Not able to open windows hard drives ? Here is a fix.

Hi All,

I recently formatted my PC to get rid of a Malware called tavo0.dll. But after that I faced another problem in my Windows. Here is the problem description.

Problem:

When you try to open any of your Hard Drive partitions, the “open with”  window will be open.

Solution:

I gave a search in the Google and found the solution for this problem very easily.

Follow the set of commands below to show and delete the autorun.inf

1. Open Start>>Run and type cmd and press enter. This will open a command prompt window. On this command prompt window type the following steps.

2. type cd\

3. type attrib -r -h -s autorun.inf

4. type del autorun.inf

5. now type d: and press enter for d: drive partition. Now repeat steps 3 and 4. Similarly repeat step 5 for all your hard disk partition.

Restart your system and your trouble will be fixed.

Hope this helps for some one who is facing this problem.

Regards,

DPrasad

Using Oracle + Java5 ? Beware, a bug is waiting for u.

Hi Guys,

I am back with a techie post. During my recent blog search I found an interesting post about a bug regarding the oracle JDBC driver. For those who are not Java guy’s please turn off your sight from this post. And for those, who are still interested to know about JDBC, check this out. And a driver is nothing but a java class which will take the responsibility to provide you the required stuff to access the database from your java program.

If you are using oracle as your database and want to upgrade your Java App to Java 5, Just be careful. There was a recent BUG that is reported to Oracle. Here we go in to the details of it.

Create a Simple table:

CREATE TABLE TEST_TABLE

{

VALUE NUMBER

}

Say your java code goes as shown below……

Configuration:

Oracle version 9.2, java version 1.5. JDBC driver is ojdbc14.jar provided from oracle.

If you try to run the following query…. Stay calm …. YOU WILL BE SURPRISED.

Select * from TEST_TABLE;

————————————

1250000

If you observe correctly, one zero is missing in the above result. And it is some times even worse. It sometimes may give 12, 1250…etc. This bug has been reported to oracle and Oracle replied saying that this is because of the change in the way that BigDecimal.toString() method behaves in JAVA 5.

To know more about this click the following link.

http://www.jroller.com/morisil/entry/can_i_trust_oracle_jdbc

For those who are bored with this techie post,

Hold on,

There is some thing interesting coming in.

Until then,

See ya,

Durga Prasad

AJAX+Some JIGNA+web 1.0 = web 2.0

Well!!!! This post sounds much technically than all other posts. So…..i can say this post is different from others. The origin of this post is due to my participation in the RIA (Rich Internet Applications) in our office. This competition is all about designing an interactive web application which should suffice the following two primary requirements

  • Should be an insurance application.
  • The application should use web2.0 to the maximum extent.

The hidden requirement in this competition is that my company (Shh..i don’t want to disclose) want to show up this application to their clients and tell them the following.

Hey Guys!!!!!! Look at this fantastic application that we have designed in Web2.0. Now we have proved that we can do miracles in Web2.0. This also proves that, we can incorporate these miracles in your applications if you let us transform these legacy web1.0 application to web2.0. We bet that there won’t be any side effects and performance issues.

Yeah….!!!!! New bubble has already come in. Any Guesses…Whats gonna be that new bubble…

Yeah thats Web2.0.

To give an introduction to Web 2.0, Its neither a technology,nor a new version of any OS. But its a new generation of the web applications. This introduces more user friendlyness to the applications by providing a very good interfaces and new enhancements to the web applications. Here goes some of the features of the Web2.0.

– A web2.0 website should be completely interactive and dynamic with a friendly user-interface established on the latest web2.0 engineerings like AJAX.

– Web2.0 websites should deliver web established applications to Internet users and allowing them to do utilization of these applications through a web browser.

– A web2.0 website should implement social networking capablenesses allowing users to interact with each other and create friend lists.

– A web2.0 website should be a democratic website where users will be able to add value by interacting with the web established application.

– A Web2.0 websites should permit it’s users to exert various controls over the website data and content (adding/deleting/editing content).

The decision is that web2.0 websites are construct on participatory web established applications focusing basically on user experience and collaboration.

Representatives of successful web2.0 websites

Although this new Internet revolution or trend is not widespread among web developers or Internet venders yet, 1000000s of users are actually participating in such websites. Not a plenty of them are aware of the web2.0 construct but they are already an active component part of it.

The following are some of the websites that are successful in using Web2.0.

