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Save American College, Madurai

This post was written in 2008 and outdated now. For update, please check Save American College, Madurai (Update 2011)

Update (2011-01-16): Save American College, Madurai (Update 2011)

I'm highly privileged to have 3 degrees (B.Sc. (Spl. Physics), PGDCA and MCA) from The American College, Madurai, South India. Unlike other "commercial" colleges, American College has given room for poor students and uplifted them. And unlike other "elite" colleges who'd give seat only for "intellectuals", American College has produced geniuses.

In the recent months, the saddening thing is that the college is under divide (Principal Vs. Bishop). Here is the email I sent to alumnae lately informing about the informations that I received about the developments:

Update (2011-01-16): Save American College, Madurai (Update 2011)


I was thinking that the "Save American College" campaign was a FUD. But, when I tried to understand the problem through my friends, i…

Rasmus Lerdorf's humbled LinkedIn profile

I recently stumbled upon Rasmus Lerdorf's (creator of PHP) profile in LinkedIn. His profile humbly reads "Developer at PHP".

On the other side, I also stumbled upon
John Resig's (creator of jQuery) profile in LinkedIn. His profile reads "Creator, Lead Developer at jQuery JavaScript Library".

I'm really surprised by Rasmus Lerdorf's humbleness which reminds me of Dr. Dennis Ritchie's (creator of C) humble email to me. Long live Rasmus Lerdorf and his humbleness.

Solved: Safari Flash full screen issue

Some common problems when trying to use Flash video embed code (e.g., YouTube like embed code)

1. When using lightbox on the page, it's getting hidden behind the Flash video player

Solution: Add wmode="transparent" to the embed tag

2. On IE7, getting "click to activate"

Solution: Inject the embed code through JavaScript. (Useful libraries: jQuery Flash Plugin, SWFObject)

3. XHTML validation issue

Solution: Use unobtrusive JavaScript embedding. (Useful libraries: jQuery Flash Plugin, SWFObject)

4. On Safari the full screen doesn't work -- even if we add allowfullscreen="true" (this is the issue I faced lately and google wasn't helpful). In all other browsers, it works fine.

Solution: Add type="application/x-shockwave-flash" to the embed tag