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To enable mozilla firefox / mozilla thunderbird addon that are disabled due to update to newer versions nightly/daily/beta/new version

November 14, 2011 Leave a comment

To enable Mozilla firefox / Mozilla thunderbird add-on that are disabled due to update to newer versions [nightly/daily/beta/new version]

  • Close running applications
  • Open “file_name.xpi” in any zip application [7zip or winrar or file-roller etc.].
  • Open file “install.rdf” in text editor.
  • Find em:maxVersion change to installed version of application like “10a1pre or 10.*”.
  • Update zip archive with modified “install.rdf”.
  • Re-open the application. Check whether add-on working.

If no luck wait till the developer update add-on.

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30 second speech…

Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. They are Work, family, Health, Friends and Spirit and you’re keeping all of these in the air.

You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. Even if you drop it, it will bounce back.

But the other four balls – Family, Health, Friends and Spirit – are ‘made of glass’. If you drop one of these; they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged or even shattered.

They may never be the same. You must understand that and strive for it.

Work efficiently during office hours and leave on time. Give the required time to your family, friends and have proper rest.

Value has a value only if its value is valued !!!!!!!!

Categories: Moral, Touching

A Nice culture…

April 23, 2011 Leave a comment

It’s been 18 years since I joined Volvo, a Swedish company. Working for them has proven to be an interesting experience.

The first time, I was in Sweden, one of my colleagues picked me up at the hotel every morning.

It was September, bit cold and snowy. We would arrive early at the company and he would park far away from the entrance (2000 employees drive their car to work).

The first day, I didn’t say anything, either the second or third. One morning I asked, ‘Do you have a fixed parking space? I’ve noticed we park far from the entrance even when there are no other cars in the lot.’

To which he replied, ‘Since we’re here early,we’ll have time to walk, and whoever gets in late will be late and need a place closer to the door. Don’t you think?

Imagine my face. 🙂

Categories: My Favourites, Story, Touching

Money is Yours, But Resources belong to the Society – Really Thought Provoking Incident

April 19, 2011 Leave a comment

Germany is a highly industrialized country.

It produces top brands like Benz, BMW, and Siemens etc.

The nuclear reactor pump is made in a small town in this country. In such a country, many will think people here lead a luxurious life. At least that was my impression before my study trip.

When I arrived at Hamburg, my colleagues who work in Hamburg arranged a welcome party for me in a restaurant. As we walked into the restaurant, we noticed that a lot of tables were empty. There was a table where a young couple was having their meal.

There were only two dishes and two cans of beer on the table. I wondered if such simple meal could be romantic, and whether the girl will leave this stingy guy. There were a few old ladies on another table. When a dish is served, the waiter would distribute the food for them, and they would finish every bit of the food on their plates. We did not pay much attention to them, as we were looking forward to the dishes we ordered.

As we were hungry, our local colleague ordered more food for us. As the restaurant was quiet, the food came quite fast. Since there were other activities arranged for us, we did not spend much time dining. When we left, there was still about one third of unconsumed food on the table.

When we were leaving the restaurant, we heard someone calling us. We noticed the old ladies in the restaurant were talking about us to the restaurant owner. When they spoke to us in English, we understood that they were unhappy about us wasting so much food. We immediately felt that they were really being too busybody. “We paid for our food, it is none of your business how much food we left behind,” my colleague Guy told the old ladies. The old ladies were furious. One of them immediately took her hand phone out and made a call to someone. After a while, a man in uniform claimed to be an officer from the Social Security organization arrived. Upon knowing what the dispute was, he issued us a 50 Mark fine. We all kept quiet. The local colleague took out a 50 Mark note and repeatedly apologized to the officer.

The officer told us in a stern voice, “ORDER WHAT YOU CAN CONSUME. MONEY IS YOURS, BUT RESOURCES BELONG TO THE SOCIETY. THERE ARE MANY OTHERS IN THE WORLD WHO ARE FACING SHORTAGE OF RESOURCES. YOU HAVE NO REASON TO WASTE RESOURCES.”

Our face turned red. We all agreed with him in our hearts.

The mindset of people of this rich country put all of us to shame. WE REALLY NEED TO REFLECT ON THIS.

We are from a country which is not very rich in resources. To save face, we order large quantity and also waste food when we give others a treat.

THIS LESSON TAUGHT US A LESSON TO THINK SERIOUSLY ABOUT CHANGING OUR BAD HABITS.

