Sometimes I’ve been down,
This thing called failure,
Is all in the mind,
And is a personal decision,
And can be avoided,
By trusting in thyself.
I’ve smoked and drunk,
To find solace and gratification,
And the only thing,
That has prevented me,
From ruining thyself,
Is being born mean.
Why do it today,
What I can put away,
And do tomorrow?
Is a personal mantra,
That has ruined many souls.
Greatness on the horizon!
I can reach it,
If only I can stretch thyself,
Beyond the limit,
Of mediocrity,
And pick myself up,
Whenever I fall down,
And keep my funs

There are some useful secret codes for Nokia S60’s phones to get system information, such as IMEI and software version. To enter theses codes, the phone must be in the idle screen (not in the menu screen). What is idle screen? This is the screen where you see the operator name, date, time, battery level, signal strength and some other stuff. You can switch between idle screen and menu screen using Menu key (Menu key).

*#0000# – Display the software version, the date when the software was built and the phone model. In some cases, the phone model is not the one used by marketing. It is the internal model used inside Nokia. For example, RM-36 is the internal name of Nokia 6680.

Displaying software version in Nokia’s S60 phones Displaying software version in Nokia’s S60 phones

*#06# – Display IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identify) of your phone.

Displaying IMEI number in Nokia’s S60 phones Displaying IMEI number in Nokia’s S60 phones

*#2820# (*#BTA0#) – Display the Bluetooth device address of your phone.

Displaying Bluetooth device address in Nokia’s S60 phones

*#62209526# (*#MAC0WLAN) – Display the MAC address of the WLAN adapter. This is available only in the newer devices that support WLAN

Displaying WLAN MAC address in Nokia’s S60 phones Displaying WLAN MAC address in Nokia’s S60 phones

*#7370# (*#RES0#)- Reset your phone to the default factory settings. Usually you will need this code when you want to reset your phone back to the same condition when you got it for the first time. When the phone ask for security code, the default one is 12345.

Warning: Before you do reset the phone, make sure that you don’t have important data. Your data on the phone memory will be lost once you reset it.

Reseting Nokia’s S60 phones Reseting Nokia’s S60 phones Reseting Nokia’s S60 phones

As i have said prviously here are some extreme secret codes like formatting code,simlock codes etc.
Displays the SIM Clock status, if your phone supports this power saving feature “SIM Clock Stop Allowed”, it means you will get the best standby time possible

Manufactures code

Restore factory settings

Software version for the nokia 8110

Displays – 1.Serial Number, 2.Date Made, 3.Purchase Date, 4.Date of last repair (0000 for no repairs), 5.Transfer User Data. To exit this mode you need to switch your phone off then on again

Deactivate the PWM-Mem

Turn on “All Calls” diverting to the phone number entered

Turn on “No Reply” diverting to the phone number entered

Turn on “On Busy” diverting to the phone number entered

This is the default security code

press and hold #
Lets you switch between lines

*#3283# or *#DATE#
Date of Manufacture

Software Version

These are rough tips on how to keep a GOOD job.

Now here are seven tips for those among us in management on strategies for employee retention. Great employees are a rare breed — what can we do to keep them interested and dedicated to your organisation?

Realise that workplace happiness isn’t about the money. You can pay the best rates in the world, but if your work environment is bad, or the work is very stressful, you’ll be watching your best employees leave.

Show your appreciation. Your employees really are your greatest asset. Just like you, those under you enjoy feeling appreciated; make sure you thank them regularly.

Clearly communicate what you expect. If you fail to share your expectations, you’re causing unhealthy stress among the team. Be clear with what you expect and provide clear performance targets.

Listen to your staff. Everyone wants to be heard, including your team. Make an effort to solicit ideas and feedback from everyone in the organisation. Create a workplace environment where your people feel comfortable sharing their thoughts.

Encourage a sense of ownership. Nobody wants to feel like they’re at the bottom of the corporate ladder. Instill a sense of ownership in everyone; be open and honest about your organisation’s plans for the future, and engage the group in “steering the ship.”

Have fun. We all like to have fun, so how about starting a work social group, going for a drink with the team, or creating a local sports team? It can be outside office hours — a healthy team is one that understands each other, and social contact is a great way to communicate.

Look after their well-being. Place a fruit bowl in the office and keep it topped up. Offer alternatives to coffee or shout everyone to a healthy lunch each week. Show that their health is important to you, and they’ll take better care of themselves in the process.

