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Sunday, 22 October 2017

Environmental Engineering | Waste Water and Sewage Treatment

Climate change, Population growth all seem to be the instances wherein the society is required to act and take control of the mess they created themselves. Under such situations arises the opportunities for civil engineering aspirants to extend their contribution to society and make a fine living out of it, it's no wonder to see that environmental engineers have a higher probability of a good income as compared to the other fields as Structural or Geotechical.

A combination of Chemistry, Physics, biology and some civil engineering principles; this subject seems useless to most civil engineering students, the problem is that we're still rooted for Structural or Management, or Geotechical. 

Let's get back to the topic:

I've prepared a playlist of videos from YouTube that are relevant to the syllabus of Savitribai Phule Pune University for Practicals in Environmental Engineering 2 (I'm sure most of us have missed a few classes 😉, we're BE students) 

Click here to Add the playlist to your YouTube Library
The above playlist is a compilation of all the experiments included in the syllabus of Savitribai Phule Pune University for the subject of Environmental Engineering 2, BE Civil

Internet is one of the best medium to have an exposure to the concept and experience the practicals in a virtual for, many of us might not have able to have an hands-on experience in it though!

I'd attended a guest lecture in our college which was delivered by Mrs. . During the Session I took a few notes, in other words scribbled a few stuffs which I guess I should share with you'll for your reference...

I suppose the above text is might be difficult to decipher but it is just a little scribble of all the stuffs that I could record during the lecture..

Thanks for Reading...

I would like to express my sincere Gratitude to Mrs. for delivering a guest session and Mrs. for taking all the efforts in coordinating the session.

We'd prepared an excel template for the design of Sewage Treatment plant, please click here to visit the post and download the template


Saturday, 14 October 2017

Research, Ethics & Tips to prepare a genuine research Paper.

Image Credit: SWF Research

Research, a term, and act of respect are losing its value at the hands of a few. These days I've observed an arms race to publish research works, much of it lacks authenticity and often a spam in the knowledge-driven world. People are doing acts that are offensive and a clear violation of ethical terms observed by research associates all over the globe. 

We live in an information-driven world, the IT era and it is extremely vital that authentic information is available on the internet. The publications are responsible to be the gatekeeper to authentic knowledge and information but my experience makes me comment that it's not the case, they're willing to index and issue the certificate for any random article. This often leads to more plagiarism on the Internet, making it difficult for the genuine researchers to work and creating an environment wherein the CopyNinjas thrive. 
People seem to have given up the qualitative aspect of research and just want to publish quantity which often ends up being useless and junk. There are thieves that pick up research material from people do a little editing and boom it is published, now bragging all around but they remember not that they're failing in terms of quality. Research should be published so that you can contribute something to the society and that's a prime reason for a heated debate in the subscription-based and open access Journals. What's happening these days is that people are just publishing for the sake of certification, I believe that without citations a research paper has failed in its objective. 

People have often been found to just put in names as authors and have credits, this is a great monetary idea(and a business for few)  but when it comes to verification it is a disaster and could lead to a great damage on your profile and self-esteem.

Genuine and Innovative Concepts, Studies, et cetera are always appreciated...

So here are a few kinds of stuff you could do to have a genuine rating on your research paper :
  • Provide proper citations to works you have referred. 
  • Most important, publish only what you have done and not copied from someone else. It is possible that you might be sued for copyright infringement. 
  • Do not fall prey to nepotism, add only those people who have actually been the authors. 
  • Prefer journals with good standing and name, a few journals published anything given to them. 
  • Have a good vocabulary in your paper. 
  • Have corrected punctuation and grammar in your paper. 
  • Try to keep it concise and to the point avoid making a story of past and present (recently learned though 😉) 
  • Give proper acknowledgments to people who'd supported you through the course of your research work.
We still live in a Human Driven world and unlike the machines our relations aren't like those of Client-Server address but defined and regulated by an important human emotion, 'Trust'
It is extremely important that your works are genuine and that the observations are reported without any manipulations, in the current context it is important that the results could be reproduced....

To learn how you can use Microsoft word efficiently to write a good paper, click here to read my article on how powerful is Microsoft Word.

