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Welcome New Year 2014

December 31, 2013 Leave a comment

Hello Guys,
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Wishes to everyone who online on this post.
Wish you all the best to you and your family for your bright future.
This year may come the biggest joy and joy so that you can’t explain that.
You all are invited here to wish Happy New Year 2014 each other.
You can easily wish each other just commenting below.

You have a big opportunity to start the new work today, you can enjoy yourself and motivate yourself by opting the following positive lines: –
Say to yourself every morning:
-Today is going to be a great day!
-I can handle more than I think I can!
-Things don’t get better by worrying about them!
-I can be satisfied if I try to do my best!
-There is always something to be happy about!
-I’m going to make someone happy today!
-It’s not good to be down!
-We always have an option!
-Life is great, make the most of it!

BE AN Optimist!

Best Wishes to all
Balt (selvabalaji)

Why do we celebrate Christmas on December 25?

December 24, 2013 Leave a comment

December 25 is the traditional anniversary of the birth of Christ, but most scholars are unsure about the true date for Christ’s birth.

The decision to celebrate Christmas on December 25 was made sometime during the fourth century by church bishops in Rome. They had a specific reason for doing so.

Having turned long ago from worshiping the one true God and creator of all things, many early cultures in the Roman empire had fallen into sun worship. Recognizing their dependence on the sun’s yearly course in the heavens, they held feasts around the winter solstice in December when the days are shortest. As part of their festivals, they built bonfires to give the sun god strength and bring him back to life again. When it became apparent that the days were growing longer, there would be great rejoicing.

The church leaders in Rome decided to celebrate Christ’s birth during the winter solstice in an attempt to Christianize these popular pagan celebrations. For the most part their efforts failed to make the people conform, and the heathen festivities continued. Today we find ourselves left with a bizarre marriage of pagan and Christian elements that characterizes our modern celebration of Christmas.

Regardless of the pagan background of so many December traditions, and whether or not Jesus was born on December 25th, our goal is still to turn the eyes of all men upon the true Creator and Christ of Christmas. The light of the world has come. And the Christmas season and celebration presents the church with a wonderful opportunity to preach the good news–that men can be made righteous and have peace with God through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ.

 

 

My Team Plugin for WordPress

December 19, 2013 1 comment

We are  happy to release “My Team” a new WordPress to display team/staff members. You can also display a set of pictures and information in different layouts.

Nowadays, WordPress is more than just a blog. And behind such website is a team. The plugin acknowledges those guys, by creating a template which anyone can copy in his theme directory and have a page ready for the people behind it. The plugin provides the administrator with a nice interface to add/edit/delete the team members. The plugin is under active development so keep checking the page. The plugin uses the short-code given at

http://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-my-team/

Features:

You can display the entries in 4 different main ways

  1. Grid view.
  2. Grid view with Information on hover.
  3. Table list view.
  4. Number of Columns.
  5. Image Shapes and effects.
  6. Text Align.
  7. Special Settings.
  8. Image Sizes.
  9. Email Settings.
  10. Single Page Settings.
  11. Auto Generation Shortcode & PHP Function.

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Gmail takes image loading out of users’ hands – here’s how to take it back

December 17, 2013 Leave a comment

Do your shoulders feel lighter?

They should if you’re a Gmail user, since Google just lifted from users what one assumes must have been the heavy burden of having to choose whether to display images in email.

You were relieved of this choice as of Friday, when Google announced that Gmail users will now see images automatically.

Automatic image viewing for desktops was enabled on Friday, and we’ll see it on Android and iOS apps in early 2014.

Up until now, we’ve had to mull whether or not we want to view images because all sorts of security sliminess and privacy pitfalls can lurk behind them.

Clicking on images is like leaving whatever fortress you’re holed up in and venturing out into the wide, open, scary world of somebody else’s HTTP territory.

That’s because emailed images, though they might look like they’re part of the email, are normally hosted on a web server controlled by the email sender.

