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Aug. 27th, 2008 | 06:52 pm

I have decided to go back to Google blogspot. Livejournal hasn't improved much during this time, while even though blogspot has, and I had a blog there before LiveJournal.


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Jul. 27th, 2008 | 04:41 pm

Herb Sutter explains the challenges in lock based programming and titles it as 'Software and the Concurrency Revolution'

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Jul. 6th, 2008 | 09:52 pm

Dark Launches, Gradual Ramps and Isolation: Testing the Scalability of New Features on your Web Site

Equity Research in the Age of Web 2.0 - motivated me to finally check out Y! pipes.

Windows SDK Hidden Gems Part 3: TcpAnalyzer.exe and Consume.exe

Steve Yegge's long talk on I don't know what now.
This prof explains Ranbaxy deal steps
What iPhone means to the world of mobile OSes
Interesting story about events related to Ketan Parikh KP10 index and resulting turmoil.

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Yahoo! Pipes is life-changing

Jul. 4th, 2008 | 01:54 pm

I normally am not elated with any productivity software that much. I had heard of Yahoo! pipes long time before, but hadn't had time to check it out.

And these guys do a dis-service to their own cause by comparing themselves with *horror of horrors* Unix pipes. Sure, the idea is the same and one must give credit where it is due - but Y! pipes is way better.

Y! pipes

My thanks to amazing folks who created this application. Awesome! and life-changing.

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That Yahoo! in our lives

Jun. 14th, 2008 | 01:37 pm

I have been following Y! related discussion since some time. I work in IT industry and think of Google, M$ and Y! as potential employers, but work in neither of them presently. Opinion expressed here is absolutely personal and has nothing to do with my current employer.

Folks like Michael Arrington and others give it a lot of space in their blog. Primary thought is that if some one overpays you 60% more than latest stock price you should sell out, even if you are the number 2 leader. Else it is destruction of shareholder value!

It sure destroys interest of speculators and self-proclaimed activists(like Icahn) and it sure upsets Steve Ballmer, that he can't buy this firm - but staying independent may not be stupid. They are number 2 even if they are losing right now.

A lot of my money is in stock markets, and I like making money - but I just don't get why every one is out to get Y! to sell itself out. They may be losing few top individuals who despite having being at the helm can't think of much apart from selling out, but I have kind of started liking Jerry fellow.

If he succeeds, he would be in same category of Steve Jobs. If he doesn't, then someone would sure buy Y! anyway. So, I don't think there is any long-term value destruction.

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Jun. 12th, 2008 | 04:00 pm

Deepak Shenoy posted a link to this pretty funny video about sub-prime crisis:


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Jun. 8th, 2008 | 08:26 pm

Deka's Bionic arm shown in D6 conference organized by Goatberg. He is the same guy who developed Segway.

Techcrunch: HTML 5: Will we ever we a real standard again?

Jeff Atwood Strong opinions weakly held.

Designing for evil

Some Thoughts On Single Instance Storage And Twitter

Having The Right Users Is More Important Than Having The Right Features

Some Thoughts On Twitters Availability Problems

Note To Web 20 Companies Early Adopters Are Not The Mass Market

web 20 is from mars enterprise

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May. 20th, 2008 | 11:54 am

What is the default version of a header file? How to make sure that software runs on older version of Win OS

Dare talking of cross team cooperation or lack of

Fake steve ripping into Dell titled: why-dell-will-not-bounce-back.html

Rico Mariani talking about performance: Shutdown Is No Time For Spring Cleaning

Data breakpoints are based on the linear address, not the physical address

Steve Yegge talking of Dynamic languages

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BPO Chiefs are responsible

Feb. 22nd, 2008 | 03:54 pm


In this story, the powers-that-be at BPOs try to claim through media/PR companies that BPO "industry" is shocked that Som Mittal could be prosecuted. First thing, law doesn't take its course in India. Full Stop.

Big people always go scot free. And if Som is really that big a fellow, I am sure he would have walk away in the end.

But rather than being shocked, I think most the folks in this industry and people around would be "happy" and "appreciative" of what SC has done. I am appreciative of what SC has done. Judiciary is the only institution in India that actually works.

And it's kind of bad for PR types to write news about 'industry' being shocked. Who makes this industry, might I ask?
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flash player logging enable

Jan. 4th, 2008 | 03:15 pm

c:\Documents and settings\aditya\mm.cfg


The filename is hardcoded and can't be changed. It is
%APPDATA%\Macromedia\Flash Player\Logs\flashlog.txt



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