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SQL Server 2005 - New Features
Last Friday, Microsoft organized a training on SQL Server 2005. It was conducted by, Dinesh Priyankara, one of the MVPs in Sri Lanka. Allthough the plan was to cover most of the new features of SQL Server 2005, all we had time for was the new TSQL stuff. And at the end he just touched on the CLR integration. The presentation was really interesting considering I'm not much of a db guy. The presentation made me want to learn more on the subject area. So, thank you Microsoft and Mr. Dinesh Priyankara ......

Posted On Monday, May 29, 2006 7:42 AM

Screen Scraping
Screen scraping is a technique in which a computer program extracts data from the display output of another program(source:wikepedia) The following code could be used to do screen scraping from a web site. HttpWebResponse response; WebProxy proxy = new WebProxy(proxyaddress); proxy.Credentials = new NetworkCredential("username... HttpWebRequest request = (HttpWebRequest)System.Net.... request.Proxy = proxy; response = (HttpWebResponse)request.Ge... using ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 24, 2006 2:56 PM

Good Artists Copy, Great Artists Steal

Thoughts on the movie by my CTO Mr. Eranga Udesh; I like to point out few ideas/lessons that you can extract from the movie and take to improve your profession. Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, both started bottom up. This is a good example of people becoming the greatest in the world coming from nowhere. If you ever think, that your financial situation, your language barrier, your born country, etc are the problems of becoming successful in your life, then this is a good example to show it

Posted On Wednesday, May 24, 2006 7:06 AM

GRE Results

I got my GRE Results last week.

Quantitative Section 730

Verbal Section 530

Analytical Writing Section 4.0


Hope its enough to get into a good Grad school. Just wish i practiced a bit more for the quantitative part, because if i did i could'v easily got 800 out of 800.

Posted On Monday, May 15, 2006 8:38 AM

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