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Troubleshooting masterpiece by Mark Russinovich – Weekend Read. (from TechEd NA-2014)

It is always funny, geeky, informative and casual when listening to Mark Russinovich Tech-ed session. It made my weekend 🙂

Be sure to watch this – especially blue screen one.

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December 8, 2014 Posted by | .NET General, 100 % Fun...[really Worth] | | Leave a comment

Winners published in MS Website.

  Late afternoon site was updated about the winners list !! pls check it here 

November 8, 2006 Posted by | 100 % Fun...[really Worth] | 2 Comments

My blog – Cyberiafreak” has been selected as India’s Top 5 blogs by MS

Dear Friends,
I’m in immense pleasure to announce that my blog "cyberiafreak" has been selected as India’s Top 5 blogs by Microsoft Blogstar contest(, you know the prize….Yes I’ll be going to meet Steve Ballmer, CEO of MS tomorrow in mumbai. Today I recieved official mail and a tickets from MS. ( Under Architecure Category ). More news on Steve @
I assume that, this would be once in a lifetime oppurtunity for anyone to meet such a big gaint(Steve Ballmet,CEO, MS Corp) in person and to  share some of our views on the latest. I’ll be sharing my experience & photo with Steve…on my return from the trip in my space. So keep checking my space for more news…..
Thanks for your kind support and keep this momentum going !!!
Mahesh kumar R
+91 99860 67667
"Knowledge is ALSO power" -unknown

November 8, 2006 Posted by | 100 % Fun...[really Worth] | 2 Comments

What is Slashdot effect.?

  Today When I was checking blog updates in RSS reader(FeedDemon), I saw site was slashdotted by rediff.Then  what is that /. ?
  Expln : published an article about Dax Pandhi’s(, sooner the article is published, Nukeation site was temporarily out of service due to the Slashdot Effect. I mean  too many users from big portal hitting small blogs or portals which makes the smaller site unavailable due to increase in traffics and hits.
 According to WiKi- "lot of readers will hit the link to read the story or see the purty pictures. This can easily throw thousands of hits at the site in minutes. Most of the time, large professional websites have no problem with this, but often a site we link will be a smaller site, used to getting only a few thousand hits a day. When all those Slashdot readers start crashing the party, it can saturate the site completely, causing the site to buckle under the strain. When this happens, the site is said to be "Slashdotted."  Recently, the terms "Slashdot Effect" and "Slashdotted" have been used more generally to refer to any short-term traffic jam at a website."  

November 3, 2006 Posted by | 100 % Fun...[really Worth] | Leave a comment

Web reaches new milestone: 100 million sites

   According to CNN news source yesterday..there are 100 million sites with domain names and content.  This is double (50 million) in May of 2004.
    * The Web now has 100 million sites today
    ** There were 18,000 Web sites in August of 1995
 "The bottom line is it’s much easier to create a Web site nowadays, and it’s much easier to make money with a Web site," said Miller.
According to CNN, the URL someday be as common as a birth name and a Social Security number?….For some celebrities, it already is. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt registered domains for all three of their children…..But I dont know why I’m waiting to register a domain for myself….Hopefully by this december I’ll have my own domain with more stuffs ..

November 2, 2006 Posted by | 100 % Fun...[really Worth] | Leave a comment

9 Days Until Vista RTM!!

Hi all,
    MS is gearing up for much expected Vista release (RTM on Oct. 25,2006) Yes…YES…..yes…,MS is in full swing for rolling out VISTA RTM, I happend to read it in Seattle Times today reported that yesterday a scrolling electronic reader sign in Building 9 on Microsoft’s sprawling Redmond campus ready, "9 Days Until Vista RTM!!!"
    After following CTP, RC…Now RTM is ready to out. These are the MS way of releasing a product. It is ensure that in every stage it meets the criteria and bug free.
So what is this CTP, RC and RTM..??
  1. CTP – Community technology preview – time release to hands of customers between beta releases
  2. CTP Beta – releases get special attention from QA Team or milestones
  3. RC – Release candidate, one more type of release before RTM. they can have ‘n’ number of RC releases to close the bug baskets posted  by testers
  4. RTM – Release to manufacture. RTM marks the completion of the code-writing and bug-fixing processes for Microsoft. At RTM, Microsoft will hand over the final Vista code to factories, where it will be pressed onto disks and installed on the hard drives of new computers.
As we all knew that MS just released RC2 Release candidates, or RCs, are the final beta test copies that Microsoft sends out before finalizing the code for RTM. 
   Windows XP was released on Oct. 25, 2001….So hopefully VISTA RTM will happen on Oct 25,2006…then it will be moved to all customers and partners to load their machines with VISTA for sale.

