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The Seven Wonders List

Following is a good website that list and explain the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. They says "Although most people know that a list exists of the Seven World Wonders, only few can name them."
Read more at http://ce.eng.usf.edu/pharos/wonders/list.html.

The New seven wonders:
This project and voting booth to select the new seven wonders of the world also gives condensed, illustrated descriptions of the original ancient wonders. The New 7 Wonders of the World will be announced during the Official Declaration ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal on Saturday, July 7, 2007.

You can submit your vote at http://www.new7wonders.com/.

Vote for our Taj.

Laksha.net Updates...

I am planning to put some hours in enhancing the www.laksha.net in coming weeks to include some online services. It will have a directory listing for Indian stores, Indian restaurants and other business running by Indians. It will also have customs pages for some businesses. Deal sharing is something we always do and many web sites supports that using online forums. Now what about having a WIKI kind of functionality where people can update the main deal page of the website rather then discussing and finding in forum.
All this and more so stay tune...

Which Windows Vista Beta is right for me?

If you have questions about which build of Windows Vista and .NET 3.0 development tools is right for you, please visit Tom Archer's blog where Tom discusses the differences.
Summary is as bellow
Operating System.NET 3.0 Runtime ComponentsWindows SDK"Orcas" Tools for .NET 3.0WF Extensions to Visual StudioVista - July CTP (5472.5)July CTP (4306 - installed by O/S)July CTP (5472.2.1)None (See July CTP Notes)Release Candidate 4Vista - June CTP (5456)June CTP (4131.06 installed by O/S)June CTP (5456.3)June CTPRelease Candidate 2Vista - Beta 2 (5384.4)Beta 2 (installed by O/S)Beta 2 (5383.1.1)Beta 2Beta 2.2XP (SP2) or Win2K3July CTP (4307)July CTP (5472.2.1)None (See July CTP Notes)Release Candidate 4XP (SP2) or Win2K3June CTP (4131.06)June CTP (5456.3)June CTPRelease Candidate 2XP (SP2) or Win2K3Beta 2Beta 2 (5383.1.1)Beta 2Beta 2.2

wikimapia

wikimapia.org is cool and you can locate you house and places you know and add title & comment with those address.
Like my house in Indore can be seen at http://www.wikimapia.org/#y=22683143&x=75833489&z=18&l=0&m=a (see 42 Ahilya Nager Ext. Also as bellow.
<iframe src=http://wikimapia.org/s/#y=22683148&x=75833484&z=18&l=0&m=a width=250 height=250 frameborder=0></iframe>
Also www.wikimediafoundation.org which has following projects [http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Our_projects]
1Wikipedia2Wiktionary3Wikiquote4Wikibooks5Wikisource6Wikispecies7Wikimedia Commons8Wikinews9Related projects9.1MediaWiki9.2Meta

Cameras I like

Sony Cybershot DSCP200 7.2MP Digital Camera 3x Optical Zoom Sony Cybershot DSCT9 7MP Digital Camera Sony Cybershot DSCT5 5.1MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom Cyber-shot S-600 6MP with 3x Optical Zoom Canon Powershot A620 7MP Digital Camera with 4x Optical Zoom Canon Powershot SD550 7.1MP Digital Elph Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (this series also has SD400, SD450 & SD500) Best reviews
http://www.dpreview.com
http://www.cnet.com
Deals at
www.edealinfo.com
www.deals2buy.com

TechEd 2006 End

Last 6 days was absolutly wonderful. There was so much to learn during tech ed and I did my best to learn as much I can. I also got chance to talk to experts and Microsoft people to talk about specific senarios.

Lunch with Steve who is the core team member of the DotNetNuke was good. Discussion with him gave a clear understanding about DotNetNuke future plans and some of thier current deficalties in getting right people for their team. I wish that everything will be fine and DNN team will continue to be the best .NET open source comunity.

I hope learning in tech ed will greatly enhance our team future planning to make our company compitant in the market.

TechEd 2006 Started

Tech Ed has started now. I attended pre-confrence seminar on web services which was excellant and I wish I could attended other seminars as well. After CDAC I never thought that I need any traning becuase in CDAC they teach us how to learn new tech our self. But Aaron covered this wide topic so well and I wish I can attend few more training like this so that I can learn things in one days which I normaly learn in few months. Good job aaron. You can brows his blog at http://pluralsight.com/aaron and download todays presentation and demo code.
Key note was facinating and for me it was one of the biggest event I ever attended. Being a MSDN subscriber and having IE homepage set to MSDN I knew about most of the anouncement they made but it was interesting to see a integrated big picture of all the new products and understand the Microsoft vision behind them.
I have some photoes and vedio which I will upload later this week and keep posted my experiance, learning and links.

