Archive for January 21st, 2004

IIT-KGP Annual online programming contest … January 21st, 2004

Vinod Kumar

Bitwise, the annual online programming contest organized by the Computer Science & Engg. Department Society, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India, is being conducted this year on Sunday, the 8th of February. Bitwise is an algorithm intensive programming contest which aims to provide programmers across the globe, a platform to compete, testing their ability to develop efficient algorithms to problems within a given time constraint.

It is a non-profit competition organized by 4th year undergraduate students of CSE, IIT Kharagpur.

Over the last three years, the contest has become extremely popular around the world. In Bitwise 2K3, over 900 teams participated, with a team from Singapore bagging the first prize.

The registration is free and open to all. Contestants solve a set of problems posted on a site using C or C++. The solutions are evaluated, not only on the basis of correctness, but also on execution time and space complexity. The top 50 contesting teams will receive prizes worth Rs. 60,000!!


For registration and more information please visit our website at:

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TheServerSide.NET … January 21st, 2004

Vinod Kumar

A cool neat site from MS, DevelopMentor and others … Articles and tech talks from Scott on ASP.NET, Don Box on Indigo etc … Keep watching threads on this site

Scott Guthrie on ASP.NET “Whidbey”

Don Box on Indigo

A Lesson In Forms Authentication for ASP.NET Application Subdirectories

Many more … Just visit the site … Amazing stuffs to expect …

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Microsoft vs. Mikerowesoft … Interesting thread … January 21st, 2004

Vinod Kumar

Mike Rowe knew he needed a catchy name for his Web site design company.  “Since my name is Mike Rowe, I thought it would be funny to add ‘soft’ to the end of it” said Rowe, a 17-year-old computer geek and Grade 12 student in Victoria, British Columbia. But the folks at the world’s biggest software company are not amused. They’ve demanded that he give up his domain name. Interesting story surely

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Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer v1.2 (for IT Professionals) January 21st, 2004

Vinod Kumar

MBSA runs on Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000, and Windows XP systems and will scan for common security misconfigurations in the following products:

  • Windows NT 4.0
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Internet Information Server (IIS) 4.0, 5.0, and 6.0
  • SQL Server 7.0 and 2000
  • Internet Explorer (IE) 5.01 and later
  • Office 2000, 2002 and 2003.

MBSA also scans for missing security updates for Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, IIS, SQL, Exchange, IE, Windows Media Player, MDAC, MSXML, Microsoft VM, Office, Content Management Server, Commerce Server, Host Integration Server, and BizTalk Server.

A complete host of products are covered in this updated version … Catch it from MS Downloads

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