Thursday, January 27, 2005

InkBlog Test (Fun)

Took a Test from Tickle yesterday : Inkblot Test.

Here is what they said :

Your subconscious mind is driven most by Peace

You are driven by a higher purpose than most people. You have a deeply-rooted desire to facilitate peacefulness in the world. Whether through subtle interactions with love ones, or through getting involved in social causes, it is important to you to influence the world.

You are driven by a desire to encourage others to think about the positive side of things instead of focusing on the negative. The reason your unconscious is consumed by this might stem from an innate fear of war and turmoil. Thus, to avoid that uncomfortable place for you, your unconscious seeks out the peace in your environment.

Usually, the thing that underlies this unconscious drive is a deep respect for humankind. You care about the future of the world, even beyond your own involvement in it. As a result, your personal integrity acts as a surrogate for your deeper drive toward peace and guides you in daily life towards decisions that are respectful toward yourself and others.

Though your unconscious mind is driven most strongly by Peace, there is much more to who you are at your core.

Monday, January 24, 2005

The Brick (Life)

I read this post by one of the guys from 3rd Rock From the Sun, Keith Barrows.Here's the excerpt :
A young and successful executive was traveling down a neighborhood street, going a bit too fast in his new Jaguar. He was watching for kids darting out from between parked cars and slowed down when he thought he saw something.
As his car passed, no children appeared. Instead, a brick smashed into the Jag's side door! He slammed on the brakes and backed the Jag back to the spot where the brick had been thrown.
The angry driver then jumped out of the car, grabbed the nearest kid and pushed him up against a parked car shouting, "What was that all about and who are you?
Just what the heck are! you doing?
That's a new car and that brick you threw is going to cost a lot of money.
Why did you do it?"
The young boy was apologetic.
"Please, mister..please, I'm sorry but I didn't know what else to do," He pleaded.
"I threw the brick because no one else would stop..."
With tears dripping down his face and off his chin, the youth pointed to a spot just around a parked car.
"It's my brother," he said. "He rolled off the curb and fell out of his wheelchair and I can't lift him up."
Now sobbing, the boy asked the stunned executive, "Would you please help me get him back into his wheelchair? He's hurt and he's too heavy for me."
Moved beyond words, the driver tried to swallow the rapidly swelling lump in his throat.
He hurriedly lifted the handicapped boy back into the wheelchair, then took out a linen handkerchief and dabbed at the fresh scrapes and cuts.
A quick look told him everything was going to be okay..
"Thank you and may God bless you," the grateful child told the stranger.
Too shook up for words, the man simply watched the boy push his wheelchair-bound brother down the sidewalk toward their home.
It was a long, slow walk back to the Jaguar.
The damage was very noticeable, but the driver never bothered to repair the dented side door.
He kept the dent there to remind him of this message:
"Don't go through life so fast that someone has to throw a brick at you to get your attention!"
God whispers in our souls and speaks to our hearts.
Sometimes when we don't have time to listen, He has to throw a brick at us.
It's our choice to listen or not.

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

The most personal blog entry

Not mine, but of Pat Helland - here
This blog entry reminded me that there are more important things in life than pursuing my interests - the people whom I care about/who care about me.P.S : Pat Helland's blog is a excellent resource of Software Architechure.

Monday, January 17, 2005

SQL Server 2005 Installation

I wanted so much to start playing with SQL Server 2005, but there was one obstruction that was holding me back - I just couldn't install it on my PC. I was able to install everything including VS.Net 2005, .Net Framework 2.0, but the SQL Server 2005 just wasn't getting installed on my PC. I mean the installation was successfull with a few errors but it just refused to work with the VS.Net. After some sharing and poking around on the web, I realised that 'some' machines had this problem and 'some' didn't and my home machine happened to be one of those unlucky ones :( Since at work I cannot install 2.0 utils, I was being deprived of 2.0... Then my friend Sanjeev Sharma from Microsoft Singapore gave me a tip which I followed and got SQL Server 2005 successfully installed on my PC for the first time. Yes, hold you horses I am gonna share the tip with you, why else will I post this entry?Here's his tip :Uninstall everythin from your PC related to 2.0 Framework (VS.Net 2005, the foul installation of SQL Server 2005, etc etc.). Then go and delete all the Microsoft.Net folder manually from all drives(if you have more than one drive and you install on other drives to save space on C:)After removing all the 2.0 dev programs and deleting all traces of the .Net installation folders manually, install the SQL Server 2005. No, do not install the .Net 2.0 Framework yourself before that! SQL Server 2005's installation will automatically install the .Net 2.0 Framework before installing the SQL Server.And there you go, SQL Server 2005 successfully installed! Enjoy!

Sunday, January 16, 2005

Microsoft® Windows® Malicious Software Removal Tool

Another fine tool by Microsoft here..

Monday, January 10, 2005

Mobile Application Development Toolkit

Download it here

Friday, January 07, 2005

Microsoft Security Measures & Tools (Security)

You gotta download Microsoft's Anti-Spyware(Beta)It's Awesome!!Also a little something on the upcoming Microsoft Anti-Virus.I must say MSFT is really putting all its effort into security... Which is excellent...

Google Vs. Microsoft ???

I like searching on google. I like the fact that the word 'google' has become a synonym for 'search'. I like GMail too along with many other applications that google is building, testing and previewing. But I like Microsoft too, so what if hotmail is not as good as GMail, or msn search is not as good at google(i have not tested this with the new msn search).Now, I like both!But will the future let google reign?According to this clip it does.... But then again, its just a flash animation that two guys came up with.On the other hand this video states the fact of what the future holds. Is shows you how Microsoft is providing so much convenience for our future, and how Microsoft is lifting the technology realm higher and higher. Which is what we need.Indeed google is doing it too, and I cant compare google and Microsoft at all.But i just wanted to jot down my opinion when I saw the contrast between the above mentioned links.Do take a look at the two above mentioned links and decide for yourself what the future holds...I appologize for starting this post with a comparision between Microsoft and Google. I really appreciate what both of the companies are doin - A great job!

Thursday, January 06, 2005

Modal Pop-Up Window Cache (ASP.Net Caching)

Regarding my previous entry on Modal Pop-Up Window Cache, according to one of my SG.Net MSFT UG mate, it turns out that this behaviour occurs since Page A is the parent of page B - everytime page A reopens page B, it loads the current cache that is found in the temporary internet folder.
Well, this explanation seems logical enough, but still it seems as it its lacking something... ???

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