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2013 went by so fast. Just in case you did not notice, no blog entries were posted here. Was it because I was lazy? Yes. But not just that, I thought it would nice to take a break. Why? I don’t know. Why do you think I have all the answers? 2013 was a good […]

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March 2, 2014 General
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2012 was one of the worst movies of all time. The year 2012, however, was not so bad. Of course not everything went the way I wanted but overall it was not a bad year at all. My new year resolutions included five things and I achieved three of them. 60% success – that is […]

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December 29, 2012 General
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Like many brand conscious and price conscious people in America, we went for some midnight shopping yesterday. Black Friday, as it is called, is when people who are normally normal loses all sense of decency and common sense and push the people in front of them in the queue, or trample over them, with a […]

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November 23, 2012 General
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In application log files, sometimes it is really useful to see the name of the method that wrote the log, the source file and the line number. If we were using C++, this information would be readily available to the logger using some convenient macros. But if we are programming in C# 4.0 or earlier, […]

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November 19, 2012 General
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If you are a software engineer looking to immigrate to Canada, or at least apply for permanent residency as a back up plan while waiting for your US green card, you might be interested to know that you can apply for PR in Canada this year. A couple of years ago, occupations for software engineers […]

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November 17, 2012 General
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C# 5 comes with just a few new features and async is arguably the more important of those. I have started looking into it a couple of days ago and I thought I would share my thoughts on it here. Asynchronous programming was touted was the next big thing for quite some time, but it […]

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October 9, 2012 .NET, C#, General
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I took one week off from work to do nothing. Just to sit at home and relax. Usually vacation turn out to be more stressful than going to work. Not that I enjoy travelling, which I do, but more often than not there is very little relaxing going on. So I thought, why don’t I […]

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September 19, 2012 Personal
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Summer is already over. 2012 ends in a little more than 4 months. I am now 34 years old  and my nephew, whose birth coincided with my arrival in US, is now 6 years old. We celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary last weekend. I can’t imagine how quickly time is flying. Forbes suggests that it is a […]

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August 20, 2012 Personal
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A new trend has started with the online Artificial Intelligence class taught by Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig in partnership with Stanford. Following the success trail blazed by Thrun and Norvig, quite a few courses have followed suit: Software Engineering for Software as a Service (Berkeley) Natural Language Processing (Stanford) Game Theory (Stanford) Probabilistic Graphical Models (Stanford) Cryptography (Stanford) Design and […]

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April 5, 2012 General
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One thing you might want in your code is to add tracing to it so that your application log file will contain entries for all function entries and exits. This is tremendously useful when debugging a running application especially when you cannot connect a debugger to it for any reason. It is also very helpful […]

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February 11, 2012 C++, Programming
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