Saturday, June 30, 2007

India Clears Biggest Fighter Jet Contract in 15 Years

India's government will soon invite bids to supply 126 fighter jets, valued by Lockheed Martin Corp. at about $9 billion, the biggest contract for combat planes in 15 years.

The government will build the majority of the jets in India through transfer of technology and buy the remainder from the U.S., Russian and European companies competing for the contract, the defense ministry said in an e-mailed statement. The defense ministry today cleared the procedure for purchasing the fighter jets for the Indian Air Force, the world's fourth-biggest...

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Thursday, June 28, 2007 - Open Win Forms - open source windows forms and controls, .net controls, c# controls, windows controls, free source code, C#, C Sharp, .NET, VB.NET, Windows control libraries, GUI, XML, VB, Windows controls

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Monday, June 18, 2007

Creating cool gradient Panel in Winform - .NET

This article will explain how we can create cool looking gradient panel with round corner in .net winforms using GDI+. This panel supports various customizable properties.

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Friday, June 8, 2007

How to tranform your TV into a piece of art!! Amazing!!

How to tranform your TV into a piece of art very easily. Sit back and relax....

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Put Windows Live AJAX search box on your site!! Cool!!

Put the power of Live Search on your very own website - without learning any actual code.The search box powered by Live Search provides a fast, customizable search solution for your website or blog. Visitors to your site can search the entire Web, just your site, or any sites that you choose.

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Google offers free Web Pages hosting

Hey guys you can free host your webpages on google web pages I have created a sample web site and its really working. I am planning to build the whole site using google pages. Try it!!

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Thursday, June 7, 2007

20 Tips for More Efficient Google Searches

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For millions of people, Google is an indispensable search tool that they use every day, in all facets of their lives. From work or school, research, to looking up movies and celebrities to news and gossip, Google is the go-to search engine.

But instead of just typing in a phrase and wading through page after page of results, there are a number of ways to make your searches more efficient.

Some of these are obvious ones, that you probably know about. But others are lesser-known, and others are known but not often used. Use this guide to learn more about, or be reminded of, some of the best ways to get exactly what you're looking for, and quickly.

  1. Either/or. Google normally searches for pages that contain all the words you type in the search box, but if you want pages that have one term or another (or both), use the OR operator -- or use the "|" symbol (pipe symbol) to save you a keystroke. [dumb | little | man]

  2. Quotes. If you want to search for an exact phrase, use quotes. ["dumb little man"] will only find that exact phrase. [dumb "little man"] will find pages that contain the word dumb and the exact phrase "little man".

  3. Not. If you don't want a term or phrase, use the "-" symbol. [-dumb little man] will return pages that contain "little" and "man" but that don't contain "dumb".

  4. Similar terms. Use the "~" symbol to return similar terms. [~dumb little man -dumb] will get you pages that contain "funny little man" and "stupid little man" but not "dumb little man".

  5. Wildcard. The "*" symbol is a wildcard. This is useful if you're trying to find the lyrics to a song, but can't remember the exact lyrics. [can't * me love lyrics] will return the Beatles song you're looking for. It's also useful for finding stuff only in certain domains, such as
    educational information: ["dumb little man" research *.edu].

  6. Advanced search. If you can't remember any of these operators, you can always use Google's advanced search.

  7. Definitions. Use the "define:" operator to get a quick definition. [define:dumb] will give you a whole host of definitions from different sources, with links.

  8. Calculator. One of the handiest uses of Google, type in a quick calculation in the search box and get an answer. It's faster than calling up your computer's calculator in most cases. Use the +, -, *, / symbols and parentheses to do a simple equation.

  9. Numrange. This little-known feature searches for a range of numbers. For example, ["best books 2002..2007] will return lists of best books for each of the years from 2002 to 2007 (note the two periods between the two numbers).

  10. Site-specific. Use the "site:" operator to search only within a certain website. [ leo] will search for the term "leo" only within this blog.

  11. Backlinks. The "link:" operator will find pages that link to a specific URL. You can use this not only for a main URL but even to a specific page. Not all links to an URL are listed, however.

  12. Vertical search. Instead of searching for a term across all pages on the web, search within a specialized field. Google has a number of specific searches, allowing you to search within blogs, news, books, and much more:

  13. Movies. Use the "movie:" operator to search for a movie title along with either a zip code or U.S. city and state to get a list of movie theaters in the area and show times.

  14. Music. The "music:" operator returns content related to music only.

  15. Unit converter. Use Google for a quick conversion, from yards to meters for example, or different currency: [12 meters in yards]

  16. Types of numbers: Google algorithms can recognize patterns in numbers you enter, so you can search for:

    • Telephone area codes

    • Vehicle ID number (US only)

    • Federal Communications Commission (FCC) equipment numbers (US only)

    • UPC codes

    • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) airplane registration number (US only)

    • Patent numbers (US only)

    • Even stock quotes (using the stock symbol) or a weather forecast regarding the next five days

  17. File types. If you just want to search for .PDF files, or Word documents, or Excel spreadsheets, for example, use the "filetype:" operator.

  18. Location of term. By default, Google searches for your term throughout a web page. But if you just want it to search certain locations, you can use operators such as "inurl:", "intitle:", "intext:", and "inanchor:". Those search for a term only within the URL, the title,
    the body text, and the anchor text (the text used to describe a link).

  19. Cached pages. Looking for a version of a page the Google stores on its own servers? This can help with outdated or update pages. Use the "cached:" operator.

  20. Answer to life, the universe, and everything. Search for that phrase, in lower case, and Google will give you the answer.

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JetBlue adding real-time flight tracking using Google Maps!

Low-cost American airline JetBlue announced yesterday they have struck a deal with search giant Google to provide the familiar Google Maps software on the seat-back screens to map the flight's route in real-time. Family and friends will also be able to pull up and track any flight via the same Google Maps interface.

In celebration of the deal, JetBlue is running a contest called "JetBlue Point of View." All you have to do to enter is take a picture from the window of any JetBlue flight between June 4th and September 3rd and email it to Winners will be selected based on "aesthetic presentation, creativity, design, and audience appeal" on September 10th, and the top ten photos selected will earn their taker two free round-trip tickets to and from anywhere JetBlue flies.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Six ways to write more comprehensible code

As a developer, time is your most valuable resource. These six tips on how to write maintainable code are guaranteed to save you time and frustration: one minute spent writing comments can save you an hour of anguish.

Tip 1: Comment like a smart person.
Tip 2: Use #define a lot. No, a LOT.
Tip 3: Don't use variable names that will mock you.
Tip 4: Do error checking. You make errors. Yes, you.
Tip 5: "Premature optimization is the root of all evil."
Tip 6: Don't be too clever by half.

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Google Gears (BETA): Enabling Offline Web Applications

Google Gears (BETA) is an open source browser extension that enables web applications to provide offline functionality using the following JavaScript APIs:

Store and serve application resources locally
Store data locally in a fully-searchable relational database
Run asynchronous Javascript to improve application responsiveness

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