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Financial Help for the Needy Karthick and Gayathri

 Dear Helping Hearts,


Hope all of you are doing good and enjoying your life to the possible extent.


After sometime, i am meeting you all with a request to help for education. Please let all your buddies aware of this and let them know the contact details.


As usual, i am always reachable in my mobile +91-98809-61616 and through my email Raghavan dot 30May1981 at gmail dot com. I can represent the people by collecting the funds from individuals and send the consolidated amount to the needy.


Please read the mail chain for further details.


Many thanks in advance.

Good day!


Regards,

Raghavan alias Saravanan M.

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: archana.muralidharan@wipro.com < archana.muralidharan@wipro.com>
Date: Aug 29, 2007 12:11 PM
Subject: FW: Financial Help for the Needy Poor Karthick and Gayathri
To:
AnandR@ibsplc.com , karunk@gmail.com, karthikg_psg@yahoo.com, hemananthan.duraiswamy@gmail.com , kameswaran@gmail.com , s_prabhu81@yahoo.com , priya.raghunathan@tcs.com , santhanagopalan.k@thinksoftglobal.com , clickme_sathisht@yahoo.co.in , sumi.jinglee@gmail.com , vr0033116@techmahindra.com

Hi All,

You might have already received this mail thru Viji. I would like to give a small update on that. The people who are now collecting money for the boy’s education are in need of just 10K more. Kindly read the mail thread for more details. Thanks for your understanding n support in this regard J

Kind Regards,

Archana


From: Suchithra_Hormese [mailto: Suchithra_Hormese@infosys.com ]
Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2007 12:06 PM
To: ARCHANA MURALIDHARAN (WT01 – TES-Mobility & Carrier Infrastructure)
Subject: FW: Financial Help for the Needy Poor Karthick and Gayathri
Importance: High

10K to go…

Regards,

Suchithra Hormese


From: Muthuponmozhi Somasundaram
Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2007 12:05 PM
To: Finacle_Engg_CRM_TVM; Balasubramaniam Panchalingam; padma
dash@hexaware.com; Alexander Norden; Rosy Anthony; Devendirakumar Gurunathan; durgamai.malli@tcs.com ; Jothimani T.; Jaya London Pullabhotla; Karthikeyan Palaniappan; Sankaralingam, Kayalvizhi ; Krishnan Ram; abdul basha; Manikandan Ramakrishnan; Meena.Ganesan; Naseema Begum Syed; suja.priya@ wipro.com; Ravisankar Sankar; Suchithra_Hormese
Cc:
ashok_tce@yahoo.com
Subject: FW: Financial Help for the Needy Poor Karthick and Gayathri
Importance: High

Hi All,

Our assured score is now 35k. J

We just need around 10k more. I need to complete this chapter by today.

Thanks for all whoever supported for this. Will send you detailed mail with contribution list @ end.

Thanks again.

Regards ,

Ponmozhi


From: Muthuponmozhi Somasundaram
Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2007 11:46 AM
To: Finacle_Engg_CRM_TVM
Cc:
ashok_tce@yahoo.com
Subject: FW: Financial Help for the Needy Poor Karthick and Gayathri
Importance: High

Dear Friends,

This is for a noble cause to help for a needy person in Madurai. I have forwarded a detailed mail from my friend who is anchoring to help him from his sources. We are trying to get him financial support from the banks but we are already too late to join the college. We got some 2 days time from the Principal.

So we planned to collect money from our known sources & help him to get into the college now. In a month of time we should be able to return your money. You can trust me for your money.

I am collecting from my friends & going to give to him today.

Pls let me know @ the earliest if you are interested to help him. So far my score is just 5k.

Regards ,

Ponmozhi

P.S: Ashok pls forward this mail to our helpinghearts06@yahoogroups.com since my new id is not registered.


