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"What are you?"

“What are you?”

The lights fade away,
The curtains close in,
The props are out of place
The smeared paint on their faces,
Some are ugly others not.
The madman dances with his boots on,
The curtains re-open,
The lights reappear,
There is no key to the lock,
As the madman keeps dancing.
Silhouetted women holding their glass,(dont change this to glasses)
We see diamonds and rubies,dimes and roubles,
As the madman counts his nickels,
There is no lock,he lost the key.
The hyenas are laughing,the punks speed by,
When the adman tries to sell the world,
Grey wolves crouched in the jungle.
Three different worlds,
As the young boy struggles with his shoelace,
The yellow bus is on its way,steer clear,
Misplaced notebooks and the edgeless lead.
The pandora’s box is here,they que up in line,
Dressed up for the showdown,polished keys,
They reach out to his ear and ask him,
“What are you?”

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Enable Samba File-sharing

Quickest way to enable samba file sharing without much of hassles:

Open Terminal and follow the steps:

$ su -
# smbpasswd -a -L
# smbpasswd -e -L

Replace with the username of the account you want to enable Samba access, then

# mkdir /usr/local/samba/lib/usershares
# chgrp sambashares /usr/local/samba/lib/usershares
# chmod 1770 /usr/local/samba/lib/usershares

Then open your /etc/smb.conf file:

# gedit /etc/smb.conf

Find [global] and below it add:

usershare owner only = False
usershare path = /usr/local/samba/lib/usershares
usershare max shares = 10

You can change the value of usershare max shares as per your need

Thats it, now restart the computer or the Samba service and share everything you got 🙂

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The Alchemist returns from his hibernation(which lasted nearly 6 months) with this piece on Petra…

A city famously described as “a rose red city half as old as time” in a Newdigate prize winning sonnet by John William Burgaon . UNESCO has described it as “one of the most precious cultural properties of man’s cultural heritage.
On the edge of the Arabian Desert, Petra was the glittering capital of the Nabataean empire of king Aretas IV [9 BC to 40 AD]. Petra is an archaeological site in the Arabah, Ma’an Governorate, Jordan, lying on the slope of Mount Hor in a basin among the mountains which form the eastern flank of Arabah , the large valley running from the Dead Sea to the Aquaba. The Nabataeans constructed it as their capital around 100 BCE but reached heights in the reign of King Aretas IV.

It was the ability of the Nabataeans to control the water supply that lead to the rise of the desert city, in effect creating an artificial oasis. they provided city with great tunnel construction and water chambers.
The impressive eastern entrance leads steeply down through a dark, narrow gorge called the “Siq”, a natural geological feature formed from a deep split in the sandstone rocks. At the end of narrow gorge stands Petra’s most elaborate ruin, Al Khazneh (known as ” The Treasury”) ,hewn into the sandstone cliff.
A little further from Treasury at the foot of the mountains called en-Nejr is a massive theatre. Theatre is modelled on Greek – Roman prototypes ,had space for an audience of 4000.
Today, the Palace Tombs of Petra with the 42 metre high Hellenistic temple facade on the El- Deir Monastery, an impressive examples of Middle Eastern Culture.
Petra declined rapidly under Roman rule, in large part due to the revision of sea- based trade routes.
The ruins of Petra were always an object of curiousity. The site remained unknown to the western world until 1812, when it was introduced to the west by Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt.
On December 6 1985, Petra was designated a world heritage site. On July 7 2007, Petra was named one of New Open World Corporation’s “New Seven Wonders of the World.”
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Access Your Gmail Offline

Surprised to read the title even me too but thats the way google works , throwing surprises to its users by its new products and features which you never thought about. Announced on the Google blog you will be able to cache your messages on your computer using Google Gears. As the blog explains it much better i will just quote here few lines from that blog directly to describe actually how its done.

” Today we’re starting to roll out an experimental feature in Gmail Labs that should help fill in those gaps: offline Gmail. So even if you’re offline, you can open your web browser, go to gmail.com, and get to your mail just like you’re used to.

