Monthly Archives: January 2005

Microsoft Opens Up MS Office Document Formats

I wonder how this didn’t make Slashdot. Microsoft has announced that it will make the file formats (specifically, schemas) for Excel 2003, InfoPath 2003, Visio 2003, and Word 2003, available for free download under a non-restrictive, free licence. Here’s the … Continue reading

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Tomboy Rocks!

Most of this post is going to be about an application called Tomboy. Here’s where to get it from. Just got Tomboy running on my ThinkPad a couple of minutes ago. It is an incredibly useful application. I use it … Continue reading

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My (First) Home Computer Setup

First, the Hardware. This is a really old PC – I bought it on 11th August 1998. It’s a Pentium II running at 266 Mhz. In some ways it’s like a kernel that’s peen patched far too often. In other … Continue reading

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Really Old Essays

My (First) Home Computer Setup (Undated, but really old) How Windows Power Users Should Approach Linux (3rd July 2004) Technology For The Sake Of Technology? (20th June 2004) Why LG’s Linux-based MyPC Failed (3rd February 2003) The SQL Slammer Scourge … Continue reading

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How Windows Power Users Should Approach Linux.

3rd July 2004 This essay is a result of an email conversation I had this week with one of my juniors from my alma mater, K. J. Somaiya College of Engineering. This guy, Prasad, is what one would probably call … Continue reading

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Blogs I Read

Ray Ozzie Water Mossberg Bob Cringeley Rajesh Jain IBM Lotus Software: Ed Brill Alan Lepofsky News, Current Affairs, Economics: BBCWorld BusinessWeek Business 2.0 TheEconomist The Indian Express Slashdot Humour: Sidin Vadukut Abhinav Jain Vinod Ganesh Friends: Pallavi Galgali (IBM) Abhinav … Continue reading

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