ProTech in Life

A simple blog expressing my various discoveries in computer world.

Monday, August 29, 2005

Human and nature

Human hunger is never satisfied,I think.
When child one doesn't know much about the outside world and wants nothing except love.
As the growing continues,the surrounduing starts familiarsing and when he is able to undersrtand the world around he expects something more.

At different ages of the life he thrives for different things. When in school he wishes a good bike to ride for.When in high school, mobiles becomes the new mantra and when finally in college it seems that theres some kind of gizmo competition going on in which new gagdets are desired everyday.

The hunger also arises in people living in different levels of our society. People below poverty expect that they had atleast the basic amenities of life with some nice added flavours of comfortnesss. This time they expect nothin more.So he works more.Finally when he reaches that level, he thinks that he should have owned some property,had some investments for secure future,being able to fulfill all the needs ofoneself and the family.So he works more.
Then comes the state ot richness. Being here you could not ask for more but as I believe ,people as this stage are those having deep pockets with thier own businesses.In this case then comes the hunger of capturing the market share,being part of rich societies,trying to take more clients,making more profits blah..blah..blah...So...he works more.Ultimately you retire,you want some rest,you are not interested in the fast competitive world,you just want to relax and spend the time in peace.So now..he works no more.

So what conclusion have I arrived on here? Is it that for such hungerness we can't enjoy our current lives or is it that we can never satisfy ourselves?Is it that we need societies with rich people or we need to be part of societies with rich value?I recall famous quote here by : W H Lewis
"The tragedy of our life is not that it ends so soon,but we wait so long to begin with it"
But the practicality is different..and I cannot deny it.

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Social bookmarks managers

Today I stumbled upon Blinklist, another social bookmarking site, similar to del.icio.us, that lets you manage and share your favorite sites online. Although I have used Yahoo’s My Web and del.icio.us, I found Blinklist particularly interesting.There are a whole lot of such managers out there and theres even a comparison made between them if you are interested to know more about them.

In Yahoo the only benefit I saw was that it lets you capture the whole page, not just the link in case one thinks the page/its contents might get removed in future. On other hand del.icio.us follows a very clean interface but I find it too dull compared to the dynamism I see in blinklist. I have signed for it and used it for bookmarking some sites and think that I will dump my del.icio.us account in favor of blinklist account since it already gives you the facility to import your bookmarks from the del’s site.

The site also uses AJAX thus demonstrating some awesome capabilities when viewing the pages. What I particularly also found interesting in it was the capability to group the links into Favourite, Popular, Recent, My cloud thus allowing to getter a more better control over the bookmarks apart from the tagging capability.I don't want to write a review on it since there isalready one but I feel that you must definitely give it a try to really expericence it.

Saturday, August 27, 2005

A look into AJAX

Woops…Its almost a month since I posted my last blog. Its because I have been digging into AJAX and am quiet impressed with it. There are numerous posts/articles out there debating whether it’s hype or is it really worth looking at. Well, as far as my opinion is concerned I am quiet impressed with it. For me it sounds very promising , allowing to build feature rich web application. Just imagine the vast possibilities it has.

To name one I have thought and found too is an online dictionary but more precise example can be telephone dictionary or a service that provides you with the emergency information you need based on the zip/location you enter.

AJAX as you can see can do wonders if used properly. I have made myself comfortable with it and will be soon rolling out one of my ideas with it.