Once you turn on this feature, Gmail uses Gears to download a local cache of your mail. As long as you’re connected to the network, that cache is synchronized with Gmail’s servers
. When you lose your connection, Gmail automatically switches to offline mode, and uses the data stored on your computer’s hard drive instead of the information sent across the network. You can read messages, star and label them, and do all of the things you’re used to doing while reading your webmail online.
Any messages you send while offline will be placed in your outbox and automatically sent the next time Gmail detects a connection. And if you’re on an unreliable or slow connection (like when you’re “borrowing” your neighbor’s wireless), you can choose to use “flaky connection mode,” which is somewhere in between: it uses the local cache as if you were disconnected, but still synchronizes your mail with the server in the background. Our goal is to provide nearly the same browser-based Gmail experience whether you’re using the data cached on your computer or talking directly to the server. “


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CPU-Z Get Info about your Comp

CPU-Z is a freeware system profiler application for Microsoft Windows (for all versions from 95 on) that detects the central processing unit, RAM, motherboard chipset, and other hardware features of a modern personal computer, and presents the information in one window.
CPU-Z is more in-depth in some areas than the features that Windows XP provides to identify various hardware components, and is thus needed to identify certain components without opening the case, especially the core revision and RAM clock rate.
It has an unusual ability to directly detect hardware features, especially the ability to access, read and display the SPD data from memory modules.
The ability to document clock speed makes it an important tool for motherboard overclockers, as a way of proving the CPU speeds achieved by various experiments.
CPU-Z is trivially easy to use–double click the program and look at the results. CPU, cache, memory, and more are all displayed.

CPU-Z gathers information on some of the main devices of your system.


  • Name and number.
  • Core stepping and process.
  • Package.
  • Core voltage.
  • Internal and external clocks, clock multiplier.
  • Supported instructions sets.
  • Cache information.


  • Vendor, model and revision.
  • BIOS model and date.
  • Chipset (northbridge and southbridge) and sensor.
  • Graphic interface.


  • Frequency and timings.
  • Module(s) specification using SPD (Serial Presence Detect) : vendor, serial number, timings table.


  • Windows and DirectX version.

Once you’re done looking, you can dump the results to HTML or text. This can be handy in a corporate environment to keep track of which machines have which capabilities. On a personal level, it can be good to know exactly what you’ve got under the hood and what features it has; tech support often wants to know.
This software is a portable application — installation does not generate complex interdependencies with the operation system; the resulting executable file can simply be copied to any data storage device and executed on any Windows computer.

You can download it here

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A new year… and UG is getting older

Happy New Year to all the folks out there from all in the UG team…. its been six months almost since a group of us decided to start this blog for a college which is right now facing trying times… disappointment,triumph,fear,sadness,glory,victory,defeat,outrageous,plain downright dumb and the incredible… this year has had it all….

As we grow older, here is a solemn promise to make a UG a better blog with more to offer to its readers… dedicated to bringing all our readers the juiciest,strangest,simplest and ofcourse most entertaining material we can share with you…

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This is the day I as a cricket fan was hoping will come sooner than later,and today every cricket fan in the world(lest be an aussie) will be overjoyed seeing the so called “Invincible Aussies” come crashing down to earth at the MCG.

South Africa took an unassailable 2-0 in a 3 match series.This is the first home series defeat for Australia in 16 years and trust me India would have done the same the last year when we could have won the Sydney test so easily (I am not being optimistic).But never mind,better late than never.

The quality of cricket SA have played this series is of the highest quality.First they came down a first innings deficit of 94 runs at Perth to chase down a mammoth 414 in the 4th innings,then they were tottering at 198-7 in the MCG test chasing 394 and then Dale Steyn and JP Duminy came up with a 180 run partnership for the 9th wicket to set up the match and the series for SA.
A special mention for SA’s catching……..its been breathtaking to say the least.

Well looking into the possible causes, Aus have never been the same force to reckon with after Mcgrath,Warne and Gilchrist left them.Since then taking 20 wickets against a qaulity opposition has been a headache for them.They struggled to get Bhajji and Zaheer out in the Bangalore test and now Steyn and Duminy.Also the stalwarts Hayden and Symonds have been on the decline.

The Australian media is not taking this too kindly,calling for the heads of Hayden,Symonds and Lee,as of me, I am loving it.

I just hope the rest of the world takes some inspiration from India and SA when they play the not so invincible Aussies again.
This is the video for the winning runs,please forgive the background music,its probably just an excited South African fan


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Pidgin:Finally yahoo and gtalk on a single messenger

Well we’ve all have had problems toggling between messengers when half of our online friends are on gtalk and the other half on Yahoo messenger.Here we have a software that will show both of your accounts’ information about who is online and let you chat simultaneously with both yahoo and gtalk buddies,Pidgin(some linux users might have already heard that name),but i came to know only today that it exists for windows also,so i thought i’ll let you know.

You can download the software here.

Once you download and install the software you will get a window like this

Click on Add button a window pops up

Fill in the required information about your gmail account and click Ok.
Repeat the same procedure for the Yahoo account.

After you done entering the info about both the accounts make sure you check both the accounts.After you log in you will be able to see friends online on both Yahoo and Gtalk.

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