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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 I will be missing Delhi this time. The topics I present this time were “Secure Coding Strategies” & “Developing Secure Web Services using WSE 2.0”. For speakers like me, Tech Ed is a tiring event that happens every year  – Sleepless nights spent  on preparations, struggle with Beta Code and of course Murphy’s Law when it comes to doing demos…

You are on the move, sitting in a Hotel Business Centre, connected to the Internet using a PC that’s there. You want to use MSN Messenger to talk to your friends or wife back home and the machine doesn’t have…

Many times while working in Indic Language web pages, I want to find the true character length of a string. .NET String.length() or its variants from other major programming languages, return character length based on storage space. They don’t follow the…

As with any other user with digital cameras, I too have built over the years tons of Digital photographs. Now for the last 1 year, after my Son was born, the photos have increased by leaps. After downloading from the camera I keep them organized in Folders (Family, son, Travel, Business, Friends, Presentations & Venkatarangan). When I last counted, the Photos folder on my laptop was about 1.8GB!. The problem I have is not with storage – with the ever decreasing cost of Hard-disks, this is not a problem. The problem is on sharing this with my friends. Since I…

Most of the Internet Power users are aware of Internic’s WhoIs service. Given a domain name (Say venkatarangan.com) WhoIs tells you details about the owner and name server details. But Internic’s WhoIs is limited to gTLD (Global Top Level Domains…