No Lectures Happenin

Past three days, its like, there have been no lectures happening at the college. Only praticals and then ppl have just gone home..

However there are quite a few “studious” ppl, who actually wait behind and screw us on attendence.. Guys not fair at all. When its common off, it has to be the same.

Longhorn wont take too long now

Microsoft, the worlds largest software giant shocked the computer industry yesterday. It announced that it would deliver its next major Windows release in 2006, but would do so without WinFS (Window Future Storage), one of the original major components of that upgrade.

2004 has been dull for Longhorn. Awash as it is in ever-increasing delays, Longhorn has been the subject of barbs from even the most dimmed-minded computer industry columnists, many of whom have begun comparing the Longhorn release to Cairo, Microsoft’s aborted mid-1990’s object-oriented OS project. And no wonder: Like Cario, Longhorn was to have included the technological equivalent of the kitchen sink, and then some. Clearly, something in Longhorn had to give.

As of now, however, that’s no longer true. On the Friday, August 27, 2004, Microsoft revealed what industry observers had long suspected: The company is now going to pare down its Longhorn release and ship some previously key technologies separately from the massive new OS. But even though the official announcement pretty much lays out this new plan succinctly, there were indications that Microsoft was heading in this direction previously 😛

Office 12.0 : Originally planned as a Longhorn-specific release that would ship alongside the Longhorn client release, Office 12 has been changed dramatically since last year. Firstly, Office 12 would only run on Longhorn. Then, Microsoft announced that it would ship Office 12 for both Longhorn and Windows XP in order to benefit a wider range of users. Now, Microsoft plans to ship Office 12 well ahead of Longhorn. So you all Office Fans, better keep watchin.. Office 2003 may be a passe…

Women and Programming

ASSEMBLER:- She is hard and bumpy and is not that pleasant to embrace. She is not beautiful or educated and speaks monosyllables like “MOV”, “JUMP”, “INC”……

FORTRAN:- Your grey haired grandmother. People make fun of her just because she is old, but if you take time to listen, you can learn from your experiences and her mistakes.

A lady executive, and avid jogger, very healthy and not too talkative.

COBOL:- A plump secretary. She talks too much, and most of what she says can be ignored. She works hard and long hours, but can’t really handle complicated jobs.

BASIC:- The divorcee, who lives next door, likes seducing young boys and it seems she is readily available for them. She teaches them amazing things or at least seem amazing because it is their first experience.

Letter of a Software Professional to his Girlfriend

I saw you the other day while surfing on a local train platform and realized that you are the only site I was browsing for quite a long time. For a long time, I’ve been lonely, this has bugging my life and you can be a real debugger for me now.

My life is just and uncompiled program without you which never produces an executable code and hence totally issueless. You are not only beautiful by face but all the ActiveX controls present in you are equally attractive as well. Your smile is so delightful which encourages me and gives me power equal to thousands of mainframes processing power.

When you looked at me last evening, I felt all my program modules are running smoothly and giving expected results, which I never experienced before. With this letter I just want to convey to you that, if we are linked together, I will provide you all objects and libraries necessary for human being to live an error free life.

Also don’t bother about the firewall which may be created by out parents as I’ve strong hacking capabilities by which I’ll ultimately break their security passwords and make them agree for out marriage.

I anticipate that nobody has already logged into your database so that my connect script will fail. And it’s all certain that if this happened to me, my system will crash beyond recovery. Kindly interpret this letter properly and grant me all privileges of your inbox.

Byee.. Waiting for u r response

From your browser.

What is Longhorn?

