Thursday, September 29, 2011

Googler Builds Site That Shows You What Top Tech Companies Pay

Last night at an informal gathering of tech people, someone likened Silicon Valley to a “Las Vegas for people who want to make crazy shit” equating VCs and angel investors to gamblers of sorts.
Well if investors are gamblers, and startups are hands of cards, what does that make engineers? I don’t know (in the Vegas analogy I’m Hunter S. Thomson), but it sure seems like they get paid a lot.
Attempting to match up actual numbers to that “a lot,” Google Customer Solutions Engineer Gareth Jones has set up a site called TechCompanyPay, which allows you to comprehensively search for what $$ various postions will pay at tech heavy hitters, replete with LinkedIn links for said positions so you can put faces to an amount.
According to TechCompanyPay, the top five tech companies, in terms of moolah doled out, are Twitter: paying $120K on average, Apple: paying $113K on average, LinkedIn: paying $112K on average, Facebook: paying $110K on average and lastly (which surprised me) Google, at 104K.
In a disclaimer Jones says that the data on the site is “very accurate” — probably using H1B records — but like most issues of salary should probably be evaluated on a case by case basis. And incase anyone was curious, a Customer Solutions Engineer at Google makes $86K.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Govt to launch $35 computer on Oct 5

Govt to launch $35 computer on Oct 5

NEW DELHI: The much-awaited $35 computing-cum-access device, to be made available to students right from primary schools to universities, will be launched on October 5.

"The computer will be launched next month," HRD Minister Kapil Sibal said at a function. "This is not just a dream, it is a reality," he added. Officials in the Ministry said the low-cost device will be launched on October 5.

Sibal said the name has already been finalised for the device and will announced at the launch. He, however, did not elaborate about the device, which is being billed as the cheapest computer globally.

The computer will bring in immense benefits to the students and will be connected to the internet and perform "all the functions that any other computer can perform. That's an enormously empowering tool," he said.

Sibal, who gave away the first IGNOU-instituted Rajiv Gandhi International Prize for technology in education development to Azim Premji in recognition of his foundation's role in the education sector, said IT has come to play an important role not only in the education sector but in other sectors as well.

He said while it gives scope to a child to transcend boundaries and acquire knowledge using the net, IT can also be used to root out corruption from the country.

"Much of the talk of corruption that we have had in the recent past will be dealt with through initiative of IT. What we need to do is to ensure the scope of human intervention which is the scope of all corruption is dealt with and IT plays an important role in finding solutions and we are in the process of doing it," he said.

The Minister, however, expressed concern over the quality of teaching in educational institutes and teachers, regretting that "we just don't have that quality teachers out there".

"For the last 64 years, we have felt that we just don't have that quality teachers out there. So one of the big initiatives of the 12th Five Year plan is going to be a mission on teacher education.
"This is what we are proposing to the Government in 12th plan to make it a very central mission in one its many missions," he said.

The prototype of the low cost computing device which Sibal had unveiled in July last year is likely to be a 5/7/9 inch touchscreen gadget. It would be packed with internet browsers, PDF reader, video conferencing facilities, open office, sci-lab, media player, remote device management capability, multimedia input-output interface option, and multiple content viewer.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

How To Activate Facebook Timeline Now............

 Here’s how to do it:

1. Log into Facebook
2. Enable developer mode, if you haven’t already. To do this, type “developer” into the Facebook search box, click the first result (it should be an app made by Facebook with a few hundred thousand users), and add the app.
3. Jump into the developer app (if Facebook doesn’t put you there automatically, it should be in your left-hand tool bar)
4. Create a new app (don’t worry — you wont actually be submitting this for anyone else to see/use). Give your shiny new app any display name and namespace you see fit. Read through and agree to the Platform Privacy agreement. This is the step you need to be verified for.
5. Ensure you’re in your new app’s main settings screen. You should see your app’s name near the top of the page
6. Look for the “Open Graph” header, and click the “Get Started using open graph” link.
Create a test action for your app, like “read” a “book”, or “eat” a “sandwich”
7. This should drop you into an action type configuration page. Change a few of the default settings (I changed the past tense of “read” to “redd” — again, only you can see this unless you try and submit your application to the public directory), and click through all three pages of settings
8. Wait 2-3 minutes
9. Go back to your Facebook homescreen. An invite to try Timeline should be waiting at the top of the page
And you’re done! We’ve seen this work quite a few times now, so it should work without a hitch for just about anyone.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Social Governing dynamics (part 1)

Abstract is beautiful: Everything is beautiful for us because we are mortal.we have to die someday,if not today ,not rite now but for sure some day we have to say Adios(bye bye). Beauty of an object or a person lies in its mystical arcane secret.we look at the abstract layer and this layer decides our next action but once we unravel the hidden secret all the beauty,all the charm is gone. Like when we meet a beautiful stranger with charming attributes, we start calculating our chances and all the possibilities.suppose you started a nice conversation and then at that very moment you advance to more deep layers and peels the covers of all the defense mechanisms and tear them apart,and then you find a simple individual,helpless in few situations,no matter how happy but always seeking more contentment in life.This nature of looking for more makes everyone vulnerable.Everyone has those mood swings and lonely moments of helpless nature when we wish to cry but do not know why we are crying or why we are upset.

Deep down behind all those layers there lies a very simple human being, hoping for love and care,optimistic,scared and looking for permanent stability and demanding more.Golden rule is that it is Stability which give birth to instability or we can say stability of one system gives birth to instability of another system.
Anything that does not have a little complexity is not so appealing to our mind. Like for a 16 year old teenager on drugs will view every girl as an individual beautiful mystery covered in clothes. Now what will happen if he began to generalize girls and view them as a single girl he had seen on the Internet like million times.How much will be the reduction in his interest when the secret individual turns in to a general individual with all the same common attributes.Therefore its not a good idea to move from abstract layer to other hidden layers as the beauty of an object lies in the beautiful intriguing mystery that it holds,