– YouTube.com : YouTube has become popular among of its user interaction features. The features like User comments on a video, Reporting an abused content, rating a video, Thumbs up and down for a particular content, subscription to a category of videos, make it much popular among the video sites. The construct of YouTube is very simple. It permits Internet users to share their favorite picture files with the entire creation.

– Wikipedia: The most famous online cyclopaedia. The one reason that this has become popular than any other encyclopedia is, the feature that allows any user to get in and write/correct the content of any article. So, if one user is wrong in writing something, there are 1000000’s of users/judges to correct his mistake.

– Sociable Bookmarking websites like Digg.com : The popular features that makes this popular are

  1. User comments on a bookmark.
  2. Voting feature, where multiple users can vote for an article or bookmark. The easies way to find the most liked bookmark/website is the one with maximum number of votes.

– MySpace.com: I wagered you’ve heard of MySpace.com. This website will permit you to create your own profile, friend list and personal homepage adding whatever you want on it (textual matter, mental images, pictures, nexus, etc). It will also permit to share your profile and web page with other MySpace users. Amazingly simple but so clever. MySpace.com is now one of the most saw websited in the entire Internet.

Whats common in all of these websites:

The web2.0 construct. These websites are active web established applications. They all permit internet users to actively participate and customize the style the website looks and experiences, thus giving the pleasance and belief of collaborating to the online community. The web2.0 is so evolutionary because of it’s simpleness and it will gone even more widespread among website decorators and internet venders.

Back to RIA:

Getting back to the RIA, we had a meeting with all the big heads in our project for an application that we are going to design. After taking a lot of comments from them, we finally have decided to do a Quoting application, where user can request for a quote from an insurance company by keying in all the required details.

This is basically the quoting application for an automobile corporation where in the user is supposed to key in the details of the model number, name name and other stuff. For this we have listed down all the features of Web2.0.

Now..the question is where to use these in Quoting application???? We had a look at some of popular insurance websites like Metlife and Geico.We found some of the features in these websites that we can take in to consideration. Geico has a very nice interface to enter the details of the quote. The data entry starts with asking the Pin Number with which it will automatically fill up some of the data in it.

The important feature we liked in Gaico is the notifications on the front page talking about the benefits availed by different existing customers. Giving the pincode in the opening page will auto fill the corresponding entry inside the quotes. The other feature we wanted to make use in Geico is percentage indicator.

The Percentage indicator shows the percentage of completion of the quote. The another feature, which can have some scope of showing improvement in our application is….User can not move to the second tab until he completes all the entries in the first tab.

We felt that we can take this up and make all the tabs editable at any point of time for the convenience of the user.

Sorry guys…i have to stop this here..Coz i have to concentrate on implementation than documentation. Hope i will look back to this post to give you the complete information.

Lifes of TOP 10 CEO’s

10 top Indian CEOs

Lakshmi N Mittal
S teel tycoon Lakshmi Niwas Mittal is the richest Indian in the world, with an estimated wealth of $25 billion. He resides in London, has his company registered in the Netherlands, but still holds an Indian passport. Although Mittal Steel was already the world’s biggest steel company, his king-sized ambitions were evident when he took over steel giant Arcelor to create a new steel behemoth — Arcelor-Mittal.
L N Mittal left India in the mid-1970s to start his career. He was sent to Indonesia by his father to shut down the family’s ailing steel plant and sell the land. Instead, young Mittal saw an opportunity and turned the plant around.
To prove that this was no fluke, Mittal acquired a 1.3 million tonne, Iscot Steel plant in Trinidad & Tobago, which was losing $100,000 a day. One year of Mittal-style management and it was making profits, the LN Mittal legend was born. That move helped him get into America.
The Mexican government seeing the success that Mittal made of Iscot, asked him to take over their ailing steel plants in 1992.
But it was not all that smooth. In 1994 Mittal had differences with his brothers and father, and went on to form his own company. The following year Mittal entered the European market, acquiring the 5 million tonne Kazakh steel plant, Karmet.
Meanwhile, Mittal had listed Ispat International on the New York and Amsterdam Stock Exchanges in 1997. Eight years later Mittal Steel became the world’s largest steel maker when he took over the US’s largest steel producer — the International Steel Group. He then consolidated all his steel holdings into Mittal Steel.

