November 2, 2007

more cats...

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Cats continued...

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October 18, 2007

Cute Cats

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Monkey Business

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September 13, 2007

3 Column Template for the New Blogger

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If you want a geeky, no-image, fully customizable, three column template for the
new blogger, you are already looking at one. This is the NOT source of the template used in this blog.
(I didn't write this from scratch, credit to who made the original!)
This template in effect would look something like this http://calguytestblog.blogspot.com/

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html xmlns='http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml' xmlns:b='http://www.google.com/2005/gml/b' xmlns:data='http://www.google.com/2005/gml/data' xmlns:expr='http://www.google.com/2005/gml/expr'>
<head>
<b:include data='blog' name='all-head-content'/>
<META CONTENT='NO-CACHE' HTTP-EQUIV='PRAGMA'/>
<title><data:blog.pageTitle/></title>
<b:skin><![CDATA[/*

/* Variable definitions
====================
<Variable name="bodyBgColor" description="Body Background Color"
type="color" default="#ccddbb" value="#b3b3b3">
<Variable name="headerWrapperBgColor" description="Header Wrapper Background Color"
type="color" default="#fff" value="#b3b3b3">
<Variable name="outerWrapperBgColor" description="OuterWrapper Background Color"
type="color" default="#889977" value="#ffffff">
<Variable name="wrap2BgColor" description="Wrap2 Background Color"
type="color" default="#ccddbb" value="#b3b3b3">
<Variable name="wrap2Border" description="Wrap Border Color"
type="color" default="#ccddbb" value="#b3b3b3">
<Variable name="contentWrapperColor" description="Content Wrapper Color"
type="color" default="#ccd" value="#67676f">
<Variable name="descWrapperColor" description="Description Wrapper Color"
type="color" default="#ff9900" value="#b3b3b3">
<Variable name="titleWrapperColor" description="Title Wrapper Color"
type="color" default="#ff9900" value="#67676f">
<Variable name="mainBgColor" description="Main Background Color"
type="color" default="#ccddbb" value="#ddddee">
<Variable name="mainTextColor" description="Text Color"
type="color" default="#333333" value="#333333">
<Variable name="mainLinkColor" description="Link Color"
type="color" default="#338888" value="#338888">
<Variable name="mainVisitedLinkColor" description="Visited Link Color"
type="color" default="#777766" value="#777766">
<Variable name="dateHeaderColor" description="Date Header Color"
type="color" default="#ffffff" value="#6f6c67">
<Variable name="postTitleColor" description="Post Title Color"
type="color" default="#333333" value="#333333">

<Variable name="sidebarBgColor" description="Sidebar Background Color"
type="color" default="#556655" value="#67676f">
<Variable name="sidebarHeaderColor" description="Sidebar Title Color"
type="color" default="#889977" value="#889977">
<Variable name="sidebarTextColor" description="Sidebar Text Color"
type="color" default="#ccddbb" value="#ccddbb">
<Variable name="sidebarLinkColor" description="Sidebar Link Color"
type="color" default="#ffffff" value="#ffffff">
<Variable name="sidebarVisitedLinkColor"
description="Sidebar Visited Link Color"
type="color" default="#aabb99" value="#aabb99">

<Variable name="descColor" description="Blog Description Color"
type="color" default="#ffffff" value="#ffffff">
<Variable name="bodyFont" description="Text Font"
type="font" default="normal normal 100% Verdana, Sans-serif" value="normal normal 111% Arial, sans-serif">
<Variable name="titleFont" description="Blog Title Font"
type="font" default="normal bold 275% Helvetica, Arial, Verdana, Sans-serif" value="normal bold 275% Helvetica, Arial, Verdana, Sans-serif">
<Variable name="sidebarHeaderFont" description="Sidebar Title Font"
type="font" default="normal bold 125% Helvetica, Arial, Verdana, Sans-serif" value="normal bold 125% Helvetica, Arial, Verdana, Sans-serif">
<Variable name="dateHeaderFont" description="Date Header Font"
type="font" default="normal bold 112% Arial, Verdana, Sans-serif" value="normal normal 112% Arial, Verdana, Sans-serif">
*/

body {
background-color: $bodyBgColor;
margin:0;
font: x-small Verdana, Sans-serif;
text-align:center;
color:#333;
font-size/* */:/**/small;
font-size: /**/small;
}