Well if you're new to the paper publishing stuff, you can click here to read my article on how to publish a research paper 

Thanks for Reading... Until then Keep it Halal

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Friday, 13 October 2017

Moment Redistribution for Design of Continuous Beams


Design of structural members requires a lot of analysis and checks. Beams are a fundamental part of any structure and their design requires consideration of forces and their effects on the beam as a whole. 
As a part of the structure, beams can be considered as two types single span or continuous span. The only differentiating element between the two types of beams is the consideration of beam a continuous or discontinuous. If the beam is taken as discontinuous then the effects of loading acting only on the span are to be considered, like the bending moment in the beam will be only due to the load present in the span and will not have any counteracting effect. These often lead to uneconomical designs as when the beams are designed as continuous the positive moment created by the load in one bay creates a negative loading in the other bay. In this fashion, the combined effect of loading creates a balance in the other adjoining span. Well, engineers have figured this out and have successfully exploited this phenomenon for designing economical structures to save material and cost.

As seen from the image above a lot of material is saved by designing the beam for net forces and actions instead of designing by the conventional single bay/span method.

How to perform MDM:

Moment distribution is performed by formulating a table wherein the moments are distributed by considering the stiffness factors and the fixed end moments of the spans. The moment is distributed until the moment at both the sides of a continuous joint are equal.
Check out the video below to learn more about the method:

Now once you've completed the calculation of moments from the beam you can formulate a table and then by considering the beams separately in each span calculate the reactions and then formulate the SFD and BMD. Now in order to design the members for worst case scenario. You can refer the image below to determine the load cases:

As a part of my BE termwork, I'd performed a similar analysis and determined the moments by considering the different cases. After performing the analysis I'd prepared a table of the moments:

By iterating the above sequence for the different cases I calculated the moments at the different sections of the beam. Once MDM is completed you are now to redistribute the moments to take the benefit of loading patterns. Up to 30% of the moments on the continuous supports can be redistributed to the adjoining spans. and by doing this the point of contraflexure can be shifted in order to make a structure more economical.

Now in-order to redistribute the moment select any continuous support, suppose you want to redistribute 20% of moments at support E, multiply the moment on support E by (100-20)% and then apply it on the span. Later by applying the loading calculate the reactions on the supports and then find the final bending moments.:
Check out the Video below to learn how to calculate the support reactions:
Calculate the reactions and then plot the corresponding bending moment diagrams for all the corresponding load cases. Perform the same sequence for all the cases, at the end it is recommended that you make a table to compare and evaluate the worst combination for design.

Now once you have the worst combination of Bending moment you can design the beams by considering the moments and the loading. Use the general design procedures for the design of flexural members under specifications as per IS 456.

Thanks for Reading....
Until Then Keep it Halal!

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Monday, 9 October 2017

Axial Forces Calculation Excel Template | Howe Truss - SD1 Termwork

  Calculating the axial forces can be an absolute mess, but if you'd done it a few times you might have noticed that it follows a regular pattern. This pattern makes it easy to be coded and in a few minutes. For many of such works or the so-called group projects, I prefer having a custom template on Excel to get my jobs done rather than depending on someone else to do it.
 So during the third year of my Civil Engineering, we had a group project to design a steel truss and it was an absolute pain to calculate the parameters, most of them were repetitive in nature so as a solution I made an excel template and then just by changing a few values I was able to get the design completed. Once my custom template or what I call the Microsoftware was ready, I could solve the design for others in a few minute as well. I'd added a few logical checks which enable the extreme scrutiny of design parameters so that there could be a lot of material savings.

So here is a part of the templates:

Axial Force Calculation for Howe Truss with 5 panels and a span of 16 meters
 This was a spreadsheet I made after solving a few joint analysis problems and found the pattern that could be automated, later I used the same to solve the wind loads and live loads as well. So it is clear that by coding once you can use it multiple times and get your works done in a faster and efficient way.
Axial Force Calculation Spreadsheet Preview

Click Here To Download the Spreadsheet

Axial Force Calculation Spreadsheet Preview

How to Use the Spreadsheet

  • Edits to the Spreadsheet are disabled.
  • Enter the Nodal Loads that you'd calculated by the IS code Method in the fields specified.
  • Feed in the slope or the angle of inclination in the field as specified.
  • Scroll down to edit the angles formed at the different joints and modify if required.
  • By just feeding in the above mentioned values the cells will update with the correct values.
  • C represents compression and T represents tension in the members, the allocation of compression and tensions are to be done manually, ( I didn't had time to do that, neither the university cooperated to allow me to print the termwork. I had to write it by hand :-( , Yours might be a lucky chance! )
That settles it!
Thanks for reading


Friday, 6 October 2017

Google Classroom | Enhance the Virtual Academic Interaction

Google Classrooms, an education enhancement product by Google. 

