Get to Messenger, Yahoo, Skype with the keyboard

Most IM clients minimize to the system tray which becomes a problem for keyboard freaks like me. I need to use the mouse to get to the window.

Enter Windows + B and you can use the arrow keys to choose the program and hit enter.

Another Silverlight post

I didn't want to cloud the blogosphere with yet another post on Silverlight, but this post on TechCrunch is one of the better written article on Silverlight and covers all the aspects well.

Getting your Cricket score fix

Chandana is bitching about Dialog's so called Live Updates on 777.

I've found Sky's 'Cricket Live Scores' to be pretty reliable on my really lousy phone and I only spend a few cents each time I get an update.

If you find the url too long to type:

  1. Go to google.com/m 
  2. Search for 'cricket'
  3. Sky is second on the list (BBC is #1 maybe they are better)
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    Remember to add 'Cricket Live Scores' to your bookmark and you wouldn't need to search each time.

About the author?

If your in the local forum you'll know by now that I'll be speaking today on RAD as in RoR speed.

What's funny is the 'About the author: (Same as before)' on the session outline.

Backup your data for free

I ran across this on ScottH's post today. The Mozy.com gives you 2GB of backup storage for free.

Currently, I use the free SyncBack utility to backup the stuff to an extra hard-drive on the local machine. I've thought of using GMail Drive as a remote backup option but then I would have had to muck around with all the syncing. Plus it's basically a hack with the 10MB and .zip/.exe blocking limitations of GMail.

Mozy on the other hand makes it all a breeze! The initial setup identified all my stuff like IE/Firefox favorites, contacts and email, My Documents, Visual Studio projects, the list goes on. I can also set when it should sync and how much bandwidth it should take etc. Cool!

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Wait for us…

This says it all.

Inzamam & Dravid comedy

Beating India was sweet revenge. In the '99 World Cup, Dravid and Ganguly went on a run spree to eliminate us from the tournament.

I'm glad that we returned the favor!