March 27, 2007

Why we entered IT..

One of my buddy believes in following..

Top 7 reasons why we joined IT..

  1. I hated sleep
  2. I had enjoyed my life enough
  3. I couldn't love without tension.
  4. I want to pay for my sins.
  5. I believed in Bhagwad Geeta : karma karo, phal ki ichha na karo..
  6. Everything in life has a reason; I wanted to prove it wrong. 
  7. I wanted to take revenge on myself



What do you think??

March 16, 2007

Gmail's Updated Quotas

Gmail's quota will continue to increase in the following years. Google updated the code responsible for the storage counter from Gmail's counter and revealed what to expect in the future:

2835 MB on April 1st 2007
2980 MB on April 1st 2008
3125 MB on April 1st 2009
3270 MB on April 1st 2010
3415 MB on April 1st 2011
3560 MB on April 1st 2012

As you can see, Gmail's storage will increase with 145 MB a year (that's almost 0.4 MB a day). Of course, if Google doesn't change its mind.
On April 1st 2005, when Google announced the "Infinity+1" plan, the storage increased from 1 GB to 2 GB and, from that point, the growth rate was 3.456 MB a day. But from October 2005, the growth rate dropped to 0.33 MB a day.

March 14, 2007

Night at the museum

Just watched Night at the museum yesterday, its a good movie.. A lot of fun in the first part.. but things are there to learn there too.. What I learnt from the movie is, once you take up on some task, you should not leave it until you finish it! No matter how much it takes to reach till the success. And what I liked the most in the movie is, the guy learns about the history by reading and studying.. even if it was not his subject, he did that! I liked that determination!! :)

The guide at museum, Rebecca (Carla Gugino) looks awesome.. pretty face :)

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March 11, 2007

Where is "Jigar Mehta" on search engines !!

Sunday night at 1:30AM, I got "hat ke" thought in my miiiind..

Search for my name in different search engines!! (I know, "naam me kya rakha hai!! lol.. ) I think one can measure what he/she has achieved in terms of web presence by looking at these kinds of measures!

So, here's how it goes..

So, I can proudly say, Yes, I am a blogger :) Pl. throw your comments people, I will highly appreciate them!!

The "Ultimate Element" of Windows Vista

The Windows Vista Ultimate Element

What do you say :) ?

What are these jargons moving around me?

Want to understand few jargons you see these days every now and then? Here are few...

What is Microsoft .NET?
Microsoft .NET is the Microsoft strategy for connecting systems, information, and devices through Web services so people can collaborate and communicate more effectively. .NET technology is integrated throughout Microsoft products, providing the capability to quickly build, deploy, manage, and use connected, security-enhanced solutions through the use of Web services.

What are Web Services?
Web services are small, reusable applications that help computers from many different operating system platforms work together by exchanging messages. Web services are based on industry protocols that include XML (Extensible Markup Language), SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol), and WSDL (Web Services Description Language). These protocols help computers work together across platforms and programming languages.
From a business perspective, Web services are used to reenable information technology so that it can change, move, and adapt like other aspects of a business. They not only connect systems, they can help connect people with the information they need, within the software applications they are used to using, and wherever they happen to be.
Microsoft offers a complete range of software that helps organizations and individuals benefit from Web service-based connectivity. These include theMicrosoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 developer tools, the Windows Server System that hosts Web services, and familiar desktop applications such as the Microsoft Office System that "consume" Web services.

What are the Benefits of .NET?
.NET technologies use Web services to help enhance the computing experience with highly integrated communications and information. Because .NET includes the core technologies for building Web services, it benefits everyone: individual users, organizations, and developers. •
.NET benefits organizations by helping them get the most out of their existing technology investments while creating new ways to implement powerful, cost-effective information technology that will meet future needs. .NET technologies and Web services can be used to integrate even the most disparate computing environments. .NET frees organizations from the confines of proprietary technology, providing the flexibility and scalability that can help organizations connect their existing IT systems and build a foundation for the next wave of computer technology. .NET and Web services can help organizations lower operating costs by helping connect systems; increase sales by helping employees access the right information when and where they need it; integrate services and applications with customers and partners; and lower the costs of information technology with tools that help developers quickly create new solutions to address business issues. •
.NET benefits individuals by helping provide a more personal and integrated computing experience. .NET-enabled computing is centered on the user–not on the features of the software or hardware. The user's experience becomes very customizable and provides integrated data and customized interactions that work well with a wide range of computing hardware, such as Pocket PCs, Smartphones, laptops, and other devices. The .NET-based experience enhances the mobile computing experience so user's can get their information regardless of their location. For example, it can take place on a desktop computer, in the car on a Smartphone, or at the store on a Pocket PC. •
.NET benefits developers by providing a tightly integrated set of tools for building and integrating Web services. Visual Studio .NET and the .NET Framework provide comprehensive development platforms that offer the best, fastest, and most cost-effective way to build Web services. With Visual Studio .NET and the .NET Framework, developers can take advantage of a programming model designed from the ground up for creating Web services in a highly productive, multilanguage environment. With scalable, high-performance execution, the .NET tools allow developers to use existing skills to create a wide range of solutions that work across a broad array of computing devices. .NET also provides a foundation for building Service Oriented Architectures (SOA).

