Recipe to my Favorite Drink – MOJITO

May 10, 2009 § Leave a comment

This is my one best cocktail.. i ever had.. I had it at goa for first time and trust me at hot weather… this drink goes best .. smooth and relaxing….

I recommend most.. that one should try at least once…

Trust me it is very easy to make on your own… here is the recipe written below….

MOJITO COCKTAIL RECIPE

3 fresh mint sprigs(pudina)
2 tsp sugar
3 tbsp fresh lime juice
1 1/2 oz light rum
club soda

In a tall thin glass, rub the inside of the glass with a fresh mint leaf (pudina) and then discard.

Add the sugar and lime juice and stir thoroughly until the sugar is dissolved.

Top with ice.

Add rum and mix.

Top with chilled club soda (or seltzer).

Add a mint leave for garnish and serve

Blueberries and Cream Cheesecake

May 10, 2009 § Leave a comment

One of My Favorite CHEESE CAKE ….. If you like BLUEBERRY then you must definitely try this out…..

Here is the recipe below……

2 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
1 tablespoon cornstarch
24 ounces cream cheese (at room temperature)
1 cup granulated sugar
5 eggs
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups sour cream
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup water
1 cup fresh blueberries

Combine 2 1/2 cups blueberries and 1 tablespoon cornstarch in blender; blend until smooth. Cook purée in saucepan over medium−high heat about 15 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring constantly. Set mixture aside to cool. Reserve 1/2 cup purée for glaze.
Beat cream cheese with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Gradually add 1 cup sugar, mixing well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in 2 tablespoons cornstarch and salt. Pour batter into a greased 9−inch springform pan. Pour puree over cheesecake batter; gently swirl with a knife. Bake at 325 degrees F for 45 minutes or until set. Remove from oven; cool on wire rack 20 minutes.
Combine sour cream, 2 tablespoons sugar, and vanilla extract; mix well. Spread over cheesecake. Bake at 325 degrees F an additional 10 minutes. Cool on wire rack. Cover and chill 8 hours.
Combine reserved 1/2 cup purée, 1/4 cup sugar and water in a small saucepan; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until thickened. Gently fold in 1 cup blueberries; let cool.
Remove sides of springform pan. Spoon blueberry glaze on cheesecake.

Rum Raisin Cheesecake

May 10, 2009 § Leave a comment

This is awesome recipe that I tried , Trust me i went through internet and finally able to get one best recipe for CHEESE CAKE..

Here is the Recipe

The Recipe

1 cup old fashioned or quick−cooking oats, uncooked
1/4 cup chopped nuts
3 tablespoons margarine, melted
3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
16 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup flour, divided
2 eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
3 tablespoons rum
2 tablespoons margarine
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup raisins
1/4 cup chopped nuts
2 tablespoons old fashioned or quick−cooking oats, uncooked

Combine oats, nuts, margarine and brown sugar; press onto bottom of 9−inch springform pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes.

Combine cream cheese, granulated sugar and 2 tablespoons of the flour, mixing at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Blend in sour cream and rum; mix well. Pour over crust.

Cut margarine into combined remaining flour and brown sugar until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in raisins, nuts and oats. Sprinkle over cream cheese mixture. Bake at 350 degrees F for 50 minutes. Loosen cake from rim of pan; cool before removing rim of pan.

Microsoft search to be powered by open source

May 8, 2009 § Leave a comment

Microsoft for years has been warning the world not to use open-source software. Apparently, its Kumo search team didn’t get the memo.

As The Register reports, Microsoft’s new Kumo search technology is filled with open source and, in fact, the Kumo search team, formerly Powerset, “tr(ies) to use open-source software, if it is available.”

In other words, open-source software appears to be the default choice for the Kumo team, not proprietary software. It looks like Microsoft’s anti-open-source bubble really has burst.

Indeed, reading through the Powerset-turned-Microsoft-Kumo team’s description of its approach reads like it was written by an open source-friendly IBM:

Instead of creating a proprietary copy of these pieces of infrastructure, Powerset decided instead to turn to Hadoop, a Lucene subproject that is a framework for running data-intensive applications on large clusters of commodity hardware…Unfortunately, there was no Hadoop equivalent to Google’s BigTable storage engine.

Because we have benefited greatly by leveraging the available Hadoop technology, Powerset decided to give back to the community by developing an open-source analog to BigTable that is built on top of HDFS (Hadoop Distributed File System). After all, we need to develop it, anyway, it isn’t part of the Powerset “secret sauce,” and we, in turn, could benefit from contributions from other members of the community.

Is this the future of Microsoft?

At least in the short term, the answer seems to be yes. Microsoft has been demonstrating that while it remains skittish about licensing its important software under an open-source license, it is very keen on consuming open-source software and embedding it into its proprietary products. JQuery’s admission to the Visual Studio code base is just one example.

CIO.com wrote recently that Microsoft has lost its focus, with serious consequences. I think that this is true.

I also believe that Microsoft’s fear-mongering around open source cost it years of productivity and quality gains that it could have been delivering to customers through open source. I hope that reign of ignorance is over.