Longhorn is a confusing product. In many ways, it is a drastically revolutionary

operating system, sporting a completely new .NET-based software development infrastructure that provides Windows with core presentation, storage, communication, security, and management features that would be difficult if not impossible to implement on previous Windows versions. On the other hand, Longhorn is very much an evolutionary improvement over Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, offering backwards compatibility with applications dating back to MS-DOS. One of the very real factors behind the success of Windows is Microsoft’s dedication to not completely obsoleting previous technologies. That is, there is little distinction between a “real” Longhorn application–one that is written directly to Longhorn’s new programming interfaces–and a “legacy” Win32-based application that runs today on Windows XP; instead, Microsoft actually provides developers with ways to easily add Longhorn-specific functionality to these legacy applications, without even requiring them to recompile, or recreate, the original application. I don’t intend to delve too far into this aspect of Longhorn’s programming interfaces in this review–after all, there’s already enough ground to cover as it is–but this attention to developer needs is often overlooked, especially by Microsoft’s critics.

Longhorn is a complicated product. Once you get past the immature veneer of the current alpha builds, you discover a wealth of new features, some of which are already implemented, some of which will arrive in later builds. And then there’s the stuff we don’t know about: With two years of development time, Longhorn will likely change dramatically between now and the final release. Fortunately, I think it’s safe to assume that that many of the low-level technologies I present here are pretty much written in stone, and won’t change that much at all.

The Art of “Breaking” News

This is how a lady might say d news to her mom:

Dear Mom,

I know I haven’t written for three months, but I have been very busy and I’ve been having a very exciting time. Actually, I’m just back from the hospital, where I had spent a fortnight about two months ago. It was nothing, really – just a concussion on the back of my head, a broken leg and a ! hairline fracture, that I got while jumping out of the second floor of my hostel when it caught fire. In fact, I can now stand all by myself without crutches, and can almost see everything perfectly, except for a slight blur.

But don’t worry. The doctor says there is a good chance of me walking on my own again. Actually,it could have been worse, if not for that nice chai-walla who saw me lying there in a dead faint and rushed me to hospital. He was very helpful, really, and came to see me everyday in the hospital. Now that I am out of hospital, I had nowhere to go, as the hostel is still under construction. So when he suggested that I move in with him in his hut, I thought it was very kind of him, and agreed. We are very much in love now, and I am sure that you and Dad will surely like him and accept him in the family. I am sure the minor matter that he is fourteen years older than me and that he is of a different caste and religion, will not matter at all to broadminded parents ! like you.

He may be illiterate and poor, but he has a heart of gold – really, Mom, you should see how he cares for both of us – me and his wife, that is. She is quite sweet too, and so are her three children; so there is absolutely no problem. You must be wondering how you and Dad got informed so late. Don’t get angry, Mom. We just didn’t have the time. You see, we decided to get married only recently since we thought it would be unfair to let our baby into the world without a proper surname.

Yes, Mom, you are going to be a grandmother! Congratulations! I am sure you and Dad are delighted, and will come to visit us in his village in Mizoram after we shift there next week.

OK Mom. All this did not really happen. There was no fire, no fracture, no bigamous chai-walla and no illegitimate pregnancy. But I did flunk in my Mathematics exam, and I wanted you to view this problem in the right perspective.

Your Darling Daughter…

Mistake !!!

If a barber makes a mistake,

It’s a new style…

If a driver makes a mistake,

It is an accident…

If a doctor makes a mistake,

It’s an operation…

If a engineer makes a mistake,

It is a new venture…

If parents makes a mistake,

It is a new generation…

If a politician makes a mistake,

It is a new law…

If a scientist makes a mistake,

It is a new invention…

If a tailor makes a mistake,

It is a new fashion…

If a teacher makes a mistake ,

It is a new theory…

If our boss makes a mistake,

It is our mistake…

If an employee makes a mistake,

It is a “MISTAKE”

Shattered Dream…

Today I lost my dream,

It’s flick on my mind makes me scream,

The future with which my eyes jaded,

Those promising moments look faded,

My virtues & life seems complicated,

Why do I feel that I’m rejected?

The sparkling lights I was waiting to see,

Came very near and passed by me,

Leaving every hope I built shattered,

In broken pieces, I lie scattered,

Will gather my strength and get up again,

For another blow, which I will sustain,

I promise my life, I will change my fate,

If not sooner, then maybe a bit late…