Dad loves Surface

I have given a surface to my daughter. A lot of my friends/family ask me how I like using Surface and whether my daughter likes it as well. I can tell you that the killer feature from dad’s point of view is Family Safety. I am not an iPad/Android user, so I do not know…

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Bing it on

In early 2008 I joined the CLR team to clean garbage (or to write Garbage Collectors :)). It has been a wild ride writing generational Garbage Collectors, memory managers and tinkering with runtime performance or memory models. It’s been great to see people on the street use stuff that I had helped build or to…

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Delay Sending an Email

Like many engineer I am partially fueled by the engineers angst. I am not always able to vent it in code and sometimes resort to sending really dumb emails :). I figured out that I can tolerate delaying sending my emails over having to smack my face every other day. Basically all emails I send…

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Date format

Let me start by saying that using mm-dd-yyyy is just plain wrong. No really it just doesn’t make any sense to me. Neither does it make any sense to most people world-over if you go my the date-format map up at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Date_upd1.PNG If one uses dd-mm-yyyy it makes sense because it’s in decreasing order of…

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Working in the United States

I am sure everyone has read about the “you cannot possibly pronounce or spell” volcano in Iceland throwing up in the air and screwing up the entire flight system of this planet. While most people were reading about it from the comfort of their home I was doing the same while waiting in airports with…

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Some things I have learnt about SW development

Working in the developer division is very exciting because I can relate so well with the customers. However, that is also an issue. You relate so well that you tend to evolve some strong opinions that can cloud your view. While working in the Visual Studio Team System team and now in the .NET Compact…

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I am the Empire

5 years back exactly on this very day I walked into Cyber Towers office of Microsoft India for the first time. If someone asked me at that time how long I plan to work for Microsoft, my answer would’ve been couple of years max. I was still a bit suspicious of the evil empire and…

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What post are you known for?

I was just listening to Scot Hanselman’s podcast where he interviews Joel. They talk about how most bloggers get known for one post. E.g. Joel is known for “The Absolute Minimum Every Software Developer Absolutely, Positively Must Know About Unicode and Character Sets (No Excuses!)”. Now obviously I’m not a famous blogger and I’m not…

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Technical Presentation Tip

I’m no Scot Hanselman, but even then I guess I can share at least one tip for delivering technical presentation that has worked very well for me. At the very beginning of your presentation always have a slide clearly calling out what the attendees will “Take Away” and what is the “Pre-requisites’” of attending your…

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Scott Guthrie’s visit to Microsoft India

I rarely blog about a photo but this is an exception. Scott Guthrie our Corporate Vice President for .NET Developer Platform was here in Hyderabad on a visit to Microsoft India. I had a chance to attend a bunch of product reviews and  meetings with him. Every person in our division and outside is in…

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