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Today I presented in Tamil Internet 2004 conference held at Singapore, on counting the number of letters/alphabets in a Unicode String. The problem is that if we use the string length functions included in major programming platforms we get only the number of characters based on the storage locations needed. They don’t understand the language and so don’t return letter (எழுத்து) count, instead, they return the count based on the number of Unicode code points. A few months earlier, I had written a quick fix solution in VB.NET to handle this. As a reusable solution to this problem, today I…

Most of the time I am in front of my Laptop with little physical exercise or relaxation, so I decided to try Yoga. That was 4 years back when I first met Mr.Shyam. Since then I am learning/practising Yoga under the…

Microsoft Tech Ed 2004 is happening this month across four cities – Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai & Delhi. The first two cities are completed, there is only Mumbai for me to go. After which I am traveling to Redmond, USA so…

After the bad days of dot-com burst, the interest and more so implementation of e-commerce is now growing. During the last 3 years, the number of B2B implementations using Web services increased, but it is only in the last 6 months that many innovative B2C implementations have started to happen. This week Mr.Anto Peter  of Softview invited me to present for an hour in their website design workshop, which happened today. My topic was on “E-Commerce” where I covered on various Internet/E-Commerce Myths and Realities, payment mechanisms with respect to India. It is interesting to note about one of India’s successful ecommerce sites. It…