October 19, 2006 Posted by | 100 % Fun...[really Worth] | Leave a comment

How to disable a STOLEN mobile phone?

To check your Mobile phone’s serial/IMEI number, key in the following digits on your phone: *#06#  ( supports NOKIA )
  A 15 digit code will appear on the screen. This number is unique to your handset. Write it down and keep it somewhere safe. when your phone get stolen, you can phone your service provider/cybercrime cell and give them this code. They will then be able to block your handset so even if the thief changes the SIM card, your phone will be totally useless.
You probably won’t get your phone back, but at least you know that whoever stole it can’t use/sell it either. If everybody does this, there would be no point in people stealing mobile phones.

August 23, 2006 Posted by | 100 % Fun...[really Worth] | Leave a comment

Windows Vista release resheduled ..?

No, But MS earlier this year delayed the release of Vista until January, missing the key year end period for computer sales.
Vista is one of four major Microsoft products to hit the market in the year ahead, Chen(MS) said.
Development of the four products –
"Long Horn Server," "Office 2007," "Vista," and Exchange Server" – had cost Microsoft $20 billion, he said.
Guess how much in Indian currency > 90,000 – crore
Ok. Finally when is the Vista release : NOV 2006. I’m looking for this release greatly…how abt you.? did you tried the newer version released for Testing..?
Take the simple quiz and grab a copy of beta VISTA CD.

August 23, 2006 Posted by | 100 % Fun...[really Worth] | Leave a comment

DB2 Viper Challenge from IBM – Win surprise Gifts

hi all,
         Today I recieved my welcome CD and Surprise gift( mini hot flask ) from IBM for registering DB2 Viper Challenge contest.Here is the steps to take part in this contest to win cool goodies !!
1.What is DB2 Viper ? Code name for – DB2 9 hybrid data server
2.Industry’s first hybrid data server managing data from both relational and pureXML® data 
3.Focussing XML and the next generation of SOA based business solutions
The challenge is open to only 1500 qualified registrants and First 100 responses will receive a MP3 player and Free DB2 certification voucher for DB2 fundamentals certification exam valued at estimated Rs. 2,700 (US $60).
Eligibility :  Only residents of India can participate in the DB2 Viper test drive Challenge
Take part in DB2 Viper test drive Challenge  – Win cool prizes
Tonight I’m going to explore the CD’s to crack the second round of this contest.
all best

August 7, 2006 Posted by | 100 % Fun...[really Worth] | 1 Comment

Decided to giveup TV – Yes

Finally decided to giveup TV..?
Yes, watching Television affects my productivity a lot. I’m able to see the difference for the last two month. Infact I’m not able to allot time for my novels or books or to plan for the day. I’ve completly stopped touching the books in Room after we bought the TV. How could this affect once individual Productivity in his personal life and office.
personal :-Increased blood pressure,eye strain,lack of interest,laziness etc
Article source : ( turn Off your television )
(1) You’re staring at a piece of furniture!
People on TV are not your friends. They’re not in the room with you. You are alone in the dark, staring at a plastic box. Think about it. This is like a science fiction horror story; but it’s really happening. People have stopped living as humans and connected themselves to machines instead. You’re only going to live for 75 years, if you’re lucky. How much time do you have left? Enough to spend one whole day every week with fake friends, watching their imitation lives instead of living your own?
(2) TV doesn’t give you experiences, it takes them away!
On your deathbed, what if someone could give you back those ten years of television? What if they said you could have another ten years to be with the people you love, find new people, do things differently. What would you say?
Remember: Nobody ever lay on their deathbed thinking "gee, I wish I had spent more time watching TV/reading blogs/at the office."
if anyone feels this post makes sense, drop a comment 😉
src : from various sites

August 7, 2006 Posted by | 100 % Fun...[really Worth] | 1 Comment – the search engine for developers

Hi all,

Yes,Do you want to search some piece of Code/file..?  let say I want to see the code for "Winsock.H" or for anything, it will search the exact file or show the piece of code.

 * It was designed to locate code.
 * Searching is done crawling, parsing and indexing code found in all open source repositories, as well as code that exists in archives, mailing lists, blogs, and web pages.
 * Navigating code repositories easy.
 * It was designed by programmers, for programmers.

krugle – the search engine for developers

for beta signup :

Happy searching ! Happy coding !!


