Man vs. Bee – Bangalore

Have you ever come across a war, literally, between man and bees apart from the one in that Bee Movie? If you have not, come to South Bangalore and you will see one right now. Live and exclusive.

I live in south Bangalore, in an area called Chandralayout. In my apartments, they are killing about 500 bees everyday. Yes, Everyday! On my way back home, I use to see a lot of dead bees in the entrance and get annoyed about our behavior towards nature.  One day I decided to do something about it. So, I confronted this issue with the maintenance personnel. To my surprise, I learnt that it’s a war between these men and those bees. They spray some chemical on these bee hives everyday to get rid of the bees, as many tenants have complained about bee stinging their children, but those bees construct their hives, a big one, everyday. The war is so fierce that the bee hives are getting bigger by day and so is the number of dead bees.

I really wish I had known some other alternative that I could suggest to these folks, but I don’t. I have been searching all day to suggest a simpler method. If any of you do know some alternative method than killing those bees, please let me know.

I have both the pictures – dead bees (after cleaning the floor) and bee hives – on top. I took it just about 5 minutes ago.

HP, Softwares, Solution, Tech

Windows Install \ Uninstall Error

Have you ever got this error while installing any of your application on Windows?

Another installation is already in progress. Please finish … . Also, Error 1500 …


  1. go to task Manager (Control + Alt + Delete – > Task Manager) or ( Right-Click on the Task Bar and click ‘Task Manager’).
  2. Go to the “Processes” Tab.
  3. Kill all instances of msiexec.exe (Right-click on msiexec.exe and click ‘End Process Tree’).

You are done!


Responsible Opposition

Just wanted to mention that recent opposition by Brinda Karat and her party for the issues in our country and their responsible behavior towards Ruchika rape case and Tiwari scandal has made me sit up and take notice of the left parties unlike before. I now want to understand this responsible shift in a party which opposed every move of the previous government with no rational or logic. I’m just glad that we have someone to question the moves of the majority Congress Govt. in the opposition while BJP and its allies are immersed in infighting and irresponsible coalition with Shibu Soren (Virtually a terrorist) to come back in power. Although the chances of this party growing into a major political party in this country are very low as they have a major ideological issues with middle class / upper middle class and the rich, I would still like to see them voice the opinion of the poor as the poor are the ones who usually get lost. Not that the middle class has a better voice in the parliament but they atleast have some financial comfort to cut their losses.


New 10 rupee coin!

By the way, new 10 rupee coins are out and they look different; different from what one would expect a normal aesthetics for a country’s currency. I did not like the design much but what the heck! They buy me everything worth 10 Rupees and that’s all I care for! There are a few gold looking 5 rupee coins as well. In fact, a shopkeeper was so amazed looking at those 5 rupee coins that he accepted just 5 rupees instead of the actual 8 rupees for a pani puri from my friend.

Here it is:

Computer, Tech

Disabling dual screen on a Mac

I have been using a mac recently for all my work. I am using a Macbook White with Leopard 10.5.8 in it. I have not yet upgraded to Snow Leopard and I do not intend to for sometime. I bought a DVI to Mini-DVI cable from AppStor (Official Apple Re-seller) to use my mac with my LG Wide screen monitor that I have for my PC. I connected the wire with a lot of enthusiasm and it worked like a charm, which is actually true for every feature on a Mac :).

When you connect your external cable to a Mac, Leopard boots up the dual screen mode with multiple desktops. You can move applications, windows and other UI between screens seamlessly and eve have different wallpapers on different desktops etc. I was happy using it but after a while, I wanted to disable multiple desktops and use a single one. I wanted to even switch off the screen on the Macbook to save some battery power. I looked around over the net but I couldn’t find much help. This is when I decided to explore myself. I found it and here is how you do it.

  1. Select “System Preferences” on the Dock. If you cannot find it then use the spotlight on the right-top. Click the “Magnifier icon and type “System Preferences”.
  2. Click “Displays” under Hardware.
  3. Tick the checkbox which says “Show displays in menu bar”. You will see an icon appear on the top bar next to the date and battery icon.
  4. Left-click on that icon and select “Turn on Mirroring”. Soo nafter that you wil see your screen refresh and the same desktop on both your monitor screen and the Macbook.
  5. You can reduce the “Brightness” down to Zero if you do not want your Macbook screen display the graphics (To save battery power, to save the world etc). Press F1 until you see your screen dissappear.

By the way, if you ever face an issue that you have your dual screen enabled with multiple desktops but you have not physically connected your monitor, check the cable connection to your Macbook. You must unhook the cable for Mac to realize that an external monitor is not connected to the Mac.



Math Pointer #3

So this is big. I have been struggling with Venn diagram related problems. Not that I am dumb or mathematically illiterate but it’s just taking too much of time when I try to solve them. So here is my new raw deal. I am not getting into the whole concepets of P(aUbUc) = P(A) … thing. It’s just gets on my nerves. My simplistic formula is this:

Venn diagram

Venn diagram

  • T = Grand Total (All the students)
  • E = Extra (e.g: number of students who do not study any of the subjects)
  • A = 1st inclusive set (Students registered for English)
  • B = 2st inclusive set (Students registered for Math)
  • C = 3st inclusive set (Students registered for Zoology)
  • M = Set including both 1st and 2nd (Students registered for both English and Math)
  • N= Set including both 1st and 2nd (Students registered for both Math and Zoology)
  • P = Set including both 1st and 2nd (Students registered for both Zoology and English)
  • O = All inclusive (Students registered for English, Math and Zoology)
  • X = Only 1st set (Students registered only for English)
  • Y= Only 1st set (Students registered only for Math)
  • Z= Only 1st set (Students registered only for Zoology)

Formula: T – E = A + B + C – 2 ( O ) – [ M + N + P ], Sometimes E will be zero in some problems.

Also, sub formulae:

  • T – E = X + Y + Z + M + N + P + O
  • A = X + M + N + O
  • B= Y + N + P + O
  • C = Z + P + M + O
  • A + B + C = X + Y + Z + 2 [ M + N + P ] + 3 ( O ).
  • Therefore,
  • A + B + C = X + Y + Z +  [ M + N + P ] + ( O ) + [ M + N + P ] + 2 (0)
  • A + B + C = T – E + [ M + N + P ] + 2 (0)

Just remember the formula and not the sub-formulae.  Pick any set related question and I assure you that it will be a breeze ;). Try this question for kicks: Set Question .

Ciao Myte!