Just finished installing Vista December CTP (Build 5270).
Except for few minor issues it looks and feels rocking to me. Lets see. Still got tons of things to install. Will post more info later.
After many months of beta Gmail is still it is in beta. Will it go full live ever?
or are they planning for a super surprise?
Last couple of days were boring because didn't had must hardcore coding stuff.
So thought of adding something to the blog. Everybody has Bloggers List, Cool Links, Recent Entries, Hot News, Downloads, etc etc. Anybody got a Story Box . Well! I have one now. Lot of friends are sending funny stories in mails. Those 'Udurawana's' stuff are the coolest. So I just thought of adding a section to have all these fun and stupid stories. Check it out below the Search Box in the right hand side column.
Day before yesterday I purchased the FreeTextBox Pro License. It's cool with lots and lots of tools than the Free version. Image Gallery is the coolest.
The 50 Greatest Gadgets of the Past 50 Years
Here's PC World's official (and entirely idiosyncratic) list of the top tech gadgets of the last half century.
We're living in the golden age of the gadget. Don't believe it? Check your pockets. Odds are you're carrying a portable music player, an electronic organizer, a keychain-size storage device, a digital camera, or a cell phone that combines some or all of these functions. And you'd probably be hard-pressed to live without them.
At PC World, we'd be lost without these things. We don't merely test and write about digital gear, we live and breathe the stuff. In honor of this raging gizmo infatuation, we polled our editors and asked them to name the top 50 gadgets of the last 50 years. The rules? The devices had to be relatively small (no cars or big-screen TVs, for example), and we considered only those items whose digital descendants are covered in PC World (cameras, yes; blenders, no). We rated each gadget on its usefulness, design, degree of innovation, and influence on subsequent gadgets, as well as the ineffable quality we called the "cool factor." Then we tallied the results.
After a lot of Web surfing, spreadsheet wrangling, and some near fistfights, we emerged with the following list. Some items in our Top 50 are innovative devices that appeared briefly and then were quickly consigned to museums and future appearances on eBay, but whose influence spread widely. Others are products we use every day--or wish we could.
With the holidays in full swing, and as folks shop for the right gear to give their loved ones, join us as we visit with the ghosts of gadgets past and present.
source: PC World [Read the full article and see the cool gadgets]
Second session of the .NET workshop was held on last Friday (23rd) @ moratuwa university. Microsoft Student Champs did a great job in organizing it. In this session the main focus was on developing Web Services with Visual Studio 2005.
Couple of photos from the session.
Fingers crossed until the Windows Vista December CTP download finishes.
All the infrastructure is ready for the new version. Hope it will be a stable version. I'm thinking of running full time on Vista. I tried on a previous build, But due to too many issues had to switch back to Windows XP. Anyways this time also i'm going to give a try.
Reinstalling everything is a pain in the a**, but it's fun.
For last couple of months my hard disk was filled with stuff downlaoded from chanell9 videos, other .NET videos, captured stuff from my cam, bacnkups, and many more. Because my old DVD writer was broken.
Last Wednesday I got a new ASUS DVD Writer. God this one is fast. previous one could write only 2x, but this can write 8x. So once again all my hard disks are getting free. On the otherhand my CD/DVD colection is growing .