Tuesday, May 22, 2007

The Departed

Yesterday i watched movie "The Departed". I would say its a great movie. Jack Nicholson, Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio all of them did their best. Jack Nicholson is great. Fist i saw him in "One flew over the cuckoo's nest" and now in The Departed. Now i am a big fan of him. I gonna see more movies of him.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

For serious developers

Hi all, how r u?
Few days from now i started using two softwares and really amazed using those. One is Source Insight and the other is Visual Assist X. These two softwares will boost your productivity 10x times. And they are so helpful, particularly if you have to jump in the middle of a ongoing project. You will understand the codeflow, context, symbols very clearly within a very short time. Normally what we do is start debugging the code, find out ways to resolve some bugs. But they will reduce the time for debugging. You just play with them and explore the magic.
I also found some productivity tips which helped me a lot. I will append them later on this post. take care. bye.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

A movie to remember

Yesterday i saw the movie "One flew over the cuckoo's nest". what a movie! After finishing the movie it was in my thought for a long time. I kept thinking why? why this? why that? After a long time I have seen such a good movie. If you havent seen this, do yourself a favor, watch this. I will remember this movie for a long time.

Firefox & Gmail

If you dont like firefox, you can stop reading this post.

If you use Greasemonkey, an extension for Firefox that allows cool enhanced scripting. I think you will find some really useful scripts for gmail in googles code section. http://code.google.com/p/gmail-greasemonkey/

[Suggested by joy rahman]

Also checkout
[1] Gmail Insert HTML Signature
This script enables you to enter mail signature in HTML Format in GMAIL.

[2] Gmail Filter Assistant v0.16
Add an embedded filter management module in message display page, which makes adding a filter much easier.

[3] Gmail Signature Float
Moves your signature in Gmail to the top of the message rather than the bottom when replying or forwarding an old message.

check out for more at http://userscripts.org/scripts/search?q= gmail

Have fun :)

Add a Command Prompt option to the default Explorer right click context menu

Through the Registry
  1. Navigate in your Registry to


    and create a key called "Command Prompt" without the quotes.

  2. Set the default string to whatever text you want to appear in the right-click menu.

  3. Create a new key within your newly created command prompt named "command," and set the default string to

    Cmd.exe /k pushd %L

    You may need to add %SystemRoot%/ before the Cmd.exe if the executable can't be found.

  4. The changes should take place immediately. Right click a folder and your new menu item should appear.

Note: You can do the same for Windows 98. Type in "c:\windows\command.com /k pushd %L" (without the quotes).

For more details goto this link

DOA & Eragon

Yesterday i have seen two movies, Dead or Alive (DOA) and Eragon. Both of them failed to meet my expectations. DOA is ok as it have some fancy karate skills show added with some flavour ;). But i was expecting Eragon to be much better as the reviewsers said.
Today i may see The wizard of oz. Its a 1939 classic and in the top ten for all time great movies.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Programming Windows

Hi all,
I have started learning windows programming. Haven't gone through a lot. Just in the beginner position. I bought the book "Programming windows, 5th Ed" By Charles Petzold. This is quite good. Although the book says knowledge in C is ok to start windows programming but i doubt that. Anyone who wants to start windows programming, prolific knowledge in C and OOP is must. Here i am only talking about native code (win32) not the managed code. After completing petzold i have planned for learning ATL and WTL. A lot tutorials can be found over net on those topics but for WTL - i found tutorials on Codeproject is the best. Books on ATL or WTL seems rare. I couldn't manage any.
Looking for more tutorials on win32, ATL & WTL. If i find any i will post those here. And if you have any links to share with me please leave a message.