Friday, September 25, 2009

Some useful computer tricks....

In this post I present some useful and handy computer tricks...

Changing the default start in location of the Command Prompt

The command prompt is available under accessories...You can change the start in location which the command prompt starts by doing this:

1- Right click the command prompt
2- Select properties
3- Select shortcut
4- Look in start in and change the path as you wish.

Changing the directories in command prompt

The DOS command used to change the directory is cd but to go to the default directory where Windows is installed is cd C:\ ...You can change to the other partition just by typing D: assuming that it is named D:\

Capturing the current monitor screen

This is very simple...Just press Print Screen key on your key board and paste it to the canvas of any graphics program or word processor which supports graphics like Microsoft Word.

Changing the layout of the computer screen

Press alt and ctrl keys and press the arrow keys ...This will make the screen vertical or horizontal!!!

That's it for now...I hope you like these tricks...

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Born in Maldives ( My version of Bruce Springsteen's Born in the USA )

One of the most nicest song for me is Bruce Springsteen's 1984 super hit "Born in the USA"...Now Bruce Springsteen's 60th birthday is 23 September this year of 2009...I want to celebrate his birthday by adapting the above song in my own ways....


I was born in a humble shack
Illegit birth in every way
In Dhidhoo of HA atoll
They call me boanthashi
But I am proud of it

Born in Maldives I was
Born in Maldives I was
Born in Maldives I was
Born in Maldives I was

I studied in Majeedhiyaa
Student of SEC
Trained at NSS boot camp
Square bashing harder by the day

Born in Maldives I was
Born in Maldives I was
Born in Maldives I was
Born in Maldives I was

Got fired by NSS
Dark years came
No company where I didn't work
Years and years went by

Born in Maldives I was
Born in Maldives I was
Born in Maldives I was
Born in Maldives I was

Started to chain smoke
But didn't do dope
Practicing Muslim in moderation
Daddy asked
" Son don't you understand? "

Born in Maldives I was
Born in Maldives I was
Born in Maldives I was
Born in Maldives I was

Got computer savvy in 02
Got crafty in the road
Seven years down the road
Street smart in every way
Striped my jealous friends in a blink
Striped them all

Born in Maldives I was
Born in Maldives I was
Born in Maldives I was
Born in Maldives I was

Friday, August 7, 2009

Fathey's song Boadhabas is not genuine...

Maldivian singer Fathey ( Ahmed Fathy ) released his 5th album Boadhaabas in 2004...

Well, I liked the album but the title song Boadhaabas is not genuine...

You can listen to MegaDeths's song Trust in their 1997 album Cryptic Writings...Fathey copied the starting drum piece in to the opening of Boadhaabas...

I think Fathey used Cool Edit Pro or Adobe Audition to capture the drum percussion which begins in MegaDeth's song Trust...It is 100% similar...

I like and I am a fan of Fathey as well as MegaDeth...Fathey is the only Maldivian singer I listen to that often....

But none ingenuity is in Boadhaabas... :)
Here is the video of the starting to the two songs:

Monday, August 3, 2009

Yahoo Geocities closing on 26 October 2009


After 10 years since been purchased by Yahoo, geocities is closing...
It should be noted that a world wide community is been closed...Many people has used the free web hosting services of geocities...

But Yahoo seems excited upon the new offerings they will put to geocities customers but no longer free...

Friday, July 31, 2009

My first post at Sun's Java forums...

In memory of my first post in Sun's Java user to user forum...

That was in August 2003...Six years ago...

Here is the link to that post:

I was 26 years old than and wanted to learn about the Java programming language...I was working under contract at Maldives College of Higher Education...

Miss those days :(

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Making an e-mail account that ends with

You know and e-mails...

Follow this link and you can create an e-mail account that ends with for free:

I did it tonight...

Now I hope you do it too...hehehehe


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Atrocities,horror, and opression at Island Aviation...

