As the month of November nears, Goa gears up for International film festival. IFFI started on 22nd and will go on till 2nd of December. In spite of being a movie buff I went for the film festival only once. That too without watching a single film. But it’s a great environment out there during the IFFI. Even if you don’t watch movie you’ll still enjoy.
The father of Indian cinema is Dadasaheb Falke. He created fantastic films one after another and gave birth to Indian cinema. That was in 1913. At that time most of the films, well all of the films were silent movies. Expressing through silence seems difficult and it is difficult. But you can express it better than words.
One of his film “Kaliya Mardan” was screened on Sunday. I was not there as usual. I never knew about the screening. Different thing about this screening was that there was live music score in the background of the film. This made the film to come live without any editing or any mixing. I wish I was there. I shouldn’t have missed such an opportunity.
There have been experiments with some old Black and White movies which were turned to Color with surround sound. But they didn’t succeed much unlike this live performance which was appreciated by many. Now if only there was another screening due to lot’s of hype……So that I can go and watch this fantastic mixture.
I am a mathematics lover. Now don’t go on the title and quit this page. You may have a maths phobia as I found such peoples very often. They’ll want to skip this page immediately as it talks about two words used mostly in mathematics. Keep your fear aside as this is not going to be a mathematics tuition class nor a mathematics quiz.
Variables and constants play a vital role in our day to day life. Now variables aren’t constants and hence they are termed as variables. You have to grab the opportunity when the variables suits you. They are in favor of you. By the time you think of taking an action your variable may change and it may not be in your favor.
I like variables and I am partial. Variety attracts me as it is more influencing power than the constants. Take current stock markets. Why current?? Everyday stock markets. They vary and everything starts varying. When crude oil varies so do the stocks. Then they effect all the stuff in our daily life right from fluctuating costs of real estates to the price of sugar.(Diabetic peoples are not affected though) Continue reading →
It’s been almost a month since I backed up my data. So I thought of doing this today. Was busy the whole day creating backups. Whenever I do backup I make sure that they are easy to find later on. Due to this fact, I have to go on renaming files with a particular file naming format I created for my backups. That makes it easy to read.
Just for example, when I create a backup of movies (Yes the DVDrips of course) I have this format for the file name.
Now I know how old the movie is just by reading the file name. I make sure along with the movie file goes the subtitle file also. Though I watch all movies without subtitles, there are some points where I don’t understand words spoken. Subtitles come handy here. They are also useful for a foreign language movie.
While renaming I keep in mind that the file names don’t have space in them. Spaces are no trouble now. Gone are the days of DOS. Still I replace them by a dot. I find long file names unnecessary. I try to keep them as short as possible. This keeps the index data small though it’s size is already negligible.
The use of above tips is when you have your crashed but have safe data. Almost all data recovery software’s use a DOS based interface which spoils the file names. These tricks help you to keep them to a certain extent. I used to take backups every week. That habit is gone and I want to revive it.
Then I use a software to catalog the files. This way I don’t have to search the CD’s and DVD’s by manually checking them. Just after burning, I catalog it. I use WhereIsIt for this. Also the CD or DVD is named with a marker pen with same name as I save it in catalog. I search through the program. I check the results and I get the name of CD or DVD where my required data is stored. Spending just a little bit of more time makes thing easier.
Many things still to be backed up including the blog database. See ya later..
Wishing someone is a good sign. A good feeling and one must wish. It reflects that you have the heart and a heart that admires success. I learned this over a long period and now I apply this in my day to day life. I never hesitate to wish even to a stranger. Although I don’t wish everyone on any occasion. There are occasions when I avoid wishing probably things that are to be done with bad intentions.
As I said I cannot wish everyone, I am now in trouble. How can I wish success to a lawyer who is specialist in divorce or a criminal lawyer? How can I wish someone who opens a shop for coffins? And now this friend. This friend is homeopathic doctor. He was my classmate for a long time and we met recently in strange situation. Yeah… in a hospital where my niece was admitted. I was relieved when I saw him as I was nervous. I didn’t show that on my face so as to support my brother.
Now after a year he opens a clinic in town. We happen to live in the same town. On one side I would love to wish him success in his profession but on the other side I don’t. Wishing him success means I wish that more people should fall sick, get ill and go to his clinic. That is not what I want. On the other side I want him to succeed as he is a friend.
I remember our school days when he was very quiet fellow. Never used to talk to someone and behave like an alien. He was good at studies though. Then in higher secondary he topped in first year but lost his marathon in second year so much so that he got less marks than me. Still I knew he would do great. And here he is. He has changed over the time and now he talks. I was kind of surprised when I saw the invitation and felt good at the same time. I plan to go for the inauguration. If everything goes right..
Hmmm… I can wish him that he cures all the patients that go to his clinic.
Could this happen? A thought never passed me but could be true. It would be really difficult if such cows existed today. Who would milk them?? and how?? We should be happy due for the current size of cows.