What are Service Oriented Architectures (SOA)?
SOA describes an information technology architecture that enables distributed computing environments with many different types of computing platforms and applications. Web services are one of the technologies that help make SOAs possible. As a concept, SOA has been around since the 1980s, but many early IT technologies failed to achieve the goal of linking different types of applications and systems. By making early investments with .NET, Microsoft has helped provide the building blocks that today are putting many enterprise customers on the path to successfully implementing SOAs. With SOAs, companies can benefit from the unimpeded flow of information that is the hallmark of connected systems. What are Web Services

Enhancements for Microsoft .NET (WSE)?
WSE is an add-on to Microsoft Visual Studio .NET and the Microsoft .NET Framework that helps developers build greater security features into Web services using the latest Web services protocol specifications and standards. With WSE 2.0 developers can create security-enhanced connected systems that help improve business processes within–and beyond–corporate trust boundaries and create new revenue-generating opportunities.

What is a Smart Client?
Smart clients are client applications that consume Web services and reside on user hardware such as desktop PCs, laptops, Pocket PCs, and Smartphones. They are easily deployed and managed and provide an adaptive, responsive, and rich interactive experience by taking advantage of the computing resources on the device and intelligently connecting to distributed data sources.

What is .NET Passport?
.NET Passport is a Web-based service that is designed to make signing in to Web sites fast and easy. Passport enables participating sites to authenticate a user with a single set of sign-in credentials, alleviating the need for users to remember numerous passwords and user names.

What are the Current Microsoft Products and Technologies That Use .NET?
Microsoft .NET provides everything that is needed to develop and deploy a Web service-based IT architecture: servers to host Web services; development tools to create Web services; applications to use them; and a network of more than 35,000 Microsoft partners to help organizations deploy and manage them. .NET technologies are supported throughout the family of Microsoft products, including the Windows Server System, the Windows XP desktop operating system, and the Microsoft Office System. And .NET technologies will play an even larger role in future versions of Microsoft products.

Who is Using .NET?
Organizations worldwide are implementing .NET technologies and Web services to create connected businesses and to help individuals communicate and collaborate more effectively. For example, Honeywell, GlaxoSmithKline, Sony, Dollar Rent A Car, Farmers Insurance, and the United States Postal Service are just a few of the well-known names that are using .NET. To read more about .NET technology in use today, visit the Microsoft .NET Case Study site.

How Do I Find a Microsoft Partner to Help Me Connect My Organization Using .NET?
Microsoft Certified Partners are independent companies that can provide you with the highest levels of technical expertise, strategic thinking, and hands-on skills. Microsoft Certified Partners encompass a broad range of expertise and vendor affiliations. Their real-world perspective can help you prioritize and effectively deliver your technology solutions.

Who is using ASP.NET AJAX?

We have not even released yet and we already have a very impressive show case of web applications and web site using ASP.NET AJAX… I am impressed with the creativity these folks have been able to use.

See the full list and read the case studies at the ASP.NET AJAX Showcase

Source: Who is using ASP.NET AJAX?
Originally published on Tue, 09 Jan 2007 04:26:00 GMT by BradA

Google Desktop Gets More Serious


There's a new version of Google Desktop in town: Google Desktop 5.0. This time, the software gets more serious, adds security features, makes it easier to access the search results and adopts dark colors.
"The sidebar has a completely new look and feel. It samples the color of your wallpaper and fades in the sampled color so that it fits seamlessly onto your desktop. Some of our gadgets have been redesigned so that they are easy to tell apart, easy to read, and easy on the eyes. More differentiated gadgets allow for faster scanning of information through the sidebar. And we've created a new dialog for adding gadgets so it's easier and faster than ever to find the right gadgets for you."
Search results get a small preview box below the snippet, so you can make an idea if they're useful. Of course, the preview box is small enough to be hardly usable, and there's no highlighting for your query. The box reminds me's binoculars.




Google Desktop has a new feature that shows warnings if you're trying to visit sites that "might be trying to steal your personal information or install malicious software on your computer". They're the same malware warnings from the search results combined with the anti-phishing technology previously included in Google Safe Browsing and as an advanced option in Firefox 2. Google Desktop automatically updates a list of suspicious or malicious sites by downloading information from Google's servers.

While there's no dramatic change in functionality, it's strange to see how a different theme makes you look at a software from a different angle. Google Desktop became more distant, more serious and looks more and more like Vista's sidebar.

March 9, 2007

Watched "Stranger than Fiction"..

A good movie.. The first part was so boring.. I could not understand anything but then, collected the courage and watched till the end in the hope that I would understand something and yes, I did.

Real good movie.. can not compare with real life, but still, good thought !

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March 7, 2007

Ultimate song from Janasheen

Very very very good song.. !! Really have been fan of this song ! :)

Download it from,

March 5, 2007

Dead or alive !

Just watched DOA (Dead or alive!!) Great movie !! Lots of beautiful girls ;)

Get more info at,

March 2, 2007

Happy birthday Ruchi !!!

Many many happy returns of the day to my friend Ruchi :)

Have a rocking year ahead!