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January 2008 - Posts

When Musharraf met Facebook founder
Something weired as well as Interesting. Scooble reports : He invited me to a breakfast with Pakistani President, Pervez Musharraf. We walked together to the breakfast, which was interesting because of Musharraf’s comments, where he defended his administration. Read More...
Java apps to integrate with Adobe products
It seems that Sun is pretty much serious to give a solid response to Microsoft's Silverlight . From register : Sun Microsystems is working on interoperability between design tools from Adobe Systems and its upcoming JavaFX tools for application developers Read More...
More than half million private images are stolen from MySpace
yep, a script ran thru 44,000 profiles downloaded around 5 million of private images. The biggest security breach on any social networking website. From Wired : A 17-gigabyte file purporting to contain more than half a million images lifted from private Read More...
KDE desktop for Windows and Mac
Famous( and my favorite ) desktop engine KDE is now available for Windows and Mac. What does it means that you can now KDE based applications on Windows and Mac as well and you don't need to write platform specific code anymore. From Wired . KDE isn't Read More...
IE8 in three render mode
eh? so instead of checking UserAgent for mozilla and non-mozilla browsers , I would also have two further Ifs to make my page compatible with DIFFERENT VERSIONS of IE+ a meta tag? as this geek said on SD, are we now responsible to take the blame of someone Read More...
Software for vegetarians
Use of Ext is under the Ext JS license, for more information, please visit the license page. By downloading Ext TLD from this website, you agree to the following terms and conditions: You agree you are not developing or manufacturing products, and where Read More...
How perl.com became porn.com
Few days back Official Perl website redirected users to porn.com which later got fixed. Finally guys at O’Reilly found out that it all happened due to remote Javascripting. NAT says: It only took three things to turn perl.com into porn.com: (1) the advertiser's Read More...
Log file or a LOCK file?
A 75 GB log file. Such logging mechanism would just make you to lock your PC and do something else. :-) Read More...
Leaning towards "A"
:-) From WTF Read More...
Mickey Mouse joins Microsoft
I mean the CIO Tony Scott:-) From The register : He will head up the software giant's global IT helpdesk, which has 4,000 staff and oversees tech systems for Redmond's worldwide sales, marketing and services. It also looks after the firm's corporate systems Read More...
Celeberating 20 years of Perl
Perl is the language which I didn't work a lot neither it fascinated me much but I must admit the power of RegEX in Perl made it quite popular and efficient to solve many string related problems. Recently PERL community celebrated 20 years of perl language. Read More...
Microsoft releases specs of Binary formats
Slashdot reports : Microsoft has agreed to remove any intermediate steps necessary to get the documentation . Further: They're going to just post it, making it directly available as a download on the Microsoft web site. Microsoft will also make the Binary Read More...
Bea goes to Oracle, MySQL goes to SUN
Oracle to Acquire BEA Systems Sun to Acquire MySQL Interesting move, specially at MYSQL end. Read More...
Google Adsense, Die or...??
Just tried to log into my adsense account and I found this I am not sure what actually has happened but seems they were in hurry or system has crashed. Even the logo of Adsense is not appearing . Read More...
So how do you define a Moron?
Moron, a person who needs to read any of the ...For Dummies books instructing the reader how to accomplish some task so simple, even a monkey could do it. From Uncyclopedia How true :-) Read More...
Professors Slam Java As "Damaging" To Students
Let us propose the following principle: The irresistible beauty of programming consists in the reduction of complex formal processes to a very small set of primitive operations. Java, instead of exposing this beauty, encourages the programmer to approach Read More...
Is IT department dead?
Is outsourcing phenomenon killing concept of IT department? An Interesting article via slashdot As usual, some geeks made some hilarious comments. for instance like this comment and its reply : The smell doesn't mean they are dead. That is a normal smell Read More...
Facebook kicked Robert Scoble due to violation
Robert Scoble has been thrown out from Facebook due to violation of Terms and Conditions. He just impoted Plaxo data into Read More...
Slashdot: GUI design book
A very very interesting and helpful Slashdot entry about guidelines about making cleaner and simple UIs for software applications. I would recommend you guys to go through all comments. Read More...
Corrupt file caused firework delay
Sometimes a corrupt file could become reason of ruining others mood. :-) Bacarella said the show ran in numerical sequence and all the fireworks went off, but it was not in sync with the music. The show's accompaniment was a compilation of Oscar-winning Read More...