As far as privacy issues go, when you load the images, you not only get to see whatever pretty picture the sender wishes to bestow upon your eyeballs; you’re also sending a message about yourself (an HTTP request) to the email sender.

First off, by clicking on an image, you’re giving the sender any cookies you might have previously received from their website. You’re also giving them your IP address, which can provide a rough idea of your location, and your user-agent string which is a brief description of the browser and operating system you’re using.

Also, unless you’re using a browser or a browser add-on that blocks the action, the sender will also get an HTTP referrer: an HTTP header field that shows the URL of the page that you are on.

Perhaps more useful than all of those though, you’re giving email marketers and spammers confirmation that their email has been read and that your email address is ‘live’.

As Ars Technica’s Ron Amadeo points out:

It's even possible to uniquely identify each e-mail, so marketers can tell which e-mail address requested the images—they know that you've read the e-mail. And if it was spam, this will often earn you more spam since the spammers can tell you've read their last e-mail.

So if images are on by default then by the time you’ve looked at an email, determined it’s spam and hit the ‘junk’ button you’ve already told the spammers that you’ve opened the  email.

But wait, there’s more: given that the images are hosted on remote, third-party servers, there’s even the possibility that images themselves can be rigged to exploit security vulnerabilities and inflict malware on the computer systems of those who click.

Google aims to curtail the risks of clicking on remotely hosted images by henceforth serving all images from its own, secure proxy servers.

It will be great – just great! says Google:

Your messages are more safe and secure, your images are checked for known viruses or malware, and you’ll never have to press that pesky “display images below” link again. With this new change, your email will now be safer, faster and more beautiful than ever.

With Google serving as the image middleman marketers, spammers and phishers should be starved of all that leaky HTTP stuff but will they still know who’s opened their emails?

Up until now marketers have been able to look at how many times their images have been loaded and use it to work out, at least roughly, how many times their emails actually got opened.

Now that Google’s putting itself between you and the marketers’ servers they will presumably be requesting each image just once from the original server and then caching it for the benefit of all Gmail users.

That ought to mess up marketers’ “open rates” and prevent confirmation that your email address is active, right? Nope, it won’t help matters at all.

As a Google spokesperson acknowledged when CNET asked, senders can simply use a unique image URL per recipient.

Instead of requesting one image from the sender and caching it, Google would have to ask for each unique URL. This ought to make email open-rate tracking even more accurate than it is now because, thanks to this update, every email that’s opened will automatically download images.

This is, in fact, the conclusion reached by security researchers including H.D. Moore and Robert Hansen.

Moore told CNET that the proxy servers will turn on default “read tracking” for all Gmail users, which bestows power on people we don’t necessarily want to empower:

This would allow a stalker or other malicious entity to determine whether the e-mail they sent to a target is being read.

The Google spokesperson pointed out that the proxy server helps protect the recipient’s IP address, geographic location, browser user agent, and “other identifying information.”

OK. But Google could have given their users all that good stuff without taking away their ability to choose whether they want to see images or not.

Luckily, Gmail users can disable automatic image viewing – here’s how:

  1. Open Gmail.
  2. Click the gear icon in the top right.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Stay in the General tab.
  5. Scroll down to the Images section.
  6. Choose “Ask before displaying external images”.
  7. Click Save Changes at the bottom of the page.

Irandam Ulagam Movie Online – Review

November 22, 2013 Leave a comment

Irandam Ulagam is selvaraghavan’s dream project. It appears that Selvaraghavan must have really scripted the story in his dream. Selva’s courage to bring to life an out of the world experience for the audience should be applauded; But, the execution could not match up to his vision. As a result, Irandam Ulagam falters throughout its laborious running time of 2 hours 40 minute.

Plot – Selvaraghavan’s Complex Vision


Selvaraghavan wanted to portray the concept of how women would be treated in a second world where men have not experienced the feeling of love. The story is all about a man(Arya) from Earth who gets transported to the second world due to mysterious circumstances and ends up infusing love in the air and makes the flowers bloom. It is odd that a movie about “pure love” doesn’t have a single scene that conveys the feeling of love effectively for the viewers.

