When you work in SAP Data migration, you'll be automatically forced to get more comfortable with Mircosoft Excel because of the extensive use of spreadsheets functionality to migrate data from non SAP systems to SAP. But SAP's mass updation tool - MASS has a limitation. It will process 6000 records maximum at a time for certain programs. Recently I had a situation where I have to upload 1.1 lakh entries into SAP, which means I have to split the entire data load into 20 jobs. It is not only cumbersome to split manually the 1.1 lakh entries into multiple sheets of 6000 each, it will also lead to manual errors & system performance issues.

This post is for those picture fanatics who frequent to the likes of tumblr for its huge collection of pictures. Sometimes you see a tumblr blog and wish that you have that whole collection in your hard disk for offline viewing. Saving individual files by right click is tedious and makes you wish that there is a way to automate it. After a franctic search, I had found that there is a Mozilla browser addon that saves the images collectively for you. Based on the cookies, this addon will download only newer images on subsequent downloads, but sometimes if you had cleared the cookies or use "incognito window", then you might find huge number of duplicates but with different names. So you need an another option to "find out" duplicates and delete them. This post is what I learnt to use in the scenario.

Auto Shutdown

I hope this post will be useful for the people who want to have their laptops / desktops shut down automaticall after a certain time. Aadhi was so obsessed with IceAge movies that he insisted on playing them always. He is very much aware of the computer functions that if I click "Shut Down", he starts crying. So I wanted to look for options that will automatically shutdown the computer after a specified time that I can pass it off as "powercut for the laptop". None of the freeware available met my requirement and I accidentally came upon this very useful option that doesn't require any additional software for shutting down the computer.

Sellinamஆண்டிராய்டு மற்றும் ஐபோன் உபயோகிப்பவர்களில் தமிழ் ஆர்வலர்கள் பலர் உண்டு. பேஸ்புக்கிலும், சாட்களிலும், குறுஞ்செய்திகளிலும் தமிழை உபயோகிக்க விரும்புபவர்களுக்கு கிடைத்துள்ள ஒரு உபயோகமான      செயலி செல்லினம். முத்து   நெடுமாறன் என்ற நண்பர் உருவாக்கியுள்ள இந்த செயலி உபயோகிக்க எளிதானது மட்டுமல்ல, இலவச மென்பொருளாகவும் கிடைக்கிறது. வாருங்கள்... தமிழை இனி செல்போனிலும் பழகலாம். ஒரே ஒரு குறை.... தட்டச்சு செய்த பின்பு முந்தைய வார்த்தைகளை மாற்றவோ இல்லை இடைச்செருகல் செய்யவோ முயன்றால் கர்ஸர் தானாக வெவ்வேறு இடங்களுக்கு சென்று தட்டச்சு செய்யப்பட்ட வார்த்தைகளை 'உடைத்து' விடுகிறது.

Tamil in Facebook Appஅபுதாபியிலே இருந்தபோது ரொம்ப நாளைக்கு நான் ஒரு நோக்கியா ‘கல்’ மொபைல் வச்சிருந்தேன். அப்போ எனக்கு மொபைல் மேலே அவ்ளோ craze எல்லாம் இல்லை. அப்புறம் அபுதாபியிலே இருந்து இந்தியாவுக்கு வந்தப்போ அபுதாபி ஞாபகமா ஒரு Sony Ericcson w700i வாங்கிட்டு வந்தேன். அப்புறம் அது தொலைஞ்சப்போ தற்காலிகமா ஒரு நோக்கியா 1100 வாங்கினேன். ஆனா அது எனக்கு ரொம்ப பிடிச்சுபோச்சு. காரணம் அதிலே இந்திய மொழிகள் enable செய்யப்பட்டு இருந்தது. அதனாலே நான் என்னோட மொபைலிலே தமிழ்-ஐ main language-ஆக வச்சிருந்தேன். மத்த advanced model-உம் எதிலேயும் தமிழ் இல்லாததால கிட்டத்தட்ட 2 வருஷம் அதே மொபைலேயே வச்சிருந்தேன். அப்புறம் இன்னொரு மொபைலும் தொலைஞ்சதால இந்த தமிழ் மொபைல் இன்னுமொரு வருஷம் கூட இருந்தது. லண்டன் போன ஞாபகார்த்தமா என்னோட முதல் Smartphone-ஐ வாங்கினேன்.

Duokan OS for KindleWithin a couple of days of 'font hacking' my Amazon Kindle to display Tamil fonts, I happened to come across an article in "Digit" magazing about a new OS for Amazon Kindle. It was called 'Duokan' and it was originally created in Chinese interface. I can hear somebody asking me "Now only you had managed to get Tamil in your Amazon Kindle, why the hell you want to go for OS change immediately?". When I read about 'Duokan' the only feature that attracted me was that it makes the font sizes adjustable for PDF files. I got intrested because I have lot of Tamil books in pdf format but I am unable to convert them to *.mobi format. So when I tried reading the tamil PDF files with the "new feature" of font size adjusting, all I get is "???????". Also the OS consumes close to 1 GB out of 3.5 GB available space. So I uninstalled the Duokan OS and as of now I am happy with my Kindle OS itself.

