Monday, December 31, 2007
So looking forward to 2008.Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year ...
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Do check out http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/products/bb931331.aspx
Friday, November 09, 2007
You can check out the show at http://www.dotnetrocks.com/default.aspx?showNum=288
Thursday, November 08, 2007
Friday, November 02, 2007
Thanks a lot for all the help you did while you were here and wishing you all the best on your new quest
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Thursday, October 04, 2007
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Looking forward to a great year as part of the .NET community with the releases of VS.NET 2008 and SQL Server 2008.
When i was staying at a hotel while in SFO, a colleague of mine used to join me for breakfast everyday and noticed that i always use to take the same table in the room. I am not sure why but it just sort of turned into a habit and i never noticed it until someone pointed me that. So after that incident i seem to notice a lot of small routines that has turned into habits over short period of time. It seems strange and i happen to notice it more, especially after somebody pointed that out to me :)
Friday, September 14, 2007
Next went to the bird park and the butterfly park. The bird park was very scenic and you can stroll inside with rest stops and activities inside the park.
Finally came to china town, but it was not as exciting as the one i saw in San Francisco. Got some pics i took today uploaded at http://picasaweb.google.com/pras79/KualaLumpur
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
I have got some pictures uploaded at http://picasaweb.google.com/pras79/TechEdSEA
Monday, September 03, 2007
Sunday, September 02, 2007
Nowadays i started looking into many technologies and more often concentrating on having a wider knowledge but going into depth only as and when necessary. So far this seems like a better approach especially as you gather more and more experience. Jack of all and master of some.
Monday, July 09, 2007
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Srilankan airlines had a nice policy of tapping you a couple of times and if you don't budge then no meals for you :). But a couple of years back when i was travelling, I think it was Qantas airlines, they gave a sticker that said "Do not disturb". If you stick that in your seat then that means you want to forego your meal for sleep and if not they make sure they wake you up during meal time. I wonder whether they have an universal code of conduct on the rule of waking up the passenger during meal time ;-)
Sunday, July 01, 2007
Last time when i came to SFO i just got to spend a hour or so and that was also just a drive through SFO. Next time if i do come to San Jose i am definitely going to spend my weekends at SFO. Got some pictures i took at San Jose and SFO uploaded at:http://picasaweb.google.com/pras79/SanFranciscoSanJose
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Saturday, April 14, 2007
I realised i was doing a lot of unproductive work or spending time on people where i am and probably will never be appreciated or understood. So to avoid further problems and to stop myself from feeling bad about it, i need to keep my distance and focus more on things and people that really matter in my life.
There are a lot of things i need to start doing. Got a bunch of technologies in my to do list, which i need to start looking at. I am behind on my MSc that i started and need to put a bit more effort in completing it on time, hopefully. Need to finish up a few articles i was planning to do. Need to focus and do more training sessions as well. So thats a lot of stuff on my plate right now, a bit more than i can handle along with my full time job.
So this might seem like a lot of lamenting which i usually don't do on my blog, but this post is more of a reminder to me to pick up my pace and correct myself.
Oh and Happy Sinhala and Tamil New Year to everyone :)
Monday, April 09, 2007
Sunday, April 08, 2007
Sunday, March 18, 2007
So right now I am in San Jose and my sleep is still not regulated where i get up at 3 am and start watching TV and feel very sleepy during the noon time. All that said, i love travelling and its something i enjoy a lot.
Thursday, March 08, 2007
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
Thursday, February 22, 2007
The first one is the service pack 2 for SQL Server. This sorts out some issues you get when you run SQL Server 2005 on Vista. This includes the issue i faced where i couldn't connect to the database server without disabling UAC.
The second one is the powershell for Vista is released. I was looking forward to this to try out some functionalities of powershell. There is an issue in the installer so do read through the comments on the link above and follow the steps when you install powershell on vista.
The third one is Virtual PC 2007, which supports Vista as the host and the guest operating system.
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
I will definitely be attending the MVP global summit and finalized the visa procedures. This would be my 3rd trip to the Microsoft campus and it's always exciting being there. I would be staying at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel & Towers. Looking forward to meet all fellow MVPs out there.
Monday, February 05, 2007
Last weekend migrated my personal e-mail accounts and two of the domains i had under my name to be hosted at google domains. The experience was ok but had some issues when i tried to set up blogger to use my custom domain. Seems like people having .info domains have some issues setting up blogger to use their custom domain and i am having the same issue with my .ws domain. The e-mail hosting works perfectly, but had some issues with the google page creator in doing tasks such as setting home page and so on.
Sunday, January 21, 2007
I have been using the same template for my blog for the past 2 and a half years. I wanted to change it but never got the time. So this weekend upgraded my blog to a new blogger template. Had quite a hard time setting up my comments since i was using comments from HaloScan. Other than that the rest of the stuff were ok and didn't require a major work when i moved to the newer template.
One issue i am having is setting up Windows live writer to use blogger labels for posts. Have been trying to set it up without luck. So now after i publish a post from Windows live writer i have to login to blogger to set the labels. Not very smart, but until i figure it out i have to stick with this.
Saturday, January 20, 2007
It was windows developers tools day yesterday, to draw some attention to the free and open source software (FOSS) tools that helps us in doing development.
If i were to pick one single FOSS tool that made quite a difference in my development experience it definitely has to be NUnit. NUnit is the ultimate tool that brought test driven development (TDD) to the .NET world. As most starting out on test driven development, i was also hesitant when i started out test driven development using NUnit. But the more i used it the more addicted i became to this tool. Though now i use VS.NET 2005 for doing TDD most of the times, still there are occasions i jump back to using NUnit because of its simplicity.
So even now for anyone who wants to start out on TDD, just go to www.nunit.org and download the bits and start using it. You will never do programming the same way again.
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Finally i got the notification that i got my MCT. Personally for me it means i can do training sessions with that added confidence that i am a MCT and at the same time pushes me to perform more. I love training and public speaking on Microsoft technologies and wanted to do more of it this year. Hence getting the MCT status is a good boost to my plans for this year
Monday, January 01, 2007
What a rollercoaster year 2006 was. Worked on some very interesting projects and on a whole bunch of technologies and had to switch a lot between technolgies which i dont mind doing at this stage. One of the best things for this year was my MVP award getting renewed and had a job switch as well. Overall 2006 was a very happening year, and i am happy the way it turned out ... , Now waiting to see how 2007 would be