/* Page Structure
----------------------------------------------- */
#outer-wrapper {
position:relative;
top:4px;
left:4px;
background: $outerWrapperBgColor;
width:995px;
margin:10px auto;
text-align:left;
font: $bodyFont;
}
#wrap2 {
position:relative;
top:-4px;
left:-4px;
background:$wrap2BgColor;
padding:10px;
border: 1px solid $wrap2Border;
}

#content-wrapper {
width:100%;
background-color: $contentWrapperColor;
}
#main-wrapper {
background: $mainBgColor no-repeat right top;
width:534px;
margin:0px 10px;
float:left;
color:$mainTextColor;
font-size: 85%;
word-wrap: break-word; /* fix for long text breaking sidebar float in IE */
overflow: hidden; /* fix for long non-text content breaking IE sidebar float */
}
#main {
margin:0;
padding:15px 20px;
}
.sidebar-wrapper {
background:$sidebarBgColor no-repeat left top;
width:180px;
float:left;
padding:5px;
color: $sidebarTextColor;
font-size: 83%;
word-wrap: break-word; /* fix for long text breaking sidebar float in IE */
overflow: hidden; /* fix for long non-text content breaking IE sidebar float */
}
.sidebar-wrapper-right {
background:$sidebarBgColor no-repeat left top;
width:214px;
float:left;
padding:5px;
color: $sidebarTextColor;
font-size: 83%;
word-wrap: break-word; /* fix for long text breaking sidebar float in IE */
overflow: hidden; /* fix for long non-text content breaking IE sidebar float */
}
.sidebar {
margin:0;
padding:2px 20px 10px;
}

#footer {
display:none;
}

/* Links
----------------------------------------------- */
a:link {
color:$mainLinkColor;
text-decoration:none;
}
a:visited {
color: $mainVisitedLinkColor;
text-decoration:none;
}
a:hover {
color: $mainVisitedLinkColor;
text-decoration:underline;
}
a img {
border-width:0;
}

.sidebar a {
color: $sidebarLinkColor;
}
.sidebar a:visited {
color: $sidebarVisitedLinkColor;
}
.sidebar a:hover {
color: $sidebarVisitedLinkColor;
}


/* Header
----------------------------------------------- */
#header-wrapper {
background: $headerWrapperBgColor;
padding-bottom: 4px;
}

#header .titlewrapper {
background:$titleWrapperColor no-repeat left bottom;
padding:0 0 0 110px;
margin:0 0 10px;
color:#fff;
width:100%;
width/* */:/**/auto;
width:auto;
}
#header h1 {
background: no-repeat left top;
margin:0;
padding:30px 0 30px;
line-height: 97px;
font: $titleFont;
text-transform:lowercase;
}
#header h1 a {
color:#fff;
text-decoration:none;
}
.postpage #header h1 {
padding-top:0;
background-position:0 -40px;
}

.clear { clear: both; }

/* Description
----------------------------------------------- */
#header .descriptionwrapper {
background: $descWrapperColor no-repeat left top;
margin:0 0 6px;
padding:6px 0 0;
color: $descColor;
font-size: 75%;
border-bottom: 1px solid #ffffff;
}
#header .description {
background: no-repeat left bottom;
margin:0;
padding:0 0 12px;
display:block;
line-height: 1.6em;
text-transform:uppercase;
letter-spacing:.1em;
min-height:12px;
border-bottom: 1px solid #ffffff;
}

#header .description span {
/* To remove the word next to the description, delete the following background property */
background: no-repeat left center;
/* Keep everything below */
display:block;
padding:0 0 0 160px;
text-transform:uppercase;
letter-spacing:.1em;
min-height:12px;
}


.postpage #description em {
font-size:1px;
line-height:1px;
color:$descColor;
visibility:hidden;
}

