Tuesday, June 24, 2008

BSE Sensex chart in Google Finance

Click here to see the BSE Sensex Chart...

On the chart, click and drag to move the domain..
Just scroll the mouse to increase the domain...

for the domain you see, all charts will start from 0%, and all charts will be shown in percentages.. this is really good to compare easily.. I have not found anything in this fashion, although I was looking for this for sometime !!

Thanks to Google...........

One snapshot is shown below, with some markings..


Sunday, June 22, 2008

List of VOIP.s

I was just curious about these voip.s ... everything looks like sibilings.. who are the parents !!!

I did what everyone does, when you become curious.. YES, Google.. here is what I got..

This site (My VOIP Provider) is a comprehensive site for VOIP Services..
For eg, see the TOP 100 ranking of voip services.. Most of which was irrelevant for me..

But this was what I was looking for... the company that runs all these is Betamax, Germany. Earlier these were the products of Finarea. You can all these and more by clicking here...

The following are the list of services by them.. You can to individual sites to check the best deal for you..

# www.internetcalls.com
# www.netappel.com
# www.poivy.com
# www.sparvoip.de
# www.voipbuster.com
# www.voipcheap.com
# www.voipcheap.co.uk
# www.voipdiscount.com
# www.voipstunt.com
# www.freecall.com
# www.voiparound.com (launched 29 June 2006) - redirects to www.freecall.com now
# www.lowratevoip.com
# www.justvoip.com

Last but not the least, there has been some risks associated with these.. at least thats what this page says.. it says there has been claims by a lot of people about the fraud that they have been subjected to.. Frankly I dont know.. Possible.. But I have been using VOIPCheap.com for about two years now.. has never found anything like that...

best VOIP Rates to India

if you are new to VOIP calls, please have a look at one of my previous posting about this.

The basics are more or less same but, they keep coming up with new sites with better rates.. through this posting I will try to keep u updated about the best rate that I come across with (to India)..

1. VOIP Cheap === 0.07 Euros/Min to India (7 cents / min)

This is what I have been using for some time now.

2. Internet Calls === 0.03 Euros/min to India

I have registed to this site recently.

3. VOIP Raider === 0.022 Euro/Min to Landline and 0.027 Euro/min to mobile. (Even if you calculate with 66Rs per Euro, one minute of call will cost you only 1.5 Rs/- !!!!!!!)

I saw this rate today. I have not registed yet.

4. WebCallDirect === 0.02 Euros/min to landline, 0.03 Euros/min to Mobile. (Super deal)

I found this today..

One more thing. Earlier I was able to pay using credit card. Now a days, it doesnt seem to work at all.. You can do the Bank Transfer or "Elektronisches
Lastschriftverfahren" (if you are in Germany) or its equivalants...

Watch this space for better rates that I find.

[Added on 13.09.2008]
5. CallEasy === 0.02 Euros/min to landline and Mobile. (Super deal)

Only difference from other sites is that this does not allow people to call from PC to phone. Instead you need to make a call to an access number and use the pin to login and then enter the destination number.

The catch with this is that, you can use this effectively only if you can call to these access numbers for free. For eg, here in Germany, most internet connections comes with telefone-flat, which means you call all landlines in Germany for free. So I use that option to call the access number and further call to India. If you are not able to call these access numbers for free, then its better to go for another option (say WebCallDirect) by which you can make the calls from PC. Or if you already have such an account like WebCallDirect, that will help you to make that first call to access no for free and then use the CallEasy Account.

[Added on 15.09.2008]
6. FreeCall === 0.015 Euros/min to landline and 0.02 Euro/Min to Mobile. (Super deal)


Monday, June 16, 2008

Shaving !!!

Whats the big deal ??

I having a googling about Dry Shavers (Electic Shavers). Wanted to know if the foil type or rotary type is better in performance. Foil type may be slightly better in terms of reachability to corners...

In between I found this site, where he has discussed in detail about shaving.



Sunday, June 15, 2008

a simple calculator using Tcl/tk......

My new project is to customise the CAD sofware using another software that uses Tcl/tk (known as Tickle tk).

I started learning it by making a calculator.. It was not as tough as I thought it would be and I was able to make it prety fast..

You can download the .exe and the source code..

1. calculator-dot-exe

calculator dot exe
calculator dot exe
Hosted by eSnips

2. Calculator.tcl
Hosted by eSnips

(please rename the file "calculator dot exe" to "calculator.exe")