VirtualTechEd 2006

Tech·Ed 2006 is come up with VirtualTechEd.com. This will provide you the best breakout sessions, most interesting demos and compelling executive interviews throughout the week. You can view the Tech·Ed 2006 kick-off live via VirtualTechEd.com on Sunday, June 11 from 7:00 – 9:30 P.M Eastern.
http://techedrocks2006.blogspot.com/, http://www.funwithstuff.com/blog/index.html, http://spaces.msn.com/dickcarl are the blog sites for tech ed 2006 information.
Channel 9 by Microsoft http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowForum.aspx?ForumID=14. You can listen and view lots of radio show and vedios.

ATLAS - Microsoft Implementation For AJAX

"Atlas" is a free framework for building a new generation of richer, more interactive, highly personalized standards based Web applications.
Best place to look for Atlas is http://atlas.asp.net and you can download the atlas tool kit, documentations and sample applications from http://atlas.asp.net/default.aspx?tabid=47&subtabid=471
Here are the additional resource links for ATLAS.
MSDN Blogs on ATLAS - http://blogs.msdn.com/federaldev/archive/category/12871.aspx
Jay Kimble wrote many artcles on ATLAS like Atlas: Starting to grasp control development... and How to Add Atlas to an existing site which has a nice walkthrough of the configuration steps you'll need to go through for an existing ASP.NET 2.0 app before you can start dropping Atlas controls on your pages.
More Blog links - http://www.technorati.com/tag/Atlas, http://www.technorati.com/tag/Ajax

Amazon S3 - Simple Storage Service

Amazon S3 is storage for the Internet. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers.
Amazon S3 provides a simple web services interface that can be used to store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web. It gives any developer access to the same highly scalable, reliable, fast, inexpensive data storage infrastructure that Amazon uses to run its own global network of web sites. The service aims to maximize benefits of scale and to pass those benefits on to developers.
More details can be read at http://www.amazon.com/gp/browse.html/ref=sc_fe_l_2/104-3183321-2203158?_encod...


Links for Developer Web Casts

You can now access over 200 hours of learning from the Microsoft Professional Developer's Conference - http://microsoft.sitestream.com/PDC05/
Refrence: http://blogs.msdn.com/msdnat/archive/2006/06/01/612897.aspx
Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Server Services

http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdntv/episode.aspx?xml=episodes/en/20060427ExcelDK...
3D Integration in Windows Presentation Foundation

http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdntv/episode.aspx?xml=episodes/en/20060504WPFDL/m...
Visual Basic 2005 Beginners Video Series

http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/vb/learning/default.aspx#forms
MSDN Web Cast – Introducing SQL Server 2005 Express Edition

http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/eventdetail.aspx?eventID=1032284455&Culture...
Programming Lego Mindstorms Using Visual Basic 2005 Express

http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/eventdetail.aspx?eventID=1032294982&Culture...
Introduction to Programming Hardware with the .NET Framework 2.0

http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/eventdetail.aspx?eventID=10322…

2007 Microsoft Office system Beta 2

http://www.microsoft.com/office/preview/beta/getthebeta.mspx - 2007 Microsoft Office system Beta 2 is now available at the Microsoft website check it out.
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms406052(office.12).aspx - Developer Overview of the User Interface for the 2007 Microsoft Office System. Download as document Office2007UIforDevelopers.doc.
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms406049(office.12).aspx - Introducing the Microsoft Office (2007) Open XML File Formats
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms406057(office.12).aspx - Developer Introduction to Workflows for Windows SharePoint Services V3 and SharePoint Server 2007
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms406043(office.12).aspx - SharePoint Server 2007 for MCMS 2002 Developers
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms540157(office.12).aspx - Class Library and Web Service Reference for SharePoint 2007

Migrating VB 6.0 to VB 2005 - Useful Links

1. Visual Basic 6 Resource Center. http://msdn.microsoft.com/vbrun/

2. Upgrade Resources for Visual Basic 6.0 Developers can be found at the Visual Basic 6 Resource Center – Next Steps.This section provides resources on how to upgrade from Visual Basic 6.0 to Visual Basic .NET and Visual Basic 2005, including best practices and procedures. http://msdn.microsoft.com/vbrun/staythepath/VB6UpgradeResources/default.aspx

3. Upgrade wizard for VB 6.0 to VB.NET http://msdn.microsoft.com/vbasic/default.aspx?pull=/library/en-us/dnvs05/html...

4. Upgrading to Visual Basic 2005 http://msdn.microsoft.com/vbasic/learning/migrating/default.aspx

5. Upgrading Visual Basic 6.0 Applications to Visual Basic .NET and Visual Basic 2005 http://msdn.microsoft.com/vbasic/learning/migrating/default.aspx?pull=/librar...

6. Visual Basic 6.0 Upgrade Samples. Download this set of four code samples that demonstrate techniques for upgrading from Visual Basic 6.0 to Visual Basic .NET…

www.meebo.com

Just come to know about meebo.com. Using meebo.com you can access all your msn, yahoo, GTalk, AIM etc at the same time. Best thing is it is an online web page so works in the block envirnment and does not requires you to install anything on your machine.

TechEd 2006

TechEd is the greatest event specially for the developers using Microsoft technologies. I will be attending TechEd 2006 in Boston. I hope that will be an excellent experience.