/* Posts
----------------------------------------------- */
h2.date-header {
margin:0 0 .5em;
line-height: 1.4em;
font: $dateHeaderFont;
text-transform:lowercase;
color:$dateHeaderColor;
}
.post {
margin:0 0 2em;
}
.post h3 {
margin:0 0 .25em;
line-height: 1.4em;
font-weight: bold;
font-size: 150%;
color:$postTitleColor;
}
.post h3 a {
text-decoration:none;
color:$postTitleColor;
}
.post h3 a:link {
color: $postTitleColor;
}
.post h3 a:hover {
color: $mainVisitedLinkColor;
}
.post p, .post-body {
margin:0 0 .75em;
line-height:1.6em;
font-size/* */:/**/small;
}
.post pre {
margin:0 0 .75em;
line-height:1.6em;
font:1em/1.2em 'Monaco', 'Lucida Console', monospace;
font-size:small;
color: #003300;
}
.post-footer {
color:$postTitleColor;
text-transform:lowercase;
}
.post-footer .post-author,
.post-footer .post-timestamp {
font-style:normal;
}
.post blockquote {
margin:1em 20px;
padding:5px 0;
border:2px solid #dec;
border-width:2px 0;
}
.post blockquote p {
margin:.5em 0;
}
.post img {
border:5px solid #fff;
}


/* Comments
----------------------------------------------- */
#comments {
margin:2em 0 0;
border-top:2px solid #dec;
padding-top:1em;
}
#comments h4 {
margin:0 0 .25em;
font-weight: bold;
line-height: 1.4em;
font-size: 150%;
text-transform:lowercase;
color: #366;
}
#comments-block {
margin:0 0 1em 0;
line-height:1.6em;
}
.comment-author {
margin:0 0 .25em;
font-weight: bold;
line-height: 1.4em;
font-size: 112%;
text-transform:lowercase;
}
.comment-body, .comment-body p {
margin:0 0 .75em;
}
p.comment-footer {
margin:-.25em 0 2em;
}

.deleted-comment {
font-style:italic;
color:gray;
}

.feed-links {
clear: both;
line-height: 2.5em;
}

#blog-pager-newer-link {
float: left;
}

#blog-pager-older-link {
float: right;
}

#blog-pager {
text-align: center;
}

/* Sidebar
----------------------------------------------- */
.sidebar h2 {
margin:1em 0 .25em;
line-height: 1.4em;
font: $sidebarHeaderFont;
color: $sidebarHeaderColor;
text-transform:lowercase;
}
.sidebar .widget {
margin:0 0 1.5em;
padding:0;
}
.sidebar ul {
list-style:none;
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
}
.sidebar li {
margin:0;
padding:0 0 .25em 20px;
text-indent:-20px;
line-height:1.4em;
}


/* Profile
----------------------------------------------- */
.profile-datablock, .profile-textblock {
margin:0 0 .75em;
line-height:1.4em;
}
.profile-img {
float: left;
margin: 0 5px 5px 0;
border: 5px solid $sidebarHeaderColor;
}
.profile-data {
font-weight: bold;
}

/* Misc
----------------------------------------------- */
#footer-wrapper {
clear:both;
display:block;
height:1px;
margin:0;
padding:0;
font-size:1px;
line-height:1px;
}

/** Page structure tweaks for layout editor wireframe */
body#layout #outer-wrapper {
margin-top: 0;
}
body#layout #main,
body#layout #sidebar {
padding: 0;
}
body#layout #main-wrapper,
body#layout .sidebar-wrapper {
height: auto;
}

#article pre {
font:1em/1.2em 'courier new',courier,monospace;
border:1px dotted #fff;
padding:1em;
margin:0 0 1em 0;
overflow:auto;
}
]]></b:skin>
</head>

<body>
<div id='outer-wrapper'><div id='wrap2'>

<!-- skip links for text browsers -->
<span id='skiplinks' style='display:none;'>
<a href='#main'>skip to main </a> |
<a href='#sidebar'>skip to sidebar</a>
</span>