Internet without Google is hard to imagine and taking the educational aspects to a whole new level, Google had introduced its educational products. Basically, Google classroom offers an online platform for teachers and students to interact, it's like a virtual classroom that is online. Here the teacher can share the notes, study media and et cetera. The best part of it is the assignments, a teacher can upload assignments & the students receive an update via email regarding the deadlines and other relevant data. Having this information conveyed the students can work on the assignment, complete it and upload it in the classroom online. In this way the traditional printing and checking task could be eliminated, once the assignment is uploaded the teacher can review and also awards grades to the students based on the assignments. 

This is a very good product and at the moment it's free for access.... 

So Now Let's get started...
If you're a Teacher, you might want to create a classroom, so follow the steps as below:
  • Visit
  • Sign in with your Google account with which you wish to create and operate the classroom
  • Click on the '+' (plus) button at the top right and then click on create class.
  • Then enter the details about the class name and subject details and click on create.
  • In this way, you can create the classroom.
  • Once you've created the classroom, its time to add students to it.
  • You can invite students by click on the student's tab and then by entering their email address you can add them.
  • Alternatively, you can share the classroom code with your students which can be used by them to join the class.

    Learn to Create a Class within a Minute
I suppose its much of an introduction for the teachers..

Now for the students,
A few steps are common with an only difference of using the code to join the classroom, follow the steps as below:
  • Visit
  • Sign in with your Google account with which you wish to create and operate the classroom
  • Click on the '+' (plus) button at the top right and then click on join class.
  • Then type the code that you got from your teacher.
  • Alternatively, you can ask your teacher to send you an invite which you can accept via email.

    Learn to Join a Class within a Minute

So in this way, both the student and the teacher can be connected on a common platform to share the important notes and assignments! It is available as an android app also.

Additional information, if you're from Department of Civil Engineering at Trinity College of Engineering and Reseach, you can access the Google Classroom Codes of all the faculties by clicking here.

Thanks for reading..


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Saturday, 30 September 2017

Download Complete Playlist from YouTube | Using IDM & Youtube-Multidownloader

It happens with most of us that we have to download the entire playlist from YouTube. Such time the following website could be extremely useful. I use it often to download the NPTEL video lectures while I'm having a good network and view them offline later.
If you're using IDM then follow the steps:

  1. Go to YouTube, then navigate through the playlist you wish to download.
  2. Click on share the playlist.
  3. Copy the URL from share link
  4. Visit the site and paste the URL, it'll generate a code in the window below.
  5. Open IDM and then click on the Task option on the menubar, then click on "Add batch Download from Clipboard" then a dialogue box will appear.
  6. You're almost done, now follow the prompts and the videos shall be downloaded
Alternatively You can also use following website to generate the code for batch download (we reconmmend this link as it will also name the videos with the titles as displayed at the videos on YouTube)

Thanks for Reading...


Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Never Do it for Free | You'll Loose Value of your Service/Products

It's been a common saying that,
Whenever you're Good at Something never do it for free.

Most people relate it to remuneration in terms of rewards or benefits and so did I believe it to mean. Until now I never thought much about this quote, though people close to me reminded me of it frequently. 

I'm a type of person who will dig the well only when there's extremely high need of water and won't bother wasting time over it. I have pretty much of other stuff to take care of, remember I'm an OPEN CATEGORY student! 

So until now, I used to do a number of technical works in my college which involved development and implementation of new techniques. I used to do a lot of work, put in a lot of efforts and personal investments, yet would do it for free. People used to appreciate my work and I kinda liked doing them. 

 Well, your brain eventually matures and makes you think multidimensionally i.e. How, why? what's the profit, etc. It is this phase wherein you realize that people are just making use of your skills for their benefits and under a few instances not giving the value you require. 

