Sunday, October 25, 2009

Visit to the Statue of Liberty

A visit to the Statue of Libery today :

Amazing piece of sculpture. It was apparently gifted to the US by France on the occasion of 100 yrs celebration for declaration of independence.
Standing on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, it welcomes visitors and immigrants traveling by ship Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi sculpted the statue.Maurice Koechlin—chief engineer of Gustave Eiffel's engineering company and designer of the Eiffel Tower engineered the internal structure. Eugène Viollet-le-Duc was responsible for the choice of copper in the statue's construction and adoption of the repoussé technique, where a malleable metal is hammered on the reverse side. Amazing piece of art!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

DI using Unity Application block

A nice article on DI using Unity Application block is at :

Application Architecture Guide 2.0

The application architecture guide provides design-level guidance for the architecture and design of applications built on the .NET Framework. It focuses on the most common types of applications, partitioning application functionality into layers, components, and services, and walks through their key design characteristics. This guide is a collaborative effort between patterns & practices, product teams, and industry experts.

More on this soon..

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Visit to Lake Placid

Over the last weekend, we went to Lake Placid, a beautiful place upstate NY..

Mirror lake :

Veterans Memorial:

From Whiteface:

Winter Olympics training:

About Newport and the surroundings

A little bit about Newport, the place I stay and the surroundings now..
Below a nice snapshot of this place taken from the Hudson that borders on this city. The building with a weird top is my office..

To get a true flavor of Newport you should visit,
Nice place this for families and the like..Following are some more things to see..

The mall:

Near Pavonia:

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Oslo roars ahead

Microsoft's strategy to have MDA into the mainsteam surges ahead with a big push into Oslo..Here the site that talks about it all:

Performance Engineering and architecture

I read some really nice article on performance aspects at:

Some really nice facts of the performance and scalability aspects were brought forth by these articles.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Happy Diwali to one and all

This is my favorite time of the year..Not that I am overly religious but being an absolute foodie..its an amazing time of the year to be gulping sumptous foods, sweet dishes and the like..The festival of lights inspires one and all...Destroying darkness and lighting the sky with crackers/fireworks of different colors..The smell of newness everywhere and shoppers going crazy for the festive season..
Amazing experience..!!

Happy Diwali to all..May this new year bring happiness and enrich you with health, wealth and everything you wish for...

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Something new I learnt today...

While there are many aspects of code quality checks that I have seen over the years, learnt something new today regarding Javascript code checks.. is a nice tool to check the Javascript you have in code and it tells you what could be potential issues in it..Interesting!