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  • Subinkrishna Gopi 12:00 pm on October 10, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: , , repost, success,   

    Repost from 5 Things to Do Every Day for Success 

    5 Things to Do Every Day for Success

    Tue Mar 1, 2011

    This blog is written by a member of our expert blogging community and expresses that expert’s views alone.

    “You get up at what time?” I hear that a lot along with “you are so lucky.” So, I’m going to help out here and let you in on the secrets of my success. Well, not all of them but enough to show you the foundation I build on every day.

    1. Wake up early. For the next week, get up a half an hour earlier that you normally do–and get going. If you get a few more things done, then get up even earlier the next week. Early in the morning is a great time to get work done because most of your associates have not started emailing, tweeting, IMing or posting yet.
    2. Read the headlines and watch the news. Not only should you know what is going on in the world, you will also be the first to recognize opportunities (if you followed #1) for you and your business–long before the competition has even had their first cup of coffee.
    3. Send something to one person who can hire you or buy your product–something you promised to follow-up with, a quick email with a link to something relevant or a “hey just checking in to see how thing are going” email.
    4. Touch base with an old friend or associate you haven’t talked to in ages. Ask how they are, what are they working on and ask or suggest how you might help. You’ll make their day.
    5. Write a handwritten note to someone. Seriously. It is a lost art and makes quite an impression. There is always someone you can send a thank you note to–or you aren’t doing things correctly.

    A simple yet highly effective list. Try all five every weekday for a month. Then, tell me I’m right. If I’m wrong, I’ll buy you a cup of coffee. When you finally wake up …

    Dayna Steele is a serial entrepreneur and author who travels the country creating rock stars with her “Rock Star Principles of Success.” Follow her on Twitter @daynasteele. You can listen to the podcast version of herFast CompanyLeader blogs on iTunes.


  • Subinkrishna Gopi 6:11 pm on October 8, 2011 Permalink |
    Tags: , readability, , , ,   

    Today’s read: 16 Pixels For Body Copy. Anything Less Is A Costly Mistake. 

    Smashin Magazine

    16 Pixels For Body Copy. Anything Less Is A Costly Mistake

    A very good article on why we should keep bigger (and better) font sizes. I totally agree with the author. I hate the small font size Facebook uses. That gives me a bad head ache and I always use the browser zoom for better readability.

    I know what you’re thinking. “Did he just say 16 pixels? For body copy? Obnoxiously big! 12 pixels is ideal for most websites.”

    I’d like to persuade you otherwise.

    Have a nice read.

  • Subinkrishna Gopi 2:41 pm on October 5, 2011 Permalink |
    Tags: , database, db2,   

    An encounter with DB2 – How to apply “limit” to queries? 

    My new assignment wanted me to experiment with DB2. And like everyone else who is new to DB2, I couldn’t find a way to limit the result set! After a lot of googling and phone calls I ended up with a stupid solution – but it works.

    The solution looks like this:

    	( SELECT ROW_NUMBER() OVER (ORDER BY column_to_be_sorted) AS rownumber, col1, col2, other_cols
    	  FROM my_db2_table WHERE col1 = ‘something’ )
    AS tmp_table
    WHERE rownumber BETWEEN start_index AND end_index

    I hope this helps. But I really wish if there was some better ways.

  • Subinkrishna Gopi 12:25 pm on June 6, 2011 Permalink |  

    And “a cup of java” turned 4! 

    I started writing this blog four years back (in June 2007). During those days I was working in an R&D project and I used to get lot of time to play around with different tools and API/library sets. But I’ve a pretty bad memory. So I thought I should write it somewhere so that I can refer at it some later time, at the same time sharing it with someone in need. So, that’s the story!

    Top Posts!

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  • Subinkrishna Gopi 7:24 pm on May 20, 2011 Permalink |
    Tags: , , editor, ide, intellij idea, , new found love   

    IntelliJ IDEA, Me & the new found love! 

    And I am falling in love with IntelliJ IDEA, finally. I was using Eclipse IDE for the last five years. Eclipse is awesome, period. But everything is too easy with Eclipse. You will get plugins for all possible things to do with it. So, after spending five long years with Eclipse (who is still my best friend) I decided to try something new. I downloaded the community version of IntelliJ IDEA. I am really impressed by the features it offer though it’s a subset of the actual offering! It made me feel like a programmer!

    Picture: My Hello World! program 🙂


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