  I did a lot of work for free and realized that people simply don't give value to your works on the other hands just consider if they would have paid me for my works, like it if the product would have required them to make a payment it would have been more valuable to them. They would have been more respectful towards the product. I made a few videos and managed the online activities of our Civil Engineering department of our college, lately I realized that just working for free people often take me for granted, get their work done and I do appreciate that I was able to help them but the sad part is that the product or service that I create or provide isn't valued or used too often and ends up just in files for reference. It is to be learned from the mistakes and experiences and I certainly take it into consideration as a result of which I would now be curtailing all the free services and would be leveraging my skills for monetary rewards.

  It is extremely essential for one to be able to escape from the emotional state of unrest and attain peace of mind certainly, man is equipped with limited amount of motivation and with every effort you to put in a certain amount of motivation is consume and in-order to replenish the motivation stock you need positive affirmation and the best form of it is seeing your product being used and valued by others.

 Another thing I commonly observed is that material output that is tangible is much valued by people than the intangible products such as videos, intellectual properties. This is certainly disheartening but you have to live with it....

Would simply like to end this with a small statement,
Anything that is available for free isn't valued!
Even the Gurus of the Ancient Indian Education system asked for Guru-Dakshina

in a nut-shell its, Ghar ki Murgi Dal Barabar!

पढ़ने के लिए धन्यवाद!

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Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Caesium Image Compressor software | Reduce the Size of your Documents, Images for Indian Scholarship form Fillings

Most Indian scholarship websites restrict the size of documents to be uploaded for the form. Caesium considerably reduces the image size without much loss of quality and is one of the best tool available on the internet for use

How To Add IDM (internet download manager) Extension To Google Chrome Br...

I personally use IDM a lot, and its malfunctioning annoys me a lot. Just found this quick fix 

Tests Done on Bitumen

Bitumen is the most used surface grading material in the construction of roads and is often found to be used as a binder in different areas.

Calculations of Moment using STAAD, replacing the Tedious Frame Analysis | SD3 Termwork

Frame Analysis

BLC: Be Lazy When you Have a Computer to Compute

It has been a common approach in structural analysis and especially while analysing for earthquake forces to use the Frame Analysis methods such as Cantilever Method and et cetera. These methods are very time-consuming error prone, a single mistake and the entire ship could sink. 

The best part of living in the 21st century is the availability of software that could do the task for you, simply a few inputs and boom! your task is done. I personally use STAAD pro for a number of my analysis purposes and it is at the starting a bit difficult to get a grip over the software environment of STAAD but once you've learned it, its a skill you that could trade off your efforts. One such project is the designing of building for earthquake loads. And in order to analyze the forces and the moments acting on the structure you need to perform a frame analysis of the entire building which is very time consuming and tedious, it involves a number of computations if done manually. If I wouldn't have learned about STAAD pro I would have simply made an excel sheet to perform the analysis, but now I'm having the software so I simply don't need to waste my time on preparing excel sheets.

So let's get back to work:

In my analysis I used Excel sheet to calculate the loads that would be acting on each storey using IS codes, I could have done this on STAAD but the university syllabus necessitates me to manually estimate the earthquake forces :-) but bad hand-writing and extreme laziness to calculate manually every modification force me to code down an excel sheet to get the work done!

Check out the excel sheet I prepared to calculated the forces that were acting on the structure:

This required a little effort but its' completely automated now and I could simply have an active instantaneous modification with automatic adaptation of fields that are constrained by formulas.

Once this task is done, comes the terrible task of manually performing all calculations but here we have software for our assistance and we shall be performing the calculation on STAAD pro.

I made a model of the structure in STAAD, assigned the properties and loadings and then performed the analysis to get the outputs. Within a few seconds, the task that would have required me at least 30 minutes was completed. As the building was not symmetric I had to perform two different analysis in two different forms for the X-Z plane and the other for the Y-Z plane.

Output for BMD of Structure X-Z plane through STAAD

This one is for the X-Z plane and the BMD is just the same as we obtain by solving manually using the portal frame method, now as the building is asymmetric, there is need of performing the earthquake forces and portal frame analysis for the other direction also.

Output for BMD of Structure Y-Z plane through STAAD

So this is how you can use STAAD for calculating the BMD within a few minutes and save time and efforts.

Apply the loads in in the form of concentrated nodal loads on the floors in acting the X or Y directions only. Let me know about your experiences analysing structures on STAAD.

Until then

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Reverse Engineering | Terrible and Surprising Interpretation!

