Monthly Archives: July 2006

hellooooo newyork. HURRICANE!!

heres some pieces of conversation i overheard in (chicken!!) nugget form!
– hurricane going to hit new york in 2006. and prolly a major one too

– Allstate insurance not giving out new home insurances in new york area. existing insurance ( if not coupled with auto insurances) are being sent back as non renewed (spooky!)

-water to enter through rockaway and flood parts of south queens and south long island. (tats near me!!)

-JFK airport to go under water (only couple of miles away from my place!)

-it seems this news was covered in CNN. (hmmm…. where was i??)

i went online to check whether anyone else heard about this news and surprisingly i came across this US representative press release… hope the fed or state dept are doing something abt it.. if not, people of NEW YORK… RED ALERT!!!

the fury of nature is not something that we puny humans can contain.


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the poison ivy induced swolleness on my face has subsided.. but my hand looks leprous.. hope skin becomes normal in a couple of days…

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diff kinds of licenses..

there are days when suddenly a random thought, somewhere from out of the yonder blues pop up… today was such a day.. the thought was about s/w  licenses… (i know, pretty wierd!!) so to satisfy my freakish inquisitiveness i did a lil research on licenses.. there are licenses for commercial and non-commercial products. the commercial ones generally are :

1. Named User License

A named user license allows the software to be used by one user, named when you purchase the software. Named user licenses may be installed on multiple computers but they may only be accessed by the named user, they may not be shared in any way. A named user license may not be used concurrently on different computers.

2. Concurrent User License

A concurrent user license allows the software to be used by more than one user at the same site. The number of simultaneous users to the number of licenses purchased have a limit. Eg: 5 concurrent user licenses permit 5 users to access the software at the same time. A 6th user must wait until one of the current users exits the software. A concurrent user license is sometimes called a floating or shared license.

3. Site License

A site license permits an unlimited number of copies of the software to be installed within one specified site in an organization. An unlimited number of users may access the software simultaneously within the specified site. A site is defined as all of the purchasing organization’s locations within a specific radius in miles/km.

4. OEM License

An OEM license allows third-party software developers to bundle the purchased product with their non-competitive product.

5. Global License

Softwares that have a global license can be used at any number fo sites by any number of people.the non-commercial ones vary to a wide degree.. heres a link for those of u who want to know…

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SDLC = Sofware Development LifeCycle.. today i started messing around with a testing a tool called “TestComplete” from automatedQA. TestComplete is an automated test manager, with project level support for the full range of internal and UI testing. Seems complicated. I guess i’ll get a grip on it in a couple more days. Using this tool you can create a test bed consisting of essential functionalities that should work and then run a script thatll execute all the functionalities and give the results. So what does that got to do with SDLC? Well, with this new project, ive now been associated with all the stages of a standard SDLC. Analysis -> Designing-> Coding -> Testing -> Deployment. Yipee!!

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another race?

so check this out.. i still walk around with the poison ivy deformed body.. swollen face and rash covered limbs.. i look more chinese than indian.. (thanks to the swollen eyelids!!) i was on the train expecting a lot many eyes turning my way… but surprisingly not even one!! hmm.. prolly people thought that i belonged to “another” race.. or prolly everyone on the train was compassionate enough to overlook my deformity… naah..i guess the former was the reason…

conclusion: people dont care about my poison ivy!!

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an overview of big tech companies

heres a good article i came across the internet that mentions certain key points about the current IT industry leaders…. google, yahoo, microsoft, amazon, ebay 

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free it mags

here are couple free good it mags

1. infoworld

2. eweek

3. baseline

4. CIO Insight

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