Ofcourse everyone has heard about Stored Procedures in databases like MSSQL & Oracle etc., but what you may ask what are stored queries in Access databases. Its not a surprise that many ASP developers, including those who’ve been programming in ASP for quite a time now, are unaware of Stored Queries. 😉Read More
Its been a very busy week. I’m sorry to inform to those whom I promised the 1st Beta of igBlog in a week. I haven’t been able to devote any time to it in past 9-10 days, so its still there where it was last week.
What’s more, this I’ll spend this weekend working through my teeth, to finish up some work that has streched past deadline.
Much of the delay has been because I’ve had to format my HDD & re-install everything, starting with the OS. 2 whole days went into it since there are 2 OSes on my PC & lots of things to be installed & configured again.
Boy, I’m bushed but what can be done?
Mac users had one advantage over Windows users for years. They’ve been able to run Windows on their Macs using softwares like Micosoft Virtual PC but Windows users haven’t been lucky to run Mac OS on their Windows PCs.
But this situation is no more. There’s a reason for Windows & Linux users to rejoice. 😉 Now they can run OS-X on their PCs. 👿
Don’t believe me? Well, then you should check out PearPC, an open source software project at SourceForge.net, its an emulator that can enable Apple’s OS-X & other G3 OSes to run on Intel and AMD based PCs. 😀
A word of caution is that its still not fully stable, it has a few bugs that can prove fatal to your PC & data stored on it. So it is advised by the PearPC development team that you don’t use it on a production machine.
You can check out more of the story at Wired News. 😉
The first release candidate of much awaited WordPress 1.2 is now available. 😉
I’m glad that it has moved out of Beta quickly & before long(1 week is what Matt say), the final version will be available.
I for one am not upgrading yet. I’ll download the RC for sure but only to play around with it on my local machine. 😉 I’ll only upgrade once I have the final version, be it another week. 😀
MT?? Nah, its WP time baby!! 😀
With the introduction of the new licensing structure(read ridiculous) of MovableType, there’ve been quite an uproar in the MT users community. There’ve been a lot of hype about the new features that v3.0 of MT will have but this beats them all. 🙄
This just came out of blue, no one really expected any such thing.
Mena, the co-founder & CEO of SixApart says its about time. 🙄 Yeah, its about time users ditch MovableType & move on to other better solutions. There are some pretty good Blog Scripts available for FREE & equal MovableType’s features & minus its nuisances. The leader of the pack is WordPress, closely followed by b2evolution, NucleusCMS, pLog & TextPattern.
How mad men can be? Another example is 80 year old U.D. Ray of Orali village in Keonjhar district, Orissa, India. According to this news story at Times Of India, he has married 90 women till date.
The reason for this he explains is that his first wife left him within 15 days of marriage. Then he vowed to marry 100 women to prove that there’s no shortage of wives for him. 🙄
Now what’s this except madness? His first wife may not even be alive now, so whom is he proving it? 🙄
I’ve been considering learning RUBY for sometime now, as with many other things that are clogging my TO DO List marked as “To Learn”. 😉
But one thing’s sure, once I get igBlog‘s first version out, I’m gonna start picking up on RUBY & ASP.NET(maybe but chances of it are 95%). 😀
There aren’t many RUBY developers around here, so I really don’t know whether it’ll be an advantage or dis-advantage, but still, it’ll look good on my Resumé, knowing a language that none/few people know here. 😉
And Python has been added to my TO DO List(heck, its increasing all the time). I don’t know much about it but people have said that Python & RUBY are somewhat similar. I dunno, but if that’s true then it won’t be tough learning Python after learning RUBY. But then people have also said that Python isn’t tough to learn. Its quite easy, so there. 😀
Via Simon, Meri Williams has keyed a great post which goes by the name Because We Are Geeks, in which she tells what sets GEEKS & Rest of the World apart. 😀
What I get from it is that GEEKS are those who’ve been fascinated by technology just because it looks(or feels) cool, impressive, for even ones in their lives.
Now the only people that I think should be called non-geeks in today’s world are hermits who live off in caves in abandoned islands without any tech stuff apart from their microwaves or battery operated razors. 😉
Meanwhile focus is on geekiness through LEGO at Simon’s Blog. 😐 Don’t know where’s the connection between geekiness & LEGO, unless you count on making a mainframe model or an hybrid car model with LEGO Blocks. 😉