I learned a lot by reverse engineering stuff and experimentation! yet a few won't understand how difficult it is to acquire a skill and simply fake up being more skilled.

With Great Skills come Great Responsibilities

It was an extremely different and varied approach to learn stuff on your own though not to forget the credit you owe to the YouTubers and your secret mentors, and all of a sudden you realize there'll be people in your life who are simply great in behaving as if they're masters at the performing the task and it is to be noted that they simply don't have any knowledge of it.

You shouldn't give the undeserved the privileged of a deserving, it simply ruins the compensate of the efforts.

There was a recent situation wherein I made a blog for a set of individuals and then there was a person to cite REVERSE ENGINEERING and ask me to spread the propaganda that I learned blogging from them when its surely not the case! I must at the moment come up and display off my real mentors, Bloggers, and YouTubers. 

It is through the exposure of internet and the solitude that I'd learned blogging and other internet activities which otherwise would have been impossible....

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Hard work and No Compromise in Standards are the ultimate essentials for quality


Friday, 8 September 2017

Effects of reservation system in India | Its Time we end Reservation and empower the Deserved

This is one the best video that explains the ill effects of reservation in our Country!

The above video provides a great insights and motivates the deprived OPEN Category students and candidates to have pride and honor in their works. It basically shows how people get into the higher positions, despite being unqualified for the position and make misuse of their position. It is sad but the ugly truth of India's system of governance, few just because they belong to a certain caste or category are given extra privileges, I agree that it was once the need of the time but now the time has changed and people need to realize that we are living in an age where your caste doesn't matters. Its like we've to an extent bridged the economic gap that separated the two caste people and made the higher class more privileged in the past.

I agree that reservation should still exist and a there are a few really deserving people, but what I mostly observed is that a few well earning families are also still enjoying the benefits of the reservation system while they're economically capable of sustaining themselves. Its the honest taxpayers money that ends up in their savings account and India losses its budget in deficit again.

The current government started a campaign to convince wealthy and capable people to give up gas subsidy, why isn't there any initiative to end up reservation as well. What I've seen is our people want to remain in the reserved category and in tag themselves as the backward class or pretend to be as NOMADs, and such an attitude is sufficient to rogue a growth of any nation. History accounts that good nations are built and prospers if their citizens are having the attitude to have a higher standard, contrary to it, our people still want to enjoy the privileges of  being poor. Don't they realize that they are no good than a thief?

I've seriously had a great loss due to such reservations, in our college we had the earn & learn scheme; it wasn't a surprise that there was reservations in it too, why can't OPEN category students work hard and make their own living? And the other part is the Talathi Dakala, the Income certificate from an authority; this is the fake document that most Maha-e-seva kendras sell for around Rs. 400/- I've seen people having incomes in the range of Rs. 90,000/- per annum yet capable of affording trips and accommodation abroad. Isn't it so stupid? Who are they trying to fool? It seems like the government knows this and is purposely allowing this shit or they're simply too negligent to monitor such events. Or maybe because due to reservations, these people are holding the policy positions in the government?

I had a couple of great opportunities but simply as I belonged to the open category and I was stupid enough to follow all rules and regulations to lose them. Its not that our family earnings is too low, the problem is you become rich by saving money not by earning more. Here the Category people are having tonnes of savings. Like for me as an engineering student my annual fees is around Rs.1,00,000/- on the other hand the reservation people have their fees from around Rs.60,000/- to 10,000/- its a flat discount but the money that most OPEN tax payers paid. Sometimes I feel why is my family paying the tax to the government? 

At the end of the video the person  OPEN category really knocks down the RESERVED category with some great responses.

This really motivated me and gave me a sense of hope that there'll be some places where reservation won't work and such people won't stand a chance at such places. So be proud and happy that you're born in an OPEN category family, life is hard only for the BEST people. Beggers somehow get their meal everyday, earning it is what gains you a respected position. At the end it is the self-satisfaction that is important.

Stay Calm, work hard and Never Give UP!

Thursday, 7 September 2017

How to disable automatic shutdown due to over heating on windows 7

My computer used to hibernate each and every time I tried rendering a video, finally applied the above fix and its working smooth now.

Algorithm for designing Truss | SD1 - SPPU

As being an engineering student while preparing for exams I'd prepared the following algorithm to design a complete truss.


