Abhay Jaykar wrote:
> This is all already thought of at
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Rony
> I find this technology has tremendous potential for use in various Govt.
> as well as private organizations where there are long queues on manned
> counters. For example bill payments for MTNL, BEST. The Post Office is
> another department that would benefit very much from this. Multiple PO
> kiosks inside the PO could offer services like stamps, money-order as
> well as registered letters. Just like the current manned counters, you
> simply enter the sender and destination address and 2 identical sticker
> labels with bar codes will pop out. One is to be pasted on the letter
> and the other is the sender's copy. A smart plate on top of the machine
> can be the weighing scale for determining the postage as per the weight
> of the letter/parcel. The letter/parcel is then dropped inside a
> designated box. An extra feature would be to optically scan the movement
> of the letter inward as proof of dropping. This kiosk can also be placed
> in banks and enterprising shops who can be given....say 5% of all
> earnings through that kiosk. so now the Post Office is not far away but
> right near your home and the Postal Dept. does not have to invest in
> land or office manpower to extend its reach. The same technology can be
> used by courier companies too. MTNL's telephone exchanges too can use
> these kiosks for bill payments and adding/removing extra services to
> their subscription like changing plans, enabling CLIP. The kiosks can be
> linked with wireless networking so that it is immune to cable problems.
> So any office that experiences long queues for payments can take
> advantage of this technology.
Various kiosks already exist. This idea was to have an extended office
counter for Govt. offices and extending their reach and services to new
territories without major investments in premises and office staff.
This is C.A. Aashish tripathi, im in a desperate need of a Linux OS for my pc, whose configuration are as follows:
1. 256 MB RAM
2. PIII Intel Processor
3. 700 Mhz Processor
4. 40GB of HDD.
I am looking out for Xubuntu/Puppy Linux but since my internet is very slow I cannot afford to dowbnload it. kindly help me & provide with a CD of it as soon as possible.
C.A Aashish Tripathi a.k.a NEEL
Please post the minutes of yesterdays meeting. You have taken quite good notes!
TIA for your efforts.
--Dinesh Shah :-)
Shah Micro System
Emo Philips - "I was sleeping the other night, alone, thanks to the
Date: Sunday, 24 August 2008
Time: 1400 hrs to 1700 hrs
Venue: HBCSE, Mankhurd
Attendance: The meeting was attended by 22 members from the community
Mr. Rakesh Pai started off the August GLUG meet with an introduction
the available data types, math library. The topic then got more
indepth with practical demonstration and discussions covering the
datatypes, operators, loops, functions, keywords, deep object
structures. The session ended with a small overview of Aptana IDE and
Firebug for debugging.
* Mr. Sanjay B. - jQuery
move on a little higher. Sanjay then intoduced us to a fascinating
put up a demo on jQuery to explain the concepts. Various of useful and
fun stuff like getters, setters, event handlers, JSON objects with
animate, handling AJAX were covered with examples. Then he covered on
the overhead of using jQuery library in your page, cross browser
compatibility, documentation, working with CSS. The talk ended with a
small discussion on processing.js by John Resig.
* Discussion on software patents
This section got deferred due to unavailability of Dr. Nagarjuna at
this point of the meet. So, Mr. Dinesh Shah took the initiative of
discussing what software patents are and why should we care for them.
It surely introduced some new attendees in the meet to the real side
of software programming, where patents play an important role. Anurag
and Vivek Iyyer joined in to explain more on the same. Some of the
highlighted points were
o hardware-software patent combinations
o software only patents are not allowed
o effect on mobile industry and opencourseware
o can similar software be written on different hardware if
hardware-software combination has been patented?
o question and answers covered a few years back on ILUG-D
wiki on the topic
o how LUG as a community can help organisations like FSF
challenge the patents eg. documenting the process
o publishing of patent information as image PDF's
After the talks were done with Anurag and Dinesh Shah started the
process of fixing up namazu. Apparently generating index is a long
process, so it had to be left unfinished at that point.
lenny backport of KDE 4.1
though not official, it is prepared by the same folks who package kde for debian
"Be the change you wish to see in the world" M K Gandhi
I have a background in Medicine; but being interested in computers, esp. use
in biostatistics & data analysis; would like to do an MCA correspondence
course; to learn such concepts as Basics of computers (hardware)/Operating
Systems (UNIX), Programming Basics (eg 'C language), Databases/SQL, etc.
Any suggestions for a good course (*correspondence)*? I was thinking of
IGNOU & Sikkim Mainpal Univeristy.
Have installed the recent openSUSE 11.0 Linux distribution (till now was
using only MS-Windows XP & related applications), & learning about Linux
basics (that may serve as an intro to Unix OS also.)