One day in May 2001 I saw news paper clip and in it was an advertisement for a customer services assistant required for employment at Island Aviation Services Limited ( the national flag carrier )...I remember it as a Friday afternoon...I applied for the post the following Sunday with my curriculum vitae and copies of educational achievements and testimonials by other institutions I had worked previously...I deliberately wrote only National Security Service and Dhiraagu as my previous employers...I made this because I desperately wanted the job and having stated that I had worked so many companies would make employment at Island Aviation void...

As I recall I was accepted for the interview and around Wednesday I received a phone call from IAS that I should be present for interview and selection around 1430 that day...I told my mother to iron my best outfit of blue long sleeved shirt and dark slacks...I wore a red tie and had trimmed my hair that morning...I went to IAS head office in full preparation and I was anxious for the interview...I received aprreciation for my turn out that day...

The panel of interviewers were: Sujah ( administration officer who was replacement for Abdul Hameed Abdul Ghafoor, the administration manager ), Zuhair ( Manager Cargo Services ), Shafeeq ( Manager Ground Services ), and another person whose name I didn't know but I think he is engineering manager...

They told me introduce myself and I in English fluently told a brief account of my life story upto 2001...The made copious notes...Finally Shafeeq asked politely that would I be willing to work in Ground Services...I replied couteously that I would be glad to serve in that department...

The interview finished and I went home...

The next day I received a phone call from IAS that I was accepted for employment and I should report to Human Resources and Administration at IAS head office the coming Sunday...I was told to bring my National Identity Card...I got jubiliated for wining the job and told my friends Lathy and than my best friend Shumais ( who would be come my enemy later...Read the first post in this blog )...

I reported for work on 10 June 2001 ( as I recall ) and I was given the appointment letter detailing my job and salary...

On that day I boarded the Island Aviation ferry to airport and I was met by the secretary to MGS....I was accompanied by other two employees who got jobs at IAS....The secretary who is Naaz took us to the Airports Company identity card issuance office and we were instantly photographs and given our airport passes...I was stalked to the GS Supervisors office and duty officer at that time was Hussain...He told me that I would have to follow the duty schedule of Ramp Assistant Mashkoor ( who is despicable and full of hatred to me read on )...He radioed or phone Mashkoor and told him to arrive at GS office...A guy entered after a while and he was thin young man with bad complexion and he told me to following...

He took me to the sort out area of the arriving ULD ( unit loading device or aircraft containers ) and told me what the place was...He told me that I would meet many people from my area of Maldives...A mockery...He had no idea from which part of the country I came from...

This would be the start of his abuses...A real holocaust for me...

He than took me to the ramp office where I would work for the next two months till I got unfairly terminated...

At this time I was not well versed with computers...I was not computer literate...I had difficulty and slowness even typing using a computer keyboard...

The next evening I went to the Singapore Airlines ramp and Mashkoor was shouting and fuming at me while teaching me to load the ULD's to the aircraft...I wondered why he hated me like prejudice...

Next I was to type the ULD list to the SITA system which would than send the information to different recipients by telex...Someone had played a computer game and hadn't closed it on the ramp computer...I said to Mashkoor how to log off...He said he don't know how to do it and carefully closed the game...He was checking whether I was new to computers or whether I was well knowledged in computers...What a jealous and foul man was this Mashkoor...I was very very slow in typing and it took me 45 minutes to type it...Mashkoor scolded me in front of all the other staffs saying that it took me 45 minutes to type the UCM ( ULD Container Message )...

The early hours of next morning it was raining thinly...It was a steady drizzle of rain and I had to report for work at 0530...I boarded the ferry and sat with umbrella folded...A ferry crew told me rudely to go and sit on the rear...Mashkoor took this and scolded me infront of all the other staff in ramp saying that he had sit, with water dripping from my body and soaked with rain, on the none smoking area of the ferry...

