, they are all of the highest quality and more or less easy to configure. Give them a try.

jQuery, Mootools, Prototype and script.aculo.us are used in these examples, so every taste has its demos served.

1. Ajax Forms

Submitting a form with AJAX doesn’t get any easier than this!

1.1 Server side jQuery with Jaxer



Create one ‘master’ form, and use server side DOM manipulation with Jaxer to disable, or completely remove certain form elements before they reach the client’s browser. We can then use jQuery on the server side to select these elements and disable them, or even completely remove them from the DOM before they reach the clients browser.

  • Demo can be found here.
  • Download Jaxer here
1.2 Ajax login form (PHP & Javascript)



A nice ajax login form using 3 javascript files, 2 php files and 1 stylesheet.

  • Demo can be found here.
  • Download Jaxer here
1.3 Form Plugin



The jQuery Form Plugin allows you to easily and unobtrusively upgrade HTML forms to use AJAX. The main methods, ajaxForm and ajaxSubmit, gather information from the form element to determine how to manage the submit process. Both of these methods support numerous options which allows you to have full control over how the data is submitted.

  • Demo can be found here.
  • Download Jaxer here

2. Ajax ShoutBox

2.1 wTag (Ajax shoutbox)



wTag is a shoutbox (chatbox or mini chat) that is written in JavaScript and PHP, and using Ajax to exchange data with the server without need to reload an entire page. Uses MySQL database as backend. Features Include: Anti-spam filter, CSS based drop-down smileys menu, Bad-word filte, form validation.

  • Demo can be found here.
  • Download wTag here
2.2 Shoutbox Ajax



Shoutbox Ajax script is based on jQuery library and Form plugin and allows you to implement a shoutbox on your website. This jquery shoutbox is file based, but it’s very easy to write a few more lines to keep your messages in a database.

3. Validate a Username AJAX

3.1 Validate a username using Javascript and PHP ( AJAX )



Learn how to check if a username is valid without leaving the page using ajax.

  • Demo can be found here.
  • Download Code here

4. Ajax Instant Messenger

4.1 Ajax Instant Messenger



Ajax im (”asynchronous javascript and xml instant messenger”) is a browser-based instant messaging client. It uses AJAX to create a near real-time IM environment that can be used in conjunction with community, intranet, and social websites. No refreshing of the page is ever needed for this “web application” to work, as everything is updated in real-time via JavaScript.

  • Demo can be found here.
  • Download Code here
4.2 Ajax and XML: Ajax for chat

Learn to build a chat system into your Web application with Asynchronous JavaScript™ + XML (Ajax) and PHP.

5. Ajax Tabs Content

5.1 Ajax Tabs Content



This is a versatile Ajax Tabs Content script that lets you display content pulled from external files inside a DIV and organized via CSS tabs. Features Inlcude:
Fetch and display an external page, Supports auto mode, Ability to also expand/contract arbitrary DIVs, Ability to dynamically select a tab, Supports nested Ajax Tabs.

  • Demo can be found here.
  • Download Code here
5.2 AjaxControlToolkit TabContainer



TabContainer themes for some of the other tab-style controls that is floating around the web.

  • Demo can be found here.
  • Download Code here

6. Ajax Shopping Carts

6.1 Drag and drop shopping cart



An interesting script.aculo.us Shopping Cart with drag and drop feature.

7. Ajax Star Ratings

7.1 Starbox



Starbox allows you to easily create all kinds of rating boxes using just one PNG image. The library is build on top of the Prototype javascript framework.

  • Demo can be found here.
  • Download Code here
7.2 Unobtrusive AJAX Star Rating Bar



This is a rating bar script done with PHP and mySQL that allows users to rate things like can be done on Netflix or Amazon, all web 2.0-like with no page refresh. It is unobtrusive, meaning that if Javascript is off it will still work.

  • Demo can be found here.
  • Download Code here
7.3 CSS: Star Rater Ajax Version



Uses komodomedia’s star rating technique. Works on a database without having to refresh any pages (but updating the database with AJAX). In this version it uses for rating an image (with unique id = imgId).

  • Demo can be found here.
  • Download Code here

8. Ajax Inline Edit

AJAX, DOM, whatever you call it makes it possible to let people edit a piece of text inline without having to use a submit button.

