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While wikipedia explains what could be the freedom of expression, India, the “largest-democracy” seems like is unable to handle the truth; the Indian court holds 19 years old boy for exercising the right of freedom of expression on his web blog.

On the other hand it really gets controversial when what could be the limit the freedom of expression should be exercised; and a fine line between hurting poeples’ feelings and handling the truth. Well, for you to decide!

For some reason, today, installed this MS Word 2007; and zap…! My MS Outlook 2003 stopped working. I was continuously getting this error

Cannot start Microsoft Office Outlook. MAPI32.DLL is corrupt or the wrong version. This could have been caused by installing messaging software. Please reinstall Outlook

After almost a day’s worth of trying different things from google comments/pointers(from installing to reinstalling to reparing to installing 2007 and then uninstalling 2007/etc); even there is a fix called fixmapi.exe in \Windows\System32\FixMapi.exe provided by Microsoft that didn’t work at all. But well… finally I am able to get it to run. I am posting this so it would of help if in future I or someone like me encounter similar lucky issues, I would say (0:

1.Rename MSMAPI32.DLL to MSMAPI32.BAK in folder C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\Msmapi\1033
2.Start Outlook 2003.

Understanding ISO8583 Message Type

The following visual “reveal”(I would say) the meaning and composition of an ISO8583 message type. First bit tells the version of the ISO8583, second defines the class, third is for function to be performed(request/response/etc), and the last one shows origin. See following fig-1.

FIG 1: Message type definitions of each bit.

Here(Mitug) is a resource that helped me a lot to get started, that was referred to me by my friend Syed Kamran. In some places Mitug website doesn’t work, atleast a couple of my friends from different locations of the world map reported the website is not opening the page. So for friends who are unable to open the same, rightclick and save as this [PDF] layman’s guide to understanding the ISO8583 financial transaction messages.

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