Archive for the ‘Others’ Category

Yahoo Zimbra Desktop

December 12, 2008

Today I downloaded Yahoo Zimbra Desktop application to manage my different email accounts. Although I use outlook/POPPeeper for most of my emailing activities, I must say that Zimbra app is impressive.  Try it out by downloading it from here.



Gmail themes

November 20, 2008

Check out new themes tab in Settings of your gmail account. There are plenty of themes to suite your mood. Check out my desk theme 🙂


How computers boot up

June 11, 2008

Found an excellent article explaining how the computers boot up.

Installing AnkhSVN on Vista

April 2, 2008

For those who does not know about AnkhSVN, it is a free Visual Studio .NET addin for the Subversion version control system. It allows you to perform the most common version control operations directly from inside the VS.NET IDE.

I was trying to install AnkhSVN on my office laptop, which currently running on Vista OS and has Visual Studio 2005. After setup was complete successfully I started the VS.NET and received this below error.


I initially thought it as problem with having two versions of Visual Studio (2003 and 2005) which I had. I removed VS 2003, but still received the same error.

I found this entry, which will help you to resolve this issue.,guid,a77d0675-8d15-48c2-bdce-43096ba7dbce.aspx

PS: You wont face this issue with latest version of AnkhSVN. Download from here.

Update: Subversion and TortoiseSVN Installation Cookbook


March 19, 2008

Hmm, yes! I was struggling not to sleep from past one hour and was doing all sorts of stuff (read News, gone through MSDN magazine, read RSS feeds and lastly tea) to avoid it Smile. Finally I am in a state to write this blog.

Well, I am coming up with a new tool and I am adding “Check for Update” feature to the tool. Though I am almost done with the main updating feature, but I am still struggling to add an option to show the user file download size. You might ask me what is the big fuss in that?

I do not want to keep the file sizes in some file on the server and read it from my tool. Basically I want to get the file size in the server before downloading it.

I have seen this kind of feature in many of the download managers like Free Download Manager(FDM). The FDM has a feature like have a Query size (see screenshot below), which tells you the download size before you actually start the download.


Click Query size and you will get the following screen.


I am working towards to achieve something similar. Hoping to find some solution soon!

I got VS2008 Professional today!

February 24, 2008


Recently I won early bird prize at Heroes Happen Here, also as a prize money I earned MSDN Subscription from Microsoft.

I am very excited that I got my first package of MSDN subscription. The pack  contained VS2008 Professional Edition DVD and Windows Vista Ultimate Edition!

I am obviously excited!

VS2008 DVD