From: Nedunchezhian D [mailto: nedchez@gmail.com ]
Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2007 3:49 PM
To:
annadurai.elango@tcs.com; anu_rect@yahoo.com; Deekaram, Anandhakumar (GE Energy, Non GE); mercy.arul@tcs.com; Natarajan A; Anna, Maha; Chinnasamy, Babu (GE Indust, ConsInd); Balakrishnan M; Ulaganathan Balakrishnan; Elangovan B. (Ulagi’s Brother); s.dinakaran@tcs.com; venkata chunduri; tamilselvi dhamotharan; deva@zerosoftindia.com ; Ascent Education; Guruparan, Saru; hakeem62@gmail.com ; (Lt.Col.) Y.N.I Anand; jose@stratejicedge.com ; subramaniam katragadda; Tholkappian Kiruttinan; Muruganandam Manickam; mu_saravanakumar@rediffmail.com ; Narayanan Raman
Cc: Rajesh;
rsrajesh@gmail.com; Suriyanarayanan Ramamurthy; P. Gautaman; Muthuponmozhi Somasundaram
Subject: Financial Help for the Needy Poor Karthick and Gayathri

Dear All,

Thanks for your earlier support for our Educational Support effort. Currently Muruganadam completed his B.E., (Production) from NIT-Trichy and working for Bajaj Auto, Pune. He arranged Rs.8000/- through his network and helped gayathri to pursue her College.

Currently we need to mobilise for these two persons hailing from very poor background from remote villages in Tamil Nadu.

1.Karthick, Mechanical Engg (Self Supporting), Thiagarajar College of Engg, Madurai.

He had contacted me very late. He got admission in Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai this year for Mechanical Engineering (Self Supporting). He never know whereabouts of his father and his mother is dump and deaf. She is working as a daily wages in a rice mill. This boy hails from a village near Karaikudi. Extremely poor even for the day to day survival. With all his constraints, he secured 456/500 in 10th Std and with the available teaching facilities he secured 1008/1200 and got admission into TCE Madurai. If he would’ve contacted us earlier we could’ve guided him to take Anna University and arranged him for a bank loan and scholarship. Currently, he need to pay Rs.62,350.00. This boy with his known local teacher tried all the banks for educational loan and none of them had helped him anyway. Currently, we got extention for reporting for admission in the college till 30th August, 2007. I have enclosed all the details in the attachments. We are also trying to organise through private loans/bank loans to meet the deadline.

Kindly visit for more informaiton (If in case any problem, kindly copy and paste this URL in a new IE)

http://picasaweb.google.com/pgautaman/Karthi?authkey=u9_TFjgRUko

2. Gayathri, Diploma in Teacher Training at Namakkal

She also hails from very poor background. We had already supported her last year. TCS Dina knows very well. This year she needs Rs.15,000. Our beneficiary Murugananadam from Bajaj Auto Pune arranged Rs.8000.00 and she needs further 7000 for her course. She also secured very good marks in +2 and she is very much interested in becoming Teacher. Hence, she took this course.

As you all aware about our rules. You can contribute Rs.500 or Rs.1000 or any amount of our choice. Please call me and do the best at the earliest from your end.

Kindly let me know your contribution so that I can consolidate and speed up the process.

Thanking you,

Sincerely yours,

Nedunchezhian D

98400-72090

Or Mr. RS Rajesh 94433-28480 or Mr. Goutham: 98400-71629

Tel: Off: 044-4230 3300/44

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Interactions with American Clients – Useful tips


 1. Do not write “the same” in an email – it makes little sense to them.
        Example – I will try to organize the project artifacts and inform you of the same when it is done     This is somewhat an Indian construct. It is better written simply as:
    I will try to organize the project artifacts and inform you when that is done

2. Do not write or say, “I have some doubts on this issue”
    The term “Doubt” is used in the sense of doubting someone – we use this term because in Indian languages (such as Tamil), the                  word for a “doubt”         and a “question” is the same.
    The correct usage (for clients) is:
    I have a few questions on this issue

3.The term “regard” is not used much in American English. They usually do not say “regarding this issue” or “with regard to this”.
    Simply use, “about this issue”.

4.Do not say “Pardon” when you want someone to repeat what they said. The word “Pardon” is unusual for them and is somewhat formal.

5. Americans do not understand most of the Indian accent immediately – They only understand 75% of what we speak and then interpret the rest.         Therefore try not to use shortcut terms such as “Can’t” or “Don’t”. Use the expanded “Cannot” or “Do not”.

6. Do not use the term “screwed up” liberally. If a situation is not good, it is better to say, “The situation is messed up”. Do not use words such as “shucks”, or “pissed off”.