Script, Screenplay and Direction


Selva’s script is unconvincing, characterizations are weak and screenplay is not taut enough. Right when you begin to invest in the characters residing in one world, the director switches to the other world. This is repeated back and forth until the end of first half. The second half is entirely set in the second world where white men speak fluently in Tamil. There is a healing “amma” character in the second world who has some magical powers. Selvaraghavan’s cult followers will come up with hundreds, if not thousands of explanations for every scene. For the common man, the subtext of a lot of things that happen on the screen is as clear as mud.

Cast and Acting


Almost all of the actors on the screen have acted amateurishly and do not lend any sort of credibility to the story. Arya could not do much to salvage the movie. Arya’s dialogue delivery brings laughs among audience during inopportune moments. Selvaraghavan went gaga about Anushka’s acting skills and how he had extracted the best out of her while other film-makers have used her only as a glam-doll. It is not sure whether some of the scenes that Selva is referring to made it to the final edit. The expressions and voice dubbing for many of the white men don’t match in any of the scenes. The same dubbing artists were used for many of the characters intentionally (e.g., Arya’s father character in both the worlds).

Technicalities


The computer graphics and post production work looks mostly unimpressive. The scene when Arya fights the wild animal is well done. But, the overall output is still a far cry from what our audience may have already experienced in scores of Hollywood movies. By now, it is important that our Tamil movie-makers should know that audience will not give credits or appreciate sub-standard graphics just because it is in a lower-budget Tamil movie. The expectation bar is set high no matter where the movie is made. Ramji’s camerawork is mostly good whenever the scenes are devoid of obtrusive post production works. A number of daylight scenes were converted to night effect scenes to accommodate post production graphics.

Songs and Background Music


This is not an easy movie to do background score due to complex emotions. Anirudh’s background score is a let-down and sounding dissonant with the flow. It was clear that Anirudh struggled to understand Selva’s cryptic vision of what he was trying to accomplish. Harris Jayaraj’s decision to not score the background music may not be the most ethical decision. In the hindsight, this is a great escape for Harris who would have been severely criticized badly if he had done the background score. Some of the songs (Kanimozhiye) were not picturized well and did not do justice to Vairamuthu’s lyrics.

Conclusion


Creative people have courage and conviction. It is no doubt that Selvaraghavan has got it in loads. Let’s hope that he gets his execution right in his future movies, it will be a treat for the audience. For now, Irandam Ulagam is just an expensive experiment with unintended consequences.

 

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IRANDAM ULAGAM First Review

November 22, 2013 Leave a comment
Anushka is a doctor and Arya is a lecturer and an altruistic person. Anushaka falls for Arya’s philanthropic nature and proposes him. A similar story runs in parallel in another world. Irandam Ulagam Anushka is a tribal girl and Arya is the son of the commander in chief of a kingdom on a different planet. Arya falls for Anushka’s independent nature and tries to woo her. Will Arya accept Anushka’s proposal ? Does Arya succeed in winning Anushka ? The movie is all about what happens during the course of their love journey. Performance Only two actors in the movie and they are Anushka & Arya. Arya did awesome work in first half and Anushka givien her best for her Character. Selvaragavan worked with our indian CG designers and good vishuals but with lack of story. Both Anirudh and Harrish did their part in good manner. My verdit: Experimental love movie in high budget.

