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Back after a while!!!

Sunday, May 30, 2010 1 comment

I know its been a quite a long time since i last posted on my own blog. The reasons are many. The main one is that i have been blogging @ http://www.infosysblogs.com/microsoft. I have not been getting enough time to blog on this site. Anyways i’ll try me best to do justice to my blog. I know that many found my blog posts useful and you have made the effort to let me know. Thanks for all your support and would to hear from you going forward as well.

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A Touching and Thought Provoking Story

Wednesday, April 11, 2007 11 comments

Read  this  story  and  just  see   how  touchy  it is !!!!!!!!!!!!
I  hope  this would  never  happen  with  you all…………

This is the story of a s/w engineer who had seen dreams to buy 2 Bed
room flat in India. Please go through this. You can find valuable things.
ONE BEDROOM FLAT… WRITTEN BY AN INDIAN SOFTWARE *ENGINEER *

As the dream of most parents I had acquired a degree in Software
Engineer and joined a company based in USA, the land of braves and
opportunity.
When I arrived in the USA, it was as if a dream had come true.

Here at last I was in the place where I want to be. I decided I would be
staying in this country for about Five years in which time I would have
earned enough money to settle down in India.

My father was a government employee and after his retirement, the only
asset he could acquire was a decent one bedroom flat. Read more…

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It’s been a while…

Sunday, April 8, 2007 Leave a comment

I have always believed in the fact that life is never going to be a bed of roses. Time and again life throws a volley of questions back at you which leave you clueless. Life has been a little hard for me since the past 2 months and i had to attend to my personal and family life. That has taken me slightly away from technology, but not that far. I am really trying to catch up with the fast pace at which technology is changing and growing. This speed really amazes me. Talking just about Microsoft and the .Net Framework, I am already getting a lot of information and mails on .Net 3.5. God!!! Lot of catching up to do… and i feel there is so less time :). Hope i can continue from where i left off and keep you folks out there interested in the new technologies that are out there or might come out in the near future. I leave you with the following lines…

Three passions have governed my life:
The longings for love, the search for knowledge,
And unbearable pity for the suffering of [humankind].

Love brings ecstasy and relieves loneliness.
In the union of love I have seen
In a mystic miniature the prefiguring vision
Of the heavens that saints and poets have imagined.

With equal passion I have sought knowledge.
I have wished to understand the hearts of [people].
I have wished to know why the stars shine.

Love and knowledge led upwards to the heavens,
But always pity brought me back to earth;
Cries of pain reverberated in my heart
Of children in famine, of victims tortured
And of old people left helpless.
I long to alleviate the evil, but I cannot,
And I too suffer.

This has been my life; I found it worth living.

(adapted)

Cheers!!! 🙂

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Happy New Year 2007!!!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007 Leave a comment

My New Year Wishes For You…

Happiness deep down within.
Serenity with each sunrise.
Success in each facet of your life.
Family beside you.
Close and caring friends.
Health, inside you.
Love that never ends.
Special memories of all the yesterdays.
A bright today with much to be thankful for.
A path that leads to beautiful tomorrows.
Dreams that do their best to come true.
Appreciation of all the wonderful things about you.

Wish you and your family a very Happy and Prosperous New Year, my dear friend!!!

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Microsoft Codenames

Saturday, July 1, 2006 Leave a comment

If you are interested in Microsoft Technologies and keep track of Microsoft products and technologies you would have already noticed that Microsoft has a unique codename for every project. Exactly how these codenames are decided remains a mystery, and indeed some suggest that there is meaning to be found hidden in their selection.

I am personally a fan of Microsoft codenames. The problem is that, with the amount projects Microsoft is working on, it’s really hard for us to keep track of all the codenames.

Please go through my article: Microsoft Codenames, to view the list of product codenames and their derivations.

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Apple’s Leopard to chase MS Vista

Friday, June 30, 2006 Leave a comment

Just weeks after Microsoft invited the world to trial Vista, the next version of Windows, Apple’s announced it will soon be publicly unwrapping its new OS. Known as Leopard – or, more prosaically, version 10.5 – the new OS will be shown off to developers and tech journos at a bash in San Francisco starting 7th August. So far, Apple has disclosed very little about Leopard, beyond its shipping date.

The operating system will be available for both PowerPC and Intel processors. Builds since 10.0 have been written for both processors, but never publicly available as a retail product until Leopard.

Information suggests that Apple is also developing a new telephony application into Leopard. Features include on-screen Caller ID, desktop dialing, speakerphone, and voicemail. Users will be able to access numbers from their Address Book, cellphone (iPhone) via Bluetooth, among others.

Hmm…this is really something to look out for…i guess 🙂

Read More…

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Rediff…Looks different!!!

Wednesday, June 28, 2006 Leave a comment

Don’t know when did this happen, but Rediff looks really different today. They have completely redesigned the look n feel of their site. Have to say looks really neat now. In fact there is a message from the CEO explaining why they were forced to change the user interface design (http://in.rediff.com/whythechange.html). The major changes:

  1. The ‘Directory of Services’ should help you find what you want faster.
  2. How to find airfares, how to find jobs, how to compare the prices of many products have now been brought together.
  3. All the community services have been brought together under ‘Featured Users’.

My suggestion – They really need to stop those pop-up ads :). They really keep bugging you.

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