Sunday, January 15, 2012

WLAN Security Megaprimer by Vivek Ramachandran

Vivek Ramachandran
© 2011
This is my second post on Vivek. An outstanding information security expert from India. Unlike other security experts the reason I admire him is the way he share his knowledge  freely with the rest of the world through site . A free video based quality computer security education portal.  since its start in 2011 once in a  while I used to go there to check out materials Vivek has generously put forward. 

Guess what ... This time it  was a sweet surprise indeed. A whole series of videos on  wireless security and  penetration testing on a single DVD. As always he explains things with extreme clarity which I think is a characteristic of all Indian teachers  and  dont try to BS or show off as I have seen among videos done by others. 
Once i had the pleasure of studying in Monash under Dr Shonali Krishnaswamy and she was  as best as Vivek is when it comes to the quality of teaching. One of my all time favourite teachers.

Anyways getting back to the topic , this free DVD is the course material  for  his newly created 
SecurityTube Wi-Fi Security Expert (SWSE) certification.

You can get it from here. It's well worth a look.
You can also watch the extended video series online from here.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

මිණි වදන්

වදන් ඇති සත්වයන් අතැර මනුෂ්‍ය ශ්‍රේෂ්ට වූ
කල යුතු සියල්ල කර නිම ලූ භාග්‍යවත් ශාක්‍ය මුනින්ද්‍රයන්
ඉමහත් වැර විරියෙන් යුතුව සියලු පැරුම් දම් පුරා සසරින් එතෙරට වැඩි සේක්
ඒ සුගත තථාගතයන් වසන්සේ අදරින් යුතුව සරණ යමි

රාග සිත් විරාගී කොට තෘෂ්ණා ශෝක දුරුකොට
පිළිකුල් රහිත වූ ඒ අසංකත නිර්වාන ගාමී ධර්මය
මනාකොට පුහුනින් ඉතා මධුර වූ ඉමිහිරි අමා නිවන් සුව ලැබදෙන්නේමය
ඒ උතුම් ශ්‍රී සත්ධර්මය හද බැතියෙන් සරණ යමි

යම් සේ වූ පිරිසකට දෙන දානය මහත් ඵල කරනේ
ඉතා පාරිශුද්ධ වූ චතුර් ආකාර වූ ආර්ය පුරුෂයන් ද
ධර්මය තුල හැසිරෙන්නා වූ අට පිරිසක් වූ ඒ පුද්ගලයින් සවොමද වෙත්
එසේ වූ ඒ උතුම් ආර්ය සංඝ රත්නය මා අදරින් යුතුව සරණ යමි

ගෞතම බුදුන් , ජත්ත මනවකයනට

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

ධර්මයේ හැසිරීම

ධර්මයේ හැසිරෙන්නේ ධර්මයෙන්ම රැකීම ලබත්
වර්ෂාර්තුවෙහි මහත් වූ වැසි වස්නා කල
විසල් ජත්‍රයකින් නොතෙමි සෙවන ලබන්නා සේ
ධර්මයේ සෙවනේ වසන්නේ කිසි කල්හිත් දුගතිගාමී නොවෙත්
මෙයම ඒ උතුම් වූ සත්ධර්මෙයෙහි ඇත්තා වූ මහත් අනුසසකි

© 2011 Kelly Giuliano

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Korean Drama - Flower Boy Ramen Shop - 꽃미남 라면가게 - (OST Download)

Flower Boy Ramen Shop
© 2011 TVN TV
Its 12:30 AM in the morning and I'm in the middle of watching the last (16th) episode of this drama.
Contrast to the thumbs up given by many this is a unbelievably stupid drama series.I seriously cant believe why im writing anything about this in the first place. LOL

Yet, even though it is stupid and hardly hilarious , there is something about this series that is addictive and makes you keep watching it. Or is it a severe degradation of my taste and an drama addiction ? I dont know...

Anyways , first part of the drama is unbelievably stupid but last few episodes are not so bad. What makes it interesting is the confusion of Cha Chi-Soo about his feelings. But he is trying to be truthful to himself with out denying it and trying to understand what really goes on makes things interesting while teaching us some life lessons. Much similar to the confusion Kim Joo Won went through in the Secret Garden. But this drama is no way a comparison to the extraordinary success , recognition and love received by Secret Garden.

