Archive for October, 2006

Bill Gates turns 51

28-October-2006 Leave a comment

Happy Birthday Bill Gates – You Rock!

William (Bill) H. Gates (born October 28, 1955 in Seattle, Washington) is chairman of Microsoft Corporation, the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft had revenues of US$39.79 billion for the fiscal year ending June 2005, and employs more than 61,000 people in 102 countries and regions.

Forbes magazine’s The World’s Billionaires list has ranked him as the richest person on earth for the last thirteen consecutive years. According to the Forbes 2006 magazine, Bill Gates’s current net worth is approximately $53 billion.

Earlier in June 2006, Microsoft announced Bill Gates transition plans. Refer my earlier post here.

Bill Gates staff will be missing his birthday gift, getting him a new operating system. Windows Vista is nearly done and should be in the hands of businesses in November and consumers in January, according to the company’s schedule.

That’s not soon enough to give the Microsoft chairman and co-founder an operating system that’s been a long time coming. Windows XP launched Oct. 25, 2001, several days before Gates turned 46.

Gates, a Scorpio, turns 51 Saturday. So if not a new version of his company’s flagship product, just what do you get the richest man in the world?

Official Bill Gates Bio

Categories: Microsoft

India – Cellular World

27-October-2006 Leave a comment

The India-Cellular website has done a good job by consolidating the Number of Cellular Subscribers all over India. This information is as of 30-Sep-2006.

Click on the Image below to see the complete view.

Also, available is the Price List of Mobile Handsets in India at this link.

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How Google Engine Works

27-October-2006 Leave a comment

Found this interesting piece of article about Google Engine:

Thanks to Anil Raj for hinting me about this.

Original Source: Chicago Tribune

Categories: Google

Diwali Greetings – 2006

19-October-2006 Leave a comment

Wishing all the readers of my Blog – A Happy & Prosperous Diwali 2006.

Diwali (also called Deepavali, दीवाली or दीपावली in Hindi) is a major Hindu, Jain and Sikh festival/celebration. Known as the “Festival of Lights,” it symbolises the victory of good over evil, and lamps are lit as a sign of celebration and hope for mankind.

The festival marks the victory of good over evil. The Sanskrit word Deepavali means array of lights that stands for victory of brightness over darkness. On the day of Diwali, many wear new clothes, share sweets and light firecrackers.


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Bangalore Bundh – This time for a long period

17-October-2006 Leave a comment

Well, this is very much true for me these days. Reason – I got infected with Chicken Pox and cannot go out for a weeks time untill it gets cured completely. I am taking traditional medicines and noticing heeling signs to some of the boils.

I am on strict diet and taking complete rest at home. Spend time sleeping, watching TV and in betweens checking the mails. Thanks to the broadband connection at home, which is keeping me entertained.

I heard that Chicken Pox is caused by infection with the varicella zoster virus. Chicken pox is contracted by touching an infected person’s blisters or anything that has been contaminated by contact with them. Adults usually have higher fevers, a more severe rash, headaches, and muscle aches, and they take longer to recuperate than children. Recovery from all symptoms takes ten days to two weeks.

Hoping to get back well soon and goto work 🙂

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McDonalds – £10,000m – I’m lovin’ it

16-October-2006 Leave a comment

Belgian Marco Parra-Martinez, who ordered a burger from a McDonald’s restaurant, was in for a surprise after he found £ 10,000 in the paper bag.

When he opened the bag containing the burger, he was startled to find an envelope containing € 15,000, the equivalent of more than £ 10,000.

So next time when you visit McDonalds, do not forget to look into the paper bag 🙂

Full Story

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13-October-2006 Leave a comment

Disclaimer: I am not the author of above 2 images. I just got it as a forward message in my mailbox and found it interesting to be shared in my blog.

Categories: Health