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Druid Toolkit for DotNetNuke Released

January 23, 2012

After many months of work, I am glad to release the first (beta) version of the HyperCrunch Druid Toolkit for DotNetNuke. It’s free, Open Source and cool (at least I think so). Hope you’ll agree. Check it out at http://druid.hypercrunch.com  

RIP Mr. Insanely Great

October 5, 2011

Today was a day of profound sadness for me. The news of Steve Jobs’ passing hit me hard. No single person has inspired my life more than Jobs. I can’t say anything about his incredible vision, charisma and achievements that hasn’t already been said. But I can say this…I will continue to follow his advice Read More

Milestones on a Rewarding Journey

November 25, 2008

Today is a big day for me for two reasons: 1) One year ago today, I moved with my family to Silicon Valley from Washington, DC, a city we love and miss very much. 2) Also today, DotNetNuke Corp., the company I co-founded, announced that we have closed on our Series A round of venture Read More

This is Our Moment

November 4, 2008

This is a defining moment for America and I am proud that my country has chosen such a transformational figure as Obama to be its next President. I was moved and inspired by his speech tonight and look forward to doing my part in moving the country forward. As a father of two little girls, Read More

NSF Website on Birth of Internet

August 18, 2008

Om Malik posted about the NSF website chronicling the birth of the Internet. What a cool site. I skimmed it briefly and found this entry for 1980s: In the mid-1980s, NSF decided the time was right to try to link its regional university networks and its supercomputer centers together. This initial effort was called NSFNET. Read More

Some Thoughts on Posterous

August 17, 2008

I have been thinking on and off about Posterous since I first used it and decided to put my thoughts down in a post. Nischal asked the question “Would you stick to Posterous?” My answer today is “No” for the simple reason that it’s difficult to make the commitment to use Posterous as my primary Read More

Exploring New Things

August 12, 2008

Last month, a few days before my birthday, I decided that I needed to acquire some new skills and do some new things, while broadening my knowledge of things I already know (i.e. software development). More importantly, I wanted to not spend as much time in front of the computer. Instead of posting about it Read More

iWidgets déjà vu

July 1, 2008

At the height of the dot-com boom, I founded a venture-funded startup called iWidgets.com. My vision was to have mini-apps called “widgets” that you could plug into web portals that were all the rage at the time. Unfortunately, the market was not ready for widgets back in 1999, and when the stock market took a Read More

Vonage = Clueless

March 19, 2008

This is turning out to be my rant on crappy service by companies week. Today, after almost four years or mediocre voice quality, I finally decided to ditch my Vonage line. As required by them, I called in to cancel my account. For 20 mins. straight, despite my increasingly urgent pleas to just cancel my Read More

Kids and electronics

March 17, 2008

I want my daughters to grow up having good fundamental knowledge of things like basic electronics, plumbing, mechanical stuff, construction etc. I recognize that more and more analog things will be digital in her future, but it never hurts to know the basics. To that end, I recently bought Gia, my three-year-old, her first electronics Read More

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