7. As a general matter of form, Indians interrupt each other constantly in meetings – DO NOT interrupt a client when they are speaking. Over the phone, there could be delays – but wait for a short time before responding.

8. When explaining some complex issue, stop occasionally and ask “Does that make sense?“. This is preferrable than “Do you understand me?”

9. In email communications, use proper punctuation. To explain something, without breaking your flow, use semicolons, hyphens or paranthesis.
    As an example:
    You have entered a new bug (the popup not showing up) in the defect tracking system; we could not reproduce it – although,
    a screenshot would help.

    Notice that a reference to the actual bug is added in paranthesis so that the sentence flow is not broken. Break a long sentence
    using such punctuation.

10. In American English, a mail is a posted letter. An email is electronic mail. When you say
    “I mailed the information to you”
    , it means you sent an actual letter or package through the postal system.
    The correct usage is:
    “I emailed the information to you”

11. To “prepone” an appointment is an Indian usage. There is no actual word called prepone. You can “advance” an appointment.

12. In the term “N-tier Architecture” or “3-tier Architecture”, the word “tier” is NOT pronounced as “Tire”. I have seen many people pronounce it this way. The correct pronunciation is “tea-yar”. The “ti” is pronounced as “tea”.

13. The usages “September End”, “Month End”, “Day End” are not understood well by Americans. They use these as “End of September”, “End of Month” or “End of Day”.

14. Americans have weird conventions for time – when they say the time is “Quarter Of One”, they mean the time is 1:15. Better to ask them the exact time.

15. Indians commonly use the terms “Today Evening”, “Today Night”. These are not correct; “Today” means “This Day” where the Day stands for Daytime. Therefore “Today Night” is confusing. The correct usages are: “This Evening”, “Tonight”.
That applies for “Yesterday Night” and “Yesterday Evening”. The correct usages are: “Last Night” and “Last Evening”.

16. When Americans want to know the time, it is usual for them to say, “Do you have the time?“. Which makes no sense to an indian.

17. There is no word called “Updation”. You update somebody. You wait for updates to happen to the database. Avoid saying “Updation”.

18. When you talk with someone for the first time, refer to them as they refer to you – in America, the first conversation usually starts by using the first name. Therefore you can use the first name of a client. Do not say “Sir”. Do not call women “Madam”.

19. It is usual convention in initial emails (particularly technical) to expand abbreviations, this way:
We are planning to use the Java API For Registry (JAXR).

After mentioning the expanded form once, subsequently you can use the abbreviation.

20. Make sure you always have a subject in your emails and that the subject is relevant. Do not use a subject line such as HI  .

21.Avoid using “Back” instead of “Back” Use “ago”.Back is the worst word for American.(for Days use “Ago”,For hours use “before”)

22.Avoid using “but” instead of “But” Use “However”.  

23.Avoid using “Yesterday” hereafter use “Last day”.

24.Avoid using “Tomorrow” hereafter use “Next day”

Courtesy: Thanks to my friends Archana Muralidharan and Viji Ramakrishnan for sharing this through an electronic email.

Hope it would be useful to buddies in IT and especially whoever deals with American Clients. 🙂

Happy Birthday to my dear friend

A friend who is so sweet, caring , matured, understanding (don’t ask me under what substance she is standing!!), is attaining 27 years old today 27th of  August. (27 kazhuthai nu ellam solla koodathu).

At present she is so busy in kuppaikottifying and scene pottifying as so busy in Wipro, Chennai and her name is “Archana Muralidharan” (good that i have not revealed out all the other names here ha ha ha)…

On behalf of all our friends, Let me wish her a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY and pray to the almighty on this special day to provide the BEST what she deserves in all her endeavors!!

Have  a great day Archu.

Happy Birthday (to Archu)

Happy Year ahead!

