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Monthly Archives: September 2007

From an article on the The Times of India, It seems like the saga of five-day working week, enjoyed by over 15 lakh technology professionals in the country, would soon be a thing of the past. TOI had first reported last month that such a thing was being considered by some companies to offset the […]

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September 18, 2007 IT News
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Times have changed. And The New York Times is keeping up. The public will have free access to all parts of The New York Times website from Tuesday.  They hope to generate more revenue from the increased ad traffic. What I like most is that the archives will be free too. More details here.

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September 17, 2007 Internet, News
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Governors of 13 states, including Govs. Arnold Schwarzenegger of California, Rick Perry of Texas, Deval Patrick of Massachusetts, Chris Gregoire of Washington and Eliot Spitzer of New York, have sent a letter to Senator Harry Reid, Senator Mitch McConnell, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader John Boehner asking for an increase in the number of […]

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September 12, 2007 H1B
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According to CNN Money, the most expensive city in the world in Moscow, Russia. It kepts its #1 spot from last year. The #2 spot is for London, United Kingdom which moved up from the #5 spot last year. Seoul, Tokyo, and HongKong take up #3, #4 and #5 spots respectively. What is unbelievable is […]

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September 12, 2007 Interesting, Money Matters, News
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Seth Godin writes well. No doubt about it. But I wish he never wrote this book. I am glad I read this book from the library instead of buying it. Even if I bought it, I would have returned it. I wish Seth would plant quite a few trees to make up for the trees […]

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September 11, 2007 Book Review
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From an article in Economic Times:  The average salary in the Indian software industry grew by 11 per cent in 2007 compared to a three per cent dip last year, an annual survey conducted by a leading industry analyst said on Tuesday. The more interesting thing is:  It found that there is virtually no correlation […]

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September 11, 2007 Interesting, IT News
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A patent entitled “Stealthy Audio Watermarking” has been awarded to Microsoft on Sep 4, 2007. The patent abstract states: Described herein is audio watermarking technology for inserting and detecting watermarks in audio signals, such as a music clip. The watermark identifies the content producer, providing a signature that is embedded in the audio signal and […]

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September 10, 2007 IT News, Technical
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I am a certified “Uber Cool High Nerd” You can take the test here. P.S. I got the link from Chris Sells’s blog.

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September 10, 2007 Fun
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NYTimes writes about the state of my State. P.S. A Scanned image of the front page of New York Times featuring a saree-clad lady transporting her two daughters on a Honda Activa.

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September 7, 2007 Kerala, News, Trivia
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From Chennai US Consulate website: Any person holding a B1 or B1/B2 visa may be eligible to perform H-1B work in the United States as long as they fulfill the following criteria: Hold the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree Plan to perform H-1B-caliber work or training Will be paid only by their foreign employer, […]

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September 7, 2007 H1B, IT News, News
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