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VFS visa form error: Cast from string "undefined / undefined / undefined" to type 'Date' is not valid.

Submitted by Karthik on 15 January, 2008 - 03:49

The U.S VFS visa application site for India is a wonderful example of how not to design a website. However, rather than ranting, let me cut to the chase ...

If you received the error message Cast from string "undefined/undefined/undefined" to type 'Date' is not valid. while filling in the visa form, it's not your fault. You are probably using Firefox (very likely on Linux). The following are a few recommendations that will help you in filling in the form (in its present state):


    C-DAC looking for translators

    Submitted by Karthik on 3 July, 2006 - 22:56

    Janabhaaratii, a localisation project initiated by C-DAC Mumbai in 2004, is looking for contributors.

    The company announced that it would build the translators' familiarity with Indian language text-processing on the Free Software GNU/Linux platform, teach about different kinds of translations and issues involved, and offer tools to support translations.

    Janabhaaratii is working to localise Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS). Its plans include contributing to the community efforts in developing a software suite based on GNU/Linux and made available in Indian languages.

    Full story: Economic Times.

    Canara Bank opts for RHEL

    Submitted by Karthik on 18 October, 2005 - 00:03

    Canara Bank, one of India's oldest banks, has chosen Red Hat Linux as its platform of choice, in branches across the country.

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux will be deployed on more than 1,000 servers and 10,000 desktops at Canara Bank to provide a robust, secure and scalable solution for powering the bank's business critical IT infrastructure. Under the first phase of deployment, Red Hat Enterprise Linux has been rolled out at approximately 500 branches in a record span of three months. Close to 500 Red Hat Enterprise Linux servers and 5,000 Red Hat Desktops have been deployed in this phase.

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