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I started blogging around September 2005, First I was using some popular Weblog for this . Then early this year with upgrading my website I developed this custom blog engine as per my requirements & taste.

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s you'd expect, the blog runs on ASP.NET 2.0 and IIS6. My goal was to develop something small and focused, and allows me to play and get some first hand experience with developing and maintaining an end-to-end Web application for personal use, as we hardly get time to code even a small program for ourself. This application was developed using MS Visual Studio 2005. At some point I hope to migrate this to SQL Server 2005, and at that point I might decide to make the source code available, however, there's always something with higher priority on the stack, Such is life...

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  God’s goodness

What is meant by the phrase "The goodness of God"? By goodness is meant the bounty of God. In saying that a person is good, we refer to his holiness, or else to his charitable and liberal disposition in the management of his goods. The goodness of God is his inclination to deal well and bountifully with his creatures. It is that whereby he wills there should be something besides Himself for His own glory. God is good Himself, and to Himself, that is, highly amiable to Himself; thus He loves Himself and His own Excellency.

As related to His creatures, God delights in them, and is beneficial... Read Full Post

Posted by Rajiv on 5/7/2007 2:19:01 PM under God & Goodness
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  Computer Jokes
A project manager, a computer programmer and a computer operator are driving down the road when the car they are in gets a flat tire. The three men try to solve the problem.

The project manager said: "Let's catch a cab and in ten minutes we'll reach our destination."

The computer programmer said: "We have here the driver's guide. I can easily replace the flat tire and continue our drive."

The computer operator said: "First of all, let's turn off the engine and turn it on again. Maybe it will fix the problem."

Suddenly a Microsoft software engineer passed by and said: "Try to close all... Read Full Post

Posted by Rajiv on 8/24/2007 6:08:39 PM under Happiness & Humor
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  Is your web site ready for its visitors?


There's a great interest among the Internet entrepreneurs about how to promote their business on the Web. There's always a quest for new and innovative ways of promotion that promise greater results at lower cost and in shorter time. Yet with all the efforts spent on promotion it's just amazing how many people totally ignore one basic question- is their website worth promoting? With new computer technologies and high speed connections the new age on the Internet has arrived- the age that redefined the criteria of a... Read Full Post

Posted by Rajiv on 8/25/2007 5:29:31 PM under Internet & Security
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  Characteristics of Good People

How to know that a person is really good person since all that glitters is not gold.

Always remember that it's not easy to find a good person, unless and until you are very lucky. However to increase the chance of finding a good person, I list down some of the characteristics which are commonly observed in any good person:

  1. They generally are short tempered, which is quite against their nature.
  2. They don't try to hurt anyone but still hurt everybody unknowingly.
  3. They are generally less successful.
  4. They are reluctant to give any advice but when they give... Read Full Post
Posted by Rajiv on 2/19/2009 4:29:07 PM under Life & Philosophy
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  Meaning of Maha Shivratri

The festival of Shivartri is celebrated in the honor of Lord Shiva on the thirteenth or fourteenth day during the month of February or March (Phaguna). Maha Shivratri means “the big night of Lord Shiva” and during the entire night devotees worship Lord Shiva. It was this day of Maha Shivratrti when Lord Shiva got married to Goddess Parvati. People observe fast on the day of Maha Shivratri and perform several Shivratri rituals and traditions to worship Lord Shiva. Early in the morning people take a bath and wear new clothes. Temples are visited by people to worship Shiv lingam and make offerings... Read Full Post

Posted by Rajiv on 2/23/2009 10:22:34 AM under Hinduism and Religions
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  Oracle/PLSQL: Drop a Trigger

The syntax for a dropping a Trigger is:

DROP TRIGGER trigger_name;

For example:

If you had a trigger called orders_before_insert, you could drop it with the following command:

DROP TRIGGER orders_before_insert; 


Posted by Rajiv on 2/27/2009 8:31:21 AM under SQL Serever / Oracle / PLSQL
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  Multithreading in ASP.NET

Performance and responsiveness are most the important key issues in the success of your web application. Do not relay heavly on your users to be patient. They typically quickly close unresponsive or frozen applications.
Sometimes you need to perform a long time task, that uses intensive CPU operations. Sometimes you are acquiring a database and waiting for the results. Not to mention when  you are performing an intensive I/O operations. As a result your, application will be dead with no response until this time consuming operation completes.

A common... Read Full Post

Posted by Rajiv on 3/2/2009 12:34:11 PM under .NET / SQL Server
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