8.1 Easy AJAX inline text edit 2.0



A small piece of javascript reads al SPAN tags, checks if it has class=”editText” and a id=. If that is true, it adds a onclick function. That onclick function will create a textfield or input (depending on the size of the editable text). Someone has the ability to edit the field. When the text field is blurred, it will read the contents, and starts a XMLHttpRequest and ‘sends’ the content + fieldname + any set vars to an update file. That file will update your database, and reply with the newly set text and the textfield will dissapear again.

  • Demo can be found here.
  • Download Code here
8.2 Ajax.InPlaceEditor



The in-place “text edit” testing allows for Flickr-style AJAX-backed “on-the-fly” textfields. The constructor takes three parameters. The first is the element that should support in-place editing. The second is the url to submit the changed value to. The server should respond with the updated value (the server might have post-processed it or validation might have prevented it from changing). The third is a hash of options. The server side component gets the new value as the parameter ‘value’ (POST method), and should send the new value as the body of the response.

8.3 Edit In Place with AJAX Using jQuery



An AJAX (or AHAH) proof-of-concept page that allows the visitor to edit the very (x)HTML page they are viewing, without leaving the page. Click the text to be edited and magically a textarea appears with buttons beneath to save or cancel the changes. Changes are sent via AHAH to a PHP script which normally would be used to update a database (MYSQL or flatfile).

  • Demo can be found here.

9. Ajax Progress Bar

Sometimes, when we are building websites and web applications, we need a percentage bar / progress bar to show the progress of a specific task. However, it is very difficult to find a working and easy solution without using Flash. Here are very interesting Progress bars using ajax instead of flash.

8.1 jsProgressBarHandler



jsProgressBarHandler is a Javascript based Percentage Bar / Progress Bar, inspired upon JS-code by WebAppers and CSS-code by Bare Naked App. Next to a structural rewrite of the WebAppers code, this javascript progress bar can easily be extended and tweaked just by setting a few parameters.

  • Demo can be found here.
  • Download Code here
8.2 A YUI Loading Panel Widget



A web page which is processing a lengthy Ajax request and doesn’t provide a loading indicator of any kind will mostly mislead the user to think that the page has stopped responding. So the solution? Use a loading indicator of course. Here’s a very handy loading indicator widget for Ajax programmers who use YUI.

10. Ajax Pagination

10.1 Ajax Pagination Script



This script lets you include content from multiple pages and display them on demand, using Ajax. Pagination links are automatically created, with each page downloaded only when requested (speeding up delivery and saving on bandwidth.

  • Demo can be found here.
  • Download Code here
10.2 Preloading Data with Ajax and JSON



It’s a paging demo that shows how we can preload in the background the next and previous queries from a database. When the user pages through, they can do so quickly without having to wait for an Ajax call to finish.

11. AJAX File Browser & Manager

11.1 jQuery File Tree



jQuery File Tree is a configurable, AJAX file browser plugin for jQuery. You can create a customized, fully-interactive file tree with as little as one line of JavaScript code. Currently, server-side connector scripts are available for PHP, ASP, ASP.NET, JSP, and Lasso.

  • Demo can be found here.
  • Download Code here
11.2 jQuery File Tree



KFM is an online file manager which can be used on its own, or as a plugin for a rich-text editor such as FCKeditor or TinyMCE. Features include: drag-and-drop everything, icon-view, list-view, plugins, image manipulations…

  • Demo can be found here.
  • Download Code here

12. Ajax Calendar

Online calendars are often used in many web applications. Though popular, the logic behind creating a calendar can be scary especially for those who are new to programming. There are many web calendars in the market but some of them are quite complicated. Check out these excellent ajax calendars.

12.1 Vista-like Ajax Calendar version 2



The Vista-like Ajax Calendar (vlaCalendar) version 2 is a unobtrusive web version of the slick and profound Windows Vista taskbar calendar, by using the MooTools javascript framework, AJAX, XHTML, CSS and PHP.

  • Demo can be found here.
  • Download Code here
12.2 Quick Calendar Using AJAX and PHP



Learn how to create an interesting calendar using Ajax and PHP. You will be able to navigate through the calendar months without refreshing the page.

  • Demo can be found here.
  • Download Code here

13. Ajax Photo Manipulation

13.1 Phototype



A client/server-side library, based on prototype, which supports all kinds of image manipulations. On the serverside the library is powered by combination of PHP/GD that renders the image. With phototype, you are able to rotate, resize, flip and do some other cool effects to images.

