Saturday, 6 November 2010

Playing "World Cup Cricket" on openSUSE 11.3/GNOME

World Cup Cricket ( WCC ) is one of my favourite DOS games ever.
When I migrated to openSUSE/GNOME(Linux) from Windows I missed the game a lot.
Today I tried to install this game and was successful in installing and playing the game.

All I one has to do is :-
    • Install dosbox using YaST."dosbox" is found under Packman and OSS repositories.One can it's features here :- Check out "Dosbox" here .One may use the one click links in that page to install the software too
    •  Then get the game here :- 1.)Download Link 1 2.) Download link 2
    • Then hit "Alt+F2" to launch "Run Application" window and run the command "dosbox<space>/<Application fullpath>/wcc.exe"

Friday, 29 October 2010

World Beater

"A keen immigrant lad applied for a salesman's job at
London's premier downtown department store.
In fact, it was the biggest store in the world - you could get
anything there.
The boss asked him, "Have you ever been a salesman before?"
"Yes sir, I was a salesman in India", replied the lad..
The boss liked the cut of him and said, "You can start tomorrow and
I'll come and see you."
The day was long and arduous for the young man, but he got through it.
And finally 6:00 PM came around.
The boss duly fronted up and asked, "How many sales did you make
"Sir, Just ONE sale." said the young salesman.
"Only one sale?" blurted the boss.
"No! No! You see here, most of my staff make 20 or 30 sales a day. "If
you want to keep this job, you'd better be doing better than just one
By the way "How much was the sale worth?"
“300534.00 pounds" said the young Marwari.
"What"," How did you manage that?" asked the flabbergasted boss.
"Well", said the salesman, "This man came in and I sold him a small
fish hook, then a medium hook and finally a really large hook.
Then I sell him new fishing rod and some fishing gear.
Then I asked him where he was going fishing and he said down the
So I told him he'd be needing a boat, so I took him down to the boat
department and sold him that twenty-foot schooner with the twin
Then he said his Volkswagen probably wouldn't be able to pull it, so I
took him to our automotive department and sold him that new Deluxe 4X4
I then asked him where he'll be staying, and since he had no
accommodation, I took him to camping department and sold him one of
those new igloo 6-sleeper camper tents.
Then the guy said, while we're at it, I should throw in about 100
Pounds worth of groceries and two cases of beer.
The boss took two steps back and asked in astonishment, "You sold all
that to a guy who came in for a fish hook!!"
"No" answered the salesman,"he came in to buy a box of Sanitary
napkins for his wife and I said to him,
"Sir, Your weekend is screwed anyway, you might as well go fishing."
Boss - "You sit in my chair....... "

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Latest Craze,Yes that is right CWG jokes is the in thing

Yes after Sardarji,mallu and all varieties of jokes,the in thing is now are CWG jokes and kalmadi jokes,so I am too jumping on the bandwagon.Here goes :-

Monday, 16 August 2010

Integrate FatRat into Gecko based browsers(Firefox or Seamonkey)

Step 1:-
Navigate to following page
Step 2:-
Click on the download now button or direct download link for FlashGot which will open a pop up box like below and ask you to install the flashgot extension

Step 3:-After restarting the browser after installing the add on, reight click on borwer window and chose "FlashGot Options" menu and then ==>"More Options" sub menu

Step 4:-Chose the path of the executable and enter the arguments as shown and then press ok

Now your download manager(FatRat) is completely integrated into your browser,You can right click on any link and press/click on  "FlashGot Link" menu to add the download to your download manager

Setup / Install FatRat in openSUSE 11.2 / Gnome

FatRat Installation on Gnome/OpenSUSE 11.2

Step 1: -
Go to Yast and in start menu enter your super user password
Step 2: -Search For Webpin

Step 3: -Search For FatRat in  Webpin

Step 4: -Install FatRat by completing the wizard

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Japan summer heat wave blamed for 66 deaths,wonder how many will die if Japanese were in India

During Summers in India the mercury regularly shoots past 44 degrees Celsius and remains in forties for nearly 2 to 3 months.I was browsing through article in yahoo which was referring to deaths in Japan due to supposedly extreme heat of of 35 degrees Celsius

A blistering summer heat wave in Japan has sent 15,000 people to hospital with heat stroke and caused at least 66 deaths in the past two months, the government said Tuesday.

Japan has baked since the rainy season ended in early July, with the mercury hitting 35 degrees Celsius (95 Fahrenheit) or higher at more than 90 percent of nationwide observation points Sunday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

In the week to Sunday alone, 9,436 people across the island-nation were taken to hospitals and 57 of them were confirmed killed by heat stroke, the Fire and Disaster Management Agency said.

