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Here’s a cool Ringtone splicer program that’ll cut your WMA files into short clips for use on your smartphone. Built on .NET using Windows Media Encoder components by an MVP in Malaysia. (http://www.marauderzstuff.com)/. Simple and easy to use.

My friend and MVP buddy Sudhakar did a recent MSDN community chat on Visual Studio Team System 2005. You can find titbits from the chat on his blog here. Feel free to query him more about VSTS 2005. Keep it up Suds, Dude I am missing all this ...
I was safe when I was working like a cocoon in my firewall protected periphery of Corporate Office..al Scan everything seemed fine till one day I was fighting with a nerd who exposed me to something unrational and I cma e to know the I am spyed right from the birth of my Machine to its christening with OS....So how do I counter that... I am doing this research because I was supposed to buy License for Spyware Doctor for $25..I thought why should I pay for no fault of mine...25 dolars wasnt a big ...
The Discussion continues... This is what Khurram had to say in my mails response... hello Hammad, Nice to hear your comments, let me assure you first that I am notagainst .NET (I am MVP yaar :)) and just trying to compare the twotechnologies objectively.In my opinion there are few things Java is better and several otherthings that can handle by .NET more nicely. e.g if we need Windowsonly development with platform integration features etc.Now let me answer your comments step by step , > 1- Language ...
Comparing .NET with Java 1.5 In response of my .NET vs Java 1.5 mail, our guru MVP Khurram Shakir made a few interesting points. This blog entry is my response to his mail ......I also have a few points to make, please correct me if am wrong.This discussion i belive is very important for all of us and this is not about a war between Java and .NET ... its just a comparison between technologies and tools available for us to use. We as programmers/ s/w engineers /(any thing else you can think of) use ...
Some of us got to see some of the outstanding demos of this product at the latest MVP summit - but now the Windows XP Media Center 2005 has launched: Microsoft Launches New Media Center PC One of the first channels available is the new Reuters channel giving you instant access to news and video footage. We have it running here in the office and it was a great way to interact with the news ..... now to build my own media center pc at home .... hmmmm ...
This week has been exciting to say the least. Earlier in the week, I was named a Regional Director along with Scott Watermasysk, Doug Seven and Jonathan Goodyear. Last night, I went out and celebrated with my family and Kevin and Kathy Schuler. After returning home, I checked my email and found out I received a Microsoft MVP award in the Visual Developer - ASP/ASP.NET community. So, now I have another excuse to celebrate. I'm really proud of both the Regional Director appointment and the Microsoft ...
Hey ... if you are in St. Louis, we have Jeff Julian and John Alexander tonight! September Meeting - Test-Driven Development and Unit Testing in Microsoft .NETMonday, September 26, 20045:30 - 6:30 pm Welcome6:30 - 8:30 pm ProgramJeff Julian, John Alexander One City Place DriveCreve Coeur, MO 63141[MAP] Unit Testing is a crucial piece of the development process. The problem is, most of us don't put the time in to properly construct this portion of the process. By skipping this portion, we cause issues ...
A recent development out of the depths of months of INETAA Student Committee Meetings has been the introduction of the Academic Starter Kit. This Groups Product Manager is Paul Hacker. The following content is what we are going to try and implement into it. I realize that this is really scarce, but if anyone has questions on the meaning...or if anyone would like to add to the content or help in it's creation let me know!! We can use all the help we can get! Audience Student Developers Little or No ...
I was introduced to computers when my parents brought home a Commodore VIC-20. (I still have one as well as a C-64). I bought my first Intel based machine as an 8086. I have taught IT courses at the post secondary level as well as corporate training. I hold various CompTIA, Microsoft and Novell certifications. I have taught students and IT professionals the importance of maintenance on PCs as well as a good backup strategy. I have had customers who purchased PCs from me bring them back with failed ...
Microsoft launched their MVP profile pages and I have to say I like it. Take a look at my <friends />.
Something I saw at the MVP Summit this year and never mentioned cause I still thought it was top top secret and I would have people chasing me down if I even whispered ANYTHING to my mother about this at all is now available for pre-order from Amazon. The Microsoft Portable Media Center is an MP3/Video/Photo player that is out there to compete with Apple's IPOD. This, from the demo I saw of it in the MVP Summit, is a pretty cool device. There seem to be two models available - the Samsung Yepp YH-999 ...
Check out this video of Jason and I at the MVP summit talking about Imagine Cup! Looks like I have been declined for a tourist VISA to Brazil and will most likely not have enough time to get a business VISA. Kind of sucks, but I will survive if I can't make it. They want a letter from a senior executive by tomorrow. I replied, “Yeah, that's going to happen, have you heard of Microsoft? They aren't small.” She said, “Well isn't there and executive in Kansas?” More laughter. ...
Web Logging (or 'blogging') is a masturbatory inbred-hit-counting stroke-off. And the people that disagree with this are insane. At least, that's what I used to think. I was at the MVP Summit a while back talking with fellow MVP Bruce Johnson about blogging and he told me that he uses his blog as a place to record things that he didn't want to forget. Like something that took you ages to debug or figure out and you wanted to record the process so you could refer back to it. Keep it all in one place ...
It was D-Day for which two weeks and lot of mails were circulated among the core team of MUGH. And the big day came just couple of days before I was leaving from Hyderabad. I am talking about the anniversary celebrations for MUGH. I was also game to dress up myself as an usher portraying my favourite character Garfield. well I didnt dress up that way. [Edit]We had couple of people like Pooran Prasad, Sriram who wanted to grace this occasion but could not make it and we all were pretty hectic with ...
April, was a pretty hectic month. The post's to follow are to be specific to what I remember of April. To start with this was the month when my dev work had started on the current assignment and also I was informed that I might be required to travel to Redmond. Hence I was pretty busy. Also before I left we had quite a bit of work with regards to the MUGH anniversary celebrations. I wanted to touch base with friends and family in Chennai before I left cos initially I was supposed to be at Redmond ...
The Inside Microsoft Office newsletter just arrived with an item that struck a chord with me. I have been accused of being a PowerPoint Ranger occasionally. This can be bad in the military since you become a reference for everyone's PowerPoint problems. I have to spend way too much time in this program myself to help fix everyone else's problems. Anyway, the newsletter has a great lead item: How to prevent PowerPoint file corruptionPowerPoint MVP Echo Swinford tells you how to avoid risking corruption ...
I don't know if it's just me or what but installing this new stuff has been a real pain lately. At the MVP summit in Redmond we were given a CD with the RC1 of the next service pack for Windows XP. I grabbed an extra one just in case 'cause you never know. When I went to install it, it failed during the inital file extraction process. Ok, I thought, that disk is whacked, good thing I have another one. Same problem. :( The next thing we all do is copy the CD contents to the hard drive and try again. ...
I don't know if it's happened to you but many people I know have been unable to successfully install the March Community drop. One is a Microsoft RD and another is a .NET MVP and another is just a really smart cookie. Then there's me but it's no surprise that I had trouble. :) Anyways, here's what I did to eventually get the darn thing to install. Hope this will help anyone out there with the same trouble. The CD I am using is the disc that we were given at the recent MVP Summit in Redmond. Others ...
My team was competing at the round 1 competition for Imagine Cup. The host location: Bradley University; Peoria, IL; The Student Center Grand Ballroom. The schools competing in this competition included Bradley University and Bradley's biggest rival Illinois State University. Event Night: The match-up consists of 4 teams from Bradley and ISU chickened out and sent none claiming not enough time to prepare. So, scratch the earlier comment it was only Bradley fighting Bradley. The event format consisted ...

