Saturday, January 28, 2006

One extra email address per yahoo account for free!!!

I just came to know this today. Yahoo is giving one extra email account per inbox for free!!! While sending an email, one can choose an account from a drop-down list box. Mails sent to this extra email address will go to the same inbox. One can also change the extra email address twice a year. Isn't it exciting? I created an extra address just now, you can do it too!!!

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Asynchronous network programming in C#

This is a great article by Ashish Dhar on asynchronous network programming in C#. If you are interested, you can go through it, it gives a good introduction.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

The Joel Test

An excellent article on software. You won't regret after going through it if you are a software developer. Here it goes:
http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/fog0000000043.html

A High Tech Prison

I think this is the first in its kind, in terms of using intelligent software to monitor prisoner activities. Here is a photo of a cell:



The cell seems better than any room of BUET student halls to me :D.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

A good news regarding Kaliakoir Hi-Tech Park

May be this time the plan will be materialized as donors have come into play instead of the corrupt government of Bangladesh.
Here is the news.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Eid-ul-Adha Vacation

I have got two days leave on the 14th and 15th January. That makes the vacation six days long!!! Government holidays for Eid-ul-Adha will be from 10th to 12th January. The 13th January is friday, so weekend :D. I like to be in Sirajgonj in these days. In this Eid-ul-Adha Sharna and I are sacrificing one goat each. May Allah accept our sacrifices.

Free Advice from a Consulting Company

Few great advices from SSW for free!!! I got the link from Developing Programmers blog, which I am becoming a fan of. You might find the advices useful, enjoy!!!

Saturday, January 07, 2006

A brilliant business idea

This is a perfect example of how little brainstorming can change a man's life. As BBC tells:

It took a 21-year-old a few minutes to come up with an idea which has made him more than one million dollars in four months. So what's his secret?

It started with a blank notepad, an overdraft and a shortage of socks.

Now it's a million-dollar business.

Last August, as a three-year degree loomed, Alex Tew lay on his bed in his family home in Cricklade, Wiltshire. It was time for his nightly brainstorming session.

This time, the problem was his finances. He already had an overdraft, which was sure to multiply at university, and he felt his poverty was reflected by his lack of decent, or matching, socks.

As I made money, more people talked about it and the more people talked about it, the more money I made
The first thing he wrote in his pad was "How can I become a millionaire?" Twenty minutes later, the Million Dollar Homepage idea was born.

It was selling pixels, the dots which make up a computer screen, as advertising space, costing a dollar per dot. The minimum purchase was $100 for a 10x10 pixel square to hold the buyer's logo or design. Clicking on that space takes readers to the buyer's website.


Details can be found here.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

SEAMEWE4

This is the cable which, at last, connected Bangladesh to the information super highway. If you see the path of SEAMEWE3 and if you are a Bangladeshi, you will be deeply frustrated to see how stupid and corrupted our government is to not to take the wonderful opportunity which passed away more than ten years ago. Had we been connected to SEAMEWE3, we would have been a formidable force in the outsourcing world now, I am confident about it. How long the Bangladeshis will remain under  control of these idiot money-grubbing morally bankrupt people a.k.a. politicians?

An excellent tutorial for Autotools

This is very good tutorial for newbies.

Some excellent blogs of Eric Sink

Make More Mistakes
You need Developers, not Programmers
Hazards of Hiring
Browser Wars

Difference between Programmer and Software Developer

Here is a nice blog about the difference between a programmer and a software developer.

Sea Gulls at action

A memorable moment at Inani Beach

Belated Happy New Year!!!

After many days, today I am somewhat free and relaxed. I stopped blogging in the last month, but hopefully I will resume it. An important account of my Cox's Bazar tour is still pending. I think I will address the issue soon. However, belated Happy New Year!!!

Sunday, January 01, 2006