Friday, March 30, 2007

Repartition your hard disk on-the-fly with Windows Vista

As you know, the Disk Management console tool in Windows XP will allow you to create a new partition using any unallocated, or free, space on a hard disk. However, if there is a single partition that takes up the entire hard disk, you can't use the Disk Management console tool to repartition the hard disk into two or more smaller partitions. If you want to accomplish this task in Windows XP, you will have to invest in a third-party console tool such as PartitionMagic. Of course you can back up the disk, reboot with a DOS startup disk, and then use DOS FDisk command to repartition the disk, but then you'll have to reformat and reinstall, which is a lot of work.

Fortunately, Windows Vista's Disk Management console tool will allow you to repartition your existing hard disk any way you want. In other words, it will now allow you to shrink, extend, create, and format partitions without putting your data in jeopardy. Of course, before you perform any of these operations, you should back up, just in case.

Click know how to repartition step by step


The US slang term 'Bangalored' refers to workers laid off because their jobs have moved to India.

"Bangalored" is a verb which recently got added in the dictionary. Aperson is said to be bangalored if he lost his job because the work got outsourced to bangalore or any other city in India .

"He got bangalored last week" is an example of its usage.

U can also type this word "bangalored" in Google search n see.Lot of people in US got bangalored that it became an issue during the US presidential election. That's exactly when this word was coined.

One such similar verb is "shanghaied" which means kidnapped.

Click to know more about the word "Bangalored".

Friday, March 16, 2007


Hi friends,

My first blog entry for this year. Have a great year ahead. Jus back to my seat after lunch. Had a glance of the newspaper. I saw a person in my office when i was reading newspaper. Once i saw him, there was flashback rolling in the mind like the way we see in cinemas.... here goes the flashback:

It’s always good to have a look at our past... Now i look at the past i.e 2006 to have some good time. I had a great turn in my life in 2006. Now I am working for Honeywell as a project trainee and got placed in TCS. Let me tell u the happy and fearful days.

From Jan to May it was the usual college going days.... From June it was campus interview time. June 12th was the first interview. It was TCS. my written test was in the evening batch and it got over at 10 in the night. June 13th 2pm was my scheduled interview. But all of a sudden, it is preponed to 11am.. I will never forget that day 'coz me and my friend abdel were walking in the road discussing about the entire subject we had in our course. My goodness.. My interview got over at 8 pm. I have to wait till the next day evening for the result. 14th evening 8 oclock, got the result saying i was selected. One big relief!!..

Next headache was searching for the project for my 6th semester. Then the Honeywell people came for the project trainee interview. I wrote the written test. It was as if i was reading my whole course together. And i was sure that i will not be selected. I went to my brother's place and came back on that sunday. And a great surprise was that i was shortlisted for the interview. Next day was the interview. I did not feel like studying. Did not prepare anything for it. They screwed me up big time for 45 mins.This happened on July 8th.For abdel, it was 1 and half hours.. After which i really thought, i wont be shortlisted for HR.. Honeywell gave more and more surprises... Got shortlisted for HR round. Next day was my HR. It went on well.July 9th evening 5 pm was the result.Yet another surprise from Honeywell... Got selected.
It was 2 out of 2 interviews by then.. I was bit lucky.. Thanks to god,parents and my brothers and sister and all my well wishers.

Another big relief.. Now did not even care for anything.. Was happy for sometime. enjoyed... Then came a big bomb..... Mini project for 5th semester.. Decided on tat. Started working for it. Thanks to abdel who sat along with me throughout the project and helped me.
After which its always mini project. Had reviews with all types of staffs in my deparment. (i mean school). It was in the proper hierarchy: senior lecturer, assistant professors and finally professor for my reviews. Got some heavy comments from them.. My final review made me cry..

Joined honeywell on dec 18th. Now working for Honeywell... Cant even believe tat i have grown up and need to work hereafter.. he he... and will be getting my salary also in few days.... Yipee!!!! Man, Honeywell keeps giving surprises.... They hiked our stipend.. Also they gave New Year gift also...

Oh yeah! I did not tell who is the person whom I saw when i was reading newspaper right? It was the person who interviewed me.. He remembered me n smiled at me also...
There was lots happened in world also... One happies moment was that saddam hussein was hanged(Note: This is my comment.. sorry if i did hurt anyone), Kalaignar Karunanidhi back to his political life winning over Dr.Jayalalitha... So much of inventions,accidents etc.....
So how was ur year 2006???? Was it like mine? or a boring year? Anyways have a blast this year....

"Try hard to get what u like or u will be forced to like what u got"