Archive for October, 2004

I am .exe October 31st, 2004

Vinod Kumar

You are .exe When given proper orders, you execute them flawlessly.  You're familiar to most, and useful to all.

Which File Extension are You?

Source: Bryant

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Comments SPAM October 30th, 2004

Vinod Kumar

Whew couple of bad days with the comments spam. Not sure to why these should happen even from the blogging world. I hate this. Had got around 100-110 mails every 8 hrs:(. And cleaning them on my email account has made life not so easy. Thanks to Bryant who gives me space to put up my blog had to do some dirty tricks to stop such spam content. Thanks Bryant. I get to go to bed more peaceful tonight.

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Shrink VPC Image October 30th, 2004

Vinod Kumar

I had this unique requirement that I had to compact a .vhd image file as it had grown too big. Was looking for a feature in VPC to do this trick for me. A bit of searching amde me come to an conclusion that this was not possible. But during a quick ping with Deepak Gulati (ISV Evangalist), found this link to VPC SP1 and its capability to Virtual Disk Precompactor. This was a big boon. Thanks DG.

Here we go to how this works. VPC SP1 includes Virtual Disk Precompactor, a utility that is designed to “zero out”—that is, overwrite with zeros—any available blank space on a virtual hard disk. Now getting very important HDD space back to the host OS. First run the precompact command in the VPC Image disk. This will zero out the blank space. And once done, shutdown the image disk. Get to the host machine, VPC console -> File -> Virtual Disk Wizard. In the same select existing disk and select the VPC .vpd file and select the “Compact it” option. Thats it. The free space is given back to the host machine. Thanks MS for the option.

PS: It is a time consuming process though. But works for sure:). All the best and do install the VPC SP1 to get this new feature.

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Google is back and acquires Keyhole Corp October 28th, 2004

Vinod Kumar

“With Keyhole, you can fly like a superhero from your computer at home to a street corner somewhere else in the world – or find a local hospital, map a road trip or measure the distance between two points,” said Jonathan Rosenberg, vice president, Product Management. “This acquisition gives Google users a powerful new search tool, enabling users to view 3D images of any place on earth as well as tap a rich database of roads, businesses and many other points of interest. Keyhole is a valuable addition to Google’s efforts to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.”

Read the complete press release.

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Another TechEd October 25th, 2004

Vinod Kumar

First it was MS TechEd2004 followed by Intel’s Developer Forum followed by MS SAF (Architect Forum) and now its turn of SAP TechEd

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