//Cloud notes from my desk -Maheshk

"Fortunate are those who take the first steps.” ― Paulo Coelho

What is colibri.?

Colibri is a free-floating command line utility for Windows.
 *primarily an application launcher,
 *it also integrates with programs like WinAmp, iTunes, and Mozilla Firefox so that the user can quickly do web searches and access multimedia.
 *It also integrates with Windows to allow for quick access to system functions.
 URL for download the same: http://colibri.leetspeak.org/
 Feedback   > Utlimate tool for geeks who likes shortcuts
 How to Run > After installation, use <CTRL> +< SPACE bar>
 Ci Ya.

2006-06-30 Posted by | Power Toys - Personal | Leave a comment

Some interesting facts about CON,PRN,AUX !


Nowadays, I ‘m getting lot of mail forwarding from my friends, but frequently I used to the below hoax mail,


"An Indian discovered that nobody can create a FOLDER anywhere on the computer which can be named as "CON".  This is something pretty cool…and unbelievable… At Microsoft the whole Team, including Bill Gates, couldn’t answer why this happened !

So, inform about this to all your friends." — and a lot of email hoax stories like this are in internet. Check it in ww.breakthechain.org etc


But actual reason behind this is,


   PRN -print,

   aux-auxiliary port…

  These are reserved words. So you cannot create folder with this name.


For example, DOS Device file: 


(1) CON, PRN, AUX, CLOCK$, NUL, COM1, COM2, COM3, COM4, COM5, COM6, COM7, COM8, COM9, LPT1, LPT2, LPT3, LPT4, LPT5, LPT6, LPT7, LPT8, and

LPT9. – you cannot use this reserved names for folders.


 (2) Avoid using those reserved names as a filename suffix or file name body: aux.c, file.aux or NUL.txt


I hope lot of us got this mail, but only few of us use to explore…I guess now you all cleared about this hoax mail and Indians who discovered stories etc….

Anyone got this same mail but cleared now..comment here about your experience ?


Happy explorin !


2006-06-22 Posted by | Power Toys - Personal | 2 Comments

bug in Notepad ? Whats in your Clipboard..? – Intresting find


 (1) bug in Notepad ? Whats in your Clipboard..?

Yes..in Notepad..Type ‘AAAA BBB CCC DDDDD’ (or any other 4-3-3-5 letter combination) Save it,close and Open the saved file.

ex: 4444 333 333 55555 ex: AAAA BBB CCC DDDDD

 (2) Do you use IE? I bet I can tell you what is in on your clipboard !

Yes With a simple line of code you can display (at a minimum) what is on a person’s clipboard that uses IE with standard security set.

check it here : http://www.jerryandmissy.com/work/clipboard.htm

 rgds, Mahe

2006-06-21 Posted by | Power Toys - Personal | Leave a comment

WinFx-> .NET 3.0 ( NetFX 3.0) ??

Followed by yesterday’s post..

NetFx3.com is a new developer community that focuses on the four new technologies included in the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 — http://www.netfx3.com/

Src : http://blogs.msdn.com/ericnel/archive/2006/06/13/629307.aspx

2006-06-15 Posted by | WinFX | Leave a comment

WinFx now renamed to .NET Framework 3.0 !!

Vice President S. Somasegar descrbes the decision to rename WinFX to the .NET Framework 3.0. Now the WinFX technology you know has a name that identifies it for exactly what it is – the next version of Microsoft’s developer framework.
src : http://blogs.msdn.com/somasegar/ – Worth to add his blog in your reader to followup the lastest .NET news.

2006-06-12 Posted by | WinFX | Leave a comment

Got Prize for SecurityShootout – MS Book and T-Shirt

Yes, I am one among 1000 winner in this shootout contest conducted my MS. Last week I got my contest prize through courier to my native town "SALEM" and my parents were surprised and thrilled to accept the T-Shirt and MS book. I would like to thank to MS for this initiative to support more people into this.
Security Shootout >>  Security Shootout is a unique Microsoft India initiative to promote the concept of writing secure codes amongst Indian developers. To make learning fun and also rewarding we are launching this contest targeted at all developers based out of India
Anyone cleared the Stage II and Stage III..?

2006-06-12 Posted by | MS Events in India (Bangalore) | 2 Comments


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