command line tool syntax

Command line interface (CUI) designs for many of the tools found with VS or in Windows were to include a bunch of individual commands or exe with options or flags.To get a directory listing: dir <options> as in dir c:\temp /wTo create a directory: md c:\temp\fooTo delete a directory: rd /s c:\temp\fooSo even though all…

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Error messages

Frequently we are presented with error message pop-ups with messages like “Unable to open file”. Error messages are popped up when something has gone wrong. If SW cannot convey to the user what went wrong and what he can try to fix the problem, it might as well not show the error message at all. So all errors…

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TSunami and tribes getting extinct

Two days have gone by and the TSunami death toll is rising. Its already 12500 in India with thousands more missing. The state of Andhra Pradesh where the Microsoft India center is based is also one of the worst hit states with hundreds of people dead along the coastal region of the state. MS has…

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All new MSN blog

With all those blog servers floating around I was waiting for MS to do something about it, and voila there are here with http://spaces.msn.com . Its free provides all that other blog servers do and more. MS has made it a habit to wait and watch a technology to grow and mature, then take it…

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software piracy in India

I always tried to figure out that in spite of the fact that India will become one of the largest PC markets in the future and that India SW engineers are everywhere, why is there no mainstream software in Indian languages. Yea there is Windows Hindi, and I read somewhere that Windows Bengali is also…

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Steve Ballmer visiting India

The CEO of Microsoft Corporation, Steve Balmer is visiting Hyderabad on the 15th (next Monday). There’s a lot of excitement around this. He is supposed to inaugurate a part of the new Microsoft Campus and also to lay foundation stone for the second phase.   Hyderabad is very proud to house the MS IDC, a…

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