30 Mar

Unlock iPhone 3.1.3 (from Navdeep's blog)

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My iPhone was a locked one with 3.1.3 upgrade. I jailbroke it using redsn0w-0.9.4(windows). There is a trick at this step while start cracking firmware 3.1.3, you need to point 3.1.2(iPhone1,2_3.1.2_7D11_Restore.ipsw) firmware path to break 3.1.3(iPhone1,2_3.1.3_7E18_Restore.ipsw) while selecting firmware on first screen of redsn0w. This works just perfectly.
STEP 1: Jailbreak your iPhone 3.1.3 using redsn0w, and make sure you select

27 Mar

Earth hour 2010

The logo for Earth Hour

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On March 27th every year the Earth Hour is celebrated but in a very different style. People across the globe and that too millions of us switch off all appliances and lights. By doing this they participate in EARTH HOUR. This is done from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM i.e. for 1 hr. As per my knowledge this is the biggest environment awareness program on the planet.

So PARTICIPATE!!!!!!!!!!

SWITCH OFF ALL ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES FROM 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM TOMORROW for a better Earth!

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27 Mar

Google ultra high-speed broadband network, where?

Google Inc.
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With just a few hours left before our submission deadline, we’ve received more than 600 community responses to our request for information (RFI), and more than 190,000 responses from individuals (we’ll post an update with the final numbers later tonight).

Google Blog

Let’s wait and watch where Google will build the experimental, ultra high-speed broadband network. Will they start somewhere in Bay Area as it is where their headquarters are OR will they try this in some other place. We all are curious and waiting to see who is the chosen one?

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26 Mar

The Future of Creative Advertisement

It was beyond my imagination to understand the new wave of advertisement that is taking shape right now. I have never thought how social media can be used in the media ads. This was clearly evident as I surfed the following two state of the technology ads:

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Both of these adds almost like websites with interactive video, games, photo and gallery. At the very same time these were seamlessly integrated with twitter and facebook. The huge number of hits that these ads gathered is evident of the fact that a revolution in the field of marketing is going to take place soon as the technologies are more available to achieve the same now.

I read this exiting story at google blog by Neal Mohan, Vice President of Product Management.

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24 Mar

Database Migration from Postgres to SQL Server or any other DB to SQL Server

Upgrade to SQL Server 2000 and SQL Server 7.0

In order to migrate a database from POSTGRES to MS SQL Server use a very powerful set of tools called Data Transformation Services (DTS). These tools can help you perform these tasks in Microsoft SQL Server 2000. DTS can help you import, export, and/or transform data from various sources to single or multiple locations. Please refer to a very good illustrative article for all details at TechRepublic.

In order to migrate data from postgres please install an ODBC driver for postgres so that the DTS can communicate with the postgres. Once this is done use import/export or copy database wizard available in MS SQL Server. Create a DTS job on your MS SQL Server and schedule it using dtsrun.

Upgrade to SQL Server 2005

If you are migrating to SQL Server 2005 you can use Import/Export wizard provided by Integration Services package (SSIS) or even the Data Transformation Services (DTS).

In order to use SSIS you need to have SQL Server Business Intelligence Development Studio installed. A very nice tutorial that illustrates how to use the import/export on SSIS is available at Database Journal written by Gregory A. Larsen

If you are confused between DTS and SSIS please refer to a very good discussion on Simple Talk. Laso refer to MSDN for better details.

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19 Mar

Address already in use: NET_Bind, ORBX0390E on WAS

On WebSphere Application Server (WAS) if you are getting a similar error

ORBX0390E: Cannot create listener thread. Exception=[ > java.net.BindException: Address already in use: NET_Bind ].

The port to be used by the WAS is being used by some other service. Please check which application is using the port and kill the process or restart your machine.

For more information go to:

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/tivihelp/v2r1/index.jsp?topic=/com.ibm.IBMDI.doc_6.1.1/pdguide23.htm

18 Mar

Unlock iPhone 3.1.3, baseband 5.08.01

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My iPhone was a locked one with 3.1.3 upgrade. I jailbroke it using redsn0w-0.9.4(windows). There is a trick at this step while start cracking firmware 3.1.3, you need to point 3.1.2(iPhone1,2_3.1.2_7D11_Restore.ipsw) firmware path to break 3.1.3(iPhone1,2_3.1.3_7E18_Restore.ipsw) while selecting firmware on first screen of redsn0w. This works just perfectly.
STEP 1: Jailbreak your iPhone 3.1.3 using redsn0w, and make sure you select ‘Cydia‘ it needs to be therein for installing some utilities to determine, upgrade/downgrade and unlock purposes later.
STEP 2: Install Cydia/Terminal in your iPhone and check version of your baseband firmware, you need to use BBUpdateExtreme for this. It is a bit techie but prefect utility for checking baseband version, it showed different but correct info to me than other options I tried. It involves quite a long procedure so please refer to iPhoneHeat for this. You are lucky if it shows ICE2_BOOT_05.08_G2M3B2 to you, as it’ll increase your chances for unlocking your iPhone 3G to almost sure.
STEP 3: Now go to Cydia on your iPhone and Search for Fuzzyband and then install this application. Start fuzzyband and hit downgrade button to make your bootloader compatible for unlock/ultrasn0w. You are lucky if you see successfully downgraded message.
STEP 4: Almost done, now quickly install ultrasn0w and run it……………………DONE!Get to know the crack as soon as my friend posts it!

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18 Mar

St. Patrick’s Day as I came to know

Saint Patrick stained glass window from Cathed...

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Today I came to know about some very interesting things about St. Patrick‘s Day from the new team I am working with. It is an Irish festival that is celebrated to mark a thanking day for St. Patrick a.k.a St. Paddy for making Ireland snakes free. It started as a religious holiday and finally become an Irish representation across many countries. The team here celebrated it by wearing green shirts and tops. They also told me that this is marked by drinking green colored alcohol, green colored eggs (using spinach) etc.

The most interesting fact I came to know is that the Chicago River is dyed Green on this day.


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