[Update]: After seeing B’day baby’s crying… (needless as its well proven, but still)

Cake for you!!!

bday cake

Happy Onam

Dear Buddies,

   Wishing you all and your near-and-dears a VERY HAPPY ONAM in advance !!! Last year it was celebrated on September 5th whereas this year its on August 27th. (Courtesy: http://en.wikipedia.org/Onam)

Onam Wish-1

  A quick information about ONAM: [courtesy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onam]

Onam (IPA: [oːɳam], Malayalam: ഓണം) is an annual harvest festival, celebrated mainly in the Indian state of Kerala. It is the foremost festival among the cultural repertoire of Malayalees, and falls during the month of Chingam (August-September as per the Gregorian calendar), the first month of the Malayalam calendar and lasts for ten days. Though it is essentially a harvest festival of Malayalees, mythologically it is linked to MalayaleeHindu folktales. Like many other religious festivals in India, Onam is celebrated by people of all religions .

Onam Wish-2

Significance of ONAM:

Onam is the one of the most beautiful and meaningful festival in the World. Onam has been part of Malayalee psyche for centuries. There are records of Onam being celebrated during the Sangam Age. The earliest record of Onam is found during time of Kulasekhara Perumals around A.D 800, soon after the Kalabhra Interregnum of Kerala History. Until the eighth century the political history is mostly unknown and is usually known as the Kalabhra Interregnum. Kalabhras were supposed to have been ruling Kerala until at least the sixth century. Kalabhras probably refers to Keralaputras. Who were they?. It was most probably the people of Mahabali.

Onam has two specific significance.

First it is the communal memory and celebration of past history as ennunciated in the Mahabali Legend. A story of how paradise was lost.
Second it is the celebration of the harvest tied with the memory of the golden age of prosperity.

It is believed that during those days the whole of Chingam was celebrated as Onam season.After the rain drenched month of Karkidakam with its privations, Chingam is a welcome month for people in the state of Kerala. The festival is the harbinger of spring — signalling the start of the harvest season. Onam epitomizes the newfound vigour and enthusiasm of the season, and is celebrated with traditional fervour with visit to temples, family get-togethers, gifting each other clothes called Onakkodi and lots of merry making.

Enjoy the ONAM festival. May this great day yield all what you deserve.

shifted to new office

Hey buddies,

  Today we have got shifted to a new office. “We” means a portion of our BU (Business Unit) in the organization. The team belonging to one particular project account got shifted today and the rest will follow us on next monday.

  Some of our team mates had a thought of just seeing this office yesterday so that we may not have any difficulties in finding the route. Later we decided then what is the fun if we are well planned. Lets enjoy the first day finding the route. I was told that it would be 2 kms less than that of old office which usually takes around 15 kms everyday for one time journey.

  But to my surprise, i could enjoy the real fun as i had identified the office with no difficulties and also reached in 25 minutes which was quite surprising.. otherwise for 15 kms it would take around 45 to 50 minutes minimum. will 2 kms make such a big difference? probably it would in a city like Bangalore wherein you get 2,3 big signals within a couple of kms where each signal will make you wait for 3 minutes minimum.

   Its because i found the CTS name board and  my memory cache fetched the relevant matching keywords with the information what other admin, system people told abt this new office. With reference to that, just looked for in the listing and there it was! Good of the  administration people, they had done it in time.

  Though i was happy that i reached office with no difficulties and in less time, felt like continuing the fun since the floor in which our office is situated was not looking like an office at all. The whole corridor was looking a big hotel and till the time i reached the door (which also looked like the same) at the end, i could not come to a conclusion. Because wihin the premises, they dint keep any name plate or board neither in the reception nor in the corridors.

  Doubted like had i stepped into a 3* hotel or something and opened the door. Even after the surprise continued and i took a turn on the left side. Yes, the surprise ended soon after i saw my colleagues which was what i had been expecting ;-).

  Well, this new office looks so cool. Perhaps, because of having seen the same old office for so long and the ‘difference’ made me feel 🙂 But it really looks cool. Here CTS is the other IT company present in the same building. Its in Jubilee block near Utility Building which is close to corporation circle.  The construction would have been done in a well planned way. Perfectly fits for an IT company as every cubicle is having enough space around and the entire floor is divided into two and each of them are symmetric.

    The new office has a college nearby which is “Bishop  Cotton Girls Arts College”.  For me, its immaterial you know 😉

   The best part is that till monday, we are free to experiment the places and confirm the slots for us.. looks like 🙂  since we were allocated in one place initially and once my TL came he told we can better shift to some other place. We saw a cubicle with just 6 seats to cover the entire team in a compact way but he dint feel like as it was not on the window side. He felt like it would be better if we get the sunlight. I also agreed and we chose another cubicle.

