May 2007

Barack Obama at Verizon Wireless Arena

May 19, 2007

Today was the Southern New Hampshire University Commencement ceremony at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, NH (New Hampshire). I was there as an M.S. (Organizational Leadership) graduate of the Class of 2007. I had the good fortune of seeing Senator Barack Obama (D‑Illinois) give the commencement address. Sen. Obama did not disappoint and gave a […]

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The Future of Windows Vista

May 18, 2007

This article by Paul Thurrott (from Supersite for Windows) takes a look at the adoption of Windows Vista since it was launched. It seems that Vista will be on 5% of all business computers by the end of the year. That doesn’t look like a lot, but it is better than the adoption of Windows […]

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IE7 Problem on Vista

May 16, 2007

A few days back, I posted about an Internet Explorer problem in Window Vista. The issue was that whenever I close IE manually, Vista would complain about an unexpected problem and go crazy. I thought I had got rid of the problem by turning off UAC and uninstalling the Google and Yahoo! toolbars. Well, apparently […]

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Ad Support for Products

May 14, 2007

In yesterday’s post about paying customers, I briefly talked about using ads to support a product. Let me expand on that thought. For any product, you will find a wide range of prices customers are willing to pay. The prices of competitors usually acts as a upper limit to how much you can charge. As […]

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Having Paying Customers

May 13, 2007

I have started trying more of Zoho products. Zoho Sheet is a good online spreadsheet application. I tried importing one of my existing Excel worksheets which contained statistical data and a graph. It imported everything almost perfectly. The only problem was with the graph — apparently, it doesn’t allow you to select non-contiguous columns. I […]

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Lazy Thinking

May 13, 2007

I know I have been linking to Coding Horror a lot lately, but I cannot miss this one from Jeff Atwood where he wonders why the Microsoft and open-source communities are so much against each other. Whenever I talk to someone who is passionately for or against one technology without any exceptions, I want to […]

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Windows Vista Problems

May 13, 2007

The reason for writing this entry is solely to explain some problems I have faced in the last few days trying to get my new Vista laptop set up properly. To put things into proper context, this is a Windows Vista Business edition running on a Dell laptop with some pre-installed Google software and internal hardware […]

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Google Analytics Rebooted

May 9, 2007

There is a great new release of Google Analytics out there. Website visitor statistics are displayed in an array of beautiful, interactive graphs. Apparently, this was the result of Google’s acquisition of MeasureMap. It is really wonderful. This reminds me of the second major release of Google Reader. The first release, like the old Google […]

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The Low-Tech Solution

May 7, 2007

Sometimes, the best solution for a particular problem is not necessarily a high-tech one. Here are some examples: Drawing something on paper and scanning it instead of using Microsoft Visio. Walking over to talk to someone instead of trying to explain everything through email. Using Microsoft Excel with graphs instead of using Microsoft SQL Server and […]

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Risks and the Aftermath

May 6, 2007

This weekend, I have been reading “Survival of the Sickest”, a medical book by Sharon Moalem and Jonathan Prince. A very interesting book, it explores how certain unwanted medical conditions in our body, like hemochromatosis and anemia, are the result of evolution — they protect the carriers from much more virulent diseases like plague and malaria. […]

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