All articles with 'software' Tag

SQL Queries from Excel

Published on Sep 22, 2008 in Learn Excel, technology
SQL Queries from Excel

Often when you are working on 2 incompatible systems and try to import data from one to another, excel can be a handy tool. I have used excel plenty of times to generate SQL insert / update statements which I could later execute on the database console. Here is a tutorial if you ever have […]

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7 Most innovative software job titles

Published on May 2, 2008 in business, Humor, ideas, technology

Gone are the days when software jobs are called ‘coder’ or ‘programmer’, as sophistication increased companies started calling the same coder as ‘software engineer’ or ‘programmer analyst’, then there were ‘sr. evangelists’, ‘associates’ and ‘server gurus’, but in the new era where demand is outstripping supply, naming a job creatively is as important as the […]

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Telling a kid how software development teams work

Published on Apr 24, 2008 in Humor, Powerpoint Cartoons, technology

Inspired from a meeting incident 🙂 See other powerpoint cartoons as well

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Do not disturb : I am scheduling a meeting

Published on Apr 16, 2008 in Humor, technology, wonder why

If there is one thing that Darwin’s theory of evolution cannot explain, it would be “why humans evolved to schedule meetings?” I am no qualified biologist. Heck I don’t even know a mulberry from blue-berry. But I have spent exactly 3.1415 hours yesterday alone scheduling exactly 1 meeting. This my dear reader, qualifies me to […]

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frAGILE software development

Published on Apr 11, 2008 in Powerpoint Cartoons, technology

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How NOT to do Online Advertising – Lessons from Rediff

Published on Dec 26, 2007 in advertising, wonder why

Rediff seems to have taken a full leap from the standards of online advertising and web layouts when they realized that lots of people are going to click on day 1 scorecard link for IND-AUS first test match. The result is nothing short of user disgust and anger. See it for yourself. There seem to […]

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Software or Strictware ?!?

Published on Dec 4, 2007 in business, technology, wonder why

A quiz for all the techie folks who visit phd. What is the software that has the below features (apart from other)(1) The software will issue innumerable warnings if it ever occurred to the software that it is not genuine(2) The software would give users a time limit of 30 days to validate their copy […]

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The Art of Excel Charting

Published on Jun 27, 2007 in Charts and Graphs, hacks, Learn Excel

Yesterday while going through my feeds, I have landed on this post about the demographics and use-figures of various social networking (2.0) tools, et al (by businessweek) on think:lab blog. When I looked at the BusinessWeek’s graphical representation of demographics and usage figures of social networks, the first thought that came to me is, “well, […]

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Google Life!

Published on Sep 13, 2006 in Random

Birth and Early Stages:> Look up for cool names in google> Post the newborn pics in orkut. Format them in Picasa. Share them with friends using Blogger School & College:> Use Gtalk to chat with friends. Bye bye bfone!> Goodbye to combined studies, welcome google groups.> Doubts about what is the latest ninth planet? may […]

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A dream that is three and half years old…

Published on Aug 11, 2006 in Random

January, 2003:It was my engineering final year, campus was abuzz and everybody was hopeful and anxious since its placement time. CSE people have more opportunities naturally and we kept hearing about the companies that might visit the campus this year. Finally the first company was announced. India’s largest software services company it is. We were […]

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9 sureshot ways to kill your audience using powerpoint

Published on Feb 7, 2006 in Random

Lately I have been attending campus pre-placement talks by various leading companies in India. It would suffice to say that I have attended over half-a-hundred presentations of companies “trying to sell themselves” to us. Some of them were really good, and then some of them are so pathetic that it made me feel sorry about […]

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A new press to publish PHD Blog!!!

Published on Feb 3, 2006 in Random

FLASH *** FLASH *** FLASH A sting operation by our highly inquisitive and talented team in Hanuman Tekri revealed that the famous B-school blog (:P) Pointy Haired Dilbert may be published from a new press in the days to come. Various cms/blogging software companies are believed to have approached the author in the hopes of […]

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Of career and electives…

Published on Mar 25, 2005 in Random

After lot of thought and reconsiderations I have made my decisions for electives. On the outset the list or electives may look like I am doing general management, but I have ended up taking all courses related to marketing. I know this is a tough choice to make as i will have to spend rest […]

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My Hindi Sucks

Published on Feb 27, 2005 in Random

Travails of being a southie doesn’t start with a long name or end with an engineering degree. Till I came here my only worry is my long and historical sounding name. Ok, Lets talk about the name first. My name is (provided you dont disclose this valuable information to others), Duggirala Raja Raja Surya Chandra […]

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Published on Feb 16, 2005 in Random

Yesterday, I was making a ppt for some operations related issues and came across a couple of articles on the web related to how manufacturing outsourcing is happening. While reading one of the articles I have realized a strange thing. It is, companies obcession with acronyms. So much so that they have acronyms like MOST […]

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