Ratan Tata
R atan Naval Tata, a bachelor, is the chairman of the Tata Group, India’s most respected conglomerate. He was born into a Parsi family in Mumbai (then called Bombay) to Soonoo and Naval Hormusji Tata on December 28, 1937.
He did a short stint with Jones and Emmons in Los Angeles, California, before returning to India in 1962. He had earlier turned down an IBM job offer.
He joined the family business in 1962 and worked with many of his group’s companies. He took over as group chairman from the legendary J R D Tata in 1991.
Since then, he has been instrumental in boosting the fortunes of the Tata Group, which has amongst the largest market capitalisations in the Indian stock markets.
Tata Motors developed the Tata Indica in 1998. This was the first ‘entirely Indian’ passenger car. Ratan Tata’s dream now is to manufacture a car costing just Rs 100,000.
Ratan Tata holds a degree in Architecture and Structural Engineering from Cornell University. He has also done the Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School in 1974-1975.
Ratan Tata was honoured with one of India’s highest civilian awards, the Padma Bhushan, on January 26, 2000.

Mukesh D Ambani
M ukesh Ambani, the chairman and managing director of India’s largest private sector enterprise — Reliance Industries Limited — was born on April 19, 1957.
His father, the legendary Dhirubhai Ambani, was then a small businessman who later on rose to become one of the legends of Indian industry.
Mukesh joined Reliance Industries in 1981 and was the brain behind Reliance’s backward integration from textiles into polyester fibres and into petrochemicals. During the process of backward integration, Mukesh Ambani led the creation of 51 new, world-class manufacturing facilities involving diverse technologies that raised Reliance’s manufacturing capacities manifold.
The world’s largest grassroots petroleum refinery at Jamnagar is his brainchild. He was also the in-charge of Dhirubhai’s dream project Reliance Infocomm. But after the split in the Reliance Empire, Reliance Infocomm went to his brother Anil.
Mukesh Ambani is now planning to enter retail sector in a big way and will launch a chain of ‘Reliance Fresh’ retail stores. He also entered into an agreement with the Haryana government to establish a Special Economic Zone with an investment running into billions of rupees.
He has a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Bombay and a master’s in Business Administration from Stanford University, USA.

Nandan Nilekani
N andan Nilekani is the CEO and managing director of Infosys Technologies. He, along with N R Narayana Murthy and five others, co-founded India’s IT jewel, Infosys.
Born in Bangalore to Durga and Mohan Rao Nilekani, he graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.
After graduation, he met Narayana Murthy, who then led Patni Computer Systems’s software group, seeking a job. Murthy hired the young engineer. That was the beginning of a relationship that was to create Indian corporate history.
Three years later, seven enthusiasts (including Nandan) decided to start their own outfit (Infosys Technologies Ltd) with Murthy in the lead. Their decision rewrote the domestic software industry of India.
He became the chief executive officer of Infosys in March 2002. He now leads the company with Narayana Murthy having retired in August 2006.
He is married to Rohini, an English-language novelist, and they have two children: daughter Janhavi and son Nihar. He speaks Konkani at home.
In 2006, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India. He is regarded by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in its issue of May 2006.

Azim H Premji
A zim Hashim Premji, the chairman of Wipro Technologies, is one of the richest Indians. He is an icon among Indian businessmen, especially in the software industry.
Born on July 24, 1945, Premji was studying Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, USA when due to the sudden demise of his father, he was called upon to handle the family business at the age of 21.
Wipro was then Western Indian Vegetable Products, a small cooking oil company. Premji diversified into bakery fats, ethnic ingredient based toiletries, hair care soaps, baby toiletries, lighting products and hydraulic cylinders. And then shifted focus from soaps to software.
He transformed Wipro into one of India’s most successful IT companies.
Under Azim Premji’s stewardship, Wipro has grown from a fledgling Rs 70 million oil company into an IT giant with a turnover of $2.4 billion and an employee strength of 57,000.
Azim Premji has regularly featured in the Forbes’ list of the world’s richest people. He was also rated among the world’s 100 most influential people by the Time magazine.
In 2005, the Indian government honoured him with Padma Bhushan, one of the nation’s highest civilian awards.

Anil D Ambani
T he fourth richest Indian today, with a net worth of about $13.5 billion, Anil Ambani is chairman of Reliance Communications, Reliance Capital, Reliance Energy and Reliance Natural Resources Limited.
Before the Reliance empire split, he was vice chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries Limited. The Reliance group was founded by his late father Dhirubhai Ambani.
Anil was born on June 4, 1959. He joined Reliance in 1983, two years after his elder brother Mukesh, as co-chief executive officer. He is credited with leading India’s foray into overseas capital markets with international public offerings of global depositary receipts, convertibles and bonds. He also directed RIL’s efforts to raise $2 billion from global markets.
Anil was elected as an independent Member of the Rajya Sabha with the support of the Samajwadi Party, but resigned on March 25, 2006.
Ambani who was once ridiculed for being overweight at a shareholder’s meeting is now a fitness freak and runs the Mumbai marathon regularly.
He has a bachelor’s degree in Science from the University of Bombay and a master’s in Business Administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
He is married to former Bollywood actress Tina Munim.

