cipherdelic

Yet Another Ravi Subramanian on this, that, and everything in between.

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About Cipherdelic

Hello there! My name is Ravi Subramanian a.k.a "ravisu", and I'm a developer in the Windows Live Mobile team. If you find any post here useful and/or interesting, feel free to drop me a line.

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    Spell with Flickr

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    Check out Flickr Spell - a cool little Web app that can render a word using images of alphabets available on Flickr.
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    Development Abstraction Layer == Recipe for a happy programmer?

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    If you were in the soft drink industry, what one piece of information would you absolutely covet that, if you had it, would make you believe that your success is a foregone conclusion? Maybe the recipe for Pepsi? Or how about if you were an automobile...
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    Undeleting deleted Outlook 2003 email or "How I Forgot Everything I Needed To Do"

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    This was just SO COOL, I had to write about it. Having read portions of Sally McGhee’s book on productivity using Outlook 2003, I’ve been working hard to whittle my Inbox down to 50-odd messages from somewhere in the vicinity of 2000+. I’ve managed...
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    LibraryLookup: Look up a book in your local library

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    John Udell has implemented LibraryLookup , an awesome Javascript bookmarklet to look up a book that you're browsing on a site like Amazon, in your local library's web catalog. This is IMHO one of those neat little ideas that are easy to implement, but...
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    Debugging SQL Server 2005 (Yukon) CLR Stored Procedures and Functions

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    Do you dream of debugging Yukon CLR code? SQL Server 2005 (the database formerly known as “Yukon”) hosts the Microsoft.Net CLR runtime in-process, allowing developers and database administrators to author stored objects (such as procedures, functions...
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    Tae kwon digital - Digital "Black Belt" security developer webcasts

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    Developer evangelist Joe Stagner "discusses security risks, vulnerabilities, and solutions from the software developer's perspective" in a series of security webcasts for developers. The idea is to provide "real-life examples and security tips and tricks...
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    Importance of correct UDT serialization code for user-defined CLR UDTs in Yukon

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    CLR User Defined Types (UDTs) are a fantastic new addition to SQL Server 2005 (the database formerly known as Yukon ). Every Yukon UDT must specify the type of serialization format it uses so that the engine knows how to roundtrip data represented by...
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    What's your PATH?

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    I stumbled upon what I think is a neat way to enumerate the directories that are currently in your path. Have you ever wanted to look at your current path in Windows and typed "SET PATH" only to see a mongo list of concatenated paths containing spaces...
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    YABBA DABBA DOO!

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    Y et A nother B logger B egins A D ismal A ttempt B raindumping B its A bout D ubiously O btuse O bservations Hello World! This is Ravi Subramanian and I'm currently a software breaker in the SQL/CLR group in Microsoft. This blog is for tips, tricks...
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