   The best part is in the pantry, they have the LAN connection so that even people can have a casual dicussion by just taking their laptop with them. Good to see. The pantry is not so big but can accommodate around 20 people at a time.  As its facing the roadside as well as the playground besides, the people may have a good scenaries to look at.

   I am done with the most important part of finding out the pantry, restrooms (very obviuos you know), printer etc etc.., Also had accompanied two of my colleagues for breakfast thereby roamed a little to see the places around. Many more to explore gradually.!

100 rupees..

Just thought about a 100 rupees note present inside the money purse safely probably given by some of our close buddies on some occasions..

 Penned down the same as a poem in my kavithaikealungal blog!

 You can view it here.

Hope you may appreciate the reasons!

IRCTC – new look and feel

Hello buddies,

  Today i just thought i can check the train tickets (from Bengaluroo to Singara Chennai) via IRCTC. All of a sudden when the page got opened i had two doubts

(i) whether the website had been blocked because of me browsing inside a corporate network – had it been such case, there would have been no wonders since its *not* a new thing!

(ii) whether i had typed the website url wrongly. since many times i happened to experience in seeing an unexpected website getting loaded because of some spelling mistakes (typo) in the URL. One good example is indiatimes website when i typed by swapping a single character as “indaitimes.com”, there was a matching website for that pattern 🙂 It happened in the year 2002!

   But after looking at the contents of the page loaded, i happened to realize that the website look and feel had undergone a drastic change! soon after that realization, i just uttered “Cool..” (donno “Shivaji” effect or not.. sometimes it happens!). The site looks pretty cool and the efforts are appreciated towards the improvement. Obviously i felt very glad of having a change in the new apperance as it was so pleasant and not disgusting!!

   Really don’t know when they have migrated, probably i might have been late ;-). But just for your perusal, pasting the screenshots of the homepage and welcome page.

 Here is the Home Page..

irctc new look homepage

Here is the Welcome Page once your login attempt is successful…

irctc new look welcomepage

Whatever it be, “Change” is the “constant” term in the world! Right?

Lets welcome the change !!

Hope you too would like the new look if at all you use IRCTC 🙂

 But only one thing really have NOT changed is, still i am getting the same old famous message “unable to retrieve due to communication failure” for my searching of trains between stations………;-((((

Bheema – Ragasiya Kanavugal Jal Jal

படம்: பீமா
பாடியவர்கள்: மதுஸ்ரீ, ஹரிஹரன்
இசை: ஹாரிஸ் ஜெயராஜ்

பல்லவி
=======

பெ: ரகசிய கனவுகள் ஜல் ஜல்
    என் இமைகளைக் கழுவுது சொல் சொல்
    இளமையில் இளமையில் ஜில் ஜில்
    என் இருதயம் நழுவுது செல் செல்
ஆ: முதல்பிழை போல் மனதினிலே விழுந்தது உனதுருவம்
    ஓ உதடுகளால் உனைப்படிப்பேன் இருந்திடு அரைநிமிடம்
    தொலைவது போல் தொலைவது தான் உலகில் உலகில் புனிதம்
குழு: இறகே இறகே மயிலிறகே வண்ண மயிலிறகே வந்து தொடுஅழகே
     தொடத் தொடக் குழைகிற சுகம் சுகமே
     கண் படப் படப் புதிர்களும் அவிழ்ந்திடுமே (இறகே இறகே)

சரணம்-1
=======

பெ: மறுபடி ஒருமுறை பிறந்தேனே
    விரல்தொடப் புருவமும் சிவந்தேனே
    ஓ.. இல்லாத வார்த்தைக்கும் புரிகின்ற அர்த்தம் நீ
    சொல்லாத இடமெங்கும் சுடுகின்ற முத்தம் நீ
ஆ: சுடும் தனிமையை உணர்கிற மரநிழல் போல எனை சூட
    நரம்புகளோடு குறும்புகள் ஆடும் எழுதிய கணக்கு
    எனதிரு கைகள் தழுவிட நீங்கும் இருதய சுளுக்கு

