December, 2004

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    'GIANT' Leap for Antispyware

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    I like to think of myself as a geek. As a geek, I pride upon the fact that I have never been infected with a virus (besides cold, of course). Imagine my geek pride taking a hit when the bad guys came up with a new set of tools - tools to get past the...
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    Cool toys to play with

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    Playing with cool software has always been something I really enjoyed. Primary reason being it allows you to admire the works of a talented set of people. They are a manifestation of the fact that there are so many problems in the tech world which I am...
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    MSN Spaces - Non-geek avenue for blogging

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    Scenario: My dad is a metallurgical engineer in India. The only time he use he makes of a computer (my old Pentium I with 32MB RAM) is to send/receive emails, browse news websites and call me using Net2Phone service. But he is one enthusiastic individual...
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    MSN Spaces - An Impressive v1 product

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    v1 products generally suck. Beta of v1 products surely suck. That was my belief till today. MSN Spaces has changed that. For the uniniated, MSN Spaces is Microsoft's foray into the Blogging arena ( http://spaces.msn.com ). And the balance they have struck...
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    The Redmond PM

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    Henry Longfellow inspired me to write a whole poem on Microsoft PM, borrowing from his lovely composition. The Village Blacksmith . Disclaimer - this is purely for creative purposes and no money is being made. So here it is - In the evergreen state of...
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    Best part about being a PM @ Microsoft

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    Program management is the most talked and the least understood position in Microsoft from an outsiders perspective. A number of blogs about PMs talk about this art (and science) and they make a fascinating reading Joel on Software , KC Lemson , Vernal...
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    Secrets of Success Part Two - WHY

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    If you followed me till now through the seemingly nonsense journey of how and what, well you are in for a surprise. Today I answer the question that has troubled generations of men. And if you wish to know my qualifications for making these esoteric statements...
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    Secrets of Success Part 1 - WHAT

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    WHAT is something everyone worries about. Everyday we wake up wondering what to do today. A trip to the supermarket is a treasure cove for what. Which shaving cream to buy, what about the new 2% fat milk, what is more cheaper, etc. The more choices we...
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    My Venture in the Land of Thoughts

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    Words have always eluded me (well, except Microsoft Word). Never thought I'd embark on a journey which had to deal with lot of words (and even more important was to coherently link them together to form meaningful statements that depicted somewhat accurately...
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