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स्टार माझा : ब्लॉग विजेत्यांचा कौतुक सोहळा !! एक अविस्मरणीय अनुभव.

स्टार माझा ने केलेल्या या कौतुकाबद्दल त्यांचे मनापासून आभार,

राजकीय आणि सामाजिक संस्कारात वाढलेले आम्ही, लहानपणी नेहमी वाटायचा कि समाजासमोर उभ्या असलेल्या प्रत्येक प्रश्नाचे / समस्येचे उत्तर हे "मुख्यमंत्री" देऊ शकतात.. पण जसा मोठा होत गेलो .. तसा मुख्यमंत्री आणि सामान्य कार्यकर्ता यांच्यातील अंतर जाणवायला लागले.. मग ठरवले या दोघांना एकत्र आणायचा.. मनात आलेला प्रत्येक प्रश्न एक कार्यकर्ता म्हणून व्यक्त करायचा.. मग यातूनच "मुख्यमंत्री-कार्यकर्ता" ची निर्मिती झाली. मग मनात असलेले असंख्य प्रश्न मग ते सामाजिक असो, राजकीय असो किंवा ऐतिहासिक यांना एक मुक्त व्यासपीठ मिळाले.. मुख्यमंत्री कार्यकर्ता ब्लॉग.. इंटरनेट वरील स्वातंत्र्याचा आधार घेऊन आपले विचार कुठे तरी जतन करावे आणि ते लोकांपर्यंत पोचवावे या साठी मग मी आणि माझे सहकारी प्रकाश पिंपळे यांची सुरु झाली धडपड.

आपल्याच लिखाणातून आपल्यावर कसे संस्कार होऊ शकतात याचे जिवंत उदाहरण म्हणजे मी आणि प्रकाश. संस्कार या साठी म्हणाल कि कारण पुढे याच संस्कारातून जिजाऊ.काम ची संकल्पना उदयास आली. सामान्य माणसाच्या विचाराची कुठे तरी दाख…

Correlating socio-economic trends with a statistical tool

Given two entities we can certainly find some kind of the correlation between them. But when the correlations tell something that can be interpreted and looks sensible to us we can surely consider it.
Here are some correlation between socio-economic phenomenons, from the Google Book trends. The correlations might not be Very correct because of the not-so-good OCR (optical character system) used by Google, but looks sensible.

(The data for particular key words is not, most of the time, from same book, but related to same period)

Try to read it and interpret what we can do ahead with it ...

                              Education and Population (Why is it so similar after 1880 :) )

                               Civilization and crime

Education and Crime
Capitalism and Crime
Socialism and Crime

World relations - what data can show

Network of the friends on Facebook (On sample dataset, complete picture will be really amazing)

This is  something really interesting and very useful for world not just for tracking  friendship but proceeding to peace actions, taking over the poverty, avoid disease outbreaks and a lot many things.

Something like this with data from all such digital data resources can give governments some very important clues for actions towards development and it isn't a threat to privacy at all!

Similar relations from Facebook, twitter and Linkedin will also give information about the personal and business relations and those will be very useful to marketers.

More information about this experiment by Paul Butler who works as an intern at Facebook is here -

This is why I love Google

It's well known that Google does right things at right place and Google Ads is a great success! Here is how I got pleased with Google Ads placing:

Minig Data for Discovery [of course 'of Money'!]

"Take this data, and tell me something  I don't already know."

Insight to the business trends and business opportunities is core to any business 'wanting' to grow. With changing business processes (from 'idea -execution-data' to 'data-analysis-idea-execution-data-analysis....') data has become THE strength and also a challenge of any industry. The user/customer driven processes have always converged in case of profits and have optimised and saved a lot of costs to many companies.

Business managers used  to rock the meetings with pie charts and colourful graphs with bulleted  conclusions when the data was of the size they were able to analyse manually. But with growing markets and growing customer bases, it has become a non-trivial task to analyse this data (and so by the tradition, they(managers) handed over this task to technologists ;)).

Storing, managing and mining patterns from huge data has become a major process in nearly every industry. And s…

Some basics for Indian companies

It's quite obvious that when you have large customer base, it's difficult to manage it. But the same large customer base is what feeds you and your employees. 'Customer first' shouldn't be just a punchline, cutomers should feel it. When you launch a service or product, the care should be taken to minimise the complaints and at least the commonsense errors from service/product should be removed. "We value our customer and we will look in to matter soon...." is not the proper way. And if you don't care about proper way or the customer satisfaction, at least you must care about your revenues and existence!

The recent airtel (many other service providers) document verification might have cost customers at least one corore (approximate) and that too just because of the miscommunication and wrong ways of administering the things.
They should improve!

GIT installation on ubuntu basics

GIT is a free & open source, distributed version control system and it is identified as the most fast version control system in comparison to the other VCS like SVN. Also git is distributed and so you can use it off-line  also. 'Distributed' here turns out to be every development machine being a git repository of it's own. So you have to install git on every development machine.