Chris Pels, Web Services MVP, has just pushed some more sushi dinner photos from the MVP Summit.

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Hi guys, one of my loyal readers emailed me and asked me if I was O.K. as I was not around for few days on my blog, well thanks for your concern buddy, I am still alive and very much here. It is just that I am busy with few things in last 10 days, so could not give enough time for blogging, but was watching my favourite blogs. Anand M is at a MVP summit, I am sure he is enjoying his stay in Redmond. I had a interesting conversation with Ansari this afternoon, thanks for your time Ansari.As time passes, ...
It is pretty exciting to be heading to the MVP Summit in Seattle, WA and to get to look a little more at what is to come. The event I understand is pretty much under NDA, so I won't be able to blog about the sessions ... but the items that are not under NDA I will post when I can! Sorry. Just spoke to Jeff Julian about heading out and he was stuck in Minneapolis/St. Paul for a few hours. I am off to meet Devin Rader in the airport in a couple of hours. See you all there and feel free to get in touch ...
While talking to Amy about the promotion of the .NET Book Club, I thought of printing up bookmarks. Well Michelle, my wife in 5 weeks, is doing web design for a custom printing shop. So the order is in and I will have 1000 of them before the MVP Summit. I will also be giving Amy some for the Connections conference. Here is what they look like. ...
As a VB'er, I am SO happy that the name of Visual Basic (of which I am an MVP for) has changed from Visual Basic .NET to Visual Basic 8.0. This info comes according to Robert Green's Visual Basic Blog and Panopticon Central. I have posted about this in the past here and here. For me, as a writer, it was ALWAYS very annoying to write “Visual Basic .NET” over and over again. Then ... was it “VB .NET” or “VB.NET” ... geez. I am going to love writing “Visual ...
Being my blog friends and also Orkut friends, I thought of going a step further and get a bit more connected to my friends Sanjay, Tameen and Anand, I added them to MSN in the morning, dropped them a message in Orkut and in the evening I was talking to them. Learned quite a few things about Sanjay and Ansari. Was pleased to know that Sanjay is a computer magician , he knows everything (atleast more than me) and Ansari who realised me that he is a year younger than me. Sanjay also writes blog in Hindi ...
This is the mail which I wrote to update the core mumbers of MUGH. This has relevancy to my previous post regarding the Academic .Net workshop where MUGH MVPS and Community Stars are presenting various talks related to .net.Sorry this is a long mail. Hello Core,I would like to share my experiences (I hope even Nilotpal would have the same feelings what I write here ;) )First of all I should say this is an excellent activity which is going on at VNR VJIET. And Guys like Vikram and Tapasvi and Team ...
I have been recognized as a MVP on Asp/Asp.net. The official mail came last night. I believe its a new beginning in the way I look around tools & technologies. I am looking forward to more interesting challenges and avenues where I could be more productive and helpfull to the developer community at large. First thing is I need to take some more time out of my regular work and get back to Ineta dev effort I am missing a lot of action happening there. Tameem Ansari (Teucer) ...
Really worth a read articles are available here Tomorrow's Computing today basically I am busy doing my work and preparing for the user group presentation on Longhorn to be delivered day after tomorrow. Btw any folks from HYD reading this can walkin for the user group meeting. Treat the text below as the invite :) any one interested in Microsoft technologies can walkin here ofcourse he needs to be in Hyderabad (India) Hi All, The next usergroup meeting is scheduled to be held on 19 Dec at 6:30 pm ...
Today at the MVP seminar I got my first look at Longhorn ... and all I can say is WOW, Awesome, Cool, Unreal.  This is going to be an awesome week of Longhorn, Whitbey and Yukon.  At the moment, I am too into the Marlins - Yankees game to think about much else right now.  Go Marlins!!!