That day I finished loading Sri Lankan aircraft and went to the ramp office to type the UCM and send it by SITA telex...Mashkoor shouted at me saying that you have to give chocks off when the engineer give the clearance to do so...It should be noted that I am a new staff and it is grossly unfair for him to shout and abuse me that way...It never stopped...

The days went by with more and more abusive treatment from Mashkoor...

Than in early June I was rostered to arrive at airport at 0830 and the last flight was a domestic flight...I had to attend it ramp...I accidently arrived at 0530 in early morning...Ismail Hadhy was the officer in ramp that day...I didn't mentioned that I had arrived accidently...I toiled in the airport till 1730 and it was nearly a record...I didn't complained about it...

Than in June I had tailored my IAS uniforms and one evening I came wearing it...Mashkoor looked at me in a confounded way...That evening after punching duty card I was called by Shahin ( duty manager GS ) and he scolded me...He said that I am crazy and needs treatment...I didn't make any complaints to him...I listened to him sadly and gravely...He told me to improve myself...

A few nights back I was in SQ ( Singapore Airlines )baggage sort out area and made a mistake...There were several flights that night and many staff make errors during sort out...What happend was that I had filled the container card for the tail hold but didn't report it to Load Control...It was the Airports Company Ramp Supervisor who identified it to me...Mashkoor scolded me like a farther admonising a child that night and said inside the Load Control office that he had told me several times about these that it is he who has to take the blame for not telling me...He said this in an abusive way...

Another few nights later there was UL ( Sri Lankan Airlines ) and I accidently forgot to put the container label in one of the containers....Maskoor radioed it in harsh and seething voice to me and when I took the container label he was dancing and jumping with anger pointing at the container...I got ashamed when he spoke on the radio about me smoking and being not vigilant...

The days went by and I was not happy about the abuses which Maskoor was raining at me...

Than one afternoon I and the ramp staff were having coffee at Mariyaadhu Restaurant at airport and Ismail Hadhy told me that is Mashkoor scolding you...Yakini said that Mashkoor has told him that I had worked in NSS and had to be trained in that way...I got sad by this remark...I am a human and he should know that I am a new staff...

One night I was again in the sort out area and there was UL sort out...I told load officer Fazna how many containers had to be made to UL baggage...She told me not much and it was my choice to make it...There was a very foul labourer who is middle aged...He shouted the worst filthy language at me that night when I told him to make extra containers...

The days went by and mid June again I was haunted by the NSS ( I will write about their abuses and mistreatment later )...The days were confusing to me...I deliberately started to tell the abuses I was receiving from Maskoor...

Early these days IAS introduced e-mail services to all the staff...I received a love e-mail from Shazdha who is a baggage assistant...It was the night that e-mail was introduced and also the night that I was being started to be harrased again by the NSS...I showed the e-mail I received from Shazdha to Muki and Wadde...It was infront of them I opened my IAS e-mail inbox for the first time...Both Muki and Wadde fraudlently signed in to my inbox and had send many e-mails to Shazdha...I was now not in speaking terms with Shazdha...She complained about it later to me...This was a sad mistake I had done and I regret it very much now...

One night during these tough days I had to go to SQ ramp...Ismail Hadhy was again the officer that night...He told Adam Shafeeu to go with me and monitor my work...That was also the night when LTTE had blasted the Sri Lakan International Airport...I accidently loaded a UL container to the hold of SQ and this was a mistake I did...

Mashkoor asked about this the other night and I lied that Ismail had stormed angrily...It was lie...Mashkoor commented that he hadn't really scolded to me that way yet...It was not true...He was seething with rage at me always...He hated me like prejudice...

August 2001 came and my actions were carefully observed by the NSS...

I had told all of what Mashkoor had said and done to me to my colleagues at ramp...

So I conclude this episode of my abusive life stroy since I was terminated under grounds of insufficent vigilance on the 27th of August 2001...

Sad really sad....

