Mail sent by Narayan Murthy to all Infosys staff:


Mail sent by Narayan Murthy to all Infosys staff:

It’s half past 8 in the office but the lights are still on… PCs still running, coffee machines still buzzing… And who’s at work? Most of them ??? Take a closer look…

All or most specimens are ?? Something male species of the human race…

Look closer… again all or most of them are bachelors…

And why are they sitting late? Working hard? No way!!! Any guesses??? Let’s ask one of them… Here’s what he says… ‘What’s there 2 do after going home…Here we get to surf, AC, phone, food, coffee that is why I am working late…Importantly no bossssssss!!!!!!!!!!!’

This is the scene in most research centers and software companies and other off-shore offices.

Bachelors ‘Passing-Time’ during late hours in the office just bcoz they say they’ve nothing else to do… Now what r the consequences…

‘Working’ (for the record only) late hours soon becomes part of the institute or company culture.

With bosses more than eager to provide support to those ‘working’ late in the form of taxi vouchers, food vouchers and of course good feedback, (oh, he’s a hard worker….. goes home only to change..!!). They aren’t helping things too…

To hell with bosses who don’t understand the difference between ‘sitting’ late and ‘working’ late!!!

Very soon, the boss start expecting all employees to put in extra working hours.

So, My dear Bachelors let me tell you, life changes when u get married and start having a family… office is no longer a priority, family is… and That’s when the problem starts… b’coz u start having commitments at home too.

For your boss, the earlier ‘hardworking’ guy suddenly seems to become a ‘early leaver’ even if u leave an hour after regular time… after doing the same amount of work.

People leaving on time after doing their tasks for the day are labelled as work-shirkers…

Girls who thankfully always (its changing nowadays… though) leave on time are labelled as ‘not up to it’. All the while, the bachelors pat their own backs and carry on ‘working’ not realizing that they r spoiling the work culture at their own place and never realize that they would have to regret at one point of time.

So what’s the moral of the story??
* Very clear, LEAVE ON TIME!!!
* Never put in extra time ‘ unless really needed ‘
* Don’t stay back unnecessarily and spoil your company work culture which will in turn cause inconvenience to you and your colleagues.

There are hundred other things to do in the evening..

Learn music…..

Learn a foreign language…

Try a sport… TT, cricket………..

Importantly,get a girl friend or boy friend, take him/her around town…

* And for heaven’s sake, net cafe rates have dropped to an all-time low (plus, no fire-walls) and try cooking for a change.

Take a tip from the Smirnoff ad: *’Life’s calling, where are you??’*

Please pass on this message to all those colleagues and please do it before leaving time, don’t stay back till midnight to forward this!!!

IT’S A TYPICAL INDIAN MENTALITY THAT WORKING FOR LONG HOURS MEANS VERY HARD WORKING & 100% COMMITMENT ETC.

PEOPLE WHO REGULARLY SIT LATE IN THE OFFICE DON’T KNOW TO MANAGE THEIR TIME. SIMPLE !

Regards, NARAYAN MURTHY.

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Opacity – CSS3


The most widely implemented feature of CSS3 up till now is opacity. It’s probably also the one people have been waiting for the most

The following codes will help you get a more clear idea.


style="background: rgb(255, 0, 0) ; opacity: 0.2;"
style="background: rgb(255, 0, 0) ; opacity: 0.4;"
style="background: rgb(255, 0, 0) ; opacity: 0.6;"
style="background: rgb(255, 0, 0) ; opacity: 0.8;"
style="background: rgb(255, 0, 0) ; opacity: 1;"

How to create colored borders with CSS3


W3C has offered some new options for borders in CSS3, of which, next to rounded borders, border-color is also very interesting. Mozila/Firefox has implemented this function, which allows you to create cool colored borders. A sample code has been shown below :

border: 8px solid #000;
-moz-border-bottom-colors: #555 #666 #777 #888 #999 #aaa #bbb #ccc;
-moz-border-top-colors: #555 #666 #777 #888 #999 #aaa #bbb #ccc;
-moz-border-left-colors: #555 #666 #777 #888 #999 #aaa #bbb #ccc;
-moz-border-right-colors: #555 #666 #777 #888 #999 #aaa #bbb #ccc;
padding: 5px 5px 5px 15px;

Best Framework in PHP- Poll


Find out what font is used in a web page…


Here is one interesting thing which i found.. We can literally know what font is being used by doing the following :

First create a bookmark and in the place where you put the url to any site, you need to put this script :

javascript:(function(){document.body.appendChild(document.createElement(‘scr’+’ipt’)).setAttribute(‘src’,%20’http://chengyinliu.com/wf.js’)})();


This is a print_screen view of how to add the bookmark..

And save it and click on the bookmark.. Email me for queries regarding this..Its a great tool for everyone thats linked with web design..


Image Hovering..


If u have a div with a background image and u want that to display a new image on hover, u can use the following. This helps to remove the use of <img src> inside the <a href></a> tag.

Here is the html script:

<a href=””><div id=”iconhoarding”>
</div></a>

The style sheet is as follows:

#iconradio{
width:112px;
height:89px;
float:left;
background-image:url(../images/icon_radio.png);
}

#iconhoarding:hover{
background-image:url(../images/icon_stall.png);
}

Cheers…!!

Adding Stroke to Web Text


Fonts on the web are essentially vector based graphics. That’s why you can display them at 12px or 120px and they remain crisp and relatively sharp-edged. Vector means that their shape is determined by points and mathematics to describe the shape, rather than actual pixel data. Because they are vector, it would make sense if we could do things that other vector programs (e.g. Adobe Illustrator) can do with vector text, like draw a stroke around the individual characters. Well, we can! At least in WebKit. Example:

h1 {
   -webkit-text-stroke-width: 1px;
   -webkit-text-stroke-color: black;
}

Or shorthand:

h1 {
   -webkit-text-stroke: 1px black;
}

WebKit has your back on that one, you can set the text color with another proprietary property, so you’re safe for all browsers:

h1 {
   color: black;
   -webkit-text-fill-color: white; /* Will override color (regardless of order) */
   -webkit-text-stroke-width: 1px;
   -webkit-text-stroke-color: black;
}