Digging into old components through MSIL

Yesterday and today I had to deal with an old component who’s source code has already been ported from .net framework v1.1 to v3.5 (most of them rewritten from scratch). This asp.net based component was working fine till sometime last week and then suddenly started throwing up exceptions. Due to some legacy dependencies the web app had to be run in v1.1 and I do not have VS2003 with me.

Auto-starting MS OneNote in minimized mode

This Microsoft help page is of no use – Command-line switches in Microsoft Office OneNote 2007 – OneNote – Microsoft Office Online Instead use: "%PROGRAMFILES%\Microsoft Office\Office12\ONENOTEM.EXE" /tsr Have a nice day!

Google public DNS servers

This is nice! When you are trying to increasing every possible way of speeding up your browsing speed, DNS servers are also a vital area to focus. I have so far used OpenDNS, but there had been few privacy concerns with them. Now with Google providing public DNS service I hope its going to be all good. Make use of Google’s public DNS by setting primary / secondary DNS server IP’s to:


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.

f.lux your system and protect your eyes

If you are like me who like to work at the wee hours (just because sometimes you just get those cranky workarounds and logic just about that time 😉 ) you may have noticed that the screen brightness of your laptop is too bright and painful. f.lux is a freeware application which when installed adjusts your monitor brightness and colour warmth according to the current time of the system.  Give it a go at http://www.

US Zip/City/County/State spatial data all ready for your SQL Server 2008… Just download, SQLCMD/import and go

This is so cool, if we could get a similar data made available for GCC my life would be so easier 😀 [via] Geeks are Sexy CodePlex – US Census Data for SQL Server 2008 “Project Description This is a repository for US Census Data for SQL Server 2008 with spatial information. Some of the data that is and will be included will be for states, counties, cities, and zip codes.

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;