• Apps

    Dasblog and MT Blacklist

    As you might be knowing I use dasBlog.NET server software (a community developed blogging engine) to power this blog. Today while going through the activity list that shows the statistics of visits and search result referrers, I noticed that all the referrers from Google Search are being blocked by dasBlog. This was not good news. On investigating I found out that the “Movable Type Blacklist” option in dasBlog configuration has to be disabled to get this problem resolved. This is due to the fact that the blacklist has been discontinued and that causes havoc with dasBlog. My fellow Regional Director and one of the Volunteer Project Managers Scott Hanselman has a post on this. dasBlog download: The…

  • Coding,  Microsoft

    Sharepoint and ASP.NET 2.0 Webparts

    ASP.NET v2.0 (which is expected this calendar year) brings some exciting technologies including great Web Parts, making reuse lot more powerful and easy than today. Webparts was introduced in Sharepoint and there has been lot of questions on the interoperability between ASP.NET Webparts and SharePoint’s Webpart. This blog entry from one of the Microsoft Sharepoint Technical Evangelist throws clarity into it. The blog also refers to this great tool “SmartPart for SharePoint: Workspace Home” that makes hosting ASP.NET 1.x User Control easily on a SharePoint Webpart today. Great functionality, check it out. I just now upgraded my blog to the new dasBlog 1.7.x. It is great and much faster than the Predecessor…

  • தமிழ்

    மேலும் பல தமிழ் வலைப்பதிவுகள்

    தமிழில் இப்போது பலப்பல வலைப்பதிவுகள்/வலைப்பூக்கள் வந்துள்ளது. இன்று திரு.மாலன் (திசைகள்.காம்) அவர்கள், என் அலுவலகத்திற்கு வந்திருந்தப் பொழுது சொன்ன தகவல் இதை உறுதி செய்தது – “கடந்த சில மாதங்களில் தமிழில் வலைப்பூக்களின் எண்ணிக்கை பல நூறை தாண்டிவிட்டது, அதில் எழுதப்பட்டவை பல ஆயிரத்தை தொட்டுவிட்டது” என்று. தமிழில் உள்ள பல வலைப்பூக்களைப் படிக்க, இங்கே சுட்டவும்.

  • Lounge

    Continue to blog

    After completing 1 year of blogging, I have taken a break longer than I wanted :-). These things (breaks) have a course of their own – kind of the opposite to the “Positive Cycle” that BillG talks about in his book Road Ahead (BTW why is he not writing anymore, his last book came in 1999?). If you take a break for few days, it turns into weeks and then you never continue. Anyways, here I am back and have broken the curse – atleast that’s what I tried to communicate in the image below. I have lots to blog, so expect posts more frequently for some-time now.