பெ: ரகசிய கனவுகள்   குழு: ஜல் ஜல்
பெ: என் இமைகளைக் கழுவுது  குழு: சொல் சொல்
பெ: இளமையில் இளமையில்  குழு: ஜில் ஜில்
பெ: என் இருதயம் நழுவுது செல் செல்

சரணம்-2
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ஆ: உயிரணு முழுவதும் உனைப் பேச உனைப்பேச
    இமை தொழும் நினைவுகள் அனல் வீச அனல் வீச
    ஓ நெனச்சாலே செவப்பாகும் மருதாணித் தோட்டம் நீ
    தலைவைத்து நான் தூங்கும் தலகாணிக் கூச்சம் நீ
பெ: எனதிரவினில் கசிகிற நிலவொளி நீயே படர்வாயே
    நெருங்குவதாலே நொறுங்கி விடாது இருபது வருடம்
    ஓ தவறுகளாலே தொடுகிற நீயும் அழகிய மிருகம்

ஆ: ரகசிய கனவுகள் ஜல் ஜல்…..
பெ: குயிலினமே குயிலினமே எனக்கொரு சிறகு கொடு
    முகிலினமே முகிலினமே முகவரி எழுதிக் கொடு
    அவனிடமே அவனிடமே எனது கனவை அனுப்பு
குழு: இறகே இறகே … (இறகே இறகே)
   

1st Company Day!

We had our 9th Annual Company Day of our office (Torry Harris Business SolutionsTHBS in short) today. But for me, it was the very first company day i happened to be present out of these 4 years of experience in IT industry. 😉 First 2 years i happened to miss in my first company (Covansys) because of my GATE Exam and my first sem in MS exams. The next year (1st year in THBS) being placed at client’s place (onsite) and busy with the production, could not turn up! So somehow wanted to attend this year!

It was good being part atleast as an active audience! We (myself earand one of my best colleagues) started late for the function as i reached office a bit late than my usual timings.  Though we both thought that we could manage in finding the hotel where the function is happening, we felt it difficult because we just swapped the names of the hall in the morning and evening sessions. After calling a colleague to get to know the name of the hall, we could manage to locate it as it was pretty nearby our office. Of course, we felt a bit hesitated thinking that we were the last people getting into the hall and what others may be thinking by looking at us! But ultimately, whenever comes after you in such a situation, the amount of relaxation, happiness you get right.. really one should enjoy it as we did today! A couple of guys came after us making us feel relaxed 😉

The morning session was great as it was the usual one wherein the CEO addressed all and there were talks on how our office has evolved, what are the future plans, where are we heading towards etc etc.. All these we missed because of being late entries but somehow managed to get these by asking the neigbours after the break.  Then the Question & Answer session was there wherein the people who filled out the questions in a drop box which they wanted theto be addressed in front of all by the respective people (CEO, COO, HR, etc ). Happened to hear a nice comment from some colleagues passing by after the Q & A session was over, which was “You can question any one in the software industry!”. All employees were given a keychain as a compliment on the company day.

The evening session was great as it was having some cultural activities, awards distribution ceremonies etc. Awards was an excellent one as there were many varieties of awards given for the best initiative, star bootcamp, best support etc etc. Felt very great and proud of people who were nominated for certain titles and one among them got selected. The amount of applause you get from the crowd itself shows how much the individuals had been getting along with the team.  Remembered my friend “Prabhu S” who also used to get such awards in his company PerotSystems.

The aspect which we felt lacking in the morning session was filled out here. Yes the dinner! ;-). It was very fine and we could not taste any Non-Veg items as we don’t eat.

 Somehow the whole day went fine with a great enjoyment. 😉 Lets get back to normal routine (work) from tomorrow onwards!! Continue reading

1000 Posts in JavaRanch!

Hello Buddies,

    Today is a beautiful day wherein i feel so proud of having reached 1000 posts in a great community called “JavaRanch”. This is a community where you can quench your technical thirsts be it Java, J2EE, Database, other tools , General Computing etc.

    You can read my 1000th post here  in JavaRanch today! I would definitely suggest you to become a part of it if you are really interested in knowing your technical skills and helping others who are in need.

As a token of excitement, just pasting the screenshot of the 1000th post here anyways (if at all you have any difficulty in accessing it .. he he he).

1000th Post in JavaRanch!