Be unique YOU, not everybody else!

Friends, I have, so far, met 21.5 million youth in a decade’s time. I learnt, every youth wants to be unique, that is, YOU! But the world all around you, is doing its best, day and night, to make you just “everybody else”. Now the question is whether you want to be you or everybody else. We like everybody else is convenient at the first glance but not satisfying at the long vision, the challenge therefore is that you have to fight the hardest battle which any human being can ever imagine and never stop fighting until arriving to the destine place, that is you arrive at unique YOU.

Friends what will be your tools to fight this battle, what are they: have a great aim in life, continuously acquire the knowledge, work hard and persevere to realize the great achievement.

– Dr A P J Abdul Kalam


Battery Alarm VBS Script

Simple VBS script (save it as .vbs file and run) to get once the laptop battery is charged up to given (90 in this case) percentage.

set oLocator = CreateObject("WbemScripting.SWbemLocator")
 set oServices = oLocator.ConnectServer(".","root\wmi")
 set oResults = oServices.ExecQuery("select * from batteryfullchargedcapacity")
 for each oResult in oResults
 iFull = oResult.FullChargedCapacity
while (1)
 set oResults = oServices.ExecQuery("select * from batterystatus")
 for each oResult in oResults
 iRemaining = oResult.RemainingCapacity
 bCharging = oResult.Charging
 iPercent = ((iRemaining / iFull) * 100) mod 100
 if bCharging and (iPercent > 90) Then msgbox "Battery is at " & iPercent & "%",vbInformation, "Battery monitor"
 wscript.sleep 30000 ' 5 minutes

Marketplace Day Events & Outcomes

Marketplace Day

I am very happy to share updates from Hyderabad 2.0 & Jaipur versions of Marketplace Day & the impact of these events till now.

Marketplace Day Hyderabad 2.0

This was nice to see the collab house again full of energy the night after the first version of this series. In discussion with the marketplace team before the event we figured out that this time we had less number of ready-to-pick good first bugs, so we didn’t invite much attendees. The room with 15 odd code passionate coders witnessed the coding, food & fun whole night. We worked on 9 bugs that night and our contributors filed/fixed more than 15 bugs during the event and in the rest of the month. Here are links of photo album and event etherpad.

Marketplace Day Jaipur

This was the best of all three MPDay events we have organized till date.  Here is the summary of this event-

  • Our of total 35 attendees, 35 successfully set up Fireplace before event itself
  • 10 Attendees successfully set up Docker
  • Bugs filed/patched during the event : 14
  • Bugs Assigned in total : 18
  • More links – Read Full BlogpostPhotosInfoPad
  • Find all Marketplace Day events photos here.

Outcomes & Whats next

These is the pilot run of series of Marketplace Day events, where we are exploring how to conduct such events successfully & make best out of such events. Here are few outcomes of these events –

We will soon updates you more on our process of event format. Reps, be ready to jump into Marketplace Events. Doing good is part of our code :)

‘Mobile Optimized Web’ in Marketplace, it’s much more than just another project by Mozilla

Mozilla always had a clear goal of keeping the Web as the most powerful public resource, and keeping web open and accessible for anyone. Mozilla was formed when there was a threat to openness of web, and till today Mozilla is proudly standing there for the web. Firefox OS was also launched by Mozilla to give users one more choice in the mobile world as well. Mozilla recently introduced concept of including MOW (Mobile Optimized Web) into Firefox Marketplace (app store for Firefox OS). This concept is simply about ‘Expanding the Marketplace catalogue to include a curated set of mobile-optimized websites’ for better discoverability of content on mobile devices.

Mozilla includes 'Mobile Optimized Websites' along with apps into its app store Marketplace.

Mozilla includes ‘Mobile Optimized Websites’ along with apps into its app store Marketplace.

But I see this project as another big initiative by Mozilla towards keeping web powerful and not a project to including websites with apps on its Markerplace. Here Mozilla is standing with web to make sure the web is not affected by the power apps eco-system is getting today.

Today, the mobile apps eco-system is growing exponentially and has been accepted very well by public. At the same time I think the power which the apps eco-system is getting today, is a potential threat to web. I am not at all worried (and this will definitely not happen) that web will be completely overtaken by app world. Now what is problem with apps eco-system? I do not see any issue with apps world, but web should not be affected from this. The main problem with app world is that this is owned by few giant powerful hands, this is not open and public resource as web is. If people keep shutting down their websites in favour of apps, we will not have any public resource which is not owned by anyone, but all of us.

When a user clicks on an icon and access the content for a purpose, he actually cares for better UX mostly. He will not have any concerns whether he is accessing an app or a website. This is the reason, Mozilla is including mobile optimized sites also in the marketplace. With including websites on marketplace, the users will definitely get more better results for their searches which will give them better search experience. You can read more about MOW on Mozilla blog or on its Mozilla wiki page.

In short, introducing MOW into Marketplace should:

  • Give mobile optimized websites equal importance as it is given to apps on mobile world.
  • Help users discover content that they want through a seamless discovery experience between apps and the web on mobile devices.
  • Help catalyse the move to the web as the platform for mobile devices.
  • Utilize the collective wisdom of our community, for the benefit of our community, to bring the best of the web to everyone.

Month of Titles – Friend of Marketplace & Friend of Mozilla

The last month was really exciting, will better say that this was a month of recognition.

FOMMarketplace team selects one contributor every month for recognition as ‘Friend of Marketplace’, and in June I was the one chosen for this title. Read the full article on Mozilla’s app blog. To nominate yourself or someone else for this title, you can submit they contribution at monthly wiki page, find more details at Marketplace wiki page.

Screenshot from 2015-07-09 00:13:57Marketplace Day Hyderabad, the first ever regional marketplace code contribution event, was really a big success. I was really honoured to see my name as Friend of Mozilla an the next project meeting. You can read all notes of this meeting on this wiki page.

Doing good is part of our code :) Proud to be a Mozillian.