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.

.Net Runtime Web and Standalone files

Microsoft .NET Framework Web and Standalone(Offline) installation files: tr { border: 1px solid black; } .Net Version Mode Link 3.5 SP1 Online (Web) dotnetfx35setup.exe Offline (Standalone) dotnetfx35.exe 4.0 Online (Web) dotNetFx40_Full_setup.exe Offline – Client Profile (Standalone) dotNetFx40_Client_x86_x64.

Expert (short comedy sketch)

Came across this on reddit and had me laughing hard and of course the response

Managed ODP.NET v12. released!

ODP.NET is finally out of Beta and is now synced with the 12c client. Managed ODP.NET client v12. can be downloaded from the Oracle’s OTN site. Related OTN sections: Oracle Database 12c / Oracle Database 12c related downloads Oracle Data Provider for .NET Oracle .NET Developer Center Happy coding!

Memory Profiling with Chrome DevTools

Nice discussion on JavaScript memory management: Introduction to JavaScript memory management basics and a deeper dive into the Heap Profiler in Chrome DevTools with John McCutchan and Loreena Lee.

Bypassing YouTube stream throttling by ISPs [for Windows]

If you have a very decent internet connection (equal to or more than 4 mbps) but still not able to stream YouTube video’s without it waiting for buffering a lot, it maybe because your local ISP could be using a CDN for caching YouTube instead of loading from the main site. There is an easy way to bypass this throttling by asking your OS to block traffic from the caching CDN and loading the content directly from YouTube by simply providing the following command at elevated command prompt

World Backup Day

March 31st is world backup day! Signup for a cloud based backup service and save yourself a lot of regret later. I am singing up for Backblaze since they are providing an option for unlimited space and unlimited individual file size for $5/month (AED 19/month), which is a small amount to preserve all my important stuff. You can also check out Crashplan who have some really attractive annual and biannual plan.