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Craziness of Information Technology World

Updates from the week ending Saturday Sep 17, 2016

Information Technology world was in its childhood from late 80s early 90s, it was a teen ager mid-90s to early/mid 2000s and then it took off.

Lately it seems like it is going through massive product life cycle acceleration as well as business model changes. After success of, ITunes store and Google App, Microsoft has finally caught up or surpassed by catching up with Office 365 and now starting to offer Windows 10 licensing under its subscription model.

Currently there are two Licensing models E3 and E5 for Windows 10 – to match main stream office 365 licensing model

In last week’s significant developments in technology word

  1. Windows 10 E5 became available as a subscription
  2. VMWare divested it’s VRealize product line by a private equity firm Skyview Capital
  3. Cisco issued 6.5 Billion dollars in Notes paying 2.0%



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Car Maintenance

I am a very frugal guy. I want the best prodcut or solution money can by at the best price, I have few rules around how I do it though.

1. I do not believe in negotiating down labor of hard working individuals

2. I do not want to be cheap and buy something that is subpar

I was looking for ways to optimize my cars, a few years ago I finally settled for standard bits and pieces and they are working out very well for me.

Below is what I use for Do It yourself maintenace

Air Filter – K & L Air flter, costs a lot more up front but performance is great and you are good for 1 million miles

Oil Filter – Mobil 1 Oil filter – Good for upto 15000 miles

Oil – Mobil 1 fully synthetic 5W30 High Mileage – There is is not the sameone that gurantees 15000 miles but I have ran it successfully for 11000 miles, now I change it at around 7000 miles

Viper blades – RainX Latitude

Other Maintenace – Seafoam every 5000 miles

Battery Terminal Protector – spray it every few months

Tires – BF GoodRich Touring from SAMs club, rotated every 5000 miles

Breakes – Advanced Autopart Weaver Platinum breakpads and standard rotors

For Oil Change purchase

I buy 5 Qt Mobil 1 Jugs for about USD 25 and I end up buy 4 jugs per year

I buy 4 filters and seafoam 128 oz from Adanced Autopart at once for 70 bucks – All of which runs me for one year between two cars, each filter roughly ends up being USD 9.00

I have found a very good mechanic nearby who charges me 15 bucks per oil change

So each of my oil change is

Mobil 1 Fully Synthetic HM 5W30 Oil – 26

Mobil 1 Filter – 9

Oil Change Labor 15

Total Cost for Mobil 1 fully synthetic High mileage Oil Change – USD 50

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Greatness I have witnessed

In my lifetime I am very fortunate to have lived through the time of such greatness.

In Cricket – I have seen Sachin Tendulkar, Kapildev, Sunil Gavaskar, Wasim Akram, Imran Khan, Greham Gooch, Martin Crowe, David Boon, Dean Jones, Clive Rice, Hansie Cronje, Sir Viv Richards, Sir Richard Headly, Gordon Grinich, Desmond Haines, Guss Logy, Geoff Dujon, Javed Miandad, Chetan Sharma, Narendra Hirwani, Anil Kumble, Kapler Wessels, Alan Border, Mark Gratebatch, Sunnath Jaysuryia, Yougraj Singh, Virendra Sehwag, Saurabh Ganguli

In Track and field – P. T. Usha

In Swimming – Michael Phelps, Katie Ladaki

In Tennis – Borris Baker, Andre Aaggsi, Pete Sampras, Stephi Graff, Monica Sailes

Football – Kurt Warner, Aaron Rodgers, Brett Farve, Donald Driver, Tom Brady, Drew Brees

In Soccer – Dego Mardona, Ronaldo

I have witnessed greatness of Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, George Soros, Nelson Mandela, Mark Russonvich. Rise of Microsoft, Apple, Oracle, Google.

Fall of Novell, Sun, Enron.

I have visited Effiel Tower, Hotel Taj, Sears Tower, Notredomes, Tajmahal, Karelibaag, Chopati, Navey peer, Lake Michigan, Wisconsin, Carlionas, Tensee, California, Iowa, New Mexico, Minesota, Indiana,

From technogy standpoint – I have seen invention of PC, DOS, Novell Netware, Windows 3.1, Windows 3.11, Windows 95, Windows 97, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT 3.51, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows 2008 & 2008 R2, 2012 and 2012 R2, Redhat Linux, Java, Oracle, SQL, Exchange, Azure, AWS, Wordstar, Norton Disk Doctor, Norton Editor, Corel Draw, Foxpro, Clipper, TASM, MASM, TC, TC++, Java, HTML, IIS 2.0, ASPX, ActiveX, Orkut, Myspace, Facebook, Hotmail, Exchange 2016, Office 365, Developer 2K, VB

Hardware stand point – I have seen Gramophone, transitor radio, valve radio, Sony 2 in 1, Monochrome monitors, Mono VGA monitors, SVGA Monitor, Color Monitor, LCD, LED Monitor, Rotary Phone, Digital Phone, Cell Phone, Pager, iPHone, iPAD, iPhone Plus, Tube TV, LCD TV and LED TVS. 2.4K Modems from GVC, US RObotics, Shell Internet Connection with PPP

Earth quake of Jan 26, 2001, also 9/11, capture and death Bin Laden.

1st black president being elected, I have witnessed Berlin wall being taken down, I have seen USSR breaking up. I have seen China evolve from nothing to an Econmic Power, I have seen Zimbabwe going downhill, I have seen Kasimr being taken away. I have seen Ahmedabad changing.

It has been a great journey thusfar!

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Well – I had to take a couple of minutes to talk about this today! Today and tomorrow are going to be coldest days as far as winchills go I have seen since I moved to US.

It has snowed almost 8 inches or so since yesterday night and tonight’s Real feel temprature is going to be -47! and they are saying tomorrow will be not be any better!

Had to drop a quick entry! Stay warm and be safe!

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Exchange 2010 CMDlets Reference on Technet

Exchange 2010 CMDlet Reference is located here!

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Dumbest Automated Email I received from Paypal

So I spent about 9 dollars using paypal to grab HDMI cable and connectors off of ebay using paypal. Within minutes I got an email saying “You’ve almost hit your Paypal sending limit”. Funny!


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