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(Batch) PhotoResizer !


Okay, I just start new Projects and halfway leave them. But here's a project which i just thought of a few hours (2 hrs) ago and got it working, ofcourse from some helf from Coding4Fun.

We'd been to Tithal (Valsad), Gujarat last week to celebrate the New Years' eve and we'd a cuppa of pics which were each 3MB big. We'd thought of manualy resize each pic thru Paint/Photoshop but would have been time consuming. (We did have a lot of time, who wud study SE :P). So i just made up a working App of the PhotoResizer. Here is the screen shot:


  • Seperate input and output folders
  • only Jpg file support
  • Save Logs
  • Resize by Pixels

Still lot of things to put on before release:

  • Resize by %age
  • more file supports
  • Progress Bar
  • JPEG compression

I'll release the app soon for test after i add these minor features ;)

Well dats all from me, I've gotta start SE or else i am screwed on 8th Jan !


Bhavik Vora

Update for CodeBOX


I am running late in the project, just cant devote some good time. Well this is all I am done with:

  • Membership and Database Design 
  • Project management
  • Release/Download Management
  • User management

Few things(major, time consuming) remaining are:

  • Issue/Task Management
  • License Management
  • and more of which i cant reveal more :P

I already have a wish list readied for the next release of CodeBOX. ;)
I hope the hype surrounding CodeBOX is somewhat relative to Vista, but believe me the release will just be as fantastic.

So seeking in more of time, whilst preparing for 2 damn Univ Exams and a holiday at Tithal, Gujarat with my friends for 31st, Signing off.

UPDATE: Will start work after my Sem Xams ie. 12/01/08


Bhavik Vora

Laptop coming: January 2008


Finally all my wishes have been answered :D. The much needed laptop is coming soon in January '08. I'll just love to bluff its config :P

Its a Dell Vostro 1500, i customised:

Intel Core 2 Duo T7250, 2.0GHz, 800Mhz, 2M L2 Cache
15.4 inch Wide Screen XGA+ LCDTrueLife
2GB, DDR2, 667MHz 2 DIMM
128MB NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
160GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
Genuine Windows Vista Business
8X DVD+/-RW with double-layer DVD+R write capability
Dell Wireless 1390 802.11g Mini Card
85 WHr 9-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery (7.5 Hours)
Dell Wirless 355 Bluetooth Module (2.0+EDR)
+ 3 yrs Onsite Warranty

All of the above for around Rs. 52k :D

Now this is what I say as show off :P


Bhavik Vora


another Project !

Well, I am quite Impressed by the way CodePlex works (Microsoft's OpenSource .NET project hosting, where BlogEngine.NET is also hosted). Also a friend's site inspired - AXIS Proton. Also off late I spent 'lil time in understanding the concepts of Membership, Roles and Profiles in ASP.NET 2.0. So I wanted to leverage the skills i just learnt into a project.

Project: CodeBOX, nevermind Projects are never without Codes ! (name change required !
Technologies: ASP.NET 2.0 (C#), SQL Server 2000(on server), SQL Server 2005(offsite), ASP.NET AJAX (after completion of project)
Time Frame: Analysis of the project is done, Implementation needed. Time should not be more than 4 working days (3-5 hours/day)
Release: Tentatively scheduled it for 23rd December, 2007 (if i dont go in for a vacn :P) 01/01/08.. da reason is that there is actually no1 tracking me and pressurising me to do da work :( and also GATE and Sem VII taking a big deal of time :(
Team: Finalising a team :P , anytakers? :P  Me alone.


Bhavik Vora

Microsoft Research Labs preview 'Volta'

Microsft Research Labs has made a new technology that enables Developers to create multi-tier Web Appz with ease in its quest towards Software + Services. Btw Volta was in Alpha phase when I was in Microsoft for an Internship. ;)

An excerpt from the website - http://labs.live.com/volta/

"The Volta technology preview is a developer toolset that enables you to build multi-tier web applications by applying familiar techniques and patterns. First, design and build your application as a .NET client application, then assign the portions of the application to run on the server and the client tiers late in the development process. The compiler creates cross-browser JavaScript for the client tier, web services for the server tier, and communication, serialization, synchronization, security, and other boilerplate code to tie the tiers together.