Thursday, 24 August 2017

[SOLVED] - MERGE PDF FILES EASILY - Quick, Simple, Free, Offline

Simple and tool to combine the multiple PDF files into one...

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Saturday, 19 August 2017

Don't Underestimate the Power of Microsoft Word | Tip for BE Students

Common Man on Earth And Common Software in Computer
A few things we've been doing completely wrong ever since we've used Microsoft Word.

Most engineering students are required to make reports for seminars, projects, visits and et cetera. I've observed that most of us don't make the complete use of this powerful tool that Microsoft has built.

BLC: Be Lazy when You're on the Computer
I remember the days when I used to refrain from using cut, copy and paste with a notion that it would be cheating :-P. That did had a few good effects though it may appear to be puerile. After having typed millions of words and publishing a couple of research papers I was fortunately enough to learn about this powerful tool. This software is a masterpiece and is being a common man in the lives of many, almost a part of every office, institute, etc.

Lets start by discussing each of the tabs available in the software:

The Home Tab:

Frankly we all see this and use it daily but our access is limited to the font, paragraph and Clipboard section only. Only a few put the styles section to use. 
This style section provides a great comfort to provide the to hierarchically formulate the data. I strongly recommend learning and using this tool as after having your document structured by using the styles feature you can get the index made for free. I've seen students and seniors scrolling up and down, to manually make the index. Word does it for you! no need to do it manually. Just be a little structured in your documentation.
Check out the video above and learn how simple it becomes to complete the document using the styles feature. 

The Insert Tab:

There's nothing special I could share about this tab, most of us I've seen use it efficiently.

The Design Tab:

There's nothing special I could share about this tab...

The Page Layout Tab:

There's nothing special I could share about this tab...

The Reference Tab:

  This is the most useful and interesting tab if you're into research and report making. It's my personal experience and I know how painful it is to specify the citations or works that you've referred while working on your project. This tab simply makes it easy for you to add citations and references to your documents. All you need to do is add a few sources by clicking on the add citations button and then fill in the data that appears in the drop down list and boom! you're done. Just as you add the citations you can add a bibliography at the end that could be called as the reference section of your document. The bibliography provides different formats such as IEEE, etc. all you need to do is add the citations and then add the bibliography word will do all the formatting for you an also auto-update the references section as you keep adding up the stuffs.

  Table of contents: Remember that in the early stage of the document I'd specified that you should use the styles feature, here is why and how you can make the table of contents for free without wasting time sorting down the text and filling pages manually. Go to the section where you want to add the table and click on the button, Boom! you're done as you add more titles and headings they'll be updated with the page numbers in your documents relieving you from the manual labour of adding the titles and modifying the page number manually each time you make a change.

  If you've published any research paper you'll know how the reviewers knock out your thesis for small stuffs and one such is the Image captions, this tab simplifies that task as well and don't forget the freaky tables where we never applied any description such as Table 1, etc. The buttons on this tab also make it possible for you to automatically generate a list of figures and list of tables as required while making the black book in BE. 

The Mailings Tab:

  Seriously! even I haven't used this tab much but would love to learn more about this feature. I'd tried using the mail merge and had printed a couple of enveloped using this tab. Found it very useful and would like to have more information on it.

The Review Tab:

  I just love this feature....
Have you ever collaborated on any document? You might be aware of how painful it is to modify text and intimate your co-workers about the changes you've made and leave your comments for his understanding!
We work in teams and certainly most of our projects require us to make add text which are interdisciplinary so what we do is connect our PCs on network and work on the same documents, keep adding comments making modifications and later just click on compare and Boom! the two documents are merged into one and word is very smart to highlight the modifications made by you and the modifications made by other person, it also highlights the deletions and additions.   
  Later when you're on the completion phase you can use the accept and reject buttons to analyse and manage the outputs. It becomes extremely easy to manage the document if you're having too many collaborators.

The View Tab:

   This tab includes stuffs that could make it comfortable for you to make the document easily like you can create two or more windows of the same document, supposedly if you're working on page 3 and want to refer page 10 of the same document this feature comes to a great aid.
   I use this a lot when I'm using two screens, I open one window in one screen and the other in the second screen. Then it's all available to make the modifications and get the information. 

These were a few tips that I wanted to share with you'll and would be glad to learn more such techniques you'd applied...

With this...