“இரண்டாம் உலகம் “செல்வராகவனின் படம் என்ற ஒரு காரணத்திற்காக மட்டுமே படம் பார்க்க சென்றேன். “ஆயிரத்தில் ஒருவனை” இயக்கிய இயக்குனரின் மற்றும் ஒரு ப்ரம்பாண்ட படைப்பு. இந்திய தொழில்நுட்ப வல்லுனர்களை வைத்து எடுக்க பட்ட படம் . கதை காதலை இரண்டு உலகத்திலும் பெண்கள் எவ்வாறு உணர்கிறார்கள் என்பது தான் கதை. இதில் ஆர்யா அனுஷ்க காதல் புரிகிறார்கள் பின்பு வேறுஒரு உலகத்துக்கு செல்கிறார்கள் படத்தின் முற்பகுதியில் நகைசுவைடன் கதை நகர்கிறது பிற்பாதி fantasy எனும் இரண்டாம் உலகம். படத்தில் நிறைய வேலை பாடுகள் இருந்தும் கதைக்கான வேலை பாடுகள் குறை. படத்தில் CG கிராபிக்ஸ் பெரும் பங்கு ஆற்றுகிறது. இசை, கேமரா, குறிப்பாக விலங்குடன் சண்டை போடும் காட்சிகள் போன்றவை ரசிகர்களின் கவனத்தை ஈர்க்கிறது. அனுஷ்காவின் நடிப்பு அருமை, ஆர்யா முர்ப்பாதில் கவர்ந்திளுகிறார். மொத்தத்தில் இப்படம் பார்க்க வெடிய இரண்டாம் உலகம் தான் கதையி சற்று பிடிப்பு இருந்திருந்தால்.***/5

Read more at: http://entertainment.oneindia.in/tamil/movies/irandam-ulagam/user-reviews-1476.html

 

Understanding Regular Expression

October 22, 2013 Leave a comment

Regular expression is the most important part in form validations and it is widely used for search, replace and web crawling systems. If you want to write a selector engine (used to find elements in a DOM), it should be possible with Regular Expressions. In this post we explained few tips that how to understand and write the Regular Expression in simple way.

Will discuss about basic regular expression in three stages.

Stage 1

Symbol             Explanation

^                       Start of string
$                       End of string
.                        Any single character
+                       One or more character
\                        Escape Special characters
?                       Zero or more characters

Input exactly match with “abc”

var A = /^abc$/;

Input start with “abc”

var B = /^abc/;

Input end with “abc”

var C = /abc$/;

Input “abc” and one character allowed Eg. abcx

var D = /^abc.$/;

Input  “abc” and more than one character allowed Eg. abcxy

var E = /^abc.+$/;

Input exactly match with “abc.def”, cause (.) escaped

var F = /^abc\.def$/;

Passes any characters followed or not by “abc” Eg. abcxyz12….

var G = /^abc.+?$/

Stage 2

Char                Group Explanation

[abc]                 Should match any single of character
[^abc]               Should not match any single character
[a-zA-Z0-9]      Characters range lowercase a-z, uppercase A-Z and numbers
[a-z-._]              Match against character range lowercase a-z and ._- special chats
(.*?)                  Capture everything enclosed with brackets
(com|info)         Input should be “com” or “info”
{2}                   Exactly two characters
{2,3}                Minimum 2 characters and Maximum 3 characters
{2,}                  More than 2 characters

Put together all in one URL validation.

var URL = /^(http|https|ftp):\/\/(www+\.)?[a-zA-Z0-9]+\.([a-zA-Z]{2,4})\/?/;

URL.test(“http://selvabalaji.com);                      // pass
URL.test(“http://www.selvabalaji.com”);            // pass
URL.test(“https://selvabalaji.com/”);                   // pass
URL.test(“http://selvabalaji.com/index.php”);    // pass

Stage 3

Short Form     Equivalent              Explanation

\d                      [0-9]                         Any numbers
\D                     [^0-9]                       Any non-digits
\w                     [a-zA-Z0-9_]            Characters,numbers and underscore
\W                    [^a-zA-Z0-9_]          Except any characters, numbers and underscore
\s                       –                                White space character
\S                      –                                Non white space character

 

var number = /^(\+\d{2,4})?\s?(\d{10})$/;  // validating phone number

number.test(1111111111);           //pass
number.test(+111111111111);     //pass
number.test(+11 1111111111);    //pass
number.test(11111111);               //Fail

 

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