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Vedic's new Cricket Bat

He just saw cricket once and start liking it. It was the India VS Pak T20 2007 first round match. After few weeks he started practicing fielding by throwing the ball and trying to stop it and also asking me to throw the ball toward him and he try to catch it.

My brother bought a cricket bat for him and my father pack and sent it through speed post. These photos shows his happiness right after he got that bat. unpack and then playing.

Microsoft released the Visual Studio 2008 RTM

On Monday, Nov. 19, Microsoft announced that Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5 were released to manufacturing (RTM). With more than 250 new features,Visual Studio 2008 includes significant enhancements in every edition, including Visual Studio Express and Visual Studio Team System. Microsoft also created a white paper which describes how you can break through your software development challenges with Visual Studio 2008. This white paper discusses key features and explains how Visual Studio 2008 can help development teams of all sizes to: Improve developer productivityDeliver breakthrough user experiencesEffectively communicate and collaborateImprove software qualityEnhance visibility into project status and qualityAlso there are following useful links that you can use: ScottGu describes about much-improved support for JavaScript debugging in the VS 2008.There are people who still using VS 2003. They must be havinbg question now whether to upgrate to Visual Studio 2005 or 200…

Vedic Soccer Macthes - Fall 2007 - Trophy distribution

Vedic and his team played 9 matches and they won all matches except the one. So they won 8 matches and loos 1 match.

On the final day they got the trophies and medal. Thanks to his coach, assistant coach and George.

Stay tune, next session will start next year in Jan 2008 while the games will start end of Feb 2008.

Vedic Soccer Matches - Fall 2007

[As of 14-Oct-2007]
Vedic and team had their third match yesterday and they all are doing good. They are learning fast and by now they all understand which goal post they need to shoot, which one is their team and which one is opponent team. Well they know offense and defense and they quickly go to save goal if opponents are close to their goal.

Vedic saved one goal that was almost in the goal but he blocked the ball from his feet right before the goal post. That was awesome.

Match 1: Yellow team vs Orange team:
Match start and here you go. Fist goal in just few seconds. Score: Yellow 1 and orange 0. Then the goal from Adam, Orange team was on top of the ball and near the yellow team goal post when Adam steal the ball turn himself and the ball toward the opposite side goal and then another turn and then driveling the ball real fast and then shot in the goal.

Vedic was at the right place at right time when he got the ball kicked by a team member and he was right before the goal and he did n…

Orlando Talent Show 2007 - They done it again

This time they won the 1st price, best costume and best choreography. Adult group participated as non-compitition. Another dance by three kids won the 3rd price which was again choreographed by Rakhi.

Dance recording

Tampa Dance Fest 2007...Yes they WIN

Amazing day and Amazing performance and Amazing WIN. It was the result of the hard work of whole team for last two months. It was a day of winning 3rd price in kids dance and 1st price in adult dance including best choreographer and best costume. Vedic also won a trophy.

Vedic at Birth

Few photos of Vedic at Birth and until he was two years old. Yes he has grown a lot since then. One of my friend created a blog for his newly born son and that inspired me to go check Vedic oldest photos and post them online.

Vedic Cooking

Today Vedic helped me in cooking. I was making tomato curry and he helped me by cutting the tomato and then helped me pouring onions, tomato's and masalas in the food I was preparing. (BTW he was along only for the time I was taking the pictures :) )

AHS community day event

Since last three years me and Vedic are participating in the AHS community day events to do re-surface (mulch) the playground area.

First two years Vedic was very cooperative and quietly played while I was helping in re-surface activity. This year he step forward and helped by participating in the work. He rack the mulch using a small rack and helped bringing the mulch to playground area.

Well on top of that he was instructing me to bring more mulch quickly and not wast time in taking snaps.

Online storage and sharing space

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ASP.NET 2.0 Web Site versus Web Application

Web Site projects were introduced with VS 2005. Many people complained because the VS 2003 manner of creating compiled Web Applications were more efficient and easy to manage.

Here is an article that explains the Web Application project which became part of SP1… It is much more highly scalable…

Following is the article that stats steps to convert a web site project to web application project.

During migration, it will be changes in the project structure and additional files will be created (.designer). App_code files will be moved to Old_App_Code folder and there will be one assembly file for complete project. One assembly will restrict our flexibility to use C# code along with VB.NET because .NET cannot compile multiple languages into one assembly.

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VMWare - Increasing the size of boot drive

It was fairly simple to do that and one of the following link can help you with this.

Sample from my case:
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600](C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.
C:\Documents and Settings\vjs866\Desktop>cd \

C:\>cd "C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation"

C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation>vmware -vdiskmanager -x 34gb "C:\1\Virtual Machines\Win2003Ent\Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition-cl1.vmdk"

C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation>vmware-vdiskmanager -x 34gb "C:\1\Virtual Machines\Win2003Ent\Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition-cl1.vmdk"Using log file


The blog of the Ritemail -

Data caching for beginner

Private Sub FillDropDownList()
Dim reader As DataSet
reader = CType(Cache("AhsRedirectDs"), DataSet)

If (reader Is Nothing) Then
Dim objAHSRedirect As New AHSRedirectController
reader = objAHSRedirect.GetDSList()
Cache.Insert("AhsRedirectDs", reader, Nothing, DateTime.Now.AddHours(23), Cache.NoSlidingExpiration)
End If

ddRedirect.DataSource = reader.Tables(0)
ddRedirect.AutoPostBack = True
ddRedirect.DataValueField = "URL"
ddRedirect.DataTextField = "Name"
End Sub

July 2 Bulletine withdrawn

Visa Bulletine for Aug 2007 has been released.

They have revert the July 2 Bulletine and now everyone can file.

D. JULY EMPLOYMENT-BASED VISA AVAILABILITYAfter consulting with Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Visa Office advises readers that Visa Bulletin #107 (dated June 12) should be relied upon as the current July Visa Bulletin for purposes of determining Employment visa number availability, and that Visa Bulletin #108 (dated July 2) is hereby withdrawn.

Also USCIS Announces July Adjustment of Status Applications will be Accepted thru August 17, 2007

Well good timing for me, mine application was sent today to deliver tomorrow. Great thanks to AILA, AILF, Ms. Lofgren,, and all other organization and people involved in resolving this issue and providing us an opportunity to file our I-485. Thank so much.

Following are the top sites that provided quick and reliable informations on this wh…


Confusion, confusion and more confusion. No body know what to do and what not do do. Rumors every day, some says to send application while some suggest to hold.

As per
HLG has confirmed that the CIS is not returning I-485 Applications back to those who filed I-485 during the first week of July. This is leading many to speculate that the CIS may reverse course and re-re-amend the July Visa Bulletin; whether the Visa Bulletin actually reopens remains to be seen. HLG normally refrains from commenting on rumors, but we have talked to several Washington insiders and believe that this is seriously being considered.

Immigration Voice core has learned that something is likely to happen in next 24 hours (or Monday) possibly to fix the issues caused by recent visa bulletin.
We have been told not to divulge details of this development.
All we can say as of now is that :
1). The solutio…

Windows Live Writer

I just found about this Windows Live Writer. This can be configure to work with MSN space and variety of other weblog services. I am using it with Blogger.

July bulletin and 2nd July

July bulletin was spending of money and effort for nothing. I was done with all documentation, signatures and getting out of the attorney office when I got a call from Pankaj that USCIS released news that they will not accept any application. 15 days of stress, started with pankaj call and ended with pankaj call.