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Saturday, 12 August 2017

MindMup | Mapping Your Concepts, Projects, Events and Et Cetera!

 JCB: Just A Clear Brain is What You Need!

As said, most of us are keen on planning stuffs but as we get deeper into the depths so is our chances of drowning into the stuffs and getting overwhelmed by tasks. At such times it is important that we know how our brain functions and how to optimize the memory hardware we've been blessed with. Just as a computer functions, the more you load its RAM with objects and stuffs it has to remember it becomes laggy and tends to have more glitches than ever. So it is better that you to have something 'hardcopied' in front of your eyes, stuffs that you actually see and remind yourself off!

But Again getting it 'hardcopied' won't solve much of the problem as just simply written text is much time-consuming when it comes to analyzing it, I've been using the concept of brain mapping since a couple of years (in short since I joined Engineering :-P, not before that) and it has revolutionized the process of concept development.

I basically use the tool MindMup, its a freely available tool on the Internet.
I draw down the ideas and connect them with one another specifying their relations like family tree, predecessor and successor. 

Check out the Map Below:

Zoom or pinch the screen to get detailed exploration

This was the map that I developed while we working on an equipment development that could surpass Total Stations (a versatile survey equipment) in its utility and functionality.
What I did was just broke down the initial concepts that evolve from its parent node "Stakeout360" as seen in the dark blue colour. After that we had a few parts branching out and we kept on developing means to get our task accomplished and since there were a number of methods to triliterate and find the positions we kept on probing on each method on one time and until they were reached to a dead end. In this way we had a comparison available before us.

It was extremely helpful in working on this concept and we used different colour codes such as green and red to specify items of higher concerns or priority.

The best part is, Its Interactive!
You can expand or collapse any branch you'd like!

We use it for a number of process such as follows:
  • Research Work
  • Event Planning
  • SWOT analysis
  • Semster Planning
  • .....and a lot many that we don't remember at the moment :-].
So you might want to see a video on How I applied that technology!
Check out the window below:

As I'd mentioned I use MindMup for Event Planning, Here is a small glimpse of an event that I'd planned using MindMup
(I know its not built for this purpose though!)

So your brain is like a factory of ideas and its your job to keep space clear for it to continue production!

Now that You've read this far, I guess you might like to try it out yourself.

But before you do that!
Check out this Video that my Canadian Friend Steve Made about MindMup:

This is how we implement this tool and would be glad to know How you'd use the tool in your applications.

With this....

Check out the Latest Research Tab on this Blog, Comment where it takes You to.....


Monday, 31 July 2017

What does money means to me?

Money is an instrument of negotiation using it one can negotiate his/her lifestyle, emotions, comfort & his community.

Humans need one another, we're living in an area where people work only in fields of specialization, unlike the early ages where men used to do their own stuffs like grow food, etc. Later trade developed and the barter system came into action, man was relieved from the stress of doing each and every task. Eventually due to a few flaws in barter system the concept of currency came into fields existence. Now we live in the Age where virtual currency is evolving, yet the basic purpose of the concept is just to facilitate trade.

What does money means to me? Every time I recieve money I get a decking feeling which I bet would be equivalent to the feeling our ancestors felt after having independence from the long British rule.

Why freedom? Because where I live, very low opportunities evolve for making an infomercial. Part-time jobs are a real mess and paid internships don't exist simply making it impossible for students to make their own source of funding and make them become more dependent on their parents. Above all this if you're a student of OPEN category then you're financially doomed, the government thinks of you to be the son of TATA, BIRLA & AMBANI and the system is so designed that you have to pay a lot.

My father earns a sustainable income yet as we're from an OPEN/GENERAL category much of our income goes away as we don't receive any type of subsidy or scholarship, another though oppression on the honest tax payers of India. On the other hand I know a few of my friends who have a way better status and income yet just because they have a document claiming their caste benefits. Even though they don't qualify for it through merit somehow they get admissions on a low score, how stupid!

It's been a recent experience of mine, being an open category student things are difficult for you than others. The engineering syllabus teaches you a lot but not the necessary skills. The coaching and classes for further education is too costly and difficult to manage while having the other expenses over head. June is a month full of stress as I'm supposed to pay a fees of Rs. 1 lakh and certainly it's beyond my purchasing power, yet my father won't compromise with the scene and he somehow makes an adjustment for the fees, in the aftermath of the payment I've seen him dealing with the financial crunch and difficulties in business.