<div id='header-wrapper'>
<b:section class='header' id='header' maxwidgets='1' showaddelement='no'>
<b:widget id='Header1' locked='true' title='Tech Blog (Header)' type='Header'>
<b:includable id='main'>
<div class='titlewrapper'>
<h1 class='title'>
<b:if cond='data:blog.url == data:blog.homepageUrl'>
<data:title/>
<b:else/>
<a expr:href='data:blog.homepageUrl'><data:title/></a>
</b:if>
</h1>
</div>
<div class='descriptionwrapper'>
<p class='description'><span><data:description/></span>
</p>
</div>
</b:includable>
</b:widget>
</b:section>
</div>

<div id='content-wrapper'>
<div class='sidebar-wrapper'>
<b:section class='sidebar' id='sidebar2' preferred='yes'>
<b:widget id='Feed1' locked='false' title='Recent' type='Feed'>
<b:includable id='main'>
<h2><data:title/></h2>
<div class='widget-content'>
<ul expr:id='data:widget.instanceId + "_feedItemListDisplay"'>
<b:loop values='data:feedData.items' var='i'>
<li>
<span class='item-title'>
<a expr:href='data:i.alternate.href'>
<data:i.title/>
</a>
</span>
<b:if cond='data:showItemDate'>
<b:if cond='data:i.str_published != ""'>
<span class='item-date'>
- <data:i.str_published/>
</span>
</b:if>
</b:if>
<b:if cond='data:showItemAuthor'>
<b:if cond='data:i.author != ""'>
<span class='item-author'>
- <data:i.author/>
</span>
</b:if>
</b:if>
</li>
</b:loop>
</ul>
<b:include name='quickedit'/>
</div>
</b:includable>
</b:widget>
<b:widget id='HTML1' locked='false' title='' type='HTML'>
<b:includable id='main'>
<!-- only display title if it's non-empty -->
<b:if cond='data:title != ""'>
<h2 class='title'><data:title/></h2>
</b:if>
<div class='widget-content'>
<data:content/>
</div>

<b:include name='quickedit'/>
</b:includable>
</b:widget>
<b:widget id='BlogArchive1' locked='false' title='Archives' type='BlogArchive'>
<b:includable id='main'>
<b:if cond='data:title'>
<h2><data:title/></h2>
</b:if>
<div class='widget-content'>
<div id='ArchiveList'>
<div expr:id='data:widget.instanceId + "_ArchiveList"'>
<b:if cond='data:style == "HIERARCHY"'>
<b:include data='data' name='interval'/>
</b:if>
<b:if cond='data:style == "FLAT"'>
<b:include data='data' name='flat'/>
</b:if>
<b:if cond='data:style == "MENU"'>
<b:include data='data' name='menu'/>
</b:if>
</div>
</div>
<b:include name='quickedit'/>
</div>
</b:includable>
<b:includable id='flat' var='data'>
<ul>
<b:loop values='data:data' var='i'>
<li class='archivedate'>
<a expr:href='data:i.url'><data:i.name/></a> (<data:i.post-count/>)
</li>
</b:loop>
</ul>
</b:includable>
<b:includable id='menu' var='data'>
<select expr:id='data:widget.instanceId + "_ArchiveMenu"'>
<option value=''><data:title/></option>
<b:loop values='data:data' var='i'>
<option expr:value='data:i.url'><data:i.name/> (<data:i.post-count/>)</option>
</b:loop>
</select>
</b:includable>
<b:includable id='interval' var='intervalData'>
<b:loop values='data:intervalData' var='i'>
<ul>
<li expr:class='"archivedate " + data:i.expclass'>
<b:include data='i' name='toggle'/>
<a class='post-count-link' expr:href='data:i.url'><data:i.name/></a>
(<span class='post-count'><data:i.post-count/></span>)
<b:if cond='data:i.data'>
<b:include data='i.data' name='interval'/>
</b:if>
<b:if cond='data:i.posts'>
<b:include data='i.posts' name='posts'/>
</b:if>
</li>
</ul>
</b:loop>
</b:includable>
<b:includable id='toggle' var='interval'>
<b:if cond='data:interval.toggleId'>
<b:if cond='data:interval.expclass == "expanded"'>
<a class='toggle' expr:href='data:widget.actionUrl + "&action=toggle" + "&dir=close&toggle=" + data:interval.toggleId + "&toggleopen=" + data:toggleopen'>
<span class='zippy toggle-open'>? </span>
</a>
<b:else/>
<a class='toggle' expr:href='data:widget.actionUrl + "&action=toggle" + "&dir=open&toggle=" + data:interval.toggleId + "&toggleopen=" + data:toggleopen'>
<span class='zippy'>? </span>
</a>
</b:if>
</b:if>
</b:includable>
<b:includable id='posts' var='posts'>
<ul class='posts'>
<b:loop values='data:posts' var='i'>
<li><a expr:href='data:i.url'><data:i.title/></a></li>
</b:loop>
</ul>
</b:includable>
</b:widget>
</b:section>
</div>

