Arbeit Macht Frei – The Story of an Inverted “B”

As soon as you pass the entry blocks at the former Auschwitz concentration camp and assemble for your guide to brief the group, you will notice written arching over the main iron gate in big bold letters: Arbeit Macht Frei. It loosely translates into English as “Work sets you free.” A cynical lie that the …

तो ज़िंदा हो तुम…

Film: Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Written by Javed Akhtar, Recited by Farhan Akhtar दिलों में तुम अपनी बेताबियाँ लेके चल रहे हो, तो ज़िंदा हो तुम नज़र में ख्वाबों की बिजलियाँ लेके चल रहे हो, तो ज़िंदा हो तुम हवा के झोकों के जैसे आज़ाद रहना सीखो तुम एक दरिया के जैसे लहरों में बहना सीखो हर एक …

Google “That’s all we know” Errors

Ever tried adding an event invitation sent to your Gmail? It fires a *very* long URI, which, of course is too much to handle for Google Calendar. It humbly yields an innocent: 414. That’s an error. The requested URL /… is too large to process. That’s all we know. Yes, this one precisely: It appears to be a …

A season of astronomical delights!

I dearly missed two things in the last two days: Owning a aperture-rich Telescope and being at a place with minimal light pollution. I am a casual skywatcher and this month, specially, last two days have been nonetheless quite delightful for me! Although the planets near to earth (Mars, Venus, Mercury and Jupiter) are visible to naked …

Filter your own traffic on Google Analytics

Put this code in your browser address bar and hit enter: javascript:void(function(w){try{_gaq._getAsyncTracker()._setVar(w)}catch(e){try{__utmSetVar(w)}catch(e){pageTracker._setVar(w)}}alert(w)}(‘your_keyword’));void(0); Don’t forget to set the your_keyword as your unique word in Google Analytics filter settings (Cookie method of course). …and to test if the cookie is set in the browser: javascript:alert((/__utmv=.+?.(.*?)(;|$)/.test(”+document.cookie))?RegExp.$1:’No unique word’);void(0); Note: Modern browsers will strip-off the javascript part, please use Inspect …