The previous year I was qualified for the international UG Fellowship, it was a program that I'd be glad to get into and be a part yet as I was dependent I couldn't make it into. Though I calm down myself with an affirmation "If not this time then at a better position next time. " Though it temporarily gives me a relief but soon after a day or two I'm again confronted with the sad reality. I just couldn't get into the program because I didn't had money to pay, it demanded around Rs. 1.5 lakh + other expenses and it was a time when when I'm not able to pay my college fees. So I simply dropped the idea.

If only we'd had I the money, I could have the experience of learning that is really to a an opportunity appearing for a few.

You see people in India run a number of NGOs but I've observed a sad truth about and it's preference to documents over the appearance/appeal. We live in a country where documents could be easily faked, so simple it is to make an income certificate of Rs. 50000 per annum and own an IPhone 7+, isn't it interesting? The government either keeps such loops on purpose or they're just out of common sense for the people who design the system. Recently I've been denied of a scholarship and certainly I'm used to that sort of behavior from all ends.

My father earns a good fortune, but you can't become rich by just earning. He never compromises with the educational expenses of me and my siblings, sadly the burden of OPEN Category has taken a toll over his financial situations as well, all I wish now is to get a degree, get into a good job and assist my family in managing their expenses. Work until my siblings get the quality of education my father gave me and then earn a savings for my self to complete my Masters and carry out the dream Research projects which I've just snoozed like an alarm ⏰ clock.

In plain words money is just an instrument of negotiating emotions...

I really dream of building a foundation for students of OPEN category who're denied by this reserved system and fund their education and help them in research ventures once I'm having a good fortune at my disposal.

Until then I'm grateful for what I have (Alhamdullilah) but certainly a human emotion to desire for good and better always puts me into depressed state, may Allah ease our difficulties and bless us with a good here and the hereafter...

Have Takwa and tawakkul, believe in Gaib. Miracles could happen anytime and anywhere, it is Allah who controls the good and the bad!

Ja Mata ne!



Saturday, 8 July 2017

Run As Date | Extend the License/Trial Period of Almost All softwares

Crack Open Applications

This is a simple tool using which one can Extend the validity of a software License or trial period of the software. Softwares before starting perform a check over the clock and determine whether to execute or not and in many circumstances it has been found that by changing the time that is the date of your PC you can execute the software as it would execute normally on the previous date. This is a simple trick that is used by most people like Chemist, Librarians, storekeepers, etc. to use the software they purchased earlier to manage the licensing costs. Though it creates a difference in the entries like their dates are distorted which they end up managing by a little calculation manually or by using excel.

Its simple you'll have to give in a little amount of efforts to save your pennies, but there are a few people who are way lazy, they are the lazy innovators it can be assumed that the developer of this software tool would've been frustrated playing around with the clock of the PC.

Its simple, this tool just creates a change in the time of the PC that is applicable to the software or program you select in its environment. In order words you're making the Program believe that it is opened on a different date but the date on your PC's clock remains same. So its simple logic instead of changing the time for the entire system why not change it for a few seconds till the program verifies the license and trial conditions and then revert back to the original status!

You May Click here to visit the Developers website to download the software

Its having a very simple environment and doesn't consume much of the resources of your system check out the video below to learn more on how to use the tool!

 Please note that we do not promote piracy and copyrights infringement, we are aware how much it takes to develop a single software. But considering our economic conditions we believe its certainly impossible for students to purchase software that cost more than their gross income.

Here are a few steps you can do to stand legally strong:

  • Go Open Source: There are a number of free alternatives available for almost all types of applications, these do not require any license and are maintained by the community.
  • Use Student License: This is applicable only if you're a student, almost all big developers like Autodesk, Space GASS, Mircosoft, Bentley, etc. provide a student license for educational purposes. You can find more details about it on their website.
  • Develop You Own Using Open source codes: These a great scope in this if you're good at coding and logics source codes or programing tools are freely available on websites like GitHub, etc. Once can study and develop their on tools, though its a great pain and take a lot of effort.
Hope you find this post useful, please comment below about your experience dealing with licenses...

At this stage even I use a few pirated software but I have committed myself that one day I shall purchase the license and make payments for the software's I'd used!

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