Expect the UnExpected…

October 25, 2006

LPG Cylinder Expires…!Do you know that…?

Filed under: awareness, nontechie, tips, Tips and Tricks — nontechie @ 10:14 am

Very important information. Most of us do not know this. I came to know today from the gas stockist.

Do you know that there is an expiry date (physical life) for LPG cylinders?

Expired Cylinders are not safe for use and may cause accidents. In this regard please be cautious at the time of accepting any LPG cylinder from the Vendor.

Here is how we can check the expiry of LPG cylinders:
On one of three side stems of the cylinder, the expiry date is coded alpha numerically as follows A or B or C or D and some two digit number following this e.g. D06.

The alphabets stand for quarters –
A for March (First Qtr),
B for June (Second Qtr),
C for Sept (Third Qtr), &
D for December (FourthQtr).
The digits stand for the year till it is valid.
Hence D06 would mean December qtr of 2006.


October 14, 2006

Amazing Anagrams…

Filed under: nontechie — nontechie @ 9:10 am

Anagrams are words or phrases made by transposing or rearranging letter of other words or phrases. This is a list of some pretty dam good ones, obviously there are people out there with way too much time on their hands.

Lets have a look at them…

"Dormitory" – Dirty Room                                                    "Evangelist" – Evil’s Agent

"Desperation" – A Rope Ends It                                        "The Morse Code" – Here Come Dots

"Slot Machines" – Cash Lost in ’em                                   "Animosity" – Is No Amity

"Mother-in-law" – Woman Hitler                                        "Snooze Alarms" – Alas! No More Z’s

"Alec Guinness" – Genuine Class                                    "Semolina" – Is No Meal

"A Decimal Point" – I’m a Dot in Place                            "The Earthquakes" – That Queer Shake

"Eleven plus two" – Twelve plus one                                "Contradiction" – Accord not in it

"George Bush" – He bugs Gore

"The Public Art Galleries" – Large Picture Halls, I Bet

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It happens only in India…

Filed under: indian railways — nontechie @ 8:51 am

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October 13, 2006

The Knowledge Foundation…

Filed under: Knowledge Foundation, The Knowledge Foundation — nontechie @ 7:09 am

The registration works for “The Knowledge Foundation” are completed by me and syed yesterday(12-10-2006)….We will be getting our registered certificate by the last week of this month…..

Also we are trying to register our association under section 80G to enable the prospective donor/sponsor to avail tax exemption….


Filed under: joke, Jokes — nontechie @ 6:09 am

M.D. : You are appointed as driver…..and your starting salary is Rs.3,000/-….is that O.K for you?

Driver : "Starting" salary is O.K…….what is the "Driving" salary?……..

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Filed under: awareness, nontechie, tips — nontechie @ 5:36 am

STROKE:Remember The 1st Three Letters…S.T.R.

If everyone can remember something this simple, we could save some folks. Seriously.. Please read:


During a BBQ, a friend stumbled and took a little fall – she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics) and just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes. They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food – while she appeared a bit shaken up, Ingrid went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening. Ingrid’s husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital – (at
6:00 PMIngrid passed away.) She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Ingrid would be with us today. Some don’t die. They end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead.

It only takes a minute to read this..

A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke…totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.


Thank God for the sense to remember the “3” steps, STR . Read and Learn!
Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.


Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:

* Ask the individual to SMILE.
* Ask the person to TALK to SPEAK A

SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently) (I.e. . . It is sunny out today)

R * Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.

NOTE: Another ‘sign’ of a stroke is this: Ask the person to ‘stick’ out their tongue. If the tongue is ‘crooked’, if it goes to one side or the other that is also an indication of a stroke. If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks.

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October 12, 2006

How to overcome Chikungunya….

Filed under: nontechie — nontechie @ 10:45 am



There has been an outbreak of infectious diseases like Dengue, Malaria and Chikungunya, in different parts of the country, mainly caused by mosquito bite.

Though  this has not been reported as an epidemic,  large number of people are falling sick due to these diseases.

All these diseases start with fever, only a clinician  and laboratory investigations can diagnose these diseases.

Following are the characteristics of theses Three diseases



Chikungunya fever

What is it?

