Women are priceless?

Hello again, dear friends…

I just read this today in a mail, and after I read it, wondered whether people still think that home-makers don’t have any work to do? Do they think they just sit at home, watch soaps on television and gossip? So, I decided to post this on my blog so that I could form a decent answer instead of debating with myself. So here it is.

A man came home from work and found his three children outside, still in their pajamas,
playing in the mud, with empty food boxes and wrappers  strewn all around the front yard.

The door of his wife’s car was open, as was the front door to the house and there was no sign of the dog.

Proceeding into the entry, he found an even bigger mess. A lamp had been knocked over, and the throw rug was wadded against one wall. In the front room the TV was loudly blaring a cartoon channel, and the family room was strewn with toys and various items of clothing.

In the kitchen, dishes filled the sink, breakfast food was spilled on the counter, the fridge door was open wide, dog food was spilled on the floor, a broken glass lay under the table, and a small pile of sand was spread by the back door.

He quickly headed up the stairs, stepping over toys and more piles of clothes, looking for his wife. He was worried she might be ill, or that something serious had happened.

He was met with a small trickle of water as it made its way out the bathroom door. As he peered inside he found wet towels, scummy soap and more toys strewn over the floor. Miles of toilet paper lay in a heap and toothpaste had been smeared over the mirror and walls.

As he rushed to the bedroom, he found his wife still curled up in the bed in her pajamas, reading a novel. She looked up at him, smiled, and asked how his day went.

He looked at her bewildered and asked, “What happened here today?”

She again smiled and answered, “You know every day when you come home from work and you ask me what in the world did I do today?”

“Yes,” was his incredulous reply.

She answered, “Well, today I didn’t do it.”


Chrome Grabs 1% of Global Browser Market

New York, Sep 03, 2008 (Business Wire) — Google’s new browser Chrome has taken 1% of the global browser market within a day of launch according to analysis conducted by web traffic analysis company, StatCounter. “This is a phenomenal performance,” commented Aodhan Cullen of StatCounter which is a rival to Google on website analytics. “This is war on Microsoft but the big loser could be Firefox.”

StatCounter analysis conducted today (Wednesday, 03 September 2008) finds that Internet Explorer holds 70% of the global browser market followed by Firefox with 22%.

Note to editors: This information is based on a sample of 18.5 million page views globally on Wednesday, 3rd September.

Source: Market Watch

Google Chrome

Google Inc, creator of the world’s most popular internet search engine is all set to further solidify its position in the software industry by introducing ‘Google Chrome’, its own web browser, challenging Microsoft Corp’s dominant Internet Explorer.

Let us the features of Chrome as announced by Google through a comic drawn by Scott McCloud, creator of the classic Understanding Comics.

* Chrome, Google’s open-source browser includes Google’s Gear project and also a powerful JavaScript engine, called V8, to run the next generation of web applications.

* Chrome, uses special tabs unlike those of Firefox and places them on the upper side of the windows and not below the address bar.

* The browser has an address bar, called, omnibox with auto-completion features.

* As a default homepage, Chrome has a ‘speed-dial’ feature which enables the user to view his/her most visited web pages as nine screenshot thumbnails and to the side, the user can view a couple of his recent searches, recently bookmarked pages and also recently closed tabs.

* Google Chrome also helps the user to create an ‘incognito’ window and nothing that occurs in that window is ever logged on the user’s computer. (The latest version of Internet Explorer calls this InPrivate).

* To fight malware and phishing attempts, Chrome is constantly downloading lists of harmful sites.

Well, all in all this looks like an interesting project but how much of the speed, stability and user interface promises will be fulfilled – remains to be seen.