Grabline.com

This website is created & maintained by Vivek Sethi who is a friend of mine. He did help us settling down in Orlando and introduced to other friends before he & family moved to CA. One month was more then enough for us to become good friends.
Grabline is not only a great piece of his creativity and ability to implement his thoughts but inspiration for most of us to go beyond the routine job schedule and do something that give intense satisfaction and opportunity to earn money and social respect.
I wish very best of luck to him and his efforts.
Vinni

Some interesting links

Following are some interesting links...
https://www.microsoftelearning.com/visualstudio2005/ - Whether you are a Windows, Web or Enterprise Application Developer you can access the e-learning topic you want, when you want it, and learn at your own pace. From ADO.NET and ASP.NET to Remoting, Win Forms and Web Services, Microsoft E-Learning for developers has it all. Some of them are totally free for a limitted time.
http://www.codecomments.com/archive356-2006-2.html - Good resource for VSS 2005 & VSS 6.0
http://www.csharp-station.com - This is a community site for people interested in applying .NET using the C# programming language.
http://www.freeprogrammingresources.com/csharp-books.html - Free eBooks and Programming Resources
Visit http://sessions.mix06.com - and you will able to view all 72 hours video sessions of Mix06.
http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/ & http://msdn.microsoft.com/data/ref/linq/ - The LINQ Project is a codename for a set of extensions to the .NET Framework that…

Microsoft 2007 - Microsoft Technology That Defines a New Decade

Last year Microsoft came with VS.NET 2005, SQL Server 2005 etc. VS.NET 2005 was a major change over VS.NET 2003 in terms of feature, web controls and the way you program. Same is true for SQL Server 2005 you can now use C# or VB.NET to create store procedures and store procedures could be a .NET class. So no more missing of Oracle package in SQL Server.
Be prepared for much more then this as Microsoft is now changing everything. Year 2007 Microsoft will bring a new Operating System named Vista (formerly code-named "Longhorn") First Look... that have completly new file system named WinFs and 1000s of new features. Vista will also come with WinFX which is set of next-generation managed APIs provided by Microsoft.
Microsoft have created a new section in their MSDN website [View ...] so that people can start preparing for the next generation i.e. 2007. Here you can get information on Windows Presentation Foundation WPF (formerly code named "Avalon") provides the founda…

Laksha.net

I have redesigned the Laksha.net website. I will use this site for R&D on the new technologes and features.
I updated Laksha.net website further and added a blog feature which uses the blog entries RSS fead from yahoo 360 blog and display on Laksha.net. Another important update is addition of dynamic changeable themes. User can now change the theme of the website by clicking at the radio button at left-top.

Entry for March 30, 2006

I am creating this blog entry for sharing technical information, mainly artical links for .NET 2005.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/extend/partnerdvd/

[Order this free DVD and receive over 50 tools, components and languages from Visual Studio Industry Partners. These full, trial and and evaluation products can help save you time and money building applications for Microsoft Windows, mobile devices, the Web, and Web services.]
http://www.microsoft.com/sql/eval/webcast.mspx?wt.mc_id=SQL.AD.01037

[Learn about Microsoft SQL Server 2005 in the way that suits you best.

SQL Server 2005 is data management and analysis software that delivers enhanced security, availability, and scalability to mission-critical data applications—while making them easier to develop, deploy, and manage. Choose from a wide range of live and on-demand webcasts. Or take part in a virtual lab, which allows you to cut your teeth on the new platform by experimenting with its different capabilities]

Difference between MMC and SD cards

While doing a Google search to find the difference between MMC and SD cards for Camera, I found a really good article and would like to share with you all. As per the article they only differ in the features they provides and can be used in place of other also based on the feature SD card is superior then MMC card. The URL for the article is http://www.geocities.com/romidar/mmcvssd.htm

AJAX - Asynchronous JavaScript And XML

AJAX stands for Asynchronous JavaScript And XML. It is a new technology for the websites which can be use to provide response from the web server without submitting the page. Some of the example could be the yahoo next, google suggest etc.
It is becoming popular day by day and for .NEt people there is a AJAX.NET. There are many frameworks available to implement this and here is a good comparison of AJAX frameworks for ASP.NET http://www.daniel-zeiss.de/AJAXComparison/Results.htm.
I have implemented the similar feature in one of our application using http://www.autosuggestbox.com/Default.aspx which might be deferent then what AJAX.NET can provide us.

Entry for January 15, 2006

Normally people don't say good thing about the company they had worked with and there always good and bad thing in every company.
Patni was a dream company for me since I was in collage and I proud to say that I worked for Patni and got the best opportunities during my employment with her. The knowledge I got in Patni is now giving me acceptance and appreciation in my new company. Thanks you so much Patni.

Entry for January 01, 2006

Wish you a very happy and prosporus new year.
It was nice to be with Sumit & Bhavna for last few days and yesterday's gettogather was exellant and we are happy to be a part of that.
Vinni, Rakhi & Vedic