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Millionaire Terminology

In General, HowTo, Misc, Opinion, Thoughts on July 18, 2007 at 10:43 am

How would you term a person worth $5 Million, $10 Million and $100 Million? Here is how,

  • A pentamillionaire is someone with a net worth of $5 million.
  • A decamillionaire is someone with a net worth $10 million.
  • A hectamillionaire is someone with a net worth of $100 million, although most refer to them as Ultra-High-Net-Worth (UHNW).

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Microsoft to break open a trend in Vancouver, Canada

In Breaking News, General, IT, Microsoft, Misc, News, Opinion on July 10, 2007 at 10:23 pm

I’m not sure if the mainstream media and the public is fully aware of the US Immigration fairlessness and the hardship legal immigrants face before getting past the immigration gate. One good example is the latest fiasco by the USCIS/DOS on it’s Visa Bulletin game. You can read a little bit about this fiasco from here. It looks like not just the poor legal immigrants but the employers as well go thru this hardship it seems and one good example is this move by Microsoft to open up a development center in Vancouver, Canada.

Read the full story from here.


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Multilingual Google Calendar Error

In General, Google, Misc, Opinion, Thoughts on May 9, 2007 at 12:06 pm

To a surprise I got this error this morning when I was on my Google Calendar. I’ve never seen this error before and thought it could be something different. May be it’s just me. The error was described in 18 different languages though I don’t know what all those languages are.

Here is a snapshot,

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Amazing HD View from Microsoft Research

In General, IT, Microsoft, Misc, Opinion, Thoughts on March 25, 2007 at 5:09 pm

I was looking at the latest research stuff from Microsoft, HD View. It’s really an awesome application that let’s you zoom in so deep that I was able to see the people standing on top of the Seattle Space Needle.. While taking a virtual tour around Seattle Downtown I noticed this, which looks to me as a bug. Notice the pole that has the US Flag. Is that looking unrealistic to you?

May be I’m testing this free for Microsoft. I love Microsoft products and I don’t mind doing this on my free time.

Well done Microsoft Research Team. I hope you guys put in more pictures to view.

Microsoft Research HD View

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10 avoidable IT interview flubs

In General, IT, Misc, Opinion, Tips N Tricks on January 23, 2007 at 2:27 pm

eWeek runs a report on the top 10 flubs to avoid at an IT interview. Here is a gist of it,

  1. Late to the interview means late on projects and deadlines
  2. Lack of enthusiasm means you don’t care about your work
  3. Little to no company knowledge means you lack research skills
  4. Inappropriate dress translates to inappropriate work
  5. Too negative is too much: Spells P-R-O-B-L-E-M
  6. Arrogance or dominating the interview signals conflict on teams
  7. Too quiet means you lack confidence in your work
  8. Misstating qualifications means, well, you’re a liar
  9. Speaking only tech-ese means you won’t work well with others
  10. Not saying thank you is not welcome

Read the full article from here.