Archive for September 2008

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NTML authentication proxy

What would you do if you had a web proxy that requires NTLM, and the software (for example, HTTrack) that needs to connect to the Internet, doesn’t support it? NTML by the way, is an authentication protocol used by Microsoft. I had this issue, and downloaded a proxy server(APS) that can connect to an NTLM [...]

Splitting a contact sheet

When I received a CD containing contact sheets from my photographer, I was in a hurry to put the photos online. He had promised to send me another CD containing individual photos later, when the printing for the album was completed. I tried to use normal software like Photoshop to do the trick, and looked [...]

What is leadership?

Today I attended a session with one of top leaders in our company. He gave an example of what his understanding is of leadership: when people are rowing a boat, there is one leader and the rest are followers. The more synchronization there is, the better team performance there will be. Fast may not the [...]

Technical analysis

Technical analysis

Technical analysis is a collection of methods to predict future stock prices taking into account only the past and present data – prices and (optionally) volume. There is no consideration given to the fundamentals of the company or the industry under consideration. I personally use technical analysis(TA) only after I have zeroed in onto a [...]

Color coded invoice

Color coded invoice

As the project manager of a software project, I need to provide invoicing information every month end. I used to find this task rather boring, especially since I had to count hours and provide numerical data in multiple formats: one for the invoicing system in use by the company, another for the finance team and [...]

Code is poetry

Code is poetry

WordPress, the blogging platform that I use for this site has this as the motto: “CODE IS POETRY”. I really like it, and in truth, the way they have written the software – its a real treat. It only confirms the saying – best things in life come free. The design is modular and pluggable, [...]