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Peter Norvig is the Director of Research at Google. Though not visually appealing, the content on his website is mind boggling.

http://www.norvig.com

I found this very creative

Norvig’s Law

Any technology that surpasses 50% penetration
will never double again
(in any number of months).

Some of the Quotes in his quotes section.
Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun. Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-eight million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue-green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea.
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Updating long after I got placed in Accenture.

After deciding not to write neither Infosys/Wipro coz I hate them both; I decided upon writing Accenture..

Written – GD – HR Interview – Tech Interview .. Got over at 11 PM !! I was one among the 20 selected from my college!! I had actually planned to write only Atos Origin.. I am glad Atos Origin didn’t come !! No regrets..

*Placement process still underway 😛 Tier 2 and 1 are still open for me.. waiting for a nice(r) company to work for..

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Here is a list of my favourite applications, its not exhautive though.

Media Player : The KMPlayer

This is the best media player I have seen so far, mind you I have used VLC, Media Player Classic, Windows Media Player, Zoom, etc etc. The number of options you find in this is really amazing. It has very good audio and video filters which can be customized, drag and drop support for subtitles, subtitles position setting, subtitle syncing which I have found to be most useful.

It plays whatever you throw at it, loads videos with similar names automatically, i.e., if you have ????s01e01 after it is finished ????s01e02 gets loaded automatically if its in the same folder. Another feature which impressed me a lot is that “After Playback” feature. It lets you choose the action which it has to perform after completing the current playlist/track/movie which includes a simple exit, shutdown and others.

Highly Recommended

Download Link : Click here

Browser : Mozilla / Opera

Its not a secret that Windows Internet Explorer is buggy and prone to attack by malacious codes. Managing Browser Helper Objects (BHOs) is a nightmare. I strongly suggest using Mozilla Firefox 3.1 which eventhough crashes sometimes if used with lots of plugins, is a decent browser. The best part of it (sometimes also the worst) is the ability to add add-ons.

download link : http://www.mozilla.com

Opera : The best out there

Opera is not only intuitive but also beautiful with all the features you can think of. I sometimes feel Opera has all those ‘plug-ins and add ons’ of Mozilla built into it. Most Compatible with the latest standards, available on multiple platforms, ability to configure ‘speed dial’ are some of the pros worth mentioning.

download link : http://www.opera.com

Uhff.. My hands are aching, hence I will just mention some nice applications. Google it for download links 😀

Music Player : Foobar 2000

Dictionary : WordWeb

Bit Torrent Client : uTorrent

Image Viewer : Irfan View

Antivirus : Bitdefender/Kaspersky

FTP Client : Cute FTP

C++ IDE : Bloodshed Dev C++ : light and powerful

Signing off now.. More Gyaan later..

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