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Intel's New Year Gift!!

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Yeah, looks like its Intel’s New Year Gift(you can call it a Christmas Gift as well). FedEx delivered 5 thick books from the good guys at Intel yesterday, the IA-32 Intel® Architecture Software Developer’s Manual:

  1. Volume 1: Basic Architecture
  2. Volume 2A: Instruction Set Reference, A-M
  3. Volume 2B: Instruction Set Reference, N-Z
  4. Volume 3: System Programming Guide
  5. Optimization Reference Manual

These books are also available for free from Intel’s website as PDF downloads(eBooks) but I always prefer printed books over eBooks whenever possible, the traditional way has a warmth that the electronic way lacks(& talk of warmth, its pretty cold here)!! 🙂

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Delhi Bloggers' Meet!!

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Yep, Saket announced it just a few minutes ago, the first Delhi Bloggers’ Meet of 2006 at the coffee pub Barista at Connaught Place, New Delhi. 😀 Its on 2nd January 2006, 6:30pm IST onwards. The 5th edition of Delhi Bloggers’ Meet is being hosted by Shivam Vij. 🙂

If you happen to be in New Delhi on that day at that time, drop in to say hello and you’ll be able to meet a special attendee, Amit Varma of IndiaUncut fame!! 😉

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Don't upgrade your WordPress, yet!!

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Yes, that’s right, if you are using WordPress 1.5.2, then stay where you are, don’t be tempted by the candy that WordPress 2.0 offers you, don’t upgrade yet, especially if you are not of a techy species, that’s a bit of friendly advice from me!! 🙂

Though there’s nothing to worry about, but still, it happens sometimes with some major software upgrades, things go messy. A few things have gone awry with this WordPress release(which is a mammoth upgrade to the core) and they can prove to be too much for the non-techy users who aren’t used to the heat of applications & websites breaking down unexpectedly. I’d say that this release of WordPress can be taken on par with a nightly build, Robert posted few important things that are broken and has striked off those which are fixed in WordPress SVN(Subversion).

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iG:Syntax Hiliter Incompatibility!!

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iG:Syntax Hiliter is not fully compatible with the new WordPress 2.0. Though the existing installations might work alright, new installs of the plugin on WordPress 2.0 may cause some problems due to the revamped user system in WordPress. The earlier user levels have been disposed off and user roles have been introduced. So the plugin will not install when activated in the plugin management page on your WordPress 2.0 install as it currently checks for the minimum user level 8 to install the plugin and edit the configuration options!! 😕

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WordPress 2.0 out!!

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Yep, WordPress 2.0 is now out & available for download, go grab it!! 😀 It may say WP1.5.x on the download page as the release haven’t been announced yet officially on the WordPress Dev Blog, but the download is definitely WP 2.0, I can vouch for that as I’ve personally verified it by downloading the same!! 😉

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Christmas Stroll!!

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There was nothing much for me to do Christmas. Not being from a christian family or neighbourhood, the occasion doesn’t mean much here, and the plans I had to go out with any friends, well, better not think about it!! 😉 So I just called up my buddy Sharafat and we decided to go for a late lunch(none of us had had it & I haven’t eaten anything all day so I was starved) at Karim’s near Jama Masjid. After reaching there at about quarter to six in the evening, we ordered Tandoori Burra and Shammi Kebab with Tandoori Roti and had Kheer Benazir for dessert. 😀

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WordPress nearing v2.0!!

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Yep, WordPress 2.0, the one helluva of an update to WP1.5 that we WordPress users have been waiting for, which is currently in the RC(Release Candidate) status, is not far from being tagged as final v2.0 release. Matt announced it himself on the WP-Hackers list that it’ll probably be out on 21st or 22nd December 2005, though the date can be changed because as per him its not set in stone. 😉 Earlier tagged as a v1.6 release, the WordPress dev team jumped the version again as they did it(v1.3 -› v1.5) and from v1.6 it became v2.0 as it came in beta!! 😉

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Gates' Persons of the Year!!

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Bill and Melinda Gates, along with U2 rocker Bono, have been named “Persons of the Year” by the Time magazine, reported c|net.

The honour came for the Gates couple due to their humanitarian work around the globe with Gates Foundation which is the world’s biggest charity organisation worth $29 billion. Managing Editor of Times, James Kelly, elaborated that the three were chosen as they were most effective in eradicating calamities like Malaria, HIV & AIDS and poverty which kills about 8 million people a year. Also honoured were two former US Presidents, George Bush and Bill Clinton, as “Partners of the Year” for their humanitarian work after Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina.

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del.icio.us Yahoo!!

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In a not so surprising move, the popular social networking tool to share one’s favourite URLs, del.icio.us, has joined Flickr & Upcoming.org as recent Yahoo! purchases into the social networking arena!! A post by founder Joshua Schachter regarding this acquisition was made on the del.icio.us blog.

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