Monday, July 27, 2009

My version of Guns N Roses's Knocking on Heavens Door ( tribute to Bob Dylan )

Mama take this bastard from me
I can't use it anymore
In darkness to darkness in
Feels like I am knocking on heavens door

Knock knock knocking on heavens doors ( chorus )
Hey hey hey hey
knock knock knocking on heavens door
Knock knock knocking on heavens door
knock knock knocking on heavens door ( end of chorus )

Mama burdened I gone to underground
I can't seal him anymore
Black or black clouds coming down
Feels like I am knocking on heavens door

Sunday, July 26, 2009

OBL bringing shame to the muslim world...

OBL ( Osama Bin Laden ) is bringing shame to the Islamic world under pretext of holy war ( jihad )....It is not jihad but terrorism...

If OBL hadn't initiated the 9/11 attacks on the USA, Saddam Hussein ( also a blood thirsty monster ) and the Taliban government wouldn't be ousted...Now there is civil war raging on both these countries...

Islam is the religion of peace and tolerance and patience...Islam is the true religion...

But OBL and his terrorist network of Al Qaeda is bringing shame and calamity to us muslims...

Do you agree?

Thursday, July 16, 2009

My version of Metallica's Where ever I may roam...

When the road becomes my pride

When the road becomes my pride
I stripped them all but pride
So in heart I do confide
And it keeps me satisfied
This is all I need

And the dust in road I crave
All the knowledge will I save
To the game that sets laid
Roam over warrior
No man fell upon
Call me what you will



While I take my child anywhere
Freely speak my mind anywhere
And I predetermine it anywhere
Anywhere I roam
Where I lay my hate and so


When the road becomes my throne

And the road becomes my throne
I depth to the unknown
On my own resources I have grown
By myself but not alone
I ask no one

And my days are seven of queen
Less I have the more I gain
After beating better and in rain
Roam over warrior
No man fell upon
Call me what you will

And you will

While I take my child anywhere
I freely speak my mind anywhere
And I never mind anywhere
Anywhere I roam
Where I lay my hate and so

Yeah yeah

While I take my child anywhere
I freely speak my mind
And I take my pride anywhere
Anywhere I roam
Where I lay my hate and so not there

While I take my time anywhere
I freely speak my mind anywhere
And I predetermine it anywhere
Anywhere I roam
Where I lay my hate and so

Call upon my stone
My body lie
But still I roam

Yeah yeah

Where ever I may roam

Where ever I may roam


Where ever I may roam

Where ever I may roam yeah

Where ever I may wonder

Where ever I may roam

Yeah Yeah

Where ever I may roam

Yeah Yeah

Where ever I may roam

Monday, July 6, 2009

The benefits of open source software...

In computing open source software means the source code of the software is available to anyone for free...You have the right to distribute, modify and proliferate your modified software without any charge...

One famous license to distribute open source software is the GNU Public License ( GPL for short )...The current draft of this license was made public in 1991...This license gives the user of open source software full grants with the exception of trade marks...

Some of the open source software's available today include PHP, Mozilla Fire Fox, Linux and several versions of Unix, BSD and OpenSolaris.

The fact that open source software is free without any costs means it would be a better alternative than proprietary software...It reduces cost and the fact that open source communities develop this software, it is more functional than proprietary software.

Another benefit is you can modify the source code and adapt it to your requirements.

Start up companies can really can afford to use and benefit from open source software like Apache HTTP server and PHP and Debian GNU Linux ( I am referring to hosting web sites or creating an intranet based site )...

I have little experience in using Ubuntu Linux ( I installed it to my computer and used it for some time )...It is cool and it comes with several free licenses...You can order a free CD of Ubuntu Linux at

One should note that the great majority of software is written to Windows...Some of these are open source whilst others are proprietary EULA ( End User License Agreement ) software...

If you want a compatible alternative to Microsoft Office there is OpenOffice by Sun Microsystems which is open source...

Infact there is always one alterantive open source software to proprietary software...

So the benefits of using opens source software is much greater than using proprietary software...