Nov 17, 2005

2005 Presidential Election

It is the 2005 Presidential Election in Sri Lanka today. There are 12 candidates participating in the election campaign. Prime Minister Mr. Mahinda Rajapakse and the Opposition Leader Mr. Ranil Wickramasinghe are the main contenders. It is said that this year’s election would be a closed contest and probably the preferential system may come into the play.

Nov 10, 2005

AJAX - Asynchronous JavaScript and XML

AJAX - The buzz word in the internet these days.
Have you noticed the new features in the latest web sites such as drag and drop, cool popup drop down menus, dynamic suggestions in text boxes etc.? And did you noticed that the page still remained loaded while you were presented with the new data? Well this is AJAX. This latest technology has an enormous potential to reshape the web based applications in the future. This introduces the true Thing Client concept to the internet
based applications.

AJAX uses asynchronous Java Scripts to manipulate the process flow. The XMLHttpRequest object is responsible of supporting to exchange data asynchronously with the web server along with
XML as the data transfer agent. For presentation it uses XHTML or HTML, CSS and the Document Object Model (DOM) to modify the presentation layer dynamically.

Google's Gmail front end is designed with extensive AJAX support. Google uses this technology heavily in their web based applications. All the software giants are now speeding towards the AJAX technology. Microsoft is trying to recapture the market with AJAX and the same story with Yahoo while Google is dancing merrily down the cyber lane with AJAX.

Nov 9, 2005

Nov 3, 2005

Farewell my friend 'BRUNO'

Yesterday, November 3rd 2005, my beloved friend Bruno met with an accident.
I am very sad to say good bye.... But I think your life as a dog is over.
You lived with us as a brother.

For your short life of 6 months you gave us an enormous joy. You will remain in our thaughts forever.

Good Bye My Friend!