Need more ideas? Here are a few articles with great suggestions for you to consider:

Desktops and Laptops purchased from manufactures like DELL, IBM, etc comes with a serial number(or service tag) and a model name. If you ever loose this information, then you can use MS DOS commands on Windows XP, or Vista to retrieve the information

To retrieve serial number of the computer run the following command

wmic bios get serialnumber

To retrieve model name of the computer run the following command

wmic csproduct get name

Compatibility of SPSS software with the Microsoft Vista operating system is usually a problem to system administrators.

For each of the SPSS products you can check with which OS it is compatible. Right now, only SPSS 15.0 is compatible with Microsoft Windows Vista. There are no versions of the normal SPSS for Windows which are compatible with an 64-bit OS.


Disable the key

Okay, here’s how I found it:

Go to: “Run”
Type: regedit
A System Registry Editor will come up

You’ll be looking for this menu tree:

then scroll down until you see TERMINAL SERVER (which is the same as HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlProductOptions

Then delete the “terminal server” registry key.
If you turn it off or remove this registry entry, the entire thing works fine

I consider myself on the line between poverty and lower middle-class. If you ask Mr. Moneybags, he will laugh me off as a pauper, but a slum dweller will cherish my economic condition.

The 10Km ride has a pocket damage of 20 Shillings, literally a-quarter-a-dollar. And I expect this touts to be self sufficient, with peanuts. No wander if you leave your valuables in a matatu, God forbid; you will never see them.

It’s a Sunday. The church can take a backbench. How will you understand the bible without education anyway? The church looses out on my offerings. You see this offerings sometimes reach the disadvantaged, even if it’s a fraction.

The pastor will get one more mistress – with a bigger booty this time

A devoted Christian diligently deposits a tenth of his earnings with the church each month. But what does the charismatic preacher do with the money? He buys a big house, expensive suits and clothes for his wife and children and a bigger trumpet for the choir. Of course he must change the swimming pool’s tile design, and get one more mistress – with a bigger booty this time. You see, sex, power and money are the strongest drugs in our culture.

Like a trade union, money goes in, but never out. If a member of the congregation were to fall sick, or die, the church calls a fundraiser. When the pastor needs a new car, another fundraiser is called. Tithe simply disappears into a bottomless pit in the preacher’s stomach.

Ok, this street vendor approaches holding a third generation phone; it has all state of the art features, ever heard of Zeiss Tessar? Street vendor is a polite word; he is a mugger. You buy from muggers; the goods somehow get back to them. “Don’t buy stolen items; they might be yours …” was a popular Channel O TV slogan. But because I have not bought the product, how have I helped apprehend the “street vendor”?

No lunch today. Some hotel will have to lay of their employees. The full loaf is still cemented in my stomach. 400 grams of spongy air.

The study is enlightening.

This tiny urchin approaches. “10 shillings for provisions”, he yaps “God will bless you”. We brush him off. He will grow to be a tough beggar I reason.

I leave with my study-pal late at night for home. Along the way, Taxi drivers and flesh vendors solicit our interests, but we are just students; and my study-pal likes us to walk to the bus stop. She insists the exercise is worthwhile. I thought exercise is for those who have made it! I wonder how I can help the flesh vendors. I don’t partake to the activities of the oldest profession. If we both enjoy the services, why should I pay?

This tiny urchin approaches. “10 shillings for provisions”, he yaps “God will bless you”. We brush him off. He will grow to be a tough beggar I reason.

“Don’t sweat the small shit,” I soothe myself. “You were just part of a slum recovery stimulus package”

This section of Nairobi is a black-spot. My legs are dangling in the air, neck craned into place, pockets emptied, bag gone. She is screaming. And where is she? Flat on the pavement. They are kicking. They are not chivalrous these tough beggars. I wonder if those clampy hands were born or engineered. Is this my neck? Ouch. Powerless, can’t help her; what a shame. My property; damn it. I give chase. I am outnumbered, and outrun.

“Don’t sweat the small shit,” I soothe myself. “You were just part of a slum recovery stimulus package”

The night-guards are staring. No policeman on sight. At the heart of Nairobi, they never are. UTUMISHI KWA WOTE.

Mugging or Ngeta in Nairobi

“You are lucky to be walking, and speaking. Very lucky” One guard concludes. “A guard tried to stop a mugging”, another guard consoles me. “They came for him”. His tone is sombre with the softness of a Catholic priest, his face darkly and ruggedly livid. “They did a Goliath while he was asleep, the referral hospital was not enough, he met his creator”.

