27 September, 2011

Did you know, in UniVerse

1. Dynamic array takes more execution time as it starts searching from the first position.
2. Virtual fields are also called I-descriptors, EVAL expressions or I-types.
3. UniVerse allows creation of menus and submenus with the command MENUS.
4. Pick systems impose a maximum size limitation of 32K on any item.
5. In UniVerse, 31 Dec 1967 has a value of 0. Dates before this are considered negative.
6. 0 and empty string are treated as false.
7. MERGE.LIST works only with numbered select list ranging from 1 to 10.
8. HASH.HELP works only with static files.
9. INPUT command normally takes 140 characters.
10. COUNT('abc','d') results in 0 whereas DCOUNT('abc','d') results in 1

PS: Corrections if any are most welcome. Its been quite some time I worked on UniVerse.

Some Simple Stotras

When taking bath
Gangecha Yamunechaiva Godavari Saraswati
Narmade Sindhu Kaveri Jalesmin Sannidhimkuru

Before having food
Annapoorne Sadapoorne Shankarapranavallabhe
Jnana Vairagya Sidyartham Bhikshaam Dehicha Paarvati

Before going to bed
Ramaskandam Hanumantham Vainatheyam Vrikodaram
Shayane Smarenityam Duhswapnam Tasya Nashyati

Before eating yellu bella during Ugadi festival
Shatayur Vajradehaya Sarvasampathkarayacha
Sarvarista Vinashaya Nimbakam dala bhakshanam

24 September, 2011

Life Of Pi

Written by Yann Martel and has also won the Man Booker Prize in 2002. This revolves around an Indian boy from Pondicherry named  Piscine Molitor Patel or in short 'Pi'. The story is about the survival of Pi after a shipwreck, while stranded on a boat in the Pacific Ocean with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker.
I was presented this book on my birthday and when I read the first few pages I was wondering what made it win the Booker. I had kept it aside for almost a month and then when I had no option, began reading it again. Good that I decided to read it else I would have missed all the adventure in the book. Once Pi's journey in the Pacific starts to unfold you will completely get into the character.

According to me this book is

Must Read               Give a Try               Don't Bother

22 September, 2011

Chill Factor

One of the amazing thriller books by Sandra Brown. Personally I am one of her fans. This was one of the nail biting mystery books that I have read. Usually whenever I have read 50-70% of a mystery novel, my instinct reveals to me the climax and most of the time it turns out to be true. But this was a book where till I completed 95% of the book, I couldn't guess anything.
It's about a successful magazine editor who is trapped in her remote cabin with a man believed to be a serial killer. The plot unwinds beautifully.
According to me this book is

Must Read               Give a Try               Don't Bother 

Mookajjiya Kanusugalu

One of the books written by Shivram Karanth for which he won the Jnanapitha Prashasthi. This book is for those with literary interest rather than for those who just want to pass their free time reading a novel. The book basically revolves around a grand lady and her thoughts. She can foresee things and this leads many to doubt her mental status. The character in the book is her grandson and always stands by her and respects her a lot. The way in which the author details the grand lady's thoughts are wonderful.
This book would suit for those who have read ample Kannada books and not for a fresher in Kannada.

According to me this book is

Must Read               Give a Try               Don't Bother