Developers can target either web browsers or the CLR as clients and Volta handles the complexities of tier-splitting for you.  Volta comprises tools such as end-to-end profiling to make architectural refactoring and optimization simple and quick. In effect, Volta offers a best-effort experience in multiple environments without any changes to the application."

Hope to get hands on it a 'lil faster...

Also Microsoft previewed an very innovative way of representing Passwords - http://www.inkblotpassword.com/ It uses sequence of randomly generated images and stores 2 alphabets per pic depending on what you perceive in da pic. Nice one.. have a look and try..


Bhavik Vora

Secret Project unveiled


This is to formally announce the "secret" project that i wished to do for last couple of weeks. i had thought of this way back when i was trying to develop my CMS, but due to technical website constraints, had to shelve it out. Now that i have enough minimal requirements (except for time constraints Tongue out), following is the announcement of my new project.

"Welcome to the SocioDev Networking. This is a project under development where I aim to create a social network for the developers. Developers are the heart of the IT industry and they have their own ways of working. This place will try to bring in various developers together where in they can share, keep a track of their work, interact with different communities, keep abreast of the latest happenings."

The initial phase of development will yield results bearing close resemblance to a website CMS and will help into my development of my Final Year project. Now you know who will be the 1st testers of my project Laughing. I havent asked any1 to assist me, but i feel working alone will restrict the approach and the imagination.

I am not gonna reveal any of further details, which will just add to the hype surrounding my project. Wink Still you all are free to add/request for features in the project.


Bhavik Vora.

Imagine Cup 2008 - SDI Deadlines for India


Dates for Imagine Cup Software Design Invitational(SDI) are announced. Here are dates for the SDI deadlines for India:

December 1, 2007: Registration Open
January 15, 2008: Round 1 Submission Deadline
January 31, 2008: Round 1 Results Announced
March 7, 2008: Round 2 Submission Deadline
March 21, 2008: Round 2 Results Announced
April 25, 2008: IC2008 SDI India National Finals at Bangalore.

Well the experience gained here is just unmatchable. This is the worlds largest Software Design contest.

So, Go Challenge yourself !

This information has been shared by Krunal Dedhia. Thanks Krunal


Bhavik Vora

VS2008 Express DVD downloaded

Hi, It took a loong time (going by my speed i used to get !) to download the VS2008 Express DVD. Now you know whom to contact to get this DVD. Please sned me in ur own DVDs ;)


Bhavik Vora

Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5 officially launched !


I just came to know that VS 2008 Express and .NET 3.5 have officially been launched today !

Follow the links for Express editions here -

Visual Web Developer 2008 Express: http://www.microsoft.com/express/vwd/Default.aspx
Visual C# 2008 Express: http://www.microsoft.com/express/vcsharp/Default.aspx
Visual VB 2008 Express: http://www.microsoft.com/express/vb/Default.aspx
Visual C++ 2008 Express: http://www.microsoft.com/express/vc/Default.aspx

Also PopFly: http://www.microsoft.com/express/popfly/Default.aspx

and SQL Server 2008 Express: http://www.microsoft.com/express/popfly/Default.aspx are launched.

I have just put All-In-One DVD to download! (895 MB only !): http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=104679
UPDATE: Its downloaded.. check above post !


Bhavik Vora

Welcome back !!!


Finally after working for around 8 hours (is more than what it should have taken) to create a BlogEngine.NET theme in accordance with my website, I feel i am successful !

Well i had been facing some problems on this blog since past a month and dint find time to resolve it. Also i have lost all of my previous entries. I'll try and get those back later in few days.

For now, I am signing off. Please leave your comments about the theme.

UPDATE (Nov 20): Still some problem with the CSS and images too, I am trying to resolve it. Footer problem. dats it ! I guess I am finally done with all !

I'll make available the theme soon !

Thanking you all for keeping patience and faith (wtf ! Tongue out)

Bhavik Vora