13.2 mooImageCrop



An easy-to-implement image cropper based on the mootools framework and php. This demo shows you how to use ajax and php functions to create cropped areas from images and return them directly. You can specify the width and the height of the overlay, which is used to crop that part then. This can be come in handy if you wish to let users create avatars from uploaded images with a certain with and height or any other process of cropping images.

14. Ajax Dynamic Image Gallery and Slideshows

14.1 Dynamic Image Gallery and Slideshow



This extremely lightweight JavaScript image gallery and slideshow script clocks in under 3kb packed and includes a number of cool features.

15. AJAX File Upload

15.1 Max’s AJAX file uploader



Max’s AJAX file uploader is a simple and easy to use script, which allows you to upload files to your webserver without reloading the current page. During the upload an animated progress bar is shown. The server side is written in PHP.

15.2 Ajax Multi Image File Upload



Ajax driven image file upload with thumbnail view and delete function.

15.3 jQuery Multiple File Upload Plugin



The Multiple File Upload Plugin (jQuery.MultiFile) is a non-obstrusive plugin for the jQuery Javascript library that helps users easily select multiple files for upload quickly and easily whilst also providing some basic validation functionality to help developers idenfity simple errors, without having to submit the form (ie.: upload files).

16. AJAX AutoCompleter

16.1 Autocomplete Control Version Released



Now you can change the look of the suggestion item with your own customizable template. Also it is possible to pass your own suggestion items from the server and work with all their properties on the client side.

16.2
FaceBook Like - jQuery and autosuggest Search Engine



An autosuggest search engine inspired by facebook for design while using jquery.

17. AJAX CMS

17.1 NicEdit



NicEdit is a Lightweight, Cross Platform, Inline Content Editor to allow easy editing of web site content on the fly in the browser. NicEdit Javascript integrates into any site in seconds to make any element/div editable or convert standard textareas to rich text editing.

  • Demo can be found here.
  • Download Code here
17.2 FCKEditor



This plugin makes it easy to install FCKEditors on your page the jQuery way. It integrates FCKEditors with the jQuery Form Plugin and enables the contents of FCKEditor to be submitted via ajax.

  • Demo can be found here.
  • Download Code here

18. AJAX Polls

18.1 Ajax Poller



This script requires that you have PHP installed on your server and access to a mySql database.

18.2 Creating a Dynamic Poll with jQuery and PHP



In this tutorial we’ll create a poll using PHP and XHTML, then make use of some jQuery Ajax effects to eliminate the need for a page refresh, and to give it a nice little bit of animation.

19. AJAX Tabular data manipulations

19.1 Sorttable



Create clickable headers that sort the table by the clicked column. Note how the numeric and date columns all sort properly, too, rather than sorting alphanumerically.

19.2 FlexiGrid



Lightweight but rich javascript data grid with resizable columns and a scrolling data to match the headers, plus an ability to connect to an xml based data source using Ajax to load the content. Similar in concept with the Ext Grid only its pure jQuery love, which makes it light weight and follows the jQuery mantra of running with the least amount of configuration.

19.3 DDDrasticGrid



DrasticGrid is an Ajax-based datagrid with editing support. It uses MySQL as a data source and it supports pagination, sorting, editing records, adding records and removing records.

19.4 Improving Extra wide Grid View



Refactored the Tablecloth example to use the ASP.NET AJAX client side API.

20. Miscellaneous

20.1 Ajax Scrolling pages



This script loads content from the server and inserts it into an empty HTML element(example a DIV tag) on your page. New pages can be appended dynamically and the script will scroll down to the content of the new pages.

20.2 jTip – A jQuery Tool Tip



jTip, not unlike Thickbox, pulls data from the server using a hidden http request. jTip pulls content into a tool tip using the HttpXMLRequest object. By adding a class attribute value of “jTip” to a link element you can create a tooltip from the content found in the file the href is pointing too. Also jTip can be customized by providing user defined widths (defaults to 250px wide) via a url query string.

20.3 Ajax Broken Link Checker

This module checks your links on the current page by requesting them and reading the server response. If the server returns 200 OK the link gets ‘active’ class, if other header - the link marked as inactive.

20.4 Facebox



Facebox is a jQuery-based, Facebook-style lightbox which can display images, divs, or entire remote pages. It’s easy to use and easy to drive programmatically — use it for error messages, confirmations, previews, galleries, etc.

20.5 Drop Down Panel script



Drop Down Panel adds a pull down panel to the top of your page that contains external content fetched via Ajax. Visitors click on the protruding button to cause the panel to drop down and reveal its content.



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