The previous most deadly known heatwave came in 2008, the first year data was kept, when 47 people were killed in July and August, said the agency. Last year, 16 people were killed by heat in those two months.

I am wondering as to how many Japanese will die if they were in INDIA.

Tuesday, 3 August 2010


Chanced upon watching a Japanese film by name "Departures"(Okuribito).
Was a moving story.Film featured airtight screenplay,story.
After watching the film i started searching for reviews of the movie and was amazed to find that the film has won the Oscar Foreign Language Film category in 2009.

Things i like about the movie:-

==>Good acting
==>Some nice scenes showing feeding Geese and Salmon swimming up river
==>Stone Letter.
According to the film:-
:: Stone Letter ::
In the ancient times,
before humans invented writing.
They searched for the stone that,
resembled their feelings
and gave it to another person.
The person who received the stone,
read the other person’s feelings by the weight and texture of the stone.
For example: Smooth texture symbolizes peaceful mind,rough texture symbolizes a concerns for other.
==>Embalming scenes

For detailed reviews visit IMDB-Departures

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Jdrama Satorare

Was watching a Japanese drama by name "Satorare" which deals with a fictitious health condition that afflicts 1 in a core people.People who are afflicted by this it seems can communicate their thoughts unknowing to others around him or her in a limited range.The people who are born this way are monitored by Government agencies.These people supposedly are geniuses.
Overall an interesting theme.The soap was thought provoking ,funny as well as interesting

To know more about this drama go here:-

Monday, 26 July 2010

Unable to browse in openSUSE

When i started out on Linux more specifically openSUSE 11.0/Gnome i had trouble browsing the internet using firefox , seamonkey.The browser would work well for the first minute then it would be non responsive or very slow in loading the pages.The same problem would not occur on opera.
The issue seems to have been with my network connection couldn't support IPV6 protocols.This issue should afflict other gecko based browsers like flock

The issue was solved using the following solution:-

In firefox address bar type in "about:config" and press return/enter
Then accept the warning page
Look for .. network.dns.disableIPv6 and set it to "true".

This will fix the problem instantly

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Totem crash resolved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Whenever i used to play audio files like mp3 on Totem it used to crash.
Totem used to work fine on openSUSE 11.0/gnome
The problem started when i switched to Gnome/openSUSE 11.2
I reinstalled entire codec packs for Gnome/openSUSE 11.2,ugly,bad what not!!!
Then finally I switched off the visualization by name "GOOM" and everything works fine now.
I should have realized this long ago as i found that Totem did not crash when playing video files like "avi"

Related Post:-
How to get Totem 3.0.1 ( openSUSE 11.4 , GNOME 3.0 ) working again after crash due to plugin? 

Edited:- 05DEC2011

Correct way to match Donor's blood and recipient blood


Always ask, Never assume!!

Read a great mail hence sharing the same:-

His request approved, the CNN News photographer quickly called the local airport to charter a flight. He was told a twin-engine plane would be waiting for him at the airport.
Arriving at the airfield, he spotted a plane warming up outside a hangar. He jumped in with his bag, slammed the door shut, and shouted, 'Let's go'.
The pilot taxied out, swung the plane into the wind and took off.
Once in the air, the photographer instructed the pilot, 'Fly over the valley and make low passes so I can take pictures of the fires on the hillsides.'
Why?' asked the pilot.
'Because I'm a photographer for CNN,' he responded, 'and I need to get some close up shots.'
The pilot was silent for a moment. Finally he stammered, 'So, what you're telling me, is ... You're NOT my flight instructor?'

Saturday, 24 July 2010

Ahimsa,mosquitoe bites

Read an interesting web article about ahimsa.It give you some answers about whether killing mosquitoes consists of himsa or violence.Here is the content :-

Questioner: What steps should we take to deal with all the bedbugs, mosquitoes and cockroaches in the house?

Dadashri: To prevent them from infesting the home, you should clean the home and keep it clean. You should catch the roaches, take them outside and throw them far away, but you should not kill them under any circumstance.
Once I was invited to a very prominent man’s home. He made the statement that bedbugs ought to be killed because they bite and suck blood. I asked him where it was written, that the bedbugs should be killed. I explained to him that a person has a right to kill a bedbug only if he is able to create one. The general rule is that you cannot destroy what you cannot create.

Questioner: So why do the bedbugs come to bite?

Dadashri: They do so because you have a pending debt with them. Your body does not belong to you alone. It is not your property in the first place, you have ‘stolen’ it and so the bedbugs are stealing from you. When they bite you, your accounts are being settled and your debts are being paid off. So from now on, do not kill them.


Ever wondered as to how flies mate

Wonder no more ,here is a image for you that clears all your doubt


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