Monthly Archives: October 2009

Salesforce : Dreamforce – Free Keynote and Expo Pass

Dreamforce 2009

No excuses. Everyone can attend Dreamforce.
Starting today, Salesforce announced free passes worth 200$ for Dreamforce Event.

Please register at https://dreamevent.secure.force.com/dreamforce/index?atype=attendee

  1. Select Attendee Type “Keynote & Expo Pass”
  2. On last confirmation screen enter Promo Code “EXPOCLO

This pass will entitle you to keynotes and Expo hall.

Google launches Maps Navigation (Beta)

Google Maps Navigation (Beta) is launched . It is an internet-connected GPS navigation system that provides turn-by-turn voice guidance as a free feature of Google Maps on  Android 2.0 phones.

Below are few of the videos demonstrating various features of Google Maps Navigation (Beta)

Into the Wild (2007)

Nice movie, well-crafted showing that ….Happiness only real when shared ….. This goes into list of my favorites.

At a Glance
Sean Penn directs this drama based the best-selling true account of a young man who gives up everything — including his trust fund and ties to a seemingly stable family — to lead a solitary life in the wild. Eschewing convention to trek across Alaska’s harsh and often unforgiving terrain, Christopher McCandless (Emile Hirsch) resolves to live off the land. But along the way, he encounters emotional obstacles and unexpected hardship.

Quotes

There is a pleasure in the pathless woods; There is a rapture on the lonely shore; There is society, where none intrudes, By the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not man the less, but Nature more ..

You don’t need human relationships to be happy, God has placed it all around us.

And the best quote … “Rather than love, than money, than faith, than fame, than fairness… give me truth”



The Lake House (2006)

..there could have been no two hearts so open, no tastes so similar, no feelings so in unison, no countenances so beloved…

The title is taken from a line in Jane Austen’s Persuasion, which features heavily in the film, as the character of Kate quotes above line, I adore Jane Austen and felt the line is so beautiful.

At a Glance
Speed co-stars Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves reteam for romance in director Alejandro Agresti’s remake of the Korean film Il Mare, exploring a mysterious mailbox that somehow bridges time. After moving away from her peaceful lakeside home, a lonely physician (Bullock) begins writing letters to the frustrated architect (Reeves) who now occupies the building, only to discover that they’re living two years apart.

Watch Movie Trailer @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hYO8b4u3po

600 Bugs in TCS Passport Seva Project

Passport Seva Project designed to provide citizens passports in a short three day span, as opposed to the present six to nine months. A ‘tatkal’ or instant quota is also available, wherein the passport can be obtained in a day’s time.

The Hindustan Times has reported that TCS has been slapped with a fine of Rs. 2 lakh for each week of delay by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).

Here goes the best part …

On 30 September, Deccan Herald reported that the software developed by TCS had over 600 bugs in it. The Standard Testing and Quality Control Directorate of the Department of IT tested the software, with the above result. In the second test 100 bugs showed up. The report says that another test will be conducted in October.

Internet Statistics in India

Akamai Technologies has released its ‘State of the Internet’ study for the second quarter 2009. The study analyses internet statistics in Indian states, and takes into account traffic attacks, outages, network connectivity, and so on.

Following are few of the highlights related to Internet in India

  • Average internet speed in was above 768 kbps.
  • India has over 3 million unique IP addresses and stands at number 20 in the world for the category.
  • In terms of connectivity speed, India stands at 107th position, with 895 kbps.
  • India stands fourth in the world for observed attack traffic.
  • Globally for high broadband adoption, India stands at number 65.
  • Add Your Force.com App Under Version Control

    Following video is good start up on how to use the Force.com IDE (Eclipse) to add your Force.com app to a Subversion repository.



    Getting Started with Force.com Toolkit for Adobe AIR and Flex

    Below video shows the basics of downloading and using the Force.com toolkit for Adobe AIR and Flex.For more, visit http://developer.force.com/flextoolkit

    Mac Rumors – Apple developing FM Radio App for iPhone and iPod Touch?

    9 to 5 Mac reports that it has received a tip claiming that Apple is in the process of developing an application to bring FM radio functionality to the iPhone and iPod touch. The functionality would reportedly be similar to that found in the fifth-generation iPod nano, which offers the ability pause radio and tag songs for use in iTunes.

    The FM radio application will reportedly be able to function in the background to allow user to listen to radio stations while other tasks are being performed, although it remains unclear whether the radio functionality will be a standalone application or integrated into the existing “iPod” music application. The application will also reportedly extend song tagging capabilities to integrate direct iTunes Store purchasing.

    The holdup on this app is that Apple is trying to integrate the Mobile iTunes Store purchases into the functionality of the program. For instance, if you like a song you are listening to on the radio (and that station supports tagging and you are in the US), you will be able to push a button and see the song (and all of the information around it) in the iTunes Mobile store.

    The Broadcom combination Wi-Fi/Bluetooth chips used in the iPhone and iPod touch have long also had the technical capacity for FM radio reception, with the chip found in the latest iPod touch theoretically also capable of FM radio transmission, although Apple has not as yet taken advantage of these capabilities.

    Salesforce – Visualforce / Apex Code Samples

    Following is list of Apex/Visualforce code samples listed on Salesforce Wiki. These are collections of pieces of code that you think will be useful to us (Salesforce community). These are typically small (a few pages of Apex, or Apex and a few Visualforce pages, or a trigger or two) and one-off.

    If you want to instead create or join a collaborative coding project, check out Salesforce Code Share

    Source : Salesforce Wiki