Cmder and Visual Studio 2013 (Developer Command Prompt)

I am a regular user of Cmder, a very nice command line emulator for Windows. Cmder is internally using ConEmu for the command prompt emulation and has a very beautiful Monokai color scheme. Since Cmder uses ConEmu internally, we can setup custom Tasks (like loading PowerShell and Visual Studio developer command prompt) for adding additional functionality to the command shell. The below is the my Task setup for loading Visual Studio 2013 Developer command prompt from inside Cmder: [Read More]

Largest collection of FREE Microsoft eBooks

From Eric Ligman (Microsoft): FREE Microsoft eBooks! Who doesn’t love FREE Microsoft eBooks? Well, for the past few years, I’ve provided posts containing almost 150 FREE Microsoft eBooks and my readers, new and existing, have loved these posts so much that they downloaded over 3.5 Million free eBooks as of last June, including over 1,000,000 in a single week last year (and many, many more since then). Get a free list of Microsoft eBooks at http://blogs. [Read More]

Nostalgic stories from the IT industry

One of the problems Microsoft foresaw was getting new users to join Messenger when so many people already used the other chat programs. The trouble was that the programs, then as now, didn’t talk to one another; AOL didn’t talk to Yahoo, which didn’t talk to ICQ, and none of them, of course, would talk to Messenger. AOL had the largest user base, so we discussed the possibility of adding code to allow Messenger to log in to two servers simultaneously, Microsoft’s and AOL’s, so that you could see your Messenger and AIM buddies on a single list and talk to AIM buddies via Messenger. [Read More]

Life…

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty, admire it. Life is bliss, taste it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a game, play it. Life is a promise, fulfill it. Life is sorrow, overcome it. Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it. Life is a tragedy, confront it. [Read More]

If – Rudyard Kipling

Every sentence is a gem…     If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies, Or, being hated, don’t give way to hating, And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise; [Read More]

Congrats!

It was long over due recognition :)

Best Original Song: A.R.Rahman for Jai…Ho

Best Original Score: A.R.Rahman

ARR

எல்லா புகழும் இறைவனுக்கே! (All the praises / credits to God)

More than the company, it’s the person

It’s been more than 5 years since I got my first pay check, I just took the time to think though the experience I have gone through, the people I have met and the totally unexpected twists that have popped in my life over this past years. To the most part it has been very useful and interesting journey, if not anything just for the amount of knowledge that has been acquired is still worth it. [Read More]