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;


It was long over due recognition 😀 Best Original Song: A.R.Rahman for Jai…Ho Best Original Score: A.R.Rahman எல்லா புகழும் இறைவனுக்கே! (All the praises / credits to God)

Connecting to Remote IBM WebSphere MQ Server

The below post will provide a hello world kind of introduction to connecting to a remote IBM WebSphere Message Queue server using client application written in C#. Points to note: Server and client should have a common OS login name. The passwords can be different between the server and client, what matters is that the login name should be identical. The login name you have selected to use should be part of the MQM group on the MQ server, or it should be explicitly given permission for querying the Queue manager and the queue.

User Interface Prototyping with Powerpoint

In the hunt for improving my development methodologies and techniques I recently came across on the concept of using Powerpoint for prototyping the user interface of the application that’s yet to be developed. It is quite an interesting concept, apart from getting a look into the idea Long Zheng has provided a template package in Powerpoint which can be used for designing such prototypes. I am already loving this idea and planning to use from the current development cycle.