It all sounds Geek to me! [Gautam Arora]

Thursday, January 12, 2006 Product of the Year 2006 Winners - OpenSource Wins!

" Again this year, Sun turned out to be the company taking home the most wins. Sun repeated their honors by taking home five of this year's awards. Java related products overall turned out to be a big winner. "

But Open Source has clearly outperformed Sun ... with 6 wins ...

1.Technology of the Year:AJAX From Mozilla Developer Center
2.Development Tool of the Year:Eclipse From the Eclipse Foundation
3.Development Utility of the Year:Ant From The Apache Software Foundation
4.Database Tool or Add-in of the Year:MySQL 5.0 From MySQL AB
5..NET Tool or Add-in of the Year(The Winning Non-Microsoft product):Mono .NET Framework From
6.Open Source Tool of the Year (Tie):OpenOffice 2.0 From and Firefox From Mozilla Foundation

1.Framework of the Year:JavaServer Faces From Sun Microsystems Inc.
2.Wireless/Mobile Development Tool or Add-in of the Year:J2ME™ Wireless Toolkit From Sun Microsystems Inc.
3.Security Tool or Add-in of the Year:Sun Java System Identity Manager From Sun Microsystems Inc.
4.Java Tool/Add-in of the Year:Sun Java™ Studio Creator By Sun Microsystems Inc.
5.JSR (Java Specification Request) of the Year:JSR 244: Java EE 5.0

1.Web Service Product of the Year:Google APIs From Google Inc.

1..NET Tool or Add-in of the Year:Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 From Microsoft Corporation

1.Wireless/Mobile Development Tool or Add-in of the Year:(Runner up)Sybase® PocketBuilder 2.0 From Sybase Inc.


Sunday, January 01, 2006

Hackers and Painters OR Dabblers and Blowhards ?

Like many tech geeks, I too have been reading the essays of Paul Graham, and enjoying them.. (Joel Rules!)

But here is a counter-attack of a painter, and a funny one for sure.

For anyone who has ever read Paul Graham's essays, this one is also a must...

Dabblers and Blowhards

Sneak peek into the article:

" Computer programmers
cause a machine to perform a sequence of transformations on electronically stored data.

apply colored goo to cloth using animal hairs tied to a stick.

The only objective constraint a painter has is making sure the paint physically stays on the canvas (something that has proven surprisingly challenging)

You can safely replace "painters" in this response with "poets", "composers", "pastry chefs" or "auto mechanics" with no loss of meaning or insight. There's nothing whatsoever distinctive about the analogy to painters, except that Paul Graham likes to paint ...

The reason Graham's essay isn't entitled "Hackers and Pastry Chefs" ...

Great paintings, for example, get you laid in a way that great computer programs never do ...

But you, sir, are no painter. And while you hack away at your terminal, or ride your homemade Segway, we painters and musicians are going to be right over here with all the wine, hash, and hot chicks ... "

Start the New Year with a hack to Windows Live Mail

A very Happy New Year to all!

Here is a perfect gift for everyone: A hack to get started with Windows Live Mail....without an invite!

Follow the 7 simple steps here and get Live!

1. Your location settings should be set to someplace in America, and default language to be English.
2.You should Sign In with your hotmail address and password at Step#4

Incase of any troubles in getting the account, please leave a comment or mail me at gforgeek [at] gmail [dot] com