Sunil Mittal
S unil B Mittal is chairman and managing director of Bharti group. Bharti is India’s largest GSM-based mobile phone service.
Son of a politician, he built his Bharti group, along with two siblings, into India’s largest mobile phone operator in just ten years. Vodafone and SingTel both own stakes in recently renamed flagship Bharti Airtel. The group also has partnerships with Axa for insurance and with the Rothschild family for exporting fruits and vegetables. He plans to go into retailing along with the world’s largest retailer Wal-Mart.
The 49-year-old has always been a pioneer. A first generation entrepreneur, he started his first business in 1976 with a capital investment of Rs 20,000. He decided not to be a politician and set up a small bicycle business in Ludhiana. By 1979, Sunil Mittal realised that his ambitions could not be fulfilled in Ludhiana, so he moved out to Mumbai. He initially founded a number of trading concerns, and established the first company to manufacture push button telephones in India.
In 1982, Mittal started a full-fledged business selling portable generators imported from Japan. He was one of the first entrepreneurs to identify the mobile telecom business as a major growth area and launched services in Delhi in 1995. Under his leadership the company has gone from strength to strength.

K V Kamath
K undapur Vaman Kamath is the managing director and CEO of ICICI Bank, the largest private bank in India.
Kamath, born on December 2, 1947, began his career with ICICI — the parent body of ICICI Bank — in 1971 and has since then worked to take ICICI places. He has helped the financial institution evolve into a modern, tech-savvy organisation.
He joined the project finance division of ICICI in 1971 and moved on to different departments to gather rich experience. In 1988, he joined the Asian Development Bank, Manila in their private sector department. He worked in most of the developing countries in the region including China, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam. In May 1996, he returned to ICICI as its managing director and chief executive officer.
He is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

Kumar Mangalam Birla
K umar Mangalam Birla, born on June 14, 1967, is among the richest persons in India and the eighth youngest billionaire outside India.
He is chairman of the Aditya Birla Group, one of India’s largest business groups. Some of the AV Birla group’s companies are: Grasim, Hindalco, UltraTech Cement, Aditya Birla Nuvo and Idea Cellular.
He took over as chairman of the group in 1995, at the age of 28, after the sudden demise of his father, Aditya Birla.
When he took charge, there were doubts about his ability to handle the giant business house, but he proved all naysayers wrong.
In the 11 years that he has led the group, he has won admiration, recognition and praise for his management acumen and contribution to the industry.
Under his leadership, the group has consolidated its position in existing businesses and ventured into cellular telephony, asset management, software and BPO.
He is a chartered accountant and also holds an MBA from the London Business School.

Rahul Bajaj
R ahul Bajaj is the chairman of the Bajaj Group, which ranks among the top 10 business houses in India. He is one of India’s most distinguished business leaders and internationally respected for his business acumen and entrepreneurial spirit.
He took over the reins of Bajaj group in 1965. Under his leadership, the turnover of the Bajaj Auto the flagship company has risen from Rs 72 million to Rs 46.16 billion. The initiation of liberalisation in India posed great challenges for Bajaj Auto. Liberalisation brought the threat of cheap imports and FDI from top companies like Honda. Rahul Bajaj became famous as the head of the Bombay Club, which opposed liberalisation.
The scooter sales plummeted as people were more interested in motorcycles and the rival Hero Honda was a pioneer in it. The recession and stock market collapse of 2001 hit the company hard and it was predicted that the days of Bajaj Auto were numbered.
However, Bajaj Auto re-invented itself, established a world-class factory in Chakan, invested in R&D and came up with Bajaj Pulsar Motorcycle. Bajaj Pulsar is currently a leader in its segment.
Recently, Rahul Bajaj was elected to Rajya Sabha from Maharashtra.
He is an alumnus of Harvard, St. Stephen’s and Cathedral.

Thought for the Day:

“Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul.
Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind.
Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people.”
– Jawaharlal Nehru, First Indian Prime Minister