April 22, 2006 Posted by | 100 % Fun...[really Worth] | 1 Comment

javascript:function reverse() – Worth to give a try…

Today I got an Email from my friend asking me try the following code in IE address bar. I was quite surprised to see this script get executed in the IE Address bar itself. It worth to give a try..
Paste this script onto ur IE address bar……………its cool try this : 

 javascript:function reverse() { var inp = " TSEB EHT SI HSEHAM   ……rebmemer n !! krow lufesu emos od & oG "; var outp = ""; for (i = 0; i <= inp.length; i++) { outp = inp.charAt (i) + outp ; } alert(outp) ;}; reverse();


If you know anything other than this..let me know 🙂



April 17, 2006 Posted by | 100 % Fun...[really Worth] | 2 Comments

Google’s new release -Page Creator tool

         I’m wondering and feeling confortable after trying sample pages using google’s Page Creator tool recently rolled out as Beta edition.
Simply awesome, userfriendly and easy for anyone to play with it. Once upon a time in 2001, I was searching for free service provider for hosting my web pages. In fact I have pages and tried these free service providers,
 (2) Freeservers
 (4) now googles page
but google’s special features to notice..
    •   Google AJAX magic 
    •   Themes and text layouts 
    •   WYSIWYG editor
    •   100MB of space for free 
    •   No more ads or pop ups
   I’ve no doubt that it will be popular one near sample : 
 finally Gudoos to google team for making a friendly editor and AJAX usuage. Lets hope for open source DB support / server side script also…

February 24, 2006 Posted by | 100 % Fun...[really Worth] | 1 Comment

RBI’s Initiative to protect customer rights..

Have you ever come across any bad experience with any of the banks?
Do the bank officials always behave rudely and don’t assist you properly?
Have you lost any money due to ATM faults?
Has money been deducted from your account without information?
Here comes the solution. Log on to and register your complaint.
This RBI’s initiative to protect customers rights in today’s Bank dominated environment came into effect from 1st January 2006. You will get your problem solved soon. Hope you find it useful.
Src : Mail fowarding

February 13, 2006 Posted by | 100 % Fun...[really Worth] | 1 Comment

Ethical guide to hacking mobile phones – Ankit Fadia

Today I got some leisure time for surfing,so While I was surfin about latest security breaking/hacking/cracking news..i come to know that Ankit Fadia(young hacker from India) launched his 3’rd book on mobile Hacking 🙂
"Ankit – Famed Indian ethical hacker, released his newest publication(Sep 2005) – Title : An ethical guide to hacking mobile phones. More details here :
Hmm,Nothing special to say here..but I’m just remembering my college days, met him thrice and had a little talk about Et-Hacking and wanted myself to be a GREAT SECURITY ADVISOR FOR BIG COMPANY. Yes, Still I’m remember his first visit to Coimbatore GRD about Hacking & another day in Rotoray club of CBE, Few months later in Salem -Sona Engineering College in 2002 & 2003.
Ankit :
But  when compared compared to Ankit, my all time hero is "Kevin Mitnick"( I read both these people books for any meaning between the lines 🙂 , but some RFC and hack jargons,nothing spcl abt it.
Happy Coding!!

November 18, 2005 Posted by | 100 % Fun...[really Worth] | Leave a comment

FOSS.IN in bangalore – 13 days to go..!!

FOSS.IN is India’s largest Free & Open Source Software (FOSS) event in Bangalore
Its a great event in bangalore going to bring together thousands of participants from across India, Asia and the rest of the world.
As the natural successor to the enormously successful Linux Bangalore conferences, held in 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004, FOSS.IN/2005 is now a "Meta-conference" – a conference of conferences.
Going beyond the scope of technical Linux related topics, FOSS.IN now focusses on all FOSS topics. This includes topics related to Linux, *BSD, FOSS technologies, FOSS on non-FOSS platforms, etc. at the technical level, and FOSS community, advocacy, FOSS in Education, copyrights and patents, FOSS in culture, etc. at the meta-technical level.
Dont forget to check this out in bangalore..for more details follow the link.

November 16, 2005 Posted by | 100 % Fun...[really Worth] | Leave a comment

Google Talk is online!

tAlk.taLk..talK..TALK online with google
Today Google has officially launched Google Talk!
Google Talk enables you to call or send instant messages to your friends for free anytime, anywhere in the world.  
  – no pop-ups
  – uses the Jabber protocol
  – running over port 5222
    [u’ll find it as, when you netstat -a ]
* In some companies they may blocked this 5222, so conact  your netadmin.
Anyone tried…?
  Add my id :

August 24, 2005 Posted by | 100 % Fun...[really Worth] | 1 Comment

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