Saturday, May 22, 2010

Google Celebrates Pac-Man’s 30th Anniversary

Today Google is celebrating well known Pac-Man’s 30th release anniversary with Pac-Man’s playable doodle. Pac-Man an arcade game developed by Namco was first released in Japan on May 22, 1980.


I first played this game in 1987 when my Dad bought me a Nintendo NES also called Famicom (Family Computer) which was a 8 bit gaming console, now resting peacefully in some corner. I do not remember when was the last time I played, may be 10 years back :). This was my Dad’s favorite game ever. He would sit in front of TV with game controller in his hand for hours together, when he could find some time.

After having it on the Google home page, I thought of giving it a try. Cool I can play without even leaving Google's search page. And I can direct Pac-Man using arrow keys or even clicking my mouse. Some how I managed to get into second level but after losing all three lives, decided to leave it there.

Today might be the day when homepage will be banned at many workplaces :) though it is Saturday.

Play and Enjoy.

Visit Pac-Man’s Official Site here
Wikipedia Here

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Listen Online Radio from your Desktop

Listen to Online Radio Channels of World Radio or English Radio or Hindi Radio straight from your desktop by downloading and installing a 5 MB of software on your PC or Laptop (Links at the end of this post). List of channels include Hollywood, Bollywood, News, Entertainment, Bhajan in various languages including Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Tamil and many more. This Software allows easy selection, navigation and control of Online Radio and TV Channels.




After installation it also allows you to setup HotKeys or Shortcut Keys for controlling the app.




If you click on the close button on the window it minimizes to the system tray and keeps playing the station or channel of your choice in the background.




Click here to download Online Indian Radio Setup


Click here to download Online English Radio Setup


Click here to download Online World Radio Setup


Note: All three setups are installed into separate folders and create three different shortcuts on your desktop.




Main site –


Enjoy the Music :-)


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Sunday, May 09, 2010

Turn Physical Machine to Virtual Using Disk2VHD

Those who have used PSExec.exe tool would know the power of tools that Sysinternal provided to Windows System Administrator for remote management, administration and to automate many of those tasks.


Disk2VHD is one of the tools released after Microsoft acquired Sysinternal. It is a very little but powerful tool that lets you convert entire hard disk or partition on the disk to .VHD, the Virtual Hard Disk file format of Microsoft Virtual PC and Hyper-V.


First download the tool from here. It would be a zip file which you need to extract to a folder. Upon extraction you would find 3 files in the folder a EULA.txt (End User License Agreement) file, disk2vhd.exe and Disk2vhd.chm help file.



Double click on the disk2vhd.exe to launch the program. This would launch the EULA if running the tool for the first time.

Monday, May 03, 2010

SQL Server 2008 R2 Released

Finally SQL Server 2008 R2 has been released. This is not a major release and being an intermediate release shares the same major version number of SQL Server 2008. There are a number of new features and introduced two new editions called Datacenter and Parallel Data Warehouse.




List of few new features

SQL Server Utility

Multi Server Dashboards

Report Builder 3.0

Master Data Services

Ability to connect to a SQL Azure Database

PowerPivot for SharePoint

PowerPivot for Excel

Imaging support for a stand-alone instance

Enterprise Edition supports maximum of 8 CPUs

Express Edition database size increased to 10 GB from 4 GB


Click here for more details

Download Express Edition From here

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Water Art at Canal City, Japan

Recently my brother forwarded me a YouTube link called “Itz amazing”. The video was really amazing with different characters, words, shapes created using computer controlled water fall. Great combination of man made technology and natural element water. A cool must watch video.



Know more about Canal City at Wikipedia Link here