Monthly Archives: July 2008

A Post from iPhone

A mandatory test post from a new toy

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Announcing pixels2soundBytes

Ok, I now have a podcast. Although the content is repurposed from popular blogs, I believe it will help you save time by listening to interesting posts while you multi-task.

pixels2soundBytes is a podcast of audio renderings of blog posts and articles written by prominent software development community leaders. So far I have permissions from Jeff Atwood, Phil Haack and Gunnar Peipman to use their blog posts in my podcast. Typically each episode will have 2 blog post renderings with music from the Podsafe Music Network.

Check out the first show here and subscribe to the feed here.

I hope you will enjoy the show and continue your support. All feedback welcome.

If you would like me to use your blog posts in the show please let me know by emailing your permission to pixels2soundBytes_AT_gmail_DOT_com. Please replace AT with @ and DOT with .


Windows 2000 cannot connect to Internet after installing Security Update KB951748

Wednesday morning I was greeted by the familiar login screen on our Windows 2000 home computer because of a scheduled windows update the previous day. Unfortunately after security update KB951748 was installed my computer could no longer connect to the internet. Uninstalling KB951748 restored connectivity. If you know how to fix the issue without uninstalling KB951748 please let me know.

Update:

ZoneAlarm has been updated to address the issue. I haven’t tried it yet.

Check CNet’s story here and download ZoneAlarm fix from here


501Developer.net – An idea

I have been mulling over this and would like to elicit feedback before I go about setting up a website. There are two classes of 5:01 Developers. The first is a set of people who do not care about the craft and just bide their time and bolt out the door at the stroke of 5:01. This is NOT about them. The second is a class of software developers who really care about the craft but need to bolt out the door due to other commitments. If they had time, they would spend all their waking hours in bettering themselves.

And here is the idea. Setup a website on the lines of dotnetkicks (use kigg because it is an open source digg clone in C# – something I can enhance easily if need be). This new website (501Developer.net) will contain user submitted articles on how one can move beyond 5:01. How to make the max use of available time and better oneself and stay relevant. How to balance personal commitments and technical improvements and advance one’s career.

Finding time to read articles is hard for us 501Devs. But I am sure, like I have, you can find atleast 30 minutes to listen to podcasts. 501Developer.net will have audio of the top articles read by me. You can put up with my Indian accent and have fun. You can submit a reading of any article that may be of interest to a 501Dev.

Do we need yet another website? Do we need one more podcast? Well, that’s where you come in. Shoot down the idea for what it’s worth. Save me from going off and blowing $$$s setting up this website which nobody care about.

Feedback please! and TIA.