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Mentor – A Life Line

From the day we are born, instinctively we rely on our parents for care and guidance. We learn basic skills like walking, talking, smiling, making hand and facial gestures etc. by taking cues from people around us.
As we grow we start learning more and more complex skills in order to survive in this competitive world. Once we reach our late teens, we lookout for role models who have set an example and aspire to emulate them. As young professionals, we seek out for mentors.
Mentoring – Aspects and Objectives
A good mentor can make a world of difference. He can advice you on something, encourage you into doing something that you like, listen to you, help you in advancing your education and career or even help you in networking and getting you the necessary connections. Most importantly a mentor can save you the trouble they have already faced.

Your Ideas are worth Nothing!

Be An Executioner by Derek Sivers
It’s so funny when I hear people being so protective of ideas. (People who want me to sign an nda to tell me the simplest idea.)
To me, ideas are worth nothing unless executed. They are just a multiplier. Execution is worth millions.
Explanation:
Ideas
Awful idea = -1
Weak idea = 1
So-so idea = 5
Good idea = 10
Great idea = 15
Brilliant idea = 20
Execution
No execution = $1
Weak execution = $1000
So-so execution = $10,000
Good execution = $100,000
Great execution = $1,000,000
Brilliant execution = $10,000,000

Interesting Read about Google

Source: Quora
Larry Page’s brother Carl Page had experience with venture capitalists, having sold eGroups to Yahoo for $432 million. Because of Carl Page’s experience with venture capitalists Page and Brin were extremely unwilling to cede control over their company to investors.

HTTP response codes – Round up for quick reference

200 OK
This response code indicates that the request was successful.
201 Created
This indicates the request was successful and a resource was created. It is used to confirm success of a PUT or POST request.
400 Bad Request
The request was malformed. This happens especially with POST and PUT requests, when the data does not pass validation, or is in the wrong format.
404 Not Found
This response indicates that the required resource could not be found. This is generally returned to all requests which point to a URL with no corresponding resource.
401 Unauthorized
This error indicates that you need to perform authentication before accessing the resource.
405 Method Not Allowed
The HTTP method used is not supported for this resource.

5 Hosting Accounts Give Away

We have decided to give away 5 Hosting Accounts. So we Decided to run this contest to find who deserves it. Read along to find out how to get your Hosting Account.
Hosting Account Details
Period: 1 year
Disk Space: 1 GB
Monthly Data Bandwidth: 10GB
FTP Accounts: 1
Mysql Database: 1 x 1 GB
Supports: PHP5, Perl w/FASTCGI, Python CGI, Ruby CGI, Ruby on Rails w/FASTCGI

How to WIN ?

  1. Follow us on Twittier @variable3.
  2. Like our Facebook Fan Page and introduce yourself.
  3. Post about this Contest on your Blog.
  4. Tweet About thing Contest
    “Win 1 year Free Hosting” at http://bit.ly/aUeFlH #v3contests

Finally website redesign rolled out. We are all excited here !

Guys finally we took out time to redesign our website. We were busy with work and couldnt find time to get it rolling. We are eager to listen to your comments, critics and feedback. You know where to contact us. Send it in at contact@variable3.com
Update: We have launched a proposal planner to help clients to get started with us and their projects.

Appologies to Mr Ron

I apologize to Mr. Ron about the Rip off of his article top ten geek business myths. I didn’t take the extra step to find Ron and take permission and give him the credit. The post has been taken down. I take full responsibility for this happening.

How to cold-email someone ?

  1. Know your audience. Find out as much as you can about the person you are contacting before you contact them. You don’t have to become their biographer, but you should at a minimum do a quick web search. If the person has a home page, read it.
  2. Introduce yourself. A sentence or two is all it takes. If you can’t come up with anything better, start with “My name is…” If you are writing in connection to your work, give your title and company. If you are a student, give your status (grade level, undergraduate year, or graduate level) and the school you attend. In short, say something about yourself to help your contact anchor their first impression of you and tailor their reply appropriately.
  3. If you are not fluent in your audience’s native language, give some kind of a hint what your native langauge is. If you are writing from an institution located in a country where your native language is spoken that’s good enough.

Must use Web Design and Developer Tools

Web coding can be quite tricky at times, figuring out how you want your website to look and where your visitors are coming from. Here’s a compilation of the most helpful free tools on the web to make your website better.
Google Analytics
Google analytics is a web application which gives you an enormous amount of insight about your traffic and visitors, from what browsers they’re using to how long they stay on your site. It tracks data over time and lets you see how your web traffic has changed. It shows you where your visitors are coming from and more. I highly recommend using Google Analytics.