Sunday, May 22, 2005

New blog and rss feed

Hey Guys,
Guess what, I just started with another blog where I can dish out all the things I want about .net and Biztalk.
This one will be dedicated to .Net and Biztalk only !
I am working on my first article that will try to explain the Biztalk message Box.
Well, hoping to keep posting to that as well.
Check it out at -

Also, I have started an rss feed for this blog. So now you can keep yourselves updated about the new items being posted here from your very own desktop using a rss reader.
the link is -
Oh yes, my new blog has a rss feed as well, you can find it at -

Enjoy !

Saturday, May 21, 2005

Height of Mount Everest

For the past two days, I've had an argument with Ashwin regarding the height of mount Everest. (For those of you who dont know Ashwin, he is an MBTian, my room partner in Oman).
Finally, today afternoon we decided to google it.
Not just that I was wrong with the numbers, but also I discovered an interesting fact.
The height of Mount Everest was recalculated in Nov 1999 and differed from what was previously accepted worldwide.
In 1954, the Survey of India determined the elevation of the highest point on earth to be 29,028 feet.
On May 5 1999, climbers using GPS equipment determined the new height as 29,035 ft (8,850 mtrs), seven feet or 2.1 meters above the originally accepted height.
The announcement of the new height was made on Thursday, November 11 1999 at the Annual meeting of the American Alpine Club.
Some claim that the new elevation may be distorted by faulty sea level data. However, another interesting fact revealed by the expedition is that the Mount Everest is moving north-east with the Indo Australian plate at approximately 2.4 inches (10 cm) a year.

So next time somebody quizzes you into the actual height of the highest mountain, you better know the answer !

First few shots under the water

Check out my first few **good** pics under the water...

An Arabian Butterfly over the corels. Down at the Fahl island

The Corel Gardens

A school of Baracudas

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

The Perfect World

Quite a lot of times we've come across situations where we find ourselves saying... "It would've been great if everything in the world would've been PERFECT. Everything happens exactly on time, exactly as scheduled. You are never late for any appointment, never does anyone do anything wrong, never a wrong word, a wrong deed... Never. When driving on the road each of us knows exactly what time it will take for us to reach the destination because each one is driving perfectly. It would be such a wonderful expirience living in such a world."
Well, really, at a first glance, it seems wonderful ! You open up the newspaper in the morning to read about some recent developments or a wonderul music concert that rocked last night.
A great though isnt it ?
But then, there is a flip side to it. I would not definitely like to go ALONG WITH the people. I always want to lead, I want to be ahead of the lot.
Is this the same point where the equation of perfection begins to distort ?
I feel yes. Its the competition that moves us away from the perfect world.
Everybody of us just competes with every other person we meet.
Yeah ! I want to be a better programmer than him ...
I know, I can drive better than him ...
Its this passion that leads the world away from being near perfect.

But thats the thing that I like to do...
Because its brings out the perfection in me..
It gets me closer to being PERFECT.

Finding Nemo

Few of the best quotes from the animated movie - Finding Nemo.
Thats one of the best animated movies I've seen so far !

"There are moments in life when you
miss someone so much
that you just want to pick them from
your dreams and hug them for real!


Dream what you want to dream;go where you want to go;be what you want to be,because you have only one lifeand one chance to do all the thingsyou want to do


When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling.Live your life so at the end,you're the one who is smiling and everyonearound you is crying.

--Crush the turtle.

Probably the best in days to come.....