My colleague photocopied the fine ticket and gave a copy to each of us as a souvenir. All of us kept it and pasted on our wall to remind us that we shall never be wasteful.

Categories: Touching

Boss – Real…. Real good one

April 18, 2011 Leave a comment

Scientists at the Rocket launching station in Thumba, were in the habit of working for nearly 12 to 18 hours a day.

There ere about Seventy such scientists working on a project.

All the scientists were really frustrated due to the pressure of work and the demands of their boss but everyone was loyal to him and did not think of quitting the job.

One day, one scientist came to his boss and told him – Sir, I have promised to my children that I will take them to the exhibition going on in our township. So I want to leave the office at 5 30 pm. His boss replied – O K, , You are permitted to leave the office early today.

The Scientist started working. He continued his work after lunch. As usual he got involved to such an extent that he looked at his watch when he felt he was close to completion.The time was 8.30 p.m Suddenly he remembered of the promise he had given to his children. He looked for his boss,,He was not there.

Having told him in the morning itself, he closed everything and left for home. Deep within himself, he was feeling guilty for having disappointed his children. He reached home. Children were not there.His wife alone was sitting in the hall and reading magazines. The situation was explosive, any talk would boomerang on him. His wife asked him – Would you like to have coffee or shall I straight away serve dinner if you are hungry.

The man replied – If you would like to have coffee, i too will have but what about Children??? Wife replied- You don’t know – Your manager came at 5 15 p.m and has taken the children to the exhibition.

What had really happened was The boss who granted him permission was observing him working seriously at 5.00 p.m. He thought to himself, this person will not leave the work, but if he has promised his children they should enjoy the visit to exhibition.

So he took the lead in taking them to exhibition

The boss does not have to do it every time. But once it is done, loyalty is established. That is why all the scientists at Thumba continued to work under their boss even-though the stress was tremendous.

By the way , can you hazard a guess as to who the boss was

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He was A P J Abdul Kalam.

Categories: family, Love, Moral, Story, Touching

GANDHIJI’S LIFE….

April 13, 2011 Leave a comment

Mahatma Gandhi went from city to city, village to village collecting funds for the Charkha Sangh.

During one of his tours he addressed a meeting in Orissa. After his speech a poor old woman got up.

She was bent with age, her hair was grey and her clothes were in tatters.

The volunteers tried to stop her, but she fought her way to the place where Gandhiji was sitting. “I must see him,” she insisted and going up to Gandhiji touched his feet. Then from the folds of her sari she brought out a copper coin and placed it at his feet. Gandhiji picked up the copper coin and put it away carefully.

The Charkha Sangh funds were under the charge of Jamnalal Bajaj. He asked Gandhiji for the coin but Gandhiji refused. “I keep cheques worth thousands of rupees for the Charkha Sangh,” Jamnalal Bajaj said laughingly “yet you won’t trust me with a copper coin.” “This copper coin is worth much more than those thousands,” Gandhiji said.

“If a man has several lakhs and he gives away a thousand or two, it doesn’t mean much. But this coin was perhaps all that the poor woman possessed. She gave me all she had. That was very generous of her. What a great sacrifice she made. That is why I value this copper coin more than a crore of rupees.”

Categories: Touching

The Taste of Life

March 17, 2011 Leave a comment

An experienced & wise master grew tired of his apprentice complaining. One morning he sent the apprentice for some salt.

When the apprentice returned, the master instructed the unhappy young man to put a handful of salt in a glass of water and drink it.

“How does it taste?” the master asked.

“Bitter,” spit the apprentice.

The master chuckled and then asked the young man to put a handful of Salt in the lake nearby.

The two walked to the nearby lake. After the apprentice swirled his

Handful of salt into the water, the old man said, “Now drink from the lake..”

As the water dripped down the young man’s chin, the master asked, “Now How does this taste?”

“Fresh & Sweet” remarked the apprentice.

“Do you taste the salt?” asked the master.

“No,” said the young man.

At this, the master sat beside the young man who so reminded him of Himself at one time and held his hands.

He told the young man, “The pain of life is pure salt; no more, no less.

The amount of pain in life remains exactly the same. However, the amount of bitterness we taste depends on the container we put the pain in.

So when you are in pain, the only thing you can do is to enlarge your sense of things . . .

“Stop being a glass. Become a lake.”

Categories: Touching