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90 Balls Logic

Today, I was asked a very beautiful Logic Question by a very brilliant person. I took a minute to think about it and solve it. But then I was soo amazed at my own intelligence and aptitude that I am posting about the problem and my solution. (Sorry for bragging but I wonder how a brain works if not by divine intellect.)
Here is the question:

Question: You have got 90 pool balls which look completely identical in shape, size and weight. Only one ball in the complete set has a lighter mass. You also have a weighing machine. Tell me a way where you can find the anomalous ball in least number of iterations (steps).
Well, I have never come across such a puzzle till now, and was a bit dazed in such a scenario.
Then I trusted myself and started to think, and the solution was brilliant:
Doing it linearly weighing each ball takes 89 iterations.
My solution:
Divide the entire set of 90 balls into 45 each,
Weigh them on the weighing machine.

You get the set containing the ball with lighter weight.

How to connect Word 2013 with WordPress and Blogger – MS Word : the best blog editor.

There are many content editors for blogging on Mac platforms. But there are almost none for Windows.



I have two blogs : One for WordPress and one in Blogger.
The editors in both of them suck and I needed a very robust content editor to do all my changes and publish them in one stroke.
Well, MS Word is one of the best content editors ever created. Why not use it for blogs?
After trying very hard, I came up with the following solution:
Blogger is not supported in Word 2013 though it has provision to enable it. According to my observations, Google is implementing 2-page authentication which is failing the authentication process through MS Word.
This is according to my guess after running few trial and error methods.
Now why WordPress Authentication fails? Well, I solved it and it is really a silly workaround.
Let us have a detailed workaround:
You click Manage Accounts in MS Word and select New and select WordPress

Now If you click on next, you will get to the following window:


Please obs…

My Desktop

Just felt my desktop to be too impressive and productive. So I wanted to showcase it on my blog:



Things used:
1. Rainmeter
2. Omnimo Skin Pack
3. Elegance 2 clock Skin
4. Wallpaper: http://www.wallpaperup.com/11578/Nature_focus_moss_macro_blurred.html

Let me know your comments.

Picture Password for your PC, futuristic extra protection

Few days ago, while I was opening my Laptop in Airport, I have noticed people looking in awe at my laptop screen as I unlocking it with a picture password. Well, it did seem futuristic but it all started with the introduction of Windows 8 way back. Still no one knows that the feature exists. No one utilizes the feature.



Why memorize a conventional password with all names, characters and symbols?
In many MNC firms, we are required to change the passwords every 3-4 weeks. 
The passwords are required to have symbols, Upper and lower case letters, numbers and what not.
Just imagine my plight to remember all those shitty passwords which change every 3-4 weeks and there must be different passwords for different accounts.
My thoughts: Use a Picture Password instead of creating pain in User's ass.
They will be extremely easy to remember as they align to how our brain works. We can remember gestures easily compared to a set of numbers or symbols.
A safe, secure and easy way which does NOT…

Macros in Notepad ++ every developer needs to know about

Macros in Notepad ++   Every developer needs to know about
Hi, Today I am going to write about an interesting feature in Notepad ++ every developer needs to know:  Macros.

Most of the developers know that Notepad++ is a very light-weight and handy tool which does amazing stuff.
For those who do not know,

Notepad++ is a free (as in "free speech" and also as in "free beer") source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License. Based on the powerful editing component Scintilla, Notepad++ is written in C++ and uses pure Win32 API and STL which ensures a higher execution speed and smaller program size. By optimizing as many routines as possible without losing user friendliness, Notepad++ is trying to reduce the world carbon dioxide emissions. When using less CPU power, the PC can throttle down and reduce power consumption, resulting in a greener environment. You can visit th…

How to activate TaskView with Hot Corners in Windows 10

We have some really productive features in Windows 10. Most notably Task View and Start Menu/Screen
But in order to fully realize their potential, I felt that they should be activated by Hot Corners just like in Mac OS.
So here are some tweaks to achieve the same.

I used: 1.AutoHotKey : Great program for sending keystrokes. 2.Hot Corners 2: To activate hot corners.
Step 1. Install AutoHotKey: I used it to send keystrokes to the processor. Installation is fairly simple.

Step 2: Enter the following script in notepad and save it with an “ .ahk” extension: TaskView.ahk

Ancient Vedic Dinacharya (Daily routine)

In all of creation there are no better and more powerful medicines, tools, techniques, methods etc. than to tune in with the rhythm and laws of Divine and Almighty Nature. Ayurveda, hygiene, lifestyle and diet are crucial to good health. To attain good health, Ayurveda prescribes the daily routine and the seasonal regime.The daily regime or routine is called “Dinacharya” in Sanskrit. ‘Din’ means 'day' and ‘acharya’ means 'to follow' or 'close to'. According to Ayurveda to maintain a healthy and disease free life one should follow a daily routine or schedule. It is important to follow a daily regime in order to be optimally healthy. Dinacharya is one of the best things that you can do to prevent disease, stay in balance and treat almost every illness. The Ayurvedic Rishis (Saints) considered daily routine to be a stronger healing force than any other medicine.
In Sanskrit the daily routine is called the Dinacharya. Ayurveda recommends that in order to be optimally…

Why I was offline for so many days!

Thanks to my Windows phone Nokia Lumia 520Microsoft you did a very bad job on windows phoneLet me big in with what all I faced since day 1It was my friend , a brand maniac who recommended this phone because it was from MicrosoftI wanted a phone which was professional .. Cater to needs like regular email, inbuilt ms office app and so on.My budget was also low at that time..I thank god it was so at that time or I would have bought a pricey windows phone and would have regretted..Where should I start..Nokia bloatware, half of them I would not use and cannot uninstall.Multitasking...jump to home screen and the apps will have to restart when you open them again..My greatest woe... WhatsApp gives notifications only when I open the app...I donno whose mistake it is but it ruined my internet life.No Apps.. No proper file manager! No chrome, no official YouTube, no good eBook reader not even good games.. What is Microsoft doing???Facebook app..cannot post on my own timelineGoogle maps...needs …

Best words to use in a résumé

100 GREAT RESUME WORDSUse active voice and include words that pack a verbal punchEngage your resume reader with vivid language that captures what you do and why you do it well. Here are some words to make your resume attention-grabbing and dynamic:100 Great Resume WordsAssistAbleActionAnalysisAchievementAccomplishedAdvancedConductConsultCommittedConductedContributedCoordinatedDelegated DevelopDeliverDesignDefinedDiversifiedDevotedDistinguishedEncourageEarnedEnhanceEvaluateExaminedFacilitateFormulateFulfilledForecastedGeneratedGainedGatheredGaveHeadedHostedIdentified ImplementedImprovedImprovisedInfluencedLaunchedLobbiedMaintainedManagedMarketedMaximizedMediatedModernizedMotivatedNegotiatedObservedObtainedOperatedOrganizedOriginatedOverhauledOversawParticipatedPerformedPioneeredPlannedPreparedPresentedPromotedProvidedPublishedPursuedQuantifiedRankedReceivedRecommendedRedesignedReengineeredReorganizedRepresentedRestructuredRevisedSafeguardedSecuredSelectedSpecifiedSpearheadedStandardize…