Microsoft CEO Ballmer argues that Microsoft needs to be more disruptive in search, and open source is a way to start moving in that direction; prime rival Google embraces open source unreservedly.

For Microsoft’s Kumo search, it certainly is moving in that direction. But when will we see Microsoft embrace open source for its core products? I’m not holding my breath.

IBM wants to make a ‘smarter planet’

May 8, 2009 § Leave a comment

The planet, according to IBM, is getting smarter. Things like GPS and RFID collect information that tell us where things are and even where we are. Refrigerators can place orders when items run out. Traffic lights are automated to adapt to different patterns at different times of day. And software, the company believes, is the invisible thread that ties all this and so much more together.

So today, the company is releasing the IBM Rational Team Webtop, a new user front end for the Jazz platform, along with updates to its Doors, Synergy, Change and Rhapsody software that follows a road map for the former Telelogic products that was mapped out in November.

The releases are part of IBM’s “Smarter Planet” initiative, which recognizes that the world is becoming more interconnected, more instrumented and more intelligent. One of the keys is getting software intelligence in products, such as global positioning devices, medical imaging software, and automotive controls that can collect and analyze all kinds of data, according to Dominic Tavassoli, IBM program director.

Developers creating the software for these devices can use Team Webtop, which employs widgets that extract relevant information from the various software delivery tools in use for display in a single Web-based view that’s meaningful for the user, Tavassoli said.

“Companies need to develop software competencies they didn’t have before,” he said. “Embedded development is changing from functionality and moving up to be key to business value. It’s getting more airplay with executives and teams that think of the business strategy. They’re realizing that embedded software needs the same kind of governance, business decisions and accountability as a component of [an organization’s] ‘system of systems.’ ”

To support this, several of the company’s development tools have been enhanced. The Doors requirements tool has been given a new Web interface, so requirements can be reviewed and modified by teams around the world, and it has better management features—with change control—for large-scale hierarchies of requirements.

Synergy has a new architecture defined for global use, and it brings configuration management into one central server with low-footprint clients, so distributed teams working on systems development, especially component-based development, can access project tasks.

Change now helps organizations set change processes and work with defects in complex, multi-step processes, Tavassoli explained. And the Rhapsody modeling tool now has the ability to support agile workflows, which he said enables design validation to occur earlier and more often.

“We’re seeing a major surge in the focus on embedded software and systems engineering,” Tavassoli said. “That’s where the world is going.”

BISON GRASS VODKA

May 4, 2009 § Leave a comment

One of my friend who went to client side got me a Polish Vodka… named –

“ZUBROWKA” – BISON GRASS VODKA….
 

 

It was Awesome… A very smooth with grass flavor and grass stem inside the bottle is totally something new I ever had…

Here goes its history……

– The One With The Grass –

For centuries in eastern Poland, massive buffalo have roamed the lush and fertile fields that are full of rich flowers and “Zubrowka” or “Bison Grass,” an herb steeped in intrigue, mystique and romanticism. High Society would celebrate hunting successes with a special vodka flavored with “Bison Grass,” in belief this would yield grand power, increase stature and youthfulness which centuries later had been banned from American shores.
Untill Now!

Distillers and chemists have been able to extract the essence from the “Bison Grass,” allowing vodka enthusiasts and cocktail aficionados to be captivated with this new aromatic vodka with a burst of freshness, bouquet of flavor on the pallet and silky smooth finish. Bak’s Bison Grass Vodka is the perfect celebratory spirit for the young stylish professional as well as the vodka connoisseur who’s looking to be enticed by authentic vodka. This revolutionary product is not your typical flavored vodka, rather a vodka rich in flavor.

“We are extremely pleased to bring a touch of Polish nobility to America. Our creation is set to redefine the flavored vodka category with its one-of-a-kind passionate and mystical characteristics, says Adam Bak, CEO of Adamba Imports International and exclusive US importer of Bak’s Bison Grass Vodka.”

Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka marries the nobility of old-world Eastern European authenticity with 21st century western style, mystique and romanticism. Mixologists and cocktail fanatics will be full of confidence, swagger, and passion as they mix up and romance there significant other with this seductive new addition in the vodka category.

 

Hearts Football Club…Inter Tournament

May 2, 2009 § Leave a comment

Hearts Football is a local club where I reside. I have Been Playing since Childhood… We had our InterHearts Tournament – 5 a side which end up quite successfully… And was amazing

The tournament was started with 2 pools
Pool A : HEARTS(Senior Gang), Dark Knight, Fabians
Pool B: Fantastic Four, Little Champs , Avengers.

I represented for Team Avengers … which was one of the weakest team… with 3 new comer who were less than 16… I being the senior and captain… we just nailed the other team in our pool and then went to decide on penalties… where we didn’t qualify for the next round… Whatever it is… It was amazing…

Finally Fantastic Four won Tournament…

Lol Me just having fun with my teammates…..

This was just only Madness

Almighty Giants

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