<div id='main-wrapper'>
<b:section class='main' id='main' showaddelement='no'>
<b:widget id='NewsBar1' locked='false' title='Newsreel' type='NewsBar'>
<b:includable id='main'>
<!-- only display title if it's non-empty -->
<b:if cond='data:title != ""'>
<h2 class='title'><data:title/></h2>
</b:if>

<div class='widget-content' style='width:100%'>
<div expr:id='data:widget.instanceId + "_bar"'>
<span class='newsBar-status'>Loading...</span>
</div>
</div>

<b:include name='quickedit'/>
</b:includable>
</b:widget>
<b:widget id='Blog1' locked='true' title='Blog Posts' type='Blog'>
<b:includable id='nextprev'>
<div class='blog-pager' id='blog-pager'>
<b:if cond='data:newerPageUrl'>
<span id='blog-pager-newer-link'>
<a class='blog-pager-newer-link' expr:href='data:newerPageUrl' expr:id='data:widget.instanceId + "_blog-pager-newer-link"' expr:title='data:newerPageTitle'><data:newerPageTitle/></a>
</span>
</b:if>

<b:if cond='data:olderPageUrl'>
<span id='blog-pager-older-link'>
<a class='blog-pager-older-link' expr:href='data:olderPageUrl' expr:id='data:widget.instanceId + "_blog-pager-older-link"' expr:title='data:olderPageTitle'><data:olderPageTitle/></a>
</span>
</b:if>

<b:if cond='data:blog.homepageUrl != data:blog.url'>
<a class='home-link' expr:href='data:blog.homepageUrl'><data:homeMsg/></a>
<b:else/>
<b:if cond='data:newerPageUrl'>
<a class='home-link' expr:href='data:blog.homepageUrl'><data:homeMsg/></a>
</b:if>
</b:if>

</div>
<div class='clear'/>
</b:includable>
<b:includable id='backlinks' var='post'>
<a name='links'/><h4><data:post.backlinksLabel/></h4>
<b:if cond='data:post.numBacklinks != 0'>
<dl class='comments-block' id='comments-block'>
<b:loop values='data:post.backlinks' var='backlink'>
<div class='collapsed-backlink backlink-control'>
<dt class='comment-title'>
<span class='backlink-toggle-zippy'> </span>
<a expr:href='data:backlink.url' rel='nofollow'><data:backlink.title/></a>
<b:include data='backlink' name='backlinkDeleteIcon'/>
</dt>
<dd class='comment-body collapseable'>
<data:backlink.snippet/>
</dd>
<dd class='comment-footer collapseable'>
<span class='comment-author'><data:post.authorLabel/> <data:backlink.author/></span>
<span class='comment-timestamp'><data:post.timestampLabel/> <data:backlink.timestamp/></span>
</dd>
</div>
</b:loop>
</dl>
</b:if>
<p class='comment-footer'>
<a class='comment-link' expr:href='data:post.createLinkUrl' expr:id='data:widget.instanceId + "_backlinks-create-link"' target='_blank'><data:post.createLinkLabel/></a>
</p>
</b:includable>
<b:includable id='post' var='post'>
<div class='post uncustomized-post-template'>
<a expr:name='data:post.id'/>
<b:if cond='data:post.title'>
<h3 class='post-title'>
<b:if cond='data:post.link'>
<a expr:href='data:post.link'><data:post.title/></a>
<b:else/>
<b:if cond='data:post.url'>
<a expr:href='data:post.url'><data:post.title/></a>
<b:else/>
<data:post.title/>
</b:if>
</b:if>
</h3>
</b:if>