Amazon Kindleநான் மிகவும் ஆசைப்பட்டு வாங்கிய 'Amazon' Kindle-ல் தமிழ் எழுத்துருக்கள் (Fonts) வரவில்லை என்பது ஒரு ஆதங்கமாகவே இருந்தது. இருந்தால் என்ன? நாம் தமிழ் புத்தகங்களை 'PDF' வடிவில் படித்துக்கொள்ளலாம் என்று எனக்கு சமாதானம் செய்துக்கொண்டேன். பின்பு என் மாமா அனுப்பிய 'URL-ல்' யூனிகோட் எழுத்துருக்களை நிறுவுவது குறித்து படித்த போது தமிழ் எழுத்துருக்களை எனது Amazon Kindle-ல் நிறுவிவிட முடியும் என்ற நம்பிக்கை தோன்றியது. வெளிநாடுகளில் Data Plan-களோடு கூடிய 'i-Phone'-ஐ வாங்கி அதை 'Jail Breaking' என்ற முறையில் 'உடைத்து' கறுப்பு சந்தையில் விற்பது வழக்கம். அதுபோல Amazon Kindle-ஐ 'Jail Break' செய்து, நமக்கு பிடித்த Screen saver, எழுத்துருக்கள் (Fonts) ஆகியவற்றை இணைத்துக்கொள்ளும் முறையை அந்த Link-கில் அறிந்துக்கொள்ள நேர்ந்தது.

Click the image to read furtherEven though I feel that I am not a 'typical' gadget person, I find my life going digital in a major way. The latest addition in my daily 'digital' routine is Amazon Kindle - Ebook reader. Even though I heard a lot about e-book readers, I never took them seriously. I thought a laptop will take care of the e-book reading part. But during this London trip, my books alone contributed to 8 kg (exclusive of laptop) and I got pain while running between the terminals in the airport. While commuting in the London Tube trains, I noticed people using the Amazon Kindle, which kindled my intrest in the Amazon's hugely successful e-book reader. So I ordered a Kindle for myself via my sister and got it into my regular day routine.


Since I was not getting enough new templates & modules for my older but stable version of Joomla v1.0 CMS, I decided to go for an upgrade. For the beginners, Joomla is the most powerful CMS (COntent Management System) that is used to run various large & small websites and the best part is that it is a freeware. People like me who blog regularly can't use simple HTML to create websites considering the level of updating needed for every new post being added. That's where these Content Management System comes in. Prior to Joomla I was using PHPX, which was very simple and effective, but that developer team is no longer active. It had been more than 2 years Joomla v1.5.X had released and now many free webhosting companies are offering pre-installed Joomla websites. So considering the new modules / functionalities and the fear of getting behind / obselete, I went for the upgradation to latest version v1.5.15.


Rome was not built in a day, so was my old version website that took years to become stable. Atlast now I am updated with the latest version of Joomla (V 1.5.15) and it took a lot of effort and testing to get the site live. Even though I have rushed through to meet the deadline, I have some more work leftout. The Mamblog section contributed by Meera, that foddered the gossip centric minds had been left out because of the ASCI/Unicode issues. I have to manually copy the articles from the old site backup and recreate them, so give me sometime. Coming to the downloads section, I had indexed the Comedy Dramas and have to list the Philosophical discourses / rest of the articles. My due apologies to Vijay / Ananya / Annamalai as I couldn't fetch their RSS feeds because of a problem with Joomla Library component called 'Simplepie' that dumps too much of data in the database. I promise to enable fetching their feeds once I get the solution for the issue mentioned. Also there is no need to register just for downloading the dramas. I am yet to find the best working template as I am facing problems with articles that have "Read More" contents and I promise to make your stay at my website enjoyable. There are miles to go regarding this and meanwhile I'll write a post on the technicalities involved with the upgradation process. Post your comments and suggestions to make this site better. - {oshits} readers!!!


Hai Guys, It has been a while since I had blogged and every friend of mine thinks that it is Aadhi (his spelling is decided by my father as 'AADHITHYA' as per numerological reasons) is the reason for the break. I wish it would be a lovely reason but actually the website migration Joomla 1.0 to Jooma 1.5.15 is taking a lot of time. Against my expectation, the migration of blog contents (sections, categories, articles) was a breeze but finding the equivalents for the modules and moving the data is tedious. Since I have decided to go for new equivalent modules for Downloads and much loved & read Mambogs, they are taking a hell lot of time in getting accustomed to the module and then doing the configurations. I have this weekend as target for going live with Joomla 1.5.15 and working towards that. You people take a look at the beta version of the site , let me know your comments and suggestions. If you get a 'Fatal Error' message, just refresh your browser ('F5' button) and the page will load again. I am looking for its solution, till then please bear with me. - {oshits}

Hai Guys, I happened to come across this piece of personality test software (2 MB stand alone exe file) while searching some Personality Development materials for Ananya. I took this test for a lark but was surprised at its accuracy. It has just two set of screens where you have to choose the colours in the order of your preference. The second screen repeats itself and you have to be true while taking that screen. And the small report it gives out was quite accurate. I tried to fool the software by inconsistent selections and the results were drastically different from the test I took sincerely. So just thought of sharing with you all through my blog. Enjoy!!! Click here to download the file ~ //End// ~ {oshits} readers for this piece of intresting post.