Sinhala-Hindu New Year Greatings !!!

Sinhala-Hindu new year is one of the fascinating events around the globe, a ceremony which is celebrated in grand scale mainly in Sri Lanka. Unlike the western new year celebration this new year is very much bound with the eastern astrology, solely based on the route of the SUN.

when the sun moves from the Meena Rashiya (House of Pisces) to the Mesha Rashiya (House of Aries), Sinhala and Hindu people begin celebrating their New Year or Aluth Avurudhu (in Sinhala). There is no exact time every year as the western new year (December 31st), The Time and maybe the date sometimes is determined by the astrological signs.

The Sinhala – Hindu new year is tightly bound with the Sri Lankan culture where in most faming villages it is celebrated with their Harvest. People are happy, everything is new during this period. There is a belief that old enmity between families or individuals has to be ended with the new year. So that All the sri Lankans celebrate this day with harmony, and wishes every one a prosperous new year.

Suba Aluth Awrudak Wewa !!!

read more about Sinhala Aluth Awrudda at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinhalese_New_Year

A wise choice ….

As i have said in my last post.. few days ago I shifted most of my work to Linux (Ubuntu Edgy Eft) I had many reasons to do this,

1. I was sick choosing good anti virus programs/add ware removers/spy ware detectors for my win XP OS coz there were plenty of viruses/add wares/spy wares making the whole system slowing down.

2. I needed some change in how things look and feel.

3. for the sake of adding some thing to the open source movement.

Any how I had my reasons… but what I am writing here is to justify that my decision was not disappointing at all.. There are many Linux Vs Windows comparisons on the net. some have proved that windows has a better UI and linux does not well thats not true to me… in the case of Ubuntu (6.10) it comes with GNOME 2.14 and for me its awesome !!! any how u have a choice between GNOME and KDE …. and yet thats also customizable !!! so what else a user need..

Any how there is a some kind of a lack in 3rd party software still for Linux but yet the number of choices getting more and more day by day. most of the popular Java IDEs have their own Linux distributions and this is same for C/C++ (Anjuta/KDeveloper).. yet only problem is for .NET even though MONO had made .NET development possible in Linux platform there are no good workforce Gathering IDEs Such as Visual Studio .NET any how I must say apart form .NET for any other development Linux brings a whole new meaning and a good experience.

Talking about IMs as in the long RUN Gaim Imitated many Internet messengers partially at least. and now for MSN in Linux you can use aMSN as an alternative. the newest version is bug fixed and working fine.

Any how all that was about what I found out in last few days sooo am still discovering… meaning I will make a separate entry in my blogg for Linux…..

Cheers !!!!

“Sounds” For Ubuntu in Acer Aspire 5602WLMI

This is one annoying issue I Suffered until today, My Friend Sandaruwan advised me to upgrade my Old Ubuntu OS (Ubuntu 6.06) to the New 6.10 version to get out of my sound problem !!! This was some special case in my Acer Laptop.

with some linux flavors the sound drivers did not work hand to hand !!! so I never heard any sound when working in Linux. This was kind of annoying and disappointing for a new Linux User like me !!! anyways I found the solution The new Ubuntu 6.10 is compatible with the Acer On board sound card !!! So any one Suffering from the same prob You only have to simply Upgrade Ur Ubuntu OS .

Imagine Cup – A Struggle to sign-up

The latter post is something I had to post a week ago but I was walking like a jobless creature having loads of work in my schedule !!! (Aftermath)..

One such thing is to register to the Imagine Cup competition. Since my team mate Sandaruwan threatened me today if i didn’t register today itself that he will throw me out from the team.. I hurried to sign up !!! well this is the second time I am going through this process coz I am very poor in remembering my passwords !! At the 1st attempt I used my Gmail account and registered months before !!! but as i tried today and some days back and gave up !! the password recovary system has some bug !!! It resets the password ! send you the password but that password wont be accepted by the Site , which is so funny !!! then today I created another account Using my hotmail address which I ended up cursing the site !!! The verification code never mailed to me !!! Is this coinsidance !!! I dont know But the URL it self makes me pissed !! “.aspx”

I have gone through many online registration processors before but I was never Screwed up like this but at last after attempting few more times and reseting the password for almost 10 times I got access to my old account again !!! any how I must say That When the URL ends with “.php” These things hadnt been happening in my experience !!! plus pages comes on to ur screen in a much more faster manner !!! I wont Go further more coz I have registered to the competition and hoping to use ASP/C# which they have demanded !! *_*

Kathara-Eliya Trip

Hello world !!! I will say to the blogging world coz this is my first post as you all see !!! sooooop *_* (Trying to relax my self) Its about my trip around the down south and in to the hills and back to the west where I live !!! Kathara-Eliya is named coz of the two destinations KatharGama and NuwaraEliya !!! Well This one life time memory I had !!! any one who is reading this!!! well take my word !!! go on this route with the best frns You have !! you will surely enjoy !!! I dont wont to write about my experience I had coz WELL its something you have to experience yourself !!! but I will put out some unbelievable aftermath.

Have You ever felt so damn lonely !! or sickening about the whole world or felt as if You have lived enough !!! well thats the kind of feeling you get after a trip like that which is SO…. a bundle of FUN !!! So my advise is don’t think about or be with that feeling !! coz thats too annoying and wired and is very harmful to others around you !!! so go to bed early and sleep till sun crack on ur face !!! that will Do !! Wake up clean ur INBOX coz ur gone for a long time and get back to work !!!