<div class='post-header-line-1'/>

<div class='post-body'>
<p><data:post.body/></p>
<div style='clear: both;'/> <!-- clear for photos floats -->
</div>
<div class='post-footer'>

<p class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-1'>
<span class='post-author'>
<b:if cond='data:top.showAuthor'>
<data:top.authorLabel/> <data:post.author/>
</b:if>
</span>

<span class='post-timestamp'>
<b:if cond='data:top.showTimestamp'>
<data:top.timestampLabel/>
<b:if cond='data:post.url'>
<a class='timestamp-link' expr:href='data:post.url' title='permanent link'><data:post.timestamp/></a>
</b:if>
</b:if>
</span>

<span class='post-comment-link'>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType != "item"'>

<b:if cond='data:post.allowComments'>
<a class='comment-link' expr:href='data:post.addCommentUrl' expr:onclick='data:post.addCommentOnclick'><b:if cond='data:post.numComments == 1'>1 <data:top.commentLabel/><b:else/><data:post.numComments/> <data:top.commentLabelPlural/></b:if></a>
</b:if>
</b:if>
</span>

<!-- backlinks -->
<span class='post-backlinks post-comment-link'>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType != "item"'>
<b:if cond='data:post.showBacklinks'>
<a class='comment-link' expr:href='data:post.url + "#links"'><data:top.backlinkLabel/></a>
</b:if>
</b:if>
</span>

<span class='post-icons'>
<!-- email post links -->
<b:if cond='data:post.emailPostUrl'>
<span class='item-action'>
<a expr:href='data:post.emailPostUrl' expr:title='data:top.emailPostMsg'>
<span class='email-post-icon'> </span>
</a>
</span>
</b:if>

<!-- quickedit pencil -->
<b:include data='post' name='postQuickEdit'/>
</span>
</p>

<p class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-2'>
<span class='post-labels'>
<b:if cond='data:post.labels'>
<data:postLabelsLabel/>
<b:loop values='data:post.labels' var='label'>
<a expr:href='data:label.url' rel='tag'><data:label.name/></a><b:if cond='data:label.isLast != "true"'>,</b:if>
</b:loop>
</b:if>
</span>
</p>

<p class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-3'/>
</div>
</div>
</b:includable>
<b:includable id='commentDeleteIcon' var='comment'>
<span expr:class='"item-control " + data:comment.adminClass'>
<a expr:href='data:comment.deleteUrl' expr:title='data:top.deleteCommentMsg'>
<span class='delete-comment-icon'> </span>
</a>
</span>
</b:includable>
<b:includable id='status-message'>
<b:if cond='data:navMessage'>
<div class='status-msg-wrap'>
<div class='status-msg-body'>
<data:navMessage/>
</div>
<div class='status-msg-border'>
<div class='status-msg-bg'>
<div class='status-msg-hidden'><data:navMessage/></div>
</div>
</div>
</div>
<div style='clear: both;'/>
</b:if>
</b:includable>
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August 29, 2007

New Blogger Formatting Issue

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In the new blogger I was trying to add a 'block' say <p></p> or <pre></pre> and it turns out that text below got screwed up. The line spacing and font sizes got changed for the rest of the post... pretty annoying. So here is how I made it to work!

Start with a change suggested here

.post p, .post-body {
margin:0 0 .75em;
line-height:1.6em;
}
This would take care of the spacing issue. But you gotta do something more to make it work! e.g. to be able to paste a code snippet, I added this

.post pre {
margin:0 0 .75em;
line-height:1.6em;
font:1em/1.2em monospace;
font-size:medium;
color: #003300;
}

Voila!

