Introducing Silverdraw

A kerala based techie has creaed a micro blogging site code named Silverdraw ( based on Silverlight and WCF Polling Duplex. According to Anoop Madhusudanan, the creator of the platform, Silverdraw is realtime white board that can sync information between various participants, using Silverlight + WCF Polling Duplex. Presently this is a just a POC […]

ZoneAlarm Pro Free Offer

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd is distributing its award winning firewall solution, ZoneAlarm Pro for the next 24 hours starting from October 13. This is a great opportunity to grab a great software at no extra cost. Among other features, the product has multiple layers of protection as listed below Makes you invisible to hackers […]

Restoring a database backup in .BAK format using SQL Server 2005

In most cases, you will be able to properly restore a SQL Server backup file in .BAK format using SQL Server 2005. But sometimes you will encounter the following error Restore failed for Server ‘YOUR_COMPUTER_NAME’.  (Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo) System.Data.SqlClient.SqlError: Directory lookup for the file "DRIVE:\SQL 2005\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\DATA\<<YOUR_DATABASE_NAME.mdf>>" failed with the operating system error 3(The system cannot find the […]

Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft has released a anti-virus utility named Microsoft Security Essentials. It has the ability to detect viruses, malwares, spyware, and other malicious software and provides real-time protection for your computer. You can download the utility from and the installation file is around 8 MB in size. You have to perform an installation before you […]

Protect against Phishing

Phishing means accidental visit to a website which resembles like the original site. This is infact a big threat to those who are connected to Internet as users are simply duped by stealing their credentials. The process will kick start with the hackers sending fraudulent emails (which may look similar with all details including the […]

Linkedin,WordPress, Twitter and Facebook

Imagine that you have completed a degree course and waiting for a job. Spending alone at home. Don’t waste your time. You can spend your spare moments by visiting various websites which will ultimately expose you to the outside world. Linkedin It is a popular site to record your professional achievements, awards and projects. You […]

How do I begin programming with C#?

First of all, you need to install a C# compiler. You can either use a command line compiler available from Microsoft or third party compiler kit developed by Mono. Microsoft’s C# compiler is widely used by many developers as the Mono compiler kit is not yet fully developed. In addition to this you can also […]