Why is it that I am not able to blog?

Well, it’s been a while since I posted something/anything here. Even a copy pasted ‘inspiring-bit’ like the previous two posts. There is something that is stopping me from thinking up something to write about and actually write about it.

Well, this post is talking about the so-called problem itself and is an effort from my side to break the shackles of ‘not-able-to-sit-down-and-write-something-itis’

Lets see…

Adding a 'Open in a new window' link on SharePoint document libraries

A recent requirement from the client on the project I am working on was to add a new window link on the Report Libraries on a SharePoint Report Center site, that had the reports (*.rdl) generated and deployed from SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS). The SSRS Report Viewer web parts were being used, but the reports were also being viewed directly from the report libraries to which they are deployed. By default, the link to the report in a Reports Library (for that matter, any document in a SharePoint document library) opens it in the same window, and this was what they wanted to change.

It is the in-built document library web part that renders all the documents and folders in a document library and that is where the change should be made. Rather than touching any of the core components in SharePoint I analysed the feasibility of using jQuery through a content editor web part (thanks to Christophe) and was able to get it work.

All one has to do is, edit the AllItems.aspx page of the desired document library from the browser, to add a content editor web part and add the below code within the source editor:

Hope this would help someone.


If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you
But make allowance for their doubting too,
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master,
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ‘em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much,
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And - which is more - you’ll be a Man, my son!

  • Rudyard Kipling

To this I put my name

‘That … be not told of my death,
Or made to grieve on account of me,
And that I be not buried in consecrated ground,
And that no sexton be asked to toll the bell,
And that nobody is wished to see my dead body,
And that no mourners walk behind me at my funeral,
And that no flowers be planted on my grave,
And that no man remember me,
To this I put my name.’

  • Thomas Hardy

Noir Verses

Is it perhaps the quietude of Night?
Or maybe the ubiquitous ingenuousness in sight?
What if I find all of my kind so grossly impure?
How can I break the spell, so severe?
Nox, to whom all the sins of men are in a state of respite…
The only time they take a break, despite…
The disposition so conspicuously austere…
Can’t just fall in love, albeit so mere…

The I in Me, is he nocturnal?
If not, why is he so detrimental?
Then, when you are one with the universe !
The very fake colours & sound, all really scarce !
Dark futility that stares at you is eternal…
Ambushed in the clandestine shadows, so ephemeral…
All this is but just a personal somnolence !
When would I be transcending my evanescence !

- Menon
14/Jul/2007, 02:30:42

My First Ever Blog

Well… Yeah! This is my first ever Blog post !!!

It definitely is close to the end of 2005 and ‘Blogging’ is by now one of the the most happening things on the internet. Maybe, it is just that I got to know of this pretty late… Or even that I just kept myself aside so far… And creating some time for this, I couldn’t, perhaps…

Sitting now here in GE Money Bank’s office in Prague on a Sunday afternoon, though, time is all that I have !

And for theme of my blog, I do have this one which I cherish the most and practice very dearly to my day-to-day life - Spirituality.

Will come back here later to scribble down whatever comes into my mind, but this much I guess is good enough to start off !