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Saturday, January 14, 2023

Few Jokes on Unix Operating System and its functionalities *

I remember i wrote a joke on UNIX users a few years back in one of the blog. I was also sharing this with my colleagues in different offices i worked in. Few friends back there in Adobe system and Symantec used to love these kind of jokes. So i thought few more jokes that i have invented (or discovered or written ☺) since then.

The first one is:

Question - Why did the man using UNIX spend all day at the terminal?

Answer - Because he couldn't figure out how to use the "vi" command to exit!

This was a joke because of similar sound of bye and vi especially in some parts of the world.

Question - Why did the man using UNIX always wear sunglasses?

Answer - Because he was always 'ls'-ing in the sun!

Now this used the similarity between the word 'lying' and 'lsing'

Question - Why did the UNIX user wear a tie to the beach?

Answer - Because he wanted to be "root" in the office and "user" at the beach.

Question  - Why did the UNIX user put his computer in the freezer?

Answer - Because he wanted to "cool down" his "system".

Question  - Why did the UNIX user stare at the black screen for hours?

Answer - Because he was trying to "cat" the manual!

Please note that these are just jokes and should not be taken seriously. Unix users are just like any other group of people and should not be stereotyped or discriminated against based on their profession or preferences.

PS: The first of my such joke appeared here in 2013 -

Warehouse management system and the Infoplus Cloud WMS

A warehouse management system (WMS) is a software application that helps companies manage and organize their warehouse operations. It provides tools for receiving, storing, and distributing products, as well as tracking inventory levels, monitoring warehouse activity, and generating reports. Some of the key features of a WMS include:

  1. Inventory management: A WMS allows companies to track inventory levels in real-time, so they always know how much stock they have on hand and where it's located. This helps prevent stockouts and overstocking, and helps companies make better decisions about when to reorder products.
  2. Receiving and putaway: A WMS helps companies process incoming shipments, including receiving and inspecting products, putting them away in the appropriate storage location, and updating inventory levels.
  3. Picking and packing: A WMS helps companies locate products quickly and efficiently when orders are received, and generate picking lists and packing slips to streamline the order fulfillment process.
  4. Shipping and tracking: A WMS helps companies prepare products for shipment, generate shipping labels, and track shipments as they make their way to customers.
  5. Reporting and analytics: A WMS generates a variety of reports and analytics, including inventory levels, order history, and warehouse activity. This helps companies make data-driven decisions about warehouse operations and improve overall efficiency.
  6. Automation: Many WMSs include tools for automation like barcode scanning, RFID tagging, and integration with other systems like ERP or accounting software, to automate many tasks in the warehouse.

A WMS can also include other features, such as cycle counting, kitting, and cross-docking. It can be used in different ways depending on the type of warehouse (for example, e-commerce warehouse, manufacturing warehouse, etc) and can be customized to fit the specific needs of a company.

Overall, a WMS is a powerful tool for managing warehouse operations, and can help companies improve efficiency, reduce costs, and provide better service to customers. With the help of a WMS, companies can gain better control over their inventory, streamline their order fulfillment process, and make data-driven decisions to improve overall warehouse performance.

Infoplus WMS (Warehouse Management System) is a cloud-based software solution that helps companies manage their warehouse operations. It provides tools for receiving, storing, and distributing products, as well as tracking inventory levels, monitoring warehouse activity, and generating reports. Some of the key features of Infoplus WMS include:

  • Automated inventory management
  • Barcode scanning and RFID tagging
  • Real-time inventory tracking
  • Shipping and tracking
  • Reporting and analytics
  • Mobile and offline capabilities
  • Integration with other software such as e-commerce platforms, accounting software, and transportation management systems.
Infoplus WMS is designed to be user-friendly and easy to use, and it can be customized to fit the specific needs of a company. It is also scalable, so it can grow with your business. With Infoplus WMS, companies can improve efficiency, reduce costs, and provide better service to customers. 

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Anwar's Learning Flow Taxonomy - A research oriented guide for school children and students preparing for competitions

 One effective way to study and organize study material is to use the "Pomodoro Technique". This involves breaking up study sessions into 25-minute intervals, with 5-minute breaks in between. During each 25-minute study session, focus solely on one task, such as reading a chapter or working on a set of problems.

Another way to organize study material is to create a study schedule that breaks up the material into manageable chunks. This can be done by creating a weekly or daily study plan, and allocating specific time slots for different subjects or topics.

Additionally, try to use different methods of studying such as flashcards, mnemonic devices, and summarizing the main points in your own words. Using different methods will help keep studying interesting and help you to retain information better. Another way to organize your study material is to use a visual method, such as creating mind maps, flashcards, diagrams or charts.

Lastly, to keep study material organized, consider using a system for keeping track of notes, flashcards, and other study materials. This could include using a physical binder or a digital tool such as a note-taking app.

Very similar to the importance of planning in above example, When researching for school projects or competitions, it is important to start by creating a research plan. This includes identifying a clear research question, outlining a research method, and determining what sources to use.

To find reliable sources, use databases and websites that are credible and peer-reviewed. Avoid using unreliable sources such as Wikipedia or personal blogs. It's also important to take detailed notes while researching, and to organize and cite your sources properly.

When writing your report or presentation, be sure to use your own words and to give credit to the sources you used. Avoid plagiarism by properly citing your sources.

Lastly, practice time management, try to work on the research in chunks and make sure to leave some time to proofread and edit your work before submitting it or giving the presentation.

Sharing here my research based snapshot of an ideal learning flow.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

How to test UX of Advertisements : making sure that your ads are providing a good user experience

You're probably aware that user experience (UX) is important for the success of your website or app. But what about your ads? How can you make sure that your ads are providing a good user experience?

Testing the UX of your ads is essential to making sure that they're effective. Here are some tips on how to test the UX of your ads:

1. Make sure your ads are relevant to your audience.

2. Keep your ads focused and to the point.

3. Use strong calls to action.

4. Use visuals to grab attention.

5. Test, test, test!

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Freeze rows or columns in MS Excel or Office 365 Sheets

 Freeze rows or columns

Sometimes you want to freeze certain rows or columns or even an area in Excel sheet that you do not want to move while scrolling the sheet on left, right, up or down. Here is what you need to do - The Freeze Pane feature!

Freeze the first column

  • Select View Freeze Panes > Freeze First Column.

            The faint line that appears between Column A and B shows that the first column is frozen.

Freeze the first two columns

  1. Select the third column.

  2. Select View > Freeze Panes > Freeze Panes.

Freeze columns and rows

  1. Select the cell below the rows and to the right of the columns you want to keep visible when you scroll.

  2. Select View Freeze Panes > Freeze Panes.