I have not applied this fix in THIS blog. So you can see what I am talking about!!

August 12, 2007

KFC... mistakes happen

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Enough of KFC... I don't remember ever walking out of a fast food joint like this.
It's the most horrible food I have ever had. I mean how bad does it have to be to make you get up halfway through and trash all you got in your tray.

Yuk...
Never going back.

August 9, 2007

Work Culture (Toyota vs GM)

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Japanese company (Toyota) and an American company (General Motors) decided to have a canoe race on the Missouri River. Both teams practiced long and hard to reach their peak performance before the race.On the big day, the Japanese won by a mile.

The Americans, very discouraged and depressed, decided to investigate the reason for the crushing defeat. A management team made up of senior management was formed to investigate and recommend appropriate action. Their conclusion was the Japanese had 8 people rowing and 1 person steering, while the American team had 8 people steering and 1 person rowing.

Feeling a deeper study was in order; American management hired a consulting company and paid them a large amount of money for a second opinion. They advised, of course, that too many people were steering the boat, while not enough people were rowing.

Not sure of how to utilize that information, but wanting to prevent another loss to the Japanese, the rowing team’s management structure was totally reorganized to 4 steering supervisors, 3 area steering superintendents and 1 assistant superintendent steering manager. They also implemented a new performance system that would give the 1 person rowing the boat greater incentive to work harder. It was called the ‘Rowing Team Quality First Program,’ with meetings, dinners and free pens and a certificate of completion for the rower. There was discussion of getting new paddles, canoes and other equipment, extra vacation days for practices and bonuses.

The next year the Japanese won by two miles.

Humiliated, the American management laid off the rower (a reduction in workforce) for poor performance, halted development of a new canoe, sold the paddles, and canceled all capital investments for new equipment. The money saved was distributed to the Senior Executives as bonuses and the next year’s racing team was ‘out-sourced’ to India.

Sadly, the End.

However, sad, but oh so true!

Here’s something else to think about: Ford has spent the last thirty years moving all its factories out of the US, claiming they can’t make money paying American wages. Toyota has spent the last thirty years building more than a dozen plants inside the U.S .

The last quarter’s results: Toyota made 4 billion in profit while Ford racked up 9 billion in lo sses.

Ford folks are still scratching their heads.

August 6, 2007

Sanjay Dutt.. Is the punishment fair??

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Sanjay Dutt committed a crime. And anyone who does it should be punished. Thats the law of the land. The law of the land stipulates minimum 5 years jail term for this act.

The purpose of punishment is not only to punish but also to deter others doing the same mistake. Thats how you maintain the law and order. You murder a person and then don't kill a mosquito next ten years and claim you have reformed!!! Does it absolve you of your crime? How do we know Dutt is a great human being?? We are all in love with the characters that he has played. How well do you know him personally?

Procuring sophisticated weapons from known 'terrorists' and gangsters!!! Does it not ring any bells in your ears? Would you do that for 'protecting' your family. You think he was not wise enough to get one by legitimate means. I am sure everyone who has been sent to jail has broken down. Even Abu Salem would have broken down. That doesn't prove anything and tears don't wash your deeds. Thousands of people are sent to jail every year. We all know not all of them deserve to. Unlike Dutt, some of them are even innocent.

India will be better off if politics and 'emotions' don't come in the way of law and justice. Lets stop trying to interfere in what is not our business. get on with our lives. Or soon some politician will turn this issue to his/her own benefit as they have always and we end up as losers... as always. Sign this petition if you support the course of law.

Sign the anti-petition
www.petitiononline.com/dutt1234/petition.html

Chiming in:
IntelliBriefs: To pardon Sanjay Dutt is to imprison justice

July 18, 2007

Apple Is Bad


Apple Is Bad
Originally uploaded by abhinavspeak
Funny domain name suggestion from yahoo! I thought they would be harsh on Microsoft or Google..but no.. Apple takes the bite..