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

Image via Wikipedia

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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