Infectious disease caused by the parasite called Plasmodia. (P.vivax and P.falciparum are more common)

It is an acute viral fever occurring in two forms
– Dengue Fever
– Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever

Caused by Dengue virus

It is an acute viral fever caused by the Chikungunya virus

Mode of spread

Bite of infected female Anopheles mosquito. (Night biter)

Bite of an infected Aedes aegypti mosquito. (Day biter)

 Bite of an infected Aedes aegypti mosquito. (Day biter)

Onset of symptoms

§         8-12 days after bite of infected mosquito

§         2-5 days after bite of infected mosquito

§         3-12 days after bite of infected mosquito


§         Fever recurring every 2 days

§         Chills

§         Headache, muscle ache

§         Tiredness

§         Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea may occur

§         Jaundice(Yellow colouring of skin and eyes)

§         High fever

§         Severe headache

§         Pain behind the eye

§         Severe joint and muscle pain

§         Nausea and vomiting

§         Rash

§         In haemorrhagic dengue, there is damage to blood, lymph vessels, bleeding from nose, gums or under skin

§         High fever of sudden onset

§         Headache

§         Joint pain and/or swelling of joints

§         Nausea and vomiting

§         Infection of conjunctiva of eye and sensitivity to light

§         Rarely rash


§         Commonly seen in P. falciparum infection.

§         Cerebral malaria (affecting the brain), bleeding disorders, jaundice, kidney failure, respiratory distress and death.

§         Bleeding disorders leading to bleeding from the nose, mouth and gums or skin bruising

§         Very low blood pressure leading to shock

§         Life-threatening complications are rare

§         Can affect the brain in new-born children


§         Based on Clinical features and Peripheral blood smear

§         Negative blood test DOES NOT rule out malaria

§         Based on Clinical features

§         Laboratory tests such as Serology and PCR are used to confirm diagnosis.

§         Based on Clinical features

§         Laboratory tests such as Serology and IgM antibody are used to confirm diagnosis.


§         Very effective drugs are available, Eg. Chloroquine, Quinine, Primaquine, Sulphodoxine+Pyrimethamine, Arteether and artemether.

§         Early diagnosis and treatment can prevent complications.

§         No specific anti-viral treatment available.

§         Symptomatic treatment is given, consisting of Pain relieving drugs (such as  paracetamol, ibuprofen and diclofenac) plenty of fluids and rest.

§         Aspirin is to be avoided


There is no vaccine available for all these diseases.  Always notify the public health authorities if any of these diseases occurs in your locality. Preventive measures include-

¨       Using Personal protective measures:

§         Preventing mosquitoes from entering the house- Apply nets to windows

§         Protection from mosquito bites by using

­        Protective clothing

­        Mosquito repellents

­        Insecticide vapourizers

­        Mosquito nets

¨        Elimination of mosquitoes

§         Avoiding or eliminating water collections, as these mosquitoes lay eggs in clean stagnant water. Most such collections are artificial, temporary and man made such as buckets, coconut shells, tyres thrown in open and overhead water tanks, etc.

§         Use of Larvicides such as Temiphos and Fenthion

§         Killing adult mosquitoes using Space sprays, Thermal fogs. Commonly used insecticide sprays are Organophosphate insecticides and Pyrethroids


Ø       If there is stagnant water near sites / offices / residential colonies notify  Health / Sanitary authority for drainage / anti larva measures ( spray of insecticides)

Ø      Drain stagnant water from potted plants, air coolers , old tins, old tyres etc.

Ø      Enforce stringent sanitary measures in and around our sites to reduce mosquito population by fogging and spraying pesticides.

Ø      To avoid mosquito bites:

Ø      Use mosquito repellant creams while going outdoors

Ø      Ensure mosquito nets on windows

Ø      Use electric insecticide vapourisers as indoor mosquito repellants

Ø      Use mosquito nets in highly endemic areas

Ø      Do not ignore fever (with or without chills) more than 38oc / 104oF. Consult your family physician

Ø      All local coordinators/ site in charge and doctors are requested to translate this information into local language and spread awareness.

Ø      In case you have a suspect case please provide us information about location, telephone number of the employees, his / her attending physician’s / hospitals for follow up and better coordination in order to provide best healthcare.

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September 29, 2006

Blog for Dollar$, How to make Money Out of Blogs

Filed under: blog, blog camp chennai, blogcamp, nontechie, Tech Tips, Tips and Tricks — nontechie @ 3:41 pm

Hi guys….

I had seen a good article on how to make money out of blogs… and the link is Blog for Dollar$.

September 28, 2006

N-Logue Photos – Mayiladuthurai

Filed under: blog, blog camp chennai, blogcamp, iit, Knowledge Foundation, N-Logue, TeNet — nontechie @ 2:59 pm



KLICK ON See it Big

September 23, 2006

N-Logue Project, Live from Mayiladuthurai

Filed under: blog, blogcamp, Knowledge Foundation, N-Logue, Uncategorized — nontechie @ 12:03 pm

This is Live news from Mayiladuthurai, about the N-Logue Project in Blogging.

We had met some Kiosk Operators

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