I haven't used SVN or other system before so don't exactly know how they work but for git the basic things you do is:
Start a Project
initiate the git for it
write your code
add those files to git
Write comment for 'this' commit
and the changes are deposited on local/'your development machine'. Now you have to 'push' those changes  to another repository i.e. another server in case you are doing it on multiple machines

Installation of git on Ubuntu (9.04):
It can be done through 'apt-get install git-core' but that installs the older version. T…

Flat-world scenario and it's good!

Free heart surgery for children

Any kind of the heart surgery for children that too free of cost. Please, do spread the message.

Things that people are changing in digital world

The web 2.0 is not a different web, but the way things go here are totally different. It's driven bye the people, it's more inclusive and so more people coming in and asking for something new every day.
This people-driven-web - web 2.0 is surely going to revise itself and we will see a newer, revised, different web 2.0 in coming some years. One change I can predict is Change is the way Articles, Blogposts are displayed. Today they show articles and then the comments exactly below it. Study today says, people read comments to the news, article first and then decide on should I read the original article or not. But the newer version will have Comments first and then the original article. In other sense, it means the initial readers of the content will decide or derive the future hits/success of your content.

The another interesting thing we should focus on is kind-of content being created by the microblogging sites like Twitter. They generate on an average 32400000 sentences (t…

Must watch marathi movies of the season

Zing chik zing


दोन्ही चित्रपट अगदी खूप छान आहेत. दोन्ही वेग वेगळ्या प्रकारे शेतकऱ्यांच्या प्रश्नांबद्दल बोलतात. एक खूप हसवतो तर दुसरा हसवता-रडवतो-हसवता.
जास्त बोलणे नव्हे, अप्रतिम कलाकृती पहायच्या असतील तर नक्की जाऊन या!

Good step - hiring non-techies!

Is it worthwhile to hire non-techies for techies' work?
BySikta Samantaray Wednesday, 28 April 2010, 15:01 IST Twitter Facebook Share Comments(17) Print Email Bangalore: With the new trend being set up by IT firms to hire non-techies to do techies' work, it seems that working hard at engineering colleges for 3-4 years to enter this field is worthless. In the last few months, it is noticed that many of the Indian IT companies such as TCS, Wipro and Infosys are turning towards non engineering graduates for the same work that engineering graduates have been doing for long.

For instance, Nandini Sahay is currently working in one of the Indian IT firms as a Software Engineer after completing her BA degree in History and one year certificate course in computer programming. It might be a dream comes true for this village girl Nandini, whose parents feed their stomachs by earning from agriculture field in the remote area of Andhra Pradesh, but at the sa…

SIGAI Workshop on Emerging Research Trends

SIGAI Workshop on Emerging Research Trendsin Artificial Intelligence (ERTAI - 2010)17th April, 2010, C-DAC, Navi Mumbai, IndiaSupported by Computer Society of India (CSI)
Keynote Address by Prof. Rajeev Sangal, IIIT HyderabadTwo-stage Constraint Parsing for Indian Languages
Natural Language Processing deals with understanding and developing computational theories of human language. Such theories allow us to understand the structure of language and build computer software that can process language.  For example, if a query in a human language can be processed (that is, analyzed and understood) by the machine, then it can try to find an answer from a given database or from a set of documents. A search engine of the future is likely to use such a technology.

Parsing gives the grammatical analysis of a given sentence.  Here, we will describe 2-stage parsing in the Computational Paninian Grammar framework. The parser is a constraint solver, where constraints are expressed in the form of int…

Software engineer and Others...!

A real story ....A conversation between a Soldier and Software Enggr in Shatabdi Train .... .....An interesting and a must read !

Vivek Pradhan was not a happy man.. He was the Project Manager and still not entitled to air travel.
It was not the prestige he sought, he had tried to reason with the admin person, it was the savings in time.

He opened his case and took out the laptop, determined to put the time to some good use.

'Are you from the software industry sir,' the man beside him was staring appreciatively at the laptop.
Vivek glanced briefly and mumbled in affirmation, handling the laptop now with exaggerated care
and importance as if it were an expensive car.

'You people have brought so much advancement to the country, Sir. Today everything is getting computerized. '

'Thanks,' smiled Vivek, turning around to give the man a look. He always found it difficult to resist appreciation.

'You people always amaze me,' the man c…

Writing in Hindi/Marathi, Indianising information and softwares

It's the decade of localization and software is never an exception to it. In this Flat world, information-flow is independent of geography; and the next flattening phenomenon is information-flow independent of languages. I correct myself, it's not 'next', it has been happening here around me and you since last some years. See the regional language content on web and see the user base of Internet spreading to common masses. With this spread has come many opportunities and challenges for the computer industry; the challenge of communication gap is the major factor which will decide how efficiently we grabt hose opportunities and convert them to win-win situation for ourselves and our customers. Research labs around the globe are working towards solving all these challenges. India is not behind in it. organizations like CDAC, IITs,IIITs and like are working on language technology since last decade itself. Now there are many private players into this and most of them are s…