Some background info first:
Flower Boy Ramen Shop (꽃미남 라면가게) is a 16 episode , Romance/comedy South Korean TV drama broadcasted on tvN TV Network, Korea starring Jung Il Woo , Lee Chung Ah and Lee Ki Woo . It was aired from October 31, 2011 to december 20, 2011 on Monday and Thursday nights.
(2011, Flower Boy Ramen Shop - AsianMediaWiki )

Yang Eun Bi  is a University student preparing for her civil service exam with the dream of being a high school teacher. She accidentally encounters Cha Chi Soo , an arrogant son of the biggest food conglomerate in Korea. Both of them end up working at a ramen shop run by the lazy Choi Kang Hyuk.
(2011, Flower Boy Ramyun Shop - DramaWiki)

To be fair and to rectify my comments on this drama lets see some positive comments. Its surprising to see the amount of people cheering for it. To say the least , this is a drama for girls. Guys should stay out at all cost if possible. LOL So here goes:

Lets see what others say:
Fantabulountastificent!!!! Just about sums it up!
It’s very rare that you get a drama that reels you in from the word go as with most dramas, it takes a while for people to get comfy… however this fantastic piece is a mind numbing, amazing roller coaster ride right from the start. It’s fun , fresh and fabulously acted and I give kudos to all who were involved in the making of it. The characters are rib cracking funny, good-looking and so endearing that one minute you’re laughing your head off and the next you’re tearing up like a baby!

Gotta say I especially and absolutely adore the character of Cha Chi Soo - who is so unabashedly spoilt, brash, idiotic but also possesses a big heart and an endearing innocent soul! You cant help but fall in love with him!

I dont really review shows that much but this show is sooooooo good it just had me itching to write something ...anything… (good of course lol). Definitely a MUST WATCH!!!!!.

This has got to be the BEST romantic comedy drama I have ever seen! The comedy was just too funny! I have never laughed so loud in a drama before. Jung Il Woo did such an amazing job in this drama. I loved his character.Looking for a good laugh and cute romance?  Then this is the perfect drama for you!.
(2011 , Flower Boy Ramyun Shop Korean Drama Reviews - DramaCrazy)

Well, that's all folks, If you are interested in downloading the OSTs for this drama follow the direct links below. 

Here are the download links: 
Flower Boy Ramen Shop (꽃미남 라면가게)  OST Part 1
Flower Boy Ramen Shop (꽃미남 라면가게)  OST Part 2
Flower Boy Ramen Shop (꽃미남 라면가게)  OST Part 3

    Monday, January 2, 2012

    Tarra-Bulga National Park , Victoria , Australia

    Scenic Drive Map
    Tarra Bulga National Park
    © 2011 Yarram Traders
    and Tourism Inc.
    Went to Tarra-Bulga National Park on January 1st 2012. Was an absolutely magical place filled with lush, moist gullies, giant mountain ash trees and beautiful tree ferns with many scenic walking tracks and 2 nice waterfalls. A nice place to spend a hot summer day lazily walking under the cool shades of giant ash trees and tall and magical tree ferns which takes you back thousands of years to the past.

    Bit of info:
    Tarra-Bulga National Park in South Gippsland is well known for its giant Mountain Ash trees, beautiful fern gullies and ancient myrtle beeches. The park covers 1,625 ha of some of the best examples of original cool temperate rainforests. It is 158 km from Melbourne in the Strzelecki Ranges and is home to one of the last remnants of the indigenous eucalyptus forests which once covered the region.

    The area was first set aside as Bulga National Park in 1904. It comprised only 20 hectares. In 1909 Tarra Valley National Park was designated nearby. Over the years the two parks were gradually enlarged and then merged under the current name in 1986.
    (2012 , Tarra-Bulga National Park , Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. )

    How to get there:
    You can get there from the Princes Highway at Traralgon by following the Traralgon Creek Road to Balook. Alternatively, follow the Tarra Valley Road from Yarram. Although the roads throughout the area are narrow and winding they offer magnificent scenery with panoramic views from several points.

    Another possible route is the spectacular Grand Ridge Road which is mostly unsealed but well maintained and starts from the Warragul-Korumburra road finishing at Carrajung, North of Yarram. Enjoy incredible views north across the verdant pastures of the Latrobe Valley to Mt Baw Baw and south to the sandy beaches and blue waters of the Bass Coast and Wilsons Promontory.
    (2011 , Tarra Bulga National Park, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia )

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