Monthly archives: October, 2004

complaints.com

I came to know about an interesting website last day where you can put your complaints about anything so that other people can see it and avoid the same pitfalls. There is a search facility also. For example click here to see all complaints about citibank.

And the music speaks…

The music scene has been set ablaze by the release of new albums by well known artists. Around The Sun, R.E.M.’s first new studio album since 2001’s gold Reveal, is as emotional and ulti- mately uplifting as its “Leaving New York” single. With a renewed band dynamic and songs influenced by world events, Around The …

Annie Lennox – The Diva

I first listened to Annie Lennox more than 7 years ago, while I was in Odessa. The song was ‘Whiter Shade of Pale’, a haunting song that still continues to be a favourite of mine. I was immediately hooked. The CD belonged to my friend, with whom I lost touch after I returned home from …

Shield Me From Installation…

For the last 2-3 days I have been struggling with InstallShield. My task is to upgrade an installtion script written in an old version of InstallShield (probably version 5.5 or before). I thought that the upgradation would a piece of cake, but to my surprise the old script didint even compile in the new version …

Proof by analogies

Proof by analogy is fraud. This is true by its very nature and definition. You can always have one just for the sake of argument or for making difficult concepts clear. But we have to stop it there, dragging things anymore forward is foolish, even dangerous. Software development and associated processes have always been the …

Much ado about Null

There is a proposal to include Nullability in C#. This is the ability to set NULL values for all types including value types (primitive types). This can be very useful when dealing with databases. Ofcourse there are other ways to handle NULL and value types without direct language support, but none of them are without …

The Making Of An Engineer

Life at an engineering college is a mixture of sheer happiness and utter hopelessness 😉 The first days as a fresher are those of fear and anxiety. Seniors are waiting for freshers and you have heard so many stories about ragging. The intimidating look on the face of seniors can leave you with many a …

The Garden City of India

Everything looks good from a distance, yeah it does ! Life in Bangalore is cool, atleast thats what I thought before coming to Bangalore 😉 Now that I am here, I am a bit more than disappointed. The roads are in pretty bad condition. Traffic jams are so common that you can walk home in …

The brave new world of blogging

There is a lot of buzz about blogs and blogging these days. Everybody would like to have their presence on the web, moreover they want to express their thoughts and ideas to a far wider audience than was ever possible (i am talking about ordinary human beings like me, ofcourse). Naturally the growth of blogs …

A Java Prayer

Java 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 is (finally) out. The J2SE 5.0 is a major feature release with Performance Enhancements and additions/changes have been made to Java Language Features, Virtual Machine, Base Libraries, Integration Libraries, User Interface, Deployment, Tools and Tool Architecture and OS & Hardware Platforms. The J2SE 5.0 (code named Tiger) has introduced …