Technology Category

Explore Bing

In: Technology

I really like this new feature in Bing. On the home page it displays an image and when you move your mouse around, it pops up little facts about the image. Helps you learn a little more everyday!

Take Control of Traffic Lights

In: Technology

Has anyone tried this in Kuwait? I’ve seen a few traffic stops around with those tiny devices near the lights!

Courier Tablet PC

In: Technology

This is an amazing tablet pc. Designed by Microsoft it seems! The app looks like a better version of OneNote. Hope I can use this on my existing tablet. Too bad mine doesn’t have multi-touch!

Upgraded Finally!

In: Technology

So its 1 year exactly since I started this blog and this has been my first upgrade. The new control panel is a big improvement over the old wordpress one. The process was surprisingly easy. No major glitches with my custom modules so that was a big relief. Lets hope I can improve on the [...]

Looking Back at the Blog

In: Technology

I just realized that it’s been almost a year since I started this blog. 469 posts in the last year and  I managed to stick to my target of a minimum of one post everyday! Here are some interesting stats I pulled off Google analytics. Over the last 6 months, page views have doubled. This is good [...]

Since yesterday I’ve been making changes to an application running on an Access Database. Its not my code so its going to take a lot more time to figure out what I need to change than to make the actual changes. With no process documentation and conflicting feedback from the users, its turning into one [...]

FastFlip on GoogleLabs

In: Technology

I like this FastFlip tool a lot. Its got a great dashboard and its incredibly fast. This would be great a blog reader.

Happy Programmers Day!

In: News, Technology

Russia’s president, Dmitry Medvedev, has decreed a new holiday for his country: Programmer’s Day. Appropriately enough, it will be celebrated on the 256th day of the year: September 13th (September 12th for a leap year). Unofficially Programmer’s Day celebrated in the world for many years at the 256th day of each year. The number 256 is chosen [...]

Another tool I’ve been very interested in getting a hold on has been this Customer Model Visualization Tool. This tool is also a Partnersource exclusive like the Sure Step modeler. Found it on the same demo machine. Its a fantastic tool and very easy to copy off another machine. Grab the folder from the Programs [...]

Playing With Sure Step

In: Technology

I’ve been trying to get a copy of this software for a while now. The local Microsoft partner wouldn’t give me a copy and its not available for download unless you have a partnersource login. However, I managed to get a hold of a demo machine (from Microsoft) with the software installed. I was hoping [...]

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This blog is run by Mario Alvares, a Goan Web Guru living in Kuwait, sharing some of his thoughts with the rest of the world. Click the About Me link for more info and a funny mug shot. Check out the posts on this blog and feel free to leave your comments. Use the RSS links above to subscribe.