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Wednesday, August 20, 2003 :::
Moved to Typepad:::  

I have moved over fulltime to Typepad now and so will not be posting regularly here. So this is just going to be an archieve for my older posts and maybe a post now and then.




::: posted by Anand at 6:21 PM

Thursday, August 14, 2003 :::
Problem:::  

I have been having some problem posting in Blogger. So I kind of post most of the stuff in my Typepad blog now. I think over time I would move over to that blog as I find it more and more difficult to keep two sets of blogs up to date.




::: posted by Anand at 3:16 PM

CNUG in Financial Express:::  

My interview about User groups in India and specifically CNUG has appeared in todays FE. Check it out at Usergroups Can Help Members Become More Productive




::: posted by Anand at 3:14 PM

Monday, August 11, 2003 :::
ASPNETToolbox:::  

Scott Mitchel has started a new website which lists free ASP.NET components. There are also reviews and screenshots.




::: posted by Anand at 11:18 AM

Remoting.CORBA:::  

Adam pointed to this SF project in his post. This is a remoting channel that allows you to access CORBA objects from your .NET Apps. I think this is cool and really ups the interop value of .NET. Now you can access those CORBA objects without learning anything new. The site says any IIOP object, I suppose it is not really restricted to CORBA alone.

This is still in intial stages and so you may not find it to be fully usable as yet...





::: posted by Anand at 10:58 AM

Saturday, August 09, 2003 :::
Registry Hives??:::  

From Raymond's blog:

Why is a registry file called a "hive"?

Because one of the original developers of Windows NT hated bees. So the developer who was responsible for the registry snuck in as many bee references as he could. A registry file is called a "hive", and registry data are stored in "cells", which is what honeycombs are made of.




::: posted by Anand at 6:07 PM

Friday, August 08, 2003 :::
TechEd India:::  

MS India has just announced some information on TechEd India 2003. They seem to have got this idea that three days together is too much time for people to take off and so have split the whole event into three months(1 day/month).

This is, in my opinion, a very bad way of doing things. First of all, the idea of spreading it over three months means, people will lose the thread. There are usually sessions that rely on something talked about in a previous sessions. This goes for a six now.

The other thing is, what about people travelling to attend teched. Do they travel each month for a day to the three cities where TechEd takes place?? Well if it was me that would surely be something that will prevent me from attending. (Luckily, Chennai is one of the cities where TechEd takes place and so I don't have to travel)

Another thing that I love about these events is the huge amount of information you get hit with. Three days of continous sessions. Basically you wallow in the latest technology...:-) That whole feel is lost now...

One of the feedbacks I had given during the last TechEd was to maybe streach the 3 day event by 1 extra day(The US TechEd is a 5 day event and I enjoyed it a lot when I was there this year). A lot of people were even OK with coming in on a weekend if this ment an extra day of sessions. But no, now we have the same 3 day event, but over three month. I completely fail to see any logic behind this move.

This kind of robs TechEd off its sheen and moves it to being a special kind of MSDN session(which happens each month).

I think is a harebrained thing to do...

Anyone listening there????




::: posted by Anand at 5:03 PM

Thursday, August 07, 2003 :::
Typepad:::  

I have now become a full fledged Typepad user. The price is quite high by Indian standards, but with their special offer for beta testers I decided to go with it...

Not to mention, I have kinda got hooked to this thing now....:-)




::: posted by Anand at 5:49 PM

Howl:::  

Howl is an implementation of the ZeroConf standard for networking for Windows and *nix. It is open source and also contains an SDK to integrage ZeroConf support into Windows apps(Currently is a C library. Anyone interested in writing a Managed SDK??).

ZeroConf aims are plug-and-play networking, where you just connect two computers and they automatically are able to communicate without the need for external DHCP servers etc.




::: posted by Anand at 3:40 PM

PDC:::  

Well so many blogs on the PDC and with Scoble singing its praises... They even have a I will be at PDC logo to put on the blogs.

I won't be there, though I would love to. It is just not viable to fly in for a event from India, unless you are being sponsored...:-)

So I become a proud member of the won't be there band..





::: posted by Anand at 1:52 PM

Wednesday, August 06, 2003 :::
ADAM:::  

Well this is nothing to do with the Adam of Adam & Eve fame, but rather Active Directory Application Mode...:-)

If you use Active Directory, then you may find this useful..




::: posted by Anand at 4:26 PM

Another Google anomaly:::  

Another one of those Google anomalies.... This blog is the #1 hit for the search "why .net is bad"...

Well maybe Sun will now offer me a job, for doing something they have not yet been succesful in doing...:-)

(This post most probably is going to change the ratings)




::: posted by Anand at 1:27 PM

FogScreen:::  

This seems interesting. Should be a good idea at those event stalls where geeks go to look at the latest technologies.

But will it be successful. Only if it is ok for day to day use. And that only time will tell.


Thanks to Scoble for the link.




::: posted by Anand at 1:19 PM

New Google Search Operator:::  

From Early and Adopter:

" ~" Searches

You may want to search not only for a particular keyword, but also for its synonyms. Indicate a search for both by placing the tilde sign ("~") immediately in front of the keyword.

Pretty cool.




::: posted by Anand at 12:55 PM


 
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