Are you an ISV (Independant Software Vendor)? A lot of companies in Sri Lanka are.
Then you should definitely read this
article by Eric Sink.
I’ve been hearing a lot about Generics the past few months and how it’s going
to let us write less code and more robust code. I have looked at templates in
C++ before but didn’t quite get the hang of it. This
article on FTPOnline gives a really good introduction.
Imagine that, now I can remove all the collections class that I’ve used in my
data tier for each table and replace them with just a single Generic class.
I can’t wait till next June for Whideby, give me .NET 2.0 now!!!
There are a lot of important things happening if you’re a Microsoft developer. Two
key technologies that you need to get on top are Indigo (for developing distributed
systems) and Whideby (next release of the .NET Framework and Visual Studio® .NET development
tools). Plus Longhorn (the next version of Windows) incorporates and builds on the
Read more about them:
MSN Messenger 6.1 is out. This is a fairly minor upgrade to 6.0 and includes
some new backgrounds and emoticons. It also hooks in with 3 Degrees to provide group
Go get it from here.
A free PDF printer driver from Acro Software. Download it here.
No watermarks! No annoying popup advertisements!
The AVG Anti-Virus is a free and one of the top ten antivirus for personal use and let’s you download the latest updates for free as well. I’ve
read reviews which recommend AVG over the bloated Symantec anti-virus guards. I know
what I will be using at home, you too can download AVG from here.
Edited (27-Feb-09) to update the download link, you should be able to see the download button off that link.
This guy working at IFS has done a really neat
job of showing the bus routes in the Colombo area.
I wonder how much effort it would take to do one that you could query. Microsoft has
a product called MapPoint which
I think could be reused so that we can just feed in the data and it would generate
the map and allow it to be queried.
It would be a great thing if some company could create this database. If it is possible to
do it for a large country like USA, surely it must be easier for Sri Lanka. Is the
RDA doing something like this?
This would be a good idea for eSri Lanka.
MSNBC is reporting about a survey carried
out in Briton which came up with the finding that more than half surveyed had mouths
that failed the sulfur emission test.
“SOME MOUTHS may be dirtier than cat litter,” dentist Brian Grieveson said in a statement
that accompanied the research.
Yuk, you guys better clean your tongue!
Want to know what weblogs are all about? Read it here.
The Statement of Audience is the best part!
Statement of Audience
I realize that nothing I say matters to anyone else on the entire planet.
My opinions are useless and unfocused. I am an expert in nothing. I know
nothing. I am confused about almost everything. I cannot, as an individual,
ever possibly know everything, or even enough to make editorial commentary on the
vast vast majority of things that exist in my world. This is a stupid document;
it is meaningless drivel that I do not expect any of the several billion people on
my planet to actually read. People who do read my rambling, incoherent dumbfuckery
are probably just as confused as I am, if not moreso, as they are looking to my sorry
ass for an opinion when they should be outside playing Frisbee with their dog or screwing
their life partner or getting a dog or getting a life partner. Anyone who actually
takes the time to read my bullshit probably deserves to ingest my fucked up and obviously
mistaken opinions on whatever it is that I have written about.
Manjeeva sent me this article on
the BBC about an American named Mr. Corley who had been cheated by his pen-pal who
was apparantly Aishwarya Rai!