How will I do exams tomorrow, cram-sheets gone? The neck can’t swallow. Sausage fingers. 100% pure pain.

TERRIBLE NAIROBI, but a city without crime would be an amusement pack. This is no Disneyland. Poverty is diesel for a growing city. The hand laborers, table waiters, watchmen, house maids, drivers, touts, cleaners, and minimum wage civil servants, without them, the city would cease to exist.

Command Line Hack for: “Terminal Server Has Exceeded the Maximum Number of Allowed Connections”

If you’ve worked on a network with Windows servers, you’ve encountered this error message:

The terminal server has exceeded the maximum number of allowed connections. The system can not log you on. The system has reached its licensed logon limit. Please try again later.

Here’s a command line hack that you can use to figure out what sessions are connected to the server. Note that you could substitute the IP address for the server name. Note this command does not work with Windows XP

 query session /server:servername

Now we know that the session ID of the offending session is. We can use that in the next step, which is using the reset command to log off that user.

  reset session [ID] /server:servername


  reset session 1 /server:servername

With the default license, there can be only two sessions, 1 and 2

How to stay ahead of the pack in the workplace

Work smarter not harder.

Working night and day is never a good idea — instead, simply try to make sure you work as productively as you can. Make sure to prioritise and manage your time effectively.

Don’t watch the clock.

If you arrive one minute before the office opens, and then scram one minute after the day officially ends, you could be sending the wrong message. Show your boss you’re interested and passionate in what you do by putting in the extra time when a project calls for it. Also, a few extra minutes each day can really make a big difference to your productivity and deliverables.

Dress well.

Irrespective of your colleagues’ dress code — which may include old t–shirts and torn jeans — stand out from the pack by dressing well; it will make you look (and often feel) far more professional.

Improve your skills.

You should be constantly looking at ways to improve your skills. Not just for the job you are in, but future career opportunities. The better skilled you are, the more valuable you are — remember to make sure those around you see the extra effort you are going to!

Help your colleagues.

You’ve got 10 minutes spare: ask a fellow team member if there is anything you can do for them. This is much better than aimlessly surfing the web, and you’ll find they will often be keen to return the favour!

Ask for feedback.

If you don’t regularly receive performance reviews from your manager, ask for them. Worst-case scenario is you’ll know what you are doing wrong (which means you can fix it), best case is they’ll appreciate you wanting to improve.

Don’t burn your bridges.

If you resign with one day notice, you’ll not make any friends. Adopt a karmic attitude; this industry is still small enough that word spreads quickly.

Of course I’m not suggesting that you shouldn’t have goals and career expectations. It’s easy to comfortably cruise in the same job for a decade, and get in that comfortable role, but it’s also important to think to yourself: do I want to be doing this in another ten years time?

If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,

If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,

But make allowance for their doubting too;

If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,

Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,

Or being hated don’t give way to hating,

And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream

and not make dreams your master;

If you can think

and not make thoughts your aim,

If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster

And treat those two impostors just the same;

If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,

Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,

And stoop and build ‘em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings And risk it on one turn of pitch-and toss,

And lose, and start again at your beginnings And never breathe a word about your loss;

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew,

To serve your turn long after they are gone,

And so hold on when there is nothing in you Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,

Or walk with Kings–nor lose the common touch,

If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,

If all men count with you, but none too much;

If you can fill the unforgiving minute

With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,

Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,

And…which is more…

you’ll be a Man, my son.

Rudyard Kipling

If there was ever a time to dare,

to make a difference,

to embark on something worth doing,


Not for any grand cause, necessarily…

but for something that tugs at your heart,

something that’s your inspiration,

something that’s your dream.

You owe it to yourself

to make your days here count.


Know, though, that things worth doing seldom come easy.

There will be good days.

And there will be bad days.

There will be times when you want to turn around,

pack it up,

and call it quits.

Those times tell you

that you are pushing yourself,

that you are not afraid to learn by trying.


Because with an idea,


and the right tools,

you can do great things.

Let your instincts,

your intellect,

and your heart,

guide you.


Believe in the incredible power of the human mind.

Of doing something that makes a difference.

Of working hard.

Of laughing and hoping.

Of lazy afternoons.

Of lasting friends.

Of all the things that will cross your path this year.

The start of something new

brings the hope of something great,